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by Cointrin330
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA SFO-TLV Performing
Replies: 13
Views: 4008

How is UA SFO-TLV Performing

Just curious how this route is doing.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia to retire their last active A340-300
Replies: 21
Views: 14093

Re: Iberia to retire their last active A340-300

Do all the A340-600's now feature the new business class and economy cabins?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL, UA - Who Will Cut What To Europe This Winter?
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

AA, DL, UA - Who Will Cut What To Europe This Winter?

Came across an article relating to UA's Q3 performance suggesting that TATL has too much capacity and some route cuts are likely. Any ideas what might be chopped or just cut for the season that has not already been announced?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick
Replies: 26
Views: 6235

Re: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick

theobcman wrote:
Good questions and don't really know the answer but this is the wrong forum. Should be posting in 'Civil Aviation' forum.


Agreed, was a mistake.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick
Replies: 26
Views: 6235

Re: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick

Thanks for the info. Meant to post this in Civil Aviation. Can't believe I posted this in the wrong forum. Oops. Flew from LGW to JFK last week and the experience at the North Terminal was great. Uncrowded, easy and efficient security process, that was well organized, fast moving, and compared to US...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick
Replies: 26
Views: 6235

BA, VS, EZY Swapping Terminals at Gatwick

Starting in January 2017, British Airways will relocate from the North Terminal to the South Terminal, while Virgin will move to the North Terminal, and EZY will consolidate in the North Terminal as well. What does British Airways gain by moving to the South Terminal? I flew out of the North Termina...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 777-200ER Fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 4319

Re: British Airways 777-200ER Fleet

surprised to see BA do this. Why? They have the oldest 772ERs in the world, and they're flying them out of the market with the highest demand in the world. As you said, they're clean and sufficient. Toss in a decent schedule and competitive price, and voila: it's London, it'll sell. What reason did...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LGW-JFK on British Airways
Replies: 3
Views: 7247

LGW-JFK on British Airways

British Airways Flight BA 2273 Scheduled Departure Time: 4:40PM Actual Departure Time: 4:54PM Scheduled Arrival Time: 7:25PM Actual Arrival Time: 7:02PM Boeing 777-200ER - GV-YIIP Opted for this flight, as it was a little cheaper than booking a return from LHR. Boarding was efficient and quick. Plan...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 777-200ER Fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 4319

British Airways 777-200ER Fleet

Just returned from London on the LGW-JFK service operated by British Airways. Haven't flown BA in a few years and was surprised to find that the cabin on this jet didn't look as though it had been refreshed. The PTV's were still the first generation, on demand systems that have been around since the...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?
Replies: 16
Views: 4356

Re: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?

Didn't Austrian fly to Erbil at one point and very early on after the end of the US invasion of Iraq?

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by Cointrin330
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American will trim some flights as part of 'rebanking' its PHL hub
Replies: 58
Views: 10812

Re: American will trim some flights as part of 'rebanking' its PHL hub

JFK really isn't a hub. It's a focus city, with a high percentage of O&D traffic and relies a lot on partner airlines to do a lot of the flying. The JFK operation has been optimized many times to what it is today. Caters to loyal AA frequent flyers and is built largely around a LHR/GRU/LAX focus...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 at EWR
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

Re: ME3 at EWR

The one that should be at EWR and isn't is TK. They used to fly there in the early 2000s. UA tried and failed with EWR-IST but TK has the feed on the IST end and touts its Star Alliance membership so surprised they don't coordinate more with UA ex-EWR. As for the ME3, I'm not surprised they are not ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-LHR, American Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 5115

JFK-LHR, American Airlines

American Airlines Flight 104 Aircraft: N789AN - B777-200ER Delivered 2001 - New Configuration Since 2015 Scheduled Departure: 10:25PM Actual Departure: 10:51PM Scheduled Arrival: 10:30AM Actual Arrival: 10:15AM Arrived at JFK about 3 hours before my scheduled departure time of 10:25PM. Security line...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations
Replies: 100
Views: 13068

Re: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations

Flying out Friday night to LHR from JFK. Hoping no issues. Watching this closely, though it looks like the storm effects won't be felt in the area until late Saturday into Sunday, depending on the track.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Newark in April 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: LOT to start Newark in April 2017

They flew EWR-WAW previously. The 767-300ER that crash landed at WAW a few years back was operating the EWR-WAW route.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD
Replies: 45
Views: 10831

Re: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD

The refurbished 767-300ER's are very nice inside, in both the BusinessFirst and Economy/Economy Plus cabin. They appear clean and well looked after. Flew one from Geneva to EWR in June and it was a really nice ride.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA left JFK a year ago!
Replies: 27
Views: 7278

Re: UA left JFK a year ago!

