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by a380787
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 13404

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

One out-of-the-box solution is to a switcheroo by making new Term A nearly exclusively international (kinda like ORD T5M). DL can be located there to handle both domestic and INTL, and the rest of domestic airlines like AA WN UAX etc can all squeeze into Term B. If B is underutilized then it doesn'...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 13404

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

If Delta is to move to the new terminal A, Would they still have to tow their international from B or will the New terminal have customs? Thanks. Not sure if they really want to invest in FIS in the new terminal A. Right now the one at B isn't even utilized to its fullest extent. One out-of-the-box...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 13404

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

UA already deploys a bus from A2 to C (with optional stops at B), so it's definitely doable. They can also follow what DL does at LGA MAT by selecting destinations that are the most O&D and least connecting and prioritize those flights out of B1. Neither A1 nor A3 is connected to A2 behind secur...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W SFO routes
Replies: 56
Views: 13309

Re: UA 77W SFO routes

Just saw someone post a completely unsubstantiated statement on our pilot discussion forum that 2 planes in SFO would be deployed to the HKG run and the 3rd would fly NRT. Waiting to hear any details from what his source was on that claim. HKG seems possible as it can rotate with EWR-HKG. (EWR-HKG-...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 42
Views: 9059

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

UA's SEA-LAX really can use some boost. The offering now looks like it's sitting in some hospice on life support. It's ridiculous to fathom that a bespoke route like UA LGA-RDU actually offers more frequency and more seats than one of the "supposedly" trunk routes up-and-down the west coas...

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by a380787
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, warning against use inflight
Replies: 28
Views: 4706

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, warning against use inflight

Wow ... I'm at the boarding gate at AA 2125, and even the gate agent mentioned a "FAA directive" to power down all Note 7.

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by a380787
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, warning against use inflight
Replies: 28
Views: 4706

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, warning against use inflight

Wow. I don't understand why the US or the EU haven't already banned all Samsung devices for sale. I wonder what that people in South Korea is hiding to the rest of the world. Thanks God we have still Apple with high-quality, reliable products. This could really happen to any manufacturer. There hav...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26351

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

So every time a route to the UK is cut, I guess it's always because of Brexit. That will always be the reason. 4 "casualties" so far, if we want to attribute them all to Brexit : - UA cancelling seasonal EWR-NCL (so far keeping service to these 8 airports on the British Isles - LHR MAN BH...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and the fallout of Hanjin shipping's collapse
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: Korean Air and the fallout of Hanjin shipping's collapse

So do you think financial difficulties may be partially responsible for Korean Air and Delta's recent rapprochement? There's probably plenty of factors, this just may have been the final straw. Going it alone, where they don't have to, is just going to end up with them getting their market share ea...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26351

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

It is a sham that AA is using the ghetto bird on DFW-AMS. With the 789s coming, was it really that difficult to send even an old 772 on that route?! only if the route truly exceeds expectations. 45J on 1-2-1 is a lot of premium seats (and a lot of valuable floor space) to a destination that has bee...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New business Seats for B757s
Replies: 31
Views: 7202

Re: AA New business Seats for B757s

i'm the last person to praise DL, but I have to give them credit for those 757 refurbs ... recently flew them on JFK-ATL then ATL-LGA back in late April / early May .... feels very fresh inside. the blue lighting definitely helps improve the visual, as opposed to the original harsh white/yellow ligh...

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by a380787
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline JV Routes but no mileage earning
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Airline JV Routes but no mileage earning

LH K class earns nothing on UA, another weird example, even ticketed on UA 016 header. Go figure.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26351

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

JFK-BHX was definitely short lived. IIRC, it barely started 5/7/2015.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA is on the verge of liquidation.
Replies: 124
Views: 27864

Re: SAA is on the verge of liquidation.

If NZ were to work with SAA, then using PER as the hand-off point is the most logical for both parties : AKL-NZ-PER-SA-JNB, but that's probably moot since ties between those 2 nations are dubious at best, even though they both had Commonwealth ties back to the Crown.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26351

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

ams747757 wrote:
I can see cutting PHL-BRU since BRU is mostly a Star Alliance hub


DL has no issue flying into this "star alliance hub" from 2 airports. UA has no issue flying into AMS from 4 airports.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 8987

Re: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL

PHX/TPA/SEA are all single airport only No they aren't. Those are all the official IATA codes for their metros as well. See for yourself, if you'd like: http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx It's not about IATA official or not, it's the convention of discussion on this forum and h...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 8987

Re: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL

Isn't it bad form that DAL and HOU are also single airport codes ? Sucks, but that's just the way it is. Same for Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Seattle, and plenty of other metros as well. That's not how many of the popular search engines work. Take Kayak. MCO is just for 1 airport while they accept...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 8987

Re: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL

Unlike standardized codes like LON (for london) or TYO (for Tokyo), many consumer search engines like Kayak or Expedia don't even recognize the "MFW" code. LON, TYO, PAR, DAL, HOU, NYC, CHI, WAS, etc are still officially recognized IATA metropolitan codes.... so they should. Doubt (m)any ...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26351

