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by LAXintl
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 44
Views: 8149

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

https://www.reuters.com/article/thy-ge- ... SL8N1RX599

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As predicted GE gets to power the 787 order.

Turkish Airlines chooses GE Aviation engines for new planes
https://www.reuters.com/article/thy-ge- ... SL8N1RX599

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 28
Views: 3230

Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

I am posting this as a rumor, but I understand the deal is nearly done and could be announced very soon. ONT has been marketing itself with a multi-year incentive package including fee waiver/offset and marketing funds to airlines in China and Korea recently to follow up with success in landing link...

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 44
Views: 11750

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/69/69907.html
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An opportunity to win USD $100,000 by designing a new livery for SF to be launched on its 747s.

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/69/69907.html

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 6549

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

Its not just Aeroflot. One of my client airlines noted that since last fall there has been a significant slow down in issuance of crew visas. While issue might not be critical in the short run, longer term it can cause scheduling mess as growing number of crew members require renewals and new crew m...

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by LAXintl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 66
Views: 10860

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

JetSuiteX seems doing well. Would CP have a similar chance at success? What makes you think they are doing well? They are privately held and are more like a typical tech start-up, with hands out collecting capital from various investors globally. From having seen loads you can count on a single han...

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by LAXintl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 66
Views: 10860

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Likes of ExpressJet scheduled service boondoggle showed us that earning fare premium by connecting markets directly is hardly a sure thing. With CP Air planning relative high-frequency service in many markets (for example, their sample schedule few years ago had 5x daily to Bay Area), they have many...

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by LAXintl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 210
Views: 27192

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tr ... ktop-4/p/3

End of 2020 will mean will mean its taken 4 full years to roll it out. (remember the first 77W arrived in Q4 2016)
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It's still a painfully slow project.

Today mere 19 frames have Polaris seats, of which only 5 are retrofits.
http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tr ... ktop-4/p/3

End of 2020 will mean will mean its taken 4 full years to roll it out. (remember the first 77W arrived in Q4 2016)

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by LAXintl
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 66
Views: 10860

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Small update.

Aerodynamics Inc. has applied and received DOT blessing to register and utilize the trade name “California Pacific Airlines”

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by LAXintl
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Hotels in Tokyo
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Question About Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city I frequently visit for work and one have spent many enjoyable family vacations in. First be aware its a massive spread out city and one the worlds most populated metro areas. While this could be daunting it has an excellent (though sometimes confusing) public transit system. What I w...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 5917

United post Q1 earnings

> Q1 net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent. > Excluding special charges and mark-to-market adjustments, reported first-quarter net income of $143 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.50, pre-tax earnin...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 14
Views: 1993

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

Interjet needs to figure outs its business model. Flying single class yet low density A320s with mere 150 seats while earning LCC income is not a long term solution. Imo they either must become a proper LCC or chose to become more a full service carrier offering multiple classes and try to earn the ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 42
Views: 7360

Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Russia-based freighter aircraft group Volga-Dnepr has served notice that it is to quit the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) contract which provides airlift for European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries. Two Antonov 124-100 aircraft have been permanently st...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 38
Views: 5775

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Interesting follow up submittal from Swift Air. NOTICE OF DEREGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME On April 5, 2018, Swift Air, LLC ("Swift"), a U.S. certificated air carrier,' requested that the Department deregister the trade names "Eastern" and "Eastern Air Lines" stating it no ...

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by LAXintl
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 34
Views: 4913

United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

United applied to the DOT seeking "operational flexibility" to utilize Republic operated E175 instead of mainline 737 for service between Newark and Havana. Carrier says it maintains a long-term commitment to the market but requires flexibility to better match capacity during periods of lo...

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by LAXintl
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 48
Views: 15358

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

Bigger news is that Cape Air is ending its Guam ops. Last service May 31st.

GUM-SPN sees upgauge to 738 starting June 1st and while ROP will see service discontinued entirely.

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by LAXintl
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6121

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

Those are 6-month old comments. Kirby simply giving a canned speech at MRO conference.
Nothing new

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Here diagrams 767-300 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dar5w7eUMAMVW_8.jpg 777-200 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dar5qFRUQAAiS7y.jpg 777-300ER https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dar5qrwUQAA_Q6_.jpg 787-10 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dar5GMKVwAApsmL.jpg =

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A few more new upcoming configurations with Polaris and new premium economy product.

