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by Adipocere
Wed May 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

While India has a huge population, I am not convinced there is enough disposable income to support massive airline expansion. Income needed to get into the top 1% in India is about $5800 annually. I think that leaves international leisure and travel out of reach of 99% of the population, many of who...

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by Adipocere
Wed May 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 45
Views: 3497

Re: Proximity of major airports

London and Paris are ~350km apart.. both have massive international airports with a global reach..

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by Adipocere
Mon May 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5285

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

For India traffic, why wouldn't they just hop on the UA nonstops to India and then connect onto AI domestically in India, instead of trying a connection on third country soil (I.e. Both UA and AI would be foreign airlines in DXB)

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by Adipocere
Mon May 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 28
Views: 5796

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

How capable is the Egyptian aviation authority to investigate a crash offshore in deep waters? Not to pick on them, but apart from the US, UK, Russia and maybe a couple of others around the world do the others even have the submersibles and the technology/ money to pursue an investigation on the sea...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New NYPD Livery
Replies: 33
Views: 6819

Re: JetBlue New NYPD Livery

Well it's highly unlikely that those who disagree with the NYPD will afford to be flying around much (unless it's a DOJ jet!!). So I don't think this is much of a big deal commercially. It may cause some heart burn on social media, but will blow over.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6561

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Phoenix has Skyharbor, Mesa Gateway and Deer Valley airports.

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by Adipocere
Thu May 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5461

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Jeer on unbelievers!! By 2030, Metropolitan will be flying from 6 mega hubs in ATL, DFW, ORD, MIA, JFK and LAX!!

/s

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by Adipocere
Wed May 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10179

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Has any POTUS ever held a CPL license?

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by Adipocere
Wed May 17, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11219

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Boeing can always go to 4 numbers for its next series : 7007, 7117, 7447 etc.

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by Adipocere
Mon May 15, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 7697

Re: Wide body service in the US

I remember being on an AA A330 CLT-PHX last year.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 13, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 18621

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

That would have been an interesting experience for the Japanese on board considering that Russia and Japan still haven't signed a peace treaty since WW2 and there have been wars between the two countries earlier than that..

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by Adipocere
Fri May 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6024

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

Visas and medical insurance come to mind. European countries may have been reluctant to accept a passenger from a third world country with no visa and/ or medical insurance valid in the EU. EU Schengen visas are very retentive about having proper medical insurance.

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by Adipocere
Tue May 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7544

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

EK is technically based on the continent of Asia...

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by Adipocere
Mon May 08, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26453

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

PHX is certainly a big US without any transoceanic international flights (save BA) - but that is because of the poor quality of its population base. The city has relied on retirees and snowbirds far too much for economic expansion; as opposed to building a vibrant economy that can fill seats up fron...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4651

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

They should go to EZE or SCL.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 06, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8475

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

PHX maybe? Skyharbor never rolls off the tongue. Maybe they'd consider renaming to Obamaport or something..

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by Adipocere
Fri May 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20585

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Right or wrong - I am glad that the airlines are being raked over coals in the court of public opinion. I guess this is a taste of their own "calculated misery" medicine. May the airline owners and its employees suffer more... You are on a airline forum. People that like the industry and ...

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by Adipocere
Fri May 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20585

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Right or wrong - I am glad that the airlines are being raked over coals in the court of public opinion. I guess this is a taste of their own "calculated misery" medicine. May the airline owners and its employees suffer more...

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by Adipocere
Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 97
Views: 19746

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I feel like India could be a possible destination for them! The big Asian money in Canada (or almost anywhere) is Chinese. Indian traffic is largely VFR guest workers, parents and their extended families who just do not have the financial muscle of the vast Chinese upper class. Maybe in 25 years, b...

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by Adipocere
Mon May 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA mainline returns to FAT
Replies: 42
Views: 5646

Re: UA mainline returns to FAT

Did FAT ever have scheduled widebody service, especially during the golden age of multi-stop hop routes in the 60's and 70's?

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27618

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Back around 1990 HP would dual board the 747 with A11/A13 and B11/B13. AA really does need a plan for more WB diversions. Also BA will have 2 744 this summer, although not on the ground at the same time. But if one is delayed or a diversion from LAS like last summer, there will be a serious gate sh...

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 9760

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

I thought Etihad was Arabic for 'United'

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by Adipocere
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 29
Views: 5587

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

Wow Allegiant outscores United!!

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by Adipocere
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12674

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Flying in general has become such a high strung affair that primordial fight or flight instincts are getting triggered. If a person expects to get to the airport expecting to be stripped, groped and beaten black and blue at the whims of airline and federal employees with egos more fragile than Kim J...

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by Adipocere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 35984

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

If the US Government really wanted to have an impact wouldn't they simply formally review the Open Skies agreement (which the US3 have been screaming for them to do for years now) as opposed to a laptop ban with questionable impact? Something cloaked in national security gives them plausible deniab...

