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by Irehdna
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes
Replies: 24
Views: 3092

Re: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes

This will help QR a lot at PHL. I know several in the Philly area who would consider QR until they saw the 12 hour layover they would have in DOH. I don't know how much of an effect AA had on QR, but I would imagine not as much as providing better DOH connection times. There will now be only a 3.5 ...

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by Irehdna
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes
Replies: 24
Views: 3092

Re: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes

This will help QR a lot at PHL. I know several in the Philly area who would consider QR until they saw the 12 hour layover they would have in DOH.

I don't know how much of an effect AA had on QR, but I would imagine not as much as providing better DOH connection times.

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by Irehdna
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to launch IAD
Replies: 29
Views: 9312

Re: CX to launch IAD

This was needed for CX.

In my opinion IAD, JFK, and BOS are all excellent choices for CX. PHL would have been a better bet for EWR but I am not an expert route planner.

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by Irehdna
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 20615

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

I know it won't happen at this announcement, but is it possible that UA deploy B789 on ORD/EWR-SIN? Both are longer than LAX-SIN but would be polar routes, so the time in the air would be similar on both EWR-SIN and SIN-EWR. LAX-SIN is already a 17h55min flight, and I would imagine EWR-SIN and SIN-E...

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by Irehdna
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18261

Re: United ending Xian

Interesting development. Could some of this be due to the rise of Chinese carriers which plan to serve USA nonstop from inland China?

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by Irehdna
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2034

Re: Is Indian operations Feasible for United Airlines?

EWR-DEL isnt operating anymore due to UA’s concerns over Delhi’s air quality. EWR-BOM still flies If I remember correctly, they literally only cancelled the flight for 1 day--and that was more due to the effect of air quality on visibility, rather than on health itself. It was for 3-4 days I think....

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by Irehdna
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5377

AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/business/air-india-launch-new-route-13948657 2 nonstop flights per week, on B788. Schedule not finalised yet. Surprised they are considering this above DEL-MAN. Interesting development IMO. Is there any chance that this be extended to YYZ (similar to AMD-LHR-EWR)?

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by Irehdna
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-ADD Nonstop
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: lax-add nonstop

Just because an aircraft can make a hypothetical route nonstop doesn't mean an airline can economically start a service.

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by Irehdna
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12641

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Also I remember reading somewhere that RW 11/29 (the longest one) has been closed. Could this be a contributing factor as well? All the long-haul flights would then have to take off on RW 10/28, which is considerably shorter. I'm not so sure if UA 83 can take off (presumable at MTOW) from 10/28 for ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12641

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Are other flights, especially the AI nonstop flights, also affected by this smog? All AI101/103/127/173 seem scheduled as normal through the weekend.

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by Irehdna
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15593

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

c) With decline in ME - USA capacity, and Jet integrating very well with DAL, offers possibility of non-stops from India to Delta Hubs. Airports like JFK, ATL do come in mind for at least BOM/DEL non-stops. These 777's offer an opportunistic way to add capacity. Jet can fly BOM-JFK with an owned an...

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by Irehdna
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15593

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

This means that their B77L services only are to India and to Pakistan. I wonder if Air India might be interested in buying back those B77Ls, given that there are routes for which they need that range (i.e., DEL-SFO). Agreed, AI needs the 77L on many of its current and upcoming routes. Take DEL-ORD ...

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by Irehdna
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11335

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

What's the difference between the current P. Econ and the "New P. Econ?" Economy looks horrendous with those sky-blue seats, not in line with SQ's brand image/colours. First looks OK but I don't know about how I feel about that fold-up bed and the lack of more ornate touches. IMO relative ...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14505

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

A bit disappointing, IMO. Looks a bit clinical, and that orange accent pillow on the chair is not going to solve the problem. I understand EY's product may be too flashy but I was expecting a bit more warm (wood, etc). On another note, are all A380s going to this full upper deck F/J, or are some sti...

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by Irehdna
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 59215

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua37#f5a7062
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LAX772LR wrote:
Irehdna wrote:
Only aloft 16:14 min

FlightAware is showing 16hr 43min.

Point remains however.


I think FlightRadar24 uses in-air time rather than gate-to-gate time:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua37#f5a7062

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by Irehdna
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 59215

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Only aloft 16:14 min, wow! IIRC BOM-EWR and HKG-EWR can take upwards of 16 hours in the winter months.

