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by notconcerned
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18362

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

All US majors went through chapter 11 and now have a cost base comparable to AC Rouge. AC never was in the luxurious position to shed of much of their cost (mostly employees and retirement funds) through such a process. Also the offers in Y on Rouge and the US3 is very comparable IMHO. It's not so ...

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by notconcerned
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 41
Views: 6327

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS

I misread it then, but ET will have to rely on connecting traffic to make this route work! Do they have a lower operating cost than TAAG or TP to offer lower fares? Plus if they codeshare with TP as both are Star Alliance they could get some traffic from Brazil and North America? ET already flies E...

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by notconcerned
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 7173

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If any NZ passenger flying to HNL, LAX, SFO, YVR or even ORD from AKL & Australia could use a LAX/DEN tag on, the flights would be full, if they did what QF does, ie. make the difference in cost between eg. SYD/LAX & SYD/LAX/JFK negligible, but covering costs, as it gives that airline a dis...

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by notconcerned
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 24544

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

The A350 seat in J is not great. In fact SQs seats on the A380 and 77Ws are pretty rotten too. The UA seat on the 787 is not bleeding edge, but it's comfortable for sleeping, relaxing, and working. SQ's seat is not great for anything. It's hard, doesn't recline far enough for relaxation, requires y...

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by notconcerned
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets
Replies: 31
Views: 5186

Re: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets

Good catch, apologies for missing that one. Yes, that route should have counted. Still somewhat surprised that UA doesn’t do at least a seasonal to MIA and PBI from IAD though. Because the bulk of the traffic is carried out of DCA and UA doesn't have a hub at either end. Most MIA traffic could be f...

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by notconcerned
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 14613

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

kordcj wrote:
Didn’t realize DL surpassed UA in the NYC market. Between LGA/JFK, DL is just over 500 flights.


DL has only surpassed UA in terms of number of departures. I assume UA is still leading in terms of seat capacity and ASM with more widebodies and intercontinental routes.

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by notconcerned
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 31919

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

BoeingGuy wrote:
Ryanair01 wrote:
It does make you wonder about the SEA hub. Such a shame to watch DL destroy the NW legacy in Asia,


DL has dropped BKK and TPE too. Am I missing any others?


DL also dropped GUM and ROR.

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by notconcerned
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva air new promotion in NA
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Eva air new promotion in NA

But it is lacking compared to its competitors in Europe or Australia. Business class seems okay hardware wise. Amenity kits do seem to be the big positive as they offer pricy kits. So they probably do need to update their business class seating within the next 2 or 3 years now CI could be considere...

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by notconcerned
Tue May 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 383875

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
It would be very cool if UA added BNE. Currently who does UA parter with to fly pax onward to other Australian cities? It was Qantas years ago, perhaps that’s changed.


UA partners with NZ, their South Pacific JV partner.

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by notconcerned
Tue May 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3774

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Lets think what transatlantic routes are 777 out of EWR EWR-CDG EWR-FRA (777W) EWR-DUB EWR-LHR EWR-BRU 2X EWR-BCN I believe all of these could and should be candidates for the 787-10 when it comes to Newark. There are probably a few other planes that are currently 767-400ER or 767-300 that may be a...

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by notconcerned
Sat May 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 383875

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Even if it were to just those few, if a TATL flight cost the same as Polaris and one gets a 752 with Diamond hard product in 2020, then I think United would be making a huge mistake- I know I’d be very unhappy in 2020 to get the old seat at new prices! Is two and a half years enough time to find a ...

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by notconcerned
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?
Replies: 29
Views: 3662

Re: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?

Another thing to think about is how the fleet of the US 3 is used. A plane that goes DTW-ATL could turn and go ATL-ELP, ATL-ABQ. As a result, to have some planes with F and some without would be an unnecessary complication. Also, F seats are a great 'perk' for FF. Agree, most other airlines in EU a...

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by notconcerned
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 5117

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

AKL-JFK would open a number of one stop options to JFK - everywhere in New Zealand and places like OOL,ADL,PER, etc that cannot be reached from JFK now accept with 3 sectors JFK already has 1-stop options to ADL and PER, via DXB/DOH. ADL might be a bit shorter via AKL but not I'm sure economics thr...

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by notconcerned
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5765

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

Besides F, the J seats on BA 744, 777, 787, A380 are essentially the same forward/rear-facing mix. Same goes for LH 744, 748, A330, A340, A350, A380 all have the same 2-2-2 forward-facing seats. What "better" product can BA/LH put on these routes? Neither will be losing any market share on...

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by notconcerned
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 110
Views: 20296

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

Per the principle and criterion of this thread as explained in #Post 44, I did some digging, and have culled out a preliminary list of the world's airports that are nearly close to claiming the distinction with a mere flight away, as shown in the map below. Airports with one flight away to join the...

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by notconcerned
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 10655

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

SIN-SEA/YVR are not really ULH routes. They are well within 777 range and SQ/AC could have flown those routes years ago if there was sufficient demand/yield. Same goes for SFO-BKK/HAN/SGN; it might be more economical now to fly with A350 or 787.

