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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

http://visualapproach.io/is-allegiant-a-safe-airline-using-data-to-review-60-minutes-conclusions/ I can tell you what spiked the MX issue and some of the pilots have copped to it. Deliberate tactic employed by members of the union in a nasty labor dispute. It's fairly obvious given the knowledge of ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53236

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

This will have trickle down effect. Airbus got the C-Series and none of the other. Here, Boeing is getting the whole thing on the commercial side including the RJS that fall under scope in the US. You also have Embraer talking about a new turboprop that would target AB/ATR with possible Boeing backi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3494

Re: Memphis air service discussion - 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... es-to.html

Actually placed it #1
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Could pay air traffic dividends later.
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... es-to.html

Actually placed it #1

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 71
Views: 7180

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

The Metro will increase it's viability as an O&D airport for folks visiting DC. Even more desirable as a long layover place. It's not going to be any bigger of a hassle than the train from BWI once it's done plus there's the Smithsonian Air and Space on site. MEM recently stated it wants IAD ser...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Would they have to make these flights operated by regional carriers? If not, this opens up a whole world of possible routes for NK, connecting a ton of dots in a WN manner. No, why would they? I thought I remembered hearing US airlines (the US3 and AS) having to delegate aircraft under a certain se...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Smart strategy by NK. This size aircraft, E-2 and the C-Series are perfect for markets like MEM, RIC, CAK,ROC,DAY and etc. Because what would be 80% L.F on a 320 would be closer to 90 to 95% load factor on this type of aircraft. Seems like NK is targeting the Southwest strategy. Pair up a city that...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

I bet they still go with brand new A319’s. This is all a scheme to get Airbus to offer them a dirt cheap price on the A319. Why would AB want to break even on A319s with their involvement in the C Series now and their needing to produce more 320s and 321s that have a better margin. This was the rea...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Wow did not see this coming. He mentioned it when he first went to Spirit. He specifically mentioned BKG. He was the one that had AirTran doing ATL and MCO from there. Now that the E2s are entering service and the ground under the C Series has firmed with some performance results via Swiss and othe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no evacuation on the deadly Southwest flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Why no evacuation on the deadly Southwest flight?

I'm waiting for 60 Minutes to explain it to me cause they fancied themselves experts on the subject matter last Sunday.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 163
Views: 23095

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

C Series and Going TATL Now add new cities like MEM to BOS and JFK to help feed them andand fill obvious service gaps and capture some of that 100 pdew for MEM/BOS without a direct flight. They'll mainly steal from Southwest traffic connecting via BWI. Folks looking for smaller planes right now like...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

The man seems to have been dead set on adding a B717 type bird to Spirit since he got there, something happened that's delayed it a couple of years. Maybe it was the uncertainty around the CS and the E2s not being out there yet but now that the CS will be caked by Airbus and the E2s real world data ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 652
Views: 100997

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Hate to say or but the deal the pilot was a woman that saved the flight will be the running theme of coverage today.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 652
Views: 100997

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ch-in.html
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Well, I windex where this plane had it's last check at, In house or contracted out. Expect this issue to get much more attention

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ch-in.html

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 652
Views: 100997

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

I'm going to have to ease the fears of my Wife and two teens as we have a surprise Sweet 16 trip for my girl to Los Angeles booked on Southwest in two weekends.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 652
Views: 100997

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Heart attack victim or partial ejection victim?

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 115
Views: 25511

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

With BNA-ATL going 757 towards the end of the 2018 replacing MD-88/90's I think its possible MEM could reduce 1X frequency and go 757-200 on MEM-ATL. (Just my 2 cents). "where did you see BNA-ATL up gauging to 757? Looking at 12/18 schedule there are only the mad dogs. With WN adding 5 daily N...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 9898

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. Really nowhere to expand? FLL and BOS are expanding well. As for the FAs it's really 50/50 personally I think they can hold off a union but if they used ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 115
Views: 25511

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

BoeingGuy wrote:
I’m looking forward to flying the C-series. I work for Boeing and I still root for the C-series success. From what I understand, it’s an awesome airplane. I wish AS would buy some.


