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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: 21003

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: 14036

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: 21003

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: 8711

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: 2354

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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by chonetsao
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes
Replies: 36
Views: 8508

Re: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes

As a frequent Aegean flyer, I do not see A3 get into long haul or wide body AC. The current Athens airport is nice, but it is not optimised for long haul transit market. Almost all Athens long haul passengers are destined to Greece, mostly VFR and tourist crowd. The structure for a home grown long h...

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by chonetsao
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7904

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

Whatever the tourism Minister is smoking, I would like it too. Must be good.

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by chonetsao
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 11208

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

Basically you can discount all major airlines that has 777-300ER but does not have ultra long haul routes, or those airlines that do not have 777s. And a single 777-200LR is either for replacement or additional frame. So delta makes sense. Another candidate I have in mind beside Delta is airlines li...

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by chonetsao
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11752

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Legacy AA had their day. Its business model failed. Its leadership was shut down. I think it's accurate to say the old AA is no more. The logic and philosophy behind that company didn't work. I hope the new company works, for everybody's sake, or maybe it will need to reboot again. UAL is on about ...

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by chonetsao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most disconnected Alliance member?
Replies: 20
Views: 4980

Re: The most disconnected Alliance member?

cathay is the sluttiest alliance member.... esp for a founding member..... I am sure Qantas tops that. Emirates, el Al, Alitalia, Air France, Air New Zealand, several pacific airlines, SAA, Jet Airways, Westjet, China Eastern and China Southern...codeshares also include a Taiwanese and a Korean air...

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by chonetsao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14135

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

I am far from an exoert about LHR. I hope my comments/questions are not too basic or offensive to the more knowledgeable here. WRT future terminal and runway expansion: NIMBYs and bureaucracies are often scapegoats, but is it possible that BA doesn't want more yield destroying capacity? The same th...

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by chonetsao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 6165

Re: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX

Why isn't BA on that list, and how is LH ahead of them? With year round 3x daily (747, 787, A380) they should be ahead of LH which has year round A380 + A346 and only a seasonal extra daily 748. The BA service goes up to 2x daily A380 + 1x daily 787 during summer season. Maybe BA is premium heavy. ...

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by chonetsao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35406

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

I think smaller Airlines like RJ and UL should seek to downgrade themselves to Connect partners to save alliance cost. Full membership to small airlines like RJ and UL no longer make any sense.

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by chonetsao
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 54
Views: 17022

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

WilhelmFink wrote:
eta unknown wrote:
I've lost count- is this their 3rd or 4th attempt at sustaining BWN-KCH service?


Something like that. As Kuching is the largest city in Sarawak, this route should have potential. I don't know why it didn't work on earlier attempts.


Air Asia?

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by chonetsao
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16915

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Does anyone know how Air China is doing on PEK-JNB route? Air China occasionally decreased the number of flights from 3 to 2 this year. China-South Africa market is a rather big market, taking into account both tourism and business travellers. Is it that ET, EK, CX and SQ capture the biggest traffi...

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by chonetsao
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12026

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

I don't agree on "premium" necessity on such short haul routes. Times have changed and big companies also try to save money. For example, my Company does not pay Business class seats anymore to anyone but the CEO / CCO / CFO, for EU and trans-atlantic routes. So it is time to abolish the ...

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by chonetsao
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16915

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

* to fly to South America within the next three years * to open more African destinations Well, that could be combined. In terms of equipment range, it will be an issue to reach South America without an intermediate stop. The closest point to South America which could reached and also being interes...

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by chonetsao
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117155

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

Not sure if anyone will be able to post a source for this as they’d have to be an insider or have access to some sort of industry profitability information. I personally believe DTW-PVG prints money as it is always full in J and fares are super high with a lot of corporate (automotive) traffic. I w...

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by chonetsao
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

Another thing to bear in mind is that both TPA and MCO are holiday destinations which some people like to combine, e.g. buy an open jaw ticket into TPA and return from MCO. You don't want to leave your car at LHR when you'll return to LGW. If you have the numbers to show it, I would love to see it....

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by chonetsao
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

I think the only Gatwick flight that can be moved to Heathrow is Tampa. With Lufthansa and Norwegian entering the market as well as Delta opening AMS route, BA has to be defensive. The new Gatwick 777 would have too much capacity while Heathrow 788 may be a better fit. Plus it could benefit from He...

