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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA increasing domestic electronic device screening
Replies: 0
Views: 154

TSA increasing domestic electronic device screening

To better align with requirements recently imposed overseas, TSA will require closer screening of all electronic devices larger than cell phones at domestic airports now as well. DHS press release: TSA raising aviation security with stronger domestic security measures https://www.tsa.gov/news/releas...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 37
Views: 3285

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Loads were never an issue with the route previously.
UA managed high load factors and broad feed from across the mountain West.
The issue was always yield and traffic mix with flight filled by vacationers and very few premium business travelers.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 37
Views: 3285

United relaunches DEN-LHR

http://newsroom.united.com/2017-07-26-M ... and-London

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Hopefully does better this time around.

Seasonal effective March 2018 with 788.

http://newsroom.united.com/2017-07-26-M ... and-London

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 10358

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

Didn't know they have such a strict bileteral restricting the number of carriers. No wonder no one else is operating IST-MOW... I believe with a much more unrestrictive bileteral a storm and war would start between ALL carriers from Turkish side for sure (KK, 8Q, PC) Historically aviation bilateral...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 48
Views: 12145

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Osaka is the 2nd largest international O&D market to Hawaii (Tokyo is #1), at almost 1,400 daily passengers. If you add in broader Kobe-Kyoto-Nagoya region this rises to almost 2,300 daily. In comparison, SIN is not even 50 daily. While Scoot may certainly help stimulate SIN traffic, the majorit...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing reward programs affecting your airline choices?
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Changing reward programs affecting your airline choices?

I applaud the changes and find the programs much more rewarding now. Just like hotels, super market, gas stations, and other retailers do already, the most befitting and proportionate method is to reward points based on spending. Certainly, someone that spends $1,000 on the flight deserves more rewa...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9079

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Saw the following little snippet in a daily news digest I receive. South African Airways asked the Treasury for US$770 million in funds according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who said the request had been made in a one-year corporate plan submitted by the airline. That means SAA is burning thr...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 10358

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

Turkey - Russia agree on expanded bilateral.

The biggest immediate benefit is an allowance for a 3rd carrier to be designated by each side for Istanbul-Moscow route with 7 weekly frequencies each. Turkey will designate AtlasGlobal, while Russia has designated Pobeda.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 48
Views: 12145

Re: Scoot applies for US service

The primary point of the Hawaii flight is the Japan-Hawaii traffic. Just like new Air Asia X new service, Scoot seeks to service this demand.

There is minimal demand for Hawaii from SIN and SE Asia markets.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 48
Views: 12145

Re: Scoot applies for US service

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/t ... nd-kuching

Pretty impressive - Scoot total number of destinations becomes 65.
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Scoot to fly to five new destinations including Harbin, Honolulu and Kuching
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/t ... nd-kuching

Pretty impressive - Scoot total number of destinations becomes 65.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Japanese carriers at ME3 airports?
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: No Japanese carriers at ME3 airports?

Actually, I don't find it shocking at all. The Japanese airlines have rather meager global footprints. As far as specifics between Gulf region and Japan, the local O&D demand is not very much anyhow, which is a reason the Gulf carriers even have had issues maintaining service to Japan and have d...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Central America network origins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: AA Central America network origins?

AA picked up its Latin America network from Eastern. Pan Am actually was quite large in Central America with a base in Guatemala City (even with 747 service). Dont compare AA's network today to what there was in the 1970s and 1980s. Traffic demand and economics have grown significantly in the region...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to revamp ORD-Asia schedule, add ORD-ICN & KIX
Replies: 19
Views: 4902

Re: Rumor: UA to revamp ORD-Asia schedule, add ORD-ICN & KIX

The prelim S18 schedule will be out from network planning in August. Remember this will be the first full summer schedule Kirby will have an opportunity to tinker with. Having said this however, I dont expect much of what is rumored here to happen. Also things likely wont be announced nor finalized ...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 26
Views: 1090

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

For all the belly aching here, the fact show international arrival up yet again this year to the U.S.

Jan-May international visitor arrivals are up 1.8%.

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 10358

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2017 ... rom-turkey

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UK ending electronics ban on Turkish flights.

