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by LHUSA
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8103

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

IAG created Level just to drive Norwegian out of business. If it weren’t for Level and the MAX debacle, Norwegian would be doing fine. IAG’s strategy for shafting Norwegian has worked. The end result will be a further increase in the 80%+ market domination of the 2 ATI JVs. Congrats. There is no co...

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by LHUSA
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8103

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

To be fair, many of us have been predicting their immediate demise for over 2 years now. Are these latest reports the worst things have ever been for Norwegian? When will their Q2 results come out? I don't believe I've seen those.

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by LHUSA
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8103

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Norwegian Air fights for survival. Bondholders will determine its fate By Hanna Ziady, CNN Business Norwegian Air, Europe's third-largest low-cost carrier, is seeking a lifeline from bondholders as it grapples with a cash crunch. It has asked for two more years to repay its largest outstanding bond...

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by LHUSA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20398

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

Are things really that bad? Or, is some of those bordering dramatic? I'm not a frequent AA flier, but my experiences on them this year have been on-time and pleasant. I have not heard much criticism of them from friends (non-avgeeks) that are loyal to AA. Don't crucify me for asking, honestly curious.

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA Helps Boy With Autism
Replies: 24
Views: 5102

Re: Non-power tripping FAs - Newsworthy

Negativity gets a lot more traction in the media, so why let the truth get in the way of a good story? Btw, Dr. Dao had nothing to do with FAs (as if they have to power to tell the police to beat someone up as you implied.) The dog story is perfect example of the world believing a random twitter use...

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by LHUSA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 9299

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

Great video, the 787 looks beautiful. Excited to see the initial markets receiving the Dreamliner.

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by LHUSA
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17933

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Today’s 7:15pm JFK-LAX is also delayed until 9:30am tomorrow

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by LHUSA
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 10532

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

[twoid][/twoid] Outside LHR and JV hub stations, the largest operations are: AA and CDG - 4 daily flights year round and 7 flights in summer DFW: Daily (2x daily in summer) MIA: Daily JFK: Daily PHL: Daily ORD: Seasonal in Summer CLT: Seasonal in Summer UA and AMS - 5 flights daily year round and 6 ...

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 10532

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

This is hardly a “big” presence. Intercontinental LHR is the only non-Star hub with more UA service. Seems big to me. Disagree 5 daily flights into a city the size and depth of AMS is really not a lot. Aside from London, are there any other examples of the US3 operating 5 daily flights into a non h...

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

DL had just made SLC year-round a few weeks ago, so there you go. LOL, nice try. UA has stated since launch of DEN-LHR it's desire to go year-round. Finding an available LHR slot is not something you manage in two weeks to spite a competitor. LOL, nice try back at you. There are slots to get. The i...

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

enilria wrote:
rjmf22 wrote:
As predicted, DEN-LHR goes year round.

DL had just made SLC year-round a few weeks ago, so there you go.


LOL, nice try. UA has stated since launch of DEN-LHR it's desire to go year-round. Finding an available LHR slot is not something you manage in two weeks to spite a competitor.

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

My guesses: IAD-WAW. It's the only major *A hub in Europe not served yet from IAD. IAD-PVG (but is China opening slots?) IAD-ICN (does ICN have capacity?) PRG flights from an UA hub (EWR?) could be interesting if they want to compete with AA's recently-announced expansion in Eastern Europe (more PR...

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by LHUSA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Might just be DEL-LHR going year round. UA has been looking for a winter slot for the route. I know you mean DEN, but that would be cool! It baffles me that DEN-LHR isn’t year round. As noted, it's simply a slot issue. UA has expressed desire to fly the route year-round. They're not willing to redu...

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by LHUSA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

DEN-MUC would be a good add, but LH just recently re-entered the market. I think it would be too much capacity for UA to join them on the route. Especially when they both already fly FRA. Might just be DEL-LHR going year round. UA has been looking for a winter slot for the route. I know you mean DE...

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by LHUSA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

BNAMealer wrote:
I’m surprised no one has mentioned DEN-MUC on UA metal. I would be surprised if it was CDG/AMS.


