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by winginit
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 33
Views: 4613

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Just to add a note, Delta Using the ME3 as an excuse not to go to India is a bunch of lies. ATL has become so busy with connecting traffic, the 777LR could easily be filled. Same with JFK! There is demand! India is only growing! Surely you understand that a full plane does not equate to a profitabl...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4538

Re: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018

On the heels of HNA financial crisis?! There are probably many different “buckets” of money, but running a long-haul airline to China is surely not propping up those that are treading serious water. Came here to bring this up. I'm still not convinced that the HNA Group in its entirety isn't just sm...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

I have flown several times on AA 772 and 77W in J as well as the 787-8 and -9 and found their business class seat much better. I honestly don't understand how AA could feel comfortable having its HVFs do one part of their flight on AA's lovely seats, and then place them into the dump that is Club W...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 33
Views: 4613

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

In politics, it's ultimately all a numbers game. Whether the ME3 are, in fact, subsidized, or receive state aid and support, and compete unfairly, etc. doesn't really seem to motivate much public opinion. The number of votes attached to U.S. citizens who benefit from (1) the ME3's airfares between ...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 96
Views: 16053

Re: United ending Xian

These local governments secure subsidies, do a roadshow around the US visiting the US3 with guaranteed profitability for between 18 and 30 months if they serve the route nonstop, and someone bites (United, in this case and all others to date). Actually, the process is when marketing subsidy is avai...

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by winginit
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 96
Views: 16053

Re: United ending Xian

Why do people think UA is squendering a ton of money ending the route anyway? It is clearly a subsidized route that once the subsidy ends, routes end. UA looks at the trend and determined that the growth is just not enough for UA to make money on the route without subsidy, the end. This is exactly ...

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by winginit
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 19074

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

Before the DL / ATL / DTW fan club claims 10s of new routes to ..., just look at the UA / AC JV. Non-hub flights have been gutted, but Hub to Hub has more seats. Be careful what you wish for. Not sure I'm recalling this correctly, but I believe the scope of the UA/AC JV wasn't blanketed across all ...

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by winginit
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56219

Re: DL Future Expansion

DL will only serve primary Asian routes from DTW. If they are going to serve secondary routes like SIN, its going to be from SEA. DTW is out of the way for most of the country, and the majority of people who are travelling to East Asia. DTW exists to funnel all southeastern and eastern seabord TPAC...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56219

Re: DL Future Expansion

With respect, I suggest my information comes from non-rumor based sources, and from my own management-based tenure in the markets and with airlines involved. While not all the destinations I listed will immediately be initiated, at least two of them could possibly commence in the next 24 months. An...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18655

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Per USA Today the issue appears to be largely resolved.

“Out of the 200,000 flights American will operate in December, only a few hundred are currently unassigned to pilots,”

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by winginit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56219

Re: DL Future Expansion

DL will use the A350 to accomplish the NRT pull-down. As new A/C are delivered, one should expect new TPAC flights- particularly from DTW, flying non-stop to historically served points south of NRT. Disagree. I think Ed has made it clear in townhalls and the like that the Korean JV and associated c...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM and Jet Airways signed enhanced cooperation agreement
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Air France-KLM and Jet Airways signed enhanced cooperation agreement

The path towards choosing favored partners continues outside of the realm of traditional alliances. Especially given the new CEO of Jet Airways is a former DL SVP I imagine we see this relationship evolve even further with DL more closely involved as well.

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by winginit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18655

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

1.5 is laughable. 3X would likely be seen as an acceptable show of good faith and covenance. Can you appropriately quantify or provide context to that? Are there comparable incidents historically that were settled in a similar fashion that could be used as a benchmark or are you just pulling that n...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18655

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

1.5 is laughable. 3X would likely be seen as an acceptable show of good faith and covenance. Can you appropriately quantify or provide context to that? Are there comparable incidents historically that were settled in a similar fashion that could be used as a benchmark or are you just pulling that n...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56219

Re: DL Future Expansion

DL will use the A350 to accomplish the NRT pull-down. As new A/C are delivered, one should expect new TPAC flights- particularly from DTW, flying non-stop to historically served points south of NRT. Disagree. I think Ed has made it clear in townhalls and the like that the Korean JV and associated c...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18655

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Well you clearly don't get it. AA should be offering to pay out 3 times as much, if not more to cover their mistake. It's AA's responsibility to act in good faith. They failed in this situation. What's your logic behind that 3X figure besides doubling what AA initially offered? Because it sounds li...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18655

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Sounds like AA is offering 1.5X pay to pilots to ensure the flights are filled. That will resolve the issue but my oh my it will certainly come at a cost.

