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by klwright69
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 29
Views: 5157

Re: UA to ILM

USA Today has picked up on this story. They also mentioned UA adding Elmira. A destination they recently dropped.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 29
Views: 5157

Re: UA to ILM

Four flights isn't very many. Too bad they couldn't add IAH into the mix.

But we all know UA will dehub IAD anyway. (wink, wink, grin).

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 5603

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I remember the name Lippincott at the time. That's all I can recall.
Yeah, I know, it's here, and it's done. Some need to find new hobbies.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 29
Views: 5157

UA to ILM

Wilmington Airport has a posting on UA's Facebook page.
UA is launching flights from ILM to both IAD and ORD.
It's not noted in the OAG thread either.
Will the market be large enough to support them?
Is F9 still at the airport?

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7426

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Armchair CEO happens a lot here.
The article said the route was performing poorly once the excitement and novelty wore off, and the politics was just the last nail in the coffin.
There isn't much to talk about.
Cuba only has a small number of viable markets now.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15505

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

I can't add much more to this discussion. Although not completely relevant to EY dropping DFW specifically, I want share an observation. The middle east has too many airlines, TOO many airlines and seats. Everyone is talking about QR, EY, and EK. Don't forget there is Gulf Air. Air Arabia. and Saudi...

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 8839

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

How funny DL is increasing RDU-EWR. I wonder what UA will do this time? They should have stayed in LGA-RDU for goodness sakes.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8134

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

The flight is obviously going to be operating to AKL which is starting. It was weird UA website this flight was 3 hours late.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11169

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

Maybe IAD and/or ORD will be next to EZE.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58941

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Routes are long term investments. It doesn't matter how a route looks in the first few weeks, especially a long haul.
I doubt UA will leave LAX-SIN.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11169

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

I don't think so, STT. I remember CO received authority to fly IAH-EZE around the time that DL received authority from ATL. This was around 2001. But CO delayed the start for a few years due to a financial crisis in Argentina. Memory is fuzzy but I think DL went ahead and started ATL service while C...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK
Replies: 55
Views: 10349

Re: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK

And also very interesting that UA is going back up to 3x daily from LAX to DFW. It used to be 3x daily, and cut it back not long ago. Then they have also cut LAX-MSP completely. Interesting changes at LAX for UA. DFW back to 3x daily.

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11169

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

I hope the third time it works out. How many times are routes dropped and restarted.

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11169

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

While everyone is chatting up how exciting it is that UA started LAX-SIN, you are forgetting that EWR to EZE is launching this weekend. Premerger UA flew IAD-EZE, it got moved to EWR then cancelled. UA flew JFK-EZE long ago.

This will be the third time UA is serving EZE from the NYC area.

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by klwright69
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58941

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

It is ridiculous to talk about a route's success when it is just starting. Most routes need time to develop.

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7623

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

in 1992 Premerger CO used the 747 from EWR to FRA and MAD. MAD needed it especially because the Olympics were in Barcelona in1992. I took the 747 to FRA at this time.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5578

Re: HAM TATL flights?

r3ho, you are right. Except UA is not that "half hearted" about flying the route. If that were true, they would have just dropped the route just like OSL, BFS, BRS, and CGN. But it's coming back.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 60
Views: 10383

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

Interesting changes at UA. CLE-SJU finally bit the dust. They are also starting EWR-HAM in April. Earlier than in May clearly.
BQN being reduced. More Puerto Rico cuts.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 41
Views: 7118

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I think they will eventually find it. The pressure and the questions will never end until they find it. I remember the whole search for the South African Heldeberg along with AF447 of course. Eventually technology had to catch up and the resources allocated until the wreck is found. Of course I beli...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1692
Views: 267482

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout. https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-cnn-richard-quest-2485275323.html http...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1692
Views: 267482

UA Polaris Tracking Thread

I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9384

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

I am just wondering how many thousands of people UA has hired since the merger. The globe is all they know. And the Tulip is fading from the public's memory too. And people are retiring every year. The airline is changing. The Polaris role out is going to take several years. Years were spent develop...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11119

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Too bad both UA and AA are leaving MSP-LAX. If they were serious about LAX, well.....

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5578

Re: HAM TATL flights?

This topic has been discussed numerous times here. CO was in the market long before the merger. The route was upgraded to a 767 from the 757. As we know, many old CO 757 routes have fallen away: BRS, OSL, CGN, BFS, CPH, etc. HAM survived but for whatever reason, UA only flies the route for 5 months ...

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by klwright69
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9598

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Well, CLE-DCA/LGA/BOS will likely stay to serve the current customer base. The slots in DCA and LGA are valuable. MKE is clearly serving some specific client(s). LAX is a hub, remember? I recently flew a Saturday CLE-CUN flight. It was evidently clear that most of the pax were on week-long package v...

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 24927

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

WOW... PDL. The Azores.
When UA announced OPO, I questioned if a US carrier would fly to the Canarias Islands or the Azores...
We have a winner folks.. Ding Ding.

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by klwright69
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14280

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am surprised. I thought there would be enough traffic to sustain DL also. I guess I thought wrong.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9728

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

You say focus cities wilt and die. But we have some examples. CLE under UA is a focus city, DL at RDU, etc.
Not dead.
There are some left.

