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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 81144

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Uganda Airlines orders two A330neo https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/uganda-airlines-orders-two-a330neo.html Just saw this in the PR link: Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the be...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 81144

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Good news for the A330 and it sounds like it could include A338s. Why does everyone seem to think it includes A338’s? Because of the Airbus press release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/undisclosed-customer-orders-six-a330neo-family-aircraft.html Notice that Airbus at the...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 2977

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

There is far more evidence that President Obama's intel leaders meddled in the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton than there is of Candidate Trump colluding with Russia to steal the election. There is also evidence that some of these anti-Trump partisan intel agents participated in the Muell...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 64
Views: 10771

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

2) Having a product that reliably covers the bottom of the market, including making the A319 essentially obsolete in the same manner that the 757 is now, they can begin to focus on the A320 replacement project. The C series (or A220) didn't make the A319 obsolete. The A320 did that and the A320NEO ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 64
Views: 10771

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Airbus has made their short to mid-term strategy very clear. IMHO, anyone hoping for an A220-500 any time soon is going to be disappointed. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b101/scbriml/Airbus%20SA.jpg Yep. If it ever happens, it is hard to imagine an EIS much before 2030. Launch before 2020 is ov...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 64
Views: 10771

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

scbriml wrote:
Airbus has made their short to mid-term strategy very clear.

IMHO, anyone hoping for an A220-500 any time soon is going to be disappointed.

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Yep. If it ever happens, it is hard to imagine an EIS much before 2030.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 64
Views: 10771

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

2) Having a product that reliably covers the bottom of the market, including making the A319 essentially obsolete in the same manner that the 757 is now, they can begin to focus on the A320 replacement project. The C series (or A220) didn't make the A319 obsolete. The A320 did that and the A320NEO ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 17290

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

I personally do not think United would take the A330's as I don't think they want the A350's. And I say this not because of the airframe, but because of the Rolls Engines installed on them. Since there’s no alternative to Rollers on the A350, one would have to assume UA knew this when they ordered ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6045

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I guess it can go either way depending on how far along they are internally. But sooner is better than later. I mean, I guess sooner would be better (all things being equal), but new airplane programs are decades long. If one year makes all the difference, then you probably shouldn't be going ahead...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6045

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental? I'm guessing Paris 2019. There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy. Cutti...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6045

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

danj555 wrote:
Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

I'm guessing Paris 2019.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9061

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Absolutely. Any company is gonna put the most positive spin on any decision. I doubt that this was a straight-up peanut cost vs pretzel cost decision, but maybe so. I think it is more likely they were seeing a loss of revenue from people who don’t book WN because they have peanut allergies. I know ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2530
Views: 314935

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

For what it's worth, in https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1016694820885094401 we read: Jon Ostrower ‏@jonostrower 2h2 hours ago Boeing eyes 1Q19 for board authority to start selling new NMA https://theaircurrent.com/industry-strategy/boeing-nma-797-launch-ato-target-spruce-goose/ … (via @theai...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9061

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

I get where you're coming from. I guess it boils down to limiting liability and solving a health concern all at the same time. The chances of someone pulling out peanuts next to someone with a peanut allergy are obviously greatly lower than someone having a reaction when everyone has nuts. Or they ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1188
Views: 95910

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

It looks like Delta has upguaged CVG-DEN as of March ‘19 to a 737-800. It’s quite a ways out so not sure if it’ll stick. Delta has gone from CRJ-900 —> MD90 —> 737-800. In guessing with Southwest, United, Frontier, Allegiant and Delta all on the route, we will see quite a fare blood bath soon. I th...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 20942

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

I’m gutted. Someone in my company flies PHX to SDF at least weekly. Once again wn screws Phoenix. No DTW, no SDF, no LIT, no DSM, no CVG. So many cuts. It seems like everyone is dropping CVG-PHX: F9 just cut it, G4 hasn't moved beyond 2/3x week, and WN will only operate it in April plus a few Satur...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

I get all that (and BOS is the exception the other way due to the Red Sox), but it is just amazing to me that UA can't even offer once daily in high season from their hub in a metro area 3 times the size. It just goes to show the weakness of the IAD hub domestically and the power of DCA in perimete...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

PIT, Michigan, and Ohio have a foot on both sides of that. Illinois is more RSW. I get all that (and BOS is the exception the other way due to the Red Sox), but it is just amazing to me that UA can't even offer once daily in high season from their hub in a metro area 3 times the size. It just goes ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

I find it incredible UA flies this but not IAD-RSW. RSW demand is pretty Midwest (and Germany)-centric. Sort of the opposite of PBI, which skews east coast. PIT, Michigan, and Ohio have a foot on both sides of that. Illinois is more RSW. I get all that (and BOS is the exception the other way due to...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4653

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

And I grew up believing that California itself was a beach destination... Water temperatures off the coast of California are pretty cold compared to most beach destinations. Yeah the temperatures are very cool; you have to get to San Diego in order to feel ocean temperatures ~70-degrees....not fun ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4653

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

They can and should enter majority of monopolies that as has which are just making so much money and have plenty of demand. Do you want to list those monopoly routes that have plenty of demand to support two carriers? Depending on your definition of supporting. THey probably aren’t expecting to mak...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9982

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

DarthLobster wrote:
Wonder how much they’d save if they just kicked Parker to the curb like he deserves. Icahn and Lorenzo are saving a seat for him in CEO hell...
They are still alive.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4653

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

redzeppelin wrote:
ucdtim17 wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:


Also PVR, LTO, ZLO, ZIH, MZT


And I grew up believing that California itself was a beach destination...
Water temperatures off the coast of California are pretty cold compared to most beach destinations.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

