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by raylee67
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17449

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

But is US selling the LEAP engines to the airlines in China for their 737MAX? If yes, why can't China just use those LEAPs to reverse engineer?

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by raylee67
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 5242

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

This is an interesting topic. I think it really depends: 1. For countries that have adequate infrastructure and one or more private airlines ready to step in and take over (or are already competing successfully against the government owned loss-making airline), the loss of contribution to the econom...

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by raylee67
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51082

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Assuming that if KLM is looking at the 321, it's really looking at the 321XLR. There are a lot of things that the XLR can do and the MAX cannot.

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by raylee67
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4307

Re: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights

Virtual737 wrote:
MH8763 - looks like it's getting ready to depart again.

EDIT: Destination KL by the looks.


If Malaysia government allows the passengers to fly to KL, why didn't they just allow the ship to dock there? At a Malaysian port facing the South China Sea? Or Johor Bahru?

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by raylee67
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140267

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Apparently targeting the tech sector. Good and bold move by AA. Delta has been struggling to get the trans-Pac routes up from SEA. AA may have better luck with AS behind it.

What would it do to AS's partnership with non-OW carriers? such as EK, SQ, etc.?

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by raylee67
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7751

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Switching to become an independent carrier is a huge undertaking. It means building the infrastructure that the airline never had, with limited time and capital. To my memory, only one commuter carrier has made a real attempt to do this and that's ACA, after being dumped by United. It became Indepe...

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by raylee67
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7751

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Switching to become an independent carrier is a huge undertaking. It means building the infrastructure that the airline never had, with limited time and capital. To my memory, only one commuter carrier has made a real attempt to do this and that's ACA, after being dumped by United. It became Indepen...

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by raylee67
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus suspends A320 production in Tianjin
Replies: 19
Views: 4157

Re: Airbus suspends A320 production in Tianjin

The Chinese plant is mainly to deliver to Chinese and Asian carriers. Given the current situation, I don't think any of them is in any urgent need to any additional capacity. It's to everyone's interest to suspend production until the virus situation clears. I didn't really understand it since Tianj...

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by raylee67
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?
Replies: 21
Views: 3351

Re: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?

Antaras wrote:
Only a few days left to the Singapore Airshow 2020. What do you expect from the exhibition?

Virus, virus and virus

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by raylee67
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212149

Re: Kalitta operating Wuhan evacuation flight

China Southern flew WUH-SFO today. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSN659/history/20200128/0710Z/ZHHH/KSFO It didn't. It originated in CAN but had the same flight number as the CAN-WUH-SFO flight. Look at the flight path. It went nowhere near WUH. The flight was originally CAN-WUH-SFO. It was c...

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by raylee67
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8298

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

How does China or the US "buy" more manufactured goods? It's all up to private individuals to buy surely? All companies in China are controlled by the Party regardless of ownership. Let's put it this way, if the Party tells you to do something, you don't dare to not do it. Unless you want...

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by raylee67
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8298

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

What kinds of orders should we expect? Wouldn’t buying oil, pork, and soya beans be the quickest and easiest thing to do ? No, the agreement is for China to buy USD 200 billion of goods and services from US in 2020 and 2021, on top of the the 2017 amount of purchases China makes. The tricky part is...

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by raylee67
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64944

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I'm liking all of this. I think with the MAX out, AC is seeing some positives to larger capacity, less frequency. At least that's what I'm hoping. But they have 37 Dreamliner's why do they need NEO’s? They have taken delivery of all their ordered 787 already and have not ordered more. However, they...

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by raylee67
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diverting flights to skip an intermediate stop
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: Diverting flights to skip an intermediate stop

The flights you described seems to be the Nagasaki - Kobe - Haneda flights. They are same flight number same plane service with Kobe as the intermediate stop. The crew can certainly file the final destination airport as the diversion airport. I remember that when China Airlines has Jakarta - Hong Ko...

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by raylee67
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15825

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

SQ's schedule, based on winter timings, could look like this: SIN - NRT - JFK: 1200 - 1945/2145 - 2010 JFK - NRT - SIN: 0200 - 0615/0815 - 1455 or 1000 - 1415/1615 - 2255 If slots at JFK are an issue, they could go to EWR. None of the flight times overlap with any of ANA's offerings. They could ope...

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by raylee67
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14967

Re: Etihad to the rescue? Again?

Neither, the GoI will find some compelling reason to keep AI in government control. It would be Indigo. The condition is that the Government will own 51% of the combined entity. So now the Government will get to run Indigo too. Do you have any source for the fact that the Government wants to own 51...

