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by bfitzflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13778

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

I think all flag carriers deserve the right to fly a flagship route to the States if they can but I'm not an economist. BKK and Thailand is clearly a very important part of an intl carriers network but if Americans "holiday" it's not that far away...it's the Caribbean Latin America or Eur...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13778

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

I think all flag carriers deserve the right to fly a flagship route to the States if they can but I'm not an economist. BKK and Thailand is clearly a very important part of an intl carriers network but if Americans "holiday" it's not that far away...it's the Caribbean Latin America or Eur...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5052

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

ZK-NBT wrote:
Seems a logical addition.

How long are the 77W leases?

They replaced 77W’s with A359’s to SFO, was that a permanent move? Where do the 77W’s fly other than LAX?


As of now 77W comes back to SFO this winter as I have a flight in February and it is 77W.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

I would think SFO, large Russian population in SF.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 6389

Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... ates-delta
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I thought this article was interesting. Seems like they are about to pull AS into this mess as well.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... ates-delta

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4787

Re: OAK airport

Airports really don't have any incentive to improve if it knows it won't make a difference on who flies there. If you are SFO/any major airport you know people are going to add routes and fly there no matter what shape the airport is in. As long as it is functional, the only real incentive you have...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4787

Re: OAK airport

For one of the highest priced places to live in the US only SJC has a very nice modern airport to offer. Both OAK and SFO are stuck in the Cold War era. Dark gloomy and gray inside and complete dumps. It always amazes me that you can go to many 3rd world countries who have facilities that blow some...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14322

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

Looking at old route maps, I don't think that's where those routes came from. It looks like they are former Pan Am routes that were sold or somehow transferred to NW in the mid-1970s before deregulation. (This is not to be confused with the rest of Pan Am's European network that went to Delta in 19...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT
Replies: 16
Views: 5478

Re: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT

Interesting that Level announces Birmingham to Canada around the same time. It's PRIMERA AIR that's just announced Birmingham to Toronto in addition to their already confirmed destinations of BOS and EWR not LEVEL. The full flight schedule is now online and bookings open. Thanks for correcting me

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT
Replies: 16
Views: 5478

Re: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT

Interesting that Level announces Birmingham to Canada around the same time.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14322

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

People on here laughed when I predicted this scenario a couple of years ago. They were starting to do the same thing in BOS that they'd done in SEA but no one could see it. After watching them in SEA it's no surprise that their goal from the start is to be the dominate carrier in BOS. Both cities h...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 118
Views: 13926

Re: China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT as charter on 2018/1/25

China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT vv as a one-time charter flight on 2018/1/25. The one time schedule is as follows: CI 2023 2340TPE-ONT1915 77W - Flight time: 11 hr 35 min Plane stays at ONT for 3 hr 20 min CI 2024 2235ONT-TPE0500+2 77W - Flight time: 14 hr 25 min The charter flight is bookable on...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 8899

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Nice add for SFO. Rome and Moscow seem to be the biggest holes remaining in SFO transatlantic routes left.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 4912

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

This could be interesting for aviation as well as the region in general. Makes me wonder what will happen when California votes for secession as well.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

I signed, but worried, that people might take literally "Don't come around here no more"

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5576

Re: HAM TATL flights?

Germany is interesting, what other country does not have true international hubs in it's two largest cities(Berlin and Hamburg). I know the reasons for Berlin are probably largely political. Hamburg is I guess just that Frankfurt and Munich developed as the hubs for LH and there has really never bee...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

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This is a duplicate of viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375105 please lock.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11118

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

DL -TPA-SLC sure did not resume for long or was it planned for a short season.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5576

Re: HAM TATL flights?

It is also population wise a big market, 5 million metro. I think historically, on the US side, DL and CO both served it maybe even NW way back. Given that it's size it is interesting that it has so little trans Atlantic service. With UA only doing seasonal service to Newark. With Air Berlin going b...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 118
Views: 13926

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Just seems like there are better opportunities than this. Say with ST partner, DL to SEA, ATL or DTW for starters among many others...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 2728

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

There are a lot of elements to any airlines strategy, but some of the focuses I have noticed are: 1) Joint Ventures - AF/KL, Virgin Atlantic and Australia, AeroMexico, now Korean 2) Focus on LA and NYC for big corporate contracts 3) Changing the Pacific strategy from NRT to LAX, SEA and the linkups ...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8591

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

You know I too am against DTW hijacking threads, but this one is specifically about DTW, so you if you don't want to read it, skip it.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Narrowbody Services
Replies: 24
Views: 4346

Re: Premium Narrowbody Services

Does Spirit count?

