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by klakzky123
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 42
Views: 9163

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Sorry if this is off-topic but why is DTW-AMS such a popular route? I didn't think DTW was a particularly big port of entry. Lots of automotive professionals flying it? Even MSP has 4x AMS flights (3x DL and 1x semi-daily KL) during the Summer. AMS is a connection point. I don't think DTW or MSP ha...

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by klakzky123
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20733

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I don't think you guys realize the pavlovian effect that SY created in MSP. People book through SY directly for packages. A lot of people flat out assume that SY has the cheapest package and they just go onto the SY website and book directly. SY makes the most money off of package sales. An online t...

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by klakzky123
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 77
Views: 6935

Re: DL in China

Is there any wonder dl is not rushing in? Jfk to pvg is already covered by China eastern. Jfk to Beijing is dominated by air china. Dl isn’t going to crack that.? I'm not sure about the current state of the partnership and DL's ownership stake, but if DL and MU ever end up with a joint venture, you...

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by klakzky123
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20733

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

SY is going to be rattled harder than they've ever experienced by this. A nationwide PR firestorm is not a pretty thing. I hope they survive it. Right now I put their odds at 60% and the CEO's odds at 25%. $69 to Vegas and no one will care. Sounds great. But what if you need a return trip? I don't ...

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by klakzky123
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 135
Views: 8458

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

I'm still amazed that Hyderabad only has 1 flight to Europe. I'm sure there's a good reason for this but you'd think the city would have enough business traffic to have a 2nd flight.

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by klakzky123
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5995

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Well I definitely regret bringing up TK

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by klakzky123
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5995

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

I think Norwegian should have focused on Europe-Africa rather that the saturated tatl market. The could potentially charge profitable fares and still stimulate traffic in less competitive destinations like DKR and ABJ and DLA. The problem with Africa is the cost of operations. It's really expensive...

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by klakzky123
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 32166

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta didn't add service at DTW to make it resemble other airports, no. That is a very, very, very different thing than its "commitment" to the DTW hub. For me, DL will make good on its commitment when it renovates those dreary, worn-out SkyClubs at DTW. If the "flagship" 359 ex...

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by klakzky123
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5995

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Does TK count as a European airline? I believe they fly to Comoros and Somalia.

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by klakzky123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 48
Views: 9821

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Most of the cities named here that have lost LH service are from a time when aircraft did not have the range to offer non stop service from Germany, so the airlines took advantage of a number of traffic rights freedoms to serve these cities. Fast forward to today, when aircraft have a much greater ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8046

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

QF argument is they were following a 1959 C.A.B. decision and that since passengers were leaving the U.S. anyhow it would be OK selling the codeshare service even if operated by others. Sounds logical and reasonable to me. Why didn't this reasoning fly with the DOT? I guess the question is whether ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 603
Views: 70315

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

We'll see what "aligned loyalty program benefits" means. At least it means earning Skymiles on KE.... maybe even 100%. Presumably for DL customers, it should be no different than the other JV partners which will be good news. I don't see why it would be any different. There are non-JV par...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3670

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

Here in Florida, MCO-FLL on JetBlue is a glaring hole. I'm thoroughly amazed nobody at B6 has thought to add a single flight between two of their biggest hubs. Adding insult to the injury, TPA-FLL is non-existent as well! I do find these absences strange from a B6 network perspective, but MCO/TPA-S...

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by klakzky123
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 12578

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

No limit on the route, just the 3 slots max per airline between the countries. EK and EY both operate 3 flights each. The bilateral allows for 6 flights per week on each side. I think I was mistaken as I thought AC were using all 6 of the weekly frequencies on the Canada side for YYZ-DXB. So at thi...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6006

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

NeBaNi wrote:
LockheedBBD wrote:
They should just offer an LCC option for those don't care about security/comfort as much.

Didn't El Al start an LCC named Up a while back?


They did. It didn't go very well. Israel has open skies with the EU and there is no way El Al can spin up an LCC to compete with the European LCCs.

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9148

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

Like you say, in the 70s, Montreal still had the economic weight to sustain its European flights and operate YUL efficiently as a hub. When the Feds moved all the international flights to YMX, that effectively destroyed YUL as a hub. That's pretty obvious. I can not see how you can pretend that Mon...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9148

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

Mirabel had all the international flights but those started to disappear as Montreal started to decline. Then the referendum happened and a bunch of Canadian businesses accelerated the decline by moving to Toronto. That pretty much killed what was left of Mirabel. I think YMX closed only a year or ...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9148

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

How does the situation between YUL and YMX compare to the situation we had in the USA between DCA and IAD? When IAD opened, basically only the long-distance flights that had been using BWI moved there, but there were very few other flights for many years. When IAD first opened, it had fewer than 10...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces

Wonderful report, told lots of people to read it. The architecture is stunning, so glad they look after it, your pictures are great. Some of the interiors are mind blowing, so beautiful. Great trip report. :bouncy: The Rajasthan palaces are pretty unique in that while the rulers in Rajastan lost th...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 2036

Re: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?

