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by rwsea
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 47
Views: 8005

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

DL already tried adding DeltaOne (then Business Elite) service to SEA and it didn't work. Other than Jetblue adding Mint, what makes DL think they will be successful this time?

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by rwsea
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 104
Views: 13051

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

The rich get richer. SEA has an insane amount of European service for its seize and economy. At some point that bubble has to start leaking. Why? As of 2015, Seattle was the 12th largest economy in the US and has been growing rapidly. They have ~9 European destinations (including the seasonal-only ...

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by rwsea
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 104
Views: 13051

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice add for EI and for SEA. I know that there's quite a bit of Microsoft presence in Ireland so I'm sure that will help bolster the flight. Let's hope that AS adds EI as a partner.

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by rwsea
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17295

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

raylee67 wrote:
Either the flights will go empty, or Iceland is going to be swamped with tourists


It already is. The tourism is absolutely straining the resources of the Island.

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by rwsea
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?

WAW is a large city but it's not a large business market from the US, nor is it a tourist destination.

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9863

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

I don't think AS needs a traditional connecting hub on the east coast. That said, I think a focus city would make sense from an operational perspective. Most of the AS routes to the east coast today turn around and immediately head back west. This results in less than optimal flight times in some ca...

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4953

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

How is it Southwest can do so well as a company, while having the best (more restrictive for the company) pilot scope, highest compensation and tightest work rules for FAs, AND no interline agreements or red-eyes???? It seems as a airline their hands are tied in ways that are not for other airlines...

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4953

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

It has something to do with their reservation system from what I’ve read on this forum (take that with a grain of salt as this forum says many things). West coast to DAL / MDW / BWI, etc. make sense. And when HI starts, more red-eyes would work. California is too close to DAL for Southwest to do an...

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12816

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

Probably one of the Alaska Airline pacific hubs. Having a hub at each of SEA, PDX, SFO, and LAX all going up and down the coast seems redundant. Not sure which they’d drop though. Maybe they're redundant if you believe in the old model where everyone connects through a hub to go everywhere. AS has ...

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by rwsea
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 7799

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

While I agree that OP is a little overly enthusiastic about his favorite airline, please stick to the topic and cut out the personal attacks. What's most ridiculous is Delta's overzealous marketing department that decided this was worthy of a press-release. Maybe they were hoping people hear about ...

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by rwsea
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 188
Views: 48312

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

With Kirby's focus being domestic flying, I would expect them to beef up that first at LAX to give UA a more appealing and pertinent schedule offering. Top 10 O&Ds from LAX are: NYC, SFO, CHI, SEA, DC, DFW, HNL, LAS, BOS, MIA/FLL, there is good room for them to grow frequency and even add new m...

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by rwsea
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3718

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

NichCage wrote:
I find it kind of strange why Finnair considered SFO before LAX. Otherwise, I think LAX would be a nice addition to the AY network.


Lots of tech connections between Finland and the Bay Area. LAX not as much.

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by rwsea
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

[/quote] I don't know if it's possible for you guy's in the US but I usually book my AMS-PDX flights through AF and KLM it's much cheaper than DL.[/quote] Tickets tend to be much more expensive when bought in the US. Europe-US-Europe routings are often significantly cheaper than US-Europe-US. I've b...

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by rwsea
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

Glad to see Icelandair increase service to the Pacific Northwest. Like BlatantEcho, I am an AS loyalist and now tend to avoid DL, especially given their outrageous pricing on direct flights to AMS. I just hope that FI can improve the reliability issues - KEF has become increasingly congested and the...

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by rwsea
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transit through AMS
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Transit through AMS

You will not have to clear security when arriving from MAN. You will just walk to your next gate. If you are returning via the same routing, you will probably have to clear security. Pax from the EU, US, Canada and other certain countries don't have to reclear security when connecting. You do have t...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2396

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

UA has many narrowbody flights to Mexico in the international terminal. These often turn to domestic destinations after arrival from Mexico. There are also often widebody domestic turn flights. Not uncommon at all to arrive/depart from the international terminal on UA when flying domestically. As me...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14473

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I recently had a chance last month to visit PAE and do the Boeing tour. I never saw any Alaska aircraft coming or departing in the three-four hours I was there. Furthermore, looking at this Google earth shot I can't even see what would be used as a commercial airline terminal. Where do AS and soon ...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14473

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I think there is definitely a market for some commercial air out of PAE. I for one am excited about the opportunity, even if there is a slight premium. I would sooner fly out of PAE if there is an opportunity, rather than trudge down to SEA on I-405. For the record, I am in east Snohomish county. H...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14473

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I recently had a chance last month to visit PAE and do the Boeing tour. I never saw any Alaska aircraft coming or departing in the three-four hours I was there. Furthermore, looking at this Google earth shot I can't even see what would be used as a commercial airline terminal. Where do AS and soon ...

