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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 60
Views: 8171

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

kitplane01 wrote:
The 787 burns less carbon per ASM than the 747-8.

Wow. And significantly so, not to mention more direct flights reduce the number of miles flown to any specific destination.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 60
Views: 8171

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

I see VLAs being important again only in one situation - where the world agrees to a carbon tax which makes multiple frequencies of smaller planes too expensive to operate. If charged on a carbon emissions per passenger/seat basis, then an A380, especially reengineed, probably will make a lot more ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 54
Views: 8180

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

How many years of production are there in the current backlog?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4338

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

This reminds me of some of the alternative options to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The most feasible were ice-rated super-tankers. They tried with Manhattan , she was holed 3 times in the attempt. One was tankers made of nuclear powered submarines that could go under the ice-cap. That was downright se...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11148

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

BBD could sell the DHC-8 100-300 to Viking.
They could do the the 100 what they did to the DHC-6, and wham, you have a sub 50 pax aircraft.

Ain't I clever when spending other people's money? :duck:

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11148

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

This may be where done aircraft make their inroads into civil aviation. Imagine a sub 50 seat aircraft that had one pilot, but emergency controls that would allow a standby pilot to control the aircraft remotely. If you had one standby co-pilot per, say 5 aircraft, the flight crew becomes 1.2 pilots...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 5830

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

One of the things that's been alluded to but not explicitly stated in this thread is that in many cases it was the range, not the size, that was revolutionary.

Therefore, is quite right to look at smaller long-range aircraft in light of this comparison.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any 748i's still stored/whitetails?
Replies: 8
Views: 4594

Re: Are there any 748i's still stored/whitetails?

They were purchased by the US government to become presidential transports.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5487

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

However Anchorage faces competition as a TPAC hub from Hawaii since Honolulu - Tokyo is also within range of the A321NEO. I could see Spirit open up a hub in Hawaii and start such routes, offering dirt cheap TPAC connections through their Hawaii hub. Of course they can also do this from Alaska, tha...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 662
Views: 75095

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

I dont like it - Airbus gets the Cseries, Boeing gets the E2? Collusion is rife here I am so certain of it. Airbus and Boeing have got whole airplane market from 80-500 seats, short, medium and long haul. They dont need to compete with each other now, both will make lots of $$$ Boeing is likely abo...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 662
Views: 75095

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

LockheedBBD wrote:

Embraer definitely got the better deal out of the two. Embraer will get $4.6 Billion, Bombardier received $1. :lol:

OTOH, Bombardier gets to continue to exist, which is not what was at stake for Embraer.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 323
Views: 72022

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Probably off topic, but does AS remove the old VX seats in these aircraft and replace with AS J and Y products? Yes, but not yet. Replacing the seats takes a lot longer than painting the outside, so that will happen during the slack travel times when the aircraft can be taken off revenue service lo...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5487

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

If the cost of fuel rises to the point where a fuel stop becomes more cost effective than a direct flight for passengers, there will be several. It won't happen for awhile based on O&D The fact that Anchorage Fairbanks and Juneau are on world maps has more to do with bored cartographers wanting ...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45554

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Did we come up with the idea of a shared tube for the 797 and NMA, or is there actually Boeing comments to this regard?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7378

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

To state my bias in the beginning, I hate seat back screens. I am tall, my head sticks above the screens, and at any given point I'm facing 18 screens. JetBlue is the worst worth their advertisements. I avoid them for that reason. That bias aside, my 6 year old tablet had a better screen resolution ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7182

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

lhpdx wrote:
ANC … 76.7% … 4091.336986 … 1014.841237 … 163.5538657

These are the underperformers of all of AS main stations....

Not sure about this one. Anchorage has a lot of half-full monopoly and EAS subsidized flights that may be a lot more profitable than full but competitive flights out of Seattle.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6523

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

But the 737 combos have the cargo in front with passengers in the rear. Protecting passengers from cargo in a crash is much harder with the cargo section behind the passenger section as on the 747 combo. My understanding is that the reason the 737 combi has cargo forward is access to the cargo door...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 9978

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

Well... It would add 2 state capitols, and may well change where people want to fly regionally.

It also might provide an opening for Puerto Rico to become a state.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9827

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Whichever state bribes Boeing with "incentives."

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12116

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Iirc, there was a Philippine BAC111 that had a bomb go off in the toilet TWICE. Brought back into service each time. And this, right here, is the reason that an aircraft that can be economically placed back into service must be. If a relatively minor act of terrorism could condemn a $60 million pie...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would a large prop plane designed today look the same?
Replies: 20
Views: 3220

Would a large prop plane designed today look the same?

I live near ANC, which may well be one of the best places in the world for plane-spotting. We still fly DC-6 aircraft up here, along with a few Grummans, and there are a host of airframes within easy driving distances stretching from the C-119 to a AN-2 being restored. Looking at all these old prop-...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9844

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

I think people are focusing too much on the business case. The ability to produce indigenous aircraft is absolutely a strategic resource. It does not need to sell thousands, it needs to sell enough to keep the production limes operating, and the workforce trained. The Superjet, the 204SM, and the MC...

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by NameOmitted
Mon May 28, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16658

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

How much did the role of CADD play in the story? Boeing made a big deal at the time that the 777 was the first completely CADD designed aircraft, providing significant benefits. Had those brights not been available, world it have been worth getting more out of the drafting work done for the 767? Was...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 25, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11182

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

Transport Canada relented and never did enact this rule. However, I wonder if you are right and the 737 is the last allowed (in Canada) with a moveable bulkhead. I do know, as I was flying 737 combis in the arctic at the time, that new smoke/fire detection and fighting rules were started that were ...

