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by airzona11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7511

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

with 25%+ reduction in seat mile cost the A321neo case could be made where a 757-200 with the same load would not be efficient. Paid off plane vs new plane, big difference. ANC would require all incoming passengers from Asia to deplane, process customs and replane. That is a big reason we haven't a...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7511

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

If this made sense delta could do it today with a 757. with 25%+ reduction in seat mile cost the A321neo case could be made where a 757-200 with the same load would not be efficient. Paid off plane vs new plane, big difference. ANC would require all incoming passengers from Asia to deplane, process...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12042

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

A few months old but helpful, Weekly one way seats, so divide by 14 to get daily seats per direction. Domestic: http://blueswandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DL005.png International: http://blueswandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DL006.png Source: https://blueswandaily.com/airline-insigh...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8086

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

PHL has plenty of room to grow. It is not slot-constrained and AA has plenty of gates to work with. Except PHL is not JFK or BOS - how much AA can fill the plane with premium passengers will be interesting to see. This has been discussed several times in multiple threads - a NYC customer will not t...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

I think this is a great idea. Need to keep the brand fresh and evolving. The new signature lounge looks great. To the posters above saying make it more Canadian, they are doing that with touches such as the Signature cocktail etc. They are targeting the premium transcon passengers. One top, internat...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8086

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

AA PHL as the large hub in the area of flow all the connections. They use BOS and JFK for the O/D. Seems like a winning combo.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 168
Views: 24662

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

I do think they will go with something below the A320 sized space. Interesting how Airbus plays the Cseries. While it would great to see B6 dabble in trans-atlantic, is the A321 the plane for that? Those routes a 1/3 longer from JFK vs US West Coast with Mint today. DL/UA/AA could be flying tons of ...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2222
Views: 278672

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

AA with the B797 in the near future: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/american-still-eying-nma-despite-recent-787-order-447664/?cmpid=SOC|Twitter|Flightglobal|sf186896142|sf186896142&sfid=701w0000000uP3H#sf186896142 The industry downsizing trend is quite depressing... 737 to replace 7...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 165
Views: 23386

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

A330 seems to be perfect for them. Not much value add for the A350. Maybe earlier on for the 787 but the A330 order appears to meet their needs. My take is that they might want to leverage further discounts as they will be the largest NEO operator Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming? Man I ho...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11300

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

The 737 Max 200 has to be worth kicking the tires on, literally built for ULCCs.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28145

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

= When your latest competition is a newcomer trading on dubious accounting practices, falsely dampening fares and yields in an attempt to create demand and eventual profit, it is clear to anyone other than those who see Norwegian as the low cost long haul Messiah that something has to break. =. Don...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28145

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

What if IAG is bidding because there are other parties that have bid and BA wants to throw a wrench in those plans?

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: BA Goes Basic

I'm pleased with this. If people want more from their BA experience, then they can pay more for it. Unbundling makes sense both for the consumer and the airline - why should I pay for 20kg of luggage when all I want is a rucksack for a long weekend. There's no longer a place for sentiment or entitl...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: BA Goes Basic

I'm pleased with this. If people want more from their BA experience, then they can pay more for it. Unbundling makes sense both for the consumer and the airline - why should I pay for 20kg of luggage when all I want is a rucksack for a long weekend. There's no longer a place for sentiment or entitl...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: BA Goes Basic

I'm pleased with this. If people want more from their BA experience, then they can pay more for it. Unbundling makes sense both for the consumer and the airline - why should I pay for 20kg of luggage when all I want is a rucksack for a long weekend. There's no longer a place for sentiment or entitl...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.
Replies: 14
Views: 3874

Re: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.

$30m per frame for the refit, I guess that explains why they are waiting to introduce on new planes vs refit existing.

