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by jsnww81
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th runway at PVG to start commercial operations
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: 5th runway at PVG to start commercial operations

When is the satellite terminal opening? Is that the third phase project that's opening in September 2019?

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by jsnww81
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 5300

Re: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018

Really hate the new numbering scheme... seems so arbitrary. Get rid of letters for baggage claim, add them to gates, reverse the historical gate numbering sequence. While they were at it I would have expected them to re-designate dropoff lobbies with random petroglyphs. Definitely sad to see these ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 3rd new commercial airport proposed for Shanghai
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: A 3rd new commercial airport proposed for Shanghai

I think it will probably happen. Pudong has plenty of space for additional expansion, particularly if more land is reclaimed from the adjacent sea. That said, metro Shanghai is a massive area, and like New York, London, Paris, Moscow, etc., it makes sense to have multiple airports on multiple sides ...

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by jsnww81
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124907

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

If by Cats and Dogs you mean the Sprit/Sun Country/Hawaiian/(in terms of LAX)JetBlue, I don't think that's who is going out to the mid-field concourse. It's definitely been said before that Spirit/Frontier/Sun Country et al may be using the midfield concourse. That would free up gates at T5, enabli...

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by jsnww81
Thu May 31, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 71
Views: 12310

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

I saw a report saying that it will have first "cross" runway in China but I don't think that's the case? The new second airport in Chengdu, still under construction, will also have a crosswind runway. Otherwise I don't believe there are any major airports in China with one... as pointed o...

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by jsnww81
Fri May 18, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19307

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Improvement of standards of appearance must start from the top through local supervisors and managers, using appropriate fair, consistent but firm discipline and checks, having reasonable standards, giving proper training and retraining as necessary, incentives for professionalism, good examples an...

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by jsnww81
Thu May 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19307

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

There hasn't been accountability around grooming and appearance for a long, long time. Up until the mid-1990s I remember US-based crews looking just like they do on international carriers... polished and professional, but with the added bonus of typical American informality that was often quite char...

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by jsnww81
Sun May 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3073

Re: Shades drawn

The FAA is pretty much the only major aviation regulator in the world that doesn't require the passenger window blinds be open for taxi, take-off, and landing. The EU agencies, CASA in Australia, etc etc, all do, and for the reasons mentioned by many of these posters - it saves time in assessing co...

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by jsnww81
Sun May 13, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3073

Re: Shades drawn

I was flying over Alaska on the way to Seoul Korea and I raised my shade no more than a 3rd, and a flight attendant quickly told me to lower my shade. And it was midday and the scenery was absolutely beautiful! US-Asia flights are the absolute worst for this. Almost all of the flights operate durin...

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by jsnww81
Sat May 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 119
Views: 12493

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Good grief. Are they planning to come and finish that ceiling? How sad. Another exciting chapter in the Big Book of Half-Assed British Airport Extensions. The one positive thing I'll say from those photos is that it's refreshing to see a British airport put in some seats. Most of them seem to have f...

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by jsnww81
Sun May 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7426

Re: Texas International

Ironically, up until Lorenzo and his team took control of the airline in the early 1970s, it was kind of floundering along. Like a lot of the local-service carriers, it was saddled with a lot of small cities (places like Big Spring, Galveston, Pine Bluff and Clovis) that didn't make much money. They...

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by jsnww81
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 119
Views: 12493

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Flew through NCL recently and it was a zoo of shops and pubs. The concourses to the gates haven’t changed in 40 years. I don’t need to stock up on Gucci handbags when I fly, just somewhere to sit (without it being in a pub) would suffice. At least the Aussie regionals haven’t succumbed to “shopping...

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by jsnww81
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10006

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Looking back at old terminal maps, it amazes me for how long AA shared 2E with other airlines like Piedmont and Continental. Prior to the Texas International merger, Continental was in 4E with Delta but since 2E was originally Texas Internstional and Frontier, I guess 2E won out. We had to deadhead...

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by jsnww81
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10006

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

I remember the fanfare when the TrAAm (later renamed the "TrAAin") opened in 1991. The big new secure-side stations were built in open courtyards that had sat between the A, B and C sections of 2E and 3E. They were very early-1990s modern and a sharp contrast from the terminal interiors. 2...

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by jsnww81
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 119
Views: 12493

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

A perfect example at East Midlands: http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/1146989/stream_img.jpg What is that blue metal thing extending on to the ramp? Is that supposed to pass for a concourse? I'm not sure what it's supposed to be, but it probably has concrete floors, a Costa Coffee sitting smack...

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by jsnww81
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10006

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

That'll sure be a hike from B6 to the FIS facility at the northwest corner of Terminal D. As for a connector from Terminal C to Terminal E, I wouldn't hold my breath. There's been no conclusive decision about what's going to happen to C... a major investment like a permanent connector won't happen u...

