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by enilria
Mon May 27, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 64
Views: 7111

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

They appear to be, at least through June. Yes. Seems like a big potential win for them. it also seems to reflect a staffing issue at a UA Express carrier. That makes more sense. I can’t believe they are doing MAX cancels 30 days out at this point. The crew bid is probably closed. I’m wondering with...

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by enilria
Sun May 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 64
Views: 7111

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

Is Volaris still on CLT-GDL? They appear to be, at least through June. Yes. Seems like a big potential win for them. The UA changes for July likely have to do with their MAX grounding window being extended from July 1st to the middle of August, hence the close-in adjustments. it also seems to refle...

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by enilria
Sun May 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 64
Views: 7111

OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW WHAT IS THIS REPORT? This compares departures for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...prior year departures are now shown in brackets e.g. [0]. THE SCHEDULES SHOWN HERE CHANGE AFTER Y...

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by enilria
Fri May 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 212
Views: 29199

Re: AS trying to get B6

Didn't say best, I said they now have the worst transcon premium product. You most certainly did: 4) Entry into the lucrative Transcon market ( they have gone from the best product to probably the worst product and continue cutting service) Or are you saying you meant something else, somehow? I did...

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by enilria
Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 104
Views: 17079

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

Yeah, I saw this come over my desk and rolled my eyes. I don't have any does what Bloomberg does anymore. Iceland's stock in the tourist industry has been projected to dry up long before WOW ceased operation. I recall penning an article two years ago on the tourism departments projected figures for...

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by enilria
Thu May 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 212
Views: 29199

Re: AS trying to get B6

When they bought VX they listed the following as the main value of buying VX: 1) Valuable slots in DCA/LGA (They have now handed those slots to competitors) Leased to, not handed to, and they can take those back earlier than the lease expirations under certain conditions. Those assets still belong ...

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by enilria
Thu May 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 104
Views: 17079

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

Yeah, I saw this come over my desk and rolled my eyes. I don't have any does what Bloomberg does anymore. Iceland's stock in the tourist industry has been projected to dry up long before WOW ceased operation. I recall penning an article two years ago on the tourism departments projected figures for...

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by enilria
Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted

I always wonder if some of these startups are clever ways of hiding financial crimes since their business models make absolutely no sense. I guess we now know with PeopleExpress was a scam though. This has not gone to trial. They have been accused/indicted. Not convicted. Michael Avenatti who once ...

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by enilria
Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted

It's hard to know how much of this is just sour grapes. These small airports are desperate to get service and then when it goes belly-up everybody is quick to point the finger. I've seen that a lot. I don't believe that only the airport CEO would have known of any illegality. The CFO it would seem w...

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by enilria
Wed May 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 64
Views: 6047

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

There were two big stories in two days out of LKL. One was Amazon putting a "hub" in LKL and the other was AA. The odds that a market that has not had a major development in air service almost ever would make significant progress on both at the same moment is really really really low. It ...

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by enilria
Wed May 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 212
Views: 29199

Re: AS trying to get B6

I'm not sure today what AS saw in VX other than preventing B6 from getting bigger. I think that's exactly right, but I believe the thinking is also that they have to buy B6 before B6 buys them. If AS has more merger hiccups and B6 improves its trajectory then that is a possibility. I also think the...

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by enilria
Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 64
Views: 6047

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Less than an hour to TPA and an hour to MCO. Are you saying that is good or bad? You could make either case. I'm making this a separate thread on its own, any thoughts on why DL wouldn't want to look at LAL in the same light as AA would? Either way AA will get a nice incentive package for doing thi...

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by enilria
Wed May 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 212
Views: 29199

Re: AS trying to get B6

Probably true, emphasis “trying”. Given how the acquisition of VX turned out I wouldn’t loan them money to try again. Has it turned out so Badly? I think AS has their head around that merger Now. And? They're no longer scared of Airbus Products. I think it would be the best action for them to becom...

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by enilria
Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 64
Views: 6047

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Less than an hour to TPA and an hour to MCO. Are you saying that is good or bad? You could make either case. I'm making this a separate thread on its own, any thoughts on why DL wouldn't want to look at LAL in the same light as AA would? Either way AA will get a nice incentive package for doing thi...

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by enilria
Tue May 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8150

Re: VS announce BOM return

Virgin Atlantic have announced a return to Mumbai from 27OCT with daily 787-9 operations from LHR. Fills the gap slightly which was left by the demise of 9W. https://blog.virginatlantic.com/virgin-atlantic-makes-welcome-return-to-mumbai/ I understand Jet is gone (DL's partner), but for DL (and thei...

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by enilria
Sun May 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7699

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

Once upon a time, AA felt comfortable forcing Bostonians to JFK to hop on board international flights. These days, you can go so many more places Non-stop from BOS that the whole ‘connect at JFK’ thing is laughably so ‘yesterday.’ Yes and no. BOS has a lot more non-stop destinations, but JFK dwarfs...

