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by jfk777
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 17
Views: 3388

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

AV must be taking these because the price is right. AV doesn't need a 787 range for all its flights, since Colombia is in the middle of the Americas many cities where a large plane is needed are only 3 to 5 hours away. Bogota to Miami is perhaps the best example of this.

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Adds Addt'l B777 to Fleet OE-LPF
Replies: 10
Views: 4124

Re: Austrian Adds Addt'l B777 to Fleet OE-LPF

Was this 777 delivered new to Aero Mex or one of the Varig 777 then leased to Aero Mex ? What will Austrian fly next ? 787-9 or A350-900 ? While Lufthansa has A350-900 its subsidiary airlines have many A330-300, 767 and 777-200ER, so what is the fleet plan going to be ? Will LH place a huge order fo...

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

Its time for BA to ditch the CW seat. BA needs to think for like Virgin, something they will never admit to.

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 16
Views: 6668

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

What is AA going to replace all those A333 with for their flights from PHL & CLT to Europe ? Do they have enough 777 or 787 just to move them over ?

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 16
Views: 6668

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

What is "SAL" ? El Salvador ?

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 81
Views: 12151

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

The last few years have not been great for Kenya Airways and now they want to fly 15 hours nonstop daily to New York with a 787-8 ? I applaud the ambition, this sounds like a financial disaster waiting to happen. KA should start 3 times weekly and build up the route as demand expands. The other ques...

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10390

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

The 777-9 will become the biggest widely used airplane, the era of anything bigger is over. What do you mean by this statement? How many do you think will be sold in the next 20 years or so? I think he means the 779's biggest market will be A380 replacements. In fact, I'm betting EK uses their 779'...

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10390

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

The 77W replacement cycle will be a long time coming since many were delivered in the last 7 years. The most interesting market for the 777-9 could be the A380 replacement market not the 77W replacements. 10 years from now will BA, LH, Singapore, Qantas, AF or Korean need a plane bigger then the 777...

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 65
Views: 9566

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

AR needs to have smaller long haul airplanes, they flew half empty 747 for decades and we know how that turned out. 787-9 would be perfect for AR for their size and range, AR could fly nonstop to CDG & LHR. IF demands supports more flights to Madrid or Miami then fly double daily. 77W, 777-9 and...

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 45
Views: 10752

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

Sad day but its surprising the 747 has been around almost 50 years. The 747-8 should be around until 2030 so we will still be able to fly a her, LH First Class.

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 23837

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

Any chance of BA operating LGW-BOS-LGW to compete with DY? Perhaps 2019? why would BA try Gatwick to Boston when they fly four times daily to Boston from Heathrow. BA is flying to leisure destinations from LGW with low J 777-200ER, Boston doesn't really fit that profile. FLL, MCO and Tampa as well ...

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8277

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

What makes Helsinki such a great stopover point for a flight to Sydney, Australia ? Singapore does thus very well thank you. Who wants to take an A320 from LHR to HEL when I could fly an A380 or 777 all the way from LHR to SYD via SIN, an internationally premium configured plane.

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by jfk777
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12207

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

Korean Air needs to reduce the J class seats and expand Premium Economy. Between flying to LAX, JFK, LHR and CDG should be able to keep 10 A380's flying.

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by jfk777
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fact Based Discussion on IAG for 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Fact Based Discussion on IAG for 2018

5. Zero chance for BA in the near term - they don't want the A319 fleet, it's retirement is going to begin shortly in the next few years. Can't get seat cost per unit down far enough. 6. Zero chance here too - etheir waiting for second hand A388's to become available which is likely, or get a kille...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19426

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

BA will never likely have a special "JFK to LHR " fleet, though JFK is very likely to go along with their plans for the 86J 744. There are several markets where high business class demand means specially configured airplanes. When they release the seat map for their new A350-1000 the futur...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19884

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Here goes another bad PR situation for United. Oscar Munoz needs to go,

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by jfk777
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread
Replies: 99
Views: 17266

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

itisi wrote:
CX are due to retire their 5 x 772's in 2018. Does anyone know if Boeing will take back B-HNL, the first 777 ever built?


Cathay has to return the prototype to Boeing for display at the museum of Flight or another aviation museum.

