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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

Interesting, what causes this at LGA and MDW?

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?
Replies: 22
Views: 2779

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

I think the real question is why other airlines do have them. The US is fairly unique in its size and high rate of domestic shipment which necessities an extensive domestic network that is best handled with dedicated cargo airlines like FedEx, UPS, DHL, Kalitta, Prime, etc. Europe even has few such ...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

I never had the fun of flying into Kai Tak, but I always wondered, for those who did, is DCA the closest thing to it? The approach seems to have a pretty similar right bank all the way down down to the threshold. The terrain is pretty different as well I would imagine, I guess the main difference wo...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8608

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

AHN and MCN have both had scheduled passenger service in the past, and CSG is on the fringe of 90 minutes (Google Map shows it at 1:26 from the airport, and 1:28 from Downtown). True, but that was in the past. And CSG's only flight is to ATL, which defeats the point of driving to an alternate. If y...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8608

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

USAirKid wrote:
BFI doesn't have commercial service, and its unlikely to gain commercial service, as its been looked at and the road capacity isn't really there.

SEA/PAE might be a reasonable comparison.


My bad, I indeed did mean PAE.

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8608

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

The only major hub airports missing from this list are ATL, MSP, and SLC. I see a common theme here. As previously mentioned, AHN, MCN and CSG all meet your criteria. Unless I'm missing something, AHN and MCN do not have scheduled commercial service and CSG is above 1.5 hrs. Allegiant would count b...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8608

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

Based on your criteria, MSP has RST (technically STC as well, but that's only G4), even though I've never heard of anyone driving there over MSP for a flight. Nice catch! I suspect because they are a bit on the far side. I think the farthest distance was between CLT and GSO/GSP, but I later saw som...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8608

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

For the purposes of this list, I consider anything 1h-1.5hr to be an alternative airport because I personally drive this on my commute to work. SEA/BFI SFO/OAK/SJC LAX/LGB/SNA/ONT PHX/AZA DEN/COS DFW/DAL
 IAH/HOU ORD/MDW/MKE DTW/FNT BOS/PVD JFK/EWR/LGA PHL/TTN IAD/DCA/BWI CLT/GSO/GSP TPA/PIE/SRQ MCO...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AirBlue ever fly to the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Will AirBlue ever fly to the US?

They had A340's so the precedent is there, but what are the odds of it actually happening? Do they even have intentions of Int'l expansion?

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Due to threats in Lahore that have apparently compromised the airport's security, the flight is being diverted to Islamabad. https://timesofislamabad.com/13-Jul-2018/etihad-airways-flight-carrying-nawaz-maryam-to-be-diverted-to-islamabad-sources?utm_source=push-notification&utm_medium=direct Thi...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

In case anyone is wondering why this flight is such a big deal, Nawaz Sharif has been a three-time prime minister who while polarizing due to corruption is extremely popular in the province of Punjab (by far largest province of the country in terms of population) due to making the country a nuclear ...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Flight is scheduled for an 8:00PM arrival, his brother and Chief Minister of Punjab Shebbaz Sharif has begun the rally and march towards the airport. Nawaz is supposedly being transported straight from the airport to jail but these protests show no signs of letting up. The entire country is tracking...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Will the airport be receiving other flights too or will this result in an airport closure as well? Don't know but according to my cousins in the city, unrest is pretty high not just in the city but in the whole country right now so probably no. The security situation is extremely tense right now. T...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Lahore airport has been surrounded by the army, the entire city is on lockdown, thousands have gathered in the streets waiting outside barriers of the airport.

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 443
Views: 43907

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I have not looked through 9 pages of this thread, but this is an amazing amount of speculation for what literally amounts to an empty promise to serve Mumbai from some unknown point at some unknown time. It is completely open ended, mainly because they have not actually developed any sort of real pl...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9389

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

I would not be surprised if they hit this target. Getting restricted bilaterals relaxed is probably a big part of this strategy and the strength of the network forms a kind of snowball effect that gives QR a lot of leverage and bargaining power as the network grows. Especially when talking to small ...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9389

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

I can immediately think of 10 in North America:

EWR
DTW
MCO

PHX
DEN
SAN

SEA
YYZ

YYC

YVR

It is a fact that QR is going to pick some of these, which ones nobody knows.

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

According to the media, the flight details have the pair flying back on EY18 and EY243 on LHR-AUH-LHE on Friday, July 13. Upon their arrival the airport will be closed and the pair will be arrested on arrival and sent to jail. https://timesofislamabad.com/08-Jul-2018/nawaz-sharif-maryam-nawaz-flight...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4269

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Chemist wrote:
Why stop here? Have a submarine train and then you can just rail into the water and cruise to the islands.


:rotfl:

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4269

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Hahahaha

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by neomax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s IFE situation
Replies: 21
Views: 5175

Re: Delta’s IFE situation

It gives me more options, I can work and watch the IFE. Working and watching TV at the same time? I’m glad you don’t work for me... You've never caught up on email while watching TV? It's pretty obvious what he meant. The office isn't in the plane, he was talking about simple busywork that everyone...

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by neomax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL
Replies: 34
Views: 7667

Re: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL

Damn those pics are foggy as hell!

