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by grbauc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18982

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Its hard to be a VX loyalist they don't fly to many places. They only work if your flying to cities on there limited route map. A fair amount of VX flyers then will be use to flying other airlines. For the ones that have to have the it factor the VX produced supposedly what airline mimics them the b...

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "RJ Making Money Trolling Trump"
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: "RJ Making Money Trolling Trump"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39391562

I can find things to criticize Trump Administration about but your guys seem to making more of this then there is.
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I thought the UK also was implementing the TEMPORARY ban? If so how does that work with the Trump racial theory?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39391562

I can find things to criticize Trump Administration about but your guys seem to making more of this then there is.

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by grbauc
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18982

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

And I think they will get there new flyers. They needed the gates and bigger map. They were no longer the safe one in the PNW they now have DL to deal with and with WN being spread thin its the time to do some Westcoast building. It's funny but the cost doesn't seem to much to me its a bit more the...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5476

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

I don't think AS needs to dominate the west coast but just give a counter option. There product and pricing is in line with combating WN they just need to get more exposure and map presence. I love that they have SFO now and are still adding on to SJC. WN and AS can co-exist in the west coast just l...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5476

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

WN needs to focus on improving their product. They can tie their shoes and chew gum at the same time. \WN just told all of it's A-listers that it is changing it's same day standby policy. In the past if you wanted to take an earlier flight, you had to pay thew difference between your ticket price a...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18982

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I read a comment from Richard Branson about his disappointment with Alaska. Then, he commented that Virgin Atlantic is starting LHR-SEA. That reminded me that Virgin Atlantic has dropped LHR-ORD, again. Easy to say while he's counting his wad. I think he's been classless through this whole process....

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18982

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I was reading somewhere that Alaska sells about 1/3rd of all First Class tickets as full fare/discount first; and about 1/4 of the seats are paid upgrades/instant upgrades (As a Gold 75K, I can pay anywhere from $50 to $150ish more than the coach fare for an instant upgrade if and when open). And t...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18982

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

The real scandal and outrage should be over Alaska overpaying for Virgin, simply because they didn't want JetBlue to get bigger. It was not even about eliminating Virgin America, it was about combining with them to keep JetBlue down. And, yes, the added element is after Alaska tried to eliminate Vi...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Renderings Out for DCA Renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: New Renderings Out for DCA Renovation

DCA is the one US hub i've never touched foot in. I would of liked to see it in US heyday. I suppose its time to plane a weekend trip to DC.

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro
Replies: 36
Views: 7287

Re: Delta starting JFK-GIG in Dec. 2017

[quote="AF086"]LATAM left the market on a silver plate to the fastest bidder. Guess DL was faster than UA.[/quot

I didn't realize AA had a direct flight already. Seems like a good addition for DL large NYC region.

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 2960

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

In the flying game unfortunately you have to know the rules and be proactive. I wish there was a more common sense approach to it but for whatever reason that's not the case.

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways Group Announces Record Profit
Replies: 17
Views: 2866

Re: Fiji Airways Group Announces Record Profit

I gave them some money last year. Flew J class and on there newest Airbus plane. It wasn't suppose to be scheduled for the LAX but they pulled it because the PM was Flying to LA. I found them to be nice. Service was Great. O

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10 to claw back market share in 2018-2025 period
Replies: 43
Views: 7827

Re: Boeing 737-10 to claw back market share in 2018-2025 period

I know I am in the minority but I still feel a 767MAX would do fairly well. it would have the 220+ seating and a 5000 mile range. The line is still open and apart from the 787 and A350, most new models are updates of older ones. I always liked flying the 767, 2-3-2 seating is liked by passengers an...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18982

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Press Release is out: https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2017-03-22-Alaska-Airlines-and-Virgin-America-share-vision-for-the-future Thank you for sharing - so now we have official confirmation. A few things I found particularly notable: * No mention of any specialized transcon product offering * Alaska ...

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by grbauc
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines at LAX
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: Delta Air Lines at LAX

there are a lot of things DL can do with there terminal move and in time added gates.

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by grbauc
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?
Replies: 25
Views: 1885

Re: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?

Can we have fantasy/hypothetical types of questions in this forum moved to a new appropriately named forum? I hate to be snarky I really get your point but just don't come in these treads. I just scroll past the ones I don't like. and for sure no need to comment in them they so they can go away qui...

