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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8882

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

The 797 will arrive too late to replace the 752/763. It may be a useful tool for upgauging other routes. For example, moving a 797 to a shorter 787 route then putting that available 787 on a 'long and skinny' route. This will be THE game changer for long haul LCC. My bets are on ZI ordering as well...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8882

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

The 797 will arrive too late to replace the 752/763. It may be a useful tool for upgauging other routes. For example, moving a 797 to a shorter 787 route then putting that available 787 on a 'long and skinny' route. This will be THE game changer for long haul LCC. My bets are on ZI ordering as well...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8882

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Agreed, it's not going to open anything up. However I think it's going to be a perfect aircraft for anyone looking for a 767 replacement. I could even see BA taking a few. The 787 is the 767 replacement. In BA's 3 class configuration the 788 only seats 25 more passengers than the the 763. I was ref...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The problem with 8Y is it makes the 797 either too big (capacity) for its mission or too short and stubby like the 762 and A310, which is suboptimal. These proposals show that the A330/A300 and 767 are too wide by today's cram the pax in standards. Your choice is a size between the 2 for 8Y, or one...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

[/quote] I think Dubai is still too early for a launch. They will probably launch with a half dozen airlines committing to it, and I think it is too early for that.[/quote] Agreed, but it's going to be soon. And considering the nature of the aircraft, I think 6 launch customers off the bat could be ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

LNK must be one of the very few cities served by 2 of the big 3 to 2 of their hubs and not served by the one other at all, i'm confounded

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18292

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I'm sure AA keeps close tabs on PHL XXX NRT and there are not enough bodies and fare mixture to prioritize it right now, i do think you could get xfer pax from dc va nc sc and sav for it but that would compete with existing dfw ord connections

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6104

Re: LAS Ground Stop

According to NYT, people were running onto an active runway! I'm curious as to how these people were able to bypass all the tight security that surrounds airport runways, and I honestly would not pick an active airport runway as my first plan of escape, because you are much more likely to be killed...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9345

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Couldn't UA operate FRA service on behalf of LH like DL does for AF at PIT? CLE is a much bigger market and FRA is comparable to CDG for connections, and certainly UA has a spare 757/767 for at least seasonal service.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and United 747 Farewell Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Delta and United 747 Farewell Thread

United also making hub visits with the 744 between 10/29 and 11/7.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122208

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

my guess is UA would rather do ORD or EWR if they had a plane with the legs, they could let NZ keep IAH on codeshare

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17244

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

right BA has never been at STL but British Caledonian in the late 70s early 80s. They have a substantial AA frequent flyer base, the largest such base without an LHR flight I would think. If AA had just downsized STL instead of killing it probably would have had LHR service long ago.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122208

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

ORD to be announced in the next 3 years, based on reliable sources. When SYD-ORD does start, highly doubtful that it'll be in the next 3 years cause they'll go JFK nonstop first, what connections are available over ORD that aren't available out of QF's SYD-DFW or rival UA's SYD-IAH? I'd think it'd ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9013

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

wouldn't a carbon 757-300 be best from a RASM and CASM standpoint? I realize it has boarding challenges but if you can use 2 doors that's somewhat mitigated.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9013

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

uta999 wrote:
Simply % shrink the 787-9 design until you get a 757-300 sized narrowbody that's 35% lighter. Then offer it with three ranges from 3,000 and 6,000nm. Basically, don't design it with just one carrier in mind.


could you have that large a range disparity with a single wing?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21999

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Yeah, that's what I said. In both instances. I love Cleveland BTW. KEF is technically TATL but if you look at their connectivity to the rest of europe it's an absolute joke they serve only 15 destinations year round. I can't understand why CLE can't convince UA to take one of their EWR frequencies ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21999

Re: DL add IND-CDG

CLE will have 9x weekly to KEF (4 on WW and 5 on FI). FI is year-round; WW did not specify. According to Jetero nobody can judge the recovery of Houston except those living there, yet believes he is the arbiter of what should be considered TATL service. Amazing arrogance. Why I love these threads! ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50310

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Based on the extended track shifting westward into Tennessee, what are the expected impacts to the ATL hub starting Monday? Looks like they are already forecasting winds in the 30+ knot range, which starts to become interesting for crosswinds. DL doesn't mention ATL in their travel waivers (yet), b...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50310

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/09/ ... tchywidget
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Watch this Delta 737 land, and then take off, as Hurricane Irma bashes Puerto Rico https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/09/ ... tchywidget

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4214

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

Actually as a hub AMS is far better than CDG. If Delta did launch a CDG route then it would be targeting more O&D traffic. Paris like London is a massive tourist destination. AMS may been as "better" than CDG from a passenger point of vue (I would say "easier"), but CDG offe...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 64414

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Children... The IAH and HOU airports are closed to public traffic indefinitely, depending on accessibility, staff availability, and any repairs needed. The tower at IAH is open, HOU tower was not accessible last night but I think they are back, and I believe EFD tower is operational. I drove by IAH...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 64414

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

are we not seeing with ua the greatest operational disruption to an airline in the history of commercial aviation?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 64414

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

ZK-NBT wrote:
NZ delayed then cancelled Saturday, operating Sunday though due after 1300 currently.


maybe they should just fly it to LAX instead? Or is that too much for ground opps to handle?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6157

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

I took one out of EGE to LAX back in the day. Those things could climb fast pretty much a requirement at EGE

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 36959

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
As a matter of information, the A359s [C32W48Y226] will be deployed on the following announced routes:
10/30: DTW-NRT (B744)
11/18: DTW-ICN (B744)
2/23: DTW-PEK (A332)
3/24: ATL-ICN (B77L)


any idea where the two twin jets are headed?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13857

