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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15671

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Something smells fishy here... Frontier can't sustain that level of growth. But I guess FlyDubai can, right? :scratchchin: Well, I'm guessing that if Frontier had ordered the MAX, you'd be more than happy to agree with him. Regardless, what the hell does Frontier - an ULCC in the US - have to do wi...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

wedgetail737 wrote:
Such drama here. LOL!


Agreed. There's a few who are intent on saying things are all roses and a few who are intent on painting doom and gloom. I guess the question is, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18593

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

They're well-run and have shown the ability to navigate the challenges of operating an airline remarkably well. They are certainly facing some headwinds in the marketplace as well as the normal challenges of merging another carrier into your network. I think it'd be cool for them to do a special sub...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I've thought in the past that the 767 might be a good aircraft for just such a product differentiation: 8ab basic economy, 7ab economy, and 6ab premium economy. Call them Basic, Plus, and Premium. This would be for a LCC-type long haul carrier and using fresh off the line, current technology 767-300...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Smaller plane wins. Lower acquisition and block costs. You don't need a 787 for 3-4000 NM routes with moderate to low demand. Go with the 767, keep yields manageable, and be 50,000lbs lighter. Boeing lost their way on the 787. The airlines were the ones that drove Boeing to dimension the 787 the wa...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

AS is being squeezed from all directions. The transcons are a bloodbath. SEA is a bloodbath. Intra-CA is a bloodbath. They tried to go up against WN there and they responded and now they are have a struggling QX which is limiting any further response and OO can only pick up so much of the slack suc...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Looks like a lot of trouble when they could just discontinue a model they don't want to sell. Well, if they'd discontinued it, they wouldn't be able to get this sale, so it's probably a good thing. It's not exactly all that hard to list a plane for sale at a high price - I doubt it was much trouble...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

A few pertinent points: o Wall Street doesn't like to be surprised, hence the 13% drop today. o Wall Street also likes buying opportunities, and that's what you should expect to see tomorrow. o QX has taken a self-inflicted beating, but the plan to turn that operation around has already borne fruit...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

Well that’s not true. The schedule is significantly reduced from what it was. Maybe, hopefully, they’re finally adequately staffed to fly the schedule as it exists but it is not the “full” schedule QX would have anticipated a year ago. It's absolutely true. QX did the right thing by right-sizing th...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So far, it's been working since they have not sold a passenger 767 in almost six years compared to 60 787-8s. Looks like a lot of trouble when they could just disc...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

and currently almost 1/3 of the C series backlog needs to be assembled in Mobile (although the chances of Republic's order being fulfilled is slim). There is also no guarantee (as far as I know, someone correct me if I am wrong) that the Mobile FAL has to exclusively build US bound C series. If Mob...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

jeffrey0032j wrote:
uta999 wrote:
Sums up civil aviation design generally. Since Concorde, it's been going backwards.

It's time to move away from a tube with two hairdryers chaps.

Yes, lets move towards a tube with 4 hairdryers then.


#PartialTo3Hairdryers

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 7067

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Do we have any video or photo's from the top of these wonderful towers? I have some fairly terrible photos from Phoenix ATCT a few years ago. I was up there for about two months working on runway occupancy survey for the airspace and procedures office. Not nearly as interesting as it sounds, but it...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This thread is about the 767. And if we talk about Boeing, than the A330 outsold over that same time frame, both the 787 and 767 combined. 2010 to current date 787 432 frame, 767 167 frames, together 599 frames both families all types, A330 655 frames. I would say that the A330 has been holding up ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 50
Views: 8099

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

So hearing from Friends at SNA sound like AS is swapping SJD and PVR to Skywest from AS main line. AS/Skywest sounds like there adding 1 EUG,1 TUS and 1 BOI. Rumored Skywest aircraft routes BOI-SNA-SJD/PVR-SNA-BOI TUS-SNA-EUG-SNA-RNO-SNA-TUS ABQ-SNA-STS-SEA-STS-SNA-ABQ Flyguy Love the EUG-SNA fligh...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 60
Views: 10372

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

Haha can’t I just be petty in piece :) I actually don’t mind F9s route strategy too much, because at least it makes room for more reliable carriers to enter the markets they leave open . Well, if it takes F9 trailblazing for them, that's not a ringing endorsement of their business plan. Are you ref...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 60
Views: 10372

