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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 36
Views: 3876

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

flymco753 wrote:
Fornaro is a smart man, I like his thinking!



No he's not. The Spirit model makes money off of miserable passengers. On top of that, he has managed to piss off employees as well. Most of the flight cancelations are cause by pilots not giving two $#!^$.

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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8666

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

The US3 employ hundreds of thousands more than Boeing.

I would like to see EK and QR snubbed, put on blast for their racism and blatant mistreatment of employees (in slave like employment conditions).

Boeing also deserves to lose given their recent behavior with the C series.

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by Varsity1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8666

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

Only on A.Net is it "totally fair" for a country to dump on the USA (because their own markets suck), when the USA taxes it "OH BIG BAD MEAN USA!"

haha

Hope it passes.

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by Varsity1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6379

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

PM AA was the last "true" legacy I feel. It had a stoic TWA/Pan AM/Eastern vibe to it.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Country policies/laws that benefit their local airline(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Country policies/laws that benefit their local airline(s)

Probably Dubai takes the cake. Every regulation is tailored to suit Emirates. No labor protection laws, lax aviation regulator, zero % financing from regional neighbors, city leaders constantly scouring for liberal BASAs, and undisclosed arm length transactions to name a few. Agreed. The airline is...

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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17442

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

What a joke. 3 players on this tiny route while you’re cutting 757 service between larger cities. The other 2 airlines are using KEF as a cheap funnel for flights to Europe. The O and D is gravy. What does AA have to look forward to? AA can pull people out of any city in the United States and conne...

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by Varsity1
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air A 321 stored in LJU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: WOW Air A 321 stored in LJU?

AirbusOnly wrote:
Thanks for your answers. But honestly - (why) does such a young frame (1.5 years old) need this long maintenance? Even today „grandma“ is still listed „on ground“ in LJU


It's an Airbus, not a 737.

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by Varsity1
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help starting my own airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Need help starting my own airline

Most posters on A.net cannot read an approach plate, let alone start an airline.

You would be better off going through a consultant to get the expertise needed.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9287

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

I hope we get some more retail in there too.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21208

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

How dare you say anything remotely negative about the God Airbus!?!

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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

Re: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year

He went from claiming that the blockade increased demand to now causing losses?

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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9881

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Ordering 100 737Max10's would be a good start.

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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights

VS4ever wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
A321?


Looks like it. dummy booking looks like 200 seats for KEF-JFK and that for them would be a 321.


They have two (or three?) A321 configs. I wonder if the higher density 220 seat version can make JFK in the winter.

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by Varsity1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights

A321?

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by Varsity1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 42
Views: 9539

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I could set a clock by the sound of MD-80's flying out of MCI to DFW. End of an era.

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by Varsity1
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 13193

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

The article says it all.A market of 740 (and declining) when launched to a max market of 400 today.Airbus bet on a premise that this trend would reverse itself due to airport congestion.They bet horribly wrong. The market actually continued on the path is was already set on.The launch of A351 and B...

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by Varsity1
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 24
Views: 3750

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

The relations between .govs might be strained, but the people maintain their own positive relationships just fine.

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by Varsity1
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)
Replies: 18
Views: 11314

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)

Nice report. It looks like a standard Europe LCC flight but going far, which is quite different to their Dreamliner offering. On a more general note, I do have to laugh at people's take on Norwegian. They employ some Thai flight attendants who work to, well, Thailand. I think that's an idea they st...

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by Varsity1
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10229

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Almost certainly from AA to LHR.

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by Varsity1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4245

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

The 330/339 will be crossing the pacific out of SEA.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 10336

Re: The new Condor A332

I'm surprised they painted it.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18609

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

I've said it before and I'll say it again. They need to move over to the East Coast. They have very little presence over here, and are missing getting passengers in free markets while they play around California and sending E175's to the Midwest. East coast has a ton of established competition. Whe...

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 9903

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

Tried to give it a second look today. Still horrendous.

It's going to age terribly too.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Allegiant Over Their Safety Woes?
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Is Allegiant Over Their Safety Woes?

The pilots got a new contract (that they love) and it all went away overnight.

Amazing how that happens.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18609

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

AS should consider high density TPAC flights through SEA. Even if they LH market sucks (which it does) It would help restore the margins on the domestic 'connecting' sectors by constraining supply (though increase in non-competing demand).

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12340

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

Well that’s America for you. It’s a crime to make whoopee out in the open yet in many states you can walk around with real weapons that can take multiple lives in a matter of seconds legally, as opposed to the non-lethal weapons used in this “crime”. Just give them a small fine, get them to apologi...

