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by MKIAZ
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3456

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: 7672

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: 3049

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: 4383

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: 9768

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: 4127

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: 4127

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: 2389

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: 17084

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: 7218

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: 17607

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: 9515

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: 16957

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: 14221

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: 14221

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: 38033

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: 38033

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: 4337

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: 4337

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: 4337

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: 8756

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: 15029

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: 15029

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: 15649

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: 7167

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: 6861

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: 22572

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: 44
Views: 9265

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: 10123

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: 4937

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: 9145

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: 9145

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: 9145

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: 2593

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: 9145

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

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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: 12161

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: 10529

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: 216
Views: 36332

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: 7664

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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by MKIAZ
Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14056

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

chrisnh wrote:
The SAT thing HAS to be 'Boston.' Why else use the word 'Historic?'


I think SAT was announced it's F9

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by MKIAZ
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14056

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Sounds like this thread was made for nothing. The investor meeting is not even happening until the 22nd, don't know where the OP got news that something was being announced today. Earlier in the week I saw something about the 17th as well, but now I can't find anything on the link. Wonder if it got...

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by MKIAZ
Thu May 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14056

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Their are many new cities in the Midwest and the South that JetBlue could expand to. Many may disagree, but I miss an airline like the old Eastern Airlines, that covered the eastern potion of the country like no other, their other issues not withstanding. But their coverage of cities large and smal...

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by MKIAZ
Sat May 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Thank you for the numbers, they are more than interesting. That's what I have been saying all along. Overall, B6 seems like it is doing quite well in the markets they serve. I fail to see why they would consider a merger with anyone, especially not now when they are starting to expand westward. Wel...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

FLLLAX 2342 NK 26282 109.24 90.04% 98.36 0.042 36.90% FLLLAX 2342 B6 51677 300.92 88.59% 266.57 0.1138 100.00% FLLLAX 2342 VX 56949 285.14 90.69% 258.58 0.1104 97.00% Major adds needed. The yields have only improved in Q1. Should add 2 more flights if not more . Thanks for this info! very interesti...

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by MKIAZ
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18360

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
Also looks like the these are Bookable too.
BUR-BOS (Sept 5)
BUR-JFK (Morning Flight)(Sept 5)
ONT-JFK (Sept 5)


wonder if more BUR flying has anything to do with jetsuitex partnership

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by MKIAZ
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35943

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

I could see a small chance of B6 taking HA's 338 order, for the right price - or picking up some a333/339. If B6 gets LHR slots they are going to want to use something larger than a 321. A330 would allow them to 1. operate heavy routes like NYC/BOS/FLL-LON or CDG with a higher capacity plane. 2. ope...

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by MKIAZ
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus vs Boeing vs Other - lowest CASM and best fuel efficiency?
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Airbus vs Boeing vs Other - lowest CASM and best fuel efficiency?

So let's say a theoretical airline wants to offer consistent low fares with no price fluctuations, or price gouging at Christmas or for football games (yes, sadly this happened). Okay, so I really hate to break it to you, but this is not going to work. It is a surefire way to lose money. Travel dem...

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by MKIAZ
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 205
Views: 38765

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

So we know that the pipes are to simulate passenger heat output, not to accurately simulate mass. There are additional tanks to simulate mass. If those tanks were present and how many liters of water was carried on this flight we don't know at this point. I don't see what all the fuss is about, unl...

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by MKIAZ
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 40124

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

The cost to truck the cargo to LAX wouldn't be that prohibitive. We regularly have shipments bound for LAX land at SFO/LAS and trucked to LAX. ONT is way closer.

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by MKIAZ
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 24221

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

The big variable in this is oil prices. If Oil goes up to 150-200+ the glut will disappear as frames are retired/converted. If oil goes back to 30, the 77E and 77W will be around for ages and the 77X, A350 will be hit hard. I'm more of the opinion that it will head towards 30 longer term. Electric v...

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