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by N717TW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 223
Views: 19376

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Oh, AS will pick up the route!! :) Would an LAX-based flight make more sense for DL perhaps? SEA, though, is a strong business market and one of the most rapidly growing large cities in North America. Air Canada seems to do well from Vancouver, which is a smaller city (of course there are very stro...

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by N717TW
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 223
Views: 19376

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Delta dropping major global market like HKG is indeed certainly a shock. I agree. It strikes me as a City you sorta "have" to serve (along with LON, CDG, FRA, TYO, SYD, GRU etc) if you want to be able to sell yourself to clients as an intentional carrier. Based on the decision I am guessi...

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by N717TW
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 223
Views: 11729

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

I climbed stairs to an AF 747 in NCE in 1990.
There was a lot of stair climbing in CDG in mid-aughts after the roof collapsed in the new 2E (or 2F, can't remember). and people were being bused all over the airport.

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by N717TW
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 163
Views: 18116

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Adding ICN with lots of beyond connectivity on KE can only further weaken MSP-HND. While they likely indeed would face uphill battle at DOT, not sure the benefit of keeping poor performing route around year after year. In comparison DL out of LAX, even with AA and NH also offering nonstops to HND p...

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by N717TW
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124832

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Is there a plan to extend the north end of TBIT? No. It will stay as is. MSC North and South will add plenty of gates to TBIT. Are they keeping the current gates 135/137/139/141 which is a nub of the old 1981 TBIT? I understand why it was left there originally--as part of the plan to move the runwa...

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by N717TW
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Re: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

It was really common, especially overseas for airlines to own hotels in their far flung outposts for guests to stay: Pan Am owned InterContinental; TWA brought Hilton International from Hilton (and created TWCorp), BA/Lufthansa/Swissair owned Penta Hotels even while Swissair also owned Swissôtel; KL...

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by N717TW
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124832

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

The non-OneWorld, non-SkyTeam flights will likely move to the mid-field concourse, freeing up gate space for DL and AA plus their partners (AF/KL/MU/KE etc and QF/BA/IB/JL respectively). Do we have a sense for how that will be handled from a check in perspective? TBIT check-in is fully tapped out a...

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by N717TW
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124832

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Lots of exterior renderings too. So happy they are making the outside look more modern too. https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/06/01/delta-invests-1-86-billion-into-lax.html Midfield is coming along nice also and that will help AA and DL. Not sure I follow. How will it help AA and DL?...

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by N717TW
Wed May 30, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7872

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Isn't VS becoming part of the larger JV with AF/KL/AZ, not just with DL? With the AF/KL equity investment they, along with DL, have control of VS. Its definitely a DL/AF-KL/VS thing going forward. https://news.delta.com/delta-air-france-klm-and-virgin-atlantic-sign-agreements-strengthening-trans-at...

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by N717TW
Fri May 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 13997

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

DL's JFK-PHL started as RJ's and eventually one flight upgraded to a 752, which I thought was likely for rotation purposes for PHL-CDG/LHR. DL has flown PHL-JFK ever since they purchased PA's TATL routes which was before RJs had entered service with any airline and several years before Delta flew t...

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by N717TW
Wed May 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6165

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

What's the VS/DL slot portfolio. In terms of daily departures, for VS it's growing again : 2015S 23 2015W 22 2016S 23 2016W 22 2017S 22 2017W 20 2018S 23 DL 2014W 10 2015S 12 2015W 10 2016S 11 2016W 11 2017S 12 2017W 12 2018S 9 So I guess DL were using some VS slots which have gone back? I was unde...

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by N717TW
Wed May 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK/PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 2830

Re: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK

Does this have any impact on their frequency allocation (i.e. does it mean the flight no longer qualifies as a Tier-1 route)? Otherwise this looks like a simple adjustment filing...similar to the old days when TW and PA used to adjust the U.S. tags every season on the Int'l flights so that JFK-FRA s...

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by N717TW
Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18994

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

I agree that air transport is faster and probably more effective for longer distances but true, frequent high speed rail is more efficient on the long run than air travel....it just takes to much fuel to make the planes as efficient on trains. And yet an airplane ticket is cheaper than a HSR ticket...

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by N717TW
Sun May 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18994

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It is interesting to see this discussion here. HSR is bashed by people who probably never saw it and never used it. It is like the blind discussing colours. :-) I've ridden the ICE between FRA and Munich for example. I don't bash it because I think it is an important component of transportation but...

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by N717TW
Sun May 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18994

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US. WAS-NYC is still in the US last time I checked... And no, it’s not a shame that we don’t have more high speed rail markets in the US. While the current US rail infrastructure was built to haul people and goods to open up the Ame...

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by N717TW
Sat May 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9343

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Many comments about MCI having a great location. Personally I think it is a pretty horrible location for a hub. Most of the population in the US is along the east coast and along the west coast. MCI is useless to serve as a hub for transfer traffic within those regions. That's probably 2/3 of the t...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12898

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

That deal makes no sense! What was the carrot for AS? LGA and DCA slots are worth a lot of money. They could sell them to anyone...and had no need to “unload” them to WN. There would be a line if buyers Selling them would have triggered a more aggressive regulatory review in all likelihood since VX...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7549

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

. . .. but him waiving his bonus means he isnt doing a very good job, especially when the company is making more money then it ever has. Now, on the other hand, if the company's earnings were in the toilet and THEN he waived his bonus, good for him. That however, is not the case and it speaks volum...

