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by hz747300
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 35
Views: 3899

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

Jetstar Japan, as long as I could earn Asia Miles, that is fine...

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 179
Views: 19973

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

It's a good move I think. I know quite a few people here in HK with ties to Seattle, or went to Uni there, etc... Then there should be a decent enough business market to drive premium demand plus connecting traffic with India and ASEAN. Another option when we go to PHX too!

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by hz747300
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”
Replies: 21
Views: 3349

Re: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”

Maybe they could drag YYZ into it and run YYZ-YVR-SIN like how the Australian service started at SYD... AC runs "high density' B777 out of YVR to HKG to make the economics work I think it's more like.. AC cannot obtain additional slot in HKG to add more flights, so they squeeze as many people ...

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by hz747300
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113697

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I saw an all-white A380 when landing at SIN on Tuesday. I think these should make good Hajj charter jets if nothing else.

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by hz747300
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25256

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It'll be interesting if the secondary airport strategy can work for someone beyond Allegiant. I think it can, but they have to be based in at least a major city, like Ryanair is, even if it is a secondary city. Then they can fly to touristy destinations, like primary hub in Fort Worth, and 4x week t...

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by hz747300
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3266

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

I think they cut HKG-LHR to free up a plane or two and code-share on the CX flight by transferring the available slot to CX. CX then supposedly added a 5th daily LHR flight, but on most days it is still only 4 flights. This discrepancy is hypothesized as defensive rostering by Cathay management to ...

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by hz747300
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3266

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

I think they cut HKG-LHR to free up a plane or two and code-share on the CX flight by transferring the available slot to CX. CX then supposedly added a 5th daily LHR flight, but on most days it is still only 4 flights. This discrepancy is hypothesized as defensive rostering by Cathay management to h...

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by hz747300
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5507

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

I think even though SEA is global city, great business area (Aviation, Tech, etc...), but notably not really a financial city like the ones mentioned. And there are probably not enough HKers in SEA like Vancouver to support a flight for familial ties. I think the best opportunity here is CX as they ...

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by hz747300
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

If someone starts the route, I think it'll be CX. HX is looking at higher tier cities. In fact, CX has used the arrival of their A359s, now in real volume, to launch routes like SEA (CPH, CPT, CHC, BRU, etc...), so it kind of makes sense. They can try to code share with AS on the SEA end.

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I believe DL tried HKG/DTW once as well. Probably the best idea if they want to be in HKG. No one really looks at a route map and says "No HKG, you suck!" If it was working, they would have kept it. I don't think they have to be here--UA did pretty well not serving JFK for many years. My m...

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8104

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

scbriml wrote:
Is it a write-off? :duck:


Funny! It is the first question everyone asks after one of these events :)

I'm sure SONY appreciates the free advertising in the news photos.

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 9982

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

I don't know if new state capitals will necessarily mean new air service is required. If PHX-SMF is 5x daily, it'll probably only need to be 5x daily afterwards. I don't think airlines have to pay for overfly rights to states, so the impact would be minimal. I agree, that which new state that Alaska...

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

DL never seemed to get SEA-HKG correctly. The rumour had been that CX would launch this route. Maybe it can make it work with onward connections from HK whereas DL could not with onward connections from SEA. I suppose they are not even going to bring back the HKG-NRT-LAX route then?

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by hz747300
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4530

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

I believe the Pension Fund for Pakistan International Airlines owned the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Last time I checked they still did, but were trying to sell it. Nice, and affordable hotel if you want to stay in midtown.

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by hz747300
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners for Kim Jong Un's Singapore Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Airliners for Kim Jong Un's Singapore Trip

Wow, very succinct with no fluff or unnecessary commentary. Did the US do the usual 2 747s, and C-140 with motorcade?

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by hz747300
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26372

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I heard that fellow SWIRE firm, HAECO, is making the coach class seats for the A350-1000 for CX. The seats are designed to allow easy use of personal devices, like phones & tablets--so I would be curious to see how much they differ to the 77W seats--which I don't mind at all. See starting on pag...

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by hz747300
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35648

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Frankfurt Flight So Successful, Condor Increasing Service for 2019 The twice-weekly flight will continue to be served by a Boeing 767-300ER with more than 250 seats. https://www.skyharbor.com/Media/PressReleases/2018/06/05/frankfurt-flight-so-successful-condor-increasing-service-for-2019 Good for t...

