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by blink182
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134079

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

2. This I definitely don’t know, but I’d venture to say that few US cities, if any, do more work with Bangalore than Seattle. I’ve been with Amazon for seven years and the amount that each department is somehow integrated with Bangalore (or Hyderabad) is extensive. That, I’d think, be enough of a r...

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by blink182
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight
Replies: 47
Views: 8824

Re: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight

Even though LY opted for a higher density interior than other 747 launch operators (no lounges), they still offered a very comfortable 3-4-2 configuration for years. LY’s -200s were known for their bright sidewall panels which some believe looked like the sun rising over a landscape. I remember it ...

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by blink182
Thu May 09, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles good?

I think the Biltmore was set to get some sort of renovation if I’m not mistaken. Could be wrong. Nevertheless the lobby is iconic historic LA, and it’s a fascinating hotel to stroll through. Rooms themselves are fine: not the latest and greatest but they’re certainly not dated. Biltmore also does a ...

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by blink182
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25364

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

A Btw. What I don’t understand is why the stairs don’t always offer protection from the rain. It is super frustrating when you are getting wet while standing in line to board the aircraft. I think the uncovered stairs are cheaper, and you don't need covers for every occasion (e. g. when using them ...

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by blink182
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2221

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

Echoing the above. Working out in the morning is easier than the afternoon when I have an array of excuses to not. If no gym, then request extra towels and work out in your room. If staying in a city center or tourist area i’ll run outside rather than the gym to sneak in some sightseeing. Diet-wise,...

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by blink182
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 95776

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Aer Lingus, aka Qantas Ireland.
The green is iconic, and they messed this one up. Yeah, we’ll all adapt, but it’s terrible to think about what’s being replaced or what could have been done with more green. Just bland and it feels so generic.

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by blink182
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 19623

Re: 757s in Vail

I never heard US or AA A319 struggle to do a mission, short of perhaps PHX-ANC full bags. Like the 73G, the 319 have plenty of power and a big wing. AA flies them to DFW and ORD and LAX. This is not a surprise imo EGE seems to require the "high performance" jets, 752, A319, 73G, E75. The ...

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by blink182
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4735

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

The real reason why El Al doesn't serve IST and AYT is that Turkish authorities have issues with Israeli security measures on flights to TLV and they do not want Mossad agents on the ground. They tried to get Israel to accept private security on the ground, but they declined, so El Al stopped fligh...

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by blink182
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates after Tim Clark
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

Re: Emirates after Tim Clark

What about Christoph Mueller? Currently in the company as chief digital and innovation officer. Formerly CEO of SN, EI, and MH. Surely he’ll at least be part of the conversation.

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by blink182
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3382

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

For Singapore, I like the Asian Civilization Museum and a meal at Clarke Quay, all right in the center of town. I think the best part of MBS’s rooftop are the views away from the city and towards the straits. Also worth strolling around downtown into China Town since there are some older structures ...

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by blink182
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.

In my experiences, Thai cooking classes are immensely popular so it’s definitely a thing to do in Thailand, at least in Bangkok and in the north. I’ve also flown between CNX and BKK, and with hindsight wish I took the train: Thailand can get extremely touristy and it would be been nice to see someth...

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by blink182
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35385

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

What I find interesting is that in all the oneworld hoopla PR announcement, that no ' sponsoring ' carrier has been announced / specified for Royal Air Maroc's entry. This is an unusual departure from previous entrant announcements. Could it be that Qatar Airways (QR) is the sponsoring carrier, giv...

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by blink182
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Re: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

I’m honestly unsure why EK even flies the route. It’s great for lower yielding pax, but there are several nonstops between HKG and DXB including one that leaves HKG later and arrives in DXB fifteen minutes after EK385 that would attract higher yields. Probably an utilization issue. EK doesn't want ...

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by blink182
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Re: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

I’m honestly unsure why EK even flies the route. It’s great for lower yielding pax, but there are several nonstops between HKG and DXB including one that leaves HKG later and arrives in DXB fifteen minutes after EK385 that would attract higher yields.

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by blink182
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11954

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I feel like QR should start its own alliance. They technically have an equity alliance with all the airlines they have stake in. If they really wanted to spite AA and QF, they could buy all stakes in each OW member. So it would be an alliance within an alliance. But that type of spiteful behavior w...

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by blink182
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 38440

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

With Air France bringing a nonstop Skyteam presence between DFW and Europe, I wanted to look a little deeper on how the big 3 alliances are represented in DFW on an intercontinental basis, and if we may see any more adds: Oneworld: Obviously well connected to all inhabited continents except Africa ...

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by blink182
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 10002

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

I like that it’s employee driven(or supposedly) but AA crews now look like every other airline in North America and Europe that isn’t VS. AA for all intents and purposes owned silver/grey, even incorporating them into their highest FF tiers, premium branding, first, business , and premium economy se...