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by chonetsao
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

With densitification of SH fleet in Heathrow, it is likely some short haul route may be cancelled in favor of City Airport running business schedule while Heathrow handles only connections. This could open 3 to 7 slot pairs for long haul. Think about the frequency of Dublin, Madrid, Paris and Frankf...

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by chonetsao
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24656

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

This is not really a surprise, but still an interesting development. This got me thinking, when was the last addition to ST, OW or Star Alliance? In 2014: Air India joined Star Alliance, Sri Lankan joined Oneworld and Garuda Indonesia joined SkyTeam. After 2014, no airline has joined these alliance...

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by chonetsao
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11985

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

AA would get the Africa, ISC, and South East Asia feed. Not really. There is no JV and AA does not fly to DOH, so all AA would get is some minor prorated revenue for the domestic segments. The benefit is almost all QR's. Don't AA-QR codeshare on the DOH-US flights? I know a codeshare doesn't transl...

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by chonetsao
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17487

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

That is right I forgot about the B787-8s, they are going to be 20J, 28PE, 186Y. So in that fleet the PE room is coming from both J & Y. So in that fleet you will have 48 Premium seats (20J+28PE)) and Y is 186 down from 198. The B787-9 are remaining at their current config which is 30J, 21PE, 23...

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by chonetsao
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17487

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

Remove J seats means remove of pricing power in J cabin sales. Another airline (delta) with more premium seats can dictate the price to a degree to screw AAs high fares game. Adding Y seats reduced CASM but not overall cost. In fact there is one off cost to install these seats. If these seats remain...

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by chonetsao
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8269

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

Tag on to zone 1 city also requires zone 1 bilateral right I don't have the regulation in hand. But even if it is not allowed China Southern could still tag the CAN WUH segment with a different flight number to meet the legal requirement. Is there any advantage over connecting anyway? Not for passe...

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by chonetsao
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8269

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

If the first part is true, I can see China Southern opens WUH-DFW with a tag of CAN-WUH. China Southern recently opened CAN-WUH-SFO, and just transferred 2 B788 to its WUH hub base. With zone 1 cities flight right being full, WUH is in the good location to open routes to both ORD and DFW. And WUH g...

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by chonetsao
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8269

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

If the first part is true, I can see China Southern opens WUH-DFW with a tag of CAN-WUH. China Southern recently opened CAN-WUH-SFO, and just transferred 2 B788 to its WUH hub base. With zone 1 cities flight right being full, WUH is in the good location to open routes to both ORD and DFW. And WUH go...

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 18438

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

The day you become one of 'them', the same moment you loose your competitive advantage.

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

They seriously needs to keep fleet as simple as possible. Give up some markets if necessary. There 26 B777-200/300 and B744 needs to be replaced with B789 and eventually 15 A330 needs to be replaced with A350. Keep the fleet as simple as 6 A380 and supplement with 27 A350 and 25 B789 as well as the ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 11154

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

flyguy89 wrote:
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:

Norwegian was also did LAS-LGW/OSL/CPH/ARN but appear to be "temporarily" suspending their service.


Norwegian can only fly in winter months to LAS due to B787's performance in hot months in LAS is not very good, apparently. I believe it is seasonal service.

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16964

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

They can merge Flydubai into Etihad, then move Etihad airbus fleet to Emirates. So you will have a new Etihad with all former Flydubai aircraft and B777 doings essential long hauls in AUH and then Emirates have all of DXB. Once new Dubai airport opens, both airlines can move all long haul into the ...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16964

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

They can merge Flydubai into Etihad, then move Etihad airbus fleet to Emirates. So you will have a new Etihad with all former Flydubai aircraft and B777 doings essential long hauls in AUH and then Emirates have all of DXB. Once new Dubai airport opens, both airlines can move all long haul into the n...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 3216

Re: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/965381676628094976


Hello Jon welcome to A.net. Pity there is no 'like' button otherwise I would give you a 'like'.
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JonNYC wrote:


Hello Jon welcome to A.net. Pity there is no 'like' button otherwise I would give you a 'like'.

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 3216

Re: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet

19 is a too small number. AA has to lock one seat for pilot which means out of the 20 there are only 19 seats. It may work for secondary stations but I don't think it is good for market like London. Currently AA flies B788 between ORD and LHR, I wonder that would be changed.

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 3522

Re: Why Exit immigration?

