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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX

Also, the MAX 200 is interesting. Ryanair has sold a number of older -800s, if there are only a few airlines operating MAX 200s when Ryanair wants to roll them over, the market will be limited. Now, Ryanair may change its practices to reflect that, but it seems that such a change may be necessary. ...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX

Thanks for posting, a very interesting analysis. Seems to confirm what a lot of people expected as well as rebutted a lot of negative comments on the MAX 10 (its not perfect, but it fills a role). In fact, the analysis says that the MAX 10 "could be a game changer" !! Also, the MAX 200 is ...

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: The Future of ORD

I still think a small western terminal would be nice for LCC's. Which is exactly why AA and UA don't want to pay for it. Who says they have to pay for it? Doesn't the money for these projects come from fees collected from all the airlines that use the airport? And worse case, if the city had to mak...

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 9344

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

Of the aircraft owned are 4 x 77W's, 2 x 73G's and just over half of the 738's the rest of the fleet is leased VARA fleet includes both A320's leased and 2 F100's leased the rest are owned That's a fairly typical balance. I assume from that their debt levels are for instruments related to fleet pur...

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: The Future of ORD

ADrum23 wrote:
I still think a small western terminal would be nice for LCC's.


Which is exactly why AA and UA don't want to pay for it.

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 88
Views: 10926

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Given that AA and UA directly compete against each other at ORD, there are alot of cities that are served with much smaller aircraft than they could be. Correct. But the only solution is one to leave. DL's mainline figures you cite are inflated due to its fortress hub in ATL, which allows DL to ope...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 514
Views: 43012

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

has anyone spoken to GLO about their plans if any going forward? shame but its an extremely tough industry for airline startups if not impossible. Since Delta ordered all those small regional jets recently i hope they can add some destinations like Birmingham, Little Rock, Memphis and Shreveport. T...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 88
Views: 10926

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Just a thought...could some of the 700s be transferred to OO for additional AS flying used to cover the 70 seat gap in the QX scheduling situation? Not sur how much slack there is in 70 seaters at OO for the additional lift, but seems like this could be a solution to keep them flying? Also, could D...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 514
Views: 43012

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Hey, I was just responding, and like I said, not enough business traffic to warrant a flight. BUT...a lot can happen in ten years. We'll see. It's not on anyone's radar right now, nor should it be. No, I agree with you. You were putting the brakes on that thought, too. And I was just kind of thinki...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 514
Views: 43012

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I'd say Asia is at least ten years away. Most of the Asia traffic is either VFR traffic to/from Vietnam (relatively large Vietnamese population in S.E Louisiana) or workers to/from cargo ships, mostly to/from MNL. Japan has always sent tourists this way due to their interest in Jazz music culture, ...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 514
Views: 43012

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

What is next for MSY as far as International service goes? Are they trying to get flights to Asia now? I'd say Asia is at least ten years away. Most of the Asia traffic is either VFR traffic to/from Vietnam (relatively large Vietnamese population in S.E Louisiana) or workers to/from cargo ships, mo...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 88
Views: 10926

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Back to the topic. Do the 14 CR2s stay at ExpressJet for DL? SkyWest's 2016 10-K filing stated the following with respect to ExpressJet: We also anticipate that ExpressJet will transition to flying primarily dual-class aircraft in its CRJ aircraft operation by removing its CRJ200 aircraft from servi...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 10181

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

aklrno wrote:
Predicting long-term growth from short-term figures is fraught with danger. If I grew from age 12 to my current age at the rate I grew from 0-12, I'd be about 30 feet tall. Circumstances change.


:lol: that is a great analogy.

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 514
Views: 43012

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Thanks for that info...didn't know there would be proximity issues that would cause the FAA consternation. The current credit card lot would be a good spot for another garage if more parking is needed in the future as well. Also, two of GLO's leased planes have flown to other operators the last cou...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 617
Views: 99216

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

You just don't get it do you? Route performance needs to be assessed on a network wide basis to determine whether making short term losses are worth incurring for the strength of the overall network. Delta lost money in NYC for the best part of a decade and most likely still does in SEA, and yet no...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 88
Views: 10926

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

enilria wrote:
What is driving this change? Endeavor has lower rates? OO is going to be overrun with people recruiting their pilots.


Probably that after 9E bankruptcy. Path directly to DL for 9E pilots. And, as an added bonus, profit for regional carriers stays in the DL group.

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 88
Views: 10926

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

28 CR9's and 3 CR7's to be moved to 9E, is what I'm hearing (with them parking roughly 16 CR2's to allow for the growth). Big for 9E, DL really has been bulking it up a lot. Losing 30 CRJ-700s (if only 3 are going, 30 more are staying at ExpressJet/SkyWest). Do the 14 CR2s stay at ExpressJet for DL?

