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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9W & AA to discontinue their FF partnership
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

Re: 9W & AA to discontinue their FF partnership

Was there anyone who didn't anticipate this? Can't say it's all that surprising.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9158

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

2008 was Bill Clinton's mess. I'm not fan of Clinton's fiscal dereg policies, but you had nearly 8yrs, 2 presidential terms, and 4 congresses in between. Blaming Clinton springs from an ignorance exceeding that of even your previous (ridiculous) post. Democrats controlled most of Bush's presidency....

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9158

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Slug71 wrote:
2008 was Bill Clinton's mess.

I'm not fan of Clinton's fiscal dereg policies, but you had nearly 8yrs, 2 presidential terms, and 4 congresses in between.
Blaming Clinton springs from an ignorance exceeding that of even your previous (ridiculous) post.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9158

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Slug71 wrote:
The same will happen in the US when the Democrats get their way.

Wasn't Democrats who crashed the US economy in 1929, 1987, and 2008.... the three worst economic crises that its ever faced.

But hey, way to pay attention to history. :roll:

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

Re: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?

People try to make a much bigger deal out of this than it needs to be: Simply enough, airlines look out primarily for their own interests. That's really all there is to it. For North American carriers, Singapore (the destination) is unless as anything other than an (admittedly high yield) O&D st...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76065

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

DL stirring the pot again. As well they should. As demonstrated by recent history, AA wouldn't hesitate to do the same to them. Have to imagine that slots were included in the AA/CZ equity stake Why? First and foremost, it's not a J/V and there is no metal neutrality... AA and CZ are still very muc...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 42
Views: 5056

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

An airline based in Atlanta and with a major hub in Detroit, has a problem with Black people? Hmm :scratchchin:

Isolated incidents can happen anywhere, but if they're trying to make it seem like DL has some kind of policy for such, then that's going to be a tough row to hoe.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada - Thailand Expanded Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: Canada - Thailand Expanded Air Transport Agreement

matthieugd wrote:
Is that possible to have a direct flight from YVR to BKK?

Physically, yes... 77E, 77L, 77W, 788, 789, A359, and A388 can all do it with no problem.

Legally, I'm not sure how Canada reacted to Thailand's low ICAO assessment though. Maybe someone else can give us clarity.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Raid Korean Air HQ Over Chief's Home Decorating Bills
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Police Raid Korean Air HQ Over Chief's Home Decorating Bills

I know I'll get flamed for it, but this sort of thing is EXACTLY why I steer clear of this airline, despite my primary carrier's desire to cozy up to them. ...since so many of their safety woes over the years/decades have been the result of poor piloting, I find it difficult to believe that this man...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8250

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

If EWR become the only usable airport in New York, then airlines will fly to EWR. Otherwise, what would be the reason for them to fly to EWR? There are many carriers in the world that are public instead of private, and what route they operate are not just a mere consideration of profit but also the...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8250

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

JFK and NYC are the largest O&D market in I think the world. Slots at JFK at peak times are not always easy to secure. It's certainly a profitable market for most who serve it or at the very least, a prestige route. Actually LAX is the world's busiest O&D airport. LON is the largest pax mar...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft/airline fun facts and metrics
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Aircraft/airline fun facts and metrics

CriticalPoint wrote:
I read somewhere that the Wright Flyers first flight was shorter than the wingspan of the 747.

It's true. Their first flight was only 120ft. It wasn't until their 4th powered flight that they broke 200ft.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 4964

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

UA or DL starts LAX-FCO year round Essentially zilch chance of that happening. Market is highly seasonal, and neither carrier gains anything over just forcing cnnx over JFK/EWR or ATL/IAD, since no one else is likely to step in with a nonstop. And even if the likes of DY does it, it won't have the ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35911

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

BA has a great product and they know it, so it will not be easy pulling people away from them. Huh???? Um, have you ever seen a Club World seat in person? It's absolutely terrible! No, that's being too nice... it's F#CKING TERRIBLE. https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/r270/17554466_101071...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22500

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

Philippine also has URL's on order. Nope. :shakehead: PR's only A359s on order are the 278T standard version. They were one of the first carriers to purchase above 275T, so their order was initially referred to as A359HGW in media releases. Nothing to do with the -ULR, for which SQ remains the only...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 582
Views: 96198

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

If we take Leehamn.net's 190,000kg MZFW as a base line, that means she could load 90,000kg of fuel at the 280,000kg MTOW, which is almost 71,000 liters at Airbus' 0.785kg/l density value. The full 165,000 liters would weigh almost 130,000kg so the 298,000kg of the A350-900R concept would still be f...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13940

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

klm617 wrote:
AUS is probably the most vulnerable route in the BA North American network with MSY right behind it as far as vulnerability on BA yields.

