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by LHUSA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6549

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Dieuwer wrote:
Wall Street disagrees with the JetBlue haters in this thread. The Street is cheering JetBlue. Stock up 4+% (2 PM EST).


Someone simply pointing out declining performance does not make them a hater. I suspect the market has responded well since B6 beat forecasts.

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by LHUSA
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9762

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

I know few people who were booked on this flight and United refused to put them onto other flights. They were refunded and had to buy super expensive tickets. One guy had booked way in advance and got a round trip for $1800 with one way in business and he had to buy a $2000 united ticket to delhi v...

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by LHUSA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 22033

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Nail on the head. This is a block of B6. Makes me wonder if they know B6 acquired LGW slots. Delta has their informants everywhere. Of course they know. I also shows you a difference in style. Delta the no-nonsense airline that just announces a new route without years of hinting at it, while JetBlu...

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by LHUSA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of Inaugural Flights Next Week (March 31-April 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 4532

Re: List of Inaugural Flights Next Week (March 31-April 4)

UA SFO-AMS begins tomorrow March 30th

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by LHUSA
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182403

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

Considering only 1 out of 10 planes is at home.... does anyone know what's the current situation of the crews down route? FI is flying all stranded WOW crews home for free today/tonight. Priceless first they help put WOW Air out of business and cause these people to lose their jobs and then fly the...

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by LHUSA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182403

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Does anyone know their load factors? Are they flying around with half empty A321? I remember they were founded with the idea of offering cheap TATL via KEF, seems like the overestimated the demand... Demand isn't the issue. They even create demand at the prices they charge. The issue is covering co...

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182403

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

To elaborate on the owner, he is someone who isn't willing to give up control based on Indigo backing out. This happens a lot in business, where the owner of a failing company refuses to sell, thinking that the new owner will mess things up too much, not realizing that it was his failings that caus...

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11205

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Unless he has flown the B78X, which does have a true W section (21 W seats in a 2-3-2 arrangement). I haven't and I'm not a troll. I was referring to their Economy Plus that they've been selling as Premium Economy for years. I'm glad to see that they are finally catching up to the rest of the world...

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 14584

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

UA drops ORD-YOW/TUS/JAN and IAH-CRW/CAE/LEX. Beginning to wonder if all that talk about beefing up the domestic hubs only applies to DEN. What a joke, eh? Not a way to build a hub. From what I've heard, most of these cuts released today should be temporary - due to pilot shortage at one of the reg...

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 77W's En-Route to US Diverting to VIE
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: AI 77W's En-Route to US Diverting to VIE

Pakistan airspace is closed forcing diversions for all India-US flights. There is a thread on it

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11205

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Their premium economy class still sucks giant rocks. Quite eloquent you are. But Premium Plus service hasn’t even started yet, so on what are you basing your observations? Clearly you’re just a troll Unless he has flown the B78X, which does have a true W section (21 W seats in a 2-3-2 arrangement)....

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by LHUSA
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11205

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

airbazar wrote:
Their premium economy class still sucks giant rocks.


Quite eloquent you are. But Premium Plus service hasn’t even started yet, so on what are you basing your observations? Clearly you’re just a troll

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by LHUSA
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11205

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Ziyulu wrote:
3-3-3 in economy on a 787 for a 16 hour flight is not luxurious.


This topic is not about economy

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by LHUSA
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces 118 million € losses
Replies: 42
Views: 7069

Re: TAP announces 118 million € losses

Duartelmatos wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Perfect time for unprecedented expansion to unproven, thin, long-haul markets!

(Sorry, I had to)



I would firstly read, before writing...


It's called sarcasm - thought that was painfully obvious

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by LHUSA
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces 118 million € losses
Replies: 42
Views: 7069

Re: TAP announces 118 million € losses

Perfect time for unprecedented expansion to unproven, thin, long-haul markets!

