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by ldvaviation
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Hawaiian's position seems reasonable: No domestic baggage claim at TBIT, There is a domestic baggage claim at TBIT. EY uses that since passengers are pre-cleared at AUH. The Hawaiian argument is that there is no domestic baggage claim in TBIT or MSC for Hawaiian's use. Instead, check-in and baggage...

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by ldvaviation
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

I would need to see what is in Hawaiian’s contract with LAWA before I know what each party ‘needs’ to do. It is a non-signatory airline with no preferential gate rights. Technically, LAWA can force Hawaiian to move. But Hawaiian could also sue LAWA and hold up the progress on any projects (e.g., T9...

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by ldvaviation
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Hawaiian unhappy about the direction of developments at LAX: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiian-alleges-discriminatory-treatment-at-lax-458595/ V/F Hawaiian can and should force LAWA to subsidize its rent at the MSC or find gates elsewhere. LAWA needs the gates at T5 to replace the...

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by ldvaviation
Fri May 17, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348830

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

One more look. ... Still ugly.

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by ldvaviation
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348830

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

In the morning light, it still looks ugly...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348830

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

The titles look wrong - the color provides no dimension against a Euro-white background.
The globe (tail) looks generic --- boxy and inert.
The wavy cheatline looks like an afterthought. What color is it? It should have been the same color as the globe for the sake of coherence.
Not good.

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by ldvaviation
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348830

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

If this is it, it reminds me of the packaging the Ralphs grocery store used in the 80's for their generic line of products.

Not looking good.

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by ldvaviation
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129396

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Op-Ed with the opinion that United offers the best opportunity and public benefit for use of HND slots as its proposing to operate 3 additional frequencies, not just shift existing service from NRT to HND. https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/op-ed-united-offers-biggest-opportunity-new-tokyo-route...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Flight Global has story with a bit more detail. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lax-plans-concourse-0-and-terminal-9-expansions-457251/ LAWA spokesperson says both new facilities would be operational prior to 2028 Olympics. Show me the money. Show me the the time. Terminal projects take ...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

“An American spokesman says the airline is working with LAWA on plans to relocate its regional facility that would be demolished to make room for terminal” “The 12-gate Terminal 9 would rise east of Sepulveda Boulevard on land occupied by hangars and a regional concourse used by American. The 109,4...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

So both AA and Dl cannot be too happy that WN and UA are getting 11 and 12 gates added to their existing ones. Now that this is out, I would imagine that both will be complaining they are geographically restricted from additional expansion and need more gates to compete. 3...2....1 WN and UA are no...

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by ldvaviation
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

You’re is from 2014, mine is more current Really? The footnote appears in the Notice for Prep that came out today . The footnote is consistent with what was said in the LAWA Board Meeting. The Eagle facility stays intact until it is no longer needed. It will no longer be needed once AA's Eagle ops ...

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by ldvaviation
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33520

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

AA is giving up the Eagle’s Nest by 2024 and the hangar and a new hangar will be built. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/american-set-to-begin-lax-terminal-redevelopment-450127/ AA is not giving up the Eagle Terminal by 2024. That article is wrong. See the LAWA Board Meeting at the 1:35 m...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129396

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I would bet money on these 10 getting picked: AA: DFW1, LAX DL: SEA, DTW, ATL, PDX HA: HNL1 UA: EWR, ORD, IAD Then it gets interesting. By process of elimination, there are 9 bids for the last 2 spots. I would guess: - DL's HNL#1 eliminates HA's HNL#2 & HNL#3, because if the DOT awards any more...

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by ldvaviation
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15565

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

Helmut Jahn is this generation's Frank Lloyd Wright - he work is cherished the world over (and several of his works are in the process of getting landmarked), and will be for generations to come. Many people walk through T1 never really appreciating it, but there are many people who do... architect...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15565

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

I'll buy the mug from you ;) I agree with everything you said. Because I am designer, T1 played a big role in why I am so loyal to United. Every time I step into that building, whether it be leaving for a trip or coming back home, the magnificent space makes me glow inside. T1 and Rhapsody in Blue....

