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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1293
Views: 77921

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Why would DTW be at the top? Speculation doesn’t equal reality. Though I’m surprised to see PIT listed. WW will take a hit on that one. Uh, why wouldn’t DTW be considered a top choice? They’re targeting a Midwestern city, with 321LR service. DTW is in the Midwest, has comparatively high transatlant...

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by klakzky123
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 82
Views: 8597

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I think the problem is that Dubai's (and the UAE as a whole) public intoxication laws are really vague and make arbitrary enforcement very easy. Dubai's other relevant laws are the requirement to have a license (which you can get around by either bringing in alcohol, buying it at a duty free store i...

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by klakzky123
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United

i don't understand how is this legal ... or how both Copa and Avianca are both in star alliance .. Alliances aren't anti-trust immune arrangements. The actual interline agreements and proposed codeshares between carriers is what is evaluated by DOT. So there's nothing preventing this. Skyteam has C...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 8883

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

And airlines get a lot of foreign currencies so don't think this will affect Turkish Airlines too negatively. Here is the 2018Q1 numbers from TK. You can interpret these numbers any way you want. Another important number is this. Only 11% of TK's Revenue comes from Domestic pax. http://i42.photobuc...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25293

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

What will WestJet be doing with their new 787s- will they be like for like replacements for old 767s or open up new TA routes? Quite big for any non LGW regional routes I would have thought but perhaps peak summer - if TS can do it to eg YYC. Don't forget that Westjet is in a joint venture with Air...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11547

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

I still can't believe they're going to fly those 767s until 2020 with no planned update beyond wifi (with no in seat power adapters in the back). Amazing they're able to fill those planes at all. I'd go out of my way to avoid those if they were an option.

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11547

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

I think UA's aggressive route expansion and systemwide rollout of Polaris earn it a solid number 2 spot and possibly number 1. Ha! Polaris has been possibly the slowest rollout (both lounges and seat) since Lufthansa put a new business product in. It's only started to really gain any traction this ...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5743

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

Only thing I'll say about CDG is that if you have SkyTeam Elite Plus it makes it a lot easier to deal with. They have separate Sky Priority security and immigration between terminals and the AF lounge in 2E is way better than any Crown Lounge in AMS. And CDG doesn't have the annoying pseudo customs ...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3715

Re: Mauritius Aviation

No one is transiting via Mauritius. They're doing fine as is. The move towards is Asia is a reflection of growing tourism from the region. But its all O&D centric. And it would be stupid to open up Mauritius to LCCs. They'll be ruined in the process. The ME3 will always beat Mauritius when it co...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 77
Views: 10190

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

If anyone adds ICN-SLC its gonna be DL and not KE. Lots of demand on Korean end for BOS. Not so much SLC. I would agree but they have to right size the aircraft. KE is the one with 787s. DL will presumably move a330s onto TATL routes over time. So until DL gets a330-900neo deliveries, I dont think ...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 77
Views: 10190

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

I called it. The DTW folks kept saying KE would go into DTW rather than DL adding MSP and KE adding BOS. Yet here we are. It's rather good to see some connecting traffic taken away from DTW. Solid add for KE and I'm positive it'll go daily in short order. I'm not sure either flight takes anything a...

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by klakzky123
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1293
Views: 77921

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Eventually, as the RJ fleet starts to shrink in size, I would guess larger cities like STL would be among the first to go more/all mainline from DTW. But yes, for those who do like to bash DL diverting flows elsewhere, STL is almost a textbook example of logical flows being routed away from DTW. If...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6949

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Speaking of slots, how does the slot process work for NRT? With the slow dismantling of the NW/DL NRT routes, where are all of the DL slots going? Plus many of those were 5th freedom so that's a fair number of slots that aren't being used anymore.

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2643

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

There are, I believe, some tiny airports in Alaska that already don't have security screening at all, the sort of places served on 30 seat props from Pen Air, Era, and the like. ANC has a couple of gates pre-security where these flights arrive. Passengers connecting onward to a mainline AS flight a...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 33
Views: 4680

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

In January 2018, Kenya Airways (KQ) announced that it will start service from Nairobi, Kenya, directly to New York City (JFK) on 10/31/18. Tickets are now on sale and, looking at that start date, cheap! ($754 RT). With that being said, I don't live in New York and was hoping to connect on Delta thr...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 33
Views: 4680

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 klakzky123
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13496

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

What gates at T1? E is jam-packed. DL giving up a gate somewhere? Wouldn't know. Really DL needs to lose gates at T1 to make room for others, but that's probably a fantasy at this point. But T2 is also quite full even with last year's extra gates. Don't know if there's room there either. As a consu...

