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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Replies: 33
Views: 4678

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

According to today's Star-Advertiser , that's exactly the case (and the lessor had people in HNL to repossess the Q400s): Island Air was $4.4 million behind on lease payments to Dublin, Ireland-­based Elix Assets 8 Ltd., owner of the three planes, when two Elix representatives showed up in Hawaii t...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Replies: 33
Views: 4678

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

mcg wrote:
So did the lessor grab the planes pre-bk? island Air prolly should have filed a little sooner.

They may have willingly returned them for immediate cost savings.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Replies: 33
Views: 4678

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sure someone shows up one day to take the planes, but this does not happen overnight without a reason. It would be a violation of the contract. Island Air which was $4.4mil behind on payments was obviously at risk of losing the aircraft. One cant be surprised owner wanting their property back. As s...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1079
Views: 65203

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It's also an airbus competitor. Why are you guys so sure AB isn't just going to shelve it. There is no "Boeing" in their name :-) ( in hindsight would Boeing still judge recourse-less cancellation of the 717 as a good idea? ) I dunno what was the big advantage of the 717 over the 737-7?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1079
Views: 65203

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It's also an airbus competitor. Why are you guys so sure AB isn't just going to shelve it.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 74
Views: 7526

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Because everyone wants to fly ANC-MDW-LAX. Dumb comment. I live in ANC and we have terrible options going East. The comment was aimed at the poster claiming that ANC-MDW would give access to most of WN's network. While it does, it is definitely not economical to fly to Chicago if you're going to Lo...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5823

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Does Fedex let their pilots fly 757 and 767?

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 74
Views: 7526

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

MDW is actually within the range of Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 MAX 7, and Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, and Alaska actually even flies a Boeing 737-800 nonstop between ANC and ORD. Southwest can actually serve MDW nonstop from ANC if it decides to enter Alaska, and Southwest can connect ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 13304

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

jnev3289 wrote:
There are basically no major ATR operators in the US, is there sufficient maintenance support for them in the US?

Is empire not a major operator? Genuine question.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Southwest? Thanks, I’ll pass. I’ve enjoyed my four roundtrips from JFK-HNL, along with many interislands. I like the IFE, the food, the cabin crews, the 330, and the ambiance. As for interisland, I thought the 717 was one of the very few jets that could do quick turnarounds. How does SW plan to use...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 67
Views: 7671

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Themotionman wrote:
We know very little at the moment about the economics of the 797. Aviation week reports a seat count of about 220-270 with a range of about 5200nmi.

How is this not a 787-8?

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Another than IFE what makes DL different from Southwest in terms of things to do? On a 5 to 6 hour flight you can bring your own entertainment, sleep, read a good book/novel, talk to your seatmate and/or even stare out the window. It seems nowadays people want to be constantly entertained. Well, I ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Other than 1 bag that flies free, does WN offer any onboard amenities for free? Alcohol, food, in-seat IFE? Devil's advocate a bit, but what value is free alcohol? It's $5-$8 a drink. I've gotten Delta Comfort + and I can't drink my way to that price point without killing myse...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

If they do inner island I imagine it'll just be like triangle routings. Could have one plane go XXX-OGG-HNL-YYY and another YYY-HNL-OGG-XXX

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17304

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

bombayduck wrote:
Looks like clean underwear for everyone.

I'm not sure how much underwear in worn on an Emirates flight.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 35
Views: 3819

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

Status and opportunity to upgrade did keep me loyal to CO. Once they started shrinking the F cabin and upgrades became impossible, and then the merger with UA where it got even worse, I stopped being airline loyal. One point of the "free" upgrade is that it frees up a Y seat to be sold at...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 35
Views: 3819

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

They should just price F at a lower fare. Look at some AS routes like ANC/SEA. They price F slightly higher and it is full almost all the time. You rarely see an upgrade seat available on AS

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 52
Views: 12351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

The amount of traffic between New York and Tel Aviv is pretty big. Beyond the direct flights on UA, DL, and LY, there's also brisk business for BA, AF, TK, LH, and IB on the route. It's linking the two largest Jewish populations in the world, and a lot of cross-pollination in terms of business. The...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12612