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21806

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

He asked about the CEO and you answered with the NEO, but you’re focused on making a point right? Yes. And you’ll never be able to reason otherwise. To be very clear hear, I talked about old and end of the line frames could be worse if you look at the longer term. So to answer me with a question ab...

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to start an airline..........
Replies: 22
Views: 1411

Re: If you were to start an airline..........

I would start an airline called Elevate. Using CS300 in an 2-2 all business configuration. No carry-on baggage other than something (purse, handbag, briefcase, backpack, tote) to fit under the seat in front of you. Up to two complimentary checked bags. You could bundle a concierge car service or li...

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21806

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

So would United be performing D-checks on the aircraft as they convert them, or would they keep to the maintenance schedules that already exist for them? Airlines run their own FAA-approved "phase" programs (A-B-C-D checks) in accordance with their operator certificates, otherwise all the...

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 9903

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

:lol: You've got to be kidding me.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FA's not speaking English
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: FA's not speaking English

AM crews have always given off a sour vibe. I'd credit it to a systematic problem of crews not being held accountable for their customer service standards company wide.

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by Varsity1
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

Re: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?

I flew NK DTW-DFW-DTW in late June. Every NK pilot I saw at either airport had their badges on an ALPA-provided "Fair Contract Now" lanyard. The two sides are in negotiations. As it stands, the NK pilots are currently without a contract and are the lowest-paid A320 family pilots among all...

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 7093

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

It should be noted that drinking ages in the US are state laws. You can drink on a military base (federal property) at 18 if the base commander allows it.

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 151
Views: 15249

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

That'll be the day :lol: They don't even overnight crew right now They are testing overnights right now. Seems like cart before horse don't you think? Maurice is very 'ambitious' about the possibilities surrounding G4. He and a few others believe paying cash for timed out aircraft that can sit unus...

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 151
Views: 15249

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

jnev3289 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Whispers of used A330's.

That'll be the day :lol: They don't even overnight crew right now


They are testing overnights right now.

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 151
Views: 15249

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

Whispers of used A330's.

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18609

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

I think AS is doing well but, AS needs to revaluate how much space their "Premium Class/ Elite Status - Refundable Ticket" takes up in Economy. This class is so large that many of their planes are going out half empty, there just aren't that many people willing to pay that much for a tick...

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6100

Re: AA orders additional E175s

ODwyerPW wrote:
Well, regarding the E2-175, there is this thing called the rest of the entire world to sell the E2-175 into. Of course Mitsibushi wil be trying to do the same thing wit their 'slightly to heavy for US regional scope' bird.


lmao, and who in the 'rest of the world' is buying it?

Nobody. :lol:

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12900

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

Childish beyond belief.

Netherlands should call their bluff.

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18609

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

vhtje wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
Delta is secretly smiling.


Why does EVERY damn thread in this forum need to be made about Delta?



This is DeltaAirliners.net . Didn't you notice the blue?

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14404

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Very sterile looking.

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18609

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

To answer the question about arbitration. The arbitration results are not a pretty sight from pilots view. All the union proposals were denied. Scope and job protection is denied. New pay rates only for years 1-5. T Other years were denied. The pilots are not happy. IF all union proposals were deni...

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by Varsity1
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58923

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I wonder what mach number they are cruising at.

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by Varsity1
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed + Bombardier
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Re: Lockheed + Bombardier

The defense industry isn't anywhere near as volatile and cyclic as the commercial market.

I could see Textron making a try at it with Cessna's support network. Outside of that, I can't see it.

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by Varsity1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renders of Qantas 737 MAX leak on Boeing website
Replies: 31
Views: 7902

Re: Renders of Qantas 737 MAX leak on Boeing website

Airbus posts a job description leaking the 251T A330, Boeing posts a picture of a QF 737 max...

Nothing gets past these a.net detectives.. ;)

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 15708

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

It occurs to me that there is very little variety on this map, only a few different airlines that got strong positions throughout the whole country. Very little regional differences. From a European point of view this seems very odd. I've tried to create a similar map for Europe. Not guaranteed to ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3869

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

I'd like to see them train their crews to first world standards first.

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by Varsity1
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12462

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

Westbound high density A321ceo is a dealbreaker in the winter. I really just can't see it.

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by Varsity1
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received
Replies: 16
Views: 6529

Re: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received

French language ATC is the quickest way to remove situational awareness of a dangerous situation. It's far from best practice and remains only for political reasons. https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20000525-0 A good listening watch could have saved the lives of the crew IMHO. Agr...

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