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by NichCage
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Losses Plunge to Record
Replies: 18
Views: 4772

Re: Air Berlin Losses Plunge to Record

Etihad Airways needs to stop supporting Airberlin, because even there investment in the company has done nothing to fix the mess that it is.

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by NichCage
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines in TPE Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Turkish Airlines in TPE Questions

I have some questions about Turkish Airlines in TPE: 1) Does TK get full access to Chinese airspace, or do they have to avoid it? 2) Why didn't TK need an Asia brand fly to TPE? 3) TK already has flights to China, and they were able to pretty easily launch flights to TPE. Other airlines like KLM whi...

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by NichCage
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes
Replies: 43
Views: 9395

Re: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes

There is something that I wonder. Why does Edelweiss Air fly ZRH-Tampa? I find it strange considering ZRH doesn't have flights to MCO.

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by NichCage
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

I have a question about KLM at SIN. KLM flies AMS-SIN-DPS-SIN-AMS seven times a week. If KLM didn't offer SIN-DPS, would they still do well on AMS-SIN-AMS? I feel like KLM would not be able to do well on AMS-SIN-AMS alone, because the market wouldn't seem to be big enough for them. Flying to DPS all...

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by NichCage
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 7161

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

I thought that DY was looking to add OSL-SIN. But still, a nice addition to the network.

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by NichCage
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 7455

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

Something I want to add that some people may have forgotten. When Jet Airways had there scissor hub in BRU, they flew to MAA for a little while along with YYZ, JFK, EWR, along with BOM and DEL. They might have served some other Indian cities out of BRU that I don't know of.

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by NichCage
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 7598

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

An A332, A359, and even an 789 could fly between CDG and BOG without any probelms. Sorry if this has been discussed but I am still pretty confused to why KLM does fly AMS-BOG-AMS direct. Is there not enough payload for BOG-AMS? If airlines such as AV, AF, LH and others fly to Europe direct, I see no...

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by NichCage
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European carriers in South Africa
Replies: 22
Views: 3271

Re: European carriers in South Africa

Brussels Airlines serves 23 destinations in Africa, but I wonder why JNB is not one of them. Is there a market between BRU and JNB? Another question I have is about KLM in JNB. Most European carriers such as Lufthansa and Swiss fly overnight from there hubs to JNB, and have a late night departure fr...

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by NichCage
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European carriers in South Africa
Replies: 22
Views: 3271

Re: European carriers in South Africa

Brussels Airlines serves 23 destinations in Africa, but I wonder why JNB is not one of them. Is there a market between BRU and JNB? Another question I have is about KLM in JNB. Most European carriers such as Lufthansa and Swiss fly overnight from there hubs to JNB, and have a late night departure fr...

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by NichCage
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Madrid/Barcelona operations
Replies: 23
Views: 4275

Re: Thai Airways Madrid/Barcelona operations

I think it would be realistic to see a BKK-BCN and a BKK-MAD flight. Even though some routes were cut in 2015, some routes are being resumed, like BKK-DME for example. Resuming BKK-MAD is something that I think will happen in the future, because the market is for sure there! I think BKK-BCN would be...

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by NichCage
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Charge"
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

This is actually a sad story. So basically, a women from Saudi Arabia who was being forced into a marriage she wanted to escape from. After flying to Manila she got detained, and put back on a flight to Saudi Arabia where she is currently missing. I am a bit confused on a few details, but Saudi Arab...

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by NichCage
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8921

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

Too many airlines from the USA rushed into Cuba, and it's really not working out as well as it hoped. Cuba still has many issues before Americans will go there and think of it as a common destination.

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by NichCage
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines seeks rights on four international routes
Replies: 12
Views: 3046

Re: Hainan Airlines seeks rights on four international routes

China has such a weird system of route rights with the one airline, one route. Only some routes such as PVG-CDG and PVG-FRA for example have two Chinese carriers, but it's still weird how route rights work.

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by NichCage
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-300 Operators and Routes
Replies: 30
Views: 3442

Re: A340-300 Operators and Routes

I think Iberia still flies the A340.

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by NichCage
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11778

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

RTM is a pretty small airport. There are only more than a few parking spaces for aircraft, but it's not too bad considering the airport only gets a small amount of European traffic. This would be very nice to see if it becomes a reality. Also, it's amazing to see how CO originally launched flights t...