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by enilria
Sun May 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7699

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

9X HNL-JHM JUN 7>0[0] JUL 7>0[0] AUG 7>0[0] SEP 7>0[0] OCT 7>0[0] NOV 7>0[0] DEC 7>0[0] JAN 7>0[0] FEB 7>0[0] 9X HNL-LUP JUN 1.8>0[0] JUL 1.9>0[0] AUG 1.9>0[0] SEP 1.8>0[0] OCT 1.9>0[0] NOV 1.9>0[0] DEC 1.8>0[0] JAN 1.9>0[0] FEB 1.9>0[0] 9X HNL-MKK JUN 11>0[0] JUL 11>0[0] AUG 11>0[0] SEP 11>0[0] OC...

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by enilria
Sun May 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7699

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

*F9 MCO-PSM JUL 0.4>0.1[0] AUG 0.4>0[0] SEP 0.3>0[0] OCT 0.3>0[0] I think this was supposed to be seasonal but I'm not surprised if they cut it all together, I think they'd do better at MHT EI BOS-SNN JAN 0.2>0.9[0.2] FEB 0>0.9[0] That's odd. Out in Feb? 1 month? *EI JFK-SNN JAN 0.9>0.2[0.8] FEB 0....

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by enilria
Sun May 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7699

OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW WHAT IS THIS REPORT? This compares departures for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...prior year departures are now shown in brackets e.g. [0]. THE SCHEDULES SHOWN HERE CHANGE AFTER Y...

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by enilria
Sat May 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 212
Views: 29199

Re: AS trying to get B6

Probably true, emphasis “trying”. Given how the acquisition of VX turned out I wouldn’t loan them money to try again.

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The market is waiting for a reliable, low operating cost platform. I agree with that. We just don't know if this is it or not. It's the same with any new airplane and worse with what is more or less a new manufacturer to this space at least. I think they will have to give the plane away to an opera...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Argentina has only loaded availability on its services until 31/7/19
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Avianca Argentina has only loaded availability on its services until 31/7/19

Were they previously taking bookings beyond July? So those passengers are in limbo or they never sold those flights?

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

It takes 400+ examples to keep spare rebuilds going. For lessor opperating numbers, someone pays the vendors. Note, easier for quads as they need twice the parts. ;) (They need only 200 flying examples). No airline wants an orphan. That is why most airlines will not buy a type until 400+ examples h...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 8687

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

If you really want to massively cut CO2 emissions, the only viable strategy is nuclear power. Because people aren't going to sacrifice their quality of life. Agree 100%. It's ironic that countries are running away from nuclear power when it is the most viable solution in terms of climate. "Cle...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 8687

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

If you really want to massively cut CO2 emissions, the only viable strategy is nuclear power. Because people aren't going to sacrifice their quality of life. Agree 100%. It's ironic that countries are running away from nuclear power when it is the most viable solution in terms of climate. "Cle...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 30030

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

eta unknown wrote:
So we are now returning back to the days of Mapleflot...

All the U.S. border airports are excited about the influx of air travel refugees (economic migrants to the Caribbean via Buffalo in January) this is going to bring!

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 87
Views: 7196

Re: Airliners.net dating

All those involve cold-starting a conversation with the object of one's interest without coming off as "creepy", though. It can be done, but that's one of those areas where having a natural talent for that sort of thing will help far more than any amount of study and instruction ever will...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The MRJ kills the business case for the Q400 as it can do everything the Q400 does, faster and at the same fuel burn per seat. LOL. The E170 killed the case for the Q400 a long time ago. The Q400 has been on life support for years. The MRJ has nothing to do with its situation. You'd have a better a...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3218

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

What's the effect on aviation? Coupled with the transfer of CBP officers? And what effect on immigrants from having to take off their shoes? :roll: It sounds like initially this might be from the TSA group that goes to stadiums and such? TSA plans for the deployments to involve up to 175 law enforc...

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 30030

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I think the new owner of WestJet is unlikely to have the company reverse course toward being a ULCC. It is more likely they will become more of a legacy with the associated pricing. Coupled with this acquisition it would seem Canada fares are going to go up a lot.

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by enilria
Thu May 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 30030

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

They should just buy WestJet and eliminate the rest of that pesky competition that they will tell regulators consumers hate.

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by enilria
Wed May 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. FAA downgrades Costa Rica air safety rating
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: U.S. FAA downgrades Costa Rica air safety rating

There's only service to C.R. on USA carriers from the USA so this has no impact on their USA service, correct?

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by enilria
Wed May 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3218

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
This belongs in non-aviation - I suggest to the moderators that it be moved.

