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by Ryanair01
Wed May 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14560

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

The catering is just sly editing from the vlogger. The truth is that each main meal is larger and desert is served separately (like in business class). To coin a phrase, fake news. In terms of loads, this happens from time to time. I once flew on an SIA 747-400 from SIN to SYD with just 14 pax on bo...

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by Ryanair01
Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 17
Views: 5326

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

This is very typical of the reviews TWA is getting. Don't shoot the messenger.....

UA look like a solid product.

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 343
Views: 50594

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Re stops, I specifically said that not all trains should stop at all stations. Newcastle-Sydney as quickly as possible is the ultimate goal, but Sydney Basin is too demographically (and economically) dispersed for all routes to be city centre-city centre. A regional HSR network would be invaluable ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 863
Views: 153125

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I don't think payload volume is the driving factor, I think the question will be what yield per pound can they bank on? The UK-Australia market is fairly unusual in lots of ways. One particular feature is when travelling such a long way it is expensive for passengers (and shippers) which means many ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 343
Views: 50594

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My question on that is what was the business case for the Madrid-Barcelona route and Spanish HSR in general? Even if Sydney-Melbourne is unfeasible, a small network around Syndey along the lines of Central-Chatswood-Hornsby-Gosford-Newcastle, Central-Liverpool-Campbelltown-Goulburn-Canberra, and Ce...

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 343
Views: 50594

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

And in Europe London-Frankfurt is probably an equivalent pair (both financial centres) at just under 800km. And there is no direct Eurostar service, you need to change in Brussels, and typical journey time is 5 hours. I'd say it is an isn't quite an equivalent pair, I wonder if Madrid to Barcelona ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon May 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 3649

Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia

Wizz Air W96423 London Luton (Southeast England) Kutaisi (Central Georgia) Scheduled 4h 55m Airbus A320WL Georgia, the country not the state. I had to explain that quite a few times in the run up to this trip. For so long Georgia was forgotten about in the west, subsumed into the USSR. Georgia is o...

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by Ryanair01
Sat May 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 32
Views: 5146

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Thank you for such a wonderful series of posts. I have these photos which I hope people will enjoy. 747 First Class https://i.imgur.com/3AREiR1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xqyKxEU.jpg 747 Main Cabin 1987-1989 https://i.imgur.com/GCBI9zY.jpg 1989-1991 https://i.imgur.com/2biWPpS.jpg Videos Here are a cou...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 22
Views: 3458

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

I believe the gentleman pictured in your upper deck photograph is Milutin Velimirovich, who was Junior Purser killed aboard Flight 103. On a more mundane note, most coach cabins did get super bins and new panels but some aircraft still featured old panels and small bins by 1991. Clipper was split in...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 18
Views: 14820

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

PAA did the Forces Charter Rest & Recuperation (R&R) flights from Saigon to Sydney return during the Vietnam War on 707's. I was on one such flight just after the TET offensive in Feb 68 returning to Saigon, left around 9am and I still remember the lunch that was served on board. Steak and ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Excellent read mate! Did a similar trip myself about a year ago, BA LHR-HKG on the 77W, CX HKG-MEL on the A359, then returning QF BNE-SIN A333 and BA SIN-LHR on the A388. I was greeted at the door by a steward who seemed a tad confused by my British Airways issued boarding pass. After careful inspe...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8591

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Facts say otherwise https://www.quora.com/Is-Iceland-considered-part-of-Europe-or-North-America Iceland is 2,202 KM from Europe Trust the good folk of a.net to school Icelanders and the Icelandic government about Iceland's geography. It seems Icelanders who write the Icelandic Government's webpages...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 6946

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Perhaps a little unrelated, but Pan Am was one of the leaders in ETOPS, when they shut down they'd flown more ETOPS hours than anyother airline. That was because they were replacing 747s with A310s as the main backbone of their transatlantic fleet. I don't know if people are interested in these pho...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66183

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Before domestic deregulation (October, 1990), was it possible to purchase transport on any of the Qantas flight segments that operated within Australia, such as SYD-BNE or SYD-PER? I'm guessing not, but wanted to ask anyway. Cheers. No it was not, although during the pilots dispute I believe Ansett...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 6777

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

That letter from Boeing history above is not correct; the airplane used was PAA's #3 airplane, not their second...I was personally there at KSEA for the June evening (cooler temperatures..) departure to Paris from the ~3000' longer runway than that available at KBFI. My father, Donald Knutson, was ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

W Where were you on the coast in Qld? I did BNE to Sunshine Coast a few months back, but had only come off SYD-BNE. I was at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast, sort of between Maroochydore and Noosa. I get how a delay can cause you to change airlines .The thing with delays is even if the cause c...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 6262

