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by incitatus
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

enilria wrote:
DL JFK-GIG MAR 0.5>0.1


Wow, for all that this was cracked to be, this became a bit of a short gig - pun intended.

I don't think the Brazilian economy has recovered to support DL in this market beyond January, two weeks in July and two weeks around Carnival.

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Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5569

Re: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza

Apples and oranges. For starters NYC is a market of 60+ million passengers and DC ~35 million, while both BUE airports barely amount to 21 million. I'm probably wrong but I can't think of any other 21 million market with 2 airports. With such few passengers there's really no reason to operate multi...

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76022

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

And finally, after all of that typing, we have an opinion that can be contested and thus is worth discussing. Personally? I don't disagree! Although many do, and have good facts and context to back their contrasting assertions. No number of long paragraphs can hide the fact that DL has more obstacl...

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Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12202

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

Contrast the way these new policies were crafted with Trump's travel ban. There is intelligence basis for the increased screening, and the measures were rolled out after much deliberation. The travel ban on the other hand is just a wacko mumbo-jumbo with a country list borrowed from the Obama era.

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Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

I am sure this old lady is lovely, but does this one count as another point against religion? Prayers can lead to disaster!

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Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

No. As said - India is really two markets, it's both business/yield and VFR/volume. BA has a natural, structural advantage among European carriers (and, frankly, western carriers writ large) given the enormous economical, cultural and political ties between the two countries that persist to this da...

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Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans for Argentina generate mostly support but there are concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Norwegian plans for Argentina generate mostly support but there are concerns

I have said before that I believe in Norwegian Argentina when I fly it. Setting up an airline is a complicated process and entrepreneurship in Argentina has been battered at for decades. There will be no shortage of obstacles. I see it as great news, aerolineas has pretty much the monopoly there, I'...

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Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

Am I the only one that finds that BA's network in India is quite small for the its potential? It serves 5 destinations with a total of 7 flights per day. BA's lunch in the Indian market is being eaten multiple times a day by other carriers. LHR-DEL and LHR-BOM should be markets BA serves 5 x daily.

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 14437

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

I've always looked forward to someone trying a mainstream ULCC product using the A380, though I sort of preferred a stretch. Nonetheless, I think one issue might be the cost of converting the interiors. From what I've read on here, that can really be expensive. Maybe someone can share some light on...

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 7675

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

Thank you for your unusually informed response to the gross ignorance expressed here. The general rule for the Kohanim is that they not be under the same roof as a dead body----ever. Not all Kohanim observe the rules, however, most do. You do not have to be a very religious Jew to observe a lot of ...

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 14437

Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

VLAs and long haul ULCCs may not seem like closely related topics. But very low priced competition drives the value of incremental capacity down. This is not just for airlines, but so much more important for them. As the market for long haul travel toys with very low fares coupled with revenues from...

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18919

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

DTW-LHR is an underserved market even the WCAA lists it as an initiative to bring more capacity into the market. DTW-LON was two daily for decades until Delta took it over and ever since it has been 10 or less. It was only last summer with VS that it was double daily through the entire summer. Hope...

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Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14593

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

Emirates being Emirates, I'd be delighted if they come up with a proposal to buy 10% of Delta next week!

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Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14593

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

I strive to see both sides of the ME3 / Free Skies argument. Pretty much every airline around the globe gets some sort of government support, and calling some of it subsidy is widely open to interpretation and a matter of degree. Now - at this very moment for QR to announce an intention to buy a sub...

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-9 : Dead duck
Replies: 43
Views: 10566

Re: 737-9 : Dead duck

The 737-7 is another dead duck, so there will be the -8 and the -10.

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF drops MVD
Replies: 30
Views: 5633

Re: AF drops MVD

This tag is probably a victim of Argentina's improving economy. Air France can now fill EZE-CDG with EZE passengers so the cost/benefit balance of tag shifted. On the other hand, it is probably the Brazil routes that need help, so routing passengers through GRU in cooperation with G3 keeps the curre...

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 12629

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

New York suburbs:

SWF - after many false starts, maybe the push from Norwegian will put it on the map.

HPN - self inflicted wounds

TTN - Build it (a terminal) and they will come.

Someone mentioned ABE above, but if TTN can't make it, no reason to hope that ABE can.

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A320 to South America?
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: AA A320 to South America

A bunch of routes in South America:

From Dallas UIO/BOG
From Miami MAO/BOG/MDE/BAQ

Several others in Central America - SAP/SJO/BZE/MGA and others have A319 service.

