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by LHUSA
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian October Results
Replies: 16
Views: 3561

Re: Norwegian October Results

Back to the numbers... some will argue this is all part of their plan, taking on losses until they fully mature and start to generate an annual profit. The question is, do they have the capital to survive the slow TATL months, which make up a better part of the year. You can talk like that about a ...

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by LHUSA
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian October Results
Replies: 16
Views: 3561

Re: Norwegian October Results

Back to the numbers... some will argue this is all part of their plan, taking on losses until they fully mature and start to generate an annual profit. The question is, do they have the capital to survive the slow TATL months, which make up a better part of the year.

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by LHUSA
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18
Replies: 21
Views: 6907

Re: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18

I thought it was only Air India that had incidents like this ;).

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by LHUSA
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33213

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Nope. I've seen the new livery in person on a 747 and it looks as terrible as it does in pictures--like a fly-by-night cargo carrier. Looks even worse on the A380. So stupid getting rid of the yellow. Agreed. LH gold is iconic. If you're going to get rid of that, at least produce an inspired, creat...

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by LHUSA
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33213

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

snooze fest

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 9087

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

I'm eager to see how this experiment will work out. I'm sure WW has some high volume, shorter routes where that sole A330 could be better utilized. So, if DEL loads and yields aren't strong, they essentially shooting themselves in the foot twice. I do wish them well, however.

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission: 747-8: Lufthansa 747-8 FRA-EWR J
Replies: 7
Views: 10182

Re: Mission: 747-8: Lufthansa 747-8 FRA-EWR J

Thank you for the wonderful, detailed report. It brought me right back to the Lufthansa that I love.

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by LHUSA
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8198

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Slash787 wrote:
I don't know why but I was expecting this to be on the B787-10 but it seems it will be on the B787-8. Well its a safe bet.


As of yet, zero announced plans for the 10s to be flying through DEN.

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by LHUSA
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8198

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

I hope United will launch DEN-LHR during the winter as well as S19, as it would compete with BA and connect Star Alliance partners to Denver at Heathrow, as well as increase capacity between London and Denver. How likely is this to happen? United have 17 summer slots at LHR and 15 winter slots, dro...

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by LHUSA
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces service LIS-ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 5969

Re: TAP announces service LIS-ORD

I'm surprised they're using their largest gauge to open up a brand new route. I figured this would be an A332.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19935

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

RJNUT wrote:
So this FRA add will augment LH service, not replace?


That's correct.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19935

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

So it will be year round. Nice addition to the FRA network. Even the LHR to DEN service is only seasonal. LHR would be year-round from DEN but UA only has access to that slot pair during the summer schedule. Going year-round would require reducing frequency from an existing route. Congrats to UA on...

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8198

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Year round. Daily in summer, 5 weekly over winter.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8198

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Glad to see this one finally announced! I wonder if it will be year-round or seasonal? Wonder also if it will be 787 or 777. I doubt the 763 would be a good fit considering Denver's altitude.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8689

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Gorgeous. It's wonderful to see a clean AirFrance plane for once (sorry, I had to)

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by LHUSA
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 6744

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

I once did ORD-SJC/SFO-MUC-FRA, simply to ride on LH's A346 when they were brand new. Totally worth it back then.

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by LHUSA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117219

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

ORD as a hub was not profitable due entirety to China. Without China its solidly profitable moving close to the DFW, CLT type of profit.. Now maybe that all changes at $30 oil? The flights have been gone for just over 3 weeks now and it's already had that kind of impact? To even know this level of ...

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by LHUSA
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ineptitude in IRROPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2366

Re: Ineptitude

Again, not to defend this, bc it is truly frustrating - but their are so many moving parts in situations like this. The facts change from second to second. Many different groups are working together (ops team, the crew, maintenance, etc.). So a message provided to passengers can already be incorrect...

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by LHUSA
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14906

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

Interesting to see UA bring back FAT-ORD on mainline this year It's also back in April, well ahead of the June launch last year. The loads fast summer were +80, which suggested the step up to a 319 would work. AA brought back their red-eye to DFW early as well. May be more demand to the East at mid...

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by LHUSA
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14906

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

Bummer for AA to be dropping ORD-CHA. AA was there for many years before UA started this route roughly 3-4 years ago. I always thought UA would be the one to exit first.

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by LHUSA
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's next for EWR route wise?
Replies: 16
Views: 3025

Re: What's next for EWR route wise?

UA did apply for a second daily PVG (which I highly doubt they will receive). Down the road, I could see them adding 787 service to ICN. A far off dream would be EWR-JNB on a 789.

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by LHUSA
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19598

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

SonaSounds wrote:
From what I can see, loads look to be around ~61% so far.......not the best


Maybe a few one-off flights, but overall average loads are much much stronger than that.

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by LHUSA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17532

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

I tend to be very pro airline before reading any stories like this, but this pax sounds pretty darn calm and credible. Sounds like a total breakdown of ownership on DL's part, constantly passing the buck.

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by LHUSA
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved markets from Frankfurt
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Unserved markets from Frankfurt

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by LHUSA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13820

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

United has improved, Southwest and Delta have as far as I know always been consistently good. What does AA need to do to improve? Better. Than. United. UA still needs lots of improvement. I personally don't find anything too offensive these days with AA in comparison. Sounds like the words of a loy...

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by LHUSA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA don't fly IAH to China
Replies: 18
Views: 3955

Re: Why UA don't fly IAH to China

I agree. I feel as though IAH-PVG on a 788 would be a great route and give AA some competition from Texas (and flow) to China. I also feel like UA would have had a better shot at winning the authority over EWR-PVG. I'm guessing they feel EWR-PVG will ultimately be more profitable.

