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by diverdave
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 221
Views: 31361

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: 50
Views: 2804

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: 50
Views: 2804

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: 1111

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: 1111

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: 7069

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: 53
Views: 14765

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: 38479

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: 38479

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: 33
Views: 5012

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: 23172

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: 23172

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: 123
Views: 12043

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: 420
Views: 76085

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: 2688

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: 420
Views: 76085

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: 15
Views: 1320

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: 10225

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: 10225

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: 33
Views: 3952

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: 420
Views: 76085

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: 420
Views: 76085

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: 420
Views: 76085

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: 8467

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: 48711

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: 6686

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: 6686

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: 15437

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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by diverdave
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 11633

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

TYS supposedly loses 20% passengers to primarily BNA. A good percentage of these passengers fly WN. I am not sure what would entice WN to come to TYS and spend money to open the market when they are already serving many of these passengers via BNA. Maybe the extra business passengers that are less ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 85783

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Yes, not only prices but your place in the queue gets pushed out so if it is 5% or 8% or whatever more efficient than the predecessor it takes the late ordering Customer years to tap in to those extra savings. Every fresh order from antoher airline strengthens Boeing's negotiating position and weak...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

TVNWZ wrote:
Pretty much how it goes. I liked the article. Breezy. As someone who is usually not in the back, I feel for those who are.


Agreed. I read the entire article and it contained a lot of accurate observations IMO.

David

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by diverdave
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19059

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

I'm sure the price of snacks is still negligible since none of them are expensive nut snacks. So do some math. Say a snack costs the airline 25 cents. Multiply that by say 100 passengers per flight. Multiply that by the number of daily B6 flights, and then multiply that by 365. Suddenly not so negl...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19059

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

You obviously don't understand why Mint works. It has great soft product on board with great innovative and cool food/drink choices that's loved by pretty much everyone who flew it. The FAs have to be specially trained for Mint and provide better service than the legacies. It's been able to charge ...

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by diverdave
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380
Replies: 55
Views: 7393

Re: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380

Although many here are happy to see the line close (I thought this was a site for aviation enthusiasts, not accountants) this is actually good news within the bad news. It is (yet another) indication that Airbus will keep the line open until NEO is ready. Otherwise there is absolutely no need to ma...

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by diverdave
Tue May 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Voluntary downgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

Re: Voluntary downgrade

Surely I cannot be the first person on earth to do this. My flight out of ATL is light in Y tonight, and I had been bumped to economy comfort. Given they are going to upgrade people until economy comfort is full, I asked for a spot in standard economy so I could have an open seat next to me. They r...

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by diverdave
Tue May 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13355

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

Heh, I remember booking tickets on EasySabre waaaaaay back.

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by diverdave
Tue May 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 106159

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Crankyflier has a great story with photos of the actual move:

http://crankyflier.com/2017/05/15/up-all-night-with-delta-during-the-great-lax-terminal-shuffle/

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by diverdave
Tue May 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14490

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Varsity1 wrote:
Go over and read at APC, the pilots at NK are pissed.


Pilots at APC are always pissed. Seriously.

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by diverdave
Thu May 04, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family of 12 year old sues Delta
Replies: 24
Views: 3899

Re: Family of 12 year old sues Delta

Tugger wrote:
Winner!

They are just trying to breath life into a dead lawsuit.

Tugg


I love the part about how the family was forced to sleep on the floor. Too bad the kid didn't get footage of Delta's goons forcing passengers to sleep on the floor at gunpoint. :hissyfit:

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by diverdave
Wed May 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13182

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case. Where's the "Like" button? It always amazes me when passengers with strict dietary needs and even ...

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by diverdave
Mon May 01, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
Replies: 69
Views: 10730

Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

It is indeed impressive to see the recent growth in the SBA market. I agree that the E175 seems like a better fit for DFW-SBA. I would not be at all surprised to see DFW-SBA settle into a schedule of 1-2x daily E175, with a potential upgauge of one frequency to an A319 during peak periods. Especial...

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 10886

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

jetbluefan1 wrote:
6. Initial ATL demand is very strong


How can the demand in ATL be strong when B6 must endure the terrible, horrible, no good, really bad Concourse D gates? :stirthepot:

David

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo

Does Airbus still have 321ceo slots to sell?

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 3852

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

LAXintl wrote:
Already tried - 2007 with 737-400.


I am always puzzled as to why folks want to start a new airline with an old name.

I guess it has worked for Frontier, but JetBlue and Spirit seem to be doing just fine without dusting off the name of a deceased airline.

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies for more HAV service
Replies: 21
Views: 3914

Re: AA Applies for more HAV service

So let me see if I have it straight: The original allocations to HAV were 20 flights daily. AA 4x from MIA and 1x from CLT B6 2x from FLL (except 1x on Saturday), 1x JFK, and 1x MCO AS 1x from LAX DL 1x JFK, 1x ATL, 1x MIA F9 1x MIA WN 2x FLL and 1x MIA Spirit 2x FLL UA 1x EWR, and Saturday only fro...

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by diverdave
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 13164

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

I think that Alaska might actually have trouble doing DAL-DCA flights since Alaska already has nonstops to SEA from all 3 DC airports (DCA, IAD, and BWI), already has nonstops to LAX from DCA and BWI, already has nonstop service to PDX from DCA, will start seasonal nonstop service to PDX from BWI o...

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 13164

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

EDIT: So that was not in the OP. It is this just posted doc. I'm very surprised as you can see. Well, goo luck to them. Less capacity will help. Not sure it will make it profitable, though, and it's a long flight on an E175 compared to the other options. Just speaking for myself, a long flight on a...

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115407

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think that you have over simplified the situation. I agree that Mr Dao's actions were not the most sensible, but do you really feel that the outcome that we have seen was warranted? You again seem to imply that he posed a safety issue. He was sat there having done everything expected of him and b...

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115407

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

If passengers physically resist the lawful process, that is assault, and they will go to jail. Somehow, almost everybody does fine with it. Only one guy is verified to have done anything wrong, the doctor. I cannot comprehend how passive resistance becomes assault. Could you elaborate? Third, the c...

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 902
Views: 142735

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I assume the door next to the staircase is a toilet? If it is then it'll need to be a toilet for midgets, given the amount of headroom that there will be under that staircase :) My guess is that it is stairs to a below deck crew rest. Plainly it will be the cupboard under the stairs for Harry Potte...

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