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by NichCage
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:15 am
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

1) Would it ever be possible to see a 9W 77W doing BOM-JFK, the market is clearly there and the I'd think the finance ties between the 2 cities could warrant the service, seeing that UA and AI are doing quite well out of EWR 2) Any chance of seeing 9W in SkyTeam as result of this cooperation with D...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB adds to "World Record" number of A380 gates
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: DXB adds to "World Record" number of A380 gates

The A380 has worked so well for Emirates, and it sure is needed. Other than a few destinations which lost A380 service (Dallas and Houston) most of the time destinations will be upgraded for the A380. Dubai International Airport is breaking the records and will be one of the busiest airports in the ...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu announces CTU-JFK/LAX/SYD/AKL/MAD/ADD/AER
Replies: 21
Views: 5708

Re: Chengdu announces CTU-JFK/LAX/SYD/AKL/MAD/ADD/AER

Ethiopian has been talking about starting Chengdu or Chongqing for a while, good to see this coming to fruition. It's beyond ET's B738 range, so likely a B788 route. Question is, nonstop or via an Indian destination like most starts of ET's Chinese destinations? Of course it would be non-stop. Addi...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An airline pilot reveals why the Boeing 757 is truly unique
Replies: 37
Views: 15930

Re: An airline pilot reveals why the Boeing 757 is truly unique

The 757 also does very well on Trans-Atlantic routes. First of all, the 757 is a narrowbody has just the right amount of range to serve smaller European markets profitability.

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal Airlines to acquire A330 aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 4096

Re: Nepal Airlines to acquire A330 aircraft

Emirates is one of the few major airlines around Nepal that are not flying the routes, and I think EK is pushing for it for a long time, but some kind of widebody ban is the problem. So EK could be a good strategic partner, however EK A330 are much older than 3 years old, but indeed they are retiri...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 37383

Re: MAS changes A380 plans, again

The A380 is simply too big. Hopefully Malaysia Airlines can find a good use for them, because if not getting rid of them is challenging.

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights over the Indian Ocean
Replies: 5
Views: 4338

Flights over the Indian Ocean

I have questions about two flights over the Indian Ocean: South African Airways JNB-PER and PER-JNB, as well as Air Mauritius MRU-PER and PER-MRU. South African Airways JNB-PER and PER-JNB: 1) Since this flight does not need ETOPS (as the flight uses an A340) what route would the plane take regardin...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Paths on DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Flight Paths on DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL

I have a question about the SFO-DEL and the DEL-SFO flight path: 1) Does SFO-DEL fly over Canada and Europe to reach DEL (flying Northeast from SFO to DEL)? Or does SFO-DEL instead fly Northwest out of SFO over Alaska and Asia to reach DEL? Whatever flight path it takes, does it always take that pat...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What year will the 747-8 be phased out fully?
Replies: 44
Views: 8362

What year will the 747-8 be phased out fully?

I would consider the 747-8 a failed aircraft. Air China, Korean Air, and Lufthansa are the only operators of the passenger aircraft. While cargo does well for the 747-8 freighter, the 747-8 is far from a success for Boeing. What year do you think the 747-8 will be phased out fully?

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines, why no B777-300ER?
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: Asiana Airlines, why no B777-300ER?

Asiana Airlines does fine with it's 777-200ER's. The 777-200ER and the 777-300ER are basically similar in almost everything they offer. With the A350 coming soon into the fleet, there is no need for the 777-300ER.

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?
Replies: 30
Views: 6298

Re: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?

Thanks everyone for all the responses. Sorry if this has already been discussed, but if the demand is there for direct flights to PEK, PVG, ICN, NRT, etc, then why are there very few Asian airlines at the airport? BCN for example could have Japan Airlines flying BCN-NRT because the demand is there. ...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is CLT operating as normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Is CLT operating as normal?

Not talking about what is going in Charlotte right now, the hub at CLT is normal. Even if there are flight reductions as a result of what is going on, the only changes CLT has got were reductions before and after the merger. In Europe, MAN, BRU, and LIS were cut as seasonal routes. FRA was brought d...

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET at MAD
Replies: 17
Views: 2542

Re: ET at MAD

eielef wrote:
Doesn't Ethiopian fly the B757 or B767 any more? Wouldn't it suit better Madrid?


The 757 has been removed from the fleet already, while the 767 will be retired and replaced by the 787 Dreamliner.

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad discontinuing A340-500 Operations
Replies: 10
Views: 4537

Re: Etihad discontinuing A340-500 Operations

The A340-500 as long been a dead aircraft. High fuel costs as well as gas guzzling engines make the A340-500 unprofitable to operate.

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is USA Pre-Clearance too hard to add to airports in Europe?
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Is USA Pre-Clearance too hard to add to airports in Europe?

I know the title of this post may sound weird, but what I am talking about is USA Pre-Clearance. Canada has dozens of airports with it, and it makes it much easier for flights to the USA which might not have customs on arrival. The Bahamas has USA Pre-Clearance, and it is being planned in the Caribb...

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6517

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

upwardfacing wrote:
HEL-SFO-HEL allows for a slightly shorter cycle time than does HEL-LAX-HEL. You can be back within 24 hours.


