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by notconcerned
Sun May 28, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Thai carriers have a future?
Replies: 13
Views: 3413

Re: Do Thai carriers have a future?

In addition, BKK has a lot more fifth freedom routes that TG is competing against, such as EK SYD/AKL, QR HAN, BR LHR, CX SIN, and the 3-4 other non-local airlines flying BKK-HKG. And over at DMK, TZ KIX/NRT.

KUL only has a few competing on BKK-KUL and KL CGK.

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by notconcerned
Mon May 22, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5838

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

AC can make YYZ-DXB work even with direct competition from EK. EWR-DXB does not have a nonstop flight, and I think UA is in a good position to start one. It's not really considered direct competition if the government restricts EK to fly 3x weekly YYZ-DXB. I also worth considering that none of the ...

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by notconcerned
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10963

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

As noted above, pretty much all Brazil-North America flights are westbound and red-eye. Lots of Australia-Asia flights are also westbound redeye. And also SCL-AKL flight.

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by notconcerned
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 332490

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

And it's not unreasonable to think that, given the rapid fire succession of United's 77W deliveries, it isn't economical for Zodiac to ramp up production speed for merely 14 planes worth of seats, and then fire the people they hired to do that extra work scope. And it's more economical to deliver t...

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by notconcerned
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 6638

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

But if DL and UA, as well as AA, want to have a significant presence in Asia, they've got to take the short-and-medium term financial hits and get back into these important SE Asian markets. Let me provide another example that illustrates the growing weakness of the U.S. Big3 in Asia. Take the NYT-...

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by notconcerned
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 6638

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

It could be argued these markets are so important to an international network that they should be flown by UA, DL and AA, even if the routes struggle to break even. Joint ventures are all very well and good. At some point, however, it's important to have your own metal doing the flying. It's not ne...

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by notconcerned
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17
Replies: 19
Views: 5413

Re: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17

The smart thing to do is to put the 77W into all 3/(4) HKG routes. HKG-SFO/ORD/EWR and thereby making HKG-SFO a 77W flight as well... Keep the product the same across one market before it gets deployed else where. Otherwise you'll have Polaris seats on SFO-HKG, pmUA J/F seats on ORD-HKG, and then p...

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by notconcerned
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?
Replies: 28
Views: 5942

Re: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?

Considering CX pulls 3 daily nonstops to HKG and NH/JL combined have 4 daily nonstops to TYO (HND + NRT), it is surprising that no US carrier flies such popular routes. AA and UA couldn't really compete with JL/NH to Tokyo in terms of service levels, and honestly a majority of passengers on this ro...

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by notconcerned
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map
Replies: 33
Views: 8040

Re: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map

I like how the F seat diagrams in the KE seat map are a bigger size than the C seat diagrams. Even though F and C seats are exactly identical, but seat map needs to make F seats look BIGGER.

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by notconcerned
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta TPAC Future
Replies: 54
Views: 9671

Re: Delta TPAC Future

I would counter all of the claims of people who say market size matters significantly with the example of YVR, where Vancouver's metro area is the same size as Portland's. And, while I'm aware that Vancouver acts as Canada's pacific gateway (and has significant ties to Hong Kong in particular), I s...

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by notconcerned
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines make profits when they sell tickets for different currencies?
Replies: 25
Views: 3944

Re: How do airlines make profits when they sell tickets for different currencies?

While forward contracts are effective tools to manage currency fluctuations, but I would imagine that the airline would be earning the majority of its revenue in local currency, enough revenue in local currency that sales in foreign currency would have minimal effect on its financials, especially pr...

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by notconcerned
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 19736

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

If Delta is to completely dismantle their NRT hub and beyond NRT flying how will their viability as an Asian player be affected? AA doesn't serve, on its own metal, the destinations Delta does, and instead connects them on, I presume, JAL. So if this is the case, why from a business perspective, sh...

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by notconcerned
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA converts UA 916/917 to AKL to seasonal service
Replies: 95
Views: 20565

Re: United suspends AKL

Right now on Expedia, the cheapest tickets between OSL and AKL is 998 USD. That is with Singapore Airlines. The UA price in economy seems too expensive with 5654USD, when I can find SFO-AKL on UA for 1262 USD. The added 4392USD for the LAX-OSL segment says, we do not want you. The error page on DL ...

