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by keitherson
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about El Al
Replies: 17
Views: 2996

Re: Questions about El Al

Sabbath is from sunset to sunset Friday to Saturday. As part of the privatization of El Al, the carrier has no state-imposed restrictions, however like much business in Isreal including ground transportation services it opts not to operate during sabbath. As been made clear in the past and deviatio...

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by keitherson
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7846

Re: BA and CX relations

I said it right here Obviously thought you meant at all, hence the confusion (and still not sure what the point of bringing JL into this was) and of posting the screenshot. Because award seats for JL, like CX, cannot be booked at aa.com. We were talking about CX and their relationship to AA, since ...

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by keitherson
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7846

Re: BA and CX relations

We are talking about award seats , not revenue bookings. Christ. Read. Pull the stick out. And where did YOU say anything about award seats? I was the one talking about that, and only about CX. Reading your babble, all you say is that JL isn't bookable, which isn't true. I said it right here: Catha...

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by keitherson
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7846

Re: BA and CX relations

Go to aa.com and pull up a JAL metal flight for me and take a screenshot for me. I guarantee that you cannot. :roll: What, you mean like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/z6UNEHgL3JR7Q6zloRxrM6AJrZ9iiuWW9nDJQTvQgHbO8HI1PYfeyHZnnueOym3CX4EEzCMAE7LCKb-YSSs637x-0cUHuKEIeePjU3EXbnImB5uqz9jjZ55d4Y...

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by keitherson
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7846

Re: BA and CX relations

AA doesn't allow/ their web site isn't configured at all - for any CX redemptions online. You have to call. As you do for most of their partner carriers (including Iberia). It's annoying. Indeed, it is. As stated, that's exactly what I had to do. Usually have more success calling BA/QF first. Neith...

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by keitherson
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7846

Re: BA and CX relations

Cathay is anti JV and it seems to work for them. No they aren't. They're currently in a J/V now. many wonder why they don't have A380 Who are these "many?" ....anyone paying attention would know the answer, as CX has publicly stated it multiple times: They didn't feel that the A388 is of ...

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by keitherson
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7846

Re: BA and CX relations

Cathay and AA do far more than "barely" cooperate. Such as ____? About the extent you're going to get, is domestic beyond flights on AA from Asian origin. In potential routings from the US p.o.s., AA is going to push JL over CX every chance they get, to the point of making it either 1) un...

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs and baggage at YYC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Customs and baggage at YYC.

The NEXUS line means you don't have to take off your shoes and belt. There is definitely a different set of security measures, and you are sharing the line with crew in many airports. The CATSA agent is wrong. And in my experience, CATSA security is far worse than TSA. There is a much stronger frequ...

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver
Replies: 12
Views: 11489

Re: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver

Can someone take a screenshot so we dont have to download.. 200mb.. I'm not actually sure how to upload photos, but it's basically a top down view of the entire terminal area of LAX. The camera pans upwards, and you can see all the aircraft parked and some that are taxiing. You could always downloa...

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver
Replies: 12
Views: 11489

Re: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver

Can someone take a screenshot so we dont have to download.. 200mb..

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)
Replies: 72
Views: 13080

Re: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)

Where is my Christmas present from Delta?

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by keitherson
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL's Bastian "Encouraged" by Trump, Asks for ME3 Declared "Violating Law"
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: DL's Bastian "Encouraged" by Trump, Asks for ME3 Declared "Violating Law"

So CEO's can't flip flop but Presidents can? Have you even seen his tweets?

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Chinese Airlines Flooding World with Super-Cheap Airfares"
Replies: 31
Views: 5803

Re: "Chinese Airlines Flooding World with Super-Cheap Airfares"

I dont buy it. You cant do much worse than The US3. If you have ever flown AA domesic J then you have seen the very bottom of the barrel. You ever fly Euro Business? Nonsense! bashing the US3 is a full time job on A.net. unfounded or not. The other pastime: nonstop praise for those carriers that ha...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Chinese Airlines Flooding World with Super-Cheap Airfares"
Replies: 31
Views: 5803

Re: "Chinese Airlines Flooding World with Super-Cheap Airfares"

Oddly DL/AA/US aren't screaming about this like they did with EK/EY/QR. The reason the US3 aren't complaining is because Chinese airlines are usually seen as having inferior service. (Search up MU reviews if you don't believe me.) I dont buy it. You cant do much worse than The US3. If you have ever...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crackdown On Drunk Passengers At Australian Terminals
Replies: 39
Views: 4941

Re: Crackdown On Drunk Passengers At Australian Terminals

Keep them out of the Qantas First Class lounges!!!

