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by mercure1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 26
Views: 6309

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-09-21-la ... 87800.html
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Instead of lease(or maybe in addition?) La Compagnie will "purchase" 2 A321NEO for 2019 delivery

http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-09-21-la ... 87800.html

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 64
Views: 4539

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

AMS/CDG-LAX really is nothing to do with DL somehow wanting to add a Europe-LA flight, but all about the JV desiring more capacity to LAX for S18, and DL having the resources to perform it among partners. Remember all flying from AMS+CDG are coordinated between partners and equipment and route assig...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 9943

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

QF1607 wrote:
Air Tahiti Nui should start recording higher profits and reporting lower losses soon when they add the 787 to the fleet and replace the A340's


TN has been profitable last 3 years. Just recently published its 2016 figures - XPF 4.6bil / EUR 38.5m profit.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA one way New York JFK-Beirut, why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: MEA one way New York JFK-Beirut- why?

UN week. Same reason Iran Aseman Airline is at JFK this week.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2681

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

What is probably the most comparable destination to HNL in Europe? There is no a shortage of beach markets accessible from Europe, hence the massive European tour industry. Close by we have entire Mediterranean basin from one end to the other, Canary Islands, North Africa/Egypt. Bit further have ma...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15918

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

I wonder why SA even bothers with the farce that SAA is a quasi-private enterprise? They should simply nationalize it completely and call it a day.
Nothing shameful with having state owned airlines.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2681

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

If most Europeans have zero interest in Hawaii, why did Hawaii see 142,648 visitor arrivals combined from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in 2016? This does not include the rest of the European countries as well. There were more visitors from Europe then NZ which offers n...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK720 IST-BOM odd routing
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: TK720 IST-BOM odd routing

Thunderstorms and rain reported in BOM again today, so maybe that is part of issue.

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama and China plan to establish direct air routes
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Panama and China plan to establish direct air routes

Nothing if ever. Having a framework for the establishment of the future air-service agreement is hardly grounds to expect flights. China has an air-service agreement with tons of nations (virtually entire Africa and South America), yet no service. I mean we don't see Chinese airlines in Peru, Argent...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to order 789??
Replies: 32
Views: 4621

Re: TK to order 789??

Erdogan is visiting US now, so would be good time to announce order.

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15918

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Lets see how long it takes to burn this cash, and SA finds itself begging for another handout.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 56994

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Bye bye United 747, but based on comments from the experience onboard and poor reliability of model I don't think many will miss her.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Tapatalk Now Available For Airliners.net
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Tapatalk Now Available For Airliners.net

I have not posted using Tapatalk, but have read the forums. It's a very nice experience. Thank you

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13243

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I'm convinced we will see Asia for DL become more like Europe for DL. A few years ago (early part of this decade?) DL stopped their last onward Europe destination of India after at one point have 2 India destinations from Amsterdam; and way back Frankfurt before that. That being said, ICN/KE, PEK,C...

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Frontier - $1.5mil - Tarmac delays
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: DOT Fines Frontier - $1.5mil - Tarmac delays

Frontier probably got off lightly considering the extensive operational melt down they experienced.

Based on DOT rules, the fine could have been much larger based on volume of passengers impacted and allowed fine per passenger.

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by mercure1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Chinese domestic aviation: complete lack of ATRs and DHCs

There have been ATR operators in China going back to 1990s - CAAC, China Xinjiang, China Southern, etc

More recently at Paris Air Show both China’s Xuzhou and China's Tianju places LOI for ATR42.

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by mercure1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13243

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Guess this means Delta withdrawal from Guam entirely?

Only current service is the 2x daily Tokyo flights per GDS.

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 8904

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Great results for August.

While not directly related to airlines, but certainly an indication of things to come Moodys upped its forecast GDP growth rate for Turkey following 5.1 growth in Q2. Turkey actually forecast to have the top economic growth of any G20 nation excluding China and India.

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

Well at least we have Baltia/USglobal to root for still

:duck:

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 98
Views: 13948

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

AF has set up event on September 25th where Joon will reveal more details about its launch and likely details about first routes.

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 546
Views: 70332

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It isn't dumping since no manufacturer has a realistic competing product. Dumping has nothing to do with existence of a competitor product. Definition of dumping from NAFTA -- "Dumping is the sale of goods in foreign markets at prices below those charged for comparable sales in the home market...

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 546
Views: 70332

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

BBD managed to use benefits of government money as a crutch while turning around selling the product at pricing that is clearly a loss.

In frankness, BBD aerospace business or even entire company should be bankrupt at this point if not for the sweetheart government deal.

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mexico City airport stuck in the mud
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

New Mexico City airport stuck in the mud

After a string of construction setbacks, the project is now in the cross hairs of the upcoming 2018 national elections with main opposition party vowing to cancel the project entirely. Sounds like the planned 2020 opening date is already at risk without even without the political debate. In Mexico C...

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 546
Views: 70332

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Bombardier concedes likely loss in trade complaint, looks to next phase https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/14/bombardier-concedes-likely-loss-trade-complaint-looks-next-phase/ :thumbsup: Good Now lets see how much the tariff will be on the Delta CS100s. Article says penalties could be as high as 79 per...

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines (CI) 747-400F replacement ?
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: China Airlines (CI) 747-400F replacement ?

CI 744F fleet can easily soldier on till past 2025. Not sure there is an immediate impetus to replace.

