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by airzim
Wed May 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 86
Views: 9625

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

This story is total BS. Loved the “Americanphile” dig. Sensationalism at its finest. With the accompanying photo of a well behaved happy family. Hmm When this happens, all you have to do is politely ask folks on the plane if people are willing to swap seats. Most people are very accommodating and wi...

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by airzim
Fri May 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9853

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

MSP, DTW, and SLC are most definitely hubs. The local O&D traffic is minuscule compared to amount of passengers transiting. JFK and SEA are mostly hubs in the sense of feeding long haul traffic due to geographic position and terminal constraints. LAX, LGA, and BOS are more limited in their trans...

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by airzim
Wed May 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7871

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

I agree EWR doesn't have the connection opportunities anything like ORD,IAH,LAX or SFO. However, given UA is their partner it makes perfect sense to go there over JFK. There are very few places in the US (or North America) that you wouldn't be able to reach in a single connection with those 4 UA hu...

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by airzim
Tue May 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 69
Views: 8292

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

The reason why I wrote this article is because with UA starting DEN-FRA service recently and I want to know if the legacy UA (1990s) operated any long haul flights of DEN? As noted, brief stints of 777s on DEN-LHR/FRA were the extent of legacy UAL longhaul service from DEN. NRT was a post-merger ad...

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by airzim
Thu May 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Re: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak

Did you read the picture caption? It kind of answered your question.

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by airzim
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1714
Views: 332208

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

United needs to get past its unmerger. I’ve never seen such a ridiculous display of stupid over a merger, to the point where it’s actually hurting the brand. They’ve held on to this CO livery to pacify the CO crowd at the airline. Get the hell over it. There are still workgroups to this day that do...

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by airzim
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19190

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

What I find odd is that so many media outlets are calling this the first nonstop between CPT and N.America, which isn't true by any stretch. In fact, it's not even the second. SA has flown scheduled service on JNB-CPT-MIA and JNB-CPT-FLL-ATL-JNB in the past. That's a choice, not a restriction. DL c...

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by airzim
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1714
Views: 332208

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's opening day for the white sox and UA's home plate ads are rather placeholder-y looking, and they've never used "airlines" on them before. Make of that what you will. http://i68.tinypic.com/ne7h3.png Continental’s logo was like that; the globe with “Continental Airlines” as 2 lines ne...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 6601

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

To and from the hotel and at the airport that is not required in Saudi. Westerners are kept in guarded compounds, different rules apply. Crew are issued a letter of introduction to show the religious police if questioned. Once you go out in public it’s time to observe local customs. At shopping mal...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 18998

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

I'm interested to see what the interior of the refurbed 764s will be like. Have they started mods yet? 34J, 20PE, 28Y+, 156Y images in video https://news.delta.com/new-paths-across-pond-delta-virgin-atlantic-serve-london-gatwick-boston-and-new-york-jfk-2020 Wow. That's quite a shrinkage in Delta se...

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by airzim
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 41
Views: 6618

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

they also can increase their incremental margins since at those low fares, they charge for bags, seat assignments, EconPlus, food etc. Those ancillary items are not currently taxed as tickets by the government so go right to the bottom line. You can easily add $100-$200 additional dollars in revenue...

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by airzim
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 6916

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Sikhs are a very peaceful group of people , what a joke Hmm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Indira_Gandhi So as a result of this an entire religion is no longer considered peaceful? Nobody is getting the irony. We’re ready to jump down the throat of a women’s overreaction to somethi...

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by airzim
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 33
Views: 3947

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

If heard that Brazil is going to relax their visa requirements for Americans visiting Brazil. Perhaps that might spur some additional opportunities for traffic given currently what a PITA getting a visa from the Brazilian consulate is, and that people just don’t bother considering visiting as a resu...

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by airzim
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 43
Views: 4521

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Hubs add significant costs essentially breaking the LCC model. Connections, baggage, crew and fleet scheduling, etc. Historically connection patterns begin to emerge as their networks grow, and passengers can self select connections, but generally LCCs don’t explicitly encourage or promote this beha...

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by airzim
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC soon to fly to Auckland...what about ANZ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

Re: AC soon to fly to Auckland...what about ANZ?

AC is seasonal, like UA to SFO and AA to LAX. Demand to New Zealand is significantly higher in Southern Summer compared to Northern Summer. The seasonal flights from the North American carriers caters to this spike in demand. NZ will be fine, they don't face added competition in low season, and wil...

