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by superjeff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6541

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

The Virgin brand works in the UK but it has zero value for Virgin Australia because the marketplace for airlines in Australia is not crowded. Virgin Australia may as well be called "Not Qantas". The strategy they have pursued of building an alternative network is too risky and they were n...

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by superjeff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6541

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

Does the brand "Virgin" really hold that much weight anymore? Roll back 20-25 years ago and yep, it was kind of different, kind of edgy, kind of fresh but I think we have moved on. Gen X and possibly some Gen Y HAD an affiliation with the brand but its kind of like watching your half cut ...

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by superjeff
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3207

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

why would they sell LHR slots if they're making money there? Not a lot of *alliance connectivity, I guess, but other than that, . . . . (and I do think LOT's hard and soft product have both improved in recent years to the point that they're no worse than anybody else.

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by superjeff
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6609

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

The only solution with Iran is regime change. Anything else is unacceptable. Wonder how long before this thread wanders to non av, but I don´t see it all that clean cut at all. Only the US (with backing from a single other nations) revoked the treaty, whilst the EU and many others are doing their u...

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by superjeff
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 46
Views: 5816

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

actually, in the U.S., all E175's on Alaska, American, Delta, and United are configured essentially the same. You probably couldn't tell the difference between them, due to the scope clauses.

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by superjeff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 124
Views: 13967

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I'm not saying that AF is not making their own decisions now, but in the 1980s? Yeah, those A320s were ordered because of the french government. AF and LH no doubt had a push from their respective government's. Are we to believe that nothing similar ever happened in the US? Also BA, SN and EI also ...

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by superjeff
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15754

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Flighty wrote:
Are any widebody trijets on display? IMHO much more interesting but whatever.


No DC10's or L1011's.

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by superjeff
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM seating issue
Replies: 14
Views: 3499

Re: KLM seating issue

Call reservations and if they can't help you ask the agent to escalate to a manager. if you paid for two seats together, you should have two seats together. (BTW, the Ejets are 2x2 which is nice).

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by superjeff
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mainline Returns to ELP
Replies: 34
Views: 3214

Re: UA Mainline Returns to ELP

it's been a long time. Back in the day (late 1970's - early 1980's, Continental actually had a mini hub and a crew base in ELP (about 7-8 flights per bank in the rotunda).

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by superjeff
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4420

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

I would think Legacies offer interlining, multi-class operations (even in Europe where they have a Business Class product that is basically Economy with meals), possible alliance membership, lounges in major airports, traditional reservations offices (not CTO's but telephone call centers) staffed (g...

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by superjeff
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19572

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

The Polaris lounge is a game changer for them though. I was thoroughly impressed.[/quote] Agreed. But American allows premium status passengers into their Flagship lounges which are quite nice as they roll them out as well. I've only been in their JFK one, but it was really nice, certainly comparabl...

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by superjeff
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4420

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

i think it is a bit more complicated than many are saying. Legacies typically offer interline ticketing and agreements, which means that in case of an IRROP they can reroute you on another airline; LCC’s usually cannot (although some, like JetBlue in the US, do have some interline agreements. Southw...

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by superjeff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19572

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

1. Seatback IFE on all mainline aircraft. 2. 1 inch extra seat pitch in Economy and Economy Plus. Actually, that would be a big help. American and United particularly are going to offering incredibly painful seating which affects their bread and butter business passengers. You can monetize United's...

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by superjeff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19572

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

1. Seatback IFE on all mainline aircraft. 2. 1 inch extra seat pitch in Economy and Economy Plus. Actually, that would be a big help. American and United particularly are going to offering incredibly painful seating which affects their bread and butter business passengers. You can monetize United's...

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by superjeff
Mon May 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5297

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

Large numbers of frequent flyers to Hawaii, yes, but most of the carriers have revamped their programs so that the cost or redemptions is higher than before, and the frequent flyer programs are often separated from the main corporation to create a "sale" of the ticket from the program to t...

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by superjeff
Fri May 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ
Replies: 24
Views: 5724

Re: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ

Still nice to see. I remember reading,back when they were not allowed to fly over the USA,they had to fly up and down the St Lawrence to YUL. p I was not aware of any prohibition against Cubana flying over the U.S., regardless of equipment type. US airlines have always been included to overfly Cuba...

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by superjeff
Fri May 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX 9 Inaugural Plans?
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

Re: United 737 MAX 9 Inaugural Plans?

Chemist wrote:
Perhaps they could run contests such as seeing how many passengers they can cram into a lav.
Prize would be a snack for the flight.


