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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air to merge by 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3810

Re: Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air to merge by 2020

A logical and in my opinion, overdue decision. If Peach is the surviving brand, it'll be interesting to see if the combined airline will still be HQ'd in KIX or if it relocates to NRT.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8722

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

While I'm sympathetic to B6's argument, there is an something here that hasn't been acknowledged: The US and China don't have open skies with each other unike the UAE and Qatar. CA's fifth freedom flight is presumably governed by the treaties that the US, China, and Panama have with each other. The ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5328

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

Possible, sure. Probable even, when considering the possible money at stake if/when Indigo Partners finally cashes out. I can't say inevitable, though. While they may be off their all time peaks, both carriers are still quite healthy as independent entities. This isn't a VX scenario by any means.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Rumour : Etihad may sell stake in Jet

Are y'all serious? You can't even book a Delta flight with a connection to Jet, and now DL should buy 9W because they're "close?" Being a SkyMiles partner means about as much as Delta saying it's interested in launching flights to the Persian Gulf- nothing. I have heard few ideas on A.net...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5963

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

--American doesn't own the local O&D of metro D/FW like Delta owns Atlanta because of Southwest at DAL . I need you to explain that statement....isn't WN bigger in ATL than DAL???? If not, they're NOT significantly smaller It's pretty simple: WN is significantly bigger in DAL than they are in A...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019
Replies: 52
Views: 8201

Re: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019

I noticed that the slide specifically refers to the West Coast of North America so what about YVR from HND or KIX? Aside from that, while I agree that SEA would be quite the melee, JL would be unique in the market in that they would enjoy significant access to connecting feed on both ends of the rou...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA and NCA rekindle partnership
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: ANA and NCA rekindle partnership

Not to mention the recently-announced partnership between NCA and SQ. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5963

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

To echo the earlier points on geography, while DFW is well situated to capture a good deal of East-West traffic, so is ORD. DFW and ATL are essentially apples and oranges in terms of their network niches. Also, one can't ignore the strength of post-Wright Amendment WN right down the street. Without ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019
Replies: 52
Views: 8201

Re: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019

wedgetail737 wrote:
SEA has three airlines flying to ICN, why not three airlines to NRT. Also, how do you know they're not thinking HND?


Doubtful. They're maxed out on their HND-US frequencies and they wouldn't drop JFK or SFO for SEA or PDX.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8343

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

Tempest in a teapot. Six months from now nobody will remember this, and those tax breaks will be sneaked into some other legislation. It's all political posturing. Seconded with emphasis. If I'm not mistaken, the NY Times said that DL has agreed to keep their headquarters in ATL through 2036. No Fo...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6438

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

Delta's mistake was even saying they even had a discount with the NRA. I am a life member of the NRA never even knew there was some deal from delta. I bet if you asked 1000 Delta customers maybe a handful knew they had a discount with the NRA. I looked on Delta's website and cant find a list of org...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2580

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

the visas continue to be a pain to obtain for US citizens. that inhibits a lot of impulse and vacation travel I'd be interested to see if Brazil issuing e-visas has any effect on this. Of course, it would also be interesting to see how much more convenient the e-visa process is compared to before. ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2580

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

RJNUT wrote:
the visas continue to be a pain to obtain for US citizens. that inhibits a lot of impulse and vacation travel


I'd be interested to see if Brazil issuing e-visas has any effect on this. Of course, it would also be interesting to see how much more convenient the e-visa process is compared to before.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6438

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

The management is incompetent beyond belief. But Delta totally deserved it. It's not their stance on the NRA that matters; its the fact that they made the insanely short sighted mistake of putting out a lengthy and extremely controversial statement to substantiate the ideal neutral original stateme...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vs DL JFK-LAX
Replies: 46
Views: 7679

Re: AA vs DL JFK-LAX

I think it's clear enough that AA's NYC strategy has been to slowly de-emphasize everything but the largest business markets, hence the low-density product that they have on JFKLAX. If it can wow corporate customers, then using a relatively niche configuration isn't much of an issue. DL on the other...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue considering basic economy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1658

Re: Jetblue considering basic economy?

Doesn't B6 already have basic economy, where one has to pay to check in bags? (B6 has 3 fare classes generally in the core experience.) What basic economy could also be is a few rows of 31" seat pitch, instead of 32-33". Yeah, this is what I thought as well. Their fare family rollout a fe...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture
Replies: 67
Views: 10907

Re: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture

What are the odds of a DOT approval plus caveats like last time?

