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by hz747300
Mon May 20, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18070

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

After this decision, two carriers being equal, I would choose not fly jetBlue. So on a given route, vs say American, if price were the same, you’d rather sit in a 29” seat without tv, snacks, free WiFi, etc, or pay for all those, rather then endure a Pepsi. Ok. Oh, and on American you’ll get half t...

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by hz747300
Sun May 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18070

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

After this decision, two carriers being equal, I would choose not fly jetBlue.

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by hz747300
Sun May 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11754

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

I'm not sure which route would work for DL to think it needs its own metal. I would speculate, west coast is probably better, though ATL certainly being the cat's meow in the DL network. That said, the only option I see working would be the already crowded LAX route. While ATL would be good for rout...

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15645

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast. Sucks too. I suppose I could lose weight though. But you can't lose shoulder width! True--if that were my problem. I can see why Airbus played Wait & See on the 787 response before put...

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by hz747300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 44058

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

For anybody who hasn't heard/read this from the source or other means... https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283992/american-files-preliminary-new-a321neo-routes-in-s20/ American files preliminary new A321neo routes in S20 By Jim Liu Posted 22 April 2019 07:00 American Airlines during...

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by hz747300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG development questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: HKG development questions

I cannot say on the smaller terminal on the south side, I don't know if that was in the works or not. But they are almost doubling the area and already filling in the area for the 3rd runway and additional terminal now. T1 expansion is moving right along as is the new terminal area near terminal 2. ...

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by hz747300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15645

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

Qantas94Heavy wrote:
ro1960 wrote:
Will CX’s 777X have the 9-abreast layout in coach like their current 777s?


Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast.


Sucks too. I suppose I could lose weight though.

Did CX take the mid-air refueling option on their A35K's?

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by hz747300
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 2994

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?

BI already has a daily flight, sometimes on a 787. I don't think there is a market for more. Besides some Brunei people coming to HK or chine and may be sone oil workers going to Brunei, I don't thing many passenger fly that route point to point. Cargo I am sure BI gets it covered when they send th...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15399

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

I think Emirates or a Chinese airline just got 8 new pilots I doubt very much if emirates or many other airlines would touch these pilots with a barge pole Agreed, but probably for different reasons. If they won't leave their homeland for a new base, say, in Germany. Why would they go to EK (Dubai,...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 2994

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?

Why doesn't Cathay Dragon fly to Darwin, Australia? I saw some people when I was there in the downtown, and I think they would like a HK flight. But I didn't ask them.

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by hz747300
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9311

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

I agree not within five years, we discuss this around once a year. Always nice to think about, but I think the 788 is the better equipment to test this route. I don't think AA would plop one on the PHX route, so it would be up to JL. My guess is though, there would need to be another leap. Sure PHX ...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 44058

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

[...] I wonder why QF7 backtracked 750 miles from Texas to PHX. Why not just go to larger airports nearby - IAH?? Weather moves west to east. If you went to IAH, you'd fly through it twice, and potentially have it impact the departure from IAH by the time the pit stop was complete. Not sure there's...

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 44058

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

What was the journey for QF7 at PHX? Did it pull into a gate, or just stop somewhere to wait out the storm and top up with some petrol?

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10039

Re: EK and London

VS also flies LHR-HKG. It seems there are 4-5x LHR-HKG on CX depending on the day, and I noticed that BA switched the A380 & B77W, used to be the 777 left first, now it leaves second. But still within 30 minutes of each. Since this is about EK, I'm impressed with their London capacity. I'm just...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10039

Re: EK and London

I'm just wondering if they can make LTN and/or LCY work too? For LCY, I am not sure the runway is long enough for departure, but should be ok for landings. They'll need to clear the ramp, at least 3-4 gates for their 777s, but they have dinero to make it happen. Any plane that uses LCY has to be ca...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10039

Re: EK and London

VS also flies LHR-HKG. It seems there are 4-5x LHR-HKG on CX depending on the day, and I noticed that BA switched the A380 & B77W, used to be the 777 left first, now it leaves second. But still within 30 minutes of each. Since this is about EK, I'm impressed with their London capacity. I'm just ...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 13973

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I think it happened on a BA LHR-JFK flight after 9/11, made the news. I recall the return flight was full so they didn't cancel it. Must have been a short takeoff roll!

