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by winginit
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 212
Views: 15858

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I love all the comments here about the "loyal VX flyers." I'm not questioning that there are some, but let's be realistic...they never translated to profits. AS on the other hand , is leading the industry in profitability despite being the target of one of the largest airlines in the worl...

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by winginit
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 212
Views: 15858

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I think it will be Alaska Airlines. Period. I think the Virgin brand disappears.


Fourthd...

This was an acquisition - not a merger. There is no new corporate entity and thus there is no need to have a new corporate identity.

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by winginit
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?
Replies: 24
Views: 1751

Re: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?

If so the flag tail design could become the logo, where on all marketing material an aircraft tail is placed beside American instead of the annorexic eagle. Sounds like a great way to increase costs with no revenue upside to offset. So long as aircraft are kept clean and maintained, liveries have n...

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by winginit
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 3790

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

Yep. It actually isn't hard to imagine how China Southern could find this attractive, too - effectively locked out of PEK-U.S. by Air China, codesharing on AA's two (and possibly soon three) daily U.S.-PEK nonstops could provide meaningful feed into China Southern's large PEK hub. Very much so, alt...

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by winginit
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 3790

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

Looks like AA may find a viable LAXPEK slot after all. Having CZ throw a pair into such a deal would make sense.

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by winginit
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 317
Views: 79053

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

More moves coming up... Beginning the night of May 12, 2017, 20 or so airlines will relocate terminals over a one-week period. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight while maintaining normal operations during the day. Planned move nights are May 12, 14, 16th. The scope of this relocati...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13562

Re: SEAT Law coming?

They're already sky-high as it is now... I paid $276 for a Y fare on TP from BOS-LIS. I just bought BOS-PRG-VCE-BOS (BA/EI) for $411. Flew BOS-GRU (AA/JJ) in May for $430. It has never been cheaper to fly. I paid $795 for a domestic U.S. roundtrip MKE-PNS-MKE a few wks ago. That's what we call an a...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6969

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

A350's will be used for DTW and ATL to Asia, and LAX to the Pacific and Asia. There will of course be shorter-haul familiarisation flights before the full schedule kicks in. Indeed, and as DL is likely to use the same pattern of domestic familiarization as UA and AA when both carriers introduced 78...

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by winginit
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46181

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

AA should bight the bullet and get the 787 airborne to Peking from LAX even if its the worst slot at the PEK just to be in the market. Peking plus Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Auckland and Sydney give AA a nice Asia Pacific presence at LAX. A 'nice' Asia Pacific presence at LAX isn't so nice if it's...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 5343

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

It is shocking that there is now no presence from the three U.S. majors in BKK, KUL or SGN. It shouldn't be. for UA or DL not to be able to make a NRT-BKK or HKG-BKK work is rather stunning. Again, it shouldn't be given the length of haul, the yield climate, and the costs around fifth freedom hubs....

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by winginit
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46181

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

AA flies daily from DFW & ORD, so they have two daily flights to Peking. What would happen if they split some of those frequencies with LAX, so they would fly say four times a week from LAX plus 5 times weekly from each DFW and ORD. Are the slots at PEK assigned only to their current flights or...

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by winginit
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 5343

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

If state-backed foreign flags like MH, TG, etc. can't make tags to KUL/BKK/etc. work from LAX you can be sure the US3 won't dabble. Sure GA is throwing their hat in the ring but you can be sure it'll be a profit black hole.

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by winginit
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 7107

Re: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?

A lot of it is a balance as well ... how much do you actually have to work to make those numbers? I make $250K a year, working nine days a month. I get two months vacation a year and my profit sharing cheque this year (not included in the 250K) is enough to buy a new Lariat FX4. (But I won't, becau...

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by winginit
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 73
Views: 7998

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

787fan8 wrote:
I would love to see EK start DEN-DXB. I feel DEN is ripe for a ME3 carrier.


Would a payload restriction be necessary given the altitude? Especially in the Summer months DEN, already a mile above sea level, can easily venture into the 90's *F.

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by winginit
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 5856

Re: American Airlines and the 787

Cointrin330 wrote:
Anyone know where the majority of AA's 787-9's are flying to?


All out of DFW:

CDG
GRU
ICN
MAD

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by winginit
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 5856

Re: American Airlines and the 787

As for the 777-9, I highly disagree that it is "too much" plane for AA. DL, absolutely, but not AA. Their operations are a little different from others. As a "premium" airline, they have destinations to support such an aircraft from hubs (LHR, GRU, HKG, SYD etc.) Currently, the ...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 4934

Re: COS New service announcement

Full story can be found here.