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8591

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Perhaps OGG-DTW instead.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5270

Re: Private A350 ?

Ok, I admit, I it is mine. Just didn't want to fight for the aisle seat and overhead space anymore.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?

Ouch that sounds like no fun to say the least. I had one where I was saving 200 dollars from SFO to TLV 10 years ago, so I decided to do 2 stops. Routing was supposed to be SFO to ORD to MAD to TLV and same on the return. The ticket was Iberia, but first leg on outbound was AA. Mechanical on first f...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5280

Re: Global US hubs?

LAX and to a lesser extent SFO to Asia/Australia from Mexico/Central America.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14272

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Skyteam just might be the strongest in Asia, Korean Air, China Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, Vietnam Airlines, Garuda, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen. Star - Air China, Asiana, ANA, EVA, Singapore, Thai, Shenzen China Southern and Eastern are among the top 10 airlines in the world. Star only ...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 11144

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

As a Giants fan, this plane looks sad, kind of like the Giants season.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14272

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am as nostalgic as anyone about the NRT operation. I've been a lifelong DL widget-bleeding fan, and I get this - yet am sad. I'm convinced we will see Asia for DL become more like Europe for DL. A few years ago (early part of this decade?) DL stopped their last onward Europe destination of India ...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: India to Rest of Asia: No day flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: India to Rest of Asia: No day flights?

I flew CI to TPE from DEL in Feb. I think it operates twice a week. Left around 2 PM IST.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to Madrid?
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: MEA to Madrid?

IB flew to CAI and AMM for many years, but never BEY. ME BEY MAD would do very well during the summer and holidays based on O&D as Spain is obviously a very popular destination though I think that BCN as a city has the edge. Problem is ME's main partner is AF. They would need flights timed to i...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5524

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

I think NRT/PDX will stay, and we might see KE frames on that route. I also think that DL has its eye on CGO (Xinzheng International, the "Apple City" airport), and the dozen or so more aerotropoleis (not a typo, the "suffix" is Greek) emerging in CN. "China has many specia...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5524

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

Here we go again...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 18590

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

I know a lot of speculation on domestic/pacific routes with good reason on this thread. I think there could be a surprise going over the Atlantic, to say FRA or DUB even.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6361

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Also, there is still a sizable population who are drawn to the prestige of JFK as "THE NY airport" or SFO as "THE SF airport," and may not know how far EWR or SJC are from Manhattan or SF’s Financial District respectively. SFO and OAK are ~equidistant to downtown SF; SJC is 50 m...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6361

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Having lived in the bay area for a long time. All 3 airports are strongly subject to economics booms and busts. We have been in a boom the past few years and all these flight have been added at all 3 airports. When the downturn comes(and I hope not soon) going to see a lot of these flights disappear...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Top 10 topics on airliners.net
Replies: 14
Views: 2275

Top 10 topics on airliners.net

AFter reading this site for years and contributing over the last year. I thought I would start a thread of top 10 topics on airliners.net. Here is my top 10 10) Snide remarks on Spirti/Allegiant/Frontier 9) Airbus vs Boeing 8) anything around the 757 and possible new versions 7) Weekly OAG updates 6...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11710

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Other than price, at least from the US to go to Dubai or Qatar or Abu Dhabi and then back to West AFrica makes no sense.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4310

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

I would guess CI as they are already flying them to SFO, only a matter of time...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11710

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Delta flight 54 still operates IAH (M88) ATL (763) LOS. ATL is geographically positioned to pick up the Texas to Nigeria traffic while UA cut off most the eastern US to Nigeria and added a couple hours to the flight time. DL does not have IAH-JFK service to connect to its JFK-LOS flight. Not that y...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11710

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Ok with the new routes posting basically they are reducing ATL - LOS and adding JFK - LOS, so operation is basically split.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 2911

Re: Best looking livery

I like the 70's version of NW when it has Northwest Orient written out. Always like that they kept the iconic red tail on all the liveries I recall.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11710

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Didn't they previously flew there already?


I don't have any link, but my memory seems to think they did. From the link above this is an add to the ATL service currently.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11710

DL adds JFK - LOS

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... arch-2018/

First add by DL to Africa in quite a while.
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http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... arch-2018/

First add by DL to Africa in quite a while.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 7977

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

British Rock God it says. I know highly associated with Britain, but he was born and lived until almost grown in Zanzibar.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 97
Views: 4304

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

My home airport is SFO, probably not likely but a couple South American Routes, BOG and GRU

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: DL - Vegas

Thanks for clarifying, relooked at schedules on their sites and looks like just SAN, SJC and SNA fly all the time.

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