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by wenders825
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 16574

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

although it's not BOG, have to imagine that's gonna come soon, no?

CLT would be cool even if AA do double daily already

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by wenders825
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 5967

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

I'd love to see AA cover some ground in DUS but I doubt it happens. PHL/CLT/MIA would be great opportunities

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by wenders825
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21652

Re: DL add IND-CDG

alright BA, how are you going to answer this??

nicely done IND scoring the ORD-CDG rotation

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by wenders825
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 6445

Re: WOW Launching DFW

WOW - ballsy add by WW - excellent! This all but guarantees that AA will accelerate basic economy on TATL fares next summer. Ugh it's what the people want. clearly it's doing very well so far I'm hesitant on WW being a success at DFW. business market =/= tourism market. plus no connects on the DFW ...

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by wenders825
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 54
Views: 8585

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

CX isn't leaving oneworld. as much as this site wants them to for some reason

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by wenders825
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

727200 wrote:
Upgrading for the season it sounds like. Realistically though, is AA making any money on the LAX-GRU segment?

the flight does extremely well. competition free and a strong codeshare with LATAM. the upgauges are a strong sign

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by wenders825
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8424

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

AA really ceding MCI. first LGA and now LAX. 2 very important destinations My thoughts also. A little surprising. AA has been pretty solid in MCI too. two pretty disappointing retreats at the least it has good CLT, DCA, and PHL service. one daily PHX is pretty poor west coast representation, can't ...

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by wenders825
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31727

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

what forum am I reading?

I'm pretty glad to see Dusseldorf in the mix for now. hopefully Munich is the next city in Europe they go for.

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by wenders825
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31727

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin. Other than Guinness (which is a poor quality mass produced beer IMO), Dublin is not really famous for beer, but it would make a sensible guess as a potential new CX destination. you can hate Guinness (I don't drink, so no opinion) but to say Dublin isn't famous for ...

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by wenders825
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31727

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

I had my money on Munich, as this would have been a logical choice given its recent partnership with LH, and CX being one of the only key Asian players not serving this beautiful city. That said, the CX secrets forum has debunked that it will not be Munich. So my money now is on Dublin, Brussels an...

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by wenders825
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31727

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

per a "CX Secrets" employee page... "3 new destinations are Brussels, Copenhagen and Dxxxxx" and they will also be closing three destinations. "1 in China, 1 in SE Asia and 1 in Europe." I vote Budapest, Copenhagen, and Dublin. everyone says Brussels so I'm gonna be a ...

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by wenders825
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31727

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

per a "CX Secrets" employee page... "3 new destinations are Bxxxxxxx, Cxxxxxxxxx and Dxxxxx" and they will also be closing three destinations. "1 in China, 1 in SE Asia and 1 in Europe." I vote Budapest, Copenhagen, and Dublin. everyone says Brussels so I'm gonna be a l...

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by wenders825
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 406
Views: 41570

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

\ What would RDU-AMS bring to the table for DL that RDU-CDG does not? A much better passenger experience. Sure, but then you're basically arguing in favor of cannibalizing RDU-CDG to fund RDU-AMS. and it won't happen. CDG is way more the "name" market and DL surely grab tons of the triang...

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by wenders825
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 406
Views: 41570

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

cessna2 wrote:
Looks like AUS goes mainline March 2nd. BOS will get 1 daily 717 starting March 2nd as well. Rumor has it SAT is in the works.

SAT would be a smart move. tons of military traffic between the two

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by wenders825
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18506

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

It is now obvious everything beyond LHR and their single CDG is on the chopping block. Even MAD and BCN. extremely doubtful BCN goes. MAD, sure, since IB already serve, but BCN isn't going to be served by IB any time soon. AA have a ton of contracts and make a killing on that route - year round 772...

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by wenders825
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 321
Views: 38502

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

The only thing I could see them getting from Airbus was the original A350-900ULH proposal which featured the -1000 engine, landing gear, weights, and fuel capacity. That’s what I’m thinking as well, but would it really be worth it for Airbus to build that aircraft for 1 maybe 2 airlines? Might be a...

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by wenders825
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18506

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

why on earth have BA not announced a takeover of this route? this had been rumored ages

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by wenders825
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15241

Re: ATH - North American Routes

I could see AA starting ORD-ATH. surprised they didn't.

