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by incitatus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4164

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

Flying is already the smallest expense of skiing in Colorado. Most ski areas have ski passes that are more than $100 per day. While affordable condo rentals can be had in some areas, they are not so convenient. Skiing in Innsbruck is a lot cheaper.

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 53
Views: 7025

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Why does AR need to fly to Australia when they have so many other issues. Worry about Miami and Madrid, the two most important international destinations for AR. For AR flying to Sydney is "pie in the sky" ego. AR;s mission should be to fix the airline for sale. From Argentina to the US A...

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Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 53
Views: 7025

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Not sure why some here think that the -800 NEO would not be a viable option because it has not been ordered yet. As long as the -900 NEO flies and is supported by Airbus, there will be no problem in getting support for the -800. They are essentially identical airplanes save for a few structural dif...

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Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8150

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

I think there is a different question to be asked: Does AA WANT to make a come at BOS/JFK?

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Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 53
Views: 7025

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Posters here appear to be discounting the a330neo as a viable option for AR. The 330-800 251t variant available 2020 has a whopping 8,150nm, or circa 15,000km, range easily capable of doing EZE-AKL, or even EZE-SYD. All here should remember AR already operates an all-Airbus wide body fleet, making ...

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Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 19949

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

RJMAZ wrote:
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Frequency has an upper limit. You don't need more than 10 flights per day between two points. Airlines will happily upgauge at this point.


In many cases they will not upgauge because the value of those incremental seats in a very competitive environment is trash.

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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 38
Views: 7149

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

The older parts of CDG T2 are rat holes! I hate it.

As for T1, it can be old and dysfunctional, but definitely cool.

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Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7814

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

QR is not in any danger. People who think the blockade is still hurting QR are probably the same people who think QR stopped flying when it hit. It has been almost one year since the blockade and QR has bounced back with tons of new destinations and explosive growth. EY very much is in trouble, but...

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Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 107
Views: 19447

Re: The future of Etihad

(...) AD is richer but they seem to make poor investment choices. Many of their foreign investments have lost money, and many of their investments at home haven't paid off. From the looks of it, they always try to play catch up with Dubai. They are spending billions of dollars on KIZAD port, but Je...

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Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7814

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

No doubt ME3 is a thing of the past and ME2 is the present. I wonder if we are heading to ME1.

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Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 107
Views: 19447

Re: The future of Etihad

To understand the future of EY, one needs to remember why EY was created in the first place. The main goal was for it to support the local economy as it shift away from oil dependency, part of AD 2030 vision. To understand how important EY to AD, you need to look past the airline op side and look a...

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Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3633

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Multiple airports is a bad deal. Even splitting LCCs from other carriers, one is assuming that such a split is voluntary and clean. Travelers can assemble multiple itineraries in separate bookings creating unique origin-destination pairs. Imagine if the Ryanair operation at Stansted and the BA opera...

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by incitatus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16156

Re: Future of the A338

In either case, it's still a win for Airbus In the latter situation, who's to say that the airline might not have gone for the 789? I'm sure Airbus would rather take a hit on revenue by taking an A338 over an A359, than see Boeing sell an 789 over an A359; any day. Really?? If Boeing unshelved the ...

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by incitatus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16156

Re: Future of the A338

(...) The 330-800 offers: - lower (list) capital acquisition costs overnight compared to the Dreamliner - superior 8-abreast Y class passenger comfort - flexible delivery timing - superior range with the 251t variant to be released in two years (...) These are all questionable. 9-abreast in the 787...

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 3782

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

"De facto" subsidies, Chapter 11, tax-breaks... these are all entertaining. You guys need to do a bit of research before posting. The United States is in an enviable position: It has a functioning market for air travel with competitors that are ALL privately owned. There are very few count...

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed
Replies: 17
Views: 4234

Re: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed

Max Q wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
O/W?



I thought he meant ‘one way landing’


Which is usually a good thing


Love people using abbreviations that are only decipherable to them..


In my office we also use multiple acronyms to refer to exactly the same thing. That is how we keep the outsiders where they need to be. ;)

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68149

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Revenue does not equate to profit. Putting another row of Economy seats will not increase profit margins. The associated costs and ticket price per seat of an extra row of economy will not increase profits. It will however decrease passenger seat space, crew work areas/galley space, perhaps even re...

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8065

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

Cabotage is an outdated source of limiting competition. Here in the US for example, we have no national air carrier to protect. We allow foreign electronic, almost all transportation, food, beverage, oil, home products, furniture, and appliance companies to sell here, why should airlines be treated...

