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by jfk777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 19
Views: 3967

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: 1583

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: 1583

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: 94
Views: 13552

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: 25
Views: 8144

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: 29
Views: 4018

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: 329
Views: 38722

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: 1390

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: 10261

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: 10261

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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by jfk777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38722

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Knowing Willie who, loves a "deal", the Seattle boys gave him the deal of a lifetime. Boeing needs an order and one from IAG for 200 plans certainly makes a statement. There must be lots of A319 headed for retirement. Good luck to both BA and Boeing on this one.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10771

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

JamesCousins wrote:
jfk777 wrote:
9 seats per row in an A330 is insane.


Yes, but it's hardly new. FrenchBee, Air Asia X, CebuPacific?


Sounds like a list of airlines to stay away from.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24960

Re: Korean Air orders further 787’s

Great news for Boeing, a big order in Paris, from a loyal airline. 20 787-9/10 will help Korean fly to any corner of the USA and Europe. What would be even better is an order for the 777-9. Great way to go Korean Air.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24960

Re: Korean Air orders further 787’s

EK77WNH wrote:
Can the -10 reach BOS?


The 787-10 can reach and LAX anything in between from Amsterdam. The 787-10 can fly about 6,500 miles, a 787-9 can do about 8,000 miles.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10771

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

500 seats in a A330, who are the passengers, Dwarfs ? Just because it can be done should it be done ? 9 seats per row in an A330 is insane.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24960

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

If the 787-10 can do all their routes, then there is little need for the 777-9. As I've been saying for a while, MTOW increases on the 787-10 will be a big impediment to 777-9 sales. If the 777-9 is ordered by KE, it will be to "keep up with the Johnses" (CX+SQ). KE's CEO have said in the...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

The best thing KLM could do is get spun off from Air France and merge with IAG. DO you really think BA wanted to merge with Iberia ? It was the only airline left to merge with. You have got to be kidding? When did you last try British Airways? That company is as bad as Ryanair nowadays with their p...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on here that back then KL was not doing f...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 47
Views: 8582

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

Cry me a river, Korean has the Schipol of Asia and wants to limit a small Scandanavian airline's flight to a Korea's second city. Who told them to buy A380's ? Noticing the river from Tokyo from ANA & JAL is quite dry too, no crying in Japan, just sucking it up. Someone needs a few history and ...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?

The mission of the 797 is 8 to 10 hour flight. The 787, 777 and A350 have been made to go 8,000 miles, that requires lots of extra weight to carry heavy fuel for flights routinely 15 hours long. The 797 is what the 767 started 40 years ago, a lighter jet for flights medium distance flights. The Nort...

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 44
Views: 3983

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Before the 767,777 and 787 there were ANA L-1011 & 747SR and JAL Dc-10-40 and 747SR of every type Boeing ever made. Widebody jets have been used in Japan since they began in the ear 1970's.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 47
Views: 8582

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

Cry me a river, Korean has the Schipol of Asia and wants to limit a small Scandanavian airline's flight to a Korea's second city. Who told them to buy A380's ? Noticing the river from Tokyo from ANA & JAL is quite dry too, no crying in Japan, just sucking it up.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO widebodies
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: UA SFO widebodies

The United 763 fleet is primarily a Chicago and Newark to Europe airplane. Some have been reconfigured with a very large Polaris cabin and the new Y+ so their total seating capacity is only abou 160 passengers.

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3325

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Was hoping for JAL to do something innovative with their great looking new A350 for long haul. Using such a nice plane for 90 minute flights is not the same. JAL already has what has to be the nicest domestic fleet in the world. Have you seen their First Class seats on domestic flights, flying thron...

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

Re: New VC-25 livery

The Blue livery is iconic and classy, a white fuselage with Navy or Black type saying " United States of America" with a flag on the tail in a white background looks like an Air Force Plane. Reminds me the 707 livery before it was Blue, it could be confused for a KC-135 tanker. Do you want...

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 3524

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

By my estimates, the greatest current number of WB twin subtypes in any individual airline is 8. This is shared between 3 airlines, TG, DL & UA TG 333, 359, 772, 77E, 773, 77W, 788, 789 DL 763, 764, 77E, 77L, 359, 332, 333, 339 UA 763, 764, 772, 77E, 77W, 788, 789, 78J Split those hairs, United...

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1994

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

Given the history of Greek airlines, NO. Every profitable short haul airline wants long haul glory to JFK,Tokyo, Johannesburg and Hong Kong, why don't change what works. Aegean does what it does well and makes money leave it alone, feed your long haul passenger to LH.

