Search found 3088 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 62
by incitatus
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

Re: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)

Saw somewhere that the Brazilians were p****d-off with Norwegian starting up a domestic Argentine airline. Wonder if this has anything to do with DY flights taking a wide-berth around Brazil ? Have they been denied Brazilian over-flying rights ? More likely the Norwegian pilots wanted to make sure ...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8081

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

These natural distance advantages of hundreds of miles in distance can be easily erased by connection times. Looking at July 2018 AC flights from Asia come into Vancouver at different times in the morning, starting at 9:15 am ICN to 11:45 am TPE. That is not counting HKG that comes in late afternoon...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

(...) I am for one discussing only the domestic operations, which are the ones being practically withdrawn by LATAM next month. I had not heard this one. What are they cutting? I see CNF gone. VIX, REC, CWB, FLN and POA with big cuts. It sounds like this thread is a bit detached from the ground. It...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

PRGEC wrote:
(...)

Delta's schedules between JFK and GIG don't need to be questioned whether it's good or not, it is a fact... Almost the twice number of pax and a many connection options at both ends.


Except that it doesn't exist for most of the year.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

There is enough slack at GIG today that they could just close down SDU and move its traffic over.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

(...) I really wish they exit GIG-MCO market in order to let Delta get in with better schedules, frequencies and services - the same thing that happened when they left the JFK service. How can you call DL's schedule on JFK-GIG "better"? It is seasonal. DL even shortened the season after t...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32761

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

I for one am really impressed that Airbus decided to let this mutant see the light of day. The Boeing 737-7max now has a direct competitor for the title of loser shrink of the year!

Jump to post
by incitatus
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 70
Views: 6165

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

Most cities with multiple airports mentioned in this thread are really just planning disasters. Multiple airports in a metro area only make sense when the gross metropolitan product is well beyond half trillion dollars per year.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7114

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

Point to Point is far superior in the economics of getting people in point A to point B. (...) Not quite sure you mean what you wrote. Flying someone nonstop is far cheaper than flying them with an intermediate stop - assuming all aircraft involved are of similar size. Widespread point to point ser...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3400

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

Sure, something like this can work - a hub. CUN will have the handicaps already described in previous posts, especially no access to SCL, EZE, GRU and GIG. Then there is competition. Avianca at BOG, Copa at PTY, LATAM at LIM, AA at MIA, B6 at FLL. Several of them will take advantage of the A321 LR t...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3610

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

I really can’t see the rationale. Most of the supposed synergies are really just cosmetic at best. AS and B6 are frankly two very different airlines with two different niches that they excel in. Merging would end up creating many more headaches than they would solve. The same could be said of prett...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies

Besides the JBA, what routes or opportunities open up for AA/JJ/LA that don't exist today? Rather than low frequency service, I think a joint venture would enable service from MIA to BEL/FOR/REC/SSA/CWB/POA on a daily and sustained basis. CWB still has a runway issue though. Maybe a BSB-JFK 3-4x we...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12301

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

Is there a list of hub size rankings somewhere? I've never seen one. I saw a list recently - there can be three metrics: Number of departures, number of seats, available seat miles/km. By number of departures DL @ ATL, AA @DFW, AA@CLT, UA@ORD, US@IAH and TK@IST I believe were the largest. EK didn't...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12301

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

CitizenJustin wrote:

CLT is the 9th busiest airport in the United States and 31st in the world. Not even close to number 3 in the U.S, which belongs to ORD.



By hub we mean the operation of one airline at one airport. AA @ CLT is the third largest hub operation in the USA.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6732

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

CLT has the banking industry to fill the front cabin to a lot of destinations. BNA doesn't have that. Not clear to me banking in CLT has a big influence in first/business class. At least in long-haul, what gives CLT an edge in first/business class long-haul is all the German companies based in the ...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6732

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

A hub in Orlando? Sounds like a great idea to get a lot of traffic without making any money.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12301

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

While the article has some good points, let's be real: This is Ted Reed. He is local to Charlotte and writes parochially like Charlotte is in the center of the world. CLT is an outstanding location for N-S connections in the Eastern US. To add to its strength, the only other large connection operati...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 12494

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

The growing importance of LAX for AA is understated, even though AA at LAX is talked about fairly frequently. We all know AA's largest operation is at DFW. It is a massive hub, second in scale only to Delta at ATL. CLT always comes up a second largest AA hub, but the reality is that MIA has consider...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

(...) 2. Norwegian does not need to repatriate any day to day earnings as Norwegian Air Argentina is a local legal entity, subjects to the corporate laws of Argentina. As such, its good and services will be traded in the local currency as any company operating in Argentina. Of course, Norwegian Air...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to fly daily to EZE & SCL
Replies: 19
Views: 4239

Re: KLM to fly daily to EZE & SCL

BN727227Ultra wrote:

Five cheers for Fifth Freedoms! Would love to see that in the US...A380s SEA-MIA...BOS-LAX...


