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by LAXintl
Sun May 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72
Replies: 17
Views: 4765

Re: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72

Secondary market and asset values are not something that manufacturers can control much. Such pricing is primarily influenced by demand for a product and the ATR family versatility and good operating economics have long made it a favorite vis-a-vis Q400 which is more a niche model that offers certai...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 58
Views: 5505

Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

Delta notified the DOT today that it will end its JFK-Havana route effective September 1st and return corresponding frequency. Carrier says route was not commercially viable and seeks to focus on ensuring the success of its Atlanta and Miami to Havana routes. DL had already last December returned 6 ...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 25, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 8455

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2018

TK named "Cargo Airline of the Year" Air Cargo Week magazine at an industry event held in Shanghai. https://www.aa.com.tr/en/economy/turkish-cargo-gets-cargo-airline-of-the-year-award/1155652 https://worldaircargoawards.com/vote.cfm?cat=10 TK Cargo garnered winning votes for its: > Route n...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 24, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14283

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Airbus for a decade now has offered a Service Life Extension (SLE) program for the A320 family which includes numerous upgrades to address regulatory mandates, reliability, obsolescence, and operational improvements including an extension of models designed flight hour limits. For United specificall...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 321
Views: 50573

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

A couple fleet related Q&As from this week's Arrivals newsletter. Q. I’m really excited about our B787 order. With American’s continued growth, are there plans to not just replace aircraft but to expand the fleet, open new international routes and maybe even place an order for a larger aircraft ...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 24, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL resume mideast flights after ME3 agreement?
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Will UAL resume mideast flights after ME3 agreement?

Longer term I expect UA to add capacity to India, but as far as entirely new routes, dont see it. Especially now with fuel being up.

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by LAXintl
Thu May 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 17632

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Personally, I also doubt the economics are there, but Delta for years now has cried about ME3 being the reason they cant serve the region. Now with a much-lauded agreement let them put their plane where their mouth was before. Anyhow, for the bulk of travelers, unless your destination is BOM from wh...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 17632

Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Delta Air Lines says it will begin nonstop flights between the US and Mumbai, India, next year. This move will mark a return to India for Delta from where it withdrew in 2015 citing low profitability. "It is exciting to be able to announce Delta's return to India from the U.S. as part of our vi...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 24, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Isn't Las Vegas A Hub For More Airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Why Isn't Las Vegas A Hub For More Airlines?

For one, yields were trash as America West/US Airways found.

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by LAXintl
Wed May 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Start Offering Some Business Travelers Access to Private Terminal At LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: United to Start Offering Some Business Travelers Access to Private Terminal At LAX

What a disappointment this will be for clients. Enjoy caviar blini's and luxury trappings at the Private Suite and then plop onboard an UA aircraft without any sign of new Polaris seat product serving LAX, or even worse onto a CRJ700 to ASE. Actually, this was already available today. UA is one of t...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6462

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Good move. In previous SY restructuring thread, I long espoused they should remove F class and further densify their aircraft. SY was continually at a disadvantage in the charter market compared to peers having aircraft with fewer revenue producing seats because of the F class cabin. SY simply could...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT fines British Airways - Extended Tarmac Delays
Replies: 0
Views: 749

DOT fines British Airways - Extended Tarmac Delays

DOT is out with a civil consent order of $225,000 against British Airways resultant from violations of extended tarmac delay rules on two flights. First incident involved BA202 traveling from BOS to LHR that was delayed for 4:51 with doors closed and pushed back on tarmac without offering an opportu...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Airport Planners missed Opportunity for a fifth Runway
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

Re: LAX Airport Planners missed Opportunity for a fifth Runway

29 years ago would to around 1989, I said it was the 70s, do you comprehend what your read? Maybe you don't comprehend what you write.... "City of Los Angeles and LAX officials now finds themselves in an unescapable dilemma needing additional runways but no land to construct them." There ...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Airport Planners missed Opportunity for a fifth Runway
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

Re: LAX Airport Planners missed Opportunity for a fifth Runway

the City of Los Angeles and LAX officials now finds themselves in an unescapable dilemma needing additional runways but no land to construct them. :confused: :confused: What non-sense. In my 29 years at LAX, never have I attended a meeting where there was even the hint of desire for additional runw...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 282
Views: 36250

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

My mistake if it's wrong. The video I saw that CAL made for ONT procedures had CI agents. Was that an one time only case then? Dont know about any video, but fact that staff have airline uniforms hardly means they work for the airline. Its pretty standard practice for vendors to wear client uniform...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 83
Views: 6962

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

And airline ticket pricing is far cheaper today. Historically prices have dropped immensely.

