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by eta unknown
Sun May 20, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 67
Views: 8364

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

MEX-BCN-DXB sounds like the upcoming AKL-DPS-DXB or the awful 02:30 BNE-SIN-DXB. These are basically 777 freight runs with pax gravy outside peak season. The yield on MEX-BCN & AKL-DPS will be terrible and good luck if LEVEL launches the route. I think AM did the smart thing by not reinstating B...

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by eta unknown
Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 19
Views: 2335

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

The operating crew on the return sector would arrive 1 or 2 days before, deadheading with their carrier to a closer existing destination in the network, then another carrier to the final destination.

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by eta unknown
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5344

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

AA bought TW for only one reason- to get rid of it. Their timing was terrible- if they'd waited 6 months TW would've gotten rid of themselves.

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by eta unknown
Mon May 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

Part of the Nauru Airlines fleet and reference to Pacific destinations: VH-INU, VH-NLK (both retired), VH-VLI, VH-PNI.

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by eta unknown
Sat May 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Flight launches Macao's first scheduled intercontinental service with MFM-SVO inaugural
Replies: 27
Views: 2547

Re: Royal Flight launches Macao's first scheduled intercontinental service with MFM-SVO inaugural

Why get facts get in the way of a good press release?!?

Re TP's 340 MFM flight- the original intention was to operate LIS-MUC-MFM, but TP couldn't get the traffic rights.

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by eta unknown
Thu May 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7438

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

My own belief is WN will realise very quickly the planned inter-island Hawaii flights will not perform well, especially with the operating characteristics of the aircraft at their disposal.

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by eta unknown
Thu May 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s

A NW 742 routed NRT-MSP-ORD-NRT. Flew on the afternoon MSP-ORD sector- fun! Plane overnighted in ORD then headed to NRT next morning.

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by eta unknown
Wed May 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 296
Views: 28476

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Don't confuse Easter holiday loads with year-round performance. As for the short lived MNL-PER service, the DRW stop was immaterial- I heard the service was never intended to be permanent- it was designed to keep Cebu Pacific off the route due to some Filippino regulations on route authorities. That...

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by eta unknown
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4378

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

SFO-HNL-AKL-SYD. Flight used to operate in tandem with a 742 LAX-HNL-SYD-MEL. The DC-10 route was suspended in early 90's (capacity oversupply with CO/NW and a very weak A$) when enough 744's enabled LAX-SYD & LAX-AKL-MEL to operate.

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by eta unknown
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

KLM did operate to Medan with 747's, but it was very shortly-lived- maybe lasted one year only.

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 7630

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

No more UA miles redemption on 9W.
Another 9W transatlantic codeshare partner just announced: AM. India-LHR-MEX.

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Yeah EY says PER & EDI **MAY** be temporary. Define temporary- one year, two, three?

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I honestly think a PVG flight would do much better than CAN - at least Shanghai has appeal as an O&D destination... haven’t heard of anybody planning a dream holiday to Guangzhou! Guangzhou is China’s largest city with a metropolitan area population of almost 45 million people. Guangzhou is Chi...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

A few years ago CZ was going to pull the plug on PER, but then the WA Govt. threw more cash at CZ and the route survived. Go figure.

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 7630

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

9W have trans-atlantic codeshares with AF/KL/DL & VS. The YYZ route, even via AMS, has less ME competition due to bilateral restrictions- witness PK kept YYZ, but cut JFK. I believe there are plans for gradual Asia region expansion, but that's about it at present.

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by eta unknown
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7876

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

One could say on Australia-Europe routes a new page is turning- the ME3 are under huge yield pressure: EY is a basket case and has serious trade customer service issues, EK yield management is screaming. Only QR, with oil & LNG blank cheques, carries on with "normal" abandon- I'd love ...

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by eta unknown
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9601

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Many of the former UK colonial routes the OP mentions are simply low yielding and BA is quite happy for KLM, EK, etc. to carry these pax at fares that are of no interest to BA. Some operational costs are also high so without the premium cabins filled, it's a no brainer to not operate. TK serves quit...

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Presumably we'll see NZ BNE-WLG flights reinstated and more VA WLG-AU flights beyond their current BNE services.

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re VA taking over SQ frequencies- part of the issue is SQ has too many planes and not enough places to fly them, hence the multiple frequencies. BNE really doesn't need 4 flights a day + Scoot @ OOL. SQ fly multiple frequencies because it can fill them, it has one of the highest load factors year r...

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re VA taking over SQ frequencies- part of the issue is SQ has too many planes and not enough places to fly them, hence the multiple frequencies. BNE really doesn't need 4 flights a day + Scoot @ OOL.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Emirates Sydney Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 4770

Re: Strange Emirates Sydney Changes

As of last week we have an EK 380 on the ground all day in BNE- flights EK434/5 will be seasonally downgraded to 77W from June for a few months.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re SQ pumping more money into VA- what would be the point- it would still be below 50% ownership and they already have enough say with their existing shareholding.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Today's The Australian newspaper is reporting Etihad may be wanting to exit their Virgin investment.

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10830

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Good find with the BOAC photo! I know there's a plaque inside the building saying the Queen opened the building - and yes,the plaque says BOAC/Air Canada. "What is surprising is that Terminal 7 has survived the transformation from BOAC to BA, for many years they only had 3 747 daily to LHR toda...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8773

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

"I remember that I was in Sydney a few years back and I saw a Lufthansa Group office in the CBD." It's been the Munich Re building for a few years now. FYI there was actually a dispute between LH and the landlord- eventually LH decided to remove the signage due to a huge increase in third ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8773

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

The KLM service had multiple en route changes- it was frequency limited to one flight per week until about the late 80's. First MEL (via various points AUH/KHI/CMB) was cut while SYD lingered on for a few more years, but the flight was always under the microscope in AMS the last few years because of...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Cargo is gravy and I doubt anyone is making money on economy AU-Europe fares.