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new China3 or CH3
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: The new China3 or CH3

Its definately CN4, the only 4 listed airlines in China https://s18.postimg.org/50o88lnpl/Untitled.png Where is this chart from? I love it. Our favourite friend on wall street :D Srsly tho Goldman did a 100 page report on the Chinese airlines and it seems like a good time to buy in name of the repo...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6952

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

Well AA certainly does it. Problem is that "padding" initially leads to an early arrival (and my experiences are limited to DFW), but a lot of times (and i do mean a lot), there is no gate available. So perhaps they even pad allowing for that part of it. When it comes down to that, the pa...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6952

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

How is padding flight times by 25-30 mins within reason? You make a rediculous statement after calling me on one!? You are clearly not a frequent flyer and have not flown through any major airport at peak times. No, of course you're right. I'm not a frequent flyer. I'm just a lowly Delta Diamond Me...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new China3 or CH3
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: The new China3 or CH3

The big China 4 have the potential to pose a greater threat to the rest of the worlds International airlines then the ME3 who aren't riding the wave of a growing economy and emerging/thriving middle class. CX has already began to feel the crunch as passengers no longer need to route through HKG to ...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6952

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

So is it also okay if companies pad their profit margins (cook the books) to show they're falsely turning a profit vs. competitors who are reporting honest results? Sounds like you're just the kind of easily deceived passenger that DL wants. What on Earth...? How did you come up with such a ridicul...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6952

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

globalcabotage wrote:
All airlines do. Look at ORD - LGA for a 730 mile flight at close to 2:45 at some times for a 1:45 flight.

Look at some of the world's shortest flights. The majority of the time is spent on the ground. That does not make the times "padded", it makes it accurate.

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6952

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

What types of aircraft are involved? Do DL's 717s and E75s fly as quickly as AS 737s? And if DL does pad their schedules...why is that a bad thing? Wouldn't you rather have a stronger likelihood of arriving at the scheduled time? So is it also okay if companies pad their profit margins (cook the bo...

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new China3 or CH3
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: The new China3 or CH3

downdata wrote:
Its definately CN4, the only 4 listed airlines in China

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Where is this chart from? I love it.

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by keitherson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted
Replies: 42
Views: 6162

Re: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted

No one cares about Boston. People in Boston will be flying JetBlue to Europe, or a dozen other airlines. And if CBP can handle an A330 Air Berlin landing in Ft Myers, I don't see why they can't do the same at PVD. PVD is an excellent choice.

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by keitherson
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline group criticises Frankfurt Airport fees increase
Replies: 36
Views: 2370

Re: LH Says It May Shrink FRA Due to Deal Given RyanAir

Yes, Lufthansa, go ahead and transfer all your flights to Brandenburg. :D

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by keitherson
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back
Replies: 44
Views: 11588

Re: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back

Quite likely to happen for next winter. In the meantime, we should expect ET and IR if everything goes well. Ethiopian? In Geneva? What kind of market is there for a flight to Addis Ababa? I would have thought Johannesbourg with South African at the very least, but ET? Addis Ababa is a huge diploma...

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by keitherson
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Algerie plans Montreal expansion in S17
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Air Algerie plans Montreal expansion in S17

YUL is clearly the North Africa origin hub for North America (Air Algerie/Royal Air Maroc/Tunisair & AC to Algiers and Casablanca). I wonder who benefits from the YUL-onward connecting traffic? I guess AF is taking a bit of a hit in this market. Not a whole lot of anybody really. Most North Afr...

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by keitherson
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese (PRC) Airline Competition - International Question
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Chinese (PRC) Airline Competition - International Question

CAAC rules state that international routes can only be operated by a limited amount of Chinese carriers.

It's also led to a mess of a route network with non-hubbed city pairs that make no sense of connectivity and many that don't even make financial sense.

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by keitherson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DY/D8's decision to avoid BOS/JFK benefit B6?
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: Could DY/D8's decision to avoid BOS/JFK benefit B6?

B6 is not worried about DY/D8. B6 is a US airline with tons of US feed for whatever TATL service they start. B6 is going to be the carrier that kills the legacies, not DY/D8. People saw how scared AS was with the VX merger: they basically overpaid for VX in order to keep B6 contained. DY/D8 does not...

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to begin Calgary
Replies: 41
Views: 5851

Re: AeroMexico to begin Calgary

The problem is that transit in MEX does not exist and is horrendous... but I'd imagine AM fighting with US carriers for connecting traffic, since AC refuses to launch South American flights from YVR/YYC. Those were not viable when the Brazilian economy was growing like China. I doubt they would be ...

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to begin Calgary
Replies: 41
Views: 5851

Re: AeroMexico to begin Calgary

This is spectacular, as it now presents an option for people who want to go to South America without having to go through the US. The problem is that transit in MEX does not exist and is horrendous... but I'd imagine AM fighting with US carriers for connecting traffic, since AC refuses to launch Sou...

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by keitherson
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds Increased Snack Options
Replies: 40
Views: 11509

Re: Delta Upgrades continue...

RAM is not 5 star SKYTRAX. That would be egregious.

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by keitherson
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 10191

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

if there's money to be made, airlines are already there. that's how the market works. the notion of an underserved market is a bit silly: after all, if it's underserved, then the yields are high from demand and there's incentive for more service to maximize revenue. That is very true. There may, ho...