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by LAXintl
Tue May 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 282
Views: 36250

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Even swapping to an A350 if available or an evening departure hardly solves the ONT issues, matter of fact might create more headaches for CI. As is ONT flight must be priced lower than LAX to drive traffic, with nighttime departure it would compete even more head on with the LAX flight, and leave C...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 282
Views: 36250

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Even swapping to an A350 if available or an evening departure hardly solves the ONT issues, matter of fact might create more headaches for CI. As is ONT flight must be priced lower than LAX to drive traffic, with nighttime departure it would compete even more head on with the LAX flight, and leave C...

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by LAXintl
Mon May 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

Keep in mind airport master lease agreements often run for decades, so conditions and usage needs might have been very different when the gates were acquired. With gate access being an important competitive advantage walking away from gates not needed today might end up being a short sighted decisio...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 117
Views: 17889

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

And to round out the bunch, Delta now also says it wants to delay the start-up of its awarded MIA-HAV service till Oct 28th.

OST-2016-0021

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by LAXintl
Fri May 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 767's and transpac
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Re: UA 767's and transpac

Many moons ago, pre BK days UA looked at basing 763s over in Asia for the regional tags, however, pilot contract made it not practical from both pay and training perspective. If I remember right, back in the early 90s, back when United had a Seattle 767 pilot base, they did have a few TPAC routes on...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23607

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Now the premium meal cuts are reversed: We want our customers to know that we value and appreciate them and that we’re listening. Our customers told us that they were not happy about the menu modifications so we made the decision to reverse the changes and return our meal service to our previous off...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4462

AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

AA is requesting DOT approval for operational flexibility to use mainline or regional aircraft on its US-Cuba routes as travel conditions and demand warrant. AA says it seeks the flexibility to utilize mix of Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines or PSA Airlines on following route pairs: o Charlotte-Havana o...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 9980

Re: UA CFO Resigns

LinkedIn note from Levy: I can confirm I resigned the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) on Monday May 14. Since my arrival in August 2016, the company has faced several challenges, but we have nevertheless enjoyed succes...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CFO resigns
Replies: 2
Views: 839

United CFO resigns

United says its CFO Andrew Levy who only just joined the airline in 2016 has decided to leave the company immediately. Gerry Laderman SVP Finance has been named acting CFO. United Airlines Announces CFO Transition http://newsroom.united.com/2018-05-17-United-Airlines-Announces-CFO-Transition = The p...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19125

UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

United Airlines wants some flight attendants to take their wardrobes and “personal grooming” more seriously, saying crew members who wear “skirt lengths that don’t conform to the standard,” wrinkled or stained shirts, or worn-out shoes may be hurting its brand, according to two new internal memos. “...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 86
Views: 4759

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Hardly helps Airbus, as US components still cant be exported to Iran. Its more for European companies to continue doing their limited biz in Iran as they did previously during sanction periods. Though obviously companies will have to weigh if its even worth it with potential subsequent loss of acces...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group announces 148% rise in full year net profit
Replies: 14
Views: 3040

Re: Singapore Airlines Group announces 148% rise in full year net profit

Group revenue up nicely (6.3%), though as stated some cost like fuel, labor and handling are growing drags.

Also all 5 main units (SQ mainline. Silk, Scoot, cargo, engineering) turned in profits with biggest percentage improvement by cargo going from $3mil to $148mil profit in the year.

