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by planespotter20
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 69
Views: 12536

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Stunning. Can’t wait to see it in Delta’s livery, it’s also nice that the TATL segment will be getting some new aircraft (I fly this a lot and the 767s are the quite literally getting old). I wonder if they’ll put the DL widget on the winglet, similar to the a350. Hopefully it’ll have a successful r...

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by planespotter20
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Despite what some may say, AZ will never fail. If no airline will buy it, eventually some rich italian billionaire will get paid by the government to buy AZ and “turn it around.”

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by planespotter20
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana
Replies: 19
Views: 3648

Re: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana

According to the Reuters article, the 737 MAX, 787, and A330s will be supplied by Qatar to Meridiana to help it grow. Will also get a rebranding. I’m hoping that they buy the AZ name and transform into AZ, without the more negative aspects.

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by planespotter20
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates
Replies: 77
Views: 8901

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

This proposal is entirely realistic and not idealistic. Western access was a political ploy and never meant to actually happen. A full rebuild and reconfiguration is not needed badly at all. In today's presentation they mentioned that all of T1 needs a new roof which is no small feat. What remains ...

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by planespotter20
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates
Replies: 77
Views: 8901

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

This is gonna be interesting... I wonder if they are doing a general remodernization of the interiors of the existing terminals, maybe opening up T3 since it’s not changing much. It will be very interesting in 10 years to see what comes out of this.

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by planespotter20
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43654

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I guess Trudeau's decision to pander to his Quebec support base by bailing out Bombardier at the expense of the taxpayers in the rest of Canada did not pan out so well... And Boeing has been bailed out and living mighty fine with massive tax breaks. I think it's a terrible move, and seriously will ...

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by planespotter20
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43654

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing will end up paying the most in the end. Because what goes around comes around. As many have said, they’ve pissed off Canada and Delta, and that’s a start. With the narrow body delta order coming soon, I wonder what will happen then... But, If Boeing finds this as an effective tool, and they c...

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by planespotter20
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 13740

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

I’m in the JetBlue should stay camp. I’ve never flown them, but I’m itching to try it out. If they could expand into the Midwest, I’d fly them a hell of a lot more.

Once the a321Lr comes to them, It’s obvious that tatl will happen.

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by planespotter20
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 87
Views: 22738

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

I agree with all that’s been said here. I don’t think we’ll see anything new until well after all of the in development aircraft are out and flying with the airlines.

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by planespotter20
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Sorry if this is incredibly stupid, I don’t know much about how any of this works, but if LH owns the name and some ops out of FCO/LIN/MXP, could they use Air Dolomiti as a base for AZ and work up from there?

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by planespotter20
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19315

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Just kill the airline and get on with it. AZ is a mess that cannot be fixed. All parties except the workers would be better off for it. Normally I would sympathize with them but they helped do this to themselves. And then what? Leave Italy, a huge tourist destination and powerful economy, to the LC...

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by planespotter20
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19315

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Of all the airlines mentioned, I think the best bets are IAG, LH, DL, and EY (in no particular order). If DL or EY can’t get full control because of the rule, then so be it. In my opinion if Lufthansa bought in to AZ and got complete control something could get done, but as others have stated, the u...

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by planespotter20
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 22542

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

So, to sum up what this thread has been, two users arguing about who said what and how and what they implied with their writing. To steer it straighter, this is how I see the a350’s in NA. DL: 100% (duh) AA: 30% UA: 50% Why? Well DL took their delivery of the first, AA has differed them similarly to...

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by planespotter20
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68354

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Nicoeddf wrote:
So will Delta find a way to get out of this horrible Airbus contract they wrongfully got themselves into and buy some real machine 777 instead? :stirthepot:


The day that will happen will be the day you can open any news app and not see any article about Trump doing something wrong.

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by planespotter20
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 28674

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

They're upping ORD from daily to 10x weekly as well from MUC. Maybe they're switching to a350 and/or an a380 to ORD (if T1 can handle it). T1 handles the 748 from FRA and that's longer..

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by planespotter20
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3849
Views: 1240970

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

DL and OZ have the best liveries for the a350. The DL, especially looks splendid, it's always been one of my favorite liveries out there.

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by planespotter20
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 14547

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

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(How tf do you add pictures to these things it's so confusing)
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Could this be the one of the design options for the new ORD?

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(How tf do you add pictures to these things it's so confusing)

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by planespotter20
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 36820

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

I read in a different thread that the a350-1000 recently conducted its flight where a bunch of Airbus staff flew on it as passengers. It flew on a 13 hour flight, and it was like 25% more efficient than the 77W. Once the 77W's are out of style, I think the a350-1000 will take over very quickly. If s...

