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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11067

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Camarillo right off the 101 or Oxnard could both be expanded to support international flights. For what business market? What little they can scrap from Camarillo and maybe Santa Barbara? Who's going to drive that far out from Downtown, Hollywood, the West side, the Valley, etc to fly out of Oxnard?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 4772

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

Geminijets101 wrote:
Will LEVEL continue on adding flights to the US, like FortLauderdale, Miami, Orlando?

DY isn't doing MAD nor BCN out of MCO (yet)... don't really know the demand, but Spain may be a market where Level can get the jump on them for IAG.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30297

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

Get real. AA could make PHL work to Asia the same way it makes PHL work as a major European Hub - with connections as well as O&D. Lol, "get real".... that's cute. :razz: Okay then, here's some reality for you: A 6million person MSA straddling two different alliances for the span of 1...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30297

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

Not a single AA east coast hub (JFK, PHL, CLT, MIA) has service to Asia. ...and of course, the natural followup should be to ask: "Hmm, why is that?" JFK - massive market, but massive competition; of which AA has little reason/appetite to go up against. PHL - weak market that no carrier (...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 strategies for China market.
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: US3 strategies for China market.

WPvsMW wrote:
Service on AA metal to "Greater China" is now down to two destinations and 4 dailies: daily DFW/PEK and DFW/HKG, daily LAX/HKG (vs CX 3x daily); daily LAX/PEK (vs. CA 3x daily).

You're missing nearly half their routes... AA still flies DFW-PVG, LAX-PVG, and ORD-PVG.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1340
Views: 78114

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Why fly TATL from IND/RDU/CVG/AUS IND: zero competition + incentives CVG: former hub with enormous FFP base + Proctor basically unofficially underwriting a single route RDU: heavy FFP base with possible incentives + ability to initially start as a narrowbody then build AUS: longterm scheduled TATL ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian and JAL seek to expand partnership
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Hawaiian and JAL seek to expand partnership

Gotta do something with NH A380s afoot... ;)

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 517
Views: 41687

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

With that design of the yellow show-term parking graphic, are they still leaving the square-shaped space in hopes of attracting a hotel, as originally planned... or is that completely given up on?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

For MIA - I keep forgetting EK, QR, and TK. :white: I shoild have been more clear and say "East Asian" carriers. TK is not an Asian airline, and EK doesn't fly to MIA. Turkey straddles both Europe and Asia, but IST airport is physically within Europe, and TK operates as a European carrier...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 76
Views: 7079

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

Delta is not selling high yield anything in MIA. I suggest you check the data. What "the data?" They don't publicized route-specific financials, so post what data you're referring to. Huh? Of course they do. DB1B with fare is available by origin point and shows all legs by airline. Then t...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

I honestly would not have guessed that TPE had more traffic to/from West Coast US than HKG, the more you know... No real surprise: In 2017, LAX-TPE had 5xdaily 77Ws by BR and CI. LAX-HKG had, for most of the year, also 5xdaily 77Ws by CX and AA, but these are less-dense 4class birds. What hurts MIA...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41994

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

airportugal310 wrote:
Tell us more...no one has mentioned that yet

You might want to look at the original post a bit more closely.... considering that that's what all this speculation is based on.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Seems like history repeating itself with Delta using the wrong aircraft across the Pacific to HKG I remember when they used the MD11 from LAX and often had to stop for fuel What aircraft would you have suggested they use? Not unprecedented to acquire a unique type for one demanding route AA acquire...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 76
Views: 7079

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

enilria wrote:
Delta is not selling high yield anything in MIA. I suggest you check the data.

What "the data?"

