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by airbazar
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 78
Views: 8264

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

The 778s will ultimately replace the 77Ls; the A359 is going up against the 789/10 - a completely different competition. Sure, but the question is, do they really need a 778 to replace all 77L missions? I think the answer is no. I think EK is finally coming to the realization that they need smaller...

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by airbazar
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 7036

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

cityshuttle wrote:
As mentioned in the topic, airberlin will launch DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018.

They won't make it thru the Winter. Someone at Air Berlin must be smoking some good stuff.

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 78
Views: 8264

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

I suppose EK cannot replace the 777-200LR until the 777-8 arrives on property. Or A359's. The 778s will ultimately replace the 77Ls; the A359 is going up against the 789/10 - a completely different competition. Sure, but the question is, do they really need a 778 to replace all 77L missions? I thin...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 120
Views: 15216

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

I just don't know how he can expect any support for his anti-ME3 campaign and then turn around and order a load of Airbus planes. It just doesn't look good. On the other hand, he could be leveraging this order to gain political support for his anti-ME3 campaign. This one will be interesting to foll...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 120
Views: 15216

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

I just don't know how he can expect any support for his anti-ME3 campaign and then turn around and order a load of Airbus planes. It just doesn't look good. On the other hand, he could be leveraging this order to gain political support for his anti-ME3 campaign. This one will be interesting to follow.

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 44504

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

It's a shame that only Marrakech offers good connections to JFK and YYZ. Imagine how much better it would be if all Moroccan routes could connect to all N.American routes, especially the anticipated YUL route.

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 78
Views: 8264

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

KarelXWB wrote:
I suppose EK cannot replace the 777-200LR until the 777-8 arrives on property.

Or A359's.

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 991
Views: 101137

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I personally believe with AA dropping the non-hub routes - PIT, MDT, SYR, ROC and sprinkled Caribbean destinations - won't dent much of their market share as their large hubs are quite good enough to handle the might. I agree. In addition, their partners like JL, CX, BA, IB, QR, give them an intern...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 991
Views: 101137

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

AA has an approx. 57% market share at PHL and has a pretty decent operation at PHL too in terms of a hub especially for TATL destinations. As opposed to Logan with an aggressive DL and B6 who commands a loyal market - they seem more contended with focusing their attention where they have a good fut...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 25
Views: 4101

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Good to hear. How long will the flight be in total? I wonder where the connecting traffic on this flight will be aimed at. ET is the biggest carrier Brazil-Asia (beyond Middle East, LFW stop notwithstanding. I doubt that very, very much considering they only serve 1 city in Brazil and only 4x weekl...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 110
Views: 9466

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

That makes absolutely no sense. By your measure, DL should abandon LHR, especially routes such as BOS-LHR and JFK-LHR. See the similarities? Nope… because there is no similarity. DL has a higher share of the US-London market than B6 will have in Atlanta and in these particular markets. There's a lo...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 110
Views: 9466

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

No one is holding ATL or DL up in any special position. The essence is that B6 is adding a handful of flights to the world’s largest airline hub where just the hub operator has multiples of times more flights than B6 will have – and there are multiple other flights on other airlines in each of thes...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2140

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

The US is "the land of the free to leave...". There is no government requirement to check passports to leave the country. Actually, I don't believe the U.S. has a requirement to check ANY document of identification for leaving the country. I can get on a boat and sail away, or walk out/ d...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 110
Views: 9466

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

This entire thread, including the title is very skewed towards the ATL side. The title should read "B6 adds ATL from JFK/FLL/MCO". ATL is not a B6 focus city. JFK/FLL/MCO are. Their point of sale is not just in ATL but rather, every city they serve that connects to ATL, If they only have 1...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 6746

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

https://www.airnav.com/airport/DCA
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SESGDL wrote:
tinpusher007 wrote:
Rwy 1/19 at KDCA is longer than both of LGA's ~ 7000ft runways and closer to ATL; no issues there.


No it isn't, 1/19 is shorter than 7000 ft.

Nope. 1/19 is 7,169ft
https://www.airnav.com/airport/DCA

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 6746

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

I thought DCA can not handle the 737-900 ER how did that change>? I know DL has made lots of route aircraft adjustments with new aircraft coming but DL will use the 737-900 ER to ATL.. The problem with the 739 at DCA is take-off performance at MTOW, but on such a short route that's never going to b...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 2981

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

klakzky123 wrote:
Wilmington is on the Acela/Northeast Corridor Line (so there's no way you'll compete regionally) and Wilmington is 30 minutes from PHL.