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12718

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

Any airline that can keep 100 A380s and >100 773ER busy and full is just incredible. Talk about exposure to fuel prices though... Are they exposed though? The A380 and 77W are the best CASM birds their size on the market. Sure the A35k will be better but that isnt available in quantity yet. Their n...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5694

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Are there any LCCs/ULCCs that operate anything smaller than the A320/737 in any sizeable number? RJs are expensive to operate relative to the amount of revenue they can bring in. Only legacies operate regional jets in any reasonable numbers. Maybe the CS300 can change that, but too much of the flyi...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5694

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Are there any LCCs/ULCCs that operate anything smaller than the A320/737 in any sizeable number? RJs are expensive to operate relative to the amount of revenue they can bring in. Only legacies operate regional jets in any reasonable numbers. Maybe the CS300 can change that, but too much of the flyin...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

That is 100% the assertion that I made. This thread is about the merger. I am stating it is not reality that DL is disparaging DTW and MSP for the sake of ATL. It is driven by what yields the best return of DL. You said it yourself, NW was not sustainable. That is why they merged with DL. I know yo...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

[quote="klm617" That is simply not true Delta has a history of not operating a route or reducing it's frequency to maintain the profitably of other routes by forcing connections through ATL by up gauging and creating a more convenient schedule. JAX and LHR are two that come to mind out of ...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

What are you basing the profitability/potential of MSP or DTW being greater than ATL? Don’t put words in my mouth - I never made that or any other assertion your posting addressed. You claimed that NW’s business wasn’t sustainable and that’s what I responded to. NW went bankrupt for the same reason...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Oops... :bomb: Well... er... I hate to say it, but the A350-900 could almost certainly do it. In the Boeing world your choices are the 787-8, the 777-200LR, or the 777-8. Doubt AA will add 77L or go back to A359 but could a 788 really do JNB-MIA with a full load? AA will have 42x 788 (largest opera...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

MSP and DTW also could not sustain NW. You're basing this on? You do realize the ATL Superhub pushed DL into bankruptcy, too? "Sustainability" has more to do with the legacies better controlling their costs (a product of bankruptcies for UA, AA, DL, NW & US; and CO receiving bankruptc...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

NW's seasonal DTW-ANC, BZN, and JAC flights went where after the merger? ATL. DL ended NW's DTW-CHO, CAE, ROA, CRW, and SHV and where'd the capacity go? ATL. NW's high frequency MSP-west coast routes were cut down to make room for who? ATL. See the trend? Trend is simple. Where can DL (a business) ...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Wow American Airlines debt load is so huge now. It really is staggering, and what has surprised me is that we haven't to my knowledge heard a peep out of AA management as to how they anticipate reducing it. Quite the contrast to DL's balance sheet focus. AA drops hint that they are replacing older,...

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 342
Views: 77051

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Dang, that wave line does wonders for the UA livery. Love the look!

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22640

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

This sounds like it could be big: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66031-southwest-mulls-large-b737-max-order . The Midwest's (WN's HEARTland) and (I assume) the US economy seems to have taken off in the past few years, but WN is pretty bullish. Even though I like growth, I hope they don't d...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

AA still is fundamentally the customer in this relationship. As the customer, particularly a large customer, you have to do a lot more to piss off the other party generally. It’s not a symmetrical relationship. When there are only 2 providers and pissing off one would mean paying higher prices as a...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

If they order additional 787s to replace all 767s and 330s, then the 350 should still be in game as a 777-200 replacement. But the question is: which routes do they fly the 772ER that exceed the 787-10 range? I think not too much, so one could ask why they should add an A350 subfleet if the 787 can...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

the only question that really bothers me is who is that idiot PR at Boeing apparently AA is planning to announce on Monday and some dude decided to put it up first same story happened on HA 787 order as well ...... https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/04/06/american-announces-787-order-and-737...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

This is interesting to watch as they are replacing the 763s with 788s. Will be interesting what DL / UA do in that space. I still think the MoM fits there. But none the less, this is a great order for the 787. Still years down the road, so they will get their money worth out of the 763s.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5318

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

LH still uses B744 on the DXB route, and BA still uses B772. Both are outdated, and even if their aircraft are refurbished, compared to what EK uses on those routes, they're decades behind. I'm curious to know what is the logic behind this? Both have newer, cutting edge equipment to use. I understa...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10728

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Love that font.

