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by UPlog
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1523

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

Mesa has been doing real well recent years. Besides earning profits, they also have consistently been on top of the pack among their regional peers in DOT OT numbers. I even recall United awarded them some status like "regional partner of the year" for their strong performance. I wonder wh...

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

To me it just seems like SkyTeam is the most boring of the alliances. Their lack of ambition to grow members also seems underwhelming.

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by UPlog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1697

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

Few years ago I saw a presentation that basically explained for proper cost recover inflight WiFi charges would have to more than triple. Of course, doing that you kill off demand. Entire business model for such products is questionable as we've seen from previous failures and Gogo limping along for...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5508

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Thanks LAXIntl for the thread.

I recently saw a LAWA blurb that in 2017 the SoCal basin accounted for 40% of US mainland Transpac enplanements. Suppose it makes sense with LAX having 5 of top 10 routes in your list.

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Now with SQ having announced its own 10x weekly LAX nonstop, and increase of SFO nonstop service to 10X weekly as well, I think we know why UA decided to drop LAX and double up at SFO to protect its hub. Unfortunately, I give SQ the far better chance on the routes with their product and beyond conne...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 74
Views: 13016

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Going to be a quite spectacular place (existing PEK is that already).

I hope for everyone's sake that China liberalizes its airspace use. The most modern concrete airports are not much help when airway capacity is often so constricted.

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 762

Re: Turkish democrasy

sorry. duplicate..

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 762

Re: Turkish democrasy

Oh an for all those that wonder why the West is friends and does business with Turkey, I ask then why we are friends with nations like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Vietnam, China, South Africa, etc. Certainly, if we are going to follow some moralistic high road against Turkey, we should have long ag...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 762

Re: Turkish democrasy

sorry duplicate. having problems with quoting.

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 762

Re: Turkish democrasy

Erdogan is the closest thing to hitler we have seen since hitler. Maybe more a Stalin tbh, more internal jailing/violence. :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead: I don't think the majority should be allowed to vote for demolishing democracy. This is what is happening in Turkey. This has nothing to do ...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 50
Views: 10056

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

Woo-hoo. Hope I manage to snag a flight or two on these LAX nonstops positioning to/from Asia.

No wonder UA bailed on LAX nonstop and decided to double up on SFO. They saw what was coming from SQ.

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by UPlog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5283

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

I recall the CPUC and how airlines had to get their intra-CA fares approved.
Since the agency was often reluctant, or atleast slow to approve increases, I long remember how fares up and down the corridor were often to be had for $15 each way into the 1970s.

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by UPlog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

While I fly cargo, not passengers, but the concept its very much the same. Only put a half payload on and your plane can fly much much farther. I really don't see someone like UA with a large 787 fleet and can use the economics of scale (crews, maintenance, etc) to ever acquire a A350-ULR version. A...

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by UPlog
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Flying daytime westbound enable some feed from SFO end but this late arrival into SIN will pretty much mean all travellers are terminating at SIN. Not at all. SIN is a beehive late at night. Besides tons of regional flights (Indonesia, Malaysia, etc) there are departures to points in India, Sri Lan...

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upgauging GUM-NRT back to 777
Replies: 16
Views: 3611

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Going back to 777 be good for cargo needs also. Loss of the widebody capacity caused a bit of market bottleneck.

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30159

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Its true, does seem like AA-DL-UA seem to each have a primary area of strength - much thanks to assets they purchased from folks like Pan Am and Eastern. Regarding Asia, seems UA saw all the changes coming more than a decade ago, having worked to adapt its network away from Tokyo and focused on buil...

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Re: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.

BWIAirport wrote:
I think an AA LAX-LHR daytime flight could be successful.


How the heck that flight be timed?

A 6am departure from LAX would not land at LHR till 1240am - when the airport is closed.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41778

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

While work never takes to me Turkey, this airport looks quite nice. http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga1_60.jpg http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga1_60.jpg http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga8_5.jpg http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga8_5.jpg http://www...

