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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6316

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

They can grow at IAD. Several years ago B6 had a much larger presence at Dulles, but they steadily pulled back as CPE continued to rise. Now CPE is falling and is much more reasonable. B6 needs to take a meaningful look at getting bigger at IAD. There are several city pairs that might be ideal for ...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7971

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

If aviation is a time sensitive industry, why have IDB's at all? And if so rare, why does the way volunteers are identified make a difference? Because there is a difference between IDB and volunteers claiming compensation. One is involuntary, the other, as the name implies, is completely voluntary....

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65784

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Wouldn't be so sure about that. UA ordered some A-320's in late 1980's. never got around to taking delivery and kept delay, delay. Almost 30 years later...they still havn't made it on the property. The cancelled A32X orders do not date back from the original UA order (which was in 1992 btw, not the...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65784

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I couldn't order a car and then not pay up when it arrives at the dealer . I know aircraft contracts have more to them but the principle is the same. Actually you can. You will just lose any deposit you made with the dealer when you first ordered the car plus any cancellation fee that may have been...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6316

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

PlanesNTrains wrote:
5. What will the new pitch be in Y on 162 seat A320s?

I believe it is going down to 32" like on the reconfigured A321s.

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7971

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Why are they hard to redeem? It's like a gift card. Rules like 1)expiration dates 2)you can not use more than one voucher towards a ticket (if they give you 2 $200 vouchers, you must buy 2 separate tickets to use both of them) 3)you cant give the voucher to someone else Don't know where some of you...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA have never ordered the A330
Replies: 25
Views: 7138

Re: Why BA have never ordered the A330

PS. Before anyone jumps in a says it. Yes, I know BA "technically" operated some A330's briefly as part of the take-over of BMI, but lets face it, that doesn't count. :D Didn't those Bmi A330 return to lessor pretty much as soon as the BA buy out was complete ? I don't recall them working...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6316

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

Edit: I'm curious why the swap for 2018. Better deal? Concerns with engine? Avoiding a new fleet "type"? Maybe some combination. Probably a side effect of the continuing Neo engine delays (B6 chose PW). Airbus has been offering extremely attractive pricing on the Ceo to help fill A320 pro...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2234
Views: 96969

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

An example where I would heavily restrict grandfather in is the MD-11 and it's noted issues with landing. Given how few were made, how few of cycles that they have flown relative to production numbers, and it's comparatively high landing mishap rate including total hull loss numbers, the statistics...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2234
Views: 96969

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

If it is a huge issue the FAA/EASA are free to reject the grandfathering by creative methods. Being grandfathered from the 737 Jurassic/Classic wasn't enough to prevent Boeing from having to change the overwing exit doors for the NG (to a design that is probably safer/better than the A320's! :o ) at...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group and the 787
Replies: 39
Views: 8075

Re: LH Group and the 787

The LH Group is a bit different from most airlines due to LH Technik. Obviously LH Technik likes experience in as many different types as possible as that increases their attractiveness in getting work from other airlines, which helps lessen the blow of having a more complicated fleet. LH Technik d...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7971

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Airlines want to double dip - they want to have full seats AND charge for changes to reservations or not showing up for/ missing your flight. Airlines are hardly the only ones to do this. Try cancelling most appointments (where money will be exchanged) <24 hours, or not showing up and trying to res...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7971

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Is there any evidence that airlines lack the capacity to get overbooked passengers to their destination in a timely manner? Because I don't think I have ever seen an overbooking that took more than a day for the person to get to their final destination (whether the person was voluntary or otherwise...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group and the 787
Replies: 39
Views: 8075

Re: LH Group and the 787

The 787 might be right for OS but the LH group should try to reduce the number of AC types not add the one type they don't fly. The LH Group is a bit different from most airlines due to LH Technik. Obviously LH Technik likes experience in as many different types as possible as that increases their ...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7971

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Is there any evidence that airlines lack the capacity to get overbooked passengers to their destination in a timely manner? Because I don't think I have ever seen an overbooking that took more than a day for the person to get to their final destination (whether the person was voluntary or otherwise)...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969
Replies: 38
Views: 2459

Re: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969

Amazing no one thought to take a picture of that green 747 during the brief period it wore those colors. I'm not entirely convinced it was painted. There are people who claim that it was but no actual evidence has every popped up. We have several pictures of the Ozark 727s that were painted but nev...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12629

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

One aircraft on a dedicated route is playing with fire in my opinion. You realize airlines don't fly with an empty backup aircraft shadowing the principal aircraft correct? This is an issue that developed in the air 6+ hours into the flight. Even if the airline wasn't "spreading itself thin&qu...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