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 27630

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Whatever happened to MUC-GRU? That was supposed to be a temporary suspension, but it seems indefinite at this point.

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 103
Views: 6364

Re: What's The Most

BOB - Bora Bora. What is unusual about Bora Bora is that there is no land-side. There is air-side, and there is water-side. You get your bags and need to get on a boat to leave. SKZ - Skukuza, South Africa. It is the coolest bagagge claim in the world. https://skukuzaairport.com/passenger-baggage-ha...

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do services economies require competitive air services?
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: Do services economies require competitive air services?

This is a complex topic and you can easily miss relevant aspects of it. Japan and Korea are relatively small countries. Japan is a bit bigger but its economy relies on Shinkansen too, which has been in operation since 1966. The US is an entirely different story and its industrial economy from 1930s ...

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Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15132

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

(...) You're off base here. I personally know people who often travel with a support dog to prevent panic attacks. This is business travel and one of the people I am referring to probably is a 10 million miler. He uses a highly trained dog, not just some random family pet. (...). A 10-million miler...

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6088

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

This Norwegian list is pure entertainment. I do not doubt that Norwegian can base half a dozen narrow-bodies in Argentina to do short-hauls. But half of the Argentinian economy exists around Buenos Aires, so the volume for much more will come a long time from now. Among Latam, Aerolineas e Andes, th...

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132437

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Waterbomber wrote:
The Pentagon praises Qatar while POTUS praises the fact that they're being isolated.
Trump is supposed to be good friens with Putin, yet a B-52 was intercepted by Russian fighters at the Russian borders.

(...).


Yes, I must have gone crazy! I read the news and nothing makes sense!!

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South American Service to CPT
Replies: 63
Views: 5219

Re: South American Service to CPT

There is growing interest among Brazilians for travel to South Africa. It may be that the new JJ service stimulated the market outside Sao Paulo. I know several people who have been or have travel booked for the near future. With the limited service between Brazil and southern Africa, the city pair ...

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Sat May 27, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 28
Views: 3655

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

The only feelings hurt here seem to be those of certain Brazilians that still can't reconcile with the fact that their largest airline is in Chilean hands now. Corporations from all over the world own businesses in other countries. The question that relates to this thread is whether Lan is a good o...

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Sat May 27, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 28
Views: 3655

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

(...) TAM was a basket case before LAN got its hands on it. One in fact could argue that it had been so since the untimely death of Comandante Rolim. LAN acquired TAM, no matter how it was spun back then. This was not a merger of equals. The Chileans call the shots here. No need to belittle them or...

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Fri May 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 28
Views: 3655

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

I think the A350s and 77W are fairly new. The 77Ws are being returned starting next year. As already someone mentioned, some A350s are being leased to Qatar. Both the 77W and the A350 orders happened before Lan bought TAM. One could say Lan is destroying the long-haul fleet of TAM. I much more woul...

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Thu May 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 28
Views: 3655

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

LATAM's intent is to keep their main Chile arm with the latest technology and send to LATAM Brazil the 1980's technology. Those 767s will fly from Brazil to Europe/USA until the 2040's.

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Thu May 25, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 19513

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Some of the possibilities listed in this thread are downright financially crazy. Build another double-decker VLA with a smaller cross section? Sounds like an attempt to make a smaller mistake! Make the A380 into a twin? It is like renovating a house built in 1700. It will cost as much as making a ne...

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Thu May 25, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 19513

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I'd put QF into the list, ordering enough frames to keep SYD-LAX up and running. It's a textbook trunk route, with airport capacity issues on both sides, narrow acceptable time windows due to east-west orientation, and traffic rights issues preventing others from undermining the route. If Airbus ca...

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Wed May 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 19513

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I'd shorten that even further. EK and SQ. LH has 748s and orders for 779s and BA seems content with replacing the balance of their 744 fleet with A350-1000s and 787-10s. SQ is suffering pressure from the ME3 and may need a bigger schedule to compete. That leads to smaller aircraft. SIN has plenty o...

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Wed May 24, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 19513

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I see little additional orders for new A380s in the next 20 years apart from EK, QR, BA, AF, LH, QF, DL, UA, SQ, CX, AA, AC and similar Hub based airlines operating international networks growing 10-15% every 3 years and oil catching up again. Was that a joke? I would shorten that list considerably...

