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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: 43
Views: 5235

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: 43
Views: 5235

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: 43
Views: 5235

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: 341
Views: 52038

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: 213
Views: 27615

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: 213
Views: 27615

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: 2900

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: 20172

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: 3552

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: 3552

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: 15687

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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by airzona11
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future
Replies: 53
Views: 7857

Re: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future

Please note that Airasia (operating flights not exceeding 4 hours) and Airasia X (operating flights over 4 hours) are two different legal entities, each with their own Stock Exchange listings. The major shareholders of these two companies are not identical either. Airasia has their order book of A3...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7470

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

So sad. They are growing more and more dependent on AF/KLM to get their passengers to Europe and the Middle East. https://youtu.be/XxQ4hBwp4Q4 DL is the number 1 airline across the Atlantic. Not sure who they are dependent on if they are the largest. If you add in metal neutral JV, they are even la...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 46256

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

While anything is possible, until there are any passenger planes built at scale, A and B will be the only shops in town. EMB and BBD are struggling immensely, ATR is near irrelevant in the passenger segment. Companies with aerospace expertise like McD and Lockheed have all left the market. Building ...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 at rate 14...sustainable?
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: 787 at rate 14...sustainable?

The only thing that can slow down B787's dream run is the mythical B797, if it is as good as it is being hyped to be, it will take the market from the lower end. So until 2025, I think 14/month is pretty safe. Not sure. 797 will cover the 788 size space, but not the 789 or 78J, where arell the sale...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24699

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

SEA is such a fun airport for spotting these days! Very cool adds. The 787/A350 combo is allowing great new routes to open. SEA has lots of HQs or offices for companies with a global presence.

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN adds free inflight movie streaming
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: WN adds free inflight movie streaming

With the recent update to the SWA iOS / Android app (entertainment player inclusion & iPad functionality) WN adds free movie streaming this week (previously $5 per movie) to its line up of free WiFi entertainment options. Current free WiFi entertainment options onboard: Free live tv streaming (...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 3Q 2018 Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: WN 3Q 2018 Results

Great Quarter for WN.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4887

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

Great quarter by Boeing. Been a great run for A+B and it continues.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11465

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Your question highlights the biggest misunderstanding shown by many in this thread. When you step in a commercial plane you are bound by the Contract of carriage not primarily by criminal/civil law. Although you may run afoul of both. See Ryanair articles 7 and 11 If you want to see how slippery th...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11465

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

But what is the crime that he committed to have the cops come, delay the plane, etc? I am not defending him, I am just not sure that is feasible. Your question highlights the biggest misunderstanding shown by many in this thread. When you step in a commercial plane you are bound by the Contract of ...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 131
Views: 29062

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

Long and thin is not the game the major airlines play. They have moved upmarket with their planes and then manage to yield. Transatlantic narrowbody service is what percent of US3 traffic? 5%? 10%? JVs make it even less important to chase lower yielding P2P traffic. Anet is amazing. If you talk tran...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11465

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

There are millions of people flying daily. Every day more and more people have phones and social media capable of sharing this information. How would people have shared this 5 years ago? 10? 20? Everything is captured today. The crew separated the parties and did their job to ensure a safe flight a...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 15578

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

pI don't agree that it doesn't help Delta as these flights feed the TATL JV if timed correctly. It could be a late afternoon departure out of LHR too which are less sought after slots. VS have connections on both ends and these flights could complement connections through HKG for east coast Austral...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11465

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

There are millions of people flying daily. Every day more and more people have phones and social media capable of sharing this information. How would people have shared this 5 years ago? 10? 20? Everything is captured today. The crew separated the parties and did their job to ensure a safe flight an...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 6359

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

In the cabin and airports their branding isn’t so outdated. Their planes need a new livery yesterday.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Gropes Female Passenger, Blames Trump
Replies: 48
Views: 3923

Re: Man Gropes Female Passenger, Blames Trump

It is a lovely thing reading all of your salty bitter posts.
Lock this passenger up.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 15578

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

LAX772LR wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
For starters, demand can’t be stiumlated,

There's no evidence to suggest that.

That was a typo, can***

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 15578

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

A few things. For starters, demand can’t be stiumlated, ULH takes more premium to work, but 787s and A350 are changing the game. DL et al, they should like VS to be going after the higher yielding traffic. This is exciting times no doubt.

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 27217

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

ILNFlyer wrote:
There is no way in hell LH is going to order the 787.


