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by LAX772LR
Mon May 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 261
Views: 33760

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

trex8 wrote:
And they'll burn lost less fuel.

But they'll be paying a lot higher amount on the acquisition cost... which (among other factors) makes calculating their CASM not nearly as a straightforward as "which one burns less fuel"

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence?
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Turbulence?

I fly a lot, am very comfortable on planes, but I was recently on a flight that had me a little scared. Definitely sounds like you hit a bit of a downdraft. No surprise: warm ground, warm sky, thunderstorm = recipe. The crew didn't seem to phased "Fazed" not "phased." :smile:

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 21, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 3921

Re: European expansion in SFO

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
OAK - LGW has only 10 weekly frequencies, 3 weekly with British Airways and 7 with Norwegian, would be a total of 8 daily flights with 3 weekly frequencies

Not for long, as BA is soon suspending OAK (or at least making it seasonal).

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 21, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 11925

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

I hadn't heard that NOAB had backed off of CDG/AMS. Hopefully, they will start looking at it again IINM, it was the Convention and Visitors Bureau (now called "New Orleans & Company") that stated that. I'd love to see MSY-CDG added, more than any other route, but do understand why the...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 44
Views: 10665

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: You clearly don’t understand what is happening with municipal airport noise restrictions in the city. A great deal of people care,...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

twicearound wrote:
And DEL

When did NW metal fly to DEL?

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 82
Views: 9745

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA serves the top O&Ds from NYC and connects traffic in PHL. That is a far better situation to be in than UA or DL. By what metric? I certainly doubt that "revenue/profit" (the two most important) are the answer.... otherwise US wouldn't have been the last suitor that the larger airli...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4300

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

Ideas that "the market" needs time to develop, or that people "voted with their wallet" agains the Cuban offering, are pretty absurd. How, exactly, can a market grow when access has been even more severely constrained since the initial authorities were awarded? It's hardly simpl...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 26
Views: 7889

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

The folding wing tips pitched when the 777 was in development included a much larger portion of the 777 wing then what is on the 777x. The original folding wing had its hinge point between the aileron and flaps. The folding section included the aileron (and I suppose leading edge slats too?), which...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8049

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

danj555 wrote:
LHR incentivises airlines to fly bigger metal.

...how?

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7292

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Revelation wrote:
Indeed, but since you said it's about money not theology, who's making money here?

Depends on the next move. Who here doesn't believe that Bolton's already pissing in Trump's ear about attempting to invade Iran? ...a mistake that will likely make Iraq seem like child's play.

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

twicearound wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
DL has flown its own metal on FRA-BOM, CDG-BOM, CDG-MAA, JFK-BOM, ATL-BOM, and AMS-BOM.

Not to mention all the NWA India flying done pre-merger which all falls under the DL umbrella now

Already included above: AMS-BOM.

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7075

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

Granted, MSY has a higher PDEW and CMH will never be a huge tourist destination, but are there really enough global companies in the region to fill those seats in J with full-fare customers? Not wishing ill on the service, but there are far more global companies in central and western Ohio alone th...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 155
Views: 18460

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The only rational hope I see is that perhaps airbus holds on for ten years until rolls decides to throw money at a rewinged NEO model. Why couldn't Boeing wait around for 10 years and do a rewinged NEO model of the 747-8? Better question: why on Earth WOULD they? Shareholders would flay them alive ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7292

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Where does "preventing terrorists from getting nuclear weapons" fall on the scale?" That one's easy. Two countries pretending that another nation is building nuclear weapons, despite anti-proliferation agencies on two continents finding zilch empirical evidence that they actually are...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Given Delta's track record on being very methodical, not taking risks, and putting profits above all else, why is every body assuming that Delta is bullshitting here? Does anybody actually think that Delta would restart a route(s) which they know will lose money just to save face to the very small ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and SE Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: UA and SE Asia

Admittedly, I don’t know what to make of it, but CX now uses KA to serve KUL. Methinks if CX saw premium demand they’d utilize their own aircraft. KA isn't exactly a leisure outfit, but getting back to the point: fares are ridiculously (but awesomely, from pax's perspective) low on that route. Look...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7292

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

rbavfan wrote:
Me saying I'll keep quiet if you pay me = extortion, A lawyer saying it = negotiation.

