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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

Lower 48 only. What markets does AA NOT serve from its mega hub @ DFW.....and W H Y ? Because other hubs are closer and give appropriate connectivity to the destinations sought. Because some routes are too far to be operated with small aircraft. Because there are important business/government links...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 9462

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Yes, but the 763s are way older than that. And even with the pivoting bins and the new lighting + seats they don't offer an onboard experience on a par with a newer A333. Surprisingly not. Certainly in terms of tech, etc., they are, but DL actually received quite a number of 763s well into the late...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 9462

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

There are plenty of 767-300ERs in the schedule. 764s see lots of other routes. Some 763s are rather old - 1990-2001 deliveries. But, as noted above, all of the long-haul 763s got full AVOD and pivot bins.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw

It should be far enough from the city so no night time curfew required forever. Don't let people build houses around the airport and play NIMBY. Airport fees should be cheap enough to become a European LHLCC transit hub. Have self-connect facility for a small fee or mandate interlining, ie., every ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 9462

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Delta still has 'high J' 767s in the schedule on a date in July. Making the move to A330s (332 or 333) means no extra Business seats but a lot more coach seats.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 115
Views: 12081

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Could the whole impact of this been less, if AKL had of invested into an new larger fuel storage farm by now that was onsite? The current fuel farm at AKL is tinny, its next to an Terminal and hasn't really grown to match increase flights instead they have just put all there hope into an 170km pipe...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?
Replies: 16
Views: 2724

Re: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?

High fuel costs and the predominant use of inefficient 50-seat regional jets in a small local traffic market is what made the MEM hub unprofitable in the first place. Before CRJs came to dominate (post-merger) Delta's MEM traffic it was full of DC-9s and Saabs. Those were even less efficient. Now d...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 82
Views: 12484

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Overflights of TYO from the US-48 non-stop to China marked the beginning of end for the NRT hub. 777ERs with range and 180 min ETOPS meant that 744s were obsolete. If you want to mark a date, call it 2001 when CO started EWR-HKG non-stop. After that, the route fragmentation that Boeing predicted (78...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10668

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

The market is crying out for a low cost, modern 30-ish seater, look how many airlines still fly the Saab 340, J41, Embraer 120 etc. And yet the market hasn't responded by giving them that, which does suggest that the market is content with current options. With the WSJ behind a paywall I looked to ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4189

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

KICT wrote:
I miss the good ol' days when investigative reporters were actually investigating things like organized crime. In all seriousness, if WN can make ICT work, surely FAT has a chance.


'Clickbait' had an analog years before the internet. 'Are there predators in your child's school? Film at eleven.'

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 53
Views: 10396

Re: United not looking at C Series

At the Boyd Group, the UA's President stated they were not looking at the CS and knows of no one at the company discussing it. n the http://crankyflier.com/2017/09/14/random-and-interesting-tidbits-from-american-and-united-at-the-boyd-conference/ That's fine, but they need to still address the fact...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 203
Views: 21786

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The question arises, is there cargo opportunity for AA. If so, replacing a 777-200ER by a 787-9 is cutting revenue cargo in half. If that would be the goal, it wouldn't matter. But personally I doubt that. http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/PR-images/Infographic_640x989.jpg I think the cas...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 203
Views: 21786

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

There are two options here for AA to choose from: 1. Exchange 22 A359s for 44 A321NEOs 2. Exchange 22 A359s for 25 A330-900NEOs Both options mentioned above are good and have their own respective pros and cons. The safe bet would probably be OP1 as it can also opt for many A321neoLRs and base them ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 87
Views: 8303

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

737max8 wrote:
KEF-DFW is 3,743 miles.

This is 5 miles longer than KEF-PDX at 3,738 miles.

Is this the longest 757 route in the world?


There certainly have been longer 757 flights, although UA's config was less passenger dense.

TXL-EWR is 3980 sm, and suffered a westward winter fuel stop now and then.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29158

Re: DL Future Expansion

And that's the thing: every new P2P route that overflies a hub weakens the economic case for frequencies to the hub, and to all the destinations served from the hub. As Steve Jobs said, "If we don't cannibalize the Mac, somebody else will." Substitute hub for Mac, and we're talking about ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13582

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

Great to see this...but I don't think that a year round 737MAX8 service transatlantic is just viable. I mean this isn't Caribbean weather we're talking about...this is Canada, in which a blizzard is just the norm in winter--no matter what Boeing says, this just may not be economically viable in the...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 130
Views: 18595

