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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 50
Views: 5820

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

BoeingGuy wrote:
How do we know he didn't have a valid criticism of DL's operation?

Because chances are if it was, it'd have been resolved like an adult, and not with a tantrum.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 50
Views: 5820

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

Sounds more like some over-entitled brat didn't get what he wants, rather than any valid criticism of DL's operation.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2627

Re: They currently flyt

LJ wrote:
They currently fly to EWR, IAD and ORD,

And IAH as well (UA21)

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long until new aircraft used on oceanic flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: How long until new aircraft used on oceanic flights.

Cunard wrote:
I stand corrected but as an example I'm not aware of British Airways doing this with there recent B787 deliveries

Probably because the preceding post references a US Federal regulation, which BA is not subject to... ;)

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2627

Re: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?

Clearly AMS is a KL/AF and DL hub. However, CDG is as well. Sure, but CDG also has far more O&D and total traffic to the west coast than AMS.... which is why five airlines fly California-Paris, but only one flies California-Amsterdam. (yes, I'm aware DL is launching LAX-AMS, not that that reall...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 62
Views: 9065

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

https://skift.com/2017/04/21/united-air ... -decision/
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neomax wrote:
Going all in at EWR was the smartest thing Smisek did in his time.

...except that the airline itself now says it was a bad idea, knowing what they know now.

https://skift.com/2017/04/21/united-air ... -decision/

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 37
Views: 4199

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

an ERJ-135 out of EWR. There was weather delays and we were stuck in the tarmac for almost two hours before taking off. Then the almost three hour flight. Five hours in one of those flying pencils was worse than some medieval torture devices I’m sure! You might feel that way, but take care not to r...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

I said no flight Actually, you didn't ... but regardless: My point was that hotel does not mean Air service. Indeed, a rather common sense conclusion. Though it is interesting to note that almost everywhere they've committed to, or are actively planning to do so, has a nonstop to LON: https://devel...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

jbs2886 wrote:
There has been a Virgin hotel in Chicago for a few years and yet not Virgin Atlantic here.

VS has tried ORD multiple times, and seasonally, and even had DL sub.... all attempts failed.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8221

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

NichCage wrote:
Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but is Indonesia considered to be part of the Australian continent?

No. Very notably an Asian country.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

NolaMD88fan wrote:
They are growing rapidly at MSY, and are now tied with LAX and ATL for number of destinations served (17). All three are tied for 8th largest station in terms of destinations.

Pretty amazing, for an airline that didn't even fly to MSY 5yrs ago.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Spirit is adding ACY-MSY service. http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12392269/bourbon-street-or-bust-spirit-airlines-adds-new-service-between-atlantic-city-and-new-orleans Certainly an unexpected add. Right?! I mean, they can add ACY, but they're still riding the fence on offering SAP??? Com...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United the only US airline to use the 777 from every single hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Is United the only US airline to use the 777 from every single hub?

The same could be said for DL and the 767 as well.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with BA225 (fuel dump and return to LHR)
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: What's going on with BA225 (fuel dump and return to LHR)

......and, the second ship goes tech in MSY.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with BA225 (fuel dump and return to LHR)
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

What's going on with BA225 (fuel dump and return to LHR)

LHR-MSY took of as typical, then dumped and returned to LHR. Now, it's back in the air again, about a half day later. Original ship was 788 G-ZBJB Current ship is 789 G-ZBKF https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW225/history/20180115/1355Z/EGLL/EGLL Anyone know the case for the return and switch? An...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

msyflyer wrote:
I surely didn't expect CM to start doing so well lately. Maybe they finally found their footing?

...and by lately, you mean 6months ago, when those numbers were recorded. ;)

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

Come April this year, QF will be busy flying their brand spanking new 9-abreast 789 from PER-LHR Which we'll note also offers 7 abreast for Y pax who are willing to do the simplest most straightforward thing--- pay for it. if there's any route that can justify 8-abreast Y, because they'd be likely ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9102

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

IIRC, the 777 crown rest was a new development for the 777W/77L. Older 777s have their crew rest on the main deck. AA's is near 3L/3R on the 77E. :shakehead: The 77E was certified to have them early on, but most were retroactively added. It wasn't until them mid-'00s that they started coming factor...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?
Replies: 18
Views: 4077

Re: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?

