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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6136

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

As long as Flair survives it'll ensure that this time YHM's build up will last over the long-term as it'll ensure that WS remains committed to Swoop over the long-term.

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3454

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

WS willingness to fly to secondary airports is a big plus over AC. Flying out of YKF instead of YYZ is so much easier and faster when living in Waterloo. Same applies to YXX and YHM and many others. AC tends to avoid flying into these types of markets to funnel through hubs, which can even be seen ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6136

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

After this, I must admit Norwegian makes money out of things that no one with typical-aviation-way-of-thinking can easily understand. So they 100% found a niche and they are called to success. It's called out-of-the-box thinking. It's a risk, but when done right it can be very successful. Other air...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18743

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Not totally unexpected, Flair Airlines moves HQ to Edmonton (YEG). More expansion plans expected to be announced in July. Possible US destinations for winter. http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/flair-airlines-makes-edmonton-travel-announcement Let's see whether the likes of YOW/YUL-YEG will...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6136

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

Not surprising given their CTA application earlier this year. Hopefully it’s the first of many routes to Canada.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18743

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Not totally unexpected, Flair Airlines moves HQ to Edmonton (YEG). More expansion plans expected to be announced in July. Possible US destinations for winter. http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/flair-airlines-makes-edmonton-travel-announcement Let's see whether the likes of YOW/YUL-YEG will...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11688

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Excellent news for Bombardier. A much needed shot in the arm for the CRJ line.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3454

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

Swoop is pretty much the new original WestJet, while WestJet are now (almost) the new Canadi>n.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5209

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Back and forth to TLV for 195GBP? I’m with BA on this one! I’d cancel those fares for sure. Government has nothing to do with this. Mistake made, mistake fixed. Next issue please. Once you've paid for a service, you have entered into a binding contract and the provider is supposed to honour said se...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 44
Views: 7548

Re: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

What about YYZ-LHR? But that's probably another case where it's airport-specific and excludes the approx. 3x daily YYZ-LGW.

Personally, I think city pair is a much better measure than route itself.

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6207

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

Actually, replacing MNL-YVR-JFK, as JFK service is becoming nonstop to and from MNL. That said, while the 77W has 33" of leg room in Y, it's only 17" wide as it's 3-4-3 and no power in Y. Ah right. YVR-ORD would have lack any 5th freedom competition, whereas CX has been entrenched for yea...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6207

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

Maybe that means a new 5th freedom route replacing what was it PAL's YVR-LAS? Actually, replacing MNL-YVR-JFK, as JFK service is becoming nonstop to and from MNL. That said, while the 77W has 33" of leg room in Y, it's only 17" wide as it's 3-4-3 and no power in Y. Ah right. YVR-ORD would...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page

I guess it's odd that the aircraft when from full AC Express branding to retaining the old blue AC livery with no titles. You'd have thought that Air Georgian / EVAS titles would appear à la Skywest house colours. Maybe, but I suppose one would have to have access to the Capacity Purchase Agreement...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page

Whether the aircraft is branded (or not) is usually left up to the operator. Some operators do not exclusively fly for only one airline and they wish to leave the aircraft unbranded so they can do just that. I don't mean Georgian (for example) is flying for Air Canada, Westjet and Transat ... I mea...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6207

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

Maybe that means a new 5th freedom route replacing what was it PAL's YVR-LAS?

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5100

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

YOW-YUL is probably mostly connecting traffic. It's a very easy drive and city center to city center might be faster by train or driving these days. AC has connections , and that's probably a vast majority of the seats. YOW-YUL is 98% connecting traffic, of which 90% is connecting at YUL with 10% a...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4457

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the applicatio...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4849

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

This has Chinese tour group + stuff as much cargo as you can written all over it. 1x weekly?

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amerijet retires the 727 :(
Replies: 27
Views: 4925

Re: Amerijet retires the 727 :(

C-GCJZ - Boeing B-727-223A/F - ex CargoJet Airways - left YHM 15.06.2018 on delivery flight to YIP in basic CargoJet col. without titles and logo c/n 22.469 - built in 1981 for American Airlines - converted to freighter 12/2000 and operated by Capital Cargo Airlines - operated by CargoJet since 07/...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4457

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the application.

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5397

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA w...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5100

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

I certainly hope that “defending market share” isn’t TS’ only use for the 321LRs. I certainly hope they use them to reinstate former routes out of secondary markets like YOW-LGW or YQB-MRS that they have all but abandoned save for YQB-CDG.

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amerijet retires the 727 :(
Replies: 27
Views: 4925

Re: Amerijet retires the 727 :(

MO11 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
All I can say is waaaaaaa!!

What about the zero G 727? Wasn't that operated by Amerijet? Isn't it still active?


Zero G is operated by (believe or not) Everts Air Cargo.


I did not know that.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amerijet retires the 727 :(
Replies: 27
Views: 4925

Re: Amerijet retires the 727 :(

All I can say is waaaaaaa!!

What about the zero G 727? Wasn't that operated by Amerijet? Isn't it still active?

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5395

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Its not going to go anywhere. With the pilot shortage and the move by airlines for regional planes with more than 50 seats, the days of 19-37 seats are over. There's a lot of remote places on this planet where either a > 50 seater is complete overkill or where the airstrip itself can't handle an ai...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

Do you mean an equipment up gauge on a particular flight or overall capacity on a route?

It’s easy to have huge percentage increases in capacity on low frequency routes.

