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by NichCage
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there no flights between Russia and Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Why are there no flights between Russia and Saudi Arabia?

If I am correct, I remember at some point Aeroflot Russian Airlines flew to Saudi Arabia. At this point, no direct flights exist between the two countries. Why?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: YVR Thread

AC flights between YYZ and IST is doing very well actually and I do not think that AC will terminate IST. I use these flights very often and loads are always high, in fact other than once (July this year due to political unrest in Turkey) I have never seen a flight other than full board on all thre...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish postpones dozens of airliner deliveries
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Turkish postpones dozens of airliner deliveries

I was expecting to hear this at some point. It's sad to see the future development of the airline be put on hold, but I think rapid expansion of destinations and fleet of Turkish Airlines was bound to cause problems at some point. While Turkish Airlines is a very high quality airline, I think that h...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Toronto-Seattle flight questions
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Air Canada Toronto-Seattle flight questions

Hello everyone, I might be flying to Seattle next summer on Air Canada direct from Toronto. I would assume there is one daily flight, but I have several questions: 1) What aircraft does Air Canada operate on the YYZ-SEA and SEA-YYZ? I have the feeling they use on Embraer 190, but I am unsure. 2) Do ...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: YVR Thread

Would not be surprised to see HX flying HKG-YVR. That's pretty much the only North American route its current fleet can fly to (using A332) without weight penalties both direction all year-round. And it's strong with connecting traffic to secondary cities in China, so YVR would be a no-brainer. Of ...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: YVR Thread

Even though Turkish Airlines is cutting a lot of flights, long haul growth is now there focus. I am sure in the future Turkish Airlines will recover at some point, but they have annouced intentions to fly to YVR. Hopefully they get the permission this time to fly IST-YVR. TK are maxed out on their ...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: YVR Thread

YVR has been doing really good with all of the new routes for 2016. The YVR-HKG market is pretty big, and I also bet airlines like Cathay Pacific carry onward traffic to other Asian destinations, such as BKK, SIN, etc. If someone could answer this question for me, does Cathay Pacific in general fly ...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the First Real ETOPS 240 Incident be a Game Changer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13415

Re: Could the First Real ETOPS 240 Incident be a Game Changer?

Whatever happens, airlines will not be looking at four engine jets again. If I am correct, four engine aircraft like the A340 still have to follow some ETOPS rules. Twin engine aircraft have long proven themselves, and there has been very few incidents on twin engine jets.

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by NichCage
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Orlando-Europe market- could it grow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

The Orlando-Europe market- could it grow?

Orlando has direct flights to Dublin, Dusseldorf, London Gatwick, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Oslo, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London Stansted, and Manchester in Europe. While I would assume most traffic is leisure, I have several questions: 1) Why does Airberlin operate MCO-DUS? What passeng...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore to Africa market- is it really low yielding?
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Singapore to Africa market- is it really low yielding?

The reason to why I am asking this is because of the fact the flights to Africa from Singapore are increasing. Air Mauritius announced plans to fly to Singapore non-stop and Ethiopian Airlines is resuming daily, direct flights between Addis Ababa and Singapore. Compared to other Asian airports, such...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Ethiopian Airlines fly direct to Brussels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Why doesn't Ethiopian Airlines fly direct to Brussels?

If I am correct, Brussels has quite a lot of demand to Africa. Why doesn't Ethiopian Airlines fly direct to Brussels, instead via Paris CDG?

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?
Replies: 58
Views: 11449

Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?

I have a question, why does Delta Air Lines fly between Atlanta and Stuttgart? When did the service start? It seems like an odd route, as well as the only long haul route form Stuttgart.

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti in MUC
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Air Dolomiti in MUC

Air Dolomiti flies many routes for Lufthansa, and the difference is that it can be sold by Lufthansa but actually operated by Air Dolomiti. Lufthansa puts it code LH on Air Dolomiti flights because the two airlines codeshare.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 28945

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

I would say British Airways is going to launch LHR-MSY & MSY-LHR for several reasons. First of all, I've heard that MSY is one of the largest unserved destinations out of MSY. As well as that, British Airways does have lots of connections at LHR which will also help the flight.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads

dfwjim1 wrote:
NichCage wrote:
Cayman Airways seems to be doing pretty badly at DFW for the season. At the highest, the airline had 30% load factors.
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Hasn't AA started flying DFW to the Cayman Islands?


American Airlines flies year round Dallas/Fort Worth-Grand Cayman.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Caribbean airlines struggle in general and in long haul
Replies: 25
Views: 5812

Why do Caribbean airlines struggle in general and in long haul

I have seen over the years how airlines based in the Caribbean have struggled. Air Jamaica looked like a promising airline, but dealt with many problems. It caused the airline to cut a lot of flights to Canada and the United States, as well as long haul flights to London Heathrow. If I am correct, d...