6000nm is definitely too far. 5000nm or thereabouts will need to be the upper limit. To be honest, I'd think anything above 5,000nm is too much. At that point, it'll start to get too close to the 787 in capabilities (and thus weight), and extremely vulnerable to the existing single aisles in CASM w...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

The A330/A340 fuselage is "identical" to the A300/310. You not including those in your figures? The A330/A340 are completely different beasts than the 767/A300/A310. They share the same fuselage as the A300/A310 but little else...so kind of hard to use them when talking about the feasibil...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

2-3-2 Never was a winner, so lets not do it again, I would think.. No Newbiepilot I don't claim so and nobody does? 2-3-2 was introduced in 198x, 1000 were sold & no follow up. The 757-300 was introduced late and suffer from narow aisles, lack of AKH capability and range (small wing). Well it o...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12629

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

Flighty wrote:
There, it looks like there are actually 5 coach lavs, and if 3 are out, that would leave 2 working in coach. For 118 passengers, 2 lavs isn't good. But, there appear to be 3 in business class.

Out of the three lavs out 2 were in coach and 1 was in business.

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Group airlines branding question.
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Virgin Group airlines branding question.

1) Virgin Australia did not want to have the red tail as the QF brand had already "claimed" that in Australia. 2) Virgin America's livery is very similar to VS's previous livery (I think VX's came first though), with the principle exception of VS having the purple gradient in their tail: 4...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a318neo ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5414

Re: a318neo ?

A fuselage sized for heavy, longer range versions never scales down well. It is not the fuselage that is the (major) problem- it is the engines (get more efficient every generation...but also heavier), gear (get beefed up to support the higher weights of the other variants), and wings (get larger/m...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 301
Views: 67814

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I don't really consider September "Summer" . It is. European summer starst in July and ends in September. Regardless it's been pushed back. As announced in January. In January first flight was announced as "first half of 2017": https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/rolls-ro...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

The rest of the world is not communistic. There are very few government owned airlines in Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia, and all those are by laws required to behave like private companies. None of those is big and wealthy enough to dream about US markets (not sure about AY but its mindset is...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Re: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway

it makes me wonder if AF will consolidate the two 777's into an A380. Probably no consolidation. ATL-CDG is hub to hub, the frequency is important. Humm, not exactly. Hub to hub is exactly where large aircraft get deployed. Just look at where you have widebodies flying domestic routes. Frequency is...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

One wonders how you would find a 20% reduction in OEW over the 787, while offering similar size and range... Why would it have similar size and range? That's more the A350 role. The A330 replacement doesn't need the size nor range of the 787 and, as Polot say's, can make use of GTF and other SFC im...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

seahawk wrote:
One wonders how you would find a 20% reduction in OEW over the 787, while offering similar size and range...

Yeah. There may be engines for that in 2025 but the advanced materials required won't be there yet.

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22101

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I think they can still win with EWR. Currently, EWR sucks. It's old, far, dirty, slow and unreliable in processing luggage and security. But it doesn't need to be that way. UA owns EWR. If it wants to make it a state-of-the-art airport that attracts NYC customers more than JFK and LGA, it can. Star...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Re: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway

KTPAFlyer wrote:
it makes me wonder if AF will consolidate the two 777's into an A380.

Probably no consolidation. ATL-CDG is hub to hub, the frequency is important.

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by Polot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Aer Lingus use T5 at Heathrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Re: Why doesn't Aer Lingus use T5 at Heathrow?

If there was to be any sort of change I'd advocate BA serving LHR-ORK and LHR-SNN from T5 in place of its LHR-DUB flights, with EI operating exclusively LHR-DUB from T2 (upping its frequencies using its slots freed up from SNN and ORK). That makes using LHR as a connecting point (i.e. flights to As...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Aer Lingus use T5 at Heathrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Re: Why doesn't Aer Lingus use T5 at Heathrow?

If there was to be any sort of change I'd advocate BA serving LHR-ORK and LHR-SNN from T5 in place of its LHR-DUB flights, with EI operating exclusively LHR-DUB from T2 (upping its frequencies using its slots freed up from SNN and ORK). That makes using LHR as a connecting point (i.e. flights to As...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Of course people here fear for a "Norwegian USA". Very likely Norwegian would start something like that if they had the chance. Apply for an American AOC that gives them the same rights and duties as American, Delta and United. But like I said, it's a level playing field. There's nothing ...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 11960

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

Surely, plenty of hard operational data can be had, given that F9's animals have since gone to the choppers and the number of SSJs now flying with a few carriers. F9's A318s had CFM engines, not the PW6000. The only PW6000 planes out there are the 15 A318s that LAN ordered, all of which were eventu...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 7163

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? 1) Re...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 38
Views: 6683

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

sadiqutp wrote:
What would be the state of this flight after Brixet is in place?

