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by raylee67
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to go daily, use A35K to TLV
Replies: 5
Views: 2809

Re: CX to go daily, use A35K to TLV

The business connection between China and Israel is actually enormous, especially in high tech and biotech. Given the connection CX can provide to Chinese business at Pearl River Delta and to Eastern China, the high yield seats are covered. El Al is not able to compete on these. The Economy Class se...

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by raylee67
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8666

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

Somehow the Senator putting this clause in is not thinking about the details... It's going to be a lot more airlines than ME3 included in this. Besides ME3, it would include airlines such as Ethiopian, Egyptair, Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Aeroflot, Ukraine International, etc. Not sure if Poland has a t...

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by raylee67
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 10228

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger

The situation is that someone with an Israeli passport book flights that require him/her to transit through Kuwait, which is a country that do not allow Israeli passport holder to enter. I don't know how this end up in some courts in Europe. The bottom line is, even if the passenger was admitted ont...

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by raylee67
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 3959

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

If it is truly "shape the future of our region", I would have to think it's international. Since Delta is already flying to Paris and Condor to Frankfurt from PIT, I suppose it could be BA to London with 788? Or could be Aer Lingus to DUB with 757 or A321NEO?

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by raylee67
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17440

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Either the flights will go empty, or Iceland is going to be swamped with tourists

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by raylee67
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

I'm not sure when it stopped, but I know the routing was CAI-JFK-LAX. The infamous 767 crash (well, murder suicide) off of Nantucket (Flight 990) originated in LAX, I don't know if it was ever non-stop. Honestly, I think the chances of it resuming are slim to none. Never been non-stop. Has always b...

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4048

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

There is no market for scheduled passenger flights for sure. But there could be a market for seasonal tourist charters, just like those between Japan and Yellowknife. I can see that happening with occasional flights carrying tour groups to Halifax. There is also definitely a market for cargo flights...

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by raylee67
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9881

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Alaska can focus all the resources on West Coast and make it a fortress. It does not have enough resources to compete with US3 nationwide. With only West Coast to worry about, it can fight effectively against US3 in its home turf. West Coast itself as a market is large enough for Alaska to be rich. ...

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by raylee67
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6387

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

You could still do 3 daily flights with odd slots.[...] That is exactly how they used to operate. For instance flight ZB220 LGW-PMI had been scheduled 6 times a week on days 12345-7. But using a differnt slot on every single day: 05:45, 06:10, 06:25, 06:40, 08:00 and 08:10. http://info.flightmapper...

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by raylee67
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 6179

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

QR would be a passive shareholder. Air China and Swire will simply ignore it, just like they have ignored Kingboard. However, Air China and Swire do not hold hostile intention with QR, so if QR, as a shareholder now, came up with good idea on how any co-operations would mutually benefits CX and QR, ...

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by raylee67
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9574

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Arguably, among all CX's code sharing agreements, the one with AA is the most important. AA has probably asked CX to join the JL-AA JV, just like oneworld has multiple carriers in the trans-Atlantic JV. And it's probably CX which has declined to deepen the relationship. Not to be pedantic, but isn'...

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by raylee67
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Derelict CS100s at CYMX
Replies: 24
Views: 6907

Re: Derelict CS100s at CYMX

Are they waiting for engines? In the latest press release, Bombardier said it cuts back delivery because PW cannot deliver.

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by raylee67
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 58
Views: 9574

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

I will be very surprised if JAL is the one that does this. This route seems like a much better fit for NH, and as CX has demonstrated, being part of Oneworld has absolutely no benefit whatsoever, so I would really be amazed if this is actually JAL's rationale for launching MIA. I am not sure why yo...

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by raylee67
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6202

Re: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?

What airline is that? VN= Vietnam Airlines. I don't think that layout would pass muster in the US with the FAA, but apparently so with the Vietnamese aviation authorities. The A321 is used in regional routes too, to Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and even Korea and Japan. Any of those autho...

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 44082

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I just don't understand that obsession with AF ? They have a ton of Boeing planes.... I don't think people are saying they don't fly Boeing planes. But people who understands the relationship between the French nation and French companies (including private ones) would understand that unless the Ai...

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY WiFi to boost speed from 3mbps to 50mbps in Late 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: EY WiFi to boost speed from 3mbps to 50mbps in Late 2018

US3 is going to cry foul now that EY is offering subsidized high speed Internet. But seriously, I wish other airlines will catch up on this. There is no need for outdated IFE if there is Internet on board. It would save a lot of operating cost for the airlines as well if they don't need to maintain ...

