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by airzona11
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 70
Views: 9234

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption it is probably what they do. That's the problem because DL is always going to be in a secondary position. The best DL can hope for is that that their flight falls close to AF's hub ...

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX cabin/seat map revealed
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX cabin/seat map revealed

Looks like a nice interior!

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

ikolkyo wrote:
I'm surprised they didn't opt for the 787-9. Not much of a seat count difference but that could also be a reason they did order the -8


The 788 isnt bad. It might not be optimized but it certainly has a role. When you add the size of the JAL fleet, they can operate more variants more effectively.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 239
Views: 22659

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Obviously a bummer that they didnt announce it, but we are AvGeeks on an Aviation blog, maybe some reactions are a little ridiculous. No loyal/ high value current WN clients are going to stop flying them as a result. If FF mile trips to Hawaii was a priority, they would never have started flying WN ...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

Once split from a group and waited a few extra hours in snowy DEN to get on my only A318 flight when F9 still had them. Still had the cookies. Last year sacrificed PQDs to get a ride on AS 739 without winglets Flew SFO-PHL-EWR vs SFO EWR nonstop to get on a Dash8-200 PDX-EUG-SFO vs PDX-SFO nonstop t...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 215
Views: 21127

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Insolvency is what happens what your creditors call in their debts. Now I know that a lot of Being debt is bonds etc but traditionally debt was bank loans and they could call it in at short notice - especially if a covenant is breached. Once one calls in the debt there is a cascade and the company ...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 8299

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

What a great looking plane!

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 70
Views: 9234

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

If an airline is dependent on its foreign partner's hub to feed a route to be profitable then it has made an unwise choice. They do have this little thing called a JV. There's no "dependency" going on. In that case UA and AA are making "unwise" choices as well. Sheesh. JV does i...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 215
Views: 21127

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

If there ever come a day, when Boeing directors have to take hat off and go to bank to get loan. First thing what bankster do is he check Boeings balance sheet. After that he can give quickly answer: so you used all your money to pump up your market value and now you ask more money from me. NO WAY!...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 70
Views: 9234

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one. There really isn't much that AA can kick DL's a$$ in. While AA might have finally, after years of neglect, caught up to the benchmark of business class flying and having flat bed seats across their international fle...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4311

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

DEN PHX LAS MDW all could work.

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 15230

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

AUS is a boomtown. Great to see. Lots of AA FFs in Austin too.

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23045

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Great discussion here. I think some many of you understand the AA/former US markets quite well. * AA needs 787 and 77W to make its Asian strategic plans viable. 787 for low trip cost and 77W for the heaviest / volume markets. 77E is a legacy airliner today, and AA's job is to keep passenger comfort...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10876

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Loved the EMB120s. There really seems to be a lot of space ripe for innovation or disruption in the p2p market / smaller seat planes. For many reasons, the major airlines are gravitating to larger and larger planes, leaving a huge gap. Fuel is relatively low, new engine technology, etc can make it f...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines (CI) 747-400F replacement ?
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: China Airlines (CI) 747-400F replacement ?

Plus, the freight market is a buyers market right now and there is an immense amount of spares available for these birds. No need to replace anytime soon.

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL unveils 787 retro livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3414

Re: JAL unveils 787 retro livery

That tail should be used.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13618

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

But more to the point, while there are times that even the 739s are payload restricted, they are still operating the routes, airlines are obviously making money flying them. Which is Air Canada's intention. Except, airlines are swapping many of those routes back to 757s or other longer-range a/c fo...

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13618

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

What makes your pessimistic view any more rational? No one is saying diversions cannot happen, but it Air Canada would not launch a route that they cannot feasibly / reliably/ profitably operate. Well, to begin, airlines are having to bump up to 30-40 pax on some flights going from LAX-HNL and othe...

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13618

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

Both Boeing and Airbus have advertised aircraft as being able to fly certain routes easily, and then airlines struggled to operate those routes with full payload and headwinds. Throw in a snow storm in YYZ requiring a distant alternate and I think saying "they'd have no issues in winter either...

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 8919

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

The 757 is paid for, so having it sit on the ground doesn't cost them too much. It's not the cost--it's the potential lost revenue. But given the Iceland air service market these days probably it's just as good for loss avoidance. Good point. That shows the flexibility that can be worth it for an a...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747

Probably took off like a rocket!

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6377

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Small news masquerading as big news Is it ? Hasn't the argument for the legacies been "we are the only ones that can offer connections / to long haul flights / etc"? This is not going to be the end game, just the beginning. Yes the F/J passengers wont use it. But for that casual traveler,...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11529

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Due to the "material" effect of LCCs Norwegian and WOW over the North Atlantic, American will respond with an unbundled basic economy product on some North Atlantic routes, as per an interview with American SVP-revenue management Don Casey published today by Aviation Daily and featured on...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

Seems like some good incremental layout changes. Hopefully this yields some orders for them. I really enjoy the Q400s, certainly the looks.

The 50 seat Combi seems like it could have lots of uses. Kind of surprised there isn't a way to capitalize on markets like EAS with those.

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10368

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

While avoiding the personal opinion of how nice it is compared to other places, I'd just leave these numbers from 2016 which I think shows that Hawaii is far more popular a destination than just for Americans. Australia: 335,753 New Zealand: 63,890 China: 170,078 Korea: 245,857 Brazil, 10,249 (go a...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30226

Re: DL Future Expansion

I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30226

Re: DL Future Expansion

I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10433

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

If WN was handed a complete monopoly over all of DAL I think you'd see major lawsuits by current carriers DL and AS against the city of Dallas...likely joined by anyone else wanting to start service. WN could very well lose gates, not gain if that were to happen. Be careful what you wish for. You c...

