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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Black Friday - Cyber Monday Deals
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Black Friday - Cyber Monday Deals

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE

Merely with CAAC for initial route designations.

Not applied yet to US or European authorities. Need to see first if CAAC awards them the designation.

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 28
Views: 4104

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

Probably lose a good deal of money with the tag as EVA did with its LAX-PTY tag.

LH658 wrote:
Even TK went back down to 5 times a week, I wonder when they will pick back up to daily.


TK is back to daily for the summer sked starting March 25th.

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 102
Views: 15164

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

MCO has higher demand to Tokyo than MIA does.

PDEW based on MIDT for 12-months ending Mar17
MIA - 36
MCO - 67

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 57252

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Go read the DOT order. Its not a formal approval as parties already had approval since 2002. DOT merely issued rejection of B6/HA motion to reopen the 2002 DL/KE JV which by default means the parties (DL/KE) continue on as they wish. Order 2017-11-8 Issued November 15, 2017 Order By this Order, the ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 52
Views: 1815

Re: DOT Revokes Eastern's AOC

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The premise of the whole thread as presented by OPer wrong.

FAA did not revoke anything. Eastern surrendered its AOC as the airline is finished. Operated last flight in September.

Well covered in an existing thread:
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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 57252

Re: US bars exclusivity in new Delta-Korean Air joint venture

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Active thread about planned JV.

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 425
Views: 110093

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Tianjin based Okay Airways finalizes agreement on 787-9 order for 5 frames

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 7667

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

My 2 cents. I don't know if you aware but airlines offer various cargo products - think of them as classes like First, Business, Economy, etc, that often will come with their own different transportation priorities. For example, think of a regular shipment via a consolidator as a basic economy clas...

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea

TK bread and butter profit is derived primarily from shorterhaul Europe, domestic, Mideast/CIS and some Africa. Longhaul tends to be entirely a loss leader function with only handful of standalone profitable markets, yet critical for feed and network scale. Last A380 analysis I was privy at TK showe...

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 460
Views: 106620

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Italian Minister of Transport Graziano Delrio says LH offer for acquisition of AZ was "insufficient, needs to be improved" http://www.lastampa.it/2017/11/22/economia/calenda-lufthansa-su-alitalia-deve-alzare-lofferta-5PmkWj4mkbXfx4ul7CCKcJ/pagina.html http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2017/11/2...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JL 779 Kona to Narita Business Class - What a Little Rain Can Do?
Replies: 3
Views: 3182

Re: JL 779 Kona to Narita Business Class - What a Little Rain Can Do?

Considering there really is not a full inflight catering kitchen at KOA, what you received was quite something. Most airlines simply round trip food to KOA (which JAL might have done also to some degree) or utilize Big Island hotels, or fly stuff in from other islands. JAL owns stake in IICC caterin...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 56
Views: 8379

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

DOT invites airlines to submit proposals for the vacated AS frequencies.

Procedural schedule:
Petitions for Reconsideration November 28, 2017
Answers to Petitions December 1, 2017
New Submissions December 8, 2017
Answers December 18, 2017
Replies December 22, 2017

OST-2016-0021

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 28
Views: 4134

SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

SF Express, China’s biggest integrated express operator, says it purchased 2 of 3 for sale Jade Cargo 747-400ERF aircraft that were put up for auction on Alibaba’s Taobao website. According to a reports, SF was one of two bidders for the two ex-Jade 747-400ERFs (35173 and 35174) stored at Shanghai P...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-SBA
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Re: DFW-SBA

Which is a recipe for success. Despite the small catchment area, AA was routinely able to get this flight with very strong loads, and more importantly, strong yields. What makes you think the yields are "strong". Per DOT reports, the median economy fare derived on route is more than LAX, ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 153
Views: 23597

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

SAA says thank you for the recent R10 billion (USD $709 million), but the airline still remains undercapitalized and in need of another R9 billion still. SAA REMAINS UNDER-CAPITALISED, DESPITE BAILOUT http://ewn.co.za/2017/11/21/south-african-airways-remains-under-capitalised-despite-bailout https:/...

