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by NichCage
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

If LY could overfly the Egypt-Sudan-Libya-Chad border then this route might work: TLV EZE 241° (SW) 236° (SW) 7,605 mi 2 segment path: TLV LOS 236° (SW) 231° (SW) 2,684 mi LOS EZE 230° (SW) 232° (SW) 4,930 mi 7,613 mi (+0.1%) from http://www.gcmap.com Sudan and Libya don't recognize Israel, so ther...

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by NichCage
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

El Al clearly failed on TLV-GRU, but what made it longer was having to avoid some African airspace in the process. Even with an 789, TLV-EZE would still be a long flight and have the same exact issues TLV-GRU had.

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Re: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?

I don't think UA will plan other SIN flight besides SFO and LAX.

Also, I don't think every flight between SIN and SFO flies over the North pole. Maybe over Alaska or Russia, but not over the North Pole.

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 27105

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

Why does Hainan Airlines have so many mini airlines? Why can't they all be one?

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 11479

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

Besides YYZ, EWR, and IAD, how big is the ADD-ORD/IAH market? If they do launch ORD or IAH, it will no doubt be with an stop, maybe DUB for example. Otherwise, how is ADD-DUB-LAX doing? I've heard that it's not doing to well, even now considering EI is on the route (and the fact that they seem like ...

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Air Jamaica/Caribbean Airlines destinations and equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 4668

Re: Air Jamaica Shown Any Interest in 787 or A350?

Why did airlines in the Caribbean like Air Jamaica and BWIA fail? Otherwise, every other airline can get to places like Jamaica and Barbados. MBJ has service to MAN, BHX, LGW, and even farther into Europe with AMS, BRU, DUS, CGN, FRA and MUC. Jamaica also has countless connections to North American ...

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL operating with one of IBERIA's A332 today
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: LEVEL operating with one of IBERIA's A332 today

I think LEVEL was launched with IB aircraft, but still IB can help LEVEL out.

Is LEVEL cutting BCN-PUJ or no?

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6024

Re: YVR Thread

hello, there is some talk around Vancouver Airport that Air Canada is looking at YVR-BKK and YVR-SIN flights? It would be a nice addition but hard to believe there is enough high yielding traffic to support either. I also noticed Canada and Thailand updated the air agreement give an airline from Th...

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by NichCage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing
Replies: 50
Views: 5723

Re: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing

What is the Chinese government doing? Going on airlines websites to make sure Taiwan isn't considered an separate country? I'm sure there are other airlines that list Taiwan as an separate country who don't get in any trouble, or not even noticed at all. Also, the Chinese government does some weird ...

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by NichCage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 9559

Re: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SY

What's the link of where you can book IAD-LAD? I wouldn't actually do it, but searching for the website didn't work out well for me and I couldn't find it.

Also, EY cut AUH-GRU, so AUH only has service to five continents, not six.

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by NichCage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO/SJC A350 service
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: SFO/SJC A350 service

So there's OZ, CX, HX, and CI flying the A350 to SFO. I would assume in a few years SK will fly the A350 to SFO.

I think LH will replace the A346 on MUC-SFO with the A380 (The A380 flying FRA-SFO will be replaced with the A346) this year I think.

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by NichCage
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 15090

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Just because an airline has to deal with snow at two of it's main bases (BOS and JFK) doesn't mean that it's bad at all. AC has to deal with snow at YUL, YYZ, YYC, and maybe YVR. If a flight is delayed because of bad weather it's not the fault of AC. The onboard experince could be amazing despite a ...

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by NichCage
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 6040

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

ZK-NBT wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276650/lufthansa-s18-munich-long-haul-changes-as-of-11jan18/

MUC-HKG/PEK/LAX A380 service for the NS 18


I thought I remember LH announcing A380 service from MUC to SFO, PVG, and HKG.

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by NichCage
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.
Replies: 20
Views: 2180

Re: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.

This is the way that I would describe the difference between O&D and transit passenger. Let's use SK on CPH-SFO for example. There are passengers who fly from CPH to SFO who come from Copenhagen or other regions of Denmark. Passengers who fly back to SFO to CPH who live in Copenhagen or Denmark ...

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by NichCage
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 6040

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

Nice to see LH replacing the A346 with the A359. The A346 burns a lot of fuel and the A359 should lower that. So by April 2018, the A359 should be flying to YVR, DEN, BOS, EWR, BOM, DEL, PEK, ICN, HND, HKG, and SIN if I'm correct. What is the long term plan for the long haul A330's at MUC? Are they ...

