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by andrew1996
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come SQ never operated the 77L on SIN - EWR?
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: How come SQ never operated the 77L on SIN - EWR?

I do wonder if they had the 77L if there would have been more direct nonstop to the West Coast sooner like SFO and LAX or even SEA since that was too far for the 77w without restriction pre a359 (even though lax was also an a345 route)

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by andrew1996
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Does UA have enough 789s to launch the new routes without cutting flights on its pre-covid schedule? Does this mean that we will see some pre-covid flights cut? I remember the 789s were stretched pretty thin before the pandemic and they are launching even more routes now and the 789 routes will requ...

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by andrew1996
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50177

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Does UA have enough 789s to launch these routes on top of its pre-covid flights or are we seeing cuts? I recall the 789s being stretched quite thin before COVID-19 even started and now this seems like the routes will require 789s too. The 789s are also featured on ULR that take up many frames. For e...

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by andrew1996
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50177

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Chances it’s SIN out of a different port since it’s a lucrative route and they may want to capitalize on th current weakness of USA-SIn travel in terms of airlines still serving this pair so come recovery they have a greater foothold? They also recently said their SIN office staff is not affected by...

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by andrew1996
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

People should not be surprised that SIN is not coming back for a while. There are some pretty stringent policies put in place in Singapore with regard to inbound/outbound travel. Especially if you are a foreigner working in the country. People can't even go to places like Thailand and Bali let alon...

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by andrew1996
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Boeing 737-800
Replies: 49
Views: 8050

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

The SQ livery doesn’t seem to work well on smallerplanes. I think it’s because the livery has too many designs to fit on a narrow body without compressing it all too much. I think it’s the livery banner around the windows that doesn’t work too well when the plane is short. It will be curious to see ...

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by andrew1996
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 26733

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Does AC prefer the 333 over the 788 for at least shorter tatl or transcons route because of its lower cost to purchase? It’s interrsting that AC chose to use 333 for cargo flying too when a 77w carries more cargo or even a 77L 1) AC has converted a few 77Ws for cargo flying too. 2) Note which A330s...

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by andrew1996
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Looks like Singapore got dropped again. Any idea when Singapore is coming back? It was a lucrative route pre pandemic For UA (I can't speak for any other airline) Singapore was probably 75% to 85% all business traffic. It was not uncommon to see multiple GS and 1K passengers seated in regular coach...

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by andrew1996
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 26733

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Does AC prefer the 333 over the 788 for at least shorter tatl or transcons route because of its lower cost to purchase? It’s interrsting that AC chose to use 333 for cargo flying too when a 77w carries more cargo or even a 77L

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by andrew1996
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Looks like Singapore got dropped again. Any idea when Singapore is coming back? It was a lucrative route pre pandemic

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by andrew1996
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 14953

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

Any news on if YYZ is coming back? They seem to have stopped it but any chances they will bring it back? Are they trying to lobby to bring it back? I read that Toronto was to be served for a limited time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yeah I remember one site saying it but the official QR rele...

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by andrew1996
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 14953

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

Any news on if YYZ is coming back? They seem to have stopped it but any chances they will bring it back? Are they trying to lobby to bring it back?

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by andrew1996
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 8807

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

How often does DHL also lease space on commercial airlines belly hold? Is this factor also drving some airlines to maintan cargo routes or flying passenger planes for belly because couriers have leased space in them?

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by andrew1996
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17822

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are slow not just on passenger flights but also on cargo flights. Perhaps they have a different strategy in mind. AA can definitely fill up a weekly 77W DFW-PVG. They are forgoing a lot of money by not jumping in with UA and DL. UA is selling ev...

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by andrew1996
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State of Alaska wants to build a pax hub
Replies: 33
Views: 5892

Re: Alaska want to build a pax hub

They were targeting UA/SQ to serve SIN-USA via Anchorage when UA launched cargo only to SIN via HKG.

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by andrew1996
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17822

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Why is AA not flying given that this is probably one of the few long haul routes that can make money right now with higher ticket price and belly cargo? I am sure they can fill up 1-2 flights per week on a 77W or a 789 out of LAX or DFW ? Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are sl...

