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by SFOA380
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3426

Re: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?

No... that would be as bad as North Carolina taking credit for birthing aviation.

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by SFOA380
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10617

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

WN PDX-SFO DEC 3>0 JAN 3>0 FEB 3>0 WN SFO-SNA DEC 5>0 JAN 6>0 FEB 6>0 I’m surprised WN is cutting these two routes from SFO. Granted they serve both from OAK and SJC, but means they’re ceding the routes at SFO to UA and AS. Too much competition? Not enough O&D to sustain them? IIRC WN’s route o...

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by SFOA380
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Would love to see PDEW stats on SIN-USA. You can always use the interactive the Brookings Institute tool https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/global-gateways-international-aviation-in-metropolitan-america/ Quick look NYC - 112,608 LA - 104,052 SF - 93,592 HOU - 36,974 CHI - 23,592 DC - 19,505 SEA...

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by SFOA380
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... ops-264533

I thought I read this somewhere. NYC is the largest local market to SIN, SF is actually larger than #3 LA
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https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... ops-264533

I thought I read this somewhere. NYC is the largest local market to SIN, SF is actually larger than #3 LA

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by SFOA380
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Would love to see PDEW stats on SIN-USA.

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by SFOA380
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9120

Re: BA not resuming OAK

If Norwegian starts ops out of SFO hopefully it’ll be new routes like MAD and MXP!

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by SFOA380
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30299

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

iyerhari wrote:
How does JL and CX make it work so well in BOS - does anyone know how much percent of approximate traffic in BOS is O&D vs connections to NRT or HKG?


No competition

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by SFOA380
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-US Air Pax Traffic Data for 2017 by Airport-Pair and Load Factor: A Cold Hard Look
Replies: 29
Views: 4057

Re: China-US Air Pax Traffic Data for 2017 by Airport-Pair and Load Factor: A Cold Hard Look

UA didn’t do so bad on the two routes they cut (relatively speaking!). I knew the loads to the 2nd tier cities was bad, but WOW! These are also routes that are only flown 2-3 times per week generally which makes it even worse. I would also expect the loads on WUH-SFO to be far lighter considering th...

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by SFOA380
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42012

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

ERJ170 wrote:
Of the routes you have, I would say include Florida, Maybe SAN & LAS; SJC or SFO is a wildcard.. maybe MCI? The others I would highly doubt


If they want to capture tech traffic no way could they exclude SJC.

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

International Carriers By Airport (Only passengers, not counting cargo) (For this list Avianca is counted separately from Avianca El Salvador or Avianca Brasil, etc.) This is what I counted, sorry if I made a mistake somewhere. JFK- 74 international carriers by the end of this year. ( includes 2 ne...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Also thanks LAXintl for putting this together.

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Atlwarrior wrote:
It would be cool to know the top
Airports with number of foreign carriers operating.


My guess:

JFK
LAX
MIA
SFO
ORD
IAD
BOS
SEA
EWR
FLL

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4655

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

^^^ It amazes me how many people go to Hawaii for vacation. It’s treated as the ‘Holy Grail’ of places to go for so many Americans... I’ve never quite figured this out. It’s not exotic at all. Weather is good, and lots of beaches, sure. But what is the huge draw that fills all these flights day in ...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11608

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

psa1011 wrote:
Can someone explain why RNO would work better in summer than winter for both UA and AA from ORD? It seems like ski season would be more lucrative.


Tahoe is every bit as much a summer destination as a winter.

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65350

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

A few more examples of the Platinum US3 customer service... This is certainly not unique to American carriers. I have witnessed shockingly poor customer service on BA, KL and LH recently as well. Moreover if you want to see some incredibly poorly behaved European crews, try running a hotel that hos...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65350

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

It’s amusing here to see the comments that are obviously being posted by other flight attendants. This guy did nothing to indicate he was entitled or a difficult customer. All the Twitter comments were entirely professional. The only one here to blame is the FA. Yes there are difficult people everyw...

