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by airbazar
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1127
Views: 119434

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The issue with DL is not Terminal E, as they time their arrivals at a quiet time of the day (Noon-1pm), it's actually space on the departures side, that is at issue, because their bank of internationals leave around 7pm from Terminal A, so for anything bigger than a 321 there isn't much space going...

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 61
Views: 8375

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

I'm a little confused. In the various "Hawaii" threads we've been hearing that Hawaii-Europe non-stop will never work because it's too far, no one wants to visit Hawaii, there's no market, Europeans have many more closer and better options, etc, etc. And here's NZ stating that they want to...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1127
Views: 119434

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Don't know how many of you are following the thread "DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights", but DL is adding JFK-PDL for next Summer. I have no doubt that the flight will be a success however, does anyone think that limited gate availability at terminal E could have player a role in DL...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 175
Views: 19324

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

DL doesn't have the gate space for much at BOS these days and they keep on adding plenty of domestic flights so that isn't the issue. I don't really know the details of the gate space at DL's terminal A but I suspect that gate space at terminal E which is extremely limited could also have played a ...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1127
Views: 119434

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Sorry I know this is related to Logan airport and content - last Thu my flight got re-routed to PVD as Logan was shutdown for sometime in the evening due to thunderstorms. This was also the first time I had visited the airport. Incidentally even PVD has a Brooks Brothers and other shopping experien...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 175
Views: 19324

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

There's got to be a few BOS/PVD based Azoreans who will stop in JFK to escape S4 too. I can't wait to see how the numbers shake out. The fares would have to be dirt cheap. I have flown S4 a few times and while they are crap, they are still by far the quickest and most affordable way of getting to t...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 8601

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft

The A339 makes sense. If it can fully do 80-90% of an airline's routes, taking a slight knock on the other 10-20% may not be such a bad idea. Incorporating another aircraft model (like the A359, for example) into the fleet for these few routes may have a greater negative effect on revenue and profi...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 175
Views: 19324

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Who from the States or Canada really vacations in the Azores? I know a few people that have gone there but it's not nearly as popular as CUN, NAS, PUJ, SJU, etc. It is like comparing oranges to apples. The type of American tourists in Cancún is substantially different from those visiting the Azores...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 8601

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft

It depends. They never stated which routes they intended to fly the A350's on. To me the A350 order indicated that they may have wanted to expand to places like LAX/CDG/FCO. Sure the A330's can probably do these but the A339 is optimized for 4,000nm (8-10hr), flights. Routes such as GIG/VCP-FCO/CDG...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 175
Views: 19324

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Quite a bit of capacity add to Portugal in S18 DL: ATL-LIS AA: PHL-LIS 752>763 UA: EWR-OPO, IAD-LIS If anything they are late to the party. In 2016, Canadian visitors to Portugal grew 30% and American visitors grew 22%. TP has had its flights full all year round, not just in the Summer. TAP's Stopo...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11853

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If this increase does get produced, it will make the A330neo quite the machine. I disagree that it will challenge the A350 however, because the A350 is also improving and getting higher weights.: I could see a more capable A330neo taking away A350 orders. The A350 is already a long range machine an...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11853

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

I see it the other way around, regarding the A338 at HA. Why wouldn't this MTOW not apply to the A338 as well?
A 251t A338 is exactly what HA needs/wants. They could server ALL of the Pacific rim and Western Europe, non-stop from HNL: SCL, LIM, SIN, LON.

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15627

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

If there's enough demand for BA to upgauge to a 744 then LH/UA or KL/AF/DL ought to come in with a 763 or a 788 to FRA, AMS, or CDG. Not the same thing, IMO. The key to this route is LHR. I suspect that the premium O&D market is all to/from London, as is usually the case in the U.S. in general,...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2792

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

Like I said in last month's HNL thread (although that one was about ME3), yes, the demand is not zero, but it is just not even close to enough for a carrier to start a non-stop flight. Actually the current demand is more than enough. Remind me again what exactly is the annual demand between Europe ...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 31
Views: 6057

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

peanuts wrote:
"Its a route that serve a specific clientele and that clientele is of great importance to BA."

