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by Coal
Wed May 26, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 9199

Re: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021

FLL never made any sense. Who in the UAE knows what FLL is lol? You do know DXB is a super connector hub and most people are flying in from other places, right? I for one grew up in FLL and live in SE Asia, so this flight was perfect for me. Also, I noticed quite a few people on the way back were h...

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by Coal
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After South Africa/India/Nigeria/Ghana expansion, UA will link every major former British colony long-haul to the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: After South Africa/India/Nigeria/Ghana expansion, UA will link every major former British colony long-haul to the US

I was reading UA's recent global route expansions in Africa and I just realized UA after launching IAD-ACC/LOS and EWR-JNB/CPT they will link every major former British colony to the USA! Pre-COVID with PMUA it was the developed countries + India (LHR, MAN, SYD, MEL, AKL, HKG, SIN, CPT, BOM, DEL) b...

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by Coal
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why has no airline installed lie flat seats on 737NGs?
Replies: 21
Views: 1660

Re: Why has no airline installed lie flat seats on 737NGs?

FlyDubai
SilkAir will have them (and the 737s will be rebranded to SQ)

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by Coal
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2572

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

I think you really need to segment the responses you will get, e.g.: (1) For me, I will typically fly one route e.g. XYZ-ABC-XYZ weekly for say, 2-3 months at a time (basically I live in one city but most of my clients are in another), then it might be XYZ-DEF-XYZ for the next 2-3 months, etc. I wil...

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by Coal
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gambling on board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2897

Re: Gambling on board?

IIRC Singapore Airlines did it and it was shortly removed. Cabin crew complained loudly about now having to deal with customers losing money. My first reaction was no way this is true, since gambling was only relatively recently allowed in Singapore (~2010 with the opening of two casinos). But then...

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by Coal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6323

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

I once had to go from SIN to MEL and return, but I changed the return to be from SYD (and paid for MEL-SYD on QF separately) to fly the SQ A380 in J on its first week in service.

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by Coal
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most sensible route to Southeast Asia?
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Most sensible route to Southeast Asia?

Kent350787 wrote:
it's two stop whichever way you fly. I would favour a routing into east Asia. I've personally flown Australia to the US east coast with JAL and Cathay several times and would choose either of them, or possibly China Airlines.

JFK to BKK two stop? It is mostly 1-stop.

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by Coal
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744488

Re: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?

At the moment, quite busy, with the addition of special charter flights and other sorties. Still a pretty active operation as UA is a vital inter-island link. Are you looking at another airport? Most routes are cancelled and at most half a dozen United flights a day. It certainly looks like flights...

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by Coal
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 3124

Re: How common is self-transfer?

I thought of another one and it reminded me that I try to do self transfers with airlines in the same alliance: SIN-ICN-ATL on KE connecting to ATL-FLL on DL and return on the same. I bought SIN-ICN-ATL RT on KE as they had a US$1,800 promo for business class. Then separately bought DL ATL-FLL RT in...

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by Coal
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chinese passenger denied boarding from Cathay flight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2605

Re: Chinese passenger denied boarding from Cathay flight?

A lot of SE Asian airports are also not allowing any form of transit or have very, very limited transit. Also, unless you can show you have the boarding pass for the next segment (in this case KUL-CAN), even with an onward ticket that would not be allowed because presumably they need to enter the co...

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by Coal
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 3124

Re: How common is self-transfer?

I have done it a few times, sometimes painful, sometimes less so. - SIN-CGK on LH connecting to CGK-DPS on AK: Very painful and really not worth the savings. Back pre-T3 and when LH flew SIN-CGK, for this connection you had to go from T2 to T1. Very painful - SIN-IST on TK connecting to IST-TLV on T...

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by Coal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?

I used to fly UA SIN-HKG-SIN every two weeks back in 2011-12. Timing was excellent to depart early Saturday morning and be in the city by around 10am (back then the departure was 5am sharp). The return just after 8pm from HKG to SIN on Sundays was also great. And the fares were cheaper than Jetstar ...

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by Coal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 1697

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

2006-08. I was working for a company in an industry that was just making truckloads of cash. Every trip was on J class, even really short ones. I was flying SQ almost exclusively, so that was a real treat. And there were trips that today would be unjustified but still happened ("I can't figure ...

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by Coal
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 2312

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

I did it last year. I was flying KE SIN-ICN-ATL on a Super cheap J fare ($1,800 RT) and needed to connect ATL-FLL which I wanted to do in Domestic F. I bought one way ATL-FLL F on DL, on a 752, for $200. I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. Of course this route doesn’t have any proper service, just ...

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by Coal
Tue May 19, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 9040

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Garuda used 738s to fly Colombians from around SE Asia to CGK, then a A339N to go to MEL and AKL, then back to CGK, then 77W to DEL, AMS, and BOG.

