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by Sightseer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30159

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

United1 wrote:
Can someone also please remind me what does any of this have to do with AA dropping ORD-PEK?


I'll take "nothing" for $1,000, Alex.

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by Sightseer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

This must make SFO-SIN the longest route in the world served more than once daily by one airline.

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by Sightseer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39627

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Any new news on AUS VS LHR-AUS :crossfingers: :crossfingers: Don't you think London is already well covered from AUS with both BA and Norwegian connecting the two cities? I'd put my money on AUS-AMS before AUS-LHR on VS. I agree. DL, within the context of trans-Atlantic JVs, has yet to inaugurate s...

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by Sightseer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39627

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Regardless, none would shock me, though adding PDX or SJC would add more credibility than MCO would to this focus city rumor. Adding SJC instead of SFO should also avoid a response from UA. SJC also already has WN and AS flying it; unlikely there's room for three carriers there. Perhaps not, but I ...

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by Sightseer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39627

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Current local DL route rumor is AUS will add a West coast city at the end of November and an East coast city at the end of December. Speculation is West Coast: PDX, or SJC East Coast: MCO . Just speculation of course. Are those the announcement dates or the actual route start dates? Regardless, non...

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by Sightseer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28087

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

Why does Delta appear to be struggling so much to build TPAC market share? One of the advantages of the DL/NW merger was to gain NW’s TPAC routes and presence. Delta seems to be dismantling and squandering the opportunity. BKK is out. JFK-Asia is out. US-HKG is out. (NRT makes sense.) Was the profi...

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by Sightseer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28087

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

This explains where the aircraft for MSP-ICN is coming from - cutting SEA-HKG will free up two 777-200ER frames. Fixed that for you ;) I agree it seems crazy that DL won't fly to HKG at all... However, the market they really need to be in is JFK-HKG rather than SEA-HKG or DTW-HKG. It would be a sti...

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by Sightseer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28087

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

I was not expecting either of these moves. HKG is a market that I feel DL needs to be in. Even with the JV it won't really be any different from the days of HKG-NRT, except now there are far more nonstops. Alas, I can't help but wonder if a 788 would ve made the route (more) viable.

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by Sightseer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12760

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

I see relying on the ULR is out of the question. They have only 7. Considering that a minimum of 4 planes need to be in the air at any given time for 2 daily nonstops at 2 destinations, I don't see how they can add a third using the ULR. (1) that equation doesn't really work that way, and (2) even ...

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by Sightseer
Wed May 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22322

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

For example, they would need a minimum of 3 aircraft for SIN-EWR alone , but only 5 aircraft for both SIN-EWR and SIN-LAX. Is this factoring in the need for a spare plane/maintenance? The actual round-trip SIN-EWR-SIN will only take 42-43 hours, so just two planes will need to be airborne at any gi...

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by Sightseer
Fri May 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 328
Views: 27798

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

jplatts wrote:
How should the DAL gate controversy be resolved?

By repealing the Wright Amendment.

How will it be resolved, if ever? Who knows.

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by Sightseer
Thu May 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 443
Views: 43937

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

If this is not a 77L on JFK-BOM, I'll be surprised. No other hub has enough O&D to make such a long flight worthwhile, and any USA-India route will be several hundred miles longer than DL's current longest A350 route. I'm also chalking this development up to DL saving face, since in reality noth...

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by Sightseer
Tue May 22, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desirability/Possibility of US-China Open Skies
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Desirability/Possibility of US-China Open Skies

blrsea wrote:
With Chinese govt subsidizing every carrier to the tune of billions of dollars every year, would be strange if US considered such a request.

For that reason, I suspect the U.S. will not consider it.

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by Sightseer
Mon May 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12384

Re: AA's position in NYC

Actually meant the opposite, that if "somehow" AA was able to add 100 daily flights technically/(had the slots) it wouldn't be "worth it" to them. I think I'm actually agreeing with you. It wouldn't be worthwhile for example for AA to offer 6x daily frequency IND-LGA and 3x IND-...

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by Sightseer
Sun May 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 10819

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

Thanks Enilria! I always enjoy these threads, even if I don't always have time to say so.

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by Sightseer
Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22244

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

I still don't think there are 35 unique origins in North America to CDG/AMS/LHR (unless you include Caribbean, which seems fairly irrelevant for travel to India). Here is the list, bit old from when DL got into bed with 9W. Atlanta, DLCDG,KL,DLLHR Austin, DLAMS Boston, DLCDG,KL,DLLHR Charlotte, DLA...

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by Sightseer
Wed May 16, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22244

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Let's face it Delta is really not as successful as people think in Asia they are a distant 3rd as far as the US3 are concerned By what measure? One indication would be from the west coast they operate the smallest gauge possible not to mention they don't even sustain a nonstop from their second lar...

