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by tlecam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 29
Views: 11163

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

Interesting. I wonder what the numbers really look like when they look at the JV flights from AMS to NYC and then break out JFK and EWR.

I would have guessed EWR was viable.

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by tlecam
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 9381

Re: Big night at LGA

I agree. I fly in and out of there at least weekly and the progress is really something to watch.

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 7494

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

The article said they were full? Seems weird to me that 4 hours into a flight, the 757’s toilets were full?

I did BOS-SFO for years, mostly on the 757 and never heard of an issue like this. Is this a thing?

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 383
Views: 76702

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

This is stating the obvious, but DL is going to use all the leverage they have with both Boeing and Airbus to get the best deal that they can. The Boeing involvement with the C Series and the tariffs is another lever at play in the deal, and there are a lot of ways that they can pull that lever. The...

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by tlecam
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

My bad... I had confused the addition of New gates with the work done for the A380.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

That Level flight really arrives and departs at the height of the terminal E chaos. Will the expansion beyond gate 12 be done in time for the busy season? I forget what that schedule timeline is. I flew into and out of Logan yesterday and it looks like the structure is pretty well built.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Yeah. They announced that when they announced Level. I can't even begin to imagine how the finances work for that - I assume that it's Iberia crew, at least in the cockpit. Bizarre financial model.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 28655

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

In all seriousness, will DL order the 787 Dreamliner at all, or will the A350 be enough? I don't see the 787 in Delta's fleet. They'd be paying significantly more per frame then the deal they inherited from Northwest and Delta is all about CAPEX management. The A330neo and A350 combination give the...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56219

Re: DL Future Expansion

With the CS100 arriving in 2018 shouldn't we expect to see frequency consolidation in markets with heavy RJ use? For instance DTW is one of the heavier RJ hubs for Delta, could we expect to see more less frequencies on some routes, and larger aircraft- including mainline? I'm not sure that the CS10...

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

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 str...

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by tlecam
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I read it. I largely agree with tphuang. There really is not much new to be learned from the article, and there are some mistakes - for example, the article says delta operates shuttles from BOS to NYC and DC. A few data points from the article an I make no claims about accuracy. - Delta will be# 2 ...

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by tlecam
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/12/2017: AM Drops MIA-MID; UA; DL; B6 Cuts Back SJU Further
Replies: 28
Views: 7522

Re: OAG Changes 11/12/2017: AM Drops MIA-MID; UA; DL; B6 Cuts Back SJU Further

Same here. I wonder if the pruning will be used to fund BOS. It's a good question, but I wonder about the timing. My recollection from the BOS thread is that DL doesn't get the remaining gates in A until WN moves out, which last I heard was slated for end of 2018. DL has previously stated (and Bast...

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by tlecam
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 383
Views: 76702

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I wonder how much the alleged Airbus deal with AA over A321 prices could play into this? We know DL likes to shop the best prices, and apparently, if you believe the quotes attributed to Scott Kirby, Airbus's inability to match Boeing's prices on the 737 was what kept the A321 out of United's fleet...

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by tlecam
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 383
Views: 76702

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I wonder how much the alleged Airbus deal with AA over A321 prices could play into this? We know DL likes to shop the best prices, and apparently, if you believe the quotes attributed to Scott Kirby, Airbus's inability to match Boeing's prices on the 737 was what kept the A321 out of United's fleet...

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by tlecam
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3601

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

Building it phases would be the best way to rebuild the airport in the way that it becomes an entirely new airport with limited impact to the operations of the airport plus it would be more financially viable as it would be a long term project. Phase 1 would be building new maintenance hangars and ...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 Future Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 2591

Re: Delta A321 Future Routes

I think it’s reasonable to look at just about any flight from those cities into ATL as a potential 321 route, especially flights timed to hit some of the big connecting banks (e.g. afternoon connecting to international flights).

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by tlecam
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9992

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

I don't think the question is whether they need an east coast hub; it's whether they want to be an airline with broad national coverage (or at least broad coastal coverage) or whether they want to primarily be a west coast airline that serves destinations on the east coast from west coast cities.

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by tlecam
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 55099

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

albertocsc wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
FrancisBegbie wrote:


They have a true C class. Just their 738s have blocked middle seats.



I did not write what you’re quoting.

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by tlecam
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 8928

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

AS BOS-SFO APR 0.5>0.4


I didn’t realize that this was less than daily. Why bother given UA, B6 and DL

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by tlecam
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 65147

Re: Delta A350 Future Routes

If DL ever decided to go LEFT out of BOS instead of RIGHT on their international non-stop runs, I could see it there (to Seoul for example, since KE is dragging its feet on returning). Which is somewhat interesting in and of itself. On the one hand, direct Asia capacity has exploded since TPAC serv...

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by tlecam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 55099

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Could be LH, but as Karel pointed out in the press release, not an existing customer. While Swiss is really the existing customer, I don't think they'd include that language if it was LH.

I also suspect AF, especially given their A318/19 fleet and the DL ownership stake.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19981

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

I think that discussion about network advantages / disadvantages relative to a southeast hub and discussion about CPE aren't necessarily the same thing. CLT and ATL happen to be in the southeast region, but I'm not sure that I follow the logic of "CLT and ATL are hubs in the southeast region. C...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 11629

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt until I see them in person, but I really hope that (if they really want purple), those uniforms are much darker.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 17806

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Great blog. Thanks for all of the pictures and commentary.

Oh, and Go Pats!

