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by EChid
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53911

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The Difference between A380 and A340 is the fact that they could fill A340 with enough passengers to turn profit. Not soo much on A380 which is probably the size of 2 A340-300. Also, you do realize that they are selling back 6 of their A380 to Airbus right? I'm fully aware of that, yes, which is wh...

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by EChid
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53911

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I mean, it's pretty clear that A340, A380, B747, and B767 need to go before mid 2020. Doesn't really make sense for them to keep it that long. I think A350, B787 and B777X is a great combo for now. How is it clear that the A380s and B747s need to go by the mid-2020s? By that point, their oldest A38...

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by EChid
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3385

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

Remember there is the new seat on the A332 used on the Caribbean run. :bouncy: https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/a330_virgin_0001-1.jpg They are ex-Air Berlin seats I believe. Actually, I believe these are the new seats on the ex-AB planes, the ones above were the lightly modified s...

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by EChid
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan
Replies: 37
Views: 19256

Re: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan

When was the last time a four engined aircraft crashed because of engine problems? I can't recall one in recent times. Latest must be AF4590, which was effectively a dual engine failure, albeit due to external causes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_4590 There probably are no othe...

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by EChid
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53911

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Given the combined longhaul fleets of Lufthansa, Swissair, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian, Lufthansa group must be one of the most important (and thus powerful) buyers in the market. As it stands, they operate 173 long-haul aircraft which must be one of the largest fleet...

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by EChid
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19998

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

JetTechYYZ wrote:
Wifi installation at AAR Windsor

Bit of a cheeky move if they use this downtime to complete wifi installations across the fleet. Makes a lot of sense.

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by EChid
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 164268

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

With SAW, ISL would be the next Mirabel without the premium domestic traffic. Lightsaber ISL and SAW are nearly 100km apart - virtually on opposite ends of the Istanbul metro area. Each has their own place in a metro area with population 15+million. Hardly Montreal. https://www.google.com/maps/vt/d...

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by EChid
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710131

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Air Canada taking it on the chin. 25 narrowbody xcls, including Halifax-London, and YVR-Hawaii. Gonna take a couple of days to sort out subs? You can bet that AC was cooking up a recovery plan from Sunday afternoon onwards. The Halifax-London flight is probably cancelled indefinitely (no big hurt i...

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by EChid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710131

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

WN has released a statement: https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/1105922734624829441 So according to their statement, "the safety of our customers and employees is our uncompromising priority" why didn't Southwest ground the MAX before now, when they really don't have any choice, but ...

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by EChid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19998

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

According to planespotter.net no AC A320-family aircraft are stored, so this means their NB fleet has just shrunk with 25%. Thats huge... I believe their NB fleet has shrunk 25% if you don't include Rouge . AC can Rouge a route if necessary to fill in the holes. If you include Rouge and the E190s/1...

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by EChid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710131

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by EChid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710131

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

alan3 wrote:
CNN reporting that "planes currently in the air will ordered to land"

That is going to make for a very messy day.

I expect that's just a Trumpism to sound authoritative, because that plan is beyond ridiculous. The planes should be allowed to complete their flights.

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by EChid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353559

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

N649DL wrote:
Any chance of a full on blue livery that covers the entire aircraft and fully ditch the Euro White colors (EG: "Battleship Gray 90s scheme") or would that be way too expensive to maintain?

I'd say close to zero. UA has done dark colours already and it looks shabby after a few years.

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by EChid
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710131

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Given the social media hysteria based on speculation and fear I fail to understand why there are no calls for the worldwide 767 fleets to be grounded seeing as the cause of the Atlas Air accident is not yet known? It’s interesting how there is no patience in today’s “now” age (thanks to technology)...

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by EChid
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan
Replies: 37
Views: 19256

Re: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan

speedbird52 wrote:
For me the real news was that Air France flies the A380 to Abidjan. Interesting!

Bigger news still is that it's filled it up! 501 onboard...

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by EChid
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes

Does Hawaiian have fleet capacity to upguage 717s to Widebodies at high demand hours? Sure seems with the Airbus fleet commonality it seems it would be simple to utilize a depreciated short range widebody Airbus infrequently to compliment the narrow bodies and keep fares low upon their inter-island...

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by EChid
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top Unserved Routes from Asian Airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Top Unserved Routes from Asian Airports

I'd like to see ever more connectivity between YUL and Asia, although I'm not sure it's going to happen anytime soon. We've got PEK, PVG, NRT, which is great...but I'd love to see either ICN or HKG in the mix too.

