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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

They didn't cut it per se, they just handed it over to VS. They're metal-neutral, so the service is still offered to both of their customers regardless of whose metal flies it. The only place it's metal neutral is from a corporate stand point ....which was the context of the question. Pay attention...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

CM had a 78% load factor on the MSY-PTY route. I used to be concerned about this route, but it seems to have come into its own. BA had a 81.1% load factor on the MSY-LHR route. No concerns at all for this one. Considering what they charge for the nonstop, they've got to be happy, at 80%+. Then agai...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

SunsetLimited wrote:
back to 4X weekly

Msycajun's gonna sh!t on himself when he sees this :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

They didn't cut it per se, they just handed it over to VS. They're metal-neutral, so the service is still offered to both of their customers regardless of whose metal flies it.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3599

Re: WW nearly doubling service to BWI

czek6 wrote:
Except that the subsidy deal was secret.

Except that the press got wind of it while it was still in the approval process, so.........

#WorstKeptSecretEver

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2412

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

*yawn*

QSST. HiSAC. Aerion's alleged "orders." And now Boom seems to want some spotlight.

Wake me up when there's an aircraft certified and ready to call boarding.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 44
Views: 7843

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

but where else are you going to go if you want to experience a parallel landing! ...right "down the road" at LAX. 24L and 24R do parallel landings all the time. Sometimes 25L and 25R, but not as often. Pretty sure PEK does them quite a bit as well. And these are of course just examples of...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3599

Re: WW nearly doubling service to BWI

However, when news came out that the airport authority had been giving British Airways millions in subsidies, they left in a huff. No doubt feeling they should have been offered the same. Not quite accurate. 1) it wasn't the airport authority per se, it was a more general economic development fund ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

it is pretty clear what jubguy was trying to say... I dunno if I'd go THAT far.... they chose airports based on the market they serve. That does NOT however, automatically translate to a measure of the entire CSA for an airline, even if only one gateway is selected. THAT'S the part I'm trying to co...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

This is by Primary Statistical Area, not airport size. I don't remember SLC having 8 million people. Better yet, I don't remember any aviation bilateral categorizing a destination by PSA, CSA, or even MSA, versus by gateway. Perhaps you could list some that do.... Uh, do you know something that no ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I don't know why you would base which destination is bigger based on how many pax the airport carries? Using that logic Atlanta is the largest destination in the US..... There's a rather straightforward reason: it's quite simply because that's how most aviation bilaterals view it. Or view ed , cons...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

mutu wrote:
A big IAG Cargo contract requires more belly than the 789 can offer, simple enough really.

That doesn't explain why they'd go to a 744, per se.

Particularly when they have way more available 777s.... seeing as all 777s blast the 744 clear out of the water in terms of cargo capacity.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I always see people throw around legacy carrier with little explanation as to what and who that exactly means and is. In terms of the USA, there's no actually question as to what that means: the "legacy" being referred to is the possession of interstate operational authority granted prior...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4958

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

But yeah, MSY's average highs May-October exceed BUR by up to 9 degrees. BUR can regularly exceed 110F during the summer. Indeed, for a high it can... but that doesn't actually address what I just said, which BTW isn't from wiki, so no appeal-to-authority (as if you were someone important) automati...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Obviously there's enough demand for people who would rather not deal with the hassle of self-connecting from the East Coast or stopping at ATL or JFK that BA can charge a premium for this route and still be successful. Kudos to them. Plus they so don't have to compete with VS or DY. AUS was upgrade...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13749

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

All of which makes me question why TG don't appear to view BKK-MAN-JFK as an attractive way of getting to NYC. Because what price advantage are they going to have over anyone else who can offer NYC-BKK via Europe? The answer is of course: none. And even then, it's not just Europe... Cathay is still...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airbus launch a35k lite
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

Re: Should airbus launch a35k lite

and economics would beat the B787-10. Based on what, other than supposition? Could just as easily end up being another 783: longhaul frame stitched onto a shorthaul wing/box-- that essentially nobody wanted, due to inflexibility and similar overall economics from just "abusing" a standard...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Seriously if they can get 75% in September, they have to be happy. Especially at the fares they charge! :eek: yes especially at those prices .. it aint cheap lol Still sorta surprised that they added Tuesday before Sunday, as well... very interesting to see how the demand for this service continues...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4958

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

obstacle climb limits Southbound is IINM the most common commercial departure from BUR, so how's that really a problem? or temp issues ...New Orleans doesn't have temperature issues???? :eek: :eek: That's certainly a new one, lol. But yeah, MSY's average highs May-October exceed BUR by up to 9 degr...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32187

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

MrBren wrote:
I have never understood why the B747 have been called the queen of the sky.

