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by jfk777
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

China right now is restricting investments abroad which could clip HNA's wings. They have debts and lots of things they could sell like a stake in Hilton Hotels or Swiss handling. Its probably safe to assume HNA will no be making any flashy expansionary investments in foreign airlines any time soon....

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by jfk777
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 26
Views: 4124

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

BA has many Club World seats on their planes that Priority Boarding is 1/3 of the passengers and that is just for Business class. Then you have the 14 First Class( all BA planes are 14 F), Platinum, Gold, and Silvers. By the time they get to the "regular" folk just flying economy with no s...

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by jfk777
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline
Replies: 22
Views: 6007

Re: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline

How many MD-80 did Iberia fly and when? Remember 727 and 757 and Dc-9-30 but no Mad Dogs.

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by jfk777
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 28
Views: 3448

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for September 2017. Interjet struggles mightily again, barely filling half their available seats for the second month in a row. This month we estimate Interjet at a 49.47% overall load factor, while in August they were at 54.18%. I...

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by jfk777
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 14
Views: 6377

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

Interesting they would move the FRA to MIA A380 to Munich when The whale has been flying the route yearly for 5 years now and before seasonly. LH has not had such a small plane from FRA to MIA since the DC-10 which was 25 years ago. FRA to MIA was flown before the A380 by 747-200 then 747-400 and ma...

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by jfk777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 8004

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Quick question: how did the AA and UA hubs at ORD come about? Was it UA that had a hub there first or AA? United & AA have had hubs in Chicago since the propeller era, first they were purely domestic operations with a little Canada and Mexico thrown in. Then came deregulation and the start of O...

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by jfk777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6221

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

LOT in recent years has been discovering the wonders of Asia, this is great news and adds another important destination in this ever growing part of the world. LOT should leave the Star alliance as Lufthansa, ANA and Singapore Airliens don't help it to Asia or to the USA. OneWorld would love a hub i...

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by jfk777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19476

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

JAL does well at OW hubs like LHR, LAX, JFK, ORD and DFW. The next logical North American hub for them could be Philadelphia, Charlotte or Miami. Most of the cities that can connect through CLT or PHL can do so already from DFW or ORD. Of the three MIA sticks out as the most unique since JAL serves ...

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by jfk777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all
Replies: 12
Views: 4270

Re: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all

What is he difference if they are in the AA/BA/IB JV or OneWorld ? As long as they do not fly to Asia its probably ok but why would they not want to work with JAL, Cathay Pacific and Qanras ? Aer Lingus has to be more then a feeder airline to the OW alliance at Heathrow and grow beyond a few A330 lo...

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by jfk777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 16603

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

Well its seems Willie Walsh finally found his used A380's for the "right price". But where oh where will BA fly these birds ? JFK, at some BA is going to have to send it to its largest destination, Terminal 7 can be modified. Miami year round ? Dulles again? Tokyo HND if the let them in? ...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21388

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Its too bad AR doesn't fly to Paris anymore, it would have been interesting to see in the French would have done a similar thing to an Argentine crew at CDG.

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 16603

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

Well its seems Willie Walsh finally found his used A380's for the "right price". But where oh where will BA fly these birds ? JFK, at some BA is going to have to send it to its largest destination, Terminal 7 can be modified. Miami year round ? Dulles again? Tokyo HND if the let them in? I...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17356

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 n...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21388

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Why would the family member of an Argentine Government Minister expect a free upgrade on a foreign airline to Argentina ? Did the "Princess" daughter have any status on AF ? If this was Aerolinias Argentinas one might expect such things to happen. If the flight had been from EZE to CDG the...

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by jfk777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3150

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

For Southwest to fly to Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe with a 737 MAX a lot would have to happen. SW doesn't have a presence in Boston or New York the way JetBlue does would be challenge number one. SW does have a hub at BWI which is not the greatest place to fly to Europe from. Norwegian, t...

