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by airzona11
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 42
Views: 9468

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Seems like a great product. Also should standardize with UA and that makes sense too. Wonder what this means for their first class?

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 7047

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these “pointless” airports?

Lots of space, most are 24/7 operation, cheap fees, lots of sorting facility space, less expensive. Pretty much ideal for cargo operations.

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73821

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The summary I was told was basically that the smaller aircraft is a transatlantic one that should replace the 757 and some 767/A330’s. The bigger aircraft is aimed firmly at the narrowbody market. This is what Bernstein Research is reporting, as well, though they believe the TATL model is a mistake...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?
Replies: 20
Views: 7348

Re: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?

EK would never admit it themselves, but in my opinion they have one of the worst fleet mixes imaginable. Too many planes they don’t need and very few (or none) of the planes they do. All airlines have seasonality. WN had enough to retire 30+ planes in a month. If the Marginal Cost of operating flig...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 56
Views: 9597

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

This has always seemed like a market that makes sense. Not just for A380s but other used plans. Is there an arrangement to source Pilots/Crew from airlines? Say EK/BA/LH has some slack in the crew at a certain time of year, could pilots do one off flying for this type of airline? If there is slack ...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 76
Views: 7637

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Saw an FX 777 @ PHX last Monday for the first time. Great looking plane.

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 56
Views: 9597

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

This has always seemed like a market that makes sense. Not just for A380s but other used plans.
Is there an arrangement to source Pilots/Crew from airlines? Say EK/BA/LH has some slack in the crew at a certain time of year, could pilots do one off flying for this type of airline?

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 10031

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

Too many premium seats = no one earns a premium just CASM is higher If it is that simple tho, why would they be doing it? Airlines are making it harder and harder to get upgrades, they are pushing paid F/J. game theory. If your competitor does it, you have to do it. It is worse to have your competi...

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 10031

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

Bobloblaw wrote:
Too many premium seats = no one earns a premium just CASM is higher


If it is that simple tho, why would they be doing it? Airlines are making it harder and harder to get upgrades, they are pushing paid F/J.

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32341

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

...Show me some numbers to the contrary, because all the data points to EK running an awesome airline and business. QR and AI are certainly not stellar performers I would use as examples of how to better run an airline. I can write a ten para response and you can discredit by say "meh". W...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 19958

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

DL might be in market. They do have a lot of capacity coming online around that same size tho. They will probably spend some time parked.

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32341

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

You aren’t trying to tell us those airlines are superior to EK are you? You mean the same QR that is losing money? AI is in no way, shape, or form a global competitor to EK. Fact is EK is the largest long haul international airline. They must, you have to admit, know something about running a long ...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32341

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

....Lots of variables in play..... Sure, but neither STC nor EK-PR ever explains how the entire puzzle fits. Always how magnificent each piece of the puzzle in isolation. That fits Jeff Goldblum's running and screaming theory. If in five years EK will have 200x787, 60x777X and 40xA380s. That makes ...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20768

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

. The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A or B doesnt have a suitable plane on offer. So a A359 is a suitable replacement for the 747 but a 788/789 isn't a suitable replacement for a 767? It's ok to down-gauge but not up-gauge? That make no sense at al...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10812

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

speedbird52 wrote:
I dislike the idea of having an Italian flag carrier use an English name.


How did "Alitalia" work out? While I get the reasons, the branding and positioning is what matters. Deliver italian hospitality to differentiate vs the name,

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 14945

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Ah but of course. It's just so awful that I have to today sit in a lie-flat Business Class seat while connected to the internet airing my grievances about how air travel is so much more expensive, (no) less safe (no), and generally less pleasant (still no) than it was before deregulation. The horro...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103579

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I still wouldn't consider that a financial disaster. A financial disaster would be a massive loss across the entire program with no way to recover those losses and potentially/probably put most businesses out of business. So by this standard, is the C Series a financial disaster? Clearly BBD put it...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21222