(Sorry, I had to)

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by LHUSA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182403

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is so sad to hear. I had such a wonderful experience flying WW home from Barcelona this past summer. Excellent value for the money, just the the Norwegian and Iberia flights I took to get there from LA. I'm not sure why so many seemingly root against carriers that have made it possible for you...

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by LHUSA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 8002

Re: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020

Doubtful, but I wonder if UA would consider moving IAD over to ORD, just to defend its territory. I think having both would be overkill, unless the days are alternated.

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 15451

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

mcdu wrote:
UA SFO to AMS is seasonal service as I recall. I don’t believe it operated in NOV or DEC last year.


It's a brand new route which has not even started yet. It was announced as year-round

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by LHUSA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6447

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Sixteen floors and almost 900,000 square feet for the home office employees? I seem to recall a fire broke out at the home office about 10 years ago. Only "essential" employees could go to work for a 3 week period with everyone else told to stay home. Funny, planes still flew, operations ...

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by LHUSA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381999

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

PA110 wrote:
No matter what UA decide to do livery wise, the outcome here is predetermined: A.Nutters will hate it, with a passion. It will be the end of civilization as we know it. Just like every other livery that has ever been introduced going back to the dawn of mankind.



Hahaha, absolutely nailed it!

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by LHUSA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 5255

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

B737900ER wrote:
bradyj23 wrote:
PWMRamper wrote:

I free message on every Delta flight I take?


He’s saying that UA/AA didn’t follow Delta and offer messaging.

I free message on UA all the time


Ditto. Even Instagram messaging works.

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by LHUSA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 5255

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

Looking forward to using it on my nonstop DL flight to BOM in 2019.

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by LHUSA
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381999

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Coalways wrote:
Any speculation on what aircraft type will sport the first of the new paint design? New delivery?


I would suspect the 777-300ER? Would the timing work for the new batch that was ordered?

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by LHUSA
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381999

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

strfyr51 wrote:
I've seen a photo of the new livery proposal. It's not too shabby at all. The globe is still on the tail.


Do tell! Can you describe it?

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by LHUSA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 8002

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Was hoping UA would have hopped on this first. If this proves successful for LY, this will only expedite UA's entry into the market. I agree, they have to let the new IAD-TLV service mature before jumping on ORD. With IAD 3-weekly (i believe), I could see UA making ORD 4 weekly on the alternate days.

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by LHUSA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Financials and Global Service
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: United Financials and Global Service

Scott Kirby has contempt for high spend flyers Is this a for real statement? Just look at AA, which has and continues to decimate it's Concierge Key and Executive Platinum programs....much like UA is doing now with Global Services. There is really no evidence that the GS benefits are tangibly erodi...

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by LHUSA
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Financials and Global Service
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: United Financials and Global Service

As a fellow GS, I have actually noticed little of what you describe and have been very happy with the GS services provided to me in the last 6 months. I have not personally noticed any degradation of service or level of commitment to myself or fellow passengers. Gate agents have more autonomy now wi...

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by LHUSA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7788

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

My guess is that winter schedules are not nearly finalized so far out. But I’m also not very familiar with Norwegian’s schedule releases.

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by LHUSA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 12394

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

Good on AA. I've been on a stinky flight before, BRUIAD and oh man! The FAs literally were spraying deodorizer to mask smell. No joke

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by LHUSA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11813

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

That AA flight is still on track to land in 26 mins. Pretty brazen of them. If they make it in, what lucky pax.

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by LHUSA
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 starting BLI-ANC
Replies: 27
Views: 2453

Re: G4 starting BLI-ANC

Oddly, this feels like a solid route for them to attempt. So much demand from that general area to ANC, especially in the summer time. We'll see.

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by LHUSA
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fourth Quarter/2018 Earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 6093

Re: United Fourth Quarter/2018 Earnings

Very solid results! Well done United. Glad to see their controversial, stock-plummeting strategy is now proving successful. Props to Scott for his vision.