On a trip to Tahoe, I was chatting with our waiter who was a long time resident and worker. He surprised the hell out of me me by saying that summer tourism is something like three times greater than winter. I don't dispute that Tahoe is popular in the Summer, but it would be interesting to see the...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4653

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

^^^ It amazes me how many people go to Hawaii for vacation. It’s treated as the ‘Holy Grail’ of places to go for so many Americans... I’ve never quite figured this out. It’s not exotic at all. Weather is good, and lots of beaches, sure. But what is the huge draw that fills all these flights day in ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2979

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Exactly. He specifically said "city" , not catchment area Which, in the context of airports, is particularly inane... as (1) no airline uses only the city-proper for its market assessment, and (2) many large cities don't have an airport within the actual city limits, but usually a suburb ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20853

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Here is another point...if the A338neo has the same range and capacity of the A350, why would airlines order the 797? If the numbers of profitability per seat, and operational costs do not come in line...Delta and other airlines that are potential customers of the 797, will default to the 338neo. M...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Body of Water To Walk Around
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: The Correct Body of Water To Walk Around

Lake Erie Circle Tour or nothing

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2359

Re: RR Ambitions

keesje wrote:
I wonder of breaking up IAE can be seen as a stroke of brilliance, looking back.
Yeah, I am sure RR is thrilled they are shut out of the narrowbody market for the foreseeable future.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1272

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

Looks like the North American bid is the winner.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10470

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

A CS500 can make sense for Airbus, if we look at Airbus development into the future. At some point, Airbus will want to make something bigger than the 320 for their MOM contestant. What a CS500 would do, is increase the size of the smallest plane in the new family. It would mean an easy increase in...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 11596

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

scbriml wrote:
I guess when you're spewing so much bile it makes it difficult to separate fact from fiction, but Obama didn't give up billions, it was Iran's money all along.
And he actually got something in return for it.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Republican Values
Replies: 114
Views: 3478

Re: True Republican Values

The thing is, in 2010, when the Tea Party was trying to take over the Republican Party, Trump would have been a RINO. Now his values appear to be the party's values. I guess that is the who point of this thread in the first place. Trump is a RINO, just a different kind. I have come to calling his k...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Republican Values
Replies: 114
Views: 3478

Re: True Republican Values

We know they do it at their donors command, before the tax cuts they admitted as much. "Pass the bill or dont bitger calling again". Amazes me how there isn't a corruption investigation when a member of congress says on national television that he is voting for a law to secure future paym...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9510

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

Correct. You could have easily taken off of a 7000 ft runway (like BOS 9) with that TOW. Might be flaps 15 or 25, but it’s doable. There’d be a lot less reduce, though. UA will operate the MAX9 out of OGG later this year, so runway performance must be sufficient if it can take off a 7000ft runway a...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1188
Views: 95910

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Thank you for the summary above. That is very helpful and, even more importantly, rational. Much appreciated. On the topic of WN, what are the next big possible adds for them at CMH? Now that HOU will be daily, would a daily MSY be a possibility? Like many others I was shocked that we did not get a...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 943
Views: 78226

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

As in, the school that is better at football than yours (Alabama and Clemson exempted). As in the school nobody actually ever went to but cheers for anyway because they win sometimes. I mean, I'll admit that I root for them and never went there, but they are one of the largest schools in the U.S. 6...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

probably one would need to make a chart to really assess the difference. Seat width and pitch, luggage charges, nuisance fees, All over comfort, all overs service, satisfaction with flight and service appropriate for price, when things go amiss do they fix it, etc. interlining available and price. ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 943
Views: 78226

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
greenair727 wrote:
THE Canada?
It's like Ohio State.
As in, the school nobody likes? ;)
As in, the school that is better at football than yours (Alabama and Clemson exempted).

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 943
Views: 78226

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
THE Canada?
It's like Ohio State.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1188
Views: 95910

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Sometimes it seems like CMH can't catch a break, particularly when compared to its peers: http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180606/columbus-loses-flights-to-west-coast-again Granted, the route is mostly O&D to the "second" airport in the Bay Area on an airline with limited business a...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1188
Views: 95910

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Sometimes it seems like CMH can't catch a break, particularly when compared to its peers: http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180606/columbus-loses-flights-to-west-coast-again Granted, the route is mostly O&D to the "second" airport in the Bay Area on an airline with limited business a...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1188
Views: 95910

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

And am surprised the OAK service on the cattle car lasted as long as it did. Most of the business in the Bay Area is closer to SFO or SJC, and the only thing that's worse than flying an hour on WN is flying five. It should not be used as some kind of metric as to whether or not a biz traveler-appea...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

It makes sense to ask, especially in the US. While there is still a massive difference between full service carriers/LCC and ULCCs, the line between full service carriers (US3) and LCC (WN, B6) has really blurred with the introduction of basic economy fares. If you book flights on the companies you...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Is someone really asking this question? Wow. It makes sense to ask, especially in the US. While there is still a massive difference between full service carriers/LCC and ULCCs, the line between full service carriers (US3) and LCC (WN, B6) has really blurred with the introduction of basic economy fa...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Plenty of LCC's (and ULCC's) offer connections, at least in the US. While there are some differences, to the majority of travelers who sit in Y and want the lowest price from point A to point B, there really isn't much difference. That's a difference between Europe and the USA. Here in Europe most ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

i think it is a bit more complicated than many are saying. Legacies typically offer interline ticketing and agreements, which means that in case of an IRROP they can reroute you on another airline; LCC’s usually cannot (although some, like JetBlue in the US, do have some interline agreements. South...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Republican Values
Replies: 114
Views: 3478

Re: True Republican Values

This is my exact point and the intended purpose of this thread. The election is long over and Trump has been proven not to be a champion for republican values. So why is he still getting very high approval ratings from republican voters? Its like in your Ford example. sure, people bought into the &...

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