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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 60
Views: 1742

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

It does feel, to me, that since a.net became free, there is an increase in nationalistic posts. I feel like that the balance has shifted from people who love aviation above all, and more towards unbridled nationalism. Given that the US is the largest english-speaking population in the world, it mak...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 60
Views: 1742

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

This is a valid topic and 'everyone' on here has noticed it for sure. U.S. members also probably make up more numbers on here than all of the other countries put together. However, this is an international website which it has been from day one - regardless of where it was located. For me, I see it...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 216
Views: 21232

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I have no idea how Boeing would deal with a catastrophic business change. However, as an example, we had near-insolvent airlines that on 9/10/2001 were not doing so well, yet on 9/12/2001 had pulled down massive lines of credit to support their businesses. I can't help but think that if Boeing neede...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 60
Views: 1742

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Well, I guess I'm at a loss. If you want non-US content, post it. If you don't like certain posters, FOE them. I welcome whatever non-US content someone wants to post, but referring to US posters as "them" and "those people" and wanting to create a sub-forum "for them" ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Ends Service to COS
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

Re: Alaska Airlines Ends Service to COS

One reason that dropping COS is not as bad as some other markets is because they still serve DEN and many of those AS FFs will just fly into DEN instead. With no other current nonstop competition in the SEA-COS market, they aren't really giving up too much. This probably is a better outcome than ki...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Ends Service to COS
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

Re: Alaska Airlines Ends Service to COS

One reason that dropping COS is not as bad as some other markets is because they still serve DEN and many of those AS FFs will just fly into DEN instead. With no other current nonstop competition in the SEA-COS market, they aren't really giving up too much. This probably is a better outcome than kil...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37784

Re: Future of 777X

I am sorry but claiming that an airplane 2 years before entry into service will not only never get any more orders but also have half its backlog get cancelled is ridiculous. B787 had 910 orders 2 years before entry into service . And has gone on to sell 40% more. Applying that to the 777X, we're a...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34597

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

To me the news here is that UA has changed their fleet strategy yet again. First it was 359 to replace 744, then 3510 to replace 744, then 773ER to replace 744 and 3510 for ?, and now 359 to replace 772ER. And that is just this order without getting into the narrowbodies! I think UA needs to come u...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34597

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

UA only pushed there decision into the future. They might even still cancel the A350. Sure, they "might". However, there is little logic in converting the order to A359s and adding 10 to the total if all you wanted to do was push the order back. Sorry, it just makes no sense to me. Additi...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37784

Re: Future of 777X

Maybe not for airlines, but 777X marketing numbers have been baselined off a 9-abreast 77W . Cost per seat savings will be smaller for existing 10-abreast operators. What was the reference for 77W superiority in other comparisons ( like A380 ) 9-across or 10-across? :-) The Dreamliner will be 20+++...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17171

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

In a way, the ME3 led by EK have brought this upon themselves. They've offered cheap fares via their hubs with decent service, undercutting other legacy airline's fares, so legacy airlines have cut services, created LCC offshoots in order to compete. Then the new generation of long-haul LCC's enter...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17171

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

speedbird52 wrote:
Low cast airlines really are ruining this industry


In other words, if it weren't for those pesky billions who can't afford to travel on traditional airlines and these new LCCs trying to serve them, we'd all be much better off.

Whatever.....

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37784

Re: Future of 777X

Move on, nothing to see here ! Somehow the A350 has nearly 700 in the backlog the 777 has 400. That "somehow" is very simple - 777s have been being delivered over the time period, A350s have been going through a production ramp up only in the last few years, and had a couple of years of n...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37784

Re: Future of 777X

A350s perform as promised, the A350-1000 looks to have unbeatable economics at this stage. The biggest A350 customers are big 777 users. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries#Orders_and_deliveries_by_customer_.28sortable.29 Some are still in denial because the ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25727

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Take anything MOL says with a grain of salt just like this, there is a reason RyanAir pushed him away from the PR. He is just seeing that Norwegian is becoming a decent competitor to him, so they are freaking out. Even if the long haul is not sustainable short haul is not going anywhere. If longhau...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 14314

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Commuter type rail service from Olympia is close to being in the books. At this point Lakewood south of Tacoma is scheduled. The link from Tukwila to the airport needs improvements. A van or bus should be meeting the trains and go direct to the airport. Uber or Lyft could also do this. I'm still am...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak
Replies: 35
Views: 7656