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by NichCage
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10261

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

Quite sad to see EY doing bad. There investments in other airlines seem do be doing rather badly. Air Berlin fell apart and stopped operations while Jet Airways is more comfortable with AF, DL, and KL now it seems.

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by NichCage
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4975

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

"Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide," Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya country manager for Turkish Airlines. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1BN1CZ It operates via Djibouti. No doubt has a good mixture of pax. One of the world's most p...

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by NichCage
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 16217

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

I guess it depends on the flight or airline you are flying on whatever you can film onboard or not. Some flight attendants care and some won't bother you if the camera is out. I don't think it's a crime at all to be filming someone or something stupid. If your being stupid enough that you should be ...

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by NichCage
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 17621

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

This is gonna be a long route for sure. I find it kind of weird how ET flies to YYZ and IAD via DUB, but the return flight is direct because YYZ and IAD are not high altitude airports. A non-stop NBO-JFK will still have to deal with the high altitude on takeoff and there will be weight limits for su...

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by NichCage
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 42
Views: 5798

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

Just want to say that Emirates flies DXB-GIG-EZE. EK has never flown the EZE tag on from GRU. Now that EK is flying the A380 to GRU, they would not extend the flight to EZE because they can't handle the A380. TK is an airline that does great in the TLV market for example. They offer connections to m...

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25939

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Lots of mainline carriers are making low cost moves (like no more reclining seats) but it is really not a big deal to me at all. Sometimes, all you want to do is get from A to B as cheap as you can possibly get. Some flights I've been on have been bad but it doesn't bother me. Having a bad flight ma...

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by NichCage
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 11439

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

So I assume the A359 will replace the A330's in the fleet? The 77W's will most likely stay and not be replaced at this point.

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by NichCage
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5943

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

There is no doubt QR is affected by the blockade, and it's not gonna end anytime soon.

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by NichCage
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 15037

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

LEVEL must be doing well on BCN-EZE. How many flights per week do they operate on the route? AR will never return to BCN, and LEVEL adding BCN-EZE made it even harder for them to do well on the route. AR will no doubt keep MAD. MAD is served by AR, IB, and UX with multiple daily flights. I also don'...

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by NichCage
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 11729

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

So are passengers from China allowed to connect in TPE? Are passengers from Taiwan allowed to connect in China? Kind of confused because I've heard they can't but only from a few cities. I may be wrong. The ME3 no doubt are very powerful airlines that can take passengers away from other airlines. In...

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by NichCage
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6784

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

I think I read somewhere that ET wants to fly to MUC, but nothing has come up so far.

Why isn't BRU a non-stop terminator service from ADD? BRU has lots of demand for Africa, so I would imagine an daily or several weekly ADD-BRU-ADD service would work out pretty well.

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by NichCage
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14383

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

I think that LY is simply an uncompetitive airline in general. Most people would choose UA over LY on SFO-TLV no doubt. First of all, LY is not part of any alliance and there not gonna join one anytime soon. I think that there security requirements are also an hindrance to some people choosing to fl...

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by NichCage
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about unpainted MS A332 SU-GCG
Replies: 9
Views: 1877

Re: Question about unpainted MS A332 SU-GCG

Royal Jordanian flies to Tel Aviv and they fly the route with there own aircraft in there own livery. Why does EgyptAir need to use Air Sinai? They can operate an aircraft in the EgyptAir livery to and from Tel Aviv and there not gonna be banned from serving other muslim countries. RJ and MS serve B...

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by NichCage
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4513

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Are there any other Fokker operators?

Still sad to see the jet go. I assume the E-Jets OS is getting will replace the Fokker aircraft?

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 7400

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

I don't really understand why TK launched CCS, but it must be working. While a little off topic, TK does serve a few war zone destinations. Mogadishu is one of the them for example. What kind of market is there in Mogadishu when the country is in an war? Who would even visit Somalia in the first pla...

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 5291

Re: BHX and TATL

I'm kind of shocked Icelandair will be cutting BHX. Out of all airlines, they have a lower cost base and much lower fares than more European carriers. You can get to many American destinations via KEF which I thought would have made the planes full. No doubt the proximity to LHR and other airports/a...

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by NichCage
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United planes overnight at Heathrow?
Replies: 41
Views: 10944

Re: United planes overnight at Heathrow?

United isn't the only airline to overnight planes or leave them on the ground for a long time. Sometimes, planes are left on the ground for a long time because they depart overnight, spend the day at the airport, and arrive in the early morning. Europe-South Africa is an market where that happens fr...

