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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

texl1649 wrote:
Boeing predicts market it wholly owns will do exceptionally well for well past 15 years beyond any stock investor window. Got it.


Exactly. What plane is selling poorly as a passenger model so needs a PR boost for the freighter? Can’t be the 777X can it?

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

For a period of time rather recently WN dropped PHL-FLL to seasonal then it added back year round and might have even upped capacity a bit. So B6 might have had WN on the ropes, but it wasn't enough to push them out. Now NK is up to 2-3 daily so they are digging in their heels. B6 plans to drop PHL...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 92
Views: 17292

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I love the "well, Etihad cancels their A350s, so it MUST mean they HAVE to cancel the 777Xs, too! Why? Because it wouldn't be fair to Airbus, that's why!" or the "EK will cancel the 787-10s they evaluated and ordered but didn't really want in order to pick the bones of Etihad's A350s...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

JetBlue’s biggest threat imho is DL, and they aren’t alone. DL is positioned to siphon traffic away from other carriers in a boa-like fashion. It’s been a years-long process and it isn’t over, but until DL has a setback they will continue to work to strangle other carriers with their product and ne...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 92
Views: 17292

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I love the "well, Etihad cancels their A350s, so it MUST mean they HAVE to cancel the 777Xs, too! Why? Because it wouldn't be fair to Airbus, that's why!" or the "EK will cancel the 787-10s they evaluated and ordered but didn't really want in order to pick the bones of Etihad's A350s...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 92
Views: 17292

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Things could turn out in a very interesting way. EK could end up picking up all of EY's A350 order and cancel their own LOI for 787s, if Airbus and Rolls Royce offer the deal EK cannot refuse. I won't be surprised if the EK's A380 "order at risk" report is just a smokescreen to hide a muc...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 92
Views: 17292

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Peterwk146 wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Another question......are EY's A380's leased or owned by the carrier?

May I ask what's this to do with the topic?


Fleet strategy.

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

JetBlue’s biggest threat imho is DL, and they aren’t alone. DL is positioned to siphon traffic away from other carriers in a boa-like fashion. It’s been a years-long process and it isn’t over, but until DL has a setback they will continue to work to strangle other carriers with their product and net...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 40
Views: 7630

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Yes, a nice quarter. Getting closer to Delta in what metric? United Pre-tax earnings 1.1 Billion. Delta 1.6 Billion. Difference is $500,000,000 or 5.5 million dollars a day. good achievement indeed. Lets see if they can keep up with the Joneses Driving higher revenue YoY and PRASM growth. UAL is in...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Almost. The fourth flight will operate Sun, Mon, Thu, and Fri. only at least through June 12. I wish they would add CLE-SJU at least once a week. There's a pretty big VFR market that UA decided to ignore this winter. Thanks fore correcting me. I often make the mistake of only checking Monday and Fr...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

The agency that now controls the San Joaquin is proposing much higher frequency....similar to what's between SAC and Emeryville, think every hour to every 90 minutes as new equipment comes online. The new morning train is more or less a failure on the weekends, but traffic is growing slowly between...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 85
Views: 12913

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

Great airframe, limited orders, tougher financing. Otherwise, what’s there to get into over?

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 19947

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Should be s nice ride.

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 17945

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Good for UA with their recent adds. I see B6 is winding down operations, getting ready for AS, UA, or F9 to buy them out. Broken record Baseless assertion Moving on Can you cite where I am wrong? You mean starting with your logic? Or your lack of data to back that up? Or any reference whatsoever to...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 17945

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Super80Fan wrote:
Good for UA with their recent adds. I see B6 is winding down operations, getting ready for AS, UA, or F9 to buy them out.


Broken record
Baseless assertion
Moving on

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I rarely think layoffs are a good thing, but some changes at Alaska are necessary. They just seem lost right now.

They need new management with an actual plan for the future.


So because you don’t know their plan right now, they need new mgmt?

