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by MKIAZ
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 870
Views: 127240

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

102 seats into slot limited JFK? Between SFO and LAX there are 19 nonstops from JFK. 1938 passengers total one way. total f = 160. total j = 380 UA EWR SFO 11 nonstops 2 78J 44j 40pp 253y 2 772 intl 8f 40j 218y 7 752 28j 108y 2158 UA EWR LAX 10 nonstops 1 78J 44j 40pp 253y 1 772 domestic 28j 354y 8...

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by MKIAZ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 37
Views: 7261

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

and also that the 762 had a 1-1-1 F cabin and a 2-1-2 J cabin through it’s retirement around 2012/2013.. Pretty sure it was 2-1-2 in F (the with the captain kirk middle seat) and 2-2-2- in J. Honestly - working from memory, so quite possible.. on J I think your right, 2-2-2 makes sense, on F, the o...

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by MKIAZ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 37
Views: 7261

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

HPAEAA wrote:
and also that the 762 had a 1-1-1 F cabin and a 2-1-2 J cabin through it’s retirement around 2012/2013..


Pretty sure it was 2-1-2 in F (the with the captain kirk middle seat) and 2-2-2- in J.

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by MKIAZ
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I have no problem with keeping things under wraps, but when JB has been making very public declarations about considering Europe for YEARS it begins to get old. JB should have been in europe years ago. Poop or get off the pot. I think they are a victim of the 321NEO NEO-LR NEOXLR progression. They ...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to Australia nonstop
Replies: 68
Views: 9875

Re: SEA to Australia nonstop

Northwest was studying SEA-SYD with the 787-8 prior to the merger. DL doesn't have an ideal aircraft for SYD. The 777ER is an awful lot of seats for a new market. The A350 right now is questionable on even doing LAX-SYD and again it's too large. The smaller aircraft in the fleet don't have the rang...

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by MKIAZ
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16832

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

I think the electric hybrid is probably a better option than all battery powered. Helicopters and other vertical lift vehicles : that is where hybrid will be an attractive option. efficient IC sustainer engine, short term high power electric overlay providing twin engine savety on a single IC engin...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??
Replies: 52
Views: 6247

Re: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??

sorry for complete ignorance here. Is that halted for all new applicants? I didn't think JetBlue had already started ETOPS process. They did start and from what I was told hired a company to work on it for them. That’s all I know. I wonder if they are waiting for the XLR. That seems to be the perfe...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??
Replies: 52
Views: 6247

Re: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??

As a side note both they and Alaska realized they had to get bigger to compete with the big 6, now bigger 3. Question: Could a real merger (not an expensive buyout with crippling debt) put Frontier and JetBlue together? Well Frontier is privately held, by Indigo Partners (Wizz air, Volaris). So the...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??
Replies: 52
Views: 6247

Re: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??

I believe it is because of the following: * No direction....are they trying to be a low cost carrier or Legacy carrier? * On Time performance is abysmal * Leadership all over the place.....who exactly is making all of the pertinent decisions? * Wall Street and Investor confidence in the airline bei...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??
Replies: 52
Views: 6247

Re: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??

B6 needs a Warren Buffet-style buyout so they can think a bit more long-term in their decision-making. Less quarter to quarter focus, which holds airlines back from pursuing broader strategies. That’s not to say that BH would be uber-patient but decisions that might not pass muster on Wall Street m...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?

Problem will be that the ac needed for such a flight will likely be niche for ultra long haul routes. BA doesn't really have any other routes that long, so they would effectively need a subfleet for one route. Not a good idea, generally.

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by MKIAZ
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 4060

Re: Tax on kerosine

Aviation is also quite vital to the world economy because of its ability to quite rapidly move people and goods across oceans -something other modes of transportation simply cannot compete with. It would seem to me that any tax trying to encourage sustainable energy would be better directed at indu...

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by MKIAZ
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 7984

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

flyenthu wrote:
Hello!

Are there 3 daily flights by SQ from LAX and 2 daily from SFO? Isn't that a lot to sustain? Perhaps these markets are growing robustly.

Any thoughts?

Flyenthu


Yea but only one is a nonstop to SIN. The others serve major Asian markets ICN/NRT/HKG.

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by MKIAZ
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City (SLC) & LCCs
Replies: 35
Views: 3337

Re: Salt Lake City (SLC) & LCCs

The market is really nothing special compared to peer cities across the nation. They should be glad they have what they do. I'm not so sure. LDS generates alot of traffic, especially for missions, and they have a fair bit of international travel as well. I'm not sure if they exclusively use DL for ...

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by MKIAZ
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4514

Re: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.

Just putting it here. "The captain told me the aircraft weighed 272 metric tons on takeoff, just eight shy of its 280 ton maximum take off weight. We had 101 tons of fuel on board at take off. The captain expects to burn about seven tons an hour in the early part of the flight (we are carrying...

