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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners
Replies: 133
Views: 14544

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Well, awe know one of the reasons why Boeing ratcheted up the 787 production rate.... I wonder how many of these there are out there?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 13471

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

AA100 wrote:
If DL want to be a player on LHR JFK they need a better product - especially from UK PoS

Um, since when?

Have you seen the utter dog-puke that is BA's Club World seat?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX MSY Inaugural Today
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: VX MSY Inaugural Today

jeffh747 wrote:
since New Orleans is known for it's fun culture, similar to the VX brand.

Which is why I'm shocked that it took them so long to introduce this route.

Their brand screamed MSY, and it would've been one of the least competition-heavy routes in their early portfolio.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 14772

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Also DL identified MCO as a gateway, wouldn't this practically mean a focus city? Shouldn't you be more concerned with what they offer, instead of what they call it? There's not many places from which DL flies to destinations in three different continents. Be happy. When adding a new secondary city...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 49
Views: 6295

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

JFK has prestige, but EWR has UA. Nobody in 2017 is planning a route based on "prestige"... even 100% government operated airlines barely do that sorta thing anymore. If someone chose JFK over EWR or vice versa, it's because they believe the yield that they'll get, for the specific market...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

ADrum23 wrote:
People need to stop talking about BA to DTW, MSP and even CLT, it is not going to happen.

I wouldn't be surprised if all three got adds... but just not while there's easier pickings, or pickings that aren't already served by a jv partner.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 617
Views: 53954

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

msyflyer wrote:
My guess was VA too.

DJSNOLA wrote:
is it a VA person

As much as I'd love to see Virgin Australia serve NOLA, that's never going to happen in a trillion years.... you're getting VX, not VA. ;)

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 62
Views: 21780

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

Love that the winged kangaroo makes a return!!! :eek:

Sucks that the engines are all Euro-white though :(

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Moderators, can we have a block on BA / My Airport I agree, this thread needs to end. Can someone lock it please? That's a lot of nerve, to actually believe that your petty little preferences should determine what others can/cannot talk about in a public forum... particularly seeing as there's obvi...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

ADrum23 wrote:
Frankly, there is only one other mid-sized city that makes sense for BA service right now and that is STL.

You don't know that. At all.

You have no idea whatsoever as to what financial incentives/strategies they potentially have, or could gain, to serve any number of places.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.
Replies: 32
Views: 5526

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment? Yes, lack of equipment. They have only A388 & B77Ws You're both assuming too much: EK often feels that a restricted 77W is still a more profitable proposition than a full 77L. When they switched LAX from 77Ls to 77Ws, they init...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 652
Views: 111443

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

And the main reason why we are seeing more and more 16hr+ flights is because 787-9 and A350-900 can do the job. It's not like 777-200LR / A350-900ULH / 777-8 sell like hotcakes. While no one is suggesting that those models "sell like hotcakes"... keep in mind that the majority of such rou...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 160
Views: 16125

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

WOW, SJC is seeing a boom in new service. Very impressive. Well, domestically. Internationally isn't looking so rosy, with the loss of Lufthansa* and most of their Asian services getting pulled back/downgauged. * I've got a bridge to sell to anyone who actually believes that a flight with only 18J ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 83
Views: 10865

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

jubguy3 wrote:
I think they mean on the other end. Lets do a little critical thinking here. What is an AA hub: Paris or Philadelphia?

Anyone else notice the irony here...? :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

CSAs are a better measure of market size. No. CSAs/PSAs/MSAs/etc are just a measure of population size, nothing more. Contrary to AvGeek lore, they aren't directly predictive of ability to attract nor sustain any given route. Take MSY for example, half the CSA of STL, yet it got the flight. For ple...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10286

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

tmoney wrote:
I could see the relevance when IAH was a somewhat focus city for DL

....uh, when was that??

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by LAX772LR
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15519

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

lavalampluva wrote:
Not to rain on AUS parade, but isn't BA in the process of phasing out their 744 aircraft?

