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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

Can someone explain to me why Hainan cannot join oneworld? Sorry to ask, but I don't know anything on the issue. What I hear is that HU had a subsidiary in HKG which is in direct competition with CX. Not one but two: Hong Kong Airlines HX as a full services carrier, which is now explanning their ne...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

NichCage wrote:
Can someone explain to me why Hainan cannot join oneworld? Sorry to ask, but I don't know anything on the issue.


What I hear is that HU had a subsidiary in HKG which is in direct competition with CX.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

What's stopping CX from leaving oneworld? Most major oneworld carriers are working against them. QF tried to undermine them with the defunct Jetstar venture in HKG and are now working with both MU and CZ. AA will now likely invest in CZ with their hub CAN virtually next door to HKG. No major cooper...

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by Overthecascades
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

Should CX exercise such veto rights when collectively OW is missing out on huge opportunities?

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by Overthecascades
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Hainan vs. OneWorld

OneWorld needs a large partner in China. Hainan is the only one of China big four which is not part of an alliance. Historically CX had been against HU joining OW. However time has changed. The China Mainland market is becoming every day increasingly important. CX is a founding member of OW and an i...

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by Overthecascades
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18782

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Alaska will adopt brand names like Main Cabin Select, Elevate, etc. but it will get rid of the Virgin brand. It doesn't need the Virgin brand when it can execute on an excellent operation and customer experience.

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by Overthecascades
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3929

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

You know what, if Japan Airlines starts SEA, or if Hainan Airlines joins OneWorld, we would have essentially filled this gaping hole and solved the problem many of us OW-ers feel frustrated about in this area.

Anyone thinks it's crazy for Hainan to join OW??

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by Overthecascades
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Wouldn't seem to make much sense to fly ORD-SEA-HKG when there are nonstop flights on CX and UA. Same goes for PVG, PEK, and other Asian cities served from SEA. Even if you're flying DL for some reason it would make no sense to fly ORD-SEA-PEK or ORD-SEA-PVG: ORD-SEA-PEK would have a 6:55 layover i...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skyscanner, momondo, Trivago, etc... What do you think?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Skyscanner, momondo, Trivago, etc... What do you think?

Done. Good luck!
Maybe you don't mind sharing some of the results?

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3929

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

As far as China and east Asia are concerned OneWorld is much weaker than *A and ST, with KE OZ BR NH DL MF operating large number of flights out of SEA. It's a gaping hold in the OW network.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

I don't think what they do is to take passengers from your 2 hubs to make it work on a 3rd... this is a logical add to their network and it's more about the seattle hub than it is about ORD.

The ORD- hkg connection seems just ok though. West bound you'll have 5 hours which is a bit long.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3929

Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

Internationally there's BA and Potentially coming back of China Airlines. But Japan Airlines and Cathay are not here. Feels like a big hole for the map of OneWorld. Maybe alliances are things of the past. AS and HU seem to do fine without being part of the big three alliances.

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by Overthecascades
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6659

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

MAH4546 wrote:
How? U.S.-China slots are all spoken for on the Chinese side. Must be reducing service elsewhere.


I'm hearing MU is reducing ORD and HNL flights each by two, giving IAH a 4x weekly schedule. So no additional slots.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7216

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO

The big difference is AA is offering coach class meals only on SFO LAX JFK transcon markets on their 321T. Delta is doing it much wider scale and reach.

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by Overthecascades
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7216

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

When they call themselves "full-service airlines", apparently something was missing.
Good news. Airline catering is not cheap. Hope it expands to other markets.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone seen the Flight Crew movie?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Anyone seen the Flight Crew movie?

Very good movie. Very idealist. Perfect one for the aviation enthusiasts here to check it out!

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone seen the Flight Crew movie?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Anyone seen the Flight Crew movie?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_Crew_(film)
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Love it. Anyone know what aircraft type have they been flying?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_Crew_(film)

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by Overthecascades
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14185

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

Are the Virgin fan boys sold on the merger yet, with all the cool free inflight messaging and now expanded network?

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by Overthecascades
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?
Replies: 35
Views: 6287

Re: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?

JL will be able to link Seattle to many secondary cities in China and SE Asia through NRT.

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by Overthecascades
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS is returning to MEX!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: AS is returning to MEX!!!

Why does a US government agency award slots at a foreign airport??

"The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines coveted slots at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport..."

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by Overthecascades
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation in Jan 17
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Chinese Aviation in Jan 17

The number of airlines in China is insane though they tend to belong to the big four.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 21741

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

Delta definitely can't dislodge AA or UA, but there is no question that they can build up a hub comparable to the level of AA/UA. Look no further than SEA, people on A.net laughed a couple years ago that DL could ever make a dent in AS, and now they have over a 100 daily flights and plans to match ...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 50
Views: 11894

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

Jeez, so much negativity here... I thought people gather here to celebrate aviation without prejudices. A new product launch is not easy. But more competition is never a bad thing. Thought you could do better than this.

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by Overthecascades
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China applies for Shenzhen-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5234

Re: Air China applies for Shenzhen-LAX

Agreed. Shenzhen is a major economic powerhouse in China and still growing fast. This development makes total sense. Air china is majority share holder of Shenzhen Airlines so local feed will be no problem.

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by Overthecascades
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Applies for Shenzhen-Los Angeles with DOT
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Air China Applies for Shenzhen-Los Angeles with DOT

CA769/770 SZX2330 - 2125LAX2350 - 0530 2SZX.

Air China Applies today for Shenzhen - Los Angels With US DOT. Inauguration July 6 with 787-9 3 times weekly.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX
Replies: 49
Views: 5406

Re: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX

Ok can we clarify one point please? Travellers of ANY nationality transiting in Canada do not need a Canadian visa if they are only transiting at the airport. They only need visa to their final destination so Transiting won't be an issue. Not true at all. Check Timatic if you don't believe me. It's...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines SZX-SEA Starts September 26
Replies: 41
Views: 5982

Re: Xiamen Airlines SZX-SEA Starts September 26

Xiamen fare on this route remains ~$474 level throughout this winter which is super low. The route profitability will struggle for a while. However, Shenzhen is a very affluent Chinese city and Xiamen Air is a well-run airlines from the Mainland. I see this route stay. Interestingly they are code-sh...

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