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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 26
Views: 2085

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA 747 service?

British Airways doesn't even serve Charlotte. I believe American serves the CLT-LHR with 14 weekly flights.

While there are some routes that both AA and BA fly (like PHL-LHR) AA can handle CLT-LHR on it's own. No need for BA in CLT.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Penang effective 06FEB18
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: Qatar Airways announces Penang effective 06FEB18

Nice to see yet another route by Qatar Airways. This crisis is still going on yet there expanding. They gotta put the extra aircraft from the boycotted countries somewhere else in the meantime.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes

I don't think Etihad will expand to new cities for a while. They are launching Baku, but have cut San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Almaty, etc in the past. Serving new cities is not on the table.

What aircraft is the 787-9 replacing? The A330/A340? The 777?

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 26
Views: 3680

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

I have a feeling that even if a non-stop BKK-SFO, BKK-LAX, and BKK-JFK were launched, it would not do well at all. First of all, Thailand is a low yielding tourist market which doesn't really seem to attract business travelers. Most people who visit Thailand seem to be tourists. If Thai Airways flew...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do TK avoid Israeli space when doing Amman?
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Why do TK avoid Israeli space when doing Amman?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 68#f37ea49
So they do have the right to Israeli airspace then for IST-AMM. Just a little mistake.
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In the second link, IST-AMM actually flies over Israel.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 68#f37ea49
So they do have the right to Israeli airspace then for IST-AMM. Just a little mistake.

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet to start seasonal YHM-LAS this coming December.
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: WestJet to start seasonal YHM-LAS this coming December.

WestJet is the largest foreign airline in LAS, and it's nice to see them add even more flights to Las Vegas.

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 8105

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

PEK will stay open for Star Alliance, but will other non-alliance airlines stay? I am talking about airlines like Emirates, Etihad Airways, El Al, Air Mauritius, etc. With all of SkyTeam gone from PEK, there will be quite a lot of free slots for other airlines to use. How is Terminal 3 coping with t...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld
Replies: 14
Views: 3431

Re: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld

Aer Lingus should be joining oneworld in the future, but otherwise that is it for a long time. Would Vueling join oneworld perhaps? There owned by IAG and would be a good fit for the alliance. Vueling isn't the first low cost airline to be part of an alliance (Spanair was in the Star Alliance).

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7211

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

So I guess there is benefits for long ground times. Qantas also has a maintenance hanger in LAX so it makes sense. There are some places where it seems like long ground times are bad. For example, BA, VS, AF, LH, LX, TK, etc have long ground times in JNB, They arrive early in the morning and depart ...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 99
Views: 18908

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

This is actually amazing. Would have loved to be onboard that aircraft.

Sad to see Air Berlin ending all flights, just not long haul :(.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 49
Views: 6410

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Nice to see IB add SFO. Along with AB and EY leaving SFO, nice to see a new airline fly to the airport.

Otherwise, HK Airlines will be flying to SFO next year as well too.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's IAH-MUC - finding a better use for the used equipment
Replies: 47
Views: 8114

Re: UA's IAH-MUC - finding a better use for the used equipment

It seems like SFO-MUC has been performing better than IAH-MUC at this point.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 22761

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

SEA has been announced, but TPE has not been yet. When will TPE be announced by Air France?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 5517

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

It seems like CZ doesn`t even need the A380. It seems way too big for the airline, and I`ve heard there having probelms with it. Also, why does the Chinese government force airlines to operate certain aircraft? It seems like Air China and China Southern are forced to operate certain aircraft, yet no...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6709

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

CGN would have no more long haul flights if they all moved to DUS, which is quite sad to see.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

How long is the ice runway in Antarctica?

Otherwise, I think visiting Antarctica would be a once in a lifetime experience.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15252

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

I don't think another merger is necessary. I would rather see United unmerge with Continental, because they need to come back. But that would never happen and would be a mess. That also sounds really silly as well.

Why did Continental and United merge in the first place?

