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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes
Replies: 20
Views: 2933

Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

hayzel777 wrote:
Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now.


I'd wish for a 6am landing. My upcoming EWR-KEF next Feb lands at 0440. ARGH.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3751

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

Even ignoring secondary markets, I think GRU-LIS should be at least on LATAM's radar once they have frames to spare.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5720

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

new entrants dumping massive amounts of new capacity across the Atlantic At least the long-haul strategies by Norwegian and WOW Air are reasonably sound to a certain degree. If there's true mass "capacity dumping" (implying the airline who does that only cares about market share while ign...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will any of the European big 3 (Lufthansa Group, AFKLM, IAG) unite under a single brand.
Replies: 61
Views: 7671

Re: Will any of the European big 3 (Lufthansa Group, AFKLM, IAG) unite under a single brand.

LupineChemist wrote:
Also, I'm waiting for OS to get rolled into the LH brand to make an anschluss joke.


The HQ of LH Group is at Cologne, post-Brexit the political center of EU is actually Berlin not Brussels, and post-Greek bailout the monetary center of Eurozone is Frankfurt ... nothing to see here :D :D

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 28862

Re: OFFICIAL: British Airways launches New Orleans

I don't think they'll upgauge to a 777. AUS is a totally different market than MSY. I'm not saying MSY market has the came pax+rev mix as AUS, but merely that BA has had a track history of building upon the success with routes launched with the 787. Of course that's also dependent on BA spending th...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 28862

Re: OFFICIAL: British Airways launches New Orleans

excellent, once again proving that the 787 is indeed a game changer. if I were a betting man, the chance of this route being upgauged to 777 within 24 months of launch is quite high. Wouldn't they up the frequency to daily from the announced 4x weekly before putting a 777 on it? Congrats to New Orl...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will any of the European big 3 (Lufthansa Group, AFKLM, IAG) unite under a single brand.
Replies: 61
Views: 7671

Re: Will any of the European big 3 (Lufthansa Group, AFKLM, IAG) unite under a single brand.

While I understand the need to maintain brand recognition at specific markets, the conglomerates have grown to a point that the numerous brands becoming unmanageable. Just look at LH Group, including the latest acquisition, they have - Lufthansa - Swiss - Austrian - Brussels - Eurowings - Edelweiss ...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 28862

Re: OFFICIAL: British Airways launches New Orleans

excellent, once again proving that the 787 is indeed a game changer. if I were a betting man, the chance of this route being upgauged to 777 within 24 months of launch is quite high.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5720

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

United1 wrote:
Looks like UA quite easily beat out AA this quarter.


Definitely. The cheerleaders were all saying how AA would avoid every pitfall that UA suffered during their merger, and yet right now, based on both recent on-time rates and quarterly earnings, the short term pain seams inevitable.

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by a380787
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787 Newark to Vancouver?
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: 787 EWR to Vancouver???

northwestEWR wrote:
Anyone know how they're parking the 787 at Terminal A? Can they fit it into AC's gates?


I think they borrow a gate from JetBlue at the edge of concourse A1

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 33261

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

Well this merger gets more interesting. If jetBlue would've been the buyer, what do you guys think the DOJ would've ask from them? I'd say a minimum X-year commitment to LGB. A B6+VX merger would move assets and routes from LGB to LAX, thus rendering LGB an afterthought for all airlines once again....

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 11821

Re: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights

Maybe DL is thinking along the lines of JFK-BUD, SEA-TPE, or even as crazy as LAX-CNS.

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to DFW?
Replies: 43
Views: 4533

Re: Air India to DFW?

I think Air India would get clobbered trying to serve DFW I see the only advantage that IAH would have over DFW being the UA connectivity. Let's not downplay the importance of that feed in making a DFW route work. I don't believe Air India has even a basic interline agreement with AA, so their abil...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC
Replies: 47
Views: 6338

Re: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC

I have to believe DTW is on their radar highest O&D market to India with no direct service at the moment 200+ passengers daily. Less than 50% chance at this point. Other than JFK, so far every AI destination to North America, current or rumored, are Star hubs. Heck, AI would even make a play fo...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10666

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

It's totally apples to oranges to discuss Middle East to BOS vs. SFO. - BOS to ME3 hubs is about 6500mi, give or take. From SFO, it's like 8100mi. *Drastically* different underlying costs. - At BOS there's EK-friendly B6 eager to deliver tons of onward feed. At SFO, not so much. - At SFO there's one...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ
Replies: 42
Views: 10252

Re: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ

As for Alitalia, it might reasonably be sound considering AZ was so dissatisfied with the AF-KL dominance within Skyteam that they yanked out of the Transatlantic JV pact. That's not how Lucky reported it in the Boarding Area . The TATL JV was to remain. Did this develop differently? This refers sp...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ
Replies: 42
Views: 10252

Re: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ

what a turn of events, considering LH was one of the single most vocal (if not *THE* most vocal) opponent of anything ME3. Maybe the BA-QR equity/JV deal has finally forced LH's hand. LH absorbing AB entirely might be up against major anti-trust roadblock since too much German market share will fall...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft
Replies: 83
Views: 16818