Assuming United's opted for the new "Space Flex" (or whatever they call them on the 7M9) lavs, I doubt if they could cram even two people into one :-)

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by superjeff
Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Agreed. The Wright Amendment needs to be gone forever, and the number of gates at DAL increased to meet whatever the demand is for gates. WN should be able to fly out of both DAL and DFW without penalty, and the airlines currently serving DFW should be allowed to get gates at DAL if they want, witho...

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by superjeff
Fri May 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10415

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

i don't know anything about the specifics of this case, but I can tell you that in most cases there is a minimum jurisdictional amount I think it is in the order of $75,000 (USD) on federal lawsuits, which would be based on "Diversity of Citizenship" (United is incorporated in one state - ...

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by superjeff
Sat May 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

If you asked 100 Dallas residents what they think, the vast majority of them would say they'd prefer the Wright Amendment just go away, that any airline that wants to fly into DAL should be allowed to do it, and they should add another 12 or so gates (don't forget when this deal came about, they bul...

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by superjeff
Fri May 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12304

Re: AA's position in NYC

If co-location with BA on the NYLON is that important to him, the short term move would seem to be to move the 3 AA rotations from T8 to T7, and from T3 to T5. Its only one route, but a key route per the article!! (DL/VS did this for a time when DL split between T4 and T3 at LHR) And could easily b...

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by superjeff
Fri May 18, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8258

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Pan Am and National has to be the worst merger of two airlines in history. PA paid a huge premium for National and then dismantled what is purchased. National's DC-10 made PA's fleet with L-1011-500 and 747's very complex with GE, Rolls Royce and Pratt engines. Buying a Miami based airline did noth...

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by superjeff
Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8258

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Your dissertation is flawed. The points you make are purely conjecture. You have very little understanding of the initial post-deregulation era. Let's clarify a few issues you attempt to bring forward that are pertinent: Pan Am, TWA and Northwest Orient were the predominant trans-ocean carriers in ...

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by superjeff
Thu May 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12304

Re: AA's position in NYC

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/05/16/american-airlines-sees-new-york-american-failing/ The article states "they said they were the airline to bring customers to New York rather than the airline for New Yorkers". Pretty much sums up where AA is headed in NYC. Management is s...

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by superjeff
Wed May 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Overthecascades wrote:
Is it related to the National Airlines which was once based in Las Vegas?


No. Totally different company.

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by superjeff
Wed May 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

You're correct. Braniff sold those routes, which were very profitable, to keep the company afloat. I think the routes wound up with Eastern and later with United (when it tried a Miami hub). I could be wrong though. I don't believe Braniff ever sold their SA routes. According to John Nance's book &...

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by superjeff
Tue May 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yes, I think they started MIA-LHR about 1975 (maybe a bit earlier).

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by superjeff
Tue May 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Back then, airlines were not free to open new routes where ever they wanted. The industry was regulated until 1979. Also, National was essentially a north-south east coast airline based in Miami with some transcon' flights to California from Florida with stops en route. Yep, if memory serves along ...

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by superjeff
Tue May 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Back then, airlines were not free to open new routes where ever they wanted. The industry was regulated until 1979. Also, National was essentially a north-south east coast airline based in Miami with some transcon' flights to California from Florida with stops en route. Yep, if memory serves along ...

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by superjeff
Mon May 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6352

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

Did AA take over the routes to CDG, FRA, and LHR after 1991? I think UA took over some international routes after 1991. United picked up Pan Am's South American routes when they shut down in 1991. (American got Eastern's routes, which originally were Braniff's). They maintained a hub in Miami for a...

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by superjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22009

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Get your facts straight. Look at a map of Israel at its founding, look at a map now. I'm not saying that Israel feels much choice in the matter, but they do adopt an extremely aggressive posture. They make no secret of their willingness our ability to strike when they feel threatened, and they are ...

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by superjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22009

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Seems to me Iran has decided having nuclear weapons is of the utmost priority for them. Same decision made by the US, UK, France, Russia, China, NK, India, Pakistan, Israel, etc. With an unstable Pakistan on one side having nukes, and a belligerent Israel on the other having nukes, what rational ch...

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by superjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22009

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

And now we know that all banks are from the US. Heck if China wanted it could just its vast dollar reserves and create a bank juts to do this in dollars. The USA world position is not what it used to be and this sort of unilateral l behaviour will just alienate it more. An economy deeply indebt wit...

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by superjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7140

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

This is a poor deal for the US3. A huge win for EK and EY. Financial reportings show nothing of the underlining subsidies such as fuel purchase cost, government-purchased travel. The US should have reduced bilateral flights to 5 per day. That is more than plenty for the small nation that is the UAE...

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by superjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6352

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

It has just came to my mind tha accident in los Rodeos . It was a Klm n a PanAm, no? What was doing there that PanAm? Both the PAN AM and KLM airplanes were charters, diverted to Tenerife due to a bombing scare at their original destination. I don't think either airline flew into Tenerife on a regu...