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by Sightseer
Tue May 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22244

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Put me in the camp that thinks this is just a PR exercise, since on paper nothing has changed regarding the viability of US-Middle East/South Asia flights. But any expansion will still be good to see. Let's face it Delta is really not as successful as people think in Asia they are a distant 3rd as f...

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by Sightseer
Wed May 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30159

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

This cost of the additional fuel for the additional stage length is probably $10 to $12k (say 6,000kg, given that the additional hour each way is while the aircraft is at its lightest) . Not sure that's true. ORD-PVG has to carry more fuel than ORD-PEK since it's a longer flight. If we assume it's ...

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by Sightseer
Tue May 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7443

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

Other than the 767s which have MX issues way more often than I can count, IMO, AA has the best overall hard product of the US3. All aisle access up front on all widebodies. DL has had that for a few years now, non-ER 763s aside. And while opinions are subjective, I can understand why AA might be on...

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by Sightseer
Tue May 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30159

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

You can't just look at time on ground at the outstation for a single flight. UA 888/889 SFO-PEK used to leave 888 on the ground overnight in PEK to do the return flight the next day. When they retired the 747s, they changed the flight timing and pushed 889 from noon to 5PM, which meant the plane co...

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by Sightseer
Tue May 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue plans move of MEX slots from LAX to BOS&JFK
Replies: 39
Views: 5711

Re: JetBlue plans move of MEX slots from LAX to BOS&JFK

While moving the awards to BOS & JFK certainly plays to B6 strengths, it kinda goes against the intentions of the DOT in the route case which was meant to carefully spread awards out between gateways and between US and Mexican carriers. Might the DOT deny the request? As someone who isn't espec...

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by Sightseer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13053

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

UA and AA showed yield but DL did not. Only AA posted its yield. UA and DL just showed the change from 1Q17. DL had a chance but squandered the NW route structure, stayed too long with a hub at NRT At the time of the merger, NW's route structure in the Pacific was the NRT hub. How could DL both squ...

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by Sightseer
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9159

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Looking at the picture, I can't think of anywhere in the Atlanta airport that would be. Any guesses? The tile doesn't look familiar nor the background. At least the son wasn't going off like most people were. I believe it is Amsterdam Schiphol Well that changes things a bit... Isn't KLM the ground ...

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by Sightseer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12951

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

jumbojet wrote:
are these slot leases contestable by other airlines that use LGA/DCA?

Per the article, the DOJ has already signed off on the deal.

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by Sightseer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 9841

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 Sightseer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 563
Views: 81513

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Major engine fire for an A330-300 in ATL. Took off for LHR and 20-30 mins. in flight the right engine caught fire. The aircraft safely landed and they had the trucks come out to foam it out. I have a link to another thread where there are links to the images/ video are provided by the thread starte...

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by Sightseer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7050

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

This is very interesting. However, I did not see Turkish listed on ATL or am I missing something? Thanks for posting and welcome! And AC only has numbers for one month. QR in ATL also had quite the drop-off those last two months. Wonder what that's about. Unfortunately, the BTS database only contai...

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by Sightseer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7050

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

deltadawg wrote:
This is very interesting. However, I did not see Turkish listed on ATL or am I missing something? Thanks for posting and welcome!

And AC only has numbers for one month.

QR in ATL also had quite the drop-off those last two months. Wonder what that's about.

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by Sightseer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 9841

Re: DL in China

questions wrote:
Does Delta staff it’s US-China flights with bilingual cabin crew?

Yes, at least they did a few years ago the one time I've flown DTW-PVG. Cabin announcements were in both English and Mandarin. I can't imagine that's changed since then.

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by Sightseer
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 11228

Re: New Lisbon Airport

Hopefully whatever happens going forward will result in a larger terminal for LCCs. My one experience there was enough to convince me never to fly FR/U2/etc out of LIS. T2 was woefully undersized for the amount of passengers it was accommodating (at 17:30 on a November Sunday).

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by Sightseer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71606

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

And this is why a second DTW-ICN should be added before a MSP-ICN should be added Detroit is triple what MSP is and KE flight would even bring that O/D up as I am sure there is leakage to ORD on this route for Korean nationals who want to fly their home land airline. In addition to all the reasons ...

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by Sightseer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71606

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

But you're right, SLC would require a 332, which would take a payload hit in the summer and MSP and BOS would probably require 777 or 359, which could be too large. I doubt SLC-ICN would be viable on an A332 due to the weight issues you mentioned. At 6,248 miles, though, MSP-ICN should be OK on an ...

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by Sightseer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71606

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

DTW becomes redundant as an Asian gateway with ICN now being the powerhouse. It's more passenger friendly for connections, and many more destinations than DTW has to offer. With the JV, ATL/DTW will pretty much stay status quo TPAC wise Not sure I see the point of keeping something status quo if it...

