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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 53
Views: 8578

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I think Delta should really think about returning to Hamburg. They are far better IMO and have a better reputation here. They can choose between ATL-HAM and JFK-HAM now without any direct competition on either Route, both have big potential and should easily work. Also, Continental Airlines showed ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

Maybe UA will wait a bit and see how fares fall xxx-IAD-YYY vs. xxx-EWR-YYY. They'll want to see decent $ from the Newark adds, too.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 77
Views: 17103

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

sccutler wrote:
Finally, a fit replacement for the MDs.


A220s will more likely be subbing for CR9/E75s, which themselves will go into service on CR2 routes. Some of the first routes announced have heavy E75/CR9 rotations today.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet
Replies: 36
Views: 5588

Re: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet

The life extension program and the sourcing of used aircraft are a stop-gap measure for UA as they decide what to do about that fleet. Given the Max fleet is targeted at the upper end of the narrow body capacity category, this could call for a 320 NEO type order, a 220-100 or 300 order or more maxe...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 38
Views: 4509

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

A decade ago, you wouldn't have even seen 1x717 and 3xCR9 I am guessing. You would be correct. Make it a little less than a decade because fully ten years ago was pre-merger and NW's JFK domestic ops were pretty minimal. No other carrier is even serving DTW-JFK tomorrow so I question any assertion ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

In RPMs, still less than half the size of AA, DL or UA. (See the 2017 Annual Reports.) Still no meaningful South American network, and nothing TATL nor TPAC. No Mid-Con hub. Ask US Air how well the 'barbell' network worked after it bought PSA. Just to play Devil's Advocate, is a mid-con hub really ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 117
Views: 16341

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

WN has both Hawaii and Everett (PAE) routes hanging over their corporate head, waiting on the FAA for approval. It's got to be driving the network planners nuts to want to save the planes for all these new routes once they get approved, versus getting them in service NOW and generating revenue for ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 66
Views: 7401

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

duplicate

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by MIflyer12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 66
Views: 7401

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

DL has always played 2nd in CLT since the beginning of time, first to EA, then PI/US/AA. For over 10 years up until EA dehubbed CLT in 1986, DL was third behind EA and PI. EA was the biggest until soon after PI started building their CLT hub in 1980. EDIT: Even after EA dehubbed CLT in 1986, DL sta...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld Carriers in Seattle/Portland Airports (2019 & Onwards)
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Future of OneWorld Carriers in Seattle/Portland Airports (2019 & Onwards)

What kind of coverage will we get from Oneworld carriers in the future in the PNW? Will AS further expand cooperation with this alliance which I personally think is inevitable? 2019 will surely be an interesting year in that region! It isn't. Alaska had partnerships with Delta, Aeromexico, Air Fran...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?

conditioned on no nonstop flights from the leased gates to the sublessor's hubs? That's obviously anti-competitive, if only for traffic to the hubs. U.S. airports receiving Federal funds (virtually all of them with scheduled passenger service) have an obligation to provide reasonable access to all ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Rouge Future Fleet
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: AC Rouge Future Fleet

And what about taking used 777-200ER/LRs? Have they thought of that? That would work if they want a 9-abreast seating in Y-Cabin. 3-3-3 or 2-5-2 either way. They could do for example YUL-IST, YUL-NCE which the 767 currently does, YUL-ATH or YUL-TLV with those, for example. That would work, especial...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

In RPMs, still less than half the size of AA, DL or UA. (See the 2017 Annual Reports.) Still no meaningful South American network, and nothing TATL nor TPAC. No Mid-Con hub. Ask US Air how well the 'barbell' network worked after it bought PSA.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Leslie closes FNC airport
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Leslie closes FNC airport

'According to forecasts by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo will feel, as of Saturday, the effects of the passage of Hurricane Leslie in the archipelago.'

Per Google Translate

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

This seems long overdue, and I would hope that AA is next given how bloated their organization has become. Below is a very quick and dirty Wikipedia analysis that I know can be easily skewed by contractors, but it's a decent bellwether view nonetheless in my mind: https://i.imgur.com/YcrordA.jpg Ye...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14501

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Can you point to any definitive, firm announcement of any CR2 exit from the Delta Connection fleet in 2019? I ask because to my knowledge, such an announcement has never been made The CR2s aren't leaving the Delta Connection fleet yet, but the total number in the fleet will decline. I understand th...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Do you try to be more of a broader "California" airline? It's a tough hill to climb when you have WN so entrenched and UA dominant in SFO.


