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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1275 on: April 15, 2015, 03:13:14 PM »
Well, if that's the barometer by which we're measuring "adequate size," then, well, we're going to need an Airbus A-480.

I'll take one of those :D.

But seriously, this looks much closer in size to the B767 than the A330. I was perfectly comfortable on the latter, and squashed in the former. (Both DL)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1276 on: April 15, 2015, 03:15:04 PM »
How about you list which seats aren't short for you.

See above - DLs A330, for example.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1277 on: April 15, 2015, 07:06:51 PM »
NZ to launch flights to IAH in December.

Not to say I don't understand the appeal, but, really, who woulda thunk?

Maybe they'll release some awards?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1278 on: April 15, 2015, 07:10:18 PM »
Makes sense, UA announced that as the inaugural 787 route but cancelled it to protest WN international flight from HOU.

Plus there's a huge network to tap into from IAH.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1279 on: April 15, 2015, 07:12:52 PM »
Makes sense, UA announced that as the inaugural 787 route but cancelled it to protest WN international flight from HOU.

Plus there's a huge network to tap into from IAH.

Yeah, it makes sense considering it's basically one-stop service to east coast (perhaps a bit easier than LAX/SFO) and it being an UA hub, but still surprised me.

And... they'll be launching with a 777, not a 787.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1280 on: April 30, 2015, 03:35:25 PM »
Note to all travelers to value their time, money, and effort:

Avoid connecting in GUM at all costs.

They will force to you to exit immigration, clear customs , reclear security, even when your arrival gate is next door to your departure gate.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1281 on: April 30, 2015, 03:37:51 PM »
So that's the whole trip report??

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1282 on: April 30, 2015, 03:37:58 PM »
Must be even better at 2AM.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1283 on: April 30, 2015, 04:06:21 PM »
You have to clear US customs for all flights connecting in the US, so why should GUM be different?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1284 on: April 30, 2015, 04:12:00 PM »
You have to clear US customs for all flights connecting in the US, so why should GUM be different?

That's a good point, but my hunch is that even if you were connecting HNL-GUM-NRT, you'd have to do the same.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1285 on: April 30, 2015, 04:15:42 PM »
That's a good point, but my hunch is that even if you were connecting HNL-GUM-NRT, you'd have to do the same.
I think the same would be true MEX-LAX-YVR for example. No doubt it's annoying though.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1286 on: April 30, 2015, 04:17:44 PM »
I think the same would be true MEX-LAX-YVR for example. No doubt it's annoying though.

MEX-LAX-YVR isn't the same as HNL-GUM-NRT...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1287 on: April 30, 2015, 04:21:21 PM »
MEX-LAX-YVR isn't the same as HNL-GUM-NRT...
My mistake. But why would you need to clear customs at all HNL-GUM?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1288 on: April 30, 2015, 07:38:26 PM »
My mistake. But why would you need to clear customs at all HNL-GUM?
Separate custom zone

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1289 on: April 30, 2015, 09:01:04 PM »
As it turns out, I was wrong. GUM isn't special.

Transiting anything having to do with America is a pain in the neck. Silly Americans.
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