DEN-MUC would be a good add, but LH just recently re-entered the market. I think it would be too much capacity for UA to join them on the route.

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by LHUSA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

x1234 wrote:
I've heard rumors of SFO-BKK, IAD-PVG, IAH-CDG, SFO-CAN, ORD-MAD, ORD-DUB and EWR-JNB.


ORD-DUB is already flown. Wouldn’t IADPVG require authority?

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by LHUSA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37386

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Could these be the public announcement for the new HND flights?


I believe that press release is already out

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by LHUSA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI7015 LGW-JFK cancelled today.
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Re: DI7015 LGW-JFK cancelled today.

I saw that the JFK-MAD flight today, HiFly A380 took off at 6am - it said delayed from a 1am departure time. Not sure if it had passengers on board?

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by LHUSA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 16561

Re: Delta international announcement later today

I wonder if DTW-MUC will be extended to year-round as a reaction to LH's seasonal service?

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by LHUSA
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12161

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

so how long will the 767 fly these routes once fuel prices go up again? Fuel prices wouldn’t be my concern. My concern will be how long the premium market stays healthy. In the recession starting in 2008, business class demand dropped off quite quickly. 30% less business class demand resulting in d...

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by LHUSA
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12161

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

Well I just looked at prices, and UA EWR - LHR no stop are basically 351$ Doesn’t sound too premium to me Exactly the point of this aircraft - shrinking the economy cabin because there is little money to be made there. The high-yield, last-minute business class bookings make this route profitable, ...

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by LHUSA
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 7066

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

77H wrote:
Anyone care to provide a constructive opinion on why UA is trailing the other US3 carriers so much on LF? Is this mainly an issue of ticket cost, lesser domestic coverage, customer service perception issues?

Partly due to the rapid growth state that UA is currently in.

77H

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by LHUSA
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12161

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

Effective Sept. 15, 2019, all five of United's EWR-LHR and LHR-EWR flights will be flown on the new high-J 767-300ER. https://hub.united.com/2019-07-26-united-airlines-now-offers-more-business-class-seats-between-new-york-area-and-london-than-any-u-s-carrier-2639354913.html For those unaware, the h...

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by LHUSA
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12161

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

Will ORD get some of these 767's too, or do they already have them? For September, the three daily ORD-LHR flights are all 763ER's. I heard a rumor last month that one of the ORD-LHR frequencies was going to the 777. I did not get any verification though. All 3 ORDLHR flights are going to the High-...

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by LHUSA
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12161

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

767s seem like a small aircraft to use to such a slot constrained and expensive airport as LHR. Perhaps, but these are high revenue planes. If they don’t get the backpack crowd I’m sure UA doesn’t mind. Exactly. United has never had trouble filling the front of the plane on EWRLHR and ORDLHR (the h...

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by LHUSA
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 8363

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

The market isn't very happy, down 5% ATM

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by LHUSA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 19901

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

The market is clearly happy - stock is at $94.2, by far the highest this year and, if i'm correct, second highest in the last 5 years. Wonder if it will beat November's high of $96.70?

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by LHUSA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?
Replies: 18
Views: 3899

Re: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?

Not a chance in h*ll, outside of one-off charter operations

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by LHUSA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4964

Re: UA at FRA

In addition to what others have said, you can also just look at the connecting hubs that each alliance has in Europe: Oneworld has LHR, MAD and to a lesser extent HEL. (British Airways, Iberia, Finnair) SkyTeam has AMS, CDG and to a lesser extent FCO. (KLM, Air France, Alitalia) Star Alliance has F...

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by LHUSA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 6411

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

Now he’s free to go help WAB get off the ground

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by LHUSA
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 16099

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

So looks like UA is pretty much done with service to India come August. I guess AI or LH will now be the Star Alliance choices. If the political situation in the region stabilizes, UA will restart the EWR-DEL and EWR-BOM flights. They have no competition in the market on nonstops (AI is a Star Alli...

