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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: 12544

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: 83
Views: 7414

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: 83
Views: 7414

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: 1439

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: 6086

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: 10487

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: 21583

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: 21583

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: 9220

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: 13802

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: 13802

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: 19045

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: 4509

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: 19045

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: 19716

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: 19716

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: 16751

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: 7517

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: 1405

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: 5005

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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by SFOA380
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14034

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

"was first curious as to what aircraft would be used on SFO-ZRH. I expected a 763 but the 787 is a great surprise! I wonder if any of the shorter transatlantic routes with upgauge to a 767 after they start. Hopefully!" No more 767's at SFO. Other then an occasional a/c sub or diversion th...

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by SFOA380
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4578

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

Whats going on with SJC? We have LH suspend for winter, now HU cutting flights, and we had in another thread discussion that airlines like BA had weak loads also at SJC. LH was never a good idea with the LH/UA powerhouse up the road. I think they'd have had better success with a lower density A330 ...

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by SFOA380
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shelves widebody order plans, axes LAX plans
Replies: 11
Views: 4399

Re: Garuda shelves widebody order plans, axes LAX plans

Also, even AMS does way better than LAX for GA, even if there are many one stop options on airlines like MH, SQ, etc.[/quote]

Might have something to do with the fact that Indonesia is a former Dutch colony and massive cultural and business ties exist...

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by SFOA380
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6486

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

I saw OAK does BA & DY service to LGW and IB does OAK-BCN... where is all of this need coming from, or has the bay area been severely under-served? Prepare to be surprised- OAK does not do just LGW and BCN, they now have DY non-stops to CPH, OSL, ARN with CDG and FCO starting soon! And oh, for ...

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by SFOA380
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4393

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

LH is bringing the A380 on MUC-LAX? I may have missed that memo. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273457/lufthansa-s18-long-haul-changes-as-of-21jun17/?highlight=lufthansa LH is switching certain A380 routes to the A346; flights from FRA to these cities are being downgauged to the A...

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by SFOA380
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14198

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Slightly off topic - partly because this thread is so amusing to those of us in the Bay Area... Best use of a name that has no business using that name: Fresno/Yosemite - a whopping 2.5 hour drive to Yosemite Valley. I think the more appropriate name would be Fresno - Gateway to Yosemite or somethi...

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by SFOA380
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14198

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Slightly off topic - partly because this thread is so amusing to those of us in the Bay Area... Best use of a name that has no business using that name: Fresno/Yosemite - a whopping 2.5 hour drive to Yosemite Valley. I think the more appropriate name would be Fresno - Gateway to Yosemite or somethin...

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by SFOA380
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4873

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

Yahnih wrote:
Yeah. UA flies their 744 daily to ICN/SFO. However, does anyone know what their equoment will change to after retirement ?


I would expect this to eventually become a 77W route before too long.

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by SFOA380
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 10959

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Anyone flown BA from LHR to SFO/OAK/SJC? Pretty cool that BA flies to all 3. BA to OAK is from LGW, not LHR. The establishment of this service was a direct response to DY LGW-OAK. SFO is very constrained gate-wise at the moment, particularly Int'l G. You can see SFO's long-term plan to grow to 121 ...

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by SFOA380
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 13358

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

SFO is year round daily Not for much longer - it will be reduced to 3x weekly W17. The remaining 4x BA287/286 will be 777-236ER and one 747-436. London Heathrow – San Francisco Operational aircraft changes BA285/284 747-400 replaces 777-200ER BA287/286 A380 service reduces from 7 to 3 weekly (Day 4...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9287

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Indeed UA had a hard time to gain ground in secondary China market. From the most recent DOT published figure, in the relatively hot month of January, HGH - SFO only had a combined load factor of 69%, one of the worst in China - US market, only better than CA's PVG - SJC. In contrast, 3U's HGH - LA...

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by SFOA380
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11974

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

HA OGG-OAK - I thought this was doing pretty well. Guess not. That seems pretty unlikely? Perhaps a temporary thing while they figure out the 767 retirements and A321 deliveries. If they're having trouble filling an A330 on this route, it seems like you'd put A321 on it before putting it daily on O...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Secondary China Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4238

Re: US-Secondary China Thread

Just returned from FUK via PVG - 2 r/t tickets cost a whopping $1500 on MU... JL and NH SFO-FUK via TYO were around $2700 EACH r/t. Amazing... MU was an odd experience for an American. We were virtually alone. It was totally fine as I'm always up for an adventure. Brand new 77W quite comfortable. On...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route
Replies: 46
Views: 11707

Re: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route

Forgive me, but what do LHR/Europe, HKG and SIN have to do with JFK-TPE? If JFK-TPE is overwhelmingly loaded with lower yielding VFR traffic, then I can see where the route could be unprofitable. Full seats at bargain prices doesn't equate to a less full load but with full fare tickets, especially ...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4240