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Sat May 13, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Websites with old airplane seat maps?...
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Websites with old airplane seat maps?...

Older paper OAG's had plenty of seat maps.

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Fri May 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 46
Views: 7416

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

that's a very expensive bet from SQ. The reason is simply that an airline cannot sell bargain basement Y fares on a ULH route. The way the numbers pan out, a cheap Y seat sold on a nonstop might not even cover its own flying costs. For that reason, if projected revenue out of the Y cabin would be l...

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Thu May 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December
Replies: 22
Views: 3475

Re: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December

(...) And yet, in spite of your concerns, Norwegian is pushing ahead with their plans for Argentina. http://atwonline.com/airlines/norwegian-pushes-ahead-argentina Of course, you'd be singing a different tune if they had chosen Brazil. Sour grapes, perhaps? If we stick to logical arguments instead ...

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Thu May 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 10069

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

I rather see an open deck on top of the fuselage of the A380 with a couple of hot tubs for first class passengers.

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Thu May 11, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December
Replies: 22
Views: 3475

Re: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December

I believe this one when fly it. Argentina has a new, progressive government, but a protectionist record. The domestic market is still very small due to the economic decline of the last several years. Then there is that split between short-haul at AEP and long-haul at EZE, which is bad for any airlin...

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Tue May 09, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 6073

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

AA tried LAX-CDG a LONG time ago. Times are different and the AA operation at LAX is much stronger. That might be a good summer market.

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Mon May 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5842

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

To me this is like mourning the death of a relative! I logged countless flights on those 737-200s.
VARIG, VARIG, VARIG!!

My first trip to the US as a small kid was on a Varig 707 departing late at night from old Galeao.

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Sat May 06, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12052

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Federal law under Social Security rules for disability payments . Federal law under the ADA . Your statements are misleading. Obesity is NOT a disability per ADA. Obesity by itself is just it. Impairments caused by obesity are considered a disability. A person who is just overweight - but can do ba...

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Fri May 05, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 15550

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

(...) But the 767 isn't a particularly competitive product, especially in Y, and I can't help but think that AA's better long-term solution, if the carrier wants to increase capacity into AMS for the summer, is just to consolidate down to a single east coast hub with a larger aircraft (i.e., PHL-AM...

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Wed May 03, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 19045

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

With 12 to 16 flights a day between Newark and San Francisco and L.A., I do not believe there is a shortage of premium seats in these markets, even if the majority of flights are flown with 16 seats in the premium cabin. I tried to make bookings for the coming Sunday and Monday and pretty much every...

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Tue May 02, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29883

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

(...) Once AA commits to this move, one of its competitors might, for example, put an extra row of seats in F or tout that its 739 has 20 seats in F compared to 16 seats in AA's 32B. Ultimately, this may prove to be yet another bad decision made by AA management. Are you implying that an airline th...

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Tue May 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA - wide bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 2890

Re: LGA - wide bodies

Air Canada was the last airline to have wide-body service at LGA. It was Summer 2015 and it was Sunday only. For the last 10 years wide-bodies at LGA have been very rare.

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 362
Views: 52020

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Planesmart wrote:
Because Boeing was offering the 737 at super low prices.


If Boeing was price dumping Bombardier would be trying to file exactly the same type of complaint against Boeing. They are not, so you are wrong.

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737-Max8 and A321neo to South America
Replies: 23
Views: 3776

Re: AA 737-Max8 and A321neo to South America

The problem is if leisure travelers suddenly disappear AA can't make enough off just the premium traffic and freight to pay for a widebody (in most cases). And of course jetblue would have mint. If leisure traffic suddenly disappears, Copa is going to suddenly disappear. They will have a much bigge...

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29883

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

FlyUSAir wrote:

I'll PM you my next flights so you can purchase F tickets for me.


I have a friend who bought SFO-DFW roundtrip for $400 in F. Domestic F really does not seem very expensive these days.

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 11243

Re: QF announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR

AwysBSB wrote:
Now I hope QF does not take so long time to launch SYD-GRU nonstop.



Yes, I too think that has some good potential if the Brazilian economy continues recovering. But it will take the sails off a bit from the services going between Argentina/Chile and Australia/NZ.

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Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 362
Views: 52020

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Typical American company. They can do all sorts, affect other companies financially, but when another foreign company does it vice versa, oh no thats not on..... You don't seem to have been reading the news. This is stuff Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer have done to each other in the past. B...

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