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by Coal
Sat May 09, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Seeks Hong Kong Singapore Fifth Freedom Approval
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: United Airlines Seeks Hong Kong Singapore Fifth Freedom Approval

Interesting. UA's SIN-HKG was a fifth freedom for a very long time until the non-stops from SFO and LAX (later only SFO, but double daily) started with 789s. I suppose they are thinking demand on SFO-SIN won't return as quickly and they want to now spread capacity over HKG and SIN? As far as I remem...

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by Coal
Tue May 05, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Ritz- Carlton Dubai Jumeirah, lovely hotel and beach, club longe and very nice and courteous staff (visited in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). You could've been more concise and written "I have ...

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by Coal
Fri May 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"

Not sure about the timing, but will be planning the following, in no particular order: (1) Perth for a long weekend (maybe a full week) (2) Lombok for a long weekend (3) Bangkok / Taipei / Ho Chi Minh city for a foodie weekend (4) Niseko / Rusutsu for a skiing trip (5) Kitzbuhel for a skiing trip (6...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2950

Re: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?

Whether you agree or not, EK are known for their luxury offering (bar onboard, shower, First with sliding doors, etc.) which are things that a MAX wouldn't be able to offer. By keeping FZ separate, most people would understand that they are not getting on an EK flight and therefore will not have th...

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by Coal
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2581

Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

What was the last trip you took and what was the next/upcoming trip you had that you had to cancel due to Covid-19? My last trip: Bali, between Dec 25 and Jan 1, although we cut the trip short. We had been to Bali at least 15 times before but found it incredibly crowded and didn't really enjoy ourse...

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by Coal
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?

I really hope a good chunk of them are lifted before December holidays. Existing evidence for the benefits of travel restrictions shows that they only help during containment in early phases, but have limited effects later as the disease spreads in the community... So hopefully governments will not...

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by Coal
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?

I'm not a epidemiologist, virologist, or scientist by any measure. But I suspect that until there is an effective vaccine and a way to demonstrate you have gotten the dose, international travel will remain severely restricted. I can see having a Covid vaccine will be akin to having a visa (or maybe ...

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by Coal
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Kuala Lumpur. It was nice, the room decor was a modern take on classic decor, e.g. it was not modern per se, but at least it didn't feel outdated. I feel the RC Kuala Lumpur is slightly nicer than the Mandarin Oriental KL, but within the same category, I think the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur is way be...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6842

Re: Question about KLM Asia

I don't think this is right. There are many state-owned airlines in SE Asia that are the official state airline / flag carrier and fly to both PRC and ROC and don't have a separate brand or entity to serve Taiwan. Sorry if I didn't get it. State-owned VN serves both Taiwan and mainland, why is ther...

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by Coal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6842

Re: Question about KLM Asia

Some comments from an old post about KLM Asia / Other airline's own "Asia" carriers (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1345325): The KLM- asia brand is kept because KLM as the official state carrier is still operating at the People's Republic China (PRC) and Taiwan s...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10945

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Some odd ones I have done either due to non-revving or because of other restrictions:
- PVG-LAX-BNA-CLT-MIA-LAX-NRT-PVG
- SIN-TPE-LAX-PHX-CLT-TLL-MIA-PHX-LAX-NRT-SIN

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by Coal
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9319

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

Changi is shutting down T2 from May 1 for 18 months. The terminal is being redeveloped so once the "circuit breaker" measures are over on May 4, presumably the work continues. The T2 redevelopment is expected to be completed a year earlier. This also means SQ and MI will consolidate all re...

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by Coal
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to guess a date for travel
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Trying to guess a date for travel

I wouldn't plan any travel for 2020. At best you might be able to travel again in mid 2021. It is not just countries getting things under control, but the fact that many countries around the world have closed their borders. In my view, we will need widespread vaccination and travelers carrying proof...

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by Coal
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Some people prefer booking everything on their own. Good for you, congratulations. Other people don’t have the time or interest and would rather have someone else take care of everything. That’s the market the travel agencies serve. Not sure why some posters not seeing the point of travel agencies ...

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by Coal
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

a simple email to an agent, telling them to choose a seat, or too make changes is far quicker. Maybe you don't value your time. Lol, an email? 2000 called. They want their technology back. I don't get it, what do you have against emails? Option 1: Open SQ app (1x tap), open existing booking (1x tap...

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by Coal
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Nonetheless let it be clear: It is a terrible situation, as lx2iah mentioned, many, many people in the airline, hotel, restaurant, travel agent, etc., industry are facing and let's hope they all land on their feet when this is over.