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

DFW - AMS for May to Sept 2017 DFW - FCO " " ORD - BCN " " I really have to question the future of CLT-BCN/FCO with these additions. Do you really need DFW/ORD/JFK/PHL/CLT-FCO? Same with JFK/ORD/PHL/MIA/CLT-BCN. No surprise on PHL-BRU. Not too much of a surprise on PHL-ZRH, but ...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 8987

Re: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL

Unlike standardized codes like LON (for london) or TYO (for Tokyo), many consumer search engines like Kayak or Expedia don't even recognize the "MFW" code.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26351

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

ultra minor typo : the YHZ line probably meant "PHL" not "PHI"

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air launches KEF-MIA
Replies: 28
Views: 3996

Re: Wow Air launches KEF-MIA

MAH4546 wrote:
Great news, and glad to see WOW decided on MIA and not FLL.


That's not totally surprisingly considering they also picked SFO over OAK and BOS over PVD. Although, they did pick BWI over IAD so there's a bit of precedent.

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by a380787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meaning of "L" for southern European ICAO codes?
Replies: 26
Views: 4828

Re: Meaning of "L" for southern European ICAO codes?

The map posted by Zeke is interesting. I notice Newfoundland, Canada is labeled "L" as is Southern Europe but all airports I have visited in Newfoundland... Gander, St. John's, Stephenville, all begin with C. Did this change? Edit- I looked at the map more carefully and the island of St. ...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

I don't disagree, but is there any market of concern other than JFK where this is presently an issue? I don't know that Delta cares so much about their share in places like ORD or SFO. Maybe (depending on the mechanics of the codeshare) DL gets a little more revenue in a market like SFO-NGO where s...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

For now but when the DL code on ICN-SIN kicks in, you should be able to book JFK-SIN via ICN on Delta and earn the skymiles and MQM's. Even at that time, you still wont be able to redeem a GUC on Korean so unless you want to fork over some big bucks for business class, you'll still wind up double c...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

just so folks know, presently you are able to book JFK-SIN via ICN post DL axing JFK-NRT. However, it can only be done as a mileage ticket, cant be done as a revenue ticket. I suppose this will change all of that, You can book it outside of DL's website and outside of DL's code, and you'll still ea...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

so with ICN to SIN soon to be available as a code share, a JFK to SIN should be available again as a one stop connection via ICN? Also, how long now until DL axes NRT - SIN? Yes, but you'll be exclusively traveling on KE metal end-to-end, which you can already do today without the DL code (and with...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

maybe someone finally woke up and realized PVG isn't the be all end all solution to everything, despite how we're being lectured on how Shanghai will be the richest and most premier business destination for all of Asia in the future.

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

so with ICN to SIN soon to be available as a code share, a JFK to SIN should be available again as a one stop connection via ICN? Also, how long now until DL axes NRT - SIN? Yes, but you'll be exclusively traveling on KE metal end-to-end, which you can already do today without the DL code (and with...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: Delta resumes ATL-ICN

smart decision for them to finally thaw their relationship, hopefully regaining MQM earning on KE-coded flights. no need to re-hash all the old talking points of what happened to DL-KE, but this new development sounds like a good step for consumers. As of this, by my count, DL will fly to ICN from 3...

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9775

Re: Delta resumes ATL-ICN

seems that no more KE A380 to ATL, downgraded to 777-300ER to make space for DL's service.

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by a380787
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus aircraft, VN intends to start nonstop flights to USA.
Replies: 56
Views: 10483

Re: Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus aircraft, VN intends to start nonstop flights to USA.

Good for Skyteam, gives them a leg up on west coast to Vietnam non-stop service over the other two alliances. Plus, they already have a pretty decent business class cabin on the brand new 787's, 1-2-1 layout with flatbed seating You can bet top dollar that the interest for Star or oneworld to jump ...

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by a380787
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meaning of "L" for southern European ICAO codes?
Replies: 26
Views: 4828

Re: Meaning of "L" for southern European ICAO codes?

Some of those allocations are seemingly random. HKG is VHHH , which someone listed as "South Asia", despite nothing related to India/SriLanka and a lot more reasonable to be assigned either "Z" or "W" based on geography.

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by a380787
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus aircraft, VN intends to start nonstop flights to USA.
Replies: 56
Views: 10483

Re: Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus aircraft, VN intends to start nonstop flights to USA.

Per Airbus latest press release, the first route will be SGN-LAX. That's a 7,100 nm leg. http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/press ... a350-xwbs/ Vietnam Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for 10 more A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft will be used by the airline on non-...

