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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 25, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 40
Views: 6191

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The article above mentions a united airlines strike. 52 day IAM strike

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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 25, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 40
Views: 6191

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Those photos add a new perspective. The original pictures make it seem like the D10 was rolled over 90 degrees but in level flight. What was actually happening was the plane rolled from zero degrees on its way to 180 before it hit the ground. The old pictures just caught it at 90 degrees.

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

3.4 million jobs in the USA have been lost since China joined the wto. It is sophistry to argue that cracking down on China will hurt the US economy. It’s already been hurt. So, who's to blame for this? Did China steal these jobs? Or they were moved to China by the US businesses? A good portion was...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

3.4 million jobs in the USA have been lost since China joined the wto. It is sophistry to argue that cracking down on China will hurt the US economy. It’s already been hurt. Yes, it's currently (sort of) a win-lose situation (where China wins). I guess IQ45 can make people feel good by making it a ...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

“””China might say “Intel, Boeing, GE and Microsoft are sanctioned in China and have lost their rights to intellectual property protection”.””

They have no rights to IP protection. That’s the point.

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

We know how they work. Tariffs reduce consumption. That means you in China produce and sell less. Everyone knows China will be hurt - no questions about that. The question is (and as I've said multiple times) - does this helps US, especially your "average Americans"? The answer is also no...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 9834

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

A320's are 35 year old technology and are on average 21 years old in DL' s fleet. Same goes for the A321N's if you remove the GTF's (and realise they are brand new). The 738's are of a similar age and are based on 50 year old technology with some mid 90s tweaks. 739's are newer age wise but are als...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It means the USA won’t be able to run large budget and trade deficits anymore as the rest of the world won’t hold USD indefinitely. What would happen would be similar to what happened to Canada in the early 1990s. Canada was living well beyond its means and came very close to a failed bond salei. 1...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Tariffs are taxation on the American people though, it's just that the idiots who support them are too dense to understand how they work. It is a fa now that’s is easily avoidable. Unfortunately - idiots in power aren’t always possible to avoid. All these tariffs and sanctions attacks are fascinati...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 92
Views: 14994

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

While I usually try to stay away from expletives, this article is quite plainly bullsh**. The Icelandic economy is slowing done for sure, but saying it's a) crashing and b) it's due to WOW is laughable. The tourism industry merely slowing down towards the right size with sustainable fares. Plus, it...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed May 22, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 3475

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

While the original question limits the dates to the 90s-2000s, Northwest was, at one point, a dominant US-Asia carrier (perhaps second to Pan-Am at some points) and branded itself Northwest Orient Airlines. Aside from Guam, I don't believe United had a major presence in Asia until it acquired the P...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed May 22, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2455

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

The OP is a kid.

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 21, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It means the USA won’t be able to run large budget and trade deficits anymore as the rest of the world won’t hold USD indefinitely. What would happen would be similar to what happened to Canada in the early 1990s. Canada was living well beyond its means and came very close to a failed bond salei. 1...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 20, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 165
Views: 24754

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Wait how is mint not profitable? I guess if MINT is truly a remarkably profitable stand alone asset, it could always be “spun off,” in any potential merger with AA AS DL HA F9 UA WNnif these airlines do not want the complication. Here is my observation of other things which might be considered B6 a...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 165
Views: 24754

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Why hasn’t Boeing made a 757MAX? :hissyfit:

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 29624

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I mean't in general, but yes you make very good points. For YVR I was thinking of adding AUS and BNA with your addition of year round IAD. For AUS, AC already flies mainline from YYZ and AUS is known as a tech hub and great film/art industry there. BNA is served from YYZ and YYC already so YVR woul...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 29624

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

If AC takes over TS and then get their total pax, this will be huge. Imagine the amount of pax that AC would handle per year along with extra pax connecting to the United States thanks to the huge increase in european seats. AC will shut down any overlap, second there is next to no traffic between ...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 17, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? Without question it's an issue, but it's also well known that that's a product of doing business in China. You'll...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

US companies do very little business in China. Please elaborate if you could with facts and figures, because that seems a comical statement without a point of comparison or broader context. Yes, China typically mandates that foreign companies partner with a Chinese company in a joint venture in ord...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 29624

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

If Andrew Sheer has a brain in his head, he’ll oppose this and maybe pick up some seats in PQ this fall.

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 215
Views: 29624

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Are they going to keep TS hubs and bases at YYZ, YVR, YYC and YQB or they will all connect in YUL instead for transatlantic flights? Because the official press release mentions YUL many times without mentioning other airports. They are going to get rid of the whole thing. Maybe keep some markets in...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17683

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

I agree with you, I don’t think Canada has the population to support two full service carriers. Don't mean to go off topic but couldn't it be compared to Australia though? Roughly similar sizes and populations yet Australia has QF and VA. Although perhaps Australia's isolation makes it a different ...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1734
Views: 166344

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ive heard the Max10 will not have MCAS. Is this true and why? Thanks

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by Bobloblaw
Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17683

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

WS isn’t CP. CP was stuck with legacy costs and old fleet and inflexible work rules. CP never made money, WS rarely has lost money. No comparison

