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by babastud
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17
Replies: 40
Views: 6255

Re: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17

There was talk about sending the A388 to SFO, but I guess the demand with SQ leaving has warranted an additional 77W

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by babastud
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17
Replies: 40
Views: 6255

Korean Air expands SFO service in S17

KE will add 4x a week 77W service additional Seoul-San Francisco service starting March 2017 ramping up to additional daily service in Sep 2017.

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by babastud
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA SFO-TLV Performing
Replies: 13
Views: 3918

Re: How is UA SFO-TLV Performing

From what I hear all booked up front, slightly less in the back but full loads going out much of the time. If any have numbers please share...

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by babastud
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10667

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

As I stated before a lot of EY problems where how they introduced the SFO market by using a 777W Jet Airways, with no good marketing. The 777L is the better variant or either a 787, if they have some? I think the potential is still very strong for EY in SFO, they just need to correctly re-market the...

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by babastud
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC
Replies: 48
Views: 8035

Re: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC

I'm guessing they will use the frame to do SFO and cater to the premium market solely and drop the reg 359 and use that for other routes. Then they will upgage the existing 77w from SFO to HKG to a a380 to compensate for the loss of seats from the business/first only ULR359. All this while serving L...

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by babastud
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10667

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

One opinion only, but my sister flew EY last year to India and found planes to be not clean. I have no idea how EY flew the 9W B77W to SFO as these had heavy seats in First class and business class Subu That's what I was saying. They underestimated the SFO market by providing a less then stellar ha...

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by babastud
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10667

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

I think one of the main issues that has not been discussed is EY and how they launched into the San Francisco. I think EY made a big mistake!!! They underestimated the Premium market that the Bay Area is and especially the Indian IT dispora. Example: it was just fairly recently that we started getti...

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by babastud
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India DEL-SFO heads towards Pacific Route from today...
Replies: 13
Views: 4773

Re: Air India DEL-SFO heads towards Pacific Route from today...

how are departures and arrival times different?

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by babastud
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detailed SFO Traffic Report
Replies: 23
Views: 3016

Re: Detailed SFO Traffic Report

No wonder so many new airlines want to serve SFO. Almost every airline is flying 80%+ planes in the summer. Two things came to mind 1) We dont know anything about yields. It is not all about having high load factors. 2) Having high load factors in August is expected. The question is how airlines ar...

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by babastud
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detailed SFO Traffic Report
Replies: 23
Views: 3016

Re: Detailed SFO Traffic Report

I think if someone was able to calculate the info using the plane type flown daily and the given number of passengers flown via the airline(given) it would give a good estimate of yields per flight.

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by babastud
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

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

I would imagine that Papeete is a very high end leisure market and not a cheap place to visit. I can't really see DY working that market, especially from OAK. I could see AF using one of their 777 from SFO 2-3 times a week to Papeete, maybe a seasonal route? High yielding leisure is precisely what ...

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by babastud
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

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

What are DY's plans like for building an intra-Europe focus cities in Madrid, Rome, and Paris? They do have plans to expand their BCN operations as well, right? It seems like a major key to DY's advantage over other networks may be their connection potential within Europe, which seems like it can r...

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by babastud
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish To Announce LAX
Replies: 39
Views: 7489

Re: LOT Polish To Announce LAX

I would have loved to see them come to SFO.

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by babastud
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations
Replies: 100
Views: 12662

Re: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations

flying myr-atl-hou tommorow, 2 hours plus trying to get through on delta customer service.... It's going to be a long couple a days for delta and AA

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by babastud
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines SZX-SEA Starts September 26
Replies: 41
Views: 6463

Re: Xiamen Airlines SZX-SEA Starts September 26

For some reason I don't see this flight sticking around for more then a year or two. Not that the Chinese carriers cancel, it just seems they are riding the subsidy and when that dry's up? Also Seattle to Shenzhen, sorry i don't see that much demand their. Seattle has really added alot of capacity t...

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by babastud
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

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

Wow OAK-EDI who woulda thought? Cant say I have ever flown DY, and I have mixed feelings about them. They do seem to be on a roll.

