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by Flighty
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900
Replies: 24
Views: 8374

Re: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900

Turns it into a true, TRUE longhauler. And a true 77W owner. I'm not fully up to speed on the 350, but how will this beefed up version compare to the 77L? The manufacturers do not quote range in a way that is easy to compare. AFAIK this appears to show that A350-10 has longer legs than both 77E and...

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 32
Views: 3499

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

I think this route will never happen. FLL is the low yield alternative to MIA. Low yield plus high mileage and a thin market to begin with (PDX) means the route doesn't happen.

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Bill On Schools Teaching Kids To Interact With Cops
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: New Jersey Bill On Schools Teaching Kids To Interact With Cops

This: Citizens and officers are equals in society. ...does not agree with this: One thing children should know is, when you put your hands out of sight, an officer can shoot you legally. Regardless of what the officer says. Maybe the officer says to reach into your pocket. Don't do it unless you ha...

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900
Replies: 24
Views: 8374

Re: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900

Turns it into a true, TRUE longhauler. And a true 77W owner.

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress poised to prohibit airlines from forcibly removing customers
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: US Congress poised to prohibit airlines from forcibly removing customers

Airlines aren't gonna deboard people in favor of higher priority traffic again. At least not revenue passengers. I don't think they need a congressional opinion on it.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current 767-400 routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2518

Re: Current 767-400 routes?

Here's a neat trick. We can tell that pretty much every 764 market is profitable and healthy. ATL-STR stands out. BCN and VCE also stand out.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 57
Views: 11591

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

True, but maybe that is an issue of pilot training too. If he didn't know where to look, future pilots will know.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 40
Views: 11364

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

China is a big place. Also, the rural elders did not grow up in a modern country. Their beliefs stretch back 500++ years ago in plenty of cases. They did not come from the world we live in today. Our world is probably scary to them, so please be understanding. It is a charming story in a kooky way. ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Bill On Schools Teaching Kids To Interact With Cops
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: New Jersey Bill On Schools Teaching Kids To Interact With Cops

I think this is fine as long as it is done thoughtfully. Citizens and officers are equals in society. One thing children should know is, when you put your hands out of sight, an officer can shoot you legally. Regardless of what the officer says. Maybe the officer says to reach into your pocket. Don'...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 57
Views: 11591

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

I think a yoke is good because it allows the robot's strong, metal hands to grip it :stirthepot:

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 56
Views: 1116

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

Yes, the main thrust of the article is that Trump knew these things are definitely false, yet he said them in order to mislead people. The documentation is simply that NYT believes the statements to be untrue. The issue of whether Trump lied or just said things the NYT disagrees with isn't discusse...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson is the new CEO of Amtrak
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Richard Anderson is the new CEO of Amtrak

It's a retirement job for him. His moneymaking days are finished. Amtrak has issues and Richard Anderson is a proven problem solver. He probably enjoys the challenge. It's not about the money - Amtrak doesn't have enough money to hire Richard Anderson. He must be doing it for the challenge, and anot...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 56
Views: 1116

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

NYT agenda going back a decade against Trump has been well known. As hometown paper any chance at taking a shot against him or commenting negatively about his business the NYT has done. Its hardly journalism when a papers management has a beef with the person and it repeatedly shows. Is anything th...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Dear Leader" is not as much of a reformer as he seems! says Economist
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: "Dear Leader" is not as much of a reformer as he seems! says Economist

I think Trump and Modi can only gain legitimacy in the eyes of history by recognizing the two countries' natural compatibility as friends and allies.

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 122
Views: 13334

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

The PHL market is 2x or 3x bigger than IND, BNA, etc. If DL cannot make the larger PHL-LHR market work, why do people think midsize cities like IND, BNA, etc. could work? The common denominator between all is the lack of DL connections on the US side. That being said, DL could use these slots to ad...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 51
Views: 8166

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

Interesting to note that in the top 10 US gateways list, UA has hubs at 5 ( EWR, SFO, ORD, IAH, IAD) plus a focus city of LAX, while AA has hubs at 4 of them ( ORD, DFW, MIA, JFK). DL only has a hub at 1 ( ATL) of the top ten gateways. Ironically, that helps us understand why DL is a stronger airli...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 51
Views: 8166

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

Interesting that JFK-LHR is huge, but still not as big as TPE-HKG by my reckoning. If somebody can build a global top 10 cross-border list, that might be quite interesting. But thanks, this is still very interesting.