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8343

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Aren't people reading a bit too much in what this discount entailed (the same applies for the cancelled UA discount)? I was under the impression that it was part of a managed deal with the NRA for travel to their annual convention. Airlines have these kinds of deals in place for hundreds of large co...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11422

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

Can't believe that after wanting the MEX slots so badly that AS is dropping all but 1x LAX-MEX. I can understand reductions on poorly performing ex-VX routes but this was something AS had pursued aggressively. Better to fight for it and walk away if it doesn't work out than never try in the first p...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 20540

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

Glad to hear Air Canada is doing so well. I'd noticed on FlightAware that it seemed like three dailies to YYZ, so it's a good sign that there will be a fourth. Not surprised--YYZ is a good option not only for connections to Canada, but Europe and Asia. I'd guess it will be tough to get MDW back. Al...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7176

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

If by "Southwest Effect" you mean the phenomenon of new entrants in general lowering prices in an established market, then that has always been and always will be there. As for WN specifically, the larger you grow, by definition there will be fewer areas left for you to disrupt in the futu...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9580

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

To be fair to Ottawa, it's not as though EK is necessarly getting singled out. The O&D-centric approach is just the way Canada approaches bilateral agreements. It's not like they can just be expected to turn into Thailand and try to pursue open skies with everyone.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

Codesharing sasnt meant to curb capacity restraints. It allows airlines to sell tickets to places they otherwise wouldn't fly. I can buy an Air New Zealand flight from OKC and check my bag in at the United counter. The busy airports will always have congestion, the minute a slot becomes available s...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1614

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

SteveXC500 wrote:
Thanks. I just find it odd Norwegian would consider the route if it was nearly impossible to fly it with their A321LR.


To be fair, it often seems like Norwegian doesn't really know what they're doing.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7574

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets

Be interesting to see how this all pans out in the medium-long term. The long haul flights they currently operate always tend to have sizeable loads on them from what I've seen when I'm at work at Gatwick. Most Passengers & colleagues who have travelled with Norwegian all speak very highly of t...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%
Replies: 31
Views: 4207

Re: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Amsterdam wrote:
No United and Air France figures?


They didn't make the list, meaning their load factors are lower than 76%.


Does it? I was under the impression that the Telegraph list was just a sample of other large carriers.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24832

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Raise your hand if you find Delta wanting to be a launch customer for the 797 hard to be believe. (My hand is not raised.) I will raise my hand. What Delta says is one thing, what they actually do is another thing. I suspect what Delta really wants is the Airbus competitor to the 797 at the best pr...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

At the very least, they'd have an easier time with maintenance and part sourcing than Interjet, I'd suspect. An Iranian order would do well to further establish the SSJ in markets outside the CIS, especially after Interjet's high profile issues.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to offer Macau ferry code-share service
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: Cathay Pacific to offer Macau ferry code-share service

If Cotai was already operating to HKG, then this seems like an easy win. I don't know how CX schedules their different banks, but it'd be interesting to see what kind of minimum connecting times they figure in for these intermodal connections.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCA and SIA to form strategic cargo partnership
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: NCA and SIA to form strategic cargo partnership

A sensible move. The agreement might only cover Singapore-Tokyo for now but it will be interesting to see if and how it might expand to other parts of Japan and potentially other countries.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24832

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Exactly. They don't need to abandon their business model that has made them successful, but there are certains areas where WN needs to grow up and start acting like other airlines. Codesharing with foreign carriers and expanding international service are among those areas. The 797 would be the perf...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6992

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

However, rising costs WHAT rising costs? Oil is still cheap, right? What possible rising costs could they encounter? Also, this article was written by a website called Motley Fool, a subsidiary of Motley Wealth Management. Anyone ever heard about them? Have you bought gas lately? Oil prices are ris...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 6152

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

Can we get a working definition of “Premium Route”? Without it, we’ll all just be aiming at different concepts.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5845

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

us330 wrote:
I think the only scenario where you could potentially call Southwest's behavior predatory is if it started service to Denver, rapidly expanded with the purpose of killing Frontier, and then pulled back or drastically reduced service once Frontier went bankrupt or left Denver entirely.


