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by SFOA380
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

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: 4367

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: 169
Views: 17441

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: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13789

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: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13789

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: 16433

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: 7391

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: 1331

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: 4790

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: 13872

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: 4539

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: 4322

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: 6362

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: 4312

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: 14003

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: 14003

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: 4803

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: 9904

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: 12295

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: 9084

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: 11839

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: 4163

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: 11386

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: 4167

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: 7567

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: 7567

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: 7567

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: 9415

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: 15804

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: 21566

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: 3437

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: 1432

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: 11828

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: 2570

Re: UA Announces Third 77W Route

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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: 2570

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: 13421

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: 375

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: 11139

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: 11112

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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by SFOA380
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 23156

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Who would have though a few years ago that OAK would see competing carriers to LGW let alone BCN...

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by SFOA380
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3650

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/plac ... 2d40616990
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A bit off topic but ran into this article which talks about the design work taking place for SFO T1. There are a couple of new renderings as well.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/plac ... 2d40616990

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by SFOA380
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3650

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

There will also be a public observation deck and rooftop bar at the Grand Hyatt. Grand Hyatt will sit adjacent to Boarding Area A and is breaking ground soon and opening in 2019.

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by SFOA380
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5256

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

In 2015, annualized domestic O&D Traffic at LAX was 39.4 million passengers ( http://aviationplanning.com/aviation-dataflash/ ). Total domestic traffic at LAX was 54.2 million, so right there you have 14.8 million connecting passengers. Then international traffic was 20.7 million, and assuming ...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5256

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

but around 25M people still connect through it... What's the source of that number? A few years back someone posted the top 20 or 25 O&D markets in the USA. Metro areas with multiple airports were all added together and the list combined both domestic and international O&D. The annual data ...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5256

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

I know it wouldn't be cheap, but it would seem this would be a huge help to the passengers making connections, But how many people really connect at LAX? Per LAWA press release only last week, they call themselves the worlds busiest O&D airport. I doubt airport tenant airlines would approve pay...

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by SFOA380
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 20652

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

As a hotelier with experience in gateway cities across the USA, I can tell you that airline crews from every corner of the globe misbehave; USA and U.K. are certainly no exception. As "partners" in the travel industry airlines and hotels are absolutely worlds apart. While hotels typically ...

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by SFOA380
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 21807

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Sounds pretty par for the course for Delta...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Re: Record Year for SFO

Looks like SFO might need some more gates; here is the tentative expansion plan: http://media.flysfo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/default/about/Terminal_Development_Projects.pdf This is their current incremental upgrade plans for 10-15 narrowbody compatible gates. After that it is remote stands and a hard ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Re: Record Year for SFO

How are LAX, SJC, SAN & PDX doing? SJC hit 10.8 million passengers last year, a 10.2% increase over 2015. This is the largest percent increase in all the Top 50 US airports. This is the largest total pax at SJC since 2002, and that was when AA still had a hub at SJC. What was the high-water mar...

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by SFOA380
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Record Year for SFO

North of 53MIL for 2016 as expected. 10% growth in International traffic should see SFO leapfrog Atlanta, O'Hare and Newark and move to the #4 spot for international gateway traffic. Not sure about Int'l growth numbers at OAK and SJC but their combined Int'l traffic probably finished at around 1.3MI...

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