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Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle – Part 3

Tokyo Haneda International Airport

We have been covering the battle for Tokyo Haneda’s coveted flight slots over the past two blog entries (Follow the link for part 1 and part 2).

In this entry, we will follow Hawaiian Airlines (IATA Airline Code – HA), American Airlines (AA) and Delta Air Lines (DL) as they start service from Honolulu International Airport (IATA Airport Code – HNL), New York JFK International Airport (JFK), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Some will enjoy success while others will have a bumpy ride.

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Battle for the Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle

Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle – Part 2

 Tokyo Haneda International Airport

Yesterday, we started a new series entitled “Battle for Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots” (Follow link for Part 1 of the series).

As part of the bilateral agreement between US and Japan in 2010, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) was awarded 4 pairs of slots to US based airlines to operate into Tokyo Haneda International Airport (IATA Airport Code HND). Given its proximity to Downtown Tokyo, all major airlines including American Airlines (IATA Airline Code – AA), Continental Airlines and its subsidiary (CO),  Delta Air Lines (DL), Hawaiian Airlines (HA) and United Airlines (UA) all applied for these coveted slots. Who will win?

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Throwback Thursday Pictures of the Week – SAS DC-7

November 15, 2014 marks 78 years since Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) (IATA Airline Code – SK) sets a new distance record for commercial airlines by flying 6,005 miles nonstop from Los Angeles to Stockholm , Sweden, following the Great Arctic Circle route.

Historic recording setting flight from Los Angeles on SAS DC-7

Historic recording setting flight from Los Angeles on SAS DC-7. Image taken from Google Map on November 13, 2014. (All Rights Reserved)

To celebrate this occasion, we will feature some classic SAS DC-7s in action for this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday pictures.

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