Finnair likes to ensure it's Asian operation for example will be able to depart and arrive back on the same day. That may be a reason to why Finnair chose SFO rather than LAX.

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8989

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

While there may be the demand for these routes, I honestly think it's best to leave it to Emirates. Ultra Long Haul Routes are a risk- Both SYD-CDG and MEL-FCO would be between the 17 and 18 hour range or maybe even longer perhaps.

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6517

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

Nice addition to SFO. Hopefully seasonal service to SFO will move to year round service. Why is Finnair not flying to LAX? I would assume LAX would be there first choice, but maybe it's because there's so much competition between Northern Europe to LAX (from OSL, CPH, and ARN on Norweigan and SAS).

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement
Replies: 21
Views: 7534

Re: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement

Montreal to China is actually a very good market- before Air China started Montreal service there was quite a bit of demand to China. I would bet on Air Canada YUL-PEK, as well as Air China on PVG-YUL (as they actually applied for the route).

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY reportedly restarting MIA - TLV in 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: LY reportedly restarting MIA - TLV in 2017

El Al will face competition on TLV-MIA, but a non-stop service will attract a lot of passengers. Good luck El Al, hopefully it works out.

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-DEL by airline market share?
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: SFO-DEL by airline market share?

A point I should make is the fact that Air India's SFO-DEL also goes to to fly traffic to Bangalore, which is as well a very strong market. SFO-BLR will never be non-stop, but I'm sure quite a lot of passengers connect via Delhi. Air India holds quite a lot of market share on SFO-DEL, now that fligh...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Amsterdam to Lebanon and Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Flights from Amsterdam to Lebanon and Saudi Arabia?

Why does no airline fly from Amsterdam to Lebanon or Saudi Arabia? Amsterdam has never had service to Beirut, but would KLM or Middle East Airlines be interested in operating flights between the two cities? Also, Amsterdam has never had flights to Saudi Arabia. Why don't flights exist between Amster...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 8985

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

I find this part particularly funny, yet confusing & hope this is simply rumour. Is AC part of the LH group? What part of A++ has AC violated in their agreement with LH? So AC should be a designated feeder for LH & feed their business into FRA/MUC, while LH can expand throughout North Ameri...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10291

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

My Maori (and very brown compared to me) girlfriend wants to visit New York. She's obsessed about the city. I'm currently very scared of doing it. I still can't guess the best entry point. If we have to go the "wrong" way from Auckland and go straight to JFK from DXB, so be it. I just don...

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?
Replies: 30
Views: 6298

Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?

Why is there so much low cost traffic at Barcelona (BCN)? First of all, there are many airports in Europe that are major bases for low cost traffic that have lots of mainline traffic. Amsterdam is a focus city for EasyJet and Vueling, while still being a large SkyTeam hub. That is one example of a c...

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50532

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

If I am right, Singapore operates the A380 on flights to JFK, LAX, LHR, CDG, FRA, DEL, BOM, PEK, PVG, NRT, HKG, and SYD. Please correct me if I have forget a few destinations. Does Singapore Airlines own all of it's A380's or are they all on lease, not fully owned by the airline? I know that the A38...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin Airport Future Terminal Expansion
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Dublin Airport Future Terminal Expansion

Dublin Airport seems very congested. Terminal 2 only has 19 jet bridges, but they all cannot be used at one time as widebody aircraft can block a gate in many cases. Terminal 1 has only 8 jet bridges, and in total only 27 gates have jet bridges. Other than that, most gates are remote stands. The air...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to resume Singapore flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to resume Singapore flights

Ethiopian Airlines planned to fly a three weekly direct ADD-SIN service sometime a while ago, but it was pulled before it's launch. Honestly, I doubt that this flight will be viable. First of all, the Singapore-Africa market is very small. The only service you have between Singapore and Africa are s...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airports around the world that ban plane spotting
Replies: 7
Views: 3095

Airports around the world that ban plane spotting

Plane spotting doesn't go well with many airports around the world. What airports ban plane spotting?

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going to a country after you visit Israel (countries that don't recongize Israel)
Replies: 7
Views: 2252

Going to a country after you visit Israel (countries that don't recongize Israel)

I have a question about going to a country after you have visited Israel. Has somebody here ever went to Israel and for example went to Iran afterwards? I am aware that Israel does not stamp passports anymore, but how far will countries like Lebanon, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc (countries that don't rec...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10291

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

I think the title needs to change, because it is just a fact that Jewish people are allowed into the UAE and Dubai and Emirates offer Kosher meals http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/12/trav ... nes-dubai/ It seems a shame that an Arab company like Emirates which is acting in a hospitable way towards J...

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by NichCage
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10291

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

This is an interesting question for sure. If an Israeli wanted to fly Emirates, there is no option of putting Tel Aviv as an destination while booking. So you would need to fly somewhere else (like to Europe) and book your journey from there.

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Bangkok Suvarnabhumi doing right now?
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

How is Bangkok Suvarnabhumi doing right now?

I have heard many things about Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, including:

1) The airport is very busy and congested
2) The airport has safety issues

If anyone could expand on my questions, I would appreciate that. If I flew to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, what would I expect?

