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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: 13230

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: 116
Views: 17450

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: 116
Views: 17450

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: 116
Views: 17450

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: 116
Views: 17450

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: 65
Views: 4169

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: 3622

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: 7302

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: 2872

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: 2872

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: 15477

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: 3501

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: 10786

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: 22071

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: 22071

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: 22071

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: 9225

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: 465
Views: 61347

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: 4189

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: 442
Views: 45693

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: 5775

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: 5775

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: 5775

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: 4758

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: 11760

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: 67045

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: 67045

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: 12051

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: 5686

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: 3653

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: 28813

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: 3634

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: 3610

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: 13372

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: 8001

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: 11214

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: 11214

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: 13164

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: 5331

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: 2344

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: 13045

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: 9660

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: 9660

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: 1559

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: 6305

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: 10815

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: 22103

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: 22103

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: 9535

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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