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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 92
Views: 6945

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

SBN (South Bend, IN) At the present time AA doesn't serve SBN, in the past American Eagle served SBN-ORD up to 8 times a day and SBN-BNA 3 times a day. USAir served mainline from DAY and PIT at various times and Expres from IND. I flew to SBN on DL and it was full both ways (ATL-SBN and SBN-DTW). I...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 148
Views: 21414

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

You get what you pay for.

Surprised QR hasn't offered to 'step in'.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 92
Views: 6945

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

In the "might be able to support a daily E75 to DFW" bucket already served by AA in some way: MLB, GNV, DAB, PVD, BUF, ALB, ROC, SYR, MHT, BUR, LGB, OAK, BFL. Unserved by AA: MSO, FCA, CSG, TCL, LNK*, FOE. *probably the market I'm most surprised to see AA not serve. LNK surprises me too. ...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 81
Views: 8636

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

HR is completely oblivious lol.

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 60
Views: 1727

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Do Europeans complain about everything?

The USA makes up about 40% of departures per day globally. It should be no surprise that it makes up a large percentage of the content as well. Other large markets like China are engineered and controlled by a regulator, so there isn't much to discuss.

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by Varsity1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3470

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

The regional air 'system' of outsourced flying doesn't exist anywhere in the world near the scope it does in the USA. The 1500 hour rule does a good job forcing it out and should continue to exist.

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7415

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

On a side note, does anyone think this project is feasible? I have a friend who recently left Boeing to join this company and has flooded my inbox with opportunities for me to apply. I almost get the sense that this will not ever takeoff and that Boom will either fold, be absorbed, or specialize in...

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10876

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

A nickname born out of a stereotype, therefore still one. I just wanted to point this out, do with it as you please, but now we're getting off topic. A stereotype is a negatively implied adjective or verb. "jungle" is neither, merely an association with Brazil's geography in the Amazon. Y...

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10876

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Sorry for specifically calling you out, but Jungle Jets is a condescending stereotype. Just call them Embraers or E-Jets. Do you know what a stereotype is? 'Jungle Jet' is a nickname. A nickname born out of a stereotype, therefore still one. I just wanted to point this out, do with it as you please...

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23045

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The 787-10 could handle any existing TATL and South American flight AA operates. Push the 777/788/789 to the pacific and the 78J could do the rest.

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10876

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

They are totally dominating 80-120 seats. I don't know the orders for 190-195 E2, but I have the feeling they are ok against the CS100. How do you say that? E2 jets: E75-E2: total 100 all for Skywest. I don't see where OO will fly these. E90-E2: total 68. 5 of these are doubtful. E95-E2: total 65 T...

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 148
Views: 21414

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I like this FR/Norwegian battle.

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23045

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The A338NEO unfortunately has got only one customer so far i.e. Hawaiian hence its future is headed down the same path as the A358. If however, AA really pushed Airbus hard and knowing that the latter is desperate to boost the A338NEO viability to future customers, AA can manage to squeeze 28 A338s...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4666

Re: MCI Happenings

You'll all love this anna.aero article: http://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas-city-becomes-the-largest-unserved-market-in-the-us-from-europe MCI now "largest unserved US market from Europe". Discuss :stirthepot: Kansas City has only had one scheduled TATL flight in history that I know of...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23045

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

AA's international route network has rather short routes (LATAM and TATL). No need for the A350's range at this stage.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4666

Re: MCI Happenings

I honestly feel bad for MCI frequent flyers, they deserve better than the monstrosity that is MCI, I hope this passes... It's funny -- among more than a few KC'ers the peculiar terminal is a point of pride. And the short curb-to-gate walk is almost a religious tenet, though it's not much benefit un...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP
Replies: 17
Views: 3434

Re: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP

WPvsMW wrote:
Would be a great opportunity for WP if WP could react.


WP is short a Q400 right now as well.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4666

Re: MCI Happenings

Kansas just needs to build an airport on their side and be done with this. Agreed. Missouri has devolved into a ridiculous bureaucratic mess. They can't spend any money without putting it to vote. The city doesn't even control alot of it's own affairs as the state has taken some (Police/Fire) away ...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 5826

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

Air travel is a commodity. We are experiencing too much capacity in the international markets.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 215
Views: 21128

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

AA has 58 options that could become firm if they drop the A350 order.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13316

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

There are 28,000 pilots flying for regionals right now, more than all the legacies combined. AA has around 14,500 on their list, DL has 14,200 and UA has 12,700. WN, while not a legacy, has 8,600. So way more than 28,000 at the big 4 Should have been more specific. We were talking about retirements...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12421

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

Well considering the fact this will be an NTA based trip with polaris service means the smallest aircraft company will run on the route is the 75B. KEF is largely tourism dominated. I think Hawaii like 737 service would be more appropriate. The company thinks differently. Under the sub CO contract ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6377

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Looks like Ryanair is out in the cold ? Not really. The real prize is getting GDS interline going. Direct sales like this are nice but not really the end game here. To date, no one has actually done that yet. Also this isn't real interline, it uses Gatwick connects. This is just selling multiple on...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 603
Views: 57396

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Fun little bump in travel last week from PHX on DL. I was scheduled to go PHX->SEA (E175)->ICN (767)->HAN (VE A359). The 7:15 to Seattle out of here kept getting bumped by 5 mins, then 15, then 20, etc. Seeing this game before, I started hovering about 20 feet from the podium and then I saw a very ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13316

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

DL/AA/UA/AS/WN should lobby congress for immediate visa for all these pilots to US! Why? None of them have FAA ATP's or FAA type ratings. There is no shortage of pilots applying to the legacies, they have thousands upon thousands of applicants. You know it's the same thousands and thousands at ever...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12421

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

Nope KEF is an international route so smallest aircraft it would see is the 75B and yes the 737s are ETOPS. What does that have to do with anything? There are plenty of international destinations flown with a 737 and KEF is within range of EWR Well considering the fact this will be an NTA based tri...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13316

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

32andBelow wrote:
DL/AA/UA/AS/WN should lobby congress for immediate visa for all these pilots to US!


