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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 57
Views: 5294

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Time for the FAA to do some through inspections

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2670

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

In Germany the Rhein-Ruhr area served primarily by DUS and CGN is the most populous (10 million) and most industrial area, and Berlin is the capital as the biggest single city (3.5 million), but FRA (600 thousand) has the busiest airport. And to top it all off in the German state Northrhein-Westpha...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11192

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

UA has to be liking what AA is doing. The post-AA Kirby will learn the hard way that shrinking to profitability at a highly competitive hub such as ORD is a flawed concept. Without looking, the LAX cuts are probably that the route isn't operating on Christmas and Thanksgiving. That's it. It's beyon...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 8242

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

I think that AA needs to figure out what they want to do with the Midwest, specifically ORD. UA runs 737's and A320's to places like DSM, MSN, and GRR, yet AA throws a 145 at them. Not true at all. First of all UA doesnt have every flight a mainline in those markets and secondly not all AA flights ...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 8242

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

I think that AA needs to figure out what they want to do with the Midwest, specifically ORD. UA runs 737's and A320's to places like DSM, MSN, and GRR, yet AA throws a 145 at them. Not true at all. First of all UA doesnt have every flight a mainline in those markets and secondly not all AA flights ...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7009

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

there is demand for connections...what there is not are slots, gates and runways for low revenue flights

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16531

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Isis is 100% muslim and Islamic. Their leader has a PhD in Islamic studies. Saying he isn't islamic is like saying Neil de Grassi Tyson isn't an astronomer.

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16531

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Saudi, Iran Air and Kuwait are already Air Sharia.

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19613

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

The answer is simple: buy B6. In one fell swoop they would gain the hubs and 20 thousand friendlier service-oriented employees they need to surpass Delta. That's the stupid thing they will probably try and do. DOJ wouldn't let them dominate NYC and they would get pushed out of FLL by WN and NK fare...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6956

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

One of the few cases US3 can not be blamed for. With the size of that dog: o My previous comment was an indictment of the dog's owner. What was he/she thinking when the dog was checked in and the local temp was to exceed 100 F. That being said, DL knew the temp forecast too, and should have exercis...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10015

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

OA940 wrote:
So in the past two years we have had Boeing, the US3 and now Aeromexico that seem to not be able to handle competition without whining to mommy and daddy. Lovely.


You realize the competition is not free market competition but heavily subsidized by public treasury?

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Re: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)

Youshould have let the honeymoon couple sit together

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

eta unknown wrote:
AA bought TW for only one reason- to get rid of it. Their timing was terrible- if they'd waited 6 months TW would've gotten rid of themselves.


That makes no sense. TW was never a threat to AA. It was a desperation move to get more planes in response to UA/US back in 1999-2000.

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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 26, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

I know one of the engines fell off but why did it crash? Wat it too low for the pilots to fly on two engines? The engine severed the hydrolic lines and the slats retracted. This caused the left side of the plane to stall. If they had a lot of height I guess. They could have recovered but landing wo...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 25, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 16518

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

The proper question is what's happened to South Africa

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

If you look at the investment AA has made toward the highest yielding customers in JFK with flagship lounge, the bridge lounge, flagship first dining, 3 class services and having the best international J hard product on the 777s + premium partner airlines, they clearly have their focus on this grou...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

Part of it I imagine has to do with being a commanding presence in the markets that are relevant to the top global corporate contract accounts. Your top consulting and accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, EY, Accenture, McKinsey, etc.) are going to comprise a massive chunk of high volume, premium traff...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

tphuang wrote:
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Aa doesn’t have a great margin system wide, so hubs like Mia ord and phl are probably not that profitable. .


What????

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by Bobloblaw
Sat May 19, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

Why is B6 not big enough to survive alone? They have strong positions in NYC, leader in BOS and a strong position in SoFL. In terms of ASMs B6 was 20% larger than AS without VX. I doubt DOJ would allow AA to dominate both MIA and FLL (actually WN/NK would drive AA from FLL pretty quickly). I would b...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

You (and Isom) are rationalizing a 2nd-rate position. This era of Big Hub economics tells carriers to aggregate traffic, not split it across two hubs. The successes of ATL, DFW and CLT should tell you something, as they regularly add destinations and upgauge. JFK, EWR and LGA arent DFW, ATL and CLT...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA is in a better position in the NE than DL or UA. Id rather have PHL as the connecting hub and JFK/LGA for local traffic than running a bunch of connecting markets that no one in NYC cares about and having a huge operation in NYC with all sorts of operational issues. AA serves the top O&Ds fr...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu May 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12305

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA is in a better position in the NE than DL or UA. Id rather have PHL as the connecting hub and JFK/LGA for local traffic than running a bunch of connecting markets that no one in NYC cares about and having a huge operation in NYC with all sorts of operational issues. AA serves the top O&Ds fro...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

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

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by Bobloblaw
Tue May 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2651

Re: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation

not that type of volcano.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5895

Re: Will Air Koryo buy American Planes?

with what money???

