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by WROORD
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Nightmare with China Southern (and a short hop with Korean Air) Seoul-Dubai
Replies: 11
Views: 7589

Re: A Nightmare with China Southern (and a short hop with Korean Air) Seoul-Dubai

In my several trips around China China Southern was one of the better experiences, but I agree I would not believe anything they tell you. Getting anyone to understand English outside of Beijing and Shanghai is a miracle. I noticed that FA and check in staff only recite the same few sentences giving...

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by WROORD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges
Replies: 9
Views: 3999

Re: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges

A very nice trip report with plenty of great pictures. That "Price Polo" wafer snack has been Lot's staple for the last 30 years or so. I read somewhere that LOT is expanding their catering services on longer flights but I guess 3 hours from TLV is not one of them. I do agree that WAW term...

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by WROORD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges
Replies: 9
Views: 3999

Re: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges

Is that a DL jet on the left? I had no idea they used to fly to WAW.[/quote]


Yes, After DL acquired some of PanAm's assets they flew FRA-WAW and later FRA-WAW-PRG-FRA eventually switching to JFK-WAW service.

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by WROORD
Tue May 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23902

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) I thought tomato juice was ...

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by WROORD
Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 784
Views: 77512

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

LOT started its BUD-ORD route this week. Anyone has any info on load factors.

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by WROORD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Canton Easter Weekend (SQ Economy to Guangzhou)
Replies: 4
Views: 3289

Re: A Canton Easter Weekend (SQ Economy to Guangzhou)

Thank you for posting so many great pictures. I have been to China three times but not to Canton. I love dim-sum and your picture make me hungry. SQ is very consistent and keep the quality of service well above the average.

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by WROORD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 784
Views: 77512

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

https://youtu.be/V5yfHXOoTno


Great video. Thank you for posting.
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ILS28ORD wrote:
Here is a video from the ramp of the LH A350 arriving at ORD for the first time.

https://youtu.be/V5yfHXOoTno


Great video. Thank you for posting.

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by WROORD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)
Replies: 34
Views: 9489

Re: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)

Great Trip Report. It looks like you always have so much fun. How did you like those sliding chairs on ANA? My knees appreciated the fact that the seat back in front did not recline but the sliding function made my lower back a bit uncomfortable. And apparently the sliding function was too intuitiv...

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by WROORD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9959

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

See how long they last. Virgin Atlantic had a seasonal service which lasted only a couple of seasons.

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6333

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

Wizz is adding frequency on their Ukraine-EU routes so it will be a tough market for FR. They've probably missed that boat.

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)
Replies: 34
Views: 9489

Re: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)

Great Trip Report. It looks like you always have so much fun. How did you like those sliding chairs on ANA?

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by WROORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 2275

Re: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?

For me it is simple - do not nickel and dime me for everything. If I pay $1200 round trip ticket to Tokyo why do I have to pay $25 for the bag (do you expect me to fly half around the globe with no luggage?). Incidentally not charging for the first bag would speed up the boarding and the fight for t...

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by WROORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 71
Views: 8541

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

LH 748 will stay for years, but KLM and BA will eventually faze out so the only B747 will be multiple cargo runs.

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by WROORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague
Replies: 59
Views: 8601

Re: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague

As for the Czechs, according to official government data (available online) there are roughly 45.000 Czechs in the UK and 40.000 Czechs in Austria. These numbers are from the Austrian and UK national statistics. I couldn't find their numbers for France, Belgium or the Netherlands but I am sure they ...

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by WROORD
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38557

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare... This is a myth. If we don't count Basic Economy (and similar products), the prices are going up, not down. At the same time legroom and comfort is decreasing. I noticed that too. Everyone is hiking up the p...

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by WROORD
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38557

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

American's 7M8 has 34" pitch in MCE (was 36" on 738), 37" pitch in F/J (was 40" on 738). I'd pay a bit more if I could for MCE, but there are only 18 seats (3 rows) and the pitch is what regular Y was only a few years ago. AA got a lot of flack when they introduced their A319's ...

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36395

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

99.99% of us. Just shows LH got it wrong and should’ve stuck to the original considering it wasn’t broken! (I know they are only adjusting the tone of the blue)

EK413[/quote]

Exactly! Why screw up a proven trade mark. This is like Coca-Cola trying to change the taste of Coke in the late 80s.

