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by rbavfan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 97
Views: 13147

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

airzona11 wrote:
Great to see orders for both these planes. Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them.


ok the 777F is slightly greater volume, greater payload & greater range than MD11F so how do you figure there is no MD11F replacement in the pipeline.

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by rbavfan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8828

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

32andBelow wrote:
An airline can’t really refuse someone form buying a ticket. They are a common carrier.


Yes, they can refuse service to anyone as long as it's not due to discrimination..

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by rbavfan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9524

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Boeing South Carolina voting to unionize I would bet just upped Everett as cost are closer together now. Lost it's cost advantage.

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by rbavfan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 46
Views: 5948

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

LGB does not have a CBP facility and unfortunately will not get one anytime soon due to community opposition and subsequent negative City Council vote. ONT is closer than LGB to the large ethnic Chinese communities east of Downtown L.A. It's one lady on the council that pushes he nimbi's. They won'...

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by rbavfan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12112

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I have no idea about outside the USA....but in the USA The only one I know for sure is CLT My analysis on others MIA - when the 747 arrived in 1970, I think all the gates had bridges. JAX - opened in 1968, all gates had bridges TPA - new terminal opened before the tri-jets flew. Not sure if any air...

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by rbavfan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19679

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

UA doesn't have the point-of-sale strength in enough outstations to make p2p flying work, BOS and CLE have both been shrunk and other carriers have filled a lot of that void. UA is reliant on its fortress hubs to make money. Period. All things being equal, the average person isn't going to choose U...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10868

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

3. The Sing A350 will seat just 162, not 250. Because the plane wouldn't make it with 250 seats, even being the -ULR variant. Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather ...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17136

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

I predict an image of a plane with a fly on it very shortly in this thread. (Sorry for this appearing above the original post...annoying forum server bug) Why do those images always have a fly on them? Theres an old saying "I would love to have been the fly in that room" when something su...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11477

Re: New NYC airport

FA9295 wrote:
enilria wrote:
It’s called SWF

That and HPN.


and you see how well they are going over. that and one airport could not replace all three NYC airports.

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by rbavfan
Wed May 30, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10862

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Someone should open a low cost hub in Gran Canaria for Europe _ South America traffic . Turn it into the KEF of the South To where? Africa? There are very few US flights to the continent. If there was more profit, they could be flying nonstop already. Even African airlines cannot be profitable. I w...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 30, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10862

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

The other being that there are plenty of island destinations closer to home or part of the US where passports aren’t needed. I really think that this is actually the main point. I've never been to the Canary islands but I probably just wouldn't even consider it when we have the Caribbean islands wi...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14460

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Here wait a minute - were Air Baltic not looking to replace their Q400s?!? There had been talk of them going all-jet, but this doesn't make sense. Surely they aren't going to replace all their ~70 seat Q400 with ~150 seat CS300...? [Is there still further orders from Air Baltic to come? Or have the...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16534

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

757 and 767 dead end designs?......are we talking about the same 767 that first flew some 37 years ago and is STILL being produced?!? IMO these aircraft are not even close to dead end designs because they started the pathway for what is now THE standard in aircraft design. Your post is a bit confus...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16534

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The sharp market downturn after 9/11 had a massive effect on the 757-300 and probably the 767-400. The 757-300 is also structurally inefficient due to being too long and skinny. It is at the capacity where you shouldn't really have an aircraft. Between 250 and 300 seat range in max density it is to...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16534

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

My take: The 737NG could do much of what the 757 was doing, and the A330 ate the 767 for lunch. And the A380 ate the 747 for dinner. I wouldn't call the 767 a dead-end design because Boeing is still building it, although no new variants came out lately. Boeing is still selling the 767-300ER as carg...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5804

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

PanzerPowner wrote:
I demand that it be federal law that at the time an airport has the lowest amount of passengers within the property grounds, Africa by Toto must be played.