Re: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak

It seems that quite a few airlines are retiring 777-200/200ER/300 and the frames are having difficulties to find new homes. 43 have already been scrapped. My take is that growing numbers of A330, 787 and A350 are pushing the less economical classic 777 out of the market. https://www.flightglobal.co...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 42944

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I'm excited to see more of this type of operation, though admittedly I've been more excited about scheduled ULCC type operations using the A380. Doesn't really matter - I just want to see what someone can do with it that's outside of the box. Yeah before opening this thread I pretty much beforehand ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1679
Views: 179932

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

If it was the engines that is the holdup, then one would expect that the Bombardier facility would be loaded with engine-less CS100's and 300's stored awaiting engines. From what I understand, there are only 3 or 4 engine-less CS100's sitting around, and those were among the first production units....

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18507

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

JFK-MAN ends October 28th. JFK-ZRH will end March 28th 2018 and then operate from PHL. One of the two daily JFK-CDG flights will be dropped. In January of this year, AA dropped JFK-BHX. I can see further cuts at JFK. American does not need to fly JFK-MAD as IB can easily do it on the twice a day fl...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57409

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Loads are hit and miss depending on the day but it is certainly healthy Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. I assume that most passengers are PHX-IFP-PHX vs connecting, but is there a healthy outbound component and, if so, is it largely connecting? Actually, its about 70/30 connecting both directions f...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57409

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

About PHX, I wonder if anyone here knows how is the American Eagle flight to Bullhead City doing.... Loads are hit and miss depending on the day but it is certainly healthy Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. I assume that most passengers are PHX-IFP-PHX vs connecting, but is there a healthy outbound c...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25099

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

There has been constant rumor about Bombardier CS500. If the PW GTF deal gets worked out, I could see DL shaking things up and going fro BBD CS500. I don't see BBD being anywhere close to being ready to even start thinking about a potential CS500. :shakehead: IMHO, they need hundreds more orders fo...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10723

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

B6 will do fine to JFK. 7-8 flights on 2 different airlines is fine. BOS, there is a lot more competition. They need a more agressive schedule and BOS business people. MCO and FLL are for feed. Nothing more. They can get you from ATL to SJU etc now Who is going to want to fly ATL-FLL-SJU on B6 when...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 14314

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I would LOVE to see Spokane have more non - stops to more Cities. Maybe bring back non - stop to Atlanta via Delta. What about service to Vancouver, BC on Air Canada for International Flights as an alternative to Seattle. I guess this has not affected demand on Alaska on their Seattle / Portland ro...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15287

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

SY lost quite a lot money last year. Then they fired the CEO and brought in a new one. With the strategy above I can't see it working out for them. Airlines are obsessed with fees and nickel-and-diming passengers. But if they prove me wrong I will admit that I was wrong. Maybe a merger with AS (sim...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25099

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

DTWorld wrote:
321LR's anyone? :stirthepot:


How would that be stirring the pot?

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15287

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

I think a merger between SY and AS is highly likely, AS has expanded pretty fairly at MSP in the last few years and SY operates the same equipment type without the need of cross fleet training. What is in it for AS besides taking a butt-whooping from DL in MSP? If SY really does change strategies t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10723

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

Except they are doing just fine on DCA-BOS and BOS-LGA. They don't need to be first or have a massive super hub. If your theory is correct jetblue should be dead and yet it keeps growing. But how can that be? This is all about connecting their hubs to a major city (ATL) JetBlue has two very flawed ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to Offer Connections in CVG/CLE/MCO/AUS + possibly more cities
Replies: 27
Views: 4370

Re: Frontier to Offer Connections in CVG/CLE/MCO/AUS + possibly more cities

I wonder if ISP will be one of them to have connections. Did you even bother to read the article linked by the OP? Based in Denver, the airline for years has connected passengers at Denver International Airport. As the carrier grows, Oliver said it makes sense to start connecting passengers in othe...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers
Replies: 16
Views: 2607

Re: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers

I'm thinking the purpose of this thread has backfired a bit.

"But, but but....." - geesh. I believe these are artifacts of the transition to the new res system. It'll get worked out in short order.

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10723

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

^^^^^^^ This.

I'm guessing it's because it's "ATL" that a few posters are up in arms.

