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by chonetsao
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 47671

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

BA has a lot of options. Seems like B777-9 as a B777-300ER replacement is on the card too.

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by chonetsao
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 16801

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

I am also surprised at how obsessed KLM are with keeping all of their profit or claiming AF is eating their lunch: without the AF merger they would have been crushed by competition because they could not get to a critical size. Or they would have had to become a LCC and their employees would have s...

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by chonetsao
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28470

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Why can'y flights between Europe and South-East Asia be routed over Nepal, China and Tajikistan? The deviation from a great circle would be minimal. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=LHR-SIN&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM= It is possible for Southeast Asian carrier go B218-A581-L888-A460-A124...

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by chonetsao
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28470

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

That is not fully correct. There is one air corridor from Nepal to Lhasa despite of Himalayas. The reason there is no air corridor over Tibet to the north and west is due to majority of Tibet airspace is closed for civil traffic and is under Chinese military control. Only when China decide to open ...

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by chonetsao
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 136
Views: 19740

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/02/26/british-airways-considers-777x-as-747-retirement-continues/ May 777X is not out of picture. No need for 330NEO with A359 and 787 fleet. They could be taking the 19 delivery slots from the canceled EY order. I often wondered whether Airbus or Boeing has any incent...

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by chonetsao
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28470

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

I wonder if China could open a new emergence route via Tibet and Xinjiang for selected Southeast Asia to Europe and South Asia to US route. That would be great relief for airlines and a good deed in China's part. But knowing China, this would be impossible.

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by chonetsao
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

Nobody is disputing loads don't equal yield. I think everyone is agreeing with that. That is why I carefully said, [from a passenger loading point of view]. And I only talked about loading factor. The operational metric include passenger load factor too. AA has to publish the load factor by geograp...

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by chonetsao
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 94
Views: 8452

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

It is a disgrace to have an airport named after this man. Every time I fly from the airport I have a touch of anger. As a people we can do better than this. Let just call it Orange County airport. Do you also get a touch of anger every time you hear the name of our capital? Should we rename Washing...

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by chonetsao
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

According to UK Civil Aviation Authority, in December there were 36626 passengers travelled between London and Philadelphia. So daily 1181 passengers. AA's A330 can seat 291 passengers. And BA has 275 seats daily. So that is 857 seats per day or 1714 seats per return journey. Average load thus is 6...

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by chonetsao
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

And Like [b] acentuari [/b] said (above): "AA can't dump the 333s until they have replacements now can they ?? The 787s to replace the 333s and 767s will BEGIN arriving at PHL in January and are part of the 4/2018 new aircraft order." Plus, I think the new order of B788 won't arrive until...

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by chonetsao
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 94
Views: 8452

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

How about follow Britain's lead to have a 'people's vote'? ...Oh hold on, the looser side would campaign for a fresh 'people' vote' because they lost?...I rest my case.

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by chonetsao
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

We all know B788 is converted to 20J in order to be used on routes where premium demand is lacking (Latin America in the long run, European seasonal leisure destinations etc.), but is it a replacement aircraft for USA-LHR routes? I doubt it, at least from the loading factor in non-summer months, PH...

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by chonetsao
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

And Like [b] acentuari [/b] said (above): "AA can't dump the 333s until they have replacements now can they ?? The 787s to replace the 333s and 767s will BEGIN arriving at PHL in January and are part of the 4/2018 new aircraft order." Yes you are right. Except the current B788 is in proce...

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by chonetsao
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

According to UK Civil Aviation Authority, in December there were 36626 passengers travelled between London and Philadelphia. So daily 1181 passengers. AA's A330 can seat 291 passengers. And BA has 275 seats daily. So that is 857 seats per day or 1714 seats per return journey. Average load thus is 6...

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by chonetsao
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14789

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

According to UK Civil Aviation Authority, in December there were 36626 passengers travelled between London and Philadelphia. So daily 1181 passengers. AA's A330 can seat 291 passengers. And BA has 275 seats daily. So that is 857 seats per day or 1714 seats per return journey. Average load thus is 68...

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by chonetsao
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 783
Views: 138236

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Why everyone is saying that the slot will be awarded in daily terms? Would there be possibilities that DOT will award 3 weekly + 4 weekly 'share' of the daily slot? So what we know so far is: AA request: DFW/LAX/DFW/LAS in order DL request: SEA/DTW/ATL/PDX/HNL/HNL HA request: HNL/HNL/HNL and UA requ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14554

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

I like T7. Small, quick and in decent shape. 12 widebody gates with an array of airlines and aircraft, it is fairly unique in this modern, boring airport world I got off Icelandair, cleared customs and was in a cab in less than 10 mins. BA, to its credit, never let their terminal deteriorate like A...