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by jfk777
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives Russian overflight permits
Replies: 12
Views: 3708

Re: Norwegian receives Russian overflight permits

If Norwegian does to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore what they have done to the USA from Gatwick these are interesting times. Norwegian is flying from LGW to EZE, Asia is a little bit closer. Love what Norwegian is doing, waiting to see the same sized route system to Asia as they do to the Americas.

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by jfk777
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10686

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

It all seems like an endless cycle. Original F becomes so extravagant and expensive that corporate clients stop paying it...so the airlines introduce "business class"/C in between F and Y...gradually C is now becoming so extravagant and expensive that corporate clients can no longer justi...

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10686

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

AA could have 12 J class seats more, that is 5 rows of J between L1 & L2 doors, to replace 8 First Class seats on the 77W. I arrive at this conclusion because Air France and Cathay have the same seat. They have seat maps showing how many seats would fit. 52 plus 12 more j class seats would fit v...

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10686

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

AA needs First Class like a 7-series BMW needs a 12 cylinder engine. AA has a great J class on its 787 & 777 airplanes, First Class gets sold on markets to Latin America and is full of upgrades to LHR and HKG. AA will probably remove First from their 77W in the future when they expand premium ec...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian adds frequencies on London to Buenos Aires route
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

Re: Norwegian adds frequencies on London to Buenos Aires route

BA and Norwegian compete at different ends of the market. BA also has sister airline IB which controls the lion's share of the EZE to Madrid traffic. Norwegian is more reliant on the O & D market while BA can sell all of Europe and Asia. BA flies to LHR and Norwegian does Gatwick, it matters to ...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian adds frequencies on London to Buenos Aires route
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

Re: Norwegian adds frequencies on London to Buenos Aires route

BA and Norwegian compete at different ends of the market. BA also has sister airline IB which controls the lion's share of the EZE to Madrid traffic. Norwegian is more reliant on the O & D market while BA can sell all of Europe and Asia. BA flies to LHR and Norwegian does Gatwick, it matters to ...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?

The 787-9 provides AF with a low capacity long haul plane for routes to remote places like Panama, Nairobi and Bogota. The 787-9 brings many positives to AF, some which the A350-900 doesn't.

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by jfk777
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18486

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

Cathay, JAL and AA plus Qantas need a Pacific JV.

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by jfk777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18486

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

Cathay is very important for OW in Asia for many reasons, perhaps the most important that after JAL OW really doesn't have another strong airline in Asia. Malaysia Air is in OW but can't decide what it wants o be. Qantas is too far south to be a force in Asia, its great to Australia. Star is like a ...

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18486

Re: CX to leave OW for Star

The reason it could be believable is that Air China is a large Cathay shareholder and is in Star. One reason this may not happen is that Star has way too many airlines in the Star among them CX frenemy Singapore Airlines. Doubtful that BA/IB would leave OW for Star since they have a huge JV with Am...

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 tests new gate at ATL
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Re: AF A380 tests new gate at ATL

is there a photo of the A380 with the gate on the plane ?

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to retrofit its 777 - again.
Replies: 23
Views: 5091

Re: LATAM to retrofit its 777 - again.

LATAM as usual way far behind when it comes to their premium product. 2x2x2 is just not competitive, but I guess we should be happy it isn't 2x3x2 ¬¬ Oh, I don't know, everyone knows that Emirates is the best airline in the Universe, and they are NOW retrofitting some 777s with a brand new 2-3-2 bi...

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18486

Re: CX to leave OW for Star

The reason it could be believable is that Air China is a large Cathay shareholder and is in Star. One reason this may not happen is that Star has way too many airlines in the Star among them CX frenemy Singapore Airlines. Doubtful that BA/IB would leave OW for Star since they have a huge JV with Ame...

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by jfk777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21336

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

When did any one ever predict that a US airline would fly to Tahiti ? Never, those are routes for Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. Hope they make a success of it,

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by jfk777
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Re: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet

Since when does Iberia have ex-A330's ? Their A330 are all very new even the A330-300's. IB probably got their first A330 in 2011 or 2012.

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by jfk777
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3577

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

Would a 787-9 work on this route ? Maybe nonstop to Los Angeles and a stop in Honolulu( or nonstop) on the way back. This works best for Vietnam airlines without having to get a new type of plane into their fleet since they already have 787-9 and A350-900's. The 777-9 seems like too much airplane fo...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 52200

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

CDG and Hong Kong have been tried before with lousy results, why do again what has not worked in the recent past ?