No change. It is operated by Norwegian Air UK which is a subsidiary with a British air certificate and thus technically a British airline.

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by Polot
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14689

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

CanadaFair wrote:
Why not the revised look titles? website has it since a couple of years but no new aircraft getting it?

What's the point? The VX livery will be gone in a few years.

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by Polot
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 45
Views: 6381

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

Why isn't Bombardier in a position to get investors on board? BBD had to be bailed out after spreading their resources far too thin over three programs: the C series, Global 7000/8000, and Learjet 85. The C Series is just starting to bring in cash, but deliveries are still slow. The 7000/8000 is st...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 45
Views: 6381

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

Why isn't Bombadier taking the leap into the 150 seat marked? The proposed CS500 seems like a slam dunk. The 737Max8 and A320Neo are selling well. So leave that marked to Boeing and Airbus, but there still is an opportunity there. BBD didn't launch with the CS500 because Boeing/Airbus would have la...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2403
Views: 731060

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I believe 32" pitch is standard on the A350. Is there such thing as a "standard" seat pitch on any aircraft? There is the pitch that Boeing/Airbus use for their marketing configurations, but whether airlines use 30", 31", 32"+ is all on the airlines. It is not like sea...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 7163

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Interesting. I can understand the 737-900's possibly needing a tail stand. But the -800's? I know WN has a bunch, and AA has hundreds of them. I don't think I've ever seen one of the -800's on a tail stand. It might be AS SOP to tail stand all 738/739s so the rampers don't accidentally forget to ta...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 94
Views: 9876

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

IIRC, some DCA out-of-perimeter slots are locked to a specific route, other out-of-perimiter slots are flexible/open and can be moved around at the airline's choosing. US had one of these flexible slots and used it on DCA-SAN. Following the merger with AA, they moved this slot to a second daily DCA...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 42
Views: 9336

Re: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft

How do crew rest on TATL 757 flights, What will be on A321LR's ? If needed they [will] block off and use one of the business class seats (and often block the seat next to it too). A dense all Y 757/A321LR will probably not be flying 8 hours. I can't think of any way you can add a crew rest in a nar...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?
Replies: 37
Views: 3026

Re: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?

Again, this nonsense of significantly 50 seat flying cuts at Delta. Bastian has made it clear there is no long term plan to park the CR2 fleet. Sure, it may be shifted out of CVG, but it will be replaced there by something. Especially as the CS100 comes on line, you could see the CR7/9 freed up to ...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80/90 vs 737/A320
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: MD-80/90 vs 737/A320

So a new 737 might indeed be a bit more efficient, but it's not like the MD-80 is an old gas guzzler like the 727. The A320/737NG's fuel burn is already ~10-15% better than the MD-80s (that is slightly more than "might be a bit more efficient). With the Neos and soon Maxes entering fleets (~10...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?
Replies: 37
Views: 3026

Re: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?

Most of your suggestions are traffic flows easily handled by shuffling the passengers through their ATL (or other) hub(s). Keep in mind DL "expansion" in February was just upgrading frequency/capacity on 5 routes (ATL, IAH, ORD, MCO, and YYZ), upgrading capacity on DEN/MSP, and seasonal ex...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are some United Express flights in the North East so expensive?
Replies: 21
Views: 2396

Re: Why are some United Express flights in the North East so expensive?

Those flights are primarily filled with connecting traffic, not O&D. Because of that O&D fares are high as there is no air competition and 99% of the O&D traffic is going to drive or take a train anyways. Might as well make as much money off the weird sucker who absolutely wants/needs to...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016
Replies: 68
Views: 14776

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016

A343 - $3.4 - 15.9M, $100-185,000 A346 - $12.4 - 19.8M, $240-330,000 Surely at the current oil price, the A346 is a viable aircraft to have in the fleet? It's a proper 17hr/320+ pax machine, which still has space for loads of freight. 4 engines also gives it a 'hot & high advantage. Or not. 1) ...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 8708

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

i guess i'll review the new 3-4-3 Domestic configuration. Nothing PS about this flight, thats for sure ....UA's Y on board PS has never been "Premium Service"...it is just your standard UA Y. PS refers more to the experience in the premium cabins versus other UA domestic flights. That's n...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 8708

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

rbavfan wrote:
So how have the PS fleets long gone?

He meant any real dedicated PS layout differing from the rest of the fleet. PS use to be F-J-Y+ only. Now the only major product difference between the PS and regular 752s, domestic 777s, or any 2 class international plane is the number of seats.

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