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by chonetsao
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 17663

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Would this lead to the break up of AF KL marriage?

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by chonetsao
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14554

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

Terminal 7 is most definitely not fine. It's a complete dump, only marginally outdone by the 3rd world shithole down the street that is LGA. T8, while not amazing, is definitely an improvement. It'll also be good for those making AA/BA connections, without wasting time exiting the terminal and ridi...

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by chonetsao
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 9534

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

It would have been a better choice Hop! had been renamed to Air Inter. The name 'Air Inter' is so aligned with the name 'Air France' that there is no need to use the name 'Air France' in the livery. Besides that, the name 'Air Inter' evokes its primary purpose of serving cities of the interior of F...

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by chonetsao
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24160

Re: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam

1 month on and here at MEL atleast there are still SkyTeam logos and signage as though CZ never left, Sky Priority sign is still being used which is interesting. You would think things that are easily changed such as digital boards would of been changed by now but I think not. CZ is still a Sky Tea...

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by chonetsao
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24160

Re: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam

No plans to join OW. Oneworld: ‘No plans’ to add China Southern http://atwonline.com/airlines/oneworld-no-plans-add-china-southern Oneworld has “no plans” for China Southern Airlines to become a member of the alliance, according to CEO Ron Guerney. Several oneworld members are talking about enterin...

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by chonetsao
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 176
Views: 39747

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201901/29/WS5c500896a3106c65c34e71ed_1.html Subway trains designed to run on Beijing's new airport express line, linking Daxing Airport and downtown Beijing, made debut today Jan 29th Capable of fully automated driverless operation, the trains are the fastest subway o...

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by chonetsao
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9162

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

The 333s will be retired at the end of 2020. Now the A333 will retire in 2023 Source ?? The previous official statement was a push out from mid-2020 to end of 2020. One of the quarterly result mentioned the A333 retirement to be delayed beyond 2022. I can not remember which quarter, but it has to b...

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by chonetsao
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5193

Re: Doug and AA

AA needs to think twice about adding seats to B738 and A321, the next downturn will bring drastically decrease in revenue per available seats. AA needs to rethink the reduce of J seats in its B787-8, the 20J aircraft is not suitable for Asian routes and LHR (of which they are using from ORD at this ...

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by chonetsao
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9175

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

No, you are wrong, alliance would not die. It will evolve. Before the butterfly can be fully evolved, or countries like China, Japan and the USA remove foreigner ownership restrictions, alliance will live happily thereafter. Please learn to read carefully. I did not say that any alliance would die....

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by chonetsao
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9175

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

The speculation around how a minority investment like this one might shake up the oneworld alliance is in my mind evidence of how shaky oneworld already is and further supports the belief that the alliance model has formally outlived its useful lifespan. Imagine if something similar were to happen ...

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by chonetsao
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9175

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

Great! Seems like QR is eating oneworld from within. Lolx, in long run I believe they will prevail, and stick two middle fingers at AA and QF. Imagine IAG, LATAM, CZ, CX and QR fighting QF and AA... Australia route will be in bloodbath. Given more time, QR might swallow even VA. Never say never in ...

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by chonetsao
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9175

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

jfk777 wrote:
Did Qatar buy 5% of issued shares on a stock exchange or buy newly issued shares directly from China Southern ?


Public share purchase according to the stock market declaration.

And Qatar intends to purchase more.

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by chonetsao
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 16563

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

After QR stake as mention on previous thread, I wonder if EK will have a codeshare with CZ soon. Because EK has no partner in China yet and QR just started with CZ and EY does with MU. Plus, What about it’s partnership with its ST members including MU and MF, when will it concluded? Xiamen will sta...

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by chonetsao
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9175

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

time for AAB to create a new alliance, with QR, CZ, CX, IAG, LA, and - why not - IG, cutting off AA and QF. Maybe they could try to lure B6 or AS for the american market to replace AA. this website is hilarious And, this forum had taught us who had stayed long enough that: 1, Never say never. 2, Ne...

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by chonetsao
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

In fact, at some carriers I've seen nonrev privileges gamified with full backing of the carrier. Who can rack up the most miles this weekend and not miss work on Monday? Winner gets lunch. Who can fly all equipment types in the fleet first this year? It's commonplace and often fully endorsed by the...

