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by flyby519
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azura Airways
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Azura Airways

https://www.flyazura.com
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Anyone have info? Looks to be NYC based

https://www.flyazura.com

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by flyby519
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 25
Views: 5219

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

The thought is slots may be going away at JFK like EWR Wow. First I've heard of this. Has there been a lot of chatter within the industry about this? If so, it could be a game-changer for JFK - and the NYC market at large. Yes, you can read between the lines here and see the same thing: https://www...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 4941

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

What are the chances United is actually making a play for Frontier? It's a quick way to gain access to more narrow bodies, specifically 321 and knocks out a ulcc competitor. Just seems like an odd fight to pick. United? Doubtful. But Spirit or JetBlue? More likely. United wins by having B6 or NK re...

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by flyby519
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB
Replies: 27
Views: 2665

Re: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB

As much as I want them to have fair pay/benefits, B6 is not the same as AA, DL, and UA. If B6 paid those rates they'd go out of business and then they'd go from their current salary to the unemployment line. I don't think anyone understands that. But B6 mgmt is adamant about how we have the best em...

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by flyby519
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 6890

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

I'm reposting this here from the duplicate thread: They would need a tremendous amount of capital up front to even make a meaningfull presence in the US domestic market, and the market has spoken that (U)LCC-type service is the way to go. It's a bloodbath in the largest cities which all have at lea...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5097

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

I just flew on Spirit for the first time. I really liked it. I like how honest they are. They don't try to get anything by you. If you show up and act surprised at the spirit gate you either don't pay attention, or are just an a-hole. The flight is also fun, the FAs are active and give away miles a...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 8823

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

Just a related question- were the AA/AS frequent flier changes required as part of the AS/VX acquisition? Or was this separate? There were some codeshare concessions required in order to obtain merger approval, but those took effect earlier. The newly announced changes are unrelated to the governme...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 8823

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

Just a related question- were the AA/AS frequent flier changes required as part of the AS/VX acquisition? Or was this separate?

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://wpri.com/2017/07/05/new-bedford-airport-given-all-clear-to-accommodate-larger-aircraft/ This could be interesting, move up to 31 seaters and international clearance, I wonder who the takers might be that have that size? JetSuiteX intends on setting up a presence in the northeast, maybe New B...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5097

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

B6+NK would be an asset acquisition. Little to nothing from the NK business model would survive. The NK Airbus order book is attractive, and combined terminal space in FLL would create an instant fortress hub. Strategy wise it leaves F9 without a dance partner and it eliminates 1 of the 3 remaining ...

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by flyby519
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will B6 Ever Restart JFK-BNA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: Will B6 Ever Restart JFK-BNA?

Good catch about cities B6 ever resumed from JFK (JFK-SDQ). For a long time a good "in-house" trivia question at B6 orientation was always "what cities has JetBlue pulled out of"... new hires would always repeat ATL, BNA, CMH, ONT, and TUS... Unless you were there for the beginn...

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by flyby519
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue, Spirit, or Southwest ever start MIA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2789

Re: Will JetBlue, Spirit, or Southwest ever start MIA?

There was a a.net rumor fest that NK was moving some FLL service down road. I really don't see any of these happening, but it wasn't all that long ago people would call you crazy that WN would be in LGA, DCA, and BOS. But this is considerably different. I thought Spirit made an announcement about m...

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by flyby519
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue west coast (idea)
Replies: 24
Views: 2439

Re: JetBlue west coast (idea)

LAXintl wrote:
Don't forget, JetBlue a year ago bought into JetSuite, the parent of JetSuiteX that operates 30 passenger jets across the Western U.S.

There was talk about the carriers partnering up, but besides agreement to use the TrueBlue loyalty program, nothing has come of it.


...yet.

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by flyby519
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 167
Views: 34594

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

[threeid][/threeid] Cool idea ! QR have lots of spares with the cancellations of services to the UAE etc, so seems a great idea to me. Plus a rare chance to spot some QR 320/321's in LHR ! ( except the VIP ones of course ). Is this common in other parts of the world? In the US if ANY flight crew emp...

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by flyby519
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14593

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

Anyone have a list of all the Qatar Airways investments in other airlines? Seems like they are trying to buy the whole world

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by flyby519
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was PAS 17 rather disappointing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Was PAS 17 rather disappointing?