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by airzim
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6259

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

I believe the only US carrier to served CAI was TWA (perhaps PA did too). They had continuing service onto Riyadh. In fact TW had a massive ticket office in Tahir Square across from the Nile Hilton and Cairo Museum. If memory serves, the dropped all MidEast services just before their merger with AA....

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by airzim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 31
Views: 5587

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

For a short while, there were 2 beautiful 744’s at JFK. One was brand new and flew JFK- HKG. I believe the new one for HK was Battleship. I never once saw one at EWR. Once upon a time EWR saw many 744’s From many different airlines. (And while not a -400) there were often a good number of People Ex...

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by airzim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 31
Views: 5587

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

They also flew out of LAX for SYD & MEL re-positioning to SFO via the SYD - SFO flight. Gemuser MEL was flown as LAX-SYD-MEL-SYD-LAX. It was not served nonstop until post-merger UA launched 787-9 service from LAX to MEL in 2014. UA also operated the 744 from SFO to SYD, and prior to the LAX non...

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by airzim
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BA to CMN?
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

Re: Why no BA to CMN?

Years ago I flew BA 737-400 from Casablanca to Heathrow via Gibraltar. I think it was GB Airways, but operated like it was BA. I distinctly remember taking off from CMN and the pilot mentioning that we might not land in Gibraltar due to gusty cross winds and he’s make the determination once we got c...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20040

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

One reason I can think of is its small domestic footprint compared to its rivals. Consider these things A. They don't have a megahub like an ATL/DFW B. They lack a true SE hub C. They are often in 3rd/4th place or lower compared to AA/DL/WN in airports outside of their hub markets D. They haven't f...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15045

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Yes, they do. NJT runs from penn station to EWR Yes, I was talking about NJT / Amtrak. Once again, NJ Transit goes from Penn Station to Newark Station. Newark train station is not the same as EWR. There's Newark Penn Station and Newark Airport Station. Newark Penn is in downtown Newark. Newark Airp...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15045

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Newark is actually not that bad if you need to get into midtown Manhattan for work. The trains run right from the airport to Penn Station. No, they don't. PATH goes to Newark train station, not EWR. There are apparently proposals to extend PATH all the way to EWR, which I think are no-brainers from...

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by airzim
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20040

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

As to B): IAD is mid-Atlantic, not SE. For ease of reference: https://goo.gl/maps/VUnNcPTn5m62 RDU to FLL... via IAD? MSY to MCO .... via IAD? When I lived in RDU, I did exactly that. RDU-IAD to make the first bank to JAX/MCO/CLE etc. It's barely and hour flight. The issue with IAD is just not enou...

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by airzim
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21368

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Euch....UA really has no originality any more, do they? Just rip off DL and AS and hope you don't end up in a situation like AA. I didn’t realize Delta and Alaska invented the colors purple & teal respectively. No they did not invent the colors. But cohesive branding is a thing. Yes these are a...

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by airzim
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25016

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

Although the tulip is gone the name United remains the reverse is true for Continental the name is gone but the livery remains which to many hard core CO employees it means some part of Continental is still alive. Wiping the Continental livery away will truly represent the absolute end of everythin...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21368

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

I suspect the picture of the flight attendant with blouse is throwing everyone off. If you look at the picture of the FA wearing the trench coat, you can see the same pattern blouse underneath. If that blouse was better fitting/tucked in, it’s not nearly as off putting. The ramp and catering unifor...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21368

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

OMG to the Hawaiian shirt and khakis shorts. That's like my everyday attire in the summer, love it. The rest of the uniforms remind me of something straight out of the 1980s. The Men's pilot and F/A uniforms look like the legacy UAL uniforms they got in 2006 and had until shortly after the merger. ...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21368

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

I suspect the picture of the flight attendant with blouse is throwing everyone off. If you look at the picture of the FA wearing the trench coat, you can see the same pattern blouse underneath. If that blouse was better fitting/tucked in, it’s not nearly as off putting. The ramp and catering uniform...

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by airzim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12265

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

If anything it’s a strategic gate squat. Maybe UA wants to add service, but more likely they want to prevent AA from adding more service at CLT, or maybe AA has something UA desires at another airport and will use these gates as leverage to get them.

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by airzim
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8430

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

I have personally flown in a CMI DC-10 between Newark and Guam (via San Francisco) before connecting to a CMI 727 from Guam to Seoul/Kimpo when the IATA code for Seoul was SEL before it became GMP. The DC-10 under the Continental Micronesia banner flew me nonstop between SFO and GUM without the Hon...

