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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2873

Re: UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER

Why did UA's SFO-AKL go seasonal in the first place?

Otherwise, 10 flights a week on UA's SFO-AKL seems like quite a lot for the market. Along with a daily flight on NZ, quite a lot of capacity. But seven flights a week is better.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Condor Start ANC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1913

Re: When Did Condor Start ANC?

I don't know the exact time it started, but it is for sure quite a unique route. They also launched Fairbanks and Whitehorse around the same time. If I'm correct, Condor served FRA-ANC-FRA direct while flying FRA-YXY-FAI-FRA as well. However, FAI and YXY got there own flights to FRA at some point. S...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 5191

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Delta also wanted to serve the route, but they aren't sadly.

I would say LAX-PVG is way busier, because you have AA, DL, MU, and UA serving the route with five daily flights I believe.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO celebrates 10 years of LH service
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: MCO celebrates 10 years of LH service

What market does LH serve in MCO? Germans travelling there or European connections?

Otherwise, glad to see them doing well there.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement
Replies: 30
Views: 6965

Re: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement

Emirates and Qatar Airways have most likely exhausted all of there rights to India.

I think it was at least wise for Etihad Airways to invest in Jet Airways, at least it gave them more access to India via another airline.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 14935

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Berlin will be dominated by low cost carriers now that Air Berlin is gone. EasyJet and Ryanair are big at SXF. EasyJet and Eurowings will be growing at TXL in the future as a result of buying Air Berlin's aircraft. Now there's pretty few mainline European carriers in Berlin with all the low cost air...

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5866

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

No doubt that this whole independence movement will affect BCN. Hopefully BCN will recover at some point when this is hopefully all over. Otherwise, it would be nice to see BCN get even more South American routes. They have BOG, GRU, EZE, LIM, and SCL I believe. If they could get routes like CCS and...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest-ever scheduled nonstop airline flight?
Replies: 18
Views: 4664

Re: Longest-ever scheduled nonstop airline flight?

SQ21 has never been beat by great circle distance. The only flight even proposed that would beat it, will be if QF officially launches SYD-LHR. That, and if SQ ever went to GRU nonstop, that would beat it too... but no official indication that they're actually planning that, despite rumors. I know ...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to ORD & IAH maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Philippine Airlines to ORD & IAH maybe

I bet that MNL-ORD and MNL-IAH would be pretty long to say the least.

Why can PR fly to North America non-stop from MNL while other US airlines can't?

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 7249

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

LCY seems to be a nice, small regional airport. It may be busy at times but it is very convenient it seems. One of the things I will not understand is how people can live around LCY and the airport can still operate even with regional jet noise. YTZ can't even get a runway extension that the C-Serie...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia low cost carrier (Level) to Colombia
Replies: 14
Views: 4145

Re: Iberia low cost carrier (Level) to Colombia

How is LEVEL overall performing? A BCN-BOG flight would be a nice add along with them flying to OAK, LAX, PUJ, and EZE.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates eyes second daily DXB-AKL
Replies: 25
Views: 7083

Re: Emirates eyes second daily DXB-AKL

Emirates is cutting traffic in AKL- going from three daily from BNE, SYD, and MEL, and an DXB non-stop (for four daily flights) to only one to DXB flight instead. Honestly, I wonder what the load factors are onboard DXB-AKL-DXB non-stop, if it is full or not full. I don't feel like another frequency...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 11286

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

Why doesn't Aer Lingus serve Montreal?

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?
Replies: 31
Views: 7994

Re: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?

LAX-SGN is no doubt a big market, so it is bound to happen at some point.

I didn't think that SFO-SGN was such a big market. It would be nice to see UA launch the route, but I doubt it will happen at all.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 169478

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

There are some operators who have newer 767's. Airlines like Air Astana and LATAM do, and they work pretty well for them.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 5404

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA 747 service?

British Airways doesn't even serve Charlotte. I believe American serves the CLT-LHR with 14 weekly flights.

