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by airzona11
Sat May 27, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Punjabi Airline

Is there a Punjabi Airline? There are a lot of Punjabis in Atlanta, it seems there is a market. In fact, I see a lot of Punjabis in my global travels. There was discussion earlier this week that India is a very poor country. I disagree, Punjabis usually carry a large cart of suitcases through the a...

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by airzona11
Sat May 27, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

Bad move for 9W. Should have started BOM-MAN, BOM-JNB, or BLR/MAA - SYD with this 77W. 9W will run out of planes fast, they already have BLR-AMS and MAA-CDG planned using up a couple A332s. Anyways, interesting that they are making this (presumably 9W 125/126) a day flight to LHR and night to BOM. ...

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by airzona11
Thu May 25, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?
Replies: 41
Views: 8089

Re: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?

At SFO, WN only has so much gate space. For the STL - OAK the that plane and crew might be needed else where. WN is the dominant carrier in the STL and OAK markets. While there can be a number of operational reasons for this, many of which have been mentioned, there is another factor that no-one has...

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by airzona11
Wed May 24, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 154
Views: 13445

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Some interesting market factors in play. Consolidation is leading to fewer (and large mega hubs) international hubs but new aircraft can fly father, cost effectively. P2P skips the mega hubs, or allows smaller hubs to have more connections, or allows LCCs to skim traffic from via secondary airports....

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by airzona11
Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27720

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Anyone have any knowledge of the loads of the BA flights with those 3 weekly additions? Very cool to see PHX getting 2 international widebodies certain days, fun for us in Phoenix. Just got back from PHX.... holy heck, the turbulence on approach was some of the worst I've ever experienced. :eek: :oo...

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by airzona11
Tue May 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3311

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Engines are going to get more efficient, planes are going to get cheaper to operate. Add some more manufactures to compete with the Airbus and Boeing and the frames themselves wont cost as much. Those costs will keep aviation competitive with the very expensive and capital intensive rail projects. I...

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by airzona11
Tue May 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 50
Views: 16844

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

That widget on the winglet is a great touch.

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by airzona11
Fri May 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17887

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I think it'll be a 40/35 dealiebobber and both A and B will be pubicly disappointed. R i g h t. :crazy: Bombardier needs a launch customer for the CS500..... So you think a company in dire straits will respond to an RFP this summer with a plane that doesn't exist? :scratchchin: Maybe that COMAC pot...

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by airzona11
Fri May 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 66
Views: 7722

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

Had some fun rides on those birds. The PHL-EWR hops were always fun. Some winter connection EWR-BUF in snowstorms, that feels like real flying. It is somewhat crazy to think that as technology has advanced, there is less and less service to small airfields/markets. Alas the market forces are pushing...

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by airzona11
Thu May 18, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX JFK-PHX
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: VX JFK-PHX

Surprised that VX has not made a play for PHX yet. With AA turning this once respected hub into a glorified "focus" city, I would think some slots would open up. The redeye B6, AA, DL and UA service to NYC is dreadful. Would love to see some of these well fitted J birds on the Valley of t...

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by airzona11
Fri May 12, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28472

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

How did people travel before laptops? Who chooses a vacation based on a laptop in their carryon during the flight? This thread seems to have turned into another outlet for people to air their grievances or dislike to certain politicians or countries...aka emotional. At least wait until the ban happe...

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by airzona11
Wed May 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14017

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

.If the seniority system creates this lock-in effect, why keep it? Why aren't the pilot associations, the unions, the pilots etc pushing for something more practical vs negotiating purely on pay rates and hours? I am by no means siding with NK or the pilots, this is one of the stupid policies that ...

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by airzona11
Wed May 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14017

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

It is an interesting tango. These pilots should most certainly have their resumes out to other airlines. The stakes are higher bc there is a dwindling pool of pilots. When they were hired, did they not know what they were being paid? Do they have to work for NK? Why can't they apply to other airlin...

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by airzona11
Wed May 10, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The cause of the worst turbulence that I've ever experienced?...
Replies: 10
Views: 2588

Re: The cause of the worst turbulence that I've ever experienced?...

Last summer was on a BA 777 from BOS to LHR, over Ireland, and boom the shaking and sound of the service trays of the breakfast service crashing. Poor people who were still asleep woke up very startled. Pilot was very professional and spent the better part of a few minutes explaining what happened. ...

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by airzona11
Wed May 10, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14017

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

It is an interesting tango. These pilots should most certainly have their resumes out to other airlines. The stakes are higher bc there is a dwindling pool of pilots. When they were hired, did they not know what they were being paid? Do they have to work for NK? Why can't they apply to other airline...