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by NichCage
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA may have to slow growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3256

Re: GVA may have to slow growth

There is no doubt that GVA is growing very fast when it comes to passenger numbers. easyJet is expanding rather fast. GVA also has one runway only, and it may become a problem if the airport gets busier.

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by NichCage
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This is the worst thing that I have ever heard. If the man was actually a doctor and had patients he had to see, he shouldn't have been taken off the plane. It sucks that they grabbed him off the plane forcefully and made him passed out. The actions that were done were over the top, and straight up ...

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by NichCage
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 6528

Re: UA-CO breakup

Would CO have been doing well if it did not merge with UA? What caused CO to merge with UA?

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by NichCage
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F Construction Has Commenced?
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: DFW Terminal F Construction Has Commenced?

DFW is one of the worlds largest airports when it comes to land area. They could have a dozen new Terminals and have room for more, if they need to increase capacity.

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by NichCage
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Islands - BA only European Carrier?
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Cayman Islands - BA only European Carrier?

GCM is flown via NAS, but I have a question about flights to NAS.

Why is NAS flown from LHR other than the tech stop for GCM? Is there a market between London and NAS? Finally, would NAS be better flown out of LGW because it seems like a leisure route?

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by NichCage
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA suspends LIM
Replies: 39
Views: 12011

Re: BA suspends LIM

I know LHR is slot congested, but how many slots does BA have access too? Even if LIM is a leisure route (hence it being flown out of LGW) LHR would offer connections for a LIM flight to feed to.

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by NichCage
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board
Replies: 51
Views: 8497

Re: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board

If AMS was allowed to handle as much air traffic as they wanted to (using the runway configuration they have now) what would it be? Even though AMS is maxed out at 500,000 aircraft movements per year, I'm sure they could handle much more than 500,000. In conclusion, what is the maximum aircraft move...

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by NichCage
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-MIA
Replies: 21
Views: 3645

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-MIA

WOW Air has grown pretty fast ever since it was launched. It has rather cheap fares from North America to Europe via KEF, which I bet attracts a lot of passengers.

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by NichCage
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16229

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW

It would be nice to see Norwegian fly from OSL or CPH to SEA, although it would most likely never happen. It would be even better to see SAS resume flights to SEA instead, despite the fact that it never will.

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by NichCage
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 13001

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

I do find it really strange that UA doesn't fly between EWR and ICN. Not Even OZ or KE fly the route.

Otherwise, unrelated to this, I think GUM is a very unique hub. They serve mostly Asian and Pacific destinations, even though some routes to Australia, Japan, and South Korea has been cut.

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by NichCage
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM increases operations in Europe and Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: AM increases operations in Europe and Asia

Would it be possible to see other routes to be launched in Europe? Routes like BCN that was cut a few years ago, MXP, FRA, etc.

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural Ethiopian B788 at OSL today (vid)
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Inaugural Ethiopian B788 at OSL today (vid)

What market is there for Ethiopian Airlines in Oslo? Otherwise, nice to see rapid, profitable growth from Ethiopian Airlines.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 2017 Expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: China Eastern 2017 Expansion

Nice expansion by China Eastern. The question that I have is that how is China Eastern going to fly to Edinburgh? The longest runway at Edinburgh Airport is 8,386 feet. Not long enough for an A332 non-stop service. Landing may be okay, but taking off would be restricted with a short runway 8,386 fee...

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa Passage Key Markets
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Lufthansa Passage Key Markets

I guess there is something I can add to this.

Lufthansa flies traffic between SFO and BLR via FRA, which is in generally a very big market.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana May Join Star Alliance
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Air Astana May Join Star Alliance

I think this would be a good move for Star Alliance. Will Juneyao Airlines join the Star Alliance as a full member in the future? It would further increase the alliance's presence in China.

