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by hz747300
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 82
Views: 6213

Re: The Future of ISP

Three recent ISP threads. I feel like there is definitely interest in flying from the airport above the current service level. Personally, I think it would be good, if doable (regulatory & NIMBYs), to add service to major hubs westward and key east coast business centers plus Floridian leisure m...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15958

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

The cockpit windows make me laugh. It looks like the kind of plane I'd expect to find rummaging through the trash...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 82
Views: 6213

Re: The Future of ISP

I did not realise there was a bunch of NIMBYs near the ISP airport. When you are out there, there is not a lot directly around the airport. It seems like the type of airport that could be a good reliever for the New York big 3, with an island encachement area of its own for people that don't want to...

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8380

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

Still, amazes me how JAL is abusing these birds on domestic routes. The A330NEO would be better if they want a widebody or A321NEO. I thought Japan had an extensive network of high-speed trains, on which routes do they still fly these birds? Plenty of uses that are not train friendly, like Sapporo ...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 16914

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I could see why the pilot was saying "It's a pretty nice layover from what I'm hearing"... No doubt. Does it require F? Who knows, I am only an amateur fleet planning revenue officer.

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today

I thought Cathay would add SEA but with Delta not killing it regularly, it probably is a ways off. Seems like more leisure carriers are going into SEA

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7487

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

CX is putting the brakes on international growth. :confused: :confused: Entire CX Group operations is international, and they are growing both in frames and seat capacity. It's a sore topic. Hong Kong is part of China, so if you view it differently, you're saying China is putting the brakes on non-...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57520

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

INFINITI329 wrote:
boeing777200lr wrote:
WN seasonal to LGA starting apr 14


This will become WNs longest flight from PHX


Would they add ISP / PHX r/t? That would be helpful for me, and maybe a few dozen other people....

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

There's been consistent discussion amongst FF and enthusiasts about a HKG-HNL route but I don't see much demand. There are similar beach destinations much closer to HKG that are well served by many carriers including LCCs. Japan-Hawaii is the most lucrative Asian market due to its closer proximity ...

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by hz747300
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10387

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

Could they do us a favor and have a direct HKG flight already? I'd accept 5th freedom EK or QR, DXB-HKG-HNL or DOH-HKG-HNL. The problem is HNL is almost exclusively a leisure destination save for military (but only domestic), hospitality, and *maybe* shipping. So with such little premium demand, it ...

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by hz747300
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5012

Re: More of the same at BER

In short, a 3,5 Million plus surroundings City with a traffic potential of 40 Million p.a. will have totally inadequateairport capacity. Get more Popcorn and nachos...................... Just like London approving only 1 new runway which would like come online in 20 years if ever... This is governm...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7511

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

So this is an armchair CEO order review? I think that AA is large enough that subfleets are not a concern. Personally, I think all 777, 787, A350, even A330 have a place within AA. Sure, they could streamline, but they don't need to.

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 8994

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Guys, you are missing the big picture here. Price. I don't think you all realise how cheap HKA is. For example, I just booked HKG-YVR for me, my wife, my dad, and the triplets. I priced several carriers. The end destination is PHX, but I prefer to fly through Canada, because we can board with bottle...

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31778

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

And I'm still not sure why DFW would be 'related to beer' unless they are referring to the Honky-Tonks and drunks on mechanical bulls. It's never been honky tonks and drunks on mechanical bulls in DFW (despite Billy Bob's). It's more like Mambo Taxis and drunks on designer high heels. Ok, to be fai...

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31778

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

Brussels would make sense, as I thought it is an underserved city from Asia given its political importance to Europe. However, I think the amount of traffic is probably only suited for an A359 and even then only 4-5x per week. It seems it the other destinations are CPH and DFW based on P P R U N E. ...

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 88
Views: 20021

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

I think the A346 did its job an essentially eliminated the DC8 from all flying but some re-engined freighters in Africa. Cathay had three, prior to the 77W joining the fleet and flew them on the HKG-JFK route nonstop. I flew this a few times, and I did like it. It is a long plane, but for couples th...

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by hz747300
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 29586

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

I live right next to the airport and it was a doozy. I was surprised to hear that any flight landed as this was during the T10 stage and windows & trees had already been affected in the neighborhood. While I appreciate the skill of the pilots, I do question the concept of landing in a storm like...