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

...TWA would have been the only American carrier that operated a 747 both domestically and internationally It's very unusual for Longhauler to be wrong, but Northwest Orient also operated the 747 on many U.S. domestic routes in addition to its international routes. Good heavens! You are 100% correc...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15043

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Looks like the thread got derailed completely, arguing about Europe vs. USA with respect to cars and trains. My simple point of this thread was to express my surprise that - seemingly - a lot of airlines based in Europe were suddenly going bust lately. I guess the answer is not a simple "this ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 74698

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

That is simply impossible. The timings do not work. In such a scenario it would rotate with QF55/56 (moved to an evening departure from BNE) or any hypothetical BNE-SFO etc, exactly like the schedule out of MEL. QF15 would have to remain a morning departure to facilitate the JFK tag. QF55 is alread...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 6946

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Perhaps a little unrelated, but Pan Am was one of the leaders in ETOPS, when they shut down they'd flown more ETOPS hours than anyother airline. That was because they were replacing 747s with A310s as the main backbone of their transatlantic fleet. I don't know if people are interested in these phot...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153309

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/i-have-a-wow-air-ticket-what-happens-now/2019/03/28/2bda45f0-5182-11e9-8d28-f5149e5a2fda_story.html?utm_term=.574f2a2d18ba "Wow is not offering refunds to incapacitated passengers. On its website, the carrier explains that customers could receive...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Weird about those footrests - I just did QF1 and there were definitely none in my row (on the lower deck) - also all the seat around us were broken in that you had to bash the button several times to get the seat to 'hold' and not fall all the way back. Did you have that problem? I was a bit skepti...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153309

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

So sad to see so many people out of work. Who will pick up the slack besides Icelandair? They are light on aircraft, so it won't be easy for them. WOW showed that a few markets can support more capacity. I think certain U.S. cities could support service to KEF like 3x weekly with that as the destina...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8387

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

To be fair, I think its one thing if it was ALL ex PER pax to LHR (obvs would never be) But QF (rightly so) has the ability to push the same MEL-SIN-LHR pax through PER to bolster the number and make it work. The MEL - SIN and SIN -LHR now has seats freed up, plus for through pax of course to/from ...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 74698

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Im surprised that SYD has less journey starts/finishes than MEL. I'm not, considering SYD has QF1/2 to go if one wants to go to LHR. Michael Melbourne has 37/1 (20 mins more with A330 and A380) and 2/36 (30 mins more with A380 and A330), both with a comparable midpoint to 1/2. So not sure that is t...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6104

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Virgin Australia flies HKG-SYD, so passengers can connect to that flight after the VS lands. It replaced their own HKG-SYD extension I think. Also there are 5 daily flights between LON and TYO compared to 3 daily and 3 weekly between LON and PVG (excluding VS) so that kinda explains why they don't ...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153309

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Very bad news for Iceland. The two big tourist markets are US and UK, both have air seats down by more than a quarter year on year, not just due to Wow. If you take Wow out of the picture (mainly in secondary markets now), it will compound that even further. Out of the UK fares last year were in the...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6104

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

A few reasons I'd suggest. There are still a lot of links between London and Hong Kong. Quite a few Hong Konger's resettled in London just before the hand over, so that creates visiting friends and family traffic. Also a lot of financial links with the City of London and Hong Kong (e.g. HSBC). Shang...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Here are my return flights. I haven’t included so much detail as that was basically the same. VA938 BNE - SYD 737-800 VH-YFX I dropped the hire car off without incident and headed over to the domestic terminal. For those who might not be familiar, the departure lounge is open to anyone. As a kid thi...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Wow. Travelling that far in Y and still managed to drive several hours at the end of the trip. It's incredible stamina. Haha! I must admit to being a little nervous about that drive, so I stopped three times over a two hour drive. At least I had some pleasant spots to take a rest at Redcliffe and A...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Introduction Over 18,000 km, 40 hours, three airlines, five trains, two buses plus a hire car later it’s time for sunrise over the Pacific. I had been sat on lots of BA Executive Club points for a couple of years. Over christmas I decided to see how far I could get. To my surprise there were three ...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 74698

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Fairfax business editor raises the question of whether Virgin Australia should nix its B737MAX order, especially as a move by incoming CEO Paul Scurrah to reign in costs. "Costly and unnecessary: Virgin should take fresh look at MAX 8 order" https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/costl...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 74698

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

VA pilots have defended the 737MAX https://www.airlineratings.com/news/virgin-australia-pilots-leap-defence-737-max/ In view of the two ongoing investigations I find this statement unwise. The 737 MAX is a ‘new’ aircraft requiring low speed Angle of Attack stability enhancement. MCAS provides this....