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by Coal
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

sounds like you don't care what you pay, but many people do. The really strange thing is why do people think they will find the best fares online. They obviously believe the advertising spin. Online is convenient for comparisons, but usually way too expensive. Think of it this way, whatever is onli...

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by Coal
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

For personal trips I do everything myself. As someone mentioned, flights, cars, trains, hotels, and Airbnbs can all be booked from your phone. There are even many apps (incl. Airbnb) that offer experiences. So there really is no need to go to an old fashioned travel agent, if you have a smartphone ...

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by Coal
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

For personal trips I do everything myself. As someone mentioned, flights, cars, trains, hotels, and Airbnbs can all be booked from your phone. There are even many apps (incl. Airbnb) that offer experiences. So there really is no need to go to an old fashioned travel agent, if you have a smartphone ...

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by Coal
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8660

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

For personal trips I do everything myself. As someone mentioned, flights, cars, trains, hotels, and Airbnbs can all be booked from your phone. There are even many apps (incl. Airbnb) that offer experiences. So there really is no need to go to an old fashioned travel agent, if you have a smartphone a...

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by Coal
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5241

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

Nothing will be the same again. A vast majority of businesses we know will be gone in a few weeks/months as governments cannot support all. I expect at least 90% of all airlines to die and that the few remaining airlines will only fly essential routes. There won't be any leisure traffic again. Ther...

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by Coal
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 116
Views: 11398

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

SCQ83 wrote:
Coal wrote:
- TPE-LAX on SQ
- SIN-HKG on UA
- SIN-NRT on UA
- SIN-DPS on QR
- SIN-CGK on LH


Lol. All of those are still flown (Covid aside). By multiple carriers.

Not by the ones I listed (all 5th freedom).

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by Coal
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 4205

Re: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?

Let me remind you that UA and AA are the 3rd and 1st largest airlines in the world. GM was huge and went bankrupt. Radio Corporation of America was huge and are also quite gone except as a licensed logo on cheap junk consumer goods. Anyone still remember Montgomery Ward, at one time bigger than Sea...

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by Coal
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 116
Views: 11398

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

- TPE-LAX on SQ
- SIN-HKG on UA
- SIN-NRT on UA
- SIN-DPS on QR
- SIN-CGK on LH

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by Coal
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

Senior Partner at a top 3 management consulting firm.

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by Coal
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Thai Airways so Expensive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Why is Thai Airways so Expensive?

TG is very cheap. I booked SIN-BKK-KHI with them for $450 RT vs EK via DXB or QR via DOH for over $1k

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by Coal
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: That disappearing sound at airports
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: That disappearing sound at airports

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... d-12268366

Changi is getting rid of the last remaining one in T2 and will not be replaced.
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... d-12268366

Changi is getting rid of the last remaining one in T2 and will not be replaced.

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by Coal
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fly to AUH vs. fly to DXB + land transport
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Fly to AUH vs. fly to DXB + land transport

I may need to be in Abu Dhabi for some meetings. EY flies from my home airport, while my hometown airline flies to DXB (and I will need the miles to requalify for elite status).

Is it crazy to consider flying into DXB and then taking a taxi/Uber to Abu Dhabi? Does anyone do that?

Thanks!

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by Coal
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is unhappy with Philippines Airlines expansion at SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 6950

Re: UA is unhappy with Philippines Airlines expansion at SEA

MNL is simply a clusterfark. PR flights to the USA are still at the old Terminal 1. I really hope UA gets slots so they launch SFO-MNL service. MNL has high end business traffic now due to the BPO/Call Center business. In fact after Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog (language of the Philippines...

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by Coal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4424

Re: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?

AA used to fly ORD-MXP in the late 90s / early 00s. I flew nonrev ORD-MXP in 2001 (I think pre-9/11).

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by Coal
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3372

Re: How many languages do you know?

English
Spanish
Mandarin
French
Bahasa Indonesia
Bahasa Melayu

A few words in Thai, Japanese, Korean.

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by Coal
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are flights in North America so Expensive
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: Why are flights in North America so Expensive

I found the opposite.

I was quite surprised to find a USD200 ticket one-way in DL domestic F FLL-ATL. On the other hand, J class on SQ SIN-CGK for instance one way could easily run you USD1,000.

Of course different market forces at work...

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by Coal
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3608

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

ACES Colombia
SAM Colombia
ALM
AirTran
AirUK
Blue1
Valuair

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by Coal
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest international market to/from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Re: Smallest international market to/from USA?

Miami > Bimini on Chalk's Int'l, back in the day?

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by Coal
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Article: how to get a free drink on board
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

I almost only fly SQ so I always get a free drink. Yes, you get a "free" drink but you pay insane fares. On the other hand you could fly a cheaper airline that charges for drinks, but with the amount of money you save on the fares you can buy dozens of drinks on board. Let's give an examp...

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