763 - 46J22W99Y (talk about an extremely premium aircraft)
772 - 50J24W202Y
773 - 60J24W266Y

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 67
Views: 7881

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

A little birdie tells me OZ likely will have media event on April 25th to reveal new LA area flying.

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by LAXintl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Fedex LAX

Not that I can post, but concept is a smaller 4-bay facility with enclosed run-up area located on what today is called the West Aircraft Maintenance Area - down where Qantas has its hangar.

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by LAXintl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Fedex LAX

There are no projects that call for its removal. Facility and adjacent office building(former Flying Tigers HQ) should be around for quite some time. Longer term, however, I'd expect FX to close it and move work to lower cost location. If anything, LAWA will be building another hangar facility on We...

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by LAXintl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters

http://www.aircargonews.net/news/techno ... cheon.html
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ATSG is simply dry-leasing the plane. Air Incheon is the operator under the 6-year contract.

http://www.aircargonews.net/news/techno ... cheon.html

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by LAXintl
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters

Air Incheon will begin operating a 767-300F for Samsung's supply chain & logistics arm SDS/Cello. The aircraft is the first of two 767 freighters to be leased from US based ATSG. The second unit is expected to follow in August. Should this operation prove to be a success, SDS/Cello, like e-comme...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Sign LoI for 5 additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Qatar Airways Sign LoI for 5 additional 777 Freighters

Boeing and Qatar Airways today signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices. When a purchase is finalized, it will be posted to Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-qatar-airways-sign-letter-of-int...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways faces a $50mil racketeering lawsuit
Replies: 4
Views: 902

XTRA Airways faces a $50mil racketeering lawsuit

26 parties have filed Federal suit against owners and officers of Florida based XTRA Airways allegeing violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud, violations of Consumer Protection/Unfair Competition Act, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligence related to f...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 267
Views: 59361

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

MAS denies any such process and says 787 MOU remains in place. http://newsroom.aviator.aero/malaysia-airlines-media-statement/ Considering Malaysia is headed for election and current government will remain in place dont see order changing unless nation has fall out with the U.S. since deal was a hig...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the final route the CAB approved?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: What was the final route the CAB approved?

CAB functioned well into the 1980s and continued its extensive remaining work. Functions such as managing international authorities, reviewing mergers, international fare pricing, consumer protections, setting mail rates were functions that CAB continued and only in 1985 passed onto other agencies s...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preliminary CS100 2018 deliveries to DAL laid out
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Preliminary CS100 2018 deliveries to DAL laid out

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Existing discussion

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
viewtopic.php?t=1386801

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark considering wide-bodies (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Skymark considering wide-bodies (again)

http://newsroom.aviator.aero/skymark-ai ... idebodies/

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Seems they are leaning towards the 737MAX-200 per its president.

Skymark Airlines is eyeing the B737 MAX 200
http://newsroom.aviator.aero/skymark-ai ... idebodies/

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by LAXintl
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6876

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Keep in mind the larger TK business plan post opening of the new airport has room for up to 100 smaller feeder aircraft.
This was stated by Kotil a couple years back and would allow TK to link many tertiary markets to the new IST hub, and also provide a platform for some smaller p2p flying.

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by LAXintl
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 67
Views: 7881

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

No shock about OZ talking about a 3rd LAX flight.
KE is 3x already and its a huge market - matter of fact LAX-ICN is largest US mainland - Asia airport pair with some 1.2million enplanements in 2017 of which about 700k where local O&D!

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by LAXintl
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 576
Views: 151131

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... until-4q18

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Story continues...

Italian gov't to extend Alitalia bids deadline until 4Q18 (paid content)
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... until-4q18

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by LAXintl
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69188

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Per Derek Kerr (AA CFO) employee PR interview the A350 order would have been gone regardless. While a good airplane, it simply did not make sense to absorb another fleet type. AA tasked manufacturers to come up with a strategy that would both cover 763 replacements and outstanding A350 order. Airbus...

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 727 on MVD-GIG route in the late 1980s?
Replies: 13
Views: 1885

Re: SAS 727 on MVD-GIG route in the late 1980s?

I believe it was on VASP.

Several airlines had similar interchanges in Brazil. Pan Am for example used VASP 737/727s as well for domestic connections.

