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by B747forever
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 56819

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

By the time I heard about the last flight it was already sold out :(

My wishful thinking is that UA might do some hub-hub farewell flights between the last ICN rotation and the HNL flight.

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 15996

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

Apparently it is going to be SEZ. This has been discussed over at flyertalk since the end of August.

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcasts ...
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Podcasts ...

zckls04 wrote:
Right now I am listening to these on a regular basis:

Ear Hustle- If you only pick one of these, pick this one. It's a podcast about life in San Quentin prison, and it's utterly compelling.


What a great podcast. Really interesting, thanks for the tip!

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by B747forever
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 67
Views: 1320

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Crashstappen's cheer squad out to defend him. I'd say ''wow'' but I'm not surprised. Tell me, how was this VER's fault? He should've remembered that his car came with a brake pedal a lot sooner. Similarly, Vettel should have remembered that he got a steering wheel that also turns right, and not san...

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by B747forever
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 67
Views: 1320

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

TheF15Ace wrote:
notaxonrotax wrote:
Wow!

Ferrari blatantly blaming VER for the massive carnage even before turn 1.
Just....Wow.


No Tax On Rotax


Crashstappen's cheer squad out to defend him. I'd say ''wow'' but I'm not surprised.


Tell me, how was this VER's fault?

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by B747forever
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8452

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

737-700s have been leased during phaseout of 737-400, all have been picked from secondhand market (amexico etc) for both TK and anadolujet for 3-5 years for the period till arrival of ordered 321s and 738s I think TK keeps single 737 becuase of high penalty of early return othetwise it does not mak...

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by B747forever
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8452

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

I just flew on TK's sole 737-700. TC-JKO is kind of unique in the TK fleet! Anyone know the story behind this bird, and why TK only has one 737-700 in their fleet? I also visited the TK IST lounge for the first time during my layover. Wow, what an impressive lounge. Puts so many other lounges to sha...

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by B747forever
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 14635

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

I bet that this upgauge mainly has to do with Norwegian launching LGW-AUS for S18.

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by B747forever
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 87
Views: 8339

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Why announce the same route as WW when they can instead go to IAH or AUS and get the Icelandic/EU via KEF market for themselves? Is DFW-Europe really that much larger than IAH-Europe?

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by B747forever
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747

Such a treat for any enthusiasts on the flight. Much better than any A320 series aircraft!

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by B747forever
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9616

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

nry wrote:
Just took one: UA 955 TLV-SFO qualifies as a westbound redeye. It departs TLV at 12:55a and arrives in SFO at 6a.


While it is a redeye, that is a easy flight and follows your sleep cycle quite well. The late AF CDG-LAX flight is what I would call a tough westbound redeye.

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by B747forever
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9616

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

AFs late CDG-LAX flight is even worse: AF76 CDG-LAX departing 1855 and arriving into LAX 2135 (0635 CET). Ooof, that is brutal. I thought the JFK flights were tough, but that might take the cake for the worst possible flight that goes directly against your circadian rhythm (and really doesn't allow...

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by B747forever
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9616

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

VS and BA both have flights LHR-JFK leaving at 8:10 pm and 7:50 pm, respectively, arriving at ~11 pm EST/4 am GMT; AF has a CDG-JFK flight leaving at 7 pm, arriving at 9:15 pm EST/3:15 am CET. Those would all definitely as westbound redeyes as well, in my mind (and they're especially tough since yo...

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?

Apart from LHR-SIN-SYD, LHR-HND and LHR-PVG the 77Ws are usually spread across the 777 network with few weekly frequencies. IIRC it has been so most of the time the 77Ws have been in the fleet. There may be seasonal schedules with more permanent 77Ws but otherwise they seem to shuffle around. Yeah,...

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?

Refer to the following for changes http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273949/british-airways-w17-london-heathrow-long-haul-changes-as-of-21jul17/?highlight=british Doesnt give a list of 77W routes. Mentions only a couple of 77W destinations, but with a fleet of 12 77Ws there must be p...

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Winter 2017 BA 777-300ER routes?

Does anyone have the full list of the routes BA will use the 777-300ER on? Unfortunately BA's booking engine does not distinguish between the 772 and 77W.