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by NichCage
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 15237

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread

IAH and HOU have both seemed to recovered from Harvey. I also found it kind of odd that in the middle of the hurricane or so UA announces IAH-SYD. Still an nice route though. If UA didn't cut IAH-LOS, IAH would have service to all six continents! I have an question about the Houston Express IAH-LAD ...

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 20745

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I would like to visit Greece one day, but it still seems like the country is doing bad. Not even Aegean Airlines has widebodies I think.

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Re: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

I think I recall ET launching but cancelling plans for ADD-MUC-ARN. I'm still a bit confused whatever it's moving the TATL hub from DUB (which is YYZ and IAD stopping in DUB, but non-stop on the way back and LAX stopping in DUB both ways) to MUC, or if they just want to launch ADD-MUC instead. They ...

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3953

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

I think I recall (or maybe now) DL using and 744 on ATL-HNL. Most likely the only scheduled domestic 744 flight in the USA.

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20877

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Has LCY-JFK been fully cut or is it operating at an reduced schedule?

I would assume BA has no plans to fly the A380 to JFK, which would no doubt be a very premium product to fly to New York.

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair drops Edmonton?
Replies: 27
Views: 4860

Re: Icelandair drops Edmonton?

So Air Canada basically dropped YEG-LHR because the Edmonton Airport operater advertised Icelandair flying to Edmonton? Or was YEG-LHR simply not profitable? KLM must be doing really well at YEG, handling lots of connections onward to other European cities. I think WestJet serves YEG-LGW seasonally,...

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Open Sky between India and Bangladesh
Replies: 23
Views: 2963

Re: Open Sky between India and Bangladesh

Is it true that Air Canada wanted to launch an DEL-DAC service as an tag on to it's YYZ-DEL flight?

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7893

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

Finnair is no doubt an amazing airline. The thing that is good about them is that they are not in any rush to launch new routes, and they they have managed to stay profitable and get out of bad financial situations over time and come back strong. Turkish Airlines basically has the same business mode...

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by NichCage
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 90246

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

The A380 is just too big for most airlines. Even if EK and SQ ordered more of the aircraft it would stop at one point and production would end.

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by NichCage
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 13017

Re: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

Both KE and OZ have added A380 flights to places like LAX, which has most likely added a lot of capacity.

It really depends on the layout of the A380 for the airline, but maybe it needs to be fixed. Or instead just fly an smaller aircraft. 407 seats is quite small for an A380.

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by NichCage
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 10018

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

CLT is an strong hub for AA now, but it did sadly get a few international cuts. In Europe, MAN, BRU, and LIS were cut short. BCN is still operated I believe. Otherwise, LGW was cut but LHR is now operated twice daily which is much better. GRU and GIG were both cut as well. MAN, BRU, and LIS were no ...

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by NichCage
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12968

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Turnesia

This won't affect EK much at all. They were forced to suspend DOH when the Qatar crisis started, and it isn't gonna end anytime soon. EK suspending DOH and Tunis won't affect much.

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by NichCage
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 21093

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

There is always two sides to every story. Maybe an one time mistake was made here.

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by NichCage
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 8952

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

So KLM is forced to stop widebody fleet growth because of AF demands? That's stupid. If KLM is performing well and they have the ability to add new widebodies to the fleet and still be profitable, they should go right for it no matter what AF wants. Why is AMS capped at 500,000 aircraft movements? A...

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10856

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

Nice to see another airline than LX get the aircraft.

What routes will it serve? I would say South Korea, China, and other close markets like Japan.

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?
Replies: 69
Views: 8151

Re: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?

I think that HA is an interesting airline. They have mostly an wide body fleet (with A321's coming in the fleet) along with 717's for short haul Hawaii flights. There network to mainland US is limited to SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, SAN, SJC for example, and JFK is the only east coast route for the airline. ...

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Long Haul Ops Increasingly Complicated - Effect On Transatlantic JV?
Replies: 15
Views: 6876

Re: LH Long Haul Ops Increasingly Complicated - Effect On Transatlantic JV?

I think the Transatlantic JV includes LH, LX, SN, and OS, but I may be wrong. I don't think Eurowings is part of it, but again I could be wrong. While unrelated to this, It seems like LH is ending TXL-JFK on March 24th, 2018. There's no link to verify it and some things on Wikipedia should be taken ...

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by NichCage
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if: Alaska had widebodies
Replies: 21
Views: 2645

Re: What if: Alaska had widebodies

I think it would be unique if AS flew from ANC/FAI to FRA seasonally like DE for example. That would be pretty cool.

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