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by babastud
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

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

Do any of you think this addition could prevent a UA SFO-Mad or AZ to FCO in the future

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by babastud
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

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

I wonder if this move would prevent AZ from coming to SFO, they have spoken how they want to start service in 2017.

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by babastud
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Seoul
Replies: 25
Views: 3969

Re: United and Seoul

I think PUS from SFO could be in the future planning? I believe it would be successful.

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by babastud
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

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

I bet this is true but I don't belive they would solely announce these routes solely from OAK. They probably would also start them from their other U.S destinations. Also OAK wouldn't be the biggest. JFK,FLL and LAX are still bigger then OAK. They would have 8 routes being flown, which would be tie...

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by babastud
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7464

Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

Wow! Herd through the grapevine that Norwegian will be announcing new routes soon to Rome, Paris and Madrid from Oakland.
If this turns out to be true that would make Oakland it's largest international station in the USA?
The Bay-Area continues to explode with new international services!!!

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by babastud
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-TAO Commenced Today 9/29/16
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

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

Great add to SFO ever growing T-pac airport!

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by babastud
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fiji Airways
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: Fiji Airways

How was there loads into SFO this Summer? I know it was there first time, was it a success?

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by babastud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-DEL by airline market share?
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: SFO-DEL by airline market share?

Any specifics on Load or yields please share?

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by babastud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA MKE-SFO Next Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: UA MKE-SFO Next Year?

GSPSPOT wrote:
I could swear I remember seeing that UA will start (or re-start?) MKE-SFO next year but I can't find any news stories or posts here about it. Did I dream that?



Dream you did my friend, dream you did.....

But hey, wouldn't it be great, cmmon UA make it happen!

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by babastud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6510

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

SCQ83 wrote:
At this stage, Madrid is by far the largest airport in Europe with no service to the Bay Area.

United, Norwegian or Iberia should think about starting it.



I like it! but I would say that there is more demand from MXP or Rome.

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by babastud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6510

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

The SF Bay Area is totally killing it .... as of this new service announcement, Bay Area airports will have nonstops to all 5 major Nordic airports - CPH ARN OSL HEL KEF, by a combination of SAS, Norwegian, WOW, and now Finnair. It really is impressive..... I knew during the 90's and 00's years the...

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by babastud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 5756

Re: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD

IAD seems a logical next step in NA. One thing I do not understand is that why doesnt AI sell interline itineraries on its website. If one wants to fly to LAX, they cannot buy the DEL-SFO-LAX trip on AI's website. I know UA is not interested to code share with AI at this time but why doesnt AI sell...

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by babastud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6510

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

Wow! welcome back Finnair. It's a great airline, took them on one of those md-11's in the 90's, a fast way to northern euro and and back. Has anyone flown them of recent? Interesting time leaving the late departure out of SFO? Well those international piers are going to have one hell of a busy 2017 ...

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by babastud
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13544

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

steex wrote:
hayzel777 wrote:
Not a good thing when it rains/super windy/super cold.


None of which are issues very often at SFO...

At the end of the day, I think most people would prefer service expansions with remote boarding over restricting travel options due to gate limitations.



I tend to agree!

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by babastud
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13544

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

hayzel777 wrote:
I guess SFO will get remote boarding after all. Pls go to the cattle.


Not so bad! It gives one a chance to get some fresh air and beats the heck out of holding for 20 min for a gate...

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by babastud
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5499

Re: VA drops SYD-AUH, announces PER-AUH, to restart MEL-LAX

3 carriers mel-lax? now I know their is more demand then SFO, but I believe a one daily Mel-Sfo would and could be a UA winner!

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by babastud
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13544

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

I have to say more often then not I prefer remote/bus/tarmac departure and arrival. It mixes things up and gives you a chance to breath real air often after being stuck on a plane for too long. A little rain/wind/etc only adds to the realness of the experience, and being ground level gives you a gre...

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by babastud
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9960

Re: Austrian to start LAX

I would hope to see a SFO flight soon, i would expect it to be a success given all the *star feed demand and overall popularity of LH and Swiss. The problem with flights between the U.S. and Austria is that they are very leisure oriented and SFO is at the "end of the line" for connections...