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13601

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

In the future, SFO will have a lot of problems and become even more congested. The International Terminal is very busy at certain hours of the day and the new international swing gates won't be added for a while. Boarding Area G is busy, while Boarding Area A is busy as well, along with the fact tha...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Pyongyang to go seasonal
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: Air China Pyongyang to go seasonal

Air Koryo still flies year round between Beijing and Pyongyang, so there are still direct flights between the two cities. I wonder why Air China is cutting the route down to seasonal, but maybe it could be for some other reason than punishing North Korea. I don't get why Air China flies between Mont...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 41156

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

Slightly off-topic but does anyone here know how the new SJC route has fared so far with BA ? It might be a bit too early. I would say SJC is doing good for British Airways at the moment. No changes have been made on the route so far, so it must be performing well. The load factors are also pretty ...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will top 3 US carriers be able to match the ME 3 in more flights to Asian, ME and African markets
Replies: 25
Views: 3981

Re: Will top 3 US carriers be able to match the ME 3 in more flights to Asian, ME and African markets

The ME3 operate a lot of flights to Asia- and operate the A380 on many of the flights. While no Top 3 USA carrier will be able to match the capacity that the ME3 fly to Asia, I think that they can expand service to profitable Asian markets. For example, United Airlines has expanded it's presence in ...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about AMS Polderbaan Runway
Replies: 7
Views: 4605

Question about AMS Polderbaan Runway

I have some questions about the Polderbaan Runway:

1) It is possible to take off from 36L, but why was it chosen not to allow takeoff's from 18R?

2) It is possible for aircraft to land on runway 18R, but have flights ever landed on 36L?

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about United SFO-SIN flights
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Question about United SFO-SIN flights

I have a few questions about United on SFO-SIN and SIN-SFO: 1) How can the flight theoretically be daily when when SFO-SIN could depart on the 14th, arrives SIN on the 15th, and arrive back at SFO on the 16th? It seems like it takes off on the 14th, and comes back two days later on the 16th. 2) How ...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 12463

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2016

It's not shocking to see EVA Air abandon flights to Istanbul. When they first started service, I believe Turkish Airlines had to cut down on a few flights per week to get EVA Air in the market. It would have been viable if Turkey wasn't hit with all this trouble, but Turkish Airlines will perform mu...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines may resume LHR service with A350 equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 3580

Re: China Airlines may resume LHR service with A350 equipment

To be honest, Taipei-London non-stop is possible but will be very challenging. China Airlines will have non-stop operations to Europe if all goes correct (meaning there will be TPE-LHR, TPE-AMS, TPE-FRA, TPE-VIE, and TPE-FCO). EVA Air only operates TPE-CDG direct, while LHR, AMS, and VIE all with a ...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 8985

Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

From what I recall, before Air Canada created Air Canada Rouge, I believe they were losing money on a big number of flights due to the cost structure of Air Canada. I assume it would be on routes which operated from many airports, such as YUL, YYZ, YYC, and YVR. If I am right, Air Canada Rouge was c...

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of TAAG HAV-LAD flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: History of TAAG HAV-LAD flights?

What is the demand from on flights between Luanda and Havana then? This might have been answered but I want more details.

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of TAAG HAV-LAD flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: History of TAAG HAV-LAD flights?

Too be honest, I wonder the answer to this question as well. I think that historically, back in the Soviet days, that Angola and Cuba had relations. They still do today. That's all I can really say, but I sure do wonder more from someone more knowledgeable.

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by NichCage
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Future Development and other questions
Replies: 35
Views: 5398

LAX Future Development and other questions

What is the future of LAX? The Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) cannot accommodate every International flight coming into LAX, so several other Terminals handle International arrivals as well too. Will a Satellite Terminal be built to increase capacity at TBIT and allow other airlines not o...

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11741

Re: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL

So I know that Delhi has some weather issues. What really causes Air India to struggle and not be a good airline?

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways to Houston?
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Ethiad Airways to Houston?

I know Houston's oil industry is not doing so well right now. International growth at IAH is over for now, but if the oil and economy fully recovers could we see an AUH-IAH route or no?

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 in Miami
Replies: 68
Views: 6468

Re: The ME3 in Miami

What ME3 flights to Miami, for such a large international hub, the hub for Latin America there is only one Qatar 777 daily. Where is Emirates ? Doing Mickey Mouse in Orlando not the serious Business in Miami. One reason Emirates has a Miami allergy is the lack of Jet Blue at MIA. EK flies to 3 west...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26433

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

American Airlines sure made some network additions and cuts. DFW is gaining a lot by getting flights to AMS, FCO, and KOA. ORD-BCN is quite an unserved market, and along with the Vueling network in BCN will make the flight successful. Miami is getting a year round flight, but I don't feel American A...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 9031

Re: Norwegian with longhaul fra Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL

It's sad, but United doesn't seem to want to defend its market share when a competitor comes in and starts a route United already flies :( You mean like how they cancelled their Indian nonstops when AI went nonstop into EWR? Or how they cancelled their HKG service when CX went nonstop into EWR? Or ...

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