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by raylee67
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 44082

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I think it's Air France, given its relationship with Airbus. Its fleet of 56 A318+A319 seems to fit the sales volume as well, for total replacement and modest growth. It also has not ordered any replacement for its fleet of A320 series aircraft. Some of those are quite old. What is Boeing going to d...

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by raylee67
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12899

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

Impact for KLM would be quite large: Routes in green would not be impacted too much as they already fly south of Russian airspace in order to avoid Ukrainian airspace. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=c:%230000ff,+AMS-DEL/HKG/ICN/NRT/SIN/TPE/BOM/CMB/CTU/HGH/KIX/PEK/XMN/KUL/BKK/TSE/ALA/SVO/LED%0d%0a%0d%0a...

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by raylee67
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 7825

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

EWR is a bit more seasonal than JFK. It carries quite some VFR traffic for NJ Asians. Would it switch back to 77W during Christmas or Lunar New Year peak?

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by raylee67
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL9976 A321neo Delivery Flight via KPAE
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: HAL9976 A321neo Delivery Flight via KPAE

SFOFlyer wrote:
Do you think Boeing employees would inspect the aircraft during it's layover?..


There is nothing to inspect. The NEO has been flying for many airlines. If they want to see it, all they need to do is to buy a ticket on those airlines.

It's not like it's some state secrets.

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by raylee67
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 58
Views: 10415

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

It could be that IAG is using EI/DUB to compete with Icelandair/KEF. DUB can be used as a connecting hub for TATL specifically for low yielding tourist traffic, so that those traffic can be absorbed by IAG and diverted away from LHR. LHR then will be built as a fortress hub for high yield traffic an...

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by raylee67
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4658

Re: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

In the short term, as clashes between both sides become more serious, airlines may start to suspend or cancel flights. Simply speaking, no tourists want to go to Barcelona if there are clashes everyday. There are other choices. Then the longer term effect would be based on how the two sides pull out...

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by raylee67
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14329

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

Comparing BOS to SEA in Delta's strategy doesn't sound right. SEA was set up because Delta has no choice. It was intended to be a replacement for the NRT hub. SFO is UA's and AA has already started to build up LAX when Delta realized it needed a replacement for NRT. SEA was a compromise. There is no...

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by raylee67
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4242

Re: Air service between India and China

The problem is the market is too fragmented on both sides. There are too many big cities and while traffic may seem large, they are too lil between cities to justify widebodies. This is probably where A321LR and MOM will help. And yes the relationship between the two countries are at the lowest poi...

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by raylee67
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25376

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Whether the practice is legal or not or reasonable or not, this may prompt other overseas creditors to do the same in a rush to secure their share of what AB owes them, before there is no assets left to be impounded. To avoid such a scenario which would derail the orderly proceeding of liquidation, ...

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by raylee67
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 15794

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Boeing would regret pursuing BBD to the corner if it is sold to China and Canada permits the sale. While China is developing its aviation industry quickly, there are many areas it still lags behind. If Canada gets frustrated enough with US (not just because of Boeing vs BBD, but NAFTA negotiations, ...

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by raylee67
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11496

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

So the airport that started its construction after BER's terminal has failed its final building test is now set to open before BER does.

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by raylee67
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4499

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

I guess it means good-bye for PRG-ICN on both OK and KE?

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by raylee67
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6062

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
... in even booking a flight on PK, this AA codeshare doesn't show up, but that's hardly surprising for such a dysfunctional website...


The news article said PIA will enter codeshare with "an American airline", not American Airlines.

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by raylee67
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 118
Views: 13934

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

CI can't even make JFK work... ONT is going to be low yielding. It should have sent a full-Y A350. Or if it really wants some premium cabin there, put may be 20 premium economy seat there. That's it. That may work. A 77W with 40 business class and 62 premium econ seats in it is going to be disaster....

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6663

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

The 748F can be deployed on shuttle DOH-THR or DOH-IST cargo flights. After all, the population need to be fed.

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by raylee67
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 23397

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

KLM was the first; I recall that CI and KL began services between AMS and TPE in the mid 1980s; then Air France had Air France Asie, Lufty used Condor, Swissair had "Swissair Asia" BA started "British Asia" (and Qantas used a separate carrier - can't recall what that was called?...

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 17718

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

skyhawkmatthew wrote:
It appears that despite the announcement above, CX’s flights are currently planned to fly direct HKG-AKL, and tech stop in BNE on the return trip, rather than CNS.

