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by chonetsao
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA VP of Alliances stepping down
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

Re: AA VP of Alliances stepping down

I want to know who is behind the decision to have an anti-Qatar attitude and strategy within AA. Qatar Airways started to cooperate with US Airways while US Airways was still in Star Alliance. So the former US Airways management should know what they are in the alliance with Qatar Airways for. Howev...

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by chonetsao
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Cairo have 3 int'l airports?
Replies: 7
Views: 2624

Re: Why does Cairo have 3 int'l airports?

First, CCE is a proposed airport for the new Cairo, or new capital of Egypt, which is outside the national ring road of Cairo, or 60-75 kms away from Cairo city depends on where you define the centre (I think it is 40-45 kms east of CAI in direct distance, or 50-60 km by road network). In Cairo, thi...

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by chonetsao
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships

QR just opened a new giant office in Amman. It is written on the wall it would be just a matter of time QR would invest

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by chonetsao
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13064

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I start to think the share based compensation is a big con in Dougie Parker's part. Think this way, Dougie has his compensation paid in shares. So regardless how bad the performance is, he gets certain number of shares. The lower stock price is, the more share he is getting. By the time he leaves co...

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by chonetsao
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18969

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

They way for American to win is for the leaders to understand where American Airlines came from, it's history and route development strategy. Today, I argue that AA is viewed as America West that inherited routes to South America and a Miami Hub. There is a disconnect between the trials and tribula...

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by chonetsao
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18969

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

They way for American to win is for the leaders to understand where American Airlines came from, it's history and route development strategy. Today, I argue that AA is viewed as America West that inherited routes to South America and a Miami Hub. There is a disconnect between the trials and tribula...

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by chonetsao
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18461

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

With regard to AA and the 77W Please keep in mind, AA used to have much higher frequency on the JFK LHR route. They have retrenched significantly over the years. When LHR opened up to all carriers and routes, AA took several JFK frequencies and moved them to other (more important to AA) hubs. In UA...

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An actually useful ranking of US airlines.
Replies: 12
Views: 3714

Re: An actually useful ranking of US airlines.

Is this a click bait? Because I have no intention to click on the link.

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18969

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

Yes, we need someone who can replace Dougie Parker with the slogan: make American great again!

(Disclaimer: just a casual remark for fun, no political stir up intended. If you could not see any fun side from my post, maybe you should not reply to it.)

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing accidentally leaks possible route to DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Beijing Daxing accidentally leaks possible route to DFW

First, I think AA made noise about moving yo PKX with CZ long time ago. So it is possible DFW will be moved to PKX together with LAX on AA. Then the original poster claimed the other city as BOS and SEA. I wonder if the map was meant to show the dot of JFK and YVR. CZ had reduced some tier 1 frequen...

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by chonetsao
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38023

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

JFK is the least distance. AA is better off doing JFK-JNB; will get a lot of business traffic from the financial capital of the word; lots of O&D traffic + easy connections to the rest of USA since it is an AA hub with connections to all over US & Canada. And competing with SA and UA (EWR-C...

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by chonetsao
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20733

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

And at the other outstations with QR lounges with the same policy (LHR and BKK, and possibly soon SIN), there are other oneworld lounges that can be used Not true. In LHR they send economy pax to SkyTeam lounge. EK build lounge for all passengers. Qatar does not, but gave inferior product to second...

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by chonetsao
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11636

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

Emirates ran 3 daily Gatwick to Dubai mainly for transit passenger onwards to another destination. Yes there are O&D demand between the two places. But in general EK asks higher prices as they know they can. There is a market for O&D and less premium experience. Think about the expat, the mi...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143460

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

If only they make the belly paint as the same style of Emirates, red background and a big SAS in the middle. I like the livery but don't think much about the belly design.

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20733

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

I notice QR recently opened a giant new office in Amman. I start to wonder if QR's next move is Royal Jordanian. Maybe QR will buy into RJ and move some aircraft into RJ fleet in order to build a second hub to bypass the blockade. If so, maybe there would be relief in the horizon. For Jordan, any n...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20733

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

With regard to equity investments that QR has recently made, instead of going for the premier or OW members why not invest in the airlines that could actually benefit from a cash injection and QR's management expertise. A number of airlines come to mind, PIA, Iran Air, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh air...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20733

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

I notice QR recently opened a giant new office in Amman. I start to wonder if QR's next move is Royal Jordanian. Maybe QR will buy into RJ and move some aircraft into RJ fleet in order to build a second hub to bypass the blockade. If so, maybe there would be relief in the horizon. For Jordan, any ne...