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

Glad to see F9 is back to the chopping block....smh Who_cares? They've been doing this for years now and every week we have to endure the bemoaning of it. It's their business model now - get over it. Haha can’t I just be petty in piece :) I actually don’t mind F9s route strategy too much, because a...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 7067

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures. And since this is an international forum, it would be more appropriate to use the meters or at least use both. I am sympathetic to your suggestion, but the topic heading was "Tallest ATC Towers in the US" Thus it appea...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 60
Views: 10372

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

Midwestindy wrote:
Glad to see F9 is back to the chopping block....smh



Who_cares? They've been doing this for years now and every week we have to endure the bemoaning of it. It's their business model now - get over it.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

For many, they're not arguing a point, they're simply chest-thumping and pontificating based on an emotional response. However, I'm guessing someone will point to the CS500. You know, the one that is yet to be launched but is somehow a fait accompli? It was said that a CS500 might take a few sales ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100174

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

many321 wrote:
Boeing should focus on NSA Instead of this, unless they want Airbus to take their lunch also.


omg.........So now selling a few dozen of an existing airframe makes them incapable of working on a new airframe? Time to shut the sales office down so they can focus on 2030.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern places 737MAX & 77W order
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: China Southern places 737MAX & 77W order

scbriml wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Boeing on a nice order roll..


It seems very likely that these 'orders' have already been booked as unidentified.


Oh brother....

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

On the one hand Canadians are saying cseries doesn't compete with Boeing and other hand they're saying how this deal with Airbus means real trouble for Boeing. Could you guy decide what point your arguing. Ether the cseries wasn't competing with Boeing and there is no impact to Boeing by this desci...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

On the one hand Canadians are saying cseries doesn't compete with Boeing and other hand they're saying how this deal with Airbus means real trouble for Boeing. Could you guy decide what point your arguing. Ether the cseries wasn't competing with Boeing and there is no impact to Boeing by this desci...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

In terms of trade, the item has to be substantially transformed in terms of its essence. I will point to the NAFTA Rules of Origin: https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Texts-of-the-Agreement/North-American-Free-Trade-Agreement?mvid=1&secid=feb541cc-bfc2-4240-829f-b5a7ec26a08a#A401 Article 401:...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

For Boeing, if there is good to come out of this ass-whupping by Airbus it may serve as a final awakening to produce a competitive aircraft. Thanks in-part to Jim "no more moonshots" McNerney Boeing has become a risk adverse airframe manufacturer that would rather hide behind government l...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It'll be interesting to see where the new line is drawn at in the selling price of the CSeries. Usually, charging more isn't a great motivator for higher sales, but obviously Airbus brings a lot to the table in that regard. If $25M was too much to pay last month, will $30M be just fine today? Or onl...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

For Boeing, if there is good to come out of this ass-whupping by Airbus it may serve as a final awakening to produce a competitive aircraft. Thanks in-part to Jim "no more moonshots" McNerney Boeing has become a risk adverse airframe manufacturer that would rather hide behind government l...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It's not like Bombardier is universally loved in Canada. Hardly. But Boeing played the arrogant American stereotype so well here. . Yes, I get the anti-American vitriol you have. This has been like hitting the lottery for you. #Congrats Read what I wrote very carefully. I am not accusing Americans ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What happens to the Q400 following Bombardier's deal with Airbus? Nothing. Airbus got a chunk of the CSeries. Not Bombardier. Love your tagline. I feel the same way. I want to see the CSeries succeed, not because I'm Canadian or an aerospace engineer. I want to see it flourish because it's our only...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Slug71 wrote:
Cruiser wrote:
Anyone else laughing at the official Boeing statements that are being tweeted? They are ridiculous...


The replies are pretty funny. Lol


Someone needs to do an auto-delete on the Twitter app. It's just too painful to witness these days.