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by blink182
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26907

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o-p2vBZbSF8
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In spite of the news, BA still has the gall to request that the FAs “kindly” return articles to BA. So much for this promotional video from a year or two ago...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o-p2vBZbSF8

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by blink182
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6470

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

Acrtually, AA flies wide-bodies to SFO because LAX does not have enough widebody gates. AA would rather send those aircraft to LAX but since they can't, SFO is the next best thing. As an example, in previous schedules DFW-LAX had a widebody every other flight but now its mostly A321s. There is a pl...

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by blink182
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2951

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

By the time EK started JFK most airlines in the Middle East were not flying there, due to the consequences of 9/11 terrorist attacks. So when EK stated that they were the first, that was playing with words, as said SV, GF, KU, and some US airlines were flying to DMM for oil businesses. So the link ...

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by blink182
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18896

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Are they ending the ATL-LAX 777-200LR flight? There was also a JFK-LAX A330-300 flight. Is that no longer? Where is that A330-200 going? For now, the 77Ls are rotated between ATL and LAX via AMS. ATL-LAX has 2x daily 763s (domestic config), so there are still widebodies on the route. In the Fall th...

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by blink182
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 1498

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

At 65-70 million PAX a year, DAL would be pretty packed by now that a new airport would've been proposed to relieve it, or perhaps the airport renovated ala ATL/LHR to be able to handle such traffic most efficiently. It serves a good niche as a hub/focus city for Southwest, for people who don't wan...

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by blink182
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 1498

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

Can you explain? I'm not following . . . With all due respect to the planning authorities at the time, from today's lens it doesn't take much to see that GSW wasn't optimally planned. For one, US330's comment about the distance from Dallas--at the time an even bigger portion of the local market tha...

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by blink182
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 111
Views: 18101

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA does seasonal PHL-PWM. Could easily see that going year round. Could also add a 3rd daily rt CLT-PWM with a 319. Shocking to me that the PHL hub can only PWM as a seasonal route as I thought this might be able to sustain an A319 year round. US I believe operated this year round and possibly at m...

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by blink182
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI "extra section" flights and a place for bigger planes at FI
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Re: FI "extra section" flights and a place for bigger planes at FI

What hasn't been said much about FI is their willingness to buy secondhand aircraft for cheap unless an option like the 738MAX gets built. I think FI is much more likely to bulk up on 763s in substantial numbers. I think the 789 might be too much plane for FI in terms of range, but in 10-15 years I ...

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by blink182
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 5637

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

I just came back from Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taipei) and refueling during boarding seems to be common. About halfway through boarding there'd be a "DING! Refueling complete!" announcement. Yeah, seems consistent with my experiences in Asia in the last few weeks. I was on EK 385 ab...

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by blink182
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179568

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

From what I know, -2 runways are almost completed. 2nd runway needs some work and painting. -Terminal and 2 runways will be ready by the opening date. -No rail. No problem. From what I know, only a few foreigners will use the rail to the airport when it is open. Most Turks will drive, most employee...

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by blink182
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 33537

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

I get the need to differentiate LH's premiumness from Eurowings and external competitors, but having seen both 747s and the A321 over a few trips to FRA recently, the new livery surrounded by the older scheme only made the new scheme appear dreary and dark, and I realized the yellow has an illuminat...

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by blink182
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 5081

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

No way I can see EK moving into oneworld despite ties with QF and MH. QR and in turn IAG, CX, and LA wouldn't allow it. That, and EK has added capacity to the US whereas EY has contracted, despite whatever "freeze" Parker and US3 wanted. For AA's sake, they've seen how EY is hurting from ...

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by blink182
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 5081

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

No way I can see EK moving into oneworld despite ties with QF and MH. QR and in turn IAG, CX, and LA wouldn't allow it. That, and EK has added capacity to the US whereas EY has contracted, despite whatever "freeze" Parker and US3 wanted. For AA's sake, they've seen how EY is hurting from a...

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by blink182
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10462

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

EK shouldn’t be able to enplane passengers from anywhere by the UAE. So US3 also shouldn't be able to enplane passengers in London, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, etc, etc, etc. Do you see how completely stupid that sounds? We are talking about AM. What does this have to do with the US3? Guess who, based ...

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by blink182
Thu May 24, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6845

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

T5 at LHR had/s Lakme’s flower duet playing on rotation in the WCs of all places. I get the historic association with BA, but this placement was just well, odd.

More elegantly, Bradley terminal at LAX has nature sounds playing on loop.

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by blink182
Wed May 16, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and SE Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: UA and SE Asia

SE Asia is fairly low yielding—yes there are the usual gamut of five star hotels and major business centers, but the bulk of such travel on UA is likely to be backpackers in search of lowest fares or mileage redeemers. Might work for a flight to Europe, but a 4x weekly to daily service could easily ...