Why? None of them have FAA ATP's or FAA type ratings. There is no shortage of pilots applying to the legacies, they have thousands upon thousands of applicants.

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12421

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

Just remember with all the excitement, unless they are growing their overall fleet size or somehow increasing utilization, this "growth" comes at the loss of something else. New routes always get big headlines whereas reductions drift quietly away. UA is still working on ExUA and ExCON co...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13316

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

https://www.austrianwings.info/2017/08/ ... n-piloten/

Airberlin 2017 per 100km:

RASK €6.97
CASK €8.19
-->

'sick strike' = pilots interviewing at other airlines.

QR and Easyjet are holding interviews in Berlin, no registration necessary.

https://www.austrianwings.info/2017/08/ ... n-piloten/

Airberlin 2017 per 100km:

RASK €6.97
CASK €8.19

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 5966

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

I'm glad. Far too much TATL capacity as is.

We don't need zombie airlines dropping fares just to get enough revenue to bleed a slow death and harm everyone else.

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by Varsity1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34591

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

None of us are working at UA in strategic management, legal, or fleet planning so we have no idea what the contracts look like or what clauses are in there. Instead we have a group of internet wanna-be CEOs who bang away on a keyboard acting like they have intimate knowledge of each clause of the p...

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by Varsity1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video
Replies: 32
Views: 5133

Re: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video

CFM565A1 wrote:
Junk, but my opinion of the airline doesn't really allow me to think otherwise


:lol:

If you worked there, they wouldn't allow you to voice your dissent either.

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join

Merging the low cost carriers in the parent airlines would simplify things significantly. BA already has 180 seats on their A320's.

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18343

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

I'm surprised Allegiant isn't killing this with how low their fleet utilization is.

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18343

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

MaksFly wrote:
If the ME3 want to help out... fly in some A380's to help with evacuation efforts.


Why would they?

If anything this is a poster child for the rules against foreign ownership. National emergency.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

The training and experience required to be an airline pilot is quite different from country to country. Some countries only require 190 hours of experience in light piston aircraft to fly an Airliner, others like the USA require 1,500 hours, an ATP along with a CTP course and a full PIC type rating...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34591

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I can't help but think the -1000 might be better for future growth. The 359 might fit the bill "right now" but the higher CASM on comparable trip costs won't help down the road.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 6990

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Unfortunately people's memories are short.

Goodwill buys 15 seconds of fame, PR fiascos buy 15 years.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Evidence of safety violations? The world is multi cultural as is US. No one complains about all the tech employees imported here to Seattle, but somehow air crews can't be sourced world wide? The training and experience required to be an airline pilot is quite different from country to country. Som...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6930

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Most airliners already virtually fly themselves. It's not much of a stretch to have pilotless airliners. It'll start with cargo but airlines won't be far behind. Considering pilots are the primary cause of 80% of airline accidents...we could save a lot of lives keeping them out of the cockpit. Thes...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7510

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

Cancelling the A350 and ordering 787 instead, does cost extra money. Converting to A321neo seems possible, but AA has already 100 A321neo on order and 310 options. Converting to A330neo could be, but only 9 A330-300 are getting old and other frames would than have to replace 767. Looking at single ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Norwegian 12 month share price -37% Ryanair 12 month share price +43% EasyJet 12 month share price +11% IAG 12 month share price +63% Investors aren't impressed. Don't bring facts into this! Share prices are "facts"?!?!? Bwahahahaha! While they may have (too much) real-world influence, sh...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

BestWestern wrote:
Norwegian 12 month share price -37%
Ryanair 12 month share price +43%
EasyJet 12 month share price +11%
IAG 12 month share price +63%

Investors aren't impressed.


Don't bring facts into this!

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6930

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

As an aside: As we evolve to self driving cars in the next 10 years, the demand for short haul regional fights will further disappear, unless someone can assure me that we can do away with all airport security and we can revert to arriving at the airport, checking in and walking up to the aircraft ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7510

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

The 787-10 would make a good TATL A330-300 replacement. I hope they just convert down to more 321NEO's. AA really doesn't need another fleet type at this point.

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

RL777 wrote:
Very broad claims with nothing to back it up, I'm not the biggest Norwegian supporter but until I see some financial docs I'm going to chalk this up to MOL talking some smack.


The are public. Why don't you go look yourself?

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25723

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Already mentioned in a different thread and just a way for MOL to get free publicity. Nothing to take seriously. This is the one time I hope MOL is right. There is absolutely no need for the Norwegian operation existing with its shell game staffing and desire to operate at the edge of the safety en...

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by Varsity1
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13814

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

The competition from Norwegian is causing this. However, DY's planes are still 45t lighter. As for the Heathrow fleet, the 3-class 772s (but not the 4-class 772 or any of the 77Ws, which are all 4-class) are also scheduled for a 3-4-3 retrofit in Y (the 4-class planes will remain 3-3-3). As for the...

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by Varsity1
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 5914

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

dc10lover wrote:
Why not "all" QX pilots try to work for OO and let OO do all the E175 flying.


Skywest is a cult of dead end careers. People who would be 10+ years into a career at mainline are stuck at OO on the Canadian space shuttle.

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