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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 9167

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

chepos wrote:

On another note, while I would love to see PHX return to the LH network I believe it is more of a DE route. They (DE) have recently launched this route 2 times a week. Let’s see how they make out.


Would be great for DE to get traction and LH come in either seasonally or year round.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 22
Views: 4555

Re: GRound stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5219

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
What is the PDEW?


Roughly 60.


That is a long flight for 60 that can easily 1-stop connect.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 56
Views: 12448

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Great use of aircraft and optimizing the JV.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5219

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

What is the PDEW?

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5774

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Very cool. There is a lot of competition for the ultra-premium crowd in NYC, this seems like something that can get traction.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 82
Views: 8996

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Actually, KLM isn't completely wrong. In many situations where a routing over CVG makes much more sense, the connection via out of the way ATL appears in the first 5 or so results. DLs job is to maximize revenue with lowest costs, therefore if it made "much more sense" DL would be showing...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 55
Views: 7384

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thank you for this awesome thread. Always one of the best on Anet!

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20124

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I wonder if competition from YVR has an impact on this. There are 4-5 daily flights from YVR to HGK direct (three different carriers) plus numerous 1-stop options with major Chinese/Japanese/Korean airlines. YVR is only an easy two hour drive away. Sure, because people in SEA would much rather driv...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20124

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

With a cut like this you've got to wonder: what keeps DL operating a route like LAX-SYD? Seems like it would be easier and much more profitable to hand the flying off to JV partner VA, no? If that were true they would cut it. That is a lot of time to tie up the aircraft. But DL has been on this rou...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13420

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Both parties knew the risks involved that could derail this deal. Emotionally some might be flustered, but from a business transaction, on to the next one. Ten years from now, possibly sooner, this where they Chinese/Russian wide body consortium steps in and fills the embargo gaps. I'm also wonderin...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9344

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

I'd imagine tax laws would be slightly different across the three states. Please point to how state corporate tax law has meaningful impact on aviation in the U.S. (It doesn't. Assets and income aren't taxed at rates high enough to have a difference. Carriers still fly to NYC, CHI and LAX because t...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20124

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

DL exiting the HKG market is significant. It also speaks volumes as to what DL's TPAC strategy will be: route as much flying through ICN on KE metal to as many destinations as possible. As others have stated, KE labor costs are likely quite a bit lower so DL would rather outsource as much flying as...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18399

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Great hubs on both ends. BOS-ICN seems like a better fit for KE’s 789 fleet than DL’s A350s or 777s. Agreed that KE makes more sense than DL at BOS. For geographic reasons, there would be very few USA connections on the BOS side anyway. Connecting in BOS on the way to ICN is backtracking for almost ...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16497

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I get there are niche airlines, I guess this guy and his investors think the niche is willing to pay a premium to fly this airline vs other options. Either way, won't amount to much.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 3205

Re: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore

I would like to know why the two stops on the way home as well. Seems like it could be done eastbound with one stop, even with heavy loads. The plane is VIP config, but not light. There are also inherent risk calculations with maxing out the fuel tanks/weight, certainly over water. Plus, it wouldn'...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 3205

Re: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore

I would like to know why the two stops on the way home as well. Seems like it could be done eastbound with one stop, even with heavy loads. The plane is VIP config, but not light. There are also inherent risk calculations with maxing out the fuel tanks/weight, certainly over water. Plus, it wouldn'...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Airbus have a captive market in the Philippines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Why does Airbus have a captive market in the Philippines?

It is not that diverse or big of a market. Those 777s are still a substantial part of PALs fleet.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 11161

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

The food service is so terribly slow, granted I was there on a Saturday afternoon, but it was so understaffed. The airport itself is very nice and the easy to transit.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6314

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

There seems to be a lot of capacity in the market (that get the lower yielding tourists), not much of a premium draw, low O/D, seems like KLM is fine conceding that market. It just isn't that big or valuable.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6591

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

There was no law that was signed to make the agreement permanent. Boeing knew that and it was a risk they took entering the deal. Iran knew that and it was a risk they took entering the deal. Obama/Trump, doesn't matter, it would need to have been a law (Congress). This was just a risk of doing busi...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China
Replies: 20
Views: 5002

Re: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China

AS should get 787s and fly via SEA if they wanted to make routes to China worthwhile. But maybe. Are less than daily, seasonal flights possible to get approval?

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15729

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I got to be there to watch the first 777 flight back in June of 1994, very happy to see this bird preserved. Getting that Boeing house colors paint job, nothing better IMO.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12629

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Thatis a great looking bird!

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix
Replies: 7
Views: 3518

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix

Great TR! So exciting to see this service at PHX. The service on Condor looks amazing, not sure I can swing it this summer, but excited to hear will have a chance to try it out next year.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8543

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Looks great, just a good modernization of the current brand. Suits the 737 well.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8630

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

That has to get the heart racing for the pilots when the hail starts pelting the windshield. Never ceases to amaze me the skill and professionalism these pilots have.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8681

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

Flew UA/DL 777s the config. The 2 side was great. The middle section was not bad either. With the lower load factor, that middle seat was great to stretch out.

