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by flyby519
Sat May 27, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14282

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

Is this naming phraseology along the same lines as JetBlue Mint class? Are we about to see everyone come up with catchy names for their front cabin seats?

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by flyby519
Fri May 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 63
Views: 4925

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
There are also some non hub-hub routes for AA that I'm surprised are still flying. Hopefully Delta will take the routes over.


What does AA do from BOS that is non-hub? I can't think of anything left

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by flyby519
Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11607

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

Good luck finding space to grow in any meaningful primary airport

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by flyby519
Wed May 17, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

When did Boeing and B6 talk about 787s? I'm not saying I don't believe you, I'd just like to see some evidence. Re 767s, I mentioned on here like 4 years ago that B6 could do well with some end-of-the-line 763ERs. Not to beat a dead horse, but could Boeing still produce the 764? They seem very clea...

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by flyby519
Wed May 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Frontier FAs sue for right to pump breast milk on job
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Two Frontier FAs sue for right to pump breast milk on job

Whatever happened with the lawsuit from those 4 F9 pilots?

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by flyby519
Wed May 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

windian425 wrote:
I understand that the A330's are off the cards for the foreseeable future. Any expansion over the North Atlantic will be done with A321NEO LR's.


Rumor mill says the LRs aren't meeting expectations. Widebodies are getting the serious attention from B6

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by flyby519
Mon May 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Test Aircraft Performed Early Long Flight in Typical Airline Operating Conditions
Replies: 12
Views: 3269

Re: Airbus Test Aircraft Performed Early Long Flight in Typical Airline Operating Conditions

aviationjunky wrote:
My question is, who would volunteer for a 12 test flight? I hope there was at least some inflight entertainment!


I'll bet it was a fun flight to be on. Free food, booze, IFE, etc

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by flyby519
Thu May 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104518

Re: B6 to move to T5 in LAX, ticket counter and lobby re-design to follow

MAH4546 wrote:
An announcement of AA taking over Terminal 5 is rumored to be imminent, so jetBlue won't be sticking around long.


The merger is finally happening :stirthepot: :duck:

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by flyby519
Thu May 11, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28488

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

This will be a goldmine for the Canadian carriers using YHZ as a TATL point. Onward connections to the US could be lucrative for business travel

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by flyby519
Thu May 11, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Showdown as Investors Abandon Family owners
Replies: 21
Views: 3870

Re: Bombardier Showdown as Investors Abandon Family owners

Is there any chance of forcing Beaudoin out since the family owns a majority of the Class A shares (10 votes per Class A vs 1 vote for Class B)? Lots of institutional investors are pulling support from him, but is that enough?

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by flyby519
Tue May 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14030

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Can someone offer a ball park figure on what a Spirt F/O would earn per annum? Generally speaking, it is pay rate per hour multiplied by 1000 for annual gross income. That will at least give you a rough guess. Scroll down to the payrates here: http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/major-natio...

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by flyby519
Mon May 08, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14030

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Spirit pilots and management have been through a strike fairly recently, and they will go through another one again before a new contract is signed. It's all part of the process that NK mgmt has created. Always management's fault, never the union right? When management is negotiating in bad faith? ...

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by flyby519
Sun May 07, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14030

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Spirit pilots and management have been through a strike fairly recently, and they will go through another one again before a new contract is signed. It's all part of the process that NK mgmt has created.

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by flyby519
Fri May 05, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1918
Views: 179471

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Forgive me if this has been answered before, but is it possible to switch engine types for a future 320neo delivery? How far in advance would that have to be accomplished? I wonder if we will see anyone go from PW->CFM for their future orders.

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by flyby519
Fri May 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Frontier's route network so diverse?
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Re: Why is Frontier's route network so diverse?

I agree with pretty much everything you said (as I pretty much always do), though I'm not so certain a F9+NK tie-up is a foregone conclusion. We'll see what happens at the IPO, but if F9 is doing as well financially as they're leading on, there may not be much pressure to sell out right away like w...

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by flyby519
Tue May 02, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic is out of Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Republic is out of Bankruptcy

You are incorrect. The C-Series order is 100% still on the books, although without any production slots. This is pure speculation, but with all 3 majors having ownership in the new company, I'd almost guarantee that these planes end up at either AA, DL, or UA. Ahh, ok. I couldn't interpret the lega...