OzarkD9S wrote:
Is it just me or is it cool as hell to see a NYC terminal with British Airways and Alaska on the frontal facade? Both ANC and LHR are roughly the same distance (give or take 100 miles). Any other terminal in the world have two so different carries on the building itself?


Very cool!

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15113

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

EK is a very numbers driven company. This is why they are so profitable. They can and will switch equipment even for minor changes and while strange by industry standards, it is quite normal for EK and smart from a business POV. They can make fine changes between the 77L and 77W, change weekly freq...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30008

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

That is a long flight! I am curious where the demand and use might end up being. Airlines are upgauging even their widebodies to earn more revenue per flight and to spread the costs. Connecting the dots P2P on more premium routes is where I think these planes will be used most on the longer segments...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33010

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

While it is certainly modern, it is no doubt also less expensive to maintain. Airlines are cutting costs everywhere they can. Except in executive compensation and bonuses, you mean. Generally, those are tied to performance metrics. So cutting costs shows up as much as adding revenue. Like it or not...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13552

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

IAH already is already carrying the 1 stop Austrailian bound traffic. This is a very logical add by Air New Zealand, benefiting from United huge hub, the large population that easily connects 1 stop to NZ or now Oceania. While I don't disagree that the route will be successful, the midwest is in no ...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33010

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

While it is certainly modern, it is no doubt also less expensive to maintain. Airlines are cutting costs everywhere they can. How is it less expensive? White is the cheapest paint available and there’s less of it on the new livery than the old. The yellow in the old logo certainly shouldn’t have be...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33010

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

If you will excuse me Sir, tastes are necessarily different....so I cannot follow you. For me the new modern state of art livery is indeed especially Fitting to THIS airplane as the most modern one which is in the Lufthansa fleet now. Well done Lufthansa! ^^ While it is certainly modern, it is no d...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24340

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

That's not true. Their A332s could fly the route with no problem. Absolutely true. But that is a long route for an A332. Given they are a fair bit smaller than the 789 and in slim numbers only 11, I think it is not much of a stretch to see why the 789 is a better choice. Um, did you even read what ...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9814

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

This is the dumbest concept I have ever heard. The airline industry is a mature commodity marketplace. Everyone flies the same planes and sells the same products (air travel) to the same consumers. Norwegian couldn't be any further from an online retailer. More like an oil company that loses money ...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24340

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

DL would have to pull a 777 which they do not have many of (their A350s are spoken for as well). That's not true. Their A332s could fly the route with no problem. Absolutely true. But that is a long route for an A332. Given they are a fair bit smaller than the 789 and in slim numbers only 11, I thi...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24340

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

LAX772LR wrote:
Awesome move by AA!

Shame on DL/AR for getting beat to the punch, especially since the route is hub-hub for SkyTeam.


Think this is advantage AA with 789s that can fly the long route. DL would have to pull a 777 which they do not have many of (their A350s are spoken for as well).

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9814

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

For those criticising Norwegian....look up "The Bezos Doctrine". They are following that exactly. Get Big Fast. Wail Street (no typo BTW) was down on the company Bezos founded, calling it Amazon.bust at one point. Now look at it. The Bezos Doctrine is grow fast, aim for volume and the pro...

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13552

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

Great add and cool to see the new planes opening these new routes between partner hubs.

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24340

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I would assume having a tie to a JV or close partner to feed the flight. PER? BNE? 2 weekly to RAR? (kidding).

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by airzona11
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9043

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018

Great JV Route.

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by airzona11
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30123

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

What does that even mean? It means “sour grapes”. It means that Boeing has sacrificed lots of revenue in trying to kill the A330NEO. Will be interesting to see how often they are willing to do that. Really? Is it entirely possible, that AA, with a current fleet of 787s and A330s (lots of data), sel...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27425

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

United clearly still struggles to get it right. They still cant get the basics down like business class meal service. Then there is: 767 Polaris in business, only good if your a solo traveler. If your traveling with a partner, there couldn't be a worse product so doesnt matter how comfy the seat is...

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