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by jsnww81
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 119
Views: 12493

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

I don't agree with all of your comments although some are justified but I'm not wasting my time in replying to them. Just two facts In 2016 London Heathrow Terminal 5, Worlds Best Airport Terminal, Skytrax World Airports Award. In 2018 London Heathrow Terminal 2, Worlds Top Airport Terminal, Skytra...

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by jsnww81
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes
Replies: 68
Views: 13423

Re: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes

He wrote "thinner" not "thin" in his post. MIA-BSB is "thinner" than MIA-GRU. No. He called it a “thinner South America” route. It’s one of ten most travelled Miami-South America routes. Sheesh. I can't explain it any more clearly than I did. Don't bother. You've both ...

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by jsnww81
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 71
Views: 12310

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

Definitely. I don't know exact numbers, but in China you get considerably less operations out of a runway than at an equivalent one in the West, due to overly restrictive ATC procedures and military-controlled airspace. Nonetheless, a city like Beijing will need a second airport. Later on, the day ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 23
Views: 2093

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

Great thread! I've flown into 15 of these 20 airports and the pace of growth is really impressive. It's also remarkable how little discussion there is on this site of Chinese aviation, when it's changing so quickly. My personal favorite is the new terminal in Wuhan - one of the most spacious and mod...

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by jsnww81
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS falling into a state of abandonment
Replies: 12
Views: 6328

Re: CCS falling into a state of abandonment

Sad to hear. I flew into CCS in the summer of 2005. Although Hugo Chavez was firmly in power then, the economic situation was still relatively stable and - at least to a visitor - things didn't feel all that different from other Latin American nations. In fact, CCS had just opened the new immigratio...

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by jsnww81
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abu dhabi midfield and Etihad
Replies: 22
Views: 4066

Re: Abu dhabi midfield and Etihad

One thing AUH has is a US Customs/Immigration facility. Travellers to US prefer that. Yes, and the US preclearance facility is reportedly going to remain in the existing building - meaning lengthy bus transfers for anyone connecting to/from the US. Takes a lot of the convenience factor away, but I ...

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by jsnww81
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5847

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

Its history all over again, some of old Anetters remember Stapleton had Frontier, Continental and United at its peak before it closed. As a matter fact, the renovated United Concourse at Stapleton was pretty nice, just as nice as DEN. Nicer, even. United's concourse A and B at Stapleton would proba...

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by jsnww81
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4922

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

To kick things off, here's a major news from Mainland China today: Chinese aviation authorities have finally eased regulations regarding personal electronic devices (PED; e.g. cell phones). Hainan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines became the first Mainland carriers to allow passengers to have the...

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by jsnww81
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics
Replies: 30
Views: 5285

Re: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics

I flew through KEF in September of last year. I'd read the horror stories of how congested it can get and was pleasantly surprised at how efficient and spacious it still felt. Perhaps I wasn't there at peak time, but my KEF-LAX flight left with most of the other North American WOW Air departures, an...

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by jsnww81
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3336

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

I used the DAL rear jetbridge in 2002 when I arrived from HOU. As others have said, it was at Gate 8 on the now-demolished West Concourse. While it was novel and interesting, as others have said, it took quite a long time to maneuver it over the wing and into place. By the time it was connected and ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 119
Views: 12493

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

I take it that you don't often travel through London Heathrow Airports World class Terminals 2 and 5 then because they are completely the opposite to what your referring to plus both were built well after 1990 so saying crap like 'lost the plot completely' somewhere around 1990 is ridiculous and im...

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by jsnww81
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 119
Views: 12493

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Urgh the whole thing looks messy and cheap. This piecemeal expansion of British airports surely cannot be good? Adding an extension here, a cheap walkway there, will make EDI look like LHR T1,2 and 3 did. Edinburgh needs a new, larger terminal, or at least a meaningful expansion. Don't hold your br...

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by jsnww81
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flashback 1987
Replies: 41
Views: 3667

Re: Flashback 1987

I had this same book (Modern Commercial Aircraft) as a kid and I remember the fleet listings well! I used to pore over those for hours. I have a version of the book from 1981 that's just as interesting (and has Braniff in it!) ... I'll have to post it when I get home in a few days.

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by jsnww81
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10986

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

[One wonders if some of the criticism that gets levelled at AA is because of tall poppy syndrome? Or, is it a case of a ‘If it’s foreign, it must be better’ mentality from our American posters, whereby no American carrier can hope to compete with a foreign carrier? There's definitely some truth to ...

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by jsnww81
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5228

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

One of my personal "Dead Zones" is in New Hampshire right around lakes region. It's about an hour fifteen to MHT (and as we know from this site, MHT is run by apparent idiots who are destroying it and can't even get B6), and over 2 hours to either BOS or BDL. And as much as people in Sout...

