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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84581

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

....It was supposed to increase capacity at hubs without using up more slots. .. Is there any analysis to support this? If 4(2 x Gates x 2 turnarounds x 180 pax each) narrowbodies can turnaround with the same amount of gate space and time of one A380 (1x525 pax) turn, 4 narrowbodies give more acces...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9135

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

- Korean/Update/Now includes seasons Seoul: Bangkok 744 Auckland 748 (Summer 748, Winter 77W) Hong Kong 748 Frankfurt 748 Honolulu 748 Rome 748 (Summer 748, Winter 77W) Kuala Lumpur 748 SYD usually get 748 during the ramp up of the high season before getting A388. NRT and KIX get the 748 not sure i...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13774

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Armchair CEO me says there's a good chance KE and AF get some. KE because they'll replace their 77Ws and also because they seem to buy everything in the air (except A330 and A350, up until now). Not sure what you mean with the A330...they've had them for nearly 20 years...this March is 20th anniver...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13774

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Iberia seems to be playing cheap with their high density A350-900, hopefully they'll still get A350-1000s or even (dare I say) A380s. I don't see how SAA is going to acquire anything anytime soon. Armchair CEO me says there's a good chance KE and AF get some. KE because they'll replace their 77Ws an...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 36572

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

RichardWelling wrote:
scotron11 wrote:
Interesting to note that CX has stated their intentions of where their A350-1000s will be flying but not a peep out of QR.


My guess it will be LHR or FRA/MUC like when the A359 was released.


Or CDG

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16266

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Kashmon wrote:
HJM wrote:
AC may be the "king of density" with some B777-300 with total 450 seats (28/24/398). This one often found on flights to HKG and PEK.


CX regional 777-300 will compete for that title!


AF laughs with its 468 seater 777-300

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3884

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

KE flies a few 747F (-400 and -8) and 777F to ANC

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 167757

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Has there been any rumors recently of KE or CI looking to start service between ICN-BOS-ICN or TPE-BOS-TPE? With CI getting A350'S and KE 787'S perhaps we will see one of them in BOS in the not to distant future. Hopefully the KE/DL JV will be a sufficient nudge for KE to start it, I can't see it f...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened at ICN Dec 23 morning? - massive delays
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: What happened at ICN Dec 23 morning? - massive delays

KE644 is now showing a local departure time of 15:15 TOMORROW so I think 03:00 was wishful thinking indeed! hope you get where you need to go sooner rather than later. As you said, flight was cancelled. Had a connecting flight to Paris that went up in flames with it so got rescheduled to the AF fli...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened at ICN Dec 23 morning? - massive delays
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: What happened at ICN Dec 23 morning? - massive delays

At SIN at the moment, waiting for KE644, weather problems in ICN, arriving plane (KE643) hasn't been able to take off yet. Being optimistic they predict a 3am departure (instead of 10:30pm).

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10266

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

My goodness thats a pretty plane...I’m hoping for a top up order. Is there a strong regional market in Korea for an aircraft the size of the CS100? Maybe strong enough to open up new domestic routes even. I remember KPO used to have quiet some love with flights to CJU (suspended when the airport cl...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 242279

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Will KE swap out 737-800 for these on domestic runs ? Or are the CS300s for China ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of First Class vs. new premium perks
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Demise of First Class vs. new premium perks

AF has claimed F won't go anywhere because they have important contracts on them. But downsizing has been quiet visible. On the other hand airlines like KE seem to not care and have F on their whole fleet ? Wonder what load factors are there... having done a few CDG-ICN flights I can say I've never ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10694

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

52J seats is a lot. Compare that to DL's 350 which has 32 and the soon to be refreshed 777 which will have only 28. I can see AA going down the same path and shrinking the J cabin. It will mean less upgrades for elites and non-revs but more profits and isnt that really the name of the game? Heck, I...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7037

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

CDG is a very good example of this, the outer runways are shorter and are used for landings.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 4000

Re: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?

You mean the exact 787-9s that are/will be flying around in AF colors to ?

BOS
YYZ
TPE
BKO
ABJ
CAI
KIX
YUL
JFK
BOG
PTY
GRU
NBO
CAN

If so I think they're doing just fine

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7169

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

Any chance they'll rotate DTW-PVG-LAX-SYD-LAX-PVG-DTW ?
Would mean the birds would be flying alot without maintenance but is it doable ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 112
Views: 15610

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

BA A318s were modified to allow them to land at LCY I believe.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11599

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

I was expecting suite walls to be alot higher, someone tall enough could just peek into the "suites".

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 16697

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

I think this may spell the end of the 789 order though. A333, A350, A380 gives MH a complete solution. So I'd say those 789 will be converted back to new generation 737. Agreed, a simplified A330/350/380 longhaul fleet and 737s for short haul would be much better for an airline the size of MH. Espe...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will YYC ever see pax 747 service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Will YYC ever see pax 747 service?

IPFreely wrote:
How have you determined the demand is there?

As far as current airlines, KLM is the only airline serving Calgary that has 747's in their fleet. And they'll be gone in two years. There is virtually no chance of regular 747 service to Calgary.


Forgot BA

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 16697

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

Can't say I'm surprised, they've been suggesting A380 loads are healthy for the past year or two. Heres hoping that A350s will help open up AMS or CDG again.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505164

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Do QRs A35K come with Q suites preinstalled ? Or will they also have to go through retrofitting ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

DKTraveller wrote:
How about AREX / KTX connections from T2 ?
Hopefully available from opening date to Seoul Station and KTX network.