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by Bobloblaw
Wed May 15, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11303

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

a SEA will never be a “threat” to YVR simply because the US customs require pax connecting in the US to have visas, ESTA, etc and go through the long customs process, while Canada doesn’t. A threat to US-bound pax maybe.. It’s US-Asia traffic they’re taking about. YVR wants a piece of that. They ar...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed May 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It means the USA won’t be able to run large budget and trade deficits anymore as the rest of the world won’t hold USD indefinitely. What would happen would be similar to what happened to Canada in the early 1990s. Canada was living well beyond its means and came very close to a failed bond salei. 1...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The USD losing its reserve status will force the USA to live within its means And Boeing will sell more airplanes as a significant portion of Boeing's value chain is in USD. Perhaps, but it will not be a pretty picture for the US citizens. It means the USA won’t be able to run large budget and trad...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The USD losing its reserve status will force the USA to live within its means

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

US companies do very little business in China. The idea that sold PMFN trade status in 2000-01 was that China was a huge market that US corporations couldn’t ignore. Turns out it is very difficult to access the Chinese market and most US companies in China use the country to build for the export mar...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The Smoot-Hawley supporters strike again A myth that refuses to die is that smoot-hawley caused the Great Depression. It was caused by a world wide collapse in the money supply The smoot-hawley act worsened an already terrible situation. US exports and imports made up 7% of US GNP in 1930, by 1933,...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The Chinese are criminals at heart. Boeing ships a part over for a 787 simulator and China holds it in Customs for a month or more while the Chinese reverse engineer the part. Everyone knows what's going on, but that is just part of the price for doing business with these scoundrels. We would be be...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

I don’t know how much the automotive industry imports parts from China, Mexico yes. I have no sympathy for Wal-Mart and target which source so much of their inventory from China. You realize the tariffs are in place because China went back of the agree met at the last second. Trade with China has co...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 14, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16191

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Max 8 is newer version of the 737-800, but the reverse is not true

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

One of the most disgusting this is how much food come from China. You should never eat any of it.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Trump manages to destabilize core US industries, something that neither China nor Russia (Soviet Union included) ever achieved. All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing. What industry has ...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

So China goes all Airbus, Airbus should be quite happy!!! Just think of all the A321 and A330's to be sold. Airbus's backlog rises and the available slots get pushed years back. Boeing is able to sell about the same number of planes, but to others. Similarly, china doesn't buy soybeans from the US,...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

China reneged on the deal at the last moment. Obviosly some think that is ok.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Policies have consequences..... And China stealing IP and illegally (per WTO rules) subsidizing everything in its country, dumping steel, dumping melamine laced products, etc. Should that *not* have consequences? Everyone seems to be taking China's side. It's funny now to Europeans, but will they b...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Selling more stuff to China is not about building better products.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14361

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The Smoot-Hawley supporters strike again A myth that refuses to die is that smoot-hawley caused the Great Depression. It was caused by a wo...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8166

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Bricktop wrote:
797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier.

Here is someone who doesn’t understand basic economics

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12936

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

SteveXC500 wrote:
Just looked up AA PHX-RAP and it’s a CRJ priced in October at $4,700+ RT

Check again tomorrow after 12pm.

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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5592

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

In the 1990s and 2000s, AA was much larger at ORD than it is today. ORD's place in the AA network has shifted substantially, post-merger. It is now essentially a domestic hub (and a very large one). Today's AA prefers to expand from hubs where it has much less competition (DFW, CLT, PHL). The addit...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 11, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5640

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Do all joint ventures create something from nothing the way this one is being forecast to? No. Especially since AC/UA will also have a JV. What WS stands to gain is they won’t lose as much as they would otherwise without a JV. Traffic doesn’t explode, what happens is the JV captures most of the exi...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16269

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

The MAX grounding probably plays a big part in this decision. Presumably they would want to go all Boeing with B737MAX and B787-8. Now that MAX is grounded. They either have to use B737-800 OR change to A320/A321neo. And if they do, it would be useless to operate the mix of A320/A321neo + B787. Als...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5640

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Here we go again overestimating the value of this JV. YHZ-DTW on WS??? On what plane? Has anyone looked at the WS fleet plan?

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 56
Views: 7787

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

YYZ has been recently been increasing their Toronto-Asia routes, YYZ has double or equal amount of flights to asia destinations excluding Tokyo compared to ORD. Maybe many people now connect through YYZ and ORD is decreasing in asia traffic due to this. First: as has been reported the GTA has surpa...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 56
Views: 7787

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

AS737MAX wrote:
It seems like Chicago-Asia has been steadily cut for 3-4 years now. UA, AA, etc. I don't mean to sound naive, but Is there some aspect of the market that just isn't working?

Yeah too much capacity

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16269

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

The MAX grounding probably plays a big part in this decision. Presumably they would want to go all Boeing with B737MAX and B787-8. Now that MAX is grounded. They either have to use B737-800 OR change to A320/A321neo. And if they do, it would be useless to operate the mix of A320/A321neo + B787. Als...

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