IAD
SFO
LAX
ORD
SAN
TPA
RSW

Quite the expansion for COS - the Gazette points to the largest in twenty years.

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by winginit
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 4934

Re: COS New service announcement

knope2001 wrote:
Frontier COS-IAD. Not sure if there's anything else.


Agreed. I'll throw out a wildcard and say PHX-COS from AA but that's just wishful thinking. It's gotta be F9, who have openly said that they'd be looking at further adds after LAS and PHX.

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by winginit
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21194

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

FlyUSAir wrote:
That's why we get punished with "economy light" and more fees.


Are you forced to buy basic economy? No, but while you may see it as punishment, many who couldn't previously afford to fly can travel across the country.

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by winginit
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21194

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

I give you a solution, why don't Delta or AA or United try something different to be a five stars brand,... free foods, free drinks, no economy basic, best first class and business class, better food and service, you know like those 5 stars airlines..... why soo hard about it. Let's be clear, airli...

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by winginit
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Rejects Lufthansa, Air France-KLM Claims in Letter to EU
Replies: 16
Views: 4925

Re: Emirates Rejects Lufthansa, Air France-KLM Claims in Letter to EU

Varsity1 wrote:
Where there's smoke there's fire.

AA, AC, UA, DL, BA, LA, AF, LH, and QF have all alleged illegal subsidies against the ME3.


Sources for QF and BA? Both have joint ventures with members of the ME3 and QR has a 20% equity stake in BA.

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by winginit
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21194

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

BobPatterson wrote:
Has it occurred to anyone that the US3 are colluding against the ME3?


If that's the case they're not doing a very good job given QR is in oneworld and AA interlines with both QR and EY...

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by winginit
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 5476

Re: Trans Atlantic VISA war.

You could say the same about the "mulsim ban" and that has resulted in a 6.5% drop in advanced booking from inbound foreign tourists to the U.S. Source, please. A spat between the U.S. and the EU over visitor visas would be devastating for both economies. Obviously, but that's not what's ...

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by winginit
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's service to Deep South American from DFW
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: AA's service to Deep South American from DFW

After a significant collapse a few years back, the air travel market between Argentina and the US has recovered at a rate that's greater than that between the US and Brazil. It's likely for that reason that AA have kept 772s and 77Ws on EZE from DFW and MIA.

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by winginit
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 5476

Re: Trans Atlantic VISA war.

I think you got that wrong. This would mean that US citizens would need visas to ALL EU countries, not just those 5. The countries in the Schengen area issue visas that are valid for the entire area ( since there are no internal passport checks at borders within the area, bar a few (well, not so fe...

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by winginit
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 5476

Re: Trans Atlantic VISA war.

Given the limited scope of this spat (five countries that aren't exactly American tourist hotspots) this is really a non-issue and likely won't change anything in practice. Also, source that doesn't list a fictional fight club character as the author. I think you got that wrong. This would mean tha...

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by winginit
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 5476

Re: Trans Atlantic VISA war.

Given the limited scope of this spat (five countries that aren't exactly American tourist hotspots) this is really a non-issue and likely won't change anything in practice. Also, source that doesn't list a fictional fight club character as the author.

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by winginit
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on at DFW 3/1/2017?
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: What is going on at DFW 3/1/2017?

Sooner787 wrote:
Praying their Dreamliner starts when the pilots turn the key :)


I wouldn't hold my breath. At least in LAX I'm not sure I've seen two consecutive days where their 787 AKL flight leaves on time. They're having a dreadful time with 787 reliability.

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by winginit
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 7476

Re: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience

dc10lover wrote:
Funny how airlines fought over the Cuba market then find out the pot of gold isn't there.


Reminds me of the LAX-PEK spat between AA and DL.

"Hey, what are you two fighting over?"

"The right to lose tens of millions of dollars per year"

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by winginit
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the "Brat Pack?"
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

Re: What was the "Brat Pack?"

Do airline employees still do this? (serious question) Very much still a thing especially among new hires across the industry even though load factors are obviously much higher than they were in the days of the brat pack doing it. Dinner in New York after work, a day in London for the weekend, arou...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-YVR goes mainline
Replies: 9
Views: 2118

Re: AA LAX-YVR goes mainline

Would be surprised if this went mainline for an extended period of time. Given the competition on this route (six carriers), LAXYVR has been an absolute bloodbath for years when it comes to yields.

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by winginit
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46181

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

grbauc wrote:
MU should help AA then.


Why on earth would they do that?