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by airzona11
Wed May 10, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 33
Views: 7446

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Isn't DL flying 763s on this route? Seems like some low risk flying and a huge market. Not too terrible logistically to rotate a 767 through HNL. I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss DL on this route. Plus, the volume of Japan-HNL traffic is huge, this doesn't have to be a zero-sum game. While DL is o...

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by airzona11
Wed May 10, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 33
Views: 7446

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Isn't DL flying 763s on this route? Seems like some low risk flying and a huge market. Not too terrible logistically to rotate a 767 through HNL. I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss DL on this route. Plus, the volume of Japan-HNL traffic is huge, this doesn't have to be a zero-sum game. While DL is on...

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by airzona11
Tue May 09, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17455

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

And the trend starts to boomerang back to years past when there were multiple planes and families on offer. With technology, being certified across families is becoming less and less of a barrier. As A+B start to push the families larger, north of 150 seats, they seem to be offering more tailored mo...

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by airzona11
Fri May 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11812

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Only in our present day internet social media society can people get empathy and sympathy for such trivial events. I cant wait for the Airlines to get slapped with a ADA sanction for failing to make seats for disabled passengers yes obesity is a disability per US rules. The airlines have gone too fa...

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by airzona11
Fri May 05, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13711

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

Cool to see the growth. The DFW area is a boom town. What is with all the Nay-Sayers and the 767? Have you ever flown on a 767? Is it bc the plane is "from the 1980s?" It is an overnight flight, so PTV or not you wont be watching it the whole time. What you will experience the whole time i...

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by airzona11
Fri May 05, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced
Replies: 30
Views: 5252

Re: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced

Pretty cool feat for the 787. I think this is the first time that 1 airline will have operated all 3+ variants of the widebody (if going by length) family. UA, NH and BA soon will. Side note but these same airlines operate 3 777 models side by side and did 3 747 families too. -8 won't be in producti...

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by airzona11
Wed May 03, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Domestic Business Class - Manchester to London w/pics
Replies: 5
Views: 3804

Re: British Airways Domestic Business Class - Manchester to London w/pics

Not bad for that flight! Thanks for sharing.

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by airzona11
Wed May 03, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13033

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case.

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by airzona11
Wed May 03, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: What Went Wrong at Delta
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: WSJ: What Went Wrong at Delta

There are certainly contact center solutions that they can roll out to avoid the bottle necks of the phone lines. All businesses need to invest in their technology, the scale the airlines such as DL operate at, exacerbate that need. Fortunately this is getting enough press and they are pumping out e...

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by airzona11
Wed May 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27620

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Don't really see an issue. 30" is common and carriers like United, BA and even good old Lufty offer it (even in J in Europe) on 320/737 series aircraft. The back 3 rows will probably only be filled with Basic economy anyway, so unless you book über cheap fares, you won't need to worry. Don't s...

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by airzona11
Tue May 02, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27620

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

The US3 through mergers and BK laws have hit a critical mass so to speak with their network. AA/UA are almost purely flying hubs, DL has a little bit more P2P, but at the end of the day, they need to squeeze margin and revenue growth out of their set hubs. There is always room for a disrupter or inn...

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by airzona11
Tue May 02, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 4763

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

My mom was a flight attendant @ UA in the 70s and has many fond memories of those flights, would have loved to fly back "in those days." The airfare was $278. OW. UA's 1947 fares were half that, Those who complain that tickets cost too much or premium cabins cost too much need to take noti...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

Re: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo

Strange. In long term savings of fuel the neo is a much better aircraft. Over the span of 10-20 years. What it does today is conserve capital. B7 has some concerns out with their earning and conserving capital is a smart move to hedge for some down cycle time. Plus, they know doubt can use this to ...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9867

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

It all comes down to scale, how many more flight attendant "flights" are there in the US per day vs other countries? Break down each type of plane a carrier operates (to get number of flight attendants on board) multiplied by number of flights of that type per day and add them all up. I am...

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by airzona11
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300's and A310's
Replies: 40
Views: 4139

Re: A300's and A310's

Would love to see domestic widebodies flying around again / greater numbers. But airlines would basically have to give them away aka not worth cost of producing. As an aviation fan, hypothetical Embraer / Bombardier or some other ventures should partner do launch a widebody. Having the binary A or B...

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by airzona11
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 10268

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

Relative parity of the Euro, new non stop options, marketing, etc will stimulate some demand. They will already be operating these aircraft, so there is mostly OpEx risk, and they have shown they are quick to change routes for more optimal routings. As NEOs and MAXs start to appear, this trend will ...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 15053

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

ahj2000 wrote:
Are those American flags on the wingtips? Those look great :D *coughamericancough*


That would be great!

