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by CHI787ORD
Mon May 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10300

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

ARN - Pretty much the end of the line, literally and figuratively. ARN is a hub for both Norwegian and SAS. It is very common to see Norwegian connections from Europe to the US very reasonably priced via ARN/OSL/CPH. Not to mention SAS particularly to Asia. SK's North American routes from ARN see p...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon May 21, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7849

Re: European expansion in SFO

I doubt SK would start SFO-ARN unless DY went bankrupt and OAK-ARN ceased.

Is LAX-ARN really that successful for SK? Anecdotally I've flown the route twice and both times the place was barely half full.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15605

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

This is great news for the Indian community of Detroit. No more double connects because an ME3 carrier refuses to serve Detroit and someone has finally cracked the Delta over priced options to India out of Detroit. This can't happen soon enough. Did LH, AC and UA suddenly stop flying to DTW? All of...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15605

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

This impacts the ME3 more than the EU3. ME3 is capturing the low fare market right now. EU3 generally isn't- only in markets where the ME3 isn't present like DTW. The ME3 does still have the advantage of having way more destinations in India. There is less tolerance now for flying to DEL or BOM and ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK/PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 2830

Re: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK

Is every airline flying Asia -Pacific now struggling at ORD?!! AA cancel Beijing Shanghai needs more feed and another stop on the Asian side. CX cancelled 3 services a week reduced to daily... No, not every airline is struggling ORD-APAC. OZ increased service this year. ORD-Tokyo has five flights a...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat May 05, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 11856

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

Anyone take pics? Would love to see

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7588

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Also, there is no market for EK in MKE. The South Asian population in MKE and Wisconsin as a whole is actually very small compared to Chicago and Illinois. I’m Indian American and from Chicago and went to UW-Madison. The Indian population there was surprisingly small and like 75% of the Indian stude...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 04, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7588

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Foxconn won’t stimulate a nonstop from MKE to Asia. They specifically cited easy access to ORD on I-94 as one of the reasons they chose that area of Wisconsin for the plant. Also, a brand new international terminal isn’t going to make European or Asian airlines fly there. Airlines don’t choose route...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

As AA VP of Networks stated today, Chicago international flying has historically been "chronically loss-making - some of the worst in the network." I figured AA has an uphill battle against UA but this is shocking! Can we assume that UA's international routes out of ORD are poor performin...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2589

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

Loving the replies so far. Interesting how trains were a viable alternative to planes. I have used trains in India, but finding seats in AC1 or AC2 can be difficult unless you plan well in advance. In an age before you could book online, I guess you either lucked out or had someone in India book yo...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2589

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

What's really interesting too is how quickly these transformations took place within the last 12-13 years. India liberalized in the early 90s but until around 2004-2005 the aviation sector hadn't changed much and was still stuck in the 80s and 90s. Then all of a sudden it was like a rocket ship taki...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7390

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

Two points. First, Virgin companies, despite having a common name and typically started by Richard Branson, don't have the best record for coordination. I remember years ago, watching Sir Richard on CBNC, and they read some questions from viewers. One viewer wanted to know why Virgin Express flight...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2589

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

It's really night and day. AI was setup as the govt international airline, and IC was the govt domestic airline. Neither code shared or aligned their schedules for a long time, and in Delhi the two airlines were at separate terminals that were not connected and had separate access roads. Transferrin...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7390

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

I think people are vastly overestimating the number of DL and Skyteam loyalists in the Chicago area. Probably 90-95% of business travelers and frequent fliers based in Chicagoland are loyal to either Star or OneWorld. The remaining are either Skyteam or non-aligned. Chicago is just not a DL town. Ye...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 58
Views: 5098

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

I think it was still common on some Mideast airlines like GF and KU during the late 90s and early 2000s.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7390

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

DL/VS has never been strong on this route, nor does Chicago have a strong Skyteam frequent flier base. There are already 9 daily ORD-LHR (6 on AA/BA, 3 on UA) flights and 1 ORD-LGW flight (DY).