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by MKIAZ
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10260

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Runway28L wrote:
Didn’t AA recently make a similar move or am I mistaken?


Yes, but to be fair AA has had waaaaaaaay too many people in management since the US merger. They needed to get costs and management staffing in line with UA/DL.

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by MKIAZ
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4365

Re: B6 A321neoLR South America

If they go down the LR path (and they most likely will) chances are Europe will be the first market to see them. But, like you said, they have 85 neos on order, so Latin America is the next logical step (and tbh they can't really go anywhere else). I wish they would open more LGB routes with the LR...

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by MKIAZ
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4365

Re: B6 A321neoLR South America

I have spent sometime looking at this particular issue. From what I saw, lr will be hard pressed to reach places like rio and São Paulo from fll. However, xlr seems to have the range from to do so and also reach Santiago and eze. Since they are more in hurry to go to Europe, I would think they woul...

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by MKIAZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 5th freedom flights from Tokyo - thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Re: Hawaiian 5th freedom flights from Tokyo

The bigger question for me is, why do they even need to operate 5th freedom to begin with if they want to fly to SE Asia? If HA so desired, they have the plane even right now to fly non-stop to the furthest part of SE Asia (BKK/KUL/SIN/CGK, all at around 5300-5500nmi) from HNL, with their A332. NRT...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17860

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Didn't they just announce a month or so ago that they were going to be focusing more on DFW/CLT? It should come as no surprise then that the new adds are mainly from those airports and not hubs like PHX.

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by MKIAZ
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake
Replies: 21
Views: 7428

Re: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake

I don't know how ATC works, but surely they are keying these movements into a computer system to help them keep track of some sort right? It would seem rather easy to have that system also be feed data on the real time position of these planes on the airfield and be able to do some rudimentary error...

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by MKIAZ
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 18639

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

I think the U.S. airline industry is mature to the point that the carriers aren't "putting the screws to" each other like they were right after deregulation. I think that DL sees a major opportunity for a network carrier operation in BOS and SEA. The writing has been on the wall since AA/...

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by MKIAZ
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10123

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Alaska is opportunistic looking for O/D in california without too much competition. Virgin America had the opposite business model where they competed on high volume highly competitive routes. Virgin tried to win market share by having a better product. That wasnt a particularly profitable market s...

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by MKIAZ
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 17616

Re: American A333s

ewt340 wrote:
To be fair though, the -300 fits their European routes pretty nicely. The 3000nm-4000nm operations between JFK/PHL/MIA and Europe/South America seems more viable with A330-300 or B767-300ER.


It also probably doesn't hurt that the A333 seats 13 less pax than the 77W. Must have quite a good casm.

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by MKIAZ
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15003

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Routes like DUB are do able from BOS. Is UK/Mainland Europe reachable with the A321LR from BOS? If not, they probably have to buy A330s or A330neos. And that's not something I really see happening anytime soon. UK is prob do-able from BOS with 321NEO let alone LR. 321NEO operated on KEF-LAX (4300mi...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15003

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

How about on A330s, as pictured? :stirthepot: I think 330neo's make so much sense for B6. Especially if they could pickup some quickly and for good pricing. Let's be realistic, the 321LR will be great for secondary Europe cities, but for BOS/JFK/FLL - LON/PAR, they could easily fill 330's and have ...

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by MKIAZ
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 39614

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I have a question. Does it really make sense to tanker large amounts of extra fuel just so an aircraft can maybe make a 15 to 20 thousand mile flight nonstop. You may save on fueling costs and landing fees. Non stops like this mean doubling and tripling crews due to required rest periods. Due to th...

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by MKIAZ
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 39614

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Qantas needs to stop thinking about First Class it takes up too much space and too heavy for 18 to 20 hour flights. Leave First Class for the 777-9 to LHR via Singapore and Sydney to LAX. The nonstop to LHR and JFK needs Business Class and Premium Economy. The Economy passenger takes the one stop o...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4521

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

So, what is the big deal if B6 gets dragged into as well? B6 was also nearly last (WN) to add bag fees. They are slow to these product changes, although Mint appears to have been a great move. Because B6 right now is the best positioned to be a "premium" experience in ecomony. There is a ...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4521

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

I hate Basic Economy and find it to be a scam, but frankly it's the gateway drug that sells ancillary. B6 can't have a lowest price that is more than the US3 and survive outside key markets like BOS, particularly when NK/F9 are both undercutting even Basic Economy. When the lowest fare menu looks l...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4521

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

I get the impression B6 has more of revenue problem than a cost problem - I'm not quite sure how BBB helps with that. They need someone that specializes in revenue development. Jetblue has a cost problem compared to ULCCs and a revenue problem compared to legacies. I just wonder whether he was brou...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 52
Views: 8916

Re: UA 77W and 772

77W can also haul over quite a bit more cargo from Asia, especially to SFO.