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by jfk777
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4201

Re: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights

At long last. Maybe. Happy for the Pakistan people if this materialises. They deserve better times after many difficult years and new air links will help. However...BA don’t deserve the loyal custom of the people of Pakistan. BA’s management have proven by their deeds that shareholders are their ma...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A388 vs 748 switch on cashcow route FRA-JNB
Replies: 13
Views: 5090

Re: LH A388 vs 748 switch on cashcow route FRA-JNB

The change from A380 to 748 could be from several factors but the number of F and J class seats in nearly the same the drop is in the economy cabin. Having an A380 sit for 16 hours in Johannesburg may not be the best use of the LH flagship, a flight to the USA or China requires only one A380 not two...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Fleet plans - possible orders
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Re: JAL Fleet plans - possible orders

Whatever planes JAL orders for long hauls to Europe and the Americas what products will fly on them ? Will JAL go with an upgraded Business Class or keep First Class Suites for certain routes like JFK, LHR & CDG? JAL;s 77W seat 242 passengers which have to be among the lowest flying today, seat ...

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by jfk777
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 55
Views: 8834

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

For so many reasons the logical first route from Miami to Asia should be Tokyo. Hong Kong would be wonderful for a nonstop it may be too far west to
make it viable. Miami to HKG has to be 17 hours flying time which doesn't make sense.

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by jfk777
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19476

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

JAL's next US destination should be Miami, its a natural since its an AA hub and a region JAL doesn't fly to. A 787-9 should have no problem from NRT to MIA.

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by jfk777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 55
Views: 8834

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

The most viable airline to Tokyo from Miami is JAL, they have an interest and alliance partner at MIA. ANA would rely on O & D traffic only. AA for some strange reason doesn't want to fly it, whatever AA Asian vision is from its other hubs it has largely been achieved.

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by jfk777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10218

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I would love to see more 777X orders specifically the 779 but amongst the US3 I find it to be unlikely, at least not anytime soon. AA: Not too many routes in the network that would work with that size of aircraft and their 77Ws at the top end of the fleet are still very young. The A350s will take c...

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by jfk777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10218

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Let Boeing offer UA a deal on the B777-8 or B777-9 like they did on the B777-300er's and we'll snap those suckers up like Pancakes Even if we have to get rid of earlier B777's United got end of the line pricing for their 777-300ER, Boeing was desperate for a sale and was offering huge discounts to ...

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by jfk777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 9544

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

LOT would be the best Eastern European option for OneWorld, LOT has been under the Lufthansa monster and very bitter about it. LH does nothing to help LOT and treats LOT like an ugly stepchild. SAS would be a great airline for OW with its Copenhagen hub but its long history at Star and it old ties w...

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by jfk777
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 10326

Re: The new Condor A332

IF it came from Transat it was probably an Emirates before that.

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by jfk777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4786

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

AA should be able to turn a profit here with help from China Southern at the Peking end and AA's own large LAX presence. A 787-8 is the right plane to launch the route, this AA's third route to Peking and their first from the west coast to the Chinese Capitol.

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was DC10 better than L1011?
Replies: 26
Views: 5286

Re: Why was DC10 better than L1011?

One reason was the Dc-10 was available with GE and Pratt engines which many airlines had on their 747's at the time. The only airlines that put Rolls engines on their 747 were airlines from countries needing some type of political favor in England.

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 versus 777-8
Replies: 22
Views: 6460

Re: 787-10 versus 777-8

The 787-10 is a 787-9 stretched for less range and more people that can fly just over 6,000 nm. The 777-8 is the next 777 to replace the 777-200LR, its the Qantas plane to fly nonstop from Sydney to JFK and LHR. The two things these planes have in common is they are Boeing and have similar passenger...

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by jfk777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5444

Re: AA and TLV

Delta and United both have daily 777 flights from New York to TLV plus EL AL has both daily Newark and JFK daily flights too. Its a well flown route.

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by jfk777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda applies for LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 8590

Re: Garuda applies for LAX

No sir TBIT is not and has never been a 24-hrs FIS. Sure there might be a skeleton crew that stays overnight dealing with things like detained folks and such, but for landing rights no service is authorized outside normal FIS hours. There can be delayed flights, but no airline will get a schedule a...

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by jfk777
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3863

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

Air AsiaX may want to upgrade it offering and have a real premium economy like Scoot or Jetstar. They do have a Premium Flatbed cabin - please check out the review here: https://www.ausbt.com.au/airasia-x-airbus-a330-premium-flatbed-class-kuala-lumpur-sydney I know Air Asia X has two rows of J clas...

