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by idp5601
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7802

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

COSPN wrote:
The “enviros “ in the US are small but very loud and after the Volkswagen “diesel cheat” scam they know Europe can’t really be trusted to help the environment


I'm sorry, but what does the VW diesel scandal have to do with quad-engine aircraft?

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by idp5601
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

https://www.google.ch/amp/s/paxex.aero/2018/01/inmarsat-philippine-airlines-global-xpress-gx-line-fit-milestone/amp/ Pal's A321 neo update Does this mean that they will install ife in all their 321neo orders? Yes, if I recall correctly. ---------------------------------------------------------- In ...

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by idp5601
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

According to someone on another aviation forum, PAL are looking into ordering a few A350-1000s to complement their existing fleet of 77W's, because apparently the latter have range issues on their West Coast routes.

Side note: I wonder whether PAL are also looking into the A330neo.

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Air Show 2018-Orders/MOU
Replies: 8
Views: 2715

Re: Singapore Air Show 2018-Orders/MOU

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
AirAsia is going to order 30 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner probably


Uh, no?

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by idp5601
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 4550

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

Qantas and the new Lufthansa livery, just in different colours.

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by idp5601
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/02/02/p ... k-program/
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Some good news for PR frequent flyer from the US: TSA PreCheck is now available for PAL passengers flying out of the US (Guam included).
https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/02/02/p ... k-program/

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by idp5601
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 6511

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

Well for one I can possibly see them reviving plans for TLV-MNL, a route they were hoping to start in 2016 but for some reason was shelved.

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by idp5601
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Any update on the PAL T2 Annnex? Are they going to push through with it separately, or will they roll it over to the super consortium's proposal?

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by idp5601
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and B747-8
Replies: 12
Views: 5119

Re: Qantas and B747-8

If QF really wanted to expand to Africa and South America (where the yields do not warrant a 747) the 748 would be the worst choice for them; they'd be better off with a 789 for those. And if range was the biggest factor, remember the the 748's max range is 8000nm, which is a far cry from the A359UL...

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1351

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

QF1 - SYD-DXB-LHR
PR101 - MNL-HNL
UA1 - SFO-SIN
MH1 - LHR-KUL
SQ1 - SFO-HKG-SIN
Some of the few I can think of.

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 9030

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

KentB27 wrote:
PanzerPowner wrote:
Philippine Airlines.


The Microsoft Paint livery as I like to call it.
More like the Microsoft Word livery. Same goes with MU, but God they're much worse. At least the 'Philippines' font looks semi-decent! (well, except on the 77W).

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

balou84 wrote:
Air China flights from Manila to Beijing are not bookable for S18. Does anyone know why?
I'm not sure, but CA MNL-PEK might not be a daily flight.

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by idp5601
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Jetstar Asia will start a thrice-weekly 5th freedom route between CRK and KIX starting 27 March. ( source ) From 27 March 2018, Jetstar Asia will operate three weekly services between Clark in Pampanga province and Osaka located in the Kansai region, according to Jetstar. Jetstar Asia CEO Mr Bara Pa...

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by idp5601
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 9030

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

PanzerPowner wrote:
Philippine Airlines.
Wasn't PR due to get a new livery last year? They probably shelved the idea for now, although I'm crossing my fingers for a new one when they get their first A359.

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by idp5601
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 9030

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

Call me crazy, but I actually like CA's current livery. There's something about that utilitarian look and feel to it that makes it beautiful.

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by idp5601
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 1296114114

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PR just retired one of their A343s, registration RP-C3436.

Source: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 1296114114

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

http://www.airportspotting.com/boeing-787-routes-2/
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This might be late news, but if airportspotting.com is correct, ET's ADD-MNL route will now go through HKG instead of BKK starting June this year.
Source: http://www.airportspotting.com/boeing-787-routes-2/

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single African Air Transport Market
Replies: 25
Views: 3577

Re: Single African Air Transport Market

Yes good in concept, but, largely a joke in practice. While 44 nations committed to the Yamoussoukro agreement way back in 1999, even those that have slowly ratified the agreement place roadblocks on the opening of markets. Simple things like lack of infrastructure, government control facility and ...

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12832

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

8 hours in a 321? Do uou get a shoe horn to pry yourself out of the seat on arrival? In a seat wider than your namesake's? PAL A330V3: Y 17" wide, 32" pitch There is a seat you need the shoe horn!!! PAL A321: Y 18" wide, either 30" or Y+ 34" If I'm not mistaken, the PAL A33...

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

In other (slightly late) news, the DOTr has endorsed the P839 million Filinvest/JG Summit/CAI Clark Airport development project for NEDA approval. http://malaya.com.ph/business-news/business/dotr-endorses-clark-airport-proposal That seems like a classic example of "envelopmental" journali...

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

In other (slightly late) news, the DOTr has endorsed the P839 million Filinvest/JG Summit/CAI Clark Airport development project for NEDA approval. http://malaya.com.ph/business-news/business/dotr-endorses-clark-airport-proposal The new proposal covers the development of the airport into the country’...

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by idp5601
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12832

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Agree with winginit I'd much rather have the legroom at 33'' then cram you in at 31'' for 8hrs, seat be damned. I get claustrophobic in 31'' settings... You're more likely to find a unicorn than a Y cabin with 33" pitch. The seatguru site is incorrect. by the way. I take it you haven't flown i...

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by idp5601
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

According to PAL and another blog.. the deliveries for their a321neo begin February and will feature lie flat business seats! With IFE in both cabins.. PAL is taking this 5 star seriously! http://philippine-aviation-forum.29460.n7.nabble.com/Airlines-in-the-Philippines-td2i1560.html So I'm confused...