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27187

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Agreed. It will take at least a full year before the French side recovers. Most hotels won't be able to open by year-end (damages are extensive and many will have to be rebuilt). Banks are still not opened.The French local authority is relatively new (since 2008-9). They don't have the same level o...

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5330

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

I am actually really surprised that SQ is pushing Scoot to fly India-EU. SQ have a partnership with Vistara and are looking to buy AI. Can't they just focus on that? Its the same thing with EY - invest in 9W but push their own myopic interests over everything else. This is where I wish the governme...

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6917

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Someone might buy Monarch's engineering and maintenance but that's about it. Monarch leased everything. I assume that the slots will be put up for auction as part of the liquidation but I dont think there's anything else that anyone would want.

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by klakzky123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

We are mixing our terms here folks - Interline and codeshare are vastly different animals. No they really aren't as far as distribution goes. The main difference is inventory management (codeshare block seating vs sharing open inventory of the flight) and the ability for the marketing carrier to fi...

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by klakzky123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

Do any of you realize what interline means for WN? The moment WN interlines, they start publishing fares and selling through GDS/travel agencies. That is such a gigantic change in the WN business model that it'll take years just to study if that even makes sense. Many LCCs already sell via GDS. Even...

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia...How Much Longer?

It'll get picked apart like Air Berlin. It'll be a liquidation where other airlines buy up slots, some equipment and some parts of the business that are profitable but Alitalia will cease to exist. Air Berlin will provide the template for the liquidation process.

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by klakzky123
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 34880

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Random Spirit question. Do they do connections? If so, how common are they. I would assume they aren't Big 3 common. F9 common? Their connections work the same way as F9. They're available but flights aren't really timed around connecting traffic. Connections on NK and F9 are simply options that ar...

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by klakzky123
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FF status getting more exclusive, harder to get - DL increases CC spend requirement, will others follow?
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: FF status getting more exclusive, harder to get - DL increases CC spend requirement, will others follow?

You understand this is just the EQD waiver that you get for spending money on their credit card right? It's not the actual spending requirement for Diamond status. As you seem to completely misunderstand, I'm going to suggest deletion. I don't think the OP is confused. Seems pretty clear that they'...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9074

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Actually, the fares to Hawaii are up and steady; these are not money losing routes for anybody. That’s why there are so many airlines flying to Hawaii. The “Low Yield” argument is partially, at least, not true. Compare the fares with similar ones on a per mile/kilometer basis on the mainland and th...

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 17263

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

Thanks for all the well informed replies. I remember hearing people who flew from places in Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf onwards to Asia, sometimes with a night stop in KHI or LHE . Not sure if PK was dry back then. PK had a lot of weight back in the 1980s and helped EK launch operations. W...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25873

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Someone will really be happy that DTW is getting another daily international flight. They'll be upset that they didn't get DTW-DUB or MAN though. Seriously however, great adds for DL and I can imagine that all these flights will do well. Or that this flight is on DL metal instead of AF. Said person...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13294

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption it is probably what they do. That's the problem because DL is always going to be in a secondary position. The best DL can hope for is that that their flight falls close to AF's hub ...

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by klakzky123
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134528

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

No, I am confused now. Are we talking data about the major city of the Metro (as in Detroit/Minneapolis)? Or are we talking about also including other nearby cities that don't have their own commercial service airport (Ann Arbor/St. Paul)? The data you provided is inconsistent. The data needs to be...

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169666

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

jetmechanicdave wrote:
Please continue here...

Who do you think will be the buyer of Alitalia?


It'll get ripped apart like Air Berlin. Slots and routes will be sold, aircraft will be sold, and maybe small parts of the actual business is taken over by different buyers but I doubt anyone is buying Alitalia as is.

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134528

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Let's get back on track, or else the thread will be closed. A fair question that the little klm and the reasonable people here would both be interested in is why DL chose MSP and SLC for KL service, but not DTW. Personally, I couldn't care less about such small ball, but it is definitely a fair (an...