Not any time soon... BA is one of the few carriers that updated their 744s to be compliant with post-2018 regulations and directives.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 3918

Re: When will SAT have its day?

jetero wrote:
145 PPDEW AUS-Central and South America
91 SAT

Interesting. What is the source/time frame for those figures?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15519

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

This irritates me. Places like AUS and BNA getting LHR service .. and on 747s no less. Maybe I'm a traditionalist, but this is just wrong, Whats next? Duluth and Lubbock ? That is probably the weirdest most strange post I've ever seen on this site. Why on earth would expanded nonstop service, and i...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 3918

Re: When will SAT have its day?

One thing I'm sorta surprised by, is the absence of COPA in either market. IINM, all of their service is to FAA large-hubs, with the glaring exception of MSY, their only medium US market. But they've been there for a while, and appear to be doing just fine, so I'm surprised that they haven't expande...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: low cost USA mainland/Australia ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: low cost USA mainland/Australia ?

Agree with the posts above. With the likes of MU, OZ, BR, etc routinely offering ~$500 roundtrip fares between N.America and Asia, it's tough to make the case that ULCCs have a niche to exploit over the Pacific. And same for Australia/New Zealand, being such comparatively small markets with so much ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

Re: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?

Sidebar: wasn't the A345 the last to wear the old Airbus house livery? The original livery on the prototype also had a quirk that became evident when door 3 was opened. Whether this was down to misfortune or the sense of humour of the person/team behind the livery is not clear. http://i.imgur.com/eF...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

The only city I can somewhat think is in MKE's position is SJC. The biggest difference is that SJC is serving a bigger business market than SFO. Between Apple and Google, the rest of the Fortune 500 based in the Bay area doesn't come close to equaling those two in market cap or number of employees....

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY

Cointrin330 wrote:
The 764's were actually originally ordered to replace L1011s on some of these routes.

It's funny how things come full circle, even if temporarily.

The ATL-MCO (along with LGA, LAX, FLL and a few others) were essentially the only things the 764ERs did, when they first came to DL's fleet.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 652
Views: 111443

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Well Airbus statements could be interpreted that all A350-900s will be built to the ULR standard (in terms of having the capabilities built-in) once the first A350-900ULR frame starts construction Which is something I've been wondering: if they're not going to artificially limit the ZFW, and if the...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 652
Views: 111443

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Just because you think it isn't, doesn't mean it's not. What I believe has no bearing on anything, what FACTS ACTUALLY SHOW, does.... and they show a market that's growing, nowhere near shrinking. I very politely asked to list a few NEW ULH routes that appeared in the last 5 years. And I'm not-so-p...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

while PDX is basically just DL as part of the DL/VS joint venture. Um, "just" DL? Getting into a pissing match against the world's richest and 2nd-largest airline isn't exactly something most carriers want to do... ...unless they have a very compelling reason. Tough to argue that PDX qual...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 652
Views: 111443

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

And they didn't return the favor by ordering the 748 ...yeah, shame on them for not getting something that wasn't even available for purchase, until a half-decade after they'd already placed their A380 orders. :roll: I think the ULH market is actually shrinking. Huh?? ULH flights have have grown ex...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3957

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

rbavfan wrote:
And they do not allow exemptions like DCA does.

Not true. DEN is well outside the perimeter limit, but it was grandfathered in as an exception.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15701

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Awesome looking! Though from a distance, kinda easy to mistake for DL.

SOOOOOOO much better than that horrid toothpaste livery that they had.



Continental767 wrote:
Much better than the toothpaste and pixels livery.

Amen. ANYTHING would've been an improvement over that!

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42686

Re: BA's Next US Destination

However DL only have a seasonal flight which is 4-weekly iirc. How is that of consequence? DL has the inherent advantage of being able go daily instantly (or as instantly as it wishes to reallocate slots)... whereas BA would need several weeks/months between announcement and inaugural. PDX matches ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Too bad Delta doesn't have any 787-8 aircraft coming given that it would be perfect for opening a J-heavy ULH route. Due to its MTOW restriction, the 788 has similar effective range as the 77E... meaning it can do some ULH routes, but only with heavy restrictions. The 789 is a much better platform ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?
Replies: 16
Views: 2826

Re: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?

BreezyIAH wrote:
why couldn't DL especially with their focus city/p2p strategy keep popular routes at MEM like they did at CVG?

Easy answer: opportunity cost.