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by SFOA380
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6746

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

TWA772LR wrote:
I love these lists! Good job FSDan!

Is UA not flying the 77W out of IAH this summer? I also saw a 77W in DEN last week but I'm positive it was a one-off.


There has been a few one-offs with the 777Ws the past couple weeks. They have done rotations to DEN, OGG, HNL and I’m sure others out of SFO.

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by SFOA380
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5509

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

And being present in YVR means nothing for soembody in SEA. YVR also doesn't even have all that great of a connection network to the USA. There were 18 flights SEA-YVR yesterday including several that made reasonable MCT onto the CX departure YVR-HKG. SEA-HKG just isn't YVR-HKG or LAX-HKG. There we...

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by SFOA380
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3471

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Is it April Fools Day???

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by SFOA380
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28190

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I think most airlines recognize the need to serve certain destinations for certain reasons whether they are profitable or not. I doubt every route in the DL system turns a profit. It is difficult to understand that a major airline that wants to have a major presence in Asia would not serve HK... obv...

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by SFOA380
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3556

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

United SFO-TLV went from a thrice-weekly 788 to a daily 77W within about a year and a half. Now EL Al will enter the market with a 789 starting May, 2019.

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3547

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by SFOA380
Sun May 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13236

Re: A310 - too early?

Was the 310 really a distinct model or was it a 300 variant?

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by SFOA380
Sun May 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7899

Re: European expansion in SFO

Austrian and LOT should come online once gate space becomes available. Not much room on the G side for additional carriers unless they want to operate off-peak. Also OAK has a few unique destinations that should be included as it’s in the catchment area: TER, BCN, FCO, LGW, BCN, ARL and OSL. 20 Euro...

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by SFOA380
Fri May 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 11003

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

While I am not doubting that BA's SJC loads aren't great (although I would imagine J did well from SJC but maybe not see below), I would think they stopped SJC during their 787 issues because pax could get rerouted to SFO. While a pain for some, I would imagine many won't complain and those that re...

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by SFOA380
Fri May 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 11003

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

Off topic a bit but just to illustrate that loads are only half the story... LH is taking SJC off Cityline and putting a premium-heavy A340 on SJC-FRA.

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by SFOA380
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13078

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

UA put all its eggs in the SFO-Pacific market, moving its main hub operation there. If you fly into SFO regularly, you know the unreliability of that airport. When I worked at UA, feeder flights into SFO were delayed by hours, or cancelled, almost daily. I spent my morning reaccommodating transpaci...

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by SFOA380
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH returns to SJC
Replies: 34
Views: 5296

Re: LH returns to SJC

There was an article last week about Lufthansa and California. Talked about the new flight to SAN as well as the return to SJC. President of Lufthansa NA stated that SJC would be year-round with an expanded J-Class.

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by SFOA380
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 2293

Re: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft

Hawaiian A330's are superb and the service is outstanding. Vacation starts on the plane. With UA, AA or DL one may as well be in Newark until the ship arrives in Hawaii...

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by SFOA380
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12958

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

Isn't this typical rah rah rah sis boom bah from AAB. Almost a year ago they announced San Francisco and 11 new routes: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/04/24/qatar-airways-plans-new-san-francisco-route-despite-us-uncertainty/100840088/ Where is QR in SFO? I think th...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9569

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

If it weren’t for NIMBY-ism this place would’ve been ruined generations ago. Sounds like you found happiness in the south! Awesome for you! There’s a reason places like this are expensive... I'm not saying all development should be automatically rubber-stamped. However, the bay area has had about t...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9569

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

SFO has proposed moving 28R into the bay to allow for dual runway use(the 28s are currently too close if the weather goes bad or it’s night time); however, the local environmentalists oppose the plans and the last time it was proposed, protests were all over City Hall and people chained themselves ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO/SJC A350 service
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: SFO/SJC A350 service

Singapore, China, Cathay Pacific, Asiana, French Blue

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by SFOA380
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA PDX-HNL to go to a321
Replies: 35
Views: 6272

Re: HA PDX-HNL to go to a321

I’m sure the service will continue to be awesome. The best thing about flying HA is that the vacation starts at the airport. The spectacular service coupled with the wide body experience really sets HA apart from all their competitors. Not the case with UA, AA, DL or anyone else. A bit of the experi...

