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by diverdave
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10389

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

bob75013 wrote:
You continue to ignore the fact that DL could have leased one of both of the UA gates. It declined to. If DL was dependent on the asset, then it should have gotten control of it.


I do not recall reading anything where DL was offered the UA gates before WN took the lease. Do you have a link?

David

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10705

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

catiii wrote:
You don't have to believe it, but the letters were released under the state's open records act so...


Would love to see them - do you have a link?

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10705

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

Now, if B6 really wanted to make a splash at ATL, they would announce MINT service from ATL to SFO/LAX. That would surely get the immediate attention of Delta. Definitely!! :eyepopping: JetBlue is entering the largest single airline hub on earth, and thus obviously knows it will never rival Delta o...

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10705

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

commavia wrote:
Does this mean JetBlue got over their complaining about D, or did they finally get gates they're more happy with from ATL?


Good question, though a lot can change between now and 3/18/2018. :)

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 10847

Re: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?

dubaiamman243 wrote:
Airbus has said that Emirates is the first airline to enjoy Airbus preference in the world.


I saw that in the article, and am wondering just what that means? :?:

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14764

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

And since I would have lived it in the landing flight path, I am glad the super rich didn't give me their problem. And, I might add, my mom and sister would have lived in the departure path.. Except you folks did luck out as there ain't nothing noisier than a military air base. So your problem was ...

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by diverdave
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14764

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

LAXintl wrote:
Likely will see further growth as effective August 1st, SWA was awarded 2 additional slots permanently that were returned by AA.


Is anybody else asking for LGB slots other than WN?

Thank you,
David

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by diverdave
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14764

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

The violations and the large recent spike is certainly all JetBlue's own doing. Just looking at the schedule today, B6 has 5 flights timed within 30 mins of the curfew. Invariably something likely goes wrong near daily as result. Good points. I guess even if WN schedules a late flight, it won't be ...

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

I fly, on average, about 300,000 miles a year mostly split between AA and DL across all cabins, so I feel pretty comfortable saying that AA's service has improved dramatically when compared to the pre-merger company. There are some high mileage travelers who do not agree.... http://viewfromthewing....

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 150
Views: 23351

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Antarius wrote:
RockIsland41 wrote:
wonder if Jerry Jones will get a 747 or two for his team?? :biggrin:


Figured he'd go A380.


Even the A380 won't accommodate Mr. Jones' ego. That will require a Super Guppy or Beluga. :rotfl:

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

This would make an excellent press release. :champagne: Thank you? You're most welcome if your goal is to be an AA fanboy. Mission accomplished. :) I am curious, is AA's " robust and hugely profitable " domestic network more robust and more hugely profitable than UA or DL? Are AA's except...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

It may not be, but as the merged and now more stable and mature American Airlines has exceptionally deep pockets, a brand new fleet and highly competitive product, a robust and hugely profitable domestic network, improved service, and a real shot at a new Asian relationship, it's better equipped to...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11855

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

DL has larger market share and flies to more places than B6 in NYC because it has more slots. B6 is pretty much using every good slots that it has in JFK and every slot it has in LGA. And it's very profitable in NYC even years after DL decided that they want to dominate NYC (and have the lowest mar...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Precisely. The people running both AA and China Southern are far smarter and, needless to say, far better informed than A.net Delta fanboys. They have obviously done the math, and obviously feel that the "strategic relationship" these two carriers have formulated - the investment portion ...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15475

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

jfklganyc wrote:
Is the writer credible?


Gary Leff is a very credible travel blogger. He is an AA Exec Plat flyer, and posts the good and the bad about AA.

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5699

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Very sad - can you imagine the firefighters working in 118 degree F heat?

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7891

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

It will be an even bigger gold mine for the majority of the (ever fewer) airlines that stay put, but for many travellers, the withdrawal of AV and CM, as well as that of AR, will be a disaster. The trip to whatever country in Latin America that they were going to emigrate to just becomes more compl...