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by airzim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4668

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

Tunisair’s first livery (the one depicted in the retro jet) is basically AF’s livery from the 40s with the blue painted red and the deer (sorry don’t know specifically what animal it is) logo replacing AF’s sea horse logo. I believe it's a representation of a scimitar oryx https://en.wikipedia.org/...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?
Replies: 17
Views: 2159

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly. Maybe AA will handle the US ...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 89253

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

United has just announced Premium Plus seats will go on sale beginning December 3rd and service will officially begin March 30th 2019. Customers booked in this cabin will enjoy larger seats with increased recline, leg and foot rest. Customers will also enjoy upgraded dinning experience, free wine, ...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?
Replies: 17
Views: 2159

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly.

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by airzim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Gates in LGA Redevelopment to Open This Weekend 12/18
Replies: 26
Views: 8301

Re: First Gates in LGA Redevelopment to Open This Weekend 12/18

Did UA and AC build new respective or a combined Star Alliance Club?

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by airzim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7812

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Out of curiosity, isn't FRA also quite full? Not sure if FRA is slot controlled, but how hard is it for UA to snag a morning arrival slot and gate allocation?

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by airzim
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34661

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Royal Air Moroc have been leaning towards joining an alliance over the last few years and everytime it has been brought up Oneworld has always been at the forefront of those discussions so it would not surprise me in the slightest if they eventually announced their decision in doing so. Alaska will...

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by airzim
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48662

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

brindabella wrote:
When asked why AA never operated the 747 (and they never did), he noted that the 747(then) [i][u]"is great as long as you can fill the seats."


Not to undermine your quote or point, but AA most certainly operated 747s. Twice in fact. Original 747-100s and 747SP.

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by airzim
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 366227

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
While I LOVE all of the Neatherlands, why is BRU such a premium market? I.


Very nice that you love the Netherlands, but Brussels is in Belgium.

To answer your question, Brussels is the capital of the European Union, as well as NATO. Certainly contributory to the large premium demand.

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by airzim
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12714

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Mass hysteria? The only hysteria I've ever encountered is the pushing and shoving to squeeze into the EWR AirTrain since the cars are so small. As another user said, neither are great but I personally can't stand how terrible NJT is to get into and of Manhattan with all the waiting with the Amtrak ...

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by airzim
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4674

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

From what I heard due to union+ETOPS issues back then staff were unwilling to fly a twin engine aircraft via north pole. They wanted to use the B777-200ER but was forced to use the B747-400 with restricted payload and thus this route became unprofitable. I'm not quite sure what you're saying. Both ...

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by airzim
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14612

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

British Airways owned a large apartment house in New York City for decades. It was always said the parties there were legendary. They had so many flights into JFK and EWR, that it made sense to have their "own hotel". It was an apartment house with a contractor doing the cleaning, changin...

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by airzim
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41829

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

If only the math was that elementary for profitability. Unless SQ can command a revenue premium on the nonstop, they are going to be competing on price with every ME3, US and Asian carrier. People flying this route are not doing it to save a few bucks. That's the whole point. The previous route wit...

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by airzim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41829

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The aircraft took off 7 tonnes below MTOW, at below maximum fuel capacity, with a very heavy premium interior. They could have had a lot more economy passengers onboard, however probably only 5 businesses class fares would be needed to paid the fuel bill. This route is about high yield. Just becaus...

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by airzim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41829

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The aircraft took off 7 tonnes below MTOW, at below maximum fuel capacity, with a very heavy premium interior. They could have had a lot more economy passengers onboard, however probably only 5 businesses class fares would be needed to paid the fuel bill. This route is about high yield. Just becaus...

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by airzim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9381

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Having seen the new Delta uniforms multiple times, the purple and red is just awful. They are horrible on every level despite their more “interesting” design. If I was a DL employee I would be embarrassed to wear them. With that said, AA made a good safe choice. Stay classy and subtle. Wise decision.

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by airzim
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16674

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

To be fair, JAL and ANA are considered more premium airlines than DL or UA, so no surprise in why passengers would choose them instead. All JAL and ANA flights on this route consistently do very well. That’s baloney. This narrative needs to stop. The US carriers routinely wipe the floor against Asi...

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by airzim
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3618

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

This summer LH and I'm pretty sure OU (Croatia) gave out a deck of cards to my children.

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by airzim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 9436

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Man, the ignorance is strong in here... Public pension funds invest in equities not because anyone is forcing them to, they do so because it is the only way to get anywhere close to the absolutely insane 7.5+% discount rate assumptions they use to mask the size of their ultimate liabilities. Any in...

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