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by cledaybuck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would
Replies: 197
Views: 3106

Re: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would

And what does MikeDrop mean by saying "didn't call for impeachment before he was even inaugurated"? What does that make the whole birther thing where you have all these Repukes [sic] screaming how "Obama is not born in US" The birther movement was always a fringe movement. Those...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1323
Views: 107121

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Sorry, I know I am going to activate a certain user :? , but I figured that it is worth the discussion. WN will be launching CVG-DEN tomorrow and WN officials commented today that they plan to expand more in CVG based on customer demand. Given that the next schedule extension is during spring break...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5000

Re: More F9 route announcements

PHX-RSW? AA and WN don’t even fly this, do they?

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by cledaybuck
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3473

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

Revelation wrote:
Probably look like any other small airport in the shadow of a bigger airport: LGA, MDW, DCA, etc.
I think it would look a lot like MDW (or maybe HOU). It wouldn’t look anything like DCA or LGA from a carrier standpoint.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article:US3 Nothing Beats Hub-Hub flying and New York Flying
Replies: 25
Views: 4228

Re: Article:US3 Nothing Beats Hub-Hub flying and New York Flying

So airlines bring in a lot of revenue on routes where they have a lot of capacity? Who would have guessed?

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest reports 2Q results
Replies: 29
Views: 4330

Re: Southwest reports 2Q results

WN732 wrote:
Not bad after the accident back in April. Seems like the general population has moved on.
WN claimed a $100 million revenue hit from the incident.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The most interesting thing is what Bombardier's endgame in all of this? The CSeries under the Bombardier is history. Are they going to sell off the CRJ/Q400 for pocket change? I guess BBD can go back to its business jet roots but that market also seems smaller than in past decades. Bombardier and E...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The most interesting thing is what Bombardier's endgame in all of this? The CSeries under the Bombardier is history. Are they going to sell off the CRJ/Q400 for pocket change? I guess BBD can go back to its business jet roots but that market also seems smaller than in past decades. Bombardier and E...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58395

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Revelation wrote:
No, no nationalism to see here, move along...
It will interesting to see how it is handled adding the Canadians/Quebecois into the mix.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Boeing is in a position to do as they please. They're perhaps the most successful aircraft manufacturer on the planet. Boeing has every right to complain about unfair subsidies Delta received via the Canadian taxpayer. Boeing IS the most subsidised airplane manufacturer in the planet (as well as US...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Maybe it will depend on the various laws and regulations in the nations involved, possibly Canada and UK including the EU, I guess. Maybe mid 2018 before this can be put to bed? I think it will be way later than that. The Airbus BBD deal isn't supposed to close until late 2018. If the DL planes hav...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Especially when Boeing intentionality tried to screw them over! Sometimes teaching other businesses a lesson in humility is best for the long run. DL has also been trying to screw over Boeing with its anti Ex-Im Bank and anti ME3 stances. It's not personal, its just business. Besides, I don't think...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Then OEM that can meet the delivery time frame DL wants at the best price will win. Would be silly for DL to somehow penalize Boeing. Especially when Boeing intentionality tried to screw them over! Sometimes teaching other businesses a lesson in humility is best for the long run. DL has also been t...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I’m too lazy to read through the already 600+ posts in the C-Series/Airbus thread..so I’ll ask here. How soon (do we know yet?) can Airbus start selling C-series aircraft? Delta already has commitments for 125 aircraft with all their options. They might want to wait until they’ve operated them to s...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96860

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

ssteve wrote:
Read it again.
You are going to have to explain.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

DL COO hopes to have decision around the new year - evaluating A320neo or 737MAX family order https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-evaluating-a320neo-or-737-max-family-order-442249/ I think with the recent c-series news, it's Airbus' order to lose. While it does seem that way, DL is a p...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money. But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something. The fact that they used the big artillery proves that they knew nothing. Doing just nothing would have resulted in a better...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Fairly sure this announcement was a closed deal. And Boeing has poor chances of buying up business in Canada after what they did with De Havilland. Boeing would face substantially more scrutiny than Airbus. This is the second time Boeing has stabbed Canada in the back, as far as Canadians are conce...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Bimboslice wrote:
As a true Canadian I'm absolutely ecstatic, let the orders roll in!
Why? I am not sure this deal is all that great for Canada.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 24000

