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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues
Replies: 143
Views: 20085

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

The market is too big and too important to not have a FSC flag carrier. I'm not saying they should keep AZ, but my guess is that AZ is going to somehow stick around. If there's any way they do the thing that people are talking about, where all the labor contracts are gone and cuts can happen wheneve...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?
Replies: 41
Views: 7472

Re: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?

Has anyone considered the possibility that Italy needs a major network full service carrier? Find me a larger more important economy without a FSC "flag carrier". There isn't one. That's why I think Alitalia will survive in some form, more likely than not rebooted after emerging from a fo...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues
Replies: 143
Views: 20085

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

The brand is so beautiful and especially to me (an Italian) I couldn't watch them die off. What they need is someone experienced to take full control over the airline, and just cut jobs, and do everything and anything to make the airline profitable. It annoys me how much influence the unions have, b...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues
Replies: 143
Views: 20085

Re: Alitalia Vote for Rescue Plan Failed. What Now?

seahawk wrote:
They rejected the rescue plan???

Ok, the company is beyond hope.


I find it stupid on the part of the unions. Now they all risk losing their jobs, even though they believe the government will intervene... again

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues
Replies: 143
Views: 20085

Alitalia Vote for Rescue Plan Failed. What Now?

Alitalia had a vote with its workers to make around 1600 job cuts and 30% reduction in salary, as part of a larger business plan to cut costs and remain flying. Now the unions rejected that vote, and AZ is in talks about liquidation. I'm not too good with bankruptcy and stuff, so what happens now? S...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 98
Views: 12262

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think. I thought the T5 expa...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 98
Views: 12262

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think.

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?
Replies: 41
Views: 7472

Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?

I know that they are in a bit of a pickle right now, but it almost seems like AZ has given up on its future as an airline. Most of their fleet isn't old, but it's still good to have money invested in your future, is it not?

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4618

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

I read that MSN gets Frontier's Neo from time to time

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 18872

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I agree with the people who say that UA should remain UA. But, if the problem continues, and for some slight chance people actually stop flying UA, then something has to change. It has to be very public, like something everyone would see, and it would have to say "we are a brand new company wit...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68008

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

To add to the discussion, United's recently filed 10-Q includes an amendment to the A350 purchase agreement. While we cannot see the amended terms, we can tell that the delivery schedule was amended. See page 36. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/united_continental_holdings/SEC/sec-show.aspx?Filin...

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 4354

Re: Alitalia's problem

PanHAM wrote:
Exactly, was discussed many times before. The best italian hub BTW is in Bavaria, called in Italian "Monaco" and has the 3letter code MUC. They even have a "Piazza Dolomiti".


I don't understand, are you saying since it's Air Dolomiti's hub then it is Italy's best hub?

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 4354

Re: Alitalia's problem

Here we go again: The division between LIN and MXP makes Milan a bad hub city, since people don't want to drive all the way out to catch a flight when they can just connect. Now, some solutions to these issues, Close LIN for good, or make it a LCC airport, which makes business travelers want to head...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15432

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

I think keesje's comment was in relation to the SAS fleet SAS has only ordered ~9 737 from Boeing since 2000 (including 2000), the last ordered being placed in August 2008 (although they have leased some from GECAS since then). I'm not saying Boeing isn't/wouldn't work hard for SAS's business but I...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15432

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

Hmm, sounds like a good move for the airline, but not sure I would be happy about going transatlantic on a narrow body. One of the most comfortable TATL flights was from JFK-PSA with a 757-200. The cabin was fresh, had mood lighting, and was just in general a great flight. Plus you don't have to wo...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus
Replies: 123
Views: 24447

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

I can see the following networks for the 777's and a fleet of 16 350's, plus the 332's. 77E: SEA-PEK/PVG That's a big uplift vs. the current 763ERs... More likely to be A339 routes than 77E. I can definitely see the first batch of A339s based out of SEA for Transpac routes. I see most of the A339's...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus
Replies: 123
Views: 24447

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

and it was making its way around big time. Haven't heard as much about deferring 350s once DL/KE came to a JV agreement BUT I know DL has some issues with the 350..... Wouldn't be shocked at all to see a deferral or a cancelation with some other moves made. What kind of issues? Not being able to fl...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Poor UA, the media outlets are going to blow this thing way out of proportion (it kinda already has). Violence definitely should not have been used on him, but I see this more as a poor decision made by the police, the FA's, and every staff member involved. The airport police should of never done wh...

