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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 102
Views: 15164

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

GET over yourself. Not as long as you keep giving me such softballs to swing at :razz: It's funny that Orlando got a 14-hr flight WITH a F cabin years before MIA did. ...what was it you were saying about reading comprehension? I'm rather clearly referring to Disney and Universal relative to Japan, ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 102
Views: 15164

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Except that nowhere in my post did I state Disney or Universal Studios were headquartered in Orlando...so there's that. Not sure why both of you felt the need to come along and play Wikipedia. Maybe try reading and comprehending a post before coming to correct someone? The only one you're kidding w...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 102
Views: 15164

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

And even with the Huge domestic network DL has in ATL the PVG flight has been off and on over the years. That right there shows how challenging it is for TPAC flights out of the southeastern US. Depends on the market more than the location. ATL-PVG may struggle, but ATL-ICN is one of the strongest ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 102
Views: 15164

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

travelers between Miami and Tokyo, Hong Kong...etc can easily connect to Asia through ATL, JFK, ORD,DFW, IAH, LAX, SEA, BOS, MSP, DTW and SFO. MIA really needs to concentrate on what it does best - serving the Americas and Europe. What kind of defeatist attitude is that? :( MIA officials would be i...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 102
Views: 15164

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Don't forget - ginormous companies like Disney and Universal Studios have properties in both Orlando and Tokyo. So don't discount Orlando's business traffic capabilities. Except that Disney's primary corporate offices are based in neither, and UA has (or at least, throughout the '90s and early '00s...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 47
Views: 10198

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Odd that they'd expend so much space on a solo middle seat, in any configuration. Really have to see how this works. Good on them though, for trying something new. Color's a bit bland, but in a cabin that's going to be dark the majority of the time, who cares. Further leaving BA in the dust! Let's h...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 57252

Re: US bars exclusivity in new Delta-Korean Air joint venture

As I pointed out in the main DL/KE JV thread, the Korean Transport Ministry still needs to approve this JV from the Korean end of things. This is still not a go though I am hedging a guess that at this point, its just a formality, Sincerely doubt it. Remember, DL was already determined to pursue ot...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 57252

Re: US bars exclusivity in new Delta-Korean Air joint venture

IINM, this is pretty standard for on the US-side as a JV concession... so nothing really profound.

That said, I'll still holding out hope that DL will someday codeshare with CX or HX!

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 28
Views: 4104

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

Overthecascades wrote:
How often does EK fly nonStop between DXB and PTY?

0 frequencies per week.


Overthecascades wrote:
There it’s a long thin route but demand is there

...probably NOT the best example to use, considering that they quietly weaseled their way out of launching such a pointless route.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4226

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

I wouldn't be calling Algeria and Tunisia "Arab countries". Maybe majority Muslim, but very much African. Just because the language is common, doesn't make it geographically correct. Um, you might want to google the term "Heart of the Arab World"..... you'll find that Cairo is v...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone know/have the source video for this airside shot of Concorde?
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: Does anyone know/have the source video for this airside shot of Concorde?

There's no video or series... it was just a JFK employee who caught F-BTSD on the last AF flight, May 2003, and posted it to YouTube.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10023

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

The CEO of GNO Inc has repeated said that a nonstop DUB-MSY is a goal that they intend to seal within the remaining years of this decade. First time I saw it mentioned was last paragraph in this article: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/new-orleans-attracts-first-non-stop-european-flights-in-decades/...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10023

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

http://www.louisianaweekly.com/new-orle ... n-decades/
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The CEO of GNO Inc has repeated said that a nonstop DUB-MSY is a goal that they intend to seal within the remaining years of this decade.