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by Sightseer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71606

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

DTW becomes redundant as an Asian gateway with ICN now being the powerhouse. It's more passenger friendly for connections, and many more destinations than DTW has to offer. With the JV, ATL/DTW will pretty much stay status quo TPAC wise Not sure I see the point of keeping something status quo if it...

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by Sightseer
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct
Replies: 48
Views: 5109

Re: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct

How are VA's finances these days? If they're still a bit dicey, then perhaps NZ smells blood in the water.

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by Sightseer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13976

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

AF has already started SEA-CDG with 777-200ER's back on March 18th. DL also uses the 777-200ER on the route as well, which just started recently as well. I only expect the 777's on the route during the peak season here. DL also is now using the 777 on SEA-HKG, with CDG serving as the bridge to get ...

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by Sightseer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13976

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

DL's transatlantic routes out of SEA seem to be more developed and can support larger aircraft (333's, 777's) and multiple frequencies. I believe they've handed all of their SEA-TATL routes off to their 'joint venture' partners except AMS. If by "all" you mean "one" (SEA-LHR), t...

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by Sightseer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13976

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Based on DL's current order book, I'd guess A330s are the most likely 767 replacement in SEA. The limited A350 and 777 fleets can be used elsewhere in the network where their range is in greater demand.

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by Sightseer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5528

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

If it weren't so contrary to their business model, I'd wonder if they were introducing some sort of Premium Economy or even First Class hard product. But again, that would be such a massive change for them that I can't imagine that's the right answer. Tomorrow is April 1st, so we'll see if this teas...

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by Sightseer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—US Aviation Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3614

Re: China—US Aviation Thread

I read on another thread that, since UA has ended its 3x-weekly GUM-PVG, there are now five weekly Zone 1 frequencies available on the US side, including the two remaining from the DL/AA LAX-PEK decision last year. Who do we think may apply for them, and for what routes? DL could apply for LAX-PEK a...

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by Sightseer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18109

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

I read the article... it does not say anywhere that a follow up order is upcoming. They have 7 on order which is sufficient for a third destination. The implication being that they are planning on two frequencies to either NYC or LAX? The article explicitly says it's a third route in addition to NY...

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by Sightseer
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 7380

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

If DL wanted to do some targeted long-haul expansion - like SEA-SIN, DTW-HKG, and/or JFK-India - I think a few 789s would go a long way toward making that expansion easier by offering less capacity than an A350 and lower CASM than a 777. The 789 may also be a more appropriate plane for a route like ...

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by Sightseer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11817

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

From a marketplace prospective, just what would WN offer by flying to Hawaii that isn’t already captured by every other carrier? Everyone with a 737NG now flies to Hawaii, WN’s fares are no longer low enough to count as an LCC (certainly couldn’t be on ETOPS routes), and operating a route solely fo...

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by Sightseer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16064

Re: EMIRATES start BCN-MEX

This routing will be cool if it happens, but knowing Mexican aviation authorities have a somewhat protectionist reputation concerning fifth freedoms, I'll believe it when I see it. Great news , hopefully the rumoured TK IST >DUB > MEX will happen soon too Are takeoff conditions at MEX such that nons...

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by Sightseer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/PEK
Replies: 14
Views: 3244

Re: Delta/PEK

If there are actually 5 weekly frequencies available, I think that may be enough for DL to consider making a go of LAX-PEK if they really want to. The question is, do they really want to? They blinked on the route last year when they moved NRT-PVG to ATL instead, but maybe they are really interested...

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by Sightseer
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7897

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

That was Eastern 66. Landed near what is now JFK Expwy. Thank you for info. Who was the second US carrier on route? Wasnt there a 2/2 rule? Just DL out of JFK? I think TW had JFK MSY MEX thru flight as late as late 90s Pan Am maybe, didn't CO fly EWR-MEX. I think the route NYC(EWR co-terminal statu...

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by Sightseer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic reveal "biggest revamp to economy class in a decade "
Replies: 12
Views: 4197

Re: Virgin Atlantic reveal "biggest revamp to economy class in a decade "

In all seriousness Economy Comfort is a decent middle when Premium is too expensive. Indeed. While I am a bit frugal, I have found my enjoyment of a flight, like many other people I'm sure, is highly correlated to the amount of personal space I have. So Comfort+ has been a godsend for me on my more...

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by Sightseer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 130 ATL-MUC Dumping Fuel & Circling East of ATL
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

DL 130 ATL-MUC Dumping Fuel & Circling East of ATL

Anyone know what the issue is? It's doing overhead laps of the parking lot I'm sitting in right now

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