One thing I do appreciate about DL is that they tend to run drink services fairly often throughout the flight and they seem to give you a little extra food. On a lot of other airlines you're usually expected to go find some sort of makeshift self serve area to get a drink.

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by klakzky123
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67949

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

so wait, if i am understanding this correctly, ALL passengers, regardless of class, will be able to access the international transit lounge at PER? including YCL? just thinking about this....it is a lot of people to be in one lounge at a single point in time. surely, i am misreading something? I th...

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by klakzky123
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 77
Views: 8926

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

The smaller city Texas market is really owned by AA and WN. UA has drawn down their intra-Texas flyng since the merger with CO. There is UA service to MAF, LBB, AMR and CRP, but it's usually just a few times a day to work with their connecting banks at IAH. AA, through their American Eagle subsidia...

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by klakzky123
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 77
Views: 8926

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

WN, UA and AA get actual O&D traffic from Texas secondary cities to their hubs in Texas in addition to connecting traffic. Only way DL ever serves these is if they have a hub in Texas.

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by klakzky123
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 23254

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

I still think the bellweather here is going to be Emirates. Their massive 773ER fleet is reaching the stage where leases are going to time out, and EK was looking to upgrade or switch to the 777X. EK is living in straitened times. Will they announce deferrals and renew those leases at substantially...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

The other wrinkle is that any treaty on the US end will require a 2/3 supermajority in the Senate. The POTUS thus needs to present a deal with wide bipartisan support. I dont think Open Skies count as treaties. They're international agreements that fall under the purview of the relevant executive a...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Finally someone is pointing out the dilemma, although I was not expecting it's MAGA who points it out. IAG cannot own Aer Lingus and Iberia if it is not 50%+1 owned by EU entities, and it cannot own BA if it is not 50%+1 owned by UK entities. Period. Simple rules of how international aviation agree...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

But wouldn't that imply that the UK aviation will have to follow the rules made and ruled by 2 bodies of the EU? And isn't that one of the "red lines" that the UK PM decided to impose? The only red lines were around immigration and trade deals. The immigration red line means that the UK w...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

The UK is exiting the EU. The ECAA is a common aviation market consisting of both EU and non EU members. (for example, the Iicelandic carriers are able to fly throughout EU thanks to the ECAA) The ECAA would give UK carriers full aviation rights within the EU (so Easyjet no longer has to worry). No...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Ownership requirements are really going to hurt the UK. On the one hand, IAG wants majority European ownership in order to give it full aviation rights in the EU but on the other hand the US is demanding that only UK majority owned airlines get the benefits of UK-US Open Skies. The UK needs to find...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12544

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Illness isn't necessarily a choice. There are many diseases which have no specific causal factors. The biggest risk of developing prostrate cancer is age. Be thankful you've been lucky. I never said illness was a choice. But if you can’t go three months without calling in sick you have a problem. I...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Ownership requirements are really going to hurt the UK. On the one hand, IAG wants majority European ownership in order to give it full aviation rights in the EU but on the other hand the US is demanding that only UK majority owned airlines get the benefits of UK-US Open Skies. The UK needs to find ...

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by klakzky123
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture
Replies: 57
Views: 8106

Re: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture

Isn't Australia excluded from the UA-NZ JV? I think DL-VA is the only actual JV that covers flights from Australia to the US. If you exclude the UA flights from the US to Australia, their JV looks a lot smaller.

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by klakzky123
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air tax grab to be retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: UK air tax grab to be retrospective

Todays Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5461235/Rise-air-duty-hit-long-haul-flights-UK.html I commute between the UK and the Philippines and my flights are booked months in advance. The rise in UK air tax applies from April regardless when the flight was booked. How do airlines co...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet
Replies: 24
Views: 3590

Re: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet

mwhcvt wrote:
Out of interest are there any rules on foreign ownership in India, or could a foreign owner take on the entire company?


Foreign airlines are limited to 49% ownership. But foreign investors that aren't airlines can technically own up to 100%.

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by klakzky123
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexican Airlines In Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Mexican Airlines In Canada

Maybe when Canada officially implements visa free travel for Mexicans, you'll see some more Mexican point of sale which in turn would help the Mexican LCCs.

