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by jfk777
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 41
Views: 6355

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

Gulf Air is wise to play it safe with a 787-9, the world doesn't need another Gulf airline with 50 77W and a dozen A380's. What did Qatar Airways ever do to you? Qatar is a well run airline and has never done anything to me. But what a strange question to ask ? What does Qatar have to do with Gulf ...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 41
Views: 6355

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

Gulf Air is wise to play it safe with a 787-9, the world doesn't need another Gulf airline with 50 77W and a dozen A380's.

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by jfk777
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 756
Views: 53341

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Air India should be history, the Indian Governments legacy issues impose bad policies on the rest of the Indian airline industry. Air India should liquidate so he assets can be used more efficiently without the debts and legacy issues.

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by jfk777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will AA Start Operating 787 At MIA?
Replies: 15
Views: 3849

Re: When Will AA Start Operating 787 At MIA?

AA should consider converting some A321neo to A321LR for the smaller Beaziilian and South American cities needing the range but not the capacity of a 767 or 787. The ideal airplane for this could be the new Boeing Middle Market plane which is still years away A small plane with 9 hours flying time a...

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by jfk777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

Re: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

Maybe its coming off lease and AA is getting it ready for its next airline.

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by jfk777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8361

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

25 flights a day isn't much of a hub. Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak? There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE. A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part. Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding... Ah, yes, the old &...

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by jfk777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will AA Start Operating 787 At MIA?
Replies: 15
Views: 3849

Re: When Will AA Start Operating 787 At MIA?

Why does AA need the 788/9 at Miami right now ? Seems to me that the mix of routes suit the 77E and 77W on the longer routes and particularly in view of cargo uplift from Latin and Southern America combined with Max8 where capacity doesn’t quite meet the 77E minimums. Right now the most frequent 76...

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by jfk777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8361

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

United was always playing second to AA in MIA. UA also started flying to many of the big Latin destinations fro its own hubs in ORD, IAD, Newark and Houston. GRU is served from all the mentioned hubs and EZE from some. Sure UA gave up what market flew to or from MIA for nonstops from their hubs. UA ...

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by jfk777
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5930

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Nothing in the revision of Open Skies with the ME3 restricted them from investing 49% in other airlines and allowing those airlines to fly from from their home countries to the USA. Qatar purchased 10% of Cathay Pacific and no one has accused them of driving Delta out of Hong Kong, yet. Qatar is ver...

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by jfk777
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8062

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

IF, and its a Big IF, Delta does do Hong Kong again it should from their Powerful hub in Detroit. An A350 would be the most efficient. DTW is the best hub for Asia from most Us cities for Delta, Atlanta is too far south & east for HKG flights. MSP is not as good but could be viable for Delta.

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by jfk777
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5930

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

AB was also a company owned by Etihad performing TATL flights and nobody ever complained. I doubt the real reason behind Parker claims is based on the alleged unfair competition of QR. There is nothing unfair in an Italian company owned by the Aga Khan IV and partecipated by QR willing to expand th...

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by jfk777
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5930

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

The "understanding" with the ME3 is only from their home countries and those airlines. Qatar owns 49% of Air Italy which has every right to fly to the USA from Milan. The ME3 have invested in many airline including Alitalia and Jet Aiways of India and no one has "accused" them of...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9717

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

Because Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Qatar fly to Dublin should not be the reason Aer Lingus doesn't fly to Asia. Aer Lingus should fly there because they fly to Ireland. Getting A350, 787 or 777 is easy and doable. Its great that EI is getting A321neo for MSP and Montreal but that should not be the...

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by jfk777
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in purchasing GECAS
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in purchasing GECAS

Anything Aviation related at GE is a Crown Jewel at the center of the future. Almost everything else is for sale potentially. GE is not selling the Health division they are spinning it off.

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by jfk777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9717

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop.

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by jfk777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Gatwick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Re: Did United ever serve Gatwick?

The photo at Gatwick is from 1983, United wouldn't takeover Pan AM's LHR system until 1990. UA hadn't even taken PA Pacific system yet.

