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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 82
Views: 12482

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: 10745

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: 82
Views: 12482

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: 338

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: 1550

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: 5219

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: 5219

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: 17947

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: 6075

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: 6075

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: 9
Views: 1417

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: 11411

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: 4193

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: 11411

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: 11411

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: 2678

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: 11411

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: 11411

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: 7721

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: 83
Views: 2949

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: 2339

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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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

DL - Vegas

I was looking at DL in LAS and surprised that they are up to 22 destinations served. This includes, routes, that seem odd, like BUR-LAS, PDX-LAS, and OAK-LAS. I know that some of the routes are weekend only, but seems like a lot there for non hub/focus city. I did not include the short term, AMS, SE...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Glory Days vs Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: The Glory Days vs Today

I would say in some ways today is the glory days. It is just that the glory is in business and first class. Showers, full suites, lie flat seats and more. The old days didn't compare to the product offered today in first and business class.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11085

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Del Bajio,serves Guanajuato and Leon Mexico.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2647

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

STL, BOS, CLT, ONT(not a hub), BHM(not a hub), CMH(was a hub for HP then), DTW, NRT, IST, FRA, JNB, GRU, GDL

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3531

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

I believe SA tried an ORD route to JNB around 10 years ago and pulled after about a year.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 16038

Re: Delta A350 interiors

I think that a good part of the problem is the pictures being taken with the lighting dim. If the picture was taken in brighter light it would definitely look better.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48800

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I would expect these would go on higher revenue flights long term than primarily focused out of DTW which is nothing like ATL or JFK for attracting business fliers.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8351

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

Out of curiosity, and I know off the main topic, but how does this compare to AA at LHR or UA at FRA or even DL at CDG? Both of those questions were answered on the first page of this thread. Thanks JBS, I see that now, but was looking for the detail of flights similar to what is posted for DL at AMS

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8351

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

jbs2886 wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
Out of curiosity, and I know off the main topic, but how does this compare to AA at LHR or UA at FRA or even DL at CDG?


Both of those questions were answered on the first page of this thread.


Thanks JBS, I see that now, but was looking for the detail of flights similar to what is posted.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11855

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

Would be good to see a B6 takeover of AS. Would improve service, better high end product with Mint and would be open to the VX Cabin features. Not to mention finally getting outside their box of NE to FL/Caribbean.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8351

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

Out of curiosity, and I know off the main topic, but how does this compare to AA at LHR or UA at FRA or even DL at CDG?

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond
Replies: 85
Views: 14057

Re: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond

Perhaps they could give India a try again, although the partnership with Emirates might not make that ideal.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles
Replies: 20
Views: 3750

Re: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles

Interesting add, going up against LH/UA with already I believe 3 frequencies to FRA from SFO.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20951

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Interesting if you consider, 25 years ago or so, KLM owned a percentage of NW. Now here we are with DL owning and NW and have a 10 percent stake in KLM/AF.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays

Some of this will take care of itself I think. Aren't they going to make it so that you can go from A to G without having to go through security. Not sure on timing, but I see it here on terminal development site http://media.flysfo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/default/about/Terminal_Development_Projects.pd...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Older aircraft routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Older aircraft routes

Won't take long, insert Delta joke here

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4182

Re: Level to USA

Jayafe wrote:
DY flies to FLL from BCN, not Level.

From BCN:

DY: San Francisco, New York, Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Los Angeles
Level: Buenos Aires, Punta Cana, Los Angeles and San Francisco



Make that OAK for both DY and Level

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?
Replies: 15
Views: 3000

Re: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?

I fly LH from MUC to SFO on an A346 and it had the lavs on the lower deck. This was around 10 years ago, but thought it was odd.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38524

Alaska CEO on Airbus

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... yptr=yahoo
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Nothing earth shattering here, Airbus will be around for a while, but ultimately sounds like back to all Boeing.

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... yptr=yahoo

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36834

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Frontier and Spirit sure make things interesting. They truly will try anything. Not that it sticks a lot of the time, but admire their creativity. It is rare when you see this from any of the big carriers.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over served cities
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Over served cities

Don't normally like to focus on negatives, but I always see posts that speculate about new service., Like the one right now on Nashville to Europe. On the flip side, what cities are over served with flights. Obviously some of the large hubs. An example I would give is all of a sudden the bay area al...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11485

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

Perhaps EY and QR can partner with Delta instead. Delta said it wants back in the Middle East.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 8646

Re: Most underrated airline?

Flown CI 3 out of the past 4 years in all 3 classes and have been pretty impressed. Used to think EVA was way better, but the new 777W product is really well done.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7353

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

EFA2014 wrote:
LF BWI-MCN AUG 0>1.7 SEP 0>1.7

Anyone know what airline this is?


Doing a google search this one makes no sense from what I see. LF is FlyNordic which is listed as defunct.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 19800

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

[ NW was the first operator of the 747-400, if any retro livery should be put on one of the remaining 747-400's by Delta , ONLY NW makes sense. And neither is this. So the point is to have delta which essentially the the final nail in pan am's coffin do a tribute for pan am on aircraft that was acq...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 19800

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

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NW was the first operator of the 747-400, if any retro livery should be put on one of the remaining 747-400's by Delta , ONLY NW makes sense.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4748

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

I just remembered another JFK route by NW. Mid to late 80's, NW did JFK-OSA continuing on to SYD.. I believe Australian government got involved as this broke the air treaty, don't remember the details.

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