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by winginit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56219

Re: DL Future Expansion

Interesting numbers indeed one would wonder why at one of Delta's largest hubs that the numbers are this low. Could it be that the Delta brand is weak in the UK verses BA or that in the Delta system connections over Detroit are not as attractive as the other hubs. Has the SLC-LHR flight taken away ...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds Canadian flights
Replies: 14
Views: 5128

Re: AA adds Canadian flights

It's been a not so great secret that WestJet has been contemplating a joint venture / equity stake with DL or AA - wondering if this move might loosely imply that WS chose to go with DL.

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by winginit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 592
Views: 106312

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Boeing778X wrote:
If Corporate knew the S80s would be in for this long, it may have made sense to paint a few of the newer ones in the new livery.


Surely not financial sense.

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by winginit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10375

Re: Joon and Air France

My two cents -and really, do take this for what it is- is that beyond all the froth and the PR spiel on the AF part, Joon is merely a lower cost 'shell operation' to operate some routes that are currently either very low yield, or loss making, or that do not really need the added "brand differ...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 6845

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

Fornaro is a smart man, I like his thinking! No he's not. The Spirit model makes money off of miserable passengers. On top of that, he has managed to piss off employees as well. Most of the flight cancelations are cause by pilots not giving two $#!^$. I've gone ahead and underlined the only part of...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 23950

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

US safety is at risk! All the while increasingly getting into bed with state-owned and state-subsidised Chinese airlines. This is, to me, the most irritating part of the US3's case against the ME3. No, there isn't an open skies agreement between the US and Mainland China, but there inevitably will ...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey Results
Replies: 1
Views: 558

2017 Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey Results

There are obviously lots of ways that American carriers are measured these days, but the BTN Annual Airline Survey is pretty robust, and is taken by travel managers and agents across the country. BTN published their survey results today, and the below link is a pretty good overview of those results:...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 5284

Re: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX

My spot checks might be off here, but am I seeing correctly that the red-eye eastbound LAXBOS service (2205 departure 0644 arrival) will be the one that isn't lie flat?! That would be absurd, and very much contrary to Delta's statement in the press release that: Delta One will be offered during stra...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 40
Views: 15650

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I don't understand why people have to be sarcastic/rude for a legitimate question. I'm also curious to know DL has any initial thoughts (if any) about the plane. Probably because it's not really a legitimate question. How can a bunch of aviation enthusiasts know whether or not an airline is pleased...

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by winginit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 60350

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

jumbojet wrote:
apparently it still needs approval from South Korea's Transport Ministry.


This is correct. Today's ruling is only half the equation. While the outcome may well not be comparable, we should recall that the proposed AA/QF JV was approved by Australian authorities before being rejected by the DOT.

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by winginit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Delta LAX operations

Delta could add LAX-IAH nonstop service since Delta serves DFW, AUS, and SAT nonstop from LAX and since IAH is a major Texas destination like DFW, AUS, and SAT are. Will Delta ever add nonstop service to IAH from LAX? Unlikely, for the same reasons they haven't added LAX-ORD. Saturated route as two...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Delta LAX operations

Has DL started using gates on the N.E. side of TBIT ? Yes since the first day, with rampside bus connection to T2/3 Thanks for info, I always enjoy your posts, you are quite knowledgeable. Does DL. use them for both int. and dom. I guess they don't have preference on them. DL and their partners (AM...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6468

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

Many in this thread seem to be chopping the AA experience into simple pre and post merger categories, but I think there would be value in trisecting it given the distinct financial and managerial pivots: 1. Pre 9/11 American (Crandall) 2. Pre-Merger/Bankruptcy (2001-2013) 3. Post-Merger/Bankruptcy (...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Delta LAX operations

I was also curious as to why they haven't done any expansion with the gates they gained from @ 16 to 23. Thanks in advance Important to point out that while there has been a physical gate increase, they're now sharing their gates with VS, AM, WS and EI, so there's not nearly as much room for expans...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10096

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

I get you, but the cost of living - which I understand is a huge factor for a lot of folks - is probably not a driving factor for the CEO of a major airline. Are we considering HA a "major" airline these days? Sounds a bit of a stretch. Point taken, but many don't understand just how expe...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10096