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by blink182
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 28
Views: 8697

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

9 abreast in economy on 777s and 8 abreast for 787s. 32-34 inches of legroom. Problem solved. :duck:

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by blink182
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Ft. Worth Summer 2018 International Routes, Frequencies, and Aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 4010

Re: Dallas/Ft. Worth Summer 2018 International Routes, Frequencies, and Aircraft

Does this mark the end of AA 763 flying in DFW, or are there still some shorthaul rotations planned?

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by blink182
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 6911

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

Maybe not as glamorous as transoceanic, but SFO/LAX/SEA-JFK and LAX-DCA and returns all command three class aircraft and meal service in economy alongside pillows and blankets. Comfort+ gets all the above plus an additional enhanced snack and an amenity kit. Can only imagine what the pax in Delta On...

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by blink182
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215410

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I have no doubt the yellow will reappear somewhere in the near future as I'm sure there's a ton of internal objection to the loss. I predict either the crane and circle but only the outline this time. This small change would seem very doable even after much of the fleet is re-painted. They aren't g...

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by blink182
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215410

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I think one way to look at it is that despite LH being an airline, it realized that most interaction with the airline has very little to do with the outside of the airplane. I wouldn’t be surprised if they worked on digital channels, crew uniforms, airport signage, and cabin items+ interiors first, ...

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by blink182
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215410

Re: LH introduces revised livery

If you have 20 minutes to spare, there is a good video about the principles of the re-design: https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g That is indeed an interesting video. I took a look at it a little earlier on (posted a couple of days ago). Particularly interesting is the section about the current un-discipl...

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by blink182
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Looking to Scrape Up USD 1.2 Billion in a Hurry to Support Bonds
Replies: 43
Views: 6447

Re: Etihad is seeking to prevent a technical default of bonds

Their biggest mistake was getting into Alitalia but James Hogan was arrogant and self-confident so he ignored all the alarms that went off. Wikipedia says he's a businessman, but I think they forgot to put 'failed' before that title. I do agree Alitalia was a big mistake, the whole aviation industr...

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by blink182
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215410

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/39878030001_e6ac009149_o.png *LH's brand team suddenly scrambles and contacts lostsound* Lostsound shows up to work in a luxury car a week later with LH HON Circle membership. Hey, great idea! I'll ta...

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by blink182
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215410

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage.... I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/39878030001_e6ac009149_o.png *LH's brand team suddenly scrambles and contacts lostsou...

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by blink182
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 38440

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Since it was overlooked above, I'll ask again. Why aren't either KLM or Air France at DFW? Could neither make a DFW-CDG or DFW-AMS route work, even only a summer seasonal? AF served DFW for a nanosecond in the days of DL's hub and parked at Terminal E. They pulled out most likely because SN's bankr...

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by blink182
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 38440

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Since it was overlooked above, I'll ask again. Why aren't either KLM or Air France at DFW? Could neither make a DFW-CDG or DFW-AMS route work, even only a summer seasonal? AF served DFW for a nanosecond in the days of DL's hub and parked at Terminal E. They pulled out most likely because SN's bankr...

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by blink182
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215410

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

No matter what, users on this forum are going to dislike LH’s new livery. People have to adjust—the question is how this is going to look on a smoggy afternoon in LAX or PEK in two years. Given LH’s attention to their brand, I think they know what they’re doing, and the tail mock-up that was just po...

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by blink182
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 31202

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I think it’s a change. Twitter has a higher res photo, and you can see the same gradient on the winglet.

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by blink182
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 19915

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Interesting points thus far, but I agree Doug "we'll never lose money again" Parker seems pretty out of touch here. AA really dropped the ball on the MAX with the seating configuration. I don't have a problem with basic economy per say, but there should be regulations on how many seats an...

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by blink182
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 38440

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Does anybody know why there was an EK A380 parked on the ramp of Terminal D, last night (1/5)? It was clearly visible from the terminal and Skylink but I wasn't able to see a tail number due to the dark. But just curious why it was there since I thought EK phased them out of the route. EK 207 diver...

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by blink182
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of EK
Replies: 48
Views: 10692

Re: The Future of EK

A lot of questions remain at high interest after EK's turbulent time over the past months. High employee resignation rate, uprising loss of possession in AUS market, B787-10 order (somewhat too late) and dying flame in the future of the A380. What are we to expect from the legacy over the next upco...

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by blink182
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 7379

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

I don't really understand why TK launched CCS, but it must be working. While a little off topic, TK does serve a few war zone destinations. Mogadishu is one of the them for example. What kind of market is there in Mogadishu when the country is in an war? Who would even visit Somalia in the first pl...

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