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by airbazar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

I remember SQ only had Y+ on this route at that time. It might have therefore led to people thinking these are over-priced Y seats. Ironically it also means people who cannot afford J are not able to fly the route at all. The feedback SQ received probably influenced them to try Y+ again. Right. Pre...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

They have said all along that they want to enter London, because that's what the corporate customers are asking for. And after that DUB. They have repeated that they want to cut premium cabin pricing on JFK/BOS-LON at every chance they get. The problem is B6 is never going to go TATL for just a sin...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 42
Views: 6019

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

drdisque wrote:
DL International flights at BOS arrive in E and depart from A. You do have to go "outside" to go from E to A. You can either take a shuttle bus or walk through covered (but not enclosed) walkways.

uh? The walk from terminal E to terminal A is fully enclosed.

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 4813

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

FRA to AMS wouldn't be that much of a backtrack if the business/leisure demand wasn't there to support the nonstops. AMS has the nonstops on UA because it can support them profitably. But it's a backtrack nontheless and therefore it's easier to justify the route given that they have competition fro...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 261
Views: 24455

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Call me crazy, but this could set a precedent for something like LHR-EGE. Vail has gotten so expensive that most Americans could never afford to go. Europeans, however, still find it to be relatively affordable... ??? A Vail day pass is $160 (as a way to encourage you to purchase the Epic pass inst...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

They are doing another study for a connector between the two. https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/fmcb-meeting-docs/2018/october/2018-10-15-fmcb-red-blue-connector-constructability.pptx There's even a concept to bring to blue line all the way to longwood. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/new...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 4813

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

I think the business and leisure traffic to Italy should be more compare to Netherland. But I don't know why UA serves more flights to AMS rather than MXP and FCO Why do you think that? I'd venture to guess that UA knows what they're doing in these markets, having the demand and revenue data... UA ...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 35
Views: 6938

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/trav ... ted-white/
It basically comes down to 1 thing: It's cheaper.
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Some insights on the reasons for the eurowhite livery:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/trav ... ted-white/
It basically comes down to 1 thing: It's cheaper.

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 4084

Re: KLM Business Class

flylondon wrote:
Direct aisle access is the world standard, this is last gen and not up-to-par

According to whom? I couldn't care less about direct aisle access. BA has direct aisle access and they have the absolute worst J product there is, among lie flat seats.

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 55110

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

mjgbtv wrote:
One saving grace for BTV with B6 might be that it's all E190s. Finding a better use for them is probably not so easy.

But the 190's are being replaced by 220's which have more seats. So unless the 190's have been flying full, that could be a problem.

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The TNC/App cars get really backed up by the Rental Car Center in the afternoons and I wonder how it will be affected if they are actually moving the gas station to that area so E can be expanded. They and everyone else gets backed up wherever they can find space because there's no waiting area at ...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 4813

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

The problem with FCO (and MXP, or anything past the Alps for that matter), from the U.S. is that whatever route you can imagine will overfly a number of major hubs. With the evolution of airline alliances and partnerships plus the introduction of LCC's across the Atlantic, if the demand is anything ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 55110

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I would hate to be a business located in Manchester that has business in NYC...now they have to go to PWM or BOS, and Worcester They were/are already doing that which is why UA is moving the EWR flight to IAD, and dropped ORD, and DL is down to only 2 southbound flights (1x LGA and 1x ATL). MHT has...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The best solution that I see is to build the people mover with a connection to a large garage, either on current airport property or off-airport, then turn 1 or 2 floors of the central parking garage into a ride-share area. The Taxis probably wouldn't like it but ride-share is going to be bigger tha...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drop LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 11121

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

My neighbor is Ethiopian doctor and seemingly whenever family members travel home they took Emirates or Turkish. He once told me bottom of barrel traffic flew ET and Saudia for what its worth. What a snob. He could fly Ethiopian from LAX to Addis but instead takes a slower connection on Emirates or...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13230

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

UA used to own a hotel in Waikiki. All crews stayed there and many called it "The Dormitory." BA did own a hotel in Manhattan, and their crews stayed there. Air China have a crew dormitory in Frankfurt. Chinese cabin crew share rooms frequently Like I said above this sort of thing used to...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drop LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 11121

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

YoungDon wrote:
BreezyIAH wrote:
Maybe they’ll move it to IAH?