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 14378

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

So with today announcement of Venice, Italy (VCE) by AA, does anyone could elaborate how many European destinations are supposed to be reached in S18 from Chicago? Quite a few: AMS: KL, UA ARN: SK BCN: AA BRU: UA BUD: LO CDG: AA, AF, UA CPH: SK DUB: AA, EI, UA DUS: AB (if they survive) EDI: UA FCO:...

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35625

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I had heard internally DFW AMS was going 787 next year. But who knows. That needs to go 787. Reports have been lots of Maintenance delays due to aircraft. it's loaded as a 772 now but could go 787. then again, RDU-LHR was rumored for ages to go 787 and yet it appears to be staying 772 year round as...

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35625

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Boy, that escalated quickly. Surprised they added PRG before GVA I think they know UA/LX dominate GVA and BA can pick up what's left. I don't see AA adding GVA maybe ever - but who knows PRG is a very popular - and only increasing - destination for Americans. tourism and lots of students studying a...

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35625

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Even domestically, routes like JFK-SAN/SEA are in trouble now that competitors are all stepping up and AA has the worst product on the market. Interesting comment, given that AA apparently plans to improve its offering in transcon markets like JFK-SAN and JFK-SEA next year. You didn't say how they ...

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35625

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Within AA's various intl changes, i would love to see ORD-EZE return on AA. Demand has grown considerably over the past year. Adam I'm sure AA would love to beat UA to the punch like they did with ORD-VCE at the least, despite the pullbacks, AA remains strong in ORD and isn't afraid to compete hard...

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by wenders825
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10655

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

miaami wrote:
AA is moving some MIA flying over to Eagle, MIA-IAD down gauged to all Eagle. MIA-LIR all eagle except Sat, MIA-DTW one of three flights down gauged to Eagle

they should be all E175s too, no?

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by wenders825
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 445
Views: 41671

Re: BA's Next US Destination

The trend is clear. British Airways and Norwegian are incresingly targeting "millenial" and trendy economies (read that in a broad sense, but I think it is clear what I mean). Anything from New Orleans to Austin or Denver. Old, scurfy Fortune 500 HQ cities are out of the way! And I can't ...

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by wenders825
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103650

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Here are your loads for LAX-LHR on AA 136 tonight: 3AA 136 F0 A0 J5*LAXLHR 745P 225P‡1 77W DB 0 DCA /E R4 D4 I0 Y7 B0 H7 K7 M7 L7 G7 V7 I'm literally laughing out loud at that one. A GDS read out is only mildly indicative of actual loads. For example, using my own, far more accurate semi-public met...

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by wenders825
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's been fun seeing the small international growth at SLC, what's next?
Replies: 41
Views: 4111

Re: It's been fun seeing the small international growth at SLC, what's next?

And yet if AA PHX-NRT gets brought up it gets shot down but SLCs all go for ICN and S.America :roll: seriously. I think SLC-ICN on KE is likely, and I've likewise said the same about AA PHX-NRT (particularly when the flight operations systems are merged and AA can crossfleet a 787 at PHX) if DEN ca...

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by wenders825
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 140
Views: 12687

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

Just saw this....... https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/7/25/16023680/atlanta-airport-bmw-technical-training-center-gicc-college-park BMW to build a technical training facility near ATL that would be connected to ATL via the SKYTrain. Interesting since Porsche has their US Headquarters basically on th...

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by wenders825
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Terminal ORD: Timeless?
Replies: 22
Views: 3682

Re: AA Terminal ORD: Timeless?

so dated and is somewhat of a joke compared to other AA hubs (DFW, MIA, PHL terminals A+F, JFK, PHX) hoping to see T3 modernized from the top. AA has done a good job with recent investments but it's still not quite there as a whole. you could argue the same for CLT but that's at least going to be re...

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by wenders825
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 77
Views: 11622

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

DL JFK-GIG MAR 0.5>0.1 Wow, for all that this was cracked to be, this became a bit of a short gig - pun intended. I don't think the Brazilian economy has recovered to support DL in this market beyond January, two weeks in July and two weeks around Carnival. and not to mention, AA being longstanding...

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by wenders825
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Re: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman

QR continues to dig deeper. cannibalizing your existing hub is not a good idea at all. what purpose does this serve

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by wenders825
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11496

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

They might if interline or FFP benefits are chopped, but not if it's strictly codeshare. Even if they do have a path to oneworld recourse, AA is a big enough player in the alliance to essentially brush it off or simply push to change the rules on commercial grounds. There is no rule that says that ...

