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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: 6520

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: 8
Views: 361

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: 320
Views: 21969

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: 26440

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: 20877

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: 320
Views: 21969

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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by hz747300
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN gears up to rival HKG as world's top 10 hub airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 3403

Re: CAN gears up to rival HKG as world's top 10 hub airport?

Everyone left off Foshan too!

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10231

Re: EY cancel PER

I always felt like there was not enough room for ME3 + TK to all survive. EK was the most clever and has the strongest foothold--being so close to AUH, EY would have had to offer something spectacular to succeed. Oh well--Abu Dhabi can always rejoin Gulf Air.

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 54
Views: 5676

Re: New Routes from Ireland

I guess after the CX route is under way, if it does well, there may be momentum for more Asia routes--or competition for the one stop Kangaroo routing.

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 270
Views: 26233

Re: The Future of ISP

Still no Toronto service planned? That's a shame--maybe it's too far out of the city to take advantage of the business travel that is based from Central Long Island. It’s still because KISP is not going International until 2019 (TSA customs installed).. I think it’s part of the public plan so if we...

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 270
Views: 26233

Re: The Future of ISP

Still no Toronto service planned? That's a shame--maybe it's too far out of the city to take advantage of the business travel that is based from Central Long Island.

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by hz747300
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4103

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

Maybe D8 can move one of the frequencies to ISP-LGW.

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Last DFW operation
Replies: 32
Views: 4508

Re: EY Last DFW operation

Probably right, as little fanfare as required. I'd be curious to know how the UAE allocated its 7 weekly flights for Toronto. I'm sure EK is ready to zip in there if it expands anyways. I'm not sure what EY has to offer anymore, there is just too much ME3 + TK capacity and EY seems to be the loser. ...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33010

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

As said before on other threads, if they made the doors yellow like UTA, like McDonald's, I'd be loving it.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 17791

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Honolulu, Honolulu, Honolulu, Honolulululu... Then make partnerships to hit 30+ cities across North America.

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by hz747300
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24340

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

TLV? JED? RUH? EZE?

BKK would seem to be too long & low yielding. I'm trying to think of places that would have some yields.

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 13412

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

It's always about the children... There should be a ban from 6pm to 9am, Essentially the airport can be as busy as it needs to be during school & work hours. This is absolute nonsense. I've landed on flights that have touched down close to 4:30am, so what to make of it; should we ciricle for 2 h...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13355

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Very interesting, a historic moment indeed for non-governmental travel.

Secondly, I think even though the US provides the ATC for Iraq, I imagine that they still work around the general policies of the government and just run the day-to-day.

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4234

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Air Seoul, a newish one in Korea as the LCC for Asiana.

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by hz747300
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5066

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

If there are no buyers, they could create their own airline to fill the orders and demonstrate their greatness. Pretty sure that's a big no-no from a legal perspective. Really? I doubt from a legal perspective, but I am sure the shareholders would veto this idea. Anyways, it was tongue-in-cheek.

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by hz747300
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5066

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

It would be nice if Lockheed would build a ULR high-wing twin, carbon exterior, two floors would probably do. But ULR is a small market too. Anyhoo, they can leverage their military aircraft division. If there are no buyers, they could create their own airline to fill the orders and demonstrate thei...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway
Replies: 48
Views: 11474

Re: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway

Any word if they will make the train to Tokyo faster? Right now, the only "express" bit of Narita Express is that it is non-stop. What's the ride like? So far I've used NRT only as a stop-over for other Asian destinations, and HND to get to Tokyo. My employer has some weird contracts. We ...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway
Replies: 48
Views: 11474

Re: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway

Any word if they will make the train to Tokyo faster? Right now, the only "express" bit of Narita Express is that it is non-stop.

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12539

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

I flew Cathay Pacific MAN - HKG - CEB - HKG - MAN in mid January which I would have called low season. Service was great. All four flights were packed. HKG airport was thriving. On a world scale I am a lowish earner, yet I found the fares quite acceptable. I wouldn't consider using an LCC from UK t...

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by hz747300
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9364

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Interesting figures on the cargo from the hottest part of the year. Cactus Jelly, microchips, and cotton, copper and citrus come to mind at least Eastbound. What's the puff up on the Westbound?

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26434

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

We did a helicopter flight to Base Camp a few years ago and all the fixed wing flights to Lukla were cancelled because the smog was so thick. We were flying for about 15-20 minutes before we cleared it. I wonder what the visibility was at the time? I agree that ILS would really help.

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4481

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

I liked the livery too, especially the bright green doors. I agree, LH's new livery could use something like that to spice it up.

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

Are you serious? You can't compare US states to EU member states. They are not the same thing, from any way you look at it. The historic processes that led to the creation of the US in the XVIII century and the EC then EU in the XX century can't be compared. Saying the EU needs to become one countr...