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by raylee67
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion
Replies: 28
Views: 8479

Re: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion

The double diversion is actually quite impressive. They had a diversion to Trinidad. They likely didn’t have the crew duty time to get to ATL. Instead of spending 24 hours in a Trinidad, they were able to dispatch short to SJU to use the remaining crew duty time. In SJU they could meet up with a ne...

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by raylee67
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14967

Re: Etihad to the rescue? Again?

boeing773er wrote:
Neither, the GoI will find some compelling reason to keep AI in government control.

It would be Indigo. The condition is that the Government will own 51% of the combined entity. So now the Government will get to run Indigo too.

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by raylee67
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24262

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

I am glad I had the opportunity to fly on almost all versions: 747-100SUD (JL), 747-200 (CP, CI, NW), 747-200SR (NH), 747-300 (SQ, SR), 747-400 (CX, CP, NW, BA), 747-400M (AC), 747-8I (KE) As airlines accelerate retiring the 744s, it's getting harder and harder to see one, let along getting on one. ...

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by raylee67
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22456

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

The flight for the SB sector has been now capped at 140 and NB at 157 due to the operating restrictions. Maybe during the busy holiday periods a 757 should be the equipment used (or the MAX once it’s back). MIA is a shorter stage length so the 738 has hd no problems there (was a 319 until 12/18). S...

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by raylee67
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15487

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Air Canada puts 450 seats on the 77W. 787 is for sure not large enough to replace those 777s. There are only two planes capable to replace the 77W with the same capacity and range, A350 and 777-9. I would think A350 has an edge, since it offers the flexibility of both A359 and A351, so Air Canada ca...

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by raylee67
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39227

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

It's been one major issue after another this year for Boeing. MAX grounding, 777X delays and then the Starliner failure last week. It basically covers all lines of business. As the CEO, it's kind of difficult to really stay on when the floor literally collapses below your feet. I have a feeling that...

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by raylee67
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 43006

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

MIflyer12 wrote:

Absence of AVOD in Business isn't going to drop their costs/consumer prices $500 per ticket.


They don't need to drop the price by $500. They just need to be consistently cheaper than the competitors. if they are even $50 cheaper than the competitors, I am with them. But again, that's just me.

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by raylee67
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 43006

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/192168 Seriously? ZIPAIR's new 787-8 features the JAMCO business class... but without personal entertainment screens. Personally, I love this. It means less complexity and lower cost for ZG and hopefully will lower the ticket price of business class. I sleep my ...

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by raylee67
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20286

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Singapore Airlines is supposed to have their regional subsidiary, Silk Air, merged into SQ after MAX deliveries, and they were going to install full flat bed business class on the MAX to standardize their premium offering in the full-service sector. The MAX delays will have an impact on the implemen...

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by raylee67
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9332

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

Air Malta trip cost with two NB legs would be far less than EK/EY/QR two WB legs (or one NB + one WB legs for EY/QR). As long MLA airport fees for NBs are cheaper than DXB/AUH/DOH WB/NB fees, I don't see why it wouldn't be viable. Sure initially volume will be less, but as it gets all XLRs it can b...

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by raylee67
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR
Replies: 119
Views: 11938

Re: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR

Dominion301 wrote:

YVR-EWR's frequency next summer will be doubling to 2x daily.

Trying to catch the passengers currently on CX.

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by raylee67
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9332

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

(Not sure if this has been discussed before) According to ATW, Air Malta will receive 2 A321XLRs in 2024 and plans to begin long haul services from the island to India and New York. https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/air-malta-begin-a321xlr-long-haul-service-2024 India is going to be tough. But ...

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by raylee67
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9332

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

(Not sure if this has been discussed before) According to ATW, Air Malta will receive 2 A321XLRs in 2024 and plans to begin long haul services from the island to India and New York. https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/air-malta-begin-a321xlr-long-haul-service-2024 India is going to be tough. But ...

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by raylee67
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16565

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

a midsize jet with 120-150 A220 is the only one satisfying this. While E2-195 can sit 146 pax maximum, the seats will be really tight with that configuration. If SAS wants the flexibility to block seats out for Euro-business class, then the number of seats would drop to about 130 on the largest Emb...

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by raylee67
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways considers buying Lufthansa stake
Replies: 16
Views: 4526

Re: Qatar Airways considers buying Lufthansa stake

Lufthansa reportedly not interested in an investment by Qatar Airways. https://www.arabnews.com/node/1592731/business-economy It's not up to Lufthansa to decide. LH is a publicly traded company. If QR makes a stupid offer for LH shares someone will sell. Yes and no... QR cannot buy controlling stak...

