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by jfk777
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Fleet Oddities
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Re: TK Fleet Oddities

Turkish has acquired a similar mismash of 777-300ER, they have been sourced from many places includung a few from Kenya Airways which found them too big. Turkish flies to all corners of the world with their 77W except Australia.

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by jfk777
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13193

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

KLM seems to be "haunted" in MIA, but why is this ? KLM flies to many cities in America on both coasts served by the same list of European airlines you expect but seems successful in those other cities. KLM has been flying to some cities for 50 years and more like Houston, a huge Star alli...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13193

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

What is your claim based on? The only claim I made was my own experience of MIA from growing up in Florida. If you actually read my post you’ll see that I ASKED if the market was over saturated due to WW cancelling service there and 2 other airlines RUMORED to be struggling. Growing up in Florida d...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?

The A321T classes are already sliced enough, no one has put a true Y+ on an A320 yet. Y+ is an international product not an domestic even from LAX to JFK, if AA used a 777 that would be another issue.

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?

The A321T classes are already sliced enough, no one has put a true Y+ on an A320 yet. Y+ is an international product not an domestic even from LAX to JFK, if AA used a 777 that would be another issue.

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13193

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

In recent years Miami has added airlines which should have arrived 20 years ago like TAP, SAS and Aer Lingus. The main Miami to Europe route of course is London with 5 daily flights on AA, Virgina and BA. What is hard to Phathom is Miami didn't have a flights to Europe in the Propeller Era of the195...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7519

Re: Could Southwest fly to Europe?

Every airline thinks flying to Europe is the road to El Dorado, pave with Gold. The first question is would these be 737 Max flights or say a 787 ? Since SW is a 737 airline lets assume thye stick to 737 Max planes, that limits where they fly from and to. SW is not a force in Boston or New York whic...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 5130

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

Why are the A333 even still in the Air Canada fleet that used to be largely Airbus based and has gone Boeing which ditched the A340 as soon as it could. The A333 should be on its way back to Toulouse to reire( or Arizona) Adding more A333 seems sill when AC has plenty of 767 lying around. AC has eve...

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 64
Views: 11534

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

The -9 may work to North America and Asia, and the -10 would probably do Europe OK, but the A359/A35K option fits so much better. (I will say again I have no personal bias towards either of the manufacturers.) As long as the A359/A35K has a hot and high advantage over the B787 then this will be SAA...

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 64
Views: 11534

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

The -9 may work to North America and Asia, and the -10 would probably do Europe OK, but the A359/A35K option fits so much better. (I will say again I have no personal bias towards either of the manufacturers.) As long as the A359/A35K has a hot and high advantage over the B787 then this will be SAA...

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23635

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

AS a huge user of 767 Delta and the world has been waiting too long for the 797. Boeing has been too worried about the "Emiratization" of the world's airplanes beling able to fly 8,000 miles. No one bothered to ask about the 5,000 mile market. The 787-9 and 777-9 fly up to 9,000 miles and...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23635

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

AS a huge user of 767 Delta and the world has been waiting too long for the 797. Boeing has been too worried about the "Emiratization" of the world's airplanes beling able to fly 8,000 miles. No one bothered to ask about the 5,000 mile market. The 787-9 and 777-9 fly up to 9,000 miles and ...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8050

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

The story of Eastern's ending is a sad one but even if Byran had agreed to a deal with Borman and no Frank Lorenzo owning EA would it have survived ? For some time yes but EA was a leisure airline with AA and UA( of the day) costs. Florida and the Caribbean are vacation destinations. Chicago is a b...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8050

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

The story of Eastern's ending is a sad one but even if Byran had agreed to a deal with Borman and no Frank Lorenzo owning EA would it have survived ? For some time yes but EA was a leisure airline with AA and UA( of the day) costs. Florida and the Caribbean are vacation destinations. Chicago is a bu...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 53
Views: 5073

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

How can Air France have 10 unions to deal, why not one union for each job occupation ? Just for the sake of simplicity merging all these groups would be a good start.