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

sometimes its best to leave when things are going good and they look stable. Or when you have a lucrative offer elsewhere, which was surely the case here. Unless you're a native, very few make it more than a few years living in Hawaii given the isolation, cost of living, and the occasional attitude...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10096

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

sometimes its best to leave when things are going good and they look stable. Or when you have a lucrative offer elsewhere, which was surely the case here. Unless you're a native, very few make it more than a few years living in Hawaii given the isolation, cost of living, and the occasional attitude...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 107
Views: 14119

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

For those who don't know, Scoot are run by the worlds best airline by far, SQ. Measured how exactly? Because it certainly isn't by any measuring stick that involves profitability. As for Scoot, we really don't yet have enough operating history to know whether or not the model is sustainable. They'v...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18602

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Zero players to three all in one year? Let the bloodbath begin! AA is not going to be one of the losers. It will be one or both of the Icelandic carriers. You're American, of course you're going to say that AA will have runaway success.............. That's not really what was said, but let's play t...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5043

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, that is not enough said. Yes, it is really. Please stop fighting this. This can be changed and upgraded. Got a chuckle out of that one - by whom exactly? If you know LA well, you will see that there are lot more business closer to BUR than to LAX. Quantify that for us please - otherwise your st...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15573

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Ah but of course. It's just so awful that I have to today sit in a lie-flat Business Class seat while connected to the internet airing my grievances about how air travel is so much more expensive, (no) less safe (no), and generally less pleasant (still no) than it was before deregulation. The horro...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15573

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

If I have to buy lunch, and there's three restaurants in town, all serving the same menu - those restaurants can easily justify any poor standards by saying "you voted with your wallet." 'Voting with your wallet' only applies when you have a reasonable selection of... Sorry, but no. That ...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15573

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Ah but of course. It's just so awful that I have to today sit in a lie-flat Business Class seat while connected to the internet airing my grievances about how air travel is so much more expensive, (no) less safe (no), and generally less pleasant (still no) than it was before deregulation. The horror...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year
Replies: 16
Views: 3246

Re: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year

Say what you want about AAB, but he is probably the smartest guy in the industry and is the best person to hold QR together under the blockade. I've been in meetings with him. He's nowhere near being the smartest guy in the industry. In fact, he was far from being the smartest guy in the room at th...

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by winginit
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4824

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Flighty wrote:
AA will likely discover and proclaim a new kind of route "success" that doesn't involve making any money. Stay tuned!


:lol: too true. There will be blood.

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by winginit
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit
Replies: 39
Views: 8564

Re: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit

thebatman wrote:
So...since 3Q17 results for AA and UA were very comparable, where is all the doom-and-gloom for AA? There sure was plenty of it for UA when they announced their results...


To be fair, the stock is down nearly 5%...

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by winginit
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2533

Re: US Carriers vs The World

US carriers fulfill the product and service requirement expected of them predominantly by the US market, and your average American traveler cares about safety, price, and schedule, often in that order. Per J.D. Power's 2017 North American Airline Customer Satisfaction Report , they're doing a pretty...

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by winginit
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11160

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

An objectively stellar result, and all the more impressive given they're achieving these results while maintaining exceptional customer survey and operational performance scores when compared to most of their competitors.

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by winginit
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 15343

Re: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline

NameOmitted wrote:
Is there a reasonable way of guessing at what point India or China will develop to the point where no US airline had a chance at that title?


Depends on the metric used to quantify 'largest'

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by winginit
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 15343

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

Maybe the US Management and Mr Kirby might wish to address the "Quality" of the product UA offers, rather than race to become the biggest, offering poor levels of service! Maybe he could aim to kindle the race to become the Best! The appropriate metrics in that case would be revenue premi...

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by winginit
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51926

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Would make perfect sense to co-locate UAs JV partners under one roof...NH, NZ, AC, LH, OS, LX along with UA international and even some domestic flights would probably do a good job of filling a 9 or 10 gate terminal. Naturally, it's exactly what DL are doing with their 2023 Sky Way at LAX project ...

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by winginit
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51926

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Frankly, I have little doubt that UA will "get" a T-9. I'm more interested in how many alliance partners come under that roof. The desire for more space is more about regaining some semblance of parity with facilities (particularly in regard to partner proximity) than about massive, organ...

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by winginit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies

That's a bit surprising, as I'd always been of the impression that Brazil was going to be the problem child as far as approvals go. Will be as interesting to see the DOT's response to gauge whether or not this new administration really will translate into a more airline-friendly view on ATI approvals.

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