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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

I flew the domestic 789 last year HND-ISG, which is probably the longest flight it flies at around 3 hours. It was surprisingly comfortable for having 395 seats, about 95% of which were full. Good service can go a very long way in making the difference between a pleasant flight and a stressful one....

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

This is off-topic from the original post, but I figured it's related enough -- I had no idea some of ANA's international fleet was so sparsely seated. Where are their markets for a 212 seat 77W?! Wow, it's the lightest configuration I have ever seen in a B77W, for sure they must have huge yields of...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 159
Views: 10441

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

There are no routes between BLR and anywhere in the US. I wonder if that will ever change. I remember CO was planning to start this way back when. Still think it could work from EWR (though it would be heavy VFR in back, there is likely enough business to fill J), or SFO with tech on each end. They...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

Just looked at the B789 domestic---how thin would the seat pitch need to be to do a Y420 configuration? (Those are W18Y377, 25 below the exit limit.) Does premium revenue matter on the B789 or B773 domestic given that these routes are short, dense routes?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 39
Views: 6078

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

They were planning on starting regular service to SCL. I would love to see Eastern back into Santiago after so many years. At least as a brand. Well, Dynamic has been running a charter series from Port Au Prince to Santiago for several months. This maybe what you recall; the current plan doesn't ca...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Thanks for feedback. As i'm European, this is very helpful and interesting for me. Another candid question, what about ISP / Mc Arthur Airport? It's closer to Manhattan. There's couple of jetbridges. Why airlines sur as Aer Lingus / Norwzgian etc prefers Stewart compared to Long Island? Also, is th...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 31
Views: 4395

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Short answer: leisure. To connect MCO to LHR, one is likely needing to move an existing LHR flight to LGW.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 35
Views: 4802

Re: McDonnell 220

Could be totally wrong....but I recall this being the Corporate Jet for some long gone Airline & it's Exec's pre deregulation. Eastern, Pan Am, or Continental...maybe even Braniff (Looks like a Harding Lawrence kinda "thing")....again, I could be very wrong. McDonnell attempted to mar...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6185

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

Is the RR engine killing resale value on these frames? Only Swift Air seems to be operating ex-BA 763s (all of which also operated for QF).

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 30
Views: 5954

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

Does anyone have any idea around global wetlease in place to support the 787 engine issues? LA- have WAMOS NZ- HiFly VS - AB (which they later bought) NH - ? About others? Good for the wetlease market Virgin Atlantic bought ex-Air Berlin A332? I thought they were short-term leases with their respec...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 64
Views: 15514

Re: 787 Scrapping

Shades of Embraer scrapping its testbed E190 instead of preserving it. At least the first three testbeds found homes. This had to be done though as I honestly am not aware before of how one can make money off of scrapping a composite vehicle.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 7133

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

I see the A339 winning out, and possibly with more than just 4 (OD-MEE can be kept purely as a VIP plane). It seems as though 6 would be useful, and then A21Ns to replace the four San Marino-registered non-wingleted A320s. The additional plane could be used to launch YUL at 3x weekly (I'd be surpris...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Ok. Candid question as I'm not from the US. Why then Norwegian didn't flew the 737s to Westchester Airport instead of Steward, as Westchester seems to be closer to NYC than Stewart? 1. Terrible transit access (the public transit route there has very limited hours to the point where nearby SUNY Purc...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Ok. Candid question as I'm not from the US. Why then Norwegian didn't flew the 737s to Westchester Airport instead of Steward, as Westchester seems to be closer to NYC than Stewart? 1. Terrible transit access (the public transit route there has very limited hours to the point where nearby SUNY Purc...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 53
Views: 6755

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

What about waiting for the 251t A339? This would likely require a J-W-Y+-Y layout to work.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Ok. Candid question as I'm not from the US. Why then Norwegian didn't flew the 737s to Westchester Airport instead of Steward, as Westchester seems to be closer to NYC than Stewart? 1. Terrible transit access (the public transit route there has very limited hours to the point where nearby SUNY Purc...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8910

Re: DL in China

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cokepopper wrote:
glaring that JFK is missing.

