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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Hawaiian Airlines capture the Asia <-> South America Market?
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re: Why doesn't Hawaiian Airlines capture the Asia <-> South America Market?

1) Would it not be more direct for this traffic to pass through Hawaii? For most locations on either side, no... it wouldn't be, at all. Just look at a mapped route. For someone from Japan flying to Brazil, the great circle takes you right over NYC. Trying to go via HNL would add tons of distance, ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?

Well, no one, until Vietnam gets FAA authority to have a nonstop to the USA.... unless that's changed recently, it still isn't categorized for such.

VN has 789s and A350s, either of which could easily do the route to California; so it'd be interesting to see what they do once able.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4212

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

The BA772 has high/heat t/o problems at PHX. No it doesn't. Not relative to any other aircraft. BA flew 77Es to PHX for years, with no problem. That is incorrect. Significant weight restrictions were common on the 772 out of PHX, particularly in Summer, making the flight less economical than switch...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 309
Views: 34559

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

No. I love Boeings but I'm with you on this. Airbus is dancing circles around Boeing. While Boeing continues to play dress up with antique mid century models, Airbus is killing them with newer modern and innovative product. Huh? ...what are you talking about: Even over the last 20yrs, Boeing and Ai...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4212

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

acentauri wrote:
The BA772 has high/heat t/o problems at PHX.

No it doesn't. Not relative to any other aircraft.

BA flew 77Es to PHX for years, with no problem.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

They may only be 16 years old, but the design and technology are from the 80's; not exactly a modern ship. You know, with all the money DL has made they need to get rid of these dinosaur's they have been flying. Quit being so cheap to fly planes designed before your crews were born. Ridiculous stat...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

How do you spend $2.65 million just on "renovations"? You could buy a ridiculously nice house for that amount of money Pretty sure that your idea of a "ridiculously nice house" and his, are quite different.... Heck, that kind of disparity can even be seen in the upper middle cla...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

I’ll never undestand why already high paid CEOs do this garbage. Because for people with that mentality, it's not about the having, it's about the getting. That's why the world is never enough. How do you spend $2.65 million just on "renovations"? You could buy a ridiculously nice house f...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:40 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: 704
Views: 122110

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

The airline manufacturer says that the 777-8 – the long-range member of the 777X family, compared to the larger 777-9 – can already make direct flights from Sydney to London. AS there is no 777-8 build much less flying, this makes a very strange statement. Indeed, since neither Boeing nor Airbus do...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping the first A380
Replies: 17
Views: 5991

Re: Scapping the first A380

MaksFly wrote:
Love the A380 look but dang it looks bloated/ugly in plain white.

Actually, I think it looks pretty dang cool. You get to see how massive it is, with no color clashes nor lines to break up the visual profile/facade.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4169

Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

Didn't want to wade through 400 posts in the other thread to see if any of them addressed this, plus the topic can probably stand on its own. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/170307184355-boeing-embraer-split-780x439.jpg I'm not asking for the probability of a Boeing/Embraer tie-up, as no o...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:32 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: 704
Views: 122110

Re: Boeing pitches B778 to QF

... a 778 can fly just about anything if you short the payload accordingly. cost would mushroom while paying mass shrinks to "microscopic" vs moved mass. Well, yeah... hence the last sentence. But that's going to be the case with anything aimed at this market segment: nothing's going to d...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

airzona11 wrote:
They would most certainly attack that space like the US3 do, with subsidiaries. Their mainline costs are to prohibitive below 143 seats.

IINM their current contract doesn't allow for such. Of course, that could change, but still.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently
Replies: 21
Views: 5477

Re: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently

ctrabs0114 wrote:
Not sure which VS flight will be carrying the LA Rams, though I wouldn't be surprised if they had a B788 since that's what VS uses on their LAX-LHR flights from what I've seen on FlightAware.

Their LAX-LHR are all 789, with the occasional A346 sub.

VS doesn't have 788s.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

Be funny if WN ends up going smaller before it goes bigger.