What makes you (poorly) assume that... other than propensity of course, but no, seriously?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35911

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Im not a loyal airline person but many of my friends are and delta def needs to step their game up especially with inernational. Here's the thing though: if your loyal friends (and those like them) are still willing to schlep it over to ATL, rather than use the new nonstops available to them from M...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5138

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

For my discussion, I am referring to carriers with national recognition. Out of curiosity, but why measure (other than blind assumption) do you conclude that AS does not have "national recognition?" Sheer size and scope. Ah, so only an anecdotal assessment? Figured as much ;) First, aggre...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL

Their Chinese names are quite different so I think confusion will be minimal for the average flyer Air Hong Kong 香港華民航空 Hong Kong Airlines 香港航空 HK Express 香港快運航空 I barely know a word of Cantonese, so can't comment on their perception. But in Mandarin, they're certainly not "quite different&quo...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL

and use the Air Hong Kong for something more visible to passengers, like an LCC. Be a bit of a marketing minefield, as you'd then have Air Hong Kong, Kong Kong Airlines, and Hong Kong Express Airways, all hubbed at one gateway. Their Chinese names are quite different so I think confusion will be mi...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13940

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

I'd also argue FLL stands on its own merits as a cruise ship hub and nexus for second homes owned by Europeans rather than being the bastard stepchild of MIA. You're free to argue anything you want, just realize that it does nothing to change the fact that FLL is a co-terminal for the MFW metro reg...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired

There's a difference between being tired and 'fatigued', I suggest you look it up before you cast your, seemingly misinformed, judgement. I would suggest that management and labor figure out how to get their shit together overall, because (whether deserved or not) this airline and its associates ha...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL

KLMatSJC wrote:
and use the Air Hong Kong for something more visible to passengers, like an LCC.

Be a bit of a marketing minefield, as you'd then have Air Hong Kong, Kong Kong Airlines, and Hong Kong Express Airways, all hubbed at one gateway.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 582
Views: 96198

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Leeham.net helped model the routes for a Reuters article so while the specifics are behind the Leehman,net paywall, according to the Reuters article the A350-900ULR can carry 250 people and the 777-8 can carry 280 people westbound (which is the harder leg). I am guessing this is in a mixed Business...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: HOP! Pilots To Go On Strike July 12-18 Because They Are Tired

There's a difference between being tired and 'fatigued', I suggest you look it up before you cast your, seemingly misinformed, judgement. I would suggest that management and labor figure out how to get their shit together overall, because (whether deserved or not) this airline and its associates ha...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35911

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

My biggest concern with starting MEX is that it steals too much traffic away from Copa. Meh, CM's had 2yrs to entrench itself, yet have been quite stagnant. IINM, they offer less capacity now than when they started, and still at the same inconvenient frequency. In general, I'd say if someone can co...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5138

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

william wrote:
For my discussion, I am referring to carriers with national recognition.

Out of curiosity, but why measure (other than blind assumption) do you conclude that AS does not have "national recognition?"

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22500

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

DL is not taking all of their A350s on order. DL delayed some deliveries, but there's been no cancellation. Are these ULR variants? No. SQ is the only customer for the -ULR. Wouldn't be surprised if it stayed that way, considering that no one else seems to have much interest in it(s current form). ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13940

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

What Chicago airport is Norwegian going to use? You think 787 can land at MDW? Yes. With no problem at all. Could part of it also have to do with the longest runway at KSAT being 8,505ft long. That's pretty tight at MTOW for a 787-8 even with the highest thrust. Where are either of you getting that...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5138

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

If a NK and B6 merger were to happen I'm sure the NK model would be sacrificed for the B6 product. Mergers usually don't have goal of raising the combined carrier's costs in exchange for no real tangible benefit. NK offers B6 almost nothing that it can't get on its own with moderate expenditure, an...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13306

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Pe@rson wrote:
So let's speculate based almost solely on guesswork. :-)

You're not seriously suggesting that anything else would (or in most cases, could) happen here, are you?