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by neomax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6518

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think this surprises no one with DL entering the market, but I definitely do not think it is worth downgrading NRT and TPE to a 772. What they should've done instead is gone for frequency and split the existing frequency into two 787's and keep the 77W's on the TPAC routes. India is a big market ...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen Air banned from flying Islamabad-Dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Shaheen Air banned from flying Islamabad-Dubai

Extremely puzzling to say the least. Why target this route specifically? If they want to get attention, they should apply any action to the company as a whole, this is just strange. https://propakistani.pk/2018/07/10/shaheen-air-banned-from-operating-islamabad-dubai-flights-from-this-friday/?utm_sou...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 111
Views: 19004

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I mean lets not pretend anymore and talk about the pink elephant in the room... VS is now literally Delta International Connection And this is the real problem. For all intents and purposes of TATL flying, anything operated on VS metal across the Atlantic is basically interchangeable capacity for D...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6518

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think this surprises no one with DL entering the market, but I definitely do not think it is worth downgrading NRT and TPE to a 772. What they should've done instead is gone for frequency and split the existing frequency into two 787's and keep the 77W's on the TPAC routes. India is a big market b...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25289

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

JoeCanuck wrote:
I'm not even sure they had time, (or the altitude), to pull the gear up.


This sounds amazing.

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8906

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Worst thing that'll ever happen as far as changes to Maho Beach are concerned is they'll move the landing threshold forward a bit so aircraft make a slightly higher approach above the beach. Granted this will entail some performance issues, but as long as you're not running an A340 in there, it sho...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando (MCO) spotting
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Orlando (MCO) spotting

As an Orlando local, I personally have never encountered the harassment people speak of at MCO. There are many good spots to get great shots and honestly as long as you don't bother anyone, you should be fine.

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5207

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

Was Fokker pronounced Foker or Focker? I always pronounced it Foker. There's an old joke somewhere about a 747 pilot next in line to land after a Fokker, remarking to ATC "I've waited my entire life to say this- I've got the little Fokker in sight." So that probably gives you an idea. :st...

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by neomax
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8906

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Doubt the plane was ever in any real danger. But the intention should be punished because it is things like this that ruin it for the rest of us.

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by neomax
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25289

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Has EY actually said they plan to get rid of any of the existing fleet? The way people are talking about it on this thread, you would think they said it, but I can't find anything about plans to get rid of existing aircraft. I know they will very likely cancel orders but unless I'm mistaken, I haven...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 10741

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

In a move that surprises absolutely no one, QR does a FIFA special livery. No one could have seen this one coming.

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by neomax
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Re: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?

Lot of flights in the subcontinent especially with the ME3 are timed like this. Often times from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, etc. the 2AM flights are more full than the afternoon ones because the 2AM flight is better for onward connections.

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by neomax
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5638

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Haven't flown WN in a very long time, but I respect them for being the only real P2P carrier in a country as large as the US. Actual product and inflight experience aside, just the fact that you can throw two darts at a map of the US and the fact that WN probably flies between them amazes me. Low fa...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?

I have found the number of mega airports without crosswind runways to be almost surprisingly large. Most airport's runways are all oriented in the same direction with basically no flexibility in case the wind were to dictate otherwise. How does this not cause issues at airports like ATL and LAX?

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by neomax
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25289

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Honestly, the more they cut and shrink the network, the more its likely to fail. They don't have a realistic plan 1) The hub works on connecting passengers from various parts of the world. I get it some of the destinations may not be working for them, but if they are cutting places like Dhaka, whic...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 3758

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

''With Norwegian starting LGW-TPA I could see BA switch its LGW-TPA to LHR-TPA, perhaps a return of BA LHR-DTW.'' Isn't it amazing how every discussion quickly turns to what routes should move from Lgw to Lhr and how stupid it is they operate from Lgw in the first place. Have you ever travelled thr...

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by neomax
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 21648

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

If HA knew they would be acquired, why are they diving headfirst so aggressively into secondary markets with the A321?

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by neomax
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something is happening at the site of DFW Terminal F
Replies: 51
Views: 7341

Something is happening at the site of DFW Terminal F

Recently looked on Google Maps and you can clearly and visibly see repaving of the tarmac near the site of what would be Terminal F. How long before an official announcement? I have to assume that they're not repaving it just for fun, a new terminal would make a lot of sense. Clearing way is essenti...

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by neomax
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain 747 at MCO?
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: Bahrain 747 at MCO?

Indeed you did see a Bahrain 747. From what I heard, I was told on Jun 18 it would be here for 12 days.

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by neomax
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4915

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

The most exciting part about this isn't DY to LGW, it's knowing what it symbolizes for the future. TPA finally has a real shot at getting routes like CDG, FCO, and MAD that were once a pipe dream.

It's so exciting to see my home airport grow!

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by neomax
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 205
Views: 21969

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Wish him the best!

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by neomax
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2700

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

After New York, key events were: 16 Nov 2005: JFK #2 29 Oct 2006: HAM-JFK (#3) (29 Oct 2007: YYZ 3x weekly) 3 Dec 2007: IAH 3x weekly 1 Aug 2008: A380 service launch, to JFK 26 Oct 2008: LAX 3x weekly 15 Dec 2008: SFO 3x weekly 1 May 2009: SFO, LAX to daily ???: ending HAM-JFK New routes during thi...

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by neomax
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2700

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

Any idea what came after JFK? I know JFK was the first (as it is for many) but what came after?

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by neomax
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2700

In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

Does anyone know in what order Emirates launched its US routes and with what equipment?

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