Obviously, for 14 years it wasn't...

ahahah! Translation: Fuel is cheap and the 787 is 25% cheaper to operate than the 767 so we'll give it a go :)

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 8601

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft

Not that surprising, the A350 was always quite ambitious, especially since there don't seem to be many routes that the A330s can't do. It depends. They never stated which routes they intended to fly the A350's on. To me the A350 order indicated that they may have wanted to expand to places like LAX...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1127
Views: 119434

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Looks like our strong airport could be a deciding factor in landing Amazon's new headquarters. Love to see how its attracting businesses (GE). https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/amazon-is-said-to-weigh-boston-in-search-for-second-headquarters if Boston gets Amazon, 50,000 employees,...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

The fact that planes are quieter now compared to decades ago does not negate the massive increase in noise frequency people under the NextGen flight paths are having to deal with. The implementation has been an utter failure from a PR perspective. I plead major ignorance here, since I'm not familia...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

The thing people keep ignoring is geography. Yes, there's a market, but the market is just not big enough to justified an ULH flight with nearly zero premium demand. It's the same reason why there are so few USA <-> SE Asia flights, just too long and not enough yield, even though the demand is cert...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5149

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

The airline just wrote a check for millions of $$ to pay for the plane. I don't think fuel cost at KOA vs. HNL will be a significant point of consideration.
That's like me trying to buy a car and in the end, refuse to close the deal because the dealer won't give me a full tank of gas :)

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8834

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

How can we have a discussion based on something that no one knows what it will be? The "Boeing MOM" is barely a paper airplane at this point. It's a mere concept, To put it in perspective, we are still debating the benefits and capabilities of the A321NEO, and that is already flying.

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

Sorry, I wasn't suggesting that Joon or Level would start the route LOL I was simply giving examples of how the airline industry as a whole, and some Euro legacy carriers especially, are adapting in order to cater to historically ignored and low yield leisure markets, of which Hawaii is certainly on...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 7371

Re: House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

The action, if taken, could apply to U.S. supplied components. Since Airbus uses U.S. built parts they could be affected. And I think there are many who believe that Iran is already breaching the treaty. I don't think the rest of the World still has any appetite to support petty U.S. led embargoes....

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

- Then European can use YVR as connection point? - If people do actively avoid US connection, why aren't more people connecting at places like Montreal? The Europeans currently use both Canadian and U.S. airports as transit hubs. That's how 140,000 annual passengers from Europe currently reach Hawa...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 53
Views: 7366

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW6 ... /LLBG/BIKF
3,375 mi = 2932nm
What I find odd is that it only too 6h39m, while tomorrow's flight is planned for 7h45m.
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The first Westbound TLV-KEF is in the books.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW6 ... /LLBG/BIKF
3,375 mi = 2932nm
What I find odd is that it only too 6h39m, while tomorrow's flight is planned for 7h45m.

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

I live in USA, so of course I know it's a pain :lol: On the other hand, Europe <-> Hawaii (via, let say, LAX) would be an international flight connecting to a domestic one, which is less painful. You have it backwards. Intl->Domestic is painful because every passenger has to clear immigration and c...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7487

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

So six A35K are to be converted into six A359, that's a revenue loss for Airbus. Perhaps. But always better than a cancellation. It's typical for the current market though, there is overcapacity. Widebody aircraft around the 300 seat capacity are in popular demand (A359/B789), larger ones not so mu...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

(Back to original topic) Again, tell me who would use ME3 to go to HNL in the first place. You pretty much got Africa and Middle East and that's it. Everywhere else it's just a huge backtrack and inefficient use of airplane. Please read the thread. I said EK from LGW to HNL or from MNL to HNL may w...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1127
Views: 119434

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

AT would be very interesting because of the B6 codeshare. They can also connect you to Southern Europe though connecting through CMN may be a tough sell for some European bound passengers. There's virtually no African connection to New England other than Cape Verde, so unless TACV comes back to Bos...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1127
Views: 119434

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

chrisnh wrote:
I'm sure Massport will retort that BA had no problem with it.

LH423 departs before BA's flights so I'm sure that the snow bank was taken care of immediately after the incident.

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

Now to answer the OP, in aviation we use Nautical miles, and NMs only. A321neo does not have the range to fly payload KEF-MIA, that appears to have been positioning only without payload to retrieve pax from a grounded a/c. 737MAX8 and a A321neo w/2 ACTs (third one eats payload) will do about 2600-2...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 3290

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

It's only natural that it will fade out of people's memory. How many people remember the Pearl Harbor date? Oklahoma City bombing date? I was at the drive-thru ATM with my 13-yo son just yesterday and saw the date pop-up on the screen, and exclaimed: Wow, tomorrow is Sept 11th! His answer? "Wha...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

Travellers won't know the distance directly, however, when airlines plan their flight and set their price, they will definitely look at their distance. Aircraft capability and crewing are also factors. Thus, the availibility and price of those flights are very much subject to the distance. Which in...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

Hawaii is like 30% further from Europe than South Africa / Reunion / BVI / etc. the distance is not insignificant considering that is also the distance that blocked Hawaiian from flying their aircrafts into the Europe. Therefore that distance from Europe is definitely part of the factor why there a...