Air Astana would fill up a gap in Central Asia, which would be very unique to the Star Alliance.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mayor of Orlando in Buenos Aires to meet with AR
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: Mayor of Orlando in Buenos Aires to meet with AR

How many passengers each year fly between MCO and EZE? If it's not viable, AR will not fly it. Also, AR's network seems to be pretty limited.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 27
Views: 2844

Re: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

How much biofuel is being used by airplanes today? I think KLM and SAS used it on some flights, but its not overly popular I guess.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro
Replies: 36
Views: 7571

Re: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro

I believe if I am correct, TAM Airlines used to serve GIG-MCO when they had A330's in there fleet. After the A330 left the fleet, GIG-LHR was downgraded to a 767-300 (and later cut), GIG-CDG was cut, and GIG-FRA was cut. GIG-MCO was cut as well I believe. As well, I think GIG-JFK was also downgraded...

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 36
Views: 5722

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

Can someone explain to me why Hainan cannot join oneworld? Sorry to ask, but I don't know anything on the issue.

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 8242

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

What is it about the Houston market that brings so many international carriers? Korean Air, Air China, EVA Air, and Turkish Airlines all fly to Houston. I wonder what about the market attracts so many international airlines. It's like Manchester (MAN) in a way, which has been growing with lots of ne...

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does HahnAir work?
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: How does HahnAir work?

The demand between Dusseldorf and Luxembourg must be pretty small then, because not even Luxair is on the route.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct BEY-North America?
Replies: 18
Views: 3921

Re: Why no direct BEY-North America?

How safe is Beirut to visit as a tourist? Lebanon seems like a beautiful country, yet you need to be safe in the process. What are the areas of Beirut you should avoid?

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC service on YOW/YHZ-LHR question
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: AC service on YOW/YHZ-LHR question

Even though YOW-LHR operates with a 767-300ER, I believe it got A330-300 service sometime. I may be wrong.

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36881

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I think I read somewhere that South African Airways asked passengers to turn off cell phones. It doesn't relate to this, but every airline handles technology differently. I've flown many times before with a camera or cell phone (on Air Canada, Air Transat, and WestJet) and nobody seemed bothered if ...

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 8003

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

How is Air Canada doing on YOW-FRA? It was turned from year round to seasonal, but is it profitable? What traffic does the route serve?

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6319

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

NBO-JFK would be a long flight, but it is for sure possible. Would NBO-IAD also be a market Kenya Airways would want to launch? I've heard that there is good demand between NBO and IAD, and in general IAD and Africa. Ethiopian Airlines flies between ADD and IAD, so Kenya must be a connecting market ...

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos
Replies: 11
Views: 2904

Re: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos

Its not surprising to see airlines end flights to Cuba. The market has been getting too many flights. Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways are ending flights to Cuba if I am correct.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18
Replies: 16
Views: 3059

Re: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18

I just wanted to ask from which route they will remove the A380 to make this new A380-flight possible. But since it will be during the winter season they might downgrade destinations such as SFO. During winter 2015/2016 they even parked an A380 arround Christmas time . I think A380 service from HKG...

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by NichCage
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads

Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, and Qatar Airways have load factors over 90%. Very good load factors!

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016

EddieDude wrote:
Jet Airways moving its hub from BRU to AMS was a factor that contributed to the increase in market share by SN at BRU?


I wouldn't really say so. Jet Airways has wanted to move from BRU to AMS for quite a while, long before the events of March 22.

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.
Replies: 21
Views: 4062

Re: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.

Maybe its just me, but Mongolia doesn't seem like a popular tourist destination. Not too many airlines fly to the country, and MIAT is a rather small airline that doesn't fly too many routes. Other than SVO and FRA, no other flight to Europe is direct.

Why is TXL flown via SVO?

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31487

Re: Why not Circular runways

I don't think that this idea will ever come to life. First of all, even if there is benefits to this idea, airports would not spend the money and time to build a circular runway. Along with that, I think passengers would hate landing on a circular runway. Runways need to be in a straight line, not i...

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 8333

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

Four engine jets are done with now. Airlines are retiring them because twins can do the job just fine. Other than the A380, no other four engine jet will survive. The 747 passenger models (including the 748) will all be phased out because no airline will want to operate them in the future. The A340 ...

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8904

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

How profitable was the SIN hub for European flights? If I am correct, they flew MEL/SYD-SIN-LHR/FRA. I think they even flew from HKG and BKK to LHR.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8578

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

Would it be a good idea for United Airlines to purchase new 767-300's? Air Astana bought new one from Boeing a while back.

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