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7891

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

It will be an even bigger gold mine for the majority of the (ever fewer) airlines that stay put, but for many travellers, the withdrawal of AV and CM, as well as that of AR, will be a disaster. The trip to whatever country in Latin America that they were going to emigrate to just becomes more compl...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 137
Views: 15003

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

That was how the current AF1 was completed; the current AF1 (747-200) required 18 months of retrofitting to achieve the final configuration. Two standard 747-200 new build planes were built on the line in Seattle, and flown to Boeing Wichita for modifications (inflight refueling, electronics, wirin...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Pre-assigning seats is a very American thing. It's very common in Asia and Europe to simply not pre-assign. I realize it's hard for us to grasp here - aviation enthusiasts will research and carefully plan these things - but most people don't care. Fair enough, but for a US based airline the seatmap...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

You are wrong sir! I am not quessing, speaking from experience and very familiar with the process. If you don't believe me try to purchase a First class seat on AA Flt 136 (LAX to LHR) this evening. You can not, it is sold out. Now, look at the seat map and you will notice that only one seat has be...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

You can not look at seat maps at least on AA to determine how a route is performing! AA typically does not assign seats until check-in. So every flight will have a wide open seat map until hour or so before departure. Very few complimentary upgrades on international and nonrevs typically aren't cle...

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38525

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

You all can't sit here then and defend AS's hostile takeover of VX. They don't plan on keeping anything VX except for maybe the employees, if even. This was 110% an acquisition to dispose of a competitor, nothing more, nothing less. People complain of DL and B6 fanboys but AS fanboys are on a diffe...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 139
Views: 12566

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

B6 uses E32 for their R.O.N. and first departure. D3 a CUTE gate is used for the other flights. AS uses D3 for its 3 daily flights as well. No word on E though. It gets really packed on D with F9, AS, B6 and NK operating all of their flights from only 6 gates. B6 wants to add FLL, MCO and JFK, but ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 139
Views: 12566

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

Nice thread!

Has anybody heard an outcome for JetBlue and their quest for concourse E gates? I looked last week and it looked like they were running most flights through D with one late in the day flight out of E.

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition

Profits were NOT up 40%, BTW. OP gets sent back to income-statement school. :) Yes, revenue up 40% and operating expenses up 50%. That's not a good formula, though I expect the higher expenses are part of the merger plan and will eventually be reduced. At least 2Q looks better than the first half 1...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition

http://investor.alaskaair.com/phoenix.z ... ID=2288913
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Revenue is up 40% as the 2016 numbers do not include Virgin America. The 2017 numbers do include Virgin America, thereby a 40% increase.

http://investor.alaskaair.com/phoenix.z ... ID=2288913

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 7382

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

Uh, no, they shouldn't be "greatful" (sic). That is the absolute minimum acceptable thing QF could do when it's their aircraft that had issues (versus something like weather or other acts of god). Any less than that from a highly rated global airline would be ridiculous. As the flight ori...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17064

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

Quote from the article:

"Air India spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar confirmed the incident. He said both the pilots have been derostered and an investigation is on."

I suppose derostered = suspended?

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 39327

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

I expect A.net will implode if anyone besides EK orders anymore A380s. I'm surprised to see ANA even mentioned as a possibility to top up, I thought that was was really a closed loop. BA I can understand, TG... not seeing it. But I'm hopeful on all 4 fronts. I think most here will be happy to see a...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 39327

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

I could see BA and ANA topping off orders. But Thai? I think more to reduce CASM is required vs. the 779. Lightsaber Is the need mostly to reduce CASM, or is there also a need to bring down the trip cost and maybe even the capital cost? I'm kind of surprised that even EK seems uninterested in more ...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 41
Views: 7023

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

757 design wasn't targeting long(er) range either. IMU the design objective was a short field capable, no/low infrastructure "bus stop" commuter. Airlines going TATL with the 757 was a result of having the frames on hand while the original use case has shrunk or even vanished. 757s began ...

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 24490

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

I think that is the opposite of what would happen. A one time loss would kill the stock price. Slowly driving down production costs and increase margin for each airplane while slowly writing down production cost to R&D is far more likely. Big write-offs is exactly what is done in corporate Amer...