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 24157

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

It is not that I am doubting you, but I am. Had not heard that before nor can I find a source on the internet for the "fact". Atleast for AA it was announced internally back last year. American announced a long-term relationship with China Southern, the largest carrier in Asia, in March. ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Polaris First ticket sales
Replies: 8
Views: 4664

United ending Polaris First ticket sales

We knew this day was coming. Originally they were targeting May 1st. Per internal note, with remaining B767 and B777 three-cabin aircraft being reconfigured to a two-cabin layout sales of United Polaris first seats are being phased out on three-cabin aircraft. With an elevated risk of aircraft swaps...

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by LAXintl
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

Remember a big chunk of the SU business model is serving its diaspora populations and those of other CIS states. This traffic is far less subject to political winds and will come and go to visit family regardless. Additionally SU does an ever-increasing volume of 6h freedom transfer traffic via SVO ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Facial Recognition At LAX Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Facial Recognition At LAX Airport

Its already being used by BA and LH for self-boarding at gates.

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines at LAX - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Southwest Airlines at LAX - 2018

The biggest benefit of renovations is Southwest will finally have access to all 14 gates (of which 12 can handle 737MAX-8) with none out of service for construction. This will greatly help the operation and is a net increase of gates from days of sharing the terminal with US Airways. **LAWA technica...

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by LAXintl
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 38
Views: 5775

Re: Dynamic exists BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

DOT approved renaming “Dynamic International Airways, LLC” to “Eastern Airlines, LLC.”

Carrier may continue to utilize “Dynamic International Airways” trade name as necessary as well

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Air founders convicted of fraud
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Direct Air founders convicted of fraud

Direct Air co-founders Judy Tull and Kay Ellison were convicted of stealing millions from passenger escrow accounts related to the carriers 2012 failure. During the 7-day trial jury was presented evidence that from October 2007 through March 2012, Tull and Ellison engaged in a scheme to steal passen...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 106
Views: 16372

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

And tentative awards are out:

AA - MIA-HAV - 7x weekly
B6 - FLL-HAV - 6x weekly & BOS-HAV 1x weekly
DL - MIA-HAV - 7x weekly
UA - IAH-HAV - 6x weekly
WN - FLL-HAV - 7x weekly

Order 2018-3-16

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8053

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

travaz wrote:
The way this usually goes I would bet that QF will never pay a dime. They will appeal ad nauseam and be given a slap on the wrist. However the message was sent to QF.


Its a consent order. QF has already agreed to the terms. Nothing to litigate.

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8053

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

neomax wrote:
So basically, QF used JFK-LAX as a feeder for non QF flights?


In essence yes.

QF argument is they were following a 1959 C.A.B. decision and that since passengers were leaving the U.S. anyhow it would be OK selling the codeshare service even if operated by others.

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 171
Views: 28097

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

https://www.reuters.com/article/saa-res ... SJ8N1QO018
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SAA finally published its long delayed 2016/2017 earnings. Carrier lost USD$484mil for the period ended March 2017 up from USD$136m year prior.

https://www.reuters.com/article/saa-res ... SJ8N1QO018

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8053

DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

US DOT is out with a civil consent order penalty of $125,000 aganist Qantas for violations of Cabotage regulations. DOT investigation revealed Qantas U.S. website offered and accepted reservation for flights between New York JFK and Auckland New Zealand and Tahiti, French Polynesia, which required p...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet to acquire freighters
Replies: 2
Views: 915

VietJet to acquire freighters

Taking advantage of strong Vietnamese export market, VietJet is looking to acquire a dedicated cargo fleet. VietJet VP, Do Xuan Quang, said the carrier was in the process of sourcing two initial B737-400Fs to deploy them to markets like Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo by the second half of 2018. Depend...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 66
Views: 10860

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Carlsbad service won't start anytime soon. Back in February the County stated they had yet to receive a complete application from the airline and would not do so until the purchase closed. Only once the application was received could the County start down the road of required environmental reviews w...

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by LAXintl
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24330

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I find it interesting how much AA has backed out of Brazil.
Shows what even with improving economy AA must have been taking some financial hits on the flying, but now with open-skies ratified there is no pressure to sit on the authorities.

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by LAXintl
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24330

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

dcajet wrote:
Nitpick: AA will not be the first airline offering nonstop service between LAX and EZE. AR did. Back in 2000-2001, before the airline gave up on LAX, it flew the route nonstop with the A340.


Yeah and they forgot about the brief UA service back in 90s also.

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