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 7475

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

I was in just in Atlanta and was near the QR flight to DOH. I only saw Indians and Asians boarding. I don't think there were any Arabs. I hope this dispute can end soon.

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by klwright69
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13876

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

The Iberian peninsula is interesting. DL has Malaga and now UA has OPO. Does DL still have Malaga?
Will UA ever return to places like BRS, BFS, DUS, CGN, CPH, OSL, for even seasonal service? How did BFS last this long?
I wonder if a US carrier will ever do the Canary Islands or the Azores?

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13876

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

KEF is a fun destination. But they can't make OSL work? Hmm.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8410

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

LH already flies DMM/BAH.
BAH is a tag on the DMM flight.
If I recall correctly we had a thread on KLM reshuffling routes to the Gulf, the result being DOH got the ax.
KLM does AMS-KWI-BAH.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13876

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

All greats adds.
Nice to see UA in Iceland.
I suppose the current seasonal flights will return: VCE, HAM, ARN, ATH, SFO-MUC, etc.

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by klwright69
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8410

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

KLM also suspended DOH and subsequently shuffled around some of their GCC service.
I have been to DOH several times. Nice place, but there isn't much there.
It's not that much of a surprise.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25313

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

That is a good point that UA has done very few long haul additions out of IAH. Of course, SCL came on a few years back, but that was one of those gaping whole routes where we've wondered just what took them so long. Also I think it was said once here that UA doesn't like current timings in PVG. One ...

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25313

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

What a nice surprise from United. I wonder why they couldn't start it in time for Christmas to make it a true Christmas present. This was truly startling. I remember ages ago when Continental started EWR-TLV. That was another route that came out from absolutely nowhere and shocked everyone, because ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?

I just flew on KLM. I was shocked that I was given a paper ticket jacket (folder), with the KLM logo on it, a map of Schipol inside too, to keep all my boarding passes together. I could not believe it. I thought paper ticket jackets have gone the way of the dinosaur since with technology everything ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 56
Views: 8370

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Well, I "really" think UA will get more frequencies. I believe I will be proven correct, so hold me to it. So there. The DOT does in fact like geographic diversity and diversity in carriers. Why else do you think Alaska received a flight from LA and UA received a flight from Houston in the...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

I won't say the name in the thread, but your characterizations of Americans travelling out of DMM is quite hysterical in its stereotypes. For price sensitive customers, they don't give a (.......) about booze on the plane. Who will pay hundreds more just for a glass of beer or wine? I contend SV cha...

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 16183

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops.

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

Well LAX, as far as I know, no North American flights are daily on SV.
IAD/JFK alternate between JED/RUH.
The flight goes from one or the other, to the opposite city each day.

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

SV expands from RUH and JED

According to the SV website, SV is launching Mauritius from RUH and JED, September 14, 2017. I hope to go to this tropical destination one day. Maybe SV is trying to expand and add more connecting traffic. I believe SV has added the Maldives as well recently. Also, SV recently added nonstops to LAX ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 16183

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Of course UA does well on EWR-ATH. EWR is a hub designed for a route like this. Greece is perceived as a safe and popular world class destination. No one seriously thought EK was going to push them out. How EK does in January and February is another story. Of course locals that need a year round fli...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 37112

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

AA launching a redeye from DEN to JFK is a bit odd.
I have not found redeye flights to be cheaper INMHO.
UA only does a DEN-EWR redeye during peak travel periods.
This thread should be retitled AA shrivelling at JFK.

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11727

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Interesting and probably a smart setup for DL serving LOS from ATL and JFK.
I recall that the Houston business community had wanted the LOS route for a long time.
But IAH-LOS actually lasted a long time, unlike HGH.
Due to business ties and ethnic ties, they could give it another go.
But good for DL.

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 37112

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

This thread has gone off topic (as they typically do). ORD-VCE and PHL-PRG/BUD are seasonal right? These routes sound like slam dunks, if they are only operating for 4 months a year. PHL-Zurich is certainly worth lots of discussion. I agree with what someone else said, some of you act like it's the ...

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by klwright69
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's UA vs The World!
Replies: 3
Views: 2026

It's UA vs The World!

Adam Levine Weinberg is writing about UA again. He is the Motley Fool's investing service airline analyst. He is always critical of UA in his stories. In his last article, he said It was a no brainer for UA to close LAX and IAD hubs for instance. Now he criticises their expansion. https://www.fool.c...

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801

The Air Crash Investigation episode on this accident is really good.
Look at that mess. It's a miracle anyone survived.
Everyone in the nose cone survived nearly.

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 8206

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

When I mentioned journalists, yes journalists go to warzones. I was just rebutting the idea the CCS is a warzone. Life looks like it's going on normally when journalists are broadcasting from Caracas. No buildings in rubble, no bullets whizzing by, no journalists in helmets and bulletproof vests. Pe...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 8206

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Malev thanks for all your posts on the situation in Venezuela. I wonder how AA is doing. UA pulled out because they were carrying few people to CCS to begin with, and the AUA stop just made it untenable. AA must be doing okay. Journalists are often broadcasting live from Caracas, if it's safe enough...

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