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by MIflyer12
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Visualization of Top 10 Intercontinental Gateway Airports to the US by 2017 Pax Counts
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: A Visualization of Top 10 Intercontinental Gateway Airports to the US by 2017 Pax Counts

LH658 wrote:
Is that just P2P like IAH to PEK? Or is it including IAH - PEK - ISB?


Non-stops to U.S.A.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4401

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

This leaves LIH as the only unserved market from SMF. Between AS and HA, I can't think of many openings between decent-sized cities and Hawaii for WN to jump into. They can and should enter majority of monopolies that as has which are just making so much money and have plenty of demand. Do you want...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19619

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

WE SEE AND KNOW EVERYTHING- AND WE KNOW EVERY UNITED DETAIL” I'll argue against that. IMHO, it's a conceit perpetuated by a few dozen (hundred?) people on a.net and FlyerTalk. Even among those hundreds there are Diamonds who can't use a lounge locator guide, or who can't use a baggage allowance mat...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 6923

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

FatCat wrote:
But you fellas agree with me that no US3 Carrier with the 747 it's sad


IMHO, NW and UA bought 747-400s for range. Once CO demonstrated 777-200ERs could fly EWR-HKG it was all over: multi-hub U.S. carriers distribute passengers into smaller increments of demand.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 5415

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

Also Deltas cancelation free streak is really more of a PR stunt, then a well run operation. Delta might not cancel the flight, but might delay it 24 hours, but because it didn’t “cancel” it’s not apart of that statictic. If they were doing it often it would skew the on-time statistics. Yet DL's on...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 94
Views: 14760

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Jayafe wrote:
Matt6461 wrote:
So Leeham has gone from arguing for the A380NEO business case to declaring the death of the VLA. That's sad.


That's not sad, that's someone whose opinion whistles depending on the wind. Tomorrow we could see him bragging about the new VLA era.


Do you think the seat economics change with the wind?

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 56
Views: 7807

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

DCA so premium heavy with the E75. Amazing it is clearly a hub on par with PHX by departure count. DCA has a lot of E75s but that doesn't make it premium heavy. There are also 72 flights aboard E145/CR2. Delta at LGA has just 20 single-class flights in its total count of 275, and only 14 of 232 at ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17030

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

Can this aircraft compete with MOM from Boeing ? That depends on how you mean by compete . The A330neos competed with the 787 by being cheaper. Once Boeing went thru cost cutting/price cutting and pricing disappeared as an Airbus advantage, the aircraft has to compete on performance. There have bee...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 215
Views: 50217

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

United needs to change the employee contract that puts employees on notice that such behavior on social media like the one that Gianna displays is unacceptable and the basis for termination. FA's like her are the same ones that will bash you to your face and when you respond in kind, call the pilot...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 186
Views: 17752

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Southwest started as that alternative airports airline, and Neeleman likely thinks the time is ripe for another to try it. Fort Worth, Concord Regional, Gary, or a dozen others have potential in growing urban areas. And someone needs to take on the political monopoly Delta has bought in Atlanta. Se...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6295

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

The problem with that is the bigger the plane, the lower the CASM. Running 319s against Delta 757s is not a winning game, nor is CR2s vs. CR9s. If UA can't get proper scale in its hubs, it needs to think about how it's hubbing. You're not including the revenue side of the equation. And it doesn't t...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 104
Views: 11795

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

So NYC (LGA/JFK)is now their second largest hub in terms of departures. Bigger than MSP or DTW That is simply amazing! The 2011 DCA/LaGuardia slop slot with USAirways showed they had a strategy. Spending a crap-ton $ on facilities at LGA, and committing an even bigger amount in the LGA rebuild... t...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 104
Views: 11795

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Even NW was flying Convairs for a couple years post- NW/RC into numerous DTW spokes. Does anyone remember the infamous G Concourse "The Ho Chi Min Trail" at DTW until the McNamara Terminal opened? The G concourse was full of SAAB's 340's, BAe J31's, Do-228's, and Metro's. Not to mention C...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6295

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

UA isn’t going to put a 73G or 319 on a route that doesn’t have the demand to justify it. Outside of A.Net and few in the well-traveled public, the majority of the public has no clue what type of aircraft they’re going to be on, thus does not make purchasing decisions based on who is flying an RJ v...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 104
Views: 11795

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

The most striking thing about Delta’s current schedule is how much regional jet flying happens at DTW, and how much of it is on 50-seaters. It’s less pronounced than four years ago, but it’s still a huge portion. Yeah, DTW is still more regional-heavy than other DL hubs (likely in large part due to...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6295

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanks for all the work, FSDan. Would you care to add BOS to your AA listing?

