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by keitherson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13753

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

MAH4546 wrote:
Brits and Irish aside, most Europeans visiting Florida don't leave Miami.

Can anyone blame them? :)

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by keitherson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8596

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

AC/RV is flying YVR-DUB and YVR-LGW with no barely any feed on both ends and you guys are shooting down YVR-GRU?

I'd imagine YVR-SCL-GRU-YVR working extremely well. Students, mining traffic, some business traffic, tourists. Even summer snowboarders!

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by keitherson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3389

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Well, seeing that "Jet Blue" is the official carrier of Progressives in America, I expect these crew members to donate that extra money to their favorite charities.... After all, were it not for Republicans and (dare I say it....?) President Trump, none of the economic boom that is happen...

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by keitherson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3389

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Who needs open skies when you can have tax subsidies that make you look like a hypocrite?

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13810

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

I'm all for competition, though I guess I don't find the fares on the legacies that outrageous. I regularly fly IB TATL for 400€ r/t. But I just don't get where they keep getting money. I think it will probably be worse for consumers but I really see them failing in spectacular fashion and just cea...

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13810

Re: PRESS RELEASE: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

I couldn't care less if it's sustainable or not, its disrupting the competition and that's something this industry desperately needed. The legacies can do whatever they want, but one thing they can't do ignore is ignore DY. Norwegian is definitely doing something right if my grandmother hasn't flow...

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13810

Re: PRESS RELEASE: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

Well, I was going to comment that DY made IAG respond with LEVEL, but I don't think LEVEL was created just to compete with DY. Main reason being they have chosen ORY to be their next base as opposed to LGW, even after obtaining those slots from Monarch. So maybe there is a method to DYs madness and...

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by keitherson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9108

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

It could be SFO/SEA/SAN It could even be to a secondary airport like OAK/SJC/ONT Honestly, you are joking, right? ONT from MXP? They'd be looking to pull from first, a healthy population base, with second, and/or ties to the destination. I grew up in the LA basin & you're lucky to get ppl to dr...

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by keitherson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SaudiGulf CSeries order in limbo
Replies: 21
Views: 5678

Re: SaudiGulf CSeries order in limbo

CS3 is a great plane for the ME because of the distances combined with the potential for so many unconnected secondary cities in the region with high populations: think cities in Africa, India, and Central Asia. And they are planning to do long-haul: http://www.aeronef.net/2017/05/saudigulf-to-buy-b...

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by keitherson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Alliances
Replies: 13
Views: 3091

What is the future of Alliances? Is there room for a 4th?

Taking a look around, there are some pretty big airlines without an alliance: Norwegian Air Asia X Philippines Airlines Air Baltic Virgin Atlantic Virgin Australia Royal Air Maroc Oman Air GOL Azul Iranair Emirates Etihad Airways Alaska Airlines JetBlue WestJet Pakistan Airlines Jet Airways Hainan A...

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by keitherson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9108

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

I wonder what partner airline hub there is on the west coast that connects many Emirates fliers since they can't really feed the MXP side? HMMMMMM

LAX-MXP and SFO-MXP might not work since it would be completely seasonal. EK probably learnt their lesson from EWR-ATH.

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by keitherson
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 14073

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

Actually, an F fare is not available because they are all sold out. The Diamond Medallion Facebook group is having a meetup for this special flight and booked out the entire cabin. :)

It is not a special retirement flight for employees.

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by keitherson
Fri May 05, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 22731

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

Everyone seems to think WS is this mythical LCC, ER even as in truth, while they have some aspects of a LCC, they have steadily been leaving that behind. They have plans to compete as a more full service esque carrier going foreward, this has been the internal directive for a couple years. I'm luck...

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by keitherson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10166

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

Just look at Philippine Airlines across the world. They uniquely have a combination of: terrible airport slots, extensive long-haul and ultra-long-haul routes, predominantly low-value traffic. Makes for funky tag-flights and fifth freedoms, too. For example: JFK-YVR 00:15-03:15. YVR-MNL 05:15-08:55....

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by keitherson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 15192

Re: QF will announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR 27 Apr.

This flight is also significant in that one of the world's longest flight is finally coming back to Europe. Right now, all of the world's longest flights don't even touch the continent.

