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by CHI787ORD
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 96
Views: 9858

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

4. If DL is so profitable routing half of their network through ATL, why can't AA replicate that at DFW? Like ORD, DFW it too far out of the way for the majority of the US population. In a corner?? Umm... Chicago is pretty much in the geographic center of the nation. Which is why it's been the cent...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 96
Views: 9858

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

4. If DL is so profitable routing half of their network through ATL, why can't AA replicate that at DFW? Like ORD, DFW it too far out of the way for the majority of the US population. In a corner?? Umm... Chicago is pretty much in the geographic center of the nation. Which is why it's been the cent...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 96
Views: 9858

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Raise your hand if you thought ORD would ever lose its perch as #1 to ATL in the first place. Chicago much larger city, excellent location, two hubs (though it does split traffic with Midway). When it first happened I thought it was a temporary fluke, but boy was I wrong. Point is never say never. ...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38870

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Why is a second A380 gate needed in T5? What would it serve that the other couldn't? I don't think there is likely to be a huge rush of A380's coming into ORD once they get more A380 gates. Right now, only BA is scheduled to bring the A380 into ORD, and I really can't see anyone else bringing it in...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38870

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Pretty generous considering the current crop of likely/possible/unlikely ORD A-380 operators: Likely: Lufthansa, British, Emirates Possible? Korean, Etihad, Asiana unlikely: Air France, Qatar Perhaps you'd arrange them differently... and thinking ahead there could be more possible I suppose. Why is...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38870

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I would love to see how they unload A380 from a hardstand in the middle of the winter. If I was a passenger I would not be happy. So you could have a BA and LH A380s unloading at the same time at T2, and an EK A380 unloading at T5 at the same time. A KE flight would be at T5 and likely wouldn't ove...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38870

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

[Generous, but really easy to see how the A380 times could overlap and you'd need multiple gates. This has been a problem in BOM and JNB.] I would love to see how they unload A380 from a hardstand in the middle of the winter. If I was a passenger I would not be happy. So you could have a BA and LH ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38870

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

[Generous, but really easy to see how the A380 times could overlap and you'd need multiple gates. This has been a problem in BOM and JNB.] I would love to see how they unload A380 from a hardstand in the middle of the winter. If I was a passenger I would not be happy. So you could have a BA and LH ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38870

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Actually T5 will have two A380 gates. With the T5 expansion comes another one and hardstand. So overall there will be 5 airport wide. Pretty generous considering the current crop of likely/possible/unlikely ORD A-380 operators: Likely: Lufthansa, British, Emirates Possible? Korean, Etihad, Asiana u...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 11038

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Routes to/from ATQ have been notorious money losers. Until ATQ can sustain a daily flight to LHR/LGW, I wouldn't go so far to say that anything from ATQ is underserved. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and AI are all having healthy loads on their international flights. Historically there were high tax iss...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 11038

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Anything from ATQ or IXC internationally. There is a huge amount of diaspora that visits these areas frequently and flying to DEL is a headache that adds time and money. Routes to/from ATQ have been notorious money losers. Until ATQ can sustain a daily flight to LHR/LGW, I wouldn't go so far to say...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5460

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Some good candidates... Asia Pacific Jet Airways - Oneworld Hainan Group to Skyteam - I know against conventional wisdom that it should join OW... but if you assume China Southern may join OW one day then Hainan (including HK Airlines) to ST makes sense after CZ make its move Virgin Australia to Sk...

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by CHI787ORD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5140

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Indians uses PIA as well to go for Hajj and Umrah. PIA use to send 747 to India as well. Use to be a lot of traffic between Lahore and Karachi and Bombay and Delhi. Last year the flights went down to A320 to ATR42 down to 0 flights, then started back again as political tensions decreased. I met man...

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by CHI787ORD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5140

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Indians uses PIA as well to go for Hajj and Umrah. PIA use to send 747 to India as well. Use to be a lot of traffic between Lahore and Karachi and Bombay and Delhi. Last year the flights went down to A320 to ATR42 down to 0 flights, then started back again as political tensions decreased. I met man...