Just IMAGINE if BBD/Airbus could score a C-Series order with WN.......... :spin:

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Re: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. If the 77W can (can it?) ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 10952

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

Waste of LHR slots in my opinion. . . Thinking the same thing. Based on what: The ridiculous notion that LHR slots "deserve" a set type of aircraft or arbitrary pax count? Or the even more ludicrous notion that a bunch of amateurs know how to do a cost-benefit analysis better than the mul...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2488

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

OMA has WN too. Lots of LNK customers do go to OMA. Prices in Lincoln are atrocious Wouldn't atrocious fares be a legitimate business decision for a new entrant to enter into a market? Or would airlines prefer just to steer clear of such an environment? Those "atrocious" fares might be al...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 10952

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

Galwayman wrote:
AC is the cleverest North American airline - strategically theyre miles Ahead of all the others

in what specific way exactly?

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5449

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

I don't see why they couldn't use the raw capacity of the -10 on their core routes, like between the likes of MDW/PHX/DAL/HOU/LAS/BWI/LAX/OAK/etc.

Whether they can make the labor economics work though, is perhaps a different story.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:47 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: 704
Views: 122110

Re: Boeing pitches B778 to QF

Interesting article, but really no new information at all:
the public already knew that 1) Boeing is talking to QF about the 778 and 2) a 778 can fly just about anything if you short the payload accordingly.

The only question is, would QF bite?

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6752

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

atcsundevil wrote:
not the launch of Lufthansa II: Lower Staff Wages Edition.

Besides, haven't they already done THAT as well, internally with the "Jump" concept?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will the 797 be lauched?
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: When will the 797 be lauched?

Boeing hasn't even finalized what it will be, much less submitted for authority to offer.

So no, no one here knows-- there's no way they could, since even the OEM likely doesn't yet know specifically.

Best we can do is speculate the year, or maybe quarter.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FlightGlobal: New tests move P&W closer to ultra-high bypass GTF
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: FlightGlobal: New tests move P&W closer to ultra-high bypass GTF

It will be interesting to see where this leads. Or how much of a risk the airframers will be willing to take on PW being on a particular platform. I'm guessing it'll be a cold day in hell before they give PW exclusivity on something; then we're right back to the current " Pratt might be a 'lea...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde - Project flagship halted?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Concorde - Project flagship halted?

Keeping it alive will definitely help if someday someone gets the idea to make a Concorde fly again. They don't need an idea, they just need a hundred million bucks or so.... Can't remember what I did with the paper but I costed it out a few years back. Try nearer a billion. Hand building Olympus e...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today

lol, saw that, but wasn't listening. How funny.

Was just at Imperial. Probably headed back in a bit, if you guys are still around. Give a holler. :)

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 74
Views: 7600

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

sw733 wrote:
Borders are borders - if they don't serve an airport in Vermont, they don't really serve Vermont.

Which is of course a ridiculous conclusion that no airline actually follows in route planning.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 62269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

jbs2886 wrote:
Does anyone know how Virgin America/Alaska is doing on MSY-SFO?

It's only three weeks old. Heck, I doubt even the operators have conclusively determined how it's doing, at this point.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 5891

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

I'm curious about this arrest: was it someone on board?

The article doesn't make that clear.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?
Replies: 26
Views: 3208

Re: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?

Heck, if anything you should be asking "can VA sustain its network?" Because that's not exactly a guarantee.

I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually hand over the US routes to DL, and focus on Oceania and SE Asia, should their financial position repeat the last few recent results. :(

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 62269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

From 2006. As we have discussed in this thread before, using that year is really misleading (unfortunately) - even if technically correct. We also discussed that there's nothing "misleading" about it. There was no guarantee of return to previous traffic after Katrina: for all anyone knew ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX 24R closed
Replies: 7
Views: 3155

Re: LAX 24R closed

aerorobnz wrote:
a good opportunity to spot if all the traffic is landing on the south side during this time.

