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by jfk777
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 68
Views: 5163

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

There has been a huge amount of additional flights to GRU in the last 10 years. The US3 have added flights from many hubs nonstop to Sao Paulo, its United who flies ORD to GRU not the Latin America king AA. The days of having to fly to Miami or JFK ended long ago, even AA has a complete portfolio fl...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11853

Re: Delta at LHR

questions wrote:
How are the DL/VS terminal facilities at LHR?


The Virgin Clubhouse is excellent. They have an arrivals lounge called "revivals lounge". They have an Upper Class drive up area and their own security line. Virgin has a great deal at LHR.

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by jfk777
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11853

Re: Delta at LHR

Delta's LHR limited operations are the primary reason they purchased 49% of Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines. This allowed Delta to bulk up their LHR operations from both coasts, DL's own flights are from their hubs. AA & UA purchased large exist operations at LHR, Delta has had to built ...

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by jfk777
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

no Premium Economy ? New plane new new class.

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5731

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Air New Zealand should acquire the A350-900 ULR with a few in their fleets so they can launch flights from Auckland to Newark. That boat has already sailed, NZ/Boeing have public said they are working together to get more range out of the 787-9/787-10s that will meet there requirements. NZ just pur...

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did CX start JFK via Vancouver!?
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: When did CX start JFK via Vancouver!?

Correct. And the routing was due to no aircraft available then that could perform HKG-JFK-HKG nonstop (without a significant payload restriction). Cathay did not have long range 777-200ERs at the time and the 747-400 had to take significant payload restrictions to perform it, as UA learned the hard...

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did CX start JFK via Vancouver!?
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: When did CX start JFK via Vancouver!?

Cathay first flew via Vancouver because the 747 could not do it with a decent payload nonstop.

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3467

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

Delta has enough opportunities for CDG and AMS flights from many US gateways, CLT is not on their radar for such a flight. There are many cities similar in size to Charlotte begging for a 767 to Amsterdam with no current flights to Europe. Kansas City and St. Louis are two such cities. Las Vegas.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6137

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

FLL or MIA to EZE/COR/ROS/MDZ. That is the low hanging fruit. And doable with the A321XLR eventually. Not sure about the A321LR. MIA to EZE with XLR? LOL. It would be so heavily restricted that any wind disturbance would force them to land in another airport. Let me be the one laughing. LOL Per Air...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 60
Views: 8352

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Well, an increase of from 7 212-seats 77W to 12 212-seats 77W is definitely interesting. Perhaps routes like LAX and SFO will get the low density 77W as well? I think they have been 10 across in Y for a few months now on the 77W. I could be wrong. They've had 10 abreast for a couple of years now, J...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 23
Views: 1680

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

JAL is my favorite, very clean and elegant. They really keep their planes clean.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 60
Views: 8352

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

At this point do they really need First class? But anyway this is gorgeous! In Japan yes, with the hierarchical culture, there is a need for First Class so a distinction of classes can be made. The Business Class looks gorgeous, a cross between the Qsuite and the hugely wide Singapore Biz seats whe...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6137

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

AtomicGarden wrote:
A lot of talks about route, but I want to know which aircraft they'd be using. is Norwegian Argentina expecting anything else than 737s? or does the MAX have the legs to fly non stop?


With all the 787 the Norwegian group of airlines have it would be surprising if they were something else.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6137

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Some of these routes are just silly, I really only see MIA coming to fruition for the time being. I don’t think AR, AA, DL, UA or anyone else is too worried about this venture at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The US3 do worry about Norwegian in one of their biggest international ma...

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by jfk777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6137

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Who has more to worry about Aerolinias or AA if they start flights to Florida with 787's ? AR always has the backstop of the Argentine treasury to subsidize its loses.

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by jfk777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

30 years ago AA discovered Tokyo, 5 or 6 years ago they discovered Hong Kong, it's only logical their next Asian destination moving west would be Singapore. Whatever 787 or 777-9 flying there is going to have to fly nonstop from DFW or LAX. Exciting times of Asian expansion. It's only logical as bo...

