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by bob75013
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultimate Air Shuttle to serve Taos, New Mexico
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Ultimate Air Shuttle to serve Taos, New Mexico

It appears that flights will leave from GA facilities at Austin Intl and Love field. I have to wonder how Taos Air is able to get around the Love Field 20 gate limitation.. It is scheduled service and it is leaving from some place other than the existing 20 gates. Prices are not too bad -- $398 for ...

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by bob75013
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 2872

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

On the face of it, what law was broken? There is no mention of money in the article, just voluntary requests for information. Enticing him to Belgium for arrest is going to piss off the Chinese to no end but clever. Retribution for Interpol arrest. Not really. He was arrested in Belgium in April, a...

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by bob75013
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 2872

Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

"A Chinese spy who federal officials said tried to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies has been charged and extradited to the United States. The extradition of Yanjun Xu, a deputy division director of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, on Tuesday was an "...

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 30
Views: 4702

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

Welcome to the weekly "save the A380" thread.

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by bob75013
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9875

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I seem to remember taking a Constellation from Idelwild (now dates me doesn't it) to Amsterdam as part of a Midway/Idelwild/Amersterdam/Prague journey in the summer of 1959

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops

Hat tip to @ORDfan who has been posting monthly O'hare statistics in the Chicago Aviation thread. I pulled numbers for both O'hare and ATL so far this year, and it appears that O'hare is on track to overtake ATL for bragging rights of world's busiest airport by flight ops. In this site you can get ...

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by bob75013
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Not done a thing? Not according to Forbes (and I stopped looking after easily finding one example) "If you fly into Honolulu, the Southwest Terminal will be the now-defunct Island Air terminal. Southwest is currently revamping the terminal and will offer ground loading at the Diamond Head Conco...

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by bob75013
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

From DAL, HOU, AUS what about non-stop eastbound and 1-stop westbound (e.g. at DEN, PHX or even ELP, ABQ)? Good plane utilization would help in hopefully making this profitable. Now that is an interesting option. I don't think its a big deal for DEN/PHX/ELP/ABQ passengers to backtrack on eastbound,...

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by bob75013
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

ackerber wrote:
From DAL, HOU, AUS what about non-stop eastbound and 1-stop westbound (e.g. at DEN, PHX or even ELP, ABQ)? Good plane utilization would help in hopefully making this profitable.



Now that is an interesting option.

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Trump was on a 757... No it wasn't. Want proof? OK https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=trump+air+force+1+dallas&view=detail&mid=FC9EF0A4068A0FD1EF45FC9EF0A4068A0FD1EF45&FORM=VIRE Presidents only fly on two tyes of aircraft: 747 and marine helicopter. Now Trump DID fly his Trump Force 1...

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Trump was on a 757... No it wasn't. Want proof? OK https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=trump+air+force+1+dallas&view=detail&mid=FC9EF0A4068A0FD1EF45FC9EF0A4068A0FD1EF45&FORM=VIRE Presidents only fly on two tyes of aircraft: 747 and marine helicopter. Now Trump DID fly his Trump Force 1...

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

I'm not too familiar with the runway construction history of DAL but how did those Braniff 747s ever take off from DAL to HNL back in the early 70s? Those surely took a bit of runway length no? Braniff 747s? You do know that Trump took Air Force One into DAL earlier this year? So did Obama during h...

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

And lets not forget the very obvious problem of runway length - 7600 at HOU, 8000 at DAL. Even if WN thought to run it, I'd imagine a fully-laden 737 bound for an 8 hour flight to Hawaii would come awfully close to using that entire thing up, especially during Summer months DAL runway (one of them)...

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Take five years to build up Hawaii from the west coast. Add potential 797 for heavy traffic routes, Transcon and mid America to Hawaii. Would DAL handle a 797? That is one way to consolidate some frequencies add add new cities like HNL. All 20 gates at DAL can handle the 737 MAX 9, 737 MAX 10, A321...