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 1403 - MAN to LHR
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: BA 1403 - MAN to LHR

It'll be hard since LiveATC is not permitted in the UK. The best would be to check YouTube in case a video spotter was recording with ATC when it happened. The rule is that is not permitted to listen to a broadcast which was not intended for you. I think it is a leftover law from WWII days, like pub...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7143

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Why's it so hard for airlines to get Canada right? Because transborder taxes can be insanely high, relative to the distances traveled. Thus you have high total-fares (arguably) suppressing the market, but the airlines aren't deriving high yields from them.... which is a big reason why powerful LoCo...

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7143

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

It would appear Flair has cancelled all US flying about a month earlier than planned. As is always the case, airlines don’t cancel profitable routes. Then again, anyone with any understanding of the Canadian aviation market knows precisely why Flair badly pooped their drawers once again. Why's it s...

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20864

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

As has been said many times on A.net, Americans don't like props... so it stands to reason we don't like buses either. I think the last time I used the stairs was at HPN, but no, bus, we walked to the terminal.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay purchasing HK Express
Replies: 89
Views: 10897

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

How will this fleet fit into Cathay Dragon? To me it doesn't make sense to manage them separately. Cathay Dragon is like Silk Air for Singapore Airlines. It's a full service carrier, with a business class offering. HK Express will be like Scoot, no business class on the narrowbodies, and overall LC...

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay purchasing HK Express
Replies: 89
Views: 10897

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

timtam wrote:
Largest shareholder is refusing to sell to CX.

Zhong Guosong who holds a 47.5 percent stake in HK Express.


Awesome! But meaningless, he could be reduced to a silent partner, losing every board vote henceforth.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay purchasing HK Express
Replies: 89
Views: 10897

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

Funny enough, neither airline has anything on their website in the news section, nor in the front page.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay purchasing HK Express
Replies: 89
Views: 10897

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

Any anticipated regulatory issues? HKCAD doesn't go against CX, so I doubt other departments would either. I'm curious what direction they will take it. Will they: 1. Expand it, make much of short haul LCC service - this seems logical because they could reduce the T&Cs to match the LCC, but kee...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 86
Views: 16840

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

With Swoop, and Flair, can Canada have another airline? I don't want to poo-poo on anyone's dreams but the country is what, 33m people? Even if not the stack of lies some would suggest, and really full of best intentions, I don't think it can work. We’re up to a little over 37 million now. That man...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 29107

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

AA mainline will return to YYZ-ORD this summer with a 1x daily A319. This will raise AA mainline at YYZ to 7x daily (2x 738, 5 xA319) -- 2x daily DFW 738, 3x daily MIA A319, 1x daily CLT A319 plus the ORD A319 route. A fraction of the former AA presence at YYZ, but progress nonetheless. A long time...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 86
Views: 16840

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

With Swoop, and Flair, can Canada have another airline? I don't want to poo-poo on anyone's dreams but the country is what, 33m people? Even if not the stack of lies some would suggest, and really full of best intentions, I don't think it can work.

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6098

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Virgin Australia flies HKG-SYD, so passengers can connect to that flight after the VS lands. It replaced their own HKG-SYD extension I think. Also there are 5 daily flights between LON and TYO compared to 3 daily and 3 weekly between LON and PVG (excluding VS) so that kinda explains why they don't ...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19322

Re: B6 Situation

In my experience, the crappy RJ is always late too. But any flight that has anything to do with JFK will generally be late after JFK too. I like the jetHawaiian idea, but I would make adding HKG-HNL compulsory for the 3-way merger to be completed. ;-) Yes you nailed it. Because people booking a fli...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19322

Re: B6 Situation

None of it means a damn thing if you are 3 hours late and the crappy RJ arrived on time In my experience, the crappy RJ is always late too. But any flight that has anything to do with JFK will generally be late after JFK too. I like the jetHawaiian idea, but I would make adding HKG-HNL compulsory f...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does IAH allow STOL ops from taxiways?
Replies: 17
Views: 3520

Re: Does IAH allow STOL ops from taxiways?

They should bring this back. It would open up more slots at congested airports. Good luck getting Americans to fly around in Twin Otters. There’s only a couple of US slot restricted airports. GF Yanks fly them all the time around the Grand Canyon, besides aren't they called Vikings now? When I wrot...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does IAH allow STOL ops from taxiways?
Replies: 17
Views: 3520

Re: Does IAH allow STOL ops from taxiways?

They should bring this back. It would open up more slots at congested airports.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 44058

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411001&start=100#p21174533

Interesting that Phoenix is #3 at 51 pax to Tokyo well ahead of Miami 32 pax and Philadelphia 26 pax.


Has to be military, along with tech / auto, right?
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BA744PHX wrote:
Did anyone else this post in the Miami to Asia thread?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411001&start=100#p21174533

Interesting that Phoenix is #3 at 51 pax to Tokyo well ahead of Miami 32 pax and Philadelphia 26 pax.