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I think it is funny to compare the C-Series to the fossil MD-95 aka DC-9 or whatever you want to call it. The C-Series is the future in technology...again brilliant move by Airbus. It was a good move by Airbus, one they have been pursuing for a few years. Good deal or not, magical plane or not, the...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4291

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

That is a cool observation. Love that variety. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5869

Re: Southwest and the 737

Max 10? I understand why a larger aircraft for congested airports might make sense, but why would they choose a plane that would likely have operational problems at one of their largest and most congested airports (MDW)? They would probably also have limits at SNA, LGA and DCA. The -300 had operati...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20768

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

DL never had a lot of 777s and the ones they have aren't going anywhere. The size they are adding bodes well for the A333 (more efficient vs 777 optimized for ULH) and A359 (bigger than 789 and replacing 744s). The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A o...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.A. in Cancun, Saturday flights
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: A.A. in Cancun, Saturday flights

Crazy they have shuttered some saturday PHX flights and added 2 on Sundays..

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20768

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

DL never had a lot of 777s and the ones they have aren't going anywhere. The size they are adding bodes well for the A333 (more efficient vs 777 optimized for ULH) and A359 (bigger than 789 and replacing 744s). The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A or...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9539

Re: A300/A310 v 767

Aside from the A319 and basically A320, A321, are there any A or B planes that match up 1:1?

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16660

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

It wouldn't be a surprise if BA orders more A380's. As we all know LHR is on it's limit in capacity. A switch to bigger frames would make sense to keep a certain growth when there's not much slots available. It looks like it will take years or decades before we can see a no. 3 runway at LHR. Cheers...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9883

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Adding a hub in BOS would be a terrible idea. Unless they wanted to use it as the EU gateway. They are already limited only having North and West hubs on the west coast. IF they added a hub it would need to be geographically located like DEN, ATL, DFW, ORD, etc. The only location I can think of is m...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Airlines Sets the Timetable to End All Dash 8 Service
Replies: 40
Views: 5396

Re: Piedmont Airlines Sets the Timetable to End All Dash 8 Service

Had a few trips on those birds, even the famous PHL-EWR quick hops. Sad to see them go and the boring RJs take over.

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21817

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

If the bubble pops on this massive trend of new orders globally, there might be a larger number newer birds available for resale. The US3,WN etc are positioned well to be opportunists in a buyers market in the next downturn. Another aspect of the used frames is UA doesnt have to fly them as many cyc...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3593

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Probably has something to do with their point of sale software. Airlines charge different prices for a different origination, maybe the UK address on the CC is triggering that. Calling them is will resolve it in a matter of minutes.

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20216

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

I like it. Think this livery works on the Boeing and Airbus AC well.

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 9908

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

So the employees, the front line of their brand, will be wearing colors that arent in their brand? Seems like a very strange move. Branding should be reinforced by uniforms, this does not do that. The nod to Northwest and blending with DL, maybe right at the time of the merger, but business-wise, No...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand considering long-haul LCC (LHLC)
Replies: 17
Views: 3093

Re: Air New Zealand considering long-haul LCC (LHLC)

It would be chasing O/D. I would think they would maybe reconfigure their older jets before retiring, or bring on some more 789s with smaller J / PY and lots of Y.
But with this chasing O/D. 788s filled all Y or really.. MoM could be a great fit....

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21817

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

This is smart and seems like the move to make for the majors moving forward. With some many new aircraft on order, there will be lots on the used market to acquire. Not a lot of risk, low capex, well-known opex. I think it will be a long while before the US3/WN/other big carriers operate the EMB-E2 ...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3158

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

I actually like it. I like the font and the blue. Sure it is not a work of art, but those days have since sailed. It is pretty on the money modern. There's always gotta be one that says something like this ^^ The reality is, this is a real tangible livery. The airline is not an extravagant full ser...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3158

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

I actually like it. I like the font and the blue. Sure it is not a work of art, but those days have since sailed. It is pretty on the money modern.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER

SFO and AKL are both strong markets. Both Star Alliance Hubs. Lots of traffic to be had. Plus adding capacity certainly doesn't help AA who is trying to get a foothold in AKL.