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by bob75013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Take five years to build up Hawaii from the west coast. Add potential 797 for heavy traffic routes, Transcon and mid America to Hawaii. Would DAL handle a 797? That is one way to consolidate some frequencies add add new cities like HNL. DAL has handled 747s and 777s. I suspect it can handle 797s. I...

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by bob75013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7054

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Only after WN starts flying 797s with folding wingtips and 220 seats out of DAL

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by bob75013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Boeing 737-900
Replies: 19
Views: 3743

Re: KLM Boeing 737-900

xdlx wrote:
737-900 a BAD attempt at recreating B757 capacity. Airplane should have never grown beyond the 800.


Maybe you should tell that to United. I just booked a DEN/ORD flight and EVERY flight that day was a 739.

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by bob75013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultimate Air Shuttle to serve Taos, New Mexico
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Ultimate Air Shuttle to serve Taos, New Mexico

Good going Taos. An 8600 ft. runway should be more than ample for RJs. That's 800 feet longer than Pitkin County's in Colorado.

Too bad it's not 150 feet wide.

Any idea about the weight limitation?

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15759

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Help me out with why that evidently hasn't happened to date but yet you believe it will happen now. Answer: because Wanna Get Away fares WERE competitive until about two months ago. They no longer are. WGA fares have been uncompetitive in the markets in which I fly for years. Did they change in you...

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15759

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Why do they need to compete in the fare game? They are still making money hand over fist. I'm guessing that a fair number of people will start flying carriers that are significantly cheaper -- affecting load factor and profit. That's why Same as Jet Blue. It's not Spirit , Allegiant or Frontier tha...

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15759

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

My guess is Southwest will need to follow suit. Right now it's Wanna Get Away prices are nowhere near competitive with deep discount carriers (for example, I can fly from Dallas to Chicago on United for $51 (plus fees) or Southwest for $141).There are other examples, but one is enough. Heck United ...

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15759

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

These decisions are really helping Southwest solidify their own position in the market. Southwest went from the original no-frills airline to the airline that won't sacrifice comfort or flexibility for price. It's really fascinating. In the end, I think there is a case for an airline like Southwest...

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by bob75013
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3570

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

I LOVED that they said there were 191 souls on board...a 732. Yeah, sure. Wikipedia says the 732 could seat 130 in an all-Y config with 30" seating pitch. With 3 FAs and 2 pilots (there were no jumpseat pax) that's 135 souls on board. Lap infant pax...let's say there were 5, which would mean 1...

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4858

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

We all know that Southwest is not charging bag fees while everyone else does. The reason everyone else does - according to many A.netters - is that Wall Street forces the others to do so. Then why does Wall Street not force Southwest to start charging bag fees? After all, Southwest must "obvio...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16408

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin... Uncontained can also refer to parts coming straight out the back of the engine, so l...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16408

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin... edit add: and this from Delta leads me to believe there was no fuselage damage: 'Atl...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16408

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin...

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6864

Re: 737 Production Delays

It appears that Boeing is starting to get the kinks out of the process. 46 737 deliveries in August vs 29 in July. The company expects a run rate of 52/month by fourth quarter. Now I know why Boeing stock was up $8 a share today. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-737-deliveries-remain-higher-155...

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11475

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Heard on the news this morning that CHS has announced it will close tonight and not reopen unil Saturday morning -- at the earliest

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by bob75013
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6864

Re: 737 Production Delays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-c ... ector.html
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It appears that the delays are disruptive enough that Boeing has started bringing back some retired workers to help reduce the delays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-c ... ector.html

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29701

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Also, Boeing needs to pay TAXES which is quite high. Not sure if they could really cover up their overall development cost of around $20 billions. They need to sell more than 2000 B797 to recoup their money. Would this be possible? it seems you do not understand the US tax code. 797 development cos...