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10830

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

T7 is the BA terminal. There are several airlines in the terminal, but the large name atop the building is BA. When UA was in the terminal, they had 6 gates. They also got their own sign, I guess, due to the amount of space they leased. No other airline before or since had their own sign on T7...un...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

So because you don't like my point of view, I'm obfuscating? Geez... do I need to put a trigger warning on my posts so as to not offend? The case is not as straightforward as presented because we don't know ALL the details, yet you blindly accept what has been presented as 100% truth and choosing to...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

Ah ElPistolero, why are you taking this so personally? I'm not defending the gate agent. What I am saying is I don't think the full story is being told based on selective video footage. I'm puzzled re your deflect comments as I have no agenda here versus others (closet snowflakes?) who are hyped up ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15311

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

STC is a media whore when it suits him just like O'Leary & Branson. CEO Timmy needs to be seen advancing EK's agenda publicly, but can do something completely different operationally. EK's business model is sending multiple A380's to flood the market with seats- it worked well until the oil pric...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

"India does not allow dual citizenship so they cannot hold two passports". Indonesia used to be a similar situation, but I know plenty of Indonesian born, naturalised Australians that are holding 2 passports for 20+ years- basically the Indo Govt. doesn't know the Aussie passport exists. T...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8773

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

The QF 789's are configured premium heavy so I think a PER-FRA option is a wet dream. While there might be a lot of German tourists visiting Australia (working holiday visa anyone?) these aren't the pax that would be paying to fly nonstop- to PER. These are the pax that fly ME3 or CN3 (FYI my recent...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

So based on the video provided some of you think that despite the agent holding someone's US passport and passengers talking in the background clearly of North American origin, effectively begging to be returned to the US and the agent refusing to do that, somehow all of that means that he was only...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8773

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

No Eurowings would not be sustainable. The LH 763 flights were actually a disguised low cost Condor operation (aircraft/crew). "Low yielding, but sustainable" is a scary concept that should never ever be entertained when you have a finite number of aircraft at your disposal. As for the OS ...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Last DFW operation
Replies: 32
Views: 4561

Re: EY Last DFW operation

i don't think that discontinuing a station comes with any fanfare or champagne popping. the last flight operates as normal and any EY-employed staff based in DFW presumably are offered to transfer to other cities EY serves, or move on. the ground handling agents that worked the EY flight continue t...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

The SU agent is talking to a GROUP of pax. We don't know how many of them were holding Indian passports. We do not have the full conversation on video- only a selected part, yet the OP posted this thread with a pre-determined mindset. The fact the SU agent happens to be holding a US passport while t...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

The video clearly shows how the agent referes to US citizens as 'I'm talking to Indian people' followed by a reminder by passengers that they are in fact US citizens followed by the agent storming off. This video cannot be misinterpreted and indeed the airline should have rerouted them via Sky Team...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8773

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

Will never happen. The cost of sending an expensive piece of real estate a further 8-10 hours beyond Asia for a fare only $100 or so higher than Europe-Asia would be irresponsible. BA survives only because of high yield premium traffic. Some of the LH dates above are a bit off: in the late 80's the ...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Last DFW operation
Replies: 32
Views: 4561

Re: EY Last DFW operation

i don't think that discontinuing a station comes with any fanfare or champagne popping. the last flight operates as normal and any EY-employed staff based in DFW presumably are offered to transfer to other cities EY serves, or move on. the ground handling agents that worked the EY flight continue t...

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11523

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I agree there is more to this story. Aeroflot does not care what your nationality is, whereas Russian immigration is another story- they are deporting the pax, not the airline which is caught in the middle. The tickets are most likely non-endorseable/re-routable so if pax didn't want to get sent bac...

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by eta unknown
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37449

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

NZ seems keen to attract Canadians on its new ORD service: “ We expect the addition of Chicago to our network to be an attractive option for Canadians keen to explore New Zealand ... This new route offers greater choice and flexibility for Canadian customers, especially those connecting through to ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Airways
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

Re: Italian Airways

I'm sure MOL would see that and expect his pax to pay for it... sorry me thinks this has failure written all over it, besides they would be competing with Neos and Blue Panorama.

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by eta unknown
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4579

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

THE KUL routing was CDG-MCT-CMB-KUL. Nobody said it was necessarily profitable.

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4579

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

Original euro white AND billboard titles!

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by eta unknown
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4579

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

UTA service was quite good and very French (good if you appreciate that, bad if you don't). There was also a NOU based all economy DC-10 that flew NOU-NRT twice a week, then once weekly NOU-SYD-NOU-AKL-PPT-HNL return. Somewhere on youtube there's a cockpit video of the NRT-NOU flight. Their final sl...

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by eta unknown
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4579

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

They most certainly did, if not the late 80's, then early 90's. The 2 routes usually operated from CDG to NOU operated as follows: CDG-BAH-SIN-JKT-NOU & CDG-BAH-SIN-JKT-SYD-NOU. 747-300's. When the -400's took over the BAH strop was eliminated. UTA also launched 2 short lived extra services to t...

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by eta unknown
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

JQ couldn't make PER-Lombok work so good luck for significantly longer ex SYD/MEL. More capa-crap speculation...

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by eta unknown
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I'm not so convinced- I think a lot of these China-Australia flights from 2nd and 3rd tier cities to SYD/MEL will dry up once the subsidies/incentives stop, never mind adding BNE into the mix.

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by eta unknown
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 3966

Re: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?

Ironically, I recall their former advertising stressing they were the alternative to Northwest (although their product was just as lousy)!

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