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by EChid
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top Unserved Routes from Asian Airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Top Unserved Routes from Asian Airports

I am kind of surprised how limited connectivity between Korea/China and secondary cities in Australia is. CA cancelled their routes between MEL and PVG, KE stops service to MEL. OZ only serves SYD. Are CX and SQ eating everyone's lunch here?

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by EChid
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 164268

Re: New Istanbul Airport a fiasco?

It's not a fiasco, it's just going as well as any major project does that has timelines set based on political agenda instead of realistic goals. I definitely not call it a perfectly executed project, but none of what's been reported has surprised me. It just shouldn't have had any pax in it until m...

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by EChid
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 3998

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

YUL got it's last 747 last fall when RAM finally retired theirs. We're an airport of Dreamliners and A330s now.

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by EChid
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please
Replies: 21
Views: 1619

Re: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please

Thanks guys I will consider those suggestions BTW what's best way of getting cheapest tickets travel agent or online sites like google flights? I mostly use SkyScanner to search for the cheapest options. They compare a lot of resources including booking sites, online travel agencies and directly wi...

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by EChid
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 40928

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

That’s not what I’m saying at all. My point is that dal is in a much earlier phase of fleet replacement than AA. As a result they’re still currently operating some very old and cheap to own aircraft. That’s good for their bottom line and profit margins. However, they’ll soon be taking on new and ex...

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by EChid
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4560

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

I think you're missing the point about what AVOD accomplishes: It's simply a form of distraction to keep the passenger calmer/less active and aware of their confines. DL's seats are as tight as AAs, but if you've got a movie playing you're less likely to notice. If you're in hour 12 of 15 in a 17&qu...

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by EChid
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 40928

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Over 120 md88/90 still at delta. Over 170 b757/763, and refurbished or not, they’re going to need replaced soon. That’s going to require some serious investment. Not sure why you felt the need to point out all the terminals deltas renovating. Did you assume that because I said AA is doing it that i...

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by EChid
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 40928

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Taking out the IFE was a big mistake if you ask me--just one more reason for people to choose B6 instead. Do UA and DL have IFE on most of their mainline planes at this point? Agreed. As others have said, if there's no IFE then I may as well fly an LCC or ULCC. This is how DL differentiates to me. ...

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by EChid
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal items left in the cabin-AA
Replies: 16
Views: 1835

Re: Personal items left in the cabin-AA

I left my passport on a TG 788 in Bangkok and realized at transfer security. Their solution was to call back to the gate, find it, and delivery it to the lounge. They seemed to have zero expectation that I would physically go back on the plane, despite the fact that I might have wanted to do that fo...

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by EChid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3474

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

If we could change IATA location identifiers, I'd probably start with FAT. No! All the funny things in the world are being PC-ized. The world needs Dickinson, Fukuoka, Fresno, Busan,Wittennoom, Allen Army Airfield, Little Rock, and SIngapore to stay where they are! But good luck finding a routing t...

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by EChid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?
Replies: 51
Views: 9023

Re: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?

Don't forget that QF's goal over the next few months, both privately and publically, is to trumpet the fact that each company is still in the race and therefore should put their best foot forward. Maximum engineering effort, minimum price. Personally, I can't see a way that the 77X doesn't win this ...

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by EChid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Airlines lounge at ISL - When will it open?
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Turkish Airlines lounge at ISL - When will it open?

I'm super curious about this one too. I imagine it will outdo the current one in vastness, or that TK might go more Cathay in approach (given the size of both the airport and their aspirations) and have several lounges throughout the airport rather than just one giant one.

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by EChid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3474

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

If we could change IATA location identifiers, I'd probably start with FAT.

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by EChid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47314

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

They run predominantly A333s in the summer and a most of the year (which has similar capacity tot the 777 and A350). Moreover, you will note I said what could become an issue. Indeed, IIRC the cap was just reached at AMS and so now there are discussions about capacity - so, no, there wouldn't be th...

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by EChid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47314

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Maybe the A380 will go to JFK after the T8 move - BA still seems unsure where to send a few of them outside of JNB, HKG and SIN! Ugh, people seem to interpret airlines moving aircraft types on and off routes as 'not knowing where to send them.' AF may be a case of this (see their brief A380 service...

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by EChid
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47314

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

I don't expect any of the US3 to order any time in the next decade. Delta doesn't like planes this big at all. Both UA and AA see use for only a small number of them, and both have brand-new 77W fleets with state-of-the-art hard products. I mostly agree. But I think BA is a good example of what cou...

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by EChid
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47314

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

The 777-9 makes a perfect replacement for the High-J 747-400 fleet with the 777-300ER handling the Low-J 747-400 replacement. BA have already noted their initial A350-1000s will not have First Class and will be 2+4+2 in Club World and the new seat has already been shown. As such, I see the A350-100...

