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by hoya
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187319

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

If UA converted a few 77Es to the HD configuration, would that solve the HNL-GUM-HNL issue? It would essentially mean doubling up the flights on routes like this. I'm not sure the market would support it but its great to see how massive this lift is for the 77A on the route. Sorry, I should have be...

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by hoya
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12770

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

If AS is making cutbacks in some key Hawaii markets, how does WN think it will fare? Sure, it'll have more connecting traffic in SJC and OAK, but if AS is having trouble, this won't be easy for WN (if and when they finally get ETOPS approval).

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by hoya
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187319

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How far ahead is UA now to Hawaii given their latest attempt to “capture” almost all the islands nonstop from so many destinations? And, how easy would it be for AA or anyone else to replicate UA’s grasp on the market. Could the 767 become “the” Hawaii monster? UA is still largest in the market, bu...

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by hoya
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 784
Views: 77511

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

They’ve also added several good eating options and completely gutted the central area of T5. I think it’s really nice and they did the absolute best they could with the limited space. But that security area is a huge mess. Granted, I've done it at near peak times (7pm Swiss flight a couple times, 9...

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by hoya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21015

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Wow next schedule not till August 16 I think wonder if they making this longer to work on Hawaii ? Or maybe Hawaii will be a separate announcement and that’s where all the capacity will go with all these reductions. Hawaii will be big enough to announce separate from a routine schedule release. Any...

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by hoya
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6806

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM? Runway performance on island airports? Obviously AS feels they have enough smaller aircraft for this to not be a reason, mind, but my understanding is that the -8 does still have a useful niche. UA will be operating the...

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by hoya
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

My theory is that the flights are so long to get there (5+ hours), that some people feel as though they're visiting a foreign country, but they can speak English and pay in USD. And there's no need for a US passport. Most Americans don't have passports. LOL. Are the two of you pretentious Europeans...

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by hoya
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

^^^ It amazes me how many people go to Hawaii for vacation. It’s treated as the ‘Holy Grail’ of places to go for so many Americans... I’ve never quite figured this out. It’s not exotic at all. Weather is good, and lots of beaches, sure. But what is the huge draw that fills all these flights day in ...

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by hoya
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 784
Views: 77511

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

-I think there should be a near north stop to capture an enormous well traveled population in River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. This could be somewhere North/Elston area and would be a lot easier and quicker for most of those peo...

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by hoya
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

No eagle probably because it can only go on government aircraft That's not correct. All of Lot's 767s that were owned had the White Eagle next to their given names and city emblems (SP-LOA "Gniezno", SP-LOB "Kraków", SP-LPA "Warszawa", SP-LPB "Gdańsk" and SP-...

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by hoya
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

From Lot's facebook: https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34841729_10155209909250938_2117338397830807552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=2609ddb464aba1d7e51905e8c424e99a&oe=5BC03CA5 https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34984536_10155209909400938_3945488525838778368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&...

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by hoya
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9517

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

Using the reduced thrust line is not a good barometer of the performance. That is the unbalanced field length to take adavantage of reduced engine thrust and available runway. Compare those to the MAX Thrust line and you see a relatively low set of numbers for V1,VR and V2. You would see a similar ...

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by hoya
Mon May 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14743

Re: UA East Coast network changes

i had to do a double take on your post because i assumed i had written it while half asleep last night - we fly the same exact routes ex-BDL. i prefer EWR connections for TCON/HNL because of lie-flat F availability and the fact that i can sleep for a larger portion of the flight. EWR-BDL being cut ...

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by hoya
Mon May 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14743

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? I fly F from BDL to LAX and to HNL and the islands often, and will go through EWR to get ps service (lie flat). Without driving to BOS or NYC, no other connection will guarantee high level of F/J s...

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by hoya
Fri May 11, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2757

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

Re OGG, the existing 7000' and 5000' runways seem to handle traffic OK; gate space with long turns seems to be an increasing problem. OGG handles 77A's daily with UA and AA, and UA occasionally runs a 77W in there from SFO. The field has handled 747-SP's and has no problem with AF C-17's. No 739's ...

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by hoya
Thu May 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57405

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I was just surprised no LAX because SAC and SJC don't have much service east of Denver (although OAK/SAN is better). I figured early on they would pick stations with more midwest service. I guess their focus is on west coast customers though. Without redeyes, they're not competitive east of the Roc...

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by hoya
Thu May 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57405

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

It's official from Southwest - https://www.southwest.com/html/air/newservicehawaii.html . As mentioned above, OAK, SAN, SJC, SMF, with interisland. Somewhat surprised nothing from the LA basin, but LA-Hawaii will have six carriers this summer (UA, AA, AS, DL, HA, SY). Alaska is going to feel the bru...