They don't publicized route-specific financials, so post what data you're referring to.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14737

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Would be an incredible risk for LH to try that. Actually they did service FRA-SXM from the late 80s until the mid 90s with DC-10 first and A340 in the end. I'm aware, but the point is that the island is still recovering from a major disaster, to the point where far more entrenched carriers are stil...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14737

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

I'd like to see LH take FRA-MSY from DE. Would also like to see them return to PDX and PHX. Be interesting to see them in SGN. Maybe entering the SXM MARKET? Sincerely doubt it, considering that long-incumbent airlines AF, KL, etc aren't back to where they were, and won't be throughout the remainder...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20917

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

ist2014 wrote:
Given the fact that TK is the biggest A330 operator

Are they? I thought they were second behind CX/KA?

Do you have the comparative numbers?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

RWA380 wrote:
So you both concede DL is behind AA ... Enough said.

Uh, no.

The issue at hand was your utterly false exaggeration that "less their own LAX departures that are few by comparison to say AA," when in reality, DL is not only just barely behind AA, but growing at a faster rate.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 194
Views: 35178

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

N14AZ wrote:
Image
Reminds me a little bit of this jet...

;-)

Whoa! That's weird... but hilarious!

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14526

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

BWIAirport wrote:
Either way, neither CDG nor AMS are new routes for LAX, certainly not new destinations for DL, and it's not a brand new aircraft type. Plus, European routes are quite common at LAX.

The same could be said of routes like PVG and HND, yet DL threw parties for their launch of both from LAX.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1340
Views: 78114

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Just curious, how come MSY hasn’t gone daily yet if growth has been strong? Is it because of RR? Probably. They do "upgauge" a lot, as the 789 is there so frequently that no one even bats an eye at it anymore. Though it's only a net total of 2 additional seats (216 vs 214) over the 788, t...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2982

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Exactly. He specifically said "city" , not catchment area

Which, in the context of airports, is particularly inane... as (1) no airline uses only the city-proper for its market assessment, and (2) many large cities don't have an airport within the actual city limits, but usually a suburb

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7201

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

The "closest" moment was maybe when Amedeo's CEO Lapidus tried to start discussions with Delta Ironically, DL was also the most publicly vocal about having no interest in the aircraft: https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/06/17/delta-exec-airbus-a380-superjumbos-would-be-a-ba...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

What aircraft would you have suggested they use? The A340 that they would have ordered instead of the MD-11, had they been paying closer attention to what was happening at MD. In general every passenger MD-11 operator would have had a better time in the mid-'90s had they taken deliveries of A340-30...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1069
Views: 372828

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

though nobody would expect fuel-expensive ULH flights to take cargo in addition to pax and their luggage. That's not true at all. The old SIN-EWR took cargo, UA takes cargo on its California-SIN flights, EK takes cargo on several 16hr+ flights, etc. How much cargo are we talking here? Nothing impre...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1069
Views: 372828

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

JerseyFlyer wrote:
though nobody would expect fuel-expensive ULH flights to take cargo in addition to pax and their luggage.

That's not true at all. The old SIN-EWR took cargo, UA takes cargo on its California-SIN flights, EK takes cargo on several 16hr+ flights, etc.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1340
Views: 78114

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Will they upgrade to a bigger 787 or right to a 747 like in Austin? Unlikely there will ever be a 744 for BNA. As insane as growth in Nashville is, Austin is even more so. Never know. AUS' growth is impressive, however MSY has more or less mirrored it in rate (though slightly slower). As of April t...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 517
Views: 41687

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Growth of 23% over last April.

Nice! Tied with AUS for the 2nd strongest growth on USA-LHR.... behind only DEN, with absolutely massive growth.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Seems like history repeating itself with Delta using the wrong aircraft across the Pacific to HKG I remember when they used the MD11 from LAX and often had to stop for fuel What aircraft would you have suggested they use? There were only three at the time that could do the route nonstop, and DL onl...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14526

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

xdlx wrote:
ANY TIME you go from BOEING to AIRBUS is a DOWNGRADE!

Please try not to be ridiculous... you're currently failing.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41573

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Matt6461 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
The products do exactly what they were sold to do: they didn't miss performance specifications

That's not the standard I'm using.