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by raylee67
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13130

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

mjoelnir wrote:
raylee67 wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:

There are no GE engines on offer that IndiGo could use.


I mean the CFM LEAP.


Why than do you talk about a GE engine?


Because that was a mistake. Btw, I think you made a typo in your sentence.

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by raylee67
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13130

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

mjoelnir wrote:
raylee67 wrote:
I wonder if the GE engines would have the same problems with IndiGo applying the same practice.


There are no GE engines on offer that IndiGo could use.


I mean the CFM LEAP.

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by raylee67
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13130

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

I wonder if the GE engines would have the same problems with IndiGo applying the same practice.

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by raylee67
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 12962

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

CX 773 regional config has 438 seats. And some of them are pretty old already given CX is the launch customer of RR-powered 773.

But CX will probably hold back on making any new orders with the current business environment.

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 62045

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

D L X wrote:
Are you speaking from factual knowledge or conjecture?

Has a 777 (or any plane) ever experienced a load exceeding maximum in-service loads absent a malicious act?


I thought I listed CI006 as the example? No, it's not a 777, but a 747. A 747 that survived.

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by raylee67
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 62045

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

For people asking why the failure matters since the problem happens at such an extreme condition that is so far beyond the maximum in-service load. Because extreme conditions do happen in flight. The plane is expected to fly for 20 or even 30 years. With hundreds of 777X each flying 20 to 30 years, ...

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by raylee67
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the Japan Air Lines 747LR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: What was the Japan Air Lines 747LR?

In the JAL annual report of 2000 https://www.jal.com/ja/csr/backnumber/pdf/ir_2000.pdf There is a fleet list on page 22. They listed 747-400, 747LR and 747SR. There is no 747-100, -200 and -300 in the list. Logically, I think LR is just referring to the normal 747-100 and 747-200 they use for Intern...

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by raylee67
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 22195

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

Have not seen SQ's logo on a narrowbody since their 4 757s! I have already forgotten what it looks like on a narrowbody!

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by raylee67
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?
Replies: 53
Views: 10811

Re: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?

Air Serbia can move the JFK route to A321XLR and standardize the fleet. OK's ICN route is really a legacy from its partial ownership by Korean Air. Now that KE no longer owns any of OK, I am not sure if that route (and the leased A333) will stay for long. Korean tourists to Central Europe will most ...

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by raylee67
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville
Replies: 12
Views: 2294

Re: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville

Look no further. East Timor is a barometer. Bougainville has a lot of natural resources (mining). East Timor has gas fields. But for both of them, they need to sort out domestic politics and governance first. There is obviously negligible domestic demands for travel. It will need to rely on internat...

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by raylee67
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering
Replies: 30
Views: 5705

Re: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering

Dear Embraer,
I am a Nigerian Prince with 500 billion USD locked in a bank account. If you deposit 20 E2-195 into my airport at Lagos, they promise they will unlock the bank account and I will split that sum with you.
Yours sincerely
Air Peace

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13256

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

This makes a lot of sense. UA used to route MNL via their NRT hub. The yield may be lower than top business destinations in Asia but will still be profitable with a 787.

I think AA should do MNL-LAX too. Again, it can test the waters with 787.

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by raylee67
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31607

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

SQ tried ORD for a minute about 15 years ago—withdrew during the 2003 SARS outbreak and never came back—seems like the most likely choice to try now. Yes they did. The flight was routed via AMS with 777-200ER. I think it's less than daily though. At the same period, they also were flying SIN-HKG-LA...

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by raylee67
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31607

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Probably ORD given the connection with UA BOS actually have a lot of premium traffic. While NY is where trading and investment banking is located, many asset management firms and insurance companies have heavy presence in Boston. Singapore actually have an extremely heavy presence in the asset manag...

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by raylee67
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6381

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

Can ET fly it to Dubai or Bahrain or Kuwait?

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by raylee67
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay group to give some of their A321neo order to HK Express
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Cathay group to give some of their A321neo order to HK Express

They should convert some of those orders to XLR so KA can open routes to locations like Gold Coast, Cairns and Almaty, etc.

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19

Personally I would definitely avoid AC if they start to liberally use TS aircraft on its own flights.

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by raylee67
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

Re: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity

Now that HNA is no longer pumping money into HX, it's not going to survive. It's not making a real profit in the best-of-times. At a time even CX, SQ, NH and UA are struggling at HKG, it cannot be good to HX.

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