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by jetblastdubai
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Increase In RJ Flying From IAH?
Replies: 34
Views: 6911

RE: Increase In RJ Flying From IAH?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cubsrule" class="quote" target="_blank">Cubsrule</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> This is a "me...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attractiveness Of Middle East Hubs
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

RE: Attractiveness Of Middle East Hubs

Not wanting to light up this forum but....on the way back to the Mid East last month, I was talking with the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> purser and a few other crew members. They mentioned "United, Doha and hub" in the same conversation. I've dated a bunch of <acronym title="...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Looks To Acquire 19 A320s; Sell 777LRs
Replies: 95
Views: 24775

RE: Air India Looks To Acquire 19 A320s; Sell 777LRs

And AI wonders why they can't get approved for membership in Star Alliance.

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attractiveness Of Middle East Hubs
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

RE: Attractiveness Of Middle East Hubs

I haven't been thru <acronym title="Doha - International (DOH / OTBD), Qatar">DOH</acronym> in a while so I was wrong assuming that they were on schedule with their opening. I should have realized that it is still the Middle East and schedules aren't they're strong points. I went thru Terminal 4 (th...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attractiveness Of Middle East Hubs
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

RE: Attractiveness Of Middle East Hubs

Have you been through Doha's new airport/terminal yet or was it the old one? Dubai is pretty impressive but it's made for a lot of very long layovers since a lot of their destinations are only daily or 2X and if you miss the first cnx, you're waiting either 11 or 23 hours for the next one. Dubai is ...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17962

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

That answered my question..thanks.

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17962

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

I didn't see the entire DOJ complaint but I think I got the general 'tone' of it. Post-merger, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> has a majority (+50%) market share at only 2 airports: <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler F...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility Of BA A318 Service To DCA?
Replies: 59
Views: 12526

Possibility Of BA A318 Service To DCA?

LH contracted with PrivateJet to run an A319 on <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> years ago. I was told it was configured with 50 seats. So...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility Of BA A318 Service To DCA?
Replies: 59
Views: 12526

Possibility Of BA A318 Service To DCA?

I doubt that they could get a waiver to the 1,250 mile permiter rule for that.

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO-KIX 787, US-Australia 777, 744 Back To ORD
Replies: 123
Views: 29121

RE: UA SFO-KIX 787, US-Australia 777, 744 Back To ORD

UA downgrading <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym> from a 777 to 787 might seem like a small retreat, but it's not even close to the retreat by <acronym title="Delt...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17962

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I don't believe t...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?
Replies: 23
Views: 9836

RE: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ferroviarius" class="quote" target="_blank">Ferroviarius</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As an...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Handles Persian Gulf ATC?
Replies: 6
Views: 6244

RE: Who Handles Persian Gulf ATC?

West to east, the ATC en-route facilities are: Bahrain, UAE and Muscat.

A lot of Muscat airspace is non-radar (procedural for you Brits) and accounts for the huge delays leaving the UAE in the 2AM - 4 AM time slots to India/SE Asia/Australia.

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17962

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

If the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/US merger goes through eventually, how will the new <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s financials stack up when the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/US/AWE crews all start getting the new pay scale...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Hops On Long Haul Aircraft. Common Or Not?
Replies: 92
Views: 17303

RE: Short Hops On Long Haul Aircraft. Common Or Not?

Emirates and Qatar fly 777-300E's on DXB-DOH. 35-minutes trip and you get a meal.

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Increase In RJ Flying From IAH?
Replies: 34
Views: 6911

RE: Increase In RJ Flying From IAH?

As a frequent passenger, there is a huge difference between RJs and they shouldn't be all lumped into the same category. The E145 is the most uncomfortable ride in the sky and I go way out of my way to avoid it. I did a 3-hour ride in an E145 after connecting off my 14-hour <acronym title="Dubai - I...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After LAX/SEA What's Next For DL - Florida?
Replies: 91
Views: 14940

RE: After LAX/SEA What's Next For DL - Florida?

Delta lacks the terminal space at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to do too much expansion. They've got <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> and part of <acronym title="Tavrey (Ukraine)">T6</acronym>. United, on the other hand ...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Rescreen People Already In Sterile Zones?
Replies: 76
Views: 12752

RE: Why Rescreen People Already In Sterile Zones?

I don't ever fly Emirates anymore...flew them twice out of necessity and I'm not impressed. 10-across seating in a 777 bites if you're over 150 pounds. The <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> mentality in Dubai is "we own the place" and I find them a bit arrogant. Locally, ...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: ORD-NRT Flight Reduction Question
Replies: 33
Views: 10134

AA: ORD-NRT Flight Reduction Question

If <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> can't sustain a <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> flight from a hub, they must be getting clobbered on <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Rescreen People Already In Sterile Zones?
Replies: 76
Views: 12752

RE: Why Rescreen People Already In Sterile Zones?

Flying out of <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>, the standard security checkpoints are a joke compared to US/UK standards. Once you proceed past the gate agents for US-bound flights on a US carrier, you will get the secondary screening of your li...

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