I wonder if Norwegian would look to move from T1 to T7? They are out of space at T1 which itself is maxed out, and can't add more flights at JFK because of this, hence the BCN flight next year operating from EWR. Does BA have the right to approve/reject airlines using that terminal (7)? Don't they o...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 2938

Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

I posted this question a while back, and some of this was covered in the thread about OS launching VIE-LAX nonstop but wanted to get others' opinion on what the future OS long haul fleet should look like. There was a report in the press this week that OS is acquiring a former Aeromexico 777 to incre...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA left JFK a year ago!
Replies: 27
Views: 7278

Re: UA left JFK a year ago!

The move made sense. UA has a large, profitable, and competitive hub at Newark. The JFK operation required many things including maintenance, a crew base, catering, and other operations to support what was 13 daily departures (6 to LAX and 7 to SFO). The market is very competitive from NYC to LAX/SF...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair Grounding - 15 Years Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 2697

Re: Swissair Grounding - 15 Years Ago

As someone who grew up flying Swissair it was sad to see the company disappear particularly since it didn't have to happen that way, had it not been for a handful of greedy, inept consulting firms and a string of poor decisions to cobble together some of Europe's smallest and weakest carriers under ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the flagship aircraft and routes for airlines?
Replies: 32
Views: 6486

Re: What are the flagship aircraft and routes for airlines?

AA = 777-300ER
UA = 787-9 (though some would argue it's still the 747-400)
DL = A330-300

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by Cointrin330
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD
Replies: 45
Views: 10831

Re: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD

Not all the 767-300ER's have been refurbished and converted into 2 class aircraft. That process continues until all 35 are done. The nose to tail work also includes upgrades to avionics and other on board systems to maintain dispatch reliability. The 3-class 767's tend to produce more delays due to ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas
Replies: 62
Views: 11650

Re: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas

IST-HAV-CCS? Good luck with that.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330 routes
Replies: 14
Views: 6621

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330 routes

When will the A340-600's be gone?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 13076

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

I think it depends on the airline and its product and service. My best flight in Economy was on Turkish Airlines (JFK-IST) in 2014 on the 777-300ER. Service and legroom were quite good. Plane was about 3 years old at the time and looked great. Similarly, had a very good experience the year prior on ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Safety video
Replies: 14
Views: 2951

Re: New AA Safety video

I like the music, and it's original, but it screams low budget. If AA is the world's largest airline, it could also play up its global network a bit more. As for the uniforms, it's a lot better than what it replaces.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Turkish Airlines

Does anyone know or have stats on how they are faring? A significant part of their business model is to transit passengers through Istanbul (Ataturk, principally). Have they been cutting capacity, and what's the latest on their TATL flights from their US gateways?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian looking at A380
Replies: 109
Views: 22981

Re: Hawaiian looking at A380

The Wall Street Journal had an article from I think today or at the very least, this week, suggesting that HA might look at the A330-NEO and consider nonstop flights to Europe from HNL, particularly LHR which, the article states, would clock in at 15 hours, thereby exceeding the 13 hour range of the...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4992

Re: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines

I misspoke. I think the issue with T4-T1 is that with all the expansion at JFK by foreign flag carriers, the only terminal that seems to have been adding airlines is T1. Agree that T1 was overcrowded in the mid-2000s and today, it's bursting at the seams.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4992

Re: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines

It has become so much more crowded since the Delta T4 project phases I and II were completed, forcing many carriers once using T4 to move to T1. . Not true at all. T1 was already bursting at the seams way before then, as far back as 2007. For example, Swiss moved to T1 from T4 to be closer to LH in...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4992

Re: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines

Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad all operate from T4 as well.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta @ LHR: Why No A330s?
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: Delta @ LHR: Why No A330s?

When Delta was working its way through the aircraft modifications including the 767-300ER fleet, they were very adamant that every aircraft flying US to LHR had the same product in the premium cabin so for a time, the routings were standardized around 767-300ER and 767-400ER. Believe, as someone sai...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4992

Re: Terminal 7 JFK New Airlines

T1 is bursting at the seams. It has become so much more crowded since the Delta T4 project phases I and II were completed, forcing many carriers once using T4 to move to T1. I've wondered whether Norwegian would just decamp to the old UA gates in T7 if they could get them on lease as they have a siz...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 10188

Re: Austrian to start LAX

OS has a small wide body fleet of I think just 11 aircraft (5 777-200ER and 6 767-300ER). They recently dropped Delhi, Dubai, and Tokyo and I think added Hong Kong. They fly into JFK, EWR, ORD, YYZ and IAD in North America/Canada all of which are Star hubs, except JFK which is arguably the largest O...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W SFO routes
Replies: 56
Views: 13593

