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by aemoreira1981
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

That's what happens when you only have so many former TWA-type planes on which to do Delta One. But why not take 8-10 A321s and configure them in a similar manner? Such a plane would probably have roughly the same configuration in seats, using a configuration close to B6's in Y but with a 31"-3...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 78
Views: 8110

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Next time try to purchase a ticket from FRA to MEX via MIA without a US visa, or a ticket from FRA to TLV while holding a Kuwaiti passport. Happy Travels DLP The former is definitely possible if visa waiver applies. However, why do so when one can fly nonstop to Mexico City, which is basically the ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 108
Views: 15339

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Dunno about the others, but I think Avianca will go CSeries. They have 15 319s, 10 318s and 12 E190s. And they have a deal for 20 319NEOs. This is an opportunity for Airbus. Offer them 20 CS100 and 20 CS300 (converted from 20 319NEO). Avianca gains by getting much more optimized aircraft, no change...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 78
Views: 8110

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Actually, the passenger had either an Israeli stamp on his passport, or was an Israeli passport holder. Israel has no bilateral relations with any country in the Levant or Gulf other than Jordan. The case in the USA involved an Israeli citizen who wanted to fly what was then a fifth freedom service...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 78
Views: 8110

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Why is it relevant that this passenger was Jewish? I assume there would have been no issue had the passenger held a German passport. Actually, the passenger had either an Israeli stamp on his passport, or was an Israeli passport holder. Israel has no bilateral relations with any country in the Leva...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 78
Views: 8110

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

The USA case was different as that person just wanted to fly JFK-LHR. Today, all LHR service from KWI is terminator service. The German case required someone inadmissible into Kuwait to enter. How could Switzerland have found any differently from Germany?

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 25712

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I wonder if NK would be interested in buying SY just for MSP slots and then close Sun Country...expanding at LAS, which is a major base for WN and also the HQ of G4, should also be considered. Given the huge order placed by Indigo Partners (and that Indigo has stakes in both NK and F9), that could b...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunrise Airways annouces Haiti-Curacao
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Sunrise Airways annouces Haiti-Curacao

What possible traffic would there be between PAP and CUR to fill so many seats?? Certainly not tourism, as Haiti is not a tourist destination yet. Nor relief workers, and, as far as I know no significant business connections between the two, and few if any Haitian ex-pats live in CUR. I am in and o...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 89
Views: 16951

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Perhaps Air India can take it back, they surely can use with it now, since routes to the US are finally working. But then Oil is rising again, these birds are guzzlers. These are still twin-jets, and nothing else has the range to reach the USA other than JFK or IAD nonstop without major restriction...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Web Site Inoperative
Replies: 40
Views: 4459

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

In a weird turn of events, Havana Air reverted the titles on one of the former Eastern 737s back to the Eastern title and logo. If the company really is dead, why would Swift go through the hassle of replacing the titles back to EAL? Weird for sure, but something to keep an eye on in the coming wee...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32135

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Makes sense for EK. This plane is the perfect MTOW for them for regional flying. That said, I would hope for a top-off order for 20 or so B789s...do they need the range of the B77L on a route where the A388 or B77W is too much plane? This also signals that EK is maturing itself into right-sizing its...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 16463

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

Well its seems Willie Walsh finally found his used A380's for the "right price". But where oh where will BA fly these birds ? JFK, at some BA is going to have to send it to its largest destination, Terminal 7 can be modified. Miami year round ? Dulles again? Tokyo HND if the let them in? ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15577

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

this sounds completely crazy. Maybe they intend to lease some? I suspect that many will end up under a sale-leaseback scheme, although Spirit Airlines has been transitioning to long-term ownership of aircraft. I also suspect that the majority will be for Wizz Air, although Indigo's Wizz stake is fo...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17145

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

the good thing about the US3 now all going to Iceland is the ability of almost all small/mid size cities finally getting connectivity. With Icelandair ,unless you had AS or B6 connections, you were basically cutoff from one-stop ticketing/pricing to KEF Could JetBlue fly from JFK or BOS to KEF in t...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100056

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

ANA took some of the last passenger versions off the line if I remember correctly. Could they be United's best chance for used versions? Azerbaijan Airlines has some late model examples as well, but like Hawaiian’s (the ones originally leased from AWAS and ILFC), they are 8 door examples. The last ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43630

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

If Norwegian (Arctic Aviation Assets) is the buyer, would this be as an aircraft lessor rather than operator, following their A320neo order as a lessor, although as an operator, such could work in Argentina? Nordic Aviation Capital is another possibility:

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6251

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

TK773ER wrote:
I think for TK best option is to fly here into MEL no curfew


Would still need an intermediate stop either via BKK or SIN (both Star Alliance hubs). The direct distance is 7906 nmi.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 3455

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

Very unlikely. They operated 732's and 722's in the beginning. However, circa 1980, the choice was between the MD-81/2 and the B733. The B733 had high-bypass engines while the MD-80 series had low-bypass engines. I have to wonder if that is what caused WN to go with the B733, while the MD-80 series...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 3455

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

Given that they tried 727's at one point but found them too big, I think they wouldn't have gone to the A320 either, if it weren't the 737-200 probably would have been a DC9-30 40 or 50. Oddly enough wonder what that might have meant for the MD 80 and 90. I think the more interesting question is wh...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?
Replies: 36
Views: 7733

Re: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?

None of the HA B763s are owned anymore, except for the ex-DL one. Three are owned by and registered to Boeing, 1 was leased directly from AerCap, and the other 3 were leased from AWAS, then bought by HA and then sold and leased back again this year preparing for fleet exit. I would expect that maybe...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comfort + / Premium Economy U.S.?
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: Comfort + / Premium Economy U.S.?

Does DL have any plans to retrofit the A330s or B767-400ERs with a W product, perhaps to better compete on routes like JFK or ATL to LAX or JFK to SFO? Each generally uses internationally-configured long-haul aircraft, be it a 757 with Delta One, a Boeing 767-300ER/400ER, or an Airbus A330-300. (I h...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2802

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

At least the Air Berlin creditor worked on transferring slots and leases on aircraft to LH and U2 before finally ceasing operations. All of the aircraft of ZB have been reclaimed by the leasing companies (except for two A320s, which were re-claimed by SmartLynx and Air Malta, their sub-lessors). Bas...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6251

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

I think the reasonable schedule will be as follows. IST - SYD 19:15-21:15 SYD - IST 22:30-08:30 By this way, almost all euro outposts can be collected and distributed. Obviously 75min turn around time needs to be achieved and any delay may cause curfew conflicts. Perhaps IST departures may have som...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3553

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

My main wish for JFK is that its runway layout and airspace could be redesigned so that the airport could handle far more traffic than it does. It can barely handle more movements per hour than LGA, even though its site is bigger than ATL in terms of land area. It's not so much the layout than the ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 3847

Re: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?

Unless load factors exceed 90 percent, I honestly don't see a need to add a fifth weekly frequency yet. Does LATAM ever plan on flying to Heathrow nonstop from SCL on its own metal? (The group operates to Heathrow on a B77W from GRU.)

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2802

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

Had Monarch transferred these slots BEFORE going belly-up, it could have had a claim. But once they cease flying, the claim to the slots is gone. What I would want to know though is: if an airline leases a slot from another carrier that later goes belly-up, does the leasing airline lose the rights i...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year
Replies: 16
Views: 3193

Re: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year

How much of this has to do with the grounding of much their narrow body fleet because of airspace restrictions? The wet leases with RAM and BA alleviate it somewhat.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM intends to fly to TLV late 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2204

Re: LATAM intends to fly to TLV late 2018

The Brazilian press is reporting that LATAM announced its intentions in serving Tel Aviv late 2018. The flight would begin with 3 weekly flights from Santiago to Israel with a stop at São Paulo. Link to the article (in Portuguese): http://www.mercadoeeventos.com.br/noticias/aviacao/latam-pretende-v...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 19358

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

That could be downgraded to an A21N and be done twice weekly as a triangular...........The A321LR isn't a plane I see as having a fit in HA because I would presume that HA would want to carry belly cargo. Sorry, but I don't know what aircraft the A21N is. I thought it might be the A321Neo, but you ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5473

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

The real glaring question should be why no EWR to ICN on UA, given that seasonally, OZ flies an A388 to JFK as O&D (it downgrades to a B772 in the winter). Both are Star Alliance hubs, although that would compete against the DL/KE joint venture which is double daily from JFK. (From EWR, UA serve...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 159
Views: 17557

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Why does JL serve Helsinki? Just curious... I didn't know that there were strong VFR or business ties between JP and Finland... Or is it a JV metal neutral thing with AY using a better (smaller ) aircraft ? I guess it's possibly because Its one of the shorter flights to Europe from TYO and they can...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 8559

Re: Could anything save the 747?