...can't say I follow you on that one :confused:

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6045

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

There are other sources of Skyteam alliance slots particularly KLM Cityhopper and some VS/DL trading and the previously mentioned up thread reductions in LAX flying just possibly. The only thing is though, the DL/VS j/v is not a part of SkyTeam, and it's not public to what extent (if any) LHR still...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and SE Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: UA and SE Asia

There's no point in UA returning to those markets in the advent of their ATI with NH. The few markets that that agreement doesn't cover, their looser partnerships with SQ/TG/BR do. The opportunity cost of tying up aircraft for such routes is apparently too high for them to bother with. We've seen th...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 155
Views: 18460

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The point Matt is making is that the profit maximizing range of prices and quantities for airline tickets changes if the supply curve/cost curve of the airline changes, which would happen if Matt's super-efficient VLA is a reality rather than a concept. That's literally high school economics. That'...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Jayafe wrote:
And get a top up bunch of A359s to support the move

Certainly wouldn't be surprised if they get a few 280T post-2020 A359s to replace the 77Ls as they age.

Personally have some glimmer of hope that they'd go for 778 instead, but high-MTOW A359 seems to have the inside track there.

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6045

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

If BA can do it, so can VS The concept is a bit of an anomaly, with the extent of the demand tough to gauge... LAS is one of only two gateways (JFK) on the N.American mainland with same-airline service to both LHR and LGW. Even ultra-powerful hubs like ATL/DFW/ORD/LAX/SFO haven't been able to justi...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30319

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Let’s face it - with only a couple of exceptions - G4 has been a bust here. Connections through ATL are so easy, plus DL is charging very competitive fares on routes like IND-MSY What I've consistently heard is that many of the local hotels don't want to play ball with G4 on rates, in the same way ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 155
Views: 18460

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

First, your mental picture of "what the market bears" appears to be a point. Obviously not, as even published airfares routinely fluctuate within a given range... I only gave you such a simple equation, because you made such a basic error. If you're UA, why not offer these fares? For a nu...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 16, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

DWC wrote:
WOW ! Everyone sheepishly zero-ed on the fare & failed to check

Congratulations, you just described the exact type of person who'd fly that airline in the first place......

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 155
Views: 18460

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

BA has surely captured a lot of that market, but if UA were running a super-efficient A380-900NEO on EWR-CDG then it would be much cheaper to stop in EWR than LHR. ....the glaring fallacy there is assuming price of fares to be dictated by cost. Price is dictated by what the market will bear. If UA ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 155
Views: 18460

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Well there may be some truth to the belief that Boeing will have to do something drastic to spur more 747-8 sales. Why bother? Boeing itself has PUBLICLY admitted that that aircraft has no future as a pax carrier. It's been firmly rejected by the market, and a far superior replacement is already on...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

lavalampluva wrote:
DL used to have a flight from the US to BOM via AMS.

They have a lot more exposure to India than that.

DL has flown its own metal on FRA-BOM, CDG-BOM, CDG-MAA, JFK-BOM, ATL-BOM, and AMS-BOM.

...all having operated during the '00s or beyond.

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4462

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yes, I think they started MIA-LHR about 1975 (maybe a bit earlier). Probably about right, because they seemed to be adding TATLs about every 2yrs. They launched their MSY-AMS nonstop in 1977, and were going to launch MSY-ORY and MSY-FRA in 1979 (both made their timetable, but neither operated, due ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6784

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

deltal1011man wrote:
This is under the assumption that the 330 fleet won't also get the D1S product

No it isn't.

It's under the assumption that it won't have anywhere near the A359's ratio of premium to coach, which DL has given no indication that they plan on doing that.

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7292

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Doubt anything's going to come of it. Trump will likely bluster and talk sanctions/tariffs against Airbus and Europe (anything to distract)... but there's too many interested parties on both sides of the aisle that would lose money over any real punitive action. Doubt he'd be able to do it. There i...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

The other approach for DL that could have a future is service from focus cities like BOS to BOM/DEL with partner connecting service from there. As demonstrated by the fares above, there's going to be icicles on Satan's underwear before DL launches Boston-India... ...especially since a journey like ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Looking at Google Flights, you can depart this weekend on a 2week BOS-BOM, for $883 roundtrip all-in, on multiple carriers; $3900 in J on UA, LH, and LX. Thus, who is going to pay fares sufficient to sustain a 14hr nonstop, when they can already get prices like that just 3days out?? /quote] WOW Air...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20896

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

possibility of DL to and from BOS-BOM? Essentially zilch. Relatively less crowded and still a decent Indian diaspora. With hyper-low fares to match. Looking at Google Flights, you can depart this weekend on a 2week BOS-BOM, for $883 roundtrip all-in, on multiple carriers; $3900 in J on UA, LH, and ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7292

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Doubt anything's going to come of it.

