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by texdravid
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA 787-9 DFW-ICN-DFW / Business Class
Replies: 7
Views: 7541

Re: AA 787-9 DFW-ICN-DFW / Business Class

Interesting how much of a detour one has to take to go around North Korea.

I wonder how much time would that add.

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by texdravid
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2323

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

The United States are anything but. Since the late 80s, or around 1990, blue states and red states have had different goals, worldviews, values and fundamentally differ vehemently about every topic under the sun. The differences are not just enlarging, but enlarging at an increased rate. Furthermore...

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by texdravid
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 3867

Re: Is the route map dead?

As a kid, I went often to our local travel agents office and on their entire back wall was the whole Panam route map showing all continents and destinations.

Ah those long ago days!

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by texdravid
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 150
Views: 11331

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

I have two young children and one on the way. Let me be absolutely clear. Parents should first fly with their young children on a short hop like DAL-HOU. Then if they are ok with that try a medium haul and then a long haul. Any variations off the norm mean a visit to their pediatrician. Parents have...

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by texdravid
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight

Yawn. Wake me up when we see a real new flight like BLR/MAA-LHR nonstop or something.

North Indian Babus aren’t fooling anyone with this shuffling of deck chairs on the Titanic.

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by texdravid
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: Air India re-launches Amritsar - Birmingham

Yawn. Wake me up when we see a real new flight like BLR/MAA-LHR or something.

North Indian Babus aren’t fooling anyone with this shuffling of deck chairs on the Titanic.

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by texdravid
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 9711

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

“Also I’m further skeptical about AI as they have North Indian centric view of the Indian subcontinent.“ Oh geez, where to begin! AI for its entire existence has always wanted to and succeeded in making DEL and BOM their two gateways to India, with maybe Ahmedabad thrown in. Can you name a MAA- LHR/...

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by texdravid
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 9711

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

It would have to be a nonstop DFW DEL or DFW BOM because what’s the point of a European/Middle east transfer? ..Also I’m further skeptical about AI as they have North Indian centric view of the Indian subcontinent. India is not just for Punjabis and Gujaratis after all. The DFW and IAH Indians have...

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by texdravid
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 9711

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

AF served DFW for a nanosecond in the days of DL's hub and parked at Terminal E. They pulled out most likely because SN's bankruptcy opened up a hole in Africa and gave an AF opportunity to compete for highly lucrative traffic. KL served DFW from 2008 to 2015 or 2016, initially starting yearly and ...

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by texdravid
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8428

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Yeah everyone is answering why DFW-AKL doesn’t exist, but no one is elaborating why DFW-MEL/BNE isn’t happening. That was the main point of my rant. With the 787, QF and/or AA should have DFW-SYD daily and then split BNE/MEL 3X each or something like that. Just feel that IAH and the airlines that se...

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by texdravid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8428

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

I said IAH, not UA.

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by texdravid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8428

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

Sucks that IAH has flights to both SYD and AKL. Just goes to show how timid AA/QF are. Even with them being both OW, new planned flights from DFW to MEL or BNE or AKL are languishing. And look how brave UA is to go to a OW fortress in SYD. Sheesh. Once again IAH owns DFW. Internationally IAH is alwa...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 11803

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

Aircraft movements, not passengers, should be the metric to determine the busiest single runway airport. Whether it's a B747 or a B737 is irrelevant: LGW 2016 aircraft movements - 280,666 BOM (April 2016- March 2017) aircraft movements - 305,465 SAN handles around 200,000 movements, well below LGW ...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?

And as a postscript, Pakistan’s military is full of Taliban and Islamist sympathizers. Even Barack Obama couldn’t trust them with intel re: Bin Laden. And where or where was Bin Laden hiding out? In Abbotabad! Pakistan! The Indian military/bureaucracy is full of RSS/Hindutva sympathizers as well. T...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?

I want to know what your are smoking. Because it’s obviously some good hallucinogenic stuff man. Your rant lost any credibility when you brought up Mussolini and imminent civil war in India. And as a postscript, Pakistan’s military is full of Taliban and Islamist sympathizers. Even Barack Obama coul...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?

Yeah yawn to your casual and lazy ignorance on this topic. Yeah, India has some idiot Hindujas who are a very small minority in a polyethnic country of over of 1 billion. But to call India some theocracy is laughable. The joke is on you unfortunately. Try looking at the real theocracies in the world...

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by texdravid
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?