Re: RE: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft

If that's your argument, then picking the A380 as the sole exception is clearly arbitrary, cuz it's not the latest gen wide-body with state of the art innovations other than being double decked. I didn't think I was positing an argument, simply stating a preference. The A380 is the only aircraft on...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft
Replies: 83
Views: 16818

Re: RE: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft

3-3 Single aisle has the least amount of overhead bin space and aisle space per seat. Why would you prefer that ? I don't travel with a big cabin bag and I spend very little time in the aisle. https://s32.postimg.org/g1v9wdqrp/confused.gif mariner If that's your argument, then picking the A380 as t...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft
Replies: 83
Views: 16818

Re: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft

A strong TPAC hub at SEA is a welcome development which would give airlines and passengers a different option than being overly dependent on very busy LAX and SFO..... http://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1fa4997a-f208-11e5-b774-a9c0776f5c77-1020x680.jpg http://static.seattleti...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft
Replies: 83
Views: 16818

Re: RE: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft

We keep saying "pax can't tell the difference", but they absolutely notice when the cabin is single aisle vs. widebody. I certainly notice. I'll take a single aisle over a widebody any day of the week - unless the widebody is the A380. mariner 3-3 Single aisle has the least amount of over...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 7595

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

CVG is waaaaaaaaay under-utilized ever since DL shrunk it to a "focus city". I transited there between 2pm and 5pm on a friday back in June and you can hear your own echo in the concourse. With all the empty terminal space, a nearly 4million CSA population, and a half-dozen supersized For...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5720

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

But but but .... DL folks insist on pre-tax pre-this ex-that version of earnings, so we should compare apples to apples, not talk about "net income". Talk pre-tax if you like. DL beat UA handily at that, too. I never said UA did better but just how funny every DL earnings thread insist on...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5720

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

But but but .... DL folks insist on pre-tax pre-this ex-that version of earnings, so we should compare apples to apples, not talk about "net income".

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Of course the choice is up to you. If you want to get there as fast as you can, you pick a CDG-ARN flight on another airline and you take the train from ARN to Stockholm. That's expensive and that's not the product Ryanair offers. If you got the time, you book your bus-plane-bus tickets at Ryanair ...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Some "alternatives" are really stretching it. Beauvais is 55 miles from Paris, Memmingen is 72 miles from Munich, and Hahn is 78 miles. I think this is a limited view, and that limited view is what has made Ryanair a winner. I use sometimes CRL (where btw are building a major extension) a...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK
Replies: 127
Views: 30675

Re: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

I don't think Fukuoka Japan has a good airport code either =)

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bringing back non-stop flights to the United States is a "game changer" for Singapore Airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 8559

Re: Bringing back non-stop flights to the United States is a "game changer" for Singapore Airlines

Actually there's nothing in either quote suggesting their economic viability, but merely using high-level traffic volume (not even route-specific) as a proxy justification for the route's existence. And of course no company's executives would ever publicly admit a route being "prestige", w...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

There also more Tata sold than BMW, so I guess by your definition it's also "people voting with feet". Tata sell about 40,000 vehicles a month. BMW sell about 160,000 cars a month. Fine, but the false equivalence of your original point still stands that somehow higher pax volume = better,...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 7595

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

CVG is waaaaaaaaay under-utilized ever since DL shrunk it to a "focus city". I transited there between 2pm and 5pm on a friday back in June and you can hear your own echo in the concourse. And yes, LGA is still BY FAR the most horrid major US airport. Some parts of Terminal C and D (mostly...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Does it matter if Ryanair are flying to airports decreed by the sages of a.net as big or not big? The people are voting with their feet... Ryanair is the biggest in Europe by pax carried I believe. Therefore the airports are either near enough to do, or near enough with the cost reduction to do. Th...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway and Sweden begin to divest shares in SAS
Replies: 16
Views: 3683

Re: Norway and Sweden begin to divest shares in SAS

Isn't SAS essentially "Air Copenhagen"? Copenhagen is certainly the largest hub for the airline in terms of both daily departures and destinations served, however Stockholm Arlanda is not too far behind. Oslo is third, but with around 150 fewer daily departures than Copenhagen. The airlin...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

I am not dismissing the importance of FRA, MUC, but rather your dismissal that Ryanair also flies to central airports in Germany, even if these are rather CGN, HAM, SXF, NUE, etc. CGN is just central to Koln/Bonn. The main airport for Rhine-Ruhr is DUS. Dortmund to CGN (right outside RR) is 100km. ...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Isn't it problematic that the 3 examples he picked - PAR FRA MUC - just happen to be some of the most crucial cities within Europe ? Can't disagree with Paris, but MUC and FRA? Depends what you mean by crucial but Munich has a population of 1.4 million or about 2% of Germany. Frankfurt has even les...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Actually, there is, and it's found with 4 airports without service in the top 10. Ryanair is an alternative to the extent that passengers accept Beauvais as an alternative to CDG/ORY, Memmingen for MUC, and Hahn for FRA. Not me, thanks. You pick 3 of the worst examples in the network (Beauvais, Mem...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6589

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

[b]Rank - Airport - Scheduled Ryanair flights (base) - Nearby alternatives 2. Paris Charles de Gaulle, no / Paris Beauvais (limited alternative) 3. Frankfurt, no / Hahn (base) 6. Munich, no / Memmingen 10. Paris-Orly, no / Paris Beauvais 12. Zürich, no / Basel (limited operations) Some "altern...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Planning To Also Start BEG-PEK.
Replies: 17
Views: 7449

Re: Air Serbia Planning To Also Start BEG-PEK.