And BA is bringing in the A380 starting this weekend.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has tried, and tried and tried to make money in Asia outside of Japan and the yields just aren't there. Meanwhile they are printing money on their flights to Argentina/Chile... Adam Any idea why AA hasn't tried ORD-EZE/GRU? They did try ORD-EZE like 10 years ago? It did not work out so well. Fro...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

At one point I believe UA was either double daily or 10x a week on ORD-HKG. I believe that was prior to CX entering the market.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

CDG: Now seasonal HEL: Moved to AY MAN: Struggling, down to a few months a year There's really no need to try to make things sound worse than they actually. MAN and CDG are still around, and can easily be increased should demand actually warrant. Same for FCO. HEL is a J/V route, so AA and its cust...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7588

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Not trying to bring MKE down, but ORD has 45 different airlines that have international destinations from the airport. ORD isn't JFK or LAX when it comes to international traffic, but its the primary international gateway in the Midwest, and has been so for decades. If MKE can't attract FI or DY wit...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7588

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Nobody has brought up Emirates. You're right -- and Chris Abele, the county executive, even said "We can land the largest planes on the planet here at Mitchell Airport!" (excitement added) Sure, as a diversion airport for ORD. The AI 77W has landed at MKE a couples times and waited for sk...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

If only UA could get that for IAH-PVG... I thought MU planned to operated that route for awhile. I don't see UA jumping on that route either way (Even CA can't make IAH-PEK work daily). What about AA’s ORD-PVG and NRT routes? Are those in danger as well? The only path for AA dropping ORD-NRT, IMO, ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7588

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

MKE is in a tough spot compared to other mid-size midwestern cities because ORD is just two hours away, and is a very well connected and price competitive hub. Its a major hub for two US3 airlines and WN runs their biggest operation at MDW just to the south. You see this impact on the international ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

LHUSA wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
If only UA could get that for IAH-PVG...


I think UA is done exposing itself to more China at the moment. The US-China market is just saturated to take a risk like IAH-PVG.


More likely we see something like EWR/SFO-BLR in the next few years from UA rather than another China route.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

ADrum23 wrote:
What about AA’s ORD-PVG and NRT routes? Are those in danger as well?


NRT definitely not. They have a JV with JL.

PVG has more business traffic than PEK but I doubt AA is making money on it either with UA and MU also flying the route.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Yes I would hope DL or even UA oppose the dormancy and seek reallocation of the frequencies. Gotta give AA credit though. They won't endlessly nurse a loss making route. Okay... so then what? Why are they in China? Why are any US airlines there? Dropping ORD PEK has a lot of symbolism: * We don't t...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18503

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

avi8 wrote:
Wonder where those two 777’s will be going to.


AA operates 787s on all ORD-Asia routes

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 716
Views: 68342

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

As much as dealing with CPB lines in Terminal 5 could be problematic, what has me worried is simply getting bags onto the carousel. Three years ago, we were on the 773 flight to ORD from LHR (London (Heathrow) - England). It took forever to get bags onto the carousel, simply because of the volume a...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue May 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 716
Views: 68342

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

With BA bringing in the whale and other additions this summer, what's the outlook for CBP and security looking like? I flew SK 946 last September and the security lines at 7PM took about 25 min to clear. BA is bringing in the A380 at a fairly busy time slot. Are ORD officials advising to arrive earl...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15359

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

There is also hub geography. First, the Southeast has about 1/3 of the US population, but outside of DC (which is Mid-Atlantic), large metro areas are Miami at #9 (and at the tip of Florida), ATL at #11, and CLT - at #23. Lots and lots of metro areas less than 2 million - not enough for a hub, but ...

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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: 144
Views: 15359

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: 144
Views: 15359

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: 144
Views: 15359

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: 716
Views: 68342

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: 716
Views: 68342

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: 716
Views: 68342

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: 716
Views: 68342

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: 716
Views: 68342

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: 716
Views: 68342

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: 11426

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: 11426

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: 5569

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: 5269

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: 5269

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: 7205

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: 7205

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: 7368

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: 13725

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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