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by jfk777
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3863

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

Its one thing to be stuck in an A330-300 for 7 hours with 400 people to Australia but to fly all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles is quite another. There is such a thing a being "too cheap". Air AsiaX may want to upgrade it offering and have a real premium economy like Scoot or Jet...

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by jfk777
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern places 737MAX & 77W order
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: China Southern places 737MAX & 77W order

China Southern already has 20 77W in the fleet or waiting to be delivered from a previous order.

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by jfk777
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4627

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

BA operated to Charlotte from Gatwick for many years from 1994 until 2002. Sadly the events of 9/11 killed it. BA is unlikely to return any time soon since the double daily AA flights provide enough capacity. There probably will be an increase on the AA flights when the A330 are replaced by Boeing p...

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by jfk777
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13771

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Thai should return to LAX with a 789, it probably needs to have close to 300 passengers to make it work in such a low yield market. 300 seats mean the Business Class has to be small, 20 to 30 seats, and a small Premium Economy cabin.

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 44
Views: 11814

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

Maybe QF group is looking for somewhere to park 787s because they are leaning towards an A350 order? They are a significant shareholder. What would be the motive for a substantial wide body fleet reshuffle otherwise? I agree with previous posts that i can't see what an A332/ A333 can't do in the cu...

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 5680

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

MileHFL400 wrote:
Why did they order them in the first place? A good B777-300ER fleet seems like a better fit!


The have 777-300ER in the fleet too, they are only a few years old.

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15799

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

United buying JB makes about as much sense as then buying Southwest. United doesn't need JFK, Boston or Florida which are well covered by its Newark hub. United has a huge New York area hub at Newark where they fly nonstop all the way to India, Israel, Hing Kong, Peking, Shanghai and Tokyo. If JB wa...

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes

how about a photo of what your refer to so we can all see it.

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9095

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

Its slightly ironic the AA of today does need the range of the 744 for such cities as Sydney and Hing Kong plus all the beyond Japan Asian services from DFW. The 787-9 and 77W are doing the ultra long haul and some regular 10 to 12 hour flights too for AA now.

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9095

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

The AA of 1990 was digesting their new routes to Latin America and Heathrow, they were cautious in using 767-300ER for developing the routes. At that time AA's only route to Tokyo was from DFW, had they been awarded Chicago to Tokyo the 744 would have joined the AA fleet. AA management made the mist...

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by jfk777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9095

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

The early 1990's were a great time for new airplanes as the first generation 747 were being replaced by 744, A340-300 , 777 and in the case of TWA A330-300( never delivered). The 767-300ER was being widely implemented by the US3 onto the Atlantic and Latin America.

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by jfk777
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21357

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

The new facility at GRU was supposed to be for "light" stuff between flights to the USA since many planes AA 777 spend the whole day at GRU. This is similar to a facility AA has at EZE.

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by jfk777
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21357

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Any photos of the plane and the cargo hold by now ? It must have been towed to a remote section of Hing Kong airport by now. Updates welcome.

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by jfk777
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21357

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Why would such batteries be transported on a passenger plane when so many fires have been caused by them.

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by jfk777
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4761

Re: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?

Well maintained A340 will find a home in these times of cheap fuel and economic growth. Iran Air would be a good airline for such planes.

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by jfk777
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4722

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

Imposing extra charges on 777 belonging to JAL , ANA, Cathay , Korean Air, Cina Southern, China Eastern and Air China would be a great idea for over flying Canada. In the eyes of Ottawa and Havana only.

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by jfk777
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31719

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Boeing 777-9 is too big for American. 777-300ER is as big as it'll get for a while. Then, A350-1000 as a replacement. I have flown three flights to and from Heathrow in the last 18 months including September 12th all in Business Class, they serve AA very well and are a fabulous flagship airplane fo...

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by jfk777
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31719

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

As said replacing 777-200ERs by 787s is slashing payload-range potential, in growing markets. Ignore that and 787 looks like a fine option. :: As said, AA has already replaced 777-200ERs with 787s on transpacific routes beyond NRT to China/Korea routes over 6000nm. AA is using many 787-8s on those ...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many Air France 777s with new J class?
Replies: 12
Views: 2179

Re: How many Air France 777s with new J class?

Seatguru.com has complete info on the various AF 777. There are many different versions.

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