LCCs aren't too picky on where they fly That's not even remotely true. In fact, LCCs and ULCCs historically have put incredible effort, planning, timing (and sometimes even refurbishing) into selecting when and especially where they fly. WN was famous for it. FR is famous for stretching the bounds ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?
Replies: 61
Views: 4018

Re: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?

Since only one of them is an actual plane, that's not a question that can effectively at this point be answered....

When the 779 is (1) built and (2) is in testing, then we'll know. Until then, it's talking/selling points, computer simulations, and configuration tweaks that will vary.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12181

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

I'm going to hold you to that. Oh no, not that. :roll: Just because AA wants to follow Spirit doesn't mean DL and UA are stupid enough to follow suit. What are you talking about? Do you, for some reason, believe that DL/UA haven't introduced similar devaluation in (some aspects of) their program/of...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

flyingclrs727 wrote:
but allow for an upgrade in comfort over Y.

While still leaving revenue on the table compared to competitors.... and when airlines have to choose between more revenue and Economy pax's comfort, guess which one wins?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

would be market leading from a comfort perspective. Which, when pitted against financials, loses every time. I agree with everything you are saying about the financials, how if they offered a differentiated product, they would have to charge a premium. They can charge a premium all day long. The ch...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12181

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

They are nothing but a Spirit Airlines wannabe now. As will nearly ALL airlines be, at least in the Y cabin, in a short time. Why? Because NK is making money hand over fist, and the public will not punish the larger airlines with their wallets for following suit. And anyone naive enough to believe ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 13953

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

splitterz wrote:
Will Denver become a super hub like CLT or ATL?

CLT's hub, though impressive in scale, functions on less than 30% O&D.... I doubt DEN wants to be annnnnnnything remotely like that.

It's already a busier O&D and busier total traffic airfield, regardless.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

CitrusCritter wrote:
Just asking the question. G4's MX and safety issues are well documented.

:checkmark:

Not a big deal normally. This airline however? Totally would look twice at any mtx issue reported.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11464

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

A388 wrote:
Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this:
AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1
A388

The instructions are right there in the original post, as they always are.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 11591

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

If by genuine, you mean only 1 runway available, then yes. But as was said above, both LGW and BOM are effectively single runway airports, so the word "genuine" is of little consequence here. Hardly true. Let the end of one of LGW/BOM's runways get obstructed, and we'd see how "effec...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

but an 8 abreast Y+ would be very competitive. With what, exactly? Struggling to think of what it would be uncompetitive against. Then lemme help you: 1) Cost 2) Total revenue As for cost - if you're pulling out seats from a typical config, you're going to raise your CASM. Why would they do that? A...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

airzona11 wrote:
but an 8 abreast Y+ would be very competitive.

With what, exactly?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

TK's experiment in 7 abreast Premium Economy on the 777 wasn't successful. Actually, it was *TOO* successful, in a sense. http://upgrd.com/images/upload/image/pursuedadventures/.thumbs/turkishairlines-54_bb272e_640_0_0.jpg At 19.5" wide and 48" pitch, they had one of the most generous Pre...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 8825

Re: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhibited continents with launch of SY

AKL is every bit as much the same continent as Australia or Oceania or WhateverWe'reCallingItThisDecade; that LHR is to Europe. New Zealand is NOT part of the same continental plate as Australia, unlike the UK/Ireland and Europe. You are incorrect. Please pay closer attention before attempting to a...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

thats interesting to note.. I would think either a seasonal flight or twice weekly would help increase the the total a bit too... whats the PDEW to Vancouver from nola? I do wonder if they're concerned about what yields would look like: YUL-MSY's PDEW has grown nearly 50% over the last decade... ye...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 8825

Re: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhibited continents with launch of SY

IAH has already had and claimed this distinction for years, ever since NZ began service.