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

Richard Anderson said 3 years ago, when the Delta/Boeing relationship was going downhill fast, that there was a widebody glut coming and Boeing poo-pooed the idea. Who is laughing now? And just think, 75% of 777x sales are to ME3...I would classify that program as at risk now.. Are we sure DL was r...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58430

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[ Regardless, if I'm going to Hawaii, I'm flying DL. There's no way I can manage to sit on a 737MAX with nothing to do for the length of that flight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Other than 1 bag that flies free, does WN offer any onboard amenities for free? Alcohol, food, in-seat IFE? If you bring your o...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 26490

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

If the GOP were smart, they'd run far away from Moore and help get his opponent elected, just like they did when David Duke was running for a Senate seat, even at temporary cost to them. If they start helping him, they're going to be associated with his brand of madness and bigotry for a long time....

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58430

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

LAX772LR wrote:
lavalampluva wrote:
As if there aren't already enough flights between Hawaii and the west coast. lol

Such are the limitations of a single fleet type....
I'm not sure it matters. Even if WN had a fleet of 787's, the flights would probably still be from the west coast to Hawaii. That is where the demand is.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19499

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

B6 entered LGB in 2001 with the intent of establishing the slot-restricted airport as its West Coast focus city. Over the years, the airline has faced many challenges at its LGB operation, including the inability to build an FIS facility, the inability to utilize its quieter E190's for commuter slo...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 21614

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

Whilst it would be wrong to join another click bait '380 is dead' thread.There is little doubt that something will have to give fairly soon if it is to have a future.Boeing have already stated that they have sold their last 748i.I would only disagree with the word 'sold'.I don't think in actual fac...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16086

Re: The end of the A380?

Amiga500 wrote:
Neither A or B will reenter the VLA market any time soon as they perceive the risk-to-return as far too high.
I would argue Boeing is launching a new VLA in 2020.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 21614

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

If the numbers look really favorable for an 80m 777-10, be interesting to see if Boeing and the customers come to an agreement to just make the 777-9 that long (as what happened with the 737-7's length extension). Seems like it would be too late for that, no? Besides, I think EK would want the perf...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 21614

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

And B787-10 order this year too.....in the article. To be clear, the article uses implied information and allusion to imply an EK 787-10 order. Since my ex-wife uses that tactic to never lie, just imply to get what she wantsby implications, I don't trust the source. Lightsaber To be clear, the arti...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16350

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Huh? The price AA paid is higher than what UA was willing to pay. Airbus can't give the lower price to UA because they would have to retroactively give the price to AA too. Correction: Airbus can, and I'm pretty sure is very willing to give the lower price to UA. It's UA that does not want to see A...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16350

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Nothing proprietary about it. AA is the largest Airbus client, it is reasonable they have awesome favorable pricing. Except Kirby is saying they don't. Huh? The price AA paid is higher than what UA was willing to pay. Airbus can't give the lower price to UA because they would have to retroactively ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16350

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

I am not a lawyer and I do not play one on the internet. Is Kirby opening him self up to some legal problems by giving away proprietary information about his ex employer? Since he went to UA with no problems after leaving AA he did not have a non-compete and bringing this up in the board room at UA...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16301

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

If all of this growth doesn't translate into closing to profit performance gap with DL and AA, it isn't going to last because Kirby won't last. I think you are correct that Wall Street is giving them some space at the moment, but they are not completely bought in on the strategy. Margins aren't hea...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16301

Re: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline

UA has the best chance of the Big 3 to achieve serious fleet synergies. The PMUA A320's are getting old. If they were all replaced with 737's, along with the full seniority list integration, UA could become quite efficient domestically. Near WN or AS levels. I'm not so sure. I think AA will likely ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19664