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by notconcerned
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 383875

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I'm booked in J on a 763 in April, UA 986 CDG-ORD. Seat map shows old 2-1-2 config. Anyone care to speculate on what my chances of getting Polaris are? Probably about 50-50 as at least half should be in service by then! I don't think that's entirely accurate, only half of the 3-class 763 will be in...

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by notconcerned
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 15423

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

You wanna save the A380? You wanna see A380s in service with US airlines? Switch JFK and EWR to a congestion pricing model. Done. How would that bring A380 to the US? Wouldn't airlines just re-adjust their schedules? And wouldn't airlines just pass that cost to the passengers, regardless of what ai...

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by notconcerned
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9407

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

These natural distance advantages of hundreds of miles in distance can be easily erased by connection times. Looking at July 2018 AC flights from Asia come into Vancouver at different times in the morning, starting at 9:15 am ICN to 11:45 am TPE. That is not counting HKG that comes in late afternoo...

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by notconcerned
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 7047

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

It’s mostly a thing here on Anet, but AA’s Premium routes are OneWorld partners LHR, HKG, SYD, and GRU. Another main reason for this is that they use the 777-300ER exclusively on those routes, which is considered their “Flagship” aircraft, used on “Premium” routes. Those routes are considered AA Fl...

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by notconcerned
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9407

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

This Brazil - Asia has been discussed a long time. Currently the ME3 + TK and ET have been the ones carrying the bulk of people from these two continents. They don't require visa or at least transit visa and they offer cheaper prices. I think AC could try it. But I doubt if it will succeed in this ...

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by notconcerned
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9407

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

I'm fairly skeptical about this rumour, but it is possible. There is a huge amount of transferring traffic on AC from Brazil to Asia via YYZ. I'd imagine, if this rumour is true, that a flight through YVR would be geared to similar types of transfer traffic. The route via YYZ to China is somewhat l...

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by notconcerned
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 17078

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

dredgy wrote:
I’m also more surprised that Guyana has no connection to London. Is one of the few countries in the world with no flights to the former colonial power.


BZE, RGN also don't have flights to their former colonial administrator. But in the end, goes back to demand and yield for these routes to work.

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by notconcerned
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 22167

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Driving culture, hubs in leisure cities - MIA, LAX, SFO, SEA, ANC, FLL, MCO, DFW, BNA etc. - as for international, except CUN,a massive hub and spoke establishment exists Now that I think about it, a lot of our "leisure" destinations are in cities that have a large population or business ...

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by notconcerned
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3654

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

Ok, sorry, I didn't have the numbers. I just assumed that YYZ is a larger market than DFW because it definitely seems to be from the New York area. I mean, Toronto (YYZ and YYZ) are both incredibly popular for business. As is DFW, but Toronto is more popular. However, in terms of leisure, Toronto b...

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by notconcerned
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3654

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

In winter/low season, it is normally an A320 at AC on YYZ-SEA, sometimes an A319. Starting in May/June it goes to two daily A320s, with a third E190/A319 some days of the week. That’s evidence of good demand. AC captures Canada point of sale and DL or AS should capture the SEA one. I think that's e...

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by notconcerned
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO/SJC A350 service
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: SFO/SJC A350 service

HX will start flying in March.

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by notconcerned
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports
Replies: 31
Views: 5498

Re: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports

airportlover wrote:
I am shocked that United beat out American, especially with their exposure to delay-prone, congested airports.


Maybe AA should pad more time in their schedule. Just like how zakuivcustom noted HX has high punctual percentage despite operating at a delay-prone airport.

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by notconcerned
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 20490

Re: United ending Xian

jhsusman wrote:
Frees up a 787-8 for the new Denver - London route. Not sure how many days a week that UA was offering the X’ian flights. . .


Maybe the 787-8 will end up on the rumored SFO-PPT ;)

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by notconcerned
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12868

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

Other than 77Ws, I'm not sure why you would really want 787s other than the fact they are new or to replace on LHR/AMS/FCO. The 787s would be reduced seat capacity over the 772s (and comfort given that the int'l 772s aren't 10 abreast yet). But in 787 C is 2-2-2 which is better than the 772 2-4-2 t...

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by notconcerned
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will QF announce ORD-BNE?
Replies: 35
Views: 6162

Re: When will QF announce ORD-BNE?

Why’s it not realistic in your opinion? Shorter than SYD and most of the same connections available ex BNE. Actually, the shortest distance to SYD would be ORD-LAX-SYD. Moreover, BNE-SYD requires a bus ride over to the domestic terminal. So it doesn't make sense to fly ORD-BNE-SYD, when a shorter a...

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by notconcerned
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12868

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

BenChSFO wrote:
IAD-LOS? Have they announce that flight?


I think it should be IAD-LIS.

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by notconcerned
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 11084

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I think SN gives the biggest connection point for Africa destinations. SN flies to around 20 African destinations and LH to around 9 destinations. It's interesting that there's little overlap between SN and LH African networks. I think LAD is the only destination that's both served by SN and LH. Oth...