Because for more than 20yrs, if you wanted to realistically fly more than 5500nm, or carry more than 300ish people doing it... you had no option other than a 747.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 862
Views: 70516

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

SunsetLimited wrote:
Seriously if they can get 75% in September, they have to be happy.

Especially at the fares they charge! :eek:

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 60
Views: 5639

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

Well done, with the descriptions + pics! This is what a thread should be. :)

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4958

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

KLMatSJC wrote:
To be fair, BUR is quite a bit further away from LHR compared to MSY. If there was a weight penalty, I could see the 788 do the flight, but there is no way that it would be able to taxi and that airport.

Both of which were directly addressed in my post......... so, there's that.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3043

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

Sorry to go off topic slightly, does anybody have the schedule for the former CAI-JFK-LAX flight? The NTSB report for MS990 lists the LAX-JFK arrival at 11:48pm, and the JFK-CAI departure at 1:20am, with no mention of it being delayed. So that should give you a general idea of the schedule (subtrac...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13749

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

VN's potential LAX service could take away so much because THAT route will make money Based on what? Fares to Vietnam are, and for a long time have been, square in the toilet. It's not uncommon to see LAX-SGN fares below $500 roundtrip, via both TPE, ICN, and several other gateways. Usually a littl...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 4958

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Two words: RUNWAY LENGTH Burbank's runway is only 6900 feet. So no, its probably not physically feasible. :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead: Runway length wouldn't be much of an issue at all. BA routinely does MSY-LHR off 7000ft, and BY does BRS-CUN off of 6500ft-- these runways are both shorter t...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3043

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX-JFK-CAI They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish. Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it. Correction: Egyptian 990 was a case of murder. No matter what Egyptian officials say. Uh, what exactly are you (poorly attempting to) correct? Is ma...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3043

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX-JFK-CAI They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish. Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it. MS 990 occurred in October 1999, not 2001. I'm well aware of when the crash occurred. What I was saying is that I don't know the exact date that LAX...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

This site is actually better, especially in the Non aviation subsection. You're certainly a minority in that regard. This site is a shell of what it once was. Wow, this went wildly off topic. Not really, considering that the OP was completely mistaken.... Anybody know the actual new CEO? Any opinio...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3043

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX-JFK-CAI

They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish.
Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13749

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Its very interesting they are so desirous to return to USA, where by their own admission that never made a profit during 20+ years of service. My immediate question would be: "What's changed?" The two most glaring/notable changes in recent times, are that (1) neither of the two previous U...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 7900

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

9w748capt wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Nothing too premium about charging paid J pax several additional hundred bucks just to choose a seat.
A terribly obsolete seat at that.

BA charging non-elites for CW seats (all of which suck btw) is beyond insane.

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13749

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Its very interesting they are so desirous to return to USA, where by their own admission that never made a profit during 20+ years of service. My immediate question would be: "What's changed?" The two most glaring/notable changes in recent times, are that (1) neither of the two previous U...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 8576

Re: Could anything save the 747?