Yeh, but those were known, long-established factors before AS wrote the check for $2.6 Billion.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love dogs, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: I love dogs, but...

If it's an emotional support animal or service animal it can be out (leashed for the ESA). If it's a cabin pet it needs to stay in a kennel. Where's the ambiguity? Service animals or emotional support animals must not: Occupy a seat or sit on a tray table at any time. Are you complaining that the FA...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14501

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Given what people have said about Deltas goals in AUS, I am surprised to see DFW and IAH and no AUS. SLC-AUS sees alot of business traffic from tech companies. Look at Delta's capacity LGA/DTW/MSP/SLC-DFW vs. what they have into AUS. Look at competitors' numbers. Put the new plane where the passeng...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9385

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

It's a small carrier - just 36 active aircraft - that already has new 321s in the fleet, as well as 330s. Why the hell would anyone expect them to be interested in 797s? Why would Boeing even care? They need a launch customer buying 100, and with demonstrated technical prowess. This is like saying s...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Odd that this is described as a management shake-up. It looks like simple headcount reduction not a commitment to new people in senior roles.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17379

Re: LH closing SJC

Carriers may be adding flights, but other airlines are dropping flights to the Bay Area at the same time. EY left SFO, CA left SJC, LH is leaving SJC, BA left OAK, QR announced service and still hasn't started it. I'm sure I'm forgetting more. ...just like they do everywhere else Bay Area has had m...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3194
Views: 377154

Re: TUI wants the 797

zkojq wrote:
Don't forget the mythical customers willing to pay $75-80 million for it!


What are customers willing to pay for 321LRs or Max 10s? The 797 should get a clear premium to those prices.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 48
Views: 7825

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Delta has it figured out. Even if fuel soars again, i see them being the next Southwest. The way southwest was continuing to make money when everyone else was filing for bankruptcy and struggling. The airline that will continue to thrive. Southwest had fuel hedges. Delta doesn't. Jet A has been ris...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7816

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

I didn’t want to add AA to my itinerary either. So, I couldn’t help but to think of the massive UA FF base in DEN, and the size of Miami as a city not working with at least a 73G or E-175. But, clearly UA does not see it that way! AA has only two DEN-MIA on 10/12/18, and those are for Caribbean con...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6789

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

How many of those Americans headed to Thailand (and I have been among them) are willing to pay a premium for non-stops vs. connecting in NRT or ICN? The only plausible non-stops are LAX/SFO-BKK. Look at all the U.S. origins KE/DL can already do 1-stop xxx-ICN-BKK.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12052

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

How can you call the A330 a 767 replacement? It is quite the upguage in range and capacity. Delta can't even reliably fill some of their 767's year-round. How do think adding another 30-50 seats will help that situation? They bought 25 339s, not 58 to replace the entire fleet of 767-300ERs. Demand ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 6775

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

Heathrow is just too big and too complicated to have every flight to the USA pre-cleared. You can argue it's a facilities issue. It's not a manpower issue. YYZ is the #2 foreign gateway and had 12.5 million non-stop passengers to the U.S. LHR had 14.6 million for the 12 months ended Sept. '17. CUN ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 657
Views: 58128

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

To make Dtw/pit/bwi from Fll work, and I been saying this for years, is that they need more freq to better compete, but they are too cheap to buy more airplanes and keep deferring them. I guess when the A220 comes online they will be back. That I will bet my house on. Why? FLL is a leisure destinat...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No ULCC at YOW?
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Why No ULCC at YOW?

High operating costs and the unlikely ability to command yields to offset. Same reason you don’t see LCC/ULCC from the US operating into Canada. The costs are high. Are costs notably higher at YOW than YUL, YYZ or YYC? If not, it's not likely an airport cost issue. OP ought to look at traffic numbe...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?

