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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS KEF Potential
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: AS KEF Potential

wedgetail737 wrote:
I think the only reasons why AS would entertain KEF is (1) They have MAX planes for the range; (2) FI asked AS to fly the route so that FI could use their flying resources elsewhere.


When FI and AS have an anti-trust immunized joint venture FI can pose that question.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

It’s time for the outsourcing to end and these contract companies to go out of business. They are bottom feeding leeches feeding off the greed of corporate America. There are good vendors, and there are companies who know how to select and work with good vendors. Sun Country failed. That doesn't me...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG and Procter & Gamble
Replies: 19
Views: 3121

Re: CVG and Procter & Gamble

One of Procter major Latin American regional HQ is in Panama City. Perhaps if Procter ask for it, CVG might get CM PTY-CVG at least 3-4 times per day? DL could possibly add PTY-CVG nonstop service if there is enough demand for PTY-CVG nonstop service. You guys skip over a very basic detail: How man...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, WestJet to form JV
Replies: 31
Views: 4521

Re: Delta, WestJet to form JV

Bobloblaw wrote:
JV = higher fares


It can mean that in thin markets. However, lots of 2nd and 3rd tier airports in Canada need a transborder alternative to AC/UA. The example mentioned above: Regina.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 67
Views: 6315

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

There is no such thing as international law. Lol. Yes, there is. Lol, No there isn't. Anywhere. Period. The ICAO, like many UN organizations, has voluntary membership. In the case of the ICAO, it's members consist of pretty much every UN country. But any member country that doesn't like it's regula...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11768

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Scope protect the consumer as well as the employees. How many times have we seen issues arise on outsourced carriers and the consumer complain about the fact it’s not mainline operated. I have never in my entire long life heard a friend complain that a plane was operated by an affiliate, and not th...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For 1st time ever since 2014, UA posts unit revenue increase in Pacific for Q2 2018, with its China push paying off
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: For 1st time ever since 2014, UA posts unit revenue increase in Pacific for Q2 2018, with its China push paying off

You're overlooking a key detail that you quoted: 'But the airline's chief commercial officer also said that while performance in China improved over 2017, it still isn't back to the strength UA enjoyed there a few years ago.' Higher than last year, after three years of decline, isn't worth celebrati...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 81576

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

15 B787-9 more for 2 costumers One is a new customer while the other is adding to an existing order, once these deals are finalised the 787 will surpass 1400 frames sold http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-19-Boeing-Announces-New-Commitments-with-Two-Airlines-for-15-787-Dreamliners So does that mea...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Boeing 757s ETOPs planes - Original vs New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: Delta Boeing 757s ETOPs planes - Original vs New Parts

Delta has quite a few old, but nicely refurbished 757s flying their transatlantic routes (especially from NYC to Lisbon, Edinburgh, etc.). These planes are on average 21 years old, some much older. Delta completely refreshed the interiors a few years back (screens, seats, lighting, WiFi, etc.). But...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

dfwjim1 wrote:
A little bit off topic but could a passenger fly on one ticket from PHX to HNL on AA and then HNL to Japan on JL in lieu of flying AA PHX to LAX to Japan? I am too lazy tonight to try this routing on the AA site...LOL.


Sure, if you want a broken fare, and to fly 900 miles out of the way.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 71
Views: 10138

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

One can go back more than 15 years ago, when Airbus was arguing the future was VLAs to congested airports, and Boeing was arguing the intercontinental future was fragmentation. Boy, did Airbus blow that forecast. Boeing has already won this fight.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7023

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

From the PR is this: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-2q-earnings-snapshot-202735678.html Ranked first among largest competitors in on-time departures in the quarter. I have never heard this, I thought DL was #1 of the largest carriers. That’s what DL attempts to spin. Do you want to measure o...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 175
Views: 19636

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Seattle and Vancouver are three hours apart if no traffic and border crossing delays. I always think this is a fallacy that just brcause an airline serves one city 3 hours away, everyone is going to drive up there to catch a flight. They are two different markets. Airlines do use airports like HGH ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top ten US airports by operations June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3620

Re: Top ten US airports by operations June 2018

deltaguy767 wrote:
DL's upgauging strategy is likely contributing to the ORD catch up and passing of ATL. Would wager in seats or passenger counts ATL is still ahead of ORD.


By millions and millions of passengers...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 2899

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

PPVRA wrote:
If they were first to board, why would they be told there is no room onboard? Something isn’t adding up.


People get to bring necessary medical supplies. It's up to the crew to make room for them. If that means checking somebody else's carry-on, so be it.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?
Replies: 25
Views: 2465

Re: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?

