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Waiping

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  1. If you are a frequent traveller on different airlines, would you consider a a yearly lounge pass? Considering the amount of confusion on what lounge can/cannot use and in different airports?
  2. Sorry forgot to add hopefully QZ can bring back BKI - CGK route. They previously served CGK and DPS from BKI.
  3. We used to have flight to DPS and CGK opb QZ. Now only Batik Indonesia is operating twice weekly BKI - CGK.
  4. Actually except for franchise believe the other Korean restaurants in KK are owned by "retired" Koreans, some may not be able to even communicate in English properly. So the claim about bad kimchi... It's been awhile since a fleet of 2 x B747, 2 x T7 and 1 330(?) brought in the Amway army and occupy Sepanggar Bay. Didn't notice any extraordinary movement since then. By the way, KKIA can handle B748.
  5. I would like to think that they have done up the research and found to be not profitable. Easter and Jeju are both LCC and they have flights from ICN & PUS daily now. So LCC with the right mechanism might work. Maybe AK lacks presence in Korea. Also, noted Korean backpackers are pretty rare in KK. They get the VIP treatment i.e. being chauffeured around without much interaction with the locals. From landing to departing.
  6. That road was previously used by timber companies to transport their logs. Only in recent year was the road "upgraded". Hardly a scenic route. I can imagine you sleep thru the 4 hours drive, but a flight from BKI takes 45 minutes.
  7. How does Easy Jet and Ryan Air conduct their turnaround? I remember being at HKIA a couple of times and in most time, no aerobridge even for MH 737. However they bussed everyone from gate to aircraft and vise-versa. Perhaps it's to cut down risk of some psycho rushing on to the tarmac and on to the path of taxiing aircraft.
  8. Roads in Sabah & Sarawak are different in a sense that there is no direct route cutting through mountainous region to reach the other side. Widening road also not possible in most places as these roads were carved on the hillside. Currently a drive from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes around 5 hours, then another 3 or so to Tawau. Mind you most Chinese tourist now goes to Semporna via flight to Tawau. Both Tawau and Sandakan airports has seen expansion on the runway and terminal recently and maybe they should expand it again to cater for more flights. More flight means (hopefully) cheaper price. Moving forward perhaps to allow foreign airlines direct flight to Tawau to increase competition.
  9. Never a problem for AK, if not working as expected just drop the route.
  10. Sorry not triangular. PEK via FOC.
  11. Yes I think so. Previously was handled by 2 aircrafts, but now 1 aircraft flies the triangular route.
  12. They are also doing ICN although not daily.
  13. Didn't some of the engines went missing, only to be found under maintenance awhile back.
  14. So the F5E is no longer salvageable? I think the Taiwanese still flying theirs.
  15. I also doubt it. It didn't stop them from getting a second jet for personal use, so.
  16. What about the hawks and other assets? On a lighter note, if Indonesia ever get the F22, they would be rightfully called the Indoraptor.
  17. On Flightradar the 737 looks a tad bigger than A320.
  18. This should get the new transport minister's attention. He's been focusing way too much on Air Asia lately.
  19. Having said that it seems like Malindo is doing pretty well with charter flights to a few Chinese airport like NNG, Zhengzhou, Wenzhou etc. A few days ago a fellow spotter spotted an OD 737 doing ICN - BKI too.
  20. We are discussing as if MH goes bust and it's all doom and gloom with AK raising the price, etc. Back then with only MH around we also didn't expected the formation of Air Asia, the tremendous growth it gained and the dominance they have now. So there is no saying that another airline would not appear in the future in any situation. Maybe with the gap left behind with MH out of the picture OD will be more aggressive. By then they only have a straight fight with Air Asia.
  21. Only to walk up the staircase to the arrival hall again.
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