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by keitherson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Rome the FR operates at two airports
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: In Rome the FR operates at two airports

Have you not seen London?

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by keitherson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12403

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

No. Usually for any buyers' remorse it's the opposite for twin engine widebodies: for example VA with their 77Ws. They would have done much better only with 330s or smaller planes.

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by keitherson
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 average load factors to US hover around 75%
Replies: 21
Views: 5517

Re: ME3 average load factors to US hover around 75%

I flew IAD-DXB round trips for 6 times since September. And the flight was always near full. In July and August it is hell. Last August I got stuck in Muscat for two more weeks: there were no seats in Y at reasonable price. Actually there was none. All available were via Malpensa or Boston. I was w...

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by keitherson
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Jazeera Airways achieve escape velocity?
Replies: 29
Views: 4994

Re: Why didn't Jazeera Airways achieve escape velocity?

Air Arabia destroyed them.

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by keitherson
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A plane without a cargo hold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

A plane without a cargo hold?

This is mostly just a hypothetical/thought experiment, so apologies for its implausibility. Let's assume that an airline where passengers are allowed carry-on bags only, and that there is no such thing as checking bags. Is it be possible for a plane to made without a cargo hold, and therefore be a q...

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by keitherson
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets
Replies: 43
Views: 8923

Re: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets

One problem is that people may be expecting Iberia, given it was sold through their site, on their flight numbers, and sold as operated by their crew and aircraft. To be fair, if you're booked on Iberia and expect any kind of good service, you're already destined to be disappointed. I KNOW RIGHT???...

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by keitherson
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets
Replies: 43
Views: 8923

Re: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets

One problem is that people may be expecting Iberia, given it was sold through their site, on their flight numbers, and sold as operated by their crew and aircraft.

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by keitherson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 46070

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

There are clearly several of you who simply want to do in this thread the exact same thing we jump on Jumbojet for doing in other threads. Agreed. The hubris of the Delta cheer squad is insufferable, and I think a lot of us are sick and tired of them, but some of the posters in this thread are stoo...

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by keitherson
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires
Replies: 49
Views: 6229

Re: Norwegian releases details of its Argentinian operations

So they are going to create low paying jobs for a bunch of people that may end up costing people making a good salary their jobs. Nice. :roll: Those great salaries at AR, which has been unable to ever turn a profit? Or at LA, whose monopolistic pricing has consistently made travel unaffordable for ...

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by keitherson
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the CS100 at LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3502

Re: BA and the CS100 at LCY

You guys realize LGA has a perimeter rule? And YTZ does not allow jets?

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class
Replies: 36
Views: 6539

Re: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class

If the airliners of the world's biggest economy can't make the economics of international first class work: how is it different from other airlines? Government subsidies, perhaps? :stirthepot:

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by keitherson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FRA-DFW diverted to BOS
Replies: 0
Views: 527

AA FRA-DFW diverted to BOS

AA flight 71 first announced a diversion to Bangor, Maine, but ended up diverting to Boston.

Then they had to change cockpit crews, and flew to Chicago-O'Hare instead. Then they flew to Dallas.

Does anyone know... why?

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by keitherson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 23992

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I think the most salient and compelling point on that press release (whether the VX folks know it or not) is that joining the AS Mileage Plan is a giant upgrade. Considering how generous the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is, if I was a VX frequent flyer, especially for business, I would be crying fo...

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by keitherson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 23992

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I think the most salient and compelling point on that press release (whether the VX folks know it or not) is that joining the AS Mileage Plan is a giant upgrade. Considering how generous the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is, if I was a VX frequent flyer, especially for business, I would be crying fo...

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800
Replies: 13
Views: 2741

Re: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800

Congratulations Ryanair. They transformed European aviation and made flying accessible to an entire continent.

