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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 74
Views: 10835

Re: United to introduce premium economy

Well here is the PR photo released at January earnings event https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWq0dp-VMAAqedw.jpg And here is the one that leaked today https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWq0hGvV4AA0eVT.jpg Same seats, but seat body is gray in one and purple in other. Also January is on 777 and todays a 787

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question re: UA's LAX FIS
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Question re: UA's LAX FIS

Core FIS hours per terminal vary seasonally based on flight schedules and CBP staffing. Day to day operational issues can also effect facility hours and facility usage. Current operational FIS facilities besides TBIT are T-2, T-4, T6/7. T-5 FIS still exist but it's a token operation with recent airl...

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 171
Views: 25746

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

SNA is indeed an excellent example of airline operations discipline and their compliance with the noise ordinance. Compliance involves a mix of realistic scheduling and operational priority given to ensuring SNA flights operate on-time. If its clear they wont, then airlines either cancel or divert t...

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question re: UA's LAX FIS
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Question re: UA's LAX FIS

Yes UA international flights utilize both the T6/7 FIS and TBIT. This however should have been apparent on the flight info screens on the day of the flight.
Also keep in mind, the exit to the T6/7 FIS is under T6, a few hundred yards from the UA T-7 baggage claim.

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 74
Views: 10835

Re: United to introduce premium economy

Wonder if the purple foretells of broader brand refresh at United. Today its built around blues and gray/taupe..

Last time purple was prominent color was during Connoisseur Class days

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 171
Views: 25746

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

Proposed new fine structure for noise ordinance violations. Could go to City Council for approval in March. http://www.signaltribunenewspaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-15-at-5.08.58-PM.png As airport director explained: Romo cited the substantial increase in late-night fligh...

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by LAXintl
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16055

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

At today's earnings event Qantas confirms orders for 18 A321neo LRs for Jetstar, to be delivered between 2020 and 2022. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-ceos-address-2018-half-year-financial-results/ Earnings presentation http://investor.qantas.com/DownloadFile.axd?file=...

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by LAXintl
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7000

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

IATA published list of largest global air travel markets in 2017. Turkey made the #11 spot. Barring any disasters should climb the chart in 2018, likely pass France. 1. United States - 1,070,100,055 +4% 2. China - 712,989,906 +12% 3. Japan - 212,469,385 +2% 4. India - 182,584,269 +13% 5. UK - 174,29...

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by LAXintl
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7000

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Next US markets for TK will be DFW, EWR and SEA. Work has commenced on office leases, airport operating agreements and handling vendor RFPs. Does anyone know if TC-JNA/JNB/JNC/JND have been reconfigured with to C18 (new configuration)? I show JNA, B, D and E are new 18/232. Dont think JNC is done yet.

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by LAXintl
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 26252

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Probably no shock.
Self handling is becoming ever rarer thing these days especially for smaller airlines as it does create long-term cost ballon as staff becomes ever more senior, while contract handling is a competitive business with more predictable cost.

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11535

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Because of the nature of the operation you don’t know which flight will have Polaris more than seven days in advance, and that’s still a crap shoot. Well maybe United should take some effort in then only carefully marketing certain flights and routes with Polaris and work hard to route aircraft acc...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11535

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

How about UA simply only market flights with the new seat as Polaris, and market the rest as Business Class? Certainly, a big part of the confusion is that everything is indeed sold as Polaris, while 80%+ of the widebody fleet does not have the centerpiece seat product. Dont think the consumer would...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11535

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Yes certainly seat retrofits can be complex, especially on the first frame and get it all certified. However, we also know airlines can very much push the process along by running multiple lines and also not waiting on having retrofits coincide with major checks. Its really a decision company can ma...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11535

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I think they saw that DL and AA weren't responding with similar product offerings, and that it wasn't driving additional premium customers to UA. Polaris really could have worked, but UA bungled it from the beginning. It's disappointing, since a successful product could have boosted the J experienc...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11535

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

As almost 20-year 1K, I agree that the broader Polaris hype has not matched reality. In my book, they indeed over promised and under delivered. Some fatal mistakes made imo were; o Way too heavily marketed the new seat which bulk of customers wont see for years. They since have backed of the seat ma...

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by LAXintl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

United expects to begin operating MAX 9 aircraft on June 7, between its hub at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities (ANC, AUS, FLL, MCO, SAN). Beginning June 29, United plans to add additional MAX 9 flights from its Houston and Los Angeles hubs including service between Los...