Well, I guess that explains the disparity in conclusion then doesn't it. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41573

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The products themselves weren't bad; the market analysis that led to them was. If the market analysis influenced the product development (as it did), then bad market analysis created a bad product (garbage in, garbage out). If, OTOH, the market analysis was completely unrelated to the product's cha...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41573

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

ME3 is effectively a new concept of one stop to and from anywhere.If you take 150 A380's and the same number (if not more) of 777's then you are sucking an enormous (enormous) amount of pax volume out of the long haul market.So unsurprising (to me at least) that the vast majority of 'everyone else'...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41573

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The 748i and A388 are terrible products The products themselves weren't bad; the market analysis that led to them was. One came way too late in its family's life, the other arguably way too early. I just retired and I worked on B747's for the last 37years non-Stop. The A380 will never even SEE that...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14526

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would. That's usually reserved for a new route or entirely new aircraft type. Most pax couldn't tell the difference between a 763 and 772, let alone 772 and 77L. Both of these are new routes for DL from this airport, hence asking. No...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5868

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Is 8,000 feet enough for FLL-DXB nonstop? Looking at videos of EK at FLL, it doesn't even use the full length of 10L as it stands now, so they'll be okay. Just because an aircraft doesn't use the full length of a runway in typical ops (which BTW, no scheduled service should be doing) doesn't mean t...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 16068

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Now that you mention charts. Page 2 Dec 01/16 and onwards. Considering sea level, on 2250m it won't be lifting more than 500Ts You doooo realize that an A380 at 500T would be more than capable of flying 2970nm, do you not? ....EK initially started their DXB-LAX at ~569T, and that's a route nearly t...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28188

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Topic title should be corrected. The "replacement route" is Seattle/Kansai, not Seattle/Osaka. The Osaka airport is Itami, ITM (or city code, OSA), which has no international service. KIX is not "Osaka International" (which ITM was until 1994), it is Kansai International. Give i...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 16068

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on takeoff) would have it even easier. Can't speak for terminals and taxiways, but neither airport's runway would be an impediment. And let's face it, those...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 11046

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

First of all -DL has the 275t not the 268t. Seems DL's aircraft are still 268T aircraft. They're easily capable of being 275T (or actually, 277T) but the airline wasn't operating them at that at the beginning of this year, and I'm unable to find any external evidence that they've uprated them. What...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham

Just built his kid a multi-million custom horse farm near Calabasas... be a shame if it has to get a "for sale" sign before they even move in. He will still get royalties for the songs he wrote, I doubt not touring is going to cause too much financial hardship. Everything is in touring no...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11067

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

These type of flights are a joke. No for profit airline would attempt these routes. Leaving L.A. proper out of the picture: the San Gabriel Valley is still 1.5million people, with 8 of its cities having the highest percentage of Asian Americans for cities over 25,000 people, and nearly a half dozen...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18679

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

What if they install economy 3-seaters that can be converted into a "bed" by raising the elbow rests in part of the cabin? I've seen some concepts like this for families traveling together. At take off/landing, all three seats are occupied, but for most of the trip, two of the passengers ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adds BTR and AMA
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: ViaAir adds BTR and AMA

I'll be shocked if it lasts longer than a year.

BTR has never fared well for much of anything beyond the Atlanta, Texas, and occasionally Tennessee hub connections.

I do however think F9 could find a niche there if they tried. Especially if they beat NK in. Doubt WN would ever care.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 16068

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11067

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

These type of flights are a joke. No for profit airline would attempt these routes. Leaving L.A. proper out of the picture: the San Gabriel Valley is still 1.5million people, with 8 of its cities having the highest percentage of Asian Americans for cities over 25,000 people, and nearly a half dozen...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14526

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5507

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

If CX can find an extra 1.5 A350 hanging around, it seems like a good opportunity. The 77W is probably too big. I can’t see any other airline for which HKG-SEA would make sense (other than maybe Delta again once they have more A350s, and don’t have to use the comparatively guzzling 772). Hong Kong ...

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