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by jfk777
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 274
Views: 23691

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

The world's airlines salivate at the chance to fly to Hong Kong. No matter where they fly from Africa, North America, Europe & Australia HKG is a must on an airlines Asian route system. Many operators fly their A380 and 777 to HKG with premium configurations. Delta needs to fly to HKG from its s...

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 274
Views: 23691

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

This can be a financial issue but its also a strategic one with too few long haul beyond 767 or A330 airplanes. Delta does not have enough 777 or A350-900. Once the 744 were gone Delta did not have enough planes for flying to Hong Kong or distant Asia. If Delta's plan is to fly just to Japan, Korea ...

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Order book and production rates for the 777 and 777x during and after the transition
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: Order book and production rates for the 777 and 777x during and after the transition

In a previous thread quite a few members were saying the 777X production rate will be only 3.5 a month. So with the current order book we will see nearly 10 years of backlog at that low rate. These members also expect only a handful of new 777X orders in that 10 year period and the production rate ...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9647

Re: IAG and the A350

So the most 779s they could possibly need for 744 replacement is 12, and they'd need all of these delivered in 2023. Every time I have asked on this forum whether Boeing has enough 779 delivery slots available to supply 12, all in 2023, against a brand new order, nobody has replied.... Indeed, and ...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK mulls ULH aircraft order
Replies: 26
Views: 4783

Re: TK mulls ULH aircraft order

Beyond flying to Sydney nonstop from IST where is Turkish going to fly for 18 hours ? No where I can find since they already fly to Los Angeles and Tokyo nonstop from their hub. A 777-9 as a 77W replacement would be logical, if they need a plane to fly nonstop to Santiago & Buenos Aires their ne...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15114

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

why would they order an A320 when the 737 has been good to them. Air France is the one who has to buy Airbus for political reasons. KLM 's short haul fleet works so the 737 max 8 is the right plane for them.

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9647

Re: IAG and the A350

BA's requirements are more diverse and complex then other IAG airlines. BA requires both 200 passenger long haul as well as 500 passenger capability. BA's future fleet will have 787, 777-9, A350-1000 & A380's BA is today the only worldwide airline in the IAG portfolio except for a couple of Iber...

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by jfk777
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15771

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Will the Plane be shown at the museum with Rollers or its original Pratts ?

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

Miami to Madrid is a huge market and growing, Iberia has been flying to Miami for over 30 years now flies double daily. AA flies daily to Madrid too with a daily 777. Norwegian bring an evolution to the market, in six months it could be part of IAG. We shall see...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12644

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

about time they expanded in Just under a decade Cathay has overtaken SQ in both network and frequency of long haul flights to Europe and North America..... SQ is a much stronger brand they should be able to overtake the conservative cathay very soon Cathay has overtaken Singapore to North America b...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8029

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

The 777-8 & 777-9 combination offers ANZ the flexibility they need for the dense routes to LAX & LHR plus the ultra long range to new destinations in Brazil. North American east coast and midwest cities could be flown by 787-9 or 777-9 depending on the demand. ANZ will have some 16 hour flig...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

BA has multiple panes replacing the 744 fleet with A380 being only one type. A350-1000 are coming soon and large numbers of 787 are already in the fleet, IAG seems to be placing a sizeable order for more Boeing 787 and 777-9 soon. BA has 12 A380. 20 is probably too many with 18 probably the right nu...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22935

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

AA seems to be in the Emperor’s chair. They probably have more slots than they need and a larger terminal than is necessary. A solution that would require money and will would be including DL in the whole brouhaha. DL takes over T8 (it would cost them) and build it out , AA moves to T4 where they t...

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by jfk777
Thu May 31, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2337

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

Surprising that Alitalia does NOT fly to Hong Kong with all the flights to Tokyo they have.

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by jfk777
Mon May 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 9795

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

AA is one of the last airlines to place a large 77W order so it probably will one of the last to buy the 777-9. The 787 order AA just placed is for replacement of the A330-300 and 767 fleets. AA has time to figure out what they are going to do to replace their 47 777-200ER fleet before they replace ...

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by jfk777
Mon May 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15114

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus has come a long way in America since the days of 747 flying to JFK & BOS with the Shannon stopover since Dublin have a short runway. Ireland's economy has matured and survived a banking crisis. But its time Aer Lingus find the east, its sister airline Iberia now flies to Tokyo & P...

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by jfk777
Fri May 25, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 16517

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

SAA never adapted to the new world of the ME3 and the rise of other African airlines. Ethiopian has taken a page from the ME3 and established quite a hub at ADD with a modern fleet of A350 and 787 aircraft. SAA should probably look into becoming part of a larger African airline group. Multiple count...