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by flyby519
Tue May 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic is out of Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Republic is out of Bankruptcy

I believe Republic did get out of any CSeries commitments during BK. I thought I saw something a while ago in the court docket. You are incorrect. The C-Series order is 100% still on the books, although without any production slots. This is pure speculation, but with all 3 majors having ownership i...

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by flyby519
Tue May 02, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic is out of Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Republic is out of Bankruptcy

I believe Republic did get out of any CSeries commitments during BK. I thought I saw something a while ago in the court docket.

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by flyby519
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If all airlines gained 5th freedom rights in all countries...
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

Re: If all airlines gained 5th freedom rights in all countries...

It would exacerbate any labor/regulatory disparities between countries. For example. A Chinese state owned airline could be subsidized and expand like crazy because they don't face economic reality like most other airlines. Their labor rules and aviation oversight agencies might allow them to work f...

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by flyby519
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition
Replies: 33
Views: 5208

Re: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition

Polot wrote:
A388 wrote:
Qatar doesn't own any part of the LATAM Group as far as I know.

A388

QR bought a 10% stake in LATAM back in December.


I see this as the best guess. Increase LATAM stake to 25%+

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup
Replies: 35
Views: 3487

Re: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup

Should be correct now American Revenues- $9,624 (up 2%) Expenses- $9,023 (up 11.4%) Operating Income- $601 (down 55%) Operating Margin- 6.2% Pre-Tax Income- $365 (down 67.4%) Pre-Tax Margin- 3.8% Net Income- $234 (down 66.6%) Net Margin- 2.4% Southwest Revenues- $4,883 (up 1.2%) Expenses- $4,225 (up...

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup
Replies: 35
Views: 3487

Re: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup

Added AS and B6, someone check my work American Revenues- $9,624 (up 2%) Expenses- $9,023 (up 11.4%) Operating Income- $601 (down 55%) Operating Margin- 6.2% Pre-Tax Income- $365 (down 67.4%) Pre-Tax Margin- 3.8% Net Income- $234 (down 66.6%) Net Margin- 2.4% Southwest Revenues- $4,883 (up 1.2%) Exp...

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 36739

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

JetBlue is undergoing a fleet review and making lots of comments about the E190s need to go. The earnings call had lots of talk about the E190 being a great sized airplane for the BOS market in particular, but having CASM problems. So I see this as saying they need a better E190-sized plane, which ...

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 18056

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

E190 is not only about smaller markets. As mentioned, E190 features prominently in business markets. At DCA, 25 of the 30 daily flights are on the E190. If JetBlue ditches the E190, will JetBlue be able to fill A320s or might it try to sell (not sure if the slots they have allow it) a slot or two? ...

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 36739

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

JetBlue is undergoing a fleet review and making lots of comments about the E190s need to go. The earnings call had lots of talk about the E190 being a great sized airplane for the BOS market in particular, but having CASM problems. So I see this as saying they need a better E190-sized plane, which m...

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28488

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

KEF carriers just got a bump. One stop with a laptop vs nonstop without?

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by flyby519
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 10643

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

I'll probably get flamed and told how much it won't work, but here goes. B6 needs a real spot to have a West coast hub. Obviously SFO, LAX, LGB, SNA, PHX, DEN and SLC are out. That leaves LAS and I believe they're actually sitting on a bunch of empty, unused gates in December, where G4 used to be. ...

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by flyby519
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 10273

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

Hardly comparable. PTP/FDF have about 2 million PAX each and it is long-haul from Paris. LPA has 12 million and it is a +2 hour Ryanair from MAD or SVQ and is basically connected with every European airport (of which Norwegian already flies to +25). True, but I was thinking independent from their E...

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by flyby519
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

He says they want exclusive use of Terminal A and wants to expand BOS flights by 50% - up to 150 flights a day. Will happen over the next couple of years. Another SEA. Incredible. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out, particularly given Delta's guidance to analysts on capacity disc...

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by flyby519
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 10273

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... map_en.png

How long til we see something like PTP/FDF used as a North-South America connect point?
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They are definitely making use of the Outermost Regions of the EU:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... map_en.png

How long til we see something like PTP/FDF used as a North-South America connect point?