I break it down like this. There are three tiers of airports: Tier 1 airport: ORD, DFW, ATL, PHL, DTW, etc. (Multiple TATL destinations) Tier 2 airport: IND, AUS, RDU, BNA, etc. (1 TATL flight) Tier 3 airport: SBN, GRR, MSN, ROC, etc. (no TATL flight) The new TATL point to point routes the OP is re...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6093

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

You are correct BUT the problem the A319 fleet is going to have is the same as the MD90 fleet How long do MROs support the CFM56-5A when the vast majority of the world's fleet has shifted to the CFM56-5B? That's a fair consideration and worthy of investigation. IMHO, the problem with MD-90 vendor s...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger
Replies: 19
Views: 3957

Re: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger

oslmgm wrote:
Because it would have cost them another dollar..?


You have a very dry sense of humor. One might think their rail transportation holdings would be worth more that that...

To the OP's question: So Canada and the Province of Quebec can point to a Canadian champion, not just subsidiaries of Airbus.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11768

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

hOMSaR wrote:
Maybe AA has some room left (I don't really follow their fleet developments), but is it 200 planes worth?


It doesn't need to be 200 planes' worth - just 100, across aging CR7 and E70s, some growth at AA, and maybe Alaska.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have F and Basic Economy Doomed the CR7?
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

Re: Have F and Basic Economy Doomed the CR7?

enilria wrote:
Fair enough, but when why replace 70 seat CR7s for 70 or 76 seat E175s?


I believe United mentioned CR7 end of life planning.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 5664

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

CARST wrote:
One thing you can note down as a fact: just because a plane is old, it can be perfectly safe and reliable. It's all about maintenance.


If one can't trust an operator with a 737-200 there's no reason to trust them with a newish A320, either. Maintenance without shortcuts.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12660

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

So GRR, PVD, and BUF get nonstop service to MIA yet AA REFUSES to add MKE. Their service from MKE is really awful. They don't fly to the MIA or DCA hubs where as they fly to both of those hubs from many other cities that are smaller. They also refuse to fly to LAX from MKE. I really do not understa...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines INTL Business Class = No Special Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Hawaiian Airlines INTL Business Class = No Special Meals

They know how many passengers HNL-Asia/SYD/AKL order special meals. They know most Hawaiian residents will still fly Hawaiian. They can do the math.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 54
Views: 10929

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

E175-E2 isn't in scope for any US carrier, it's overweight. I wonder why UA didn't wait for the E175-E2. Were the CR7's so much in need of replacement? I realise the E2 version is a little bit larger than the E1, but still should be way more efficient. And surely UA must have had a great deal with ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 67
Views: 23695

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

I think the best thing about Delta using the A330-300 as the replacement is that you can finally have lie-flat seats on domestic routes, There are plenty of lay flat seats on domestic routes. The UA EWR-SFO/LAX service is lay flat, so it JetBlue's Mint, Delta One on certain routes, AA's Flagship......

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 435
Views: 60717

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N904DA


What is the number of MD-88 and MD-90 still in service.



Planespotters.net will get you a close count.
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gsg013 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
Another MD90, N904DA, was ferried from DTW>SBD today for part-out and scrapping:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N904DA


What is the number of MD-88 and MD-90 still in service.



Planespotters.net will get you a close count.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 26
Views: 4125

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

10 years from now LAX will be a nicer looking mess. Nicer, more amenities but falling further behind the rest of the global gateways to the world (again, save for the dumpster fire known as PANYNJ and their airports) It's not like they're going to pull a Narita (or DEN) and build something from scr...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

Mesa has been doing real well recent years. Besides earning profits, they also have consistently been on top of the pack among their regional peers in DOT OT numbers. I even recall United awarded them some status like "regional partner of the year" for their strong performance. I wonder w...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

Operating as a regional carrier in the U.S. is a tough business, with a very concentrated customer list. I'll keep my money, thanks. The company offers scheduled passenger service to 110 cities in 38 states (with a strong presence in Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Washington Dulles), operating flights...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46821

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-13/jetblue-got-discount-of-up-to-72-on-airbus-a220s-moody-s-says I’d buy the plane if I paid less than what it costs to build too. I see another WTO dumping case. U.S. law on dumping applies to imported goods. Assemble them in Mobile (from primarily U...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report- ... e36610340/
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Airbus bought 50.01% of the C-Series program. It didn't buy the CRJs, the Q400, business jets, trains...
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report- ... e36610340/

