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by LAX772LR
Thu May 23, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 188
Views: 16682

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

An A340-based freighter would have sold much more than the A330 freighter did based on a 275t MTOW. Based on what, other than complete supposition? I mean, you don't think Airbus investigated that option? lol What they likely found was that despite the A332 having a lower MTOW, its OEW would be low...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 38
Views: 4827

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

KL now phasing out their full pax 744, replacing it with 787-10 doesn't help either. Finish the sentence though: doesn't help _____. Loads? No. Yields? Likely significantly... else they wouldn't be continuing with that course of action. It's not like they couldn't see the current slot situation com...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 22, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Longest serving livery

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Topic pretty well covered not long ago, see some of the responses here:

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 22, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 34
Views: 5395

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I've always found this picture both incredibly haunting and fortunate: http://www.trbimg.com/img-5cdafdf8/turbine/chi-hist-planecrash_2020110823161617/650 If the aircraft had crashed even another football field or two to the left, it would've been right in the center of a large mobile home community...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 134
Views: 26290

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Smallest frame with range survives, making the biggest frame more vulnerable. Not always true, as that fails to take into account economy of scale in terms of costs. There's a happy medium to be found, and it depends on a number of factors. Were it so simple as "smallest thing with range"...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 22, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16389

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Hardly. BA038 was as close as you're going to see to a major airplane accident with no cause: no pilot error, no mechanical issue, no design flaw, no bad fuel, no bad weather, no ATC issue, no terrorism, no nothing. The 777 had logged millions of hours (including extensive initial flight testing) w...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 2968

Re: Equine Flights

I train showjumpers as a lifetime passion. It's not my primary occupation (I wish it was) but I do have the privilege of working under a world-class rider/trainer who's represented the USA in Olympic-level international competition, and one of the most famous horsewomen out West. We fly our horse al...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 22, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

SunsetLimited wrote:
The Aviation Board director needs to be fired. Just another New Orleans political hack.
DJSNOLA wrote:
Michael Bagneris is a hack who should not be in that role

I'm completely out of the loop in this regard: what makes these individuals hacks? Examples?

(not challenging the assertions, I'm earnestly curious)

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 740
Views: 120507

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Houston should have won out over Honolulu as its a leisure route Why? Honolulu generates+handles farrrrrr more traffic to Tokyo (and Japan in total) than Houston ever has, and since you don't actually know the yield for either destination on any given carrier: what exactly would you argue is the va...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in November and YTD 2018. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing November- MSY-LHR ranked 6th out of 15 routes in pax count falling b...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 8481

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

You may be right, but then that is a sad commentary on the human race. We would rather destroy all life on our planet than miss our Golden Week or in any way consider the consequences of our actions. Climate disaster and nine-tenths of life including human beings one century from now is my predicti...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Coming along, but still a ways to go.

And just think, if they'd followed the most recent solid opening day projection... the terminal would've been in its third day of use by now. ;)

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Neither BA nor LH are irrational actors, and both have shown that they won't hesitate to pull a route if it's underperforming. Yet here they stay. LH pulled out of SJC last year..... Further to the point then, I guess. :lol: I remember they resumed it back in March, didn't realize they'd already ca...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 134
Views: 26290

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

A fully loaded A380 is very profitable, even with high fuel costs. That's a presumptive statement. Anyone can fill any aircraft to anywhere, if you charge rock-bottom junk fares. Simply filling an A380 does not automatically equate to it being profitable, regardless of fuel. Yes, this is true. But ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 17, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

It’s a mystery why SJC has any European service. The largest city in the Bay CSA, surrounded by worldwide business HQs and extremely wealthy neighborhoods. No real mystery there. And yet, despite all the businesses and wealth, it doesn’t have good yields. Can't necessarily draw that conclusion from...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

It’s a mystery why SJC has any European service. The largest city in the Bay CSA, surrounded by worldwide business HQs and extremely wealthy neighborhoods. No real mystery there. What *is* something of a mystery, is why SJC remains 4class, when gateways that routinely outperform it in yield (MSY) a...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150986

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

keesje wrote:
Realistically, I can see QF taking a A350-900 variant for ULH,

As has been reported by multiple sources, QF has concluded that the A359ULR isn't suitable for their needs, and are looking at an A35K with extended range as their proposed Airbus variant.