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways and long haul
Replies: 21
Views: 3244

Re: Cayman Airways and long haul

Even if there are lots of tourist at the Cayman Islands, long haul would not be profitable. Why does British Airways fly to Grand Cayman?

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Aeroflot Russian Airlines ever fly to Denpasar/Bali?
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Did Aeroflot Russian Airlines ever fly to Denpasar/Bali?

I remember years ago reading on wikipedia that Aeroflot Russian Airlines fly SVO-DPS. Is this true or no?

I might ask another question as well: why does't Aeroflot Russian Airlines fly SVO-KUL or SVO-SIN?

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish To Announce LAX
Replies: 39
Views: 7521

Re: LOT Polish To Announce LAX

LOT Polish Airlines is doing great at the moment, and the 787 Dreamliner is sure helping with that. Flights to Seoul are being launched, and now Los Angeles.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads

Cayman Airways seems to be doing pretty badly at DFW for the season. At the highest, the airline had 30% load factors.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Type Of Traffic On Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 7540

Re: Type Of Traffic On Routes

Air India flies BLR-DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL-BLR because of the huge Indian community in the Bay Area, along with the passengers who travel back and fourth between BLR and SFO for the Tech Industry.

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Berlin Brandenburg Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Update on Berlin Brandenburg Airport?

What is the latest news about Berlin Brandenburg Airport? When will the airport open?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 38699

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Could someone answer this question for me? The DUB-YUL flight is served seasonally be Air Transat. Would we ever see Aer Lingus return to Montreal, whatever it is seasonal or year round?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Austrian Airlines long haul fleet is very old. However, one part of me thinks that Lufthansa limits the development and expansion of other Lufthansa Group members (such as Austrian and Swiss).

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scotland Aviation - News 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6600

Re: Scotland Aviation - News 2016

Could someone answer this question for me? Glasgow has more international flights then flights to Europe, while Edinburgh has more flights to Europe than international flights. For example, Edinburgh has been gaining so many flights to Europe, while Glasgow has only gained a little. Why is this? I'm...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different Alliances at LGW and LHR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Different Alliances at LGW and LHR?

I don't agree that an airline alliance would want to switch to London Gatwick. First of all, the kind of traffic that London Gatwick has is mostly low cost traffic. There are very few mainline carriers at the airport, other than Air Canada, WestJet, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, etc. Most airlines oth...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 11
Replies: 295
Views: 30948

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 11

I have a point that could be added to this thread. On anna.aero, I read that the YVR-BOS route has a demand of about 90,000 passengers per year. Do you think Air Canada or WestJet could launch service to Boston from Vancouver?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Havana Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Havana Airport

Cuban airports need an modern upgrade. They are simply too old and need a refresh. Now that flights between Cuba and the US exist, the airports in Cuba will be much busier.

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6584

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

At its first Airbus A350-900XWB delivery event, China Airlines released quite a bunch of interesting information regarding its future fleet: 1. Order for next generation regional widebody aircraft (A330-300 replacement) being planned. 2. Entire A340-300 fleet to be retired in 2017. 3. 6 Boeing 737-...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Canada-Scandinavia market- will it ever get bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

The Canada-Scandinavia market- will it ever get bigger?

There are only seven weekly flights between Toronto and Copenhagen, which is the only flight between Canada and Scandinavia. Would there ever be flights from Toronto to Oslo or Stockholm on Air Canada or SAS? Another question I have is about the market between Montreal and Scandinavia. If I am corre...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Condor's longhaul fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

The Future of Condor's longhaul fleet

Condo has a long haul fleet of 767-300ER's. What will replace these aircraft? I haven't read anything about Condor replacing these aircraft.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Seoul
Replies: 25
Views: 3987

Re: United and Seoul

I've also heard the Asiana Airlines and United Airlines don't have the best relationship as well. However, I think an EWR-ICN route would be a good addition, but I don't think it will ever be seen. IAD-ICN and ORD-ICN would never be flown. Denver won't gain anymore flights to Asia, while IAH-ICN is ...

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas
Replies: 62
Views: 11324

Re: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas

I'm sure the network planners at Turkish Airlines know what they are doing, and Havana I think will be successful. Cuba is doing better than ever at the moment and Turkish Airlines have said for several years they will fly to Havana. Why would Caracas be launched? Honestly, Venezuela is going throug...