First time I saw it mentioned was last paragraph in this article:
http://www.louisianaweekly.com/new-orle ... n-decades/

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

and higher than PHX, MIA, SJC, OAK, and TPA Interesting. Do you have numbers showing how it compares to any other of their 788 routes, worldwide? For DE, MSY had the lowest loads of the group That's surprising. :( but SAN was only 1% higher at 62% in May. ....and yet they just attracted LH! I do th...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current operators of the L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 4174

Re: L-1011

The last passenger trijets in revenue service were KLM's MD-11s, and they were retired in 2014. That's not true... EP still had pax 727 service as of earlier this year. No activity is showing on those aircraft for the last 60 days though, so I'm guessing they've since been retired (as was scheduled...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7383

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

They didn't cut it per se, they just handed it over to VS. They're metal-neutral, so the service is still offered to both of their customers regardless of whose metal flies it. The only place it's metal neutral is from a corporate stand point ....which was the context of the question. Pay attention...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

CM had a 78% load factor on the MSY-PTY route. I used to be concerned about this route, but it seems to have come into its own. BA had a 81.1% load factor on the MSY-LHR route. No concerns at all for this one. Considering what they charge for the nonstop, they've got to be happy, at 80%+. Then agai...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

SunsetLimited wrote:
back to 4X weekly

Msycajun's gonna sh!t on himself when he sees this :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7383

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

They didn't cut it per se, they just handed it over to VS. They're metal-neutral, so the service is still offered to both of their customers regardless of whose metal flies it.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3643

Re: WW nearly doubling service to BWI

czek6 wrote:
Except that the subsidy deal was secret.

Except that the press got wind of it while it was still in the approval process, so.........

#WorstKeptSecretEver

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2465

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

*yawn*

QSST. HiSAC. Aerion's alleged "orders." And now Boom seems to want some spotlight.

Wake me up when there's an aircraft certified and ready to call boarding.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8328

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

but where else are you going to go if you want to experience a parallel landing! ...right "down the road" at LAX. 24L and 24R do parallel landings all the time. Sometimes 25L and 25R, but not as often. Pretty sure PEK does them quite a bit as well. And these are of course just examples of...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3643

Re: WW nearly doubling service to BWI

However, when news came out that the airport authority had been giving British Airways millions in subsidies, they left in a huff. No doubt feeling they should have been offered the same. Not quite accurate. 1) it wasn't the airport authority per se, it was a more general economic development fund ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

it is pretty clear what jubguy was trying to say... I dunno if I'd go THAT far.... they chose airports based on the market they serve. That does NOT however, automatically translate to a measure of the entire CSA for an airline, even if only one gateway is selected. THAT'S the part I'm trying to co...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

This is by Primary Statistical Area, not airport size. I don't remember SLC having 8 million people. Better yet, I don't remember any aviation bilateral categorizing a destination by PSA, CSA, or even MSA, versus by gateway. Perhaps you could list some that do.... Uh, do you know something that no ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I don't know why you would base which destination is bigger based on how many pax the airport carries? Using that logic Atlanta is the largest destination in the US..... There's a rather straightforward reason: it's quite simply because that's how most aviation bilaterals view it. Or view ed , cons...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

mutu wrote:
A big IAG Cargo contract requires more belly than the 789 can offer, simple enough really.

That doesn't explain why they'd go to a 744, per se.

Particularly when they have way more available 777s.... seeing as all 777s blast the 744 clear out of the water in terms of cargo capacity.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I always see people throw around legacy carrier with little explanation as to what and who that exactly means and is. In terms of the USA, there's no actually question as to what that means: the "legacy" being referred to is the possession of interstate operational authority granted prior...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4994

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

But yeah, MSY's average highs May-October exceed BUR by up to 9 degrees. BUR can regularly exceed 110F during the summer. Indeed, for a high it can... but that doesn't actually address what I just said, which BTW isn't from wiki, so no appeal-to-authority (as if you were someone important) automati...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Obviously there's enough demand for people who would rather not deal with the hassle of self-connecting from the East Coast or stopping at ATL or JFK that BA can charge a premium for this route and still be successful. Kudos to them. Plus they so don't have to compete with VS or DY. AUS was upgrade...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

