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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18094

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

There seems to be a lot of consternation about AS essentially telling us something we all already figured out looking at their on-time stats for the first two months of the year. They were having issues, for whatever reason, with their Airbus aircraft. Looking at this last month, they seem to have s...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway

Am I missing something? It's cool that we can do this, but how does this actually reduce delays? Are these plows inherently more time-efficient than when operated by people, or is it just that you don't need to keep a staff on standby?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6946

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

timpdx wrote:
The $5 billion is supposed to cover everything...

Than you. That makes much more sense. Adding a parking garage, rental facilities and operations significantly changes the value of the overall project.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6946

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

$4.9 billion?

With a "b?"

How long of a line is this?

Seriously, the high speed rail line is set to be something like $10 billion.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 105
Views: 18460

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

RJMAZ wrote:
I might create a big post with a part by part breakdown of the optimisation process.

I would be interested in reading it.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8960

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

How about JFK-MCO? Does BA fly to Orlando direct? I imagine Florida looks appealing to those in the UK this time of year.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC seeks interest for an MRO
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: ANC seeks interest for an MRO

lutfi wrote:
Won't the weather/ light situation in the winter also be an issue?

We have things called lights.

Kidding aside, we like to talk it up, but Anchorage actually has a relatively mild climate.

The fact that you are half way to a country with a much lower cost of living? That is an issue.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines intra-CA routes
Replies: 52
Views: 7243

Re: Alaska Airlines intra-CA routes

tphuang wrote:
just to get away from anecdotal evidence a little bit. Here are the actual LF for Q4 on the intra-cali routes that AS/WN compete against.

Thank you for finding this. Is OO a combination of their flights for Alaska and American Eagle?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8960

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

I still see Virgin America in there although they have gone down in one month Yes, but not against any of their direct competitors. They are still about the same place as they were in domestic flights. I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of synergies happen with BA, if any. Since there are wes...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC seeks interest for an MRO
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: ANC seeks interest for an MRO

Is this anything beyond a fishing expedition?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8960

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

I know that there are specific AA/AS restrictions after the VX merger. Is there a stipulation as to how long AA and AS need to not compete on a route before they can code-share it?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8960

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

As a side note, is there a way of forcing the forum search mechanism to look for capitalization? I look for AS, and get every instance of "as," which makes for a useless search.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8960

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

They've made it very clear the Airbus fleet would be moving off the transcons and doing more North/South flights. Maybe somebody with some more knowledge on the situation can explain... It strikes me that the VX first class seats would be absurd on the short N/S flights, perhaps the change will be ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10723

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

I guess my question is better phrased as "is the sign complete, or is that outline an indication that there will be some color added at a later date?"

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10723

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Those curved lines above and to the left of the title, do you suppose they are the outline of a green and blue swish that will act as a counterbalance to BA's ribbon on the other side of the façade?

And OzarkD9S? Yeah, it's pretty cool.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Better way to load freighters

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8a/25/ac/8a25accc9f14a7ca5cb486707c8995d9.jpg Replace the jet-bridges with a bridge to the forward cargo door, and you have something that could work for most cargo aircraft. Forward doors only, of course. On a related note, could you imagine what the TSA would say to...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5605

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

FlightLevel360 wrote:
They should at least keep seatback IFE in the ex-VX aircraft. Otherwise it would be a MAJOR product downgrade for passengers.

Please, no. I hate flying with so many flashing screens everywhere you look. It's much better to offer free movies over wifi, even if it means looking at a phone.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10564

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Honorable mention goes to... PanAM!

https://web.archive.org/web/19980627112006/http://www.panam.org:80/

The link goes to an archive from 1998, but the domain was created in 1995. Not bad for an airline that was (barely) outlasted by the Soviet Union.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10723

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Feroze wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
For reference (I had not known, so assume others may not know either) Alaska apparently has gates 1-12.


There are only twelve gates at T7 - I think all of them are common usage.


Thank you. I suppose we just met three limitations of someone from Anchorage trying to make sense of JFK. :D

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 3779

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

I'm not sold on the political benefit of moving to DC. 50k jobs could be enough to own a senator and a few congressmen, but not if you are playing in the same pond as Honeywell or the public sector jobs.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10723

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

I had no idea that Alaska has such a large presence there, is any of that they do useful for BA connections, or since they to transcontinental flights, is it generally assumed Europeans world fly to a Pacific gateway before getting on ALK metal?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10723

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

For reference (I had not known, so assume others may not know either) Alaska apparently has gates 1-12.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting first class seats into aircraft.
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Getting first class seats into aircraft.

Thank you. That makes the design work on furnishings impressive, indeed.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting first class seats into aircraft.
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Getting first class seats into aircraft.

