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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong

mercure1 wrote:
NichCage wrote:
What was even the point of serving Hanoi? I think it was NBO-HAN-CAN and back CAN-HAN-NBO. Made no sense.


A lot of Vietnamese workers in Africa these days.


Maybe, but what do you think their average monthly wage is? Might flyers from NYC better be able to afford intercontinental flights?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 18
Views: 1755

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Because BZN is home to a huge mega upscale resort with people who have very very very deep pockets. Even JetSuite is flying BUR/SJC to BZN. I'm pretty sure those deep pocket people usually have their own jets to fly on. Besides, the round-trip fare on DL LGA-BZN-LGA next June is $463. A ticket on D...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 7419

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

Maybe somebody can point to the Delta pilot working agreement effective 1/1/16, but the prior agreement required a balance between Delta and its TATL JV partners on EASK. AF and KL won't be adding a bunch of capacity without Delta adding service. From the earlier PWA: “EASK” means equivalent availab...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 20
Views: 2798

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

Sadly I don't think SWA yet quite figured out how to run international services to non-leisure markets or routes that require a decent portion of foreign point of sale. Everyone should remember that when Southwest declares it has x-Bazillion new airports it can serve with 737s and Max. It has 714 B...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 676
Views: 125068

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

I assume if DL is going to revamp the 764's and 777's that they're going to be kept for quite a bit of time afterwards. You'd think so but sometimes Delta is funny. It refurbed the 744s and announced their retirement not too much later. It did some fairly comprehensive Phase I A320 refurbs and then...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 256
Views: 24263

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I think there’s a general misunderstanding of reach forward losses, or special charges. A company does not get to pick and choose when they happen. If they can’t prove to auditors the costs will be reasonably be recovered, they have to record the loss now. Boeing must have a definitive plan to reco...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 156
Views: 16932

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

If DL ran BOS-PDL it would be competing for the VFR traffic that Azores Airlines has been getting out of BOS/PVD. That's going to focus heavily on price. Running it out of JFK means it has a good range of connecting traffic into and out of JFK. BOS-DUB is an outlier for Delta.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 61
Views: 8068

Re: Air New Zealand eyes non-stop AKL - USA flights

SRT75 wrote:
dubaiamman243 wrote:
primarily for “premium leisure travelers” rather than “corporate travelers.


So 2x week? 3x week?


Kind of odd. ULH in a high density, lower avg fare config. The anti-SQ.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 156
Views: 16932

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Correct me if I am wrong, but this new DL flight arrives too late for the very early morning EU bank starting around 7AM. It only hits the second wave, which you can still get in time for on the long standing KL602. It seems the only thing this new DL service does is to give much longer connection ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 12194

Re: United not looking at C Series

If Bombardier opened an assembly location in Witchita for their American CSeries orders, could they avoid tariffs for the units assembled in America? The CSeries is already more then 50% made in America. I doubt a few more percentage points of 'USA Inside', would make much of a difference to the co...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 32
Views: 4028

Re: Global US hubs?

One could argue that even in the absence of dedicated international terminals operating with enter and exit passport controls, US airports would probably never become major global connecting hubs, on account of geography. The OP could look at major gateways into the U.S. (LHR, AMS, CDG, CUN, YYZ, F...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2501

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Hearing multiple reports that B6 FA's are looking to join a union, specifically the TWU. If they get their wish, I assume the mechanics/ground crew will not be far behind. My concern comes with unions coming in and B6 as a company. While B6 is stable they are not rolling in the dough. All these uni...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 98
Views: 7904

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: 59
Views: 13571

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: 59
Views: 13571

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: 20
Views: 2823

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: 59
Views: 13571

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: 143
Views: 16060

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: 2829

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: 86
Views: 13663

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: 10926

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: 4352

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: 61
Views: 12194

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: 208
Views: 23198

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: 208
Views: 23198

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: 90
Views: 8944

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: 301
Views: 30406

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: 13646

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: 160
Views: 23255

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: 7358

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: 301
Views: 30406

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: 256
Views: 24263

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: 2228

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: 256
Views: 24263

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: 13646

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: 5845

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: 13333

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: 9451

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: 13333

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: 3137

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: 13333

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: 2157

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: 301
Views: 30406

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: 57
Views: 9037

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: 3594

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: 301
Views: 30406

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: 8242

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: 2582

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: 301
Views: 30406

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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