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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is this 744 at SJU?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Who is this 744 at SJU?

Also, that's SDQ...not SJU. Yep, my mistake. And crazily enough, once you said that, I went to SDQ's wiki page.... and it's the picture that the page actually uses! Has all the info on the pic right there: Las Americas Airport. Air Pullmantur operating a charter flight from MAD, with one of the usu...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is this 744 at SJU?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Who is this 744 at SJU?

Ah, thanks.

Didn't realize this was a 743.

Had to blow up the picture to realize that the winglet actually belongs to the CM 737. Though it was part of the 747's wing.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

Is there no way to genetically modify the seeds to make them germinate under different circumstances? Though i suppose that would take a lot of money and Mauritius is a poor country with more pressing spending priorities. I don't know of any attempts at genetic modification. There have been several...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is this 744 at SJU?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Who is this 744 at SJU?

Question's in the title... curious as to who this is:

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

Well considering I live with challenges everyday and have throughout my life, I'd say your argument that "everyone" has it is null and void. Please explain how you managed to mangle what I just said, into everyone somehow having no challenges in everyday life? Well first you need to defin...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

I ironically just finished building a fence today. It was a 6.5 foot treated pine picket on picket. About 195 feet in total. The old fence was cedar and I found someone who used the old pickets to line the walls in their renovated house a-la ship lap style. Wood is a renewable resource as well. How...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

White (male) privilege are the inherent ability to go through certain aspects of life unchallenged in a way that others routinely are, to the point of "you" not even having to recognize that those challenges *exist* Well considering I live with challenges everyday and have throughout my l...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 39
Views: 5953

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

First, BA also flies FLL-LGW, with comparatively low fares at that. Second, DL recently flew MFW-LON, and pulled out the instant they were able to do so without losing the slot rights. No way that they're going to jump on that again this recently since. Delta has never even flown to MFW (Magaruque,...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

There's no one Bernie Sanders voter who voted for Trump because they disliked Clinton. Wait, HUH???? What are you talking about: more than 10% of Sanders primary voters voted Trump in the general https://www.npr.org/2017/08/24/545812242/1-in-10-sanders-primary-voters-ended-up-supporting-trump-surve...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

I think you're assuming there's some great conspiracy against the downtrodden. That's no assumption: hell, have you seen that sham Congress passed disguised as a "tax cut?" I'm just a guy who was born in the south. Most sincere condolences. I'm not racist and I don't discriminate. No one ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

CCGPV wrote:
Everyone I knew found Roy Moore to be pretty unpalatable.

And yet nearly half the state, and the majority of whites who cast a ballot-- voted for him.

This is the problem with confusing personal perception within one's limited sphere of acquaintance; with actual fact.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

I'm still waiting for my "white privilege" membership and benefits to kick in, still haven't received either one yet. Only because you're too oblivious to realize what you have: which in itself is a component of white privilege. But if you'd like, lemme take you to south-central Louisiana...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

I get there's privileged in all different types of society but what is that supposed to mean? What, as a white person, am I supposed to do? I'm not doing anything personally to discriminate against anyone but around every corner I'm told I'm privileged and I should be ashamed. What should I as a wh...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most dangerous democrat in the USA
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: The most dangerous democrat in the USA

seahawk wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Nice to see that the hard-right is already scared of her. :rotfl:


You mean like the idea of the earth being a globe?

Zinnnnng! :bigthumbsup:

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by LAX772LR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racial Problems in America
Replies: 42
Views: 669

Re: Racial Problems in America

And despite all this, if one were to travel and live around the world, the US is one of the LEAST racist societies on earth. Period. I guess you are right, but still, it exists, map based on 2013 data: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/16/article-2325502-19D0189E000005DC-313_634x274_popup.jpg ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 8
Views: 159

EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

Behold, the Mauritian Tambalacoque tree. https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1975130_10104508234833285_172898031094699424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ea35eed3285127dd3107115e0ae88112&oe=5B58CD60 ⋅ They're HUGE (this is a single tree pictured, not a grove!) ⋅ They're old...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3454

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

With so many pax, so they have any special specification to increase the Maximum Zero Fuel weight or the Maximum Landing Weight?? Why would they need it? The aircraft is hardly carrying much fuel, due to the distance being flown, and the pax/bags weight of 500 people still doesn't come anywhere nea...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 26
Views: 2811