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD90's
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: DL MD90's

My guess is that they'll keep them in ATL/MSP/DTW bases; given the range, those cities give them the most flexibility in terms of routes.

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14438

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

The tech industry, the financial services industry, and the automotive industry are all very cyclical; they do really well when the economy is strong, but their sales drop much faster than the economy as a whole in a recession, as consumers defer SUV purchases and default on credit cards and mortga...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14438

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

I think so - I don't understand all of the ins and outs of reporting, but it was discussed upthread.

Commavia, TPhuang - thanks, that makes sense. SFO alone must generate some of that disparity, especially when they're flying the route 7-8x per day on 757 and 777.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14438

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

What's most interesting to me in the average fare is the difference between AA and UA. Both primarily fly their own mental to hubs. I would have guessed that their O/D and connecting traffic, overall, is relatively similar (although that could be a flaw). Why is UA's average fare so much higher than...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14438

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

Really? That is not in line with my understanding. My firm as an example which has a very large proportion of travelers has multiple contracts with either AA or DL. I am referring to core business destinations such as LGA, DFW, IAH, SFO, LAX, DCA, ATL etc. B6 happens to be also competitive. Sorry m...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14438

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

Several have said this already, so I’m just adding my violent agreement to FoxtrotSierra, JumboJet, Commavia and the regulars from the BOS discussion - DL wants to grow to serve its corporate customers and to be the global carrier of choice in Boston. They have no aspirations to kick JetBlue out or ...

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by tlecam
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/ne ... ports.html
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No dice on getting into the BBJ article, but this one is a few days older and mentions the DL strategy and Boston growth.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/ne ... ports.html

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12125

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

What gates will NK / F9 have? NK will have Gate D2, F9 will have Gate D1. They will check-in in TC where the current Delta group check-in is. Delta will use D1 as needed since F9 only has a few flights, and will also be NKs overflow gate. So will they check in for departure at C and the walk across...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12125

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

I wonder if DL and AA will create some sort of dedicated security situation for the shuttle flights. DL in particular could re-create something like the MAT with a dedicated check-in / security line with a slightly longer (but still not very long) walk to the shuttle gates if they put the DCA and OR...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12125

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

I have no idea but my guess is that Spirit and Fronteir will get shafted to some of the “basement” gates.

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15314

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Well, it was definitely an unconventional earnings call. My view is that Oscar / Kirby were faced with a "when do we tell the street that the baby is ugly" decision. They decided this quarter was the time to do it. It's interesting timing; they've been in their jobs long enough now where t...

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I actually think that Joe C's idea for th Assembly Row - NorthPoint / North Station idea is pretty good.

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

My understanding is that the Boston Postal Annex site does have a long term plan in the works that includes the Post Office moving out of there (http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2017/05/massive_south_station_post_office_may_finally_move). The problem, historically has been that:...

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The Boston real estate is problematic too - where are they going to put a campus? The Seaport a decade or two ago would have been an obvious answer, but the ship has sailed on that. I am also disappointed in our Amazon bid - it seems arrogant. It makes so much sense in many ways, in terms of our sch...

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 5326

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

They may only be 16 years old, but the design and technology are from the 80's; not exactly a modern ship. You know, with all the money DL has made they need to get rid of these dinosaur's they have been flying. Quit being so cheap to fly planes designed before your crews were born. As a passenger,...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 7853

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

TerminalD wrote:

Paper freaking cards that say the order of the items to be served? This is shock and awe people. Upgraded cutlery!?!?!? I need my blood pressure medicine.


You made me LOL.

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 5326

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

Great news. I'm curious to see what mods will need to be made to the suites to fit in the 763 and 764.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 383
Views: 76702

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I think Airbus could have a very slight advantage, but not because of any burned bridges; but because they could offer a very well rounded package across the C-Series and A32x - beyond just the sale/price of the aircraft. Burned bridges can be repaired very quickly when it comes to dollars and cents...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 8927

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. What do you mean by that? DL and B6 drove Spirit off from DTW-BOS but DL and B6 are still slugging it out on r/t fares as low as $127. DTW-BOS wasn't cheap going back a decade (pre-merger NW) with fares typically $350+. Exactly that - they'll bo...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 8927

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. Good for B6; fills a remaining hole in the network. Will be interesting to see what (if anything) DL does.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 155213

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 155213

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

My take: - I am glad that the C-Series will be built. I think it's a win for the flying public. - I wish that the duopoly had some real competition - that would be better for the flying public. - It is wild to think that Airbus and Bombardier will now own the 100-150 seat segment that Boeing and MD ...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 268
Views: 38546

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

I apologize, I’ve been reading this thread but I don’t understand some of how this works in Europe. Does this mean that LH will fly the long haul routes out of Berlin? I saw that they acquired 80 planes or so, and I understand what is being discussed regarding the intro-German flying but I’m less cl...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 106
Views: 13076

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I think it would be a perfect aircraft for CLT and ATL. Giving passengers the ability to avoid EWR, JFK, PHL and instead use CLT and ATL for transatlantic connection. Expect the US Big 3 to be on the order sheet fairly quickly I had CLT in mind as well. I also think that PHL, DTW, MSP could see add...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 106
Views: 13076

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

If an AvGeek can’t imagine and hypothesize and wonder on a.net, where can he or she? There’s a lot of wet hens in here. Here are my guesses (sorry for not having confirmed sources with the heads of route planning at all carriers) - replace 763/757 tatl and South America - US hubs to Secondary Europe...

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