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by a380787
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'world's youngest female airline captain' ?
Replies: 48
Views: 9574

Re: The 'world's youngest female airline captain' ?

I'm quite impressed that a 26yo has already amassed sufficient actual flying hours to be promoted to the role of Captain, regardless of gender.

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by a380787
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5767

Re: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX

He argued that the short-sellers should move on from criticizing LAX, since United's running it like a competent, profit-maximizing business. And how do you KNOW he didn't own put options that failed to trigger, and now writing yet another article trying to save face ? It's funny he's telling other...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5767

Re: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX

seriously, that crankyflier troll ought to get a life instead of writing more UA LAX articles hoping his Put options will finally become in-the-money eventually. rehashing tired old talking points doesn't make him a genius, but certainly makes him a plagiarist. He interviewed someone from UA and th...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13349

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

airzona11 wrote:
CEOs are good at selling their company, no press is bad press, keeps HA in discussion!


HA is still thoroughly useless to any passenger who isn't headed to the State of Hawaii or some misc collection of Pacific islands no matter how many A380s he wants to acquire for his nonstop London fantasy.

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by a380787
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5767

Re: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX

seriously, that crankyflier troll ought to get a life instead of writing more UA LAX articles hoping his Put options will finally become in-the-money eventually. rehashing tired old talking points doesn't make him a genius, but certainly makes him a plagiarist.

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by a380787
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU starting LGW - SVO
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

Re: SU starting LGW - SVO

How many Asian tourists would really need to *directly* head to ALC/VLC as opposed to using BCN/MAD as a starting point for a Spanish trip ? I don't see your point. It is like asking how many people from Manchester needs to fly an ME3 instead of using LHR. Different choices. VLC has already a numbe...

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by a380787
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU starting LGW - SVO
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

Re: SU starting LGW - SVO

Maybe they still see a market even after EZY pulled out? I wouldn't be surprised they are targeting connecting traffic to Asia. It seems Aeroflot now launches routes with that target. For instance the new ALC and VLC routes continue daily into winter, and I would have a hard time thinking they coul...

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by a380787
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the entire UA B777 fleet go 3-4-3 eventually?
Replies: 34
Views: 5464

Re: Will the entire UA B777 fleet go 3-4-3 eventually?

In that case the option is, Pony up for J or fly another airline. If competitors on the route also have 3-4-3 or there is no competitor...fly 3-4-3 or cancel the trip LOL Fortunately Turkish Airlines has 3-3-3 seating on their IAH-IST flight. Their connections and timing are superior to what UA, LH...

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by a380787
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the entire UA B777 fleet go 3-4-3 eventually?
Replies: 34
Views: 5464

Re: Will the entire UA B777 fleet go 3-4-3 eventually?

- Am I happy about the global trend towards smaller seats ? Heck no. - Is it a necessary evil to stay CASM competitive ? Sadly yes. - Would I pay a premium to avoid 3-4-3 on a 777? Up to +15% or so, if the schedule fits. - Would I be open to experimenting on LCC, ULCC, and emerging market carriers ?...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble
Replies: 171
Views: 22519

Re: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble

announcing layoffs BEFORE the closing of the merger probably ranks as one of the most bone-headed rookie mistakes one can make, esp in the tough regulatory environment where the feds already have little appetite for further consolidation. Could've been said intentionally especially if Alaska starte...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble
Replies: 171
Views: 22519

Re: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble

AS+VX has extreme over-exposure along the pacific time zone, and waaaaaaaaay under-exposed anything east of it. Lack of alliance membership also means that your MVP75 status won't be getting you into a BA lounge anytime soon either.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble
Replies: 171
Views: 22519