SEA to STL, MEM, MCI with CS100 for example.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 115
Views: 25511

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

"the other point am making is the tag-on flights....they would have multiple connection opps at SDF under the routes (with tag alongs suggested). Why would DL make SDF a focus city? They may never choose to do that...BUT...AA or UA or WN or Jet Blue could choose to do that very thing....and it...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Courtesy: Aviation Pros Allegiant Air Under Fire After '60 Minutes' Safety Report http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12408187/allegiant-air-under-fire-after-60-minutes-safety-report If this brings down Allegiant( and it won't) they'll all be asking where their cheap flight to Big Ears Town or the tim...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Found an interesting read regarding this: http://www.theavgeek.net/jnorre/op-ed-aviation-and-the-media/ Wait, there's this in the article: As well as a better crew scheduling system that does not take crew away from home for months at a time. Don't they fly back to base every day? Isn't this one of...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Then there were the usual central cast of airline neophytes and Allegiant passengers who don't love the smell of Skydrol in the morning recounting horrifying flights. I love me some burning Skydrol and non-functional oxygen masks on all my flights. :wink2: Hope they got those fixed, functional oxyg...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Very few of Allegiant's target market watched that or will ever be aware of it. Not necessarily. I live in North Dakota and all local news facebook pages are shating this story. Many have over 100 comments, bot good and bad. There are 4 Allegiant stations in the state, so it is a relatively popular...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

It’s easy to right the segment off as a hit piece if you don’t like what they have to say. Facts are facts though. At one point Allegiant had major maintenance issues but things have gotten a lot better. I’m just surprised so many people think an engine failure is no big deal. Being in the industry...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

How could anyone say with a straight face this wasn't a hit piece on Allegiant? Because it was based on facts. Four times more incidents than other airlines. Something is not right. It makes no sense to defend this. Yup, it's also with the lowest fleet utilization in the business, where planes have...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13258

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

And... if the flight had been cancelled they would have bitched to high heaven as well.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

stlgph wrote:
And down $14.20 in after hours trading. This will be a fun Monday.


like I said after the kneejerk reaction...buy, buy, buy.
Best deal to be had in aviation since Bombardier was under a buck Canadian.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Very few of Allegiant's target market watched that or will ever be aware of it.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Union hit piece over firing a pilot. Ohhhhhhhhh. THAT GUY. I thought they were done with him. I'm pretty confident that he's the kind of guy that nobody would have wanted to fly with. Is this the one where he popped the slides and evac'd on the runway, putting passengers at risk, without ever confi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Union hit piece over firing a pilot that's evolving into a hit piece on the FAA for the first segment.

Briefly and quickly blew through mentioning that the MadDogs where the bulk of the problems and we're being phased out.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller

How strict are US airlines with carry on luggage? In Europe it doesn't seem like they are too strict with it. Southwest, not at all. Allegiant and other LCCs make bank like a small town speed trap. What most retailers in the US sell as carry ons rarely actually meet these requirement so when Joe Q ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

I figure I might buy some Allegiant stock next week to hit the dip. They folks will get back to to going to Vegas, the beach and visit the zoo that is Orlando and rhey'll fly Allegiant cause they are cheap and likely the only nonstop option they have and dragging 5 year olds around makes that import...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6533

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

axiom wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Because pink and flamingos will be popular in Branson, Chicago and Houston!


... because 98% of their flights begin or end in Florida.