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by jfk777
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36556

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

ATL is too far south for this to work and a one ocean hub with a flight or two to Asia. JFK is the most likely point since its is New York. Detroit would be an interesting point since Delta has such a large two ocean international hubs there. However this plays out its all good for DL.

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by jfk777
Sat May 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

The 2 other Oneworld members in Europe are BA and Iberia, both represent much bigger markets than Finnair's domestic market. London is also light on Asia routes for the size of the market. My guess is BA and Iberia sell a lot more seats for Finnair than Finnair sell for IAG. IAG will also have that...

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by jfk777
Fri May 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Pan Am and National has to be the worst merger of two airlines in history. PA paid a huge premium for National and then dismantled what is purchased. National's DC-10 made PA's fleet with L-1011-500 and 747's very complex with GE, Rolls Royce and Pratt engines. Buying a Miami based airline did nothi...

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by jfk777
Mon May 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to end interline/code shares with Westjet January 2018 and GulfAir April 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4734

Re: American to end interline/code shares with Westjet January 2018 and GulfAir April 2018

It is ridiculous that AA is ending codeshares with Qatar. Once again, oneworld fails to be an effective alliance, and two factions open up - will OW airlines lean towards Qatar making strategic investments, or will they lean towards legacy partner AA? Now is a horrible time for AA to cut ties with ...

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by jfk777
Sat May 12, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

A joint IAG Ryanair bid is pure genius , Makes complete sense ... and following on Ryanair to feed Long haul ... brilliant , bring it ont Something like ... Short haul 737s to Ryanair , Norwegian brand possibly retained 787s to BA , IB and Level A321lrs to EI, IB and Level Norwegian is worth more a...

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by jfk777
Fri May 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9642

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

ADrum23 wrote:
I wonder if this growth will keep going if other carriers come in and launch additional TATL service to other European cities. You have to wonder if DL is looking at this and planning to launch AUS-AMS as a result.


Why AMS Delta should go to Paris CDG, Paris is a bigger hub and a bigger city.

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by jfk777
Thu May 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific in Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 5417

Re: Cathay Pacific in Germany

Cathay Pacific is using their A350-900 for new destinations in Europe like Dublin, Brussels and Manchester. CX flies to the typical cities you expect and some that are surprising like Madrid and Milan as well as Rome. One reason Northern German cities may not do well for Cathay is they to Amsterdam.

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by jfk777
Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8625

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Great use of a 787-8, just the type of nonstop long haul route the plane was designed for. The daylight flight back to LHR should not be an issue since it still arrives early enough for connections to many European and east coast USA cities.

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by jfk777
Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service

Is that likely to be London Heathrow as opposed to Gatwick? Seeing as China Southern already operate to/from Heathrow, I guess they will want to keep it that way instead of operate from both airports? (I could of course be wrong I know) Cheers Ben Does China Southern have lots of Heathrow slots or ...

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by jfk777
Mon May 07, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

My guess is that BA is preparing to buy a big 779 order--somewhere between 35 and 50 planes. That will allow BA to completely phase out the well-maintained, but long in the tooth, 744 fleet. With Etihad cancelling many orders early 777-9 slots could open for BA and other airlines. BA needs a large ...

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by jfk777
Sun May 06, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

Easyjet and Ryanair at Heathrow, let's hope not. They should stay at Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. Anyways the cost of eplanements at LHR is high and would make a large cost on a shorthaul ticket for an LCC airline. Heathrow should remain the business airport, no Air Transat or Virgin "beachflee...

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by jfk777
Sun May 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?

The interior has a 707 look from around 1970.

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by jfk777
Sun May 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5561

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

The Interesting thing now at Airbus is the Rolls Royce Engine reliance which is hurting the A330-900 and they better hope not create problems with the A350. When Airbus started the A300 and A310 never had Rollers they had GE & Pratt engines. The A330-200/300 has all three engine available. Rolls...

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by jfk777
Tue May 01, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3734

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

Currently many AA 787-8 are in Chicago for flights to Tokyo, Peking, Shanghai and London Heathrow. The 787-9 fly from DFW and LAX to Asia Pacific destinations. Its going to be a long time before 787 go to PHL & CLT with the A330-200 fleet still young, some 777 could do LHR flights. Miami could b...