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Seems an insult to Oakland. Oakland is the bigger city and its being termed subservient to San Francisco by this naming choice. Reality is its almost certainly a marketing decision to obscure the fact that your landing in an entirely different city. It wont fool the locals but it may trick a few fo...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 47
Views: 5375

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.co ... _EN_vF.pdf


that's a lot of seats to fill over the DH planes though, would love to see it however
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Wynnster8 wrote:


that's a lot of seats to fill over the DH planes though, would love to see it however

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747-400 Fleet Retirement?
Replies: 16
Views: 2595

Re: Qantas 747-400 Fleet Retirement?

did I read the plan was to switch BNE LAX NYC to a 787 since load factors were not good on the NYC sector?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA
Replies: 20
Views: 10202

Re: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA

MSPbrandon wrote:
kiowa wrote:
who is tommy lee?


Tommy Lee Jones, actor


the photo in the TMZ link is Tommy Lee the onetime Motley Crue drummer.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13857

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

As a former City of San Francisco employee with access to land records and deed maps, I can attest that the airports is in fact City of San Francisco property. It just happens to sit on unincorporated land in San Mateo County. Hooray for lawyers! http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=120530...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13857

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

I wonder if calling the airport San Francisco violates the DOT rules against deceptive advertising. No, it doesn't violate the rules. Airports can name themselves however they want, the DOT has got nothing to do with that. They can call it New York Oakland airport if they want to. That would of cou...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 13570

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

For so many years you've had people talking about building an airport between BUF and ROC around Batavia area (GVQ). Rumors will die out for a few years, them some politician will float the idea, the public argues about it, and like always it ends up completely dead. If both cities didn't have well...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 13570

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Atlwarrior wrote:
Charleston and Myrtle Beach would work


traffic on 17 is terrible and would not benefit CHS as much or maybe at all

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Re: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD

IAD ORD traffic I would imagine originates primarily in IAD where AA is not much of a player not surprising then that they're not on that route

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14317

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

It is worth noting that there is a giant factory with 30,000-40,000 workers at that airport including thousands of engineers, managers, etc that travel for work. There is a business client right there at the airport in the form of Boeing, so many may choose to fly from PAE and connect in DEN or SFO...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5894

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

from a hub and msa standpoint, jl or aa phl nrt seems most likely to me.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14317

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

wow the traffic on I 5 must be worse than I thought. presumably this this will be RJ service?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 44481

Re: BA's Next US Destination

chalupas54 wrote:
Now that BNA is official, I think we can narrow any discussion to STL and IND. CMH and CLE are not happening anytime soon, I'm sorry.


ua has a big base of ff, you'd think the city could convince them to move one of their 6 ewr/lhr slots to cle with a 757. plus some star connectivity at lhr.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4402

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

only SQ is acquiring a plane capable of it the 359ulh but i don't see them doing ORD. but then again they only need two planes for the NYC route so what will they do with the other ones? LAX... they don't need the ulh for SFO and LAX is only a couple hundred miles further, does it really make a dif...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 57515

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

These experienced pilots (and others) made a mistake that is inherent in human nature. They tried to make what they were seeing fit what they thought they should be seeing. With one bank of runway lights off (28L), then they thought 28R was 28L and that the taxiway was 28R. Perhaps an issue here is...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 10736

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

this happened in Hilton Head about 10 years ago, leaking oil obscured the pilots view and he hit and killed a jogger. no one else hurt though.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4402

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

only SQ is acquiring a plane capable of it the 359ulh but i don't see them doing ORD. but then again they only need two planes for the NYC route so what will they do with the other ones?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9752

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

the Bay Area has a mix of heavy Asian population (historically the gateway to/from Asia), a lot of European tourists (which eventually induced Norwegian), Silicon Valley tech sector who travel a lot, international tech sector who visit a lot, even NYC area doesn't have this, though it's much larger....

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 12959

Re: DL A321 expansion

For all those anticipating the new 321s proliferation into more markets than the crew familiarization traditional ATL-FL​ runs, with this months new sked, you will notice ATLLAX, ATLDCA,ATLSAT, ATLSAN, ATLSNA on certain days. Rhumour has it next up are MSY BOS DEN SJC SMF but I can't cfm those as y...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9752

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

the Bay Area is unique in many ways and the 3 airports with overseas flights is one of them.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BDL a great option for Condor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Re: Is BDL a great option for Condor?

would DL/AF ever try a 757 to CDG? not many seats to fill and dozens of dozens of CDG connections, most of which have no non stop from the US.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 25861

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

A359 is just too much plane for HA. It doesn't need a large premium cabin, it doesn't need the ultra long haul distance capability (despite fantasy talk of flying to Europe), and it will have trouble filling the Y cabin other than to Tokyo and Los Angeles in its network. If HA can travel back in ti...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7207

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

They should have just ordered and flew twin engine wide bodies across the board. Now they are stuck with 4 engine aircraft. I already asked you in the LH 779 thread which facts make you believe that LH is unhappy with the 748. Unfortunately you didn't answer so I'd like to ask you here again what f...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18399

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Will the A321 be able to cover some of the narrowbody East Coast-Europe flights? This could be beneficial for LCCs who want to break in to the transatlantic market. It seems this market is all mixed up right now, no one way to service. For example, IAD has six flights today to LHR. Every flight use...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 77
Views: 11745

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

I'd think AA would love to be out of FLL completely given all the LCC competition, somewhat but not entirely like UA bailing on JFK. In the case of FLL I doubt any corporate contracts are at stake though

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