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by LHUSA
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 16099

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

So looks like UA is pretty much done with service to India come August. I guess AI or LH will now be the Star Alliance choices. They have already pulled out of both routes due to Pakistan and Iran air space - as of now, they plan to return to both routes Sep 1. Of course, that's pending the politic...

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by LHUSA
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7795

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

Right, as noted by OP that is running this winter. I don't know where you saw, but this route is clearly marked by OP that is not for sale, contrary to PVD757 post. SWF-DUB is listed in both lists above as “not for sale anymore for W19/20.” It IS indeed for sale and is incorrectly listed. My bad! I...

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by LHUSA
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7795

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

PVD757 wrote:
SWF-DUB is daily+ this coming winter.


Right, as noted by OP that is running this winter.

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by LHUSA
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7795

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

by738 wrote:
... so overall some fuss over nothing?


??

They appear to have drastically cut their TATL routes vs the previous winter. Certainly something to discuss. It would be late now to file those winter routes.

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by LHUSA
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19720

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

One way. They are giving away 2 one-way tickets. One way. Lets hope they rectify that by clarifying that a return ticket is included on another flight within 14 days. This is why ex-Gordon CO fans cringe at the new UA management. It started with Jeff, installed as merger bait. And it continues. One...

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by LHUSA
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19720

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

United never said this was a 'big' announcement, the OP did. United has every right to market fun events like this.

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by LHUSA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4768

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

GRR-SFO on UA would be cool, but it won't happen

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by LHUSA
Wed May 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-DEL suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: UA EWR-DEL suspension

The suspension is 100% associated with airspace issues. The customer impact on the rerun was to mo great. United will resume the flight once everything is sorted out with airspace.

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by LHUSA
Wed May 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AND UA load factor question
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: DL AND UA load factor question

As mentioned, this is very route specific. Lots of factors at play between markets. Which ODs are you looking at? The exact opposite of what you state can be true for other markets.... For the most part, the US airlines price match. That does not mean they will always been the same price (like when ...

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by LHUSA
Fri May 10, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 9131

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

They are going double daily on SFO-ICN,so I think that's sealed ORD's fate in getting ICN service on UA. If UA were to add anything to ICN outside of SFO, I presume it would be EWR.

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by LHUSA
Thu May 09, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6166

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

[list=][/list] AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. AA has plenty of subUS A231 and old 738s flying through ORD. Been on plenty UA also has p...

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by LHUSA
Thu May 09, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6166

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA only flies one daily long haul international flight out of ORD year round, which is LHR. NRT is only 3 weekly UA has NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG, GRU, FRA, MUC, LHR, AMS, BRU. Plus 100+ daily flights per day

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by LHUSA
Thu May 09, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6166

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA only flies one daily long haul international flight out of ORD year round, which is LHR. NRT is only 3 weekly UA has NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG, GRU, FRA, MUC, LHR, AMS, BRU. Plus 100+ daily flights per day

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by LHUSA
Sun May 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156214

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

The passengers video from inside the plane looks fairly far back, at least behind the wing. They also stay at their seat for several seconds after the aircraft came to a stop, but still made it out. Hard to believe there were still 40 pax behind them that did not get out. Very very sad

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by LHUSA
Sun May 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156214

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instin...

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by LHUSA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163885

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Should have done JFK-DEL-JFK IMO. AI and UA already do BOM-NYC but neither does DEL-NYC nonstop at the moment. 77L can do DEL-NYC nonstop (a 17-18hr flight) and with 9W a nonfactor, connecting traffic should not be that much of an issue. UA does both BOM and DEL daily from EWR. DEL is suspended cur...

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by LHUSA
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4462

Re: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019

jaybird wrote:
And it comes at a time when there's a runway closure at JFK so it will help ease their operations. It definately wasn't something AA wanted to do.


How much are DL an B6 cutting back due to the runway closure?

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by LHUSA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8484

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

YYZORD wrote:
I say we should at least be thankful that Air Italy isn't suspending the YYZ route year round cause we've been losing a lot of international carriers lately.


I know it's off topic, but just curious which airlines have left YYZ?

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by LHUSA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382397

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

I'm a fan. Just as Oscar stated - a refresh, so mission accomplished. Well done United

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