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Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:38 am

This article states TAAG may add IAH in its 5 year plan. With the way oil is now, I don't see that happening considering 2/3 of Luanda's economy is based on oil.

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...-hefty-cuts-as-oil-slump-hits-home

BTW, will Atlas keep the LAD charter? I love seeing their gold 744s.
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:53 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):

Who knows in 5 years time though.

It would be weird to see a carrier fly to IAH but not JFK, LAX, or even IAD.
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:15 am

The long-term plan has been for TAAG to take over the route from Sonair/Atlas Air. This won't happen until 1.) Angola passes U.S. category rating 2.) TAAG gets its operating act straight and becomes a solid reputable airline and not just a corrupted-state-owned enterprise. It is trying to achieve this with the help of Emirates Management Consulting. If the government allows Emirates to do everything it needs to do and doesn't meddle in the management affairs of the company it will turn around.
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:19 am

Is the Atlas Air 747 service a full 747 or a combi?
Would be extremely interesting if they manage to fill a full 747....
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:23 am

Quoting thekorean (Reply 1):
It would be weird to see a carrier fly to IAH but not JFK, LAX, or even IAD.

Why is it? That route is purely Oil Business related. Currently the Houston Express is operated by AtlasAir on behalf of SonAir with a very premium heavy 744 (189 seats in total).
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:41 pm

Quoting S75752 (Reply 3):
Is the Atlas Air 747 service a full 747 or a combi?
Would be extremely interesting if they manage to fill a full 747....

It's a full passenger 747, but with a low capacity 189 seat configuration. http://www.sonair.co.ao/houstonExpress_en.shtml
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:56 pm

Quoting thekorean (Reply 1):
It would be weird to see a carrier fly to IAH but not JFK, LAX, or even IAD.

Oh my, you're in trouble now! You left MIA off this list. Don't you know that every airline either flies to MIA or wants to fly to MIA.
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:10 pm

Never understood TAAG. I tried booking a flight out of HAV and the fare in coach was over $3000. *shrug* .
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:46 am

Quoting airtran737 (Reply 5):
Quoting S75752 (Reply 3):
Is the Atlas Air 747 service a full 747 or a combi?
Would be extremely interesting if they manage to fill a full 747....

It's a full passenger 747, but with a low capacity 189 seat configuration.

10 F, 143 J (2-3-2 main deck, 2-2 upper deck), and only 36 Y. Seat pitch: F 83", J 60", Y 36".

 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:03 am

Quoting mia (Reply 7):
Never understood TAAG. I tried booking a flight out of HAV and the fare in coach was over $3000. *shrug* .

Isn't the flight once monthly? Who even flies HAV LAD? Che Guevara's ghost???

Is IAH LAD bookable for a random person or only through a corporate account?
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:23 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
Is IAH LAD bookable for a random person

No. See the "About this flight' box in the link in Reply 5. It's oil industry traffic. Angola is Africa's 2nd largest oil producing country after Nigeria.
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:21 am

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
Isn't the flight once monthly? Who even flies HAV LAD?

Weekly flight operated with a 77W.
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:52 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
oil producing country after Nigeria.

Is there enough demand for a 747 with the current state of the oil industry, as opposed to say a 737 BBJ? It should be able to do IAH LAD with a technical stop in RAI, SID or somewhere else in that area.

Quoting nostrum (Reply 11):

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
Isn't the flight once monthly? Who even flies HAV LAD?

Weekly flight operated with a 77W.


Does anyone know the load factors for that flight?
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:54 pm

TAAG using their own B77W equipment from LAD to IAH... I'll believe it when I see it. Doubt any Oil Barons from either side of the Pond can afford this right now   
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:12 pm

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
Isn't the flight once monthly? Who even flies HAV LAD? Che Guevara's ghost???

Yeah, its insane to me that the flight would be full or that it could sustain those prices.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 12):
Does anyone know the load factors for that flight?

I would absolutely love to know.
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:34 pm

In 2008, Delta announced the launching of an Altanta Dakar Luanda service, using an A330. Bookings were opened in 2010, but DL closed them few times later, citing low bookings.
 
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RE: Taag Angola To IAH?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:41 pm

I think that security at LAD is an issue for regular commercial flying directly to the US. The LAD-CDG flight I was on went through a secondary screening by a private firm before boarding. The airport has poor physical security and its security operations seem lackluster (apathetic really).

When the new airport opens, it should at least offer better physical security including proper separation between incoming and outgoing passengers; and international and domestic travelers.

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