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 205
Views: 21970

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

As long time on/off SoCal resident, I also concur that an airport like BUR will simply not be an option for a huge portion of the population simply due distance/time involved. Same reason why many would never consider using ONT, LGB, or SNA either. BUR is largely at the northern periphery of the bas...

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11030

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Well well. Reality catching up with CI.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28088

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

While I live in the cargo world but pass through Hong Kong regularly, I am shocked Delta is dropping the market. While I can see benefits of JVs, not being linked to such a major global city (even if loss making) is rather surprising for Delta and its global positioning. While route is 777 now, I we...

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 20048

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

I'm sure ICN will do well with the tie in with KE.
On the MSP-HND I've had the opportunity to deadhead twice on it. Both times even business class had seats open and back end looked light also. Not sure the route ever made money (or even sense).

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends Managua
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

Re: AA suspends Managua

Well not a shock after months of protest which are increasingly turning deadly, including the roads from the airport being blocked on occasion.

Also US government last week updated their travel advisory recommending people reconsider travel.

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2374

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

Being a pilot I doubt LAS needs an alternate >95% of the time, so they likely dont list one.
If they had to go anywhere suspect its an online station like ONT being the closest.

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by UPlog
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 56
Views: 9550

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

Whole thing sounds and looks like non-sense.

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by UPlog
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 70
Views: 5713

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I know someone that works at XE, and indeed they are pulling NorCal flying from BUR in the fall while refocusing on Vegas instead. Additionally, they had to move out from their hangar at BUR, and now utilize another smaller facility. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395141 Reg...

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by UPlog
Mon May 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best/Easiest connection on DELTA from Europe to SAN
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Best/Easiest connection on DELTA from Europe to SAN

Seems to me from SAN the logical and preferred gateway to the world would be LAX. I would not want to make a domestic connecting flight back East when you have LAX up the coast. You gamble with weather/ATC issues virtually every season of the year from all the other DL hubs. I usually arrive in LAX ...

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by UPlog
Wed May 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Airport Planners missed Opportunity for a fifth Runway
Replies: 29
Views: 3250

Re: LAX Airport Planners missed Opportunity for a fifth Runway

As a pilot I cant say I have ever encountered constraints related to runway capacity at LAX except during periods of inclement weather like fog, or when Pacific storms roll through and airport goes into East ops mode. Any operational issues with LAX are on the ground, simply taxiing around, but not ...

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by UPlog
Tue May 22, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39439

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Even a mega market like Mexico has a checkered history at ONT. Aeromexico just recently threw in the towel. Makes one wonder if China Airlines was even the right airline to try ONT? Would instead a mainland Chinese airline particularly one like Hainan be more willing to absorb losses and make the mo...

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by UPlog
Sat May 19, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7021

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

From my flight school days I recall MMH has wingspan limitation.

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by UPlog
Fri May 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19375

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

How are pilots held to “far more stringent dress standards”? How are the standards different than FA’s and how are enforced differently? Atleast at my company, our policy is enforced by flight ops management regarding host of things like use of short/long sleeve shirts (they are defined by the thea...

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by UPlog
Fri May 18, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23885

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

I don't think United has a clue if they are coming, or going.

These policy changes and abrupt 180s are all self-inflicted wounds. Crazy stuff happening over at Willis.

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by UPlog
Fri May 18, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group announces 148% rise in full year net profit
Replies: 14
Views: 3110

Re: Singapore Airlines Group announces 148% rise in full year net profit

From frequent flyer point of view suppose this is good, as MI was not a Star partner, and one would often earn minimal miles (if any) when using MI connections based on my experience.

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by UPlog
Thu May 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19375

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Here is the memo article mentions that was shared with me. I actually could not agree more. As a pilot, we are held to far more stringent dress standards than the boys and girls in the back that seemingly too often make up their own uniform items and manner to be worn. United Inflight Team, I’m writ...

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by UPlog
Mon May 14, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4933

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Contract agencies have been around ages.