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by jfk777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4530

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

BA suffered from Detroit being dominated by the hub airline. NW and DL has a unique situation with the JV with KLM offering connections to every corner of Europe through AMS. BA flies to many cities in the USA dominated by the hub airline but those cities have large vibrant metro areas with enough d...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. While BA has traditional done the right thing for England and their has ...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748? LH was the launch customer for 20 748 and Boeing was dying for an order from a prestige airline so they got a "deal". Korean Air makes flaps or some components for the...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?
Replies: 32
Views: 3874

Re: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?

The idea of Delta flying a 767 from MIA to CDG is a very 1990's idea. MIA in the last decade tried MIA to LHR, that ended badly. An Air France A380 or 777 is far more appealing then an 25 year DL 767. Very Bad idea.

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57674

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Elaborate on that. I don't disagree but how can AA and JL become more tightly linked? What is it that UA and NH are doing better on the joint venture front? I guess feed might be one factor, considering AA/JL only flies from JFK, ORD, LAX, DFW to TYO. Hubs such as MIA, CLT, PHL are not providing ad...

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by jfk777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777's to US West Coast and ORD vs Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: CX 777's to US West Coast and ORD vs Australia

Surprising Cathay doesn't do First Class to Sydney since they could sell First to London and JFK. Flew CX First in July to LHR and the legend lived up to the reality.

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by jfk777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6991

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

BA has a joint venture with JL and AY on traffic to Japan. No reason to fly their own metal when AY can rotate with one frame in 24 hrs. Same applies to China, although there is no joint venture there. What are you saying ? BA should ditch Tokyo to Finnair ? Worst idea I ever heard. BA needs a pres...

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by jfk777
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43346

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BA needs planes of all size for different long haul scenarios, the 777-9 will have a fit since its the largest twin available. A BA 777-9 will likely seat less then 300 passengers with a four class configuration. A BA 777-9 will ply the classic routes to the USA, Asia, South Africa and Sao Paulo plu...

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2970

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

The logical places for Aer Lingus to go are where OW had hubs including Hong Kong and Tokyo. Johannesburg would be great too with all the Irish folks living in South Africa.

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9582

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Everyone likes to point out how bad AA previous JFK to Haneda flights were, but are they aware they had to operate into HND between 2200-0700 ? This made departure from JFK at dinner time and the return from HND at 0655 arriving into JFK at a similar time. All the flights by US airlines to HND at th...

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion in N. America
Replies: 62
Views: 9495

Re: Emirates expansion in N. America

Its probably not politically viable for Emirates to expand their already very large operation in the USA.

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9582

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Will airlines really care that much? HND advantage is for frequent travelers. People going to the olympics most are traveling once, an extra hour on the train is not a big deal. It might not even be that far depending on where they are going? It's more that they're using the Olympics as an excuse t...

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9582

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

AA will probably seek a DFW to Haneda slot, they fly two DFW to NRT daily. United will probably seek ORD, LAX and/or EWR slots. Delta with two flights already will probably seek HND slots from two important hubs, DTW & ATL. From Europe, will Finnair finally say aribaderchi to NRT and move all it...

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19028

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

In Asia Pacific except for Thai its dead. In Europe LH, KLM and BA are still big operators of the 744, BA will probably the last of the three. August 5th I flew First Class from LHR to PHL in seat 1K, at takeoff the front wheels made an awful "grunting" noise. The seats were fine but certa...

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36973

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Qantas needs to stop thinking about First Class it takes up too much space and too heavy for 18 to 20 hour flights. Leave First Class for the 777-9 to LHR via Singapore and Sydney to LAX. The nonstop to LHR and JFK needs Business Class and Premium Economy. The Economy passenger takes the one stop ov...

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43346

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The B787-10 yes, but what need does BA have for a B779? Their long haul fleet is built around the B772 size, with a dozen recent B77W's and a number of A35J's on the way. Just below that they have the B787's covering the full spectrum. A few rows of additional seats is not worth building a fleet of...

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by jfk777
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43346

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Is the 77X really needed for the routes BA intends to put them on? A mix of A35x is really all they need. It will be a group order IMO - buying whatever is in the interests of the IAG, not just BA standalone. BA is the main intercontinental airline with flights to all corner of the world. IB is obv...