UK to end electronics ban in flights from Turkey
https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2017 ... rom-turkey

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic files Ch.11
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Dynamic files Ch.11

US charter carrier, Dynamic International Airways has filed Chapter 11 petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Greensboro NC. The airline's decision to file follows upon loss in litigation matters resulting from Hajj flights the airline operated in 2014 for Air India. In May US Federal C...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 20
Views: 2807

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

On the flip side of the same coin, UAs expansion in China isn't the gold mine they thought it would be. India on the other hand is about to overtake China in terms of population and has a larger middle class to boot. With a Star Alliance partner in AI, and the Indian govt willingness to privatize A...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 45
Views: 5636

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DYA ... /ZSCN/PANC
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Today is the first flight of 12 planned flights over 6 weeks. Last service August 30th.

Nanchang - Anchorage - Ontario.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DYA ... /ZSCN/PANC

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 20
Views: 2807

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

HGH was launched as a means to offer capacity to the market when UA was unable to secure slots for its second SFO-PVG flight. HGH is about 80miles from central Shanghai and also a special high-tech development zone so the logic was it could offer capacity to the broader Shanghai region while also ma...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12230

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

Well it certainly helped that airlines and authorities were given 20-days to plan and now implement the heightened screening requirements.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Point of T1 and T2 Connector LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Point of T1 and T2 Connector LAX

As LAWA document explains it: Southwest currently occupies Terminal 1 pursuant to Lease LAA-8757. Terminal 1 does not have any Federal Inspection Service (FIS) capable gates or facilities. In February 2016, Southwest launched international service that requires use of FIS gates and facilities and ha...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48594

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

JetBlue asked the DOT to institute a full Antitrust Immunity Review Proceeding over the DL/KE deal. Should certainly muddy the waters and hold things up for good part of a year. According to recent press reports, Delta and Korean have signed a joint venture agreement and intend to implement it after...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15709

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

The point remains, regardless of the population reduction in Japan, air travel not only will increase on per capita basis quite rapidly, even the total air travel demand will increase, even if its only single digits. That is quite an accomplishment and testament to ever increasing consumer demand f...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12230

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

First round of new enhanced screening procedures takes effect on Wednesday July 19th. Due to requirements which cover all inbound US international flights call, DHS along with the major US airlines tonight put out travel advisories encouraged passengers to arrive to the airport at least 3 hours prio...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL routes going to AM - Quality of Service
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: DL routes going to AM - Quality of Service

Flying regularly, I find the experience by Latin partners like Copa, Avianca, LAN, and Aeromexico to be superior to their US domestic peers. In general I happily chose legs on partner carriers versus the US majors. And the comment above about English abilities of staff is rather elitist. I hardly ex...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15709

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

Japan's demographics indicate a shrinking market, unlike many others. Simple as that. Except reality is the other way around. Air travel in Japan, both domestic and international is increasing. Both the per capita propensity of air travel is increasing for its citizens and Japan is also seeing incr...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits

It's purely needless foot dragging.

DOT well knows there is no legal ground to reject the application but in the face of the insistent lobbying the file keeps getting moved to the bottom of the pile.
Only when the EU and UK finally threaten action does the decision mysteriously appear.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect at LAX T2.
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: What to expect at LAX T2.

https://www.westfieldairports.com/lax/
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Westfield manages concessions in T2 and the facility was relaunched in 2016 after a makeover.

You can check out details with offerings at Westfields LAX website

https://www.westfieldairports.com/lax/

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15709

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

The days of the Wage Slave Expresses are coming to a close. There isn't the need for those 500 seat monsters plying domestic routes that there once was, as Japan has continued investing in the Shinkansen. Commuters are increasingly turning towards fast rail. Actually, domestic air travel is up in J...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits

After lingering nearly 19 months, the US DOT on Friday quietly issued Norwegian Air UK Limited its tentative foreign air carrier permit. DOT says it found Norwegian Air UK is fit, willing and able properly to perform the foreign air transportation and carrier is in compliance and controlled in a man...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best time to arrive at LAX?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Best time to arrive at LAX?

https://awt.cbp.gov/

Will need to know what terminal you plan to arrive at and your nationality (US citizen or non)
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You can query the CBP database to find historical wait times.

https://awt.cbp.gov/

Will need to know what terminal you plan to arrive at and your nationality (US citizen or non)

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 10358

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

Turkish Technic picked up a new contract - C-checks and component overhaul agreement with Turkmenistan Airlines for two B777s and three B737s. That takes up quite a bit of belly space no? How much space that does that leave for extra cargo. (assuming 2 bags per person, 23 kg each) The 737-900ER ACT ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

A bit more news coming out. Chang says the airline will “convey a sense of luxury”. Additionally, it will also operate a MRO division. One issue to overcome is Taiwan's current regulations, that backers of new start up airline must have been in the international transportation or trading sector for ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman
Replies: 14
Views: 3617

Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman

Turkish aviation media says, Qatar Airways is reviewing the establishment of a "2nd hub" at Sohar International Airport which received its first commercial flight in July. Sohar is located about 70 miles from Fujairah UAE and 120 from Muscat Oman. Apparently, Oman which has maintained good...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48594

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

And since someone PM'd me to ask how does Korea market look in comparison, here are KE and OZ enplanements.