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral to purchase and manage Air Madagascar for 10-years
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Re: Air Austral to purchase and manage Air Madagascar for 10-years

The partnership project between Air Madagascar and Air Austral is proceeding after review by IMF and will be signed by end of October. As part of this agreement, Air Austral will provide capital of USD $40mil for 49% stake in Air Madagascar. Air Austral has designed a 10-year business plan, which in...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 215
Views: 21173

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I suspect Boeing is well aware of pending 787 orders in discussion, so creating the production rate to offer the required slots.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 4612

Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

Air Canada has reached a deal with its pilots that will allow the airline to increase the number of aircraft operating in its low-cost Rouge unit. Air Canada said in a news release that the Air Canada Pilots Association, which represents 3,500 pilots, agreed to amendments to the current 10-year labo...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces daily service to Cardiff from 1 May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2292

Re: Qatar Airways Announces daily service to Cardiff from 1 May 2018

I still find it shocking how Qatar Airways can still expand rapidly like this especially during a crisis that won't be solved for a long time. Dont see how 'crisis' effects air-travel. If anything QR is now free to add even more routes due freed up aircraft not serving markets like Saudi. I dont kn...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7472

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

KarelXWB wrote:
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.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6385

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

According to an email newsbrief: Aegean Airlines (Greece) plans to close its Larnaca – London Heathrow route due ongoing losses related to high costs associated with operating at Heathrow. Carrier is looking at cheaper alternatives for its London routes. Will A3 leave LHR in favor of LGW, STN, LTN?

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6075

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

MIA/FLL-Cuba is not loss making, especially to HAV. Delta is not looking at adding ATL-HAV they want another daily MIA-HAV. Most other routes will not work right now. I won't put it passed them but not giving them to MIA/FLL routes is a waste IMO. But we will see what the DOT does. MIA-HAV is most ...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish to lease 747-8?
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Rumor: Turkish to lease 747-8?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373181
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Rumor is a couple weeks old.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373181

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6075

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

The extreme enthusiasm for likely loss making routes to Cuba by US airlines is quite interesting to watch.

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 43953

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

I dont see anything fishy with order. It been well known MH was considering the 787. There is a growing group of airlines that are also opting for 787/350 mix, so MH would not be unique. MH certainly has long relationship with Boeing over multiple models. Also order announcement during PM trip to US...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ 787 at TLV on Sunday ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: RJ 787 at TLV on Sunday ?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RJA ... /OJAI/LLBG
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RJA ... /LLBG/OJAI

Seems they use everything from E175-E190-A319-A320 on route
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According to FlightAware it was the Friday flight that used a 787.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RJA ... /OJAI/LLBG
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RJA ... /LLBG/OJAI

Seems they use everything from E175-E190-A319-A320 on route

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 8904

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

https://skift.com/2017/09/12/turkeys-pe ... l-airport/
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More news from Pegasus.

They will open a base at new IST airport in 2020 with a "considerable fleet"

https://skift.com/2017/09/12/turkeys-pe ... l-airport/

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 18
Views: 5439

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372403
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Yes we knew CX was ending DUS as part of the 3 new routes CX is launching.

CX actually ending 3 routes - DUS, DPS and PEK with last 2 transferring to Dragon.

Was posted in the thread 2 weeks ago
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372403

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda reduce LHR frequency; axe F class at AMS
Replies: 19
Views: 4102

Re: Garuda reduce LHR frequency; axe F class at AMS

Even retaining merely 3x weekly at LHR, does GA believe it will carry much if any traffic outside of leisure travelers?

Such a poor schedule hardly beneficial for business/premium clients, when there are dozens of potential options otherwise to reach Indonesia on a daily basis from the UK.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4397

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

It seems Europe/Australia must be better for HU as they are moving capacity instead it seems.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot Laptops
Replies: 19
Views: 1458

Re: Pilot Laptops

https://www.netmarketshare.com/operatin ... pcustomd=1


Well of course, this thread is about PC not at all about mobile devices.
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Dutchy wrote:

That is the PC market, you are talking about. For mobile, it is about 1/3. https://www.netmarketshare.com/operatin ... pcustomd=1


Well of course, this thread is about PC not at all about mobile devices.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 8904

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

If PC cant receive NEOs more rapidly, maybe they can keep the 737-800 departures a little longer?
Good news for PC. Always better to have too much demand, than not enough.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot Laptops
Replies: 19
Views: 1458

Re: Pilot Laptops

My non-US centric observation is that for personal devices virtually all pilots I know have Windows PC not Mac products. Anyhow, Apple marketshare is merely 6.8 percent globally (12.0 pct in US) as of Q1 2017, so I guess its to be expected that windows machines would far out number macs in populatio...

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ends Cienfuegos Cuba service
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: AA ends Cienfuegos Cuba service

The exuberance of US carriers for Cuba flights turning out to be way over played.

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4397

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

Whats going on with SJC?

We have LH suspend for winter, now HU cutting flights, and we had in another thread discussion that airlines like BA had weak loads also at SJC.

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 8904

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

It seems to me TK has hardly "overlooked" ESB. ESB has been the heart of TK Anatolia network going back decades (I remember flying Bae RJ from ESB), and today is the largest station for TK subsidiary AnadoluJet with service to 36 destinations (per online timetable). It just seems that airl...

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4397

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

I suspect HU reliant on more point to point traffic on US routes and not benefit as much from broad network of connections as US3 and China3 manage.

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 28
Views: 4854

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41182543
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Case is over. Court found Aeroflot did not discriminate, but yet said airline can't tell its crew maximum uniform size they can wear.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41182543

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22202

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

I don't think using the A359ULR from SIN to EWR/LAX would be the smartest decision with that configuration. I'd say get a second daily A359 to SFO and give it good connection times to AS/VX both ways, unlike the first flight which is geared more toward O&D and India/Bangladesh traffic. Or add a...

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