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by hz747300
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 11829

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

MCI could be like a DXB within the US. It could ripe for an airline starting with A380s changing planes between LAX & SFO, JFK & BOS, dumping seats and prices. Only with a new terminal though. This is being Ironic, right? That was the original plan...747s would come from around the country ...

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 11829

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

MCI could be like a DXB within the US. It could ripe for an airline starting with A380s changing planes between LAX & SFO, JFK & BOS, dumping seats and prices. Only with a new terminal though.

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 76
Views: 16286

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

The place I've met the most Thai people outside of Thailand is Vancouver. Perhaps they want their own metal even it is not a money maker. But by going via ICN, they could carry on as a 2nd or 3rd flight to YVR, while allowing their passengers to connect to LAX, JFK, SFO, etc..., on Asiana & AC.

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 2723

Re: FlyADeal in Saudi Arabia

Odd name for sure, but nice looking jet. Good to see that the Kingdom is continuing to open up.

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by hz747300
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 763 LIH-LAX emerg. landing in ITO
Replies: 24
Views: 7127

Re: HA 763 LIH-LAX emerg. landing in ITO

Maybe Boeing and Airbus should build an artificial island in between Hawaii and the US Mainland with a 10-thousand foot runway with U-Turn circles at each end and a motel.

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by hz747300
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 17322

Re: Delta C Series

I recall when DL kicked DFW to the curb. Are you saying (writing) that they would base C-Series aircraft there? Or are you saying they'll consistently flew NYC-DFW-LAX and return? If the latter, I can see many a-nutters booking the whole leg each way for the old log book. What about going on the SEA...

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by hz747300
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11132

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Tucson & Phoenix with a Casa Grande airport? I think this was mentioned a few times when I was small. I don't think it makes much sense though. Given the awesome location to downtown for PHX, who would want to give that up. Plus, I think you'd need really high speed rail to connect from both loc...

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7169

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Hmmm.... Ever since I had a "fly away" with my drone, I have developed a reluctance with pilotless aircraft. I look it at it this way, I'm not paying for the pilot to be there for when the computer does not meltdown, but rather to be there when it does screw up. At worst, a pilot monitorin...

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 36006

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

dtw2hyd wrote:
I would say both A & B should demand 50% deposit.


Non-refundable and cash only.

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10865

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

. I'd say that this just more of a reason for Brexit. Who needs this garbage? The Anglosphere needs to form its own global union, and let the rest of the world drown it its own feces. I must say that I don't normally hear great things said by the British about the USA. And definitely not since the ...

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUS loses Mexico service
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: TUS loses Mexico service

If there's enough demand, someone will fill the gap. What about Vivo Aerobus?

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 13722

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

What about people traveling with triplets?

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10865

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Yet it's ok to make dereogatory and xenophobic comments about the UK? To be fair I think we've given others plenty to laugh about, so let them. It wont affect your life. Stiff upper lip and all that old boy. That's crap! If you sit there and take it, you'll just get more of it. I'd say that this ju...

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3751

Re: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question

Wayfarer515 wrote:
In other news, BBD marketing has taken desperate measures to make everybody think their CRJ's don't suck, even though we all know they do.


The C-Series may not suck. But I won't be able to try one for quite some time.

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3751

Re: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question

I don't get motion sickness, but I have noticed the ERJ's seem to be a bit more bouncy in rough weather compared to the CRJs. I think it has to do with the design of the wing more than anything else. I notice the opposite. Landing in PHX on a CRJ7 seems to be crazy bouncy versus landing in LAX or A...

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

Just curious, with the new routes being announced from ISP recently, it still seems the furthest west you can fly directly on a commercial flight will be New Orleans. With the delays at the New York majors, it would seem that there should be at a minimum some demand to WN cities further west. Or AA ...

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?
Replies: 43
Views: 4623

Re: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?

I thought they had one of the newer terminals in the US? I think it would be silly to build a new airport now. Given that, it seems like exactly that the government do.

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by hz747300
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57520

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Could WN launch PHX-ISP direct?

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27460

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Who are they going to sue though? The only party with any real cash on hand is Boeing and the engine manufacturer.