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?

I don't know if it's because of Ryanair or just routes performing badly, but at some airport there cutting routes right after Ryanair comes in. EasyJet is cutting 15 routes from Hamburg, and also getting rid of the base there I believe. Ryanair is no doubt an aggressive competitor who can destroy th...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL

This is kind of like what Air Berlin did. They launched new international routes from DUS and TXL and made it an focus, despite the fact that all of the newer routes (BOS, MCO, SFO, HAV) got cut along with all of the other ones. Now all of them are gone. So Alitalia is in a crisis and there launchin...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2238

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

LAX must be up there with the most A380 operators at one airport. Otherwise, I would assume SQ would end SIN-ICN-LAX in favour of non-stop SIN-LAX just like what they did with SFO. SIN-NRT-LAX would most likely stay, like how SIN-HKG-SFO still exists alongside the non-stop SIN-SFO. Why did SQ end th...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7219

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Why did BMI Regional survive? I assume it was sold off and bought by a private buyer.

Interesting to note that LHR was also a star hub when BMI was operating.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 3539

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

I still don't understand how KLM flies AMS-BOG direct but BOG-AMS with a stopover, with the 787-9. What is stopping KLM from serving BOG direct both directions?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class
Replies: 19
Views: 3314

Re: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class

It seems like GA has expanded which has only caused losses. I bet there flights to LHR are loss making. I also wonder how AMS is doing. Otherwise, I feel like the 777 is too big for the airline to handle and that another smaller wide body jet (like the 787) would be a better fit. Also, many airlines...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition
Replies: 11
Views: 3376

Re: The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition

I would say that the Lufthansa Group is a life saved for airlines like Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss. Who knows if they even would be around today if it wasn't for them getting investments from the Lufthansa Group.

Otherwise, Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss are on there own for buying aircraft.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3859

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

Other than adding Cape Town and Tokyo Narita, I bet no other destinations are planned for a while. The only destinations I see them actually adding in the long term is San Francisco, as it has a lot of demand and it is also unserved. Anna.aero also covered it as well too.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13395

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

At least airlines deal with peanut allergies better. I've flown on Air Canada and when I tell them I have a peanut allergy, the crew tells passengers to not bring them or eat them on board. I think it's up to you to take care of yourself with a pet allergy. If you have one and you will be going on a...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

I personally think that SAA needs to get rid of the A340's. Having a fleet of short haul Airbus and Boeing aircraft, while having A330's and A350's would be better and save money for the airline. I also feel like SAA needs to cut every unprofitable flight. I think I heard somewhere that FRA, MUC, an...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 3824

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Sad to see demand drop for Guam during this North Korean crisis.

Otherwise, UA did cut Seoul and Cairns quite a while back.

Also, how is UA doing on GUM-PVG?

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 31
Views: 8854

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

Air India killed Etihad Airways in SFO. I would assume at this point Etihad has poor load factors in SFO. Pretty sad to see Etihad leave SFO only after a few years. I would think Air India affected Emirates at least a little bit in SFO. With more customers choosing non-stop to SFO from India instead...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 12482

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

I think that LAX looks like a huge disaster. TBIT is most likely the best terminal at the airport, while the rest of the airport seems like a dump that can't handle any more traffic. Beijing is getting a new airport, so passengers number will fall even if all Star Alliance airlines stay at PEK while...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18220

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Is it true that US Airways served PHL-BHX in the past? Otherwise, JFK has gotten cuts from AA over the years and sadly some international flights (MAN and ZRH) are being cut. AA even served a big amount of Caribbean destinations but they got cut. JFK seems to be more focused on domestic now with onl...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 52
Views: 12351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

I would assume SFO-TLV serves the tech market between the Bay Area and Israel, but how big was the market before United launched the route direct? Did it impact EWR-TLV in any way?

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 4724

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

US Airways did fly from Charlotte to Manchester, Brussels, and Lisbon for a little while. But after a while it did get cut, however Barcelona survived.

