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by c933103
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Some flights departing from/arrive at Hong Kong airport will need to be re-scheduled starting from ~1800 local time today according to local television

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by c933103
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

On Apple Daily, a populist tabloid, it cited anonymous opinion from Cathay crew, claim that security equipment in Cathay Dragon like emergency oxygen bottles are being exhausted by unknown person when their aircraft overnight in Chinese airports.

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

http://i.carnoc.com/detail/502919 Another article fron People's Daily, China's official newspaper, question the sincerity of Cathay's approach on the warning. It have been written that: Cathay deal with the incident only when they are being pressed to, and the lack of clarity in their attitude and s...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/232109/2019/0811/334282.html Newspaper belongs to China Liaison Office in Hong Kong continue publish report against Cathay, this time they claim multiple Cathay flight attendance talk with protestors in the airport, which indicate their support on behavior of those r...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 143
Views: 8760

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Keep in mind that Carrie Lam stepping down is not even one of the demands - protesters know better. Hence they change it to "Having full democratic election" as a demand. IMHO adding universal suffrage to the list dooms the entire project. If they kept it to the bill and stuff relating to...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

As HKG is almost fully surrounded by PRC lands and waters. Anyone know how many of current CX route do not touch PRC Airspaces? How many do not need PRC Air Traffic Controls? Will it count if an alternate landing site is in PRC? Everything that go South/East out of Hong Kong will not be handled by ...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Sensible message. Regardless of what employees might think personally, they must avoid ensnarling the company, and remember even off duty and on social media, their actions can reflect back on the company. The focus needs to be on flight safety and providing an overall safe and reliable environment...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Please. Just. Stop. Being. Political. Politics haven't really caused CX any trouble, as far as I know of; if you believe some political events caused a downgrade on CX's service, do show me. However, if you know Chinese and type the Chinese equivalent of "Cathay Pacific discrimination", y...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

A question related to the topic: I recently came across a video clip purportedly recording a cabin announcement during a CX flight in support of the protestors in HK. The announcement itself is inoffensive and does not advocate violence. Nevertheless, what are the rules or regulations with regard t...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

A question related to the topic: I recently came across a video clip purportedly recording a cabin announcement during a CX flight in support of the protestors in HK. The announcement itself is inoffensive and does not advocate violence. However, the message have already been classified as promotin...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

https://hk.news.yahoo.com/國泰發通告指將向內地提供機組人員名單-104638889.html Cathay in an internal memo urge its crew to comply with request from Chinese authority, say more frequent security check is to be expected and that they should comply with them to avoid delay, and Cathay will also submit crew member list o...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

China as with any nation is certainly within its rights to bar specific crew members it deems a risk. The U.S does the same via its visa process with all types of random past events barring people. One problem - Mainland China deems HK a part of China. You can't deny your own citizens the right to ...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea
Replies: 14
Views: 1364

Re: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea

Whatever he is smoking, it must be really string stuff. You don't win a race (whatever is that supposed to mean in this case) by shooting yourself in the foot. Let's imagine Japan formally apologises tomorrow. An official, sincere and heart-felt apology. I don't imagine they can pay the kind of rep...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Lekima
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Typhoon Lekima

Apparently even some tomorrow flights have been cancelled?

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5905

Re: Haneda slots

AY has been interested in launching flights to Haneda for several years, so I'd be surprised if AY didn't purchase any slots at HND. I don't think they are up for purchase. Also, I don't think Europe will get much of them. Well if AY don't get the slots certain individuals in the Government will lo...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

According to an internal email leaked on local transportation forum: https://www.hkitalk.net/HKiTalk2/thread-1138781-1-1.html KA flights departing from China will face an "Aviation Security Inspections" which mean that cabin crew and flight crew could be interviewed by CAAC inspector with ...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5905

Re: Haneda slots

QuawerAir wrote:
AY has been interested in launching flights to Haneda for several years, so I'd be surprised if AY didn't purchase any slots at HND.