If you think flying large aircraft US domestic is viable, give it a try and start your own airline.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4415

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

It is questionable if it is needed. But for the requirements $24 million sounds like a fair deal.

Everything in aircraft does not cost what you are used to paying for at Home Depot. Take a shoddy 6-seat business jet with 60 sf of floor area for carpet replacement and you can easily shed $15,000.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6327

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

This hierarchy front-to-back is not followed all the time. BA has premium ECO in front of business class in some 747s. AF has some 777s where Premium ECO is placed in between a small Y section in the front and a large Y section in the back. I heard of a proposal once to place business class over the...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 5669

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

Effective Nov. 4, GOL will fly nonstop to MIA and MCO from BSB and FOR with the 7M8. G37600 BSB 09:50 MCO 14:50 7M8 D G37601 MCO 21;30 BSB 08:20 7M8 D G37664 FOR 08:35 MCO 14:25 7M8 D G37665 MCO 21:45 FOR 07:15 7M8 D G37748 BSB 09:50 MIA 14:25 7M8 D G37749 MIA 21:45 BSB 08:20 7M8 D G37732 FOR 08:35...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 251
Views: 14774

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

AirlineCritic wrote:
That is ambitious, and impressive. Congrats to Norway!

(Although one has to wonder about banning oil-using vehicles in one's own country, while exporting two million barrels a day elsewhere...)


I have a rich friend who is a vegetarian and owns a slaughter house. Sounds like Norway!

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 21641

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

I believe that scrapping the entire WRONG Amendment Reform Act of 2006 would accomplish all your goals and provide space for any interested airlines that want air service at DAL. Secondly, the City of Fort Worth who has always had their fingers in this issue should have no part or say in this issue...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11096

Re: Emirates will start SCL

And i did so on purpose to highlight how insignificant EK is in the continent. South America is smaller then Latin America and EK has only the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Latin America, or S.America if that makes you happier. Not only that but one of the flights needs to operat...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11096

Re: Emirates will start SCL

Definitely not true. Emirates for sure has volume in the market. But when it comes to premium travel, the main point of sale for South America is Japan and JAL in coordination with AA connections in the US owns the market. What volume? EK has the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Lat...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global Names Delta World's Most on Time Airline
Replies: 18
Views: 2300

Re: Flight Global Names Delta Word's Most on Time Airline

Delta has an impressive operation. But last week at JFK Delta made a lot of enemies with flights delayed up to 36 hours at Terminal 4, shuttling passengers into and then out of aircraft several times before leaving. I do regard Delta as having a superior on-time operation than competitors, but when ...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5532

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

I doubt it : SCL-GRU is competitive & well served with several rotations daily, whereas I don't think LAN serves SCL-GIG as the funnel all their pax through GRU and are studying a northern brazilian hub for the future. GIG is also an emblematic destination for any nation, both from SCL & fo...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4307

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

ET is the bottom feeder in the SP to Asia market and almost always has the lowest fares. Etihad leaving GRU threw them a lifeline.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11096

Re: Emirates will start SCL

US airlines never stood a chance on Asia-South America to begin with because nobody has the patience to go through US customs just to connect back out of the country. I don't know how well Euro carriers do to South America, but I doubt even they can beat EK at its own game. Definitely not true. Emi...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5532

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

The reasons airlines offer for postponing a route are always entertaining. Very few airlines say they postpone hoping market conditions will improve. In this case GIG+SCL is bound to do worse, by a considerable margin, than GRU+EZE. They have the first + second largest markets in today's route, and ...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump
Replies: 189
Views: 6883

Re: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump

seahawk wrote:
I think you will not like the next 7 years of Trump awesomeness.


If you were one of those women he grabbed by you know what, would you still think Trump awesomeness exists?