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by CHI787ORD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7099

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

Please tell me which 3rd world countries have airports with the same amount of traffic LAX handles and with minimal delays? I am still waiting for that list of 3rd world airports that you say are better than LAX/ORD. quote] I already mentioned BOM. Read my post above. India has a per capita income ...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7099

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

hahahaha "world class" not a single airport in America is of a world standard anymore... Third world countries have better airports Really? What “Third world” airport is nicer than DEN? Or JAX? Or BUF? BOM is much nicer. Easily. And India, although growing, is still very much a poor devel...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7251

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

Heck, EK can put double-daily A380s on a route like it's no big deal. Also, how have either QR or EK not begun a double-daily to ORD? Because QR, EK, EY, and AI are all sending packed daily 77Ws competing for the same traffic. Fares on ORD-South Asia are pretty low except for the seasonal spikes. E...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13560

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

I’m always left wondering how ORD manages to find and accommodate all these airline’s check-in counters in T5, especially since they use hard-wall logos and markings rather than just teleprompters. I know they have airlines sharing counter space, but still find it remarkable they fit all those fore...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10724

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

Very neat topic, and great detailed opening post. I see ORD, IAH and IST (in 1 year) joining the club. Now what is LAX and ATL missing? They can’t be too far away no? LAX is missing a nonstop to Africa. They have ET service right now but with a layover in DUB on both trips. ATL does not have Oceani...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13560

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

http://newsroom.united.com/2018-03-27-United-Airlines-and-Air-New-Zealand-Announce-New-Nonstop-Service-Between-Chicago-and-Auckland Here is the United press release. ORD just joined the five continent club! New Zealand isn't an continent - its an Pacific Island. Read up on your continents. Its a pa...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 17807

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

I’ve read for years about the tense relationship SQ has with UA, but if flying to EWR for pax to connect onwards on United, it would help fill SQ’s airplane- so could the poor relationship actually get in the way of selling tickets and making money? I thought the UA/SQ feud was debunked. Thought it...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13560

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

http://newsroom.united.com/2018-03-27-United-Airlines-and-Air-New-Zealand-Announce-New-Nonstop-Service-Between-Chicago-and-Auckland Here is the United press release. ORD just joined the five continent club! More likely joining the more exclusive 6 continent club, with ET’s ADD-ORD this summer we no...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13560

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

At over 16 hours southbound, this will easily replace HKG as ORD's longest flight and furthest served route.

Will there be space at T5 during the time slots? After 5PM at T5 is usually pretty packed. Not gonna be super enjoyable getting off a 15 hr flight and having to wait up to an hour for CBP :).

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13560

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

http://newsroom.united.com/2018-03-27-U ... d-Auckland

Here is the United press release.

ORD just joined the five continent club!
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http://newsroom.united.com/2018-03-27-U ... d-Auckland

Here is the United press release.

ORD just joined the five continent club!

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10724

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two. ORD is just one flight away from being in the club, as will be IAH tomorrow. Any other major airport...

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by CHI787ORD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9821

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

Should've gone with OSL-ORD and LGW-MKE instead

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5744

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

At this point, there would have to be a strategic reason to relocate. Moving a company HQ is disruptive to many people's lives. Also, UA benchmarks its salaries against AA and DL. They are more concerned with what other airlines are paying employees rather than what the local market rate is. AvGeeks...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5744

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

Willis Tower is out of space. A majority of those working there hate it. Scott Kirby is not a fan. Won’t be long before they re-locate, but I would venture to guess just back out by the airport. Why make up things that are easily google-able? A quick look at their website shows that Willis Tower ha...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

A sterile zone divider in a tunnel is not a difficult thing to do. This is actually like the least complicated thing out of everything being proposed infrastructure wise.

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

If the new Global Terminal is only 8-9 WB gates as shown in the flyer, seems like its probably like it will be just for AA and UA and their "core partners"

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?
Replies: 38
Views: 5454

Re: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?