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 41
Views: 5664

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Another great month for YEG.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines will be leasing two A320s
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

flyb wrote:
I don't see how they can be especially with the competition they are seeing in Abbotsford and Hamilton already.


If they had half a brain, they'll mostly fly to the airports none of the above are serving (or barely serving) domestically, such as YOW, YUL, YXE, etc.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines will be leasing two A320s
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... -aircraft/
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Here's an update on the Jetlines front. They've secured the lease of 2 A320s from AerCap for delivery in 2019.

So no Boeings at least to start off with.

https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... -aircraft/

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6211

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

My recent, ongoing spotting at SEA reveals an accelerated number of the Embraer 175 jets in service, and fewer Q-400's. Both AS and Delta seem to be employing LOTS of the 175's. How does this affect the future of commuter turboprops? How is Dehavilland/Canada/ going to compete or stay relevant? No ...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12304

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

YOW needed stairs for widebodies until the expansion of the old terminal in approximately 1988.

In 1978 four loading bridges were added to the old terminal. However, I believe that the DC-8 was the largest aircraft they could handle. Might have even been the 727. They were low to the ground.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13613

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

johns624 wrote:
Isn't it great how so many posters here slag airlines for having "euro white" paint schemes and then someone comes up with a colorful one and they're still not satisfied.


Touché. Then again some think every Eurowhite livery is “clean and modern” aka borrrrrrrrrrrrring.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13613

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

cathay747 wrote:
That livery is clearly a representation of the Icelandic flag, not retro in any way.


It looks really good. The retro part is how the flag’s red and white is the aircraft’s cheatline. Very sharp and way better than the new MAX livery.

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 13938

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Crazy for me to see done to a 35 year old aircraft. Makes me wonder how long they plan to keep these aircraft Picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc70JKiU0AEwVJy.jpg https://twitter.com/nolinoraviation/status/995001012212633601?s=21 How long? Looks like there's no end in sight for their 732s as th...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9935

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

The new international terminal will hardly feel anything by losing BA which only has a single flight a day. KL remains strong, and WS still has growth in it to utilize the space. BA flights still available for booking through December. Air Canada is dropping Tokyo as well. Fairly significant for th...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4276

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I'm finding it really interesting that LCCs now properly paint their planes while more and more full service/legacy carriers move to plain white with color on the tail and nothing else. As for the posted schemes, I like C. I'm all for curves in the design, but A and B have them in the total wrong p...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9290

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Indy wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
Probably at least some of them would be Q400 compatible. Probably all depends on who manufactured IND’S bridges.


They were manufactured by ThyssenKrupp.


In other words they’re Q400 compatible. They just need the special ramp to clear the airstairs.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 70
Views: 5678

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

deltadudejg wrote:
Does anyone know how their gate space usage is?


It should be fine considering BUR is still a ways off from their peak traffic levels from a decade ago.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9290

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

It all depends upon what kind of markets they want to target. If they want to largely avoid the big boys and gals, Q400s to places like IND, DAY, OMA, etc. are all much more ideally suited to the Q400. I wonder if the IND jet bridges can dock with a Q400. I don't believe the terminal provides tarma...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9290

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

CRJ's or ERJ's Used Q400s could make a lot of sense too. This can succeed if it’s somewhat modelled after Porter and the old MidEx. I don't think a 74 pax plane is worth it. Min pax should be at lest 140 or so. It all depends upon what kind of markets they want to target. If they want to largely av...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9290

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

ridgid727 wrote:
sunking737 wrote:
In all reality, what type of plane does anyone think they will use. Please no jokes about A380 or 747-8i. 737's?? A319/320??


CRJ's or ERJ's


Used Q400s could make a lot of sense too. This can succeed if it’s somewhat modelled after Porter and the old MidEx.

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 115725

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
Not too many 737 NGs still rolling off the assembly line any more.



There are still about 343 NG's yet to be delivered as of March 2018.


So that probably means about 1 in 9 are still NGs.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11105

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

Nic pic of C-GNAV.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 115725

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Not too many 737 NGs still rolling off the assembly line any more.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10047

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

airtran737 wrote:
EK shouldn’t be able to enplane passengers from anywhere by the UAE.


If the bilateral allows for a 5th freedom, why should EK be prevented from exploiting this?

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by Dominion301
Thu May 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 61
Views: 6196

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

mcogator wrote:
So what does the first flight from PVG do? Wait, fly back empty, or most likely ferry over to JFK to operate one of their flights from there?


It says there will be outbound PIT charters too.

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by Dominion301
Thu May 31, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 61
Views: 6196

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

I wonder how many charter flights will take place?

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by Dominion301
Thu May 31, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9290

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

This thing is screaming C-Series 2x2 config. Imagine a Midwest Express using C-Series 100. The most comfortable cabin in the industry. We are dreaming but I would love to see that someday. Republic buys Midwest. Republic buys Frontier. Frontier hubs Milwaukee. Republic kills Midwest. Republic order...

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by Dominion301
Wed May 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7909

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Does 287 seat A332 = 9-abreast seating in Y? Not at all. I believe these are ex-Air Berlin aircraft so probably feature a large economy cabin over premium cabins. Something like 19 Upper Class, 40 Premium Economy and 230 Economy? That makes sense as I think TS' 332 at 3-3-3 are in the 350 seats ran...

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by Dominion301
Wed May 30, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5797

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads. I’ve been trying for a while now but I fail to see the butt-ugly bit. Looks good enough to me. Stunning plane, the A350. Imagine a 787 in this livery. God,...

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