For the time being, at least. These birds will stand out dropping down from the sky into the Ozarks.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Haven't watched 60 Minutes in quite awhile. Do they still end it with those Andy Rooney segments? I recall he had some pretty good knee slappers back in the day. No, they have hard hitting journalists like Oprah Winfrey doing segments these days. At this point, they'll have Maury Povich on doing &q...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8910

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Well DAM is certainly a military target so it being leveled would be appropriate. Airport serves as gateway to endless supply flights from places like Iran and Russia. I wouldnt call anything that happened tonight "Appropriate" - I doubt there is any reason to bomb the airport other than ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

I still think they are fishing to see how cheap Boeing would go on Max 7s in light of them still flirting with the C Series.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Aren't they late to the party? Amazing how much more quiet it is concerning Allegiant since the pilots got a new contract. Hell, look at how quiet it's been here on A-Net since labor peace was reached. When us their expose on the sexual exploits of one of their own, Mr. Rose Well, their fleet age i...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26471

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Aren't they late to the party? Amazing how much more quiet it is concerning Allegiant since the pilots got a new contract. Hell, look at how quiet it's been here on A-Net since labor peace was reached.

When will 60 Mins do an expose on the sexual exploits of one of their own, Mr. Rose?

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 9966

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Do the flight attendants say WOOooo! On take off and landing?

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3494

Re: Memphis air service discussion - 2018

https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2 ... st-events/

Plus FedEx leased more ground from the airport to increase it's parking space for the upcoming Billion dollar hub expansion
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This will add a little boost in traffic for a week starting next year:

https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2 ... st-events/

Plus FedEx leased more ground from the airport to increase it's parking space for the upcoming Billion dollar hub expansion

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I think that IAG made very big strategic mistake for two reason: 1. IAG's move helps DY to got new equity when needed.. Next time investors are more comfortable to give new equity to DY because IAG is knocking the door. DY need new equity maybe in coming months. This also helps DY to keep going whi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

So if IAG is going to buy Norwegian, will Norwegian still be flying LGW-AUS when British Airways is flying a 747-400? LHR-AUS? The influx of 787s would speed up the phasing out of the of the 747s. BA's 747's aren't going to the boneyard that quickly. They have a rather high proportion of premium se...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

So if IAG is going to buy Norwegian, will Norwegian still be flying LGW-AUS when British Airways is flying a 747-400? LHR-AUS? BA are flying a 747 on LHR-AUS for this summer. It goes back to a 787 for winter 2018/19. Who knows how long it would take for IAG to acquire control of Norwegian, and inde...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

flyingclrs727 wrote:
So if IAG is going to buy Norwegian, will Norwegian still be flying LGW-AUS when British Airways is flying a 747-400? LHR-AUS?


The influx of 787s would speed up the phasing out of the of the 747s.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11277

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Right up there with Fornado's recent renewed interest in the C Series and E2s to duplicate 717 markets Airtran style that he has hinted at since joining Spirit. I imagone this is for Max 7s to pressure a soon to be Airbus owned C Series or A319 price down. How does Boeing's likely coming partnership...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

They serve DEN and SEA already. If this acquisition takes place the name NOrwegian and brand will disappear New destinations and it's hard to take any post from you on this subject seriously as you are very biased. And you are unbiased? I've got zero skin in the game. I want choices and opportuniti...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Isn't it about time for Norwegian to start announcing new routes for 2019. I recall the likelihood of DEN and SEA to either MAD or BCN. The Norwegian A321LRs due in 2019 would also help out any planned Aer Lingus TATL expansion. The 787s could be spread out. Some for contiued branding for Scandinav...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28125

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Isn't it about time for Norwegian to start announcing new routes for 2019. I recall the likelihood of DEN and SEA to either MAD or BCN. The Norwegian A321LRs due in 2019 would also help out any planned Aer Lingus TATL expansion. The 787s could be spread out. Some for contiued branding for Scandinavi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3494

Re: Memphis air service discussion - 2018

Random comment... I flew through MEM for the first time ever the last couple days. I was floored by how barren the apron looked. I've never seen anything like the B concourse before. All those gates and not a single thing out there except for some old jet bridges. I thought I'd read somewhere (mayb...

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