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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787 Sent To The Desert
Replies: 36
Views: 32417

Re: RE: First 787 Sent To The Desert

bakestar wrote:
Quick, someone call AI. A plane full on parts!   


Good one

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 32
Views: 6930

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

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 Lower CASM is nice if the routes they are used on can fill the extra seats all the time. However reality is there are some routes the 788 can fly cheaper than the 9...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 93
Views: 9903

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

9 tonne based on the fuel burn improvement Airbus quotes should allow around 7346nm range for the A330-900 with the weight increase. Allowing close to the 7500nm range of the 242t A330-800. Would allow carriers with both models to more easily be swapped out if needed.

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 12134

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

When are the first A330 Neos coming? Weren't they ordered at the same time as the A350s? On JFK-LHR the A330neo would have no advantage over the A330ceo due to less than 4000nm range which is where the A330neo becomes more efficient due to greater op weights. They need to be on the longer routes. W...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 12134

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

The 767-400 is one of the worst planes in the Delta fleet cramped along with the 738 and 739. Why would Delta not move all the flights to the A330 from LHR then. 764 has the same wider 7x seats that the 763 has both are similar width seat bottoms to the A330 8x seats. The 738/739 are at least 1&quo...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service

Awesome! Thank you - love to see them in MEL one day. Just a shame baggage has to be cleared at the first point of entry into the US; otherwise HA would be far more competitive connecting the pacific. 24 is a far bigger fleet than I realised! Impressive - and how many 767 do they plan on keeping? F...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 578
Views: 151774

Re: RE: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 14):Almost 50 years down the line and the 737 still has those frames with a missing window (around row 9/10 on both sides). Appalling. Appalling? Seriously? Even the 787 has them - The windowless spots on the 787 is space that usually has Galley/Lavatory/closet space on the pla...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4316

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

Would Southwest have flights to Denver? If and When FAT happens. I would predict 2 LAX 1 LAS Or 2 LAX 2 OAK 1 DEN Flyguy If only 2 LAX-FAT & OAK-FAT as its connecting to a Focus "Hub" Cities. Would be great to see those two plus DEN & LAS but if the route won't support itself with...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service

It is interesting that HA is now starting its foray as a TPAC connection carrier beyond its current inter-island network. Many have theorized that HA would refrain from offering connections and focus strictly on to/from Hawaii. I personally think this is a smart move which will hopefully catch on w...

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3917

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

LAX772LR wrote:
rbavfan wrote:
And they do not allow exemptions like DCA does.

Not true. DEN is well outside the perimeter limit, but it was grandfathered in as an exception.


Yes it was grandfathered, otherwise they would not be flying it. Similar to when they increase the age limit on some laws they grandfather people in.

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3480

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

The increase in hours was way to high a jump, has affected all US operations to some extent & still did not do anything for the improper training of the crew. It was a feel good reaction to look like the government was doing something.

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3917

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Does anybody do LGA-AUA anymore? Nope, nobody does. Except for a few flights to Canada it's all domestic at La Guardia. In fact, I think Houston is the furthest destination served from La Guardia. Surprisingly there are no flights from La Guardia to let's say Los Angeles or San Francisco. Not a sur...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 11859

Re: United not looking at C Series

That's sad to hear. The CS is a very nice and sexy jet. AA might possibly be interested. They still have old McDonnell Douglas jets as well as some Embraer E190s, and both of those fleets are going to be retired soon. Plus AA operate a big number of A319s... the CS300 would be a great replacement f...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 11859

Re: United not looking at C Series

Sad if true. But I also recall denials by DL and AC in the months before their orders (one can always hope) ...Planes are not sexy. ... huh?? isn't there something in the a.net rules that prohibits that statement*? :duck: * Apart from the 380, of course (open season on the Whalejet, apparently). Tr...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23086

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

I'm sure AA could swap those 359 orders for more A321Neo's if they wanted. As always with these contracts, RR is the biggest obstacle. Converting to A330neo could be an easier alternative. If Rolls Royce engines are the obstacles on the A350 why would they not be an obstacle on A330neo. They are RR...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5056

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

I agree with the flyingclrs727 KOA will have 1: Lower landing fees. 2: Fuel cost not that much higher than HNL (remember Hawaiian as lots of flights there, thus they keep lots of fuel. Also as all hawaiian airports have fuel shipped so cost won't be much different.) 3: Less congestion for quicker in...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23086

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

Wouldn`t the A350-1000 be an ideal like-for-like replacement for their B777-200`s? I know it`s a little bigger so purchase price would be a consideration, but if AA can realize on expected growth I could see it fitting in well with improved running costs too. It would also directly complement their...