Those aircraft made more money and/or had less losses, when placed elsewhere.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15519

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

N14AZ wrote:
Ni *'lassui :-)

:lol: :lol:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL. Probably because nostalgia doesn't pay bills. :roll: That "great hub" is a relic of a bygone era. With newer, more efficient, and longer ranged aircraft allowing the likes of LAX/SFO/etc nonstop to SIN; there's no need for a...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 3918

Re: When will SAT have its day?

I'm surprised that the runways have not been mentioned. The longest runway at SAT is 8500 feet, while AUS has a 12,500 foot main runway, and as AUS was a military field for a long time with heavier aircraft before being converted to a civilian airfield, that runway is stronger. Hence, the long-haul...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15519

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Sorry, I am not familiar with that region. What is the reason for this growth? I assume it's not or not only related to oil industry? AUS is not an oil town. But it does have a VERY healthy mix of high-yield and/or high-capacity generating sources. ⋅ It's a huge college-town, with one of ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: ORD-TLV soon!
Replies: 35
Views: 6996

Re: Rumor: ORD-TLV soon!

ORD-NBO?
Hahahah! That was a good one! :rotfl:

What else ya got?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 93
Views: 25024

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

VirginFlyer wrote:
After being retired by China Southern both were bought by Delta, and eventually entered service in August 2012 as N964DN and N965DN.

Out of curiosity, do you (or really, anyone) know the route that they took to get from CAN to ATL?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Re: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted

Indicative of why your generation is so commonly seen as bloodsucking moochers... Millennials sometimes make BabyBoomers seem downright magnanimous. Congratulations mate, you win. I'm honoured to be in the presence of someone so perfect and ethically sound. ;) Compared to you illogical little s#its...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30328

Re: DL Future Expansion

today's mega-hubs; but because of increasing cost, complexity, inefficiency, and customer dissatisfaction I doubt that model will survive in the long run. Nothing else has. The latter isn't true at all. Sure some historical hub markets have been (or may someday be) be wound down, but others have be...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 8941

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Is this the longest 757 route in the world? There certainly have been longer 757 flights, although UA's config was less passenger dense. TXL-EWR is 3980 sm, and suffered a westward winter fuel stop now and then. And even then, there have been longer ones in the past: MX's seasonal CUN-EZE operated ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Edith Windsor
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: RIP Edith Windsor

I'm sad to see this has been up for six hours without a single response. As am I, but it's got views, so I guess that's what counts. Needs to be seen: she's basically the gay Rosa Parks. Terrible news, but her legacy will live on because her fight to ensure that she could obtain healthcare for her ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SF Bay area home prices!
Replies: 28
Views: 1100

Re: SF Bay area home prices!

how can people doing "normal" service jobs live there to be able to provide these services ? Simple... they can't. Which is why several police and servicemen unions have sued the city of San Francisco, and some of its suburbs over the years. They protect a city that they could never live ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Edith Windsor
Replies: 5
Views: 382

RIP Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in US v. Windsor , which obliterated DOMA. https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1005129_10102352606140465_188428157_n.jpg?oh=04970bebe2c689b66d430a067c2fd4fb&oe=5A15C345 She fought so that her legal suppose (Thea) could get healthcare under her name. Though ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9434

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

loisencroach wrote:
UA tried a small focus city at SAT back in the 2000's

That wasn't UA.

That was AX operating at risk, in UA colors with UA codeshare.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 5835

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

3rdGen wrote:
As for EK they simply will never be able to get rid of 100 A380s.

Yeah they will.

Most of those aircraft are leased. Divesting of them won't be EK's problem.

Now the lessors, on the other hand.....

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6395

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

rutankrd wrote:
especially as DL doesn't want VS to go East.

Which is something often stated, but never actually substantiated.


hongkongflyer wrote:
From what I heard

...from ____?

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34620

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Based on ______? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-growth-with-incremental-777-order-438568/ None of which answers the question posed: the majority of airlines replaced their 744s with 77Ws to some degree... your statement flies in the face of that reality. You don't know that...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8822

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

No it didn't sell well but it was introduced 35 years ago ...orrrr, because because it addressed a niche section of the market, WORSE than models both below and above it could do, while still maintaining their optimal roles. The market's changed-- but that hasn't. Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Bec...

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