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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: 9355

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: 23227

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: 23227

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: 23227

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: 81
Views: 17495

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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by airzona11
Fri May 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 81
Views: 17495

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.

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by airzona11
Fri May 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28458

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

With 7310s due, even if they order A321s, the 788 sized space and below still seems like a sweet spot where UA is one of the most sought-after customers in the world, no doubt they are providing important feedback to Boeing (and realistically Airbus too). Airbus is the worlds largest commercial airc...

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by airzona11
Thu May 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13391

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Definitely. I had some mighty smooth gravel runway landings back when I used to travel the North. Longhauler, back then, were you dedicated to the CP North division or did you bid on CP North routes/lines of flying simply for the joy of it or were you lacking seniority way back then and simply nobo...

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by airzona11
Wed May 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4379

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

I think it is only a matter of time until the LCCs/ULCCs start to forge similar arrangements on either side of the pond.

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by airzona11
Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9556

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

AUS is such a boom town. Great data. And shows that markets can be captured but also stimulated. Plenty big enough for Norwegian and BA.

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by airzona11
Fri May 11, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21799

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Both Airbus and Boeing made decisions to sell the planes because of the opportunity presented to them, however, they knew full well that on the US legislative side, there was no law passed. I don't think there will be too much bemoaning by either A or B, in the scheme of things, these orders were no...

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by airzona11
Thu May 10, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7460

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

I’ve always thought Hawaiian’s route system would nicely complement JetBlue’s network...especially if B6 expands across the Atlantic and/or into S. America. Having said that, I would hate for either to lose their brand identity to a merger. Where does it add any value to either? Adding 1 stop conne...

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by airzona11
Wed May 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28458

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Considering the fleet planing anything other than a 787 would be a gigantic surprise. If Boeing offers UAL the same deal they gave AA for Dreamliners, the RFP is theirs to lose What details came out about the AA 787 order? I think more 787s as well. Wingspace wise, how is UA on gate space? When the...

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by airzona11
Wed May 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4928

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Haters gonna hate, anyway... UAE should just mandate all foreign airlines must move to DWC ... In case you forgot it is predominantly a sixth freedom carrier survives on BASAs granted by other countries. Not in a position to demand anything. Do you seriously expect BASA's cancellation from any coun...

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by airzona11
Wed May 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33120

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

In theory you are right. In practice though, BA is receiving rather poor ratings from customers especially in economy class. BA is battling low yields and low load factors on their long haul operations. Eventually, a decision will have to be made on whether to continue on this trend or climb back t...

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by airzona11
Wed May 09, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 60
Views: 10693

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

EK has a nice EDI instagram post today. The DXB makes places with EDI possible.

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by airzona11
Tue May 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33120

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

In theory you are right. In practice though, BA is receiving rather poor ratings from customers especially in economy class. BA is battling low yields and low load factors on their long haul operations. Eventually, a decision will have to be made on whether to continue on this trend or climb back t...

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by airzona11
Tue May 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16378

Re: WestJet and the 787

Wow, great job WestJet. Looks amazing. Kind of reminds me of the old Air Canada inside, but the cabin looks amazing.

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by airzona11
Tue May 08, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 8956

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

7810 will be a money making machine from EWR.

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by airzona11
Fri May 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 23
Views: 4168

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Great to see the lost for dead 737-9 pick up more orders. I would just point out that, in a major industry downturn, this trend toward bigger mainline jets will be a disadvantage. An assumption is being made that there will be demand to fill 180 seats. Currently true. Probably true tomorrow. But the...

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by airzona11
Fri May 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33120

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

7810s on paper seem great for the mid-range from LHR. 777X for those high capacity long range routes. IAG/BA get to reap the advantage of A and B not really offering planes that are 1:1. They can fill in the gaps with different models for the different roles.

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by airzona11
Fri May 04, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56898

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

WN has their fans...and they'll likely be burning their Rapid Rewards points like wildfire to Hawaii. While they might cut into AS and HA loads, both offer a better inflight product and not just food. WN is pretty bare-boned when it comes to hard product. They don't have free movies, seat power, ad...

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by airzona11
Thu May 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7380

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

The boom that will happen when the North chooses to God willing open up to the civilized world, is going to be spectacular. ICN is going to bear a lot of the fruit.

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10253

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Maybe the data is flawed, maybe it isnt, it is just a survey, not the end all to be all. Is there much difference on the list between brand value and airline size? Why is it surprising the US3 top the list? They are massively larger than the other brands. This isnt a brand value per passenger flown....

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 13948

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Really like the concept that ANA is going with the A380 interior.

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?
Replies: 29
Views: 2899

Re: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?

The US3 have greatly increased % of paid F seats. It is more and more difficult to get them for free. There is a market and they are serving it. If it wasn't making them money, with all the changes and consolidation that has happened, they would have eliminated. Heck, look at the introduction of pre...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders 40 737 MAX
Replies: 15
Views: 3469

Re: Southwest orders 40 737 MAX

No fan of WN, but really Really REALLY hoping that someday they'll step up and make a big commitment to the 737-10 Bet they could easily fill it to yield from their bigger stations, and it'd definitely be a shot in the arm to that derivative's program. It is just employee banter, but I have heard t...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 7280

Re: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018

Want to try and get a flight on LCY-JFK while it still exists. Like you show, if you want more luxury/refined, LHR-JFK has the options, this had the convenience appeal.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16059

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

I wonder if LATAM has ever considered a few new 748s for South American hot and heavy ops? They have 77Ws which are not restricted anywhere they fly. Can't carry nearly as much cargo as the Queen as well as 50-75 fewer passengers. 77W carries more cargo. They only have a limited need for 6 77W that...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16059

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

JackMeahoff wrote:
I wonder if LATAM has ever considered a few new 748s for South American hot and heavy ops?


They have 77Ws which are not restricted anywhere they fly. The 789/A359 is where they are going size wise. If they wanted more lift they would add 77Ws.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entirely CFRP 777x?
Replies: 12
Views: 1760

Re: Entirely CFRP 777x?

There is no need for 777x, hence there is definitely no need for CFRP 777x. There is no market for near VLA. The biggest plane in the market will always be the loser. 777x program is a money pit. It will not sell more than 500 copies. It will eat all the money earned by 737MAX and 787. I have never...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today
Replies: 29
Views: 3117

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today

Has DL had any fare sales aimed at the budget traveler DTW-Europe? I could be tempted to book WOW Air for a DTW-Europe trip because of its low basic fares, trip but I have some serious doubts: 1. Reliability of the airline. It is today's news that their website has been "down" for at least...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767F production rate increase
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Re: Boeing 767F production rate increase

jomur wrote:
Or they want to get rid of the backlog quicker and shut down the line completely for something else...


Not happening because of the Tanker deal. This appears demand driven. Amazon? DHL? China?

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [With photos] New Business Class in Singapore Airlines' first ever Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 10
Views: 10842

Re: [With photos] New Business Class in Singapore Airlines' first ever Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Great report. Have a trip next March that I am planning around getting to ride the 7810.

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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: 7766

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: 7766

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: 12202

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: 8329

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: 18
Views: 3452

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: 8329

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: 195
Views: 30111

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: 2302
Views: 290083

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: 301
Views: 39266

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: 11579

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: 325
Views: 46624

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: 325
Views: 46624

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: 2954

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: 2954

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: 2954

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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