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 24490

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Yes, Boeing is reducing deferred costs with each 787 delivery. Is it fast enough? The answer to that is as plain as the nose on your face and everyone knows it. 100% spot on. Rather than attempt to extend the accounting block, I expect Boeing will pick a year and take much of it as a large write-of...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13301

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

If DL took no action on the inbound aircraft they are putting themselves in an awkward position. Mr Travis happens to also be an attorney and I am sure he will have his lawsuit against DL lined up. The DL "doctors" that made the call to send them to an ER are way off the mark. This issue ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

I cannot imagine that DL would end up moving NRT-PVG to LAX-PEK. I think it's a virtual certainty that Delta will move NRT-PVG to a nonstop U.S.-China route as soon as AA's LAX-PEK authority is resolved one way or another. To me, the only question is whether that nonstop U.S.-China route is LAX-PEK...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB
Replies: 27
Views: 2809

Re: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB

JetBlue A320 Captains are payed about $44/hour less than United, American, and Delta A320 Captains for performing EXACTLY the same job. Jetblue Captains should be paid a wage that is commensurate with their position. Good point, but the employees must recognize that B6 does not get the same revenue...

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by diverdave
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

there still is a good chance that DL will switch its NRT-PVG flight to LAX-PEK. Any day now, Delta! Delta can shift NRT-PVG to LAX-PEK anytime now. I firmly believe that Delta just hasn't done so quite yet because it wants to play out the (unlikely) possibility of succeeding in prying this LAX-PEK ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour officially announces Macon, GA (MCN) to BWI
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Re: Contour officially announces Macon, GA (MCN) to BWI

It's 90 miles from ATL so it should be capped. Which means they'll need over 21K pax at 199 average faer to come in under the 200 dollar cap. I doubt they will get that fare or those pax. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/52366-corporate-flight-management-awarded-4m-macon-aeas-contract EAS se...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10481

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

That was the legal structure of the deal. I understand some people may want a different outcome. They're about 17 years late and $501 million short. January 10, 2001: 6:04 p.m. ET AMR also to acquire $1.5B of US Airways assets, 49 percent stake in DC Air By Staff Writers Tom Johnson and Kim Khan NE...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10481

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

So is there some point in the future where all the fences and exceptions go away, and AA has one pilot seniority list? Pretty sad that ALPA was trying to win over the APA, and thus did not vigorously pursue the interests of their TWA ALPA union brethern. The APA is bigger than ever, and as far as I ...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 4958

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

Sightseer wrote:
I know the relationship's cooling off, but I wonder if AS would be interested in starting CLT to access more of the Southeast.


One damper is that they could not codeshAAre with AA into CLT from any AS hub. (As I recall no hub to hub codesharing was a condition of the merger being approved.)

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Also, how can you dispute AA is building an international gateway at LAX. AA has added HKG, MEX, GRU, PVG, NRT, HND, SYD and AUK. That is substantial and PEK is a logical and likely extension. If you would please look at my post carefully you will observe that I did not dispute your fact about AA b...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

AA doesn't really want? Really prove it? Fact-slots are hard to get in the market. Fact -AA is building a international gateway Hub at LAX and does want to fly the route. Yes AAfiled in response to Delta's filing they had to it's the last one available. If AA really wanted it, why did they wait unt...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103611

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

And the winner is... AA Order 2016-11-3 DOT essentially found AA would inject a new 3rd carrier competition in the West Coast-PEK market, one that both DL and UA already serve. As expected. Great news for AA. Gotta love how slow the wheels spin. Here we are 15 months after AA's filing, and 8 months...

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by diverdave
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 8649

Re: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft

Dahlgardo wrote:
Congrats to Norwegian.
Those engines seem to hang so close to the ground.


That's why they are called the runway sweepers. :D

David

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50118

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

KarelXWB wrote:
Boeing also improved the body contour of the 737 Max 10 to reduce the risk of tail strikes, Attarian writes.


No more cow-tipping? :D

Seems like quite the package of nice little upgrades.

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 6830

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

In theory but I can tell you trademark laws are often abused. Companies trademark things they don't even use. The USPTO will pretty much rubber stamp applications for big companies. Unless someone happens to notice a wrongfully filed application and file a challenge to it, the trademark filing will...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 6830

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

In answer to some of the comments posted here: Welcome to airliners.net! I am sad to read of the Canadian court ruling, and I would have to think that your site would be protected parody in the USA. I think such sites are reasonably common, though the only one that comes to mind is the "Failin...

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by diverdave
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 15754

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

Since everything is electronic these days anyway, I wonder if Boeing will first offer the side-stick as an option.

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