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by LHUSA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

I was astonished by your photo of the PE cabin, couldn't believe what I see. Now checked Seatguru. UA is really putting 3-3-3 into their Economy Plus cabin? That's really greedy. Nice report anyway. What's the thing with the secret lounge at LAX? I think you're confusing Economy Plus with Premium P...

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by LHUSA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti revised livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4395

Re: Air Dolomiti revised livery

Looks boooooooooooooooooooooooase;rlelahsrhas;a

Sorry, fell asleep on my keyboard

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by LHUSA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Great report!! Beautiful aircraft, well done United. It's also really nice to see all of the effort UA put into this to make it special for its passengers. It's as much, if not more, than was done for the induction of the first 788.

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by LHUSA
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Review Of United's New Premium Plus Seat From IAD to FRA
Replies: 4
Views: 5516

Re: A Review Of United's New Premium Plus Seat From IAD to FRA

Great report, thanks for sharing! The product looks really nice. Excited to see the Premium Plus service fully executed.

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by LHUSA
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 83316

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

A bit off topic, but if they were to officially shutter, where would California Pacific rank in terms of shortest amount of time from first flight to shutting down? Have any other airlines closed up shop so quickly?

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by LHUSA
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4740

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

Things usually go well for new airlines that expand their longhaul profiles so rapidly

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by LHUSA
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 10557

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and Delhi in January 2019

Anyone who books a new reservation on WOW at this point must be crazy. Yeah, wouldn't like to find myself like Primera pax... eventhough there're giving away CDG-EWR at 200€ return The saddest part is a lot of primera pax rebooked their holidays on Wow. Or the hundreds of WOW employees losing their...

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by LHUSA
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 10557

Re: Suspended WW routes due to current de-fleet

What about CLE, STL, CVG?

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73921

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

How is Toronto news? UA did this back in 2000 with an A320, I was on it, and remember it because we had a fuel tank sensor issue.... When airlines start/re-start routes it's probably a good idea to let the public know that it's actually happening. You may find it boring. But why wouldn't UA include...

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 18269

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Pretty historic adds


(sorry, I absolutely had to)

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73921

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

drdisque wrote:
If SFO-related my guess is nonstop less than daily service to SGN.


Vietnam is mostly VFR traffic. I highly doubt UA will put a 789 (or anything else) into such a long, low-yielding market. Some business traffic - yes - but not enough.

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 19280

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

All just an orchestrated effort to increase their load factor

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair pulling out of DFW
Replies: 59
Views: 9922

Re: Icelandair pulling out of DFW

I just called Icelandair to inquire about changing our return flight on June 5th and the lady states it is still running and flight is completely full, which is why it's no longer bookable on that date. I find it very hard to believe and didn't feel like arguing with her anymore so I have to wait u...

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73921

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
SFO-BNE , IAH/EWR-JNB , IAH/IAD-PVG , SFO-GRU , LAX-FRA/HKG


Most of these sound plausible to me. Would PVG not require rights, though?

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73921

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

More so than specific new routes, I have a feeling this will be something related to development/changes to one of their JVs. I hope I'm wrong because I would love some fun new routes.

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by LHUSA
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Time A350 ✈ First Time Delta Premium Select ✈ DTW-ICN
Replies: 9
Views: 8767

Re: First Time A350 ✈ First Time Delta Premium Select ✈ DTW-ICN

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely report. I enjoyed reading it a lot! Is the A350 cabin width comparable to the A330? I just had the pleasure to fly LH Premium Economy from FRA to PHL and the 333 used on this route has a 2-3-2 configuration in Premium Eco. I specifically enjoyed ...

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by LHUSA
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

Maybe this is what DL meant by returning to BOM in 2019, haha ;)

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by LHUSA
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 9086

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

DEL is the #1 connecting destination from DTW on Wow. On LH, B6, and the others DEL isn’t quite as high, HYD, BOM are usually higher. So they are getting some feedback from DTW. Hopefully Wow’s finances stabilizes, as their reputation is also in question. Some people may not book tickets as they ma...

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