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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?

Ryanair and Spirit will figure how to get 220 folks in a small narrow body and charge them for breathing! .... Fare is FREE !!!

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 18
Views: 1863

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

Folks how many times do we have to beat the horse dead. THE A321NEXT MILENIUM will never make it to B757 performance of 35years ago! Put it to rest....
Perhaps if Airbus called it the A329 it would be easy to see the next performance level is the A332.

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 122
Views: 16378

Re: United CEO Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Funny that its comes from Scott Kirby, who was 2IC to Doug Parker when they jointly decided to transform America West into a low cost carrier after 9/11 - they even changed the stock market code to LCC. I guess he has to defend his territory somehow. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mari...

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34514

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

MIA is certainly doable for higher yields during the winter. Just do not know how they plan to deal with AA, when they decide the pesky F9 is siphoning revenue away. How many frames do they need to make this happen?

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way
Replies: 16
Views: 1544

Re: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way

thewizbizman wrote:
Wonder where Delta is on the chart.


They PAID, NOT to be ON IT!

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 156
Views: 24830

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Time for Delta to pick up more cheap used aircraft! I hope you're joking. This line is getting very old. Anytime an airline plans to retire an aircraft everyone says "Delta!" Dude look at the flightline..... DELTA has the more mixed and seasoned combination of types of any MAJOR CARRIER. ...

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 63
Views: 9933

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

I wonder what DL would do with such dilema.... I rather take KLM and leave CDG and the whole AF deal behind, but I think AF and DL have more synergies.

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27475

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

What a joke? I guess the weekend help tried to put out the storm, before the Legal Team arrived on Monday. Folks you buy a seat ( ultimately any seat ) in a "UTILITARIAN SERVICE from: A to B"..... I assume this was the ATLJNB sector where she "HAD to HAVE" that seat... get a life!

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by xdlx
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas 767-300 non-er question
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: Deltas 767-300 non-er question

DL SANATL in a 739.....ouch!

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by xdlx
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19232

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

The only reason of the initial question, they just refered to the 359 as the "flagship"... and as others mentioned the remaining NW love affair with Airbus. Based on the responses, the community feels the A33HW is the best fit for DL....oh well!

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19232

How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Now that the ink on the transfer of the first A359 to DL how soon do airliners.n anticipates to them switching the 330NEO orders to A359?

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7032

Re: Air India adds LAX

This is another Polar Route like JFK, EWR, ORD....

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by xdlx
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 5943

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

No L188 but a Viscount

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10291

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

As a WORLDWIDE Ferry Pilot, I can say sometimes we have no other option than to carry the CASH. AFRICA, INDIA, EAST ASIA are areas of the world where there is no other way to PAY for Services. Folks NOT EVERYONE TAKES a CC and CASH IS KING...... AFRICA wants NEW $100 bills for their payment. ONLY!!!!

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by xdlx
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 88
Views: 14608

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

The ONLY way this works is if they fly the MIA SCHED 4 days a week and the ATL 2 days a week with one day for MTC. Block times from PTP/FDF to ATL and back will exceed 8-9h when they fly the route, they use those planes to fly to OTHER points also, so unless they add frames to the network I do not s...

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by xdlx
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10459

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

From the day DL decided CARGO was not important in SJU the WB are gone all you get is 738/9/A319/20 when a 757 shows up there is a party!

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future commuter aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 6491

Re: Future commuter aircraft

I still see EMB 120NG as the best entry to this segment. With a streamlined wing EMBRAER could get the 29-35 seat market all to themselves.

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by xdlx
Wed May 31, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business model of early US airlines within airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 2657

Re: Business model of early US airlines within airlines

Yes all Mainline DL 737 had 12F/95Y as they migrated to DLX they converted to 119Y

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by xdlx
Mon May 29, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 65
Views: 8396

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

250kts in a 72? going downhill ONLY

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by xdlx
Mon May 29, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business model of early US airlines within airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 2657

Re: Business model of early US airlines within airlines

#3 AL Mentioned 1. p2p only, however pax transfer to mainline allowed 2. no Interline...no codeshare 3. Yes 4. No OBE, Beverage Service Beer/Wine/Spirits for sale. 5. OW prices available 6. Active maybe 36-42 Acft 737-200ADV. 7. Fleet was in transition from MNL to DLX, NO CREW SHARING Profitable dur...

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by xdlx
Sat May 27, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 57
Views: 15835

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

Somehow his "expense" must have been written off by any good accountant. Logistics tend to become troublesome after the initial "sponsorship honeymoon" is over. To his credit, he did devote a significant amount of resources to see this "dream" come true, seeing that fou...

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by xdlx
Sat May 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin upper class 787-900 VS Delta One 767-300er/400er?
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Virgin upper class 787-900 VS Delta One 767-300er/400er?

The airplane choice is the difference here .... the 787 is a better ride overall.

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by xdlx
Thu May 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6223

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

The original idea of the 75/767 was to provide airlines with "cockpit commonality" so pilots could fly the 75/753/762/763 interchangeable, according to mission requirements. Only after this industry leading initiative, that we now have "aircraft families" A319/320/321/332/333 or ...

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 8796

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

Most of the times in order to place the logo you either own or have exclusive use. But most certainly you also are responsible to maintain it!

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 44
Views: 5316

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I was looking for airports like PIE.... thanks! Wonder what you guys going to do when the Mad Dogs get replaced by A320?

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Re: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?