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by hz747300
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC
Replies: 75
Views: 5958

Re: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC

The only thing the US government would concern itself with on a HX/CX merger would be the US routes, but it's not like they could force them to be sold. To who? There would be no other airline operating the route from an HK base if that were to happen. The hard products are too different. But I thin...

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by hz747300
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7075

Re: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights

Good on them. It's interesting then that the plan seems to be to make PER a QF DXB for passengers traveling from around Australia then to pick one of the CDG, FRA, or LHR flights to get to Europe. That could be doable, especially if they have improved the international terminal facilities since I wa...

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 15298

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

If you are so ill that you are causing a stench that is leading to vomiting and fainting to those around you, I would suggest that you probably are in no shape to travel, let alone by air. Living in HK, and I'm sure any hot city, I come across people from time-to-time to whom their own stink appears...

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11325

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

It didn't look that bad to me. I've seen way worse in YYZ in the days before phones had cameras or that chappie would have been tweeted. At the Orange County Airport, I saw a mailman literally chucking bags of mail into the belly of a TWA 757 like he was a rage filled roid monster. From the build up...

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by hz747300
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22354

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

From Manhattan public transportation wise I give it to Kennedy, driving it's definitely EWR. In terms of physical distance EWR is closer to Manhattan than Kennedy, from Wall Street EWR is even closer than LGA. Using the Great Circle Mapper and the three Manhattan heliports for reference: People who...

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by hz747300
Thu May 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2361

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

Tokyo and Italy have fashion in common. I am not sure a HK flight is needed, as far as I know the Rome flight on CX is not even daily and has almost always been the smallest of the longhaul fleet flying it. Alitalia should just code share on the CX flights, CX doesn't mind code-sharing with non-OW a...

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by hz747300
Thu May 31, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 29
Views: 7924

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

I could see wanting to bypass Dubai as long as DXB is so packed, and maybe bringing it back when DWC is completed. Customers probably appreciate this change if I were guess.

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by hz747300
Mon May 28, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5870

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

AUS seemed to promote live bands in each bar at the terminal. I think the music in airports is filled with subliminal messages to encourage us to buy overpriced sandwiches and soda pop.

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by hz747300
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5237

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Seems like QF is trying to poach CX flight crew too if pprune is to be believed. QF probably never got over Jetstar HK not getting approved.

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by hz747300
Tue May 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11595

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

I'll assume the question is serious and not clickbait--like the Top Ten Reasons Dubai is like Miley Cyrus. I would assume EK would if they could, but that might be a bridge too far. I think first Jewish people should have the right to live openly in UAE, until that happens there is no way it would p...

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by hz747300
Tue May 15, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Swoop bird ready to roll
Replies: 12
Views: 4240

Re: First Swoop bird ready to roll

Will Canada allow Swoop recruit non-Canadians to pilot these jets at lower wages?

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by hz747300
Mon May 14, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9685

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

It makes sense that the AUS is doing well. It's a wealthy area, with key government offices, a top notch university, and several major corporates. I flew the 788 one way, from AUS-LHR shortly after it started (a deliberate booking over the direct PHX-LHR flight), and it was really full already a few...

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by hz747300
Mon May 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?
Replies: 18
Views: 2444

Re: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?

I took the flight as a Q400 as well a few years ago after flying a 739 from PHX to SEA. Then took AC to HKG from YVR. Fairly empty Q400, maybe 20 passengers, and flight time of ~35 minutes. Whenever I see large aircraft on short routes, I think that it is for connections to feed into a bank of fligh...

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by hz747300
Wed May 09, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 9083

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

anrec80 wrote:
hz747300 wrote:
Any chance they'll send the bird to HKG?


Not 10 - no range. Maybe 789.


Block off every other seat, make it comfortable. Kidding aside, I expect that we'll get the 789s when the 772s are replaced.

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by hz747300
Tue May 08, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 9083

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Any chance they'll send the bird to HKG?

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by hz747300
Fri May 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7628

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

If you find it ridiculous then you think a lot of EK's plans are ridiculous. I would have thought a lot of their plans were ridiculous not too long ago as well. It's like saying they wont fly to PVD or BDL or something because its too close to BOS or NYC. I expect they will at some point. So do the...