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by rwsea
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6182

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

Sounds like this lady was sheepish and afraid to be more assertive at the time; afraid of confrontation. She had paid for two seats and had two boarding passes, there's no reason she should have just sat there and given it away, then deciding to sue later. Why was it so difficult to call over a FA a...

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by rwsea
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12194

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

I flew Club Europe from LHR to HEL last year and was thoroughly disappointed. Terminal 3 was an awful experience. Probably the worst business lounge at a hub airport that I've ever seen. Onboard the seat pitch was extremely tight and the 'meal' was terrible - wilted lettuce salad with a tiny chicken...

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by rwsea
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12194

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Looks like Portland was lucky to get Delta to LHR. I'd still prefer BA. Yes the inflight product is lacking, but it's not significantly worse than DL. And, BA offers lots of connecting options whereas DL offers none. DL's flight to AMS is very expensive because it's often the fastest and most conve...

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by rwsea
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US to ban travel to N Korea
Replies: 28
Views: 1485

Re: US to ban travel to N Korea

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40680500 I suspect the reason for the ban may lay in possible action against NK by the US and allies after August. Remove possible hostages/human shields long before the event. Lets see in Japan and others follow a similar path. I think the US government is tired ...

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by rwsea
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8787

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

AMS has been doing something like this for 2 years or so. They have a nice compromise procedure. You check in online as normal, then when you connect to the TATL flight to the US, you are directed to "gate" D1 or E4 to get asked these questions, and lastly they give you a paper boarding p...

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by rwsea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Twiitter Account: Presidential or a Bully Pulpit?
Replies: 70
Views: 2139

Re: Trump's Twiitter Account: Presidential or a Bully Pulpit?

Looks like the old, fat, orange man is having a hissy fit because his tax cut disguised as a health care bill is stalled. Or maybe that's why he's trying to distract us.

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by rwsea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 1835

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

Using them is not the issue, earning them is the issue. Big difference in the amount I'm earning now with all airlines since we switched from a mileage based point system to a revenue based one. There also seems to be fewer ways to earn miles than with other airlines. Sure, there's the credit card ...

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by rwsea
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5799

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

Cuba visa requirements for U.S. nationals are what's preventing the non-HAV flights from really taking off. Not true. No visa issues whatsoever for Americans wanting to visit Cuba. The issue is the US treasury department restrictions placed on US Nationals, and I would guess that the issues related...

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by rwsea
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15623

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

He deserves every penny that he is going to get... Agreed. Unfortunately DL will be the one that gets sued and they didn't even have a dog in the fight... too soon? The dog's owner should be the one who pays, or perhaps DL can sue them to recover costs. DL should be sued. There is no legal obligati...

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by rwsea
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58846

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

18 hours in any economy seat sucks. At that point how good the service/food/etc is on one airline versus another is irrelevant as most of the trip you are just sitting bored at your seat. Not necessarily. The problem is that UA doesn't have additional services to compensate for the long flight time...

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by rwsea
Thu May 25, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2780

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

ANA787 wrote:
PDX-PEK


I think PDX-PVG would be better for them, given all the Nike traffic to Shanghai.

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by rwsea
Mon May 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2398

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

So that brings the total to 7 one world partners in AS' frequent flyer programme. I wish AS would just join one world already. Yes, yes, I know all the arguments against AS joining an alliance, the have been discussed here to death: AS gets to pick and choose its partners, and gets the best of ever...

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by rwsea
Mon May 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2398

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

Maybe we'll see HEL-SEA/PDX service someday. https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2017-05-22-Alaska-Airlines-and-Finnair-announce-frequent-flyer-partnership https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/finnair.aspx A couple years back there was probably a strong deman...

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by rwsea
Thu May 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15718

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

My prediction: PDX x4 GEG x2 SFO x1 LAX x1 LAS x1 If they're only going to offer 1 or 2 daily flights to major markets in CA, then it's likely that in many cases the flight times will only be attractive to a small segment of the market. They'll need additional lift to PDX so that they can offer some...

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by rwsea
Wed May 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15718

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

I'm not as familiar with the city, but would it not be more wise to build a rail line to allow those commuters to avoid the traffic? They actually are already. But it's still a distance of 30-40 miles between the two airports. The rail line (which won't be complete for 15+ years, btw) is actually p...

