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by yonahleung
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 9183

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

I cannot think of anything of LH that deserves 5-stars...
The 320s? European Business Class? That 1 EUR biscuit on european flights? Unfriendly cabin crews? Honestly I am out of words for this
I guess this just shows Skytrax is a money game.

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by yonahleung
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5232

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Cunard wrote:
But was that really the situation, did China Airlines actually off load passengers baggage in favour of cargo on the inaugural TPE to LGW route as I find that rather hard to believe regardless of what has been posted by the OP.

I can't see that from the two links posted by the OP...

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by yonahleung
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4603

Re: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE

Also, I find it quite odd that SZX is gaining flights to Europe when HKG and CAN are nearby. SZX has gained flights to FRA on Air China, and I believe BRU and VIE are planned by HU. There's absolutely a market for a LHR-SZX flight, probably daily, it amazes me that no one has applied or sought to o...

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by yonahleung
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 46771

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The 787 ramp up makes a lot of sense now. This seems to be another order in the bag. No one wants to be the sole customer of an aircraft model anyway. The resale value will be terrible and you are forced to flew it to the end end of its economic life. If you do not have an inhouse maintenance team l...

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by yonahleung
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5828

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

They have nothing to blame but their hedging bets. They are well in the black before the hedging losses. Plain and simple case of mismanagement.

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by yonahleung
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 10161

Re: United Drops Hangzhou

BestWestern wrote:
Pudong to Hangzhou is about 5 hrs by public transport. They are two distinct markets.

More like three hours changing for the Chinese Shinkansen at Hongqiao?

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by yonahleung
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 12876

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Given CZ's exerience with A380, doubt it. Although CA might be able to make that work but they already have 748. Doubt CA would make it work too because aren't they having trouble placing all on services. True, longhaul travel from & to china is quite lacking compared to its economy and populat...

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by yonahleung
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 10193

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

TPE. A huge untapped market, with TK practically out of the game and the only competition being EK and KL, it is very seducing a market to enter.

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by yonahleung
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6885

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

behramjee wrote:
If fuel hedging losses were not taken into account, what would be the net profit ?

That would be about US$1 Billion
Basically CX gambled its life away on the oil market. If they haven't hedged at all, they would be doing really fine.

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by yonahleung
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10834

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Actually if you look above at the reply from LAXIntl, China is excluded because it does not have an open-skies agreement in place with the US. Other countries without open skies are also precluded from being added to the JV. I thought that blocks JV between US carrier and Chinese carrier. I wonder ...

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by yonahleung
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7346

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

The reason for the high number of searches is that there had been quite a number of error fare deals from HKG to KEF in the past year. Real demand-wise, there are tons of more obvious choices for a direct HKG-Europe flight, like BRU, LIS, BCN,WAW,OSL, PRG... ....and we're back from La La Land to co...

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by yonahleung
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7346

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

The reason for the high number of searches is that there had been quite a number of error fare deals from HKG to KEF in the past year.
Real demand-wise, there are tons of more obvious choices for a direct HKG-Europe flight, like BRU, LIS, BCN,WAW,OSL, PRG...

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by yonahleung
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CTS Heavy Snow Delays - Chinese Pax Riot
Replies: 28
Views: 8027

Re: CTS Heavy Snow Delays - Chinese Pax Riot

I hate to make general sweeping statements but in the 15 years or so that iv been travelling to and from China with work Iv discovered in the last 10 years or so the folk from that country have become increasingly aggressive and find it very difficult to cope with any sort of "change" or ...

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by yonahleung
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A320 Service from airberlin
Replies: 65
Views: 12244

Re: TATL A320 Service from airberlin

If it is a placeholder, surely they will block all seats from being selected,no?

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by yonahleung
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme
Replies: 24
Views: 7846

Re: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme

This order, as already mentioned, is Airbus's to lose. I would be shocked if they don't choose the A321NEO. The only chance Boeing has at a spoiler would be the 737MAX-200 but I don't think Cathay Dragon is ready to become an ULCC just yet. Well...their A320s in coach (even those after the recent r...

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by yonahleung
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty

I observed on Transavia France that they need someone to fill the exit row. But it is not the case for Hong Kong registered aircraft. Indeed, Hong Kong Express up-sells the exit row on the flight and it is the first announcement they would make past 10,000ft immediately after turning seat belt sign ...

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by yonahleung
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ
Replies: 47
Views: 10348

Re: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ

BA have a monopoly at LHR, a third runway would increase competition significantly. That is why BA are against a third runway. Indeed, the greedy monopolists, and that's why there should be a 3rd runway, and their HQ should be razed, and they should have to pay for it too! So far, everything's work...

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by yonahleung
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transasia Airways (Taiwan) Suspend All Service
Replies: 29
Views: 6465

Re: Transasia Airways (Taiwan) Suspend All Service

They should have kept the V Air brand which was a much stronger brand after the two outrageous crashes.

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by yonahleung
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review
Replies: 73
Views: 23615

Re: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review

One of the challenges which CX did not (and probably could not) foresee was the popping up of tons of hub-skipping long-haul flights deep into the smaller ports of China thanks to the 787. These were the bread and butter of CX's longhaul strategy, being the premium carrier of China when every option...

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by yonahleung
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: Trump Taxless For 18 Years?
Replies: 111
Views: 3375

Re: NYT: Trump Taxless For 18 Years?

As someone from Hong Kong with a very simple tax system this just shows how complicated the US tax system has become which allows so many loopholes to be utilised by the rich and powerful with the poor and the working middle class paying much more than their fair share of tax. A simple tax system is...

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by yonahleung
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAA of Taiwan to launch probe into EVA Air operations during Typhoon Megi
Replies: 28
Views: 3959

Re: CAA of Taiwan to launch probe into EVA Air operations during Typhoon Megi

Indeed BR has been flying in typhoons where everyone else (in particular CI) has stopped flying for quite a few years already. It is a national pasttime on Taiwanese and Hong Kong aviation forums to have live posts watching the amusement of BR planes trying to land in TPE or TSA in times of typhoon ...

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by yonahleung
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group announces to buy remaining shares of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 15048

Re: Lufthansa To Buy Brussels Airlines Wednesday... Maybe

From what I read here, if I am a shareholder of Brussels Airlines, I would do everything in my power to block the acquisition. It is probably foul play on the part of LH. I don't think any shareholder in their right mind would agree to this deal.

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by yonahleung
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So They Are Making A Movie About Sully
Replies: 145
Views: 26976

Re: Sully and the Split Scimitar Winglets In The Background

PanzerPowner wrote:
Anyone noticed the Split Scimitar Winglets on the Continental B737s in the background at the Terminal Taxiing Scene?

Yes...immediately thought to myself "I think the split winglets was a much later invention..."

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by yonahleung
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 16563

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

Taipei Songshan Runway 10 is my pick. You can get blasted by anything from MD-82s to 787s and it is just the SXM of the east (without the beach).

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by yonahleung
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 300321

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

This new site is wholly another beast, which I cannot say I like it. The spacing is terrible and now it is only possible to see one post at a time on my screen and the white background hurts my eyes. Not to mention with phpBB this is as generic as a forum can get. The Eurowhite epidermic has got who...

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