Re: UA 77W SFO routes

What does UA plan to fly to SYD / MEL once the B744's are retired? I see they are flying a B78 to MEL from LAX, will that be it for MEL? The 747's have not operated SYD/MEL in years. They have all been 787-9 for close to a year/ With 3 77W's allocated to SFO, due to stage length I do not forsee mor...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 42
Views: 9314

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

As late as the mid-1990's, UA had a large operation focused around the North Satellite at Sea Tac Airport. HKG, NRT, LHR were among the long haul routes flown from SEA. I travelled to SEA often back then and used to take the nonstop from JFK (which was a 757, then an A320), or connect via ORD from L...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin BTV-LGA
Replies: 29
Views: 6984

Re: AA to begin BTV-LGA

I used to fly the USAir route between LGA and BTV in the mid-1980s. At that time, it was often a 737-200/737-300 or F28/F100 route after the Piedmont acquisition/merger.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 14133

Re: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?

Where are all these new airlines going to fit? Newark is not long on gate space. United has all of C and a rotunda in A. Delta has its own rotunda in B, and I think AA occupies most of one in A. Going to be tight and presumably delays will ratchet up similar to what happened at LGA when caps were li...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 to Christchurch
Replies: 47
Views: 9066

Re: Emirates Announces A380 to Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and its ever-growing tourist industry. The Southern Hemisphere Spring and Summer are the busiest in this region. I was there in January and flew into CHC from MEL and out to SYD and all flights were packed, as was the airpo...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York
Replies: 13
Views: 5271

Re: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York

Hardly surprising. I think the market for premium services between NYC and London are being impacted by a number of factors, including Brexit and the uncertainty surrounding it, and what has to be a substantial decrease in demand for premium cabin seats by many of the businesses that routinely rely...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big AA schedule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 10353

Re: Big AA schedule changes

Most airlines adjust their schedules starting in September, following Labor Day, when traffic does drop off. As for PHX, I don't see AA eliminating it as a hub. I don't think it will grow much particularly with long haul services, but it will remain an important hub in the AA system, unless oil pric...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York
Replies: 13
Views: 5271

Re: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York

Hardly surprising. I think the market for premium services between NYC and London are being impacted by a number of factors, including Brexit and the uncertainty surrounding it, and what has to be a substantial decrease in demand for premium cabin seats by many of the businesses that routinely rely ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 767-231ERs
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: TWA 767-231ERs

Were those 767-231ER's among the first off the assembly line? I seem to recall TWA getting 767's very early and putting them on TATL routes in the mid-1980's.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA Downsizing PHL?
Replies: 39
Views: 9756

Re: Is AA Downsizing PHL?

Strange. When I flew AA in Feburary an FA (who has worked for them since the 70s) told me that they would expand out of PHL soon with new transatlantic flights because there was better feed and give over some of their routes at JFK to their partners. Since talking to her I haven't see any ajustment...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA Downsizing PHL?
Replies: 39
Views: 9756

Re: Is AA Downsizing PHL?

Strange. When I flew AA in Feburary an FA (who has worked for them since the 70s) told me that they would expand out of PHL soon with new transatlantic flights because there was better feed and give over some of their routes at JFK to their partners. Since talking to her I haven't see any ajustment...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Polaris installation strategy
Replies: 34
Views: 6000

Re: UA Polaris installation strategy

Believe I read that the 787-8 and 787-9's in service will be among the last aircraft to get the Polaris seat, which seems difficult, given that these aircraft fly many if not most of the airline's longest sectors (SYD, MEL, AKL, SIN, SFO-TEL, etc..). The 77W's will be delivered with the Polaris seat...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches New Ad Campaign and Slogan
Replies: 19
Views: 5343

Re: AA Launches New Ad Campaign and Slogan

Yawn.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines (OS) 777/767 Fleet
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Austrian Airlines (OS) 777/767 Fleet

Austrian Airlines operates what I believe are 11 total B777-200ER and B767-300ER. These aircraft are not new, and I think were mainly acquired through the consolidation that came with the Lauda Air integration. They have been fixed up quite nicely, but what are OS's plans for fleet renewal on the lo...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 55
Views: 19398

Re: UA A350's

where will the 350 be used? I think a common fallacy on these boards is that where traffic demand and flows are today is where traffic demand and flows will be tomorrow. In the United network today we see the Houston network treading water and the Denver network growing. The middle east has been dr...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 747-400 replacement at SFO
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: United Airlines 747-400 replacement at SFO

PVG goes double daily on 787-9 this fall.

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