Thinking back on it, I feel my comment would be a more appropriate way of describing India & Pakistan. Islamic extremists agitating for power in one, Hindu Nationalists in the other, controlling two countries with enough conventional weapons to ensure calamity before we even get to worrying abo...

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by texdravid
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 9711

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

It would have to be a nonstop DFW DEL or DFW BOM because what’s the point of a European/Middle east transfer? We have that in droves already. Also I’m further skeptical about AI as they have North Indian centric view of the Indian subcontinent. The ME3, BA and LH all do well because from their hubs ...

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by texdravid
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US
Replies: 69
Views: 7792

Re: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US

Just because ORD is probably the closest to being at the center of the US population, does NOT mean it is the closest airport to or largest number of flights to any airport in the US. Thus, DFW hub is bigger and has more flights to more airports and is closer to those said airports. By the way, if K...

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by texdravid
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Thanks for your disjointed reply. Congrats you are disjointed as Rian Johnson. I write my own responses thank you. Don’t need to go to any site to state my opinion. People like you are just making excuses for a poor film. If you have to make so many verbal gymnastics moves to like it, then maybe it’...

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by texdravid
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

The lack of development of Snoke is just ripe for a standalone film at some point - I will look forward to that, but I didn't see it as an issue here as I see Ren as a much more compelling antagonist. And do we really know that Snoke is dead? Sure, he's in half on the floor but that may not be his ...

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by texdravid
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Meh, this just shows that its pointless to involve you in any discussion. :checkmark: You just summed it up. Ok....then it shows how you are a hopeless apologist and me too about defending this film. Why don’t you step up and show me your well thought out rebuttal?. No? Ok I have my answer then.

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by texdravid
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Except that every Jedi since time immemorial according to internal canon needed extensive training and apprenticeship and then a grueling trial before they are even called a Jedi. You said it yourself - "before they are even called a Jedi". By the by, but Skywalker never got an apprentice...

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by texdravid
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

My thoughts... The lack of onscreen training for Rey didn't bother me - you don't need training to use the force, you need training to use the force as a Jedi, which is a significant difference. The entire film revolves around the fact that the concept of the Jedi and Sith are dead and outdated - t...

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by texdravid
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I finally went to see it today - and I really liked it overall. There were definitely some weak points, though As mentioned above the whole casino trip thing was a waste of time and should have been left on the cutting room floor Laura Dern's character was pretty weak IMO and they didn't need someo...

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by texdravid
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Some of the other proposed explanations for fans' backlash are garbage. You'd have to be pretty pretentious to dislike the movie just because the lead characters are ethnic minorities/women. Then there's those who are saying that Star Wars fan are just too demanding - they get upset that TFA was to...

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by texdravid
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2017/12/22/last-jedi-daily-grosses-are-swiftly-collapsing-the-worst-holds-of-all-9-star-wars-movies/amp/ As stated previously, word of mouth is terrible. Looks like the drop off after the first few days is steep and real. I really am hoping i...

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by texdravid
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Well myself and many others were right in the sense that the Last Jedi is bad and it is underperforming at the box office. http://www.showbiz411.com/2017/12/19/star-wars-box-office-trouble-last-jedi-first-monday-receipts-are-half-as-much-as-the-force-awakens It is off 42%, as compared to The Force A...

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by texdravid
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I’m no fanboy. Don’t read the so called extended universe, you tube clips, etc.

Just a guy who watched all the previous movies and shocked at how bad this one is.
Not only is the story boring and long, it is disjointed and has a weak plot.

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by texdravid
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I’m no fanboy. Don’t read the so called extended universe, you tube clips, etc.

Just a guy who watched all the previous movies and shocked at how bad this one is.
Not only is the story boring and long, it is disjointed and has a weak plot.

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by texdravid
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I am so disappointed and frankly upset at the Last Jedi. The whole Disney gang and the new director were given the keys to a magical movie franchise and totally crapped on this episode. My points (in no order of importance): Luke is a washed up, tired and unlikeable crank who has done nothing on tha...

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by texdravid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 8223

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

Let’s see what the prices are.
SAN direct nonstop to Hawaii islands is expensive.
Saved 700 by driving up to LAX.

The Airlines gouge for Hawaii out of SAN

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by texdravid
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 91
Views: 15399

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

So, I found with some maritime googling the whole story or port/starboard: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/port-starboard.html From there a direct quote (for easier reading): "In the early days of boating, before ships had rudders on their centerlines, boats were controlled using a steerin...

