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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 125
Views: 22906

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Was seriously thinking they would announce MUC-BLR as part of the plan. Slightly off-topic, but does anybody see LH starting a third BOM flight? They operate 1x 744 and 1x 359 from FRA and MUC respectively, but I think there is certainly more demand (especially premium yield potential) on the FRA/MU...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?
Replies: 27
Views: 9943

Re: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?

I don't think any LX LCY flight will start, but if it does my bed will be that it is LCY-EWR rather than LCY-JFK.

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Auckland to Houston flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Why no Auckland to Houston flights?

AFAIK Air New Zealand still flies Houston to Auckland. I believe it is a non-stop too, but don't quote me on that. Perhaps the route is sold out or being quietly discontinued?

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by Irehdna
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15268

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Is it fair to say Air India is soundly beating ME3 airlines. I think carriers should definitely start looking at additional JFK-India non-stops. Yes I know that EWR has the UA flights, but the fact of the matter is that ME3 are still doing well at JFK (especially with EY now uprading to 2x A380). I...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 70
Views: 9788

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

As massive as LAX is, it cannot support too much expansion in terminals and number of runways to become the world's busiest airport. I do, however, think that PEK will soon overtake ATL to be the busiest airport; it's only a matter of time.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15268

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Another thing that interests me was that EY didn't choose to operate B789 on the route. B789 has the range, and better hard product. Most importantly, however, it has lower operating costs than 77L. They could have used this to their advantage and charged lower fares than competitors.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15268

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

usflyer msp wrote:
They should move it to SJC instead. Be the ME3 pioneer at SJC instead of an afterthought at SFO...

That seems like an excellent idea. The only problem would be that SJC has shorter runways, so running a 77L from there may be difficult.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15268

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

When EY started the route they operated 9W aircraft, and back then EY/9W were essentially one airline. Now times have changed, 9W is essentially SkyTeam and broken up from EY, and EY does not have as much of a case for the SFO-AUH route than before. I do know that AI loads are still strong there, an...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10412

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

The 77L is sometimes more efficient than the 77E, even on shorter routes. The only ULH route that DL fly 77L on is JNB-ATL. Many of their other 777 routes regularly switch between 77E and 77L, as their efficiencies are actually quite similar. EY and QR use 77L on most of their longest routes. I find...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 100
Views: 13222

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

The fact of the matter is that both IAD and EWR are located further from the city centre than airports like LGA, JFK, and DCA. However, both are located in relatively wealthy areas with a strong business demand in Tyson's Corner, Reston for IAD; Newark and Jersey City for EWR. So O/D crowd will be s...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 125
Views: 22906

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Also, weren't they planning to up-gauge the FRA BOM flight to 748 or 388? They can't since BOM only has one A380 gate which is used for EK500/501 the time that Lufthansa flight is at the airport. Also pretty sure LH only fly 744 to BOM, the 748 goes to BLR. I do think that FRA-BOM is underserved ma...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 125
Views: 22906

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

GamingPolaris wrote:
What flights are losing the Airbus A380-800 and what will they be replaced with?


Don't know. I know there are some FRA routes that are seasonally A388 like MIA, DEL, JNB. They could be permanently B748 after this move.

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 125
Views: 22906

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Surprising that MUC is getting A380, but more surprising that JFK is not one of the MUC A380 destinations. Seriously, LH operates the only daily flight from JFK-MUC (on the A346), and one would think there is more demand on the sector than a single daily A346 flight. Though interesting they think th...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12095

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Starting with London, then starting Newark and Hong Kong... Source: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/el-al-launches-boeing-787-dreamliner-widebody-video/2017/06/11/ Interesting, the LY business class video seemed to give JFK away as the launch destination! The person in the LY 787 business cl...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12095

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

As for B788, I think BOS, YYZ, MIA, and ORD are most likely.

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12095

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

I would imagine JFK, LHR, and HKG are probably the first routes for B789, due to yield. I wouldn't be surprised if LAX goes to B789 soon. TLV-LAX surely pushes the 77Es hard, especially westbound.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6025

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

Definitely curious to me as well. Makes no sense. It's one thing if it was even like Delta or United that have geographical neutral names, but Norwegian Argentina just sounds really stupid. Agreed. A better name could be Stratosphere Air , Patagonia Airlines , or simply something like Air Argentina...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6025

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

Routes needed IMO are EZE-LAX/LGW/CPT, and COR-MIA/FLL.

