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by Adipocere
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 4169

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Looking at the map Las Vegas indeed appears to be closer to the Grand Canyon than Phoenix. Still a distance, but less. Of course Nevada has a lot of other national parks, but since they are hardly known in Europe they don't draw that many tourists. Did you mean to say Utah? Nevada has exactly one n...

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by Adipocere
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 12423

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

PHX - Despite being surrounded by the 5th largest city and the 12th biggest metro area in the US, is served by exactly 1 transoceanic international flight per day, largely due to the poor quality of its population/ flyer base. And things are only going to get worse with conventional wisdom pointing ...

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by Adipocere
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27479

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

SMF, GEG, BOI and ABQ come to mind. GEG and BOI seem like stretches, SMF might be able to serve as a secondary airport for the bay area. I think once you start counting SMF as an outlying Bay Area city then I don't think it should be considered a "secondary city" - it would become part of...

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by Adipocere
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27479

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

SMF, GEG, BOI and ABQ come to mind.

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by Adipocere
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122425

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

What does this mean? Why would their neighbor countries shoot at QR flights that maybe carrying a large number of neutral or Western citizens?

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by Adipocere
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 LAX-NRT Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Re: AA169 LAX-NRT Diversion

BoeingGuy wrote:
Why didn't they go to PDX or SEA then since they were much closer?


If the pilots didn't deem it a dire emergency, then it could be proximity to other AA wide bodies that could take care of the passengers while the plane could get fixed?

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by Adipocere
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 140
Views: 14227

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Intra-Europe are all short hops. I don't worry too much about seating unless the flight segment is 10+ hours.

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by Adipocere
Wed May 31, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform
Replies: 43
Views: 8806

Re: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform

Interesting.. does this no flag policy apply to other countries which have territorial disputes with China? Are Japanese, Indian or Vietnamese flags banned in China too? What flags do those countries fly in their Beijing embassies, assuming they have one?

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by Adipocere
Tue May 30, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western airlines at Kabul?
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Western airlines at Kabul?

If my memory serves me right, Aeroflot flew into Kabul during communist times.

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by Adipocere
Mon May 29, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th
Replies: 69
Views: 11480

Re: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th

EK to DXB!??!

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by Adipocere
Mon May 29, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 15888

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

Before jumping too quick to adjudicate blame, it's well worth some introspection from BA to look at their outsourcing policies. India has a wide swathe of IT shops, a few with world class capabilities and a whole huge pyramid underneath filled with pretenders, fakers and hangers on, ridden with patr...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 11431

Re: Future LH Expansion

How about secondary China?

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by Adipocere
Sat May 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

Re: Punjabi Airline

Comtel Airlines is the closest that comes to mind.

Comtel Airlines - http://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2011/11/17/the-saga-of-comtel-airlines/#sthash.ZqK0ZbHH.dpbs

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by Adipocere
Wed May 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 38
Views: 2320

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

While India has a huge population, I am not convinced there is enough disposable income to support massive airline expansion. Income needed to get into the top 1% in India is about $5800 annually. I think that leaves international leisure and travel out of reach of 99% of the population, many of who...

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by Adipocere
Wed May 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4000

Re: Proximity of major airports

London and Paris are ~350km apart.. both have massive international airports with a global reach..

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by Adipocere
Mon May 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5387

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

For India traffic, why wouldn't they just hop on the UA nonstops to India and then connect onto AI domestically in India, instead of trying a connection on third country soil (I.e. Both UA and AI would be foreign airlines in DXB)

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by Adipocere
Mon May 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 6915

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

How capable is the Egyptian aviation authority to investigate a crash offshore in deep waters? Not to pick on them, but apart from the US, UK, Russia and maybe a couple of others around the world do the others even have the submersibles and the technology/ money to pursue an investigation on the sea...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New NYPD Livery
Replies: 33
Views: 6977

Re: JetBlue New NYPD Livery

Well it's highly unlikely that those who disagree with the NYPD will afford to be flying around much (unless it's a DOJ jet!!). So I don't think this is much of a big deal commercially. It may cause some heart burn on social media, but will blow over.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 7060

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Phoenix has Skyharbor, Mesa Gateway and Deer Valley airports.

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by Adipocere
Thu May 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5766

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Jeer on unbelievers!! By 2030, Metropolitan will be flying from 6 mega hubs in ATL, DFW, ORD, MIA, JFK and LAX!!

/s

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by Adipocere
Wed May 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10389

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Has any POTUS ever held a CPL license?

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by Adipocere
Wed May 17, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11433

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Boeing can always go to 4 numbers for its next series : 7007, 7117, 7447 etc.