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 617
Views: 99216

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Please just report offending posts and do not reply to them, which then necessitates much more work on the back end deleting more posts than needed. Also, please do not use the report post function as a way of "getting rid" of people who's opinion differs from your own. If someone takes a...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Summer '18 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: ORD Summer '18 Thread

I agree with BOG on AV. I would bet by years end it is announced. Outside of that, I doubt we see much else. OSL would have been a great add for DY but they chose to start LGW instead. That pretty much signifies that they have zero interest in starting OSL because they have had plenty of opportunit...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3404

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

With the Chicago area being such a big area of the United States there is no South Africa airways service to Chicago. I think Chicago can get a flight to Johannesburg or Accra because there's a lot of African immigrants in Chicagoland that could use this flight. I seen a lot of Kenyan people when I...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15114

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Will AA end up adding nonstop service from its main hub at DFW to Colombo (the main hub for oneworld partner SriLankan Airlines), Helsinki (the main hub for oneworld partner Finnair), Kuala Lumpur (the main hub of oneworld partner Malaysia Airlines), and/or Moscow Domodedovo (a hub for oneworld par...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 514
Views: 43012

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I have a question. The MSY Wiki page says that Armstrong international is a focus city for Allegiant. Is this so, and if so when did this happen. I haven't seen anything else calling MSY a focus city for them. 1) Wiki is never a good source, people can make stuff up 2) Allegiant characterizes MSY a...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15114

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

An opinion piece is posted on a blog going on a tweet, some get all excited and come up wjth analysis and expert opinions on the matter. Relax, wait for the S18 schedule and then analysis can be made. Regardless of what people think of Gary, JonNYC has some very well placed sources at AA and is alm...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15114

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

An opinion piece is posted on a blog going on a tweet, some get all excited and come up wjth analysis and expert opinions on the matter. Relax, wait for the S18 schedule and then analysis can be made. But that's no fun. Speculation is, however, fun (excluding the rantings of one-sided fanboys who s...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 286
Views: 74610

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Air Lease Corporation Finalize Order for 12 737 MAXs: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-08-08-Boeing-Air-Lease-Corporation-Finalize-Order-for-12-737-MAXs Also added two 787-9s. I checked back and those are new - they weren't announced at Paris. Lessors are pretty strong for the 787-9s and frankly wi...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 617
Views: 99216

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Somewhat on-topic, what happened to AA's LAX-AKL flights? didn't work out as well as they had planned I guess to the point they had to suspend the route? Great example of AA's dartboard approach to the pacific from LA. However, They won't have the luxury of doing that with PEK. Back to AA from LAX ...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 5717

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

I wonder if this upgauge is related to Norwegian starting LGW-ORD in S18. That, and extra capacity was probably needed due to AA pulling the 77W and all 77E off the route. O'Hare is on a roll right now internationally. This seems reflects Chicagoland's strengthening economy. Can't wait for what lie...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 516
Views: 129034

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Anyone know or have an idea when the first -7MAX will begin assembly? According to this Aviation week article it should complete the wing-body join of the first 737-7 in December http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/civil-aviation-programs-watch#slide-0-field_images-1639711 *GASP* They are g...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 5717

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

United787 wrote:
I thought I remember that the T5 A380 gate(s) would be ready about now and that we could expect LH or EK late summer, fall 2017, no?


I'm still surprised Emirates hasn't gone double daily in the meantime. But, I have no idea how the flight is doing anyways.

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15114

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

The niche carrier profile for AA in NYC is clearly not working. And AA is likely not even profitable in JFK-LAX/SFO. Given their average fares are only 15-20% higher than B6 and DL but AA has 60% or fewer seats/flight compared to B6 and DL, the economics either say B6 and DL are printing money or A...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 617
Views: 99216

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Aircraft gauge regularly gets swapped post DOT awards. Sometimes immediately, sometimes a few scheduling seasons down the road. Look at DL, who went in promising 747s on its HND route to downgauge all the way to 767s. Both AA and UA similarly have changed gauge post DOT route award. 100% agree it i...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 617
Views: 99216

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

commavia wrote:
tilerchin wrote:
Pardon me but is this route still to be operated with a 777


It will almost certainly be operated by a 787.


Well that isn't what AA proposed. Not that AA can't change the aircraft, but who knows.