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT will happen in due time as will CLT-NRT. Question is who will serve it JL or AA? I think PHL will happen once 27L/9R is extended over 11k feet. And on that note you will probably see more long haul from PHL. Re the delays, PHL airspace is still under NYC control....a mere 90 miles away. A 3...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57140

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

With Kirby's focus being domestic flying, I would expect them to beef up that first at LAX to give UA a more appealing and pertinent schedule offering. Top 10 O&Ds from LAX are: NYC, SFO, CHI, SEA, DC, DFW, HNL, LAS, BOS, MIA/FLL, there is good room for them to grow frequency and even add new m...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12890

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

mad99 wrote:
makes you wonder what the number will need to be to change this..
If a bunch of elementary school kids getting killed didn't change this, nothing will.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump criticized for Puerto Rico response
Replies: 65
Views: 2677

Re: Trump criticized for Puerto Rico response

Here is a typical Trump response: Do nothing. Golf. Blame everyone else. Golf. Tweet. Golf. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-response-to-puerto-rico-crisis-20170929-story.html Because we know Obummer never played golf. :roll: Was it not Obama who went to play golf ri...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18509

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Ditch the EAS program. When one chooses to live in a rural area, it has many advantages, I.E. low home costs, light car traffic, small schools, etc. A disadvantage is no local air service and driving to a nearby airport with commercial service. The EAS has wasted millions over the years that could ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339674

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I MoM is a widebody, a stretch "A322" might not be a very effective counter. So I could see why some would prefer it be a "757-300neo" as an "A322" could probably comfortably compete with it. It would not be an effective counter on its own but to cut the bottom of the ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you
Replies: 33
Views: 1278

Re: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you

How has no one mentioned Friends yet?

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26424

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

BREECH wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
If the A330 is such a better plane, why will they be producing at half the rate of the 787 and less than the A350?

Because airlines have shareholders.
You are going to have to explain this one a little more.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26424

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Congratulations TK and Boeing ! Lets focus for future, which city pairs may be announced ? I expect a boom for US and south america flights and hope get rid of 2-2-2 business seating even dream for re introduce for W class. Uhm... how about let's wait for this "order" to solidify? I see t...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26424

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

The A330NEO is useless compared to the 787/350. Why order an 'old aircraft'? What next, an A340NEO? I understand that I'm probably sustaining a Scandinavian fairy-tales character but calling A330 useless compared to anything is... let's say, bold. A330 is a tried and tested airplane that's been in ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26424

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

This should get me a load of hate.... I can see a situation where TK signs a deal for the A350 AND the A330NEO. Nope, lots of us see that. A330neo is a fine regional and/or mid range aircraft. DL's made the same choice for similar reasons. DL didn't buy 787 too though. Does anyone have A330NEO, 787...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricanes effect on Tax Reform
Replies: 27
Views: 870

Re: Hurricanes effect on Tax Reform

Dutchy wrote:
Com'on we need this triple down economics rolling, that it didn't work out last time, doesn't mean it will have the exact the same effect this time around.
Trickle not triple. Although Republicans do seem to be tripling down on it. (Reagan, W, now).

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by cledaybuck
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155757

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Quick question, how is the DL BDL-CLE route still around? The 2017 LFs are pitiful Jan BDL-CLE---28.8% Feb BDL-CLE---40.6% Mar BDL-CLE---49.3% Apr BDL-CLE---64.7% May BDL-CLE---60.7% Jun BDL-CLE---61.4% According to the Q1 data from 2016 average fares were only at $225, Q2 was $211.... Are those fa...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35706

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

Just for the purposes of comparison, I did a wee bit of research and see that the following airlines have ordered both A359 and 789: Air France / KLM Aeroflot Air China Latam Qatar Thai Vietnam United (...). LATAM did not order both. TAM from Brazil ordered the A350. Lan from Chile ordered the 787....

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