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3325

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779 That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s. British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, ANA, and Cathay, for a total of 34...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3325

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

B and his fan won’t be too happy seeing this. Especially when the -1000 goes long-haul in future. All in all, nice looking aircraft and livery. But A350-1000 doesn’t have first class. All current A35J operators use 35J on less premium markets with low-J, no-F configurations, compared with 77W. If J...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet 777 Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: Jet 777 Fleet

There is a dedicated Jet Airways thread with a lot of opinions. It is unclear who actually owns these frames. Rumored owners range from US-EXIM to off-shore shell companies and banks/lease servicers in between. Four seem to be going through the repo/de-reg/resale process. Six are just stored. In su...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet 777 Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: Jet 777 Fleet

Are the 777 stil in India or have they been flown to another destination ?

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet 777 Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Jet 777 Fleet

Does anyone know he status of the Jet 777 fleet ? All the news about Repos has been about their 737 fleet which seems to have found new homes by now. Are these beauties rotting in Mumbai or are they flying for a new airline.

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12456

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

AA's Atlantic partner BA needs to show AA what a "properly" configured airplane looks like. BA? As in the airline that just introduced a J configuration that's going to significantly decrease the density, and number, of J/C seats per aircraft when introduced to respective fleet types? You...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12271

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

As far as Perth to Paris and Frankfurt, Qantas built a beautiful lounge and customs facilities at its Perth domestic terminal for easy connections for their London flights. The Perth Airport Authorities now have an itch that Qantas use the regular international terminal for the Paris and FRA flight...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12271

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12456

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

Lots of posts about AA's 789 having only 30 J class seats, maybe AA should reconfigure he plans similar to Qantas. If the issue is the European routes don't need so many J class seats then AA needs two 789 configurations. AA needs to give themselves a chance in Asia with properly configured 787 air...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5045

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

More ORD to PBI would be good. Winter 3 flights summer one, two is good.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expanding DFW, LAX?
Replies: 19
Views: 3168

Re: AA Expanding DFW, LAX?

DFW to Taipei, hey if Seoul can be viable from DFW so can TPE.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12456

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

Lots of posts about AA's 789 having only 30 J class seats, maybe AA should reconfigure he plans similar to Qantas. If the issue is the European routes don't need so many J class seats then AA needs two 789 configurations. AA needs to give themselves a chance in Asia with properly configured 787 airc...

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12456

Re: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

From what I've heard AA does well to their allied alliance partners hubs (HND/NRT/HKG) so the 77W to Tokyo & Hong Kong will probably stay (they actually sell F/J to HND/NRT/HKG). They may down-gauge ICN/PEK/PVG and make them less than daily. Its hard to downgauge Seoul, Peking and Shanghai when...

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6714

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Love the Lamborghini "Follow Me" car, its worth watching the video just for that.

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 41
Views: 5676

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Qantas received the last 6 744, as 744ER, ever produced for passengers so theirs are the youngest. There is no reason they can't fly until 2025.

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13336

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

China will order the 777-9 for expansion, the big 3 airlines have fairly new 77W fleets so replacements are years away. 787-10 could work nicely for them, they can reach many destinations in Europe and Australia plus regional flights. Hope it happens

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16248

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

They literally say they will do this because of the JV tentative approval and AA taking over the LAX-MEL route. How does that not "suggest" that this is where the slack in their fleet for these two new routes came from? AA is not replacing QF on MEL-LAX. QF currently operate a daily 388 f...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24960

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Korean Air will probably buy both since they buy everything. Their aerospace division makes parts for the A350 so its likely they will buy those, why else would they have 10 747-8. They make 748 parts too. More 787-9 almost a certainty, 777-9 needed to replace older 777 and 744 still around. 787-10 ...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: SAA CEO resigns

An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... Two airlines operating the same airplane don't have the same economics. LH is a leading airline with premium yields selling lots of Business and F...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... Two airlines operating the same airplane don't have the same economics. LH is a leading airline with premium yields s...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of DFW (future routes, future airlines Etc)
Replies: 24
Views: 1497

Re: Future of DFW (future routes, future airlines Etc)

DFW could attract some AA alliance partners like Cathay Pacific and more Qantas. AA has done an excellent job of filling the DFW route map, the only Asian destinations which could make sense are Taipei & Singapore. South America is well covered. Europe will always be the number one continent se...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of DFW (future routes, future airlines Etc)
Replies: 24
Views: 1497

Re: Future of DFW (future routes, future airlines Etc)

DFW could attract some AA alliance partners like Cathay Pacific and more Qantas. AA has done an excellent job of filling the DFW route map, the only Asian destinations which could make sense are Taipei & Singapore. South America is well covered. Europe will always be the number one continent ser...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340.

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