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by hz747300
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?
Replies: 19
Views: 3740

Re: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?

Wait....!!! Pax on the upper deck and freight on the lower. The A380 combi. ;) ;) ;) Heaven's to Betsy, that's not a dreadful idea! However, there is no front loading, and given the strength reinforcement required for the lower floor, well... The range would probably be cut in half. Maybe IAI can g...

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by hz747300
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 11668

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

KSAD = Safford Regional Airport had service from Frontier in the 1950s but none since. It has a population of almost 8000 people, and a metro area, including Fort Thomas, Pima, Thatcher, and Solomonville, of at least 15-16k people; yet no air service. Who are the revenue department wizards that thou...

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by hz747300
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities
Replies: 59
Views: 13292

Re: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities

It would be nice if they can improve the connectivity between their terminals for people traveling with triplet strollers :) Just kidding. By the time the upgrades are done, the girls will be walking, probably going into elementary school. I think that bus between the terminals makes no sense given ...

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9448

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

What's the difference between what she did, and throwing an apple into the bin upon arrival at Sydney? In both cases, you are doing it there to avoid an anal exam by border police later. Her assumption probably was that she forgot she had it, and she knew it was wrong to have in Japan, or wherever t...

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10280

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Wow, I even more agree that forum is nuts. First, as for air sabotage, it's just a risk I'm willing to take. So any flight I take to the US, I know is at more risk, than say a flight to Japan. And whilst an American carrier is more likely a target, I think the target is still Americans in any form. ...

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 4972

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

All the AA ads in HK, position the DFW flight as the best way to South America. There are no ads stating the greatness and fun of going to Dallas, eating a steak or hanging out at a honky-tonk.

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight Claim, 40 Years Before Kitty Hawk
Replies: 20
Views: 4087

Re: First Flight Claim, 40 Years Before Kitty Hawk

It seems that the first to do it, and the first to do it consistently are two separate things. First is first, but first to make it successful which evolved into a global trade and totally new means of transportation are both equally important. More than one person, or group, can share the honor here.

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 17182

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

Maybe Dragonair can secure these 772ERs: 9M-MRA, 9M-MRE, 9M-MRN as it seems they have received approval to launch US routes. Seems like a perfect aircraft for a HKG-HNL-PHX or HKG-HNL-LAS routing, after they have been fitted with high density seating for low price bottom feeders and holiday makers,...

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 17182

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

Maybe Dragonair can secure these 772ERs: 9M-MRA, 9M-MRE, 9M-MRN as it seems they have received approval to launch US routes. Seems like a perfect aircraft for a HKG-HNL-PHX or HKG-HNL-LAS routing, after they have been fitted with high density seating for low price bottom feeders and holiday makers, ...

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by hz747300
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57520

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

This is a HUGE victory!!! I am so excited after years of searches we finally have a second long haul!!! im sure many of you are also very excited because im preaching to the choir but when I read that headline I got chills down my spine and jumped out of my chair!!! A "Huge" victory? This...

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by hz747300
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Meridiana Be Italy's New Main Airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 5474

Re: Could Meridiana Be Italy's New Main Airline?

Could be but not officially. I flew them on a very old MD-80 (ex-AA, I think) and from row 5 I could hear the autoland altitude countdown from the cockpit. I don't know how the new planes look, but the image should be polished a little bit. Good service though! OK, but having piloted them for 10 ye...

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by hz747300
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 46
Views: 11518

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

I'm curious to see what they do next summer with Condor entering the TATL market (albeit at 2x weekly). It is interesting to see DE operating from May to September whereas BA only went 10x weekly from May to June. I think because the European summer holiday ends at the end of August--which would be...

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by hz747300
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10280

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

You people are funny. Some of the incidents you mention are 20 years old. Also, if Silkair was a suicide (I think it was, but far be it from me to besmirch someone in death), a couple of airlines globally have had similar issues in the past. And any trust you have for CX is quickly questioned once y...

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10280

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

I suspect if they codeshare with anyone it would be UA, just a hunch. Additionally, they are not a bad airline, I have flown them a few times, regionally; but it definitely has a more local feel. Many of the crew live in my complex in Tung Chung. As a regular CX flier, the only main draw of CX is fo...

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