Surprised UA has not tweeted anything about this flight recently.

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by Irehdna
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting an A346 at LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 3621

Re: Spotting an A346 at LHR

Cunard wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
South African airways


I think that South African Airways use the A330 on their LHR to JNB flights.


They use A343 on 1 flight and A332 on the other. In years past they operated 1x A346.

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by Irehdna
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 59215

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

The flight departs 9:25pm tonight, will arrive in SIN on Sunday morning 06:20.

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by Irehdna
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88465

Re: Attention LHR Spotters: Final 744 en route UA901

Isn't the flight arriving on Saturday also B744 per the source? Damn it, I think you're right. I must've misread it as LHR-SFO. Well, its better to be too early than too late. Is the return to SFO going to be the same LHR A/C that will later operate the final ICN? No it seems the return LHR-SFO is ...

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by Irehdna
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88465

Re: Attention LHR Spotters: Final 744 en route UA901

Isn't the flight arriving on Saturday also B744 per the source?

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5463

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

Anybody know how the loads are with the 77W on the route? How many seats are they blocking on this flight normally? If they are blocking, it is not much. At this time of the year, DEL-ORD flies about 20min longer than DEL-IAD. In fact, the DEL-ORD flight has been aloft more than 15 hours in recent ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 18720

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

I think LAX-BKK with the standard A359 is definitely possible, and I think that is a very likely route.

Also does anybody see any potential in TG launching YVR-BKK? The 789 should be able to make that trip pretty easily.

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 3074

Re: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. If the 77W can (can it?) ...

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 3074

Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/

As of now, the flight is bookable daily starting 1 May 2018, though I wouldn't be surprised if this changes after that.
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Per Airline Route, EY is reducing LAX service starting on 15 January 2018.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/

As of now, the flight is bookable daily starting 1 May 2018, though I wouldn't be surprised if this changes after that.

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5463

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

Medium-haul international routes to airports with significant premium passenger demand (like LHR) should be the only international flights out of BOM for AI. The AMD flight was a political concession and should be axed (assuming it is still unprofitable) as soon as possible. I would actually argue ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5463

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

I actually don't think EWR-DEL is a good idea. Most of NJ population is from BOM/AMD not DEL, and there is already UA DEL-EWR and AI DEL-JFK. I don't know why AI chose to do AMD-LHR-EWR flight instead of AMD-LHR solely, and keep AMD-BOM-EWR. I don't see why anybody would prefer a same-plane service...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5463

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

By the way, what does AI plan to do with all these excess 77W's? On the best of days, they use only 8/12 77W's !!! Sell them, probably. Perhaps a Deja-Vu to their sale of the 77Ls. Many airlines are still looking to add B77W to their fleet because it fits their immediate needs better. DEL-BOS and m...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5463

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

Seems AI could have used some of the 77Ls they gave to EY. AI's small subfleet of 77Ls (8 aircraft at its peak) was ostensibly bought specifically for North American routes. I think much of it had to do with them intending to operate/start operations on nonstop flights to US from BOM/BLR instead of...

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5151

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

Hi everyone, I'm looking for the stats of traffic between main Indian Airports and Main Europe Airports. I did some research on the net but didn't find anything relevant. Would someone here got some datas? Many thanks, I would imagine DEL-LHR is the busiest India-EU sector, followed closely by BOM-...

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5463

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

They need the 77L to start LAX, that's probably why. Even though AI would need to restrict DEL-IAD (like it probably already does on DEL-ORD), 77W is more dense than 77L, and 77L is too premium of a configuration for most routes AI flies IMO. So a restricted 77W may not be that much less economical ...

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by Irehdna
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19360

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

TLV? im suprised UAL is not sending the 77W to DEL or BOM, given the fact atleast once a weak they do not load 1 or 2 pallets due to weight restrictions on 772. There is more demand/premium travel to TLV vs DEL/BOM. I do see UA operating 77W to DEL as possibility; BOM is unlikely as AI still flies ...