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by airbazar
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

You've obviously never been to some of the places mentioned else you wouldn't be saying this....contrary to what many people in the US think, Hawaii is not the ultimate place.....there are several places in the world that are far better in all respects.... Apparently lots of people disagree with yo...

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by airbazar
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22220

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Anyone traveling for business will pay for j class. Really? I know plenty of companies that won't pay for J class for anyone in the company (including the CEO). Quite a lot of those are "always Y", some will allow PY/Y+ on longer flights. IBM stopped paying for J for their employee travel...

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by airbazar
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

Very important point. Hawaii is quite expensive from an European point of view and there are cheaper options available. That is also the reason why I do not expect any of the usual low costs verdicts from Europe are going to open a route betwenn Europe and Hawaii. It doesn't mat to the target audie...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

It would be great if people stopped the bickering about what place is better for vacationing, which is totally subjective and irrelevant for the thread at hand. Having been to a lot of the listed destinations I can tell you that they all are great in their own way and I wouldn't hesitate to return t...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17196

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

TAP has 4 economy and 2 business. https://www.flytap.com/en-us/booking-in ... p-products It's just 4 kinds of bundling options, it is still the same hard product. I think EK is talking about 4 different hard products, and what lightsaber suggests might be the way they'll go. A different class doesn...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43020

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

2x A380s, isn't that what IAG was looking at for Iberia and Aer Lingus to share between them? Could they be the customer? Aer Lingus already employs ASL to do the 757 flying for them, so there is a precedence for using contractors. IMO, with the reported seating configuration there are a few airlin...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24609

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Polot wrote:
airbazar wrote:
We know for a fact that fro SFO in the Winter it has about 2 rows of Y blocked. IAH is 1000nm furthe

We do?

Sorry, my bad. I was thinking of SFO-SIN. Grrrrr.

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17196

Re: EK to study all-economy A380

Offering up to 4 different economy class products So, Premium Y, Y+, Y- ... I can't imagine what would be the fourth one. Up to now, only AA has segmented Y into three classes on some aircraft (a good move IMO) NZ does 5 https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/seat TAP has 4 economy and 2 business. https:...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22220

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Singapore has been selling Y seats in its region for many decades. They know that the first 100 Y seats you sell are quite high priced. Maybe bought on short demand. Maybe customers value the nonstop service at $500 additional each way versus a stop. The customer didn't pay for the premium when it ...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24609

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

I'm really curious to see how they will fly this route. They must be expecting a lot of high demand up front on this route because they will have to block a serious amount of seats. In the Summer this is consistently a 16.5 hr flight. In Winter it will easily exceed 17 hours.

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

RE europe to Hawaii, I don't understand why US airlines never tried a virtual direct (one-stop) flight on single aircraft, even once weekly and seasonal, to test the waters. For instance, DL flying LHR-SEA-HNL or UA flying LHR-LAX-HNL on the same aircraft -e.g. 767. This would be a very small detou...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A350/787 decision off table
Replies: 51
Views: 11477

Re: Emirates A350/787 decision off table

Probably a very wise decision with the way things are at the moment. Why rush into something & hope they pan-out? I would think that's exactly the time to start thinking about smaller, more flexible equipment. It's when forecasts are really good that large equipment makes sense. If they're stay...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21697

Re: DL add IND-CDG

It really is weird that DL would go with CDG out of IND when that flight already ran out of CVG. Just seems a different destination would have been good for both communities. Not weird at all. CDG is a DL hub. IND is just a spoke off of the CDG hub. Maybe AMS-IND might have worked but I suspect tha...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359
Replies: 28
Views: 3297

Re: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359

ap305 wrote:
This sounds quite strange.... Kirby was skeptical about operating a small fleet of a350's just a few days back and suddenly the airline feels just 10 more will make it viable?

What you call skepticism some might call "negotiation tactics" :)

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

Not likely to happen but if I have to pick one I'll pick EK. The more likely possibility would be an extension of one of the MNL flight to HNL, if they can get 5th freedom rights. Another option would be to extend one of its LGW flights to HNL.

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 6426

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

I am curious as to how many entertainment types will wind up actually using this terminal/service. Paparazzi taking your photo as you walk through LAX is a quick, easy way to get some fast publicity. When I lived in L.A. and worked in journalism, I had many friends on that side of the biz, and publ...

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