Do all first class seats break up into in small enough pieces to go through passenger doors, or can they come through the lager hold doors and up through the floor?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

If AS decides that being alliance-agnostic is no longer viable, do they have enough to offer OneWorld to become a member? AA could move to block entry? Unless AA and IAG both decide to have equity shares. Does AS have any desire to be with OneWorld? None that I know of, and I am absolutely in no po...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

If AS decides that being alliance-agnostic is no longer viable, do they have enough to offer OneWorld to become a member?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 3837

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

Sort of apropos (I've been curious for senile, but this is not worth its own thread), how long does it generally take for Seat Guru to update maps with new aircraft/seating configurations?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16864

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

aemoreira1981 wrote:
The Embraer 195-E2 seems mighty attractive, given that Alaska doesn't need long range out of the 737-700s.

Given Alaska does not have a scope clause (for now), the E-195 could give Horizon pilots a bigger aircraft to work into while giving Air Group an economic replacement for the 737-700.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5095

Re: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft

Has anyone tried a 2-3 across configuration with an offset isle in a 707, 27, 37 or 57?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16179

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

This picture just confirms it. Aviation is going backwards... Now all we get are the MAX and NEO with ironing board seats; slower, lower and tackier. Designed using MS Paint... Yes, but there is a lot to be said for the fact that I know my niece and nephew, a pleasure beyond measure made possible b...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16864

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

As I said earlier, Alaska is concentrated on more West Coast and intra California flying. Not a good long term strategy. WN is already king of intra California flying and more and more airlines are adding additional west coast flying on top of their already large national network. This is just AS p...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16864

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

In all the threads about the performance of the A320 and 737 it is noted that the lower weight of the 737 is only an advantage on shorter flights, the better efficiency of the A320 negates that effect on longer flights, so based on what is being done by AS and DL to some extent, is it a given that ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: Ryanair fleet age

When do they get their absurdly high density 737's? they all are, which is where the money is. Everyone wants cheap heading into massive worldwide recession Utter crap. They seat 189 (the regular -800s), like any (many) other operators, including SAS. Seat pitch on FR is actually (factually) quite ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16864

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

Of course, or does not hurt that the routes that generate the most cycles will be on leased aircraft, tending to prolong the life and retain the value of company owned metal.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: Ryanair fleet age

Enzed wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
When do they get their absurdly high density 737's?
they all are, which is where the money is. Everyone wants cheap heading into massive worldwide recession

I suppose I should have been more specific. I am referring to the Max 200s

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: Ryanair fleet age

When do they get their absurdly high density 737's?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 18445

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

From the main page today:

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12815

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

gaystudpilot wrote:
At that point B6 will enter to acquire AS for less than $2B.


Perhaps my sarcasm meter is mis calibrated, but ALK had a different market cap of $8.4 billion.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What’s next for the C130 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: What’s next for the C130 ?

I believe LM is working on selling a civilian version of the J. Not quite as exciting as a new bird, but possibly more interesting livery.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 2158

Re: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?

Anyone who has spent much time on Greyhound will find flying special. Riding The Dog through Gallup in a blizzard worth no heat, cuddling with someone you have never met to stay warm... Nikies on first class can't take the special out of flying.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5878

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

Airlines compete wit long haul buses on price.

Buses.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 23
Views: 7617

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

It's sad, but it's ultimately an honorable fate for any ship to be scrapped in port. It means she got her crew home safely even to the last.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Price of aluminum
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Price of aluminum

Has anyone found any nuts-and-bolts analysis on what a potential 10% tariff on aluminum might mean for US aircraft manufacturers?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6271

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

As far as Delta is concerned, $40 million is sound and fury signifying nothing. However, it world be illegal to signal them out, so the tax issue also world effect other aviators. Any speculation as to how?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6271

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

I'm sure local politicians tying tax breaks with who businesses partner with will help the bid for the new Amazon HQ.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95489

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

bigjku wrote:
Boeing uses an accounting block to account for profits ...

That makes sense, Thank you.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95489

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Sooner787 wrote:
If HA does acquire the 789, does that put western Europe within range from HNL?
The 789 has awfully long legs :)

That puts everything but Africa and the Arabian Peninsula within range, give or take ETOPS restrictions.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95489

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

A more interesting possibility is that Boeing is basically coming to the end of the 787 accounting block based on its stated size and number of orders. They are basically 100 orders from having the block filled out and that doesn’t include Emirates order yet. Boeing knows it’s cost very well by now...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

We could also stop charging so much foe checked bags. If people don't feel the net to carry on such largesse and cumbersome bags, the problem would be somewhat mitigated.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1551

Re: Carbon tax

I think a potential caution tax is baked into long term fleet plans for airlines already. Fuel prices are low, yet the appetite for modern, fuel efficient aircraft is quite healthy.

As for the argument about poor holiday vacationers, the 737 MAX200 will be the carbon tax king on the shorthaul.

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