ADD-LOS-IAH?

Make it happen ET!


Lome is their West African hub. If they were to do something like that it would be ADD-LFW-IAH.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 35
Views: 6938

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

It's awful but it can't be considered eurowhite if there's a cheatline :)
They tinkered with a few liveries before settling on the "bar code" livery in the mid 70's.
Here's another terrible one:

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lately the ride-share waiting lot has caused lots of traffic at the airport. The current lot is not large enough or well organized enough to handle the amount of traffic it has been getting. The tunnels are also getting worse and worse. But that is harder to fix. Something to allow the Silver line ...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13230

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

So we all know that airlines book hotels for crew members when they stay the night away from their home-base. But it got me thinking, instead of paying $200-$400 a night or even more depending on the city, would it be be more economical at all for airlines to lease a house or apartment for these cr...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 20275

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

I don't get the excitement if they're replacing many of the E75 routes (except for the folks currently stuck on a CRJ2/7/9 that will get the E75). 2-2 is better than 2-3. And 2-1 is better than 2-2 in first. 2-3 with IFE is better than 2-2 without IFE. That might be your choice but IFE is an airlin...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It'd be nice if, like most modern airports, we had a reliable and efficient transit system to move people in and out of the airport. Instead we'll keep throwing more roads at the problem and wonder open-mouthed why we're still stuck in traffic. It's not really a lack of public transit problem in th...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 20275

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

The 2-3 seating is too much for my OCD :)

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I start to wonder if Logan needs a massive road overhaul in addition to the building of gates and new terminal space. I was riding the bus from economy parking last Friday afternoon and the roads were a complete gridlock. Whoever decided that I-90 and 1A need to cross and interweave with airport ro...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The talk at the time (I think in some cases coming from SQ) was that the routes were not unprofitable, but with oil trending up, and costs rising, that they are going in that direction and did not meet profitability expectations. I do think the move towards All-J was in effort to save the profitabi...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5242

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

A310-A321: what a capacity downgrade. Widebody comfort is always so much better than narrowbody, even if it's at 9-abreast in an airbus fuselage (just my opinion) In their configuration they're going from 222 to 186 seats. Not a huge capacity downgrade but a HUGE operating cost improvement in fuel ...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Yes indeed, that proves the flight was never profitable :crazy: First of all, the flights started in 2004: LAX in February and EWR in June. The 2009 cuts were not just for these routes but network wide as the result of the global recession. Many airlines cut capacity and entire routes during that t...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

That is the pattern of a route that is regarded as strategic or important, up to the point the losses become unsustainable. Yes indeed, that proves the flight was never profitable :crazy: First of all, the flights started in 2004: LAX in February and EWR in June. The 2009 cuts were not just for the...

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Dont you think that dropping the route is quite a telling sign of not being able to fly the route profitably? Yes, when oil was at over $100 per barrel it became unfeasible with the A345, and aircraft that consumed a lot more fuel than the A359 and only carried 100 seats. SQ claimed repeatedly that...

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

SQ lost money the last time.. Could you back that up with actual statistics, rather than assumptions from an armchair? Dont you think that dropping the route is quite a telling sign of not being able to fly the route profitably? Yes, when oil was at over $100 per barrel it became unfeasible with th...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

If only the math was that elementary for profitability. Unless SQ can command a revenue premium on the nonstop, they are going to be competing on price with every ME3, US and Asian carrier. People flying this route are not doing it to save a few bucks. That's the whole point. The previous route wit...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

I think maybe they leave it on the safe side, given how New York weather could turn into, through they might bank more saving with the tailwind. Weather in NY doesn't change anymore than weather anywhere else. The same could be said for any other area (DFW, MIA, ORD, SEA, SFO, etc). True but we did...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

There is a substantial difference between towing and parking an a380 in Boston vs DXB I'm sure there is but we're not exactly talking about a trip to the moon here. I'm sure the good people at Logan can learn how to do it safely. The fact that that is exactly what Massport has suggested (according ...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Sorry but I find EK's lame excuse that they can't bring the A380 because they don't want it towed to a remote stand to be just that, a lame excuse if true. Their flight arrives in the early afternoon (1:30ish), and departs after 11PM. I'd be surprised if they park an A380 at a gate for ~10 hours at ...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The last thing they want is to show empty seats. A few empty seats is better than diverting for fuel!! Not that I think either measure will be necessary. Right. Short of a mechanical problem the chances of that happening are zero. They've been flying this plane on SFO-SIN for 2 years. I've seen tha...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 46
Views: 6714

