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by airzona11
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 30
Views: 5296

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

The last few years of 762 in the AA fleet, they were mostly used on SFO and LAX-JFK transcon and the occasional LAX-MIA. I probably flew on 762ER on LAX-JFK 30 or 40 times and probably rotated thru all the remaining 762ER that were still in the fleet. The front cabin recliners were badly out of dat...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 35451

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Are there new seat maps for the Hi-J 763s or the PY 772s? The PE 772s are on the United website... all reconfigured 772s also have Premium Plus. The High-J 763 is here: https://twitter.com/LAflyr/status/984874494761189376 Very cool, thank you. What routes are tagged for the Hi-J 763s? Have to imagi...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 35451

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Are there new seat maps for the Hi-J 763s or the PY 772s?

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively
Replies: 15
Views: 3115

Re: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively

This makes sense, it seemed like an odd move to not at that in there. The more stratified options the better. Travel booking tools have gotten better at calling out those different features. I just booked a PY seat to Asia on American and on the domestic segments got to book into main cabin extra. I...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9104

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

Flying will be boring in 20 years, where nearly every narrow-body aircraft is either a 737 or 320 and every wide-body aircraft is either a 787 or 350. Yeah this is practically what I'm getting at. Cars are the same way, it is all relatively the same, with the same chassis been shared across many pl...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 13746

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Air Tahiti Nui 789 F-ONUI C1 flight 9 Jan RAT deployed on low approach to PAE https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwgX9YOU8AASwZA.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwgX_3YU0AAy2sf.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwgYFD2UcAA6ysd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwgYF_WUwAEVL6-.jpg https://twitter.com/propandke...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?

How do you make Boeing realize the importance of the Philippine market, and actually make an effort to sell stuff there? I mean the Philippine economy is booming and has a population of more than 100 million, and Boeing has not sold planes there for more than a generation already. Boeing has finite...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 8057

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

They did such an amazing job. While T4 is old, the floor renovations have been nice and the food options compensate. Great job PHX!

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 105
Views: 14421

Re: 787 family future prospects

I'm going to add jetfuel to this thread. The B787 is a great aircraft and can be a money maker if used right. The current backlog stands at 5 years of production. The problem is that it's likely that new engine technology will be available for launch in 2025. With the current backlog and the prospe...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16937

Re: Moxy's hubs?

The East Coast corridor seems already saturated. Unless Moxy brings something to the table well above the other ULCCs I question the airline being able to gain traction. And that extra "special" is going to cost $$ and its doubtful Moxy will be able to increase fares. The Midwest doesn't ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13041

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

Legend and game changer. One the great American business men, changed the game.

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK celebrating 100M pax milestone today on Dec 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: PEK celebrating 100M pax milestone today on Dec 28th

Great pictures of the terminals. That is so many people to pass through. Would love to see how many of the passengers used it 1 time vs repeat flyers, purely for the avgeek / numbers of it.

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7242

Re: lax yo Aruba

A non-stop from the West Coast would require a widebody. No airline is going to take that much risk on an unproven vacation market. Not really. It's definitely doable on a 737MAX (LAX-AUA, for example, is shorter than EZE-PUJ, which AR used a 737-MAX8 on) or A32xneo and of course, 757s. It's defini...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17948

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Dallas and the Bay Area do have a growing and the connected business community. So while there are certainly other motives, still possible to make some money.

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16428

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Aviation will likely be the last transport industry to switch to electric propulsion. The energy density required, especially associated with the weight requirements of anything that flies, won't be available for a looong time. I would rather advocate for the use of carbon neutral liquid hydrocarbo...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of HNA’s Hong Kong Airlines in Doubt
Replies: 42
Views: 10307

Re: Future of HNA’s Hong Kong Airlines in Doubt

lightsaber wrote:
There is an economic bubble unwinding in China and HNA group, with their airlines, is just one symptom. Cest la vie.

Lightsaber


And one where the unit economic advantage of the new jets does not overcome their expensive price tag.