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

30 years ago AA discovered Tokyo, 5 or 6 years ago they discovered Hong Kong, it's only logical their next Asian destination moving west would be Singapore. Whatever 787 or 777-9 flying there is going to have to fly nonstop from DFW or LAX. Exciting times of Asian expansion.

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

SteelChair wrote:
Why would US carriers buy a plane that's optimized for the ME3?


Because they have a need to fly 300 people 16 hours too. New York or Chicago to Hong Kong or Sydney and Melbourne from DFW or Houston plus of course LAX.
The Atlantic is not everything.

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5293

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

787 are replacing older 777 or A330 as two recent orders by Korean Air and Air New Zealand show. There is no reason why Boeing can't have a production run of 3,000 787 by 2030. Qantas has many more 787-9 to order, if you believe hey will order only 14 double or triple that. IAG has many more 787 in ...

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

Everything here about the 777-9x is about replacement, by 2030 AA & UA may need the planes for expansion into some yet not flown markets. 777-9 also has uses in markets where the cargo capacity is needed no than range, AA has many such 77W routes now. GRU & LHR would be two. DFW to Melbourne...

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

The 748 is among the most beautiful airplanes ever made, sadly by the time it was made twins were flying many routes the 744 was flying. The 748 didn't carry more people or have more range than a 777-300ER, so the 777 won all the orders. As far as competition from the A380, the Airbus was new and i...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

The 748 is among the most beautiful airplanes ever made, sadly by the time it was made twins were flying many routes the 744 was flying. The 748 didn't carry more people or have more range than a 777-300ER, so the 777 won all the orders. As far as competition from the A380, the Airbus was new and im...

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by jfk777
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10099

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

There are two airlines right now bringing home the bacon Qantas and British Airways, right now today. United is doing well too. Indeed, though nowhere near to the same level as DL, who does it without the large premium classes... which again, goes right back to the fallacy of your comparison. The r...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10099

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Step back and take a look at what just happened. I ask you: Based on what criteria? Your response is: Based on the criteria that successful international 787-9 operators have higher number of premium seats their 787-9. I would call BA, Qantas and JAL successful airlines and successful 787-9 operato...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10099

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

While the seats are nice, but they need more of them. Only the 777 have enough J class seats. Based on what criteria? Based on the criteria that successful international 787-9 operators have higher number of premium seats their 787-9. I would call BA, Qantas and JAL successful airlines and successf...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10099

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Maybe Chicago is more of a major business destination than Dallas. It’s a confusing thread title but Dallas has already “won” the battle here by being one of AA’s TPAC gateways. Not sure why people keep chiming in to say why it should be Chicago instead of Dallas when it’s already been decided by m...

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10099

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

There's another reason: Distance. ORD is a good 250-300nm closer to the bulk of Asia than is DFW. Back in the day, AA's longest ranged aircraft was their 772ERs, and IINM, AA they were all 648,000lb MTOWs back then. Combine that with the greater O&D and shorter connectivity to the more of the c...

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific flights to Europe during Soviet times and routing
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: Cathay Pacific flights to Europe during Soviet times and routing

Not sure of when Cathay's first "over Russia" flight was, they did fly nonstop to LGW in 1983 with 742 when Rolls Royce RB211-D4D at 53,000 pounds of thrust per engine. The same planes did HKG to Vancouver nonstop too around the same time. Cathay was the pioneering airline to Europe and No...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10099

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

But the Asian population in DFW/IAH/AUS/SAT/ATL/CLT/RDU/MCO/MIA is GROWING especially Texas due to high tech which naturally has East Asia travel. As the front cabin is filling up (and by all accounts when I've searched for the flights the J cabin is 70-90% full) its a success. Its not hard for AA ...

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by jfk777
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 767 utilization
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: WestJet 767 utilization

Will Westjet ever discover Asia with those 787-9 ? Calgary to Tokyo would be interesting. Toronto to Europe is a crowded market where Westjet is disadvantaged by flying to LGW instead of LHR.