Terminus moved from T1 transport center to T2 transport center. Buses will also be based in T2 transport center before making a stop at arrivals in T1.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Will these mean that more flights will move from GMP to ICN? Or is the long term plan to keep GMP open as a short haul type airport? I’ve not seen any official plan but I suspect not. Gimpo is far more convenient that Incheon for those living in Seoul, and thus it will continue to be the capital’s ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Am I crazy for thinking Terminal 2 doesn't look big enough for all of Korean Air's operations? Don't get me wrong, this is a huge improvement and I'm thrilled whenever see airports expanding (especially since we in North America seem to have lost the art and have adopted Europe's lipstick-on-a-pig ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Not exactly breaking news but : Incheon airport T2 set to open the 18th of Jan 2018. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/Recommended/business/99 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171129000910 Interesting to note that KE will finally have priority queues for immigration and security, on top of hav...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 18257

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

Will any be going to "Air Italy" or all to QR ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 26127

Re: First glimpses of Emirates new First class

Flighty wrote:
Will they retrofit all 77W with this? How about A380?


Since Emirates works with a 12 year lease business model, they never retrofit their old planes. Instead new deliveries just incorporate the upgrades.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update
Replies: 51
Views: 12333

Re: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update

NRT used to have it (I think it was the first Asian destination to have it) but AF dropped it when it got a second HND slot (NRT swapped to 777)

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 35549

Re: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights

A small update on this: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew expects to get approval from Khazanah Nasional Bhd to launch the new airline catering to haj pilgrims by year-end. The carrier said it has received overwhelming response from haj pilgrims and that does not have enough seats to accommodate p...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2403

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

RL777 wrote:
I think LAX has reached its prime for A380 operations, QR & EY seem quite unlikely to send their premium heavy configurations and the remaining A380 operators aren't likely either.


ANA might end up doing so... but other than that unless new operators pop up its unlikely.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2642
Views: 244556

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Seems like Boeing is doing away with autodimming windows :wave:

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14198

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

This was said 17 years ago by every major airline hornblower. Yet America west/continental/us air/northwest were supposed to still be relevant, where are those airlines now? America West acquired Usairways, then acquired American Airlines. The current America West is called American Airlines. Conti...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 39
Views: 8051

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Concorde was much less safe than current airliners, people just didn't know it. On top of the crash it had many lucky breaks. It could never be certified today. Most airliners of that time could never be certified today either... Most of the planes that are still around benefit from grandfathering ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9068

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

OA940 wrote:
They won't even paint them. They'll be just like at the factory with a sticker.


A la ex-American ? Or litelly slap bam just a plane sized sticker covering the whole plane ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas' ex European Network
Replies: 25
Views: 5444

Qantas' ex European Network

With all the talk around QF1/2 moving back to Singapore I was left wondering how big their network was under their JV with BA. Does anyone remember their european destinations ? Where did they flew from in Asia (I think they flew from BKK, SIN and HKG to LHR but I don't know how they flew to CDG or ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 19811

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

What a sight for sore eyes !
Will be nice to see QF A380s return to SIN after so many years, will make the lounge look less empty.
About that...

Return of the First class lounge in SIN ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 39952

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

I wonder if this means QF will expand codeshare with BA to secondary cities in Europe for 1 stop options to Australia (Would BA even be willing to do so ?)

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas announces A380 refurbishment program, starting in Q2 2019

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... 380-fleet/


Interesting Qantas decided to keep 14 seats in first class AND keep it on the lower deck.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 1948

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

LIL and BES only have flights to FDF seasonally with JN

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 76
Views: 7098

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Back to EDI, through which I regularly commute, I'm afraid I'm with the cynics who say that this is just an opportunity to add more retail space. The worst aspect is being forced to meander through the duty free shop between security and the gates - I have brushed into quite a few people in there, ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian 747-400s - where and for how long?
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: Asian 747-400s - where and for how long?

KE does quiet a few ICN - NRT with the 744 seasonally. This summer KE and OZ went crazy, we got scheduled 744 flights to LHR and FRA, pretty sur that won't ever happen again now they have less and less frames (OZ also subbed some US bound A380 flights with 744). I believe OZ doesn't fly the 747 to H...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5379

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

Both SQ and CX are not doing well, this shows how cruel is the industry. I think it also shows how vulnerable an airline is when it doesn't have a "protected" domestic market to fall back upon and other airlines start doing what they are. Between low costs and rising neighboring airlines ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 61459

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I believe some 777-300er and A330-300 have been retrofitted with new first/business cabins (that plus the newly delivered 787s). Unfortunately A380 retrofits seem a long way away...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era
Replies: 34
Views: 5727

Re: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era

In the hypothecial case of a unified Korea (lets just ignore any damage that a conflict could cause) My guess is FNJ will likely get flights from GMP. RGO, DSO, YJS and WOS might eventually get some but as you said infrastructure is almost non existant outstide of the current capital. I do think air...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 16609

Re: Delta A350 interiors

maortega15 wrote:
Some hints of red in Economy would've been nice. Just some very minuscule patches would've made a difference.


Agreed, even if it was just a widget or two, or a few stripes or something

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56687

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/


I'm guessing this is where they are getting the frame for ATL - PVG from
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tlecam wrote:
According to this, ATL- ICN flips to a 350 in S18 as well.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/


I'm guessing this is where they are getting the frame for ATL - PVG from

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