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by N717TW
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8th freedom traffic rights violations? DOT slaps Qantas for violating obscure US law
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: 8th freedom traffic rights violations? DOT slaps Qantas for violating obscure US law

Its not obscure but rather unusual. There just aren't many places where airlines run domestic tags in another's country anymore. LH used to have some tags like BOS-PHL and pretty sure EK was running BOS-SFO last year. Back in the day, some MXP-FCO or MAD-BCN; NW did PEK-PVG; and numerous airlines (i...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8262

Re: Will DL order the A321LR?

Delta has some of the youngest 757s left in the world, including the last five to come off the line. So the issue, as others have pointed out, is not the 21 average age but the age of the ETOP ex-TW and ex-MU (plus the ex-NW birds from the interport/Asia fleet and a few other late builds they have p...

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by N717TW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3203

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

I’d suggest you avail yourself to some of the more labor focused forums and see what the LUS employees have to say about the IAM or UA employees with all the contracting out and this new United Ground Expresss subsidiary (IAM collects dues from them as well). Read a bit about their related (but sep...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 12113

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

Wouldn't it be more reasonable to have all seats at the same width? After all if the load factor is low the middle seat would be empty because nobody wants to be in the middle seat except for some special situation (partner, kid, dog). Or give that extra inch to the aisle. I guess that's true but w...

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by N717TW
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 12113

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

Wouldn't it be more reasonable to have all seats at the same width? After all if the load factor is low the middle seat would be empty because nobody wants to be in the middle seat except for some special situation (partner, kid, dog). Or give that extra inch to the aisle. I guess that's true but w...

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by N717TW
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17426

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

Outside of the AA hubs, the only possible AA station that maybe close to calling a focus city is BOS although AA does not like calling it that way as they want people to connect through their hubs vs. BOS. AA also has fierce competition in practically all the hubs with the exception of CLT. DL is n...

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by N717TW
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD
Replies: 54
Views: 9582

Re: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD

**DL BOS-LAS OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 DL adds and drops this route more often than President Trump adds and drops immigration restrictions. For the past 11 years I've flown to Vegas for two different conventions (not CES) each year and I've flown DL every time, and the non-stop is operated about every o...

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by N717TW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 43872

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

Delta spokesperson: "We are okay with the expansion — moving Delta to Terminal 5 gets us right next to SkyTeam partners, and that's a nice situation for us competitively in Chicago." https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2018/02/27/what-delta-air-lines-may-gain-in-ohare-expansion.html?...

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by N717TW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 987
Views: 80907

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Is DL in a position, with their A359, to pick up China if HU waved the white flag? Just to clarify, you're asking whether DL would fly BOS-PEK/PVG? They've had trouble with the routes out of SEA, which is much closer with a lot more feed, so I can't imagine a scenario where they would start any BOS...

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by N717TW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t KLM fly to BOS?
Replies: 13
Views: 2857

Re: Why doesn’t KLM fly to BOS?

Because BOS was the NWA gateway to Europe in the 80s and early 90s (before the KLM JV started and NW abandoned the gateway hub) but NW had at that point an established TATL route, an internationally trained crew base, a maintenance base, and a large frequent flyer base. KL had no operation in BOS wh...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6972

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Isn't BA still a full UK flagged carrier, meaning is this is really an non-issue for BA and VS? Didn't IAG create a shell ownership structure where IAG owns 49(or49.)9% of the non-economic equity in BA with the rest in a trust? There are many countries that don't have an unified EU bi-lateral aviati...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6352

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

Pan Am's MIA operations during the 80s were mostly 747s (Deep South America, Europe); A300s (LAX/JFK/Caribbean) and 727s (domestic, Central America and Caribbean). There are plenty of exceptions, especially on seasonal service where 747s were added for demand, such as CCS and SDQ and I'm pretty sure...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 10370

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

DL would be wise to put a CVG/RDU style focus city in AUS, but I don’t see anything more than that. Just wondering why? WN is by far the largest carrier. When DL started building up RDU, it was because of the AA pull down and there was opportunities... that’s not the case with AUS. It has a huge lu...

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by N717TW
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline with NYC-SFO Non-Stop Commercial Service
Replies: 36
Views: 5653

Re: First Airline with NYC-SFO Non-Stop Commercial Service

TWA started nonstop 707 service in '59. United is the other contender on this route as NYC-SFO was the "main line" of the "United Mainline" coast-to-coast service but I am not sure when they started nonstop service from IDL (now JFK). United got their DC-8s in '59, so its possibl...

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by N717TW
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 43872

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

Theoretically yes but I doubt AA and UA will sign off on any deal that will let DL massively expand at ORD. Well, their first mistake was letting DL get this far in the first place! ORD will never be anything like DTW/MSP for DL, but it will almost certainly be a lot bigger than it is now. The most...