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by hoya
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57405

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Wow, you're really pushing the early departures. United's earliest flights today, from: LIH, 0855 KOA, 0750 HNL, 0700 OGG, 1300 Only HNL has a pre-1200 departure on UA. UA has no RONs on any of the other Hawaiian airports except for HNL, so from KOA and LIH earliest departure back to the mainland i...

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by hoya
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11834

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Without red-eyes anyone returning from HA will have to overnight on the coast unless one is flying close to CA like LAS/PHX/TUS. Conversely, without red-eye schedules passengers from the Midwest/East will arrive too late in CA to catch the HA flights. WN is really going to have to rely on mostly lo...

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by hoya
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on LAX-SIN-LAX? Any chance to restart HKG-SIN-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7084

Re: How is UA doing on LAX-SIN-LAX? Any chance to restart HKG-SIN-HKG?

Any plans to restart HKG-SIN-HKG? It provides more convenience to HKG/SIN local customers as well as east coast customers. With two US-SIN flights there very little chance of HKG-SIN returning. UA would rather route a passenger from NYC to SIN through SFO/LAX than through HKG. It's also not in UA's...

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by hoya
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The new airport is necessary whether LOT's ambitious growth plans come to fruition or not. Not being bought actually saved LOT, had it been acquired by Lufthansa or similar it would have been turned into a feeder airline with no long haul. The bottom line is that Chopin has a limited capability to ...

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by hoya
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The new airport will take up to 10 years to complete so there are still plans to expand Chopin even though it is going to be shut down once the new location is operating. The government plans to turn Chopin into a business 'city' so they hope they will recoup money being spent. In 10 years Chopin i...

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by hoya
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19385

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

LO will also increase ZAG to double daily and BEG to 11 weekly. Belgrade seems to be performing really well for them with strong O&D demand and transfer passengers mostly continuing onto Lot's domestic network but also the Baltics, Chicago and Toronto. As for WAW, could you tell me where the lo...

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by hoya
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9137

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

To be blunt, WN doesn't care about the local Hawaiians for their feed. They will be taking people to Hawaii from the mainland and then back home. Which will likely drag down their yields if half the plane connects in OAK or LAX to Hawaii. They will certainly connect people from all over the USA and...

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by hoya
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 5372

Re: Hawaii Airports & Aviation 2018

Agreed re: expansion of HNL gates... which will happen faster if handled by an airport authority rather than Airports Div. of DOTrans. As far as local segments tagged on WN's CONUS flights, it's not in the article, but the opportunity is there, esp. if HA and WN don't share any ticketing or interli...

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by hoya
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 60650

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

What about LO? I think they have 22 E-Jets (E70, E75, E90s), a few CRJ-900s from the Nordica deal, plus a few 737s. While they do have MAXs on order and just leased some 737-800s, 31 seems like a good replacement number plus some growth, with the extra 30 LOI for if/when the new central airport is c...

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by hoya
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4666

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

- Will operate under 1 brand. Which one? - Aim to grow combined fleet from 48 to 80. Current order of both airlines bring them to that? Will they shed the Airbus or Boeing fleets? - PRG to become significant connecting hub in Central Europe Will they go full LCC or continue to muddle through with t...

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by hoya
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24906

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

This story reminds of the Van Halen (famous band) story and their "ridiculous" demand that no brown M&Ms be allowed in their backstage room in their bowl of M&Ms. Why did they have such a ridiculous requirement? Because if the people setting up the equipment can't be trusted to rea...

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by hoya
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 20970

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

It's official - LOT to fly 4x weekly to JFK, 2x weekly to ORD from BUD. One 787 to be based at BUD. Flights begin in May 2018, and are bookable now. No cuts to any long-haul flights from WAW. (In Polish) http://www.msn.com/pl-pl/finanse/firmy/zaskakuj%C4%85ca-decyzja-lot-poleci-do-stan%C3%B3w-zjedno...

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by hoya
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 20970

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Here's some updated news. The article still doesn't state which NY airport. I hope the link works. First time posting a link. http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/direct-flights-from-budapest-to-new-york-and-los-angeles-confirmed-for-early-2018/ Polish media are reporting that flights will be to NY...

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by hoya
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 20970

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

United and LOT Polish have antitrust immunity, so it's entirely possible they might embark on some cooperation for this route. No they don't. United and LOT aren't in any JV together. He is correct, UA and LOT do have antitrust immunity. LOT is not part of the transatlantic JV however. ATIs and JVs...

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by hoya
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25056

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

The problems in Venezuela goes deeper than just "socialism." If you really want to be technical, the USA has elements of socialism and isn't purely capitalist anyway. Plenty of petro states don't have food riots either. But that aside. Midweek flights to Venezuela on UA often only have 40...