Seconded.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 327
Views: 32419

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

We actually discussed this during the ATL power outage back in December (see the Rest of Ohio 2017 thread for more info). Originally, I supported DL dehubbing CVG completely, but in the last few months, I have gone 180 and have been thinking DL made a mistake cutting back CVG as much as they have. ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7739

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

We saw this coming. They've been winding the NRT hub down for years, and the KE JV only sealed the deal. I'd give PDX-NRT a few years at most, and NRT-SIN will probably be gone in a year The PDX-NRT is an interesting case. Don’t forget it is a very short PDX-SEA flight, and from Seattle you can the...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 4626

Re: Forbes: New Indicators of JetBlue-Alaska Merger

I beat this horse to death on yesterday’s thread, but I’d like to add one new point since the article specifically cited the HP/US merger: When HP/US explored their merger, the competitive landscape in the US was much different. The industry was still suffering from the aftereffects of 9/11 And was ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 4626

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

The synergies are that AS are strong out west but weak in the east, while B6 is strong out east but weak in the West. Both are fairly weak in the middle of the country, but the two airlines combined would still have a very attractive network to compete against the US3+WN. The same could be said of ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 4626

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

I really can’t see the rationale. Most of the supposed synergies are really just cosmetic at best. AS and B6 are frankly two very different airlines with two different niches that they excel in. Merging would end up creating many more headaches than they would solve.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation division
Replies: 29
Views: 3207

Re: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation devision

Per what the linked articles mentioned, I wouldn’t worry about the long term status of GE Aviation, though GECAS might be spun off in the near future. The Jack Welsh model of corporate organization is a relic, at least in the US. At so many investor events these days the main topic often revolves ar...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7776

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

After WW2 apparently the Japanese government talked about closing HND and building a new airport on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay. MacArthur & Co. vetoed it but it still makes for an interesting thought experiment. Instead of ending up with two space-constrained airports, Tokyo might have ha...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 327
Views: 32419

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I personally think that the 787-8 is the perfect replacement for the 763ER. Delta only has 50 widebodies on order, and American and United have way more. (Ok, maybe not American but they just received a BUNCH of 787’s and have a lot of 777W’s.) All I’m saying is, 50 widebody orders from Airbus aren...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Closes In on a New Pilot Contract & What It Means for Investors
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Spirit Airlines Closes In on a New Pilot Contract & What It Means for Investors

Looks like the pay is in the neighborhood, but a lot of pilots are not pleased with the other components of the contract. I think it's very possible that it does not pass. Indeed. They don’t get the same degree of attention since they aren’t as quantifiable as pay, but work and scheduling rules oft...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 19946

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

I’d appreciate if they went into detail about why DC needs frequency and the 787 doesn’t work for that market. Of course you never really can tell what Norwegian is thinking.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 6007

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

If any airport is likely to exceed ATL, I’d have to put my money on DWC but only once operations from DXB fully cut over well into the 2020s at the earliest. I’d have a hard time imagining any airport in a multi-airport town taking the top spot any time soon. Daxing would have a better shot if PEK w...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 7048

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

CLT is a unique case and without seeing AA's books we can only guess why but I'd bet the ground operation is more efficient & cheaper than at the legacy AA hubs. As contracts come up for renewal, I'm sure this will gradually change. No way can an 80%+ connecting hub reign as AA's most profitabl...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 7048

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

[ CLT has the banking industry to fill the front cabin to a lot of destinations. BNA doesn't have that. You're making generalizations. Those front cabins are filled with connecting passengers -- the same connecting passengers that a hypothetical UA SE hub would compete for. CLT has the least amount...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 6007

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

Once the SkyTeam airlines leave PEK, the Star Alliance airlines will have more room to grow, expand and offer additional connections. That, in theory, can boost PEK's numbers even more. In theory, CA and other Star carriers can backfill the vacating SkyTeam capacity seat for seat and beyond. In pra...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor issues at jetblue
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Labor issues at jetblue

If they want to stay true to Neeleman’s original vision, then they’ll never be able to win on cost against the NKs of the world. But when they aimed for top line growth with things like Mint (or in the future maybe TATL, though I’m a bit more bearish than most here) they had more success. So maybe i...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 17725

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

If LX likes them, I could see the LH Group taking on more, whether that means exercising their options or buying even more. I’m personally of the opinion that the plane’s operating economics could open up a lot of possibilities for SN or OS.

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