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by superjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6352

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

Did AA take over the routes to CDG, FRA, and LHR after 1991? I think UA took over some international routes after 1991. United picked up Pan Am's South American routes when they shut down in 1991. (American got Eastern's routes, which originally were Braniff's). They maintained a hub in Miami for a...

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by superjeff
Tue May 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Folks the Dallas Love terminal is constrained for space unless you actually want to close down Rwy 18/36 and expand the terminal west towards the runup ramp. To the east you have the new parking garage and the Southwest provisions building plus Gulfstream Aerospace. There is simply no room to expan...

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by superjeff
Tue May 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Folks the Dallas Love terminal is constrained for space unless you actually want to close down Rwy 18/36 and expand the terminal west towards the runup ramp. To the east you have the new parking garage and the Southwest provisions building plus Gulfstream Aerospace. There is simply no room to expan...

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by superjeff
Mon May 07, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7425

Re: Texas International

My first airplane flight was in 1962 on a TransTexas DC-3. We flew from San Angelo to San Antonio. Nothing more impressive to a young boy that those radial engines starting up with a whine and then huge belch of smoke. When we landed in San Antonio, there was a BOAC de Havilland Comet sitting there...

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by superjeff
Sat May 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9345

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Location great, airport layout appalling. And yet the layout is very much like DFW's terminals A,B,C,and E. Actually, DFW opened two years after MCI, and the design was quite similar. But DFW’s design allowed for enlarging the semi-circular designs to allow for access into a secured area. For reaso...

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by superjeff
Wed May 02, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC8 heading to LIH
Replies: 22
Views: 3086

Re: DC8 heading to LIH

[photoid][/photoid]

MO11 wrote:
HNL would most likely be the ATI Combis, so that would be 2013 or so.


AMI (Air Marshall Islands) weekly DC8-62 up to about three years or so ago?

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by superjeff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large could DL grow at JFK?
Replies: 43
Views: 5017

Re: How large could DL grow at JFK?

The next recession could provide DL an opportunity for growth at JFK. I don't see AA keeping both JFK and PHL in an economic downturn, and an AA pullback from JFK would open up more slots for DL. It could open up more gates, if AA chooses to sublease parts of their terminal. For the same reason, I ...

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by superjeff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 13014

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

I live in Dallas and travel often. I talk to a lot of people, and no one seems to care if WN got all of DAL. If AS stays and flies to the left coast, WN will lower fares. We are looking at less than a dozen flights. Having them all in the same location makes more sense. DOJ regulators would likely ...

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by superjeff
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19149

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Buffalo / BNIA has been really successful for Jetblue. JFK, BOS, a few Florida routes, and LAX. On of the few "non hub" airports to have direct service to LA. I would like to see them expand. Salt Lake city, San Fran, Houston, or DFW (Dallas) come to mind. -> which are all on the list the...

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by superjeff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3063

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

Continental would have been destroyed by Easterns cost, labor and PR issues. It made much more sense for Texas Air to simply transfer some assets between them and have companies enter into behind the scenes agreements between each other for services such as IT, facilities, aircraft leases etc. You ...

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by superjeff
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30357

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

They make plenty of money on transcon flights of 300 miles longer. So now they get to charge more and the fares are far higher. They will make a killing here. I generally agree but costs are definitely higher when operating internationally like this. Particularly since you'd want to deal with a fai...

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by superjeff
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7830

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

Could it happen? Sure! Why didn't Delta do it now with the 757 operations...because they are playing a different level of game than Alaska Air on this type of market. Could it happen with either the A321LR or Max8? Sure! Will it happen...now we wait and see. This would be essentially no different t...

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by superjeff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4648

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

As others have already stated, the load factor(s) may be at least somewhat sustainable for a daily flight (though, probably not TBH), but the yields would very likely be terrible. Can be somewhat mitigated if they get connecting pax ex-AKL. If they can be a NYC-OZ connecting point, it could work. I...

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by superjeff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30357

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

as well as JFK-DUB/SNN/BHX. Hope for the best! Are airport like BRU, AMS, and CDG within A321LR range? Where is JetBlue going to get the slots from at JFK? I would guess that they will have to give up a bunch of domestic flights to make room for international flying at JFK? At the onset, will they ...

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by superjeff
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 6078

Re: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?

Flying on Piedmonts Dash's for over 10 years I can say they are the slowest, have the most vibration coming from the overhead bins and side panels and the loud droning noise makes for an uncomfortable trip. I recently flew on a CRJ-700 from LYH to CLT, a route I have taken on Dash's in the past and...

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