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 8994

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

I don't think a new airport is needed but a new airspace design above NYC for the traffic flow. Arriving in JFK is ok, but departures are seemingly always delayed. If they can fix that, then it would be good to 'clean up' the terminals. It would be nice to have a terminal, like Singapore Changi's T4...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3077

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

Is it still common there, to let people only into the departure area a few hours before your flight departs? I have read and heard several complaints about the security there, that people despite having their valid tickets and boarding passes ready were not allowed into the departure area, when the...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 21969

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

PHX is not equipped to handle scheduled A380 service. The only contingency is effectively on a diversion basis. No taxiways are capable of handling an A380 without impacting parallel taxiways, and I don't believe any gates are equipped for it. It can't taxi on Charlie or Romeo, and if it's on Bravo...

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 7116

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

I don't think the Israelis will feel comfortable flying over saudi airspace especially in case of an emergency. Anyway does this route overfly Pak airspace or will it fly down to Gujarat and head further west ? Why? Saudi is an ally of the US (such as Israel) and a relatively prosperous and civilis...

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21593

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

I heard if they have no passengers or luggage it has even better range too. This is an unnecessary flaimbait type of comment. SQ will have no economy seats in their configuration, it is a premium only configuration which by its very nature even with less seats installed will have a higher empty wei...

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21593

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

I naturally assumed it would be special inside, but as you point out weight saving will be everything for this model. What I heard recently in Toulouse is that they really remove everything they can to save weight to get to the performance they'll need. What I've been told is that they actually ren...

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7331

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

I know there is a LOT (haha) of Polish people in Chicago, so much so, that when I was there for work, I spotted a Polish language television station. But are there that many Canadians? It seems there is almost 20 flights a day between Chicago and Toronto, which can be driven in about a day.

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 7441

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

spinkid wrote:
Their Site is currently unavailable.


Probably A.net geeks crashing it trying to test the new routes!

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 23294

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

They should offer conversions to houses with the older widebody airframes. Maybe create an entire subdivision of ex-773/W modified airframes in the Desert Southwest.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on LAX-SIN-LAX? Any chance to restart HKG-SIN-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 6946

Re: How is UA doing on LAX-SIN-LAX? Any chance to restart HKG-SIN-HKG?

How is UA doing on the LAX-SIN-LAX run? Any plans to restart HKG-SIN-HKG? It provides more convenience to HKG/SIN local customers as well as east coast customers. Sorry for asking (and it is by no means UA bashing), but how does UA serving HKG-SIN provide more convenience to local customers, when a...

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95548

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Maybe they can launch HKG after the 789s arrive.

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by hz747300
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New expansion possibilities for Japan Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2521

Re: New expansion possibilities for Japan Airlines

PHX! It's been talked about for ages, and JAL could be the perfect agent of change and make the push here. Doubtul to highly unlikely.

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by hz747300
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14155

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Any smart person would use Eagle as a stepping stone to American or any other major airline. I took a job with Signature Flight Support, to get to know people at Sun Country in MSP. I worked for SY for many years. This is why I don't mind about it. I doubt the role at Envoy was created to be a care...

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by hz747300
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9251

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

I don't know what is so great about DXB unless you like sitting on a plane on the ground for 90 minutes after doors closed to wheels up; or circling the terminal twice before your gate finally opens up and you can park after landing. If you're going to India, LHR for FRA, seems an easier connection ...

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by hz747300
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 6476

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Looking post-modern (see: more and more Chinese airports) does not a pleasant experience make. ICN is a vastly overrated hub. The security area is tight, smoke from the smoking "lounges" regularly seeps out, seating is scarce, and post-security food options are a let-down-- while on my wa...

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by hz747300
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)
Replies: 23
Views: 5372

Re: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)

cranberrysaus wrote:
This is why we can't have nice things


Awesome!

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by hz747300
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9107

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

kelval wrote:
It's not right to lose her job over this, ....


Why not?

Life has consequences, her employer probably does not people to equate her to the firm. Hopefully, this is a learning exercise for her.

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22363

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Kikko19 wrote:
Finally some wisdom at the gate.


Why isn't this stopped at check-in?

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10513

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

I bet Tokyo & Frankfurt are military traffic. Doesn't really matter what it is, at 18 and 17 pdew no one's going to touch those routes. Haha, true--just speculating because of all the buzz cuts I see at Tokyo immigration. Ultimately, if demand was there, the flights would be there--that's the b...

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10513

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

What is keeping Phoenix from landing more international flights? Below are the top international destinations for Phoenix passengers and how many people fly to and from these place and Phoenix daily , according to Sky Harbor data: London: 121.6 Paris: 47.9 Tokyo 36.3 Amsterdam: 34 Frankfurt: 34 htt...

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by hz747300
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10513

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

As an AZ native living in HKG who sees several people making the same connections from the HKG flight to the port of entry and onward to Phoenix every Christmas, I do wonder. But in reality, I know the answer. High yield demand, even connecting demand, would make the route happen, but it is not ther...

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