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by LAXLHR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 126
Views: 20508

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

As per this tweet- https://twitter.com/jumbo747pilot/status/1084563466344714241 Not sure how true this is. Id love to see it though, BOAC, Landor, BEA being discussed. IF true, they SHOULD do this. I would imagine the last 2 BA liveries (think 70-80s / 90s) And the beautiful BOAC. People would fall...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9070

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

Just out of curiosity, is there any specific reason SQ is flying to EWR and not JFK? I was under the impression that UA and SQ don't really get along much, thus it wouldn't make a difference if they flew to EWR or JFK. And terminal B which SQ uses at EWR can be kindly described as dreadful while T4...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 76
Views: 17430

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Seems part of the fuselage held up well, as did the house. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/C2A3/production/_105172894_mediaitem105172888.jpg https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/137D3/production/_105172897_mediaitem105172890.jpg Back when humans still designed and built great str...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan fails IATA safety audit; codesharing suspended
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: Sri Lankan fails IATA safety audit; codesharing suspended

What a shame, flew with them last year and thought their J and Y class cabin comfort and food, FA's were among the best Asia has to offer. Oh well... obviously onboard service is not security related so I get that.

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by LAXLHR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2751

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

Interesting post! I actually never knew they flew between Brazil and SA. South Americans consider AA to be their continents airline even though its a North American carrier. PA was the same. I also recall PA flying from Brazil to LHR. PA flew EVERYWHERE!!...it was one of THE airlines at a time when ...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 17628

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Not always reported wildly outside of India, but its well known that AI jets have scrapes all the time. According to a friend from Mumbai, something is always happening with AI jets, management, corruption....the list goes on. So yes, one can hardly compare one BA mistake to AI's numerous. As for AF...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11690

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

Good morning all, During a meeting amongst the tenants at CLT recently United said they were taking Concourse A phase III when it opens (around 2022). Currently United flies to IAD/EWR/DEN/ORD/IAH on mostly E175s and CRJ-700s. They run roughly 5 mainline flights a day to EWR/ORD/DEN. From what I've...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 102
Views: 18533

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

The truth is that whenever a slot pair is required at LHR, one is found at LHR. Untrue, China Airlines, Cathay, Air China, China Eastern etc etc all would prefer their LGW services to operate from LHR if the slots were available Referring to BA slots, not in general. Although airlines sell, lease a...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product
Replies: 13
Views: 4608

Re: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product

I've never flown premium class but in the second pic at the source, those two seats are awfully close, no? Is that usually how the seating is up there? I trust you will get to ride in J class one day, its a lovely way to travel. It's actually not bad when next to a stranger, since a partition (see ...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 237
Views: 47384

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

There should be other operational rasons or your source is not thrust worthy Not sure what is going on here, PEK-DTW should be a fast flight with the tailwinds, and DTW-PEK polar. We operate the 359 out of EWR and IAD to HKG almost daily, most times we do not need MTOW to do over 7000 nm (DTW-PEK i...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 36019

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

Interesting article in Dallas News about the recent growth at DFW and how a decision on Terminal F will be nearing in the not too distant future. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2018/12/30/dfw-airport-prepares-record-growth-terminal-f-decision-looms The article says DFW will likely ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19168

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

MSP-HND is an odd route. It runs high loads on Friday-Sunday and suffers the rest of the week. It did better to NRT even though HND is a much more convienent airport to Tokyo city center. Please define "Tokyo City Center". I would think in general most people are not heading to Tokyo Stat...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11221

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Delta's striking as the only one of the US3 not to run a daylight flight to LHR from one of their big trunk hubs as AA (ORD) and UA (IAD & EWR) do. This got me wondering if Delta has ever run such a flight from the most powerful hub in North America? Such a flight would open up a lot of 1 stop ...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 340
Views: 59446

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20226

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Y’all know if this were an AA767 of the same vintage diverting this whole forum would be up in arms about how they need to go to the desert to chopped up immediately and AA is endangering the world population by continuing to fly them. Also Doug Parker should go to prison for not retiring them fast...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20226

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Y’all know if this were an AA767 of the same vintage diverting this whole forum would be up in arms about how they need to go to the desert to chopped up immediately and AA is endangering the world population by continuing to fly them. Also Doug Parker should go to prison for not retiring them fast...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67952

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

3 6 hours later.