Well the other day I saw about 40 people waiting for the DFW-DXB flight...maybe they should fill the 773 first. I don't think the 40 you saw were the total load of the flight, DFW is usually very good flight in Business class and usually not less than 200 in Y, as you can see in the traffic figures...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

It looks like the Chicago city council wants to use minority (Hispanic, I presume) hiring data to determine who gets gates https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/hispanic-caucus-demands-hiring-contracting-data-from-american-and-united/ Man, this is some bullshit. Who even let this guy into the meeting? ...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

If you only move AA and UA's core partners to the new global terminal, there will not be enough space at T5 with the addition of DL, B6, NK, etc evenif you account for new additional gates. The final arrangement will probably look something like this: T1- UA T2 Global- UA, AA, LH, AC, OZ, NH, EI, BA...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

Theoretically yes but I doubt AA and UA will sign off on any deal that will let DL massively expand at ORD. Well, their first mistake was letting DL get this far in the first place! ORD will never be anything like DTW/MSP for DL, but it will almost certainly be a lot bigger than it is now. The most...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

I know this means DL will essentially have the same number of gates when they move to T5 as they do now, but shouldn't they be able to use larger aircraft and probably add a few destinations they do not currently serve from ORD? If they will be in a terminal with many of their INTL partners, won't ...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

The arrivals hall at T5 will definitely need to be reconfigured to allow for more domestic baggage claim. Perhaps its easiest just to split that hall in half- one wing of T5 arrivals going to CBP and Immigration, the other being a domestic arrivals hall.

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-city-hall-story-20180223-story.html The Tribune article above goes into even more detail. Looks like the new plan will include a new hotel at T5, a new hotel at an intermodal facility, and the complete renovation of the current airport Hilton...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40846

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

It's not ideal, but this is a nice plan. Having a second FIS facility in the new global terminal will help. Is DL going to expand operations once they move into T5? It seems they will occupy a fair amount of gates according to this plan. And while it won't be included this time, it still allows for...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 55
Views: 5985

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

The other thing to keep in mind is that yes, flying to ATQ is much more convenient for Punjabis from Amritsar and Jalandhar and northern Punjab, but it's not as bad of a drive to DEL from Ludhiana, Patiala, and Chandigarh. There is still a significant % of Punjabis from Southern Punjab who fly throu...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 55
Views: 5985

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

AI's ATQ-DEL flights are designed to feed their flights to LHR, BHX, JFK, ORD, SFO. I believe when the AC YVR-DEL route was launched it was timed for the AI onward connections to ATQ, but it wouldn't surprise me if AI has changed the schedule of their flights a few times by now. The history of long ...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 5120

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

ORD seems like a no brainer with the 787

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10372

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

The two hour turnaround should be okay ... they today turnaround bigger aircraft like the A350 in one hour at JNB, ACC, and event the 77W at CPT. By comparison, LH turns around a B748 at JFK in two hours. Granted, ET's two hour turnaround at EWR has been abysmal. I think airports like ORD and EWR w...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight

I don't see this being successful. AI has flown the route before, and BMI has flown ATQ-LHR. The VFR community is there but the fares are low. Also to note that QR also flies BHX-DOH-ATQ with a 3 hr layover in DOH. Whatever little premium traffic there is would be much more inclined to fly QR than A...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5601

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

Not being able to flyover Saudi Arabia and the UAE has probably hurt their South American routes

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 9796

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

AA served ORD-DEL for about five years from 2004-2009. I believe it was a marginal performer initially but EY entering the ORD-India market and AI going nonstop, plus the recession made it unprofitable quickly. ORD-BOM does seem to be underserved considering the demographic breakdown of the Indian p...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10537

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I have no doubt that UA will return to Nigeria one day. Its a large and fast growing market and it will be where the majority of growth in Africa is occurring for some time to come. Similar to when UA pulled out of India in 2001, the future potential/growth/size of the market will eventually be too ...

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