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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 61226

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

DJSNOLA wrote:
I still wouldnt be surprised to see some more growth there at that airport.

They can't grow there without taking something away. They're capped at how many mainline-sized ops they can offer per day.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drop LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 4641

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Maybe they might be closing Dublin, and making LAX nonstop. There's no aircraft on the planet that can do ADD-LAX westbound with a profit-potential payload. ET has 77Ls, and even those aren't up to such a task. On a related note, does this remove LAX from the six-continent club? I know it's debatab...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Just for the health of the planet, I hope that every airline keeps their planes as long as possible. That doesn't make much sense. Getting rid of older planes for new tech, sends metal back into industrial sections where it's needed, thus decreasing the need for new mining; while allowing modern ai...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DE returning to MSY
Replies: 22
Views: 3499

Re: DE returning to MSY

Where else does DE fly their high-J version in the USA?

Pretty sure SEA gets it yearround. I'm guessing LAS?

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

That is a misrepresentation. There's no "misrepresentation"... the statement is accurate as presented. OK, alternative facts then. Repeating it isn't going to make it any less nonsensical than the first time you said it. Not sure what your purpose in babbling about A333s and first-iterati...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4273

Re: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights

LGW to BWI as I always imagined that this route would have been announced long before the likes of Austin and Tampa. Though no idea why, considering that AUS in just 4yrs has grown into a larger market to LON than BWI as a standalone. Hell, AUS-LON is already larger than (in terms of nonstop pax) t...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

did I miss anything? Yeah, the fact that essentially everything you just mentioned has a direct replacement either on order, or already being delivered, at DL. Not sure how that realization keeps eluding you. :confused: All of those planes will be around at least 7 more years. Some much more. Once ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

WIederling wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Remember, an A359ULR can't do anything a high-MTOW A359standard couldn't, without taking a significant payload hit in exchange for fuel tankage.


That is a misrepresentation.

There's no "misrepresentation"... the statement is accurate as presented.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 61226

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

That'd be an ultra-longshot, for an airport that doesn't have service to Dallas, Houston, Atlanta nor Chicago... but then again, AUS did it, so there's that.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35319

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

or at least made it less compelling to keep the A345 for the route instead of the swap deal with Airbus. Indeed, that's what we were just trying to tell *you*... remember? ;) Along with the fact that again, for all you (or really, anyone here) knows, the route could've been profitable on either a s...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DE returning to MSY
Replies: 22
Views: 3499

Re: DE returning to MSY

CONFIRMED:

Condor will be using the 30seat high-J configuration for MSY-FRA starting next season.

Now finally showing on their website, and bookable throughout the season.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

jagraham wrote:
did I miss anything?

Yeah, the fact that essentially everything you just mentioned has a direct replacement either on order, or already being delivered, at DL.

Not sure how that realization keeps eluding you. :confused:

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35319

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Dont you think that dropping the route is quite a telling sign of not being able to fly the route profitably? (see below) I thought it was dropped because they had a deal with Airbus taking back the A345 which left them with no aircraft to fly the route nonstop. :checkmark: :checkmark: That played ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

That said, one to watch will be CX... this is similar to what they said they wanted, in order to make HKG-MIA economically feasible. Can't they do that with -900ULR? With anything remotely resembling a load mix that could give MIA a snowball's chance of being profitable? ....probably not, or else t...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

DLs position is significantly different. AA is replacing just about everything except the 772s and intl 757s. DL already has new-build replacements being delivered (or on imminent order) for almost everything in their fleet except the 777s, int'l 757s, and newest 767s. Explain how that's "sign...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

DLs position is significantly different. AA is replacing just about everything except the 772s and intl 757s. DL already has new-build replacements being delivered (or on imminent order) for almost everything in their fleet except the 777s, int'l 757s, and newest 767s. Explain how that's "sign...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Theme Building Saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: LAX Theme Building Saturday

Theme building was unfortunately closed, but plan B sent us to the Proud Bird, and we ended up having a great little meetup.

Decent turnout too. Thanks to all who showed!