I do not know how it works for an airline with a lease agreement, but I thought PILOTS need to be licensed by the country of Registry to operate aircraft.
Same as Mechanics need to be licensed under the Country of Registry to perform maintenance on the aircraft.

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 44
Views: 5316

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

The entire point of this post was to bring about the Perception/Reality issue that is prevalent in .Airliners.net. Thousands of Arrival/departures are accomplished every day from hardstands, WE in the US have decided against and have about 90% JETBRIDGE operational approach. This can be debated if b...

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 44
Views: 5316

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I think a big psychological effect has been lost to the Jetway ......... nothing better than to board and see the size of the jet up close!

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 44
Views: 5316

Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I wonder how many airports in the US have the ability to provide Hard Stand Parking for aircraft up to 200PAX on a ops ready basis.... stairways/transfer buses/procedures.
How much would this set up save if any from the GATE JETWAY Parking we have grown use to in the US.

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by xdlx
Mon May 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 66
Views: 8346

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

DHC builds a good airplane...... wonder how much is the HMV investment required for these birds? Does anyone knows if there are any LIFE LIMITS in the DH8 series? Can they go the way of the Viking Otter since NO ONE is making 35seaters any more?

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by xdlx
Fri May 19, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7264

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

If they do A332neo they'll be ok A333 is too big!

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by xdlx
Tue May 09, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 4853

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

BN2 is going strong at 60yrs

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by xdlx
Tue May 09, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4751

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

The A330 from AZ are close to becoming available...... good luck SAS

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by xdlx
Fri May 05, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 5781

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

MIA was one of the first airports to use them in the late 60's and they where fixed cabs with only horizontal travel to reach airplane..

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by xdlx
Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 21078

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

#RESPECTTHEINVENTORY .... ANOTHER Reason !! NUF Said

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by xdlx
Tue May 02, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 111
Views: 21095

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

WHY SEND THE MOST UNDERPOWERED AIRCRAFT ON THE FLEET FOR THE MISSION? ALL 340-200/300 are known for being DOGS!

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by xdlx
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7171

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Just force the airlines to PAY the DBC in CASH $$$ and OB ends quietly!

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by xdlx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75664

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

If you fail to understand the protectionist laws of ITALY, you fail to understand this problem. The UNIONS will BY LAW continue to be paid by AZ or the Government. The ONLY way to break this cycle is to KILL the NATIONAL AIRLINE, and hence WHY the GOV is involved in EVERY BAILOUT. No politician, wan...

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by xdlx
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last 'Cowboy' Airlines: Everts Air, Kalitta charters, Ameristar, USAJet
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Re: The Last 'Cowboy' Airlines: Everts Air, Kalitta charters, Ameristar, USAJet

amerijet is down to one working 727.... soon to be done

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by xdlx
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17486

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Armchair pilots ...... Enough ! Your Microsoft FS experience does not make you an expert.

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 44032

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

When the Success is as good as it is with DL.... ( runs a daily average 85% Load Factor ) and the combination of WX in their PRIMARY hub AFFECTS the ENTIRE SYSTEM. It is a DOMINO EFFECT, the company only has a 15% daily capacity to recover from a MAJOR IROP, throw in displaced ACFT, CREW, and it bec...

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Re: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft

I see this as a person that owns more cars than days of the week. If they own 230-250 airplanes and park 30 a day, is only a bit more than 10% of the fleet. Perhaps other airlines have greater utilization...... but considering EK Long Haul reach and their connectivity at DXB I see nothing to be conc...

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by xdlx
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13114

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Follow the $$$ most likely a lot of the EAS routes that "make no sense" IE: the Tennessee story mentioned above, those tend to have a direct link to the proponent and supporter in DC. AK, HI, PR & USVI have geographic challenges and a different set of conditions. Lower 48 routes, Not s...

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11's at RSW
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: MD11's at RSW

WORLD 2.0

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7791

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

I live in JAX Beach.... And love the assumption the beach sucks! It is actually one of the best in FL, but it is cold during the NOV-APR months. Let the tourist continue south..... Last week we had 19-23C all week. Today is 14C! so not exactly Beach WX.

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7791

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Remember Encachment Area is probably more relevant than Population size. As stated above this area is from East TLH to NE of GNV to N of DAB, & South of SAV people drive to JAX for convenience or price or the combination thereof, at one point I remember DL estimating the largest % of Medallion m...

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7791

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

This is the name issue with claiming to be the largest...... The city of Jacksonville has the distinction of having the largest AREA of any Incorporated city in the state or the nation for that matter. Population density Not so much! ALL major FL cities i.e.: TPA/MIA/ORL are denser but not LARGER.

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7791

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

MAIN REASON is DELTA..... AND ATL OPTIONS. SJU did work for B6 however they tagged it to a JAX-BOS rotation and times where not the best. A LAX nonstop could be sustained, International service to Europe not so much with MCO/ATL/MIA offerings very competitive pricing. The potential for direct servic...

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by xdlx
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 12136

Re: The Dassault Mercure

Who manufacture the engines? Avionics? Probably very French concentric and with limited civilian support worldwide?

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by xdlx
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft parking arrangement in the 1950s
Replies: 13
Views: 3406

Re: Aircraft parking arrangement in the 1950s

Actually the arrival and departure sequences normally followed the parking arrangements available, FIRST IN- FIRST OUT, The plane parked behind another one on arrival, would normally depart after the one in front was gone.... I think the Jetway, Jetbridge has robbed all of us the opportunity to see ...

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