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 64
Views: 11534

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

SAA's issues are political, primarily. They have never been left alone by the politicians, there were plenty of talented management people in the past but they were never left alone to run the airline like it should have been. This, coupled with the rise of the ME3, and JNB's high altitude, made it...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 23
Views: 3161

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

Just because AA moved a couple of European bound 767 like JFK to Zurich to PHL everyones feels AA is "closing" their JFK hub. JFK has a huge new AA Terminal 8 operating many of AA's most impoortant flights to all corners of the world and the west coast. The LAX & SFO flights are the co...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6822

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

It`s important to note that TAP is a business & they make decisions based on what`s best for them at the time. Until last year TAP was 100% owned by the government so your assumption is 100% incorrect. Simplistic & kindergarden economics. For starters, there are far more private companies t...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8050

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

TWA ended because of Carl Icahn, everything that happened there was Icahn related, remember that the other bidder for TWA was Frank Lorenzo( Darth Vader) himself so they sold to the nice New York Wall Street dude. So they thought. Pan AM had many events which led to its demise including buying Natio...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8050

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Didn't Delta renege on a deal to give PA a cash infusion leading PA to shut down? I remember this. Yes and no. Yes but the agreement was predicated on half truths and outright lies from PA about their cash flow and losses. PA wasn’t transparent when the deal was as negotiated and the accountents fo...

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by jfk777
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6822

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

The A320 and A330 are both ideal for TAP's short and long haul(not too long). TAP's primary long markets are Angola, USA east coast and Brazil, all major cities including Rio and Sao Paulo and beyond. TAP doesn't need a 787's range or a 777 size and range so the A330 is right for them This. :checkm...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 38
Views: 8725

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

A 787-9 could do LAX to Virtnam since some longer flights like Qantas from Perth to LHR are coming. The issue is what is the configuration, can Vietnam sell enough J class and Y+ seats to make the flights viable. Vietnam is also a market where every airline from Thailand to Japan is selling a connec...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6822

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

The A320 and A330 are both ideal for TAP's short and long haul(not too long). TAP's primary long markets are Angola, USA east coast and Brazil, all major cities including Rio and Sao Paulo and beyond. TAP doesn't need a 787's range or a 777 size and range so the A330 is right for them, if they ever ...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Winter demand stronger between Paris and Montreal than between London and Toronto ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Is Winter demand stronger between Paris and Montreal than between London and Toronto ?

These numbers are very interesting for another reason, why does Air Canada dominate BA from Canada to the UK ? From the USA to UK BA and Virgin Atlantic dominate the US3 from most cities save where a US3 has a strong hub. AA dominates DFW to LHR but not LAX or JFK to LHR. Delta is King in Atlanta wh...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation division
Replies: 29
Views: 3021

Re: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation devision

GECAS and the Engine division are the crown jewels of General Electric. The Healthcare Division is the second jewel in the GE crown. Jeff Immelt acquired Altsom and Baker Hughes at high prices, with oil prices rising and the economy growing let hope they perform. Selling certain GE Capital assets wa...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11049

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

The new "757" at LHR will be the A320neo, some have speculated Jetblue might fly from BOS & JFK to LHR. Flying to LHR is not like flying to other airports, the slots are to be respected for the rarity they are. Flights from America to LHR should have airplanes comensorate with a slot's...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11049

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Okay yes, all airlines fight for space at LHR, but I didnt really expect LH to fly a 380 for the 85 minute flight to LHR. I thought of long-haul differently, especially New York to London. New York has a metro population of 23 million, London 14 million. These are two of the largest metropolitan ar...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11049

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Flying 757 to Heathrow is such a US airline mentality way of doing things, though BA has flown 757 from Regional UK airports it would never from LHR. A 757 is great for Iceland or Belfast. BA some how manages to fly 787 to New York when they need a small 200 passenger airline. United has 787-8 too a...

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by jfk777
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7439

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

Haneda reopened to many international flights when the international terminal opened in 2010, I flew through it in 2017 and its gorgeous. Most JAL and ANA flights to Europe use HND today as well as many European airline which have split Tokyo operations at both airports in most cases, the most uniqu...

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by jfk777
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8607

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

One change that happened was BMI merged with BA and all Star alliance airlines at LHR lost their feed including SAA. SAA could move their London flights to Gatwick ans make a deal with Ryannair for feed like Norwegian and other LGW airline have. They could lease out or sell their existing LHR slots ...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8607

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

It seems that they are just in the wrong alliance. They need to be in ONEWORLD for connectivity to Australia, UK, JFK, GRU, & HKG and a codeshare with Comair of South Africa. Star is definitely the wrong alliance for SAA, One World would help them out in all the English speaking markets they fl...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia, Aerolineas Argentinas announce Joint Business Agreement (JBA)
Replies: 10
Views: 1419

Re: Alitalia, Aerolineas Argentinas announce Joint Business Agreement (JBA)

Are all flight between Buenos Aires and Italy going to be on Alitalia only ?

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by jfk777
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Arrivals Lounges
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Arrivals Lounges

London Heathrow is blessed with multiple arrivals lounges like The Arrivals Concorde Lounge in T5 plus the AA and Virgin "Revivals" lounges in T3. So many airports could offer such a service especially in the USA, LAX with all its Pacific arrivals and Miami full of AA 777 from Brazil and A...