I don't think they are up for purchase.
Also, I don't think Europe will get much of them.

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by c933103
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

I have just double checked the announcement. The wording used for point 2 was Mainland China's territorial airspace. That should mean the airspace that is south of and east of Hong Kong are also being affected, despite being part of Hong Kong FIR. In other words, any unapproved crew will not be abl...

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by c933103
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

:banghead: :banghead: "I can't find the right word" to say...as usual. As for ramification: Point 1, well, CX/KA crew doesn't exactly like working on mainland routes anyway Point 2 would be the greater concern. There's the privacy ramification (And they STILL wonder why HKers are so again...

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by c933103
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 141
Views: 19703

CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China

Source: https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1473694-20190809.htm (Chinese link) According to CAAC, as Cathay did not suspend pilot from his flying duty after them being charged with the crime of riot, and incident of passenger information being maliciously leaked, these events have constituted...

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by c933103
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 143
Views: 8760

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

What I don't understand about the situation is what does the government/China wants. If HK becomes just another Chinese city, then China would lose a lot. For now, the governments (both local and Beijing) want the local population to continue living their life as if nothing have happened by using t...

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by c933103
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 180
Views: 6969

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Kashmiri Muslims will be upset by this move — but if Pakistan really wants a solution to Kashmir — then this might be endgame. LoC as permanent border — leave the Muslims in Pakistani Kashmir; and everyone else in Indian Kashmir. Isn’t that how India and Pakistan was designed? I don’t agree with ho...

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by c933103
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 180
Views: 6969

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Kashmiri Muslims will be upset by this move — but if Pakistan really wants a solution to Kashmir — then this might be endgame. LoC as permanent border — leave the Muslims in Pakistani Kashmir; and everyone else in Indian Kashmir. Isn’t that how India and Pakistan was designed? I don’t agree with ho...

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by c933103
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea
Replies: 14
Views: 1364

South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea

https://globalnews.ca/news/5727571/korea-south-north-japan-trade-war-economy/ According to Moon's interpretation, the current Japan superiority in economy over South Korea is because of its size. As such, he believe that Korea can win the war against Japan by cooperating with North Korea, as the siz...

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by c933103
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike in HKG and Hong Kong based airline on 5th AUG
Replies: 16
Views: 4630

Re: Strike in HKG and Hong Kong based airline on 5th AUG

According to report, single runway operation will commence from 1200 local time.

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by c933103
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 8000

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Then are they selling metallic water bottles instead?

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by c933103
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB

The main purpose of LATAM putting the A350 on GRU-JNB is to not ONLY serve the African market but also serve the Asian market with connecting traffic on OneWorld onto CX to HKG (fastest route). They finally have a competitive product with CX's B77W. But if one is to connect between CX's HKG-JNB fli...

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by c933103
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB

The main purpose of LATAM putting the A350 on GRU-JNB is to not ONLY serve the African market but also serve the Asian market with connecting traffic on OneWorld onto CX to HKG (fastest route). They finally have a competitive product with CX's B77W. But if one is to connect between CX's HKG-JNB fli...

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by c933103
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 33250

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I don't know how they can legally do anything, and no, I don't care what it says in the fine print of the "contract". Airlines would have a hard time proving damages as you did pay and they'd likely end up reselling that empty seat anyways to a standby passenger. I've done it a couple of ...

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by c933103
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5229

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

Probably even more. Back then there were no internet for the public

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by c933103
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 2124

Re: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial

ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
Imperial and US Customary are different and both are defined in relation to metric. I'd probably just describe it as aviation standard.

In original text the two systems are named are Meter system and English system

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by c933103
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42275

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Is there any Japan - Micronesia flights on Delta remaining?

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by c933103
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8509

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

China Southern cancelling 737 MAX is apparently fake news. The source you linked have retracted their report it seems. There is a second link just below the original post. Regards Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk China Southern cancelling 737 MAX is apparently fake news. The source you linked hav...