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

I think SJC needs to digest what it has before anything new is added. I'm guessing NH is doing fine with the premium-heavy 788 and I'm sure BA is holding its own as well, especially up front. LH - who knows... There has been zero adjustment to the SFO schedule. UA still operating double-daily 744 an...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO's 5th runway idea
Replies: 46
Views: 7812

Re: SFO's 5th runway idea

I always love reading all the various opinions and observations from those who live outside our corner of the world... everybody seems to have an opinion and many dismiss us as lefty nimby nutjobs... I'll remind everyone that our formula works quite well. We are absolutely business minded. By nearly...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO's 5th runway idea
Replies: 46
Views: 7812

Re: SFO's 5th runway idea

http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/ ... 069-08.pdf



...and so do 90% of us who live here.
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CantbeGrounded wrote:
It's not just environmentalists, NIMBYS, dollars, etc that make any Bay fill out of the question.

The City itself opposes:

http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/ ... 069-08.pdf



...and so do 90% of us who live here.

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO's 5th runway idea
Replies: 46
Views: 7812

Re: SFO's 5th runway idea

Here is what's on the horizon after the T-1 project wraps up: http://www.flysfo.com/about-sfo/sfo-tomorrow#sthash.UNb68lC6.dpbs Lots to look at here... there is no alteration to the runways in this plan and passenger count maxes out at 71M. Technology will certainly play a role as will OAK and SJC. ...

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by SFOA380
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9523

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

Look at the size of NYC-LHR when you combine JFK+EWR - amazing... also this is all traffic correct? Not just O&D? It must be because there's no way ATL-CDG is that big...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15972

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

I can't wait to see how some of the SFO fanboys spin this. I called it back in the winter when they announced they were dropping to 3x weekly that they would end up pulling it all together. I'll say it again - SFO is WAY over served to the ME & Sub-Continent. SFO will also end up like LAS for Q...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21789

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

When visiting the UA terminal at HNL you're stepping back in time to circa 1967...it appears virtually unchanged. The design motif on the walls reminiscent of "The Dating Game" (yes I'm old), the "snack bar" and "Cocktails" signs, all that brown. And how about those cr...

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by SFOA380
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3475

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

dfwjim1 wrote:
Also SJC has OAK to compete against with too.


OAK and SJC really don't compete with each other. SJC competes with SFO for the high yielding O&D traffic while OAK is all about low cost.

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by SFOA380
Tue May 30, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW and DFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: WOW and DFW?

WOW is geared more to American-bound leisure travel from the Euro-end. That's my understanding. Dallas just isn't a big leisure market and honestly l think Austin would be a far better fit than Dallas or Houston.

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by SFOA380
Wed May 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 12019

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

SFO is way over served with EK, EY + AI. We've already seen EY scale back to less than daily, now EK rumored to be downgauging to a 777. QR would be smart to not launch SFO as they won't fill their plane. SFO can't even manage what it has now. It's not way over-served at all unless you have informa...

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by SFOA380
Sat May 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300/ER to operate SFO-TPE
Replies: 6
Views: 2588

Re: UA Announces Third 77W Route

[photoid][/photoid]

jayunited wrote:
The title of this thread needs to be changed to UA announces the forth 77W route.
SFO-HKG, SFO-NRT, SFO-TPE, and EWR-TLV

Both SFO-HKG and one of the 2x daily EWR-TLV flights are already utilizing 77W's


Thank you for the correction and apologies for missing

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by SFOA380
Sat May 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300/ER to operate SFO-TPE
Replies: 6
Views: 2588

UA 777-300/ER to operate SFO-TPE

SFO-TPE effective August 1. Taipei joins Hong Kong and Narita. Sad to see 744 ops winding down but it's time... http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272924/united-adds-boeing-777-300er-taipei-service-from-aug-2017/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlinerout...

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by SFOA380
Thu May 04, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13535

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

airzona11 wrote:
Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case.


Bingo! I have zero dietary restrictions and still load-up when flying coach...

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by SFOA380
Wed May 03, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Metro Miami O&D
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Question: Metro Miami O&D

Just curious here... How much of MIA/FLL traffic is cruise related? Does the Miami and/or Fort Lauderdale CVB track such statistics? Must be at least 3-4 MIL annually...

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by SFOA380
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
Replies: 69
Views: 11220

Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

SFO-DUB seems to be doing nicely. Would've thought of all EI's routes that that one would be the one to crash.

Quite the contrary. Massive feed from Silicon Valley. It's been back for three years now and the CEO said It was their most successful route launch in EI history.

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by SFOA380
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 11259

Re: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes

I recently prepared some stats provided by the Swiss Federal Bureau of Statistics, which provide O&D PDEW from ZRH in 2016. Following a list of the top 15 long haul destinations O&D: Destination / O&D 2016 [list]Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International 378 New York J F Kennedy 346 Tel Aviv Ben...

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