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:56 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: 11207

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

'AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter'

AA wants to match UA in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains out of ORD, and just can't. We'll see how this continues to play out as UA reaches for 'natural share'.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14358

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Europe needs to work towards the day when they have a ‘self-contained’ aircraft industry, free from the need to use components from the USA or any other country that can hold it to ransom. The European aviation industry has already proven that it has the knowledge and the ability to produce superb ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10187

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

They are all shorter than US trancon, where the A321 over the years has replaced almost all widebody aircraft. 321s aren't really the dominant aircraft on U.S. transcons, defined as NYC-SFO/LAX. UA is mostly 757 EWR-SFO, with some 777s thrown in. Tomorrow shows UA with 11x 757 on EWR-LAX and just 1...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7159

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

WPvsMW wrote:
Premium Select makes domestic F look like a CRJ.


Odd that you say that. PS on a 359 is pretty close to Delta's typical domestic F seat pitch but with a narrower seat than to be found in any Delta mainline F.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 60
Views: 13697

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Iloveboeing wrote:
DL's 77Ls should be flying routes such as ... ATL-SIN, ATL-BKK, ATL-KUL


And falling out of the sky or doing tech stops routinely, apparently. ATL is an IDIOTIC location for hubbing travel to SE Asia.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture
Replies: 67
Views: 10942

Re: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture

Also, I can't see without the help of QF, how AA could really expand in NZ or Australia. Really? AA is the largest carrier in the world. On LAX (where it's the largest carrier) to AKL or SYD it's got over 100 capable aircraft (777/77W/788/789). A JV here will just limit competition. Let's hope LAXi...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5295

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

Don’t see CX doing it, if DL could not make the business case work with it’s protected domestic network, cannot see CX being able to do it. CX is based in one of the most expensive and competitive hubs with over 100 carriers, it has to be fiscally responsible. It does not have the luxury of a prote...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5295

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

zakuivcustom wrote:
And being present in YVR means nothing for soembody in SEA. YVR also doesn't even have all that great of a connection network to the USA.


There were 18 flights SEA-YVR yesterday including several that made reasonable MCT onto the CX departure YVR-HKG.

SEA-HKG just isn't YVR-HKG or LAX-HKG.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 8276

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

Has anybody run the fleet math to support the idea that switches to mainline are a broad, systemic thing? In 2017, mainline ASMs grew 0.9%, and total mainline plus regional grew 1.1% - so regional grew faster than mainline. Aren't they even pulling E-140s out of retirement?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:44 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?

hohd wrote:
Rail tickets are expensive too (especially the fast trains) and are priced accordingly due to lack of air service.



I don't know. Virgin (direct) 2:12 travel time and GBP 17 one way on a date a few weeks from now.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3362

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

There are like a million college and grad students from China in the Boston area. So it should work. Also a lot of Chinese tourist groups in New England. In 2016-27, there were 60K international students in Massachusetts. From all nations, not just China. Not just western China. https://www.bostong...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI "extra section" flights and a place for bigger planes at FI
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: FI "extra section" flights and a place for bigger planes at FI

aemoreira1981 wrote:
5-6 would seem to make sense for FI


Five or six widebodies is way too few to be an economical widebody (or anything) fleet.

It's not filling a 787 on a few summer days that makes it worthwhile - they need to fill it 300+ days of the year.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5897

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Balloonchaser wrote:
I was sort of hoping to see SXM in this route expansion.. Sigh


Isn't SXM a little pricey for the NK crowd?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

Re: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service, Without Announcement

SAN is a O&D city for AS not a connection hub. Anyway there is no way that AS is going want to connect anyone on EWR-SEA-GEG. Look it up on gcmap it's a rediculous amount of miles from the northeast corner down to the southwest corner back up to the northwest corner. I think you meant EWR-SAN-G...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 277
Views: 23979

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

MSPNWA wrote:
Had a chuckle about how they talk about being Seattle's "global" airline, and now that "global" airline won't be flying to HKG. Crazy to think DL metal won't be in HKG.


Is a flight to HKG what makes a carrier global or not?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

Re: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service, Without Announcement

32andBelow wrote:
No one books a ticket by a press release. They go on kayak or the airline website and type in the city pair.