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Fairly sure this announcement was a closed deal. And Boeing has poor chances of buying up business in Canada after what they did with De Havilland. Boeing would face substantially more scrutiny than Airbus. This is the second time Boeing has stabbed Canada in the back, as far as Canadians are conce...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing guys should cherish that now they'll get to build their New Small Airplane instead of keep putting lipstick on a 1960's design. I think that with Airbus now having 2 families of modern narrow body aircraft Boeing will not launch a further 737 refresh (MAXX?) but instead will be forced to dev...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder. Fairly sure this announcement was a closed deal. And Boeing has poor chances of buying up business in Canada after what they did with De Havilland. B...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 41
Views: 7110

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

jnev3289 wrote:
Well they haven't looked where it landed in Pakistan have they? #sarcasm


I sort of got sucked in briefly to the notion of it following in the radar shadow of another plane. At least I wasn't stupid enough to fall for it going into orbit. lol

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think this is horrible news. The CS500 is dead and the C-series is basically irrelevant IMO. It is another 717 situation . We just witnessed the death of a mainline narrowbody OEM. Awful news. If the CSeries wasn't a clean sheet, state-of-the-art aircraft family, I might agree. The 717-200 was an...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115494

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I have not stepped foot in the tariff thread (wanted to keep my sanity and really had nothing to add anyhow) but am thrilled to see the CSeries have a more solid future. I'm just not clear that it's a huge blow to Boeing or a huge win for Airbus. More than anything, it legitimizes the CSeries, which...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 512
Views: 67687

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

seahawk wrote:
The 797 will sell like hot cakes. QF is making a clear commitment in this interview. I can see Boeing launch with over 500 orders in the books.


500? I wish I shared your enthusiasm.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start SJC-MLM/ZCL, FAT-MLM, LAX-ACA; Viva to start CUN-EWR/ORD
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Volaris to start SJC-MLM/ZCL, FAT-MLM, LAX-ACA; Viva to start CUN-EWR/ORD

For those like me who didn't know:

MLM = Morelia
ZCL = Zacatecas

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 512
Views: 67687

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

It reminds of 2010. Everybody was focussing on the Boeing NSA that was going to change everything. Airbus pre-empted with the NEO & quickly sold 1000. At that stage Boeing couldn't start a 7 year development process no more. It also reminds me of 2003 when Airbus was focused 4 engines 4 long ha...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 85
Views: 12906

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

They already have A350-900's on order so it seems logical that they might convert some or all of the neos to the A359. I don't see the 787 ending up in their fleet.

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 50
Views: 8099

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

727200 wrote:
Who is SW paying off? They have more than double the amount of the majors just like last year. Something fishy going on here.


1. WN?
2. They have less slots than in the past.
3. Something fishy going on?

Maybe it's late....

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6094

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

yeelep wrote:
Did any of you actually bother to read the Compass link? "HIRING AND INFO SESSION FOR OUR BASE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON."


Yep, looks like they are interviewing around the PNW for a SEA F/A base.

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6094

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

The posting doesn’t say anything about relocating to a base as far as I can see. It could well be out of base recruiting, but I haven’t seen any evidence of that one way or the other. It’s one of the bullet points in the general requirements for the FA job: Must be able to relocate to assigned domi...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40401

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Why can't they make up their mind? What would a 787 bring over the A338 or A339? Range can't be a problem and yes the 787 will probably be better if they want to fly truly want to fly 5.000nm plus. The first metal has been cut for the A338. So I guess that Airbus will be less than enthusiastic by c...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40401

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Why can't they make up their mind? What would a 787 bring over the A338 or A339? Range can't be a problem and yes the 787 will probably be better if they want to fly truly want to fly 5.000nm plus. The first metal has been cut for the A338. So I guess that Airbus will be less than enthusiastic by c...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40401

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

As the 787 backlog decreases and Boeing becoming more opportunistic in 787 sales. The 787-9 might be HAL's best option for HNL-Europe however would it be worth the cost? It is ironic, isn't it - the 787-9 plays in the same ballpark at the A350-900? Had Hawaiian switched from the A350-800 to A350-90...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6094

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

Compass is now officially listing openings for a Spokane, Washington (GEG) flight attendant base. Despite rumors there is no listing for pilots. Of more interest is the loose talk that Alaska is eyeing Compass for AS-operated flights. I don't have anything concrete on this. Just as easily I can see...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6094

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

I have no inside info one way or the other, but I do think there's a bit of a thrashing on AS/QX in this thread and it was based on "fake news". QX hit a rough patch in their hiring and suddenly it's the Titanic. Weird. Discuss all you want but the proof will be in the pudding, which won't...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 14486

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

For whatever it’s worth I have heard two things out of people I know in Boeing. 1. That the 9 is exceeding expectations in performance as it moves along and is being simulated. Yes, the "-9", a paper airplane...maybe a computer-sim airplane, is beating performance specs... The Sim-City si...

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