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

I think Jet airways is not allowed to operate direct flights to US because of copyright issues with another airline named Jet Aiways in US, who registered first. That's not true by any means. Ignoring the fact that 9W has already operated to the US; the quoted scenario isn't even the proper applica...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 14
Views: 3941

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

So this is about decreasing costs-- makes sense. But to "kill off" the A338, they're also going to likely need to increase capability, or at least the option thereof. Granted, I realize that the majority of this type's market is under 6000nm, but how much would it take to give the 788 simi...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 39
Views: 5953

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

DL is crazy not to start FLL to LON like right away. I believe its only Norwegian on those city pairs that's flying nonstop. AA won't do it, MIA is right down I-95 and UA really doesn't have much of a Florida presence. B6 has proven that FLL is a very, very large market that can handle both AA at M...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would a DL/GOL JV look like?
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: What would a DL/GOL JV look like?

global1 wrote:
My point is that Delta is not a passive investor.

What does that even mean? Quantify it.

Because again, like all of its other equity investments:
DL's never significantly changed their core focus, nor invested in aircraft or a complete shift in logistics.

Why would G3 be any different?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 6397

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

These numbers are not O&D and largely reflect connecting traffic flow not the actual underlying traffic between listed airports. Largely meaningless data imo. To be fair, the OP never listed it as anything other than "busiest intercon longhaul routes," and showing total traffic gives ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 31
Views: 4403

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

one has to wonder why there are no nonstop flights between Orlando and Heathrow. No they don't, it's pretty straightforward: It's a high-O&D, high-volume, vacation destination. Thus no "need" to serve it from LHR, as the primary point of sale is on the UK side and it doesn't rely on c...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would a DL/GOL JV look like?
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: What would a DL/GOL JV look like?

I don't believe DL took an equity position in GOL just to have GOL do "it's MIA/MCO thing". What else would it have them do? It's not like they're going to fund some kind of longhaul expansion for G3 into N.Am, when they can do that themselves with assets already in possession. What'd be ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

It's not all that surprising since California has more capacity to Asia than Europe Not by the margin that people often assume. Though the influx of secondary Chinese carriers has tipped the scale over the last few years, LAX for example is (and has long been) fairly balanced between TPAC traffic a...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Not sure what daring routes JL have added. SAN, BOS and SEA (rumored) seem like conservative choices. SAN was no conservative choice. It couldn't even sustain (notice I didn't say "have") a Euro nonstop until 2011ish or so. Combined with no significant alliance feed, no prior history of s...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7511

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

My point has more to do with ANC being a potential analogue to KEF but for TPAC instead of TATL travel. Which means you don't have much of a point, as the parallels only exist in your imagination, and not in any airline's near or foreseeable plans. Everything that is happening at KEF has defied con...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 31
Views: 4403

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

I believe the 2 UK airlines can do something from LHR. Of course they can ... that's never been in question. The question is and has always been: why bother? What would be the point in using slots worth $50million+ to serve a market that they already dump plenty of capacity into? Both BA and VS cou...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 31
Views: 4403

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

one has to wonder why there are no nonstop flights between Orlando and Heathrow. No they don't, it's pretty straightforward: It's a high-O&D, high-volume, vacation destination. Thus no "need" to serve it from LHR, as the primary point of sale is on the UK side and it doesn't rely on c...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 14
Views: 3941

Re: Boeing dumping 787-8 in favor of 787-9 shrink with commonality that is same length as 787-8

Interesting. This would in theory give them to option to have the same or similar MTOW to the 789, and if so, this thing would be an absolute monster of range.

Maybe this is what QF is looking for, in a heavy premium config, for SYD-LHR?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 39
Views: 5953

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

Domestically, there’s so much they can do. I think MSY, AUS, and RIC have great CRJ potential. Those first two already have a plethora of Orlando service on at least three different airlines.... they're more interested in trying to attract a SkyTeam CDG nonstop of their own, than worrying about DL ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

HU even serves TIJ (Tijuana MX) from PEK ... ??!! That flight is purposed to serve MEX and SAN. TIJ is just a stop. but not SoCal. It's not from lack of desire: there's no available rights with which to serve PEK-Socal, and only two realistic gateways from them to access even if there were; which o...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Nobody from the likes of Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Ventura county, Malibu, MidCity, Hollywood, the Miracle Mile, The (San Fernando) Valley, O.C., Long Beach, etc would have any sustainable reason to use that. People from the other areas would come if the price and schedule beat LAX. ....and **that*...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

I remember when KE was considered the daring risk-taker among major Asian airlines, when it came to launching new N.Am routes. Crazy how much the Chinese (and even ultra-conservative JL) have gotten the edge on them in some new markets. It wouldn’t really be new though. Same market as LAX, differen...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13876

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

zeke wrote:
Urine is not full of germs, it is cleaner than most door handles anyone ever encounters.