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Well, I really enjoyed flight 1. Stinks about 2 and 3 but at least the inaugural was fun! Got some great pictures. Did the 7M8 feel/sound/look any different to you than a standard 738? Also, does anyone happen to know when WN started using 4000 and 5000 series flight numbers? I thought 3000s were t...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 32
Views: 6237

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

Just so everyone is aware — there was a previous topic on this subject, but has been removed. It's very important that users are aware of our rules regarding copyrights and use of source materials. Links must be provided, and only portions of an article may be copied into the thread. We're strict o...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAS & Mandalay Bay question
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: LAS & Mandala Bay question

Theres buildings next to a lot of airports. Yes someone can rush and airport fence. I don't see how the location is of relevance for these 2 problems.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14225

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Ditch the EAS program. When one chooses to live in a rural area, it has many advantages, I.E. low home costs, light car traffic, small schools, etc. A disadvantage is no local air service and driving to a nearby airport with commercial service. I can just hear the pigs oinking every time this topic...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 122
Views: 19937

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I would get things working first. Only thing worse than being shut down is opening and tourists having a miserable experience. Better they stay away until it has a semblance of normal. And from what I am hearing--that will be a long while. But there are a subset that would enjoy vacationing and vol...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 28668

Re: Southwest 737-300 last day of operations today

It is not only the last 737-300 at Southwest, it is also the last Classic 737 in passenger service in the United States. Although Alaska still has a few 400 Combis left, but those will soon be retired as well. Besides Alaska, I don't think any airline is still flying Classic 737s in the US, at leas...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 28668

Re: Southwest 737-300 last day of operations today

It is not only the last 737-300 at Southwest, it is also the last Classic 737 in passenger service in the United States. Although Alaska still has a few 400 Combis left, but those will soon be retired as well. Besides Alaska, I don't think any airline is still flying Classic 737s in the US, at leas...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 28668

Re: Southwest 737-300 last day of operations today

It is not only the last 737-300 at Southwest, it is also the last Classic 737 in passenger service in the United States. Although Alaska still has a few 400 Combis left, but those will soon be retired as well. Besides Alaska, I don't think any airline is still flying Classic 737s in the US, at leas...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 2639

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

Having three fortress hubs with minimal competition which allows them to make a TON of money, money that pays for the extremely high costs of buying into the NYC and LAX markets. When you look at the yields they're getting in NYC/LAX/SEA it's still VERY low, which indicates that they might not be a...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2484

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

It'll take another 2 hours to get off that f-ing boat! :)

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 71
Views: 8490

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

What an idiot. It won't be long until another major economic crash like 2008, a major terror attack or more severe weather or natural events will kill demand and profits, with a turn to major losses to all airlines. The airlines are so good at matching capacity with demand now they will just cut ac...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7391

Re: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family

The A320 cabin was always nicer than the 737, even in the mid-2000s Airbus was improving an already superior cabin with new side walls and softer looking bins so any major upgrade was never going to be a huge leap like what Boeing achieved with the Sky Interior but Airbus has failed to respond. Air...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL lease CS100 from VS?
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Can DL lease CS100 from VS

You can't buy a car in Oregon with no sales tax and register it into California without paying the tax.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 4777

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

HORIZON DOESNT HAVE A SCHEUDLING DEPARTMENT. HORIZON HAS ZERO SAY ON WHEN SND WHERE THEY FLY. ALASKA OWNS 100% OF SEATS ON HORIZON METAL. IF HORIZON CANT DO IT THEN ALASKA SUBS IT TO OO. THAT IS WHY THERE ARE TWO WHITE TAIL CRJ 200s FLYING FOR ALASKA RIGHT NOW. ANY ADDITION OR REDUCTION OF HORIZON ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5324

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

How bout just add it because it's industry standard at this point and not lie and make a big deal about it

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by 32andBelow
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 4777