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by Adipocere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 35984

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The contrived "laptop ban" seems to be paying off.

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by Adipocere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19072

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Lipstick on a pig

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by Adipocere
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

From his non-apologies to his callous emails, it seems like Munoz has no heart. Oh wait......

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by Adipocere
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

How easy is it to spend this "United cash" that they insist on giving out instead of cash? Does it need a phone booking, triggering an automatic fee? Does it have an expiry date? Date blackouts? Route blackouts?

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by Adipocere
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Bravo Munoz.. saving United'S bottom line one cent at a time by having your customers beaten black and blue.

How about just up the compensation until someone finally accepts to get off the da*n plane?

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by Adipocere
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Instead of brawling with your passengers why not just up the compensation offer - $1200, $1600, $2000? Hard cash? There is a price for everyone and they would have had volunteers.. After the HA gaffe and this - I am convinced airline employees are absolute knuckleheads when it comes to dealing with ...

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India sees bookings to US double after laptop ban
Replies: 52
Views: 8819

Re: Air India sees bookings to US double after laptop ban

Any chance the Trump administration would add Indian airports to the list of airports affected by the electronics ban?

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 4755

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

I'd expect some, if not most, of the Raider fans to become 9er fans within about a generations time span...

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4545

Re: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims

Boeing may have hoped & suggested the P2P strategy, but alas they do not run the airlines. Airlines historically are run by the unimaginative and incompetent executives with only a primal herd instinct passing off for business acumen. They can't help look beyond each others butts while they all ...

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by Adipocere
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?
Replies: 21
Views: 3513

Re: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?

They could make a run for PHX as AA slowly abandons their hub there.

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by Adipocere
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 20539

Re: Seat Law coming?

Sideways facing seats on both the sides of the fuselage. Alternating forward and backwards facing seats through the middle, staggered with a tight pitch so that passengers can form meshed legroom with the passenger sitting opposite facing them. Oh and webbed seats.

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31878

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

I think the training requirements for such a circular runway will be significantly different and since not all airports will convert over, won't any such move cause an (unacceptable?) uptick in accidents and incidents until the pilot community's learning curve meets the level of competence and exper...

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by Adipocere
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15572

Re: More new AS Routes!

With AA and WN expected to slowly give up on PHX, this does open up more options for AS in the future to grab an even bigger slice of the West coast.

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by Adipocere
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15622

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

The various shootings in Kansas and other places haven't helped with perception either. Arab travelers probably are keeping away until the dust settles down.

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10827

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

I think this guy ought to fly on NH or JL flights in the future.. those Japanese FA's do like their cabins feel like flying sweat lodges.

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by Adipocere
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further Emirates Asian Expansion
Replies: 25
Views: 6238

Re: Further Emirates Asian Expansion

Secondary South and SE Asian cities come to mind - Kandahar, Medan, Jaffna, Chittagong, Chiangmai, Sanya as the next frontier for EK to conquer.

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by Adipocere
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax On Norwegian Flight Can Expect A Big Fine
Replies: 40
Views: 19761

Re: Pax On Norwegian Flight Can Expect A Big Fine

Haha a fine would definitely better than a Norwegian "jail"?? Is that on a beach on Phi Phi Island too? Don't the guards pass around Margaritas to inmates watching cable TV and playing Xbox?

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by Adipocere
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Domestic Night Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 2629

Re: US Domestic Night Flights

US/ AA has a bank of flights departing PHX between 2 - 2:30am. Depending on winds flight times to CLT could be less than 3 hours in the air. DFW is even worse.

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by Adipocere
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An Airline With No Carry-Ons Allowed
Replies: 27
Views: 2526

Re: An Airline With No Carry-Ons Allowed

I would be concerned about Lithium batteries in the cargo hold. Almost everyone has multiple gadgets these days run by battery.

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral
Replies: 38
Views: 11386

Re: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral

If you know where to look there are plenty of ME3 flight attendants or at least people in ME3 uniforms providing the same services.

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by Adipocere
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Papeete airport closed - taxiways / apron underwater
Replies: 24
Views: 8698

Re: Papeete airport closed - taxiways / apron underwater

The area underneath could be used for parking, terminals or shopping. I feel as though this would miss the point of elevating the airport. You're right I was thinking of protecting aircraft and equipment from high water. Also the airfield can resume operations without the water having fully drained...

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by Adipocere
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates in Kathmandu?
Replies: 19
Views: 4551

Re: Emirates in Kathmandu?

How do the airlines manage alternates at Kathmandu? Looking at the maps and terrain there doesn't seem to be any suitable airport nearby to a divert a heavy within hundreds of miles (DEL, CCU, DAC??)

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