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Success At CUN
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: WN Success At CUN

WN does OK if it's a market that is leisure and primarily US point of sale.
WN far from cracking secrets of ethnic markets or foreign point of sale intricacies.

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA posts $532 million nine-month profit on passenger, cargo growth
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: SIA posts $532 million nine-month profit on passenger, cargo growth

If you read the full earnings report you'll see the margins dont come from SQ mainline but from its subsidiaries like Silk, Cargo, engineering, ground handling etc. SQ mainline matter of fact faces ominous headwinds still: Despite a stabilisation in yields in recent months, pressure on yields remain...

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by LAXintl
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations

Airlines at limited activity stations without their own facilities or staffing will use handlers and most often can visit their ops offices to review things like flight plans etc. Additionally, I have seen crews brief on the crew bus on the way to the airport, or once onboard the aircraft as well.

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by LAXintl
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 6873

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

Largely stems from fact that the EU does not have a broad air service agreement with Russia, and instead member states maintain their own respective individual agreements with Russia. As part of this, Siberia overflights are governed and carrier rights must be reciprocally designated by each side, w...

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by LAXintl
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 11431

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Forget the payload, the 777 more importantly is tire speed limited at DEN. Thats why UA never could launch NRT with the 777 and its short attempt at seasonal DEN-LHR was also restricted.

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by LAXintl
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Fleet Oddities
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Re: TK Fleet Oddities

A few quick answers. First the 737-700 & A319s frames are being withdrawn slowly in favor of larger models. The 737-700 fleet today is technically 4 strong - 3 are operated by its subsidiary Anadolujet. All in all TK also had 6 other -700 frames historically. On the A319s, that fleet at one time...

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there're no flights from NRT to SHA/GMP/TSA?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Why there're no flights from NRT to SHA/GMP/TSA?

Because airlines(and consumers) prefer direct city center to city center links and overtime they pushed hard for bilaterals to be liberalized to allow for increased such services.

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE9017 GMP-LAX
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: KE9017 GMP-LAX

One of the corporate birds used by Korean Air/Hanjin Group execs.

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCA and SIA to form strategic cargo partnership
Replies: 6
Views: 967

NCA and SIA to form strategic cargo partnership

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a strategic partnership. The proposed strategic partnership will build on existing block space arrangements between the two airlines that have been progressively expanded o...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to offer Macau ferry code-share service
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Cathay Pacific to offer Macau ferry code-share service

Effective from 26 February 2018, the airline place its “CX” code on Cotai Water Jet services operating between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and the Taipa Ferry Terminal, in Macau During the initial launch stage, Cathay Pacific customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US CBP stationed overseas, who funds it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: US CBP stationed overseas, who funds it?

From Budget: Preclearance Cost and Adjustment Model (PCAM): CBP requires all preclearance sites to share the cost of operational expenses. CBP leadership determined that the total cost of preclearance sites will be adjusted to reflect the routine user fees paid by U.S. bound travelers from those loc...

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel well of an A/C
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel wheel of an A/C

Of course, this raises serious questions of security that should never happen. I expect this breach will be investigated, some people disciplined, changes in procedures, retraining, but it may be impossible to keep 100% sterile.The person who did this, allegedly mentally unstable and under the infl...

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's success @ DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 3813

Re: Lufthansa's success @ DEN

I would say its largely connections. As presented at a townhall in response to question about JVs, an example was given that IAD-FRA traffic was merely 17% local traffic. 83% of onboard pax were either behind or beyond connections. Point was hub connections and JVs greatly drive the ability to provi...

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by LAXintl
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 8827

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

Announcement due soon....

Cabin will feature only business class and premium economy. Last internal config I saw was 68 biz and 94 prem econ.

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by LAXintl
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 48
Views: 7998

Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

News out via Chevron that the Sonair "Houston Express" 747 service from Angola will be ending March 28th. Route discontinuation is blamed on "financial and commercial difficulties" Some might remember the flight was opened to public sale last May. Obviously this did not help much...

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8752

UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

At approximately 7,700mi UPS this week launched new Louisville-Dubai route is the longest regularly-scheduled flight UPS has ever operated The daily nonstop flight, flown by the 747-8F, will cut time-in-transit from North and South America to key destinations in the Middle East and South Asia by a f...