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by andrew1996
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17822

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Why is AA not flying given that this is probably one of the few long haul routes that can make money right now with higher ticket price and belly cargo? I am sure they can fill up 1-2 flights per week on a 77W or a 789 out of LAX or DFW ?

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by andrew1996
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: decreased pax traffic, increased cargo traffic - could rearranged pax/freight combi aircraft work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: decreased pax traffic, increased cargo traffic - could rearranged pax/freight combi aircraft work?

What makes the 77W belly so large for cargo compared to the 744 or a388. Is it because it has a smaller fuel tank or a different location? Talking about tuebqctual capacity without considering efficiency or even pax bags. What is the usual ratio of the belly for cargo to pax bags

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by andrew1996
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Thanks - always good to have word from the inside. I've also been told that a few cargo flights are still cycling through NRT. So the crew rests in Tokyo, then flies NRT-HKG-GUM for another rest before heading back to the mainland and that this sequence is also flown in reverse order. No you are co...

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by andrew1996
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air (BR) Hints at 787 Order Change
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

Re: Eva Air (BR) Hints at 787 Order Change

Could be more 787-9s or 77X. I think BR needs a smaller longer haul plane to fly thinner trans pacific routes or add frequency in North America since currently they only have the larger 77W. They only have four 789s. It may help on their EU or Australia routes too. Also, they have no 77W replacement...

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by andrew1996
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 15654

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

more details on CI-operating and net profit, BR operating profit only https://www.flightglobal.com/taiwanese-carriers-bounce-back-to-profitability-despite-global-downturn/139743.article China Airlines made an operating profit of NT$2.75 billion ($93.4 million), a significant increase from the NT$57...

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by andrew1996
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 69
Views: 25682

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

I really hope SQ opens SFO again as there's lots of connections to India/Indonesia. CX is killing it with their A350's on SFO, LAX, JFK, YVR & YYZ. I think they kept LAX partly for cargo because that’s where SIA Cargo has a base. Pre covid they were larger in SFO than LAX. Perhaps LAX is more w...

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by andrew1996
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 69
Views: 25682

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

SQ has extended the current schedule to Dec 1 now. Any idea if SQ will plan on still adding flights before Dec 1 because in the past they gave only been updating it one month prior and not giving schedule that much in advance. I would suspect SFO would be added or increase LAX to daily or 5weekly. I...

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by andrew1996
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

As others have mentioned, GUM is simply a place to exchange crews to avoid having layovers in countries with exceptionally strict entry requirements. Currently GUM serves as a stopover point for cargo-only flights between SFO-SIN, LAX-HKG, SFO-TPE, and LAX-PVG. NRT was originally the sole stopover ...

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by andrew1996
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63603

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

LH: Using Passenger Planes as Freighters No Longer Worth It "Even now the prices in the market are higher than they were before, simply because there is so little capacity," said Gerber. Despite higher prices, the business is not a sure-fire success: "We have a cost apparatus for 100...

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by andrew1996
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 69
Views: 25682

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

Does SQ also sell cargo space to couriers like fedex, dhl etc? Once I was at the gate in HKG and noticed cargo pallets with a DHL logo was being loaded onto the plane. Does SQ cargo buy cargo space on other airline?

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by andrew1996
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63603

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Are air mail ussually bulk loaded in like bags or are they placed into pallets and containers? Do airlines make money from air mail especially right now when mailing rates haven’t gone up?

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by andrew1996
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63603

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

What is happening with air mail (non-couriers) are they also loaded onto these special cargo flights too ? Is the backlog in air mail because they are rarely allocated spots on these cargo flights? Do air mail also use dedicated cargo airlines like Fedex, Atlas etc?

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by andrew1996
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29590

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Considering many foreign airlines like CX, EK, SQ, UA, AC etc are flying cargo only flights on passenger planes into Australia why isn't Qantas doing the same? They could be doing it with the 789 for cargo flights to popular destinations like SIN, PVG, HKG, etc ?

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by andrew1996
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530760

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. As others have mentioned, GUM...

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