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by NameOmitted
Thu May 24, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12068

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Advisory to the overly cautious: Prepare to walk in the future. It is probable that most future designs will include folding wingtips. I expect those thousands of 797s will have them, so they can park in the 320/737 spaces. And if the 380 ever re-wings ....... Could longer wings allow a future 737-...

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rising Fuel Prices and it’s Impact
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Rising Fuel Prices and it’s Impact

At around $65 bbl, new frcking plays become economically viable. At $70, new long term plays in Alaska become viable.

Oil will not stray north of $80 long without political interference, which world change the question.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7030

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

“Our goal is to have a strong and sustainable Horizon Air. As a CPA carrier, we can bring more value to Air Group by adapting to match the needs of our guests and our largest customer, Alaska Airlines,” said Gary Beck, Horizon president and CEO. The distinction between "guests" and their ...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73175

Re: 737 down near HAV

Am I the only one that is shocked it is taking this long to clear up whose plane went down today? FlightGlobal is reporting Blue Panorama but the pics match a bit with the Mexican plane being discussed on Twitter. We are talking about Cuba here. Have this in mind. Also, this incident is less than a...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8329

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

B6/VX :duck:

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 16, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9711

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Ok. Purely for the sake of argument, let's pretend this is about AS leaving New York.

Why did they just put a Board Room in JFK terminal 7, and why is their name now on the outside of the building?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9711

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Jamake1 wrote:
Nothing is more time consuming than commuting.

Well... There's internet bulletin boards...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21981

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The argument could be made that the market for VLA aircraft has always been inflated. As mentioned before, the range of the 747 saw it on routes that simply did not need the capacity.

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9711

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

JFK is an Airbus pilot base. As others mentioned above, something like 80% of the transcon flying will be transitioning to the 737. It was pretty obvious that it wouldn't be sustainable as an Airbus base after the fleet deployment changes were announced a couple months back, and probably wasn't wor...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 3888

The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

I recently ran across a fantastic telling of the secrete trip of the Pan Am Clipper California from Auckland, NZ. to New York after the Japanese bombed Perl Harbor. It's a good read for anyone interested in flying boats. https://medium.com/lapsed-historian/the-long-way-round-the-plane-that-accidenta...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Brent price escalating?
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Effects of Brent price escalating?

Adding specifics to what others have said, a lot of fracking production becomes economically competitive at around $62 per bbl. As long term prices hover in the high $60's and low $70's, we well start seeing more production there. As for low cost carriers being in a weaker position, they tend to fly...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22117

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

And with all of that, they have never (1) threatened to use nuclear weapons aggressively, nor have they (2) ever done anything which would indicate that they were planning to use nuclear weapons aggressively. As I said, get your facts straight. Israel's threats or lack thereof to use nuclear weapon...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22117

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Get your facts straight. Look at a map of Israel at its founding, look at a map now. I'm not saying that Israel feels much choice in the matter, but they do adopt an extremely aggressive posture. They make no secret of their willingness our ability to strike when they feel threatened, and they are ...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22117

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Seems to me Iran has decided having nuclear weapons is of the utmost priority for them. Same decision made by the US, UK, France, Russia, China, NK, India, Pakistan, Israel, etc. With an unstable Pakistan on one side having nukes, and a belligerent Israel on the other having nukes, what rational ch...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 14
Views: 8976

Re: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

Someone saying Allahu Akbar on a Turkish airliner is the least remarkable part of this story.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 12, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13644

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Ask me how I know the OP never flew AS in Southeast Alaska or out to Dutch Harbor... ;)

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7571

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

Why doesn't WN just shut up about it and start flights to Hawaii? Is it my imagination or do they just keep having press releases saying they want to start service to Hawaii, but have yet to announce anything definitive? AS and WS just announced definitively that they were starting flights and didn...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 11, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7571

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

5 years from now, I think HA having new, smaller ETOPS aircraft will have a larger effect on the maker than WN joining the fray.

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by NameOmitted
Thu May 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15964

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Obviously they're buying B6... All threads eventually go to a B6 merger.

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by NameOmitted
Thu May 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7571

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

But do you really think the big 4 don’t pretty much control the domestic market? As of Jan 2018 United had the least domestic market share at 14% ALK Jetblue Spirit and Frontier combined just beat that. That is only United. A point of disagreement is on whether or not this is a problem. An airline ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 4050

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

Yes, but for political, not economic reasons. If a steep carbon tax raised the price of fuel to the point where a stopover was more economic than a direct flight, and if Russia closed it's airspace, then things might look like the eighties again at ANC.

Not holding my breath.

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22588

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

How about this. Anyone who brings facts to this discussion also cite the facts. Links are easy, and it might make for a more productive thread.

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6458

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Yes, forgive me for my trying to include my entire continent (whose population nearly matches yours) as part of the west. :lol: :lol: Ahhh!!! I was purposefully leaving your country out as that now counts as a kingdom, no?! :rotfl: Sorry! I couldn't resist this! The Kingdom of Canada? I like the ri...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 05, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

BWIAirport wrote:
I wonder how long they'll keep it around.

It looks like a removable sticker. The tweet references an "incredible summer." I don't suspect the stickers will see December.

I'd be fine with that.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 05, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6803

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM? Runway performance on island airports? Obviously AS feels they have enough smaller aircraft for this to not be a reason, mind, but my understanding is that the -8 does still have a useful niche. Do you mean the 9? Becau...

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