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 134
Views: 26290

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Buffalomatt1027 wrote:
A fully loaded A380 is very profitable, even with high fuel costs.

That's a presumptive statement. Anyone can fill any aircraft to anywhere, if you charge rock-bottom junk fares.

Simply filling an A380 does not automatically equate to it being profitable, regardless of fuel.

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150986

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Gemuser wrote:
BUT you never know!

Indeed.

That said: when a decision is made, the site should have enough sense to give the announcement a post of its own.... instead of ridiculously merging it as the 900th post on this speculative thread, where half the membership will miss seeing it. :irked:

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150986

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

LoL. Yes, invest in Popcorn. This will be a close contest. I cannot predict a winner. I would need to know QFs anticipated revenue and detailed cost assumptions to predict. Sharpen your pencils everyone, this is a high profile campaign that will be brutal. I would be shocked if QF isn't taking the ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16389

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

If we are revisiting lack of grounding, I'm surprised the RR 777s werent grounded after BA 038. The issue with the FOHE was dangerous. Hardly. BA038 was as close as you're going to see to a major airplane accident with no cause: no pilot error, no mechanical issue, no design flaw, no bad fuel, no b...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

This "mainline only, we're not responsible for anything" only matters to corporate PR types and a.net fanboys. That's not even remotely accurate... one need only look to the legal ramifications of the Colgan crash to see why. True that most pax don't know/care if they're on a regional or ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11228

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I think 11 hours roundtrip is a bit of an exaggeration. If you plan on passing through Seattle at a nonpeak time, you can go Portland-Vancouver BC in under 4 hours. You speak of "exaggeration," yet then state that? Airport to Airport from PDX to YVR is 316mi, taking the minimal roadway po...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11228

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

PDX resident here. For the second time in two years, my wife and I will be driving to YVR to fly to Europe. Because of the fare difference, I swung for Biz Class this time.. But an 11hr roundtrip drive, to save that comparatively little? I understand that preferences vary.....but F that! Spend as m...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 76
Views: 10036

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Andy33 wrote:
Any idea which London airport they intend to fly to?

Speculation: would be surprised if it wasn't LGW, but maybe they'll throw us for a loop and go to STN.

Be beyond shocked if they (1) muster and (2) allocate the resources needed to get into LHR.

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 15, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11228

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

but also adding remote stands too (unfortunately). Why's that "unfortunate?" As whiny as people are about remote stands, I'd wager that 99% of them would be far happier using those than having to land and sit remotely while waiting for a terminal gate... as is becoming increasingly common...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 15, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 76
Views: 10036

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Planes4you wrote:
This reminds me of Air India saying they’d launch dfw and lax…

Air India did launch LAX.

Flew it for a while then killed it.

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Agreed that it is likely due to some type of corporate fare stipulation. Something we'll probably never hear about.

Indeed, I'm at a loss as to what else it could be.

I doubt even sensitive/high-yielding cargo would be enough, in a vacuum.

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Station..........Mar. Seats........Mar. Pax........Mar. LF.......YTD Seats.......YTD Pax......YTD LF MSY................9,416................8,430..............89.5%.........26,964............21,015..........77.9% BNA................7,708................6,220..............80.7%.........21,832.........

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Qantas never order the 777?
Replies: 14
Views: 3960

Re: Qantas never ordered the 777

Scanorama wrote:
Right now it seems it's down to B777-8x and the A350-900ULR.

It's been publicly released that the A359ULR is out of the running.

Airbus is proposing an A35K with the -ULR modification for Project Sunrise.

