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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 194
Views: 18948

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It'll be interesting if the secondary airport strategy can work for someone beyond Allegiant. I think it can, but they have to be based in at least a major city, like Ryanair is, even if it is a secondary city. Then they can fly to touristy destinations, like primary hub in Fort Worth, and 4x week ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 194
Views: 18948

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Point to Point non major markets is going to require some good one-stop and coordinated transfers such as PVD-ORF-JAX (navy shuttle) SWF/ISP/HPN-ORF-PNS PVD-MCI-BUR SWF/ISP/HPN-MCI-SJC MSY-FTW-BUR BHM-FTW-SJC PVD-CMH-MSY SWF/ISP-CMH-MEM 40-50 O&D (each of those routes could support an RJ), 30-4...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 194
Views: 18948

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

The whole concept reminds me a bit of Volotea in Europe. Connecting small and medium sized cities with aircraft with up to 150 seats. Volotea isnt the cheapest, and doesn't have the most frequecy - but do have an eye for operating underserved markets. I'm planning on using Volotea to fly Nantes to ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 194
Views: 18948

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Suggested Hubs: TEB, HPN, MMU or SWF for the New York Area. KPU for Atlanta. MCI or MKC for the Midwest, AUS or SAT for the Southwest, ONT for the Los Angelas area and OAK for the San Francisco area. COS for the Denver area. Not sure fr the Seattle area. MDW and ORD are to congested. I would look t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 300
Views: 36082

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

This could be old news but I saw this tweet today and didn't see anything in this forum. .@Allegiant cutting some routes in August, airline says the suspension is seasonal but no specific date for when they will return https://twitter.com/ghimlay/status/1006659558322982912 AUS-CLE AUS-PIE AUS-PIT A...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6699

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Trump did the right thing and so did Boeing. Maybe Iran Air should take the issues up with their radical islamic government. If they didn't behave the way they do these things wouldn't happen to them. Saudi Arabia ok, Iran bad :roll: This will make Iran moving into more radicalism. The only solutio...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 142
Views: 17208

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

Sounds like the AB answer to the Boeing MOM being floated. It'll only happen if the MOM happens.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25802

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Selfishly hoping for LAX/MEM from AA considering their growth in MEM. That would cover all their Hubs outside of JFK. I think American grew somewhere around 30% from MEM in 2017

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger air service to return to Tunica.
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Passenger air service to return to Tunica.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... lotte.html
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We will see how this goes but they are pushing a quick install of a sports book there.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... lotte.html

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 29, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 2805

Re: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes

On the subject of Tupelo would AA ever start service to DFW like they have other small markets. Toyota has a plant nearby and Toyota US headquarters is in DFW area. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Not unless they they bid for the EAS contract. TUP Air service has deteriorated significantly ove...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 24, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 196
Views: 19441

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Plenty of places to go from MCO, its a issue of not enough aircraft right now. I'd forget about MCO to FLL/MIA though. The new high speed train is going all the way to the airport in MCO and it just won't be worth the hassle to fly for most people. RSW to MCO and MCO/FLL to the panhandle might work...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 23, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 45
Views: 4286

Re: F9's Return to FAT

n471wn wrote:
Sadly WN continues to miss this boat.


It took WN some time to add MEM to DEN after continued impressive F9 loads

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22308

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Southwest had said on February 20, 2018 that it plans on further expansion at LAS, but Southwest has stated that it has no plans on adding nonstop service to Hawaii or international destinations from LAS in the near future. WN could add LAS-CVG, LAS-MEM, LAS-RIC, and LAS-PAE nonstop service, and WN...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon May 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9736

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/05/1 ... equitativa


Sounds like it was written in ATL.
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AM744 wrote:
As Eddie said, AM is denouncing "unfair competition" due to Emirates receiving "subsidies"

Sorry, only in Spanish

https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/05/1 ... equitativa


Sounds like it was written in ATL.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun May 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 10775

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

Vacation Express is using a Volaris 180 seat A320 for their MEM/CUN charter. This charter has increase air plane size on a regular basis. It begs the quesion that if Vacation Express found an 150 seater last season too small and bumped it up. When does a commercial airline decide that maybe they sho...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5258

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Total SA depends on American banks so they are pulling out of Iran.