LAS-ANC isn't a route with competition and it should have decent year-round demand, plus big summer demand. FAI just doesn't have the pull of ANC. BLI as an origin is a non-starter -- Alaska covers all of the SEA-area demand and a lot of connections.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 89
Views: 8132

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

America West, before being acquired by US Airways, maintained a hub at LAS. Not sure where your info is coming from. America West had a hub in LAS before it recognized the stupidity of having two hubs so close (PHX). LAS gets more domestic O&D than ORD or DEN. It's a great base for an O&D c...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 45
Views: 8980

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

The T1 rebuild with AF mentioned a connector to T4. It mentioned a teardown of T2. Both of those are good things for Delta. If Delta wants to announce new plans for the extension of T4 or to build out the space of vacated T2, let them negotiate it.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move

How does the number of movements per hour 0545-700 and 2100-2200 compare to the peak hour of the day? There's your answer wrt limiting competition.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10564

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Congresspeople from the following cities will kill this bill: Atlanta, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and any other city with a hub... Its already passed, too late. https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2018/10/03/senate-gives-final-a...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17088

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

"knock knock AA, got room on the couch in Terminal 8?" Im aware of that but my point is that BA has already announced plans for T7 and to my knowledge has not announced any plans to move into T8 with AA. Cuomo sees it a bit differently than how the airlines want it, he just wants a more s...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 1783

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

I think they look at their network (feeding a new route) and the numbers of passengers between the two cities, competition and the yield. And of course they need a spare plane to operate a route. KLM just killed two African routes in favor of starting Las Vagas. Yield is a tricky thing of course. T...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7913

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

Brand concistency is a priority at Delta. They could have easily opted out of the 744 nose to tail refresh under the logic that they would be gone in a few years ( ala UA or AA with their 763). That, however, wouldn't have meant a thing to the hundreds of thousands of customers flying around on tha...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Below wing exclusive contracts exist all over the U.S. I am aware of terminals at LAX, JFK, LAS and MIA that have such arrangements. Airlines can self-handle above wing, but below must utilize an approved vendor(s) that hold concession. Yes it is common for there to be one handler and yes it is com...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15759

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

My point is, they are not giving flyers more options. They are adding a few to something that the same fare got them. Most people won't realize it. But that is what it is, a fee, it is not to get competitive with other carriers on ticket prices. The person who is picking the economy option is payin...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

MDGLongBeach wrote:
hmm, was gonna say, even after paying $40 with gogo inflight, I couldn't ever access even google, so how will free WIFI be better, hopefully 2ku is even remotely good. lol


Delta already has 2Ku wifi on 400+ narrowbodies. Not the 717s, MD-88s nor MD-90s, but otherwise it is prevalent.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

hmm, was gonna say, even after paying $40 with gogo inflight, I couldn't ever access even google, so how will free WIFI be better, hopefully 2ku is even remotely good. lol When it's free it will become useless. They don't have the bandwidth to provide a good user experience with everybody signed on...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 11624

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

Third, what it says is quite common. Basically, Icelandair has issued a specific bond some time ago (specifically, ISIN NO0010776982, as stated in the article). Apparently, the bond has a "condition" that if the amount of cash (or cash equivalent) falls below certain level in Icelandair G...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 5th freedom flights from Tokyo - thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

Re: Hawaiian 5th freedom flights from Tokyo - thoughts?

I just can't imagine a route like BKK-HNL would do well. If HA are after growth, surely the China market is the place to expand. Not in 2018: “These decisions are never easy and this one is especially difficult because we believe in China’s future as a robust market for the Hawaiian vacation experi...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14399

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

The combined B6/AS network would look a lot like the old HP/US network. Coastal heavy, without any real network in the SE or SW. Not big enough combined. Both will be gone inside 10 years, like it or not. I don't think people realize how much AS has built up their flying from the west coast to mid-...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14399

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I don't think Reed's piece is very compellingly argued. Among the weaknesses: Any move to long trans-Atlantic service likely would require JetBlue to locate a number of longer-range aircraft on relatively short order, and to launch service to even more U.S. cities from New York, where it currently l...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7001

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

ProudPirate wrote:
Is it frowned upon the airlines or pilot unions? Does it affect pay as well?


Are you speaking of U.S. carriers, or other?

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by MIflyer12
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35893

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

JetBlue will think twice before they start new TATL ops. Who knows what will happened in future with low cost long haul but they were crazy optimistic. There is plenty of market for thin routes on TATL market. I don't know that this failure holds any great lessons for JetBlue. It's not a new(ish) c...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17206

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

I am saying that the idea dl is putting screws on b6 is not based on facts. Both airlines are growing and that’s been really good for consumers. Aa and ua will always be relevant in bos due to the strength of their hubs in some of the largest markets out of Bos. At most, dl will get to a clear numb...

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