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Ryanair, US3 running out of pilots: They'll survive, this is just a fluke, they excel in other areas blah blah blah Norwegian, ME3 running out of pilots or getting creative: OMG they are awful illegal companies that need to go out of business!!! How dare they exist!!! You people, I tell ya. I see y...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 7123

Re: House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

The House is undertaking another effort to block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran: The House adopted measures on Wednesday to prevent sales of commercial aircraft to Iran, despite warnings from some Democrats that it would undermine the international accord to curtail the country’s nuclear weap...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29158

Re: DL Future Expansion

I also think DL is unique in that they have many mid-sized cities (outside of their hubs) where they control a lot of the FF base(JAX/PDX/MKE/IND/CMH/MSY/MCO/TPA/MEM/e.t.c). As for JAX, MKE, IND, CMH, MSY, and TPA, that frequent flyer count is built up from long years of frequent service to proxima...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 203
Views: 19295

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

For those who might not use the 'Seattle Times' link, here's what may be the bigger news: 'Muilenburg also said Boeing has decided that 787 order prospects are sufficiently healthy that it can spread the deferred cost of the program over 1,400 planes, up from the current assumption of 1,300.' How i...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTM to US
Replies: 15
Views: 2200

Re: YTM to US

Recently one airline cut service to Ottawa due to low loads. Why would a route to an area, with low population, about half way between Montreal & Ottawa and farther north work? Whats there to attract enough passengers that the Capital could not? YTM serves Mont Tremblant, the Whistler of Easter...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 203
Views: 19295

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

For those who might not use the 'Seattle Times' link, here's what may be the bigger news:

'Muilenburg also said Boeing has decided that 787 order prospects are sufficiently healthy that it can spread the deferred cost of the program over 1,400 planes, up from the current assumption of 1,300.'

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13582

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

Are the Max 8s going to have lie-flats up front, or just domestic Business seating?

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 5803

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

Do we see Boeing and Airbus stock prices decline, or had the market already priced in some high likelihood of deferrals?

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13287

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

How exactly? Insolvency means a company has run out of funds. Do you want the public purse to spend taxpayers' money? There can only be one rule for all - for plumber Joe just as much as an airline doing business. In that particular case, it is not as the dire situation of airberlin was unknown to ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9342

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13287

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Maybe German insolvency law is different, but I thought that one of the advantages of a filing is to suspend collection & seizure efforts? AB should be able to terminate lease contracts and return assets, but that's far different from a lessor seizing it. No as a lessor is the owner of the plan...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3001

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

What's the elevation of the departure airport? What's the air temp? What are the headwinds? What are the weather conditions at the destination airport and all diversion airports... How frequently will the carrier tolerate a tech stop?

You want a simple answer yet there isn't one.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13287

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Today's strike is also about cancellation of few long haul flights to Caribbean. All flights to Caribbean will be stopped as of September 24th or 25th. The lessor has reclaimed its A330s. Can't fly without aircraft. Soon Air Berlin will be left without any aircraft. Maybe German insolvency law is d...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does RJ not fly nonstop year round to DTW?
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: Why does RJ not fly nonstop year round to DTW?

Also in the off-season months only like 20-30% of passengers on AMM-YUL-DTW go on to Detroit. In the summer months however the flights are packed. There's the OP's answer. It is often just as simple as that. If RJ thought it was a profitable use of available aircraft to fly DTW-AMM non-stop year-ro...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29158

Re: DL Future Expansion

I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 56
Views: 8822

Re: Why don't russia make larger planes any more

Then they would have to set up a robust and stable parts and service infrastructure to be able to support a global fleet... Similarly, that lack of confidence in ability to service and support $ Billions of assets for their ~ three decade service life is why Bombardier has to give away the C-Series...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

Finnair advertises faster flying times to Asia via their Helsinki flights from Continental Europe. Could a Finnair Los Angeles flight be competitive for Asia-bound passengers? I wonder how attractive AY flying times and airfares would be when you compare flying LAX-HEL-BKK versus flying EK LAX-DXB-...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29158

Re: DL Future Expansion

I believe DL must sharpen its domestic strategy. Right now, AA can take you from any top ten metro area to any other top ten metro area nonstop with a few exceptions from Houston. WN is in place to do the top 10, with BWI able to access both DC and Philly customers (yes I know frequent traveler pre...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8222

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

Cue another one bites the dust. This once had like 7 RTs. *DL MEM-CVG NOV 0.8>0.1 JAN 0.7>0 FEB 0.9>0 MAR 0.8>0 APR 0.9>0 MAY 0.8>0 I have used MEM-CVG many, many times - way back in the day. There are things a carrier does with ~500 CR2s (and low fuel prices of the late 90s and early 00s) that are...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join

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The French and German appetite for cartel capitalism can't be overestimated.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29158

Re: DL Future Expansion

cheapgreek wrote:
BDL-AMS was done before by NW. Once the seed money was gone, so was the flight.