Only if ROK pays for it

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5895

Re: Air Koryo speculations

Where does North Korea get the foreign exchange to buy these aircraft? The DPRK didn’t have issue leasing the current four Tu-204 and An-148 via the Russian. They will do the same. They get money from coals, minerals, etc... Yeah. You think airbus and Boeing will give NK the same deal as tupolev di...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5895

Re: Air Koryo speculations

Where does North Korea get the foreign exchange to buy these aircraft?

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 11, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 313
Views: 25749

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

First time Ive ever heard someone say a monopoly lowers fares. I dont think you really understand monopolies. One carrier will fly MSP-DAL as there arent enough gates for both DL and WN to do it. So who would you prefer fly MSP-DAL??? DL or WN? Delta adding flights at DAL wont lower fares on ONE SI...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 313
Views: 25749

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

Who will result in lower fares to MSP and DTW? DL or WN? Growing Delta at DAL wont lower fares, growing WN will. First time Ive ever heard someone say a monopoly lowers fares. I dont think you really understand monopolies. One carrier will fly MSP-DAL as there arent enough gates for both DL and WN ...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri May 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 118
Views: 18158

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

I wonder who wants it now. After the initial "Let's fly planes to Cuba!" craze, I suspect everyone is a little more restrained... Hardly. There are more applications than slot already. Slots are reservations at an airport for arrivals and departures at a specific time. Frequencies are wha...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 313
Views: 25749

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

I'm sure you do. Tried of getting beat up in Seattle and LA, don't want it coming to Dallas too. Yes I also learned in high school economics that monopolies in the market place bring lower costs to the consumer Seriously? Yes, seriously. Who is going to lower fares to MSP and DTW, Delta or LUV. You...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon May 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 313
Views: 25749

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

Who will result in lower fares to MSP and DTW? DL or WN? Growing Delta at DAL wont lower fares, growing WN will.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19009

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Here is on reason why HSR wont work in the USA....POLITICS. It wont be HSR for very long. A proposed HSR from Chicago to St Louis would stop only in Springfield. But cities served along the route like Normal, IL and Alton, IL complained in the proposal that their communities would be hurt if they we...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19009

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

can't really call HSR a success when its mostly subsidized around the world.... Peoples obsession with backward outdated mediums of transport that is not self sufficient is hilarious.... The US is just fine without those trains.... You're kidding right? You know what else is subsidized? Every effin...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 06, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19009

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Freedom is relative. With a car you don't have the freedom to have a drink whenever you fancy. You are often restricted when it comes to parking you vehicle. Cars are expensive, both in purchase and in operation. You can't work, have dinner in the restaurant, watch a movie, browse the internet, go ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun May 06, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Diversions 5/4/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

Re: YYZ Diversions 5/4/2018

YQY diverted to DTW. What are the rules on a domestic Canadian flight diverting to the USA?

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4273

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

What percentage of F9's DEN and DL's SLC traffic is ski related? Versus say traffic to EGE and HDN?

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4273

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

A good question. So Id ask from where? The major hubs are already covered by the legacies. Skiing is very expensive, so maybe the ULCC customer profile isnt one that would be going on ski vacations. It is interesting that WN doesnt fly say LAX/DAL-HDN/JAC/EGE, I would think that might work.

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines 2017 Total Load Factors
Replies: 23
Views: 2988

Re: Frontier Airlines 2017 Total Load Factors

All this indicates is they are filling the seats with a bunch of junk fares. Yields are likely awful. Sigh......same goes for Allegiant and Spirit. But guess what, that is their business model. They get you on the plane and then hit you with ancillary fees. The dumber and less prepared you are, the...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9216

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

For the same reason Target runs a huge trade surplus with me. They sell cheap stuff, I buy like buying cheap stuff. With a bit more nuance, the same principal applies. Sounds like something my old econ professors would say. Then why have exports at all? Because some consumers in other countries wan...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9216

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? If you look at the US economy and it's trade deficit in more general terms, the US trade deficit is a direct consequence of the country's living over ability, consuming more than it produces and saves less than it i...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9216

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

If China stopped buying US treasury bonds, the USA would have to live within its means and China could consume more. A rebalancing of the world economy would be a good thing Then who would buy those US treasuries (and essentially fund the US government)? China could invest more in other countries b...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9216

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? ...but I thought the right was against government regulation and in favor of market rules. Free market rules apply to everything, the market is wise auto regulating itself. As long as the winning hand is always on t...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9216

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? Let's see... Because US customers are not willing to pay the prices that need to be charged for all those good imported from China if they were US-produced? In an ideal world, things would be different, but that is ...

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