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by chonetsao
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22325

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

I assume this is why BA’s BWI-LHR flight last night and LHR-BWI flight today are cancelled. Any idea why BA switched from a 787 to a 777 on the route a couple weeks ago? It was due to some extra checks required on 787 engines. So BA wetleased an Evelop A330 to fly the LGW-JFK route, which freed up ...

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by chonetsao
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12217

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

BigGSFO wrote:
Boris Johnson International: where the departures lobby is twice the size of the arrivals lobby.


It might be fun for some, but offensive for others. Please refrain make topic too political. Stay on the aviation topic please. Thank you.

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by chonetsao
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean announces A320neo schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 2858

Re: Aegean announces A320neo schedule

Shouldn't FRA remain A321?

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by chonetsao
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India slams CAPA report
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: Air India slams CAPA report

I still remember it seems yesterday that CAPA was convinced that Etihad's equity investment is the future of airlines cooperatio and alliance will be died within years. Oh well, the disgraced Hogan left Etihad in life support, while the airline alliance is getting stronger by joint ventures and inve...

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by chonetsao
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 21252

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

My worry about JFK is that AA is making JFK barebone, there is hardly any noticeable connection market for JFK. With B772/773 operated long haul flight by AA and BA between London and Europe, South America to JFK, would there be enough transit opportunities left. I mean, O&D is impressive from N...

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by chonetsao
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27975

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Delta777Jet wrote:
Probably still better than flying AA !


Have you actually flew AA equivalent of Mint on the JFK LAX routes? At least AA has 2-4 cleaners for its planes. AA first class cookies is always good. And the sundae?

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by chonetsao
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24777

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

English speakers should learn another language, the world is way richer elsewhere ;) I know this is anathema to monotongues, but this site, born in Europe be it said, fines members likewise should they use another language : posts just are not tolerated. Problem is that narrowing all discussions to...

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by chonetsao
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22364

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

Soon C919 will enter the CNX books too. A combination of ARJ21 and C919... China has a huge market for air transportation delay and cancellation insurance, people can buy such insurance for any flight they bought to get compensated for delays and cancellations. I wonder if there would be a ARJ21 and...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 20573

Re: AirAsia to firm up A330neos + A321xlr order/conversion

Clearly in long haul travel, people put comfort above lowest prices. At the similar price range, airlines that offers more comfort wins.Regardless how low the CASM Air Asia X can achieve by putting in as many seats as possible, it could not achieve the PRASM desired to make a slimmest profit. So mor...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 18019

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

The difference is Cruz has presided over a period of record profits, while Parker is running an operational loss making airline with a credit card arm. People do hate Cruz, but for better or for worse and whether WW's doing or not, BA is making $$$ So is American Airlines. Not really. AA lost money...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 18019

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Waterbomber2. You come cross as a rather bitter and twisted ex employee. Or maybe you are just a complete prat! Personal attack has no room in this forum. Waterbomber2 did introduce a lot of well known incidents which is documented by major UK media outlets. You sir are doing personal attacks only....

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 33011

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

With AA needing to use their slots at JFK and their joint venture, I am wondering it we could see some utilization from JFK to more UK locations? Actually (whilst I still think it unlikely) there could be merit in AA expanding JFK/UK regions/Europe, and BA taking over all LHR/JFK rotations.....just...

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by chonetsao
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 15709

Re: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport

I wouldn't assume the aircraft is a write off yet. Remember that BA 777 which caught fire at LAS - that airplane was repaired and returned to service. I hope they would fix it. But again, being Chinese myself, I think it would cause too much uproar as Chinese passengers can turn against the idea of...

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by chonetsao
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 33011

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

It could be the relocation of AA flights to T5 and rescheduling of some BA and AAs flights to suit the gate availability.

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93606

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Surely the payback and balance of power towards ANA should be finished by now. ANA is by far the largest HND slots owner with the purchase of Skymark. With JAL is now back on track after the favours Japanese government to help it survive, which resulted the ANA/United dominance in HND, Japanese aut...