That's what I was thinking - and more directly stated.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9407

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

I'd imagine tax laws would be slightly different across the three states. Please point to how state corporate tax law has meaningful impact on aviation in the U.S. (It doesn't. Assets and income aren't taxed at rates high enough to have a difference. Carriers still fly to NYC, CHI and LAX because t...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air travel if oil price is high again
Replies: 12
Views: 1689

Re: Air travel if oil price is high again

I suspect it would be much the same as last time around: Traffic and revenue will drop, routes will be consolidated, deliveries deferred, retirement of old airframes accelerated, some airplanes might do a stint in the desert, profitability will drop across the board, less financially secure airline...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4776

Re: Spirit announces GSO

MAH4546 wrote:
It's always surprised me how little Florida service there is from GSO. You have two daily RJs to Miami and then the non-daily Allegiant service to PIE and SFB. There's room for more.


It's less than 10 hours by car GSO-MCO. Apparently GSO-Florida doesn't offer big business routes.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Economically MSP-HND has almost nothing to do with MSP-ICN. They are nearly completely separate traffic flows. MSP-ICN is long overdue. MSP has gone long enough without decent access to broader Asia. Care to cite the PDEWs for MSP-major Asia airports? Would you like to compare them to DTW-same airp...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 32
Views: 3591

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N625VA
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Runway28L wrote:
As far as I know, only one A320 had been repainted from VX>AS and that's N625VA.


Flightaware shows that frame has been through SFO, SEA and PDX quite regularly in the last few days.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N625VA

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 46
Views: 5848

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

My recent, ongoing spotting at SEA reveals an accelerated number of the Embraer 175 jets in service, and fewer Q-400's. Both AS and Delta seem to be employing LOTS of the 175's. How does this affect the future of commuter turboprops? How is Dehavilland/Canada/ going to compete or stay relevant? You...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Potential MOM Customers

reidar76 wrote:
Carriers with large fleets of 757-300 and 767 will be MOM/NMA launch customers. In others words, United and Delta.


Every carrier who used 752s to the limits of their range, across an economic number of frames, will be candidates, too.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aéroports de Paris - monopoly
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Aéroports de Paris - monopoly

Given that the former BAA was forced to sell two of it's London airports and one of it's Scottish airports due to competition concerns, I've often wondered why ADP has been allowed to own and operate CDG and ORY. I understand that the French Gov. (and the French, it seems in general) are reluctant ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7144

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

I was on a NW DC-10 on a domestic segment out of BOS. Taxied to runway. Engines throttled up - then cut abruptly. 'Ah, we need to go back for eight containers of luggage we didn't load.'

There's lots of competition, even at the bottom. Being ULCC has little to do with it.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 8948

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Question: OTS = off the street, right? Does that equal “minority?” No it does not equal minority. But the problem is that the FAA has openly admitted that they are giving preference to “OTS” in an effort to diversify (aka hire more minorities) the workforce. So yes, I guess in the FAAs mind it does...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?

johns624 wrote:
Everyone.


That would be the answer. I'll let the OP point to the airline that doesn't have fuel as a large expense.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 5814

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

https://nit.pt/out-of-town/viagens/campanha-da-tap-chama-portugal-como-entrada-em-espanha. (ONLY in Portuguese, sorry) WTF, im portuguese, and if TP doesnt even have flights to LAX, ORD and SFO and IB does, how they have to say this? I don't find the affront. It's New York-focused. There's a very l...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 50019

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

1989worstyear wrote:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/delta-stock-price-higher-oil-prices-affecting-bottom-line-2018-6

Goodbye 752's.


752s won't be going anywhere. A Delta 757-200 in domestic config with 199 seats actually has a pretty good fuel burn per seat. 319s are inferior.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5178

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

c933103 wrote:
Courts in China cooperate with the government...


That says all one needs to know, really.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4147

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

May emerge? Wishful thinking probably, a combined 280,000 people warrants its own airport with 4 airports not too distant already (IAD, DCA, BWI, RIC). Driving 95 in either direction might not be ideal but I think other than personal service most people will have to use one of the 4 airports for th...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4738

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

klakzky123 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
I expect MSP-CHS to fail.


Probably but its nice to see them try. The beauty of running an LCC is the low cost of starting and cancelling a route.


Can you explain why it costs less for Frontier (or another ULCC) to start and drop a route than it does for a legacy carrier?

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