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by rwsea
Tue May 09, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14969

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I think the woman made a innocent mistake because she is elderly and not a seasoned traveler. Airlines used to care for these people, and kids or animals. Now not so much any more and those things happen, because although they stopped caring they still take the business. Maybe it can be worked out ...

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by rwsea
Mon May 01, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4315

Re: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?

I find that they are used most of the time on UA and DL, about 50% on AS. Of course, since they are translucent they have just about zero value. US airlines also don't have any curtain separating first class from the galley, so the pax in the first few rows of first get to hear all the gossip from t...

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by rwsea
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 45255

Re: Heck, Delta is having it bad

As a medallion member on delta this is what I received today, after my flights were delayed last week, 20,000 MILES TO SAY WE'RE SORRY. Last week, severe weather and tornadic activity at our Atlanta hub caused a major disruption in our flight operations and your travel plans. Our response in the da...

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by rwsea
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 12163

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

It would be convenient to have a New York option out of RTM, but that said, Rotterdam Central Station is only a 25 minute train ride directly to Schiphol. Even the slow trains are about 45 minutes, which is still less than the time it takes to get from EWR to Manhattan on most days. RTM itself isn't...

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by rwsea
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 13586

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

UA has really receded its presence at ICN. As of October, UA will only have a single daily 772 flight to ICN from SFO. At one point several years ago, UA sent 3x daily 777/744 mix to ICN. UA does very well in other Asian markets, but it seems like that the Korean market just doesn't work for them. ...

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by rwsea
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 138
Views: 32190

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

PDX would make me very happy. I won't be flying DL internationally anymore given the termination of the partnership with AS. JAL would be a far superior carrier with many more connections than what DL currently provides.

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by rwsea
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11401

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, and KLM operate international flights out of Chicago O'Hare, and the Delta nonstops between SEA and ORD give Seattle-area customers access to international flights operated by Delta's codeshare partners to Europe and Mexico out of Chicago O'Hare. Seattle has twice ...

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by rwsea
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11401

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, and KLM operate international flights out of Chicago O'Hare, and the Delta nonstops between SEA and ORD give Seattle-area customers access to international flights operated by Delta's codeshare partners to Europe and Mexico out of Chicago O'Hare. Seattle has twice ...

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by rwsea
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Condor becoming mileage partners
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Alaska and Condor becoming mileage partners

Just saw this https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2017-03-20-Alaska-Airlines-adds-Europes-Condor-Airlines-as-Mileage-Plan-Partner https://alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/condor.aspx 4x/weekly PDX-FRA on DE has been such a success it wouldn't surprise me to now see P...

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by rwsea
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11401

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

This is not overly shocking. Delta wants seats to feed its Asian connections and ORD is a major origin of that traffic. Also Delta wants to serve all of the important business destinations for Frequent Flyers. No one can be too shocked at this, Delta is going all cards in on making Asia work. This ...

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by rwsea
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11401

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

I don't think what they do is to take passengers from your 2 hubs to make it work on a 3rd... this is a logical add to their network and it's more about the seattle hub than it is about ORD. The ORD- hkg connection seems just ok though. West bound you'll have 5 hours which is a bit long. Wouldn't s...

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by rwsea
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14648

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

I have horror stories from lots of countries that make entering the US seem like a dream by comparison. Care to enlighten us? I've seen long lines at US immigration for sure, but those are not the norm. I usually wait an hour at LHR, no matter where I am coming from or the time of day. Ever landed ...

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by rwsea
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14648

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

"easier upon arrival in the USA is overstated as it simply shifts the hassle to your origin." ....which is the point, it is less of a hassle dealing with only the pax from one airport versus the multitudes from multiple airports in one big facility with much longer lines. Most business ho...

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by rwsea
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14648

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

I see it as simple as not having all pax flow through one pipe. On arrival in MIA from Jamaica, I encounter much more pax than if I was able to pre-clear. If you look at staffing in the US, are they able to roster staff just for peak periods or must staff present for the entire day? - Union issue? ...

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by rwsea
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14648

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

The talks for pre clearance at Manchester are still on track, announcement could be soon. Whatever you think of Trump and his policies, rejecting pre clearance is short sighted. Trump will last 4 years, doubtful he will get the 8. It's unlikely pre clearance wouldn't have been up and running at AMS...

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by rwsea
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14648

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

I'm an American citizen and frequently travel to AMS. I see zero benefit whatsoever from Preclearance. It adds a lot of additional hassle at check-in, as you now need to arrive an extra hour or so early and have to worry about checking in luggage, going through immigration, then claiming luggage aga...

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