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA use such varying types of aircraft on the same route?
Replies: 20
Views: 4322

Re: Why does UA use such varying types of aircraft on the same route?

I think the only airline that matches a plane to a route outside of their premium transcons of the US3, is WN and B6 bc of their limited fleet types. The beauty of operating all those different types is matching supply with demand, especially on shorter routes. The market wants frequency, different ...

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 58
Views: 10417

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

That is still a very small number of planes. I bet they continue to grow the hub to make it a true hub in comparison to their others like LHR, MAD. Net of 4 planes is nothing to write home about. LHR is such a massive hub with great O/D, they need to get creative with the destinations east and west ...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18238

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

What a great looking plane! Do any other airlines have A321NEOs flying?

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13209

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Be a great time for Air Canada to ditch some of the MAX options and go for the A321LR for what's left of the long-thin 767 routes. But what does that solve for them if demand is increasing? The A321 is no closer to size replacing the 767 vs a 739/10. The 767s seat more. More 787s or MoM sized plane...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58941

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

These long and thing LongHauls are going to continue to be enhanced by the nature of the JVs between the alliances. UA doesn't have to fill these flights with substantial quantities of junk yield seats. They can spill over those passengers to the plethora of 1 stop options. A lot of time we are hear...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key takeaways from Southwest Airlines performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2367

Re: Key takeaways from Southwest Airlines performance

Not a great link. CAPA notes unit costs will be flat to up1.5% https://centreforaviation.com/news/southwest-airlines-projects-improved-unit-cost-range-for-4q2017-732092 The issue with Southwest is their culture is so rigid that they adapt slower to cost savings. For example, late up-gauge to the 73...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 25646

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

Think these enhance the look of the A350. Are there plans for a retrofit? Any chance one of these days Airbus or Boeing outfits a plane with the spiroid?

A and B are always going to iterate their designs, maximize their investments.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit
Replies: 39
Views: 7466

Re: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit

All the airlines are reporting healthy quarters. Let's hope this continues, the length of their current run of profitability is nearly unmatched historically.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23540

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I always find it comical that people post long diatribes on threads pertaining to WN, only to say they don't fly WN... and it's always the same people. It is one of the more entertaining aspects of Anet. They dislike WN so much that they will spend paragraphs of time to say all the reasons they wou...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: OAK airport

OAK took a big hit in the last downturn. They are upgrading (upgraded their runway). They have BA service. They have Norwegian service. WN is growing, AS is growing. They are upgrading the airport. It needs to be the low cost alternative to get traffic, an expensive remodel won't help that. They alr...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 3q results
Replies: 35
Views: 5484

Re: Norwegian 3q results

Good numbers, but there are concerns with the growth, as there are with any business but certainly airlines. They will start to reap the rewards of economies of scale. They have a diversified operation, not leveraged on 1 hub or market. It takes a lot of money to scale an operation, even more so lon...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100355

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So has the 767 and no body is buying it! In this case maybe 1 + 1 could = 3. There was no need to upgauge narrowbody routes 10 years ago. We now have dozens of cities pairs with 50+ daily flights. The number of city pairs with 10+ daily flights has doubled in the last decade. This trend will contin...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 16365

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

The peso was in the pits and tanking prior to the election. Interjet has minimal exposure to the US - Mexico market. Maybe their problem is not enough. People like to blame the election on lots of things, correlation to the election result and Interjet failing is not causation. Is Interjet even maki...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15238

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Long term revenue growth over short term stock gains is the way to build a business. It does take time and the analysts will whine because that's what they do. The question is whether the plan executed based on Kirby's vision pans out? Unless you are thinking short-term, you have to see where this ...

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