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26525

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The biggest question is why is he saying this? There has to be a play, not just an F U to the out going guy, bc that guy is laughing all the way to the bank while Kirby still has a business to run. Is AA the biggest benefactor or DL? DL has seen the most growth in NY, not AA. The high yield customer...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19077

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Does anyone even remember the UA incident that sparked this thread? Millions of people have flown UA since this incident. You mean paying passengers being boarded, then told they needed volunteers to leave the aircraft so that employees could fly to SDF, resulting in one passenger refusing and bein...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36002

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Has this caused a drop in EK flights to the UK?

TransGlobalGold wrote:

Unless another court over-turns the revised ban. it's going to stick. If 45 had his way, the only people entering the United States would be privileged white people.


I think you are reading the wrong travel ban. Or did I misread it?

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19077

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Does anyone even remember the UA incident that sparked this thread? Millions of people have flown UA since this incident.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

Charter operators are already doing this. Travel Agents are already doing this. Airlines are already doing it, farming out flying to regionals or in the case of IAG- Vueling, LEVEL. LH- Eurowings, etc. Airlines have such high fixed costs and thus barriers to entry. Where they do and will continue to...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8725

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Yes, of course it should be allowed. But, who wants the customer to win? :checkmark: If US administration really takes such a decision, it will have to fight very heavy lobbies. US law currently allows for up to 25% foreign ownership. If any foreign airline really wanted to own a US airline, wouldn...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4493

Re: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?

Wow, I'm amazed with such a huge number of daily flights between London and Hong Kong We have: 5 daily LHR-HKG by CX. (All 77W) 1 daily LGW-HKG by CX. (359) 2 daily LHR-HKG by BA. (1 daily 388+ 1 daily 77W) 1 daily LHR-HKG by VA. (789) I think it's to much! But the demand is huge Pretty cool, 9 fli...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 5276

Re: The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights

Interesting article that compares TATL fares between Norwegian, Level and Wow. The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights Sorry if this has been discussed previously, I didn't find anything on the site. Those costs are no more hidden than any of the majors. In fact, for the majority of t...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 S17 widebody utilization thread
Replies: 33
Views: 321

Re: US3 June Widebody Fleet Utilization

Crazy no F class 777s at SFO any more. Lots of internet money there, shows that F class is a relic of times past. What is the plan for the First Class Lounge in SFO?

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36002

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Could this also be that connecting traffic rest of the world is down? The US flights are some of their longest (most expensive to operate), might they be using the US as a scapegoat? Any business leader is going to try and lighten the impact of a downturn. As others have noted, all airlines are slow...

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 6156

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

The HA PHX departure is good, but leaving at 2pm, you loose beach or activity time vs the night flight. No better way to ruin a Hawaiian vacation than taking a red-eye back to the mainland...unless you can get on one of the lie-flat planes. If you do Hawaii like a non-tourist, you're up at 5a, so y...

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 6156

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

Sitting on the ground at PHX from 709 to 1205 daily is inefficient use of even a widebody jet, given the low-yield leisure route it would be flying. OP seems to think the inbound from HNL should leave for CLT/PHL around 830 and that another 333 should arrive at PHX around 1030 from those hubs. Then...

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 55
Views: 7131

Re: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services

There's nothing wrong with 'getting what you pay for,' - pay being the operative word. Exactly. In the airline industry as in virtually everything in life - it's not about what people say they want, but what people are willing to pay for . When consumers - as evidenced by this very thread - continu...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15634

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

It is a terrible idea. It is not viable. And the TATL business on narrow bodies will never be sustainable. I know that I have some fixation on A-388. But wherever I fly, I fly on Emirates via Dubai. I fly 13 hours IAD-DXB, stay a day or two in Dubai - and fly to Moscow or Europe/Asia. Same money - ...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?
Replies: 31
Views: 3381

Re: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?

Theoretically what would the US domestic aviation market look like if you try to get rid of the lumpenproletariat and the masses flying the skies after deregulation by bringing back some sort of a price floor, so only those the upper middle class or above could afford to fly regularly? Say the pric...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6422

Re: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace

AS should order a load of 787s, to prepare TPAC ANC hub like decades ago to connect the Asia to North America

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 14217

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

Bottom line, The successor of a second best selling twin-engine WB aircraft in the history is a second worst selling VLA. How did we get here. ...Worth billions of dollars. Developed for less money. With hundreds of natural replacements existing in the market. Is that a bad thing? And the metrics o...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 203
Views: 41837

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

A down cycle is / was inevitable. Let's hope the airlines are realistic and nimble this time around. As a lot of people have pointed out on these threads, will fuel where it is and expected to be, yes new planes are great, but with exception of fringe markets opened up with new tech (UA SFO-SIN, etc...

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