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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 13781

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

West coast to Hawaii. East coast to some Caribbean islands when Bermuda isn’t a viable alternate. United probably wouldn't use 737's on the Hawaii routes. It mainly a mix of 772's, 752's, and 738's/739's. Definitely will be used on the island hopper rotation, South America, and the Caribbean. I too...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA flights to LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Re: VA flights to LAS

except foreign aircraft aren't supposed to do charters within the US... had a huge huge blow-up with Air Canada about this years ago when they flew some hockey teams to the States, and then to another US point. Almost *every* US Airline complained to the DOT about it. QF are operating a SYD-LAX-MCO...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA flights to LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Re: VA flights to LAS

It is indeed Brisbane, and a "come down" is a polite way of expressing many people's opinion!

There could well be a charter ex-NZ, but time will tell

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA flights to LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Re: VA flights to LAS

a320fan wrote:
The Flight Centre global gathering was in Vegas that weekend. They regularly charter flights to carry staff to these events.

:checkmark:
These flights were staff charters for FCTG

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 55
Views: 5925

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

In addition to their LHR services, I believe the 744s also flew from Gatters to ATL, IAH, and others, too (maybe DFW + MCO?) Back in 2000 I flew LGW-NBO-MRU-LGW which was operated by 747s at the time. No idea when the NBO stop was dropped and the route became non-stop on the 777, but MRU moved from...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 146
Views: 20250

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

About 6 months ago Doug Parker (IIRC, it might have been Vasu Raja) made some comments about their approach to the Australian market, which appear to have been confirmed by subsequent statements when the JV received interim approval. The short version is that people are expecting way to much in the ...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does the US 24-hour free cancellation policy apply to foreign carriers flying to the US?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Does the US 24-hour free cancellation policy apply to foreign carriers flying to the US?

I played around with QF's website. If you book originating from the US ie. LAX-SYD-LAX you can cancel without penalty within 24 hours. Customers who purchase a ticket in the United States may cancel their reservations and obtain a ticket refund without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when purch...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 25
Views: 4539

Re: UA’s cash position

anair79 wrote:
Rdh3e wrote:
buy back stock which "gives the money back to investors"


How is "buy back stock" giving money back to investors?


Because they own the stock. When the airline buys your stock they pay you for it.

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4678

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

they don’t necessarily operate in a competitive domestic market. I was thinking the exact opposite. I am really glad to hear that VN are doing well, but I am concerned about how sustainable the growth in the Vietnamese domestic market is and that could put significant pressure on their financial pe...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9761

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

Aeroméxico has announced the cancellation of six international routes, after reporting a 2.6% decrease in revenues and a loss of $ 1,106 million pesos. http://enelaire.mx/aeromexico-cancela-ruta-a-shanghai-y-otros-cinco-destinos/ I'm no mathematician but what is that, maybe $29 dollars? About ~$58 ...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

While not technically what is asked, repositioning cruises are absolutely a thing as cruise lines move their ships from one home port to another. Trans-Pacific cruises to and from Australia for example are very popular. Carnival, RCL and Celebrity all have cruises running SEA/YVR-HNL-SYD southbound ...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3396

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

As said, MAN goes back 30 odd years, and daily year round for almost it's entire existence. It was made seasonal a couple of years ago and then didn't return for 2019. It's interesting to see how the MAN-US market has evolved over the past 10 years. Both AA(US) and UA(CO) have less capacity to MAN n...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230456

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

¿Some new news about proyect sunrise? Not from what I know of. They are taking an amazingly long time, incase someone hasn't noticed... I always expected something would be announced when they present their full year results in August. If it's not then, it'll be later in the year. It won't be Augus...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36461

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

They had the option of using a 787, 77E (which both fly longer routes than EWR-BOM), Did they have any available to be able to run those flights? It's one thing if they did, it's an entirely different situation if they didn't. Can't speak for the 777, but with the 787 fleet UA have precisely one sp...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314685

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

kunta67 wrote:
How much slack is in the 777W fleet right now? I see n2138U just doing domestic turns lately.


EWR-BOM is still suspended

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

QF431 SYD-MEL was operated by 747 VH-OEJ today. Does anyone know why?