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

The ATR-72 freed from those services will be used in 4 new daily services in the "Ponte Aerea" between LIS and OPO. LIS-OPO will become 18 daily (!) each way on TAP. So the lack of crew was just a lame excuse to chop those routes. Not necessarily. There's a big different in crew schedulin...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

I wonder if they will be conservative with loads initially. As far as I can tell the ULR has never flown this distance even in test. Yes I know they have lots of tests and can extrapolate for the ULR’s on known A350 performance but still interesting. I expect it to be quite the opposite. SQ and Air...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

ROC-BOS loaded in at 1X daily for B6 beginning 1/8. This route is about 11 years in the making/anticipated. Long expected, nice to see it come to fruition. Wonder when AA will pull the plug on this flight now? AA flies the route 3x daily. Seems to me like there is enough traffic for 2 airlines. I'd...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 46
Views: 6714

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

Have to disagree with your critique of his post. After all 10 international cities by 5 carriers shows the city has greater tourist options than the other 3 cities. Both of your statements are not incompatible. He's stating that it's a bad market for TP. None of those destinations are in Portugal b...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 46
Views: 6714

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

This articles indicates that it is a combination of factors, as it typically is, with the main problem being lack of crew but it also states route performance and airport constraints (one has to assume slots). https://jornaleconomico.sapo.pt/noticias/tap-suspende-voos-para-vigo-corunha-e-oviedo-por-...

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17281

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

I suspect the vast majority now running to Croatia had never heard of the country, never less DBV before that GOT TV show. Sad! Since there is no global show based in LIS to educate the clueless public over here that it exists... LIS will be ok for awhile. Glorious city. Let the Americans continue ...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17281

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

I feel the O&D is a little on the low side. Is there a decent business traffic between BOS to LIS or mostly folks are visiting family and leisure travelers? Mostly VFR and leisure although the business traffic is increasing. Portugal is becoming quite the tech center. This is the driver behind ...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17281

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

Hearing some grumbling around DL about a launch of BOS-LIS for the summer of 2019. Anyone care to pull up the PDEW for this service? A little late but BOS-LIS was featured in Routesonline's Route Roundup. https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/280850/route-rundown-bsb-cun-yyz-spu-bos-li...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

so I guess I should have said they are JV partners right now, so it might not make sense to add FCO right now. of course without AZ on the FCO end I'm not sure DL could get BOS-FCO to work then either. If they can make BOS-LIS work, they can certainly make BOS-FCO work. The market to/from FCO must ...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9600

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

The point about the possibility of being a mini EK is a valid one though.. LIS is indeed a strategic location and it's a pity they do not take more advantages out of it. They can't because they have no airport to suport such operation and the political establishment in Portugal is too narrow-minded...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move
Replies: 19
Views: 5008

Re: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move

Are they really concerned about delays, or more about competition if slots are utilized by competitors? I'd say both. It is their hub so delays are more of a problem for them than anyone else. If things get bad they will be the most impacted and the fact that they have already trimmed their operati...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 5176

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

I'm fairly sure that every modern passenger commercial airplane is "ETOPS certified" from the factory. That certification happens during the type certification process. The difference and cost is whether the airline decides to adopt an ETOPS program (operational certification), for the air...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 1868

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

I know that if a route is losing money that will make the airline chose to close it That's not necessarily true. Maybe for LCC's or p-2-p carriers but certainly not for network carriers. Many routes are perennial loss makers but they contribute passengers to the overall network. In other words, pro...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9600

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

Is TAP trying to be super mini ek between NA and West Africa? Have they ever played this role ? No, and no. The airport does not allow for a single connection bank so flights have to be spread out over the day making for lengthy connection times between certain city pairs. To quote their CEO, "...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162648

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Still waiting for the illustrious A380 EK promised us. Massport: "No, you can't keep it at the gate all day long." Emirates: "Then you'll look stupid for building A380 gates that barely get used because ours won't be one of them." IMO, I think EK has a lot more to lose by not br...

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