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by chonetsao
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93606

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Surely the payback and balance of power towards ANA should be finished by now. ANA is by far the largest HND slots owner with the purchase of Skymark. With JAL is now back on track after the favours Japanese government to help it survive, which resulted the ANA/United dominance in HND, Japanese auth...

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by chonetsao
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21300

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Interior shots below: https://imgur.com/PKpxKtt https://imgur.com/4HJKhsw https://imgur.com/0z1zouB Excellent pics, thanks a lot! :thumbsup: Looks like new times are coming and A321LR plus XLR will be the planes making the new era exciting! :stirthepot: Thats a strange J class sitting. Is it 1-2-1?...

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by chonetsao
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 12356

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass? So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 12356

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass?

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA New INTL Routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3719

Re: AA New INTL Routes?

With AA's track record in Asia market (see the remarks made by management in recent Q2 earning call), people should forget about any new destination in Asia rather than TYO, HKG and possible CAN if local subsidy is good. AA is not going to waste money to fly to SIN nor MNL, it makes zero sense when...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA New INTL Routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3719

Re: AA New INTL Routes?

With AA's track record in Asia market (see the remarks made by management in recent Q2 earning call), people should forget about any new destination in Asia rather than TYO, HKG and possible CAN if local subsidy is good. AA is not going to waste money to fly to SIN nor MNL, it makes zero sense when ...

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by chonetsao
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

What about interconnecting T3 and T5? So in other words, there is no way BA/AA will ever be able to co-locate all their flights in the same terminal, even with the expansion? Depends. If you look at the Heathrow Master Plan. A new terminal T6 will be build west of T5A, which would be much bigger th...

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by chonetsao
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

BA could just build T5D and move the fuel farm and the fire service. That would make this all easier. BA can not just build T5D. Firstly, it has to be built by BAA (or whatever it is called today), the owner of Heathrow airport. Second, the whole project needs to be approved by relevant authorities...

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by chonetsao
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Well that's a shame. When flying to N.America, I normally choose AA over BA. AA has a better product in Y, Y+ and J compared to BA, the only difference being AA crew are less friendly. Also one more reason why I prefer using AA to N.America is because LHR T3 has the CX and QF lounges which are supe...

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by chonetsao
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Do BA use T5A for widebodies? I seem to recall only seeing narrow bodies there. BA's 763s regularly operated from T5A, although I don't know if allocations have changed since they left the fleet. There are 4 gates are outright B763 capable gates, including 1 in domestic area. Then there are 3 narro...

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by chonetsao
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 6778

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

Not to drag this too far off topic, but what was the purpose of the closed gate holding areas. I went on my first international trip with my family when I was about 12, USAirways to LGW. On the way home, I remember finding it very odd they tore our boarding passes entering the waiting area, and the...

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by chonetsao
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Panorama: Boeing's Killer Planes
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: BBC Panorama: Boeing's Killer Planes

Anything regarding Aviation Safety or Aviation Labour Relationships, I don't watch BBC.

I trust National Geography for Aviation safety issues.

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by chonetsao
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

So are Menzies planned to handle American in T5, BA or will their own ops still do above wing? AA’s JFK only needs one on stand at any one time and there’s often an American B777 on the remote 580s or 590s so not far to tow. In fairness T3 has some quiet periods so room for some more BA heavies, wo...

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by chonetsao
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 6778

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

One thing I’ve always wondered about when travelling mainly through UK airports is, that departure gates are only announced shortly before boarding begins. Other large airports like FRA, MUC, and AMS seem to announce the departure gates well in advance. Why is it different? It always makes me feel ...

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by chonetsao
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 6778

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

I heard that the late reveal of gate and platform for long distance trains are due to the bombings in 1980-1990s. So the terrorists could not know which train / airplane to target. Maybe Lofty can shed some lights on this urban myth.

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by chonetsao
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12217

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 chonetsao
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

As we all know T5 isn't large enough for all of AA's ops but I can imagine some route consolidation (JFK, LAX, PHX, PHL or ORD). My gut feel is there is actually more hate space than we all think. T5C is quite thin on departures albeit its predominantly longhaul so frames sit at the gate for an ext...

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by chonetsao
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13652

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

AA has 21 flights from LHR: [...] 5 gates are required at each time frame. Contrary to the US, in Europe gates are not ussualy a problem at congested airports. Airports are slot controlled not gate controlled in Europe and LHR is no exception. Any departure flight can be handled at a gate where all...

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