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN
Replies: 33
Views: 6526

Re: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN

Paris CDG is a horrible airport for connections in many cases. If your journey is starting and ending in Paris, it is not a problem. However, connections are pretty bad because of the fact that flights are spread out. It was a good move for Jet Airways to use Amsterdam for connections to Toronto, be...

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest Single Runway Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 6080

Re: Largest Single Runway Airport

London Gatwick of course. Only one runway can be used at a time, but I believe sometimes when only one runway is being used, the other runway will be used as a taxiway. Why can only one runway be used at a time? Why can't they alternate or use one for departures and one for arrivals? The runways ar...

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7486

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

Norwegian Air Shuttle has been doing very good with it's international expansion. I am amazed that Oakland has flights to London Gatwick, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Barcelona. It seems like all the flights will do well, but the newly announced BCN-OAK service will do well because the Bay Area t...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-TAO Commenced Today 9/29/16
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: SFO-TAO Commenced Today 9/29/16

Nice to see that SFO is gaining service to secondary cities in China. SFO-China is a very big market and it is growing.

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Future WB repalcements/Expansion
Replies: 13
Views: 1865

Re: Turkish Airlines Future WB repalcements/Expansion

To be honest, with all the cuts Turkish Airlines are making to there network, they would be cutting aircraft orders at this time. While not related to this topic, Turkish Airlines in general will be parking a lot of aircraft as a result of all the network cuts. A lot of long haul aircraft are being ...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Service to SEA
Replies: 14
Views: 3200

Re: Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Service to SEA

I find it a bit odd they don't fly from Xiamen to Seattle, but still nice to see the airline in the North American market.

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Launches MIA
Replies: 51
Views: 7201

Re: SAS Launches MIA

What market is SAS serving out of Miami to Oslo and Copenhagen?

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin restructuring announced, to wet lease aircraft to LH Group (EW), more job cuts announced
Replies: 36
Views: 9288

Re: Air Berlin restructuring announced, to wet lease aircraft to LH Group (EW), more job cuts announced

This is needed for the future of Air Berlin. By getting rid of flights in Europe as well as increasing long haul with turn the airline around. This is also a good move because while Air Berlin may compete with Lufthansa, it's better than letting EasyJet and Ryanair expand in Germany.

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 10007

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

The 757 is such a unique aircraft. However, at the end of the day, extending the life of the aircraft is not worth the cost. The 757 operates lots of domestic flights in the United States, but operators of the aircraft are retiring them from domestic flights. For flights from the United States and E...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Alaska and Yukon Summer Market
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

The Alaska and Yukon Summer Market

While people still go to Alaska in the winter, there is much less tourism at that time. In the summer, Alaska receives some international flights. Yukon gets seasonal flights to Frankfurt on Condor, but other than that, there are not many other flights. I have several questions about this: 1) Why ar...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16485

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

Nice to see that Air Canada does very well in India. The ME3 do have a big market share in India, and Air Canada will now offer YYZ to BOM, as well as YYZ and YVR to DEL. The only reason to why Air Canada can do this is because of the fact the ME3 (Emirates, Ethiad Airways, Qatar Airways) are only a...

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5791

Re: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX

LAX is still a hub for United Airlines. There is still international service from the airport. LAX-LHR is served twice daily by United I believe. In Asia, there is Tokyo and Shanghai. Sydney and Melbourne are also served. It might not be a fortress hub, but LAX is still an important destination and ...

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How is Frankfurt Airport?
Replies: 18
Views: 2902

How is Frankfurt Airport?

I have several questions about Frankfurt Airport. 1) From the view of a passenger, how is the airport? It is very busy but I'm sure it copes with traffic well. 2) How is gate space at Frankfurt Airport? How many planes get jet bridges, and how many get remote stands? 3) Is the airport considered con...

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest Single Runway Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 6080

Re: Largest Single Runway Airport

London Gatwick of course. Only one runway can be used at a time, but I believe sometimes when only one runway is being used, the other runway will be used as a taxiway.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada & WestJet allegedly collude on bag fees
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Air Canada & WestJet collude on fees for check bags

Sad to see that baggage fees are becoming more popular in the airline business. A lawsuit isn't going to change anything in this case. Regardless if you hate baggage fees, airlines will do them without thinking of your opinion.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Retire Pax 744's This Week
Replies: 37
Views: 8521

Re: CX Retire Pax 744's This Week

The 747-400 was a good aircraft back in the days, but now high fuel costs make the jet more expensive to operate. In a few decades or so, the 747-400 and the 747-8 will both be phased out.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13395

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

I don't know if it is just me, but I think there is no kind of market for a direct Honolulu-London flight. Sure, there are people from London who will go to Hawaii, but the number of passengers is too small to justify a non-stop flight between the two cities. The flight would also be very long, and ...

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