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by ldvaviation
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21477

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Equating “the gays” with Liberace, lavender boa, and cosmos isn’t stereotyping? This gay begs to differ. Not into any of those yet I’m “a gay’. I think you are over-reading. He was suggesting that "the gays" would be in on the joke. The joke is that the male FA uniform looks like somethin...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15565

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

ORD just does an awful upkeep of the facilities in general. The outside of T1 is a perfect example. After years of not cleaning the metal panels on the sides and roof, they are black! My guess is they can no longer be cleaned. If they would have been cleaned once a year, they might not have that is...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21477

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

The male FA uniform looks like something Liberace would wear as a flight attendant. I’m sure The Gays are going to get a good chuckle out of seeing The Straights wearing that uniform. Gurl just needs to accessorize with a lavender boa and she’ll be ready for the Polaris Cocktail Service. Cosmos? Co...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12305

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

What UA lacks in the deep South they make up for in the West. Two geographic and economic crown jewels; DEN is the de facto 'capital' of the intermountain region and SFO is....well...SFO (even with operational issues). If I remember correctly, it's $300 million. That was the amount Smisek associate...

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by ldvaviation
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7585

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Frankly, the only way to ensure traffic is always free flowing in the horseshoe is congestion pricing. And US politicians in general are deathly afraid of implementing this tried and proven tool to manage traffic volume. Metro has already floated the idea to pay for all the 2028 transit projects. I...

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by ldvaviation
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74991

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

You are looking at it the wrong way - don't forget that the structure being built is about 50% more square footage than in the original design. You can't simply scale it up. Some things have to be re-engineered and of course keeping the costs low is always a requirement. It's easy to create column ...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74991

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure how you can judge intricacy of design from a very poor quality photo There is a lot you can tell. For example, compare Pelli's rendering of the central atrium/skylight with the check-in desks (left) to the construction photo of the same view. Pelli designed a column-free space. But that's ...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7585

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

As a frequent Delta passenger I see exciting artist depictions of what the Terminal 2 and 3 rebuild will look like in the coming years. But judging from the recent holiday traffic around the LAX horseshoe this past Christmas and New Years, how can a plan for a people mover and a new Metro Line stat...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74991

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
Twilight shot of the new terminal by a member of the NOLA Spotters Fbook page.

First time I've seen it all lit up, including the garage, excluding the international concourse. Beautiful!


Pelli's original design was more intricate and detailed. This looks like a bad copy.

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by ldvaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7585

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Can someone fill me in on the status of the Studies that have been mentioned in the last LAWA BOAC meeting? I had no idea the following studies were budgeted - -Terminal 9 Initial Planning (NASIP) -Terminal 1 East Initial Planning (NASIP) -TBIT Optimization Program Initial Planning -T2 FIS Moderniz...

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by ldvaviation
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20314

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

2) AA failed on JFK-HND, then cried for LAX... that's sooo different, huh? :roll: First of all, AA admitted defeated on JFK-HND and returned the slots/route authority. On the other hand, DL did not admit defeat on SEA-HND and attempted to hoard the slots. When AA objected to DL's usage of the slots...

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by ldvaviation
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19906

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Downturns will have a greater impact on carriers NOT committed to BOS, like AA and UA. Everything sounded reasonable until this. How will a downturn have a greater impact on AA and UA, when both fly primarily to hubs from BOS? In a downturn, we are supposed to believe, for example, that AA on DCA-B...

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by ldvaviation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19906

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

B6 CASM-ex is within a penny or so of DL and UA. I wouldn't call that a "significant" cost advantage... it's nowhere near Spirit, for example. JetBlue is much closer to a mainline carrier in terms of its cost structure, but doesn't generate Delta yields, and that's why this move by DL sho...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11323

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

Has it been announced that AA will takeover all of T5? If so, when completed will AA have more gates than DL? It has been announced that AA will combine the head house of T4 and T5. By the time that project is complete, it is expected that AA will have 10 gates in T5. Total gate count (including Ea...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11323

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

ericm2031 wrote:
A large part of the costs for these recent projects are building the foundations to get to the future people mover.



The budget for T1 did not include those costs.

The budget for T1 was inflated by cost overruns due to purchase decisions that Southwest made that were not approved by LAWA.

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by ldvaviation
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11323

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

As someone mentioned above, its done to LAX's minimum standard! Ultimately, the airlines are responsible for the final product. By and large, they decide how much they are going to spend and how much design/architecture there is going to be. For example, google T1 LAX Southwest and T3 Delta, you sh...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA call LHR, NRT & FRA United Hubs?
Replies: 26
Views: 5491

Re: Why does UA call LHR, NRT & FRA United Hubs?