Re: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble

announcing layoffs BEFORE the closing of the merger probably ranks as one of the most bone-headed rookie mistakes one can make, esp in the tough regulatory environment where the feds already have little appetite for further consolidation.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement

excellent news. as of this service announcement, Star Alliance can nonstop from PVG to 8 airports in North America - SFO SJC LAX ORD EWR YVR YYZ YUL ... quite a feat considering no Star airline has a primary hub at PVG.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN possible Trans Atlantic service
Replies: 34
Views: 7902

Re: WN possible Trans Atlantic service

my only real question for Southwest is this - from which hub ? Let's just be generous and give 3800mi usable distance for next gen narrowbodies to factor in west bound headwinds in winter. The only top 10 station of WN within this distance would be BWI, and even then the MAX 7.5 might struggle to c...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement

I agree AC YUL-PEK would be the expectation. If they're really crazy, they would simultaneously launch year-round YUL-PEK and summer seasonal YUL-PVG.

Other potential candidates would include AC YYC-PEK or even YVR to some sort of secondary China.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN possible Trans Atlantic service
Replies: 34
Views: 7902

Re: WN possible Trans Atlantic service

my only real question for Southwest is this - from which hub ? Let's just be generous and give 3800mi usable distance for next gen narrowbodies to factor in west bound headwinds in winter. The only top 10 station of WN within this distance would be BWI, and even then the MAX 7.5 might struggle to co...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6509

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

The SF Bay Area is totally killing it .... as of this new service announcement, Bay Area airports will have nonstops to all 5 major Nordic airports - CPH ARN OSL HEL KEF, by a combination of SAS, Norwegian, WOW, and now Finnair.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6509

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

This is like what, the umpteenth airline to start service to SFO. I said this many times and I'll say it again, where is QR? Queue the usual excuses about "SFO being a Star hub, so QR is better off feeding oneworld hubs" filler filler. In their minds, QR flying to PHX and CLT is "no ...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Expensive Flight per Mile
Replies: 44
Views: 11300

Re: Most Expensive Flight per Mile

Domestic travel within Australia is ridiculously expensive, especially if your travelling to rural towns with mining operations... i live in Kalgoorlie and for a 1 hour flight to Perth it can easily cost more then $500 (AUD). What is sad is that you can fly from Perth to Bali for less money then Pe...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5498

Re: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX

Forcing people through AKL when both AA/QF and DL/VA are doing nonstop to Australia isn't exactly a winning proposition. UA+NZ partnership should be complimenting UA's US-Aus offerings, not cannibalizing them. It's not really as noncompetitive as one might think... UA/NZ have SYD and MEL nonstop ju...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5498

Re: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX

time for UA to seriously consider LAX-BNE and possibly SFO-MEL to hold their territory. LAX-BNE is close enough that UA can even launch with 787-8 if they're concerned about over-capacity in the short term. I think MEL-SFO on UA is a matter of when not if, I'd give it 2 years max. I think all this ...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5498

Re: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX

time for UA to seriously consider LAX-BNE and possibly SFO-MEL to hold their territory. LAX-BNE is close enough that UA can even launch with 787-8 if they're concerned about over-capacity in the short term.

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by a380787
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4360

Re: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

My question is this: What are the differences between the Hawaiian market and the Caribbean market? 1. Caribbean can be cheap in places while Hawaii is consistently expensive. Low cost carriers like NH cater to tourists and missionaries who are drawn by $10 steaks and $40 hotel rooms in Central Ame...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9956

Re: Austrian to start LAX

I've flown OS J once and TK J twice, all of which I felt the Do&Co touch to things just made it more like a song and dance. I wouldn't go out of my way to travel on Do&Co catered services unless the schedule and routing makes sense.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 13413

Re: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?