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by LHUSA
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair shares rise 8,4% following 3Q results
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Icelandair shares rise 8,4% following 3Q results

Bragging about profitability in the third quarter is akin to your local pastor bragging about the size of his collection plate takings on Easter Sunday. It's what happens the other 9 months of the year that matter. Very very true. But glad to see the market responding well - assuming due to better ...

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 8132

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

I don’t think this route will do well. FrenchBee already has ultra low cost flights on the same route and with a connection to Orly, these flights are mostly full. But United is way more expensive and only picks up on American traffic. Time will tell, but United's announcement today that the flight...

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 8132

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

janders wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
When was the last time a US airline served PPT? (If at all)


Hawaiian Air still does :old:


Lol, yes of course. Totally forgot

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 8132

UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service

UA’s inaugural 3-weekly SFO-PPT flight departed this afternoon with a very healthy load (no doubt some press on board) operated by 787-8. Exciting news that the route will now be year-round - originally announced as seasonal.

When was the last time a US airline served PPT? (If at all)

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13820

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

As a loyal AA fan and frequent AA flyer, it is sad to see this airline being dumbed down to where CS is on par with UA and even NK; some downfalls leading to this include uncomfortable seating on some planes, hit/miss delays in their major hubs in ORD and DFW, and hit/miss on friendliness of cabin ...

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by LHUSA
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17542

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

As noted, the market is responding well, up 8% ATM. What's the rationale behind this, considering it's a pretty gloomy tone on this thread?

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by LHUSA
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17542

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

Do you folks just make stuff up on purpose? The only J reduction was the very small Low Density B777-200 fleet that was reconfigured to match the rest for efficiency purposes. They have reduced Y seats not increased them in the wide-body's as they add Premium Economy. The only fleets getting a Y in...

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by LHUSA
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17542

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

AA continues the race to the bottom as United has reversed course from the disasterous path SMI/J had it on. Dougie continues to try and turn AA into a hybrid LCC/Legacy by jamming in more seats while reducing premium seats in long haul aircraft. Do you folks just make stuff up on purpose? The only...

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by LHUSA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23664

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

mfe777 wrote:

WW's load factors were 90%+ according to the airport statistics.... more a problem with their pricing and model.


On the monthly DFW LF post, I was always curious why WW was commanding such higher LFs than FI. Had to be price.

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by LHUSA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4522

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Well, I believe the DEN slot came from EWR. There are five flights to LHR instead 6 like they've had before. My guess is they really don’t need the sixth EWR flight in the winter anyway. I will bet they just use it to sit on the slot for slow season as inexpensively as possible and a quick smaller ...

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by LHUSA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4522

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

UA is restricted by seasonal slot availability at LHR. To go year-round, they would have to reduce another US to LHR market. UA gave several hints at this route being very successful, so it may go year-round one day...

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9234

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Great, solid results proving theirs strategy is working. The after-hours market appears to be very happy. Well done United!

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW air resuming Tel Aviv
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: WOW air resuming Tel Aviv

FWIU, it was never an issue with loads. Flight distance and ground time (I think near 10 hours at TLV) made this a very expensive route to operate. Not sure what has changed? I wonder if they will/have adjusted the schedule at all to reduce the ground time.

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by LHUSA
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 7092

Re: Hurricane Micheal

I, too, am surprised that DL isn't offering waivers. UA offered them to ATL and a slew of other cities already yesterday. It could really bite them and their pax in the butt if the storm veers just slightly off course.

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by LHUSA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2018 Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2018 Loads

As you pointed out, the disparity between FI and WW is concerning (for FI). I wonder, they're just not willing to match WW on price? With fewer seats to sell, being 20 full LF points below WW signals two very different strategies, pricing or otherwise, between the two carriers. Any anecdotal details...

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by LHUSA
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF137 ORD-CDG Landing Gear Issues Tonight
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: AF137 ORD-CDG Landing Gear Issues Tonight

Looks like it’s already back in the air

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by LHUSA
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 61
Views: 10806

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

Per United.com, UA is indeed going 3 daily on ORDANC. Wow!

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by LHUSA
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 17166

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

I'm surprised they're hanging on to it for more than 4 months yet. Seems like they should cut their losses sooner.

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by LHUSA
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 7041

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

DY made a 300m NOK profit in 2Q. It just doesn't get talked about on a.net because it is positive news. Same goes for all airlines and media in general - good news is boring. But I do recall a thread on DY's Q2 profit, so it was posted here and discussed. Sure, there were negative comments poking h...

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by LHUSA
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 7041

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

I think it's important to distinguish between attacking DY just because they're seen as a threat and pointing out very valid and objective financial concerns that draw into question the long term independent viability of the carrier. What's their path to long term viability? When are the fares goin...

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by LHUSA
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 5355

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads

I'm shocked at the difference between FI at 79% vs. WOW with over 90% - especially so considering WOW has so much more capacity.

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by LHUSA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA186 PEK-ORD - divert to DTW? - 9/1/18
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: AA186 PEK-ORD - divert to DTW? - 9/1/18

Severe thunderstorms in Chicago all morning

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by LHUSA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium operating for BA
Replies: 15
Views: 4020

Re: Air Belgium operating for BA

Glad they're finding homes for these birds. Has Air Belgium started any of their intended operations? HKG?

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17386

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Btw, this means Prague will have the three US carriers flying there (at least in summer). I don't think this is the case for many other cities in former Eastern Europe. United plans the EWR service for just three summer months. It's not even worth reporting, imho. So we should pretend United is not...

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