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by notconcerned
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 332447

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

In a perfect world, they could have a different plane for every route. Even for transatlantic short flights to UK/Ireland from EWR, I personally would rather not have a lie flat bed, as I'm not going to sleep, and I find most of these seats less comfortable for relaxing. I've had flights to Europe ...

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by notconcerned
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 11121

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

I think it would be pretty cool if UA could launch a SFO-GUM route, or even LAX-GUM. It would be a long flight but maybe a 787-9 could handle it. What market does HNL-GUM serve? the local market or connections from domestic UA routes at HNL? SFO-GUM is only 5,400m, so it's well within the range of ...

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by notconcerned
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 6226

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

ICN is Star Alliance partner Asiana's hub. OZ never flew ICN-IAH, it was always served by KE who ended service just last month. DFW to HKG has no bearing on a potential IAH to HKG flight. I think HKG is probably the only large city in Asia now which lacks non stop flight to IAH. You can add ICN to ...

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by notconcerned
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8876

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
Auchmithie wrote:
UA2555 is a positioning flight.


Interesting, how do you know this?


Because UA positioning/charter flights are all 2xxx. In addition, on UA website, it listed the flight scheduled to depart at 3.10AM, good luck finding passengers to pay and fly at that hour.

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by notconcerned
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62729

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

what was United thinking when they announced LAX-SIN? There is a tremendous amount of capacity already to SIN and over the TPAC. Some airlines seem to get it while others don't. SFO was a no brainer. However, two west coast non-stops to SIN? Way overkill. Not to mention UA is going up against Singa...

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by notconcerned
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 7550

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

I disagree with you that only a "few" people will be willing to pay for a ULH / non-stop flight. As one example, forward bookings on QF's PER - LHR route have "broken records" and are "huge." This flight is also priced at a premium in QF's home market, where it can tak...

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by notconcerned
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 7550

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

SQ's previous dominant market - the Kangaroo route - is now owned by the ME3. One of the few corridors which SQ does not have to compete with the ME3 in, is ASEAN - North America, non-stop. SQ are fully aware of this, and their potential once the A350 ULRs come online. Actually SQ already has to co...

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by notconcerned
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27630

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

UA could really undercut oneworld by offering same plane service from EWR to SYD via IAH.... or at the very least a few planes with flat bed seating. 757 would be perfect. This way those flying up front have the full Polaris experience from take off to landing in SYD There's already a 763 flying EW...

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by notconcerned
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 50
Views: 8102

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

CDG-LAX-PPT AF 777 & TN 340 MEX-TIJ-PVG AM 787 Those 2 are not 5th freedom routes, CDG and PPT belong to the same country, France. MEX and TIJ are also located in the same country, Mexico. You can't board at CDG or PPT without a passport and US visa and still nothing guarantees you'll make it p...

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by notconcerned
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 50
Views: 8102

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

redadeco wrote:
CDG-LAX-PPT AF 777 & TN 340
MEX-TIJ-PVG AM 787


Those 2 are not 5th freedom routes, CDG and PPT belong to the same country, France. MEX and TIJ are also located in the same country, Mexico.

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by notconcerned
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 50
Views: 8102

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

QR TBS-GYD
BR BKK-VIE, BKK-LHR, BKK-AMS
SQ ARN-DME
D7 KIX-HNL

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by notconcerned
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 332447

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

With some crude comparison to existing planes, the 77W fits 8 rows of Polaris, where the sCO can fit 5 rows. For 30 seats of Polaris in 1-1-1, that would require 10 rows. If 8 fit in 5, than the last 2 rows would take a few more inches than that current 6th row on the sCO J 763's. Unless they have ...

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by notconcerned
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's busiest non-hub to hub domestic route
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: United's busiest non-hub to hub domestic route

ORD-LGA has 17 daily, mix of A319/A320/738/739/E175. Seat count would make it higher than SFO-BOS.

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by notconcerned
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62729

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

From this, I think that DL is ahead of AA in providing connections to SIN over AA. It's not unrealistic for one of them to consider a nonstop from LAX-SIN. For AA, it could be too daring, but it could be a better use of its resources than some of its other LAX Pacific routes. How is DL ahead of AA/...

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by notconcerned
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EVA Air LAX-TPE 3x Daily
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Re: EVA Air LAX-TPE 3x Daily

CX flies HKG-LAX 3x daily, going up to 24 weekly in the months of December and January.

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by notconcerned
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62729

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Well if Delta did go head to head against UA at LAX, for the n/s SIN flight, in my opinion, Delta would easily and handily beat UA. I would imagine DL will start LAX-SIN NS once the 777's have completed the mods for the business class suites. DL already has a much better hard and soft product than ...

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by notconcerned
Mon May 29, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Thai carriers have a future?
Replies: 13
Views: 3411

Re: Do Thai carriers have a future?

Very important point, the competitive environment for TG isn't ideal with so many carriers granted 5th freedom into BKK. However that can't be used as an excuse considering there are plenty of South Asian airports and airlines that deal with the same thing. I agree it's not an excuse in a competiti...

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