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by wenders825
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11496

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

AA will be fine

QR and EY may not. that's a big play. can't see PHL or MIA lasting on QR without AA codes

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by wenders825
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11978

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

India should work given the new 9W partnership. Does anyone think they could surprise us and one-up RJ with DTW-AMM? agreed on the first statement but not so much the second. RJ make that flight work with all the connections (BEY being the most popular), whereas Delta would be feeding a lot of self...

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by wenders825
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8719

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

CTS. which I think they want to do. same with PUS

I'm kind of surprised they haven't tried KUL yet. or have they?

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by wenders825
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 91
Views: 15992

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

brilliant response to DY. MIA has the demand but ATL can pull people from everywhere. I like this strike back...AF are the far larger airline in FDF and PTP

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by wenders825
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight
Replies: 34
Views: 7380

Re: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight

I wonder if AA/JAL will answer this. wouldn't be surprised if so, considering JAL did switch HNL-HND to JFK-HND, an impressive move.

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by wenders825
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10385

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

LIT and TUL make some sense (TUL moreso). However, with the latest Eagle additions it seems that COS, ICT, OKC, and YYC would make a bit more sense than any of these. Mainline BNA, MSY, and RDU seem to be the biggest holes and with WN cutting BNA and MSY it seems that AA could have some opportunity...

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by wenders825
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 55
Views: 6838

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

etops1 wrote:
PHL-HEL AA 767-300

there may or may not be a good chance of this happening...

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by wenders825
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10385

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

good to see AA PHX-YEG back. was surprising they couldn't make that work. PHX is to western canada is what Florida is to eastern canadians

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by wenders825
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5378

Re: Your longest flight

DFW-HKG
AA, 777-300
16ish hours. slept 11 out of those.

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by wenders825
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could MIA become a global gateway?
Replies: 51
Views: 5116

Re: Could MIA become a global gateway?

I love Miami and MIA but if this is another "when is MIA going to get an asia flight" thread I'm out. Africa should be a higher priority, but it doesn't come without questions. AA shows interest in JNB (but doesn't have the plane that can do it) and has previously shown interest in LOS (be...

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by wenders825
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 55
Views: 6838

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

before I even opened the thread my answer was CX. it's kind of surprising they haven't tapped into AY's European feed, but at the same time they are trying to build their own EU network anyway. I still stick with them. Emirates and Norwegian would be next

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by wenders825
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 76
Views: 16270

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

how does TG make so much money on Euro routes up front? First things first: why are you of the thought that they're making much of any money on Europe specifically? Source? the fact that they serve more than 10 European routes on a daily basis with wide body aircraft I'd assume would indicate they'...

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by wenders825
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 76
Views: 16270

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

might be off topic but

how does TG make so much money on Euro routes up front? is there more business demand than the US (I assume yes) or is it the fact that BKK can be a more logical connecting point to Australia, SIN, etc?

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by wenders825
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 16097

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

The DFW-AMS flight is still an operational hot mess. I was at DFW yesterday and the AA staff seemed so excited that they managed to get AA 220 out only 45 minutes late (It is delayed 2 hours today)... luckily AA has answered this problem AND the flight appears to be doing quite well. it's loaded as...

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by wenders825
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF drops MVD
Replies: 30
Views: 5746

Re: AF drops MVD

Effective Oct. 29, Air France will drop its flights to Montevideo, Uruguay, currently operated 5x w as a tag on of its daily 777 CDG-EZE service. AF-KL will now offer services to both CDG and AMS via GRU, leveraging its relationship with GOL. These Uruguay tag ons from EZE have been tried by a numb...

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by wenders825
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 28420

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

LH pretty much sells out in each direction on FRA-MIA with the A380. Going to the A346 or 748 will sadly be a big downgrade unless they plan on going 2 daily. Which they've been planning to do so for sometime now. I would agree that we will hopefully will see some extra frequencies (such as the ann...

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by wenders825
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6286

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

sort of feel like AA will pull the trigger on MIA-COR in order to get into the market before this even remotely happens

route authorities are one thing. I doubt the vast majority of these will ever come to fruition

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by wenders825
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its EZE crew base
Replies: 33
Views: 9172

Re: BA closing its EZE crew base

Seems like competition in Buenos Aires is getting too much for British Airways and they're cutting costs. No wonder with Norwegian and Level both there. BA can't compete, neither on price nor on service level. you do know that BA literally own Level right? that aside, they're going two completely d...

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