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by Overthecascades
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13719

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Japan Airlines May start in 2018/2019. Even though this is rumor, their official attended the IAf groundbreaking. Apparently they’re not worried about IAF.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8665

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Couldn’t get Behind the pay wall. How likely do you guys feel this is going to happen within a year? Narita will be great, however haneda will make transfer difficult even though it makes more business sense considering both ANA and Delta fly into Narita. Those airlines (and any others not already f...

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by Overthecascades
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8665

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

JL returning will be GREAT!! Looking forward to seeing it happen this year hopefully.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24330

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Admin- if some of us see this thread when it has grown to four pages how do we actually see the "announcement " itself without having to read ALL posts to find out? Thx

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8665

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Actually took a photo but can somebody tell me how to post it here? Looks like the structures up and it’s making good progress.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8665

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

What’s being constructed outside of Main terminal and concourse D in SEA? You can see clearly from the main terminal or the Link station.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 46
Views: 7115

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

The airport is only 85km away from Tianjin, the other major city. I’m sure it will draw a lot of traffic due to this proximity.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 46
Views: 7115

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Looks massive and inspiring. When the Daxing airport was first brought up I even thought it was a waste of resources. Given how fast PEK grows I have to admit I was wrong.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8362

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

It’s a 35 year old plane. True. But who’s still manufacturing the engines for the 767? This entire 35 years?

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by Overthecascades
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8362

Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

And would it sell better as a passenger airliner?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 29326

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Don’t think there’ll be much happening with DL in Seattle on the long haul international front before the new IAF completes which is Q4 2019. Domestically DFW and AUS are possible in 2018.

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by Overthecascades
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4173

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

According to China Airlines President Hsieh, CI is still considering whether the A350-1000 is the right aircraft for CI. In the US, only Los Angeles can support the capacity of the aircraft type. However, as the O&D market is small and more countries (likely referring to SE Asia) are launching ...

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by Overthecascades
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4173

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Do Chinese airlines usually offer overnight lodging for free for connecting passengers? Or is it something you have to request to receive? I think Xiamen Airlines does that in Xiamen, doesn’t it?

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

Umm...so I guess for MU, MU501 (PVG-HKG) is the lowest number? Funny how both CA (101, PEK-HKG) and MU (501, PVG-HKG) used their "lowest" number on their HKG flights :D A few other: South Korean LCCs: LJ (Jin Air): Flight 1 is ICN->BKK. Although looks like it's seasonal. 7C (Jeju Air): 10...

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

CX: 101 HKG-SYD (I don't think CX used any number below that) Not Flight 1 or 101: BR: 5 LAX-TPE (Their flight 1 used to run that route also). BR101 is 3/wk FUK-TPE, so nothing special about that at all. Honorable mention: JL101 HND-ITM. They have a Flight 1 (SFO-HND, as stated in a few posts back)...

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

CX: 101 HKG-SYD (I don't think CX used any number below that) Not Flight 1 or 101: BR: 5 LAX-TPE (Their flight 1 used to run that route also). BR101 is 3/wk FUK-TPE, so nothing special about that at all. Honorable mention: JL101 HND-ITM. They have a Flight 1 (SFO-HND, as stated in a few posts back)...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

Flight 1 or 101.

AA 1 JFK LAX
CA 101 PEK HKG
CI 1 TPE HNL
JL 1 HND SFO
UA 1 SFO SIN

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Paine Field in 5 Years?
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Potential of Paine Field in 5 Years?

With three airlines (UA, AS, and WN) signing up to fly up to 24 flights a day, this is quickly getting to the approved limit of 3,600 passengers a year, way before the opening of the new terminal. If demand continues to climb, will authorities approve additional capacity? If more airlines join the b...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air in Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Xiamen Air in Seattle

SEA-SZX is changing from 2 to 3 flights per week in May, which is a promising sign, albeit a small one. RT flights are now consistently $800-$1100, which is an improvement from when they were around $500 before. Having DL feed, SZX essentially being a secondary airport for HKG, and lots of tech com...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air in Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Xiamen Air in Seattle

The route was an outcome when President Xi visited seattle several years ago. At least it’s what I hear. Shenzhen prefecture is a much bigger, richer and more commercially important hub (stock market is in Shenzhen plus Alibaba and lots tech startups) than Xiamen that’s why the route is backtracking...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air in Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Xiamen Air in Seattle

How’s it doing? Future plans? I was able to find schedule beyond Oct this year which I find it odd. Is that normal?

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 19759

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

I could see them restarting LAS. I'm kinda surprised they haven't done so already. As for new destinations, I could see MIA and PHL. In the long term, I could eventually see them adding BNA. In terms of the U.S., I agree that both MIA and PHL are quite plausible given the JV connectivity. I also th...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8759

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

It amazes me no US carrier placed an order for the A380 even though some have B747 in their fleet.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8759

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

It’s such a beautiful bird. I want it to last as long as possible!