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by LAXintl
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 772 at MIA now?
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Re: UA 772 at MIA now?

Its an extra section rescue flight. Last nights ORD-GRU diverted back to MIA while over Carribean.

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by LAXintl
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 16
Views: 4286

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

They will certainly will have an uphill battle going against mainline options from airports like SAN/SNA. Folks like SWA will define market pricing, and using regional aircraft with high seat cost will definitely be a challenge. Is there an article confirming that it is ADI that they purchased? Whil...

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by LAXintl
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 56
Views: 9606

Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Dublin based Amedeo, with 12 A380 aircraft with under management and a further 20 on order plans to apply for an air operator’s license next year in order to offer ACMI charter leasing to airlines from 2022 onwards Mark Lapidus, Amedeo chief executive believes that the best way to exploit the compan...

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by LAXintl
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 425
Views: 110093

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-11-19- ... -Airplanes
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Boeing press release. They confirm also 20 additional options beyond 75 firm.

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-11-19- ... -Airplanes

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by LAXintl
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 16
Views: 4286

California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

96-year-old millionaire Ted Vallas is again trying to get his California Pacific Airlines dream off the ground. This time CP Air has decided to purchase an operating certificate by acquiring Georgia based Aerodynamics, Inc which operates 5 ERJ145s and pair of EMB170s. CP Air now says they plan to la...

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by LAXintl
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 12856

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Looking at Google Earth and some more recent aerial imagery on other sites, it looks like only one runway is under construction. Didn't the plans for the first phase include 2-3 runways? One runway is complete, second is in work. EASA certification flight checks scheduled to commence in February-Ma...

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by LAXintl
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 5985

Re: Delta LAX operations

Does anyone know why DL hasn't started renovations yet? I thought they would start as soon as they had moved in. Yes they have, but primarily all back-end stuff like admin offices and support facilities. Most front facing stuff outside the turning over the clubs from their previous owners will not ...

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by LAXintl
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 57252

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Actually, DOT did not approve anything today. It merely denied the motion by B6 and HA to force a full and new anti-trust review based on marketplace changes since initial JV grant issued in 2002. In its denial, DOT states already holds the power to review competitive impacts and network access issu...

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 5985

Re: Delta LAX operations

Capn wrote:
Has DL started using gates on the N.E. side of TBIT ?

Yes since the first day, with rampside bus connection to T2/3

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 5985

Re: Delta LAX operations

Delta is not really in a position to increase their activity much as the phased renovation which will run till 2022 will involve significant sections being closed at a time. Its somewhat similar to what UA has done with T7/8 that almost on a permanent basis has had 2-4 gates out of service. So what ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 10254

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Has nothing to do with religion, and not sure why OPer opted to mention it in title.

As article states
"German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen."

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 8026

Hawaiian CEO resigns

Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines has announced his retirement from the company effective March 1, 2018. Peter Ingram, current EVP and chief commercial officer has been picked as replacement CEO. Mark Dunkerley to resign as CEO of Hawaiian Airlines http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/s...

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 52
Views: 1815

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

Per FAA, Eastern's Part-121 Certificate was canceled on November 13th.

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by LAXintl
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 7667

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

Announced at Dubai Air Show, Turkish Airlines and Pratt & Whitney agreed to extend their Turkish Engine Center joint venture for another 5-years.
Since founding in 2010 the facility has serviced 600 engines and generated a $34mil profit in 2016.

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7450

Re: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

http://www.aercap.com/newsroom/press-re ... 9-aircraft
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AerCap press release says delivery in 2019. Based on wording sounds like all 6 will arrive that year.

http://www.aercap.com/newsroom/press-re ... 9-aircraft

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7450

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

And official. 6 787-9 leased from AerCap https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-aercap-announce-egyptair-as-newest-787-dreamliner-operator-300556370.html 15 A320neo from AerCap - deliveries starting 2020. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171115005375/en/AerCap-EGYPTAIR-Reach-Agreemen...