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by klakzky123
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 26665

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Even the Big 3 are contracting a significant portion of their ground handling. Gone are the days when you could get a job with a major airline in ground handling ops at a small airport. Hell it wasn't too long ago that one could get placed at international airports to do ground ops. Now that stuff i...

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by klakzky123
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 205
Views: 26591

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

So putting aside the delays in retrofitting the new seats, whats up with the slow lounge rollout? For comparison, AA is up to 4 or 5 flagship lounges so most of their main hubs are now covered. Compare that to the fact that there is only one Polaris lounge today with no timeline on when any others w...

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by klakzky123
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16326

Re: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

I highly doubt any country with a Schengen opt out would ever voluntarily choose to join Schengen. Plus Ireland will always value the CTA over Schengen and the UK has no incentive to end the CTA either. There will be plenty of problems due to Brexit but air travel between Ireland and the UK probably...

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by klakzky123
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7595

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

Ultimately, Tokyo service on DL will consist of only 5 remaining markets: LAX,SEA,DTW,ATL,HNL. HND-LAX will stay as is. HND-MSP will remain until DL finds a way to shift that flight over to one of SEA/DTW/ATL. In that scenario, MSP would then gain ICN service in exchange (if MSP-ICN service hasn’t ...

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by klakzky123
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting lounges of airlines that you have never flown with
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Visiting lounges of airlines that you have never flown with

If you're at the right airport, you can definitely hop through a few airport lounges. For example, Priority Pass in IAD can get you AF/KL, BA, and Turkish lounges. Plus if you have Gold with one of the alliances, there are several lounges in an airport like JFK within every alliance.

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by klakzky123
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 48
Views: 15342

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

Because of the need of US Visa. Many holds the belief that if I have to go through all the hassles getting the visa, I would rather go to the Mainland than Guam. Michael I keep forgetting about that. On the other hand, it's also weird that (mainland) Chinese citizen does not need a visa to Northern...

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by klakzky123
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Adds Washington Dulles - London Stansted Route
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Primera Air Adds Washington Dulles - London Stansted Route

Wonder why they picked Dulles over Baltimore. After all they're promoting themselves as low-cost, but Dulles is actually more of a premium airport. Baltimore handles most of the low-cost traffic for Washington. In Europe they made the right choice for an LCC to use Stansted, but in America they see...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12634

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

Is AA expanding at CLT because the low-cost carriers have been making life difficult by expanding at PHL? Airport fees are really low at CLT (like ATL). It's a fantastic place to grow as your growth ends up being lower cost relative to your competitors. PHL's enplanement cost is something like four...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11226

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

The population of JAX, making it the largest city in FL, is largely about political boundaries, not catchment area. MSA population is a better measure of size. JAX is the 40th largest MSA in the country, and 4th in FL behind Miami, Orlando and Tampa. That's not small - it's in the same range as Mil...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK
Replies: 63
Views: 9398

Re: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK

I think if the AA-QF JV ever gets approved, the LAX-JFK flight will quickly go away. But QF clearly feels invested in having a presence in JFK and will probably want to hold onto its slots there so it can fly nonstop when the time comes. But if the AA-QF JV ever gets approved, then that argument goe...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10350

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

Even if they had local rights on DUB-ORD, it's departing DUB at like 0500 with that schedule. Would they be able to take advantage of customs and immigration preclearance in DUB (assuming it's even open at that hour, or the flight were re-timed) or would that not be possible for a flight originatin...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13126

Re: Origin of Airline Names

https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t ... ba-p/41573
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jnev3289 wrote:
Slightly related, but slightly not, does anyone know why Southwest has WN as their 2 letter identifier?


https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t ... ba-p/41573

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by klakzky123
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 7687

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

They really needed a better partner than Etihad. Air Mauritius figured out a sustainable niche with Air France (and some lesser partners in Asia). Granted, Mauritius has strong Francophone ties which really helps with the CDG flights but they've managed to build a strong network based on their histo...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9302

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Is this the same lower deck area that LH uses for bathrooms on the A340? I'm sure it couldve been used for something like a lounge but moving areas of the main cabin that don't have seats like galleys and bathrooms seems like more productive use of that space.

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by klakzky123
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 42
Views: 5162

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

You're all getting way to caught up in branding. If the EU mandated that all aviation agreements had to be done EU wide, then yes I'd see a case for full airline mergers. But that still isn't the case. With a few exceptions (like the EU-US Open Skies), most aviation agreements are still bilaterals s...

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