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

FJ will suspend SUV-SYD for about 3 months for runway maintenance https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285362/fiji-airways-temporary-suspends-suva-jet-service-july-oct-2019/ Learn something new everyday. Always thought the only jet airport in Fiji was Nadi. How long has SUV-SYD existed...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11983

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

77A: not necessarily domestic, but these are nom-ER. The first of its kind; standard; letter A for first, standard. 77E: short for 777-200 E R. 77W: not sure where the W came from, but yes it’s a 777-300ER. Non-ER 777-300s may be called 773As, so as not to confuse them with 77As (normally designate...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13095

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

oldannyboy wrote:

DAL with no T-tails is soooo wrong.


You mean this one won't do it for you? :duck: :duck: :duck:

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2331

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

JAL has to be one of Japan's biggest brands... ANA probably is now too, but JAL has more of a historical foothold since it used to be the flag carrier. I disagree. Toyota is by far Japan's biggest brand. Then you have the other autos such as Mazda and Nissan; the electronics companies such as Ninte...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

Max Q wrote:
The proposed route to London had five stops !


This only saved 30 minutes over a subsonic transport, pretty pointless


I would have thought they could make it with just two


The proposed route saved 30 minutes over SIN-LHR, it would be about 10 hours faster than SYD-LHR (including stop)

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314685

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I still don't follow the logic. Why is United inherently weaker on PHL-DEN than any of the other carriers? Based on current schedules, there are 13 daily flights from PHL-DEN, 3x AA, 3x UA, 3x WN, 1x F9. That AA, UA and WN have the same number of frequencies on roughly the same gauge aircraft would ...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

When I posted last night I didn't have time to check things properly but reading the posts this morning (especially Michael's) I went back and checked the track logs and at no time did the three alleged aircraft at MEB (VA 737, SQ 744 & JQ 788) actually list as diverting to MEB so it was some s...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314685

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Your data is almost useless as it splits regional feed out so that you can't build an overall picture for any of the 3 network carriers. The likes of PSA and Endeavour are obvious, but it isn't clear how to allocate the traffic for OO, YX, YV etc. But more to the point, your overall conclusion is in...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2331

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

How do you measure the "biggest brand"?

For UAE, or at least Dubai, Emirates is a very good example. Qatar as well.

But I'm not sure I agree with Singapore or Turkish.

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

By long haul I assume you mean ~12-14 hour range as AA have launched DBV, and DL have flown to AGP (and previously PSA) for years. While CO had quite a large network to secondary European cities, UA are arguably late to this market of serving destinations for US outbound tourists. The nature of rout...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

This morning a China Airways A350 diverted to Canberra. I saw it fly overhead and couldn't for the life of me work out what it was. Is this the first time an A350 has touched down in CBR? Their was a China Airlines A350 which diverted to Canberra back in September last year. (B-18917 as CI55). I be...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

The first non-stop MAN-Australia service is about to land in PER. Admittedly it's only a charter with fewer than 100 VIPs on board but still a bit newsworthy. I'm sure this is the charter that brought the Man Utd soccer team, but would be great to know more about the flight. According to the MAN th...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

This morning a China Airways A350 diverted to Canberra. I saw it fly overhead and couldn't for the life of me work out what it was. Is this the first time an A350 has touched down in CBR?

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AussieHolidays(4) - First time featuring FlyPelican on the site! Canberra-Newcastle BAe J32
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: AussieHolidays(4) - First time featuring FlyPelican on the site! Canberra-Newcastle BAe J32

Thank you for this trip report! I have been thinking of trying FlyPelican for a while haha. My one and only trip report on this forum was about Brindabella Airlines, an associated airline that was grounded by CASA, flying on the Swearingen Metro. That was an experience! While it's a short flight wit...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Massive price discrepancy between US and DL- why?
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Massive price discrepancy between US and DL- why?

$5,000+ definitely sounds like a Y fare. Either DL don't have fares loaded for DTW-BEY (which seems unlikely) or they had been temporarily withdrawn from sale (which can be for any manner of reasons). Check again a few days later.

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314685

Re: Did United order 737-8's?

This was discussed in the United Fleet/Network thread. The tail numbers for the first four 737-8s have already been assigned.