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 17945

Re: OAG Changes: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Good to see B6 building up at SJC, OAK and SFO. I don’t think B6 is building up, I think they are actually slashing service in some of these cities. It’s just that now the schedule is being extended or otherwise finalized and so it shows (for example) 0>2(4). That’s a decrease from 4 to 2 daily in ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 17945

Re: OAG Changes: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

The title is different this time - almost missed it.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3233
Views: 380754

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Exactly. Just because we hear companies expressing huge interest in an A3XX, A340-600, A318 and A330-800 doesn’t mean that’s where the true need lies. Best to wait and see how the market speaks. Some choose to ignore and believe PowerPoint slides.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

n7371f wrote:
Helps set the narrative for upcoming quarterly earnings with investors. AA is rumored to be readying cost cutting measures to prop up its similar under performance for quarterly conference call.


Absolutely.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 20387

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

AS SMF-SBA/PSP/BFL (the latter continuing to SAN) would be great.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

I'm not saying AS is floundering as an enterprise. I'm saying that they're floundering to find a long term strategy if they aspire to be a national player. At this point their options are somewhat limited and it may be a case of eat or be eaten. Aligning or merging with DL was a possibility when th...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Got an Airfarewatchdog email showing a $62RT fare on B6 PHX-BOS. Might be time to get back on a B6 flight.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Awesome news for ELP folks. WN definitely has the upper hand on this route but will need to fill a lot more seats. They have coonections on both ends though so that shouldn’t be too difficult.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Think of what could've been with an AS/DL alliance or merger. That was a fork in the road. Except that kowtowing to one airline is great for that carrier but not necessarily great for you. In the end, the outcome will likely be the same - AS will become part of a larger airline. I seriously doubt t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

MIflyer12 wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
Do you try to be more of a broader "California" airline? It's a tough hill to climb when you have WN so entrenched and UA dominant in SFO.


Yeh, but those were known, long-established factors before AS wrote the check for $2.6 Billion.


Are we disagreeing? I never said otherwise.

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Odd that this is described as a management shake-up. It looks like simple headcount reduction not a commitment to new people in senior roles. Ya, I think it was the spin put on the article by the writer, probably based on the take of the manager quoted in the article. I was expecting Tilden to be o...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9503

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

I'm sure this has less to with B6 (though I know that A.net has the two carriers intertwined) and more to do with earnings. The pressure is on and they obviously aren't performing at the level they need to. If they are top-heavy, cutting seems appropriate. RE: California strategy. That's something t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 53
Views: 8872

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Might want to listen to the earnings call. 85% of the fuel rise has been covered already and they are expecting to be back to margin growth next year. Have you seen the market the last couple of days? We are heading for a down cycle in the economy and the airline industry. No airline will be able e...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8677

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Too far west to be east-west hub, too far south to be western north-south hub and disconnected from the eastern half of the country. Simple look at a map tells. AW built PHX because it was based there. GF SEA-SFO-NYC 3250 miles SEA-LAS-NYC 3100 miles SEA-PHX-NYC 3260 miles SEA-SLC-NYC 2691 miles LA...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 53
Views: 8872

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

We've been fortunate for longer than I thought with the economy. There will always be corrections and we appear overdue. I agree - what they say openly to investors is probably a bit rosier than what they are internally seeing on the horizon.

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

lhpdx wrote:
What exactly is the cutoff point when a focus city becomes a hub?


It’s always somewhat arbitrary but the fact that AS routes connections over PDX and calls it a hub should meet the minimum criteria

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12038

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Meh, I wish they went with option D. https://twitter.com/SunCountryAir/status/1003703990968832000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1003703990968832000&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Ftravel%2Fflights%2Ftodayinthesky%2F2018%2F06%2F11%2Fnew-sun-country-airline...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8677

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

HP touted its late night LAS operation as an ingenious way to boost aircraft utilization while capitalizing on Las Vegas's unique 24/7 demand. While redeye services to markets like JFK and ORD were nothing out of the ordinary, the shorter haul flights departing LAS around midnight raised eyebrows d...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3569

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

I have to say I think Alaska is right not to go all out with a lie flat seat. Next economic downturn folks like jetBlue and AA will have a front third or more of the aircraft dedicated to premium. If they price their first class right (which it appears they do), it can be a competitive alternative ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?
Replies: 18
Views: 1654

Re: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?