All of which makes me question why TG don't appear to view BKK-MAN-JFK as an attractive way of getting to NYC. Because what price advantage are they going to have over anyone else who can offer NYC-BKK via Europe? The answer is of course: none. And even then, it's not just Europe... Cathay is still...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airbus launch a35k lite
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Should airbus launch a35k lite

and economics would beat the B787-10. Based on what, other than supposition? Could just as easily end up being another 783: longhaul frame stitched onto a shorthaul wing/box-- that essentially nobody wanted, due to inflexibility and similar overall economics from just "abusing" a standard...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Seriously if they can get 75% in September, they have to be happy. Especially at the fares they charge! :eek: yes especially at those prices .. it aint cheap lol Still sorta surprised that they added Tuesday before Sunday, as well... very interesting to see how the demand for this service continues...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4994

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

obstacle climb limits Southbound is IINM the most common commercial departure from BUR, so how's that really a problem? or temp issues ...New Orleans doesn't have temperature issues???? :eek: :eek: That's certainly a new one, lol. But yeah, MSY's average highs May-October exceed BUR by up to 9 degr...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32346

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

MrBren wrote:
I have never understood why the B747 have been called the queen of the sky.

Because for more than 20yrs, if you wanted to realistically fly more than 5500nm, or carry more than 300ish people doing it... you had no option other than a 747.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71160

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

SunsetLimited wrote:
Seriously if they can get 75% in September, they have to be happy.

Especially at the fares they charge! :eek:

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 60
Views: 5820

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

Well done, with the descriptions + pics! This is what a thread should be. :)

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4994

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

KLMatSJC wrote:
To be fair, BUR is quite a bit further away from LHR compared to MSY. If there was a weight penalty, I could see the 788 do the flight, but there is no way that it would be able to taxi and that airport.

Both of which were directly addressed in my post......... so, there's that.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

Sorry to go off topic slightly, does anybody have the schedule for the former CAI-JFK-LAX flight? The NTSB report for MS990 lists the LAX-JFK arrival at 11:48pm, and the JFK-CAI departure at 1:20am, with no mention of it being delayed. So that should give you a general idea of the schedule (subtrac...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

VN's potential LAX service could take away so much because THAT route will make money Based on what? Fares to Vietnam are, and for a long time have been, square in the toilet. It's not uncommon to see LAX-SGN fares below $500 roundtrip, via both TPE, ICN, and several other gateways. Usually a littl...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4994

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Two words: RUNWAY LENGTH Burbank's runway is only 6900 feet. So no, its probably not physically feasible. :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead: Runway length wouldn't be much of an issue at all. BA routinely does MSY-LHR off 7000ft, and BY does BRS-CUN off of 6500ft-- these runways are both shorter t...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX-JFK-CAI They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish. Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it. Correction: Egyptian 990 was a case of murder. No matter what Egyptian officials say. Uh, what exactly are you (poorly attempting to) correct? Is ma...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX-JFK-CAI They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish. Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it. MS 990 occurred in October 1999, not 2001. I'm well aware of when the crash occurred. What I was saying is that I don't know the exact date that LAX...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5401

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

This site is actually better, especially in the Non aviation subsection. You're certainly a minority in that regard. This site is a shell of what it once was. Wow, this went wildly off topic. Not really, considering that the OP was completely mistaken.... Anybody know the actual new CEO? Any opinio...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX-JFK-CAI

They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish.
Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Its very interesting they are so desirous to return to USA, where by their own admission that never made a profit during 20+ years of service. My immediate question would be: "What's changed?" The two most glaring/notable changes in recent times, are that (1) neither of the two previous U...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 7925

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

9w748capt wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Nothing too premium about charging paid J pax several additional hundred bucks just to choose a seat.
A terribly obsolete seat at that.

BA charging non-elites for CW seats (all of which suck btw) is beyond insane.

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13806

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Its very interesting they are so desirous to return to USA, where by their own admission that never made a profit during 20+ years of service. My immediate question would be: "What's changed?" The two most glaring/notable changes in recent times, are that (1) neither of the two previous U...

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