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 44157

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-city-hall-story-20180223-story.html I'm still skeptical Western Terminal will ever be built unless ORD starts consistently posting double digit passenger growth every year. You could setup some temporary concourses on the western side if T3 w...

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38557

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

I’m scared to imagine how an similarly configured A321 would look like. If customers want more legroom, they will - in virtually all cases - have the opportunity to either pay for it, and/or select a competitor that offers it. All true, however you can not buy more room in the toilet and as it is r...

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by WROORD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38557

Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX

AA decided to squeeze in extra 12 seats into their new B737-Max also reducing the size of the toilet. Both passengers and now even pilots express their frustration with the aircraft configuration. I recently flew with AA on their NG B737-800 and thought the seats were cramped and the toilet was the ...

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by WROORD
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The new airport will take up to 10 years to complete so there are still plans to expand Chopin even though it is going to be shut down once the new location is operating. The government plans to turn Chopin into a business 'city' so they hope they will recoup money being spent. In 10 years Chopin i...

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by WROORD
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Johner wrote:
Another new route announced - WAW-BLL-WAW effective july, 12xweekly using Embraer170s


They keep going very strong the last two years. More new routes as they take deliveries of new aircraft..

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by WROORD
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The new airport will take up to 10 years to complete so there are still plans to expand Chopin even though it is going to be shut down once the new location is operating. The government plans to turn Chopin into a business 'city' so they hope they will recoup money being spent. In 10 years Chopin is...

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by WROORD
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9120

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

If ORD is announced, IAH is gone. Really? IAH itself has decent O&D with Australia, and it's high yield traffic. And ORD isn't really a direct replacement for IAH in terms of hub connectivity or geography either, the two routes can easily coexist and serve complementary roles. I'm not sure I ge...

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by WROORD
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preferred Carrier to Japan ?
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Preferred Carrier to Japan ?

Both JAL and ANA send their internationally configured aircraft on long haul to US with the economy seat pitch about 34 inches. I flew ANA and they had 2-4-3 configuration and their seats were sliding not reclining and each had a foot rest. I liked the idea that nobody would recline into my face and...

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by WROORD
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Return Flight: Hangzhou to San Francisco on United's 787
Replies: 8
Views: 6710

Re: Return Flight: Hangzhoget the subway line to the airport.u to San Francisco on United's 787

I like the HGH airport - small and clean. The only problem is getting to town. Long lines to taxis and no trains. Maybe eventually they will get one of the subway lines directly to the airport. I flew several times in and out of HGH on my first China trip. United meals look like they have gone throu...

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by WROORD
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT announces NUE and KUN
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Re: LOT announces NUE and KUN

LTenEleven wrote:
Meanwhile LOT are still eating through government loans.

Please elaborate. Government subsidies and any type of financial help is scrutinized by the EU commission, so it is not like they can have help when they want to.

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by WROORD
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT's B737 Max 8 enters service
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

LOT's B737 Max 8 enters service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpIwJzPJqLA
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Today Lot's first B737 Max 8 entered service flying its inaugural from WAW to LHR. Here is a video of Delivery landing in WAW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpIwJzPJqLA

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by WROORD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Impressive 5th Freedom KLM Flight: CGK-KUL in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 8543

Re: Impressive 5th Freedom KLM Flight: CGK-KUL in Y

Glad you had a very nice flight with KLM. I flew with them many times to AMS and most flights are fine. Like with any airline you sometimes get crew members that are a bit stiff, but overall they are very nice. My new fav is Swiss. Zurich airport especially in the morning lets you to transfer to an ...

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by WROORD
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6743

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Pretty much same timetable as AY's HEL-SIN-HEL. More competition in NE Europe. AY has advantage of daily flights tho. AY may have advantage of daily flight, but LO has more connections throughout Central and Eastern Europe. [photoid][photoid][photoid][photoid][photoid][photoid][/photoid][/photoid][...

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by WROORD
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6743

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Last time LO served SIN they had code-share with Qantas to Australia, but that was before the OW and Star Alliance. At that time most traffic was to Australia and not as much to Singapore. Today time are different and there is more traffic just to SIN, so this route should be fairly successful. On a...