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by SFOA380
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10758

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

Azores to OAK in the summer.

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by SFOA380
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 22008

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

The TN flight is timed to force you to stay on the big island and spend extra money there. TN has multiple PPT-LAX-PPT flights, and there is zero need to spend the night in Papeete unless you desire. You can make direct connections from islands if you desire. For example, TN101/111 arrives from LAX...

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by SFOA380
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 22008

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

French Blue is listing SFO as a technical stop as they await the US to approve their application. Their intent is to carry US pax on both legs.

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by SFOA380
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9432

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

I would think SFO, large Russian population in SF. I recall sitting in a bar at SFO near the landside of concourse E in the 90's when I spotted an SU IL-62 turning off after landing. I ran as fast as I could to the end of the concourse to get a photo. First time I'd seen a Soviet built a/c. It was ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14155

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Which is the precise reason cities like DFW, ATL and IAH have fewer foreign carriers compared to some other peer U.S. cities. It's not because of the domination of AA at DFW or DL at ATL. It's to do with a lack of demand from abroad. That they have fewer foreign carriers is that as fortress hubs, t...

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by SFOA380
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14155

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

DY is a tourist airline. Dallas and Houston are not big in-bound foreign tourist markets. They are also not areas with large propensity for foreign travel compared to other areas so a double-negative for an airline like Norwegian. Wow and Icelandic also fall into this category so it’ll be interestin...

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by SFOA380
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19513

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

boslax wrote:
Are there enough hotel rooms in Reykjavik to even accommodate all of the passengers from the new nonstop services into KEF the past few years?


Airbnb has exploded in Iceland.

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by SFOA380
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4595

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

If you measured it by 777s that were delivered before the last 747-400 delivered, that would be the majority of the 777-200s. I worked the first revenue flight of a 747-400 in late-1999, and I believe we took frames into 2000. In 2000 we were in the process of getting the 6 2-class 777s for the hub...

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by SFOA380
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19513

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Who would have ever guessed the first long-haul destination from DFW with three competitors would be Reykjavik...

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by SFOA380
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20581

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

it's kind of amazing that there is that much demand for BKK-LAX given that the route is not currently being served and that there is such a small number of Thais in LA relative to Filipinos. Might be less than Filipinos, but according to Wiki, Los Angeles has the worlds largest Thai community outsi...

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by SFOA380
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20581

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

Seattle seems to lack logic... even if you’re planning partnerships with non-aligned carriers, it would seem most prudent to execute this strategy where strong local demand exists.

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by SFOA380
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 17102

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

FlyRow wrote:
brilondon wrote:
MartijnNL wrote:
Great souvenir for the driver of the car that got hit! ;)

As long as they like airplanes and don't file a lawsuit against KL.


We don't all have the USA-lawsuit-mentality

All of us in the USA don’t either.

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by SFOA380
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?
Replies: 31
Views: 7664

Re: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?

Fingers crossed for VN! Hopefully they get a route from Vietnam to the US approved and operating... I wonder what kind of demand and pax numbers they would see on such route? Vietnam suffers from a lot of the same issues as Thailand with US flights — they can fill them, just not profitably. I was d...

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by SFOA380
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?

Seoul was the very last other than the commemorative SFO-HNL flight this past Tuesday . I believe Frankfurt was second to last and then Beijing and Heathrow.

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by SFOA380
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5201

Re: OAK airport

For one of the highest priced places to live in the US only SJC has a very nice modern airport to offer. Both OAK and SFO are stuck in the Cold War era. Dark gloomy and gray inside and complete dumps. It always amazes me that you can go to many 3rd world countries who have facilities that blow some...

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