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by jfk777
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 169
Views: 48949

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Why are the Trents on 787 having issues and not all the others on A330 and A380's ? Do they have some new metal that doesn't work well at high temperatures ? All Nippon and Virgin seem to be tremendously affected by this at the worst time if year to be. I wonder if any 787 contracts will cancel Roll...

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by jfk777
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA "Dreamflight" charity flight replacement aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: BA "Dreamflight" charity flight replacement aircraft.

Its not like BA has a lack of planes able to perform this charitable event. Surprising they leave a 744 in Orlando for a week and don't fly it to JFK to perform a return flight to the UK and then do it in reverse.

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by jfk777
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 182672

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

As Delta has shown us the uses of a 777-200LR are both the long range and its take off performance. Johannesburg to Atlanta has to be one of the most challenging route with J'burg's altitude and the 16 hour flying time to ATL.

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by jfk777
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 62
Views: 20801

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

The idea of Cathay moving Star Alliance would only happen if (and lets hope never) merges with Air China. Singapore Airlines would have a "heart attack" if Cathay went to Star. Star is very well, perhaps too well, covered in Asia with Singapore, Thai, EVA, Air China, Asiana and ANA. Catha...

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by jfk777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10394

Re: Why no United to Africa?

The only big enough markets for US airlines would be tourist counties on the Mediterrean, Egypt and Morocco, & South Africa. Most European to Africa flights outside of Johannesburg are to former colonies.

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by jfk777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10394

Re: Why no United to Africa?

At one point United was going to fly 747 to South Africa from Dulles in the early 1990's. At the last minute they pulled the plug. There was for a bried time an airline called USAfrica which flew from Dulles to South Africa with AA MD-11's.

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 7046

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

Level is sticking it to AR, while Level will probably never fly from Madrid to EZE, it will likely have a base in FCO at some future date. Rome to EZE will fly with Level soon.

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 65
Views: 13933

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

TWA A330-300 were "early" examples, were going to be able to do Los Angeles to London with their Rolls Royce engines so the article in the newspaper said at the time.

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 32405

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

Still not sure what the 777-9 offers BA unless they are looking for a high-density 747-400 replacement. If they dropped FIRST and reduced Club World to 40-48 with 24-32 World Traveller Plus they could probably get 250 World Traveller seats into it at 10-abreast. The 777-9 offer BA a low density 744...

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by jfk777
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 32405

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

Lets hope Willie Walsh finally orders some 777X for BA because BA still has an order for A350-1000 starting delivery soon. The BA orders for Boeing have not been the same since the Lord King era. Lord King, Sir Colin Marshall and Roger Ayling were the BA CEO's who ordered all the 744 and 777-200ER f...

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by jfk777
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 62
Views: 20801

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

The idea of Cathay moving Star Alliance would only happen if (and lets hope never) merges with Air China. Singapore Airlines would have a "heart attack" if Cathay went to Star. Star is very well, perhaps too well, covered in Asia with Singapore, Thai, EVA, Air China, Asiana and ANA. Cathay...

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by jfk777
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope to Myanmar: What Plane/Time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Pope to Myanmar: What Plane/Time?

Biman has decent 777-300ER planes so unless there is some special reason that is probably what he is returning on.

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by jfk777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 18809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Miami now has links Istanbul and Doha, for those to work many connections have to take place at Turkish Airways and Qatar Airways hubs. Those two countries are NOT part of the Visa waiver program. Japan is part of the waiver program. While for MIA to Tokyo to work connections are a large part of the...

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by jfk777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 18809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Its time MIA crossed the Pacific Ocean, these days when the 787-9 is pioneering such flights as Perth to London Heathrow its not outrageous for Miami to have a route to Japan, Korea or China. AA, JAL and ANA all have large 787 fleets which could undertake such a flight. JAL could also move its DFW t...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9401

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

The -100s were the start of the demise of PanAm. They were flying -100s until the end while the competition already had -400s. By the time PA closed the Asian airlines were flying 744 over the Pacific but PA had sold off that division to UA in 1986. In 1990-91 the Atlantic was getting full of 767 a...

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by jfk777
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6683

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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