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by LAXLHR
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67952

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

cc2314 wrote:
Isn't this just very very strange.. Somthing is up


I AGREE!!! ...and its something that a.netters would never believe anyway. :-)

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by LAXLHR
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 83
Views: 19535

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

EK is not state funded. It belongs to the UAE Royal family and benefits from its location and tax regime. But it is a business, like most other airlines. This is one of A.nets favourite myths. Sandyb123 The UAE Royal family IS the STATE! ;-). BUT, the airline benefits from that....although in reali...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 7034

Re: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight

The article includes the famous photo, and the story behind what the photographer had to do to get that iconic shot. Article snip: "High in the sky, dangling out of a helicopter and buffeted by icy winds, photographer Lewis Whyld managed to capture it on camera -- an image that has become the ...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9378

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

It’s a pilots market. For too long they’re been seen as a commodity, just another expense or worse, a revenue source. Take care of your pilots and the rest of your staff or you’ll find yourself in trouble. Virgin are finding this out. Ryanair hilariously found that out recently. Good luck to Virgin...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11094

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

If you look at the chart below, they seem to lag behind most other airlines. Perhaps little and often orders would have been better. They also seem to be well down the future production lists for the 787-10 and the A350-1000 too. Aircraft Number Age Rank for the age by aircraft type Airbus A318 1 9...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 14318

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

The wrong questions are being asked. Worse (although predictable, the wrong answers, theories etc are offered up). Answering from the false reality we live in will only ever offer up false answers. Concorde was made a reality 50 years ago and look at where we are in 2018. Yes Bang, Bomb, Boost or wh...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 10954

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

I travel through here once and week and it has been incredible to watch the transformation. It’s world class now. I'm sorry but its not "world class" just a lot better than before!. Having passed through that terminal over 100 times I have fond memories, but its no ICN, SIN, DOH alongside...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 777-200 configurations
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: AA 777-200 configurations

If they are selling PE on AA.com they will have it operating that route. All 777s will be reconfigured by April when you travel so you are fine.

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by LAXLHR
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 7953

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

It's unfortunate that many on here are lacking in airline/aviation history (ALL re searchable thanks to google) ;-). To also think that LA does not have a massive corporate scene, or that its smaller than SFO is interesting. Many think Silicon Valley, forgetting that many of the high paid SV jobs ha...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?
Replies: 28
Views: 10039

Re: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?

Yes and such a beautiful plane!.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 26986

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Oh for Pete’s sake, many countrys are less developed than the UK and the west, and as a result, their flag carriers are actual flag carriers and used to raise the profile of the nation. The notion of flying to simply serve the balance sheet is equally wrong headed. Hence some routes are and always ...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5255

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

LA has ~1200 passengers a day going to Australia. SF bay area has ~400. The O&D markets aren't really comparable Is that means UA's Australian network relies heavily on O&D traffic and doesn't need any feeds on US side?Otherwise, it's pointless to start such network as IAH-SYD Look at a UA ...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 62
Views: 19286

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

LHR remains the most important international airport and this is not about to change anytime soon. BA obviously knew this, but things are changing. People can moan all they like about the J seat, but if you need to fly nonstop from London, BA is the hometown airline and many just go with it, even ot...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89609

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Looks truly beautiful and a massive congrats to Turkey. Love the city of Istanbul.

I would imagine since it took such a short amount of time to build the airport, they will probably be able to outfit the interiors that remain in half the time expected.

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by LAXLHR
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air jet clips pole
Replies: 34
Views: 8367

Re: Lion Air jet clips pole

For those of us that know the history of this disaster airline and especially their pilot hiring/training program...its an ABSOLUTE NO to flying on them, and we already made family/friends aware of this. 2 months ago I was helping a friend and his mother plan country hops around SE Asia. Lion comes ...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15865

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

If he sat in it he is a fool. I would have created a major fuss and left the plane. Even as a passenger in the adjacent seat I would have walked off. The airline should find out who occupied the seat prior (perhaps an emotional support animal) as someone mentioned. Not to blame an animal, but it cou...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16579

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

I feel its unfair to beat up BA, sounds like they did an overall decent job. These airlines need to just say "look, would you rather have lost your life to the Atlantic Ocean?". That would shut people up...people take for granted how things can go south very quickly. JFK is a big outstatio...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10513