DL, through a business deal, transacted the gates over to UA voluntarily (not sure if it's sale or just lease). UA didn't get them by holding a gun against DL's head, nor was it decreed by the airport authority to favor the incumbent because UA bribed them with another flight to nowhere. If other ai...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W SFO routes
Replies: 56
Views: 13311

Re: UA 77W SFO routes

After the first few weeks of domestic hub to hub familiarization flights the 77Ws will be exclusively intl. SFO-EWR will all be 757s and EWR-SJU will be on the 344 seat domestic 777 and yes EWR will absolutely have most of the 77Ws as they are slated to take over the GE powered 772 flying out of EW...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9956

Re: Austrian to start LAX

The argument about how OS duplicates LH+LX can nearly equally apply to every other North American airport. From VIE to North America, OS flies to : YYZ, JFK, EWR, IAD, ORD, and MIA covering every Star Alliance hub already in the midwest and northeast. IAH isn't exactly at its best times (to put it n...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 40924

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

So what happened to this rumor ? Still forthcoming, BA yanked out last minute, or was it a false lead to begin with ? Nothing so far. If recent history shows us anything, it's now or "never": BA announced AUS in the first week of September, and they announced SJC in the last week of Augus...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 40924

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

So what happened to this rumor ? Still forthcoming, BA yanked out last minute, or was it a false lead to begin with ?

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7236

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

I guess my point was that there is a great deal of capacity coming out of DPS, for what I had always considered largely a beach/tourist destination. I was very surprised. It's a bit like Cancun or the Canary Islands. From Perth, it's actually faster to DPS than to SYD or MEL. It's definitely on the...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7236

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

One-stop via NRT can work if Delta plays nice. Still, it seems better to just hand over passengers there or at ICN. How Jakarta-centric is Indonesia-US demand? Could GA run a focus city somewhere in the Far East and help DL/KE/MU feed passengers to the US When I flew through Indonesia a few differe...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3207

Re: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll

And of course, my first ever experience dealing with Paulistas involved a taxi driver trying to illegal charge me another 50% to GRU on top of the 150% registered by the fare meter, and I had to nearly call the cops before he was willing to back down. How did this end? Besides, the 50% charge incre...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 6x weekly 777 to SJU
Replies: 58
Views: 9028

Re: UA 6x weekly 777 to SJU

I guess that explains where at least one of the 777s they're pulling from LAX/SFO-EWR is going to fly. As a side question, where are the other 777s that did LAX/SFO-EWR over the summer going this winter? The EWR-LAX/SFO flights were 3-cabin. These flights will be with the domestic configured 777. T...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI on TPE-FRA and BR on TPE-CDG
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: CI on TPE-FRA and BR on TPE-CDG

CDG is still the primary gateway to one of the most visited nations, if not *the* most visited. So I don't see the need for it to be a partner hub vs. rival hub for a route to survive. As for FRA, it's possibly the 2nd most important banking hub in Europe, only after London, and possibly the 3rd mos...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3207

Re: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll

As far as travel diversity goes, I'll let the schedules speak for themselves. On Friday Dec 16, LATAM Brasil flies 5 flights from GRU to the US to 3 airports.

MIA counts for 40% of frequencies, 47% of total seats, and 50% of premium seats.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 6x weekly 777 to SJU
Replies: 58
Views: 9028

Re: UA 6x weekly 777 to SJU

They're just announcing an up-gauge (and it was already on the published schedules before this PR). EWR-SJU has been long flown, so the base route itself isn't the item being announced. Yup, upgauge is what I stated in my post :-) I meant to say your opening sentence was misleading : quote - "...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 6x weekly 777 to SJU
Replies: 58
Views: 9028

Re: UA 6x weekly 777 to SJU

They're just announcing an up-gauge (and it was already on the published schedules before this PR). EWR-SJU has been long flown, so the base route itself isn't the item being announced.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3207

Re: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll

As to the MIA, LIS and MAD remarks: you are way, way off. HPI survey for 2014 (2) shows the preferred destinations (cities, not airports) for Brazilians, in this order: MCO, NYC, MIA, BUE, PAR, LAS, SCL, LON, CUN, FCO, LAX, DWS, LIS, MVD, SFO, BCN, MAD. AA flies to three of these markets directly, ...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3207