About the only thing that could've saved the 747, is a similar stretch having come out about 15yrs earlier than it did... near the same time that the first 772ERs were being built. The 748i was wayyyy too late to the game, to have any real effect. Ditto the 753 and 764ER. I think it’s too early to s...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI to get all-new $1Billion terminal
Replies: 1
Views: 593

MCI to get all-new $1Billion terminal

https://external-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDWNZE5uNV1TIyo&w=476&h=249&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi0.wp.com%2Fthepointsguy.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F11%2FKCI-New-Terminal_Aerial-View.jpeg%3Ffit%3D830%252C500px%26ssl%3D1&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholde...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13749

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

At the same time he says routes to NYC, Chicago, and LA are feasible using the B787-9. Was always wondering whether they had their A350 or 789 in mind for this. Interesting to see their choice. Thai shouldn’t focus on expensive hubs! Nova Scotia, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and other 0 cost cities are...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

usxguy wrote:
And then of course Scottysai... um. Can we even say his name? Although I believe Cubsrule found him as a person posting with a single character as a username.

He's still around, and active on quite a few Fbook aviation groups, particularly PHX Spotters.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44155

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

JamesCousins wrote:
A350 and A330 aircraft, which arguably cover that mission quite nicely.

No they don't.

I mean, we might see them on sporadic transcons to LAX/SFO/SEA, but those aircraft certainly won't be focused toward that, at all.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5036

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

For clarification, the official designation for A350-1000 is A35K And in case anyone's wondering, for 787-10 it's 78X As usual A & B can't get along. With Boeing's version it would be 78X and 35M. With Airbus' version it would be 78D (as abbreviation for da) and 35K. The aforementioned are the ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12537

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

NichCage wrote:
I don't think air quality would be a reason to suspend DEL

Yeah, but a massive OSHA lawsuit, sure the hell is....

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44155

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

80 737-10s + 40 transcon optimized 787-10's There's no way in hell that DL (or any US airline) is going to order forty 787s for transcons. Not a chance. Totally your opinion about another 7 years, No it isn't. If you pay attention to what he actually said , you'll see that it was quite factual: it ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 44
Views: 8487

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

When I hear the name "Joon"... I think Korean, as it's such a common name in this part of L.A.

I wonder if anyone else would make that initial mistake.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5036

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

ap305 wrote:
the a351
trex8 wrote:
the A35J
EddieDude wrote:
A35J

For clarification, the official designation for A350-1000 is A35K

And in case anyone's wondering, for 787-10 it's 78X



The abbreviations derive from "kilo" and the Roman ten, respectively.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

I miss the good ol days...This website used to be so cool... Me too. The days of B747-437B, ConcordeBoy, CaptOevur, MSYTristar, WideBodyPhotog, B747Captain, TDSCanuck, etc. Witnessed some friends I'd met here get married: N1120a Witness some people I'd gotten to know, sadly lose their life: JKW777 ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Wow thats a revelation. Frankly, Johan was a mystery to many here as kept a fairly low profile. I personally do not recall seeing any photos of him posted anywhere, nor was I aware of his age range. Not really. Henrik was the secretive/reclusive one. Johan participated in a few of the early self-pi...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 3854

Re: When will BA increase frecuencies to SCL?

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External...52658710557042

Page 26

Ya gotta pay attention when copying links:
the one you're showing here has an ellipsis in the middle of it, meaning that the text was copied, not the link. ;)
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descl wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Correct link available?

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External...52658710557042

Page 26

Ya gotta pay attention when copying links:
the one you're showing here has an ellipsis in the middle of it, meaning that the text was copied, not the link. ;)

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Ha! OP took the Swedish equivalent of "Mike Smith" or "Jake Jones" and assumed it to be a thing. :razz: Nah, here ya go..... A.net Johan: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/226658_5877787283_9248_n.jpg?oh=4cb4169925c336a02fbee75d24654a52&oe=5A6723AE This CEO Johan:...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 7900

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

Nothing too premium about charging paid J pax several additional hundred bucks just to choose a seat.

A terribly obsolete seat at that.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 3854

Re: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?

descl wrote:
file:///C:/Users/HP1/Downloads/IAG%20Capital%20Markets%20Day%202017%20PRINT%20FINAL.pdf

Correct link available?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines weighing passengers ?
Replies: 66
Views: 4455

Re: airlines weighing passengers ?

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
So don't try to claim the moral high ground by claiming that quote as your own work!

I've claimed nothing. Even you should be able to figure out that it's just a misplaced close-tag. But if you wish to use that as a reason to continue pointlessly rambling, then carry on.

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