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Airbus Scrap the A330-800neo?
Replies: 61
Views: 9928

Re: Could Airbus Scrap the A330-800neo?

The A330-200 is cheap, that is why it sells. That, and it has capability the A333 does not, or did not. The equation is changing- the A330 NEO will be more expensive, to pay off the R&D bills and fancy motors. Also, the A339 will be about as capable as the A332 used to be. That is a slight misc...

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Airbus Scrap the A330-800neo?
Replies: 61
Views: 9928

Re: Could Airbus Scrap the A330-800neo?

The A330-200 is cheap, that is why it sells. That, and it has capability the A333 does not, or did not. The equation is changing- the A330 NEO will be more expensive, to pay off the R&D bills and fancy motors. Also, the A339 will be about as capable as the A332 used to be. So who knows - maybe t...

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP?
Replies: 88
Views: 2816

Re: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP?

Clergy cannot punish the accused in this life, but they CAN condemn the accused people's souls to hell. And anyone's including parents who taught them to hate. I believe clergy should eagerly step forward to condemn fake-religious terrorists' souls to burn in hell. This would be a useful addition to...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26437

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

Interesting order. I am sure although Kirby probably didn't do this order, he may have finalized it. He knows the A321 has been a good workhorse at American. They were able to absorb a ton of them. United will be able to absorb many, many Max-10 airplanes too. When you combine the 739ER, MAx-9 and M...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I become an airline executive
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: How do I become an airline executive

Ever since I was really little I've loved airplanes and airlines. I'm now in college and I have a private pilot's license. I used to want to be a pilot and part of me still does, but airline pilots get screwed over by airlines with low pay and little chance of advancement. I want to be an executive...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 183
Views: 23032

Re: The Mighty 757

My favorite 757 flights included an OGG trip and SXM trip. Both islands demand a healthy amount of power to get out of. Watching 757s land at DCA from the park was a treat. Those were my favorites, real destination flying. Hub-hub trips included many 753 and 752 flights. I hope to fly to KEF on 757....

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is UPS still expanding?
Replies: 25
Views: 915

Re: Why is UPS still expanding?

Totally agree with the contractors being sketchy, I saw an unmarked Ram Promaster on my street just stopped with hazards flashing, blocking the street, so the unprofessional looking deliveryman could make the Amazon delivery. While cars waited! WTF.

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning a private jet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Cost of owning a private jet?

Thanks GalaxyFlyer, that is a succinct way to put it. So the G-IV buyer needs to be just as much a billionaire as a G-V or G-650 buyer basically. Good point. I can't see how jet ownership works for mere mortals. Ordinarily you have to keep utilization up to pay off your fixed costs. In the case of d...

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 210
Views: 42746

Re: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

I think there are on going meetings to get the deal finalised but it could be a done deal already. Not a 100% sure. Even if he hasnt yet, I think that he will ok the deal. Just a couple days ago Trump allowed an american company to sell fighter jets to Qatar, a few days after he called Qatar a coun...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning a private jet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Cost of owning a private jet?

Here is a gorgeous looking Giv for $3.25m asking (I am not affiliated with the aircraft just hoping to add discussion) https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/19054753/1989-gulfstream-iv How much per year to give this aircraft a nice life? I don't think this buyer would want to budget ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 13963

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

I think the Southeast is more valuable (a much larger market) than Pacific Northwest / Rocky Mountain. The country is roughly divided into thirds, Southeast (including Texas), Northeast (here I might include Virginia in the Northeast functionally), and everything west of the Mississippi. Each has a...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: How to get into Aviation Management early on?

It sounds like you may know more than we do about this. Airport management is a small world. If you truly want that type of job, go to college, then figure out what you want from there. Find a part time job at the airport and learn about how it works. Ask the older generation there for advice. They ...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX and intercontinental service
Replies: 24
Views: 2722

Re: PHX and intercontinental service

When US was with Star Alliance I know they considered doing a FRA flight. But other than financial considerations, it would have been an oddball widebody operation from PHX, where they had no widebodies or pilots. So a big commitment for a fairly small or midsize reward. Today, if anything Europe ad...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 13963

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

I think the Southeast is more valuable (a much larger market) than Pacific Northwest / Rocky Mountain. The country is roughly divided into thirds, Southeast (including Texas), Northeast (here I might include Virginia in the Northeast functionally), and everything west of the Mississippi. Each has ar...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 13963

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

EWR is a unique and profitable asset for United. There are a few larger more impressive hubs out there, but almost none more profitable, because of EWR's unique advantages (both NYC and NJ markets, each strong, plus connect). It's a shame about the traffic problems, but that is the government we hav...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning a private jet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Cost of owning a private jet?