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by jfk777
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7103

Re: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?

The only way Rollers are going to Korean is if they fall in love with the A350, RR is the only A350 engine. The A350-900/1000 would work well with Korean's many long haul routes that need less capacity then cities like LAX, JFK and CDG. Korean seems to operate 10 of everything, so having A350 would ...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and B747-8
Replies: 12
Views: 4740

Re: Qantas and B747-8

the 748 is dead and Qantas would only fly if Boeing gave it to them for free, the future at Qantas is the 787-9. The Perth hub and 787-9 will link Australia to several European destinations in the coming years. The 777-8/9 will probably link Sydney and Melbourne to LHR and JFK nonstop. 10 years from...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10265

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

IF BA can make PHX work with a 744 with a Premium configuration( including 14 First seats) another airline with a large fortress European hub should be able to make something work with a 787, A330 or 772ER with a more Y seats and only 30 to 40 J class seats. As someone observed PHX has a population...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10265

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

IF BA can make PHX work with a 744 with a Premium configuration( including 14 First seats) another airline with a large fortress European hub should be able to make something work with a 787, A330 or 772ER with a more Y seats and only 30 to 40 J class seats. As someone observed PHX has a population...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10265

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

IF BA can make PHX work with a 744 with a Premium configuration( including 14 First seats) another airline with a large fortress European hub should be able to make something work with a 787, A330 or 772ER with a more Y seats and only 30 to 40 J class seats. As someone observed PHX has a population ...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 8603

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

When is West Jet getting those 787-9 to replace the ex=Qantas 767 at Gatwick ? Hoping WJ flies to LHR with the 787-9.

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10265

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Other American cities with equally sized populations and incomes have nonstops to Europe. Being in the wrong corner for Atlantic flights has to have something to do with it. An airline like KLM would be a great candidate for a flight to PHX especially with a 787-9.

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6229

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

What is surprising about JFK is that the terminals were never realigned by alliance. There is no formal OW terminal, Star terminal or Skyteam terminal. JFK still has new terminals to build at the old T3( Pan AM) sight and if Delta ever tears down T2. A huge addition to either T1 or T4 would provide ...

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal
Replies: 24
Views: 4172

Re: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal

I believe that the issue Alitalia has with MEX has something to do with Aeroméxico and Delta´s JV and with MEX being a hot and high airport (someone said in another aviation forum that only 70% of the seats are bookable on the return flight from MEX)...Besides, there are some rumors on AM launching...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6229

Re: At Terminal 7 1/22/18

The reason this terminal is so "interesting " is because its located at JFK and handles many 747 and long haul international flights. Its also very busy in the evening not all day long. It gets maligned because it was built in 1970 and all other terminals at JFK ( except T2) are new, BA is...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 19536

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

What is the airport situation in Berlin, is Tegel full ? The world has been waiting for the Brandenburg airport to open for years.

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

So what your actually suggestion competitive or not is a JNB-ACC-LHR flight allowing for Star Alliance connections at LHR from ACC and at the same time releasing an aircraft on JNB-ACC. Why bother it's either JNB to LHR nonstop with SAA or nothing and I can't honestly see them giving up LHR as a de...

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

For SAA to sell one of its two remaining LHR slots would be devastating. London produces lots of revenue for SAA. Selling a "crown jewel" is a short term thing bringing long term problems. What SAA proposes is akin to the Catholic Church selling the Vatican. The reason for my original pos...

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

For SAA to sell one of its two remaining LHR slots would be devastating. London produces lots of revenue for SAA. Selling a "crown jewel" is a short term thing bringing long term problems. What SAA proposes is akin to the Catholic Church selling the Vatican. The reason for my original pos...

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by jfk777
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

For SAA to sell one of its two remaining LHR slots would be devastating. London produces lots of revenue for SAA. Selling a "crown jewel" is a short term thing bringing long term problems. What SAA proposes is akin to the Catholic Church selling the Vatican.

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by jfk777
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

Qantas has a pair on lease to BA given it no longer uses them. IIRC they have 4 pairs and are only using 2 pair? That's right. They leased out 2 pairs to BA when they ended BKK-LHR and HKG-LHR. Not sure if they'll take back one when QF9 goes via PER (since QF9 will have a different arrival time tha...

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by jfk777
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57040

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

As for Simon Calder, the guy makes my piss boil, the fact the press wheel him out at every opportunity to talk about aviation is insulting to all of those who work in the industry. I swore after the stuff he said about my airline as it was collapsing I'd "lamp the bar-steward" if I ever s...

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