While there are some routes that both AA and BA fly (like PHL-LHR) AA can handle CLT-LHR on it's own. No need for BA in CLT.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Penang effective 06FEB18
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Re: Qatar Airways announces Penang effective 06FEB18

Nice to see yet another route by Qatar Airways. This crisis is still going on yet there expanding. They gotta put the extra aircraft from the boycotted countries somewhere else in the meantime.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2692

Re: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes

I don't think Etihad will expand to new cities for a while. They are launching Baku, but have cut San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Almaty, etc in the past. Serving new cities is not on the table.

What aircraft is the 787-9 replacing? The A330/A340? The 777?

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 23282

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

I have a feeling that even if a non-stop BKK-SFO, BKK-LAX, and BKK-JFK were launched, it would not do well at all. First of all, Thailand is a low yielding tourist market which doesn't really seem to attract business travelers. Most people who visit Thailand seem to be tourists. If Thai Airways flew...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do TK avoid Israeli space when doing Amman?
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: Why do TK avoid Israeli space when doing Amman?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 68#f37ea49
So they do have the right to Israeli airspace then for IST-AMM. Just a little mistake.
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In the second link, IST-AMM actually flies over Israel.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 68#f37ea49
So they do have the right to Israeli airspace then for IST-AMM. Just a little mistake.

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet to start seasonal YHM-LAS this coming December.
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: WestJet to start seasonal YHM-LAS this coming December.

WestJet is the largest foreign airline in LAS, and it's nice to see them add even more flights to Las Vegas.

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 12785

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

PEK will stay open for Star Alliance, but will other non-alliance airlines stay? I am talking about airlines like Emirates, Etihad Airways, El Al, Air Mauritius, etc. With all of SkyTeam gone from PEK, there will be quite a lot of free slots for other airlines to use. How is Terminal 3 coping with t...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld
Replies: 14
Views: 3948

Re: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld

Aer Lingus should be joining oneworld in the future, but otherwise that is it for a long time. Would Vueling join oneworld perhaps? There owned by IAG and would be a good fit for the alliance. Vueling isn't the first low cost airline to be part of an alliance (Spanair was in the Star Alliance).

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 12037

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

So I guess there is benefits for long ground times. Qantas also has a maintenance hanger in LAX so it makes sense. There are some places where it seems like long ground times are bad. For example, BA, VS, AF, LH, LX, TK, etc have long ground times in JNB, They arrive early in the morning and depart ...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31137

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

This is actually amazing. Would have loved to be onboard that aircraft.

Sad to see Air Berlin ending all flights, just not long haul :(.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 14073

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Nice to see IB add SFO. Along with AB and EY leaving SFO, nice to see a new airline fly to the airport.

Otherwise, HK Airlines will be flying to SFO next year as well too.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 26498

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

SEA has been announced, but TPE has not been yet. When will TPE be announced by Air France?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 8550

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

It seems like CZ doesn`t even need the A380. It seems way too big for the airline, and I`ve heard there having probelms with it. Also, why does the Chinese government force airlines to operate certain aircraft? It seems like Air China and China Southern are forced to operate certain aircraft, yet no...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7565

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

CGN would have no more long haul flights if they all moved to DUS, which is quite sad to see.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 6592

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

How long is the ice runway in Antarctica?

Otherwise, I think visiting Antarctica would be a once in a lifetime experience.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 17785

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

I don't think another merger is necessary. I would rather see United unmerge with Continental, because they need to come back. But that would never happen and would be a mess. That also sounds really silly as well.

Why did Continental and United merge in the first place?

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Re: Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?

I don't know if it's because of Ryanair or just routes performing badly, but at some airport there cutting routes right after Ryanair comes in. EasyJet is cutting 15 routes from Hamburg, and also getting rid of the base there I believe. Ryanair is no doubt an aggressive competitor who can destroy th...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL
Replies: 14
Views: 3503

Re: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL

This is kind of like what Air Berlin did. They launched new international routes from DUS and TXL and made it an focus, despite the fact that all of the newer routes (BOS, MCO, SFO, HAV) got cut along with all of the other ones. Now all of them are gone. So Alitalia is in a crisis and there launchin...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2863

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

LAX must be up there with the most A380 operators at one airport. Otherwise, I would assume SQ would end SIN-ICN-LAX in favour of non-stop SIN-LAX just like what they did with SFO. SIN-NRT-LAX would most likely stay, like how SIN-HKG-SFO still exists alongside the non-stop SIN-SFO. Why did SQ end th...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 8581

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Why did BMI Regional survive? I assume it was sold off and bought by a private buyer.