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by babastud
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9960

Re: Austrian to start LAX

I would hope to see a SFO flight soon, i would expect it to be a success given all the *star feed demand and overall popularity of LH and Swiss.

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by babastud
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13544

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

I agree between immigration and security the "experience" will always be under some challenge. The way I see it is that SFO wants people spending those dollars in the shops(which many asians and euro's do) and access to clubs. If you had a few remote stands for the lower cost Wow, volaris,...

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by babastud
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about United SFO-SIN flights
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: Question about United SFO-SIN flights

It may take a hit or two this winter, will see. UA has ton's of experience flying the pacific, and they will route what works with those pacific storms. I heard the flight is doing really well.. how are bookings going forward with SQ coming in soon?

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by babastud
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13544

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

Great news! I posted some time back about sfo needed to get going with remote parking. Yes it's not the premium experience but it adds a little flavor to the travel experience and most important is it will hopefully aleave planes waiting for a gate which has been a growing problem due to the surgin...

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by babastud
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13544

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

Great news! I posted some time back about sfo needed to get going with remote parking. Yes it's not the premium experience but it adds a little flavor to the travel experience and most important is it will hopefully aleave planes waiting for a gate which has been a growing problem due to the surging...

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by babastud
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W SFO routes
Replies: 56
Views: 13313

Re: UA 77W SFO routes

I would imagine that SFO would need more capacity then just Two asia routes from a 77W. Those 747 are filled full often and what is really going to make up for that. Also with Singapore air dropping Seoul to SFO there will need to be a capacity increase on that route. Will Asiana bump up to a 747 al...

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by babastud
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W SFO routes
Replies: 56
Views: 13313

Re: UA 77W SFO routes

I think in time SFO will end up receiving the bulk of the 77W's, then once the 350's arrive some will move over to EWR

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by babastud
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11684

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

What about their TransPac routing which is supposedly going to shave of nearly 4 hours off the flights. I believe that will happen this coming winter or spring. That could save some time? 4 hours might be a high estimate, but it could help to maybe make this a 7 day a week flight next year at some ...

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by babastud
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11684

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

Another great expansion out of SFO... 2017 is going to be a filled terminal year!!!

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by babastud
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Legacy Carriers Focus On Expanding in Myrtle Beach/Charleston/Savannah
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Should Legacy Carriers Focus On Expanding in Myrtle Beach/Charleston/Savannah

Please no more people from up north moving south.... we are losing our Carolina culture to people from New Jersey.

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by babastud
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Fall 2016 Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 5042

Re: SFO Fall 2016 Routes

I predicted NH, BA and probably HU would thrive at SJC, but wasn't sure LH and CA would last. Anyone know how LH and CA are doing at SJC? I might be wrong. T-100 is only out through February so it doesn't have LH or CA in it yet but someone could probably look through the airports traffic stats and...

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by babastud
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Fall 2016 Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 5042

Re: SFO Fall 2016 Routes

Looks like AI has uploaded an additional 3 flights/week beginning on Nov 21. Will fly 6/w, not on Tuesdays. Do you think UA will jump in? Or perhaps direct to BLR for the tech community (like they did with TLV)? Also UA to TLV goes daily October 17. I think UA will let AI have this route for the ti...

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by babastud
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with longhaul from Barcelona - EWR, OAK, LAX, FLL
Replies: 65
Views: 8995

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

Wow the Bay Area is exploding with international service! I don't think you have another situation like it in the US? Where you have a mega international airport (SFO), then Two strong supporting international airports all so close (SJC,OAK)?

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by babastud
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2016:AA Adds PHX-FSD/SAF
Replies: 31
Views: 6416

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2016:AA Adds PHX-FSD/SAF

I thought that was interesting too. I wonder if it is even accurate or a filing error? If true, it is odd in that Summer is not peak to DXB as a destination, so Fall is a decent time seasonally, although certainly they connect a lot. I almost wonder if those cuts are either 1) an attempt to get yie...

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