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads
Replies: 24
Views: 2476

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads

July 1st 2019 JAL still hasn’t sent the 777 JAL only has 13 77W which fly their most premium routes, those that need First Class. They only seat 240 passengers so an increase wouldn't be that much more then a 195 seat 787-9. JAL's 77W fly to CDG & LHR Plus JFK twice daily, LAX, SFO and ORD. Dou...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11202

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

Too bad TWA and Lockeed could make a deal, the L-1011-500, it would have helped TWA with long skinny routes. Surprising TWA didn't buy any directly from the maker new since TWA had a sizeable L-1011 fleet.

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16986

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Looks great, sadly the old CW will be around a LONG time with the 744 fleet keeping the current seats as they will be around until 2023 or 24. Sadly BA didn't introduce new seats on the 787, they kept the old ones, really recycled from old planes leaving the fleet.

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11202

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

TWA and 747SP never made sense, if they were flying to Japan, Asia or Australia then yes but TWA never did fly the Pacific with 747's. Surprising they didn't switch to full size 747-200B so they could fly nonstop both ways o Israel which was a huge TWA route. TWA's Nickname was "teenie weenie&...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8252

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Hey, maybe the lease is cheap. There are certainly plenty of A380s sitting around not being used. And if they don't need to spend 50 million dollars on refurbishing them like BA then maybe they can make money. A low cost airline like this could potentially do long-haul with low frequency and save m...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 80
Views: 15589

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Great that SAA is getting some A350-900 at attractive prices but they will not "save" SAA from their problems. Will the A350 be able to fly nonstop from Johannesburg nonstop to JFK ? Very probable they will fly nonstop from JFK to South Africa. A Great step forward but they need many more ...

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19278

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

When the third runway gets built, Easyjet and Rynnair get slots at LHR one has to wonder if that is good economic use of slots compared to long haul flights ? Similar to today there will be a secondary market for those slots leading the lcc airlines to sell to the long haul ones eventually. How can ...

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Norwegian offer 46 inches in their "Premium" cabin on the 787, their market is more Premium Economy then Business Class.

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Norwegian offer 46 inches in their "Premium" cabin on the 787, their market is more Premium Economy then Business Class.

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7976

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

Avianca is a problem for UA and the pilots silly demands only make things harder. Whatever UA is doing is to get their money back from Avianca and establish a joint venture with AV and Copa of Panama. United's presence in Colombia is limited to a few flights they have from Houston and Newark to Bogo...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 23
Views: 5210

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

What are the Yankees flying to Heathrow, let hope no reason why they should be Gatwicked.

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London

where ?

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Yankees & red Sox Planes to London

does anyone know what airline and airplane are the Yankees and Red Sox flying to England for their two game series. Any 777 or 744 involved.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19278

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Virgin has a better chance of winning the Powerball lottery. Virgin's long haul portfolio is already full except for maybe Tokyo and Peking.

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11202

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

TWA and 747SP never made sense, if they were flying to Japan, Asia or Australia then yes but TWA never did fly the Pacific with 747's. Surprising they didn't switch to full size 747-200B so they could fly nonstop both ways o Israel which was a huge TWA route.

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4556

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

KLM complains about MIA but BA, IB, LH, SWISS and Virgin seem to have made it work for decades, so why is KLM different ? KLM flies to many US cities yearly.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43457

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Willie Walsh is hedging his airplane portfolio recently, except for the 787 fleet at BA, every new plane at BA, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus has been an Airbus. Iberia and Aer Lingus are Airbus exclusive airlines for both short & long haul with the exception of a few 757 at the Irish airline.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New routes with the XLR for AA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: New routes with the XLR for AA?

Miami to Asuncion, Santa Cruz, Cordoba and Brasilia to name a few.

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10952

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

TWA1985 wrote:
I could even see them starting TATL flights from ORD.



Not if AA, United and Norwegian have anything to say about it. Frontier would be nuts trying to fly to Europe from Chicago. They would be better from a city like Baltimore. A321XLR is leading lambs to their slaughter.

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10952

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

At the Paris Air Show Airbus has given hope to every airline flying an A321 justification for flying to Europe. Why does Frontier want to fly to London , Paris or Amsterdam ? It is Nirvana, Ego, The Promised Land, just bragging rights ? Just because they could should they ? If flying the Atlantic wi...

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