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22108

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

I for one would take some laps up and down the aisles a few times to stretch the legs. I never flew the former nonstops, but friends who did all told me that the crew recommended that everyone do it, several times. That makes sense! I have a trip coming up to SIN, one of the ways I want to try the ...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22108

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Very cool to see this flight. Is the J-class going to be the same as the other A350s? Yes. According to the ausbt link in the OP: "Singapore Airlines has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller the pointy end of the A350-900ULR will see the same business class seat as on its regular Airbus ...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80189

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

So would these be the same old A380's they already have, or would they be A380 Plus that Airbus proposed at the Paris Air Show last year? The key thing here is the quantity that IAG are negotiating for. Ten would be sufficient for IAG to consider a different (less premium) configuration as well as ...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22923

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Not just a stigma issue. Part of the issue is also people just don't want to fly UA. Having said that, all the NJ folks I talked to said UA is the only realistic option for them. And clearly queens/brooklyn/LI are JFK. So the people in play are basically manhattan, part of brooklyn and bronx + west...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek

Looks very nice. Those big comfy chairs are wonderful, spent a few hours in the SQ lounge at LHR in one not long ago. Never really understood the need for a big meal before the flight as the catering is good upfront on UA. When you’re flying NYC to LHR and your meeting is the next morning- it’s muc...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek

Looks very nice. Those big comfy chairs are wonderful, spent a few hours in the SQ lounge at LHR in one not long ago. Never really understood the need for a big meal before the flight as the catering is good upfront on UA.

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 67
Views: 6050

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Very cool to see however limited it might be. PIT is a regional hub, many places in a few hours drive. The economy is doing well, and these Chinese have money to spend. Sorry, but I would think NYC would be more attractive to the Chinese visitors than PIT. That's a very antiquated point of view the ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22923

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

UA didn't shutter a hub or even a large focus city. They only served JFK from other hubs... 26 flights? That isn't a big operation, they are still largest in NYC or nearly tied. Not sure it is such a big deal. The comments seem pretty bland from Kirby. But this is the crux of the issue: "Large...

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by airzona11
Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 6801

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

To get back on topic, if SFO's growth becomes severely hampered I am not so sure how well SJC and OAK could keep up. The Bay Area Airport's have been growing around ~5m annually combined the last few years with ~3m to SFO a ~1m to SJC and OAK each. Let's say because of Level 3 SFO flipped to only ~...

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by airzona11
Thu May 31, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22923

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

UA didn't shutter a hub or even a large focus city. They only served JFK from other hubs... 26 flights? That isn't a big operation, they are still largest in NYC or nearly tied. Not sure it is such a big deal. The comments seem pretty bland from Kirby.

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by airzona11
Thu May 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9761

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

With a lot of hard work, motivation, inspiration and yes, government support, everything is possible. No one believed the Soviet Union would be capable to send a human into space before the US and yet, it did. And more than 60 years later have nearly nothing to show for it. It would be great to see...

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by airzona11
Thu May 31, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4911

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

Given WN's track record of profitability, perhaps the slow and take your time and execute well approach is not so bad. If all those "golden opportunities" that were missed were actually agressively pursued in the past, perhaps WN would not have performed as well as they have. Certainly we...

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by airzona11
Wed May 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9761

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

With a lot of hard work, motivation, inspiration and yes, government support, everything is possible. No one believed the Soviet Union would be capable to send a human into space before the US and yet, it did. And more than 60 years later have nearly nothing to show for it. It would be great to see...

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by airzona11
Wed May 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11708

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Can the media stop giving these people with feigned outrage a platform? 80% of these airline mistreated a PAX stories are non issues, including this one. The mother should be thankful that the WN employee was confirming their child was not being kidnapped. Not having matching last names and also ha...

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by airzona11
Wed May 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4068

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

Have recently flown 6 segments on AS, I have to say, most impressed I have been with a domestic flight, wonderful service, great interiors, and the streaming entertainment was great. If I flew them more, I would get the Gogo pass, wifi is pricey per flight (thanks WN A-List Preferred for the free wi...

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by airzona11
Wed May 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22108

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Very cool to see this flight. Is the J-class going to be the same as the other A350s?

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by airzona11
Sat May 26, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 18976

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Wouldn't be surprised if AC is waiting for A330NEO prices to come down a bit or negotiating with Airbus for a discount. That does them no good. The A330neo is interim. The A330CEOs are USED, not new. They bought them for the low capex and to augment their current fleet. AC has experience with the C...

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by airzona11
Mon May 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9584

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Very cool idea for DL. There are so many inexpensive ways airlines can great positive press or make positive impressions on the thousands of passengers in airports daily.

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by airzona11
Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23433

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Well if Boeing buy Embraer, maybe they'll really push the new E2 190 toward WN There is no reason to believe Southwest is going smaller. They won't go smaller than the 737-7. Smaller doesn't fit their model. All I'm saying is that the E2 is a relatively poor-selling similar-size aircraft to their o...

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by airzona11
Sun May 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23433

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

pdp wrote:
Forgive my ignorance of Southwest, could they look at the MAX 8 200?


Southwest does not fill their planes to max capacity. They are not a ULCC and also do not have a premium cabin that squeezes the pitch in economy. The Max8-200 doesn't add them any advantage over the -8.

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by airzona11
Sun May 20, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23433

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

MCIRNO wrote:
Well if Boeing buy Embraer, maybe they'll really push the new E2 190 toward WN


There is no reason to believe Southwest is going smaller. They won't go smaller than the 737-7. Smaller doesn't fit their model.

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by airzona11
Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23264

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Seems like a great move. They don't have to in-house outsource flying to LCCs/ULCC, they are bringing up the quality of SilkAir, and now can fly 737 vs A333s being smallest plane. SQ already has a in-house outsource LCC/ULCC in Scoot. I suspect part of aligning Silkair to SQ and upping its service ...

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