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by idp5601
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12832

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

downdata wrote:
Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall...

Well at least they're going to install lie-flat seats in J. And I agree with airbazar above, it's more about the type of seat rather than the type of aircraft.

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by idp5601
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

And interesting development about the SMC Bulakan Airport: according to someone in the SkyScraperCity Philippine Airports Rumors thread, it sounds like it's been given the greenlight. Big news for Philippine aviation if true. I read the opposite checking that thread. I thought the ICC was rumored t...

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by idp5601
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to be privatized this year
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: PIA to be privatized this year

I highly doubt EY would be interested in PIA now; a lot of things have happened since 2016. I expect QR will be interested.

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

And interesting development about the SMC Bulakan Airport: according to someone in the SkyScraperCity Philippine Airports Rumors thread, it sounds like it's been given the greenlight. Big news for Philippine aviation if true. Something I forgot to add: my biggest fear about a new airport (whether i...

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Interesting development RE: the new lounge. Problem is though, where will the location be? T2 isn't exactly spacious, and a two-storey lounge would be quite massive (even if it's not exactly going to be IST TK CIP Lounge-sized). And a Q2 completion sounds a bit too optimistic, given how big it sound...

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by idp5601
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Something I forgot to add to my reply to this comment: PR and CX have historically had good relations; should they decide to join OW, I doubt Cathay would block their entry. It would be nice to see them in one world.as i think there are 3 airlines in star and skyteam from that region of south east ...

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by idp5601
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Will be qatar airways the investor?i hope not etihad airways,bad investor.ana is not good enough.lufthansa?not the best either.lets hope for qatar or emirates!one world is the best for them.but cathay is a jealous company. Something I forgot to add to my reply to this comment: PR and CX have histor...

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by idp5601
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

First, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has stated that a decision on the Bulacan airport proposal will be made this month . The National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) will decide this month whether or not it will green-light San Miguel Corp.’s proposed a...

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by idp5601
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Will be qatar airways the investor?i hope not etihad airways,bad investor.ana is not good enough.lufthansa?not the best either.lets hope for qatar or emirates!one world is the best for them.but cathay is a jealous company. EY isn't looking for new airlines to buy anyway, EK doesn't invest in other ...

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

PAL really needs to either join an alliance or get more partnerships if it wants its FFP to be taken seriously again. Maybe once the strategic investor comes in (hopefully) later this year MM might finally be competitive. Another thing PR needs to fix is their horrible Mabuhay Miles website. I looke...

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by idp5601
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I'm hoping PAL will put the kiss mark and "Love Bus" decals on their A350 (even with the current "Sunriser" logo). I still remember the TV ad that went with that- a woman kisses her businessman husband as he leaves for the airport, and the kiss mark on his cheek becomes the kiss...

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by idp5601
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Yahnih wrote:
The new a321 will Be lie flat. It was stated in their Mabunay magazine

From what I recall, the lie flat seats will only be for the A321LR subfleet. We may see a standard recliner seat in C class for the ACF version, but don't quote me on that.

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by idp5601
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

If that bait and switch approach was indicative of what is in store for Bulakan, then we'd take our chances with a renovated MNL & CRK. This is a valid concern, but to be fair to SMC they know what they're going to deal with RE: the proposed Bulakan airport. Unlike MPH, which is and for the for...

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by idp5601
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

According to PAL and another blog.. the deliveries for their a321neo begin February and will feature lie flat business seats! With IFE in both cabins.. PAL is taking this 5 star seriously! http://philippine-aviation-forum.29460.n7.nabble.com/Airlines-in-the-Philippines-td2i1560.html So I'm confused...

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by idp5601
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109968

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Any reason as to why El Al decided not to pursue the direct MNL-TLV flights they planned to start last year, as was discussed in the 2016 Philippine Aviation thread? Also, any news on whether C class seats on PR's new A321neos be standard narrowbody recliner ones or JetBlue Mint/flydubai-style lie-f...

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by idp5601
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Service Predictions for 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2692

Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

PR will start flights from YVR to ORD.

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by idp5601
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39564

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

SleeplessInZh wrote:
i thought they will outphase their a340s?

They will - by next year.

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by idp5601
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39564

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

If the private sector is really that keen on keeping NAIA (while building a new hub, I would assume), here is what IMO should be done while the gov't decides what to do regarding the airport. 1. Demolish T1. No amount of facelifts will be able to fix that basketcase of a terminal. 2. Demolish T4 and...

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by idp5601
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96 RA-96009 moves again
Replies: 25
Views: 7878

Re: Il-96 RA-96009 moves again

My god, it looks like it needs a wash.

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by idp5601
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14560

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

Good. Monopolies are bad for consumers anyway.

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by idp5601
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HKG from Tokyo
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: HKG from Tokyo

From what I've seen HND-HKG is usually cheaper than NRT-HKG on CX.

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by idp5601
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39564

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

With PAL saying that its deal with the (as of now) yet-unnamed foreign carrier is expected to be finalized next year, who do you guys think the airline they're negotiating with is? (money's on CX, AF-KLM, NH, or LH) And more importantly: will this mean PR will finally get a chance to join *A, OW, or...

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by idp5601
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 51
Views: 17588

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

It’s a shame they’ve been locked out of the big 3 alliances, that would really cement their new direction. Not all hope is lost - PR says a foreign airline (unnamed as of now) will buy part of it next year; if said airline is a member of any of the big 3 alliances it might be PAL's ticket to a memb...

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