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8759

Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

We have a lot of them ahead of UAE. China, Japan, USA coasts, you name it. Why so little demand else where?

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19704

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destination tomorrow

AS probably only want to fly to its frequent destinations which they have at SEA. CHS sounds logical at the beginning but AS only flies there once a day. Moving to PAE will hurt SEA. So no. It’ll be the usual suspects in CA, plus GEG, PDX maybe BOI.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3119

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

longhauler wrote:
In winter/low season, it is normally an A320 at AC on YYZ-SEA, sometimes an A319.
Starting in May/June it goes to two daily A320s, with a third E190/A319 some days of the week.


That’s evidence of good demand. AC captures Canada point of sale and DL or AS should capture the SEA one.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds SEA-IAD
Replies: 47
Views: 7491

Re: Delta adds SEA-IAD

Just for my education. Why is AS serving DCA whilst DL can’t?

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by Overthecascades
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin Airlines plans US (LAX) flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1848

Re: Tianjin Airlines plans US (LAX) flight

The airlines application and public notice from CAAC shows Xian-LAX and Zhengzhou-LAX, both thrice weekly starting Dec 2018.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if: Alaska had widebodies
Replies: 21
Views: 2123

Re: What if: Alaska had widebodies

Fun conversation and speculation but AS is in no rush to have WB

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by Overthecascades
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 15919

Re: Chinese Farmer Builds A320

The keyword is BUILD

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by Overthecascades
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6264

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

I thought the cabin door was still open when this all happened, no?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Recycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Inflight Recycling

UA does separate the cups and cans from everything else at the point of collection. They also try to grab newspapers and magazines that people discard, so they're doing a fair amount of separation on board. Whether or not the "other" bag gets sorted before going to the landfill probably d...

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Recycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Inflight Recycling

At American we can't recycle used plastic cups or used plastic/glass bottles from passengers due to "contamination". However, we do recycle cans as well as the water bottles, wine bottles, and juice tetra-pak's we use in the galleys and on the carts. I also try to recycle newspapers that ...

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Recycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Inflight Recycling

Which airlines does better? From what I can see everyone recycles the aluminum cans. In the US, I find Alaska recycles the plastic water cups, whereas American doesn’t. But Why not?!

Thoughts? Does lack of recycling ever bother you?

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by Overthecascades
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19603

Re: United ending Xian

The XIY Subsidy ended.
Many blame the sub-$500 low fares. However that’s a reason but not all. The premium cabin is not selling either.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 6680

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Having said that, do EWR and JFK count as the same destination under China's "1 carrier, 1 route" policy? If not, I'm surprised HU hasn't tried PEK-EWR. No I don't think EWR and JFK counts as the same destination, but CA already flies PEK-EWR, anywhere from 4x to daily depending on season...

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by Overthecascades
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Pan Am look like today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3466

Re: What would Pan Am look like today?

It wouldn’t exist. Or just look like the US3.

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China using 748i to LHR today 4 Dec.
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Air China using 748i to LHR today 4 Dec.

Which route gets CA’s B748i regularly? Is it working out better than 77W?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20164

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

http://orientaviation.com/articles/3104 ... ute-launch


Interesting. IAF at SEA or other projects won’t be finished by Q4 2018, no?
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Interesting. IAF at SEA or other projects won’t be finished by Q4 2018, no?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAN Peru at Cusco
Replies: 0
Views: 388

LATAN Peru at Cusco

Noticed that the ground crew tows the aircraft all the way to the taxi way after pushback. The flight crew won’t start the engines until after the tow truck leaves and after the ground crew says their goodbyes to the flight deck, again on the taxi way. IS this an isolated case? Who else does that?? ...

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14012

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

It’s mind boggling that Austin is way ahead of DFW/IAH in terms of securing and expanding Norwegian service. Does Austin really have that much more appeal than the other two? UT is in Austin but the other two metros have first class universities too.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14012

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

As Ive argued before, Houston and Boston are piers in their international profile. This is not at all accurate. Boston is a much larger international market than Houston, especially to Europe. I’m talking about cities as a whole not just air service. Houston has more foreign diplomatic missions, mo...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 9200

Re: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

SEA is not slot constrained. Plus cargo considerations on EK side. Port of Seattle has enough on their plate so this is not nearly a priority.

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by Overthecascades
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12745

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

How often does EK fly nonStop between DXB and PTY? There it’s a long thin route but demand is there

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by Overthecascades
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 26944

Re: What’s new at SeaTac??

Seems out of sight for a while now - what’s new with? 1. DL? 2. New IAF? 3. New carriers? (AM!) DL is doing good in SEA as far as I can tell, and I feel that there's enough room for the two airlines to coexist nicely, demand-wise. There's increases to mainline and E175, explaining some OAG cuts. Fo...

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