That is how it will work in spite of the EU.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5258

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Total SA depends on American banks so they are pulling out of Iran.


That is how it will work in spite of the EU

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

SAT/MEM is only 2x weekly (Fri/Mon)
Leaves SAT early to MEM getting back to SAT before noon. Wonder where it continues on to after getting back for a no plane change continuation.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

Not that it wasn’t abundantly clear already but F9 has too much capacity in search of a strategy. As a Clevelander I remember when it was our turn for such love, but so many of the flights are now long gone. It look a like they are developing a hybrid strategy between Allegiant and Southwest. Less ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

They are trying to keep the routes around by putting the smaller stations like Tulsa in the middle. Like DEN-TUL-SAT. They are blocking 1hr for the no plane change turnarounds. They are emulating WN by expanding two stop routing but having one being a no plane change. There are still some horrific o...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Well, the San Antonio Business Journal is making a big deal out of United adding another daily flight to EWR. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2018/05/16/united-airlines-adding-nonstop-flights-from-sa-to.html The Memphis Biz Journal hasn't even mentioned their United MEM/EWR increase. Fu...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Add MEM/SAT to the list.

It's interesting, they are taking a page from Southwest. One MEM date showed MEM to SAT via DEN and TUL with the TUL stop a no plane change. I assume this is how they are going to to cut down on connection times.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 3927

Re: Memphis air service discussion - 2018

Vacation Express is bringing in a 180 seater for the Cancun charter season: "We’ve returned with even larger planes due to the success of the program and support from local travelers and travel agents," said Pamela Caltabiano, Vacation Express PR and social media manager. "The flight ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 16, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26290

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

In less than 6 years it'll be, "Who's adding more service at McMinney?" WN should shift some intra-Texas Flying and leasure routes like MCO and LAS there and open up more markets to Love for better timing for connecting. If I was Frontier, Spirit, Allegiant, I'd be drooling over McKinney.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 518
Views: 58745

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Boeing coulda got the C-series for a song, oops.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 15, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11548

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Let's all remember the Saudis allowed Air India to start overflying the Kingdom to Israel recently.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun May 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14003

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

I see DL and UA increased frequency to the NYC market from MEM. Kaybe, one day, DL.will get around to add BOS/MEM.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun May 13, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10353

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

Silly Pakistanis... they should have known they should first spend four years of their lives and $200,000 they don't have and need to borrow in order to play beer pong for four years before they can go and learn something actually useful for their careers in graduate school (for even more money, of...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat May 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10250

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

Huge XNA fan and sophomore at the University of Arkansas here. I'm thrilled at the amount of attention our little airport gets on this forum. :) My analytical chemistry professor is from the CVG area and was a regular on the route. Maybe I should wait until final grades are posted before I give her...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 97
Views: 7963

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/onejet-enters-agreement-to-acquire-ultimate-jetcharters-300640138.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/05/01/onejet-buy-ultimate-jet-charters-continues-expand/568261002/ Ultimate JetCharters to be integrated into OneJet's sch...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22466

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26290

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

At the rate of growth happen g in the Metroplex a Northern Airport will be a no brainer. The Metroplex will top an additional 1 million people in the next five years. Lots of that in the north. The arguement over Love will fade away once McKinney gets up and going. So many people I know that live in...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26290

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

At the rate of growth happen g in the Metroplex a Northern Airport will be a no brainer. The Metroplex will top an additional 1 million people in the next five years. Lots of that in the north. The arguement over Love will fade away once McKinney gets up and going. So many people I know that live in...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7179

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

I'm surprised no OKC additions. Thought they'd try OKC-LAS or OKC-MCO or another leisure market. They still might some day I suppose. They fly OKC-MCO...and SAN...and DEN...OKC-LAS would be a bloodbath between them, WN and G4. OKC-Bay Area would be nice...or OKC-New England. Haha my bad - I remembe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26290

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Another issue with closing down Love Field would be the very likely possibility that Southwest would move their headquarters to PHX, DEN or LAS. DAL will never be closed. Those horses escaped that barn a very long time ago. In the early 70s, when the city wanted to keep the AP open ONLY as a genera...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 08, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 97
Views: 7963

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

They announced MEM-PIT and MEM-MCI for March 2018 and they never started them. I don't think they even offered them for sale. What happened there?