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by N717TW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 146
Views: 18001

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

How can Air France have 10 unions to deal, why not one union for each job occupation ? Just for the sake of simplicity merging all these groups would be a good start. Unlike the US, most European countries allow employees to join the union of their choosing. It certainly dilutes the power of the un...

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by N717TW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 113
Views: 12768

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

I don't see B6 pushing WN off BOS-ATL entirely. Southwest in bigger in ATL than B6 is in Boston. $45 one-way fares with bags 'flying free' shows Southwest is willing to lose money in the market. There's room for three carriers in an O&D market that size, and WN can always route connecting traff...

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by N717TW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17268

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Not sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied: https://imagr.eu/up/smuq6_27579797_1572579452856473_2055438444397592576_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BfSdjZuhclT/ :confused: Sorry, but this white tail thing AS had been doing la...

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by N717TW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 113
Views: 12768

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

[quote="MIflyer12" I don't see B6 pushing WN off BOS-ATL entirely. Southwest in bigger in ATL than B6 is in Boston. $45 one-way fares with bags 'flying free' shows Southwest is willing to lose money in the market. There's room for three carriers in an O&D market that size, and WN can a...

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by N717TW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16502

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

There are two other questions that IAG has to navigate: Brexit and LHR expansion. Brexit might mean IAG wants/needs to stop using the UK as a hub between North America and the EU (particularly if IAG has to divest BA down to 49%) whereas LHR expansion might mean that this is all moot. That's alread...

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by N717TW
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7736

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

While its too bad to see these two routes go, they make less and less sense as DL scales back its presence in TYO. Was hard to justify the expense and complexity of having a distinct 757 fleet for just two routes. It hard to think that one point since the NW merger, DL had 24-25 flights on peak days...

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by N717TW
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)
Replies: 43
Views: 7843

Re: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)

LAX772LR wrote:
N717TW wrote:
I'm not so sure that I agree on DALPA getting all that hostile if the transfer wasn't equal between the bodies.

Then you haven't been paying attention, because that's exactly what they do.


only recently and only after there was a possible alternative union created.

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by N717TW
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)
Replies: 43
Views: 7843

Re: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)

Frankly, having KL take over more TATL flying from DL and then moving Paris flights to the JV is probably the best way to quickly reduce costs. ....and the best way to turn DALPA into guerilla revolutionists. :shakehead: Yeah, that ain't gonna fly, literally. Their current J/V prevents it. The JV c...

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by N717TW
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)
Replies: 43
Views: 7843

Re: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)

LEVEL isn't an airline at the moment but simply a brand within the airline (a la Song, Ted, etc). There is discussion of that changing but for the moment its just Iberia d/b/a LEVEL. AFKL has several options. They could create a new airline, they could create a "no-frills" unit as discusse...

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by N717TW
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal
Replies: 24
Views: 4325

Re: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal

The airline is in receivership while also being actively auctioned off and people are a) surprised they are dropping expensive and highly unprofitable routes during low travel season or b) wondering if they will start new service? The question for this thread should be: What other routes will drop b...

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by N717TW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 987
Views: 80907

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Now that the Patriots are heading to Minneapolis, I wonder what kind of services increases BOS will see. You'll see a number of special frequencies and/or charters. DL has done 767 special charters the last few years to the superbowl out of Logan. I am sure both Sun Country and Delta rev mgmt folks...

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by N717TW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 6585

Re: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs

I worked with the SLCDA and I can tell you that SLC usually has the highest profit margin in SLC (tied with ATL) but the volume is much lower than in ATL, and operational changes related to the terminal redevelopment are hurting connecting capacity in SLC. Higher market share = more profitable, alm...

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by N717TW
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 7585

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

On top of the expensive cost of living, the location that Boston proposed is absolutely horrendous. Landlocked in a very densely populated residential neighborhood without easy access to any highway and very poor public transit access. If they end up here it's because they had already decided to co...

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by N717TW
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 7585

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

As in Boston has the edge in this competition. Though cost of living ain’t cheap. On top of the expensive cost of living, the location that Boston proposed is absolutely horrendous. Landlocked in a very densely populated residential neighborhood without easy access to any highway and very poor publ...

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by N717TW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 327
Views: 32409

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I think you'll see the CR2's (and the CR7 to a lesser extent) confined to the "fortress hubs" where Delta has no real competition (MSP/DTW/ATL), while the RJ flying in cities with competition is put on CR9/175 as much as possible, and then I suppose the 175SC/170 on the smaller high value...

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by N717TW
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds SEA-IAD
Replies: 47
Views: 7639

Re: Delta adds SEA-IAD

probaly trying to tap into the Asian connections out of SEA. Although Dulles has a lot of nonstops to Asia these days including CX IAD-HKG starting in September A SEA-IAD red eye flight is useless for connections from Asia. HKG-SEA-IAD would have a 14 hour layover in SEA The HKG flight is a good ex...

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by N717TW
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24472

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Major customers seem to be able to find delivery slots from Airbus when they really want them (see e.g. Delta). There were a lot of very large orders (e.g. AirAsia) that just seem like they could be too large or at least too many, too fast. The sorting out of the actual need for new jets will create...

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