If you can afford it, get a charter or an open leg. You'll have a memory of what it is really like for few thousand bucks or $10,000. There is really no answer to your question though. Many jet owners neglect them. Let's say you own a Gulfstream IV. You paid $10m for it. You keep it in a hangar. You...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20389

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

Yeah IIRC airline flights (in US) are about 10-20-30 million flights per fatal incident Corporate flying (the professional 2-crew turbine kind) is about 1-2-3 million flights per fatal incident. It can be compared with airline safety. It is safe. But clearly not as safe as US scheduled carriers. Les...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20389

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

She is one of the most recognizable women in the country. Flying commercial would be hell. She kind of has to fly private.

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russians Checking in on Area 51, Edwards AFB, Ft Irwin and more
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: Russians Checking in on Area 51, Edwards AFB, Ft Irwin and more

My friend is a Russian, now a naturalized US citizen. He was driving around in Nevada trying to find Area 51 I think. They stopped him and interrogated him. He thought he could just drive to the base. He is actually a theoretical physicist who speaks with a heavy Russian accent. On the one hand, I a...

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off
Replies: 51
Views: 13715

Re: MU736 SYD-PVG Uncontained Engine Failure after take-off

It doesn't look right to me.

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative

This electricity executive I met recently in the Midwest USA said their go-forward analysis has wind as the base energy, with coal/gas to assist the wind turbines as needed, until energy storage becomes practical. That is, wind is no longer the alternative. Wind is the base load. From what I can tel...

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2015-2016 Buick Regal?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: 2015-2016 Buick Regal?

One of my cars has the GM ecotec 4 cylinder motor in it. The regal comes from GM Europe (Opel) so it's got the same motor I think. Fabulous motor.

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 62
Views: 2259

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

[threeid][/threeid]I think the Republican leadership strongly dislikes Trump and yearns for a powerful Establishment-Right leader like Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton or Rick Perry. This leader would protect the big banks, open the floodgates of immigration assassinating American wages, and would start ne...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 3176

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Well the definition of "justice" is to a large extent any (legal) strategy the president deems is appropriate for the DOJ to take. Somebody like me can't obstruct the FBI's investigation or a federal prosecutor's strategy. That would be illegal for me. Trump can - those are among his power...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27573

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Given that London is a backtrack from CDG, and the comprehensive service to London via US east coast, probably USA-CDG-LON is never the best option. There are fewer flights to Rome, ATH, DUS, TXL. Amsterdam is a bit curious but it is DL. Plus AMS does not have as great of service from the East Coast...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13799

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

This is either a severe violation of social values, or perfectly okay, depending on how good looking the people were.

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC
Replies: 34
Views: 7015

Re: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC

*United to EWR, ORD, IAH, all pretty small. Plus DEN, of course! IAD, too. Only ORD is consistently mainline (and now DEN), and IAD occasionally sees mainline, but not too often. DL and AA (previously US) have always been the big players. AirTran had a pretty sizable operation for a long time, but ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 3176

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

You might read Alan Dershowitz on this before you just slag me as completely ignorant. Alan says the president can directly order the FBI to take any tactic he deems appropriate, as their direct supervisor. Just as he is the military chief of the country, he is also the law enforcement chief of the ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do services economies require competitive air services?
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Do services economies require competitive air services?

I don't see how services versus manufacturing has much to do with anything. As long as you have human beings, they need to get around. The USA experimented with competition during the rail era, culminating in the Sherman anti-trust act. This was because rail lines could exploit market power and dema...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC
Replies: 34
Views: 7015

Re: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC

OK I just looked around more at Richmond's current service. Am I impressed! *Delta to JFK, LGA, ATL with huge mainline, DTW, BOS, 1x MSP! *JetBlue to FLL, MCO, a significant 4x E190 to BOS! *American to PHL, CLT with lots of mainline, 1x MIA, ORD with RJ, DFW with 3xM80! *United to EWR, ORD, IAH, al...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13893

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

The A321 may have a couple superior characteristics -- I am in awe of it -- but the 737-10 should also be an excellent inland trunk route machine. It may be less of an oceanic machine. But still very efficient. I don't think people should insult the program before the results are in. The -10 will be...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13893

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Congratulations to Lion Air. And, this is a truly exciting opportunity for beginner pilots.

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