Re: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll

one needs to grasp though that SIZE is an integral part of what makes an airline better than another one. And network. By your criteria, the best Chinese airline would be China Southern, the best Indian airline would be Indigo, the best Indonesia airline would be Lion, and the best European airline...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3207

Re: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll

Hahahaha ... SAO sees nonstop service by around thirty foreign airlines, and yet AA won "by processing of elimination" and "default" when Paulistas were asked which was their favorite. I agree that AA's standing was helped in no small part by the fact that it is likely top of mi...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7236

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

Isn't the competition of LAX-TYO going to be brutal? I have less faith in that working over the non-stop (and I have no faith in a Jakarta - New York non-stop ever working given the stage length and low-yielding traffic). 1 airline from each alliance is flying LAX-HND, plus a few more flights along...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc
Replies: 48
Views: 5487

Re: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc

I agree that should a JV with KE materialize, a SLC-ICN isn't entirely out of the question even if it is on KE metal...77E, 332, 788/9 Given that KLM is entirely absent from both DTW and MSP, and VS yanking out of DTW-LHR after a short-lived experiment, I'd posture that even with a JV, a DL metal o...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc
Replies: 48
Views: 5487

Re: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc

I agree that should a JV with KE materialize, a SLC-ICN isn't entirely out of the question even if it is on KE metal...77E, 332, 788/9 Given that KLM is entirely absent from both DTW and MSP, and VS yanking out of DTW-LHR after a short-lived experiment, I'd posture that even with a JV, a DL metal o...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc
Replies: 48
Views: 5487

Re: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc

SLC-ICN would be heavily skewed towards "bridge" double-connects. ....just like their Eu SLC-ICN is over 900mi longer than SLC-AMS, and LHR/CDG/AMS are far easier destinations to sell to Americans than ICN, so there's actually reasonable amount of O&D at the European end of things as ...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc
Replies: 48
Views: 5487

Re: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc

What are SLC's chances of landing a non-stop flight to Asia? Basically zero anytime in the next 5 years. If you look at neighboring medium sized cities, the offering is paltry (I'm not listing SJC since I count that as the same metro as SFO) SLC has already had scheduled service to Asia: NRT on an ...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congrats to Alaska
Replies: 16
Views: 5987

Re: Congrats to Alaska

not hard to get a good on-time rate when none of their hubs are located along the infamous NYC-PHL air traffic control mess.

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sees Sharp Decline in Latin America/Caribbean
Replies: 73
Views: 10840

Re: AA Sees Sharp Decline in Latin America/Caribbean

At least for me, Central/South America haven't been on my list due to the cost of the tickets. With multiple shoulder-season fares to Asia and Europe for around $500-600 from Chicago, a $500 fare to Nicaragua or Panama isn't that inciting. That's so true. In the next 12 months, I've scored $214 to ...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 42
Views: 9064

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

SEA saw almost twice as many passengers in 2015 compared to 20 years ago. What's so great about the old days? The diversity of a/c and airlines, the old DC10s and DC8s, etc... Just being nostalgic. and people allowed smoking inside the cabins .... having the audacity to give you 38-42" pitch r...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc
Replies: 48
Views: 5487

Re: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc

What are SLC's chances of landing a non-stop flight to Asia? Basically zero anytime in the next 5 years. If you look at neighboring medium sized cities, the offering is paltry (I'm not listing SJC since I count that as the same metro as SFO) : - PDX has that legacy NRT flight dating from the NW day...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sees Sharp Decline in Latin America/Caribbean
Replies: 73
Views: 10840

Re: AA Sees Sharp Decline in Latin America/Caribbean

Lets hope AA/LATAM JV is not approved. That tie-up just screams anti-competitive, no matter what "concessions" they would be forced to make. The approval of the LAN-TAM merger by the Chilean and Brazillian courts was already dumb enough, considering they control something like 60-70% of t...

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