On the flip side, DE has no taxes right? Isn't that the big advantage that the likes of EK and QR have?

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Battle of the Hubs: SIN and HKG
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Battle of the Hubs: SIN and HKG

SIN has an advantage that HKG doesn't which is a lack of viable competition in the ASEAN region which is an area of about 600 million people, while HKG faces direct competition not just from other hubs in the region but from p-2-p routes being started by Chinese carriers that bypass HKG all together...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 991
Views: 101137

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

My wife and I will be joining other family members next August for a cruise. It'll be on the Coral Princess starting in Anchorage/Fairbanks and ending in Vancouver. That means two one-way tickets, BOS-ANC and then YVR-BOS. What do you recommend as far as pricing/reliability? Aside from Alaska Airli...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2946

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

Just curious, how did it come to pass that Day 1 is a Monday rather than Sunday in airline schedules? I understand there are a few cultures where Friday/Saturday or what not are the weekends, just curious how Monday is Day 1 and not Sunday? Just something decided way back when, Chicago Convention, ...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 25
Views: 5956

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

So how does it work? You make a wish list of routes as long as you can, whether you are serious about flying them or not and just sign the request? Is the government in the mood to approve everything folks ask for or are they going to apply some common sense? Remember that time when the U.S. signed...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa outlines new routes and increased service to South America
Replies: 11
Views: 3326

Re: Air Europa outlines new routes and increased service to South America

Between this, and DY filing for Argentina-Spain routes, IB will be under a great deal of pressure from both sides soon.

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 348
Views: 38207

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The full liquidation tends to be the standard case in Europe, though. I think this is the understatement of the thread. Swissair and Sabena being the 2 major ones. Makes one wonder why there are so many knickers in a knot here on a.net when a US firm uses CH11/CH7 and now when AB does a similar thi...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8156

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

To AirBazar, Further updates were done that same week and JFK-LIS is back to it's normal schedule and not cut for the winter like it was posted before. That's great to hear. I was a little surprised when I heard the news. . People (Americans) don't have the same lust to visit Portugal as they do ma...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8156

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

As it is they've already started cutting down JFK and BOS for the upcoming Winter schedule and those are their 2 largest markets in the U.S. Where did your hear that? AFAIK no reduction is planned for JFK or BOS besides what is usual. JFK should remain daily and BOS reduces to 5 weekly. As for the ...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8487

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

If you can afford to fly to NYC for shopping, you can afford to spend the night. This idea is stupid. No wonder their financial results are so poor... You could also say, if you can afford to fly to NYC (for any reason), you don't need to fly a LCC. And yet, lots of people do. As for the hotel thin...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10568

Re: More range for A321LR?

As a number of folks have already said.....the wing is sub-optimal for a true MOM role. A few tweeks here and there will not change the fundamental problem. But "MOM" role is very subjective. There is no universal definition for what it is. Airbus and Boeing could have very different view...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 991
Views: 101137

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Oh no doubt late September to earlyOctober is the absolute best time of the year to visit Europe. Without a doubt. But fares can still be "summer like" and most people with school age kids don't have that option. So the alternative is xmas, feb/apr vacation weeks. All have their advantages...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8011

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

Thanks Sir Tim. Totally captain obvious stuff, but maybe it doesn't seem that way from inside the US? C'mon, i'm not sure the average american is even paying attention to this. I'm still wondering who the audience for this spat is, given that this stuff doesn't typically make the mainstream news. I...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 991
Views: 101137

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Are January and February typically the slowest months of the year for Europe? February takes the cake - dead of winter. Europeans definitely do not want to come here unless its business. January is buoyed by holiday traffic in the beginning of the month. We tend to travel to Europe during Feb schoo...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10568

Re: More range for A321LR?

Not surprised. After 3 months in commercial operations Airbus now has real data on how it performs. A321NEO is, A321LR isn't. Engine and winglets are the same and that's where the improvements are supposedly coming from. In addition, I'm pretty sure that real operational performance data from the N...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8156

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

Their strategy has been made very clear: The plan to remain a full service carrier while still being able to compete with LCC's. They think they can do that by maintaining a low operating cost and putting more seats in their planes. In the TATL market, they ordered the A321LR to expand to up to 10 d...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS

I heard crews were worried about armed robbery on the road to and from the airport. How do you know and insist they are ok? http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/08/10/venezuela-flight-crews-get-robbed-government-loots-checked-luggage/ So basically, just like business as usual in NBO where e...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10568

Re: More range for A321LR?