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 600
Views: 109109

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

The next B739ER, N882DN, is currently en route from BFI>ATL. Also N880DN did not have split scimitars installed prior to entering service! Interesting! http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N882DN 3880 was rushed into service to help cover the ungodly amount of AOS they've had this summer, including t...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10447

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

Is ORD-CDG switching from DL to AF again, or will it complement the DL flight? What A/C is going to be used? DL is staying. In fact, on Thursday, Saturday, and Tuesday they overlap each other. I am not sure how that is going to work, but maybe there is more demand now that AA is gone from the route...

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 39
Views: 7488

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

bfitzflyer wrote:
Out of curiosity, and I know off the main topic, but how does this compare to AA at LHR or UA at FRA or even DL at CDG?


Both of those questions were answered on the first page of this thread.

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 39
Views: 7488

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

DL's network strategy has long been to fly as much of its operation as possible on its own aircraft because they can offer more consumer choices and thus higher revenue potential by using their own aircraft where they can and then partnering with a JV partner to extend their network where that is t...

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 10330

Re: DL A321 expansion

Agreed. I rode one from ATL-BOS last week and I was shocked a brand new plane had the smallish overhead bins that cant take roll-a-boards on their sides. Is this another Delta cheapskate move? Only one option from Airbus, the modded A319's and A320's were a completely different company that did tha...

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20557

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

According to Gagey, the put option is to deal with the possibility of a Hard Brexit scenario i.e. one in which the United Kingdom and the European Union fail to reach a free trade agreement by March 2019. Should that occur, then either sides' substantial-control ownership rules for locally-register...

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 11953

Re: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS

Also remember, now that the AF/KLM/DL JV is joining with the VS/DL JV routes like this are more likely (i.e., strong VS destinations).

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21068

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

We should change the title to add "temporarily lease" - sounds like a long-term lease. Either way, not good for the 787, I was hoping they would order more. Funny when it comes to 320NEO groundings it's a P&W issue. When it comes to RR issues it's a 787 problem. I have never made comm...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21068

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

Polot wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
Either way, not good for the 787, I was hoping they would order more.

This sounds more like RR issues than anything 787 specific.


Absolutely, but still impacts the 787 (of course, they could switch engines).

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21068

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

We should change the title to add "temporarily lease" - sounds like a long-term lease.

Either way, not good for the 787, I was hoping they would order more.

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans

...I am never stopped being impressed by the management of this airline... Imagine both 6E and AI have HQ in Delhi. Inability to [SLB] flip is never a good sign. Without flipping quickly airline cannot induct at a rapid rate and may have to defer orders. Probably someone more experienced with aviat...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to lease additional A330neo capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 3030

Re: TAP Portugal to lease additional A330neo capacity

LXwing wrote:
globalcabotage wrote:
Well they need planes to serve: BNA, CLE, CMH, CVG, DTW, IND, MCI, MKE, PDX, SEA, SLC, STL, etc.


Funnily enough, TAP is not planning to serve any of those destinations... :lol:
But YUL, SFO, ORD, and IAD are due soon. :)


ORD has to be high on their list.

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 74
Views: 10430

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

If you want to know what high speed trains do to air service, look at Amtrak Acela. Other than feeding connections, intra-Florida where there is train service will be gone. There's still thousands of people that fly DCA-LGA everyday. Acela certainly took a bite out of the market, but by no means el...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans

What is so "impress[ive]" and "amazing"? The fact that they can make actual business decisions? Compared to the historical mismanagement of Airlines in India from AI, to some degree of 9W, to the disaster known as kingfisher, the fact that 6E has succeeded and thrived is impress...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 74
Views: 10430

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

I fly Silver probably more than anyone here and really enjoy their service! Looking forward to their expansion. The South Florida/Central Florida region is also gearing up for the high speed train to go between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando (with expansions later to Tampa and ...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans

From 2015, the airline started inducting the new-generation A320 neo model, which has been plagued by engine issues. Thanks to the persisting problem, lessors are not keen. “Currently the engine problems are challenge to operations, it will be very difficult to place the A320 neos with reasonable p...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines A350 delivery schedule
Replies: 45
Views: 11256

Re: AA outlines A350 delivery schedule

RalXWB wrote:
As with DL this makes me smile, after all the so-called experts here stated repeatedly that no US Airline will ever take their 350s... :white:


1) don't over generalize. The discussion was AA and UA, not DL really. Also AA delayed 2 more years, still could cancel.
2) your username shows your bias

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAF to take Transaero B747-8I frames
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: USAF to take Transaero B747-8I frames

1) there is already a thread on this
2) a cursory reading of the article (and headline) indicates it is not a done deal so to suggest that the USAF "will" take them is incorrect

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