Maybe the demand for new aircraft is drying up? *gasp*

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by flyby519
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 85738

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

https://airwaysmag.com/uncategorized/pa ... 10-launch/

Day 2 sounds like it could be Airbus as the winner
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Day 1 wrap up:

https://airwaysmag.com/uncategorized/pa ... 10-launch/

Day 2 sounds like it could be Airbus as the winner

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by flyby519
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer buys five Bombardier Q400s
Replies: 29
Views: 5556

Re: Undisclosed customer buys five Bombardier Q400s

If this was a US carrier making the purchase then they would be required to file an 8-K with the SEC immediately, correct?

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by flyby519
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 362
Views: 52020

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

If duties are imposed on the CSeries could we expect a retaliatory response from Canada and impose duties on the 737? Love to see what Delta does to Boeing regarding this if it goes south for BBD. I don't think it will be anything that bad. Boeing knows DL is an incredibly valuable customer, so I'm...

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by flyby519
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The status quo in descent profiles: a killer of fuel economy
Replies: 17
Views: 2717

Re: The status quo in descent profiles: a killer of fuel economy

Speed reductions while in a descent are a pain, especially if you are already in an idle thrust/max angle descent. So to create some wiggle room most pilots descend at a shallower rate to account for possible speed reductions. Also less is more. The less constraints on an RNAV arrival the better. Wi...

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by flyby519
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19042

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

the overnight costs for crews won't be higher in London than it is in New York B6's overnight costs for crews in NYC are virtually nil because the crews are based there and responsible for their own food & housing in base. The same is true for Boston. Oh how I wish that was true. We have lots o...

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by flyby519
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10288

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I doubt the CRJ in its current form will garner many more orders. If any. Airlines like OO are dropping 700s from United to pick up 175s. Granted those 700s have found homes at AA and Delta(?). But they are not new builds. Passengers enjoy the 175 much more and they often don't realize they are fly...

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by flyby519
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19042

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Perhaps LHR is the reason the decision is so tormented for B6? My take on the situation is that they probably do want LHR, but I suspect they're waiting for a critical mass of slots and terminal access in order to press 'go' on a launch. I am doubtful that the A321 has enough seats to justify the e...

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by flyby519
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19042

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

I'd be surprised to see B6 on JFK-LHR, given the superior schedules of the competition (AA+BA/DL+VS) coupled with the substantial investment required for commercially-viable slots, only to operate small-gauge aircraft. IMO, DUB/SNN/CDG/AMS/BRU/MAD/BCN/LIS are more realistic. BOS-GVA is perfect for ...

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by flyby519
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 39
Views: 5894

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Does B6 have the same pilot scope clauses as the legacies that would stop them from possibly outsourcing E190 flying? I know the regionals don't have spare pilots, but was just curious. It would definitely give whatever regional could do it an added benefit of having a higher top out pay scale. B6 ...

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by flyby519
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 39
Views: 5894

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Varsity1 wrote:
b6 is trying to bring the fleet back to a single type A320/321.


Wow, that'd be a huge blow to BBD and Embraer

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by flyby519
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 39
Views: 5894

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

I'll bet Embraer is willing to give the E2 to B6 for a much lower price than BBD can discount the CSeries. This will be interesting. If Embraer can't convince their 2nd largest E190 operator to buy the E2 then that will look very bad.

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by flyby519
Mon May 29, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Re: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery

KarelXWB wrote:
Embraer applied a special livery to its E195-E2 testbed, any clue for this occasion?



Posturing for an order from AA? :stirthepot: Operated by American Eagle of course :duck: ;)

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by flyby519
Sun May 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 8235

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

Fundamentally, the C-Series is an outstanding plane. If were an okay plane, or a pretty good one with some quirks that will get ironed out in time, it would be a dead on arrival product. Instead, it's a state-of-the-art aircraft that promised the moon and seems to be delivering as promised, and eve...

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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: 93
Views: 17438

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: 101
Views: 10588

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: 11820

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: 7264

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: 527

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: 7264

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: 3316

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: 409
Views: 106115

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: 29040

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: 3950

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: 14463

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: 14463

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: 14463

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: 2058
Views: 230915

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: 3248

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: 2967

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: 2967

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: 2967

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: 2875

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: 34
Views: 5931

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: 3557

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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