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28717

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Once the 3rd departure bank is fully operational at DEL, AI will make a move on BOM. By then the infrastructure messups should have been cleared up. I see a massive A320NEO + A359/X order coming up in 2020. Which are the three departure banks? One is the afternoon one for flights to Europe and Aust...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 51
Views: 4696

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

MCO and EWR are close to top for USA. Orlando has 270K population, 2.3M metro. Newark city has 280K population, "Metro" i.e. NE Nj is 2-3M, depending on definition. I would not be surprised if EWR has highest international traffic to city/metro size ratio anywhere in USA.

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I also wouldn't be surprised if SIN-FRA​-JFK becomes SIN-FRA-EWR when SIN-JFK nonstop starts. SIN-FRA-JFK has full upper deck business class on A380, and many of these premium passengers will migrate to SIN-JFK nonstop flight. Perhaps SIN-FRA-EWR on 77W or regular A359 can help equalize the supply o...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Ah welcome back. Oh are they only flying the ULR on the EWR route? Cause then I would get it. But LAX and SFO have no need. Didn't they order 7 ULRs? They should send them to another destination. I have heard that SQ will most likely fly to JFK and ORD nonstop instead of EWR. Even though EWR has *A...

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by Irehdna
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122424

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

indcwby wrote:
Questions, how does this affect 77L flights, say from IAH for example? Any impact on flights needing a fuel stop in between?


US routes anyways flew near perfect north from DOH, no fuel stop should be added. Only the longer routes SE or SW like GRU, SYD, and AKL may need fuel stop.

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by Irehdna
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122424

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

And what about DOH-GRU? Can even the 77L have the range now due to the detour?

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by Irehdna
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122424

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

QR had relatively long flights from DOH to SYD/BNE/AKL. Would any of these be in economical range now they have to divert around UAE? This could be a big blow to QR's position on the Kangaroo Route.

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by Irehdna
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28717

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Slightly off topic, but is it fair to say that BOM is essentially done as an AI hub at this point? Or is there any hope left that it might return one day? Yeah I think that BOM, at least for international flights, is pretty much over as a hub. Both LHR and EWR flights are doing very poorly even for...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Also notably, LVL 2624 (return LAX-BCN) flew directily above BOTH Chicago MDW and NY LGA airports, and passed directly over Manhattan! I guess LVL involuntarily showed that even Chicago and New York "is YOUR world when on-board our flights." :D Too bad that LVL does not provide in-flight m...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South American Service to CPT
Replies: 63
Views: 5169

Re: South American Service to CPT

I am surprised GRU-CPT or EZE-CPT do not exist. It is the best-situated airport to connect with South/East Africa. Perhaps they feel that JNB takes most of that traffic anyways?

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by Irehdna
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Somebody already made a flight report about LVL 2623 (BCN-LAX)! Pretty mixed review, IMO. There was huge boarding chaos at BCN, along with very steep wifi charge. Only good thing that was said was that the food was very good, perhaps even better than IBE. http://loyaltylobby.com/2017/06/02/flight-re...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Flight landed at LAX about 20 min ago. Welcome to Los Angeles and the USA!

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

AC might have a slightly better likelihood of doing it, but if they ever did, I'm guessing it would be from YVR... shorter distance, and ability to feed from all of Canada or USA. YYZ effectively locks out anything west of the Rockies. Coming to think of it, I am surpassed YVR-SIN does not exist. I...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Today's flight is sold out, but sold out != profit. Selling highly discounted fares for what is still a full service airline (crew, management, etc) is not sustainable, especially given their obvious cost-cutting and lack of enthusiasm in their videos. Additionally, if even IBE can only make MAD-LAX...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I think many tend to underestimate the capability of the B789. QF will be operating B789 from PER-LHR in 2018, which is nearly 400 km longer than LAX-SIN. Who knows, ORD-SIN by UA B789 may not be that far away after all! On a less likely but still possible level, does anybody see AC YYZ-SIN or DL JF...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.

Anybody know what this flights was for? It flew MAD-ORD, then ORD-JFK the same day on the same flight number.I can't find a Spanish soccer team in town or anything so I'm curious what its up to. Any thoughts? Discussion on the FB page for Chicago Spotters says its a charter for the American Society...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.