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by klakzky123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6917

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Just did some random dummy bookings , prices were extremely uncompetitive ... No wonder if they just add up the fares and add a transfer fee on top of it. The thing that is making Gatwick unattractive is the APD and nothing has been done about that. Usually transfer passengers don't pay APD, but in...

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by klakzky123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10037

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during...

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by klakzky123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6917

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Looks like Ryanair is out in the cold ? Not really. The real prize is getting GDS interline going. Direct sales like this are nice but not really the end game here. To date, no one has actually done that yet. Also this isn't real interline, it uses Gatwick connects. This is just selling multiple on...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan

Per the nice folks at Sun Country, whom I spent the weekend with: no tour operator. They're doing it to be doing it. You know, since I'm stupid and all. Seems like a fairly straightforward experiment. Target a leisure market that isn't served by anyone else and then see how well you can generate de...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24788

Re: DL add IND-CDG

I was surprised DL hasn't added MSY-CDG first But you are correct in one respect Delta would be playing third fiddles because DE and BA are far better options than Delta can offer as far as inflight service goes. DE far better inflight service than DL? Angled business class seats in 2-2-2 (no direc...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24788

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Just to compare, in January, here were DL LF's on XXX-CDG: PHL: 49% EWR: 67% MSP: 72% CVG: 65% PDX: 67% JFK: 73% SLC: 72% RDU: 71% SEA: 73% BOS: 67% DTW: 71% CVG's LF's look just fine to me... WW is not going to affect business pax or cargo revenue, so I doubt it will have much of an effect on DL. ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 20402

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Virgin Australia sells Business, Premium Economy, Y+ (extra legroom seats with a few perks) and standard Y which seems like a model that some airlines could adopt. I thought DL was going to do the same but they're scrapping Delta Comfort on flights with Premium Economy.

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24788

Re: DL add IND-CDG

It's a shame... Hoosiers would get much better service at AMS. How so? I know a lot of people prefer going through AMS but I've been perfectly happy transiting through either airport. Frankly I've seen AMS immigration melt down just as often as CDG. And CDG has sky priority lanes for immigration an...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 5210

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

Is anyone familiar with rules of ownership for ECAA countries? If a non EU/non ECAA company buys WOW, do they still get to keep full rights to fly in Europe or do they lose access to the single aviation market?

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46561

Re: BA's Next US Destination

lavalampluva wrote:
Does BA current serve all Oneworld hubs in the U.S.?


Everything but Charlotte. AA runs LHR flights from there but I suppose if they wanted to add a frequency you could see a BA flight instead of AA.

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9781

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

This is such an interesting development. There are larger implications as well as opening post security to the public would mean ALL people would have access. So, be prepared for homeless peoplle to be camped out overnight in the PIT concourses. I don't remember the airport being littered with home...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134528

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Air France is switching from the A340-300 to the 777-200ER on Feb 19th. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274500/air-france-detroit-aircraft-changes-from-feb-2018/ I don't know about anyone else but I think this is cool, I would take a 777 over a 343 any day, what's AF's code for thi...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally
Replies: 31
Views: 3837

Re: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally

You'd need a 20 year plan to pull something off like this (exit screening and dedicated international areas which in turn would enable international transfers without requiring immigration and customs). Of course the US government can barely pass spending bills that last 6 months, so good luck provi...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 26544

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

Delta's fight against the ME3 will be dead in the water if they go Airbus again...and ATL knows it. Trump will be all over the widget. I think a lot of companies like Delta made very calculated gambles to take advantage of a president that seemed to be invested in protectionism as a new basis of po...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22393

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

So will this new service to CDG, CLE, STL, and DTW be on a 737 MAX, A321neo, A330, etc? Most likely a A321neo/ceo or an A320neo. I believe the routes are open for booking so you can check. It doesn't mention anything about the plane. Even if it doesn't list the plane when booking, you can probably ...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7298

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

UA is printing money on the SIN flights. It caused Singapore Air to move up their service from 2018. c. If UA is printing money on SIN flights, I am shocked that DL, or even AA, have not announced LAX-SIN non stop flights. I don't believe there are any restrictions in SIN like there are in China. I...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8346

Re: FI annouces CLE

At some point KEF is going to fall over with all of these new routes. But good for CLE.

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14400

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

If the Angels can be the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, I suppose OAK be the San Francisco Airport of Oakland.

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