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35911

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

These types of flights are not for MSY originating passengers, its for BOS originating. Weekend trips and cruises. Low cost for DL to add for planes otherwise sitting on a weekend. This is the same reason DL is adding SEA temporarily. With the added bonus of letting them test various traffic flows ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 11735

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

It would make it a lot more attractive to CAS. Not only them but BA, SQ, and maybe even ANA. Sure, but you think Airbus hasn't (1) thought of and (2) proposed this to all of those airlines already, in the first round of gauging demand for an updated A388? If there was interest, it'd probably be tru...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

though my betting money is still on them starting service from the more established base at LGW, Wouldn't disagree. It's seemingly worked out for them thus far, so from their perspective, why change it. Especially since LON will almost always have more demand from any given US station than anywhere...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 11735

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Slug71 wrote:
Exactly why I think Airbus should bite the bullet and redesign the wings

Except that redesigned wings tend to cost a billion bucks or more... which for a program that already has 9toes arguably in the grave, isn't "biting the bullet," it's suicide.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

But I don't know! I wasn't the one to bring that example up. Huh? You were the one making the claim of "strong, justifiable business ties," even going so far as to then use that claim to allege a strawman argument... scroll up if you need a refresher. I mentioned PIT solely for what it is...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

PIT and RDU have strong, justifiable business ties to CDG RDU perhaps, but what "strong justifiable business tie" does PIT have to PAR? I know of none. But even operating under the assumption that there is, it'd just fold right back into the original point in contention: DEN has no partic...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

I think there are some markets ahead of CDG-MSY that are screaming for a Paris nonstop *cough* DEN *cough*... What makes DEN so "ahead?" ...apparent not any particularly compelling market force, else gateways 1/6th of its size (e.g. PIT, RDU) wouldn't have gained such service far ahead of...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35911

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

DJSNOLA wrote:
it does make more sense now than it ever did.

J/V with DL does help, it'd seem


DJSNOLA wrote:
still hoping for some flights on volaris to mexico

I've always wondered what the O&D between MSY and SJD is, though I'm guessing quite small.
That, and Y4 doesn't fly internationally from there anyway. :(

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9887

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

Two 8hr-9hr legs with a break are much comfortable than one 16hr + one 4hr . That's just your opinion, not a fact. I'll take a 16hr nonstop over two 8hr segments ANY day, as it allows (1) settling down and actually sleeping and (2) getting work done before an/or after, both uninterrupted and withou...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

Would so love if they'd finally be the one to start the elusive-but-vaunted CDG-MSY flight.

Be interesting to see if that's on their radar, since they do plan on launching the latter... but no word on from where.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9887

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

But knowing our management I fear they plan on doing exactly what you said is a bad idea: partnering with 9W and having them do all the flying between the US and India while we just code share or JV it for the money. This has become the MO of our airline . Wait, what? What longhauls can you name th...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam starts GIG-MCO
Replies: 13
Views: 2314

Re: Latam starts GIG-MCO

tjh8402 wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Will there be/What will be their feed at MCO?

It should be pretty much all O&D. Brazilians love Orlando. They're the largest foreign visitors after Canadians.

...than Britons, considering MCO+SFB+cnnx???

I'd be shocked if so, do you have the stats?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35911

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

I think MEX needs to be the number one international priority for airport and business leaders. Getting to MEX requires backtracking currently. It's a massive hub and DL could probably even route a few connections through MSY to MEX. If so, then hopefully 3rd time will be a charm, for AM. And this ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10568

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

skipness1E wrote:
I did know

Well yeah, not surprised you would know, meant it more for the one who quoted you in response. ;)

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10568

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

Have you seen the demographics on some of the Caribbean flights? Barbados did well enough to have Concorde once a week, some of that leisure market is very well off. Concorde hasn't flown in nearly 14 years. It's hard to compare an industry that had little LCC/ULCC competition to today. In case you...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9903

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

I find American carriers' safety standards to be low compared to the likes of CX, BA, QF and even airlines such as JL. It's also a number one target for terrorists. You can have all this security, electronics ban hoopla all you want, but American carriers are still a number one target. So, in your ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9903

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Since we were discussing safety , I don't trust any American carrier to be honest. CX is the only carrier I wholeheartedly trust. I get what you're doing. But you keep dancing around the (obvious) question of "why?" I find American carriers' safety standards to be low compared to the like...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9903

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Since we were discussing safety , I don't trust any American carrier to be honest. CX is the only carrier I wholeheartedly trust. I get what you're doing. But you keep dancing around the (obvious) question of "why?" The closest "protential crash situation" related to any Hong Ko...

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