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

HORIZON DOESNT HAVE A SCHEUDLING DEPARTMENT. HORIZON HAS ZERO SAY ON WHEN SND WHERE THEY FLY. ALASKA OWNS 100% OF SEATS ON HORIZON METAL. IF HORIZON CANT DO IT THEN ALASKA SUBS IT TO OO. THAT IS WHY THERE ARE TWO WHITE TAIL CRJ 200s FLYING FOR ALASKA RIGHT NOW. ANY ADDITION OR REDUCTION OF HORIZON F...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5324

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Makes sense. I assume this will technically use the wifi system and just be a carve-out from the paid portion of the service (much like using the Delta app to check on flight status is free). Texting uses very little data and bandwidth so it is unlikely to strain the system, although with some of t...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13394

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This whole "service animal" thing is completely out of control. More and more people are abusing this. Service animals were for people with serious physical restrictions like blindness. Now today they are given out like candy. I feel sad when I am alone so I should have a service animal. ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 4777

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

What I meant by "rapid downsizing" (and yes, I acknowledge that this is obviously not the correct terminology here) was that AS is reducing frequencies on a select amount of routes to/from PDX. More routes have been added such as PHL, JFK, DTW, BWI, MCO, which is great, but "rapid do...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5324

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

It will be interesting with Delta rolling out gate to gate wifi in its domestic fleet now. Frankly it will help with people using their cellular networks during flight, I see way too many people continuing to use them while on taxi and even takeoff. Hopefully DL moves towards free wifi in the futur...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 4777

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

OMA is also being discontinued temporarily. Move OMA to the seasonal column - still, you haven't answered the question. What rapid downsizing are you talking about? What I meant by "rapid downsizing" (and yes, I acknowledge that this is obviously not the correct terminology here) was that...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3636

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

To not use up two flight numbers when they don't have to. With how many codeshare flights airlines have to find numbers for these days, and how many flights they have themselves, economizing on them makes sense. But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thin...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3636

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

Not enough flight numbers. That's all.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 7800

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

Pellegrine wrote:
Forgive me because I don't know. The copilot couldn't have set autopilot then pulled the captain on the floor and try CPR or use an AED on him?

Someone needs to be on the controls. What if they got a TCAS resolution at the same time? also would a freighter even have an AED?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 1870

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

330 mile range!!!! the green lobby has gone mad, don't book any long haul destinations in the near future LOL. Will airport Ramp areas be littered with electrical cables or will the aircraft have a row of Solar panels on top of fuselage? You know planes already connect to ground power when they lan...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 7800

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

I wonder if the plane was stuck on the runway. Many times only the CA can taxi.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Airline Skews

aeromoe wrote:
Also the largest domestic airline in the USA isn't even included in this "study"


Which airline is that?

Southwest

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7008

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

TVNWZ wrote:
One thing missing from the discussion here: What will the airlines do? Can't see a big presence at both. If they have to choose, which will it be?

They will fly to the airport(s) they can make the most money at.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 42
Views: 12168

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

100s of panels depart planes, they are designed to safely depart. British AAIB studied ~5000 such events. This is news because it happened in Japan. KLM's stance with JTSB should be it is the line mx under JCAB jurisdiction last touched the plane, otherwise, JCAB/JTSB will be all over KLM with thei...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 42
Views: 12168

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

This shouldn't be about KLM...they didn't design the 777 nor the panel that departed the plane. They do maintain the plane, and that was my point. Regardless of whose fault it is (KLM / Boeing / mistake by ground crew / whatever) ... the reason should be found. Of course the reason will be found. S...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Airline Skews

I'm really not sure what these maps are supposed to say. Hubs are generally located in large population centers (minus CLT & SLC). While hubs are generally defined as operating to connect passengers in the most efficient way, as many know, they are in larger cities to capture local traffic. So,...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Airline Skews

this whole thread makes no sense. It doesn't account for focus cities or p2p flights. It's pretty impossible to garner any information from this. A better metric would be to identify certain O/D and see how far you have to deviate off the direct routing to make the connection on said airline.

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