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland
Replies: 20
Views: 7860

Re: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland

Should land in the next 10 minutes or so. Total airborne time close to 6hrs 15min. Feel sorry for the pax.

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Re: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?

andymartin wrote:
Is the Oslo to Arlanda leg bookable on their website? I can't seem to do it!
Andy


Yes, ET has full traffic rights on the ARN-OSL and OSL-ARN sectors. A few weeks ago I flew with them on OSL-ARN for about 50EUR.

Try booking through a OTA such as momondo, kayak etc.

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by B747forever
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Re: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?

No they dont. They currently fly ADD-ARN-OSL-ARN-ADD with full traffic rights on the ARN-OSL-ARN portion.

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by B747forever
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 614
Views: 79942

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Noticed on FR24 that AY has a HEL-ARN-BGO and return flight. Why does AY fly to BGO via ARN?

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by B747forever
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join

And then you have Norwegian with around 140 737/787s.

Maybe a IAG take over and merging it with Vueling/Level. That would create a new powerhouse with a definitive lock on the London market.

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by B747forever
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon and it's second HQ(FedEx related)
Replies: 72
Views: 1839

Re: Amazon and it's second HQ(FedEx related)

Amazon also asked applicants to provide their traffic congestion rankings during peak commuting hours: http://inrix.com/scorecard/ So in terms of traffic AUS, DFW, ATL, MIA, WAS, BOS, CHI, HOU, and MSP rank extremely high in terms of traffic congestion Well then they can rule out LA. Didnt know we ...

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by B747forever
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 614
Views: 79942

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Here are statistics for ARN

August
Total: 2,506,449 (+9%)
International: 2,066,838 (+10%)
Domestic: 439,611 (+6%)

Total Jan-Aug
17,899,783 (+9%)


Couldnt find the numbers for CPH and OSL.

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by B747forever
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 614
Views: 79942

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Nami wrote:
You obviously love numbers, but is it really necessary to post the same stats every month?


Why not? I find the numbers interesting and to see where growth is taking place. If you dont like them just skip his posts.

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by B747forever
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49033

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

https://twitter.com/hashtag/sintmaarten

The road to recovery will be very long. So sad to see all the damage.
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Just check all these twitter photos https://twitter.com/hashtag/sintmaarten

The road to recovery will be very long. So sad to see all the damage.

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 174
Views: 17802

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

If there is one destination where "two bags fly for free" will be handy it is Hawaii. Imagine the number of bags on a full Hawaii flight!

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13809

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke. Its a long haul aircraft, so Club Europe has nothing to do with it??? No, I mean Club Europe. A320s will go from 168 to 180 and A321s from 205 to 218. If there is one thing US carriers have got right it is their short haul ...

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by B747forever
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13809

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.

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by B747forever
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 10578

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

I doubt many are going FRA-SFO & onward via United to Asia or South Pacific. Most of those destinations are shorter the other direction on LH metal. I didn't mean connecting passengers, I meant "connections" in the sense that SFO has many direct flights to places around the world. Per...

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by B747forever
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10218

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

Didnt know that AC already was on YVR-MEL on a seasonal basis. Thought it was only YVR-SYD/BNE. When did they start YVR-MEL? They haven't started yet, I believe it starts this Dec. Was suppose to be a trial, but bookings must be strong so they made it year round Thanks. AC will now have a solid net...

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by B747forever
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10159

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

I would be shocked if ONT really get a route to TPE. There are still many domestic routes with greater demand and less costly to operate that ONT cant sustain/dont have. Maybe they should first aim for a nonstop to the East Coast.

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by B747forever
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10218

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

Didnt know that AC already was on YVR-MEL on a seasonal basis. Thought it was only YVR-SYD/BNE. When did they start YVR-MEL?

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by B747forever
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 614
Views: 79942

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I would love to see AY try HEL-LAX. Maybe combine HEL-LAX/SFO and make it 7x weekly to California.

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 614
Views: 79942

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372403

It is very likely that CX will soon announce CPH-HKG.
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According to this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372403

It is very likely that CX will soon announce CPH-HKG.