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47533

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

He is best at raising capital, that paired with quick scaling (he's done that multiple times) is what it takes if an airline is going to have a shot. Someone will eventually disrupt the US3/WN monopoly. Southwest by their model do not service small city pairs and the US3 service them via the hub and...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 7894

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

Ban airplanes. The economy will crumble. Less economic activity will reduce the need for energy consumption. Weather will still exist, temperatures will still fluctuate, and there will still be storms. Airlines are already frugal when it comes to cost. Energy and fuel are a huge component in their c...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7525

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

Is there enough high-yield traffic to fill these seats? That is still a long distance to travel with so relatively few passengers. Cheap A330s seem like a better option, not that either is great. Unless the Government of Malta is going to subsidize the routes.

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 92087

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Thank you for the insight couple of questions. - What are the pros & cons of converting IWA from Class D to Class C? Why would their be resistance to such a change Well, it depends on who you ask, and I'll preface this by saying that I'm not an expert, so I'll speak to the best of my abilities....

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11099

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

Interiors are more of a function of upkeep vs age. Efficiency gets better with new birds, but are much more expensive.

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4567

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

Great looking livery. Really like the 736 too!

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 31753

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

patches wrote:
Just a question, Do you think Boeing took the 737 one step too far when they built the Max? They seem to be having problems with the Max design. Thought ?


The operational metrics seem to be meeting or exceeding all targets.

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by airzona11
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14977

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

SWA needs to think outside the box. 787’s and then they need a regional to fly to the Midwest city’s in a E175. Thats how i would run it. Look up flight aware. Filter by operator. SWA. It’s astonishing how they can see that everyday, and not see the gap they are missing... You are speaking like the...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8692

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

It absolutely is. It is really not that much more expensive, especially if you have more than 1 person traveling. There is not only the time savings at the airport, but there are magnitudes of more airports available, getting closer to the origin and destination. Coast to coast commercial travel log...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10916

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

I just got an AA A321 with PTVs, awesome ride, on PHX to DFW, this is the first non-738 bird I have been on out of PHX that is not LUS.

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh
Replies: 19
Views: 5243

Re: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh

Seems like the perfect fit for an interim solution. The routes they fly them on aren't hyper-competitive either. Looks good.

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13947

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I don't think we can assume that AS's decisions about the legacy VX network are connected to their long-term growth strategy at California airports. VX had a cost problem. Once AS is able to get the entire airline operating smoothly and on a cost base more typical of legacy AS, it will be able to c...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13947

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I will tell you this though. In all the transcon routes that VX did well on before, AS has been doing significantly worse since April when VX AOC went away. so let's not just blame it all on VX. AS revenue management has a lot of work to do if it wants to stick around in premier transcon routes. Th...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13947

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Nobody is saying that these are fact. This is a forum, so other people have a right to express them. Even if getting rid of a competitor was not the reason they purchased VX, that is by definition the result of such a purchase. Of all their hubs and focus cities, the 2 that have seen the least grow...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-HKG finally going 77W, and 78J announcements EWR
Replies: 14
Views: 5995

Re: UA EWR-HKG finally going 77W, and 78J announcements EWR

Makes sense, CASM improvement and can drive premium revenue.

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US
Replies: 19
Views: 4218

Re: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US

Doesn't looks to cause any material harm, certainly not to anything that operates today.

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10734

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

[ B and A are selling so many new build WBs (and NBs) there is no pressure to build new model freighters. 76F 77F 747Fs are what we are stuck with as a result.[/quote A needs every 330 sale it can get as only the 32xx and 359 is selling in commercial quantities. Totally true, but is that worth the ...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12805

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

This is sort of an unintended consequence of the JVs. If AS is driving connect international traffic to airline AA has a JV with... AA doesn’t lose out. If they do some carve out where they offer less credit on flights on the other airline that both fly (PHX-SEA for example), this might not be a bad...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10734

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

The 747-8F is quite large, and the 777F is both large and yesterday's technology. Funny, you must have missed TK buying yet more 777F jets and ignore the A330F. Considering the A330F has arguably been the worst return on Airbus" widebody investment and the overall A330neo family struggling for...