On the surface it sounds interesting but with AS being so entrenched and protective I’m not sure if it’s worth the battle.

I’ve long suggested G4+F9. Not because I want one gone but I have my own thoughts on how/why it might work.

Anyhoo...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15770

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Network changes including cuts are out: https://paxex.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jetblue-route-changes-2019.jpg https://paxex.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jetblue-route-changes-2019.jpg I'm a little confused here. What is a BlueCity, and what does it mean that there is a BlueCity closure? D...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3569

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

They do look pretty amazing; I think it's a given that the 800/900/ER fleet will get done as well, but it's just a formality of getting the business case signed off on. They won't be done before the Airbus fleet is done, though. In the face of Mint, any chance that they'll reconsider a more premium...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SBA-SAN has single seat Surfliner service which might preclude someone starting it but BFL requires a bus and a train so not nearly as convenient. Still, lots of options out of SAN.

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8677

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

If you're going to bring in cities to try to force connections, at least pick ones that don't have non-stops on all the majors already. You miss the point. It wasn’t to define SEA or LAX viability - it was to illustrate LAS’ geographic position relative to some of its peers for the purposes of disc...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I was kind of hoping AS would open more secondary CA airports like SCK and BFL, but I don't think it's very likely. Besides SCK and BFL, I would think they could do well at CCR and TLV. But on the flip side, they aren’t even in LGB, ACV, and RDD anymore which are probably bigger markets. CCR would ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Maybe BFL. I can see it. I know that airport officials have been working on getting flights to SEA, but without subsidies, who knows if that will ever start... A hub in San Jose, flights to all smaller cities, just one stop to everywhere. ;) I like the idea of a RON in FAT as a connection to SJC, a...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8677

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Too far west to be east-west hub, too far south to be western north-south hub and disconnected from the eastern half of the country. Simple look at a map tells. AW built PHX because it was based there. GF SEA-SFO-NYC 3250 miles SEA-LAS-NYC 3100 miles SEA-PHX-NYC 3260 miles SEA-SLC-NYC 2691 miles LA...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

B6 is gonna chase the dollar, as they should. They can’t be all things to all people, but in their core markets their product resonates. Might as well realign around that reality rather than try to please a Senator.

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I was kind of hoping AS would open more secondary CA airports like SCK and BFL, but I don't think it's very likely. Maybe BFL. I can see it. I know that airport officials have been working on getting flights to SEA, but without subsidies, who knows if that will ever start... SEA-BFL-SAN would be ni...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 679
Views: 60680

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I really don't see B6 dropping ROC or SYR. They are not terrible performing markets and they keep B6 on the good side of Chuck Schumer. I doubt B6 wants to incur his wrath. I must out of the loop here, but because it has been mentioned several times, why does Schumer care where B6 flies? Why can't ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8677

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Too far west to be east-west hub, too far south to be western north-south hub and disconnected from the eastern half of the country. Simple look at a map tells. AW built PHX because it was based there. GF SEA-SFO-NYC 3250 miles SEA-LAS-NYC 3100 miles SEA-PHX-NYC 3260 miles SEA-SLC-NYC 2691 miles LA...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3569

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

The business case for the 738/739/739ER fleet hasn't been officially signed off yet. It's in work right now though, and while it won't quite be the full retrofit the Airbus fleet is getting, they're targeting getting the new bulkheads, cabin dividers, carpets, lighting, etc. which will be almost a ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 77
Views: 11645

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

I read somewhere that the 321 has a 6% trip cost penalty vs the 320, so there's really not much point in having another size halfway between. I find it somewhat silly that Boeing has three sizes of 737 between the 320 and 321, it appears they've cannibalized themselves and thus cut bait on the 9 to...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53160

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

wedgetail737 wrote:
I was kind of hoping AS would open more secondary CA airports like SCK and BFL, but I don't think it's very likely.


Maybe BFL. I can see it.

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