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by a380787
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to deploy A350 to YVR, to increase frequencies to BOS/YVR
Replies: 22
Views: 5365

Re: CX to deploy A350 to YVR, to increase frequencies to BOS/YVR

CAPA has also mentioned that one of CX's objectives is also to prepare against the impending arrival on Hong Kong Air on HKG-YVR by 2017.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Minneapolis – Tokyo Haneda ticket sales from Oct 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2445

Re: Delta opens Minneapolis – Tokyo Haneda ticket sales from Oct 2016

the irony is that with the NRT cut, UA, even with its rather paltry offerings out of MSP, can actually get a MSP-based pax to TPE and SIN more efficiently than DL can.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK winds: likely traffic impact
Replies: 14
Views: 3502

Re: JFK winds: likely traffic impact

the problem is that right now it's too early for the weather models to determine with any accuracy how badly it'll slam NYC, if at all, so airlines usually refuse to pre-emotively offer fee-waived re-routing until an official weather waiver has been issued.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rebounds with Cancel Free Streak
Replies: 34
Views: 5971

Re: Delta Rebounds with Cancel Free Streak

http://ir.delta.com/news-and-events/new ... fault.aspx
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official DL PR numbers are out regarding the total impact of the August outage :

mainline cancellation rate jumped from 0.2% to 2.0% YoY
consolidated DOT A14 on-time rate 79.9%

http://ir.delta.com/news-and-events/new ... fault.aspx

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by a380787
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Technicians 2 Sept 2016 TA
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: United Technicians 2 Sept 2016 TA

that's a good step. Obviously a TA still isn't a done deal, but nevertheless, nice to see Oscar finally moving the needle along all labor groups.

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by a380787
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 55
Views: 19160

Re: UA A350's

Both the 77W and 350-1000 are very fine machines. I don't see there's a wrong answer here. UA's high J low density preference may mean the A350-1000 will just be outfitted with 310-330 seats, quite a bit below the 744. UA, just like any large carrier, shouldn't go exclusively one supplier. Going all...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Summer 2016 Aircraft Departures by Hub
Replies: 43
Views: 7676

Re: UA Summer 2016 Aircraft Departures by Hub

Some questions I have: Where will the 77Ws fly from? The first polaris lounge will be ORD, so maybe ORD-HKG/NRT/PVG/PEK? Followed by Australia and Asia from SFO to replace 747s, and upgauging 772 routes from EWR on deep TATL routes? Although ORD will have the first Polaris lounge EWR is where the b...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers expansion into Aussie/NZ
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Re: Chinese carriers expansion into Aussie/NZ

I do agree it is significantly smaller than MEL, SYD and AKL, but it is still significantly larger than the next biggest market. Yes, but it's still much much smaller than MEL, SYD, AKL, don't you think that with only x2 daily services is still quite small in comparison to the other 3? You have spe...

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by a380787
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 7070

Re: Reuse an old airline name

i'm not too fond of using graveyard airline names ... just recall how many times the "new Pan Am" has failed, no matter who the backers were.

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 7070

Re: Reuse an old airline name

VC10er wrote:
It was tried and it failed, but personally I love V A R I G. I think if Azul changed to V A R I G, had fabulously decked out 747's it could become the new Brazilian flag carrier!


Doesn't GOL own the rights to the "VARIG" name ?

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights
Replies: 66
Views: 8002

Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Given how much Lat Am to USA demand, both leisure and business, is concentrated at MIA, I simply don't see how an ATI / JV that controls the vast majority of capacity out of MIA, Peru, Chile, and the plurality of Brazil, including a 100% monopoly on MIA-GRU, will do consumers any good at all. If the...

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Reaches Agreement in Principle with Pilots
Replies: 28
Views: 4531

Re: Southwest Reaches Agreement in Principle with Pilots

I'd need to whip out a map to be certain but I'm fairly sure when you look at their joint ventures, they often cover routes that UA serves. For UA, this is NH, LH and NZ. UA flies to AKL, FRA and NRT plus HND as it is, the joint venture expands the number of seats and spreads risk across both carri...

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers expansion into Aussie/NZ
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Re: Chinese carriers expansion into Aussie/NZ

To Auckland AKL CA - PEK NZ - PVG MU - PVG CZ - CAN AKL has an couple more starting at the end of this year! can't remember them all but it was an extra 3-4x airlines. GS - TSN HK - HKG NZ has also increase AKL-PVG to 10x weekly, with plans to increase to double daily. I purposely excluded HKG/MFM ...

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Reduce Booking Categories on Their Website
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Re: AA Reduce Booking Categories on Their Website

I've tested that just now and am confirming what you're seeing. Hopefully it's just a bug and not a permanent feature change.

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights
Replies: 66
Views: 8002

Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

"Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list."

I really don't see Alitalia, AirNZ, and SAA all that interested to serve DFW, so for all practical purposes, this is just an exclusive carrot for AA.

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by a380787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers expansion into Aussie/NZ
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Chinese carriers expansion into Aussie/NZ

Similar to North America, there has been a burst of flight expansion activity into Australia and New Zealand (walk around downtown Sydney and you'll know what I mean), primarily by Chinese carriers. MU just announced their latest route : PEK-HGH-SYD. So I figured it would be nice to summarize the la...

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