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by LAX772LR
Tue May 14, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3402

Re: US carrier flights to IST

and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections. That's often heavily overstated: What US city would any (even remotely significant amount of) Turkish traffic wish to go, that can't be reached nonstop by DL from JFK? Or vice versa. There are lots of se...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14287

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing. That's not an accurate statement as presented. The PRC government does not have the same influence over private carriers as they do the CAAC3. Unl...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17683

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

The Board of Directors could have rejected the offer and refused to present it to shareholders, however at a 67% premium the directors didn't have much of a choice. To not put this to the shareholders would have been a total abdication of their fiduciary duty to the shareholders they have been elec...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6380

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

Lpbri wrote:
I must be late for this, but what, in a nutshell is wrong with this facility again?

Piss-poor planning + design shortfalls, most notably in its fire suppression system, which still isn't functional after 7 years of targeted effort and multiple re-designs.

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19088

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

anshabhi wrote:
Lol! How many MRJ are in operation currently: 0

That was the first thing that popped into my head, upon reading this.

They've had incredible difficulty even getting 1 into commercial service, now they're going to take over?

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3402

Re: US carrier flights to IST

bhxalex wrote:
and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections.

That's often heavily overstated:
What US city would any (even remotely significant amount of) Turkish traffic wish to go, that can't be reached nonstop by DL from JFK?

Or vice versa.

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Really cool to see those closeup pics of A.... area still seems so thin though! :eek: the other two i imagine will be quite crowded all the time Possibly. Though just having gone through SFO T3, which is similar in (internal) design in that retail completely dominates the center, with seats only at...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 25
Views: 2840

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fiasco FAA has no credibility now. All of which is completely irrelevant to the issue at hand, seeing as if the airline wishes to serve a nation, it must...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 25
Views: 2840

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating

I'm a milage runner but I need WB for that kind of run or real cheap prices. ....at the risk of stating the obvious: your preferences aren't exactly reflective of the (1) typical nor (2) chased by ULH airlines, passenger. I'd selfishly love to see TG back at LAX and JFK nonstop. Good thing is, ther...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Really cool to see those closeup pics of A.... area still seems so thin though! :eek:

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 23694

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

(side note, why is his name spelled baker? it's more accurately phonetically spelled bakr) Same reason that the former leader of Libya's name has been spelled Kaddafi, Gaddafi, Qaddafi; there isn't an exact science to transliteration for languages that don't share the same written base/structure/etc.

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 56
Views: 7774

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

B752OS wrote:
Outside of NYC, SF and LA, that has to be the largest amount of Asian service by foreign carriers.

Sounds about right:
not counting the outgoing OZ, ORD has 13 Asian carriers flying nonstop.... ahead of SEA's 10, with NH, OZ, CX, EK, BR, HU, JL, KE, MF, and SQ starting in the fall.

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5604

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Any more unserved YYC routes that WS could add similar to AUS & BNA? Yup, and it doesn't really need any feed to survive. The market dynamic is pretty similar to YYC-BNA: good bidirectional tourism, some connections at YYC (although thanks to the new terminal, the connecting experience at YYC r...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 11, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14353

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. Sure, though sincerely doubt that AA would care about that in the slightest, were it not for the Walmart related corporate traffic, considering that there's plenty of larger population bases in...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 10, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14353

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. Sure, though sincerely doubt that AA would care about that in the slightest, were it not for the Walmart related corporate traffic, considering...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9088

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

AA may also have inherited the TWA STL-LGW route, though I do not remember if AA actually operated it. They did. TW ops ended December 2001, STL-LGW ended November 2003. STL remained one of the 29 approved LON gateways under Bermuda II, until that bilateral was dissolved. So AA could've resumed it ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9088

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

I see that Delta is planning to supplement its existing LHR service with LGW after a decades absence Unless something's recently changed (it very well may have, I've been out of the loop for a while)... DL hasn't confirmed that they intend to send their own metal there. The initial press release wa...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Anyone else offering scheduled TATL on A310s still?

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 09, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 67838

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
DE and LH are so integrated right now

Not really, they just have an extensive interline and a limited codeshare.

Cooperative, yes; but no more integrated relative to any other similar agreement.

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