The announcement says the CNS arrangement starts on Sep 18.

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by raylee67
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7649

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

Makes sense for the A350 conversion. Almost all the A350-900 ordered by CX have been delivered already. As we saw in the announcements on new routes, the new routes will focus on destinations that require the capacity of A350-900, not the -1000. The A350-1000 will have the same capacity as the 77W, ...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 23
Views: 7345

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

I guess too many new Asia-DUS routes got launched in short order, first with ANA to NRT, then CX to HKG, then SQ jumps on with SIN as well. How is SQ doing on the route? I can't imagine it's doing much better than CX on DUS?

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 7473

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

Does the 359 have the range to fly DOH-GIG? Is there any payload restriction? Given the flights cannot overfly Saudi Arabia and will have to wrap around the Peninsula?

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by raylee67
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9339

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

CX will definitely feel the heat, but it's not too bad yet. It may cause CX to accelerate putting in 3-4-3 seating on its 77W, to lower its per-seat price for long haul though. ...and alienate loyal customers who fly CX for the very reason that their planes do not look like sardine cans! I like CX,...

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by raylee67
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Lovely. Does the partnership extend to the frequent flier programs?

LOWS wrote:
For some reason, going back some time, United and Singapore hate each other. Why?

Kind of remind me of KE/DL and CX/QF, despite them being in same alliance.

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by raylee67
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9339

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

This is to be expected. No surprise here. From the time it ordered 20+ A350, we all know it's going long haul. It focuses more on connection traffic from China though, while CX is more balanced on O&D, connection from SE Asia/Taiwan, Australia and China. Personally, I am not interested in flying...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35858

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

1: B.... 2: C.... 3: D.... (this country can't make beer!!) People said it is DFW,,,,, By the way, PEK and DPS will be transfer to KA and LGW will transfer to LHR, Would not be surprised DPS is transferred to KA. In fact, I think leisure destinations such as CNS, CEB and CTS should be transferred t...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35858

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

NZ321 wrote:
What about Christchurch? NZ is beer producing and exporting. Rumours have been around for a while.

CX is flying to CHC already though, although only seasonally. CHC would probably not be counted as a new destination.

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35858

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

https://www.facebook.com/cathaypacificH ... 822702119/
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User001 wrote:
Do you mind linking the page as the one in the original post links to the UK page and can't find this post, the latest post being about amenity kits?

Does this work?
https://www.facebook.com/cathaypacificH ... 822702119/

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35858

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

I can't seem to locate this Facebook post, has it been deleted again? Just checked. The post is still there. Note that the post starts with Chinese. The English paragraph may be hidden and you would have to click the "see more" link to open the full message. The following is the Chinese t...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35858

Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

Cathay Pacific announced on its official Facebook page today that it is launching multiple new destinations, and started a competition for people to guess what those destinations are. The clue is that all those destinations are "beer related", with a cartoon video with beer in different co...

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by raylee67
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Hong Kong-Japan market in a decline stage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: Is the Hong Kong-Japan market in a decline stage?

All that is gone are the US airlines. They are not competitive in the changed marketplace. The LCCs entering the market essentially kicked the US airlines out. CX has been increasing flights a lot to Japan, especially Osaka is now 6 daily. It was 2 or 3 daily not too long ago. While there are no mor...

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by raylee67
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 15461

Re: Air Canada to make major Montreal announcement on 08/23

OK, AC5/6 was showing in the GDS as YYZ but now shows as flight cancelled. There seems to be some truth that YUL-NRT is being announced and is replacing YYZ-NRT That sucks. YYZ-NRT is an Asian flight that is relatively easy to get a reward ticket on business class, with onward connection across Asi...

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by raylee67
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air ICN-HKG Flightpath
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Korean Air ICN-HKG Flightpath

It's not just Korean Air. Asiana and Cathay usually follow the same path. The flights fly northeast from HKG, passing directly over Taiwan or just west of Taiwan over Taiwan Strait, then head north towards Jeju, and finally fly over land after Gwangju continuing north over the western coast of Korea...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 15461

Re: Air Canada to make major Montreal announcement on 08/23

Beirut? Tunis? Making Algiers year-round? Also Tokyo seems to be sorely missing from YUL. If PEK (by Air China) and PVG turn out to be successful, NRT may be the logical next-step for further Asia expansion.

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Njppon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...

Never knew that Alberta is big on pork too!

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