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by hoya
Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral eyes US charter flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Re: Air Austral eyes US charter flights

Last night (5/30, around 8pm CDT), saw an Air Austral 777-300ER (F-OLRD) fly into ORD. Not a usual visitor, and flight aware doesn't show the flight but flightradar24 does (seems like it's still at ORD as of 10am CDT on 5/31), flew in as flight #50. Since it's one of their newest 777s, is this one o...

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by hoya
Tue May 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 7532

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Key quote from OP: Sources indicate that MWAA and United are looking at different alternatives from just a new linear concourse for the project. Given this I think any number of options are on the table and the idea of a parallel concourse to C/D might not be what happens. I think one option will b...

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by hoya
Mon May 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5683

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

the potential loss of the government contract along with the continually waning numbers traveling on government fares killed the routes, Government travel was probably not near as valuable as many people think it was. A very large percentage of US citizen travel to/from DXB is/was civilian contract...

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by hoya
Mon May 22, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5683

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

DXB yields (and KWI and BAH) were pretty trashy outside of government, which sustained UA ME routes until the provider switched. Let me preface this by saying that I could be wrong they've through faulty memory, but I'm pretty sure UA had the government contract up until they ended the routes, afte...

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by hoya
Mon May 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 9114

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

I strongly believe they will order the C Series, it accomplishes two main goals: 1.) Allows them to add an additional 70 76 seat ERJ-175s to their express fleet 2.) Allows them to reduce the over all size of their Express operation. #1 and # 2 do not conflict, the goal is for a smaller Express flee...

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by hoya
Mon May 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 31559

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I'm sure someone else has already brought this up, but why do airlines continue to feel the need to shoehorn more seats into the same space, when they're already making money like they were printing it in the basement?? Because airlines are a for-profit business. Also because margins in the airline...

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by hoya
Mon May 01, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 753s at DCA
Replies: 6
Views: 2609

Re: United 753s at DCA

The 753 has got to be the largest aircraft ever to see regular service at DCA. I remember one time, when I used to live in the area. of a UA DC-10-10 doing a BWI-ORD flight that had to land at DCA due to WX both at BWI and IAD. Passengers got off the plane but baggage had to be unloaded when the pl...

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by hoya
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United introduces E175's to GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 3296

Re: United introduces E175's to GRB

It's likely part of UA's push to increase domestic marketshare at ORD - launching new flights to airports in the region, and upgauging others.

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by hoya
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol
Replies: 18
Views: 7756

Re: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol

Looked like they landed very short as well looking at the runway markings They were on target the second time round! :lol: In all seriousness, the aircraft must be fine as it has operated two flights since this hard landing yesterday. FR24 is showing the aircraft as since operating AMS-GYD and then...

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by hoya
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 12247

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

I agree. Domestic travel is on the rise. The only narrowbody UA currently has on the books is the 73MAX9. The domestic lift UA needs to compete with the other legacies and ULCCs cannot be accomplished with the MAX9 alone. This said, UA can always amend that order to include MAX7/8 aircraft which so...

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by hoya
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 7992

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

So given everything that has happened, and all the arguments for the doctor, did UA have the right to kick this drunk guy off the flight? What were they to do? He wasn't a threat to the safety of the aircraft. He was in his seat, he boarded. So, now that UA pledged not to have LEOs come on aircraft ...

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by hoya
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125056

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So now if I'm a drunk and extremely disruptive passenger, can I resist being removed from a flight given that I am on board and paid for the seat? Slippery slope here... That is a ridiculous strawman argument. That is a safety issue pure and simple and an entirely different matter. Getting a qualif...

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by hoya
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125056

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So now if I'm a drunk and extremely disruptive passenger, can I resist being removed from a flight given that I am on board and paid for the seat? Slippery slope here...

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by hoya
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 34415

Re: Why not Circular runways

How do you managed missed approaches? Seems like a nightmare for ATC to keep track of so many different planes going in different directions. Also, the banked runways would effectively limit wingspans - yes, gate restrictions exist, but Boeing is introducing a folding wing on the 777s.

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by hoya
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent
Replies: 15
Views: 3213

Re: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent

Nothing more than a vanity project. It'll only work if they shut down WAW, which doesn't make sense given all the recent investment that went there - new access road (S79), train station, terminal improvements, etc. The money should be used instead to further accelerate road building and railroad mo...

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by hoya
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18873

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

BWI is fine for SWA access, but hard to get to from DC/Virginia. BWI is much easier to get to now from DC than IAD, and arguably will still be easier once phase 2 of the Silver Line is complete. (Green Line to Greenbelt & B30 bus, or Amtrak to BWI station and shuttle bus) The Silver Line downto...

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by hoya
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10144

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

No US carrier will serve the route but they want to stop another carrier from serving it? How does that help the American consumer? And btw ATH-EWR-ATH soaks up a complete 777-300ER, I don't know if US carriers understand this but if their country is to have a strong airplane manufacturing sector t...

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