Northwest's whole low-density 757 TATL experiment was over pretty quickly. 2007 timing into the global financial crisis didn't help.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 165
Views: 16991

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Wait...people calling Southwest's 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 cabin a dense configuration must be a complete joke. They have 32" pitch and 17.8" width which is near the tops of the narrow body market and the new seats on these A/C that would be going to Hawaii feel even more spacious due to the...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29158

Re: DL Future Expansion

Speaking about Delta: "This is a result of Network turning their efforts to "focus" cities. These are cities that are underserved and are not a hub for competitors. The model for DL was RDU. In short order, we add ~20 non-stops per peak day (often only 1 flight to many hubs) and a tr...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18327

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

MaksFly wrote:
If the ME3 want to help out... fly in some A380's to help with evacuation efforts.


Maybe Trump could issue an emergency order waiving cabotage restrictions. Otherwise those ME3 aircraft would need to go international...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17150

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Services a la carte can be (un)bundled and delivered pretty easily. When you start messing with seat width and seat pitch you're going to get inventory problems: not enough (the extra pitch window seat I wanted) or too much (and had to give a 'nice' seat to somebody who didn't pay for it).

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 23142

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

For the 2/3s of the US that's east of the Rockies, IAH is a welcome South Pacific connecting hub. The number of available 1-stops to SYD or AKL on *A is pretty impressive now. Could west coast-BNE be next? http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=syd-iah,+syd-lax,+syd-sfo,+akl-sfo,+akl-lax,+akl-iah,+mel-lax Th...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21613

Re: DL add IND-CDG

DL has built up quite a bit of p2p flying out of IND, CUN/MIA/RSW/MCO/RDU/CDG hopefully SEA is next... I would bet DL adds SEA-IND soon enough. Indeed. That might be forthcoming. DL still has a ways to go, however, to match the operation NW had at IND before the merger. IND-PDX is another intriguin...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21613

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Is Indy close enough to CVG or ORD that flyers would have previously driven for nonstop service to CDG or other European cities? If so then DL will cannibalize itself a bit to Cincy, but take away business from AA/UA/international flag carriers at ORD. By car Google Maps puts IND-CVG at 1:53, IND-O...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4735

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Somehow I suspect that carriers will opt for a couple of big closets (one immediately 'dedicated' for crew use) and not generous pitch in F, Y+, or Y -- they won't want to make their mainline products look bad, and it's an easy reconfig if scope changes to allow more 76-seat aircraft.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34537

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Great news. Where's all the A350 armchair CEO's now who said the A350 would never come to UA! The origin of this is the 2010 order for 25 A350-900s, with no A350s to UA until five years from now, in 2022. That's a win to you? Five years presents lots more opportunity for further delay or order rest...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359
Replies: 28
Views: 3286

Re: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359

With 35 A350s in order, I would be surprised to see them order more right now. I don't think UA is looking at 777 retirements yet. They still don't have a coherent strategy for the 767 and 757 INTL fleet yet. Switching to A359s would allow 787s to shift over to some Atlantic flying to replace 767s ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7508

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

So this is an armchair CEO order review? I think that AA is large enough that subfleets are not a concern. Personally, I think all 777, 787, A350, even A330 have a place within AA. Sure, they could streamline, but they don't need to. Its like BA with many different subfleets. Profitable. That doesn...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: There’s an Estimated €5.5 Billion Worth of Air Passenger Compensation Waiting to be Claimed
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: There’s an Estimated €5.5 Billion Worth of Air Passenger Compensation Waiting to be Claimed

Link/Source: http://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2017/09/05/theres-estimated-e5-5-billion-worth-air-passenger-compensation-waiting-claimed/ "refund.me, a company that specializes in getting compensation for air travel delays has estimated that European travellers are entitled to around €5.5 bill...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6913

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Think about it, the cost to crew 2 pilots on a small mainline jet is not more than $300/hour. Compared to Perhaps $150-200/hr at the regionals. Do all of you REALLY believe that a cost difference of about $100 per flight hour is what makes large RJ's "UNECONOMICAL" at the mainlines? That'...

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