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by jfk777
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43346

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Big Airways, Big Aircraft British Airways needs the 777-9 for a simple reason, it is the biggest twin engine plane available which can fly nonstop to any destination except for Sydney. BA needs a big replacement for their 744 fleet with large freight capability. Everyone knows the slot situation at...

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by jfk777
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57674

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Not surprising they are dropping Shanghai with Peking but Tokyo only three times a week stinks. Tokyo should be daily or at least 5 times weekly.

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5176

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

AA is cancelling or moving 2 757 to Edinburgh and another city, hardly the end of AA's decades at JFK. When AA cancels , if it ever does, LAX and LHR it will leave JFK. The odds of this happening is lime winning the Powerball lottery. How many times are you going to repeat that? Over last 12 months...

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5176

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

AA is cancelling or moving 2 757 to Edinburgh and another city, hardly the end of AA's decades at JFK. When AA cancels , if it ever does, LAX and LHR it will leave JFK. The odds of this happening is lime winning the Powerball lottery.

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by jfk777
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6447

Re: SFO to Europe

The TWA L-1649 took 18 hours to fly from London to California. To conserve fuel they flew at very low altitudes after takeoff and increased altitude naturally as the plane burned fuel and became lighter. Imagine flying from London to LAX at 2,000 feet over Ireland, what a view. Truly the Golden Age ...

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by jfk777
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57674

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

ORD is much more a domestic hub than CLT. From the AA Hub Fact Sheets from May '18 ORD 144 Destinations in 12 Countries CLT 160 Destinations in 25 Countries PHL 123 Destinations in 22 Countries This is a case of where "figures lie". CLT and PHL fly only to Europe with no Asia flying. A Ca...

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by jfk777
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57674

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I would say that ORD already is a mostly domestic hub. Not to the extent of CLT or PHX, but pretty much at the level of PHL or close to it. I'd be interested to see what AA plans to do with a whopping 47 new 787's. I do not see the current fleet being retired any time soon so the question has to be...

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by jfk777
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57674

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

So, will ORD become primarily a domestic connecting hub for AA with some international service to its partner's hubs at NRT and LHR? Plus some seasonal leisure routes to Europe and the Caribbean? (I do applaud their growth in those markets). But is this sustainable for AA? I would imagine there wou...

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4159

Re: SAA new fleet!

Switching to One World from Star Alliance would probably be a good step in a restructuring plan too. 1) Why would a partnership with BA/IB be preferable over LH group? Why would LHR be a better European hub for SA than FRA/MUC? 2) Why would a partnership with AA be preferable over SA's current part...

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by jfk777
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12491

Re: B-747SP

This has always been fascinating to me. Did users of this type of B747 find it economically viable for their respective markets? I know IR, CA had them. The 747SP was the ULR plane of its time. Like all other ULR types, it's very much a niche market and only 45 SPs were ever built. Once the 747-400...

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 13999

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

All these miracles that are going to happen in Philadelphia are an oasis which is not going to happen. It took me 2 hours to clear customs in PHL Sunday August 5th, they do not have the infrastructure to handle all their international flights. PHL & JFK are two separate operations, everyone has ...

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 44
Views: 12207

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

Maybe QF group is looking for somewhere to park 787s because they are leaning towards an A350 order? They are a significant shareholder. What would be the motive for a substantial wide body fleet reshuffle otherwise? I agree with previous posts that i can't see what an A332/ A333 can't do in the cu...

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7641

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

MileHFL400 wrote:
Why did they order them in the first place? A good B777-300ER fleet seems like a better fit!


The have 777-300ER in the fleet too, they are only a few years old.

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16588

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

United buying JB makes about as much sense as then buying Southwest. United doesn't need JFK, Boston or Florida which are well covered by its Newark hub. United has a huge New York area hub at Newark where they fly nonstop all the way to India, Israel, Hing Kong, Peking, Shanghai and Tokyo. If JB wa...

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes
Replies: 12
Views: 7038

Re: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes

how about a photo of what your refer to so we can all see it.

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9401

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

Its slightly ironic the AA of today does need the range of the 744 for such cities as Sydney and Hing Kong plus all the beyond Japan Asian services from DFW. The 787-9 and 77W are doing the ultra long haul and some regular 10 to 12 hour flights too for AA now.

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