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 270
Views: 22468

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Hopefully Aer Lingus does well in Miami. Sadly the route started at a pretty bad time (Hurricane Irma) but I'm sure it will recover it a little bit. While not related, LY will be re-launching MIA pretty soon, and I wonder how Irma will affect the route for them. According to this post EI may launch ...

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by NichCage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 47
Views: 7749

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

Why did SAA cut EZE back in 2014?

Would a non-stop ADD-EZE be a reality one day?

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by NichCage
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18

Spain-Asia service has really grown over the past few years. MAD has gained NRT, PEK, and HKG along with all the other routes they had. BCN gained ICN, PVG, and HKG. Nice to see yet another airline adding MAD and BCN. While this is unrelated to this, does Air China plan to fly non-stop PEK-BCN inste...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about QF at SFO
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Question about QF at SFO

I would assume a little bit after in the morning, considering the return flights departs at night.

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka
Replies: 5
Views: 2026

Re: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka

BCN seems like it performed very well, nice to see it made year round. BCN has also gained PVG on Air China and ICN on Korean Air. Korean Air I believe is planning on flying five times a week between ICN and BCN, so it must be doing very well for them as well. Nice to see some Asian growth from BCN!...

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by NichCage
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?
Replies: 29
Views: 5724

Re: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?

How many flights movements can IST handle per hour?

The new Istanbul Airport should have little delays compared to IST.

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?

I'm sure Iran Air would still be able to get Airbus aircraft if they can't get them from Boeing, so it's not the end of the world if the Boeing order is blocked.

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5010

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

This is really inaccurate. If I'm correct LHR has less than 300 destinations served. FRA has the most, and it is accurate.

CGK and KUL really do surprise me.

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services
Replies: 38
Views: 3358

Re: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services

I bet that YTZ-MLB is pushing the limits of the Q400.

I think a good idea for Porter would be to order the C-Series jets but use them in YOW and YUL instead of YTZ. Maybe they could expand the YOW hub with the C-Series.

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6505

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

DUS and TXL are still losing quite a lot of international air service though. From DUS, the only link to New York will be JFK. ORD won't be served, while SFO and LAX will also be big holes lost as well. TXL is still doing a lot worse than DUS. After all Air Berlin international flights are gone, the...

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by NichCage
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10659

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

This is why you gotta be really careful what you send or say on snapchat. Even something you consider an harmless joke could be taken much more seriously. Pretty bad actions here to say the least.

This also goes to show that snapchat really isn't private.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 6833

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

These new aircraft are looking amazing for Iranian airlines. Mahan Air has a nice livery on the A346. Otherwise, the ATR's and A330's look amazing in Iran Air's livery.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: TK to start EIN in SU18
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: Rumour: TK to start EIN in SU18

Why did TK end Rotterdam?

Otherwise, TK does really well on secondary routes, which can connect to it's large IST network. No mainline carrier serves EIN (if Vueling counts) but otherwise will be a good route to start.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL - Hawaiian Air plan partnership (JV)
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Re: JAL - Hawaiian Air plan partnership (JV)

Hawaiian Airlines doesn't seem interested in joining an airline alliance, so a JV is just as good for the airline.

I've heard Hawaiian Airlines is also pretty good as well too.

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA one stop Europe routes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3822

Re: EVA one stop Europe routes?

I think this little interview on Routesonline made just before World Routes started last weekend is quite closely related to this. TPE management seems to think there is still potential for more routes in Europe. Taiwan wants Helsinki, Munich and Barcelona routes Taiwan Taoyuan has set out its rout...

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by NichCage
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4048

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Flybe is cutting a few routes from London Southend, and one of them is Cologne/Bonn. Why can't Flybe make Cologne/Bonn work from Birmingham or even London Southend? This is the second time the airline will be pulling out of the airport. Even Air France and KLM cut Cologne/Bonn as well too, and EasyJ...

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