Trump will likely bluster and talk sanctions/tariffs against Airbus and Europe (anything to distract)... but there's too many interested parties on both sides of the aisle that would lose money over any real punitive action. Doubt he'd be able to do it.

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30319

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

With this indicate that delta would be successful running to Seattle beyond the weekend? Not enough info to definitively say. The loads are nice, but we don't know the fare yield, nor the opportunity cost. It's probably a good sign though, as DL likely would not have bothered with it in the first p...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18457

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Boeing still controls 60% of the wide body market, and I don't see that changing any time soon. Do you? Possibly. Really depends on how well they pull off the MOM (assuming it's indeed a widebody); and how the 77W and A380 replacement markets go, once they kicks into full swing. The 777X may well f...

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 15, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6784

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

I’m also still surprised DL canceled their 787 order. It seems like they could have been put on new long and thin routes SEA-Asia or Australia or on select TATL routes. Regardless of the A339's presence, I still wouldn't be surprised if DL eventually bought a combo of 789/78Xs... ...but Boeing woul...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 10977

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

So... When does everyone grow up, realize they won't get everything and sit down for a serious negotiation session? To do that, the powers that be would also have to let go of many of the socio-religious beliefs (logical or otherwise) that led up to issue in the first place. And since those have en...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6784

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

It would be nice to see some A350s on some routes that have a high-density/business traveler appeal, such as ATL-LHR and ATL-AMS. I sure hope Delta follows through with the full 25 they ordered! Why would delta put a higher cost airplane on a route like ATL-LHR when the 330 can do it easily? Revenu...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18457

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Ok I won't use "lost". Boeing used to have 80-100% of the WB's of a carrier and now 30-50%. Something "changed". Feels better? Yeah something changed, Airbus finally got off their duff and made a complimentary twin to the A330 and stopped flogging the A340-XXX as a worthy 777W c...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18457

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Boeing lost 77ER customers SQ, CX, JAL, BA, United and Delta because of it. Not sure how you could make the case at all for SQ,CX, or UA considering that they retained Boeing for the replacement of their upper end for that range. Too early for JL and BA, as they haven't made the decision otherwise....

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3068

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

I would add ICN, HND, and CDG to the scenario where the home airline is very much weakened by a split hub. Not sure I can agree with CDG.... how does AF suffer? Prior to the recent rise of DXB/HKG, it was the 2nd busiest gateway by total int'l pax for yearssss on end. AF couldn't have been hurting ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 10977

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

The UAE for instance won't allow you into the country if your passport shows you have been to Israel. That keeps getting repeated on this site, but it is NOT true. I can speak to that personally, as I've been to Israel, and had no trouble whatsoever entering Dubai... ...but if you want an authorita...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3068

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

I would add ICN, HND, and CDG to the scenario where the home airline is very much weakened by a split hub. Not sure I can agree with CDG.... how does AF suffer? Prior to the recent rise of DXB/HKG, it was the 2nd busiest gateway by total int'l pax for yearssss on end. AF couldn't have been hurting ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24499

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

You're going to pay more for a higher weight option on a given model, versus the exact same plane at a lower weight. Very very loosely, your referring to the take off weight not aircraft weight Come on, now. LAX772LR doesn't let questionable - or, indeed, completely incorrect - statements get in th...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5240

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

Emirates walks away with the prize there. :roll: How? ...they just ordered 40 of them. Yes...’Just’...years after everyone else did. :roll: So what? The variant that they like wasn't even offered a few years ago, and they'll now receive their aircraft after several model PIPs. In what universe is t...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24499

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

RB211trent wrote:
Aircraft aren’t sold by weight....ridiculous

Actually, in a way, they sorta are...

You're going to pay more for a higher weight option on a given model, versus the exact same plane at a lower weight.

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 14, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5240

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

chrisnh wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
BA had several missed opportunities, 787 is not one of those.

Emirates walks away with the prize there. :roll:

How? ...they just ordered 40 of them.

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