AKL is every bit as much the same continent as Australia or Oceania or WhateverWe'reCallingItThisDecade; that LHR is to Europe.

Same continental plate, same general geographic location, blah blah blah.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA grants single AOC to Alaska and Virgin America
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: FAA grants single AOC to Alaska and Virgin America

Well, the inevitable finally happened: we say bye-bye to VX as an operating entity.

They gave it an ...interesting... run.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Delta Airlines This model would be ideal for its high-density missions in Asia, from its Detroit hub to destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul and to be able to reopen Hong Kong, or more capacity from Los Angeles as Sidney as Delta has codes shared with Virgin Australia and offer m...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN codeshare with WS?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Why didn't WN codeshare with WS?

Has WN's finalized codeshare negotiations in its labor contracts yet?

If not, then that's another no-go right there.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

DJSNOLA wrote:
i would love to see a wow flight added from here.

They don't have the fleet for it, currently.

MSY is too far for an A32X/NEO and their A330s are way too big.
Heck, they couldn't even fill them from SFO.

If MSY gets a nonstop to KEF any time soon, it'll likely be FI.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.
Replies: 20
Views: 1641

Re: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.

To your first question, the answer is yes. To your second through fourth, I don't understand why one would think that codeshare/interline affects any of this one way or the other. Explain? Would be interesting to know how stopovers, self-cnnx, and multi-ticket pax are handled; and if there's any sta...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Not go off subject, but this is the fast growing WOW hub in Iceland? Yup. People have this impression that KEF is some kind of mini-DXB.... but the entirety of that airport is like 12 gates and 7million annual pax. It's not a large airport by any means; and it won't be, even when all phases of its ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

NolaMD88fan wrote:
WOW and FI can fly narrowbody aircraft to those markets, but a widebody aircraft is required to fly here.

No it isn't.

FI already does KEF-DFW, which is longer than MSY, with a 752 and no blocked seats.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 63
Views: 21382

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Title's sort of a let-down.... thought it meant that they were going to switch to GE. Oh well.

Bet some airlines are wishing that Boeing really had come through with that common pylon +24hr change. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

spacecadet wrote:
The money is inconsequential.

Easy to say when you're not the one spending it...

That's a statement essentially never uttered by those who are.

But that said: great to hear that the search is back on. Here's hoping they find it.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 100
Views: 17468

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Nothing on this earth can remain hidden forever. It may take decades to find the remains or some underwater submersible may accidentally stumble across it 7 months from today. Who knows? But one thing is certain, it will be found. There is a finite amount of space on this earth and only so many pla...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

As for KEF, two points: First off, all of this expansion is incredible!! For those who might not be familiar, it's not a physically large airport by any stretch of the imagination. MSY's new northside terminal dwarfs it by a factor of three, in terms of gates, and probably even more in terms of over...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

While I do agree that there are still some major North American routes to pursue, particularly PDX, MEX, SAP, and YUL, I don't think that's a good reason to not pursue European growth as well. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: AUS and PIT seem to be doing fine with three carriers to Europe. Sure,...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heritage Liveries for Delta?
Replies: 22
Views: 1744

Re: Heritage Liveries for Delta?

If they did, it'd probably look a little something like this:

Image

....doubt they would, though. :(

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10454

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

There's essentially no overlap between the 77X and the 787; and we don't know how carriers will treat the A35K vs 779... for all we know, they could fit together just as well as the A330 and 777 did; an unlikely combination that many airlines ended up choosing. The 777-X is to the A350 what the A33...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10454

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

The 77W was very successful and perhaps Boeing thought the X would go the same way. And for all you, we, they, or anyone else knows.... it might. Or not. We're talking about airframes that won't even debut until a half-decade from now. No metal/plastic has even been cut, and you're attempting to fo...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY thread - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5239

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

whats the planned turnover date for concessions and retail space to the tenants to being their build out? Not sure of that, but would assume sometime in the Fall. It would need to be enough time to get staff hired and trained after the build out is complete. Though, IINM, won't several venders not ...

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