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by jsnww81
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 5030

Re: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR

A select few of the seats aren't connected to the adjacent seat and thus are free of the shaking issue, so you may have lucked out. That seat still sucks though, at least compared to what's out there (hell even compared to other Cirrus seats!). Yup - if you want a shake-free experience, you'll want...

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by jsnww81
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10526

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Can't blame the senior pilots for trying to hang onto the golden goose as long as they can, though there's always the risk they'll choke it to death. They know they have a good thing that (the Middle East notwithstanding) basically doesn't exist anymore, and hopefully they realize that if they were ...

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by jsnww81
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 5030

Re: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR

Wow seriously? You'd rather have a seat that shakes every time your neighbor moves, has minimal storage space, and is noticeably narrower - just to have a better window view? To each their own. The Cirrus is so much more spacious in comparison - IIRC Zodiac initially developed it as an F seat. The ...

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by jsnww81
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 4556

Re: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX

Likely due to ash. I just came back from three days in Santa Barbara and the air quality there is beyond horrific - everyone is walking around with surgical masks, there is a heavy dusting of ash on every surface, and ash is falling at regular intervals from the sky. Frankly I'm surprised the airpor...

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by jsnww81
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 6585

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 a...

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by jsnww81
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dakar, Senegal's brand new airport opens Dec. 7th 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4982

Re: Dakar, Senegal's brand new airport opens Dec. 7th 2017

Agree, great to see new airport infrastructure but particularly in Africa, where many of the big cities are still using airports originally built by colonial administrations. Not wanting to go too much off topic... does anyone have pics or news about the future new Luanda airport? The new LAD seems ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 7840

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

Thank goodness. Those were seriously ugly planes. The feathers looked like fish scales.

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by jsnww81
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4296

Re: LHR Christmas ad

The modern-day scene forgot to include the part where the bear gets lost inside a massive shopping area, trying to desperately to find the exit or even a place to sit down.

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by jsnww81
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34934

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

Demolish the terminal building and start again. This has gone beyond the realm of reality.

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by jsnww81
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-SBA
Replies: 27
Views: 5766

Re: DFW-SBA

It's going back to a CRJ-900 for the winter schedule, but I believe the A319 is back in the spring. SBA handled 727s and 737s in the past, so I'm sure it could take other types of mainline aircraft. United had mainline on some of its DEN and SFO frequencies this summer as well. SBA is a great little...

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by jsnww81
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 96
Views: 34961

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

The terminal seems to be going up at a fast pace. Looking at Google Earth and some more recent aerial imagery on other sites, it looks like only one runway is under construction. Didn't the plans for the first phase include 2-3 runways?

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by jsnww81
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19448

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

[quote="ckfred"] I don't think pilots and F/As in Chicago are going to be happy that the European gateway is all but gone./quote] ORD is already infamous across the AA network for having the sourest, least motivated flight attendants of the major hubs. The difference between a DFW- and an ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 89
Views: 13619

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

I'm still thrilled they decided to go ahead and build the North Concourse in the first phase. The former plan, which retained three of the old concourses, was commendably designed to save money and help the airport manage debt, but let's be honest - it looked horrible. Imagine a sparkling new termin...

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by jsnww81
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19448

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

ORD-MAN going seasonal is the bigger news here, I think. That leaves London as the only year-round transatlantic destination from the ORD hub. I realize that a range of points are still available year-round from PHL, but it's still sad to see the ORD transatlantic operation dwindle down to almost no...

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by jsnww81
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4231

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

Did UA ever schedule the 747 into ITO, or just the DC-8-61? ITO had both the 747 and DC10 for several years in the 1970s. United 747 at ITO's old terminal in the "FriendShip" color scheme: http://aviation.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Aviation%20Photos/1970-1979/Big%20Island...

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by jsnww81
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA: China becomes worlds largest market in next 5 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: IATA: China becomes worlds largest market in next 5 years

So all that investment by China in highspeed rail was waste? I have my doubts on this report. Definitely not. There are almost 1.4 billion people in China, which is more than four times the size of the US population. Assume just 25% of them have the means to purchase airline tickets (just making th...

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by jsnww81
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4985

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Simple. PVG is a business capital while PEK is the seat of government (and a tourism destination). A similar comparison can be made with Brazil where GRU draws a lot more airlines than BSB. Or in the U.S. where NYC draws more airlines than IAD/DCA. Or Germany where FRA draws more airlines than TXL....

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by jsnww81
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18917

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

There are things i like and things i don't like about this livery. Glad they kept PUALANI...and love the wrap around lei feature. But why did they update the font so radically? The other font was better as it was a heavier weight and looked better on the fuselage (up close and from a distance). You...

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by jsnww81
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Growth
Replies: 47
Views: 8595

Re: AA ORD Growth

[With the 787, it doesn't seem out of the question. On a similar note - in terms of less leisure-oriented ORD longhaul flying - I'm not sure how likely it actually is, and I fully understand and recognize the competitive dynamics that probably make it unlikely, but I would personally love to see AA...

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