1, passport forgery, or false ID checks. In many country, Immigration is the only authority to check forged ID or travel documents; in USA the task is done by TSA and in some European countries it is done by check-in agent and security contractors at boarding Gate (i.e. G4S for BA flights) 2, Interp...

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by chonetsao
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 7016

Re: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018

I guess their investment in IAG and LATAM is paying off. Next year the investment in CX will start to show dividend too.

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by chonetsao
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16915

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Good luck. Has Delta, Korean, Air France and China Eastern, plus also Aerofloat who wants to become a big players in the same alliance I somehow doubt they can attract the already crowded business travellers market. And that is not to mention the number one flag carrier Air China in the door step wh...

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 18596

Re: American A333s

I thought there were a rumour last year that A333 won't be retired as scheduled but to put in domestic/Hawaii operations or even Miami to South America (except B777 routes). Can not remember the source, but I know it was from the A.net discussions last year.

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6972

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Why? Qatar did not promise not to fly to US via third party. It is only UAE carrier did promise to halt expansion. Qatar's promise is to open the books. Does the text from the actual understanding agreement support your assertion? If so, please provide it. There are many articles on this issue. For...

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by chonetsao
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6972

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Why? Qatar did not promise not to fly to US via third party. It is only UAE carrier did promise to halt expansion. Qatar's promise is to open the books.

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 31697

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

At the moment only 2 of 22 SSJ operated by Interjet are in the air , and it's currently one of the busiest hours for air travel in Mexico. Will that number improve from now or will Sukhoi keep paying Interjet to not getting rid of their SSJ fleet? Thank you for your information. The reality speaks ...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11785

Re: Air France Us expansion

Ok I found a 2011 time table KL669 1-3-567 AMS dep 10:35 arr DFW 13:55 KL670 1-3-567 DFW dep 15:40 arr AMS 08:00+1 And the AF flight: AF150 CDG dep 10:10 arr DFW 13:50 AF159 DFW dep 15:45 arr CDG 08:15+1 I don't know what you think. but to me, the old KLM slot in DFW for the new AF flight is pretty ...

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by chonetsao
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11785

Re: Air France Us expansion

Now, is the arrive time and departure time similar to KLM's old arrive and departure time? If so that is slap on the face on those mean and arrogant posters here. Well done OP! I congratulate you to make these mean old timers eating their own words. And I sincerely hope the 'slot' is the KLM old dep...

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by chonetsao
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 777-300ERs
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Air China 777-300ERs

2017 Air China announced an order for 2 aircrafts of B777-300ER, not 1. According to Chinese media 国航的年报显示2017年国航集团新增2架B777-300ER订单,目录价总金额(含机身、引擎及附加部件,基于2015年7月基价时点)为6.35亿美元。参考国航集团相同机型的平均收益水平,结合新增订单飞机拟执飞的航线、客舱布局、未来市场需求等因素,预计B777-300ER飞机的座公里收益约为0.29元。前述飞机交付并投入运营后,因市场需求的变化,客舱布局、实际执飞的航线等均可能发生调整,因此实际收益水...

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by chonetsao
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 777-300ERs
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Air China 777-300ERs

The Boeing Information is up to July 2018. The last was delivered on August B1282. It is possible that Boeing website had a glitch between 'delivered' and 'unfilled' number count. Basically in July the total delivery is 27 and 1 unfilled. But somehow the 1 unfilled was miscounted as Boeing is alread...

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by chonetsao
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6490

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Their demise is the short haul fleet. It seems everyone already forgotten the very unreasonable lease of their B737 from Germania (or another company has a similar name). Whomever signed the lease should be thoroughly investigated. I believe their long haul to RSW and Florida performed strongly. The...

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by chonetsao
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 5293

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

yeah someone in the founding team had a brain fart and decide to add the name of Shuttle to Norwegian Air so that the Norwegian people won't be confused with this airline with the cruise ship company...Seriously? How about next questions: Why there is no American Airline Canada? why BA is called Bri...

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by chonetsao
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 34232

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

CLT's not just a northeast <--> southeast hub, its a nationwide hub. For a big chunk of NE, mid-Atlantic, and SE traffic to the larger cities on the western half of the USA (SAN, SNA, SLC, LAS, SAT, DEN, etc.) AA will try to route you through CLT. If you want to fly ORF-LAS, chances are that AA is ...

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