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forced to land due to "smelly " passenger
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Forced to land due to "smelly " passenger

There is a thread on this subject, but I've tried to find it and did not succeed. Sometime in the last few months a Transavia flight was forced to land because a passenger smelled so bad that he was making other passengers ill. Well there is an update to the story. The passenger died from tissue nec...

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by bob75013
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 8817

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

DL: ⋅ ATL - 73% - 65M out of 104M I do not understand what you have done here. 65/104*100 = 62.5, not 73. Is the 65 figure correct? Should that be 75M instead? That would be nearer to 73%. Apologies, I see I did not include DL's connection carriers like Endeavor. In that case, DL's domina...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

aside from FTW, what other opportunity exist for Moxy? It seems like the only cities left are the ones that are not attractive. So maybe FTW is the best option available. Their cost is going to low enough in the build up phase. They don't need to be generating high fares. McKinney National on the e...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

WN should fly here. Take care of both sides of town. Dal is near capacity. Currently not a viable option due to the Wright Amendment repeal compromise but I could see WN looking into starting service at another Dallas/Ft. Worth area airport when the 80 mile clause expires in 2025. WN will expand so...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 040502002/


Of course people can check themselves in and not pay any fee.
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kiowa wrote:
Southwest is increasing some boarding fees. Interesting because it seems all airlines have some fees.



https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 040502002/


Of course people can check themselves in and not pay any fee.

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3583

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

Does anyone know of the VC-25 has ever utilized the aerial refueling capability while operating as AF1? I thought i read somewhere that it was rarely/never used in actual prctice because of the risk. It did in the Harrison Ford Movie "Air Force One" I did not work out well for the tanker.

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 9009

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

There was an idea on the forum a while back about AS setting DAL up to be an E175 hub of sorts to dive deeper into the Midwest. I have a good chunk of friends and family in the Midwest that enjoy AS service to SEA & PDX. DAL could be a huge tool for eastward expansion in the next decade. Ok, an...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12185

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

You just don't get it. The U.S. can tell U.S. companies to not sell anything to EU companies that sell product containing stuff from the U.S. companies to Iran. Yes but this only applies IF there are US components. There are a large number of cars sold in Iran from European and Asian manufacturers ...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12185

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Basically, US law can only applies to US affairs. The intent of this is to prevent US companies from engaging in business with Iran. The US has no authority to get between EU-Iran matters other than if it has business under the EU umbrella in business with Iran. Realistically, this is actually puni...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12185

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North entrance to Love Field Airport considered by Dallas officials
Replies: 0
Views: 295

North entrance to Love Field Airport considered by Dallas officials

Not sure what this would accomplish as the problem isn't at the entrance. The problem is insufficient roadway capacity at the terminal, and there's no way I can see to fix that problem. Also it's laughable that the city thinks it can construct a northern entrance for $50 million as a northern entran...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12313

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

They grounded 66 airplanes, but yet only canceled 30 flights? How is that possible? Peak summer is over. There's slack in the fleet now. Not even close. Peak summer is..... peaking Not really. If you look at the history of WN's system wide fare sales (only two real sales a year), those sales typica...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12185

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Why should Airbus give a damn if there are sanctions? Just because there are US parts in it doesn't make it a US airplane. Yeah they might have to face sanctions but no one can stop Airbus from delivering the planes if they want to. I also find the notion that Airbus cannot find EU substitutes for ...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13391

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net margin is only one component of a well run airline. What about customer satisfaction? Do happy customers count? Whose customers are happiest? From a financial and operational standpoint, I think S...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13391

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

WN didn't want to serve ATL. WN wanted to remove a competitor. They could have bought AS and decimated SEA just as easy. What a dumb statement since they 127 daily flight there. And what did FL run through Hartsfield? According to Wikipedia, almost 200. Plus, shortly after the takeover, WN removed ...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13391

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DUB? JAC? AMS? BZN? Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight com...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13391

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13391

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/2978 ... f62d_b.jpg
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Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S.

I guess he didn't want to look bad.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/2978 ... f62d_b.jpg

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