6 US Destinations for United
15 US Destinations for Delta (with Virgin)
25 US Destinations for AA (with BA)

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by ldvaviation
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24407

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

If the average price of a JFK-LAX ticket circa 1978 had inflated similarly to the price of milk over 40yrs, then coach on that route would be damn near $2K today. If coach travelers were still paying fares like *that*, then airlines could justify having cocktail lounges and full meals, on 2hr fligh...

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by ldvaviation
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 77
Views: 15467

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

Nope, that eyesore is here to stay. The new structure will house the baggage handling facility. The priorities and preferences of the Board change with almost every new Board member and Director, most of the time without any explanation or reason. *The Fentress design for the MSC was abandoned befo...

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by ldvaviation
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 28
Views: 5433

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

Any renderings of the project yet? Yes. Here we go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXq8J8aIjJA Another visualization in this press release: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-Los-Angeles-World-Airports-Break-Ground-on-16-Billion-Reimagining-of-Terminal-4-and-5/default.aspx...

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by ldvaviation
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17348

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

They are #4 in market share. Counting must be hard for you This is right from the BTS website Carrier Shares for August 2017 - July 2018 * Scheduled enplaned revenue passengers. ** 12 months ending July of each year. *** Among 789 U.S. airports, 12 months ending July 2018 Carrier Passengers Share 1...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 13937

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

tphuang wrote:
JFK/LAX/MIA are all under performing.


Parker did not say that...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 5854

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

UpNAWAy wrote:
Has A.NET hit the limit of baseless, mindless post?


It is funny... because it appears the OP was impressed by the big plane pictures in the article.

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by ldvaviation
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63323

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

While all 3 of the US3 carriers have hubs at LAX, AA is the dominant carrier at LAX, and there are a few major markets in the contiguous U.S. such as CVG, CLE, DTW, and TPA that AA doesn't currently serve nonstop from LAX. AA does have opportunities to add LAX-CVG, LAX-CLE, LAX-DTW, and LAX-TPA non...

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by ldvaviation
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10041

Re: BA's future at JFK

So what’s BA supposed to do until T8 gets built out. Is that even approved? Seems like whether they like it or not B6 has a head start on T6/T7 and BA will be their tenant. I understand your theory about BA not wanting to gift their competitor slots, but then they have to ask how important is JFK i...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10041

Re: BA's future at JFK

The State/Port Authority is still negotiating with the other airlines (i.e., BA, AA, Delta).

In the end, BA will find a new home at JFK.

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by ldvaviation
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 640
Views: 104965

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Prost wrote:
What I’m taking from this thread is AA is reducing their Asia flying because of a dearth of authentic Mexican eateries. Makes perfect sense.


Brilliant.

(Best post of the year)

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by ldvaviation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 26201

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Atlantic Amethyst is an ugly color...
The rest of the palette is bland.

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by ldvaviation
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 28
Views: 5433

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

Is the new Terminal Vertical Core going to replace the airside tunnel between 4 and 5? It definitely sounded like it. They were talking about having the same experience as 6/7/8. The tunnels will remain. The T6/T7 connector was built on the roof of the building between the two piers. The T4/T5 conn...

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by ldvaviation
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 28
Views: 5433

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

Beside the new lease terms that significantly increase a revenue stream to LAWA, LAWA will also benefit from the following actions, some of which are provisos of the new agreement: • The planned abandonment of the American Eagle satellite terminal by 31Dec2024. The unanswered questions - • As noted...

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by ldvaviation
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50128

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

No. The model is not really RDU. RDU was a unique opportunity. AA pull down offered DL a chance to take on established routes and gain market share. RDU also had a huge DL elite station and opportunities not previously attempted. RDU also did not have an entrenched market share majority. AUS cant r...

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by ldvaviation
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50128

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Of course, but nonetheless, DL and the other airlines will play an important role in the process. At airports like Austin, one signatory airline is usually at the mercy of the other signatory airlines if it wants to expand. That is especially true if the airline in question is not the largest airli...

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by ldvaviation
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50128

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

AUS doesn't currently have the infrastructure for a hub operation, but they have plenty of space to develop it. The airport is well laid out for a future hub operation, they could add a third runway next to the current 12,000 ft one with little to no property acquisition and build several new 30+ g...

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