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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK
Replies: 63
Views: 9959

Re: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK

Why does QF bother with JFKLAX? It only drags down profitability Better than having the aircraft sit at LAX for 16+ hours with no revenue. That depends if it's turning a profit or not. An aircraft sitting on the ground doing nothing is more profitable than an airplane in the air that's operating at...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK
Replies: 63
Views: 9959

Re: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK

MaverickM11 wrote:
Why does QF bother with JFKLAX? It only drags down profitability

Better than having the aircraft sit at LAX for 16+ hours with no revenue.

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 6685

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

AMS is the worst when it comes to security check: 25 minutes queueing is common (they even have signs saying that it takes 25 minutes if the queue in front of security reaches a certain point, which it often does) and they are rude (if you don’t speak to them because you’re tired they will give you...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2198

Re: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......

.......9 of them are currently on route to SYD, QF EY EK SQ ME OZ CZ MH QR Is that the most A380 operators to visit one airport on a daily basis?. I'm sure LHR or LAX may have come close at one time. (First time poster, long time lurker. Apologies for another A380 thread :white: ) I believe up unti...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 34
Views: 2763

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

LH658 wrote:
There is a flight from FRA to PNQ Lufthansa/PrivitAir

That is why I said PNQ to any big city NOT served by LH...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6679

Re: At Terminal 7 1/22/18

3 British Airways 744s at gates 1 BA 744 at Hardstand. 1 BA 318 at gate. 1 BA (Openskies) 757 at gate 1 ANA 773 at gate 1 UIA 763 at gate 1 IB 340 at gate 1 Qantas 744 at gate 2 VX 320s at gates Normal afternoon. I find this terminal often maligned on a.net with an uncertain future. I can not think...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 34
Views: 2763

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

PNQ to any big city not serviced by AI, 9W, LH or not connecting through DXB
For example PNQ - LAS, PNQ - SAN

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by DTWLAX
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 11025

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

NeBaNi wrote:
At LAX, it's Air Tahiti Nui (-300) and Lufthansa (-600) which are always a treat to watch coming in! Also Phillipines with the -300, but the interchange with the 777-300ER

Agree.
Of late it has been all 789s but VS once in a while flies the A346 as well to LAX

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by DTWLAX
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 33
Views: 9856

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

VCEflyboy wrote:
What about CX and china airlines? They never flown theirs to LAX?

Both do not have the A380.
They have not flown their A350s to LAX yet

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by DTWLAX
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Randi Zuckerberg sexually harassed on AS flight
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Randi Zuckerberg sexually harassed on AS flight

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/travel/randi-zuckerberg-alaska-airlines-harassment.html Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi Zuckerberg reported being sexually harassed on AS flight. She also goes on to mention that when she complained to the flight attendants, they ignored her complaints ...

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by DTWLAX
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6744

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

This would make sense considering LH is really pushing its MUC hub in recent years. Also BOM-MUC is A359 while BOM-FRA is on an older B744 (they send the B748 to BLR). However AFAIK BOM-FRA still seems daily. Will LH announce such a reduction soon? LH is sending the 748 daily to BOM currently. Not ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 209997

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

This means KLM is now flying the two oldest 747-400's around; PH-BFB (full pax) and PH-BFC (combi), delivered to KLM in June and September 1989. I had the pleasure of flying PH-BFB City of Bangkok 3 weeks ago from LAX to AMS. This was my third trip on PH-BFB. This bird has a plaque inside on the si...

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by DTWLAX
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 686
Views: 194637

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

On a side note, flightaware shows that AF66 was operated by a B77W on November 17th. Anybody know why?

Also since one A380 has been out of service for almost 2 months now, which A380 route has been downgauged?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Jet Airways withdrawal from the market has left a tremendous void. I don't know the economic viability of a standalone flight but the feed on the Brussels end should make it viable. How big is the feed at BRU? AMS and CDG are much bigger and have 2 flights a day to DEL with KL, 9W from AMS and AF, ...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26576

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

So the 777 from LAX sits in AMS for 7.5 hours before turning back to LAX?

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by DTWLAX
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21004

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

While some termed this flight by DL as heroic and brave, some criticized the operation of this flight as risky and dangerous. But here is some insight into what went on behind the scenes and the planning for the operation of this flight. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/here%E2%80%99s-the-story-behi...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 8501

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

I try always to steer clear of these baby airbuses though this is getting increasingly difficult with so many airlines chosing them compared to the more desirable option, from a passenger with ears point of view, the b737. Thank you Airlines select planes based on performance and financial impacts ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4784

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273457/lufthansa-s18-long-haul-changes-as-of-21jun17/?highlight=lufthansa LH is switching certain A380 routes to the A346; flights from FRA to these cities are being downgauged to the A346. I must say I am surprised LH is downgauging FRA-LAX from a A...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Skymiles - do segments roll over?
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: DL Skymiles - do segments roll over?