Interesting to note that LHR was also a star hub when BMI was operating.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

I still don't understand how KLM flies AMS-BOG direct but BOG-AMS with a stopover, with the 787-9. What is stopping KLM from serving BOG direct both directions?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class
Replies: 19
Views: 3679

Re: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class

It seems like GA has expanded which has only caused losses. I bet there flights to LHR are loss making. I also wonder how AMS is doing. Otherwise, I feel like the 777 is too big for the airline to handle and that another smaller wide body jet (like the 787) would be a better fit. Also, many airlines...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition
Replies: 11
Views: 3727

Re: The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition

I would say that the Lufthansa Group is a life saved for airlines like Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss. Who knows if they even would be around today if it wasn't for them getting investments from the Lufthansa Group.

Otherwise, Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss are on there own for buying aircraft.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 6347

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

Other than adding Cape Town and Tokyo Narita, I bet no other destinations are planned for a while. The only destinations I see them actually adding in the long term is San Francisco, as it has a lot of demand and it is also unserved. Anna.aero also covered it as well too.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15991

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

At least airlines deal with peanut allergies better. I've flown on Air Canada and when I tell them I have a peanut allergy, the crew tells passengers to not bring them or eat them on board. I think it's up to you to take care of yourself with a pet allergy. If you have one and you will be going on a...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 3277

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

I personally think that SAA needs to get rid of the A340's. Having a fleet of short haul Airbus and Boeing aircraft, while having A330's and A350's would be better and save money for the airline. I also feel like SAA needs to cut every unprofitable flight. I think I heard somewhere that FRA, MUC, an...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 5553

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Sad to see demand drop for Guam during this North Korean crisis.

Otherwise, UA did cut Seoul and Cairns quite a while back.

Also, how is UA doing on GUM-PVG?

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 12361

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

Air India killed Etihad Airways in SFO. I would assume at this point Etihad has poor load factors in SFO. Pretty sad to see Etihad leave SFO only after a few years. I would think Air India affected Emirates at least a little bit in SFO. With more customers choosing non-stop to SFO from India instead...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13750

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

I think that LAX looks like a huge disaster. TBIT is most likely the best terminal at the airport, while the rest of the airport seems like a dump that can't handle any more traffic. Beijing is getting a new airport, so passengers number will fall even if all Star Alliance airlines stay at PEK while...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 20980

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Is it true that US Airways served PHL-BHX in the past? Otherwise, JFK has gotten cuts from AA over the years and sadly some international flights (MAN and ZRH) are being cut. AA even served a big amount of Caribbean destinations but they got cut. JFK seems to be more focused on domestic now with onl...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20461

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

I would assume SFO-TLV serves the tech market between the Bay Area and Israel, but how big was the market before United launched the route direct? Did it impact EWR-TLV in any way?

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5453

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

US Airways did fly from Charlotte to Manchester, Brussels, and Lisbon for a little while. But after a while it did get cut, however Barcelona survived.

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 34834

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Hopefully Aer Lingus does well in Miami. Sadly the route started at a pretty bad time (Hurricane Irma) but I'm sure it will recover it a little bit. While not related, LY will be re-launching MIA pretty soon, and I wonder how Irma will affect the route for them. According to this post EI may launch ...

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9925

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

Why did SAA cut EZE back in 2014?

Would a non-stop ADD-EZE be a reality one day?

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Re: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18

Spain-Asia service has really grown over the past few years. MAD has gained NRT, PEK, and HKG along with all the other routes they had. BCN gained ICN, PVG, and HKG. Nice to see yet another airline adding MAD and BCN. While this is unrelated to this, does Air China plan to fly non-stop PEK-BCN inste...

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