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian arrives at Terminal 7 in LAX but departs from TBIT?
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: Austrian arrives at Terminal 7 in LAX but departs from TBIT?

Flew VIE-LAX in June and we parked at the remote gates and then bussed to T6/7 for CBP. The whole experience was quite bad with all ramp congestion and long walk to reach CBP. Wouldnt want to have a short connection with the current set up!

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by B747forever
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Aviation Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Southern California Aviation Thread

Norwegian will increase capacity on LGW-LAX from daily to 9x weekly starting S18. New flight on Thu/Sun: DY7093 LGW-LAX 0720-1040 DY7094 LAX-LGW 1240-0700+1 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274467/norwegian-plans-further-london-gatwick-us-service-increase-in-s18/ The return (LAX-LGW)...

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many regionals fly against themselves?
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: How many regionals fly against themselves?

One good example that immediately comes to mind is Skywest that flies for AA, DL and UA on LAX-SAN. You also have Compass on the route flying for AA and DL.

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by B747forever
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15214

Re: ATH - North American Routes

I wonder if some members that advocates US-ATH service have forgotten how far away ATH is. For instance ORD-ATH is farther than LHR-LAX, and EWR-ATH is just 500mi shorter. Why would any carrier want to tie up an airplane for +24hrs on a route that lacks meaningful J traffic?

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by B747forever
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4194

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

I must say I am surprised LH is downgauging FRA-LAX from a A380 to A346. I thought they would have downgauged the second flight in the summer from a B747 to the A346 I thought I read that FRA-LAX was reverting to 747-8 at the same time MUC-LAX goes A380... The article says the A346 is replacing the...

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by B747forever
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 72
Views: 2212

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

4 stops
ARN-LHR-ORD-CMH-DFW-LAX on BA/AA
LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-DUS-ARN on AA/BA/AB

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners
Replies: 33
Views: 4985

Re: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners

Well not even BA themselves have all their flights in T5 with some short and long haul routes operating out of T3. If BA doesn't have spave at T5 for all their flights then why would they want to split their ops even more in order to accommodate other OW carriers? What would the gain be for BA and s...

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6041

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

I wonder if this upgauge is related to Norwegian starting LGW-ORD in S18.

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by B747forever
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39633

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I think BA should focus on other long haul markets, mainly to Asia. Putting all eggs in one basket comes to mind when I think of BA and the US. Between BA and AA the US market is well covered from LHR.

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28572

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

Wow, BA and LHR continue to strengthen their position as number 1 for TATL flights. Quite impressed by how BA keeps on adding secondary US cities while most other carriers only serve the main markets.

Congrats to BNA!

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by B747forever
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11613

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

MIA is expected to be a year-round service for the A380 soon. Is LAX BA's only US destination that sees daily year round A380 serivce? Ever since BA got the A380 the later LAX rotation (BA269/268) has consistently been operated daily by the A380. The earlier LAX rotation (BA283/282) sees a mix of A...

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Options for Flying the 747
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Best Options for Flying the 747

During W17/18 BA will use the 747 to LAX on the BA283/282 rotation. Between BA/AA on LHR-LAX you will have the choice of 789/777/77W/747/A380.

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When to Book and not risk Schedule Changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: When to Book and not risk Schedule Changes?

If you book now and DL change from mainline to DL Connection you will be entitled to a refund due to change of operator. In the past I have taken advantage of such changes (mainline to regional) and got my trips refunded.

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2395

Re: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!

It's the sort of thing qf could upguage a 744 service to A380 to get the pax over. That assumes QF has a spare A380 or are willing to downgauge another route. Besides that they would also need to factor in the cost of changing crew roosters in order to operate the extra A380 sector. Dont think it i...

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by B747forever
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta at LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Delta at LAX

T3 is truly horrible. The seating area is way too small and overcrowded. Really feel bad for all DL pax. Such a downgrade from T5.

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7163

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

The swap to MUC is mostly a result of FRA welcoming Rynair and planning a low cost terminal for them. This play out from LH is quite surprising. BA faces much more fierce competition at LGW from Easyjet, Ryanair and Norwegian on both short and long haul routes. Yet they have not threatened to close...

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