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 7228

Re: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?

Nice report. It appears a very typical Lufthansa flight, although the crews have become a little more reluctant to push two drinks on my more recent flights with them.

0505, what a horrific departure time!

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by Ryanair01
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23428

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

This link is English https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/02/20/icelandair-ceo-and-cco-talk-hub-strategy-financial-position-and-boeings-nma/ In short it seems they want the NMA, but keeping too many 757s until NMA arrives is troublesome because the 757 costs too much to run. There's no perfect answer, hold...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

A few points... A) the main transpacific route to north america for the last 70 years was SFO, not LAX. B) CZ & MU BNE cutbacks in MAR are normal. They have a habit of sending press releases announcing more flights, then quietly reduce in the off season. C) Surprised AY applying for JQ codeshar...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe Trip 2018 Part 1: QF BNE-LHR & Brooklands Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 5601

Re: Europe Trip 2018 Part 1: QF BNE-LHR & Brooklands Museum

Thanks for posting the report. I visited Brooklands for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. I was lucky enough to be shown around by a retired Concorde Steward which was terrific. Look forward to finding out if you made it to the Akureyri Air Museum? Last year the staff kindly opened it u...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17192

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

I This is smart capacity discipline by United cutting some frequencies in the low season to Australia when the aircraft can make much more money on TATL and then ramping both routes up to daily and adding SFO-MEL for the Southern summer when TATL traffic drops off. IMHO we will see more seasonal va...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wow. That’s a huge hit. Not surprised about IAH but to reduce SYD-LAX to only 3 weekly seems really low. Very uncompetitive against QF, DL, VA, AA. Yes, very surprised that they would cut so deeply. Not sure SYD is a market where you can get away with huge seasonal fluctuations like this but I’m su...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways HS-TGX TG472 Sydney - Bangkok | 2017 Photos and Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 6048

Re: Thai Airways HS-TGX TG472 Sydney - Bangkok | 2017 Photos and Videos

Thai looks like a solid product from your report. Thanks for posting.

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney | 2018 Photos and Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 3989

Re: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney | 2018 Photos and Videos

NIce report, especially enjoyed your stop over photos. Thanks for sharing.

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 69
Views: 12057

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

If TXL stays open, BER has no future, even after all the nightmare ends. Berlin does not need two airports. It cannot support two. If TXL stays open and there is no restriction on how it is used, no one would use BER. BER will become YMX, unless TXL is restricted to serve limited routes, such as re...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 74562

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

I do wonder if NZ could make a better go of NTL-AKL considering the hub on the AKL end. If NZ can make MCY work on a seasonal basis, surely NTL is worth a shot "seasonally" for them. That's assuming NZ have a spare Trans-Tasman A320 a/c and flight timings that can connect to/from their in...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19220

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

. Doing some quick mental maths, it's quite feasible that UA wouldn't even fly to Shanghai without the Apple contract. Impossible. Maybe just 1x daily instead of 2x, but no chance UA wouldn't be connecting this pair. If you think a route can take a $35m a year downward hit and survive you are livin...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19220

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

They shouldn't publish passenger volume and total spend for a single route together anywhere other than tightly controlled executive reports. From those figures I can work out roughly what Apple pay on average to Shanghai which is a problem on at least three levels. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19220

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

My company (NYC HQ-ed major financial institution) factually has been AA's single largest account consistently over the last 20 years. That said, DL (and B6 to a lesser extent) has made a HUGE push for our business with large discounts. On average, we tend to fly ~30 of our people per weekday betwe...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19220

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

My own big career break was becoming "Head of" for corporate sales, so I do know a bit about this type of thing, all be that it is almost ten years since I quit. I used to make sure that our major client names were briefed out to frontline staff as relevant, but kept the financial detail v...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 54919

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Call me crazy, but all this seems to be stemming from pilot's reactions to the aircraft's purported lack of ability to carry a certain payload...on a route it has never been scheduled to fly (ie. LAX-SYD), and that Delta hasn't publicly indicated it wants it to fly. ...i'd hazard a guess- probably ...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 52
Views: 11248

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week. According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day. What kind of...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153309

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Will Indigo group invest cash in WOW and improve customer service such as Allowing One carry on per pax and use their current fleet order to balance the previus plane order . As i remember there is a few A321LR's on order for their branch. Is the 321LR able to fly west coast with full PAX an Cargo ...

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