Search found 916 matches

  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 19
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: 31644

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...

Jump to post
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: 31644

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...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6383

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

Can ET fly it to Dubai or Bahrain or Kuwait?

Jump to post
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.

Jump to post
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.

Jump to post
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.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74679

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Is this revenge for LATAM? In any case, UX does fly to many secondary Latin American destinations that may not make sense for IB, such as San Pedro Sula, Cancun, Recife and Asuncion. This will be a great complement to IB's network in Latam. And IAG can use UX to further develop similar destinations....

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’
Replies: 40
Views: 9349

Re: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’

Isn't his airline a copy cat of EK's business model too?

And the Jewel is indeed amazing.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38578

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

The LATAM surprise seems to be a wake-up call too.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29100

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

So when Korean Air chose its IATA code it would have been Korean Air Lines. Probably the fact that Cathay Dragon(KA) joined IATA (1987) before Korean Air mattered... Shouldn't matter. Korean Air has been using KE as the flight code for a long time. I don't think an airline needs to be an IATA membe...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service
Replies: 50
Views: 12350

Re: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service

Is this really a surprise? When they are flying routes like Jinan-Helsinki and Sanya-London?

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153243

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

And when Boeing confirms it will develop a clean sheet MAX replacement, all Airbus needs to do is to stretch the A220 to develop a 160-seat A220-500. The A220 will then effectively becomes the A318/A319/A320 "clean-sheet" replacement, while the A321NEO stays on with another stretch to make...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57078

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

321XLR will allow Spirit to penetrate deeper into South America from FLL. Most likely there will be some of that in the mix.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29100

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Of course we have the famous AK (AirAsia), CX, CZ, EK, EY, MH, PR, QF, SQ, SV, TG, etc. where the first letter of the code matches the first letter of the airline, but the second letter is very random. Then there is the reverse case; the second letter makes sense but not the first: Also KE, not sur...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Expands Qatar Partnership
Replies: 7
Views: 3456

Re: LATAM Expands Qatar Partnership

LATAM confirms it will remain unaligned after exiting Oneworld https://thepointsguy.com/news/latam-expands-qatar-airways-partnership-as-it-begins-unaligned-shift/ Could LATAM help forge a partnership between DL & QR? I think none of US3 likes any of the ME3 By staying out of SkyTeam, it could m...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41566

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Now many FlyBe routes are all over the place, flying from many small UK cities to Europe and many odd domestic UK routes. Once it becomes VS Connect, would it adjust the route network to really become a "connect" carrier for VS? i.e. flying mostly from LHR to Europe and secondary UK cities...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships

xwb777 wrote:
If that news came out several years back, i would say it is Etihad but now not a chance as they are dealing with their own pains.

Or Hainan

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8218

Re: IATA code for an airport

If only the airlines can apply for the code, then when a large airport is built, which airline submits the application for the code? As per IATA protocol, the seniormost member airline headquartered in the country of the new airport is responsible for this. Ah thanks, so in the case of PKX, it woul...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10467

Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

They should just standardize to A220. A mix of A221 and A223 will do them good.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8218

Re: IATA code for an airport

If only the airlines can apply for the code, then when a large airport is built, which airline submits the application for the code? e.g. before Beijing Daxing opens, it got the code PKX already. Since many airlines will be flying there on Day 1, which airline submits the application for the code? W...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 149418

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I hope the GEnX engines are not too large to put under the wings of the 767?

Jump to post
by raylee67
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Embraer E190-E2 was named Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: The Embraer E190-E2 was named Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute

That project team needs to be moved to Seattle then. Boeing needs them there.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: HKG terminal 2 will be closed on 28NOV
Replies: 1
Views: 1701

Re: Unconfirmed: HKG terminal 2 will be closed on 28NOV

chunhimlai wrote:
Terminal 1 new wing will also be opened on the same days.

There is a Terminal 1 new wing? Where is it?

Jump to post
by raylee67
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air to operate charter flights to Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

Re: Korean Air to operate charter flights to Santiago

Interestingly, SCQ has no SkyTeam flights (other than some UX flights to islands) and now the connecting traffic flies via Oneworld (Iberia) and Star Alliance (Lufthansa, Swiss, TAP). I wonder if this could help AFKL to get some interest in the airport, since they are the most likely carriers to co...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25022

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

LAXintl wrote:
Will AA venture back to markets its dropped such as ASU, LPB, CNF, CEB,POA, REC, SSA, etc which today can be reached with LATAM connection?


AA will need a lot more A321XLR.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127616

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

OMG this is truly a surprise. OW have South America firmly in its grip with LATAM and AA.

AA pulled CZ away from SkyTeam/Delta, so this is revenge.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing accidentally leaks possible route to DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Beijing Daxing accidentally leaks possible route to DFW

I think AA reduced PEK service partially because the time slot it got is not good. With PKX, it probably can get whatever time slots it wants, and it can connect well with CZ. They can always start with 788 to test the market.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29348

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Hope DE survives, they almost always offer the best business class price from Toronto to Europe. And their business class is almost lie-flat, which is good enough, particular at a price point of less than C$1000 rt.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles
Replies: 39
Views: 7464

Re: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles

clrd4t8koff wrote:
alexdelzotto1 wrote:
I would have guessed YUL


Why?