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by Adipocere
Mon May 15, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 8556

Re: Wide body service in the US

I remember being on an AA A330 CLT-PHX last year.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 13, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 18823

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

That would have been an interesting experience for the Japanese on board considering that Russia and Japan still haven't signed a peace treaty since WW2 and there have been wars between the two countries earlier than that..

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by Adipocere
Fri May 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6146

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

Visas and medical insurance come to mind. European countries may have been reluctant to accept a passenger from a third world country with no visa and/ or medical insurance valid in the EU. EU Schengen visas are very retentive about having proper medical insurance.

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by Adipocere
Tue May 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7809

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

EK is technically based on the continent of Asia...

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by Adipocere
Mon May 08, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26689

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

PHX is certainly a big US without any transoceanic international flights (save BA) - but that is because of the poor quality of its population base. The city has relied on retirees and snowbirds far too much for economic expansion; as opposed to building a vibrant economy that can fill seats up fron...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4749

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

They should go to EZE or SCL.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 06, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8611

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

PHX maybe? Skyharbor never rolls off the tongue. Maybe they'd consider renaming to Obamaport or something..

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by Adipocere
Fri May 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20872

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Right or wrong - I am glad that the airlines are being raked over coals in the court of public opinion. I guess this is a taste of their own "calculated misery" medicine. May the airline owners and its employees suffer more... You are on a airline forum. People that like the industry and ...

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by Adipocere
Fri May 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20872

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Right or wrong - I am glad that the airlines are being raked over coals in the court of public opinion. I guess this is a taste of their own "calculated misery" medicine. May the airline owners and its employees suffer more...

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by Adipocere
Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 97
Views: 19974

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I feel like India could be a possible destination for them! The big Asian money in Canada (or almost anywhere) is Chinese. Indian traffic is largely VFR guest workers, parents and their extended families who just do not have the financial muscle of the vast Chinese upper class. Maybe in 25 years, b...

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by Adipocere
Mon May 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA mainline returns to FAT
Replies: 42
Views: 5788

Re: UA mainline returns to FAT

Did FAT ever have scheduled widebody service, especially during the golden age of multi-stop hop routes in the 60's and 70's?

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 422
Views: 37427

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Back around 1990 HP would dual board the 747 with A11/A13 and B11/B13. AA really does need a plan for more WB diversions. Also BA will have 2 744 this summer, although not on the ground at the same time. But if one is delayed or a diversion from LAS like last summer, there will be a serious gate sh...

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11418

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

I thought Etihad was Arabic for 'United'

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by Adipocere
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 29
Views: 5646

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

Wow Allegiant outscores United!!

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by Adipocere
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12881

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Flying in general has become such a high strung affair that primordial fight or flight instincts are getting triggered. If a person expects to get to the airport expecting to be stripped, groped and beaten black and blue at the whims of airline and federal employees with egos more fragile than Kim J...

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by Adipocere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 37175

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

If the US Government really wanted to have an impact wouldn't they simply formally review the Open Skies agreement (which the US3 have been screaming for them to do for years now) as opposed to a laptop ban with questionable impact? Something cloaked in national security gives them plausible deniab...

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by Adipocere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 37175

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The contrived "laptop ban" seems to be paying off.

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by Adipocere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19230

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Lipstick on a pig

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by Adipocere
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114307

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

From his non-apologies to his callous emails, it seems like Munoz has no heart. Oh wait......

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by Adipocere
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114307

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

How easy is it to spend this "United cash" that they insist on giving out instead of cash? Does it need a phone booking, triggering an automatic fee? Does it have an expiry date? Date blackouts? Route blackouts?

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by Adipocere
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114307

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Bravo Munoz.. saving United'S bottom line one cent at a time by having your customers beaten black and blue.

How about just up the compensation until someone finally accepts to get off the da*n plane?

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by Adipocere
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114307

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Instead of brawling with your passengers why not just up the compensation offer - $1200, $1600, $2000? Hard cash? There is a price for everyone and they would have had volunteers.. After the HA gaffe and this - I am convinced airline employees are absolute knuckleheads when it comes to dealing with ...

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India sees bookings to US double after laptop ban
Replies: 52
Views: 8876

Re: Air India sees bookings to US double after laptop ban

Any chance the Trump administration would add Indian airports to the list of airports affected by the electronics ban?

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 4791

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

I'd expect some, if not most, of the Raider fans to become 9er fans within about a generations time span...

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4608

Re: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims

Boeing may have hoped & suggested the P2P strategy, but alas they do not run the airlines. Airlines historically are run by the unimaginative and incompetent executives with only a primal herd instinct passing off for business acumen. They can't help look beyond each others butts while they all ...

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