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI
Replies: 93
Views: 8636

Re: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI

Plus, with any kind of luck, WN's success here proves to other airlines how viable BWI is, and they start adding service. It doesn't necessarily work that way. Other carriers are looking for routes, not aggregated WN demand. WN's presence on a relatively thin route can crowd out other prospective c...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9618

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

1. Look at the aircraft in the fleet and on order. Draw range circles on a map - not just standard conditions, but range circles which take into account winds and takeoff temps. 2. Make a list of airports which are within range and have decent economics - business demand and/of friends&family de...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

Consistent and GoGo don't belong in the same sentence, although I've had a monthly plan since the days AirTran rolled it out. I've learned to appreciate days when its super duper fast and cringe when it will barely load my Gmail. You really need to segregate current 2Ku from domestic ATG and ATG-4 ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 85
Views: 9106

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

727LOVER wrote:
Can we have a list of destinations from RDU on both AA and DL?

# of flights for both
market share for both
gates for both

THANK YOU


Market share, in the link I provided upthread:

Delta carried 1801K of 5851K enplanements for 2017, 30.8%.

AA carried 1541K, or 26.3%.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA aircraft deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: DELTA aircraft deliveries

Thanks for your reply, that's an incredible delivery pace for 321s. I seem to remember that 3 330neos were coming ,in 2019. Anyway that is a lot of planes in a years time. That purchase commitment table shows no A339s in 2019, and four in 2020. Maybe Bastian was doing a little mental rounding when ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13227

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

One of the stated reasons was not that it was more unreliable.. but due to it being really "unknown" it takes longer then the equivalent embraer/boeing/airbus which are way more routine. The routine makes it way quicker, spares more available and more available maintenance crew etc etc......

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3758

Re: Northwest to South America

https://store.randmcnally.com/south-ame ... l-map.html
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MBJ, CUN, GCM... not part of South America.

https://store.randmcnally.com/south-ame ... l-map.html

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 85
Views: 9106

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

DL continues to eat into AA at RDU. They've added LAX, PHL, MIA (seasonal), DCA, CDG (competes with LHR), and now ORD in their build up at RDU. Also begin mainline on LGA this fall. Wouldn't be surprised if DFW is next. DL may take on AA on its own RDU-xxx routes, but DL already beats AA handily in...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 85
Views: 9106

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

TWA1985 wrote:
And I wonder if / how American will respond ...


AA has 5x RDU-ORD.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA aircraft deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: DELTA aircraft deliveries

They retired 7 A320s last year but it's been a while. Maybe somebody knows the target count and timing for 2018?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6471

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

People point to cost... I am skeptical that's it. B6 and WN go to high-cost U.S. airports. The truth is that transborder (CAN-US) traffic is heavily served by Canadian carriers. 12 months ending 9/2017, they carried 65% of transborder traffic. Contrast that with USA-Cancun, where U.S. carriers handl...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA aircraft deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: DELTA aircraft deliveries

Thanks for your reply, that's an incredible delivery pace for 321s. I seem to remember that 3 330neos were coming ,in 2019. Anyway that is a lot of planes in a years time. That purchase commitment table shows no A339s in 2019, and four in 2020. Maybe Bastian was doing a little mental rounding when ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA aircraft deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: DELTA aircraft deliveries

The 2017 annual report, published February 23, 2018, showed this count of 77 as purchase commitments in effect 12/31/17:

32 A321s
2 359s
18 739s (finishing the open order)
25 C 100s

That same report showed 15 CS100s arriving in 2018.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7364

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

They still need to repatriate earnings - or only sell tickets outside of the country. That's not exactly serving Venezuela nor the market.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6093

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

Gallons of fuel purchased went up 1.9% while ASMs went up 3.1% YTD. Thank you, ongoing A359, 739 and A321 deliveries. Fuel costs went up $654 million while passenger revenues went up $778 million on 3.2% higher RPMs for the quarter so it doesn't look like they recovered all of the fuel difference in...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44577

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Upgauging for current 717 and 319 routes?

Delta has been pretty conservative in fleet buys. I can't imagine them exercising options before they have some good hours on the A220s.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 50
Views: 10177

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

Given that UA announced they were dropping SIN-LAX and going double daily on SIN-SFO, and both carriers are Star, I have to assume this was choreographed. Although there is no JV, which means they are not allowed to collude on capacity. SQ to SFO is a bit more confusing. What restrictions are there...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46821

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

[quote="sunking737"]I'm not suprised at this order at all. They will have an all airbus fleet now./quote]

It's not like there's cockpit or parts commonality between a 321 and a 220. It means you're just dealing with one sales team.

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