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 24680

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

G-BZHC to operate today's BA1484/BA1489 LHR/GLA/LHR which will be the last 767 Shuttle service in/out of GLA. Sad day and even though I'm still on crutches and can't drive, I'm packing my camera and getting the bus over to get a pic. If you got any pictures, I hope you share them with us. Here you ...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Bozeman?
Replies: 27
Views: 3794

Re: Southwest To Bozeman?

Bozeman's metro population of 100,000 is too small for WN. Their smallest markets such as Lubbock and Midland/Odessa have 300,000. Even metros with 600,000 like ICT or DSM have minimal service of 3 or 4 flights per day. The midwest doesn't have the year round tourism of Montana with the National Pa...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 45
Views: 8863

Re: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly

So crazy to think they are at the 787th already. Times are changing, that is for sure. With planes past, airlines would have gone through different liveries, etc. The rate of new builds is fascinating.

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 58
Views: 9158

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

That's the AA exec mentality. Dumb down the product to the lowest common denominator instead of chasing yields by making AA the carrier of choice. What yields are they losing? If they are matching the competition on the route, what is going to drive the higher yielding traffic? AA still has the bus...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 58
Views: 9158

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

What yields are they losing? If they are matching the competition on the route, what is going to drive the higher yielding traffic? AA still has the business traveler, the FF base, the MIA hub. Now they are flying a more efficient plane on the route. They didn’t eliminate the premium cabin, so stil...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 58
Views: 9158

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

Well, clearly when the only competition on the route is GOL, it makes no sense for AA to deploy a 757 when a MAX 8 will do just fine. That's the AA exec mentality. Dumb down the product to the lowest common denominator instead of chasing yields by making AA the carrier of choice. What yields are th...

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

As someone who has worked closely with Delta as a supplier for more than a decade I can tell you that this order change is probably the work of Airbus to fill in significant weaknesses in the A330 production line. I’m sure Delta readily agreed in exchange for lower A330neo price (theirs was already...

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49060

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

There is a significant Trans Atlantic need for markets a little longer / bigger than 737-8 Max can serve, but markets too small for the A330 to serve successfully. I wonder if MSP-LHR (at least in winter) is such a market. This is a type of thing A321XLR could cover quite well. If it somehow got to...

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by airzona11
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49060

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

There is a significant Trans Atlantic need for markets a little longer / bigger than 737-8 Max can serve, but markets too small for the A330 to serve successfully. I wonder if MSP-LHR (at least in winter) is such a market. This is a type of thing A321XLR could cover quite well. If it somehow got to...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 3778

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

Exclusively Pacific and ME airlines, sounds about right. Mhmmmm.....no U.S airline at all and probably never will be. I am not sure that really means much. In J class, there is not very much differentiation. In Y, half that top 10 list is the "dreaded 10Y on a 777." If modern a/c is a cat...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 22061

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

boeingguy1 wrote:
What a fun little plane... only flew her once, JFK-MBJ on Air Jamaica. What a livery. "Champagne service" in Economy... oh, the good ole days...


That is my favorite A310!

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo exchanges 125 A320neos for 125 A321Neos
Replies: 15
Views: 3752

Re: Indigo exchanges 125 A320neos for 125 A321Neos

That is so many planes, so many seats, mind-boggling. A321s great CASM LCC planes, but that is still such an exponential rise in ASMs. In the world's fastest growing domestic market, up 20-25% YOY. No doubt there will be a time when this capacity is needed, but I was just more thinking from the ope...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo exchanges 125 A320neos for 125 A321Neos
Replies: 15
Views: 3752

Re: Indigo exchanges 125 A320neos for 125 A321Neos

That is so many planes, so many seats, mind-boggling. A321s great CASM LCC planes, but that is still such an exponential rise in ASMs.

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 16638

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

There are 737s/A320s flying that aren’t any younger. AA operated the MDs at a scale no other airline operated them at, with their economies of scale, they have gotten longer shelf life out of them. AA would not be flying them if they weren’t making money.

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