DL codeshares with both MU and CZ from there with 21 weekly flights combined..not sure about MF. As for the topic...I’m surprised DL doesn’t serve CAN.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 7133

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

Unless they’re planning to fly regularly to New York or China, I see this as an A339 order. What is the MTOW on their A332s? (Last year, the newest one flew out to JFK from BEY for UN Week.)

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 658
Views: 102384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I’m not sure that WN could have handled this any better from how their crew got the plane to 10000 feet and then to the ground within 20 minutes, Gary Kelly’s public statement, and on social media (their logo now representing a broken heart). RIP to the family of the woman who died. I agree, but I'...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 658
Views: 102384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I’m not sure that WN could have handled this any better from how their crew got the plane to 10000 feet and then to the ground within 20 minutes, Gary Kelly’s public statement, and on social media (their logo now representing a broken heart). RIP to the family of the woman who died.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 17
Views: 3266

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Beat Level to the punch! Congrats to AM for returning to BCN. Another nice wide body to admire there. I wonder what’s next on the docket for European expansion for them. All of it so far appears to be to Spain or within the large TATL JV. I’d look to Asia-Pacific...might making one of the Asia dest...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 17
Views: 3266

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Beat Level to the punch! Congrats to AM for returning to BCN. Another nice wide body to admire there. I wonder what’s next on the docket for European expansion for them. All of it so far appears to be to Spain or within the large TATL JV. I’d look to Asia-Pacific...might making one of the Asia dest...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 658
Views: 102384

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

It looks as though this happened at 32,000 feet. It’s a minor miracle that only that window failed.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 39
Views: 6078

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

The next step should be to merge the operations onto one AOC. Those 763s could be useful for NFL team charters.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20876

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I said it once, I'll say it again: no room in the current schedule with the available fleet. as others have said, Then you charter a plane. Pretty simple. Couldn’t they just have arranged with other carriers to get people home? There were no seats on AS through SEA, or AA through DFW, for example? ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on an A340-500 today
Replies: 18
Views: 2576

Re: Flying on an A340-500 today

It'll be interesting to see what happens to the ex Turkish VIP example. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66190-turkish-airlines-disposes-of-vip-a340-500 Turkish Airlines was the prior owner. Now it’s the government outright, but Turkish Airlines, likely using pilots from the A330/A340 pool, ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 3976

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

The Global 8000 is planned to be a shrink of the 7000 with 7900 nmi of range. However, with the ability to easily do a mission like JFK-HKG nonstop (or more likely, TEB-HKG nonstop), what need is there for a shrink? I would say that it's time to abandon the 8000, and I see this as a VIP aircraft of ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20876

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Why not charter lift to bring the passengers home? This is where those Swift (Eastern) 767s could be useful.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10724

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Someone who works for VS posted on another thread a year or more ago that their relatively new 233K A333ceos costs less to operate when including capital costs than their 787-9s. Except for a few routes, like LHR-HKG, they could run the A333 rather than the 789 and be ahead cost wise . When the 788...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Laudamotion might be Ryanair’s way to get into Austria and Eastern Europe. Even if it ultimately becomes Ryanair, I see that AOC being maintained.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 3962

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

I actually see flying on a chartered aircraft as more likely.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7787

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Definitely not Emirates, as they're far better managed than Etihad. Emirates was borne out of need (reduction in services to Dubai by Gulf Air), not vanity, and members of its original management team are still running the show. It carved out a niche as a major connecting carrier. If anyone might be...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8649

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

Basically to serve London, although I would have to imagine that New Zealanders bound for London would usually get routed onto CX at HKG to get to LHR to avoid the visa fee (even though New Zealand is a visa waiver country). For a long time, the route was AKL-LAX-LHR-HKG-AKL as a round-the-world fli...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters