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by jfk777
Tue May 01, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of LHR-KIX route
Replies: 27
Views: 5036

Re: Viability of LHR-KIX route

The issue with Osaka to London is probably the lack of LHR slots. Osaka to London sounds like a great opportunity for Norwegian with its 787. Route probably not viable for the premium heavy BA or JAL 787 fleets. Japan has flights by Air Asia X and Scoot but they are still regional Asian flights, no ...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7278

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

What will be interesting to see is how the Rolls Royce engine problem effects ANA's 787 since JAL's 787 fleet is GE powered and has no restrictions.

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by jfk777
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian divesting itself of up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 7608

Re: Norwegian divesting itself of up to 140 aircraft

Norwegian is a great asset to buy and those 787 for expansion for IAG. Flying those assets as "Norwegian" may not be the best and most profitable use of those airplanes.

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by jfk777
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9067

Re: The Future of the Virgin of Airlines

Sadly Richard Branson decided to sell to Delta and Air France controlling interest in his UK airline. Why? He already cashed out years ago when he sold 49 percent to Singapore Air for a billion dollars. Was selling another 31 percent to Air France a good idea for few hundred million pounds. While De...

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by jfk777
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Both HND and DXB are poised to surpass PEK (as world's 2nd busiest airport)
Replies: 11
Views: 2791

Re: Both HND and DXB are poised to surpass PEK (as world's 2nd busiest airport)

Haneda has expanded lots because of the opening to international flights and the new terminal for those flights.

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?
Replies: 29
Views: 2984

Re: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?

The issue in "short haul" is different in Europe then in the USA, what is short haul here is medium haul in Europe. There will always be a market for domestic First Class since the America is a big country and people will pay for it. Coast to Coast and Hawaii is a huge market for First Cla...

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12996

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

United is also the biggest US3 airline to the PRC. China Eastern, Air China and China Southern fill seats on their Pacific flights at cheap fares. United also has to battle with Korean Air and its ICN hub and ambitions.

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

The primary reason was EA was union and Continental non-union.

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by jfk777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Kenya Airways doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: How is Kenya Airways doing?

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that KQ will retake the leased out 77W x 3 from TK and 788 x 2 leased out to WY. Going by that, KQ will be looking to expand so I take it times are looking positive for them currently. 787 is a good size for Kenya Air, what are they going to do with three 77W ?...

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways
Replies: 36
Views: 3441

Re: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways

This is great but what took them so long. This should have happened years ago, this was one thing that became necessary when FLL had so many international flights.

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6709

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

At the moment, Iberia have just two daily departures from EZE. It isn't surprising that they don't find it viable to directly employ forty people to deal with these, as the departures are well spaced apart so there must be some people who have little to do for part of their working day. Its not on;...

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by jfk777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9294

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Why does AR need to fly to Australia when they have so many other issues. Worry about Miami and Madrid, the two most important international destinations for AR. For AR flying to Sydney is "pie in the sky" ego. AR;s mission should be to fix the airline for sale. Could you elaborate on the...

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by jfk777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9735

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Preemptive move to convince Mexican authorities to deny 5th freedom rights to EK. Spain - Mexico market is booming and competition with IB is fierce. AM is also going almost 3x daily to MAD. MEX - MAD 20x per week MEX - BCN 4x per week MEX - CDG 7x per week MEX - AMS 7x per week MEX - LHR 7x per we...

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by jfk777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9294

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Why does AR need to fly to Australia when they have so many other issues. Worry about Miami and Madrid, the two most important international destinations for AR. For AR flying to Sydney is "pie in the sky" ego. AR;s mission should be to fix the airline for sale.

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 3879

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

Switching routes to LGW from LHR is dangerous all the J class traffic is at Heathrow. At one time BA had all the routes to Africa and Latin America at LGW except Johannesburg and that didn't work out so well.

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 54
Views: 8162

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

MEA needs seem to be too much for either plane as their longest flight is probably 5 hours. An 787-9 is silly unless they fly ti JFK, Montreal or Asia. AN A321neo may be the best replacement unless they fly lots of Cargo on their A330-200. The new Boring NMA could be a great plane for MEA.

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by jfk777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

What makes Norwegian so juicy is the fleet and order book including lots of A321neoLR's. IF BA were to expand its LGW operation its not certain that the Norwegian planes would be used to fly them, it could be more old BA 777's. Many great possible angles to a Norwegian merger with all its assets and...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10176

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

What is interesting is that Singapore Airlines has only 36 Regional business Class seats in the space United has 44 Polaris Business seats.

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400M Combi question/NWA
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: 747-400M Combi question/NWA

NW flew all their 744 to Asia where the flight sectors are long, KLM flies their 744 combi planes worldwide so many flights were to the east coast of the USA, a relatively short flight from AMS. A combi sounds great if our route map has routes for the plane, since cargo is heavy the combi has a shor...

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