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by hz747300
Fri May 04, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement
Replies: 8
Views: 3390

Re: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement

Hmmm... Interesting, I guess the asset sell offs from HNA Group has freed up some capital. It would be great to have some A350s sent our way to Hong Kong Airlines for more expansion to compete against CX.

The CN4 against ME3 to battle it out on the Kangaroo Route soon.

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by hz747300
Fri May 04, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7628

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

FlyHappy wrote:
bratwurst freight? you aren't serious, are you?


No, not serious.

But that is more serious than EK ever flying to MKE from DXB. Ever, let alone the next 20 years.

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by hz747300
Thu May 03, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7478

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

Interesting. Especially since Chicago is the home of the first (only?) Virgin Hotel. Which I highly recommend, you can do everything with the app. Awesomeness.

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by hz747300
Wed May 02, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7628

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

jpetekyxmd80 wrote:
Condor has been interested but state has never wanted to do anything in terms of revenue guarantees/incentives


I was guessing, but familial ties and bratwurst freight, 2x / week like Phoenix seems doable.

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by hz747300
Wed May 02, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7628

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I'd guess LGW on Norwegian, or Condor to FRA. Neither would be daily either.

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 295
Views: 29592

Re: The Future of ISP

Maybe there is less interest in traveling from ISP than I originally thought. We have lots of family out there. One thing I thought would help is if they did a train link all the way to the airport with step free connections from the LIRR to grab some NYC traffic with lower fares. I never believed i...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Y Experience?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Y Experience?

I agree the prices cannot be beat. Even in J. I would say that you'll have a fine experience. Weather may cause an issue for you, but even if you are an hour late, it's no problem connection wise. Also, Cebu Pacific shares the same midfield concourse and they could just choose to drop you on one of ...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6778

Re: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe

Destinations like ... IBZ might work. Absolutely won’t. Just curious as you posted this three times, why don't you think it would work? I would think that there may be enough transfer traffic through DXB from Russian, Australian, Kiwi, and other parts of Asia destinations on FZ and EK to make 4x we...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 49
Views: 13281

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Statements like these tend to ignore the multi-stops of old, where pax could easily spend 20hrs+ on the same (narrowbody!) airframe due to stops without disembarkation... yet riots and mutiny didn't break out. And that was before IFE. Yes, but it was also before the "me" generation and in...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 49
Views: 13281

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

What about 789/A359ULR wings & tanks on a plane that is like the A310 length? I think in terms of hours, passengers could probably tolerate being in the air for around 22-23 hours before outright hostility breaks out towards the crew.

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14405

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

I assume if they are running out of hours, there is a limitation to total hours per month, and per year set by the Civil Aviation Department of the UAE or Dubai. To hit this limit so soon, indicates a shortage. I would recommend allowing pilots to commute and work half months for still decent pay. I...

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by hz747300
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 6985

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Home Airport: Hong Kong ("HKG")
- Would love to have Honolulu service
- Calgary service would be nice too

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by hz747300
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Y Experience?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Y Experience?

Yes! Assuming you are on time, it's plenty of time. Follow the signs for transfers, there are several transfer locations around the terminal. You'll go through security again then back into the general terminal. Hong Kong Airlines (Air Hong Kong is a cargo carrier) uses the midfield terminal so you ...

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by hz747300
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35648

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I think it is pending on WN MAX-8s. If AA draws down service enough, then WN will be happy to add service they know exists. PHX terminal 4 is a pretty easy transfer airport too, so they would be able to do a steady diet of O&D + Connections.

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26955

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

It's two different factors, the airplane would suck for most airlines given the reasons already stated. EK found a niche role, exposed it, and is profiting from it. The other EY and QR have struggled to fill the same role, especially EY with its rapid contraction. TK fills a slightly different niche...

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21374

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Just for the PR alone, it would be worth their while to charter a Swift air or Prime air plane or two to sort this out.

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by hz747300
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35648

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I just discovered disappointing news in the Amadeus GDS...was killing time and started looking at timetables for the next several months including PHX-HNL on HA...I've not heard or read anything of this being announced, but...HA is DOWNGAUGING to the A321neo here starting 01JAN!! I was shocked. I h...

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