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by jsnww81
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abu dhabi midfield and Etihad
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

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: 5484

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: 60
Views: 3635

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: 5127

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: 3199

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: 77
Views: 7400

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: 77
Views: 7400

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: 3553

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: 10768

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: 5099

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: 4960

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: 41
Views: 8694

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: 4960

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: 4483

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: 22
Views: 4736

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: 4617

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: 7717

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: 4213

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: 112
Views: 25054

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: 23
Views: 4150

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: 71
Views: 26547

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: 19042

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: 81
Views: 10979

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: 19042

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: 4140

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: 1379

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: 4920

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: 18713

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: 8483

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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by jsnww81
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Growth
Replies: 47
Views: 8483

Re: AA ORD Growth

Good to see the E175 coming back to ORD. In 2013, ORD was where the aircraft first entered service in American Eagle colors - the plane was the perfect size for many destinations (BWI, ATL, BNA, PIT) that had been "stuck" on ERJs since the F100s were retired. Then in 2015-16, most of the E...

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by jsnww81
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 18566

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Where airport infrastructure is concerned, the UK loves drawing up renderings and maybe even holding a nice, long, drawn-out public inquiry every now and again, but they're deathly afraid of shovels. The amount of dithering and can-kicking that goes on in Britain is truly staggering. Mark my words, ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11833

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

This is China we're talking about - the strong hand of central planning is part of life. Daxing is a huge investment and the authorities will make sure it doesn't become another Mirabel. It's not THAT much further out than Capital Airport and it'll be well connected by road and rail. The next five y...

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by jsnww81
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12346

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Don't forget about the MIA North Terminal (AA's current concourse D) - that was built essentially on top of the former concourses B and C, and incorporated some or all of the former concourses A and D. I thought of that one, but didn't include it as by all accounts it was a nightmare of mismanageme...

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by jsnww81
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12346

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Only the PANYNJ would be brilliant enough to name the terminals A, B, C and D, and then name the concourses at one of the terminals A, B, C and D. Nice and straightforward for travelers trying to navigate a 50-year-old rat's nest terminal surrounded by a massive construction site. On the plus side, ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2921

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

My parents live in Santa Rosa, fortunately not in one of the areas that was destroyed, but quite close. It's been very touch and go the last three days - power is out and mobile networks haven't been reliable. Fountaingrove, Larkview and Coffey Park are gone, basically. Oakmont, on the other side of...

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by jsnww81
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19193

Re: AA's new branding

Frankly, the materials that mimic chrome or stainless steel for ticketing, gate areas, and such are straight out of the 1990s. And if you think that branding looks cheap, think how worn, beaten-down, and threadbare things looked, say around 2010 as AA was slipping towards bankruptcy. Terminal 3 at ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19193

Re: AA's new branding

It's not that "new" anymore, friends. This January will mark five years since the updated brand was revealed. The minimalist look of grays and whites and light-colored wood is everywhere right now, not just at AA. You see it in hotels (see the phenomenally boring rooms at any remodeled Mar...

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by jsnww81
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products

Does Casper also provide training to cabin crew on delivering a consistently professional, premium experience? If not, yawn. Until AA figures out a way to end the "good crew/bad crew" Russian roulette that one plays whenever one steps aboard a longhaul flight, all the fancy bedding in the ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10102

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

Having spent a considerable amount of my life living on or visiting Maui, it doesn't seem that the island is as popular with Asia origin tourists as HNL or KOA. That said, perhaps if there was a nonstop from somewhere like NRT it would spur demand. More than that, since my adolescence, OGG has seen...

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by jsnww81
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10102

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

I posted this a few weeks back in another thread, but will pop in here too. As much as I love the retro feel of Hawaii's airports (even OGG and LIH, which I still think of as "new" because I can remember when they were built) it's pretty astonishing how little attention the state has given...

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by jsnww81
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year

I flew WOW last week from LAX to KEF and back. I was definitely leery based on the performance/reliability issues they've had in the past, but decided a nonstop flight was too important and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Spotless aircraft, incredibly professional and well-dressed crews,...

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by jsnww81
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4567

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

Luton was definitely ahead of its time - as far back as the 70s and 80s, when many other airports in the UK were actually designed and run for the benefit of passengers, they weren't afraid to break the mold and set a new standard for how terrible an airport experience could be. Hardly surprising th...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 7400

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Here are the initial plans for the first floor: http://i.imgur.com/3fa2iiO.jpg https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/fashion-focus-bolsters-edinburgh-airports-capital-city-status/ And there you have it - the detailed floorplan for this extension, showing nothing but retail additions and lots of flower...

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by jsnww81
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 7400

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

What do you know, another tacked-on piecemeal extension at a British airport. The language about new gate areas and baggage claim is nice, but the only part of that press release anyone should pay any attention to is the part about "new retail opportunities" - mark my words, that's where ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 7400

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

What do you know, another tacked-on piecemeal extension at a British airport. The language about new gate areas and baggage claim is nice, but the only part of that press release anyone should pay any attention to is the part about "new retail opportunities" - mark my words, that's where t...

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by jsnww81
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7623

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Commavia explained the Admirals Club perfectly as I remember it--located right in the middle of AA's presence in B at the time(8-10 gates for places like ORD and SJC that were high O&D AA stations).That's also why there's a walkway from that part of the terminal to C. That club was never meant ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 17267

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

It is a myth; DOT data supports the notion that MIA/LAX is not a premium market. Reality is, AA likely operated the 777 MIA/LAX not because it's a premium market, but because of the dynamics of the hub -- multiple early morning 777 arrivals with really no place to go until the evening, so AA choose...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 6402

Re: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019

OGG's terminal was built in the very early 90's I believe. I think OGG has the best facilities in the state. Admittedly, it doesn't have much in the way of concessions but it is mostly an O&D airport. Bathrooms are worlds better than HNL's "port-a-potty" style restrooms. 77H The first...

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by jsnww81
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 6402

Re: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019

And somehow this silly project for one airline will probably get done before all the other projects that are already ridiculously behind schedule. Right? We've been hearing about the "mauka concourse" at the interisland terminal for over a decade now. Are all those ridiculous renderings o...

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by jsnww81
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 17800

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Will AA end up adding nonstop service from its main hub at DFW to Colombo (the main hub for oneworld partner SriLankan Airlines), Helsinki (the main hub for oneworld partner Finnair), Kuala Lumpur (the main hub of oneworld partner Malaysia Airlines), and/or Moscow Domodedovo (a hub for oneworld par...

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