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon May 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 320
Views: 26290

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

The only solution is additional gates at Love and then a couple should be common use.

Someone is going to find gold at McKinney in the future with passenger air service.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun May 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10250

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

So Delta gives up the Proctor and Gamble/Walmart route (xna/cvg) I think the relationship between the two was over 10 billion last year. So that's MEM and XNA cut from CVG.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat May 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 46
Views: 10301

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

It will be interesting to watch how the 2024 summer Olympics will impact traffic growth in Paris in the wake of these fabulous expansion undertakings CDG ranked 10th as world's busiest airport in 2017, and would almost certainly fall off the top 10 list very soon given the ferocious chasers trailin...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 6000

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

Update: Williston police arrived and determined that the flight attendant was intoxicated. The case has been turned over to the FBI. http://www.kvrr.com/2018/05/04/police-flight-attendant-williston-flight-drunk/ Please lets try to give some benefit of the doubt. When I read this thread my first tho...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6422

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

Would that even benefit anyone? Sure, someone that doesn't know about self connecting in markets with average TATL fares well over 1k yet finds rhey can fly and Feonttiwr and connect with a Norwegain flight. Places like TUL, LIT and MEM. Frontier gets some folks flying them that otherwise wouldn't ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6422

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

I disagree as this does something different for them: it gives them a competitive edge in the business market with mid-evening, late-evening, and morning JFK (New York [John F. Kennedy], USA) departures. They also have the earliest LON departure for NYC by 2 hours with this schedule. 3 flights is p...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian lease B777s
Replies: 28
Views: 8259

Re: Norwegian lease B777s

trex8 wrote:
Is this because of the engine issues or they really need that capacity?

Hopefully the latter.

I wonder how many 787s going forward will be RRs compared to GE

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 04, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47703

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Actually profit balances and investors seem to hate DY as well. Can't really compare profits of mature businesses versus emerging disruptive businesses. Actually profit balances and investors seem to hate DY as well. Such a coincidence... Is that a joke? IAG made not one, but two offers to try to b...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15118

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

The process applies to both the A321LR aircraft as well as existing A330 aircraft, as wide-body capacity may become available by substitution with the new A321LR aircraft." AUS BWI DTW ATL JAX MCI MEM IAD SWF ONT PBI PVD SAT SEA RSW TPA The only A321 airports on that list are BWI DTW PVD IAD a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 03, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15118

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Does attendance at this thing vary by year? Disheartening to see KCI and MEM send representatives but not STL. Do you want BA and Heathrow on a 787 or do you want Quasi-LCC Aer Lingus in a mostly single class 220 seat A321LR. There's a little business traffic but MEM would for the most part be leas...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15118

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Does attendance at this thing vary by year? Disheartening to see KCI and MEM send representatives but not STL. Do you want BA and Heathrow on a 787 or do you want Quasi-LCC Aer Lingus in a mostly single class 220 seat A321LR. There's a little business traffic but MEM would for the most part be leas...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25802

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Sure. Well thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree on 5x being a lot in the winter, I think even in past summers 4x has been the most. I'd hate to see BA go (its an old BCAL route) and also find it hard to kind of believe overall, but with the JV anything is possible. Fend off possible new ent...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7307

Re: WN Window Delamination 5/2/18 Causes Emergency Landing

cbphoto wrote:
Man, window seats keep getting easier to find for those in the “C” boarding group.

Glad everything turned out alright though!!


You joke, but some of the last seats available on a full LAS/DEN flight were windows seats.

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