An old friend flew for JAL for more than a decade during 1990s, and was employed by a Hawaii based company from which JAL contracted pilots. Know another person that flew for NCA Cargo also through a US based agency.

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by UPlog
Sat May 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BKK taxiways sinking again
Replies: 7
Views: 3904

Re: BKK taxiways sinking again

Yes BKK can be tricky. The sinking is actually quite apparent in some parts of the airport with taxiways having a waves in them basically. Also at parking spots, you can see a permanent sunken indentation where landing gear rest. Probably the most dangerous aspect is the buckling surface breaks off ...

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by UPlog
Sat May 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4933

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Sooner or later humans will be engineered out of piloting jobs. So whether this starts with cargo and evolves into fully autonomous craft, I'll let the experts figure out the path. Personally don't see point of betting against technology and societal evolution.

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by UPlog
Sat May 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4933

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Norwegian is no more a flag of convenience than US company that set up operations in Florida, Texas or South Carolina for example. Be it Norway, UK, or Ireland, it's a single aviation market which means its under the same legal aviation framework. p.s. - I am a UPS pilot and fully support vibrant ma...

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by UPlog
Fri May 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4933

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

ALPA was always wasting their time, though they certainly mucked things up and slowed the process down for Norwegian at the expense of flying public.

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by UPlog
Thu May 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 62
Views: 18923

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

Looks like it will be a nice airline.
Something new for new for me to maybe deadhead on in 2-years.

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by UPlog
Thu May 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6807

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

Yes shame as route has been flown for 27 odd years, but the market while being the largest Mexico-US city pair is full of capacity including several LCCs, and route no longer plays a network bridge between MEX and NRT for example that it once did. Out of curiosity what are the biggest Mexico-US rou...

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by UPlog
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16638

Re: WestJet and the 787

Paint is underwhelming.

Product looks fantastic, but wonder indeed if its not over the top. They will certainly need top end premium/biz markets to generate the revenue to cover its space cost making utility of airplane less for more leisure markets as currently flown.

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by UPlog
Sat May 05, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12550

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Thanks LAXintl. You are probably one of the most straight forward and level headed posters I have come across on the site. As you just showed with AF side itself having accrued nearly 1.5billion Euro's profit in last 3-years, the employees are hardly irrational in wanting relief after years of freez...

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by UPlog
Sat May 05, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12550

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

PatrickZ80 good thing you are not as you would know the most basic labor law let alone collective bargaining agreements dont allow such non-sense actions. You’d probably also be starting the next French revolution where they would bring the guillotine back in your honor. Now let's talk about more se...

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by UPlog
Thu May 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines To Miami By Next Year?
Replies: 51
Views: 5294

Re: Japan Airlines To Miami By Next Year?

If JAL seeks to tap another AA hub I would say it should be PHL not MIA. I also dont buy concept that MIA is some magical access point for Latin America. The major Latin markets are already reachable from Asia via so many other connecting cities so not sure what MIA really brings to the table beyond...

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by UPlog
Wed May 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30159

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Route must be doing so terrible that even with the new relationship with CZ its not worth hanging onto. Yes I suspect other airlines will indeed oppose AA's request at DOT and try to win the slots themselves. Regardless of todays financial performance, gaining additional slots in a limited entry mar...

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by UPlog
Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Flight Schedules
Replies: 19
Views: 1648

Re: USA Flight Schedules

I'll take alphabetical also. So much easier to find your flight.
I get dizzy starting at departure boards that have flights listed merely by departure time trying to find my flight among dozens others.

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by UPlog
Tue May 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7300

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

JL has a vastly superior product compared to ANA. From the lounges, onboard, seats, configuration, catering, cabin crew service are all superior, it's a lot more personal and it doesn't matter which class you travel in. At NH, everything feels a lot more industrial. Interesting, however, these opin...

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by UPlog
Tue May 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW wins award for its rebrand
Replies: 16
Views: 2159

Re: DFW wins award for its rebrand

I also like the rebrand and use of orange. Different than the typical blue which too many airports congregate around.

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