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by keitherson
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowcost Hub Europe - Asia, AMAZING opportunities
Replies: 30
Views: 5837

Re: Lowcost Hub Europe - Asia, AMAZING opportunities

Geography does not make an airline, let alone a profitable airline. Here are some bigger factors: capital (whose money to pay for all of this?), regulation (airlines, airports, contractors need a functioning legal framework), international relations (bilateral and multilateral treaties, air rights, ...

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by keitherson
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 10191

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

if there's money to be made, airlines are already there. that's how the market works. the notion of an underserved market is a bit silly: after all, if it's underserved, then the yields are high from demand and there's incentive for more service to maximize revenue.

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by keitherson
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to acquire 4 new planes
Replies: 22
Views: 5517

Re: MEA to acquire 4 new planes

They already have A330s. Let's talk if they have ambitions to fly to the US or Australia. There's easily a market there, but there's also a lot of risk for ultra long-haul.

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by keitherson
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)
Replies: 72
Views: 13080

Re: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)

amdiesen wrote:
What is the forum thought on a United / Avianca Brazil relationship? Is this a natural derivative if Delta prevails overall and the Brazilian regulators articulate their mandate?

Considering United already has a large stake and partnership with Azul, fat chance.

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by keitherson
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)
Replies: 72
Views: 13080

Re: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)

allowing United to purchase them (Continental formerly owned 49% of Copa) has similar problems. Why is that? It was in 2008 that CO divested its participation in the equity of CM, so all that remains nowadays between CM and UA is the similar tail design, the codeshare/mileage agreements, and the fa...

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by keitherson
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Secondary China Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4723

Re: US-Secondary China Thread

Surprised you restricted this thread to USA, given that YVR is the top city for flights to secondary China, being the most Chinese city outside of China.

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by keitherson
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)
Replies: 72
Views: 13080

Re: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)

Copa should not waste their time. There's no way the government is allowing them to create a monopoly in Colombia, where Wingo/AeroRepública/Copa Colombia is already operating. By extension, the optics of allowing United to purchase them (Continental formerly owned 49% of Copa) has similar problems....

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by keitherson
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Denies American-Qantas ATI JV
Replies: 101
Views: 16747

Re: DOT Denies American-Qantas ATI JV

timtam wrote:
AA will drop their flight to Sydney thereby reducing capacity on the route and increasing the pricing (all other things being equal).

Bureaucrats at their finest.

And you think AA and QF coordinating pricing with 50+% market share would.. lower prices on this route?

A.net posters at their finest.

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by keitherson
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR evaluating DTW?
Replies: 24
Views: 3227

Re: QR evaluating DTW?

RJ runs DTW as a tag on from YUL so I highly doubt it would affect their operations.

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by keitherson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin to Become "Premium Carrier"
Replies: 16
Views: 5099

Re: Air Berlin to Become "Premium Carrier"

BestWestern wrote:
keitherson wrote:
PREMIUM CARRIER? Last time I flew through DUS on AB, their lounge didn't even have enough seating.


You haven't been to Heathrow T5 recently I see?

I've always found seating in Galleries First, even at peak hours.

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by keitherson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lounge Review: Air Serbia Premium Lounge Belgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: RE: Lounge Review: Air Serbia Premium Lounge Belgrade

Quoting edchiang (Reply 3):i have been to any biz lounges that actually did serve a la carte. QF lounge in Singapore, NZ Lounge in AKL are both ones that spring to mind,. Air Serbia lounge looks good for a small lounge, and is way better than the QR Gold lounge in DOH. NZ Koru at Auckland is defini...

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by keitherson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin to Become "Premium Carrier"
Replies: 16
Views: 5099

Re: Air Berlin to Become "Premium Carrier"

PREMIUM CARRIER? Last time I flew through DUS on AB, their lounge didn't even have enough seating.

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by keitherson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to YVR? A350?
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: Hong Kong Airlines to YVR? A350?

I have a difficult time seeing HX turn a profit on this route, I can't see their fares being lower being lower than AC who has the low yield Y pax segment covered pretty well and the premium travellers will continue to choose CX which leaves little room for HX. In addition, until they up gauge to t...

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by keitherson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst
Replies: 105
Views: 13757

Re: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst

He deserved this ban. I'm surprised DL did not divert to kick him off. If I was on this DL Connection flight I would have pressured the FAs to do so with my Diamond status. That's simply unacceptable.

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by keitherson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to YVR? A350?
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: Hong Kong Airlines to YVR? A350?

Although the A332 is capable of flying the route, it is weight restricted. The route will certainly transition to the A359 as soon as they begin taking deliveries however until then there will be some operational issues. I would state they need to prove the route is successful before moving it up t...

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by keitherson
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Future Fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2639

Re: Alitalia Future Fleet

Alitalia operated by Jet Airways-configured Aircraft

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by keitherson
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AS/VX falls through?
Replies: 51
Views: 10008

Re: What if AS/VX falls through?

I do wonder what will happen for flights to/from Alaska with the merger. As the link enilria posted, the code shares with DL and AA will be pared down (if not eliminated). Won't this create a vacuum for flights to/from Alaska? I always thought part of the reason AS had the code-shares was for the r...

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