When did you fly with them? About mid-Sept JFK-BEG-OTP for $214 inc tax roundtrip due to error fare. Oh I saw that error fare. Unfortounatley I was too late. The flight there was quite empty .... friday evening departure with maybe 60% LF ? flight back tuesday was really full in coach but looked li...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3, 2016 profit $1.9 Billion USD pre-tax
Replies: 50
Views: 8305

Re: DL announces Q3, 2016 profit $1.9 Billion USD pre-tax

Will be interesting to see how this compares to profits at AA and UA, as well as Q4 projections. Based on CNBC consensus projections, AAL EPS will be down 40% YoY, and UAL will be down 33%. WN, being the least internationally exposed, will be only down 7.4%. sorry to have to ask but for us novices,...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Planning To Also Start BEG-PEK.
Replies: 17
Views: 7449

Re: Air Serbia Planning To Also Start BEG-PEK.

I recently flew JU's JFK-BEG and I was thoroughly impressed by them given their somewhat lower name recognition outside of their core VFR markets. Even learnt how to say "Hvala" =p That said, not sure if BEG-PEK would be supported by key shareholder EY. When did you fly with them? About m...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3, 2016 profit $1.9 Billion USD pre-tax
Replies: 50
Views: 8305

Re: DL announces Q3, 2016 profit $1.9 Billion USD pre-tax

DL747400 wrote:
Will be interesting to see how this compares to profits at AA and UA, as well as Q4 projections.


Based on CNBC consensus projections, AAL EPS will be down 40% YoY, and UAL will be down 33%. WN, being the least internationally exposed, will be only down 7.4%.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Planning To Also Start BEG-PEK.
Replies: 17
Views: 7449

Re: Air Serbia Planning To Also Start BEG-PEK.

I recently flew JU's JFK-BEG and I was thoroughly impressed by them given their somewhat lower name recognition outside of their core VFR markets. Even learnt how to say "Hvala" =p

That said, not sure if BEG-PEK would be supported by key shareholder EY.

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by a380787
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flying PWM-ORD mainline
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: UA flying PWM-ORD mainline

Most likely your assumption is correct. I checked a random friday next June, and UA is exclusively regional to PWM.

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by a380787
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and lack of Russian overflight rights
Replies: 12
Views: 3013

Re: Norwegian and lack of Russian overflight rights

I have no doubt that DY will begin adding flights from places like BCN, CDG, FCO, and MAD to places like BKK/HKG/SGN/SIN with them being a lower latitude and avoiding Russian airspace... Others maybe, but HKG isn't that feasible at all. Take ARN-HKG. If you avoid both Ukrainian and Russian airspace...

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by a380787
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American will trim some flights as part of 'rebanking' its PHL hub
Replies: 58
Views: 10575

Re: American will trim some flights as part of 'rebanking' its PHL hub

as if ATC congestion in NYC+PHL airspace isn't horrible enough at peak hours, let's go ahead and "rebank" ..... =_='

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by a380787
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad go daily B777 to Dallas.
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

Re: Etihad go daily B777 to Dallas.

GEEEZ finally. Took them forever. I guess this shuts down those strange A.net fantasies about AA launching 4x weekly DFW-AUH to "compliment" EY.

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by a380787
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2016: DL Adds IAD-SLC,+DCA-LAX, AA Adds PHX-IFP/STS
Replies: 63
Views: 10387

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2016: DL Adds IAD-SLC,+DCA-LAX, AA Adds PHX-IFP/STS

UA is the only major player without LAX-DCA nonstop access, but as a consolation prize, they compete on frequency with 8x daily LAX-WAS nonstop.

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by a380787
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detailed SFO Traffic Report
Replies: 23
Views: 3014

Re: Detailed SFO Traffic Report

1. LH carries more traffic in/out of SFO than BA ( I would have put money on it being the opposite) Having lots of Star feed really helps LH, no to mention they have a strong corporate preference (read : premium traffic) on SFO-FRA-BLR, especially in the front cabin. The gap is more pronounced if y...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20601

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

FLL isn't all that surprising. The B6 feed alone far outweighs any downside of FLL vs. MIA.

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by a380787
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wall Street Expresses Doubt About AS/VX Getting DOJ Approval
Replies: 34
Views: 4476

Re: Wall Street Expresses Doubt About AS/VX Getting DOJ Approval

I still think pre-announcing layoffs, while extremely honest, is the dumbest move you can move before a merger closes. YUP. Who has ever done that before? So dumb... Plus it has probably caused a ton of attrition at VX. On the flip side, this might be a cheap escape route for AS if they're expressi...

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