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by c933103
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 2124

Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial

Information come from weibo via https://bbs.feeyo.com/thread-6031395-1-1.html. The attached image in the original post was supposed to be a document issued by China Air Transportation Association (CATA). It say that after National Air Control Office discussed the matter of flight level unit with CAA...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8509

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

China Southern cancelling 737 MAX is apparently fake news. The source you linked have retracted their report it seems.

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by c933103
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China ban individual travel to Taiwan. Impact on aviation?
Replies: 0
Views: 821

China ban individual travel to Taiwan. Impact on aviation?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as ... 383776a2f2
Obviously the cross strait travel demand is going to drop but what else will happen?
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as ... 383776a2f2
Obviously the cross strait travel demand is going to drop but what else will happen?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closeness of South Korean ICN airspace to North Korea and risks
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Closeness of South Korean ICN airspace to North Korea and risks

Not for now because currently South Korea have been quite friendly to North Korea and North Korea have also shown its support on South Korea on a number of issues

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by c933103
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6935

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Overreaction...it was INERT and all the firing mechanisms had been removed. We bring back empty canon shells from the desert on deployment all the time and no one bats an eyelash. I remember there's a Japanese man who's now serving a multi-year sentence at Belarus for trying to fly from Ukraine via...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6935

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Overreaction...it was INERT and all the firing mechanisms had been removed. We bring back empty canon shells from the desert on deployment all the time and no one bats an eyelash. I remember there's a Japanese man who's now serving a multi-year sentence at Belarus for trying to fly from Ukraine via...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 2565

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

The issues that the Medallion or Yellow taxi industry in NY City vs. Uber and other car services are a bit complex to give a full explanation here but I'll give it a go. Perhaps a somewhat comparison is the deregulation of the airline industry in the USA leading to many new and short lived airlines...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week

Hinalaya Airlines? I thought they're setup by China's Tibet Airlines, which in turn belong to Air China?

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by c933103
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 20
Views: 5120

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

So I guess Macanese Banks are back in business laundering money for North Korea? Well, with special blessing from CCP gov’t probably, as a reward for being “loyal” unlike its brother on the other side of the delta. :duck: Didn't one of the Kim brothers sump down in Macau? The one who was murdered i...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7462

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

Too bad, as I don't think pax realize what they're getting with that cheap 10-abreast ticket on a United 777-300ER vs Hong Kong Airlines' economy product. No idea where you're getting that notion from... Random spot checks: UA is offering roundtrip SFO-HKG-SFO, 3wks out, for $506 roundtrip includin...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 25
Views: 5358

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

Ah they're flying from Narita

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by c933103
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)

Aero K and Fly Gangwon follow traditional LCC models and will be based in CJJ (Cheongju) and YNY (Yangyang) airports, respectively. Actually it doesn't seems to be the case Fly Gangwon said they want to be a leisure airlines mainly focus at inbound tourism demand from neighboring countries, especia...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 143
Views: 8760

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

The Chinese state is largest and longest unitary entity. You have more luck seeing USA fragmented. China has also world largest GDP for most of the time in history. Yeah that's what China want you to believe in The reemergence of China as world most powerful economy is the world history back to nor...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 34
Views: 1778

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Plus, what new thing can astronauts do nowadays when space exploration have been stagnated for a while already? Apollo-like missions are not happening any time soon but ISS missions still happen regularly. Just because the Space Shuttle has been retired and people are somehow incensed that only Rus...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 34
Views: 1778

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Well, "Youtuber" just mean "internet pop star". I am sure even back in decades ago, there're still many kids who would like to be a pop star instead of astronauts
Plus, what new thing can astronauts do nowadays when space exploration have been stagnated for a while already?

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by c933103
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

Not really surprising given the nature of Iranian government, certainly there will be some people who want to help fractions against them

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