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Photoshop AA 747-8 and others
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Photoshop AA 747-8 and others

Honestly I'd love to see AZ's new livery on a 787-9 or a359

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17871

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

When is AA taking the a350? They did defer the delivery but I don't remember until when..

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by planespotter20
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68008

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Only the first two, MSN 194/222 have been marked as "delivery postponed." MSN 237 is still going to United Airlines atm, same with the rest, I'm not sure where you got Qatar airways, Cathay, and China Eastern, but my source says different. https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/p...

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by planespotter20
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68008

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

KarelXWB just posted this information on the A350-production-thread. I thought it's worth to post it here... According to the latest firing order, United Airlines' A350 production slots have been axed/swapped: > MSN 194: UA #1, not built > MSN 222: UA #2, not built > MSN 237: UA #3, Qatar Airways >...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68008

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I would be surprised if these airlines did not have a plan for resolution of this at the time of ordering the aircraft. If not, this is a "bet the farm" matter, risking their financial existence. Like I said DAL and AA can apply for a waiver with out their unions approval, my guess is tha...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68008

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The 35 -1000's seems like such a big capacity increase to me, where will they sent these birds and what will they replace, knowing that the -300ER is replacing their 747s? I still have this gut feeling they will be converted to -900 to start replacing some of the 767 and the older 777 fleets. Who k...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 317
Views: 50803

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Wasn't Quantas talking about starting a direct to ORD with the 789? I remember reading it somewhere... Also I feel like if they put economy in the 778/a359ULR then they should spoil the sh*t out of every seat. Free wifi, USB, AC Power, AVOD, Noise Cancelling Headphones, the whole nine yards... Also ...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 317
Views: 50803

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I get bored on a 10-hour flight... imagine one twice the length. Once you get on the plane the crew would come around and hand everyone a bottle of NyQuil. By half way, everyone is handed gun and a bullet. Maybe instead of having a large Y cabin they fill the rear with a larger opening where you can...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68008

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... id=2259528
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Looks like United is taking the a350, they have selected a company to supply the seats, so one way or another the idea of them cancelling is getting cast further into doubt.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... id=2259528

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900

A LH order for the 767-A343 replacement is expected this year. What it will be is unknown, but I think it will be a split order including the 787. Due to LH Technik LH has little problems operating many different types in the group. I don't think we'll see the 787 in large numbers in LH'a fleet. Th...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any chance to see a A350-1000 LR?
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

Re: Any chance tp see a A350-1000 LR?

Can I just say I love how peaceful this thread is compared to some other ones. We don't have people bashing eachother or anything (which is how a thread is supposed to be). Good job us!!! Anyways, on the topic of this thread, I agree with other posters that before we see a -1000LR we'll see a -2000/...

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24124

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Ok, let me give my reasoning for BA at ORD. AA used to have 772, 763, and a 77W on the route. Now they have solely 788s. ORD is gate constrained, and is one of the busiest, if not the busiest airports in terms of aircraft movements and passengers carried. BA flies a double daily with a 777(not sure ...

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by planespotter20
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24124

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

DFW maybe SEA maybe IAH is a no no, all the oil traffic dried up it's only 772/789 now ORD is also a no no otherwise AA wouldn't be putting 788s on it. If anything I'd say only current mid-J routes could support A380. What does AA putting 788s on the LHR route make ORD a no no? I can see them putti...

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by planespotter20
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 306
Views: 69250

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Has anything happened in terms of engines? Are they with airbus yet or still with RR? Seems like a little bit of delay... No doubt airbus wants them to take their time so they don't suffer from an a320neo mishap.

What sources do you guys use? Where do you get all this information?

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 9204

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

Sorry for going a little off topic but is ORD that big of a international hub? I mean, when I travel there I think it's pretty big, but I did not know that AA only served 4 European destinations (I thought it was more like ~10. What other international destinations does AA serve from ORD? Is it one ...

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by planespotter20
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 58
Views: 15072

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

I think UA will still commit to buying 35 A35K's--they are perfect replacements for the rapidly-retiring 747-400 on long transpacific routes. It has the same pax/cargo capacity as the 77W, almost the same range, but at much lower CASM. I expect UA to base most of its A35K fleet at SFO, UA's transpa...

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by planespotter20
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 17982

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

2707200X wrote:
and pieces of burning parts.........