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

This is so overblown on here!! Will this create some traffic yes. This is not some game changer that will support an entirely new hub like people are making it seem. Amazon i bet you will charter plane or use their own to move alot of cargo. AS stated: HQ2 is supposed to add 50,000 jobs but that is...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 18912

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46062122 Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath test. He was found to have 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system - the legal limit for a pilot is 20mg. He remains in jail until sentance on 2...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12644

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acr5HIEVADs Seems like yesterday all is this transpired.....the global landscape in aviation has changed tremendously since,with other mergers and an overall healthy aviation sector in competition & revenue One does not have to care for DL to see that the merged ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2656
Views: 491425

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I REFUSE to get on Lion Air, with their 18 year old pilots. These young Asian pilots fly planes like they are racing cars...and Lion Air is full of high schoolers.. Its insaaaaane what is happening over at that airline. I warn everyone to steer clear of them. I flew out of CGK earlier this year and ...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1203 LAS-DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: AA1203 LAS-DFW

Forgot when effective, but DFW LAS will see two daily 787 I would imagine in January for 10 days when AA has rostered the 787 on the LAS-NRT-LAS convention run. Since the arrival and departure time in LAS is only 5 mins and no other 787 flights from LAS, I would imagine the inbound from NRT is goin...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 26303

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL to KEF, dead end flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 8661

Re: AA and DL to KEF, dead end flights?

There has been quite a bit written and discussed about service from the United States to Keflavik, Iceland via WOW, FL, AA and DL. In regards to the AA and DL flights can passengers on those flights transfer to European carriers (BA, KLM and Air France) to travel on to various destinations in Engla...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 28600

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

"But...but...it's a 9 abreast 787! The passengers should be avoiding the aircraft in droves!" (sarcasm) There are reports of Y-pax dissatisfaction on the route - reviews on seat-guru type websites etc. I am curious to see if this ever translates into reduced patronage. The QF 789 is premi...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zaragoza second busiest in Spain for cargo ops
Replies: 16
Views: 2547

Re: Zaragoza second busiest in Spain for cargo ops

Zara clothing stores, the 4th largest in the world has their main distribution and logistics set up out of Zaragoza. Plays a massive massive role in this airport being so busy. They also change up their clothing every 2-3 weeks, so there is constant flow globally (a waste if you ask me) anyway... at...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 34
Views: 6222

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

Great to see another star alliance carrier. Does anyone know why ANA hasn't made their way to EWR yet? ANA is primarily O&D TYO-JFK (like BA out of LHR - thats all they need) with NH connecting a 35+ million population with a 25 million+ NYC/Tri State area. Something that MANY on here forget ab...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Hotel @ JFK
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: TWA Hotel @ JFK

JFK is screaming out for a world class 4 star and above hotel. I know Manhattan is the main attraction, but sometimes one needs to stay at JFK and ughh the Hilton is stuck in the early 1990s, and I'm sure the others are not much better. Even LAX has around 10 very acceptable contemporary hotels one ...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 5166

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

Would MXP work better? Milan is more of a business center than Rome, and the fashion industry is pretty big in both Milan and San Francisco. Not to steer this away from SFO, but I've always wondered if the fashion industry in Milan and entertainment industry in L.A. could support an AA LAX-MXP flig...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18940

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Never understood this Service, LA is huge market but has alot of competition and has 1 stop options to major African destinations via the EU. Little connectivity in LAX means this targeted mostly O&D to Africa from LA and the service flies over more capable connecting hubs along with making a t...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 11581

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

When new slots are available: AA: DFW-HND JL: ORD-HND Other than that who knows. I’m sure our friend will pedict his favorite airport is a lock! I think DL will propose they get all of them as they don’t have a Japan partner. No one cares what DL wants. Will not happen! DL is a well run machine, bu...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 14606

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

It was never dead dead, someone was going to buy it. Let's see.

Perhaps a list is needed (might have been done before) who could use such an aircraft, and on what routes...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13417

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Why do you suggest YYC - LHR when they don't fly to Lhr? What is the obsession with all routes must lead to Lhr? Do you not know they use Lgw, did you not do any research? Is that really necessary? Calm down. YES, actually it is necessary! People come on here and do not bother to research anything ...

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