Has to be military, along with tech / auto, right?

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7412

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

Considering that Emirates started DXB to STN on the 08 June 2018 I wouldn't say that it ''took them so long'' to add a second daily flight! This must be one of the quickest additions on the Emirates network after all DXB to STN hasn't even been operating for a year and a second daily flight is adde...

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by hz747300
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11586

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

A quick check on FR24 shows BR067 does still route TPE via BKK to LHR. Is that better than going north over Japan, into Russia then across before going down into LHR? I saw a couple of China Airlines flights take this route. Anyhoo, I was staying in a cheap transit hotel outside of BKK and saw at c...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 5194

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

I would love to think so, and I do believe it could support more flights. However, I don't think it can reliably get the Manhattan business traveler, but it should do ok with those business on the middle of Long Island.

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709069

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

But both accidents had something else in common - both were flown by shitty airlines with poor safety record and a long history of violations. This has been discussed at length and I don’t think ethiopian Airlines actually has a poor safety record? Seemingly no, most of their incidents seem to be h...

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by hz747300
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 44058

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I would think there would be some demand from Honeywell, Boeing, Intel and others in the valley. I don't know if it is enough but maybe 4X a week I think there would be some military too. Fort Huachuca, A couple of Air Force Bases, and Yuma’s Naval Air Station (though the latter probably wouldn’t b...

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by hz747300
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?
Replies: 38
Views: 5513

Re: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?

If Islip wants to expand it is going to need a transit option to New York City. It can't thrive solely on Long Island based passengers. This is key. I agree that ISP is a great option for Central & Eastern Long Island, but probably not enough travelers. However, you add nonstop, or limited stop...

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10382

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

I just flew R/T HKG-HKT and experienced no issues. Anecdotal to be sure. However, after my visit to Thailand, I feel like it is the Russians that should be doing the safety audit. There must have been no less than 4 flights to Moscow / Russia around noon time, with more scheduled later in the day. W...

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX to end HKG-AKL effective May 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 3447

Re: HX to end HKG-AKL effective May 2019

Don't think their US flights are that full either. Tough to run long haul flights without big feed network. I dno't think ME countries have HKG-AKL traffic rights I don't think they do because they would be using them, but I know Etihad and Jet (I know it is not ME) code shared on a lot of HX fligh...

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 103797

Re: A380

A380 will fly into 2030s easily with the EK. Their own airport is slot restricted, and even if DWC is completed, many of their destinations are slot restricted. Furthermore, as A380 has no resale value, it would very expensive to replace them with new twin-aisles. I would assume EK will fly their A...

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow at LAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 5333

Re: Snow at LAS?

I think a decade or so ago they had about 3 inches, probably still not enough to require a plow.

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX to end HKG-AKL effective May 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 3447

Re: HX to end HKG-AKL effective May 2019

Probably better placed on North American routes. Is HX really getting rid of the A330s? Could be why too if North American routes are providing better returns.

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by hz747300
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Rumor is that AA is going to bring back the milk run. It will be DFW-MAF-ELP-LRU-SVC-SAD-TUS-PHX, flown 2x daily, except Saturdays then 1x. I guess it could only be the CRJ2, but my source didn't know which equipment was going to be used.

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by hz747300
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 54
Views: 14523

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

This makes sense. I saw a BA A380 taking off from HKG around 5pm-ish yesterday so I opened Flight Radar and saw it was BA28D. That would put them in London around 11pm I guess.

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by hz747300
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57555

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

The good times are short lived on this route. Wait until HX crashes the party just like they did on YVR-HKG and tanked the fares. AC now has the 789 on YVR-HKG Hey, we were able to fly r/t HKG-YVR on HX for HK$21k in business class last year. This year, the cost was higher, at HK$26k and now that t...

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines (CI) Pilots Overwhelmingly Approve Strike
Replies: 47
Views: 6872

Re: China Airlines (CI) Pilots Overwhelmingly Approve Strike

smi0006 wrote:
What sort of autonomy do CI pilots want in decision making?

I can’t comment on any of the Union demands, as I don’t know details but I confess I don’t agree a business isn’t a democracy, why should pilots get to choose their manager?


Probably because they don't want a management stooge.

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC92 YYZ - SCL returning to YYZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: AC92 YYZ - SCL returning to YYZ

It must not have been urgent to return all the way back to YYZ in favor of diverting to medical facilities closer to the decision point. It seems really odd, and I understand the crewing issue, but interesting to say the least.

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