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by incitatus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American cancels CNF-MIA
Replies: 48
Views: 6915

Re: American cancels CNF-MIA

It is not a matter of absolute population numbers, but a case of per capita travel/income. Brazil has 5 times the population of Argentina; yet for travel to the US, which is what ultimately AA is more concerned with, Brazilian nationals only double Argentinians (roughly 1 M to 500K) in terms of arr...

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American cancels CNF-MIA
Replies: 48
Views: 6915

Re: American cancels CNF-MIA

I find surprising that MIA-CNF has had a very variable number of frequencies over high and low season for many years. Recently AA had stuck to 6 x week or daily regardless of season. Then suddenly it is out of the market. Bipolar disorder? Anyway, as I have said, I don't think US-Brazil is going to ...

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24378

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Delta has a single flight to EZE and its pretty foolish to think LAX-EZE would even be considered before JFK and probably DTW/MCO (both of which would be slightly, only slightly, less stupid of an idea than LAX-EZE).(...) Delta already tried JFK-EZE and it was a big flop. Now they are trying JFK-GI...

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by incitatus
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24378

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

In addition to new LAX service, with Brazil picking up again in a major way, AA will be returning to some of the Brazilian markets it exited later this year. I would think Porto Alegre and Recife come first given the market size is largest from those two. I would be so entirely surprised about that...

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Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3420

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

"God-given"? If you want to be taken seriously you should consider your arguments and wording. The Gun Lobby is making huge mistakes, and it is going to come back to haunt them. They don't support banning semi-autos, so mass-shootings are creating a swell to repeal the Second Amendment. W...

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Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3420

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

"God-given"? If you want to be taken seriously you should consider your arguments and wording.

The Gun Lobby is making huge mistakes, and it is going to come back to haunt them. They don't support banning semi-autos, so mass-shootings are creating a swell to repeal the Second Amendment.

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68149

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Waterbomber wrote:
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I give this flight less than a year before it gets shed.


I think it will be so popular, QF will consider double-daily.

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Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30156

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

. I think Airbus is really after replacement of the 45 777-200ER's delivered between 1999 and 2003. By A350s, like many other airlines. (...) For the 777-200ER replacement, the 787-9 would be a step back in payload-range and capacity. The 787-10 lags the payload-range. The 777-300ER's are still you...

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 212
Views: 27574

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I'm United 1K with 3-4 Asia trips, and one or 2 EU trips a year, and I have to say the Polaris seat is exactly what I want. I've no interest in looking across the cabin. Just a comfortable seat, plenty of storage, and privacy. Those that don't like the dividers can always fly coach and get cozy wit...

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2803

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

TV Networks like CNN, ABC or CBS are based in big liberal metropolis. The nature of that work attracts younger professionals with a bit of a liberal mindset as well. I have no problem accepting that - by their own nature, they are not businesses that have a conservative perspective. Really - if a TV...

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4423

Re: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!

I've personally flown to Heathrow and Amsterdam etc to board transatlantic flights which of course came back over Ireland heading to Canada and USA but I would be a bit annoyed to travel all the way east to IST then all the way back and over my house again. Quite common for short distances like LHR...

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2-1-2 Cabin Configuration on Narrow Body Aircafts (B737 / A32X)
Replies: 12
Views: 2947

Re: 2-1-2 Cabin Configuration on Narrow Body Aircafts (B737 / A32X)

OMG, every about 18 months a thread is started in a.net about a narrow body dual aisle! Aisles do not generate revenue. They are empty space that enables access to seats people actually want to pay for. Please go back to archives and search for this topic. It has been discussed ad nauseam.

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by incitatus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 267
Views: 7313

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Only for Democrats though, because they do not have God on their side as the Conservatives do. Well some of them anyway. Having God on his side wasn't very helpful to Roy Moore. Evangelicals who are unconditional supporters of Trump and other creepy men just don't understand they are doing a disser...

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 58
Views: 2097

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

This seems relevant: https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/974450928714747906 That is hilarious. I see ZERO chance of this meeting happening. I doubt Jon Ping-Pong will meet in South Korea - a close US ally. He might agree to meet in China, but I think the Chinese will balk at that. There are too ...

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by incitatus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24380

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

BA has never been known for seat comfort in economy. That has been the case for decades. In the mid-80s I flew L1011 on BA intra-Europe. The cabin was 10-abreast and the seats were very narrow. In the late 80s I flew intra-Europe 757. The pitch sucked.. Wrong. The TriStar (European network only) di...