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by chonetsao
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Delta was apparently just fine with this, so it wasn't abuse. Delta management (some level of it) is the body that would determine abuse and they have said it was fine, and have even touted the story. So, no abuse, and nothing to see here, move along, these aren't the droids you're looking for. I j...

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by chonetsao
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Why would that be in the grey area of a non-rev policy with DL... As long as it is not for business purposes or he isnt making money off of the nonrev ticket then he is fine. A lot of people have their spouse or a family member follow them on their legs to their overnight or back to their base. Mor...

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by chonetsao
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

I know what you mean. But one should use ones non rev as a privilege, not entitlement. So one should not use non rev just for personal pleasure or to an extent that abuse the good will of airlines. I am only concerned that it could be seen by some one as an excessive usage of non rev privilege to f...

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by chonetsao
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

In fact, at some carriers I've seen nonrev privileges gamified with full backing of the carrier. Who can rack up the most miles this weekend and not miss work on Monday? Winner gets lunch. Who can fly all equipment types in the fleet first this year? It's commonplace and often fully endorsed by the...

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by chonetsao
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Question: Did he travel non-rev or actually bought the revenue ticket? I have to ask because he would qualify for non-rev travel as a parent. But using non-rev to follow family member 6 flights in a day is in a grey area of non-rev ticket usage. No matter how he travelled it is a great father-daugh...

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by chonetsao
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12560

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Question: Did he travel non-rev or actually bought the revenue ticket? I have to ask because he would qualify for non-rev travel as a parent. But using non-rev to follow family member 6 flights in a day is in a grey area of non-rev ticket usage. No matter how he travelled it is a great father-daught...

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by chonetsao
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 176
Views: 39747

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

I was in China a month ago and had a really good time. Visited Beijing but took the train from Shanghai so didnt get to experience PEK. Reading through the thread, is PEK going to remain open to commercial flights? If so, why would they operate a split airport situation. Which airport is more ideal...

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by chonetsao
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 8941/42
Replies: 17
Views: 3717

Re: JAL 8941/42

The only non-ER 773 resale transaction I can remember is the Emirates to Cathay Pacific, and that is because Cathay Pacific wants to use 773 to replace its regional 772 fleet. I guess the JAL 773 have too many cycles to have any decent resale value.

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by chonetsao
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 87
Views: 22883

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

She kicks and spits and refuses to talk to anyone who approaches her while she screams gobbledygook at a plane landing. She's mentally ill and has some sort of delusion that's associated with this flight. There's no greater meaning than that. Everyone putting these feel good ideas (with zero proof ...

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by chonetsao
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Re: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?

Yeah VIE in Austria will see WIZZ LEVEL VUELING all the time.

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by chonetsao
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9261

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

So it fly a loop of PHX LAX MCO PHX MCO LAX PHX until 2nd May. And then dailyPHX ANC in summer.

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by chonetsao
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5981

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

jumbojet wrote:
Guaranteed B6 is already crying and writing a letter to the DOJ, similar to the one they wrote for the DL/VA/KE/AF tie-up.

Soon there will be no one left for B6 to dance with.


DI+D8...ahhh also A321LR for B6 then in Europe there is Ryanair and Easyjet waiting for her!

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by chonetsao
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20458

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

I have a solution, but a bad one. If DOT allows AA to have a reserve/break/dormant on its PEK/PVG authority from ORD, then DOT should also allow DL to seek 'flexibility' on its HND slots/routes. Otherwise, do block both party and nobody would be unhappy.

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by chonetsao
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13453

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Does CX have the traffic right to do a HKG KIX MIA or HKG NRT MIA run?

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by chonetsao
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20458

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

This has "Delta is looking to move MSP-HND somewhere (SEA? ATL?), but if they wish, they can fly that route again" all over it. MSP does stand out like a sore thumb compare to all the other destinations that has a HND flight anyway (The only smaller market, PDEW-wise, is probably VIE, and...

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by chonetsao
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's
Replies: 34
Views: 8016

Re: Middle East Airlines Air Liban Airbus A330-900Neo Orders

Boeing was probably not interested in getting just a handful 787 on order....... If this is right; as a Boeing shareholder; i'd like to know the hell why not ...... If Being is to fight this deal, it may have to provide pilot conversion programme. It also had to compete with A321NEO which Boeing re...

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by chonetsao
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inefficent air corridors in China
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: Inefficent air corridors in China

You might get another shock when you check the air route from Europe to South Korea in China. Madness. Also air route from Europe to Hong Kong via Chengdu and Wuzhou. Lots of wasted time and fuel. Extreme inefficiencies.

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