|Quoting bluesky9 (Reply 149):|
The wind change in the US disposition on this issue is itself revealing.
What's the change? And provide a link while you're at it.
Russia just became less free press worthy, particularly for bloggers.
|Quoting mark787 (Reply 136):|
One last thing, stating that MH017 was considerably absent of American passengers is not at all shocking when one considers that the vast majority of passengers from the US traveling to the eastern region of Asia will either transit on direct flights to Asian destination such as Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc and transfer there... or transit through the US west coast via airports such as LAX or SFO. SQ would be one of the oddities where one would travel east to FRA from JFK to get to SIN. Middle eastern carriers like Emirates and Qatar are trying to steal the show by routing through DXB and DOH, but Americans are usually rather shy of flying through these areas. Some might even use an European carrier as well and transit through say FRA or AMS, but air fares (from my previous experience), were rather expensive with those carriers.
Going non-stop to Asia and transfer or through a west coast gateway is most likely for Americans to get to KUL.
edit: added non-stop "to Asia and transfer"
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