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 267
Views: 7313

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Trump an Evangelical? Really? That is not pot. That has to be LSD or something heavier. The guy functions with no principles. I do think it is NOT a big deal that Trump had sex with all these women. That is a problem between Trump and Melania. What happened afterwards matters to all of us because it...

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Analyst quits, Trump Propaganda the reason.
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Fox Analyst quits, Trump Propaganda the reason.

Fox News deceives its consumers - starting by its name. It is not "News". It is opinion. Fox News ability to do its own investigative work and come up with original newsworthy material is not there. They should be renamed Fox Opinion. We consumers should start a class-action lawsuit and ge...

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Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stunning new Muscat airport opens for business
Replies: 10
Views: 3573

Re: Stunning new Muscat airport opens for business

A bit too much hyperbole. Nice airport. Like many in the world. It will open with 150-160 departures per day so it will be rather under-used for the foreseeable future.

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by incitatus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24380

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

BA has never been known for seat comfort in economy. That has been the case for decades. In the mid-80s I flew L1011 on BA intra-Europe. The cabin was 10-abreast and the seats were very narrow. In the late 80s I flew intra-Europe 757. The pitch sucked. In the early 90s 747-200 between NY and London....

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8581

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

I don't quite get it. Is B6 saying that in order to be consistent, United has got to come out publicly against ALL 5th freedom routes by foreign carriers touching the US? I don't see that posture as the only one that is consistent. The equivalent service to EK's 5th freedom routes would be Air China...

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by incitatus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina drops two cities from its domestic network
Replies: 14
Views: 1712

Re: LATAM Argentina drops two cities from its domestic network

If everything we read about airlines adding capacity in Argentina is true, there will be no money to be made in air travel there for a long time. It doesn't matter how much of a boom the economy goes through, the market simply can't absorb the amount of capacity that is being talked about by new ent...

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by incitatus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new Gatwick B777 Configuration
Replies: 40
Views: 6289

Re: BA new Gatwick B777 Configuration

Is this the first time that BA goes for a configuration that has a significantly larger Premium Economy section than Business Class section? Interesting.

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by incitatus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3435

Re: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity

If they make business class too good on the three class planes, fewer people will buy first class. Emirates intentionally makes 3 class planes have a first class product that is superior to business. If they put their best business class product on the three class planes, first class is cannibalize...

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by incitatus
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 10169

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

I think you need to turn this question inside out: Which airline needs a hub in and around Texas? Right now none.

I can see a merged AS-B6 eventually shopping for a hub at AUS or BNA, but unmerged, their strategy will be picked apart by the big four.

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Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 3996

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

If such a merger ever becomes reality, I believe the combined airline would easily be able to launch a hub at either STL or MCI. The Eastern half of the US is a lot more densely populated than the Western half. An airport like BNA might be a superior geo location and catches the market between the ...

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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3435

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

They re-configured 77L's and no premium economy? I find EK quite slow at bringing its product to the present.

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9441

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

chunhimlai wrote:
Updated

New S shape Airport layout


This is all very funny. Thank you!

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 5964

Re: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights

Public money should not subsidize someone's travel? I take it you do not drive on roads, then? Transportation systems enable economies. They are utilities in many respects. Transportation is not a true economic good, which should be apparent to anyone who studies the market. You keep reducing this ...

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 5964

Re: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights

(...) I don't find the "but other industries are worse" argument particularly compelling. Especially not with regards to healthcare. Indeed, in some ways both healthcare and air transport are more like public goods than they are true private enterprises, and perhaps they ought to be manag...

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by incitatus
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 5964

Re: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights

Terrible news for consumers. Contrary to all of the chest thumping about consumer choice, while ignoring the fantastic rise in corporate power that has enabled a historically exceptional transfer of wealth from working people to the richest, I contend that all this boils down to a mechanism to char...

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14201

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Interesting study showing that Uber and Lyft drivers net only $3.37 per hour. That puts a ramp job at $10 per hour well above the lowest rung of the ladder. Ideally everyone in society should be able to earn a living wage, I agree. But society is not ideal. I have to ask: Those advocating higher min...

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by incitatus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14201

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

It might not be complicated, but the room for error is a lot less than stocking shelves and a lot of other professions in general. The standard expected for someone working on the ramp is exponentially higher than somebody working at McDonalds. (...). "Standard exponentially higher" is no...

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