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Theme Building Saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: LAX Theme Building Saturday

Still an asshole though, so nothing's changed. :biggrin:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Theme Building Saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: LAX Theme Building Saturday

Well, I'm definitely going.

What time do you guys plan on getting there?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Theme Building Saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: LAX Theme Building Saturday

Managed to pick the one day that it's raining here! Not sure how long I'll be at work, and if the rain continues, may not make it to LAX. Doc, you still going? Haha, exactly what I was thinking. Talk about crazy weather last night. Bad karma, Doc? Oh yeah, perhaps some clarity is in order: For thos...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9391

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Well, they are designing a new wing: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/14/airbus-brexit-warning-wing-production-bristol-wales?CMP=twt_gu Link appears to be broken. What's the title? Delta said they wanted the 787-10 too but they never ordered it. For an aircraft that only just entered s...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 2996

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

Way too simplistic of an assessment. It neglects the costs of: ⋅ man-hrs for designing new doors ⋅ certification process for new doors ⋅ modifying production, delivery, and assembly of new doors ⋅ retrofitting aircraft for doors ⋅ ...and most importa...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8072

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

stylo777 wrote:
with the transfer of the A340's to mainline LH

Will they maintain the "Jump" high-density configuration, or are they going to be reconfigured to what the current fleet is at now?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

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

And while that could be true to an extent, it's worth noting that unlike the 77L vs 77E, the A359ULR does not have an MTOW increase over the currently produced A359... they're both 280T. SQ22 was neither at MTOW or maximum fuel volume going SIN to EWR. ...feel free to copy/paste/quote where anyone ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

But DL by flying a lot of older planes it owns will be hurt a lot less. That mentality is stuck about 10yrs in the past: DL is currently sporting new A359s, new A333HGWs, new 739s, new A321s..... with new A339s and new A220s freshly on the way. Yeah they have some M88s/M90s/757s/etc that are owned ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DE returning to MSY
Replies: 22
Views: 3499

Re: DE returning to MSY

Article confirming, from the local press: A 245-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft will make the trans-Atlantic flight, departing New Orleans on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:20 p.m. and arriving the following day in Frankfurt at 3:05 p.m. Departures from Frankfurt will leave at 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursd...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

Hope the carpet is up to standard. :roll:

That said, one to watch will be CX... this is similar to what they said they wanted, in order to make HKG-MIA economically feasible.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

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

My understanding is that 159 pax is just SQ's configuration of their A359ULRs. They could have had a more 'normal' configuration, but SQ was wanting to maximize premium yields. 161 seats. And while that could be true to an extent, it's worth noting that unlike the 77L vs 77E, the A359ULR does not h...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Theme Building Saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: LAX Theme Building Saturday

DocLightning wrote:
And so...would anyone like to join us?

I'm game.

Wouldn't be able to get there until about 1pm, but definitely like to do so. Never been inside the Theme building.

Is there a signup/payment, or do they just allow you to show up?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989

Thank you both for this complete answers. Sorry @LAX772LR it just seemed so unbelievable to me! Blue skies! It's understandable... I mean, it's not as though they could've just tweeted out his intentions back then. I remember it because it involved Concorde, but after now doing a bit of Googling, i...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6181

Re: 777X House Color?

You aren’t the only one who really liked the original 777-300ER world map house colors. At least one of the 777 Chief Pilots who flew it said she was really upset when that was repainted. Did it ever appear on anything else? I remember seeing advertisements for the defunct 717-300 proposal, shown i...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6181

Re: 777X House Color?

The red color is no longer the official color. The blue rendering shown in the first post is the official 777X house color. Yuck. Loved the red/orange. The Blue is so closely associated with the 787. Oh well, they all suck..... they totally should've kept the 77W colors as the official house livery...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35319

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

SQ789 wrote:
So is the A350ULR has the same cabin as the existing 359?

No, quite different.

