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by mikejepp
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6051

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

If I was in charge, I'd do the following instead.... By the time this buildout occurs, those B and C concourses are going to be 50+ years old. And probably meant to last another 30+. Instead of continuing to use them and extending them.... replace them with another midfield concourse. Make the termi...

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by mikejepp
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6051

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Isn't CLT building a new runway SPECIFICALLY for TPAC flights?. Granted, cargo is more likely. Could you go into more detail about this TPAC-only runway? It seems like a massive waste of money for a runway that will only see, optimistically, 2 takeoffs and landings per day. They already have a 9,00...

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by mikejepp
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6051

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

What about AA restarting CLT-GRU? Or starting anywhere else in S America... CLT-BOG?

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by mikejepp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13438

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

As someone who wants to go into management eventually, I think you're full of it. At the same time, you can be harassed for being a "scab." Not caring about employees and their livelihood, let alone their employment contracts and collective bargaining agents.... sounds to me like you're d...

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by mikejepp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13438

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Like I said, Union Members say cringy things. I think I kinda rather would have the shiny new jet than give a flip about the solidarity brotherhood nonsense, if I'm 100% honest! And we do have shiny new jets! And it's great :D The E175E has been a great investment, not only for our employees, but o...

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by mikejepp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13438

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The Union Member way of talking is so fricking cringy! :crazy: Based on what I've read, most of them would rather regionals fly around in E145s and CRJ-200s for the rest of eternity. I'd like to see your job get outsourced and your profession get destroyed and see how much you like it. Supporting a...

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by mikejepp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a "737-5 MAX"?
Replies: 20
Views: 3885

How about a "737-5 MAX"?

Boeing is now totally out of the 100-120 seat range, and with all the drama lately regarding the C-series and such, it got me thinking about what they could do to re-enter this market. The current 737 is way overbuilt to be a competitor in this range anymore, its too big and too capable (and heavy, ...

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by mikejepp
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13438

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The Union Member way of talking is so fricking cringy! :crazy: Based on what I've read, most of them would rather regionals fly around in E145s and CRJ-200s for the rest of eternity. I'd like to see your job get outsourced and your profession get destroyed and see how much you like it. Supporting a...

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by mikejepp
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6430

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Rather than aircraft scope, why not route scope? Any route over x number of seats a week must be flown by mainline? Over an even higher threshold, then a limited number of off peak frequencies could be flown by a 75 seat? That's actually an interesting proposal. Fixing scope at some arbitrary MTOW ...

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by mikejepp
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9356

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

Well; hang on a moment. Delta didn't operate the 744 until they inherited Northwest's fleet following the merger. And Continental never operated 744s either. As for AA, they decided that the 744 wasn't suitable for their fleet. I don't know the exact reasons therefor, but they decided against it. H...

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by mikejepp
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13438

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

For EMB and MRJ to build a new airplane betting on scope relief was beyond incompetent. EMB will do fine selling hundreds of E2's outside the US. Just like ATR is making loads of money while not selling a single a/c in the US for decades. Manufacturers are no longer as dependent on the US market as...

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by mikejepp
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5124

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

After the A330-300s are retired next year, any chance CLT-Europe will see 767, 777, or 787s?

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by mikejepp
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18513

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Ditch the EAS program. When one chooses to live in a rural area, it has many advantages, I.E. low home costs, light car traffic, small schools, etc. A disadvantage is no local air service and driving to a nearby airport with commercial service. The EAS has wasted millions over the years that could ...

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by mikejepp
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6062

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

AA management has said they want to simplify and consolidate widebodies to help with staffing, maintenance, IROPS, etc. That seems to mean the fewest number of types of widebodies flown out of each hub. Right now, as far as I can tell, it is (roughly).... JFK: 767, 777 PHL: 767, 330 CLT: 330 MIA: 76...

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by mikejepp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16126

Re: Delta MD-88 vs Delta MD-90 & Boeing 717-200

This is a very positive spin on what is not so positive of a situation. The real story here is that flying an MD-88, on reserve, in an undesirable base is so unappealing that hardly any pilot at Delta is willing to do it. It has nothing to do with "we'll promote you if you'll fly it" and i...

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by mikejepp
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116164

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Swadian wrote:
If there's 24 75Ls, 10 75Hs, 6 75Es, and 3 75Ws, does that suggest AA will retire all the 75Hs and 75Ws for a fleet of only 30 a/c or will they use the 75Ws to fill in?

Are 200-207 or 935-942 being returned to the lessor?


Es and Ws leave first. Then Hs medium term. Ls last to go, long term.

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by mikejepp
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19118

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

If the ME3 want to help out... fly in some A380's to help with evacuation efforts. Maybe Trump could issue an emergency order waiving cabotage restrictions. Otherwise those ME3 aircraft would need to go international... What a horrible idea. We have more than enough lift within this country. There ...

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by mikejepp
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?

Since the original A321-200, we have updated flight decks, sharklets, higher weights, and vastly different engines.

Changes that have happened incrementally, but when you put the first A321-200 next to the latest A321neo, they hardly seem like they should both be called A321-200.

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by mikejepp
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?

Current generations are A319-1xx, A320-2xx, A321-2xx. NEO is the same, except last 2 digits changed to show different engine designation. One would think that with all the changes done to these aircraft, they'd warrant new series numbers. Instead of being A320-200neo, wouldn't it make sense to be A3...

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by mikejepp
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13438

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The E175 simply doesn't work at mainline economics, especially once the price of oil increases. Nothing to do with oil prices. For that matter, the mainline carriers buy the fuel for the regionals. It's labor prices that make RJs uneconomical at mainline. Mainline unions rather outsource those plan...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mixing cabin classes
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Mixing cabin classes

Has any airline ever mixed cabin classes in the same section of the aircraft? For example.... In first class the aisle is often quite wide compared to coach. So why not on the left side of the aisle in a 757, put lie flat first class seats. On the right side, directly across from them, put 3 slightl...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 26710

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

AA will soon be retiring the rest of the MD-80s and E-190s. Seems to me like ordering some A319neos would be good to fill the gap. They'd also be useful to help replace the 757s in performance critical central/latin america destinations.

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by mikejepp
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp at COS
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Ramp at COS

Anyone know what the large concrete ramp / parking area at the south end (near 35R) at COS is used for?

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by mikejepp
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A320 to South America?
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: AA A320 to South America

Boeing778X wrote:
Your thread title is a little weird. People may think that the A320 flies to S. America, which they don't.

You will see A319s primarily in Central and South America, at this point in time.


Sorry. I mean entire family. A319/320/321.

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by mikejepp
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A320 to South America?
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

AA A320 to South America?

Which routes does American fly the A320 Family on in South America?

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