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft

It takes furbofans to compete with turbofans, ergo WP can't directly compete against HA with turboprops. Will WP replace its new Qs with turbofans? Not unless (i) Elix (the lessor) offers a swap, and (ii) there's a powerplant that can do what the BR715 can do. Prognosis: revisit the question in 202...

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 10786

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

The aircraft will be operated by Virgin America for the time being. The intent may be to leave the branding a little vague, and then slip the aircraft into the shop for a weekend to put Charlie on the tail once the merger actually happens. AS doesn't have to wait until VX's AOC is officially merged...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design
Replies: 26
Views: 5601

Re: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design

From the 'Aviation Tribune': http://aviationtribune.com/airports-atc/amsterdam-airport-schiphol-presents-new-terminal/ Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design of KAAN Architecten for their new terminal. The new terminal will open in 2023 and will allow 14 million more passengers to travel ...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9414

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think every route is going from one point to another point ... or maybe you are talking about the "point to point" passengers (passengers who don't connect) ? In that case UA and AA are already carrying a lot of point to point passengers. So I don't see the point you are trying to make....

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTM to US
Replies: 15
Views: 2219

Re: YTM to US

Recently one airline cut service to Ottawa due to low loads. Why would a route to an area, with low population, about half way between Montreal & Ottawa and farther north work? Whats there to attract enough passengers that the Capital could not? Mont Tremblant is a popular vacation town. PD was...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTM to US
Replies: 15
Views: 2219

Re: YTM to US

Recently one airline cut service to Ottawa due to low loads. Why would a route to an area, with low population, about half way between Montreal & Ottawa and farther north work? Whats there to attract enough passengers that the Capital could not?

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 3944

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

Don't you mean A380? Absolutely no chance on the 777X. It would be too much of a squeeze. The 777X is already maxed out at 10-across, even with its walls carved to supposedly allow comfortable 18-inch wide seats, let alone 11-across. Indeed, whether it really will be real-world configured with 18 i...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?
Replies: 26
Views: 2213

Re: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?

Cf6: CF6 Aircraft Engine Technical Specifications Max. thrust 282 kN Air mass flow 874 kg/s Bypass ratio 5.3:1 Pressure ratio 32.6:1 Length 4270 mm Max. fan diameter 2690 mm Weight 4472 kg 4000-94: Max. thrust 275.8 kN Bypass ratio 5:1 Pressure ratio 32.3:1:1 Length 3901 mm Diameter 2386 mm Weight ...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 57
Views: 8957

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

solomanflyer wrote:
As far as in the aviation industry, there are only 2 large passenger planes - A380 & B747 - 8 ,,, but the largest plane is the Russian Made Antonov An-225 (Cargo),,

If russian can make the largest A/c why can't they make the passenger plane?


An-225 is Ukrainian, not Russian.

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 3836

Re: QR 787 to BOS

Doha – Boston 787-8 replaces A350-900 effective from 01OCT17 to 31OCT17 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274660/qatar-airways-oct-2017-aircraft-changes/ Is this an error? It seems odd to me as I thought QR does not send their 787 on such long sectors since they do not have crew rest...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video
Replies: 32
Views: 5135

Re: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video

My sister liked the blonde guy with the beard, but thinks the rest sucks.

Did not get my attention at all. Air New Zealand seems to do these best.

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22204

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

par13del wrote:
Is this the same version A350 that DL has a problem with doing its SYD run?



I think DL a359 is the 268t not the 280t big difference.

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22204

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

that's a very expensive bet from SQ. The reason is simply that an airline cannot sell bargain basement Y fares on a ULH route. The way the numbers pan out, a cheap Y seat sold on a nonstop might not even cover its own flying costs. For that reason, if projected revenue out of the Y cabin would be l...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22204

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

This isn't really a big bet by SIA imo because if it goesnt go to plan they can easily swap some of the seats. Does anyone know what routes SIA will deploy the aircraft on? SIN-EWR will certainly be one route with SIN-LAX likely another. They could do both LAX and SFO if they wanted depending on th...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22204

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Ultra long haul and only 162? Right like that's gonna work. They are doing the same thing again albeit with a far more efficient aircraft. You seem to dismiss the efficiency aspect as if it's not important here. SQ never had a problem filling the plane when they operated the route with an all J A34...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17171

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

kurtverbose wrote:
They should call the lowest class 'Scum class' to encourage people to upgrade.


Won't work. We had the "Scum Runner" service in Phoenix years back. It was a high end party bus with massage chairs & bar. People sometimes see it as a play on words and book it for fun.