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7427

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

And AS notified the DOT it plans to discontinue the route and holds "no plans to resume service".

OST-2016-0021

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7427

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Sure there is demand, but serving ethnic clientele is a totally different animal as AS has previously already found. Airlines like JetBlue, Southwest and even Spirit in the beginning have had challenges trying to make such markets work. Internet bookings are low, credit usage is low, airline needs h...

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7427

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Terrific comedy for AS to even bring up the POTUS. Red meat for the ultra-liberal Western Washington but such a pathetic attempted excuse. The amount of money lost is into the millions. There's a reason no other airline proposed LAX-Cuba. Yes likely loss was in the millions, if not a real loss, cer...

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by LAXintl
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7427

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

For fun one can go back and read the 4 threads about Cuba route case from early to late 2016 and how several people openly questioned the logic in AS quest for the LAX authority particularly asking for double daily using their largest 739ER equipment. Several also openly predicted AS would drop out ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7427

Alaska ending Cuba service

Ending daily LAX-Havana effective January 22nd. Alaska Airlines will discontinue flying to Havana, Cuba. Aircraft and crew will be re-deployed to markets with higher demand https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2017-11-14-Alaska-Airlines-will-discontinue-flying-to-Havana-Cuba = No shock. Surprised it laste...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cargo confirm & order 4 more 77Fs
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Ethiopian Cargo confirm & order 4 more 77Fs

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Posted and discussed on the Dubai Show Boeing thread

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

The fact that US carriers no longer serve BKK means the US biz traveller no longer has any obvious loyalty when headed to the region, and the Thai biz pax will have greater reason to fly TG to NA. Actually, US biz travelers will certainly still have loyalty - especially now in the day of JV's. Corp...

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by LAXintl
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

BKK-LAX can be profitable for TG especially now there are no US carriers, and if TG can forge a code share relationship with anyone in LAX (not necessarily UA, could be even DL or AA or Alaska). However with carriers like Air China offering ridiculously low fare (I wonder how they can sustain these...

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by LAXintl
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4994

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp wi...

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by LAXintl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

Indeed MS dropped LAX in Oct 2001.

It was always a pretty miserable route loadwise. I well recall seeing stats at time.

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by LAXintl
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

In TG case, they have zero codeshares with United.

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12563

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

The extreme smog is simply not just abou Delhi but entire region, including Pakistan A public health emergency was declared with schools closed, vehicle restrictions imposed, etc https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOTSnbNXkAADcAZ.jpg https://weather.com/news/news/2017-11-09-pakistan-india-smog-health-conce...

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12563

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

When unions complain about the welfare of their members, it forces the company to do something.

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12563

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Internal advisory: We have temporarily suspended service from EWR to DEL (Delhi, India) due to concerns over poor air quality in the region. Travel waivers are in effect for customers traveling to, from or connecting through DEL, and we are monitoring the situation closely as the area remains impact...

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 747 at LGB?
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Virgin 747 at LGB?

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Search function reveals....

Virgin Atlantic 744 At Long Beach
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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Don't think United really cares. Many Star partners already have relations with US carriers like JetBlue, Virgin America.

UA focus is on supporting Atlantic and Pacific JV flying, while also not giving away seat capacity to low yield interline prorate customers.

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

TG VP Network now says the carrier "seriously considers Bangkok–Seattle" While acknowledging its not a Star Alliance city, he also says “we are looking at building partnerships with airlines that are not necessarily Star Alliance members,” Chaiyong said. “We are open to cooperation on many...

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by LAXintl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 21416

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Meh, let natural selection do its thing.
Clearly, something was very wrong at Island Air with the company losing money every quarter for 4+ years as industry enjoys record earnings.

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