Many French speaking African Canadians living in Montreal.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 13600

UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

After suspending ORD-HKG, UA is now also downgrading the remaining services to HKG EWR-HKG is downgraded from 77W to 772 (with old configurations) SFO-HKG maintains 2 daily but both flights are downgraded to 772 (with old configurations). Originally, the SFO flights are planned to use 772 with new c...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29540

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Wasn't there a 8000km-capable A319LR? This would be the replacement if it's real.

Boeing has a 737-700ER too.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18746

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

CX has carried alot of passengers on that route , they definitely have a base of flyers who will need to go somewhere. Someone will jump up to grab em i bet. EWR might be convenient for people in alot of CT, NY State and Manhattan but not everyone who used JFK. Someone will get in there from JFK I ...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18746

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

I thought CX is able to capture a lot of the premium traffic between Vancouver and NY. The timing of the flights are perfect for business travelers too. I guess just filling the F and C cabin on a 77W is not enough. Good that HKG-JFK itself is being increased though. And I suppose the daily HKG-YVR-...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 13110

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

Could be test flights for re-certification? Remember the Canadian authorities said they will do their own certification this time instead of just relying on FAA, so there should be some flights. Departing from the terminal may be because it needs to take the people from the aviation authorities on b...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134205

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Surprised AA did not delay the MD80 retirement at all as they need to cancel flights for grounding of MAX. They only have 24 MAX, so delaying the retirement of 24 MD80 by a few months until Jan 2020 can allow them to resume full schedule. They have the crew qualified to fly the MD80 anyway.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI Companies
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: ACMI Companies

There are large ACMI providers on the cargo side. Atlas Air would be one of them. It has contracts with Amazon Air, QANTAS and DHL, etc.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22460

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

They can order 105 or 1050, or whatever number they want. At the current rate of delivery, they won't get them until 2050.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS
Replies: 20
Views: 4565

Re: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS

Using A330, seems like AC is making an effort to make sure this Airbus corporate shuttle route is not flown with a Boeing aircraft.

Would this be a route ideal for A321XLR?

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29226

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

The goal is to shift the focus to Shanghai and make HK irrelevant and it seems to be working.. That's the goal for sure. But if you are in the financial industry and see how much money (clean (northbound) AND dirty (southbound)) flow thru Hong Kong into and out of China, it doesn't seem to be worki...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29226

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

In 1993 HONG KONGs GDP as a percentage of China’s was 27%. Today it is less than 3%. This is by design by the Chinese govt. It’s relevance in the overall China story - is not what it was and with the current political events - China will make sure it never will be again. GDP is not relevant. It was...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29226

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

HKG traffic is definitely affected by the unrest. I have been advising my colleagues in US not to come. I also see SQ downgauging some of the flights to 788. I think OZ is redeploying the A380 to TPE as well. But the trade war and the equipment used on HKG-ORD probably affected the demand too. UA's ...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 44
Views: 14086

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

I don't think there is anything NRT needs to worry about? HND may get the more prestigious destinations, but NRT will get Tokyo direct connections to cities that airlines will not waste their HND slots for (e.g. SAN, SJC, DUS, etc.). It will just keep opening more destinations for Tokyo. And more fr...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 206752

Re: Republic Cancels A220 Order from 2010

Should these orders be cleaned out from the book too?
PrivatAir
Odyssey Airlines

And what about the Russian leasing companies? Are those orders still solid?
GTLK State Transport Leasing Co.
Ilyushin Finance Co.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26854

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Finally YYZ-SJC returns!

I remember flying that route on AC's A319 in 2001. AC even has YOW-SJC at that time.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45261

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Looks like UA 179 is about to land there from EWR. Flights seem to be coming in normally. I don't understand why they do not divert though. It would potentially be a logistically nightmare as crew and connecting passengers stranded at HKG. UA is not the only one continuing to land their planes. So ...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...

I have used it on my Icelandair flight from YYZ to KEF in summer 2018. It is really far away from T3. We got on a bus to get there from T3 and the bus ride was like 10 min. The gates there were numbered 5XX. From the outside, it looks like a warehouse. Not much available inside, not very pleasant.

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7340

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

I have experienced something like this before on a Thai flight from BKK to HKG three years ago on a 777-200. But that experience was purely due to incompetency of the crew. Flying time was about 2:30. After departing from BKK, the flight deck did not turn off the seat belt light until the flight has...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4105

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

If this happens, I would think CA would want to avoid stopping over in US or Canada, given the current relationship between China and the two countries.

Stopping over at MEX seems to be an option?

Jump to post
by raylee67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 28452

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Based on the detailed feedback in the news article, it seems that the airlines DID do the acceptance inspection properly and they were complaining about what they saw during the inspection, not what they see AFTER they have accepted delivery. They actually were stating they find so many problems tha...

Jump to post
by raylee67
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83273

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

What I notice though is that the ticket price of DL's JV connection flights to other Asian cities beyond ICN is very expensive, compare to DL's ticket price when DL flew to those places from either SEA or NRT before, and also even compare to KE's ticket price.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 19