KE
2010 - 2,175,303
2016 - 2,593,886

OZ
2010 - 1,182,167
2016 - 1,612,180

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48594

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

For fun here are the JL & NH stats for 2010 and 2016 also incase anyone wants to look at it from the JV angle.

JL
2010 - 2,329,141
2016 - 2,181,027

NH
2010 - 1,831,621
2016 - 2,879,932

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48594

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Yes Japan is hardly a shrinking marketplace for air travel. Airports are seeing increases in both movements and enplanements. Even NRT is setting annual records year after year. Things like growth of LCCs, and increased inbound tourism are all driving strength. Per Japans Ministry of Land, Infrastru...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76059

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

globalcabotage wrote:
Maybe the US should slot Chinese carriers the way they slot US carriers.


US does not have airports that are slot constrained to same degree.
The only slotted airport served by Chinese carriers in the US is JFK, and even there slots can be had outside certain peak times just for the asking.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL adds the 2nd HND-LHR and NRT-BKK, ceases NRT-ICN
Replies: 22
Views: 4458

Re: JAL adds the 2nd HND-LHR and NRT-BKK, ceases NRT-ICN

I would love to see JAL in Rome, FCO. They are already codesharing with AZ, so they could easily get decent feed. Also, if AZ goes under, they can take over the O&D demand. Vueling also has a base there and people to/from the Iberic peninsula will prefer a connection in Rome rather than the dre...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7061

Re: Air India adds LAX

AI flew to LAX via FRA IIRC 2004-2008. They got a frequency as high as daily, but obviously, it was loss making and pulled. They had some rather spectacular incidents at LAX including several multi day delays with AOG aircraft, plus the 744 fire. I remember at one time we had 3 AI 744s on the ground...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7061

Air India adds LAX

Per tweet from LAWA, Air India plans return to LAX with service from Delhi effective October. No schedule supplied. https://twitter.com/flyLAXairport/status/884941657824690177 Talk about one long flight - CG distance is 8,014mi / 12,896 km https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEfxvynXsAAJZg_.jpg:small

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL adds the 2nd HND-LHR and NRT-BKK, ceases NRT-ICN
Replies: 22
Views: 4458

Re: JAL adds the 2nd HND-LHR and NRT-BKK, ceases NRT-ICN

JAL is growing really fast after the removal of 8.10 paper. JAL is hardly growing. Per its investor update ASK growth 2017-2018 is 1.1 percent. At the end of the day, JAL is a very conservative company and has stated it prefers to focus on achieving margins(which unfortunately are declining) and pr...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 10358

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

IGA agreed on development of a Cargo City and Ground Services Campus as part of a $250mil agreement with MNG, PTT, Çelebi Ground Handling, HAVAŞ, Sistem Logistics and Bilin Logistic. New Airport Cargo City area will be 1.4 million sq meters offering 300,000 square meters of airline warehouses and ar...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Places to Book J/F Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Best Places to Book J/F Flights

Many consolidators and travel agents have net fares which can be hundreds if not even thousands cheaper than headline premium cabin fares.
So go find one of these companies and see what bargains they can produce for you.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2889

Re: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video

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Voila -- easy search

Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?

http://newsroom.aviator.aero/sun-countr ... e-bricker/
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New CEO - Jude Bricker former COO of Allegiant

http://newsroom.aviator.aero/sun-countr ... e-bricker/

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight
Replies: 34
Views: 7229

Re: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight

For those asking about any AA response, I noted with this weekend schedule load, they actually downgauged the LAX-NRT flight to a 788 from 772. Thats 226 seats instead of 289.

The 772 stays on LAX-HND.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 8441

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

Indeed the economic activity the ME3 and markets like China produce for US manufacturing is massive.

Also consumers undoubtfully have been aided with many additional choices of flights/routes and pricing options.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?

He might be a nice guy and well thought of, but he has zero experience with transportation. SY is a small company where the actions of the CEO matters.

The owners chose to move him to another part of their business and now look for a replacement.

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