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by grbauc
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?
Replies: 25
Views: 1885

Re: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?

berari wrote:
Can we have fantasy/hypothetical types of questions in this forum moved to a new appropriately named forum?


I hate to be snarky I really get your point but just don't come in these treads. I just scroll past the ones I don't like.

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

DDR wrote:
The dumb part about all of this is, if there was a credible threat, wouldn't the "badguys" just switch airlines since the ban is public now?


Yep and I think that's why there upset with RJ for letting the cat out of the bag.

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?
Replies: 21
Views: 1930

Re: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?

I don't think they should ever be aloud to serve DFW. If so every gate they get at DFW they should have to give one up at LUV No I don't hate WN. I love there and admire them especially the Herb years. Its been fun watching them morph into a major airline. Then tell Delta to get their you know what...

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?
Replies: 21
Views: 1930

Re: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?

I don't think they should ever be aloud to serve DFW. If so every gate they get at DFW they should have to give one up at LUV

No I don't hate WN. I love there and admire them especially the Herb years. Its been fun watching them morph into a major airline.

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA. Since when does some BS international organization have authority over a sovereign nation. If a foreign carrier doesn't like it, they free to not come to...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I dont know what alternate universe some of you live in, but checking personal electronic devices containing lithium type batteriesis widely allowed. Things like cameras, tablets, phones, laptops, etc are carried every single day in checked luggage. Additionally, in the US, other types of batteries...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA. Since when does some BS international organization have authority over a sovereign nation. If a foreign carrier doesn't like it, they free to not come to...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

bennett123 wrote:
Frankly I would be amazed if El Al are affected.


Yea I like there system of security.

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA. I think a possible terrorist attack Trump's in the situation. A reasonable conclusion or an obvious one to me the reason for them and putting them all th...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31424

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

usflyer msp wrote:
This sounds like some more Trump administration nonsense...
(sarcasm) Sketchy electronics are so much safer in the hold where no can see them than in the cabin (sarcasm off)...


Appears to be a security alert.

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by grbauc
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10513

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Hmm....guess it makes sense, if DL is determined to continue the evolution of SEA as it's anchor TPAC gateway. The big 3 are all on busy routes like ORD-LGA-ORD, so this may work. My concern is that ORD POS to Asia will largely be captured by UA/AA and their alliance partners so opportunities may b...

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

Re: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos

Definitely a good thing. The last thing Cuba needs is Americanisation and rampant capitalism overtaking it. The country needs a transition period to allow it to develop organically like most other developing nations. The last thing Cuba needs is more of what it has gotten in the last 50 years. It i...

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13674

Re: SEAT Law coming?

The airlines brought it on themselves. Care to site a source? Last time I checked flyers wanted the cheapest seat. Airlines are simply obliging and giving customers what they want. There are plenty of seats available with more space on virtually every aircraft for those who consider that to be a pr...

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by grbauc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces new Alessi products
Replies: 27
Views: 5231

Re: Delta introduces new Alessi products

For high end travelers besides famous fashion houses name a manufacture more reknowned than Tumi? I am certainly no high-end traveller but I had literally never heard of Tumi before this thread. I use to buy luggage from wherever or whatever brand. I use to travel a lot and would go through a bag e...

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by grbauc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces new Alessi products
Replies: 27
Views: 5231

Re: Delta introduces new Alessi products

Regardless of how you feel a certain brand has lost its glamour, it doesn't take away from the styling of pieces. They have always made quality pieces. It's a great partnership. Delta is trying to create a unique onboard experience. No one showed up in the forums about AAs new partnership with cole...

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by grbauc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4024

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

ARE The J seats in the old 3 class are the swivel ones? I love those seats on day flights and for working. The new seats are much better for sleeping. The F seats in the 3-class 772 are the swivels. J on these planes are 2-3-2 angled flat and do not swivel. Awe thanks I like those swivels for worki...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4024

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

ARE The J seats in the old 3 class are the swivel ones? I love those seats on day flights and for working. The new seats are much better for sleeping.

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces new Alessi products
Replies: 27
Views: 5231

Re: Delta introduces new Alessi products

Im first a AA guy and second DL and I love the direction has a company DL has taken towards adding and upgrading the product. I wish AA had a forward thinking... umm more of a forward thinking hat in these matters. Kudos to Delta sounds like a nice add. Can't wait to try it.