Way more J seats, more W, and no Y.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989

RUN is in La Réunion. Which is a French oversea territory. But the picture was taken in LUN. Lusaka, Zambia. Because the routing departing Europe was to RUN with a stop in TNR, and then on to LUN. You don't seem to realize that RUN was the central focus of this trip, not LUN; for the simple fact th...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

But DL by flying a lot of older planes it owns will be hurt a lot less. That mentality is stuck about 10yrs in the past: DL is currently sporting new A359s, new A333HGWs, new 739s, new A321s..... with new A339s and new A220s freshly on the way. Yeah they have some M88s/M90s/757s/etc that are owned ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11975

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Still more interesting than most liveries out there. :checkmark: :checkmark: Count your blessings folks..... they could've just taken an all-White plane, written "Sun Country" on it, and called it a day. To no one's surprise. If anything, this'll make them stick out. I can't tell you how ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 89
Views: 8139

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

F9Animal wrote:
I have seen a ton of airlines come and go out of LAS. Tristar had a hub, if that's what you wanna call an airline with 4 aircraft in its fleet. Grand Airways is another.

Don't forget National (the 757 iteration).

Miss them!

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989

I'm guessing that this was the image in question... seen it over time: https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/pope-john-paul-ii-waves-to-wellwishers-02-may-1989-as-he-disembarks-picture-id93251178 The ship was F-BTSC, the aircraft that would tragically crash in July 2000. The Pope also caught a ton of...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 59185

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

dmstorm22 wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Still dont understand why DL is dragging out announcing whether ATL or JFK will be the U.S gateway.

Yeah, I don't understand the secrecy / suspense either.

It could be as simple as they themselves still not yet knowing which one they'll finalize on.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6800

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

LAX772LR wrote:
VN unfortunately still couldn't launch a nonstop to the USA even if it wanted to, due to its continued FAA Cat2 status.

Nation's airports not airline

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6800

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

VN unfortunately still couldn't launch a nonstop to the USA even if it wanted to, due to its continued FAA Cat2 status. Not sure what their Canadian rights would be. Nothing stopping TG from doing it today; they've got several different aircraft that could make the distance-- doubt they have any pla...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35319

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Good to see it back. Anyone have any insight into what the loads are like?

Hope someone posts pics of the (re)inaugural party!

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 74
Views: 13237

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

gia777 wrote:
I was wondering, why Airbus and Boeing never make an airplane like C5 super galaxy for commercial air travel purpose?

Switch your question around:
Why WOULD they?

What would they stand to gain by doing so?

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 89
Views: 8139

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

I always find it interesting how many AvGeeks don't seem to know that AS is, by definition, a Legacy carrier.... one of the only 4 (mainline eqp pax) such operators remaining. Ahem. If you want to get technical, don't you mean 5 legacy carriers? I find it interesting that 'AvGeeks' such as yourself...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 89
Views: 8139

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

rbavfan wrote:
Alaska is a legacy Carrier

:checkmark: :checkmark:

I always find it interesting how many AvGeeks don't seem to know that AS is, by definition, a Legacy carrier.... one of the only 4 (mainline eqp pax) such operators remaining.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16314

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

neomax wrote:
but the future belongs to DY.

Uh, let's see DY/DU/DI actually survive a market downturn, before we start making proclamations like that.

THAT would be far more shocking than them surpassing a larger airline in basic capacity.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 61226

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Msyflyer, no need to be bitter at BNA... you can be bitter at the local region for not filling the cabins on the outbound as well as BNA has, consistently. People seem to keep forgetting that if you count total Euro nonstop pax, MSY still outperformed BNA, just split between two airlines. Both airp...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 4708

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

braniff2hav wrote:
Nashville is the fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years

How can that be the case when AUS did so less than three months after it was launched?

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces FLL-CLO Cali, Colombia daily
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Spirit announces FLL-CLO Cali, Colombia daily

One could also argue though that Cali is the only city in Colombia where AA really hasn't made any new developments or significant investments Didn't they experience a bit of a market backlash after AA965 though? ...I'm sorta shocked they were even able to maintain the station, following that and l...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to be protected against airline insovency
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: How to be protected against airline insovency

How to be protected against airline insovency ANSWER: don't fly airlines of questionable finance/stability. And I'm not saying that with scorn: It truly is the easiest, most direct, most logical, and most effortless way. As you've already concluded, the rest may give you some mitigation, but they'r...

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