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1973

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

My biggest gripe with SEA is the lack of support for international flights. I know they are currently renovating and fixing the whole customs/immigration hall and modernizing everything. There is a ton of domestic traffic at SEA, and it's a busy airport, but the international connections pale to YVR...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Airways to make lounge access payable
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Etihad Airways to make lounge access payable

They've always had pay-for lounges. That's what Plaza Premium is for. But it's gone a bit further and now both Emirates and Etihad are proactively selling lounge access. Overall, it's a devaluation of airline loyalty as the lounges will be further crowded and lounge access is no longer an exclusive ...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11577

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, and KLM operate international flights out of Chicago O'Hare, and the Delta nonstops between SEA and ORD give Seattle-area customers access to international flights operated by Delta's codeshare partners to Europe and Mexico out of Chicago O'Hare. Seattle has twice ...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11577

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Why the hell does every thread pertaining to DL attract the anti-DL trolls, and why are the mods never doing anything about it? The fact that it's gone to personal attacks and A.neters stalking other posters that have worked or support DL is kind of disgusting.

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?
Replies: 29
Views: 4994

Re: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?

I think we will see the QF lounge in MEL undergo a significant refit soon, leaving the only hole in the QF product the 744s which appear on this route in high season. I wonder if we could see double daily 330s on QF during high season to compensate? The MEL lounge is fine. It's one of the best firs...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?

I'd expect the opposite: the potential for PHX to be dehubbed once AA renovates LAX and gets more gates. It isn't going to happen. Operating costs in PHX are much Lower than LAX and AA has a very strong market position (Southwest is strong there, but also in LAX). Because of its location, PHX serve...

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?

I'd expect the opposite: the potential for PHX to be dehubbed once AA renovates LAX and gets more gates.

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 3596

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

No one in the thread has even taken into account the state of EWR's airport facilities, either, which is disastrous! Why on Earth should I fly from EWR, when I can fly from JFK with access to the flagship Delta Sky Club, the AA Flagship Lounge, or a host of other international carriers and their lou...

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 40183

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags.. Martijn And what's going to...

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident on BEG-LHR Flight
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Incident on BEG-LHR Flight

Put them on the no-fly list. Done.

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 3596

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

It's not. And the Airtrain at EWR breaks down very often: it's really pathetic.

And from JFK, you also have multiple public transportation options, whereas EWR, you basically only have one if you want to get to Manhattan.

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca not happy about Qatar being in its home turf
Replies: 18
Views: 5236

Re: Avianca not happy about Qatar being in its home turf

While I normally would agree that the ME3 have unfair tactics... Avianca is quite crony itself. Just look at the United deal they're trying to pull off. And the whole ownership structure with Synergy.

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by keitherson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9679

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

Good riddance to the second EK flight. Already downgauged to a 777, that flight had HORRIBLE timings. You'd arrive at DXB at like 1am.

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by keitherson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5662

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

You guys seem awfully threatened by a single A.net poster given the amount of responses he's gotten. If he's throwing flamebait, it's clearly working. Congratulations to AC's new route. I for one, wouldn't choose to fly an A319 for over 5 hours in business class, especially if connecting lie-flat op...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?
Replies: 21
Views: 3821

Re: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?

It's kind of already a WN focus city. I could see this working. I mean, it's certainly more plausible than other places like Reno.

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 4291

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

The question becomes what sort of relationship Level will have with OneWorld. If the premise holds, that DL crowds the premium yields (rightly so, it is their hub - and they have strong partners to serve) - then perhaps the goal should be to go at it, from a lower cost. The AS code-share would be n...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 4291

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

The question becomes what sort of relationship Level will have with OneWorld. If the premise holds, that DL crowds the premium yields (rightly so, it is their hub - and they have strong partners to serve) - then perhaps the goal should be to go at it, from a lower cost. The AS code-share would be n...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 4291

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

We will see JL and CX serve SEA soon, and QR will serve SEA within 5 years. Really? - As others have said, JL already faces pressure from both NH and DL, both of which seem to dominate the market on either side of the pond. - CX already has a lot of traffic in YVR, and it may not be profitable to f...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 4291

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

It's already a de facto oneworld hub because AS feeds every oneworld partner from SEA. AA, BA, CX, JL, LA, QF, all codeshare with AS.

What more do you need if you have a fully obliging feeder airline?

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 23758

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

People expressed similar views about Jetstar in the Asia Pacific. From a marketing perspective a bland logo allows the consumer to make a decision based more around price rather than the emotional aspects of brand, prestige, service, safety, etc. When you think about it any new,brand will take a mt...

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