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6152

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

Spot on. Airbus are doing this to improve flexibility by allowing as much space as needed to fit a decent lie flat product, if the airline wants, or a small business cabin and large economy cabin if the airline wants. The current configuration basically dictates how big the front cabin is and you ha...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2652

Re: United 738 Designations

IWMBH wrote:
Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode?


They all do.

All 800s were delivered pre-merger, and also all 900s are 924s even if they were ordered post-merger.

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

VA just got a little slice of good news for it’s long haul, the ACCC just granted interim authorisation for VA and VS to cooperate on scheduling and services on HKG and LAX flights. Draft determination expected in September, still not sure who’d go to LHR via LAX but anyways. I’m sure they’d consid...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 37114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

98% average load sounds like terrible yield management. They have left plenty of money on the table. No it's not, price/demand isn't a straight line as demand is quite elastic in aviation. You are maximizing revenues by maximizing volumes and prices. Sorry but you're wrong. Pretty much every airlin...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20816

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I'll give it to Delta, that's some masterful marketing. Delta is just the latest airline to adopt the meal service pioneered by Qantas about 5 years ago and since adopted by several others, most recently Etihad. It's a passenger unfriendly move as it reduces the amount of food. What I find particula...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13673

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11110

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

There's isn't much need for a non-stop GUM to mainland flight. UA already serves GUM with the daily GUM-HNL non-stop flights plus the island hopper. There's also the connecting options at KIX or NRT. UA would be better using the 787 or 777 on the flight on a more lucrative market such as China. Doe...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A bit of well-placed gossip about VA international, which no I can't substantiate, but comes from sources who would know. A lot of bitterness between HNA and VA right now. It was expected Hong Kong Airlines would market and fill the HKG flights but VA feels they've been completely 'screwed over' (s...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8023

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Guys, the other day I flew EWR-RDU at a cruising altitude of 7,000 feet. WTF!? Does that have to due with airspace congestion in and around NYC? Someone else will be able to give you much more information, but it means that the flight operated through local airspace being handed from tower to tower...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

[twoid][/twoid] It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG. If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircr...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND? It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND. Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly? It’s the only 78...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52435

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Folks, from the data posted on this thread it seems the last non ER 747 will leave the fleet in August, will HND and HNL continuoe on a 744ER post that, or any other practical route to do it on I ask as I want to log it before they retire next year. Sorry, what is your question exactly? HNL returns...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36461

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I'm going out on limb here, but if this flight was highly profitable, I think UA would have come up with a way to make the flight work. Ditto. It's a 777-300ER on the route. Can't it fly above or below Iranian airspace to get to India? I would think it has the range to do so. Above or below??!? I a...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21958

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I presume it also goes through HMV at the same time. It would be daft to ground the plane for months and tear the plane down to the rafters and not do a HMV. Probably not. Qantas are running HMV, cabin refit and repainting as 3 separate lines of work, with no coordination between them. By the time ...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314685

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

First off, I hate the United Fleet/Network threads were combined this year. Yes, there is some cross over conversation but for the most part the conversations are separate. Please Please Please separate these for Q3... I strongly agree. Please, please go back to keeping the threads separate in futu...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

moa999 wrote:
LT Plat at 75000 SC is only really achievable for a small minority (those who pull in 5-6000 SC/year for a sustained period).



Well apparently Lifetime Platinum will be more exclusive than the Chairman's Lounge as such a small number of people will ever qualify.

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/airbus-a321xlr


Not 9 hours, but I have done 7-8 hours TATL on CO/UA 757s on a number of occasions. It really isn't that bad.
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CraigAnderson wrote:
New definition of hell: over nine hours of Sydney-Tokyo in a narrowbody!

https://www.ausbt.com.au/airbus-a321xlr


Not 9 hours, but I have done 7-8 hours TATL on CO/UA 757s on a number of occasions. It really isn't that bad.

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

To a lot of North East and Mid-Alantic markets AA operate higher frequency from ORD than DFW. On some route pairs the connection in DFW is currently 5-6 hours. While these markets are not unique one-stop route pairs, ORD should provide more efficient connections in a number of markets. One example t...

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