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by EChid
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-w19/
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Hey OP, if you're in ORD, starting in December 2019 you'll be able to catch an AC 789 from YYZ>HNL. That would be pretty close to you in Chicago, just a quick back-step.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-w19/

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by EChid
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15688

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

Makes a lot of sense, since EY is already partnering with LH in Europe... looks like a Star Alliance membership is the logical next step. Since Star also has Thai and SIA in its ranks, I dont think that TK and EY would be much of a problem. SQ, TG, OZ, NH, BR, and CA. That's plenty in Asia alone th...

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by EChid
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WesJet Seasonal Announce YXU-YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: WesJet Seasonal Announce YXU-YUL

Interesting and unexpected given WS' relative weakness in YUL. Great news for me, as the pricing is semi-ridiculous with just AC serving the route. Hopefully, the fares become more reasonable, instead of just remaining obnoxious but for two airlines instead of one.

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by EChid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN
Replies: 17
Views: 4161

Re: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN

reltney wrote:
The CANABUS will be coming to your city.....soon.....

Just wait until AC starts operating theirs - then we'll really start seeing them in force.

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by EChid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381179

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

This is just silly and arguing for the sake of arguing. Santa isn't real and reindeer don't fly. But planes have been crashed by suicidal crew members. I find it really disrespectful to those affected to speculate that pilot suicide was a cause without evidence indicating such. There is a very, ver...

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by EChid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15688

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

I hope SQ doesn't ruin this for us Star Alliance elites. Etihad is my favourite of the ME3, I'd really like to see them become an integral part of the network. And if DL is so jealous, there are other airlines besides the ME3 in the Middle East that would be easy to bring into the fold. MEA is alrea...

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by EChid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21352

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

You used to see the 739 at LGA quite a bit, now you don't really see them at all. Lots of A321s though. I wonder if given both frames, the A321 is a little more flexible when it comes to payload and performance with relatively short runways compared to the 739? You see I thought the 739 had an edge...

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by EChid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15688

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

I could see EWR being launched on a 3-class B789 as a route starter, possibly upgauging to a 3-class B77W, in addition to the A388 to JFK. IAD would also remain, eliminating the need for a West Coast return. Exactly. One NYC airport couldn't support double daily 388s, but EWR and JFK capture very d...

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by EChid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5195

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

I’d venture a guess that it originally followed the classes of the trains that preceded flying on domestic flights. MUCH smaller than a train to be sure, so First Class and “Coach” were familiar nomenclature constructs and widely understood. (Just my guess) For international, the advent of a “busin...

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by EChid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 24
Views: 3710

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

Name one airline right now, at least in the Western hemisphere, that is attempting to organically grow an entire regional subsidy, a tier-3 partner, an ULCC AND attempt a rebrand of themselves as an International "premium" airline? It's absurd and some things will have to scale back, and ...

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by EChid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5195

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Where you get a perfect domestic business class is in Australia. The seats are like the USA in a 2 x 2 configuration and you get all the bells and whistles provided in Europe. With Qantas, there are even special lounges domestically for business class passengers as their Platinum (oneworld Emerald)...

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by EChid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8705

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Chiang Mai's airport is virtually in the middle of the city, right next to the historic portion. If you're looking at the city from the mountains around it, the planes look like their descending and landing right into the middle of it.

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by EChid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes

In summary, HA operates the 330 to:
- LAX (HNL and OGG)
- LAS
- SFO (HNL and OGG)
- SAN
- SMF
- SEA (HNL and OGG)
- PDX
- PHX
- JFK
- BOS
And then a variety of route to Asia and Australia, as well as PPT and PPG.

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by EChid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes

You're looking for consistency that doesn't exist ;) The routes you're looking at have variable demand, so HA matches expected demand and aircraft type. Yes, the routes mentioned on the site are their regular operating routes for the 332s, but they operate the 332 on PDX and PHX during peak demand (...

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by EChid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5195

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Where you get a perfect domestic business class is in Australia. The seats are like the USA in a 2 x 2 configuration and you get all the bells and whistles provided in Europe. With Qantas, there are even special lounges domestically for business class passengers as their Platinum (oneworld Emerald)...

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by EChid
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 24
Views: 3710

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

I actually like this better than AC's video. AC's video is shorter, but feels more corporate. WS's video seems more fun, and I can't wait to see it someday. I personally wouldn't say it's better, it's just completely different. AC's whole new marketing and branding is a more sombre/serious mix of c...

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