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14773

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

LGB is slot controlled as is SNA. The others are not. Why would you want to stay put in a market that cannot sustain more than 30 flights, fines you $6k for a late arrival, and is now threatening reducing your slots for consistently producing delayed arrivals past curfew. If I were an airline CEO w...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 14314

Re: Washington State air service discussion

In the long haul, Everett will carry about 10% of the traffic of SeaTac. As such it will provide an important service and relief for an airport which has no room for much more expansion. Bremerton's airport probably has more empty space than any other in the region. While I cannot see it expanding,...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14773

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

As discussed in the criminal complaint back in 2003 against B6, the consent decree settlement fine is meant solely to drive compliance as court perceived B6 to have "no reasonable basis for believing carrier would comply with the city's law otherwise." The massive spike in violations this...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 14374

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

And AA opted not to have individual seatback IFE installed on these new planes? If that is the case, its a real shame and other step in the wrong direction. Give it a rest. I flew DL LAX-SEA in April and the much-touted IFE was inoperable. Of course, expecting it, I packed my iPad in my overhead ba...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 14374

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

And AA opted not to have individual seatback IFE installed on these new planes? If that is the case, its a real shame and other step in the wrong direction. Give it a rest. I flew DL LAX-SEA in April and the much-touted IFE was inoperable. Of course, expecting it, I packed my iPad in my overhead ba...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 14374

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

And AA opted not to have individual seatback IFE installed on these new planes? If that is the case, its a real shame and other step in the wrong direction. Give it a rest. I flew DL LAX-SEA in April and the much-touted IFE was inoperable. Of course, expecting it, I packed my iPad in my overhead ba...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 578
Views: 151780

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Being on this forum for a little over 3 years i was never accused of posting misleading information . I stated that Air Canada first Max is in the area of LN 6630 - LN 6635 . I also stated that FAL entry is around LN 6580-6585 and if you add 50 to that number equals to the number posted above . I d...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 10446

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

While one month does not a trend make, traffic for July tells a typical story and that is that SWA is growing faster than the legacy carriers with the second tier carriers far behind. July RPM growth for Delta was 3.4 while UAL was 1.6 and American a paltry 0.8. SWA came in at 6.0%. Point being tha...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13281

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Ironically, when I saw the thread title I thought it was going to be a "What if YX survived to 2017?" threads. My thought: It'd be flying E175s as a connection carrier for someone. I guess I was shooting too high. :-)

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35979

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Can you imagine losing an order against a frame an airline already decided wasn't good enough for them? Good try. Think about it. Emirates already rejected the A359 where they had I would assume favourable pricing terms for an early order. They said, no even with the pricing we have this frame is c...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35979

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

enzo011 wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
neutronstar73 wrote:
Given all the talk about how the A359 is more capable than the 787-10, I think this is Airbus's order to lose.


Well played.



Can you imagine losing an order against a frame an airline already decided wasn't good enough for them?


Good try.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35979

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

neutronstar73 wrote:
Given all the talk about how the A359 is more capable than the 787-10, I think this is Airbus's order to lose.


Well played.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 9777

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

$150 and an adult with a letter from parents, happy UA. I don't think so. According to the below, he has to travel as UM and UM can only fly on UA non-stop flights. I agree UA's IT should have disallowed the booking. United's unaccompanied minor policy Children ages 5-15 (as of the travel date) who...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney
Replies: 22
Views: 4765

Re: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney

That's a lot of people at one time needing to be delayed/re-accommodated.

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28579

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

This is long overdue. I'm stunned it got announced this soon. Well, the article says "An announcement is expected as soon as next week" so the announcement doesn't have to be next week it could still be a month away. You just aren't going to accept the fact BNA is going to get this first ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA delays due to smoke in PNW
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: SEA delays due to smoke in PNW

Canuck600 wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
Yeah...thanks, Canada!


There are a number of fires burning in Washington State that are contributing to it as well


Yep. Eastern Washington is ablaze as well.

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7156

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

I'd rather be sitting on a wooden church bench for 2 hours going to some fun destination than actually sitting in church. Plus, it's still cheaper to fly FR than just hand over 10% of your income to the church, as some of them expect. So for me, bring on those light and uncomfortable seats. I'll be...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7156

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

I'd rather be sitting on a wooden church bench for 2 hours going to some fun destination than actually sitting in church. Plus, it's still cheaper to fly FR than just hand over 10% of your income to the church, as some of them expect. So for me, bring on those light and uncomfortable seats. I'll be...

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