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by SFOA380
Tue May 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."
Replies: 31
Views: 7104

Re: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."

Could the 8000' reading on the altimeter be a clue? Mexico City? Bogota?

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by SFOA380
Thu May 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 14815

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Best scheme in the skies!!! Exciting!

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by SFOA380
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 45
Views: 5923

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

SN was in SFO a few years ago scoping out hotels prior to the attacks in Brussles. SFO-BRU service was pretty much a done deal at the time but the attacks changed everything. Since then SFO Int'l service has exploded and SFO is gate-constrained big time, especially in the late afternoons when all t...

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by SFOA380
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 45
Views: 5923

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

SN was in SFO a few years ago scoping out hotels prior to the attacks in Brussles. SFO-BRU service was pretty much a done deal at the time but the attacks changed everything. Since then SFO Int'l service has exploded and SFO is gate-constrained big time, especially in the late afternoons when all th...

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by SFOA380
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotters: BA Retrojet visiting SFO
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: SFO Spotters: BA Retrojet visiting SFO

Thank you... Yes I meant 285! Thank you!

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by SFOA380
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotters: BA Retrojet visiting SFO
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

SFO Spotters: BA Retrojet visiting SFO

From @BAretrojets... visiting this Saturday 2/23. I assume the early arrival BA225.

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by SFOA380
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3167

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

SJC publishes International figures and they're at nearly a million for 2018... Anyone know what OAK Int'l numbers were?

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by SFOA380
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z

Michael Jordan’s plane is there as well...

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by SFOA380
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13636

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

babastud wrote:
CA PEK-SFO APR 1.0>1.4[1.0]

I think this is the first time CA has done more then one daily to SFO?



They flew a few extra weekly SFO-PEK summer before last...

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by SFOA380
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8055

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

It's unfortunate that many on here are lacking in airline/aviation history (ALL re searchable thanks to google) ;-). To also think that LA does not have a massive corporate scene, or that its smaller than SFO is interesting. Many think Silicon Valley, forgetting that many of the high paid SV jobs h...

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by SFOA380
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8055

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

And that LAX is a market 3 times larger than SFO for O&D alone? And when you add connection possibilities beyond SIN, LAX is even larger than SFO? I know this was certainly the case a decade ago when this route was operated with an A345, but I'm curious to see what the numbers are like now. Wou...

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by SFOA380
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8055

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

LAX and SFO will eventually each have 10/wk nonstop to Singapore and daily to Hong Kong (SFO) and Tokyo (LAX) so 34 weekly between the two. The Seoul flight will he dropped.

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by SFOA380
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5410

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

Because O&D LAX to OZ is that massive... this flight isn’t about connections...

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by SFOA380
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14596

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Unless its NYC, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Seoul they don't pay $200 a night. The airlines buy large numbers of rooms and get huge volume discounts. They pay a fraction of what you pay as a retail walk-up customer. If they wanted to save money they could open their own hotel like B6 has in Orlando, but...

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by SFOA380
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 19983

Re: LH closing SJC

Carriers may be adding flights, but other airlines are dropping flights to the Bay Area at the same time. EY left SFO, CA left SJC, LH is leaving SJC, BA left OAK, QR announced service and still hasn't started it. I'm sure I'm forgetting more. ...just like they do everywhere else Bay Area has had m...

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by SFOA380
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 19983

Re: LH closing SJC

Carriers may be adding flights, but other airlines are dropping flights to the Bay Area at the same time. EY left SFO, CA left SJC, LH is leaving SJC, BA left OAK, QR announced service and still hasn't started it. I'm sure I'm forgetting more. And Finnair added SFO this year, United recently or is ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 19983

Re: LH closing SJC

It definitely could go to Eurowings or Condor. I see Condor doing the flight over Eurowings. Isn't Eurowings affiliated with LH? Since LH is transferring A333's to Eurowings and they are moving from CGN to DUS, maybe they'll start SFO seasonally. Don't forget that Level is moving from OAK to SFO ne...

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by SFOA380
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 19983

Re: LH closing SJC

Carriers may be adding flights, but other airlines are dropping flights to the Bay Area at the same time. EY left SFO, CA left SJC, LH is leaving SJC, BA left OAK, QR announced service and still hasn't started it. I'm sure I'm forgetting more.[/quote] ...just like they do everywhere else Bay Area ha...

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by SFOA380
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8486

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

SJC was the fastest growing major airport in the nation last year

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by SFOA380
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3911

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

KE and QF most logical. SQ is a possibility. SQ 1/2 have historically been among their highest-yielding routes so the case to mess with that formula would need to be strong...

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by SFOA380
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 8067

Re: Expansion At SFO

No new runways. Current runway configuration along with terminal expansions will allow SFO to grow to around 80 million pax. OAK and SJC have multi-billion dollar expansion studies of their own. When it gets to that point we’ll see SFO take on a role similar to that of JFK...

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by SFOA380
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 3352

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

Numbers are there to support both SFO-LIM and SFO-GRU. Talks are going on as we speak to bring service from both of these markets. Bay Area is not LA from a population standpoint but for sure but GDP per capita, income per capita, Fortune 500 presence, propensity for foreign travel... by all these ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 3352

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

Numbers are there to support both SFO-LIM and SFO-GRU. Talks are going on as we speak to bring service from both of these markets. Bay Area is not LA from a population standpoint but for sure but GDP per capita, income per capita, Fortune 500 presence, propensity for foreign travel... by all these m...

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by SFOA380
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16648

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

I wonder how KLM will respond to the SFO-AMS add... Will the second seasonal frequency (currently 4x weekly 789) be cut?

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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: 3748

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: 11019

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: 22793

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: 22793

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: 22793

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: 9349

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: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 607
Views: 96944

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: 4451

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: 451
Views: 49928

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: 5973

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: 5973

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: 5973

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: 4914

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: 11970

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: 68674

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: 68674

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: 76
Views: 13694

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: 5849

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: 3934

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: 29958

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: 3774

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: 3716

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: 13606

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: 71
Views: 10599

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: 11672

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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