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by Irehdna
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19360

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Would love to see LAX to TLV, think UA can make it work. Or if UA has good terms with Egypt Air, then LAX to CAI, rest pax can connect various parts of Africa, and Middle east. I don't know if UA will ever fly LAX-CAI; IIRC they don't fly to CAI at all. I think very soon LY will upgrade TLV-LAX to ...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18802

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Could an A-330-200 make it from PHL to NRT? Certainly with winds, I'd think it could make it NRT to PHL. It's longer than two of DL's longest A332 flights (SEA-HKG and DTW-PEK) by a little over 100 nm. The newest build A332s can certainly do it, but I'd say AAs should also be able to make it, perha...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6637

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Does anybody know if DUS-EWR is also switching to EW?

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6637

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Should the title be "LH group"? While LH mights tart these flights, I am quite confident they will be turned to EW. If/While they are opereted by LH, will it be on a W shape like MUC-JFK-TXL-JFK-MUC? Does this mean LH is finally starting 2x MUC-JFK, one with A346 and one with A333? IMO MU...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Re: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.

BOM has a relatively short runway, so takeoff with B789 may be difficult in winter (due to longer flight time). I don't know why DXB is being switched as well, though

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6637

LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814

LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.
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http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814

LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.

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by Irehdna
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 153759

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

DUS will really lose a lot of US connections from this event. AFAIK the only DUS-USA that will still operate (and is not AB) is DL DUS-ATL. UA and AA don't operate there. However, I wouldn't be surprised if we see UA/AA start JFK/EWR/ORD-DUS soon.

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6353

Re: IAH Future Routes

I think IAH-TLV/HKG/LOS would be most likely. However, does UA have enough B789 for a HKG flight?

I do know AI is considering IAH-DEL, and I don't see UA starting such a route yet. If anything, the next (and probably only) new UA India route should be ORD-BOM.

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by Irehdna
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25480

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

In no way was I expecting in this, I was expecting: NZ AKL-ORD UA SFO-MEL QF SYD-ORD Will be great to see three UA tails in SYD, with no star alliance feed in AU, kudos to UA for holding their own! Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO...

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by Irehdna
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Considering London, SF, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Hong Kong Airlines Considering London, SF, NYC

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2109436/hong-kong-airlines-adds-major-new-routes-new-threat-cathay The airline plans to start these new routes using their new A350-900. Would be an interesting competitor especially at LHR and SFO, each of which are served by 3 airlines to HKG. JFK...

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new safety video!
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: BA new safety video!

Wasn't there a discussion on this a while back?

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by Irehdna
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 5982

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

I wouldn't consider SIN-LHR a ULR route. I think the true ULR routes with most competition are LAX-SYD and LAX-MEL.

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6398

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

Not a valid argument on almost any level. 1. THE NY airport is LGA. The reason EWR isn't as popular as JFK has to do with several reasons: near UA fortress hub in EWR, better connection opportunities at JFK, traditional airline port of entry. I am not convinced there is any sizable population anywh...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6398

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

For the purposes of this post, I will group JFK and EWR into one metro area, and SFO and SJC as another metro area. In the New York area, EK (nonstop), EY, QR, KE, and even some *A like BR, NH, OZ, SQ, SA only fly to JFK. Some of these airlines have multiple daily flights on aircraft like A380, with...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Re: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

An Indian airline needs to launch BOM-MAN. Now one of the largest unserved India markets in Europe! 9W would be a better bet for this, due to better network at BOM and partner VS at MAN. However, I don't know if there is the transfer traffic to USA to sustain a route, as 9W/VS route well through LH...

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

AI said a while back that they would start a flight from BOM to FRA in July: https://twitter.com/airindiain/status/864810325085794306 Now I know that AI has been adding long-haul only from DEL recently (with the exception of AMD-LHR), and has cut BOM-FRA, along with BOM-HKG/JFK/ORD/CDG around 2009-2...

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI144 BOM-DEL Diverted to AMD
Replies: 0
Views: 330

AI144 BOM-DEL Diverted to AMD

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH
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AI144 from BOM to DEL was diverted to AMD after circling DEL for a while. Does anybody know why AI would divert all the way to AMD after nearly reaching DEL, and what the reason for the diversion was?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.
Replies: 32
Views: 7195

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2792

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

BNE-ORD is possible with B789, but much of the demand is to SYD/MEL. At that point, AA/QF can route you via one stop at LAX versus what would be 1 stop at BNE. I think the next likely Australia route to be announced could be MEL-SFO (more likely via UA than QF), not any route past the US west coast....

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