LOL

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by rbavfan
Sun May 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7617

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

So where are the game-changing breakthroughs? Were is the plane that uses 50% less fuel? Where is the "new" mode of flying that transports people for a fraction of today's cost from A to B? Fuel is one of the largest operating expenses for airlines. The steady reduction in fuel consumptio...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7617

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

Manufacturers are constantly developing technologies that deliver ever lower operating cost to airlines. Just look at NEO/MAX models how they are 10-15% more efficient fuel wise to their previous models. As far as airlines, with improved cost performance they are able to offer pricing that historic...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 26, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 74
Views: 6582

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

MIA is a given for HAV with plenty of Cubans in the MIA area. But I would think that NYC would be the #2 market, but I guess it isn't so; or maybe its just a DL screw-up. UA flies out of EWR, it would be interesting to see how they are doing. Isn't the largest cuban population in the NCY area in Ne...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 26, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 74
Views: 6582

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

Sadly, the partial reversal of travel policy for Americans from those done by President Obama by President Trump to appease a few voters in Florida, the apparent unusual attacks on the US Embassy, limited modern tourism infrastructure, difficulties in using USA money and credit cards there, have hu...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8288

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

The KC135 never had a Flight Engineer It most certainly did. No modification program to eliminate that crewmember and panel has ever been instituted and certainly won’t be at this point MD-10 Incorrect None of the KC135 aircraft had a flight engineer or associated panel All systems control is share...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8288

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

No, and there are 2 reasons why not. 1. Being a rear engine aircraft, you cannot just bolt on much heavier engines onto an existing frame. Especially the middle engine, which would be impossible to retrofit to a high bypass fan. When the MD-80 series was developed into the MD-90 with heavier high b...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10416

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

An onboard doctor has the authority to act as the hands, eyes, and ears of the ground based medical staff. The ground based medical staff is fully responsible for recommendations to dispatch and the flight crew on whether to continue or divert. Also on international flights the Doctors license my n...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4802

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

A MAX order is quite unsurprising... but the 777X is very ambitious. Will be interesting to see how they use it, either they really need the capacity or they're flying quite far... California, here we come. That would be very silly. VN aren't ready yet and they have aircraft better suited to openin...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10416

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Air crew neglecting the advise of a medical practitioner, are amateurs neglecting the advise of a professional. The Crew has to contact the MedLink that airlines use to determine if emergency landing is needed. MedLink becomes responsible for the decision. They consult with the doctor if there is o...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 25, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does "SSR: BRLT" mean on my AirSerbia boarding pass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: What does "SSR: BRLT" mean on my AirSerbia boarding pass?

Just for fun: BRLT "Bitchy Responding Little Troll"

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by rbavfan
Thu May 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16266

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Properly cared-for DC3s are still flying, so what is your point? Do you really expect the airlines to spend billions on shiny aluminum tubes on your $99 round trip fare? There's a real difference between an unpressurized DC-3 and an A320, which does have cycle limits. But that (plus hyperbole and a...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10829

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

[code][/code] They're reinstating LHR-RAK though. But RAK isn't a new destination for BA as they also fly LGW to RAK! You could have wrote ''they're reinstating LHR to DUR''! The loss of yet another African destination for British Airways, the network on the continent diminishes every year which is ...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 24, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7098

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

FRA has roughly 60% transfer pax. Remember: transfer pax are counted twice. So 40% is O&D traffic, 2x30% is transfer Thats a huge assumption that 50% of the transfer passengers are transiting & 50% are actually transferring. If they don;t list them different there would be no way to prove t...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7098

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

FRA has roughly 60% transfer pax. Remember: transfer pax are counted twice. So 40% is O&D traffic, 2x30% is transfer Thats a huge assumption that 50% of the transfer passengers are transiting & 50% are actually transferring. If they don;t list them different there would be no way to prove t...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7098

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

According to this report from OAG: https://www.oag.com/hubfs/Free_Reports/Asias%20Hubs%20Dynamics%20of%20Connectivity/Asias-Biggest-Airport-Report.pdf?hsCtaTracking=2f2b19d8-b4ae-46a5-96d5-cad38c4fe4d4%7Cab2edd55-88e1-4cb6-bda7-60b3a88feeeb HKG is 71% O&D, while SIN is 74% O&D. Tons of tran...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7098

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

I am hoping to find any statistics or data on which airports in the world have the highest proportion of transiting passengers. For example, I recall hearing a statistic that about 56% of ATL's passengers are not origin or destination ATL, and are therefore transiting. I would assume DXB, DOH, AUH,...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 23, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7098

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

I would bet DXB as most all passengers are coming into the UAE from one country and transiting to another country. It's how they are set up. with all that traffic they have to be number 1 in transiting passengers. Otherwise they would need a huge increase in hotels to cover the tourism load.