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by LAXintl
Wed May 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 283
Views: 37418

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

This is why IAH, DEN and ORD have been re-banked and in fact under Kirby UA has added additional banks at all of these hubs and the results are connecting passengers are spending less time on the ground at an airport they really don't want to be at in the first place. Actually, IAH bank count was r...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10477

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

LH act like a bully to SN and OS, but isn't even able to have their own house (Eurowings) in order Not really. Its quite simple really - LH Group (like IAG) is a holding company. You want access to the bank coffers you need to earn it. Group will spend finite resources on units where it believes it...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3190

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

Read this story: Will commercial service return to Lake Tahoe Airport? Not likely https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/local/will-commercial-service-return-to-lake-tahoe-airport-not-likely/ The Lake Tahoe Airport saw its last commercial flight in 2000, and in 2015, the South Lake Tahoe City Counci...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3190

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TLV) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

Simply put there is no service because commercial service is not allowed at the airport. The city vacated the airports FAA authority and has not had commercial air service since 2000. Even the airport's control tower closed. You would first need the city even have the desire to reestablish commercia...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7609

WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

The World Trade Organization today issued its ruling on the European Union appeal of previous WTO findings that Airbus received illegal subsidies for its commercial airplane programs. The WTO appeal decision affirmed that the A380 and A350 projects received improper subsidies. WTO case summary: http...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 47
Views: 16997

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

EVA also tried KHH-LAX and failed.

It's really the same story in country after country. Busan, Cebu, Nagoya, Osaka, Penang, etc where secondary cities struggle to support longhauls.

Anyhow having been to Kaohsiung, I reached it very easily via HSR in all of 90mins.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 47
Views: 16997

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

I've heard IATA is apparently assigning them the carrier code "UV"

UV also belongs to U.S. Part-135 operator Universal Airways.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2902

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

zakuivcustom wrote:
Sounds like we have the South Korean version of Starlux


Starlux will be a full service product - lie flat seats and all.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7102

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Formally announced. https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/05/282072.htm US side also reiterates support for the 2002 open-skies agreement with UAE which continues to benefit consumers. US govt also affirms that EK just like US airlines has long issued financial reports along internationally recogni...

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by LAXintl
Mon May 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2902

Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

Former Jeju Air CEO Kim Jong-chul unveiled his plans to establish the country's first budget carrier specializing in medium- and long-distance flights. "Air Premia has finished its incorporation in July last year and is currently preparing to apply for an airline license, so as to begin flights...

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by LAXintl
Mon May 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2564

Re: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020

http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201805/004717.html

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JAL press release

Establishment of a New International Low-Cost Carrier Business
http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201805/004717.html

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by LAXintl
Sun May 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 8632

Re: Leaked Sneak Peak: United New Uniforms

Company statement: New uniform program update In partnership with our front-line uniform design committee, the AFA and our designers at Tracy Reese and Brooks Brothers, we are continuing the collaborative process to create brand-new uniforms for our employees. Last week we hosted a session with our ...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 967
Views: 161325

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... p-for-sale

Feel free to bid if you have spare cash...
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Air Berlin trademarks, web addresses put up for sale

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... p-for-sale

Feel free to bid if you have spare cash...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BKK taxiways sinking again
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

BKK taxiways sinking again

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Association (IFALPA) this week reissued it safety bulletin warning members of uptick reported incidents and on-going risk to aircraft at BKK airport due to soft ground conditions affecting the taxiways, taxi lanes and aircraft stands. Soft ground cond...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4851

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

DOJ had to spend tax dollars defending DOT's authority to make such decisions.

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by LAXintl
Fri May 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7102

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Copy of previous Qatar agreement.

Certainly far from what US3 wanted, but its likely just about as much as any US government would do considering the importance of maintaining relations with the ME3 nations.

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by LAXintl
Fri May 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 117
Views: 17889

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Yes indeed, AA also asking for a delay.

Asking for start-up delay on its MIA-HAV 7 weekly frequencies until Oct. 3rd.

OST-2016-0021

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by LAXintl
Fri May 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4851

ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

ALPA last year sued the DOT claiming its decision to issue operating authority for Norwegian International was made on incorrect grounds. The case was argued back in February and today the United States Court of Appeals in D.C. issued its decision. "Petition fails on the merits as neither feder...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 11, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

JetBlue announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) regarding JetBlue’s pilots. The agreement is subject to a ratification process which includes final documentation, review, and consideration by the ALPA Master Executive Council before being distri...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 11, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 117
Views: 17889

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Now Southwest is seeking a start up delay.

Wants to commence awarded FLL-HAV frequencies August 7th.

OST-2016-0021

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