IBE flew 3 flights 6259, 6275, and 6277 today from MAD-ORD. IBE 6275 is the regularly-scheduled flight, so don't know why they operated 2x extra ORD today.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 23#d95e063
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LVL flight 2623 has departed BCN at 16:03 local time, and is currently on its way on a northerly route towards Greenland. EC-MOU is operating the flight.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 23#d95e063

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Is it possible that UA start ORD-BOM or EWR/SFO-BLR with these B789? There should be adequate demand on these to make a flight on B789 economical. Additionally, 9W is using EU ST hubs and will not start USA nonstop in a while, and AI would never add a new LH route from BOM/BLR these days, as their h...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

This is unexpected, but good news for UA. Somewhat of an aside, could a 777-200LR do the route? I assume so. SQ operated A345 on longer routes than this, and A345 and 77L have similar range. One would think DL would have a golden opportunity to start LAX-SIN on 77L at full capacity, but they haven'...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37996

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Does anybody else see SQ start ORD-SIN and YYZ-SIN (in addition to JFK-SIN) instead of LAX-SIN with the A359ULR? Or will SQ go all out and start LAX as well?

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Is this LVL's safety video? Seems semi-well thought and semi-fake, but interesting nonetheless: https://twitter.com/flywithlevelEN/status/869949859826204672 Also, notably, IBE is currently flying 3 planes MAD-ORD, on IBE 6259, 6275, and 6277, Only IB 6275 is the regular flight, so what is the deal ...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Is this LVL's safety video? Seems semi-well thought and semi-fake, but interesting nonetheless: https://twitter.com/flywithlevelEN/status/869949859826204672 Also, notably, IBE is currently flying 3 planes MAD-ORD, on IBE 6259, 6275, and 6277, Only IB 6275 is the regular flight, so what is the deal w...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

I made this comment on another thread, but it's a shame that the livery has the main titles above the window line - all the renderings circulated after the launch showed them more visible centred on the side of the fuselage, with the window line bisecting the blue/green halves of the square element...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Does anybody think LVL BCN-LAX will cannibalize on IBE MAD-LAX? From what I know the IBE flight is used heavily by tourists who end up visiting all of Spain rather than just Madrid.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

LPSHobby wrote:
why does it have the IB flight number? Doesn´t Level have separate flight numbers?


Perhaps IB is a codeshare flight number? Wikipedia claims IATA is LE, but that seems too good to be true, and I cannot confirm this anywhere else.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17436

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

what are the loads for the first few flights in both directions? anyone know? Inaugural flight is completely full. https://twitter.com/AlastairDalton/status/870215707853803521 I heard that 52K seats were sold within the first 2 days, so loads on the inaugural today must be decently strong. However,...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28717

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

I doubt AI is losing money with a 77W cause at this point a 77W is operating on alternate days and both the other 77Ls are in active service: One doing short domestic runs and the other doing the AI 111/112 service to London. In the past it was always the London route that got subbed with a 77W whe...

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by Irehdna
Wed May 31, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base
Replies: 47
Views: 6378

Re: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base

Does anybody see EWR-LGW as a possibility for DY? Assuming EWR is included in NY market, and LGW is in London Market, then EWR-LGW would become the cheapest way to travel on the busiest long-haul route in the world (NYC-London). I don't know why DY chose JFK instead of EWR for LGW, or all their JFK ...

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by Irehdna
Wed May 31, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 57
Views: 5135

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

I'm surprised they are not considering/focusing on EWR and YUL. Right now they only have EWR-FCO/BCN. EWR should have lower slot costs than JFK, and is still located within driving distance of NYC. I still find it surprising that DY has not started at least EWR-LGW or EWR-CDG (both are underserved m...

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by Irehdna
Tue May 30, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28717

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

AI needs to figure out what it wants to do: a) From operational perspective, funnel everything thru DEL (it was a euphesim for neta/babu's to get free tickets) b) Maintain both BOM and DEL In my view, (a) may be a better strategy since it offers some operational efficiencies and potential for 1-sto...

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by Irehdna
Tue May 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28717

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

unrave wrote:
AI has built a nice little afternoon departure bank from DEL with flights departing to



LHR
FRA
VIE
MXP
CPH
ARN
SYD
MEL

Depending on the day of the week. Am I missing any?


BHX, FCO, MAD, CDG

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