I could also see this for use with Samsung's Chinese divisions as well. This should also make Boeing accelerate its B789 freighter, as that could change the game between Asia and Europe/North America...although Boeing might not want to cannibalize its B777F freighter in the process as a B789 freight...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: BA Goes Basic

The unbundling of fares...why pay for what you don't need? That said, this is pretty good. The belly could be better served with belly cargo.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New longest 77W flight soon - Philippine Airlines MNL-JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 5545

Re: New longest 77W flight soon - Philippine Airlines MNL-JFK

If there are delays, that 15 hours will be a bit uncomfortable in Y. Yes the seat pitch is 33 inches, but it's 3-4-3 in Y with a 17-inch wide seat.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal Airlines selling 757 Combi
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Nepal Airlines selling 757 Combi

I suspect a salvage dealer will end up with the frame.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 35
Views: 8029

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

At least the two A330-300s that AV acquired from GE's lenders were sold to German Operating Aircraft Leasing and leased back by AV.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on an A340-500 today
Replies: 18
Views: 2576

Re: Flying on an A340-500 today

The three remaining passenger A345s are all configured the same way...J36-bar-Y201. The problem for this model is that it’s heavier than a 747.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 112
Views: 13545

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

[threeid][/threeid] Noting the arrival of Level on EWR-ORY, are there not compensating reductions on flights by Openskies (EC)? The original idea was to transfer all Openskies routes and staff to Level (both being IAG airlines) and use shiny new A330s instead of the by now elderly EC 757s and 767. T...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Latin America Air Links Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2182

Re: China-Latin America Air Links Thread

PVG-MEX (the only nonstop service available now, colored in orange, operated by Aeroméxico for almost a decade, initially with a stop in TIJ) AM99 from PVG to MEX is a nonstop flight, but the MEX to PVG leg (AM98) still operates with a stop in TIJ. Likely because of hot and high MEX. But if upgrade...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5436

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Royal Air Maroc...oneworld. Fills a major gap in Africa as they’re a well run airline with only one major gap...South Africa. They also can count on feed at JFK and GRU.

The other obvious one for SkyTeam other than WestJet (in the US, Delta handles them at many of their stations) is Jet Airways.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 112
Views: 13545

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

No one mentioned nonstop Manila-JFK? That ought to be a long route, one I’m suprised PR loaded before announcing. Also, I thought that LA had said São Paulo-Las Vegas would be 3w? Perhaps a change in plans? MNL to JFK is blocked at 15.5 hours and may be the longest B77W Route. I expect that to ulti...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN gears up to rival HKG as world's top 10 hub airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 3403

Re: CAN gears up to rival HKG as world's top 10 hub airport?

Also don’t forget the major FedEx hub at CAN. That’s their hub for Asia-Pacific.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6524

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

My local airport is JFK, and so the real unusual moves are whenever an Ilyushin or Antonov arrive here or an A340 from Iran. Last year it was an ex-Virgin Atlantic A340 owned now by Iran Aseman (msn 2) the precious two it was a state-owned, Meraj-operated ex-Air Canada A340 (msn 257, which was actua...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

The real miracle is how Richard Anderson managed to de-unionize all of the former non-pilot Northwest employees. Anderson needed Northwest's Asia network (before there was even a thought of a JV with Korean Air) but the Delta culture needed to prevail.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6020

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

Given that there are airport shuttles from Philly to JFK (and EWR), I doubt that this is coming back ever. Air France on its own metal has almost 1800 seats daily from JFK. on two A380 frequencies (counting the daily to Orly). JFK is about 2.5 hours away.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4518

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

That's a registration if I've ever seen one. It should have a cow on the fuselage.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?
Replies: 15
Views: 2818

Re: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?

If Delta is deferring to wait for a 251t A339, I see both TPAC and TATL, as that will have 77E range. Even SEA-HKG is doable with an A339 at 251t. What about the cargo? I suspect that HKG has great cargo incentive. The plane isn't only the pax, it is the belly too. The advertised range will be 7200...

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