As a passenger aircraft, no, not with the evolving of travel to smaller, more capable wide-bodies. The B77W, B789, and soon the 280t A359 and 308t A35K are/will be more capable aircraft that can complete the same missions and then some. The B748F and B744F, or B744BCF/BDSF, however, will remain valu...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 19358

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

HNL-WLS ? Note a chance. Orherwise, why not some triangular routes ? HNL-NAN-SUV-HNL. Same story with PPG and APW. Hmmm...never thought of that before. With smaller aircraft, frequencies can be increased. For instance, to Tahiti, HA currently flies an A332. That could be downgraded to an A21N and b...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 19358

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Within the Western Hemisphere (east of the International Date Line), I have to wonder if HA could really make itself a true connecting airline, given that the A321neo opens up a lot of routes that were previously restricted. Almost anywhere in the South Pacific east of the International Date Line is...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9850

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Nothing ideal not already taken by someone else. They would have to buy or be bought by JetBlue.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 159
Views: 17557

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Back to GRU please. Someone also need to bring rates SAmerica to Japan/Asia down asap! I highly doubt it. It has been 7 years that JAL has stopped flying to GRU via JFK. In the meantime we now have EK, QR, ET, TK and had KE, EY and SQ to Asia. In my experience the ME3 + ET are the ones taking the t...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO

JannEejit wrote:
Delta are providing back up with 767's on certain flights are they not ?


Yes with 763s to compensate.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS segment on the 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: CBS segment on the 747

The B77W was really the beginning of the end for the passenger 747. Similar passenger capacity but greater belly cargo capability. Then the Dreamliner was the final death knell as that is nearly 100t lighter.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3120

Re: Slot congested airports

AWACSooner wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
The USA has three slot-restricted airports:

JFK (maximum 83 movements per hour)
LGA (maximum 71 movements per hour)
DCA (maximum 62 movements per hour)

EWR was slot restricted until last year.

You missed LGB and SNA

Should have clarified to by the FAA.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3120

Re: Slot congested airports

The USA has three slot-restricted airports:

JFK (maximum 83 movements per hour)
LGA (maximum 71 movements per hour)
DCA (maximum 62 movements per hour)

EWR was slot restricted until last year.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 159
Views: 17557

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

The biggest gap in their North American network is YYZ. If feed can be gotten from WestJet, YYZ would work. I would pin my bet on YYZ if not MIA.

As for AUS, I wouldn't rule them out with a B788 with 161 seats.

I rule out anything Hawaii for now because they'll put them on HA.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6456

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

Emirates has a fleet of more than 100 A380. I think that fact just ends the discussion. Then among average Europeans and Asians who don't know much about aviation the brand will never reach same status as Emirates and Dubai. The idea is that TK can serve a lot more destinations with the right size ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 P2F program has launch customer
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: 777 P2F program has launch customer

When the 777X launches, I could see the B77W being a perfect candidate for a freighter conversion. It wouldn't have the range of the purpose-built B777F, but it wouldn't be much shorter and basically it would put the 747F out of business for anyone not needing a front loader. I only see the B77W as ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15450

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

Thanks for the correction, with the 5th service via BKK. I never would’ve expected EY to be the weaker one of the ME3 but they clearly are the weakest link. QR have their own challenges with airspace bans which clearly haven’t had a dramatic effect as expected. EK413 It will actually be 3 x daily n...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15549

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

PHBVF wrote:
Though they definitely make use of the KL network, I would also say some of their recent additions are also P2P: AMS-CMB/MRU/SJO


And CTU as well instead of funneling passengers through either CAN or PVG (each a SkyTeam hub).

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 55
Views: 8824

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Sounds like an operation for a 195-seat JL B789. With such a light cabin, those B789s can easily do 7800 nmi without restriction. Even their B77Ws could do this as they are again very roomy (only 244 seats with a high J and W configuration).

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15450

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

I have talked about 3-4-3 with a 33” pitch...matching the Dreamliner seat. The long-haul ops do very well for AI but lack of planes limits them. Another possibility might be to buy or lease Pakistan’s two B77Ls (since their YYZ route can be shifted to a B77W) for added lift. Other routes can be don...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15450

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

EY really just is the odd man out of the three in the US market. QR has the AA codeshare and a big fleet of 787's that can make marginal destinations work. EK has the B6 codeshare and a larger network where they can offer more destinations over Dubai and DXB simply has more O&D than the other t...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43630

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I suspect SAS. They have some old 736s and 737s...and some may upgauge CR9 routes.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15450

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

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

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