It isn't. 24L is just in mixed mode.

Not that it matters, as the 25s still get tons of interesting traffic in their own right.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 211
Views: 21202

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

lavalampluva wrote:
As if there aren't already enough flights between Hawaii and the west coast. lol

Such are the limitations of a single fleet type....

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS

FA9295 wrote:
Why the hell hasn't DL set up a hub at LAS yet?

Because it doesn't offer them any synergies that the combination of LAX+SLC+SEA don't already.

Being infested with WN and G4 probably doesn't help.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 62269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Its not robbery if people are willing paying for it. ....and when you're the largest carrier in the world's largest single market by pax, you get a lot of those. IND had a good idea in tying their incentives for DL to CDG to passengers flown. The more people fly it, the more incentive money they re...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 69
Views: 9515

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Curious, though, apart from the MSC, what is the other 0.5 (or maybe 1.0) concourse that LAWA is building presently? I've racked my brain and can't think of anything besides it. "Terminal 1.5," an addition between Terminals 1 and 2 http://www.lawa.org/uploadedImages/OurLAX/images/terminal...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 69
Views: 9515

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
LAX is boxed in

No it isn't.

It's got 1.5 new concourses currently being constructed, and in planning stage for up to two entirely new terminals in addition to all the current ones.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde - Project flagship halted?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Concorde - Project flagship halted?

Horstroad wrote:
Keeping it alive will definitely help if someday someone gets the idea to make a Concorde fly again.

They don't need an idea, they just need a hundred million bucks or so....

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1609

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

That might prompt DU/DI to start pumping much of their traffic into the likes of MDW (no, the runway wouldn't be a problem per se), BWI, PHX, LAS, HOU, and FLL.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 69
Views: 9515

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

LAX is in a state of chaos ....huh? The US majors, Southwest, and Alaska+Virgin are all trying to expand, but the airport doesn't have the room to sustain that expansion. That's why it's congested as [redacted], crowded (although not as bad as some), and only getting worse. Like so many on this sit...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 69
Views: 9515

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
LAX is in a state of chaos

....huh?


runway23 wrote:
B6' only options in the west are probably BUR and LAS as discussed above.

Only option for what?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 62269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I agree but i would like to see BA be a little more aggressive on their pricing. They are. BA is often fairly competitive on 1stop itineraries, just not to LON... where they have no need (nor really, reason) to be. I'm not sure what aggressive pricing gets BA. We may want better pricing, but our in...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 62269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I'm not sure if this is the common price difference for the flights or not. Very common. They often undercut even their own selves: can't tell you how many times I've sent friends/family on BA out of MSY, but via DFW. Last time, via DFW was nearly $300 cheaper. For a family of 5, it took care of th...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16356

Re: AA's new branding

Boeing778X wrote:
Um...You were saying?

I was saying: what on Earth do you find alluring about that terrible livery?

The new one isn't anything imaginative or inspiring, but it's light years beyond what they had.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6158

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

Enjoy it while you can. In a few years time the US3 will stop making profits. This could be for various reasons such as war, technological or service disruption, terrorism, high cost fuel and so on. Then Y services will return to LCC type. The front of the plane the hard products will be replaced w...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16356

Re: AA's new branding

Boeing778X wrote:
considering how stunning the previous livery and corporate image was

...and by that you mean "not at all," no?

If not, then what on earth is "stunning" about this??

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 39350

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I don't see HA ordering the 787. If HA wanted the 787, they would have ordered it instead of A330/A350 combo. That logic does not hold in the industry. Airlines "correct" orders for similar types all the time, we saw it often with the A340: ⋅ SQ ordered A343s then quickly swappe...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 go-around LAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 7518

Re: Crazy BA 744 go-around LAS today

Link to the archive?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Grants Open Skies
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: Zimbabwe Grants Open Skies

Does this include cabotage?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 62269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

DJSNOLA wrote:
it was very crowded in customs

How many lanes did they have open?

They can open a sizable amount should the staffing be available.

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