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by flyby519
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would It Take To Make The LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.
Replies: 12
Views: 1833

Re: What Would It Take To Make The LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.

PanzerPowner wrote:
Simply i am asking what would it take to make the LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.


Tell the NIMBYs that it will reduce noise and it will be done in a week.

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by flyby519
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic's POR Approved; Set to Emerge End of April
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Republic's POR Approved; Set to Emerge End of April

miaskies wrote:
Correct.
AA owns 30%, DL 30%, and UA 30%

Interesting times ahead..the future for YX is looking good, I see big changes coming.


Absolutely. This could be the beginning of a mega regional. Maybe even selling all 3 codeshares on a single flight? Pilot flowthrough programs to all 3 legacies?

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by flyby519
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic's POR Approved; Set to Emerge End of April
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Republic's POR Approved; Set to Emerge End of April

I assume most of the current creditors are AA/DL/UA, so they will have a joint ownership of a privately held regional? That could be interesting...

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

There are plenty of unfilled seats flying around the skies today, even at ~85% LFs. That will probably be the easiest frontier for innovation. Buying bulk unfilled seats within 24hrs of departure to then resell via mobile apps.

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

The article claims air travel will become more like Uber and AirBnB because neither of those entities actually own cars or apartments, they just analyze data and let others shoulder the cost of owning the asset. Airlines in the future will be those who shoulder the cost of assets, and Facebook, App...

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

The article claims air travel will become more like Uber and AirBnB because neither of those entities actually own cars or apartments, they just analyze data and let others shoulder the cost of owning the asset. Airlines in the future will be those who shoulder the cost of assets, and Facebook, Appl...

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8731

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Are you implying that in <country> there aren't overbooking situations where people get delayed 24 hours? There are over booking situations on every route. Free market supposed to address the issue. With legacies stiffing regionals and own employees , there is no scope to address capacity situation...

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yoke versus Sidestick
Replies: 33
Views: 2452

Re: Yoke versus Sidestick

Biggest issue with the sidestick is one pilot's inputs aren't clearly obvious to the other pilot. See Air France disaster.

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 42
Views: 2268

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

Having to go through security is the worst. I know it's a pipe dream, but I wish there was some magical way to eliminate the standing in line, disrobing, putting everything in a conveyor belt, getting contraband toothpaste confiscated, etc etc.

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by flyby519
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 10995

Re: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft

I suspect crew rest on a narrowbody will be limited to first/business class seats. That should be sufficient for 8-10hr flights with augmented crews.

A designated crew bunk area would be a waste of space considering many narrow bodies will be doing shorter haul domestic routes as well.

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by flyby519
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8997

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

IPFreely wrote:
flyby519 wrote:
So are these HAV slots up for grabs to any other airline?


Who would want them?


I was thinking AA, WN, B6 for more Florida service that they filed applications for but didn't receive.

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by flyby519
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8997

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

So are these HAV slots up for grabs to any other airline?

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to link MCO with Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: JetBlue to link MCO with Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

N757ST wrote:
flyby519 wrote:
Do we know the schedules for these flights? Seems like it could be prime redeye candidate to increase E190 utilization.


No nighttime B6 operations at PAP... you know that ;)


You're right! Shows how often I've been there.

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by flyby519
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to link MCO with Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: JetBlue to link MCO with Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Do we know the schedules for these flights? Seems like it could be prime redeye candidate to increase E190 utilization.

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by flyby519
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed
Replies: 17
Views: 2777

Re: Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed

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by flyby519
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner
Replies: 40
Views: 6958

Re: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner

Currently, there is an artificially high number of 76seat and less aircraft flying around because mainline carriers can outsource to cheap labor. Delta has a pilot payscale for the CR9 which puts a 12yr CA @ $170/hr. Endeavor 12yr CA on the CR9 is $89/hr. This is why outsourcing is financially benef...

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by flyby519
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24024

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

How about Hawaiian? The article said that SAS can use the slots up to 3yrs from now, so that could coincide with HA delivery of the A338 which would have legs to do HNL-LHR (and HA CEO has said he'd like to add London to their route map) ATW online article here: http://m.atwonline.com/airports-route...

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by flyby519
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9672

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA. Sandyb123 Yes, accordin...

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