No - segments do not rollover. Only MQMs rollover to the following year.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airport - The Most Airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

Re: Which Airport - The Most Airlines?

LHR for sure. On the US side, JFK and LAX.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Connected Flights, Same Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Two Connected Flights, Same Aircraft

Back in March 2015, I flew BOS-AMS-BOM on DL. Originally, the connecting flight was supposed to be on a different equipment but after landing in AMS, I found out that the connecting plane was the same one that flew BOS-AMS. The BOS-AMS flight was on time but then the AMS-BOM leg was delayed by a cou...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4784

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

LH is bringing the A380 on MUC-LAX? I may have missed that memo. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273457/lufthansa-s18-long-haul-changes-as-of-21jun17/?highlight=lufthansa LH is switching certain A380 routes to the A346; flights from FRA to these cities are being downgauged to the A...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4784

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

I think DL will be the first to bring the A350 to LAX. Some domestic flights into LAX from DTW before they send them to the Asian destinations seems more likely. The 359 is about the same size as the 346 but much more efficient. LAX is one of their longest routes from MUC so it would make sense to p...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA
Replies: 20
Views: 10672

Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA

http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/19/american-airlines-ok-with-tommy-lee-mile-high-club-video/ Apparently AA is ok with whatever Tommy Lee and his girlfriend were upto inside the lavatory aboard a flight. I would like to know what would AA's response be if it were just some ordinary passengers. So what is ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Battery fire on LH440 FRA-IAH - No damage caused
Replies: 9
Views: 4793

Battery fire on LH440 FRA-IAH - No damage caused

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/08/11/battery-caught-fire-lufthansa-a-380-410-people-board-all-safe/560924001/ A passenger's battery/power bank caught fire when it fell beneath a seat on LH440 FRA-IAH flight last week. Luckily nobody was harmed and the fire was extin...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13402

Re: Air India adds LAX

AAvgeek744 wrote:
Is this going to take any pax from AI's SFO-DEL flight?

Maybe some passengers. DEL-SFO is catered to the IT industry in the Bay area, so not sure how many passengers are connecting to SFO-LAX on UA.

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13402

Re: Air India adds LAX

How will this affect Cathay Pacific on their LAX route. Last month I flew to LAX on CX and a decent amount of the passengers on board were from India. I do not think CX will be affected much. CX has multiple daily flights into LAX and have been competing against other Asian carriers for years. More...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 769 - why landing in Bucharest?
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Re: LH 769 - why landing in Bucharest?

LH used to fly nonstop PNQ-FRA when they first started flying with a all business class configuration. When they switched to a mixed configuration with business and economy, a fuel stop was necessary on the PNQ-FRA leg.

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25455

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

dtw2hyd wrote:

Flushing almost everything in toilets including blankets is another major issue.

Enough of this nonsense. Are you cooking up stories here?
If something like this happened, please post a source for your information.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 9107

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

Been crossing my fingers for LAX-AMS-LAX even though KLM is on this route id figure DL would start this before SLC.. KLM is well established in the LAX market. I do not think DL will start LAX-AMS anytime soon. Maybe after KL retires the B747 we could possibly see DL operate one of the two AMS flig...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25455

FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-flight-in-us-denied-take-off-over-seat-belt-tags/articleshow/59939095.cms FAA denies take-off for AI126 due to worn seatbelt tags. I am not sure what the rules are for seatbelts, so cannot say if the FAA went o...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10970

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

I don't really see how United is at fault here. The parents are well aware, or should have been, of the rules of unaccompanied minors. A quick search took me of all 30 seconds to find this on their website.. United's unaccompanied minor policy Children ages 5-15 (as of the travel date) who travel w...

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 28, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 31
Views: 6075

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

Will a smaller plane be put on AMS-BOM to replace the 77W used on that route and re-configuring A330s as 3-class planes? (To Paris, 9W uses a mix of A332s and A333s.) What I meant to say in an earlier post was that 9W should have replaced the A330 operating BOM-CDG-BOM with a 77W, so the A330 could...

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 28, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 31
Views: 6075

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

Irehdna wrote:
Another thing 9W could have done with this 77W is to deploy it on BOM-CDG-BOM. 3x LHR 77W and 1x CDG A333 doesn't seem right, especially given Skyteam at CDG and required usage of the A330 for MAA-CDG and BLR-AMS.