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18343

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

honestly .... this is a money grab for the airlines and Delta. Amazing they are sending a 747 and getting the publicity for it. But Delta knows they are selling tickets for people wanting to get out of florida. They will make a killing off this. where do you come up with stuff like this? Money grab...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18343

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

Wow, that's expensive. jetBlue capped prices at $99, and I scored my flight out yesterday for $51 on Spirit after buying the ticket the day before. But there's no doubt they'll fill that plane up, especially when considering the massive traffic to get out of FL. Expensive? That is cheaper than a ty...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17162

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

I wonder if the 5-class AF 77Ws are what Tim Clark has in mind---they have F, J, W, Y+ 10 abreast and Y 10 abreast. On the Dreamliners of AA, some seats have only 30" pitch. But you can't do that on an A380 already hard to fill...in a B77W it can be done, but EK would need a true W product fir...

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57396

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

DL is planning to bring the 764ER here... Delta Airlines in the 2nd quarter of 2018 plans to operate Boeing 767-400ER aircraft on Atlanta – Phoenix route, scheduled once a day. Based on current listing, the 767-400ER will operate from 03APR18 to 07JUN18. DL1772 ATL1100 – 1214PHX 764 D DL1772 PHX133...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37781

Re: Future of 777X

I am going to use what happened to the proposed A350-2000 as a predictor of 779 future orders. We know that Airbus started to actively study the feasibility of an A35K strech, namely the A350-2000, something that could go toe to toe with 779 in terms of seat count. Airbus started to ask around to f...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5497

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

SAS has always been a gem from a fleet diversity perspective. Hope they get some MAX 737s to switch it up. MOM sized plane could open a lot of North American connectors.

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10433

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

enilria wrote:
The thought of allowing any single airline to effectively control every gate at an airport should make everyone shudder. It's already too concentrated. WN would be arguing the opposite if we were talking about LGA or DCA.


Let WN build more gates.

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37781

Re: Future of 777X

. I think simply "350 orders in 4 years" looks much better then looking at the customer base, timing "and commitments" https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Screen-Shot-2017-06-07-at-3.04.22-AM-1024x768.png Big 777 customers BA, AA, GE, JAL, United, ILFC and Air Fran...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 6417

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

This is a good thing for commercial aviation fans. It is funny to see that same amount of complaining happens when talking about airlines downgrading service, etc or when there is now something on the other end of the spectrum. This is a trend that I think we will see more and more, even if not on t...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13814

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke. It is a joke. One of the reasons why I stopped flying with BA at all. With better competition (LH, LX, LO all with new J) and BA hard and soft product getting worse and worse, and LHR being LHR, there is no reason anymore. ...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Already mentioned in a different thread and just a way for MOL to get free publicity. Nothing to take seriously. This is the one time I hope MOL is right. There is absolutely no need for the Norwegian operation existing with its shell game staffing and desire to operate at the edge of the safety en...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA mainline upgrades from DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: AA mainline upgrades from DFW

Just did DFW-VPS-DFW, such a nice ride on the brand new 175s. Makes sense some times of the year for the upgauge, very convenient airport.

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13814

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

Better to evolve than bleed money. It is interesting that there are much more WTP/ PY seats available. So those who otherwise wouldn't pay the large premium difference to J have the option for for the better premium economy. Never, ever will i fly in such a chav commuter..... What option has better ...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak
Replies: 35
Views: 7655

Re: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak

Well, what do you expect?! 20 years seem to be the average life expectancy for an airliner. Some might operate for longer, some might for less. Nothing surprising. You can expect the same with these new "plastic" jets 20 years from now. :D I think it has little to do with life expectancy,...

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by airzona11
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57396

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Where does WN fly the 733s that they decommission and park on the West end? Depends on if it is a lease return, will be sold, or scrapped. So far they have gone to TUS, VCV, or SBD. One last week retired in DAL and went to ROW (a lease return). The units that are being sold to Coulson eventually go...

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by airzona11
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57396

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Yes and you probably remember how WN would fill that ATA flight out of Phoenix to HI. I don't remember was the ATA flight dailey? ATA was originally Mon/Sat to Maui and Sun/Fri to Honolulu. That was when you had to buy the ticket from Apple Vacations (and the flight continued to/from IND or MDW). T...

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by airzona11
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA738 with red tips on winglets
Replies: 14
Views: 3897

Re: AA738 with red tips on winglets

Saw some a DFW the other day and was hoping they rolled that out across the fleet. Looks great!

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 8980

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

What is CX outlook with JVs to EU and North America? They seem to have lots of room to grow in their partnerships.

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 10595

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

In other words when something has to get cut, they obviously pick the worst performer, which in this case is SJC Not necessarily. It's also a longer flight so it might eat up more crew per round trip. If it is due to staffing problems it might be the choice of canceling one profitable routes instea...

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 FAT vs. SCK
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: F9 FAT vs. SCK

SCK to PHX seems like it can work. LAX too.

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 239
Views: 22659

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Hawaiian already has 2-3 A330 to LAS daily depending on the season. HA gets rather expensive on a lot of their flights. WN could get the G4 passengers who aren't looking to pay $800 for an economy ticket, granted G4 is only about $100 cheaper with seats and bags, but it's still cheaper. The other t...

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