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by notconcerned
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asia could have two more super hubs, IF....
Replies: 15
Views: 3598

Re: East Asia could have two more super hubs, IF....

Isn't this setup similar to LHR and the rest of UK, where LHR only serves a limited set of secondary cities in the UK. While I understand Japanese have a preference for flying JL/NH, there's a big assumption that secondary city passengers would HAVE to connect in TYO to reach their final destination...

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by notconcerned
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 34368

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

OMP777X wrote:
I think we all know how well versed the news media is on aviation, after all they called the airline E.V.A. Air.


As others have mentioned, the company/airline is pronounced E-V-A Air, but its letters. I believe the callsign is "EVA" as one-word.

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by notconcerned
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops
Replies: 86
Views: 16183

Re: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops

This is what happens when you use a little plane for a long route. In other parts of the world, a flight that is over 6 hours long is operated by a wide-body such as a 330, 340, 767, 777, or 787. I bet one of these days a U.S. carrier will try to operate a transpacific route on a narrow-body. In ot...

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by notconcerned
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 57219

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

Distance wise, it is shorter to go via Asia: PER-NRT-JFK: 11664 nm However I am not sure how long the wait is in NRT to make a OneWorld connection to/from PER. NRT-JFK has good frequency but the other major eastern US markets such as BOS, IAD, and PHL have very limited or nonexistent OW service fro...

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by notconcerned
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will ANA fly to in the US next?
Replies: 82
Views: 9544

Re: Where will ANA fly to in the US next?

N62NA wrote:
GVIIO wrote:
Miami or what about Newark?


EWR would be nice to see, but unfortunately many of the Star Alliance carriers prefer to avoid EWR and concentrate on JFK instead.


I don't think it will be EWR, especially if UA plans to increase seat capacity with 77W flying EWR-NRT (rumored route).

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by notconcerned
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, United Said to Near Avianca Bid
Replies: 33
Views: 8029

Re: Delta, United Said to Near Avianca Bid

What exactly are you trying to show though, comparing unaligned VS (who IINM has no apparent involvement in this deal) with random star carriers at LHR? At least even it out, and compare what's offered throughout Europe by AF+KL+AZ+SU+RO via LHR to what the Star carriers are offering... though not ...

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by notconcerned
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, United Said to Near Avianca Bid
Replies: 33
Views: 8029

Re: Delta, United Said to Near Avianca Bid

The same at LHR if you have VS working with them can help them fill with better profits, "Star" don't have anyone to help at those places. VS to where exactly? Beyond LHR routes for VS are really limited to DEL, DXB, JNB, LOS, HKG, and PVG. Whereas if people are flying AV to LHR, highly l...

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by notconcerned
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop flights out of rival hubs
Replies: 27
Views: 4853

Re: Nonstop flights out of rival hubs

How about 5th freedom flights? UA SIN-HKG, SQ and CX hubs, respectively. Or SQ DME-IAH/FRA-JFK, EK MXP-JFK, ET GRU-LFW, DUB-LAX, etc.

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by notconcerned
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airports without 787 service
Replies: 62
Views: 7745

Re: Major airports without 787 service

How about CKG or KMG?

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by notconcerned
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7316

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

But still the premium fare out of CGK is most of the time higher than ex BKK and KUL. So I can't agree with you that BKK and KUL is wealthier and economically stronger. Fares are not indicative of a city's wealth, they are driven by capacity and demand. Premium fares ex-FIH and ex-LAD are also very...

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by notconcerned
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7316

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

Importance does not constitute viability. If airlines flew routes purely based on importance, then we'd see routes like LAX-BKK, JFK-PPT, DXB-PTY and EWR-SIN still in existence. The reason why SE Asian airlines are scrambling to fly to the US, no matter at what cost, is driven by politics more than...

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by notconcerned
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11988

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

Airports in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore don't have airports named after any individuals. I'm not aware of any in Thailand or Vietnam either. Vietnam has a whole city (Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon) named after a political figure. Yes but the airport itself, SGN, is called ...

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by notconcerned
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11988

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

What about TPE? For a while, it was named Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport! TPE did a reversal, from Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It's basically every airport Airports in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore don't have airports nam...