For clarification however: urine is typically sterile immediately upon excretion, but it's also full of sugars and proteins and can thus very quickly BECOME full of germs, if it's left to sit.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 20
Views: 1448

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Considering the proclivity of cities named "Springfield" in the USA, one would think that at least one such pair would be linked. There's 33 according to Google, with some states (Wisconsin and Ohio) having more than one!

None spring to mind with linked air service, though.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Not sure what daring routes JL have added. SAN, BOS and SEA (rumored) seem like conservative choices. SAN was no conservative choice. It couldn't even sustain (notice I didn't say "have") a Euro nonstop until 2011ish or so. Combined with no significant alliance feed, no prior history of s...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways
Replies: 36
Views: 3292

Re: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways

Its so annoying that a LOT of the airports in the US don't understand this concept. Yes ofc everything is connected from the outside. Gee thanks. Now make something thats useful for people !IN! the airport! They understand it just fine... but they were often designed decades before they had flow tr...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4949

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

I remember when KE was considered the daring risk-taker among major Asian airlines, when it came to launching new N.Am routes.

Crazy how much the Chinese (and even ultra-conservative JL) have gotten the edge on them in some new markets.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12042

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Jetty wrote:
Actually Amman is the only non-capital in that list.

How is Amman not a capital?

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

LAX may be a large gateway to China but it has to be low yielding. I regularly see flights advertised to PEK and PVG for $400 roundtrip all-in during the summer travel season. AA had a sale on business class airfare one or two summers ago that put paid J fares to PVG at $1900 roundtrip all-in (I kn...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 6565

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

I'm questioning the accuracy of this data. It has Varig listed for ATL....extremely odd. Possibly those are charters or diversions? Those charters must be in a time machine. Varig hasn't existed for a long time. I think that was his pont. The only thing I can think of, is that they're somehow count...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

We saw the exact same thing with the US to Cuba route allocations and the scramble to snap them up, although I would argue that was essentially a collossal failure on the part of the airlines ...while omitting the rather important detail that most of the airlines anticipated a completely different ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

We saw the exact same thing with the US to Cuba route allocations and the scramble to snap them up, although I would argue that was essentially a collossal failure on the part of the airlines ...while omitting the rather important detail that most of the airlines anticipated a completely different ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

According to a recent Chinese report in the link below, even CA has been struggling to earn profits on popular trunk routes like PEK-LAX, PEK-New York due to intense competition there in the past couple years, as increasingly more passengers are flown on China-US routes via tier 2 cities, bypassing...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

deltal1011man wrote:
It would be nice to be able to sub the 359 on any 77L route and v.v.

Has Airbus posted anymore on the A359's performance at hot/high?

....still wondering if it can objectively do JNB-ATL sufficiently to swap with the 77Ls.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 658
Views: 102576

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

There are about 300 billion birds on this planet. Assuming 3 million would be able to reach FL300+, that equates to 0.001% of the bird population. If then assuming that they be spending less than 10% of their life at these altitudes, the percentage goes further down a full order of magnitude. I'd s...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

IMO HKG and the big weakness Delta and American have in the market is why we wont see either touch CAN for a while. Sorta surprised that they haven't launched either DTW or LAX to HKG since receiving A359s. I hope we see LAX and DTW over time, but I don't know if either happens till 280t 350s show ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

Yeah even with SkyTeam having a minimal presence there, HK is a pretty gaping hole for the likes of DL. I expect it probably will happen at some point in the near term though. Especially since both LAX and DTW would technically be resumptions for them... LAX even more so, considering that their pre...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8912

Re: DL in China

IMO HKG and the big weakness Delta and American have in the market is why we wont see either touch CAN for a while. Even from the Kai Tak days, DL has always been so historically weak in HKG. :( Sorta surprised that they haven't launched either DTW or LAX to HKG since receiving A359s. Also, HX does...

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