AF flies a daily CDG-BOM using a mix of 777 and 77W.

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by DTWLAX
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Trolls UA in New Commercial
Replies: 1
Views: 650

EK Trolls UA in New Commercial

http://observer.com/2017/04/united-airl ... ommercial/
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EK waited for the opportunity and has now responded to UA CEO Munoz's comments from last month.
Goes directly at UA's slogan...

http://observer.com/2017/04/united-airl ... ommercial/

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celeberties in Airline ads/marketing
Replies: 17
Views: 1882

Re: Celeberties in Airline ads/marketing

Nicole Kidman for Etihad

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 10324

Re: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights

enilria wrote:
*DL DTW-SNA SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>0.9 NOV 0>0.9

I hope this sticks around longer.
What aircraft will DL be using? A319 or B737?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 4682

Re: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World

Where does AI's DEL-SFO come on this list? Great circle has it at 7706 miles but we know that is not the true distance the plane flies. There is a detour around the Himalayas and the distance flown is always greater than 7706 miles. You can add another flight to the retired list: DL's ATL-BOM that f...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10566

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

If this deal is done, they can finally OFFICIALLY announce the death of the NRT hub. I'd imagine DL would maintain NRT service to HNL and any other US flights that can't fit into HND. Maybe GUM. They'll still have a major presence in Tokyo, but it will be almost all terminating in Japan. HND/NRT to...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10566

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Delta's international footprint is taking shape. Hubs in Amsterdam, Paris,Seoul,Mexico City,Shanghai, and eventually São Paulo. Strong presence in London and the U.K via Virgin Atlantic. I would not call CDG, MEX or PVG "DL hubs". They are simply the hubs of very close partners to which D...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10566

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Also, what is the 8th DL partner? I see MU, CI, CZ, GA, MF, VN, and KE (7 partners). Actually 9, hit the wrong number. SV and ME, in the MidEast. SV & ME are middle east, not Asian. 9W Jet Airways India is a DL Tier 1 partner. Middle East is a part of Asia not a separate continent. So SV and ME...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's Second flight to LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: KLM's Second flight to LAX

zrs70 wrote:
I'm flying LAX-AMS this summer. Flight still showing a 777!

I only looked at the March schedule. Did not go as far as the summer.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's Second flight to LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

KLM's Second flight to LAX

KLM has in the past operated a second flight to LAX for 4-5 days a week in the summers. I just noticed KLM is starting this second flight to LAX this year on March 26. It will be 5 days a week. Usually the flight starts in the summer but is it the first time they are starting this so early in the ye...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Future Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 8094

Re: Jet Airways Future Routes

klm617 wrote:
DTW-AMS-DEL or DTW-AMS-BOM would both be good fits as they are a member of skyteam and Detroit is in dyer need of better fares and access to India.

Already exist through DL codeshare.
If you are suggesting 9W should fly AMS-DTW, that is not going to happen.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 602 divert to KORD
Replies: 35
Views: 4806

Re: KLM 602 divert to KORD

In a situation like this where the airline only has one flight a day to a city and the daily flight and I'm guessing any KLM staff have left for the day would the KLM station manager get called back to the airport? I wonder if DTW was a better option to divert. Skyteam hub and partner DL's staff av...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nationwide CBP outage reported
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

US Customs Outage Leads to Long Lines at Airports

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-customs- ... es-stress/

The outage lasted about 4 hours. MIA, FLL, ATL and IAD seem to be affected by the outage.
Long lines and frustrated passengers tweeting about it.
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-customs- ... es-stress/

The outage lasted about 4 hours. MIA, FLL, ATL and IAD seem to be affected by the outage.
Long lines and frustrated passengers tweeting about it.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W Europe-India On-time Performance Issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

9W Europe-India On-time Performance Issues?

Looking at flightaware data for 9W 231 (AMS-BOM) from 12/20 to 12/30, it looks like the flight is consistently delayed. Only twice has the flight arrived in BOM within +/- 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival time. The flight seems to be coming in at around 1:00 AM most of the times but some are exte...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 6577

Re: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways

Delta needs to announce the FF partnership already. As far as Elite benefits, if tiny GOL airlines can recognize my Diamond status online and give me comfort seats, DL & 9W can do the same. They just need to do it already. If I could dream, 9W would also accept global upgrade certs. I also thin...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8372

Re: DL and the 777

[/quote]
The JFK-BOM route did not operate until the LRs arrived.[/quote]
JFK-BOM operated before the LRs arrived. It was ATL-BOM that did not start until the LRs arrived.

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