TSA and CBP staffing being reduced at airports is non-aviation? Tell ACI that. They are going ballistic over this.

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by enilria
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3218

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

What's the effect on aviation? Coupled with the transfer of CBP officers? And what effect on immigrants from having to take off their shoes? :roll: It sounds like initially this might be from the TSA group that goes to stadiums and such? TSA plans for the deployments to involve up to 175 law enforc...

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by enilria
Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3218

TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

What's the effect on aviation? Coupled with the transfer of CBP officers? And what effect on immigrants from having to take off their shoes? :roll: It sounds like initially this might be from the TSA group that goes to stadiums and such? TSA plans for the deployments to involve up to 175 law enforce...

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by enilria
Wed May 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 87
Views: 7196

Re: Airliners.net dating

For heteros, I hear going to supermarkets and libraries and book stores are good places to meet. All those involve cold-starting a conversation with the object of one's interest without coming off as "creepy", though. It can be done, but that's one of those areas where having a natural ta...

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10864

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

along with hundreds of SUCCESSFUL flight attendants eager to provide assistance. This was from the recruiters perspective what to say, not the FAs. But basically your opinion is that Airliners.net should not be giving young future av industry people advice because there's Facebook for that? Well, t...

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10864

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

millionsofmiles wrote:
Most of this could not be any more incorrect if you tried.

Leave the interviewing advice to those who know what they are talking about.

Next.

Perhaps your airline has no flight attendant attrition problem. That’s not common.

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10864

What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

First, let me say, I have not recruited flight attendants. This is something I have observed at close distance, however, and I have been friends with several people who have been involved in the FA hiring/training process. I have also talked to the recruits in line, a line sometimes 300 deep, and al...

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

You’re talking true “commuter” flying. In small props. And in my statements I’ve called for all RJs, or at least large RJs, to go back to mainline. Not necessarily all “commuter” flying. An 86k lb 80 person jet that flies hub to hub and can fly over 2,000nm is no longer doing commuter/regional flyi...

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

And delta has enough revenue to have all RJs at mainline and pay the already negotiated RJ wages to actual delta pilots. Yes, Delta makes a ton of money. And Delta pays out a ton of profit sharing, BTW. More than anybody. Also, I'm not a Delta fanboy. Just a fan of capitalism. Here's what you are n...

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Outsourcing flying doesn’t have to be a thing. It hasn’t always been that way. It *has* actually pretty much always been that way. Even well before deregulation airline operators were broken up into majors with big planes and expensive labor contracts, and regionals with small planes and low wages....

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by enilria
Tue May 14, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1695

AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Didn't see this posted. Police arrested him as the plane was departing and pulled him from the plane it appears. A pilot for an American Airlines subsidiary was arrested at a Kentucky airport on Saturday, after being indicted over the murders of three people. Christian Richard Martin, a pilot for PS...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

A point is reached at smaller airports, with smaller aircraft operations, that flight and ground crews undertake multiple roles (exactly what the small store manager does, and what the Walmart mega store manager doesn't do). Good post. I think this is an area of capitalism that people struggle to u...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Wait, so you are trying to draw parallels between a convenience store manager/Walmart manager and comparing that to the difference between a 80 seat jet and 110 seat jet? We aren’t talking C402s and A380s here. We are talking about similarly sized transport category jets. In fact, since E190s exist...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Unions don’t buy planes or prevent buying of planes (to be operated by mainline). If airline mgmt tells a union they are bringing CRJ-900s to mainline, they then negotiate a rate. The union doesn’t “accept a rate” (or not) as you imply, nor can they say “nope we won’t fly them.” They will fly them ...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19230

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Remember way back when at Air Canada the CRJs were mainline aircraft and then later the E75s were mainline. AC has tried to defy convention on scope. But at the end of the day the cost issues were the same with flying mainline on that size aircraft. enilria wrote: So, sure, the E190 and E2 were bas...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12978

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

With AA dropping the MEI-PIB market, that is cutting ORD-PIB thru service. Effective Sep 4, PIB will have DFW twice per day and MEI will have 1-DFW and 1-ORD daily. I suspected that would be the impact. The era of tags is long over. I was kinda surprised they went into MEI-PIB in the first place. I...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17724

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

There is only ONE reason a private equity firm is buying WestJet: TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. I expect the following scenario: 1) Sell of non-performing assets. 2) Load up WestJet will billions of debt 3) Get a positive investment return as soon as possible ($10B minimum) 4) Sell airline back to market, ...

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by enilria
Mon May 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15815

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

Italian society will no longer receive 787 Dreamliners from Qatar Airways, as was previously intended. They may wag their handkerchiefs from their carriage in protest! Al Baker reported earlier that the 10 A380s will go out of service from 2024. Getting the A380 was a poor decision for them in the ...

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