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by chonetsao
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH mid-haul narrowbody business class
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: LH mid-haul narrowbody business class

I flew a lot between Sweden and US with my last job. Initially I flew with BA because Austin and Seattle were common destinations. But i got dead tired of the awful ARN-LHR business class comfort. So switched to SK direct to Chicago or New York. And then the much more comfortable US domestic first ...

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by chonetsao
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 30
Views: 4000

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

It is cheaper to go to Thailand than Gran Canaria. And the hotel food and service is 500% better in Thailand or Bali than Spain (sorry for exaggerate but you get my point). ALC and AGP are famous for its cheap all inclusive holidays, but people have grown out of it as income grows yet the hotel mark...

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 90
Views: 10406

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

I wish I flew enough to fly all 3 enough to opine on all 3. But I’m virtually always on United. Yes, Polaris felt painfully slow, but now it feels truly well underway- even if you get the old J seat, the Polaris Lounge experience is so good- the seat is fine. If you’ve been on the UA 77W and 763 wi...

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 90
Views: 10406

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

If everyone oin the world knows AA is lagging, why aren't their leadership doing more to close the gap? Please dont blame it on the unions. Yeah, they're bad, but AA could at least offer the same profitsharing as DL, and they also have the cash to raise wages. I'm beginning to think that their mgmt...

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by chonetsao
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season
Replies: 14
Views: 2065

Re: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season

Air China in winter 2018/19 season is expanding Beijing – London Heathrow service, with new over-night departure from Beijing from 29OCT18. Overall service will be increased from 14 to 17 weekly. The new flight, CA787/788, will be operated by A330-200 3 times a week. CA787 PEK0335 – 0710LHR 330 135...

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by chonetsao
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season
Replies: 14
Views: 2065

Re: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season

Air China so far has run their 787 route with 787 (LAX, MAD, GRU, AKL, SIN and FCO etc.). So 787 problems had not materially impacted Air China's international schedule yet. Plus Air China has 15 B787 on order and they are keep coming with one remaining. A350 will be online from 14th August and they...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5047

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Would be really interested to see once the new Beijing airport opens what is the impact to the PEK numbers. It will certainly take a hit. I know CA is staying put, assume most Star members will also. Haven't heard if MU or CZ plan to keep any presence there or move everything to Daxing. It is a con...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5047

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Would be really interested to see once the new Beijing airport opens what is the impact to the PEK numbers.

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4649

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

It is a great safety video. Considering most of TK's passengers are VFR and once/twice-a-year traveller, this strategy might work in favour of TK. I quite understand people did not want to watch it twice if you see this video too many times on a US domestic run or pan-European road trip too often. B...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6586

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

The only thing on this is that I wonder why did they not move DL/VS to Terminal 4 and sent QR, MH, Oman Air and others to T3... Although VS is not on an alliance, it is practically a DL off-shot. As for T6, who knows? Does anybody know when will it be built? Size? The 3rd Runway was approved by the...

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by chonetsao
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6586

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

I would imagine the old FCC in T3 can be removed now also which will free up another gate? Once the new FCC in T3 is up and running... the current one will revert to stand 323. Lima 23 in old money. A few posts up thread have wonder why T5B/C are not built the full length.... The answer is cost. Th...

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6943

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

I'm shocked there isn't a regularly scheduled nonstop between LAS and TYO. I've seen many Japanese tourists in Vegas. You must distinguish Japanese out from Korean and Chinese. Being a frequent Chinese visitor to Las Vegas I have always encountered roughly 70% Chinese (origin wise, including Southe...

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX only destinations
Replies: 19
Views: 2214

Re: AA PHX only destinations

Bakersfield Burbank Eugene Flagstaff (DFW Seasonal) Hermosillo Kailua–Kona (DFW Seasonal) Lihue (DFW Seasonal) Long Beach Mazatlán (DFW Seasonal) Medford Redmond/Bend St. George (UT) San Luis Obispo Santa Rosa Yuma PHX Seasonal(where DFW is not available): Edmonton Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Manzanillo And ...

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by chonetsao
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16653

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

I can not imagine who is stupid enough to follow Motley Fool's advice or opinion rather than those who wrote on the site. They wrote the opinion to convince themselves, and most likely themselves even have deep question about their own ideas.

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by chonetsao
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5102

Re: Innovations in boarding???

After all, from my personal observation, what really slows down boarding process is not people can not find their seats, but people constantly looking for head bin space above their own seats. It is normally gone or people have to walk further or against flow to find the space. During this process ...

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by chonetsao
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy
Replies: 39
Views: 9733

Re: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy

You can assert weight restrictions aren't a tracker of climate change, but it's broadly acknowledged that climate change will present more frequent operational problems to aviation. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/flying-climate-change.html Yeah, it is from New York Times, it must be tr...

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by chonetsao
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy
Replies: 39
Views: 9733

Re: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy

Heat and wind based weight restrictions have been around since the airplane was invented and are in no way a tracker of any change in climate. You can assert weight restrictions aren't a tracker of climate change, but it's broadly acknowledged that climate change will present more frequent operatio...

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by chonetsao
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5102

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Based on my US travels with mostly AA and in Europe with IAG, my ideal boarding process is: Group 1: Parents with toddler and children under 6 together with wheelchair assistance Group 2: First class and high level Elite Group 3: lower Elite members Group 4: People with approved hand luggage in back...

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by chonetsao
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA looking to expand PEK with 4th runway in a bid to develop global super-hub
Replies: 16
Views: 2104

Re: CA looking to expand PEK with 4th runway in a bid to develop global super-hub

If you look at Google Maps of the current PEK airport lay out, there is just no room for 4th Runway!!! Although they have left taxiway eats of runway 01-19, but the proximate distance between the fourth runway and 01-19 would be too close. The 6th Ring Road would be too close to the proposed 4th run...

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