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by rbavfan
Tue May 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7758

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Male has no taxiway at all. Airplanes pushback onto the runway. Probably one of the only airports in the world that has multiple widebodies on the ground at the same time and no taxiways ha! ya made me look! that's not an airport, its an airstrip with some "stuff" nearby ;) but somehow pe...

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by rbavfan
Tue May 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 18990

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Possibly a valid competition on the international market from another Canadian airline? There is no other "international" airline in Canada besides AC (USA/Mexico excluded). WestJet just now buys 787 and starts their own international long range services. There is also Air Transat, but th...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23435

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

WNs boarding system allows for 180 seats max. 60 A, 60 B and 60 C. The 7M10 would have far more than 180 seats. Probably closer to 215 as an arbitrary number. So would WN add a D boarding group in that case? Based on southwest current pitch & layout the 737-10 would have 205 seats without the 3...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7464

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

For B6 to grow that much, would they at long last look at Canada? They could easily fill 1-3x daily from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YQB, YHM, YHZ in winter. Do B6 do any seasonal destinations? Most like not Canada, more likely Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and Northern South America. Lima, Aruba, Providen...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7464

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Good, they need a new place to grow. And they'll beat WN to the punch if the want to beef up MCO-International. Southwest concourse at MCO is the only one missing 1 of the three gate sections. They could expand it out and add 7 more gates. This could give them 27 of the 29 gates at airside 2. With ...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 19, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70691

Re: 737 down near HAV

The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation? Remember though this aircraft just crashed. Just because you see the rudder in a position like that in the wreckage is probably little to no indication whatso...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 19, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70691

Re: 737 down near HAV

Oh boy.... https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/cuba-plane-crash-961839.jpg What are we looking at in this photo? Is that the left and right wings charred and tinted blue? That's a lot of intact pieces of plane that has burned out. Hopefully an indication of survivability! It's the ...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117690

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Interesting thought. If Southwest purchased and merged AirTran into their operations how could this be the first passenger death. After all Air Tran was renamed from ValueJet. As such their crash in florida counts against SWA record. The same as anything that happens at a bar stays on the liquor lic...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8607

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Interesting, I think it was classic and timeless I dont disagree. And I have several pieces of scissor eagle AA memorabilia. The problem is the newer birds werent metal. And the composite parts got painted, and they did not look the same. It looked like a poorly sown rag doll. Timeless yes, iconic ...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8607

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Airline liveries have progressively become more bland and uninspiring for years now If you like white paint they’re a joy to behold but I find myself monotonously disappointed with almost every ‘update’ There’s still a few classics around, Singapore Airlines, JAL is not bad although too much white ...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

MIflyer12 wrote:
smi0006 wrote:
Good to see the unions support this.


Let UA terminate three or four people over this issue and you'll see just how must the union supports this.


Why? If they fire 3 crew members for not holding up standards, that are in their contracts, they just replace them with 3 new hires to pay dues.

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 9088

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

Maybe I’m missing something but I can’t see any likeness to the Qantas uniform. It’s not just the colours, the designs themselves look very different to me. Have a look at the female dress with the diagonal colour design on the QF uniform and compare it to the UA pic. Both uniforms even had 3 diffe...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

SO ....does anybody have an argument against PSA, QQ, AirCal vaporizing post merger, & that wan't pivotal for what became of SWA? Who disagrees that DL & Western wasn't a very good geography merger? Anybody possess an argument that's anti US/Piedmont? Great input was provided re NW/Republic...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

What about the three way merger of CO, PE and New York Air in 1987? I think the legacy of that mash up, along with Lorenzo throwing onto Continental the largess of Eastern, complete with its mishmash of fleet to CO eventually drove CO to bankruptcy in 1993. Lorenzo took the airline that was a maste...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

US Airways/America West looked good from a route network perspective - the combined airline would have strong presence in west and east USA. The merged US/HP became strong enough to eventually buy American and grow into the world's largest airline. The US Airways management team may have developed ...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Frontier and Midwest coming together under Republican leadership worked out well. They sold to an investor group to avoid bankruptcy. How does that work out well. Along with the backtracking, & splitting off parts & not taking all those CS aircraft after to survive. Followed by a huge cut i...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

What about the three way merger of CO, PE and New York Air in 1987? I think the legacy of that mash up, along with Lorenzo throwing onto Continental the largess of Eastern, complete with its mishmash of fleet to CO eventually drove CO to bankruptcy in 1993. Lorenzo took the airline that was a maste...

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