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by WROORD
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22669

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

B737-8 Max will get into service right after New Year starting with LHR and eventually adding TLV. MAD and BRU.

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by WROORD
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Reaching Spirit with Tibet Airlines, Kunming to Lijiang
Replies: 4
Views: 4043

Re: Reaching Spirit with Tibet Airlines, Kunming to Lijiang

elong and ctrip are good website with English versions to buy Chinese domestic tickets. You can pay using pay pal. I used them on many occasions, never had any problems. One thing to keep in mind prices are actually cheaper closer to your departure time. I usually run several fake dates 2 weeks and ...

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by WROORD
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

Amazing how they managed to grow in ORD with just one gate...I still like their tails not as much plastic seats.

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by WROORD
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2591
Views: 319898

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

As it was said above take the B757 and the best features of B787 and you have a nice new jet. No reason to call it 797 757-Max would be sufficient.

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by WROORD
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12319

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Flying transatlantic, the last thing I want to do is have to worry about all the incidental sevices and coats. Having to plan to bring my own food is a hassle, especially if there are connections needed prior to boarding the transoceanic flight. Agree 100% - the airlines make millions in profit yet...

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by WROORD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Orchid Service on the new A350 and classic B777 to Bangkok
Replies: 5
Views: 6562

Re: Royal Orchid Service on the new A350 and classic B777 to Bangkok

Wow, the food looks fantastic. How was the A350 ride? Any difference over A330 or A340?

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by WROORD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26363

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

It is a big surprise, but I guess the logic is to compete with QF and AA DFW service.

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by WROORD
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 39
Views: 13988

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

Very interesting. Way better than some of the euro-white schemes we see lately.

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by WROORD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46311

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

winginit wrote:
sagechan wrote:
Lots of NYC bias here. Yes NYC is the largest market by far, but it is also the most competitive.


And the most expensive US market to do business in (at least when it comes to commercial aviation). Let's not forget the cost side of this equation.


I meant gone for good after one season.

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by WROORD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 215069

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Why when you go to 'edit profile' there is no option to upload a picture?

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by WROORD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Similar liveries-Just a coincidence?
Replies: 33
Views: 2874

Re: Similar liveries-Just a coincidence?

Easy - they probably hired the same marketing company and they recycles old photoshop files.

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by WROORD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46311

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Hold your excitement people both BUD and PRG will be gone after the summer season. There is just not enough demand for the routes. US turists that go there usually start somewhere else and make an extension via train or intra-European flight.Mediocre business at best. VCE and BCN could probably stay...

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by WROORD
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162073

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Yet another airline that got nothing out of association with Etihad besides financial troubles. Darwin, Alitalia and now Air Berlin.

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by WROORD
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Summer '18 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: ORD Summer '18 Thread

MNL was rumored some time ago, but it may be awhile before we see a PR aircraft @ ORD. I would say ORD would be set to get something from AA sooner than any item on that wish list. With the completion of L-concourse expansion they will capacity to do it. AA is also re-positioning some of their east ...

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by WROORD
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 15278

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

It looks spectacular. Just wish more airlines would order this magnificent jet.

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by WROORD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 20970

Re: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago

Totally out of left field - didn't see that one coming! Some media are reporting LO is also increasing WAW-BUD from 4x to 6x daily along with the JFK/ORD flights. If this BUD experiment works for longhaul, I predict we'll see Budapest develop into a LO focus city for Europe flights. Alternatively, ...

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by WROORD
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair creates new charter unit, Ryanair Sun
Replies: 19
Views: 6654

Re: Ryanair creates new charter unit, Ryanair Sun

LTenEleven wrote:
What benefit do they get from doing this with a separate AOC?


Write it off or sell if it does not work out....

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by WROORD
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 20955

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

Before 9/11, GSP saw mainline on US Airways to both PHL and CLT; I'm slightly surprised we haven't seen AA reconnect GSP to ORD post merger (this hasn't been a phenomenon limited to GSP; GSO, CHS, CAE, BHM, and SAV don't see ORD service either). The ORD hub offers nothing that CLT, PHL, and DFW hub...

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