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4705

Re: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?

so what would be the ideal Brazil-Japan route with 1 stop? Or there is not no good option, this is simply a flight that would work financially? You got responses based on the shortest distance - which lump a stop around New York or Toronto. If the intent is to serve SP-Tokyo with a focus on that tr...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feb 20th, Trump's First State of the Union
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Feb 20th, Trump's First State of the Union

Marking my calendar: February 20 the US presidency will hit another low point.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4705

Re: GRU-PTY-HANEDA WITH A 787-9, possible?

I changed my plans, now my virtual airline will fly GRU-LIM-NRT with A350ULR ULR !!!! Both LIM and PTY seem like feasible points for nonstop to NRT, given the right aircraft. In my view, the problem is that making money is a lot harder than filling up the aircraft. The strength of PTY is not going ...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly Bogota - Santa Cruz (Bolivia) as of Jul 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Avianca to fly Bogota - Santa Cruz (Bolivia) as of Jul 2018

Avianca is building a pretty impressive network of connecting hubs - between BOG and LIM - for access between North and South America. Coupled with a United JV, that's going to offer a pretty comprehensive level of access for Star Alliance customers in the Americas, and provide a significant compet...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 4475

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

Done it several times flying out of GRU or GIG to the USA. Being late night, the time zone considered by the crew was the one at the departure point. I have also spent New Year's at the Admirals Club in Sao Paulo to board after midnight.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10767

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

F is not going away when they just started with the flagship first dining experience. There is a market for f. If dl and ua move away from it, then aa gets to corner the entire space. That seems like a great place to be for premium markets like NYC/lax to lhr/hkg/tyo and Mia/gru. I flew F on AA out...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6061

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

frigatebird wrote:
SJPBR wrote:
We had a thread about 777 utilization by KLM in the past that was very cool.... Who was the OP?

That was HB-IWC if I recall correctly.


Yes.

He showed that KL did a great job of using their widebodies with very high average utilization. If I remember right, it was in the 14-16 hour per day range.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 34
Views: 4818

Re: Air service between India and China

For many options, SIN actually isn't that far away and could be a realistic option... For example, I tried to search for BLR to CAN flight on Google, the shortest flight is to connect at BKK via TG and CZ with flight time 8:55, and then the second option is already connect at SIN with SQ and CZ wit...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5144

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for tha ATL?

6. If Atlanta wants to be Chicago/Dallas/Houston/NYC/LA/Miami, they need a civil aviation footprint like them. The only similar metro with one airport is the GTA (Toronto) and they have the same fifty-year-out space issues. This is for sure NOT the way to go. A single airport creates connections th...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17882

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

I dont think EK would get much from a merger with EY. It would not add much in the way of routes, fleet simplicity would evaporate, and they would suddenly have the headache of two hubs... why would they bother? If DWC is fully developed and a bullet train / maglev / wacko hyperloop is built betwee...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17882

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

LAX772LR wrote:
I've been saying for years that EY is trying its damnedest to be SR-2.0.


My thoughts exactly. Every time I hear Etihad, it sounds like Swissair in my brain.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 157
Views: 37058

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

This thread is quite entertaining. I wonder what would be written here if a large airline with 100+ A350 order plus options (with many deliveries) had merged with a mid-size airline with an outstanding order of 20 787-9s that kept being postponed. Something that is absolutely certain: American has t...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 5994

Re: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS

It's finally dawned on LATAM that if they don't do it, Azul and Avianca will do it for them. I think that leaves SFO as the largest Brazil-US market without a nonstop.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10514

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

UA is killing AA on International routes (except for LHR). AA needs to continue the upgauge of flights, connect the dots, and bring back some key O&D / FF routes that were dropped (HNL, MEX, FRA) add GRU, LIM, HKG or ICN (no UA in this route). AA can use PHL as the crown Jule, but Chicagoland c...

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6578

Re: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017

flyinggoat wrote:
I’m surprised to see BOG listed three times on that list. I had no idea Columbia had so much air traffic.


Here is something else that should be even more surprising: The second largest metropolitan economy in South America is Buenos Aires. Its airports are nowhere to be seen.

Jump to post
by incitatus
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19423

Re: United ending Xian

On the connection question, the choice is more personal than you seemingly assume. I prefer not to clear border formalities at an intermediate stop; if I need to connect in East Asia to NGO ( i.e. if I'm going on a day DL doesn't operate), I much prefer connecting in ICN or even PEK to HND. YMMV, o...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 62