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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: 2637

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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by Irehdna
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9245

Re: Air India adds LAX

According to Economic Times AI LAX will be on flight numbers 105/106 on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft! http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-indias-los-angeles-flight-likely-in-next-three-months/articleshow/60006846.cms Is it possible for 77W to fly DEL-LAX ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 7788

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

PNQ, STV, LKO?

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 3686

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

I think SJC and EWR nonstops should be considered. Both are secondary airports of main metro areas located near enormous South Asian diasporas. Especially for SFO, is there a case for EY to redeploy the 77L from SFO-AUH to SJC-AUH? As for EWR, there is a similarly large Indian diaspora, and I would ...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

Interesting, I think this will pick a good amount of demand from LH's prior DUS-ORD

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 87
Views: 11250

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

They should have made it a low-cost brand, not a full-service leisure spin-off IMO.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9245

Re: Air India adds LAX

What do you think the chances are that AI names DEL-LAX the "world's longest flight," given that a routing over Pacific will make it longer than SFO?

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9245

Re: Air India adds LAX

With 104 additional seats, load controlled B77Ws can be used on any route. Also, higher MTOW is just a paperwork. I would imagine ORD is already operating heavily-restricted on the 77W. There are instances that even EWR had to be restricted (ie not carry luggage) so that it could make the trip. htt...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9245

Re: Air India adds LAX

I think IAD will have to go 77W before we see any AI LAX service.

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11801

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

If you've ever flown on AI, you'd know how much their quality sucks. United is way better! Comparing business products. Air India's B77W was just plain disgusting inside. Most people flying AI will not care about the quality of plastics, but they do care about service and food. I have flown both UA...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11801

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

DTW is a wide open market right now with no completion to India with an affordable link badly needed let Delta put it's money where it's mouth is and Start a DTW-BOM route on 9W Better get a leg up on the ME3 before they tap this market to. Agreed, I think DTW/JFK-BOM would be the best for DL. It s...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11801

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

A 77L should work for them JFK-BOM. Feed at both ends (9W at BOM) and perhaps the highest yielding route between India and NA.

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8357

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

EK serves both JFK and EWR, from what I have been told that QR has been going out full on both of their flights. I dont think either airline has scarce resources. But there may have been an incentive for EK to start EWR over JFK. One may never know what goes on behind the scenes. Whoops, almost for...

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8357

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

The fact of the matter is that most airlines at JFK do not have the capacity to run both JFK and EWR. So they will have to choose one of the other. JFK is the primary and most prestigious international airport serving NYC, so they will only serve JFK to begin with. Later on, there is more demand for...

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/eco ... 755047.ece
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AI delays LAX to October and is now considering Houston instead of Dallas.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/eco ... 755047.ece

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

Each of the AI non-stop flights have a domestic connector operating on the same flight number. AI102 (JFK-DEL-BOM) and AI126 (ORD-DEL-HYD) operate 777 whole way through, though there are occasional 77L subs on the domestic sectors versus the 77W JFK/ORD-DEL flights. In fact, there are often substitu...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ai104
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Did it take RWY 30 to fly over Desi sub-divisions in Arcola/Sterling???


Yes https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ai104

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC104
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The flight AI104 will be operating IAD-DEL-HYD. However, DEL-HYD is scheduled on A320. AI126 is still ORD-DEL-HYD.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC104

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

She landed, 14hr41min and nearly 13000km later; welcome to Washington, AI!

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

To be Frank AMD will be out of question being 777 ..Already loose money out of AMD-BOM-EWR ultimately they end the route of AMD-BOM tag. It would be wiser Maa/Hyd since Virginia /Washington already has lot of Telugu population in fast growing now. But infact HYD already has AI127 HYD-DEL-ORD being ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 34956

Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

Tomorrow (7 July), Air India will start its first non-stop flight from India to Washington, DC. The flight will be 15h30min and is to be operated by B777-200LR. VT-ALH has been assigned to fly the route, which takes off 01:15 at DEL and lands at 07:15 at IAD. From what it seems, loads seem to be goo...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 284
Views: 26664

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

killswitch13 wrote:
PM Modi has announced the launching of a flight from DEL-BOM-TLV.


Hasn't this be proposed for a while? I believe something like May 16 was announced as launch date for DEL-TLV but that was eventually folded/delayed.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4291

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Coming to think of it now, UA EWR-BOM could be in trouble, and is being boxed in by both AI EWR-BOM and AC YYZ-BOM. From personal experience, the local NJ diaspora population (and Indian business community) vastly prefers AI over UA for the BOM route, since AI has been there longer and (when there a...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4291

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Ok... 2 things.. The OP stated that YULALG is also there to enhance tourism between the two points. I understand the French VFR traffic but what tourism are they looking to cultivate in Algeria? I'm honestly intrigued. 2. Why would BOM be dehubbed if its the most populous city in India. Even if its...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4291

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Strangely enough, AC BOM-YYZ is flying south of UA BOM-EWR, and is following AC DXB-YYZ. Wonder why the strange routings

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by Irehdna
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM

This route has the potential to steal a good amount of traffic from UA 48. From my personal experience a good amount of UA 48 traffic is originating at 2nd-tier US cities, where XXX-EWR-BOM and XXX-YYZ-BOM are the only 2 1-stop options. Unless you are right on east coast, XXX-YYZ-BOM is shorter. Cou...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4291

AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

http://www.travelweek.ca/news/two-new-routes-air-canada-mumbai-algiers-flights/ Air Canada is inaugurating 2 new routes today. Montreal to Algiers will be operated 4x per week on Rouge aircraft. The route aims to suffice both traffic from the diaspora of Montreal to Algeria and North Africa as well ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 173
Views: 17943

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

Two things can happen with privatised AI: make DEL their only hub, or add high-yield routes from BOM/BLR. It would be interesting on which they prefer. It may be very possible that a privatised AI thickens its better-performing routes and cuts its money-burners. For example, 9W as a private company ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 173
Views: 17943

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

What needs to wane is every corner of India thinking their immigrants to the various corners of the world mean a profitable nonstop flights should exist. I can't think of one really point to point long haul outside of BOM & DEL (by an Indian or foreign carrier). AI's AMD-LHR-EWR is probably the...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 7905

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

From DEL, no, given AI's nonstop flights. From outside DEL, maybe, but I think even this traffic has definitely shrinked in recent years due to ME3 competition. Don't get be wrong, BA is still doing well from BOM/BLR/MAA, but a majority of this traffic (especially BOM traffic) is UK-based rather tha...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5108

Re: Your longest flight

BOM-JFK Air India 141 777-200LR = 12,565 km, 16hr15min; took December 2007 (sad to see this flight discontinued, I remember it being full and well-run) I booked AI127 BOM-ORD nonstop (12,957km, 16hr55min) in 2009 to meet family, but those plans changed. (This was before BOM-ORD became DEL-ORD) Since...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 173
Views: 17943

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

Probably off topic, but in the case that Tata actually acquires Air India, is their any chance to see them start long-hauls from BOM or BLR? There are many higher-yielding routes on both of these sectors, as the fixation on DEL will probably wane.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 28014

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: 10141

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: 1746

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: 15514

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: 10094

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: 15514

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: 15514

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: 15514

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: 10509

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: 105
Views: 14388

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: 135
Views: 28014

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: 135
Views: 28014

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: 135
Views: 28014

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: 64
Views: 15517

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: 64
Views: 15517

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: 64
Views: 15517

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: 6166

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: 6166

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

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

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