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30267

Re: DL Future Expansion

A DL 767 pilot ...who isn't an official spokesperson (I'm assuming) and likely has no knowledge of DL's future focus city plans. Don't get me wrong, I love "Expansion" type threads, but starting them off using hearsay from another forum isn't a best practice. I might agree with you, but t...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30267

Re: DL Future Expansion

I'd have to think that MSY would have to be on the radar, although with CDG, not AMS. AF officials made a rather public visit not long before BA announced and there have been rumors from higher up officials regarding a major DL expansion here. DL has been the top legacy carrier at MSY for a while, ...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30267

Re: DL Future Expansion

CMH, RDU, AUS, MCO, LAS will likely be the main focus cities going forward. I could see one more west coast city becoming bigger as well, likely SJC or PDX. Some of these have AMS already, some don't, but I think they will all see more domestic growth for sure. Since it was said that " and are...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order the B777-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 5696

Re: Will UA order the B777-9?

Nope. Biggest you'll see at the US3 is the A350-1000. A tiny tiny chance for a small DL 778 fleet for a 77L replacement way down the road, but a 280t 359 shouldn't have any issue with LAX-SYD, ATL-JNB. A big part of that is the 779 is too large for the US3 but the two carriers who *might* have a ne...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 22
Views: 4735

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Speaking about Boston I was doubtful EK needed 2x daily. I still do. I think they can boost capacity with one A380 on that route and be fine. It's easier to fill two 777's a day leaving at different times than 2 A380 flight a day. Also the 777 can carry quite a bit of cargo on those 2 daily flights...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 22
Views: 4735

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

[threeid][/threeid] I thought those were being replaced by 777X is doomed posts. :) Or the the other consistent why doesn't Airline Z fly from City X to City Y, 757max threads etc etc. ... and the it-is-a-conspiracy-if-every-flight-from-every-airline-doesn't-originate-in-or-connect-through-DTW troll...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10439

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

Southwest actually does 126 departures per day out of only 10 gates out of Terminal 1 at LAX (which comes out to an average of 12.6 departures per day per gate at LAX), but Southwest does its LAX operation under constraints that it does not face at DAL, including construction associated with Termin...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:35 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

Flight was oversold, most families have people or second homes in the Detroit area they're staying with. Out of all those people evacuating "most" of them having 2nd homes or family in Detroit area is one of the worse generalizations I have heard in years. Sorry but former Detroit residen...

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49112

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/905403131361730560

Looks absolutely insane.


The MD-80 was still sitting on the runway.
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inflightVideo wrote:
The Maho Beachcam is now destroyed, here are the final moments before it went down:

https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/905403131361730560

Looks absolutely insane.


The MD-80 was still sitting on the runway.

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49112

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

jumbojet wrote:
smokeybandit wrote:
I'd be concerned at MIA or FLL.


Nah. Anything at FLL/MIA can easily fly out of harms way.


I think he meant airport damage not planes.

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 30
Views: 7649

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

Prost wrote:
The refinery should have been in Detroit!


Why?

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4658

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

Prost wrote:
UA never admitted leaving JFK was a mistake, one of their ex executives who now works for a competitor said it was a mistake. I think that's an important distinction.


Scott Kirby that now works for UA said it was a mistake as well.

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 10596

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

SJC is simply too close to SFO for these long haul TATL flights to be profitable. Why would you go there when you can go 30-40 minutes up the road to an airport that is a hub for a major airline (UA) with connections all over the globe? I doubt many are going FRA-SFO & onward via United to Asia...

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 96
Views: 11464

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

Akbar Al Baker will complain about something that no one else cares about. If he is allowed into Dubai to attend the show. After all sense the Blockade he has been surprisingly quiet.

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19497

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

I don't know...but why is everyone else so happy about their E-Jets and B6 is invariably moaning about them??... The other north american launch customer is Air Canada which is ditching its E190 fleet in favor of CS300. I wouldn't say everyone else is happy about the E190. There was a thread no lon...

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19497

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

The current fleet review is all about cutting unit costs. Having multiple pilot groups, reserves, spares, scheduling substitution issues drives up costs. They will end up an A32X airline. Wait can they fly a320 out of hpn? I thought there is a seat restriction. I guess they can get a bunch of used ...

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19497

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

I'll bet Embraer is willing to give the E2 to B6 for a much lower price than BBD can discount the CSeries. This will be interesting. If Embraer can't convince their 2nd largest E190 operator to buy the E2 then that will look very bad. Agreed. Personally, I think the E2 would be a great choice for B...

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