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by airzona11
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow at PHX?
Replies: 29
Views: 5177

Re: Snow at PHX?

TUS getting some good snow. University of Arizona campus getting a good dusting as well. Great scene on the mountains North and East of PHX.

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Builds The Worlds Largest Jet Engine Test Cell in Georgia (Video)
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Delta Builds The Worlds Largest Jet Engine Test Cell in Georgia (Video)

Very cool. The sheer scale of airlines like DL makes them natural hubs for work like this. Also a great ancillary revenue source.

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 3600

Re: American livery. Dated?

I am a big fan. AA and DL have the best looking fleeting IMHO. WNs new paint is good too. All of the brands now flow from plane to terminal to app to website. That is what is needed today.

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 61
Views: 11093

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

I could definitely see AZ serving ATL, MSP and maybe DTW seasonally. Ages ago AZ was to announce IAH service and regretfully it never happened -- they they hooked up with Skyteam. Is there high yielding traffic for a non-stop, even seasonally? For ATL/MSP/DTW, you have to overfly multiple SkyTeam h...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22073

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy? No 16" seats (that is reserved for 10Y A350s). 10Y 777s have 17" or 17.2&qu...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 112
Views: 15572

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Boeing has 1000s of planes on order. Stock is going up. Is there a need for Boeing to launch something new?

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 874
Views: 130456

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

One of the most premium configurations today, yes. But it's predecessor had 9F/30J/128Y, so quite abit more premium seating for a older aircraft, so your quite incorrect there. Now that the market has fragmented, AA has reduced it's offerings. But I'm sure they're not thrilled about a 102 seat plan...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 333s (Latest Batch)
Replies: 8
Views: 3808

Re: Delta 333s (Latest Batch)

Very interesting, great data thanks for sharing.

The logistical flow of an airlines fleet is fascinating.

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 822
Views: 91828

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Delta CEO Ed Bastian gave some insight on the A380 shut down to Yahoo this morning when he talked about their fleet if anyone is interested: https://twitter.com/YahooFinance/status/1096082726887710720 Whew, that made me actually laugh out loud. “Delta doesn’t have any of those [A380s], thank God.” ...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 194
Views: 27451

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

As others have mentioned, this is a pivot in EKs strategy. 778X was to be the smallest plane in the fleet, now it's the A330900. DXB is still the best-positioned hub, but as other airlines have reacted to EK and ME3 plus the point to point and longer haul flying being more economical, it has present...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 10649

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

IMO, PHX's future is based on Parker's continuing personal direction. LAX/DFW are just way too close geographically to continue justifying the financial support required for a major airline HUB. Parker is emotionally attached to PHX and that's a very risky and economically poor reason to sustain it...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?
Replies: 42
Views: 7476

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?

The 787 will be in production for long time to come, very possible they will order it in the coming decade.

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 19319

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

I also understand that at this point that the entire 748 program is at a "loss" stage; but, if they continue to sell freighters to sustain 6 per year production rates for another 5+ years they may actually achieve break-even on the program. The write-off was because they could no longer p...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 24587

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

This is very cool to see from avgeek perspective. The industry was plagued by airlines making bad choices, copy cat mentality, then BK, then consolidation. It was all of the same. Airlines are now finally diversifying/stratifying their offering. UA is making the changes to leverage/go after the prem...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8193

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

As the global market cools, this is a way WN (and healthy balance sheet airlines) can get good deals to bring on new capacity sooner.

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 70
Views: 12448

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

USAirALB wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
The current A321s are fairly comfortable.

What’s intriguing to me is that as cheap as Parker is, US actually had the most seat pitch of any US3 on Y on their 320s and 321s.


A PMUS A320/321 are the best rides seat wise.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10316

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Huge difference between heatwave and cold temperatures. When its cold outside, all you need to do is put couple extra layers of clothing, gloves, hats and etcand you will be fine. with a heat, even if you take off your clothes you still will be hot :) sorry, don't meant to sound like captain obviou...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 52
Views: 9244

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Southwest effectively paid a government agency to issue an approval or decision. All of the FAA’s approvals and decisions are paid for by Southwest and other airlines. The FAA’s funding comes from taxes that are mostly paid by the airlines, with tax on aviation fuel probably being the largest singl...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to offer Free Apple Music
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

Re: AA to offer Free Apple Music

airtran737 wrote:
So UA gives away free Direct TV. DL gives away free WiFi and tv, and AA lets you use a service for free that you pay for? Going for great indeed.


+1 Brings me back America West memories.

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Orders up to 40 737MAX and 18 A320neo
Replies: 37
Views: 10825

Re: ANA Orders up to 40 737MAX and 18 A320neo

Longtime Boeing customer NH is splitting its NB order Max and NEO...Another hint to B that a new single-isle will have to come soon after NMA. Max is good for new orders a few more years, the some fleet refills...then a new NB is needed to be on offer about 2025. But NH already operates A320CEO/737...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15516

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

AC will need to command a premium to make the long thin routes work. If these operate as part of JVs, I would expect them to pick off Star Alliance leaning cities.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5062

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

The NW/DL merger resulted in one of the worlds most profitable airlines, the largest profits, and the best financially performing of the US3. Hard to say if it could have exceeded that. That being said, NW brought the Asia market and fleet that complimented DL just like it would have DL.ORD would no...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Easyjet invest in a subfleet of A220-300s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3007

Re: Should Easyjet invest in a subfleet of A220-300s?

A220/Cseries is not a magical never before aircraft. The model of LCC/ULCC is not going to change with a new plane. They packas many people on the planes and fly on core routes or on the edges of core routes peeling off the traffic. EZY has been increasing average size of aircraft. All airlines have...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7597

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

flyguy84 wrote:
Slap in the face to employees. Almost one billion returned to the shareholders while employees get a measly 175 million in profit sharing.


And jobs... And shareholders are also employees.

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL announces first A350 route
Replies: 50
Views: 12497

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Is there really not a more optimal plane to put on this short of a route, like a 787-10 or A330-900? Seems like dropping a shark in a fish bowl. They will get a significant fleet fast, many short flights, 6-8 a day, is the best way to train and certify a lot of pilots, crews, maintenance teams in a...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6005

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

SXDFC wrote:
Why is there a smaller L1 door on the package freighters?


Only need to get the pilots in and out.

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 545
Views: 92836

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Apologies, a bunch of thoughts and questions below: Last night on UA956 (EWR/GVA) I was sitting next to my BFF in Polaris (old Diamond seats) 763. While he OFTEN teases me over my airplane obsession- I told him I think that we should by stock in UA, but I’m really no expert in trading stock. Howeve...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8475

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

The 77W is yesterday’s plane. The only valid reason that I see why anyone would order new ones at this point is that they cannot get 787s/A350s soon enough. Low purchase price is certainly attractive, but that must be weighed against the increased operating costs over its lifetime. Also what must b...

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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: 31
Views: 5824

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: 545
Views: 92836

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: 545
Views: 92836

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: 3240

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: 9458

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: 129
Views: 27868

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: 3083

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: 191
Views: 19949

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: 106
Views: 15287

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: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 20709

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: 13501

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: 1474

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: 7358

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: 18220

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: 16860

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: 10521

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: 47850

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: 8213

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: 7579

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: 92747

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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