Flew high into the sky....

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by planespotter20
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 9226

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

It's probably going to be DTW-ATL/LAX/MSP initially as other people have said for crew familiarization. Then it'll probably to Asia (NRT as a first route maybe?) and then I think we could see a little a350 usage in the TATL market on premium routes (or aircraft rotation). It's safe to assume that in...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 61082

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mom-market-mires-boeing-headaches-possibility-zach-clark The Airbus IRAD figures in this article are interesting.As is the reverse position for Boeing.Is Airbus not telling us something? Probably not just because they don't have to.Its a tricky financial conundrum for...

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by planespotter20
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 93
Views: 9951

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

Yay... yet another MoM thread (not that I care too much the topic is really interesting). I think the MoM will happen, but I feel that all this speculation and argument over twin-aisle vs. single, fuselage shapes, and whether Boeing marketing or Leahy and physics are correct. I personally think we w...

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by planespotter20
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia board approves revised business plan
Replies: 52
Views: 10170

Re: Alitalia board approves revised business plan

Alitalia has just announced the board has approved a new business plan. http://corporate.alitalia.it/en/media/press-releases-sai/2017-03-15b.html Rome, 15 March 2017 - Alitalia’s Board of Directors today approved the airline’s turnaround business plan which includes a range of radical and necessary...

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by planespotter20
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 61082

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I'm kinda late to this conversation but I'll give my opinion on the matter as well. I'm not Boeing, but I think the best thing they should do is use a design that will help their future. That is, a design that right now is perfect for a MOM but can later be tweaked to fill the 737's hole. I don't th...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 22
Views: 8179

Re: Asiana A350

https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/routes Looks like these are the routes for the OZ a350: ICN-PEK ICN-HAN ICN-KIX ICN-MAN ICN-SFO ICN-PVG ICN-SIN ICN-ORD It says further changes may remain possible so don't take these as final, but I definitely think we will see most, if not all, of t...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 22
Views: 8179

Re: Asiana A350

https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/routes Looks like these are the routes for the OZ a350: ICN-PEK ICN-HAN ICN-KIX ICN-MAN ICN-SFO ICN-PVG ICN-SIN ICN-ORD It says further changes may remain possible so don't take these as final, but I definitely think we will see most, if not all, of th...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 22
Views: 8179

Re: Asiana A350

Does anyone have the numbers for OZ's ORD service? It's operated by a 772er and it was one of the routes that seemed likely to be an OZ a350 candidate.

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by planespotter20
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 13168

Re: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

To be reinvented as a corporate entity then to go through this dance about 5 years from now, as per the normal for AZ, unfortuneately. Not even EY could save them, and partners AF/KL and DL don't want to save them. What happended to the rumors of LH stepping in? I hope one day AZ can actually becom...

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by planespotter20
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 13168

Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

I just read this article: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/business-and-economy/2017-02-23/alitalia-175049.php?uuid=AEyM29b Basically, it says AZ is struggling, and there has been little movement in ways to make it better (all attempts have been unsuccessful). What do you think the future of A...

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 22024

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

The notion that DL desires an ORD hub seems to have been manufactured by a few a.net users. Unless you got your hand into the corporate cookie jar (and that's not going to happen; future services will target SEA, LAX, BOS, RDU, etc. POS), ORD is quite low-yielding. I don't think it's logical for OR...

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Writing Prompts
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Writing Prompts

Argumentative essay and pick two similar airliners (or airlines, airline models like LCC vs. Legacy) and stuff like that. I wrote an entire one about Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft (and I chose Airbus to defend as better)

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 22024

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

Wouldn't more DL flights at ORD give international connecting passengers from KLM and Air France more options? Yes, just as adding more domestic routes could also, theoretically, cater to connections. The challenge is that this directly bypasses the massive connecting hubs that Delta (and all netwo...

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 12104

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

he did say the airline’s new flagship plane — the 366-seat Boeing 777-300ER — probably won’t be used from Chicago It’s too big. Then why were there 744s in service for many years and until just recently? Sounds like he is indicting past management for poor fleet allocation. It could mean that ORD w...

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 22024

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

Wouldn't more DL flights at ORD give international connecting passengers from KLM and Air France more options? I can see more DL flights at ORD as nothing but more good stuff. It may be a spoke, large spoke, focus city, or hub but all that matters is that more flights= more competitiveness+more opti...

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