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by MKIAZ
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 15538

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

I feel like AA needs an A321 between the standard config and the T, which will basically be what a standard TATL A321LR would be. Order enough to handle TATL needs and premium but not T premium transcon. Maybe something like 12C/16W/24Y+/112Y (no idea if that fits) The problem is, AA has likely the...

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by MKIAZ
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 15538

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

JFK-SEA/LAS/SAN are all not doing well at all. Facts to back it up? here is 2018Q1 for SAN/LAS CityPair Dist Carrier Board %Regional AvgFare NSFare ConnFare % NS LF AvgAsm PRASM JFKLAS 2248 AA 48019 0.00% 255.12 255.22 254.54 84.42% 87.17% 222.49 0.099 JFKLAS 2248 B6 81343 0.00% 252.95 252.63 286.6...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16050

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Boof02671 wrote:
And yet AA couldn’t make PHL-TLV work, or so they said.


This almost certainly had to be about the old TWA/AA issue with Israel. There is no other reason the largest US airline wouldn't have a flight to TLV - be it from PHL/JFK/MIA.

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by MKIAZ
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 7357

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Smart. They can sell connections all over Asia with JAL. NRT-ORD loads must be pretty low to change it up like this.

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by MKIAZ
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6996

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

I feel like at the spirit Price point they should be able to fill an a320 in any market I think their business model is ultimately flawed. They pack 20% more seats into a plane than say jetblue, and charge half the fare. They make up the difference on fees. The ticket as a loss leader thing only wo...

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by MKIAZ
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 23022

Re: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

If the DOJ would allow it I think AA/UA/DL would snap them up very quickly. All of that Asia/South Pacific flying would fit in very well with the JV's that the US3 have. Not to mention reducing the number of competitors a bit on US-Hawaii routes.

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by MKIAZ
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 48
Views: 10646

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The NEOs are coming in as domestic planes. They will find their way on 757 routes over time (PHX-Hawaii, South America and then East Coast to Europe) but they are primarily domestic birds. This is my thinking too, they are just domestic planes, a very efficient one at that. I expect to be flying on...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10189

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

I'm guessing some management at PSA may well be on the chopping block after the last few days...

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by MKIAZ
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4979

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

I've always thought it was rather funny that all the news basically described it as a "war" between the US3 and the ME3, while AA was partnered with QR/EY. Obviously DL doesn't like the ME3, but that's because they were more in competition. AA doesn't fly to basically anywhere a customer w...

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by MKIAZ
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 97
Views: 9529

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

So the reality is that being tucked away in the Northern half of basin far reduces the airport's catchment area when compared to much more central airport like LGB. LGB is definitely more central, no doubt. If you're defining catchment area as 60 minute drive away, LGB is going to have a HUGE area,...

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by MKIAZ
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 97
Views: 9529

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I think ONT's Catchment area is pretty bad. Yes there are some affluent suburbs west of ONT, but there's not much east or south of ONT. If you're west of ONT and used to driving to LAX, you'll probably keep doing it unless it's cheaper at ONT.

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by MKIAZ
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 97
Views: 9529

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Idea to move JetBlue LGB focus city to BUR is largely nonsense to me. BUR has a far smaller catchment area - 17 percent of the regions potential domestic passenger base, versus over 40 percent at LGB with its very accessible location. BUR works for primarily for the northern portion of the Greater ...

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by MKIAZ
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner
Replies: 19
Views: 2624

Re: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner

LupineChemist wrote:
Bets on the next airline to get this status? I'd say AT.


AS?

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by MKIAZ
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 97
Views: 9529

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

https://www.trulia.com/home_prices/Cali ... -heat_map/
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I think it would be a very smart move to move the LGB hub to BUR. They could probably do well with mint to JFK with the entertainment industry.

As for ONT, no way. Here is the problem with ONT (and LGB to an extent)
https://www.trulia.com/home_prices/Cali ... -heat_map/

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by MKIAZ
Wed May 30, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12390

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I'm surprised that people here are taking this lady's side saying that of course it's racism. This is perfectly normal from Southwest and whoever did it was doing it for extra security. If this happened to me where I'm in a similar situation to the person it happened to, I would be slightly annoyed...

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by MKIAZ
Tue May 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 10696

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

Most of AA's 77E Pacific flights were poor-yielding and are now flown by 788. A little growth would be to 789. Before the 788 AA had no ideal aircraft for the Pacific, as the 77E was the smallest plane that had the range. To be fair this could have been due to the layout. Having a 16F cabin and ang...

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by MKIAZ
Fri May 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 392
Views: 73300

Re: California Pacific says its ready to fly

Is this the same operator as Cal Jet Elite?

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by MKIAZ
Thu May 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7772

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

For B6 to grow that much, would they at long last look at Canada? They could easily fill 1-3x daily from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YQB, YHM, YHZ in winter. Do B6 do any seasonal destinations? Most like not Canada, more likely Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and Northern South America. Lima, Aruba, Providen...

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