What do you they have on order smaller than the A350-900? The 787 and A350 are compliments as much as they are direct competitors. A359 is larger than the 788/789. They will operate it, just a matter of time.

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 5707

Re: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus

With the ongoing war between China and the US, there are rumors circulating about a possible order of up to 180 A321neos from XiamenAir. The deal will be valued up to $18 billion USD. I'm sure Airbus would be very keen to steal away one of Boeing's big customers in China, however I'm not so sure th...

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 9622

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

That is also the case for major European airlines. Their footprint is also quite tiny in India/China. Same reasons that would apply to US3 (yields, government backing). The European airlines have handy networks to India, with at least daily if not multiple daily flights: BA - DEL / BOM / HYD / BLR ...

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10399

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

That was also when fuel was $3.50/gallon. That math changes with fuel price. Cut those savings in half and it is still incredibly significant. On top of fuel their is maintenance/ reliability etc. How about cost savings at a mere $1.60/gallon: http://www.aircraft-commerce.com/sample_articles/sample...

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10399

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

UA is on record, a quick google yields around $1300/hr in savings 739ER vs 752. That is over $10,000 per plane per day. That was also when fuel was $3.50/gallon. That math changes with fuel price. Cut those savings in half and it is still incredibly significant. On top of fuel their is maintenance/...

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10399

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

I question the comment about the 739 being more fuel efficient. If so, it is a small marginal difference. The PW powered version of the 757 is very efficient, it hard to believe how efficient actually given how long it has been in service. Engine reliability......haha, now theres a different story....

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 27736

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Very cool to see this route added. 787 to CHS is only fitting.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5329

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

Maybe Boeing and Airbus joint venture. Car manufacturers are starting to do this. There is already lots of supply chain overlap or near overlap that would drive costs down more.

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 6208

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

First off, I know the heavier focus is on LGA, but for a hub to hub route, the 1x 717 and 3x CR9 on JFK-DTW still seems pretty pathetic if you ask me. Even JFK-MSP is all mainline right now. What's the deal with all of these RJs on a Hub-Hub route? Any one know? I would think this could at least su...

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 39311

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

If only the math was that elementary for profitability. Unless SQ can command a revenue premium on the nonstop, they are going to be competing on price with every ME3, US and Asian carrier. People flying this route are not doing it to save a few bucks. That's the whole point. The previous route wit...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9765

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Air Transat flies planes that are packed to the gills. How long can they fly with their low fares? Or they moving "upmarket"? Long and thin A321XLR is still higher CASM than A330 @ 9abreast. I'm guessing by increasing yield by lowering capacity on a route or increasing frequency? If you t...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9765

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Air Transat flies planes that are packed to the gills. How long can they fly with their low fares? Or they moving "upmarket"? Long and thin A321XLR is still higher CASM than A330 @ 9abreast.

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 3914

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

Lower yielding (SNA) and poor CASM, not a good mix.

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

Noshow wrote:
Looking west for comparison one could say the freighter DOES save the 747 program.


747 has the nose loading, which makes it unique. A380 has the design and cert costs, plus it doesn’t really fit the FX/UPS model.

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16641

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

one airline cares about making money and the other one cares about market share. You can always find people willing to cross the atlantic ocean at basement fares. By that metric, why don’t airlines only offer full fare tickets? This is patently false. You are conflating passengers taking the fare t...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16641

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Impressive Norwegian growth. Not all bad for BA. The legacy carriers are optimizing for yield. It is why the A380 is not selling like hotcakes. BA operates low density/heavy premium configs. BA wants the highest yielding. Their model isn't dependent on max capacity / CASM. Shows the beauty of compet...

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 77
Views: 11890

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

If Airbus was competitions against more than Boeing, maybe. There is no need for B or A to invest in a plane for every size segment, airlines make tradeoffs. Airbus isn’t going to lose any customers over not having the A320.5, just cut into profits.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 9786

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

Did the UN issue an order for concessions Iran has to make or is this a one-sided deal? This is a court order, why would you expect concession? Well the sanctions are not arbitrary, there can be disagreement, but there is substance. It seems like for this to be effective there needs to be action on...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 9786

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

Did the UN issue an order for concessions Iran has to make or is this a one-sided deal?

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6423

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Isn't AA the largest airline to ever fail? BK is failing, Chapter 11 just allows the airline to keep flying.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25069

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

jumbojet wrote:
article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?


71%? They might have been saving fuel to make money...

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