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first routes SIN-BKK, KUL and KIX
Replies: 21
Views: 6556

Re: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first route SIN-KIX

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2018/
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Singapore – Bangkok 03APR18 – 02MAY18 SQ970/973
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur 03APR18 – 31MAY18 SQ118/119
Singapore – Osaka Kansai eff 03MAY18 SQ618/619

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2018/

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by LAXintl
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF065 LAX-CDG A380 flight cancels 3 days in a row this week
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: AF065 LAX-CDG A380 flight cancels 3 days in a row this week

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1384477
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Flight has operated every day.

It ops with differing flight numbers - AF4047, 4087, 4089

Someone asked same question couple weeks back
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1384477

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by LAXintl
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 37
Views: 4838

Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this week, the company unveiled an updated business plan. Korea's second-biggest full-service has focused on domestic, regional and medium-haul routes mainly while having an undersized longhaul network. But with the proliferation of low-cost carriers in Asia, the car...

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by LAXintl
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Air Show 6-9 FEB 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 14324

Re: Singapore Air Show 6-9 FEB 2018

And P&W sings a 15-year EngineWise fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines. http://newsroom.pw.utc.com/2018-02-06-Pratt-Whitney-Signs-15-Year-EngineWise-TM-Fleet-Management-Agreement-with-Turkish-Airlines TK is basically paying itself. P&W and Turkish Technic since 2009 are 50/50 p...

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by LAXintl
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7000

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Arabs summer love of Turkey continues. Kuwait Airways will launch service to Trabzon June 9th - 3x weekly A320 While Saudi will operate daily A320 to Izmir with mixed schedule of flights from Jeddah and Riyadh starting June 10th - Sept 09. TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new. Thats t...

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by LAXintl
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7000

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Dr. Oz is just another celebrity which TK signed ongoing deal with. Earlier in 2017 he even hosted his show inflight onboard a IST-JFK flight. As part of the collaboration, TK and Dr Oz are launching a project called “Fly Good Feel Good” centered on healthy eating and lifestyle which includes media ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8459

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

North American served Guyana for long period. When they pulled out in 2008 they cited high operating cost, particularly fuel.

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11060

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

UA has multiple 757s to LHR. Yes frequency matters but why use large plane if you cant fill them consistently especially now over winter months.

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3409

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

I’d say no. First CUN can be bursting at seams during certain periods already with full flights. Overlaying even more capacity and timing flights for sake of more free seats to develop connection hub pax flow will make the place even messier. Another point to keep in mind hubs like PTY, BOG, MEX hav...

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by LAXintl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4214

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

Sure some in San Diego can use the HU flights, but its far from ideal on return. CBX is not connected to the international arrivals at TIJ, so US destined HU passenger would first need to clear Mexican immigration and formally enter the country, then suppose clear security(if even allowed) into the ...

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by LAXintl
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7449

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

Haneda has always been the main airport for Tokyo with enplanements double that of Narita. However Narita itself keeps setting air traffic and enplanement records itself with authorities already having started process of looking at curfew adjustments and even a 3rd runway to create more capacity to ...

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by LAXintl
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X launching Jakarta-Tokyo
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Air Asia X launching Jakarta-Tokyo

Yes from a prestige point of view Tokyo must be important for GA as its one of the only cities that it still offers F-class product on with its 77Ws.

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by LAXintl
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20632

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

SN is essentially largely a LCC operation already in the shorthaul arena. Integrating it formally into Eurowings not only seems logical it should provide broader group benefits by reducing duplication. For the longhaul, Eurowings as posted above is itself becoming more mainline so its product offeri...

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by LAXintl
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X launching Jakarta-Tokyo
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Air Asia X launching Jakarta-Tokyo

http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/20 ... light.html

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Eff May 1st.

XT407 CGK-NRT 2350-0910 A333
XT408 NRT-CGK 1130-1720 A333

Air Asia X joins GA, JL and NH in the market.

This becomes Air Asia X 4th Tokyo route (others DMK, DPS, KUL)

http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/20 ... light.html

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by LAXintl
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 5827

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

BJS will very soon be fragmented when Daxing opens so volumes at PEK will certainly decline following this.

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by LAXintl
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 22307

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-big-deal-isn-t

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ATW has a good piece about how the agreement is hallow but yet offers each side ability to say they won something.


The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t
http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-big-deal-isn-t

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