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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7435

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Even if you instituted minimum gauge requirements, there isn't enough runway or terminal space between JFK and EWR to close LGA without significantly decreasing the number of air passengers in NYC compared to now. Anyhow, could JFK physically accommodate the sizeable AA and DL operations in LGA? Wha...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4007

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

FWIW, I think what they did regarding the fare family rollout could be interpreted as ULCC-esque in how it unbundled elements of their base product. But because they owned the narrative and explained/marketed it very well, it didn't come off as punitive in the way that basic economy or first bag fee...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4007

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

It's an open question as to whether these appointments will lead to much of a change in anything at B6. Aside from things like exec. compensation and existentially significant changes, most boards are pretty hands off especially with day-to-day decisions.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
Replies: 31
Views: 3494

Re: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?

DL has, so far, mostly avoided going up against AA or UA hubs from BOS, unless they also have a presence on the other end. DL does not serve from BOS: - DFW - ORD - CLT - DEN - PHX - MIA (although I believe they tried this relatively recently). - IAD or DCA - IAH They do serve SFO, although that is...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3275

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Beyond the obvious logistical issues with large-scale mental health screenings, I'd also have to question the effectiveness given how broadly a term like "mental illness" can be thrown around. I could easily see kneejerk measures that end up lumping in things like phobias and anxiety disor...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 311
Views: 36820

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

With AA wanting to fly to more Eastern European cities, how would a flight to WAW, VIE, IST, OTP or DME from PHL sound. Personally I could see WAW and DME being the most realistic. Also is there any word on possible South American expansions from any of the hubs? Seems like it’s been quiet down the...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5649

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Until Northeast congestion magically solves itself, there will be transcon flights that drag out into late night. That leads to a loss of goodwill, which stymies growth in other areas B6 wanted to go into. Hence things not working out. We. Are. Not. In. Disagreement. Operational issues due to conge...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5649

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

You're entitled to your opinion, but B6 went into LGB knowing the limitations of the airport (i.e. slots and no FIS). And if they were trying to curry favor with the local community for the FIS, one would have expected B6 to keep the number of operations during sensitive hours (10 PM to 7 AM) below...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13506

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

Frankly, that is surprising to me because on paper AS should do better in SFO for a lot of reasons, but mostly fewer competitors. It is also possible AS isn't doing well at LAX either, but knows if they even flinch they will lose gates which would be an unacceptably bad outcome. I don't know if it'...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5649

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

I don't think saying "no" to an FIS qualifies as disliking B6, but I can see how the city might be unhappy with the way B6 has chosen to flout the noise ordinance. Never said they didn't do anything earn the dislike. The fact of the matter is that B6's ambitions for the West Coast and the...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 28
Views: 4239

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

Does anyone know if Benjamin Smith would be a good choice for AF-KLM? What are his achievements at AC? There were/are many people who believe he was being groomed for stardom and at the front of the line to be the next CEO of AC. He's done a whole raft of different things at AC and worked his way a...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5649

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

I wish JetBlue could make it work on the west coast, but they're perfectly content being an east coast player, flying east coast residents where they want to go...which means across the country and back home. I don't know if it's "content" so much as resigned to the fact that their only W...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 31926

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

anxo75 wrote:
SSJ haters never rest...
Skytrax 2018: Interjet, best low-cost airline in Mexico...How is that possible, with all those horrible Superjets?


I'm not an SSJ hater by any means, but it's not like Skytrax would pick Volaris or Viva over Interjet no matter what aircraft they flew.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9750

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

What happened to the title 'Non-US destination' ..... ;) Seriously people. Echoing what others have mentioned, I think BOG would make a logical choice, though the elevation issues are well known. PTY seems like another strong contender though I don't really have any evidence for this. IB might be b...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

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

Ewww, I've never really looked at him before. It should come as no surprise that he is a reptilian...always in the eyes. Anyway the underbelly vibe of DL is dark, and I just look on at the DL fanboys in amusement since there are more important things in life to fight for than DL or any airlines. Th...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 77
Views: 10153

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Great add by KE with the perfect aircraft to start this route. My question, though, is what comes next for the JV given the pilot negotiations in 2019. BOS was a given, but I wondered if they would add it on DL metal to set the stage for better negotiations. Guess not. Given the massive amount of K...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 90
Views: 10378

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Wow. B6 is killing it yoy on JFK-SAN. I know personally I take mint on this route instead of AA now. I wonder if AA would be contemplating keeping their flying roughly the same maybe cut some frequencies on low yield cities and do a partnership with B6 sort of like AS @ SEA. Yep, they also get high...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11472

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

All the Reed article covers is a lot of handwringing over what being "Number One" or "Number Three" means, which everyone sees fit to project their own ideas on. Are we talking about size? ASMs and RPMs? Seats? Passengers? Routes? Market cap? What about customer satisfactions? Aw...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4655

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

With safety video aesthetics, sometimes less is more and more a lot less.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6949

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Were all things equal, I would have questioned moving the AA flight instead of the JL one since this LAS route is geared towards Japanese passengers, but AA's 787 is probably better suited for these kinds of special cases than JL's 777.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 4423

Re: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020

Just another step toward the long-haul LCC establishment: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201807/004823.html http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/jal-forms-corporate-entity-new-subsidiary-carrier JAL officially form the corporate entity for the new carrier. Interimly called "T.B.L. Co. Ltd...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16670

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

Bloody typical that a thread about AA ends up becoming another DL referendum. And of course the two posters who absolutely love to chime in about all things DL have to get their piece in. Anyway, not to defend the original article, since I agree with a lot of the criticisms of Fool and of ALW, but c...

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