Not surprised. After 3 months in commercial operations Airbus now has real data on how it performs. I'm sure they had a series of improvements lined up, depending on how its entry into service went. I wonder when the first engine PiP will happen?

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 991
Views: 101137

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Laptop ban months April-June will be interesting. It may not affect the LF since they cut the frequencies in half to go with it. Also - DY and TP may be hurting the KEF flights from WW and FI. I've always stated connecting in KEF in the middle of the night is terrible and don't understand why anyon...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS

I heard crews were worried about armed robbery on the road to and from the airport. How do you know and insist they are ok? http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/08/10/venezuela-flight-crews-get-robbed-government-loots-checked-luggage/ So basically, just like business as usual in NBO where e...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS

I see a business opportunity for CUR. The authorities there should already have been on the phone to UX/AF/TK's HQ :)

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8011

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

Thanks Sir Tim. Totally captain obvious stuff, but maybe it doesn't seem that way from inside the US? C'mon, i'm not sure the average american is even paying attention to this. I'm still wondering who the audience for this spat is, given that this stuff doesn't typically make the mainstream news. I...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5523

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

bzcat wrote:
BOS already has TPAC service, just not to ICN.

Right but the question was not, which market without TPAC service will get it first? The question in the OP was simply, which mid-size market will get TPAC service next?

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5523

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

bzcat wrote:
BOS already has TPAC service, just not to ICN.

Right but the question was not, which city without TPAC service will get it first? The question in the OP was simply, which mid-size city will get TPAC service next?

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at BOS
Replies: 13
Views: 4128

Re: UA at BOS

None of the companies you mention have complete product consistency... Their products and services are pretty consistent. When you buy it you know exactly what you're getting. Some companies do it better than others. I'm not talking about quality here. that's an entirely different subject. SFO-BOS ...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3435

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

[ New York City: 242,000 Washington DC: 222,000 Atlanta: 78,000 Dallas: 75,000 Minneapolis: 74,000 Los Angeles: 71,000 Boston: 68,000 Houston: 67,000 Philadelphia: 53,000 Chicago: 51,000 Detroit has 17,000 African Immigrants. But cities don't say much. Massachusetts has over 50,000 Cape Verdeans. T...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 149
Views: 22096

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Oh I do love that tail painting. I hope they're just decals because it will change in 8 months :) the maintenance and operating costs will be millions per year. I'd be surprised if they will actually own these. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if ESPN got the wording wrong and these are leased, or s...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at BOS
Replies: 13
Views: 4128

Re: UA at BOS

I guess moving their 77Ws around a bit has a small side benefit by allowing some groups of premium fliers to experience the Polaris seat and start some buzz (word of mouth and social media) about what is to come...one day!!! Personally I find product inconsistency to be bad in any business but I'm ...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28124

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

southwest1675 wrote:
BNA will be the first market of its size to get nonstop service to Asia.

While technically true since you didn't define what size that is, Honolulu and Las Vegas already have non-stop service to Asia :) And there's also PDX which is slightly larger.

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 3992

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

The daily service is more to provide better options for business pax, yet the frame used is much smaller than previous, with only 214 seats now, compared to the daily B77W with 297 seats at the route's peak two years ago, with even their recent use of a 5-weekly 3 class B772 providing more seats on...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28124

Re: Rumor: British Airways to launch Nashville

And they are ending 3 routes this year in October, thus, freeing up equipment. And they have plenty of 788's (what will be used on the BNA-LHR route) to use (which wouldn't even begin until Spring/Summer of next year). They do not have plenty of 788's. In fact they don't have any free ones until ne...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights
Replies: 28
Views: 5110

Re: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights

I agree with you LXwing. For how long is TP expected to divert to CUR on their CCS flights? I see today's flight again departed about 2 hours late. I suspect that they will do it for as long as it is required. It's only 173nm between CUR and CCS and I suspect that as one of the few remaining Euro c...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5523

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

That's a tricky question to answer because such route would likely be served by an Asian carrier however there are still untapped large market by nearly all Asian carriers, and i would expect them to start there before venturing into mid-size markets. For example, no one serves MIA. JL doesn't serve...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 6869

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

We say the only sure things in life are death and taxes but you can bet driverless cars and pilotless planes are a close second and third :) I'm exaggerating to make a point obviously. Right now I might not feel comfortable about the idea but I trust that when it gets here that it will be proven tec...

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