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by notconcerned
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA dropping ORD-DUS; AB starting ORD-DUS; AA starting ORD-AMS
Replies: 53
Views: 12704

Re: Rumor: AA dropping ORD-DUS; AB starting ORD-DUS; AA starting ORD-AMS

CcrlR wrote:
AMS on the other hand would be a challenge with KL & UA flying. the DFW route is doing ok and I don't know about the PHL one.


I say DFW is doing very poorly as AA doesn't even even fly DFW-AMS.

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by notconcerned
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA dropping ORD-DUS; AB starting ORD-DUS; AA starting ORD-AMS
Replies: 53
Views: 12704

Re: Rumor: AA dropping ORD-DUS; AB starting ORD-DUS; AA starting ORD-AMS

Do AA and AB have a joint venture / ATI? Otherwise isn't it moot to say AA will do X, AB will do Y, and EY will do Z. No, AB is not part of the TATL JV, only AA/BA/IB/AY/RJ. You are correct, AB starting ORD-DUS will not mean mean much for AA. Let's look at some facts: It may indeed be just a rumor ...

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by notconcerned
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAG Model in the US?
Replies: 19
Views: 3006

Re: Why no IAG Model in the US?

A lot of great responses here, thank you for your insight. But I see one of the reasons put here are "unions" and I wonder, aren´t unions much more strong in Europe? Or since they're in two or more countries, the unions become less interested? I ask because I imagine that say, if a pilot ...

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by notconcerned
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 35457

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

Lets face it, Skyteam is NOT strong to Asia, and the DL flight JFK-NRT was the only non-stop "viable" option for Skyteam passengers to connect to the DL inter-Asia flights. I would argue that SkyTeam is the strongest in Asia, they have: KE, CZ, MU, MF, GA, CI, VN. And OW the weakest with ...

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by notconcerned
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 35457

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

A bigger question I have: with the exception of UA ex-EWR, why is it that NYC-Asia is now completely dominated by Asian carriers? Is there a bigger point here, that US carriers can only operate profitably to Asia from their big hubs, with the possible exception of LAX and markets not served by Asia...

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by notconcerned
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 7027

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

oldannyboy wrote:
It happens every day, everywhere, but in America. It's one of America's oddities.


Mainland China is also an another exception. You still need to clear immigration and in most cases customs to connect to an international flight. Hence the convenience of the 24/72h visa-free transit in China.

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by notconcerned
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 7027

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

Most Asian airports (except for China airports), such as HKG, SIN, TPE, NRT, HND, BKK, KUL, ICN, list goes on...

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by notconcerned
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Korean Air fly to Kathmandu (KTM)?
Replies: 20
Views: 4758

Re: Why does Korean Air fly to Kathmandu (KTM)?

Not really. Nepal is a major tourist destination and Kathmandu Airport is of limited size, and can only handle a fairly small number of flights. I believe it has a complicated approach and take off pattern given the altitude. There is money to be made there in tourism and not many airlines fly ther...

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by notconcerned
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.
Replies: 18
Views: 2727

Re: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.

MH serves Nasi Lemak, SQ serves Laksa, NH/JL serves Washoku dishes, TG serves Panang curry, etc. What might be "local food" for people in one country might be considered "mass catered" for another group of people.

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by notconcerned
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to end service to SGN this fall?
Replies: 29
Views: 8413

Re: UA to end service to SGN this fall?

a380787 wrote:
quite likely, especially considering their JV partner just announced 2nd daily on NRT-SGN, which connects very well to the mid-afternoon bank of to/from USA flights.


+1, my thoughts exactly. Once I saw NH making NRT-SGN 2x, I knew UA would be ending SGN flights.

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by notconcerned
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to ever fly to Chicago?
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: SQ to ever fly to Chicago?

There's a lot of ORD-India traffic that SQ can tap into (and compete with the ME3 on; after all, their service is up to par with the likes of EK and QR, and they can also compete price wise if they really wanted to). SQ is already competing with ME3 on the AUS-EU kangaroo routes and that's not goin...

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by notconcerned
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airlines serving the most US states
Replies: 25
Views: 6604

Re: foreign Airlines servimg the most us states

airbazar wrote:
Actually the difference between AC/BA/LH is not that great, in terms of states.
According to Wikipedia:
AC = 17
BA = 15
LH = 14


Is that correct, there are at least 8 states that AC flies to without BA presence: HI, IN, OR, LA, TN, OH, MI, WI + Puerto Rico... (this includes AC Express and AC Rouge)

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