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by winginit
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 15387

Re: British Airways American Operations

I don't disagree that STL/BNA have the potential to be successful BA destinations in the U.S., but BA seems particularly stingy in terms of starting new routes abroad. and rightfully so. People tend to forget how valuable LHR slots are - it's to the degree that the next piece of marginal flying is ...

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by winginit
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 18479

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

Are you suggesting that QR is operating AKL-DOH with the 77L and that the payload available is not viable? If the definition of viable in this context is a break-even or profitable flight, I'll be the first to say or agree with the notion that the available payload for QR's AKLDOH 77L operation is ...

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by winginit
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9303

Re: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?

Starting and stopping the routes will end up costing more $$$ than sucking it up and keep flying the route while they re-file with a admin that seems to be more business friendly. I agree, but I feel as though the financial hit of cancelling and starting the routes back up will have been worth it i...

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by winginit
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9303

Re: AA LAX-AKL

True, but AA + QF hasn't thrown in the towel on the JV quite yet. They are removing the AA codeshare on some overlapping routes, as well as from DFW to SYD and LAX to JFK to send a message to the DOT. It will be really interesting to see whether or not AA and QF went far enough with those codeshare...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 11977

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

side question - how was Kirby able to jump from AA to UA? Wouldn't he have signed a non-compete agreement as part of his employment at UA that would prohibit him from going to a direct competitor? This has been discussed to exhaustion. Non competes are extremely uncommon in the industry, and Doug m...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan in the U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 3914

Re: Hainan in the U.S.

Without knowing the yields it's impossible to gauge whether or not the operations are profitable; and if you look at their average fares in the market for snapshot dates they're at the bottom of the barrel. Load factor is only a small piece of the equation so I'd hold off on categorizing their U.S....

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by winginit
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan in the U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 3914

Re: Hainan in the U.S.

Without knowing the yields it's impossible to gauge whether or not the operations are profitable; and if you look at their average fares in the market for snapshot dates they're at the bottom of the barrel. Load factor is only a small piece of the equation so I'd hold off on categorizing their U.S. ...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 6906

Re: Another AA leader leaves for UA

panam330 wrote:
Nocella will be EVP and Chief Revenue Officer.


Where are you hearing that? Seems unlikely given Nocella's limited RM background. I strongly suspect Chief Commercial Officer given UA's CCO just left after only a few months in the job.

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 6906

Re: Another AA leader leaves for UA

Makes sense. Another person leaves ... for a promotion and raise. On a related note ... too bad they let Virasb Vahidi leave. Talk about talent worth retaining ... No kidding on Vahidi. There was a guy with a real vision for the type of customer experience he wanted to provide. Fortunately at least...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 11977

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

"trounce"? "eat AA's lunch"?

It's a standard re-banking... tune down the drama kid.

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor upset at the NEW American...
Replies: 37
Views: 5439

Re: Labor upset at the NEW American...

Looks like AA's Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella just resigned for a gig at United... so maybe the discontent doesn't stop with the labor groups... Do they not have non competes for these people? First Scott Kirby and now the COO. No non-competes at AA. When questioned about it at a town hal...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?
Replies: 28
Views: 4949

Re: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?

NichCage wrote:
Why did AA cut JFK-HND? If I am also correct, did AA serve JFK-NRT in the past?


Because they lost ~$50MM per year on JFKHND. Even better slots couldn't turn around losses of that magnitude.

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 6906

Another AA leader leaves for UA

Third time in six months: Scott Kirby - President (was President at AA) Patrick Quayle - VP Network Planning (was MD International Network at AA) Andrew Nocella - Unknown (was SVP and at one time Chief Marketing Officer at AA) Link For at least the third time in the past six months, United Airlines ...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor upset at the NEW American...
Replies: 37
Views: 5439

Re: Labor upset at the NEW American...

Looks like AA's Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella just resigned for a gig at United... so maybe the discontent doesn't stop with the labor groups...

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by winginit
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX or JL at IAD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: CX or JL at IAD?

Extremely unlikely that either carrier enters IAD in the next few years. If JL is going to expand it's going to be PHL, and given their current financial predicament CX should probably focus on refining their existing network.

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by winginit
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 20949

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

Statement by United Oscar. Our industry is joined by a common purpose of connecting people and communities. As one of this country's largest employers, I was honored to represent our nearly 90,000 aviation professionals at United Airlines at this morning's meeting. We share the president’s passion ...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 20949

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

But lets not kid ourselves that the airlines have been doing any favors for the traveling public, the only notable growth has been competitive responses in top markets while cutting services (basic economy) and dropping service to smaller markets. The flaw in your argument there is that they've als...

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