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by planespotter20
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 48774

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

May view is that they don't take the 14 unconfirmed, cancel those 14, they don't really need the 787, so there's no where to put the money but into a350s, which they want

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by planespotter20
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14233

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

I like the minimalistic look of the scheme. The white is perfectly fine by me, and, similar to the new air Canada livery, what looks good on a 787 probably won't look good on a 767-300 or a320. The 787 has the right shape and wing curvature for the golden stripe to accent the livery beautifully, but...

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by planespotter20
Wed May 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 13982

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

BOS is a domestic hub. Only 5 intl destinations. The thread author didn't specify that we are only talking international hubs. But yes you are correct, currently it is not an international hub. Another possibility in the future, is some sort of midwest hub for AS or B6. Plenty of old hub airports w...

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by planespotter20
Sun May 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 16357

Re: Future LH Expansion

Could the MOM/a330neo help the case? I can see LH taking neos, they have a330s that will need replacing.

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by planespotter20
Fri May 26, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 27916

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

Delta definitely made mistakes in their plans to acquire the A350 and A330NEO. - Ordered too soon. The market changed, so they don't really need to introduce new types yet. Maybe also due to a lack of SEA growth (it is flat 1Q17 v 1Q16)? I would argue they need the CSeries (along with other NBs on ...

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by planespotter20
Thu May 25, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 24395

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

As long as they provide power at each seat so I can keep my phone charged while watching a video then I'm fine with it. USB at the least, universal outlets at each seat would be best case scenario.

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by planespotter20
Tue May 23, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 36
Views: 7810

Re: RYANAIR and AIR EUROPA together in long haul

With the 737 or are they adding new types into the fleet?

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by planespotter20
Mon May 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 28308

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

From the looks of it and unfortunately for CVG and Memphis, Delta Stragety paid off well by reducing Delta CVG hub and Memphis former Northwest hub and shift flight to Detroit and Minneapolis. The only question is can those hubs grow organically now? I think they will and can. I think it's importan...

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by planespotter20
Sun May 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4309

What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

This, in my eyes, is a very interesting topic, but what do you guys think will happen in the next 50 years of commercial aviation for the United States? What mergers will we see? Increased service to what other parts of the world? What airlines will be on top? Will we see more US carriers serving fa...

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by planespotter20
Sun May 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 28308

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I live in Madison, WI, and when I fly from MSN (home airport) and I choose delta its pretty much a tie between MSP and DTW. They're really nice airports, especially DTW, it's so modern and works amazingly well. DTW, I feel, offers more connections than MSP, but I may be wrong. MSP is a great connect...

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by planespotter20
Sat May 20, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 9023

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

The 787 is a 767 / A330 replacement. Commercially speacking, the 767 is already gone because of the A330 success. And now, it is the time of the A330 decline because of the 787. Except Airbus betted that they could still sell numbers of A330NEO or even CEO to customers with large A330 fleets and/or...

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by planespotter20
Fri May 19, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 9023

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

If the commonality between the a359 and a339 is pretty good, why wouldn't they operate two smallish fleets (15 a359s + 15 a339s) of each and they could cover broader part of the market. I know this is unlikely given the 787s but Airbus fans are allowed to dream too.

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by planespotter20
Fri May 19, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 6406

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

If this is real, best of luck to them. If this is fake, they did a bad job at it.

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by planespotter20
Fri May 19, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 56
Views: 13528

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

Wasn't LH Expansion part of the original plan? Cut short haul and expand into the more profitable long haul? Maybe the adminstration found something in that pile of junk that keeps on flying.

Maybe ninth time is the charm

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by planespotter20
Mon May 08, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

So AZ is adding a 777-300 apparently, they posted a first look at it on Instagram. Doesn't sound like something an airline on the brink of liquidation or getting sold would do.

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 48774

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

What was that nonsense about the whole Elite airline and LCC polarization? That's just dumb, there are some people who are inbetween (me included). I'd rather pay more and fly Y where I get food, free entertainment, USB and AC power, "comfortable seats", free checked bag, free carry on, an...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

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: 7800

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 Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

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 Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

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 Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102018

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: 102
Views: 14273

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: 102
Views: 14273

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: 7800

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: 4989

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: 19754

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: 70413

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: 4598

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: 4598

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: 93
Views: 17041

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: 93
Views: 17041

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: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 43786

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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