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15308

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

If the US is going to greatly tighten the border, we also should spend some money to ensure people we want coming are greeted by better trained and more numerous border personnel. Minor discrepancies in admitting people need to be resolved quickly and courteously in favor of people who should be ad...

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by grbauc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7217

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

The reason AA is starting with the JFK trans-cons is because the A321Ts probably have enough galley space to offer a plated meal in Y. Remember, the transcon A321 has the fewest Y seats of any mainline plane in the AA fleet. There's even one E175 configuration that has as many Y seats. *quoted the ...

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by grbauc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7217

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

IPFreely wrote:
grbauc wrote:
Would you rather have Free or higher quality buy options. I'd rather have better quality and changing choices.


You have this option available to you. It's called a premium cabin seat.


I was asking about food would people rather have free food or maybe a more premium bob choice.

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7217

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

1. United lowers price of ticket $7. 2. AA/DL lower price of ticket $7. 3. UA now has less revenue than if they'd just left the fare the same and still skipped the meal. Maybe if they handed each passenger $7 as they boarded the plane and said "We have BoB - thank you for flying United", ...

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46233

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

why would they not give them (DOT) at least a extension long enough to get them to see what happens at the W17 allocation. This is so annoying why they would do such a short sighted motion. Do they not understand the process? The 1+ year start up delay AA asked for was rather unprecedented and DOT ...

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7217

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

And when you think that on a DFW-HNL flight in Y Class you don't get a free meal...no hot meal on a 9-hour flight. Look at BOS-LAX, just about as long as BOS-LHR, it's even longer than JFK-LAX and you still don't get a free hot meal in Y Class. In my opinion, AA's next move should be considering of...

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7217

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Who knows, maybe in 10 years' time 77Ws will be going back to 3-3-3? Well part of AAs 772/77W seating is still 9 abreast and will stay even with the retrofit to add W about to begin. MCE is staying regardless. Yep and I like the new way pay for what you want. MCE if you want 9 across to those that ...

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by grbauc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46233

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

And DOT is out today with its decision. Department is offering AA a 6-month startup extension until September 16, 2017, not the 1-year delay carrier sought. DOT also denied and dismissed Delta request to have the AA authority revoked and reallocated. Will be interesting what AA does, though I suspe...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9488

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

It is not a smart forward thinking move. Brasil struggled after the global financial crisis, corruption scandals, and soon another financial crisis is coming once the American Federal Reserve raises interest rates and foreign investors pull money out of developing markets again just like they did i...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines not becoming a commodity
Replies: 36
Views: 3660

Re: Airlines not becoming a commodity

The main reason that change is a part of everyday life, and in time people are not going to want to be stuffed into Y like Spam in a can. Who cares? No one gives damn about what they WANT... it's what they PAY for that'll get airlines' attention. Want more leg room? Y+ Want more shoulder space? W W...

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by grbauc
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines not becoming a commodity
Replies: 36
Views: 3660

Re: Airlines not becoming a commodity

The industry needs to be allowed to consolidate. Please not. While airlines may offer basically the same product, the only thing they compete on is the price. Consolidation would lead to lack of competition and therefor higher prices for that same product. Still there are quite some differences, so...

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 56
Views: 4517

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

When I can still fly around the world (just saw on United a month ago RT EWR-HKG for under $500USD) cheaper than you can drive across the country or even a few hours (jetBlue $29 fares LGB-LAS) the argument of expensive air travel is dead.... I'm not certain about the EWR-HKG example you give, but ...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 119
Views: 9663

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

This doesn't really pass the smell test. If E is often full of international departures at certain periods, I can't imagine the airport guaranteeing B6 unlimited access. In reality, it could be as simple as the person on B6's end not being absolutely clear of all the parameters. Now - surprise - AT...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 14787

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

WOW What does 1st class offer beyond this!? First class is also about separation. An airline can have business and first class products that are very similar, yet F being a separate cabin, it allows improved privacy for those that can be recognized by the public. Then, look at the average person fl...

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by grbauc
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 14787

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

downdata wrote:
This is pretty overkill for J ... its basically a first class product by anything but name


what do you want them to do then make a more J like seat LOL I think the road that J seats were now the new First seats has been going on for over a decade now

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21250

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

[Because it's true? The pathetic US3 dossier of truth? That was fake news before the term was even coined. :rotfl: Whining about "unfair competition" while stuffing record profits into their pockets? The US3 must be hurting so much. :sarcastic: Make has many emoticons has you like the tru...

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