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by texdravid
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Yes I know all about Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Prosper. I have lived in two of those listed cities. May I remind you that Dallas county also includes Uptown, University City, and Highland Park. I was told by many of my awoken white friends not to speed at all in Highland Park...they actively and v...

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by texdravid
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I agree that Dallas is not a tourist mecca. To say only rich white people from Highland Park travel to Europe for vacation is ludicrous. Sure keep thinking that. I’m sure there are plenty of people from Oak Cliff, Irving and Farmers Branch booking flights to Paris or Italy. Not. In Dallas; very few...

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by texdravid
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

And both WW and FI are coming into DFW next year, so contrary to some claims on this thread, there is demand for tourism travel in the DFW area. I don't see why DY couldn't start DFW-LGW or DFW-CDG and not be successful. I think it will happen eventually, maybe next year. Oh no? There has been peop...

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by texdravid
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I think it depends on perspective. If you have a white European perspective then maybe Houston is not a tourist city for you. Fair enough, i agree. However to say Houston is not a tourist city at all is inconsistent with the low cost Mexican airlines that fly into Houston. I have met many, many Mex...

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by texdravid
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

They might be comparable from an overall scoring perspective. However these two cities can’t be more different in terms international appeal, demographics and economic structure. Right, but my argument is that both cities have similar levels of being international. So to get back to the matter at h...

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by texdravid
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

They might be comparable from an overall scoring perspective. However these two cities can’t be more different in terms international appeal, demographics and economic structure. Right, but my argument is that both cities have similar levels of being international. So to get back to the matter at h...

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by texdravid
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

More likely you would see WW and FI in those markets than DY. And both WW and FI are coming into DFW next year, so contrary to some claims on this thread, there is demand for tourism travel in the DFW area. I don't see why DY couldn't start DFW-LGW or DFW-CDG and not be successful. I think it will ...

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by texdravid
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

It’s hilarious when Dallas and Houston fanboys always try to defend their places as some oasis of tourism, as they quote various business metrics and also some anecdotal view of many minorities in a suburb such as Sugarland or Plano. Don’t you folks see the handwriting on the wall? On this thread al...

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by texdravid
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I lived in the DFW area for 13 years and I have to agree with you that Dallas/Fort Worth is simply not a tourist destination both for those who live in the United States and those who reside outside the U.S. A nice to place to live for sure but I have yet to meet one person whose dream vacation was...

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by texdravid
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Atlanta is the largest airport in the USA, still Norwegian doesn't fly there. Why not? Because the city of Atlanta doesn't draw many tourists. Same goes for Houston and Dallas. They're big cities, but not very exciting. This. DFW and IAH are NOT on the radar of most Europeans who are tourists. DFW ...

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by texdravid
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 3911

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

Is the LH flight a 333 all year?
Also with these numbers do you think after the 744 is retired, will BA go to a 388 or double 789’s or neither?

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by texdravid
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32198

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

kann123air wrote:
How about DFW? The route has been 744/77W exclusive over the past few years, and think a OW hub-hub flight like it could surely fill up enough to warrant a 380.


Absolutely agree.

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by texdravid
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10705

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

UA could definitely attract a fair amount of transfer traffic by coherently pricing this. Currently buying LAX-PPT on TN and then [Your US Origin]-LAX on any other airline including AA is WAYYY cheaper than trying to buy the AA/TN codeshare XXX-LAX-PPT through AA. Yeah, it's a hassle having to lug ...

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by texdravid
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Zero players to three all in one year?
Let the bloodbath begin!
AA is not going to be one of the losers.
It will be one or both of the Icelandic carriers.

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by texdravid
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 87681

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

Speaking of BA’s 744’s, their dispatch reliability must be bad. My wife’s plane was 3 hours late on November 4 and flightaware indicates several flights similarly delayed. I don’t seem to recall their 777W being delayed like this.

But yes the 744’s are premium heavy. And packed to the gills!

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by texdravid
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5781

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

This site is actually better, especially in the Non aviation subsection. You're certainly a minority in that regard. This site is a shell of what it once was. Not if you are a conservative like myself. The illiberal liberals that have disappeared were quick to insult but cried immediately if challe...

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by texdravid
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX772LR wrote:
LAX-JFK-CAI

They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish.
Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it.


Correction: Egyptian 990 was a case of murder. No matter what Egyptian officials say.

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