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by flyguy84
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Aircraft Expansion
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: F9 Aircraft Expansion

Let me know when the planes actually get delivered, I have my doubts....

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by flyguy84
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 44
Views: 7843

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

william wrote:
I am trying to imagine it now, ATL. Twin arrivals on the north side of the airport and twin departures on the south side. Imagine the increase in movements per hour for the world's busiest airport.

This makes no sense. ATL can already land three runways at once and depart two.

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by flyguy84
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15630

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Something smells fishy here... Frontier can't sustain that level of growth.

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by flyguy84
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3144

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

How low can you go.... 0

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by flyguy84
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA new WB future positions and destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 5547

Re: UA new WB future positions and destinations

Themotionman wrote:
Does LAX any widebodies other than 787s?

They see domestically configured 777s.

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by flyguy84
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8488

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

RL777 wrote:
Very sad, eerie reminiscent of the Payne Stewart accident.

Actually no, nothing about this crash resembles the Payne Stewart incident.

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by flyguy84
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas DFW-SYD Diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3648

Re: Qantas DFW-SYD Diversion

More than likely fuel/tech stops.

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by flyguy84
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19719

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

United wants a SE hub it’s gojng to need to acquire either B6 or NK. It’s very unlikely to happen but that’s how they get themselves a hub.

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by flyguy84
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19719

Re: Doug Parker on United Lack of a Southeast Hub

Might want to check that quote. Parker didn’t say “too bad for United...”

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by flyguy84
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines shares down 12% post 3Q earnings
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: United Airlines shares down 12% post 3Q earnings

How many posts do we need on this?

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15208

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

I know that the CEO and Board of Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to Wall Street and their investors, but at the end of the day, you as a management team are paid to make decisions on what's in the Airlines' long term best interest and unfortunately that is going to mean making the investo...

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15208

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

apodino wrote:
I was doing a bit more research. Wall Street appears to be reacting to an Oscar Munoz statement saying "We dug ourselves a hole".

By we he meant Smisek and Co. will take awhile to undo all the damage. Won’t happen overnight.

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by flyguy84
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 55
Views: 12459

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Too much growth too quickly perhaps?

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by flyguy84
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5669

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

One thing is for sure, gone are the days of the 20 minute turn. I was at the gate when my flight pulled in, a 738, and it took 40 minutes to get everyone off the thing. Not taking a larger plane because of runway issues is simple - don't fly the plane to those airports. Stick them to Vegas, Orlando...

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by flyguy84
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5669

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

One thing is for sure, gone are the days of the 20 minute turn. I was at the gate when my flight pulled in, a 738, and it took 40 minutes to get everyone off the thing. Not taking a larger plane because of runway issues is simple - don't fly the plane to those airports. Stick them to Vegas, Orlando...

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by flyguy84
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15792

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

No way WN would just sit back and let this happen. WN would make a counter play for B6. In the end UA would probably win the bid. But like the AS/VX deal they would end up paying to much for B6. Then the DOT would probably force UA to give up a drastic share of B6 prime slots at JFK,LGA and DCA. Op...

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by flyguy84
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

Why do you all sound so bitter against DL? All awards come with a bit of politics. No one had a problem when AA was named ATW "Airline of the year" even gave their employees positive space passes. Hell I don't even think the employees of AA saw that coming. DL scores high because they tak...

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by flyguy84
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15792

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

This sounds like the investors are pushing for it... do I think it will happen? Eh, there's a chance I suppose.

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by flyguy84
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

So Delta paid these people to send surveys out to their employees so they could “certify” themselves as “a good place to work.” Meaningless. There’s a reason other airlines aren’t on here, they didn’t pay this company money for this useless “certification.”

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30603

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

30-40 aircraft is enough of a subfleet to be worthwhile but aren't all of AirBerlin's 320s CFM powered? United's seemed to be content to stick with IAE birds when they've gone shopping for Airbus additions. I guess at the right price they would see benefit in a sub fleet of CFM powered jets. Much l...

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30603

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

It’s possible LH does not keep the entire fleet. Rumor is that United will very soon announce a transaction for 30-40 used airbus aircraft to enter the fleet.

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9208

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

So now people can blindly overpay Southwest to take them to Hawaii. Yippee!

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23503

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Hawaii Service

Welcome to 1947!

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by flyguy84
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

If it doesn’t make money it’s got to go. This flight had poor loads.

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by flyguy84
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 188
Views: 48312

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

How did you manage to include Oakland when we don't fly there anymore?? And you left out SMF?? That's a surprise!! I was saying second 10 as a whole among all airlines...I thought SMF-LAX was one of the top 50 markets in the US, but maybe that's SMF-SoCal as a whole. UA's LAX-SMF service is almost ...

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by flyguy84
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 14221

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

In a town-hall with employees at LAX, Scott Kirby said he fully expects United to become the worlds largest airline. He also said that airbus orders are not off the table but they aren’t able to get a competitive price today due to deals Airbus has entered into with other airlines. Do you think Unit...

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by flyguy84
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 4605

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

It’s no different than say United that has a NRT and HKG flight attendant base.

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by flyguy84
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 590
Views: 125701

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Really just goes to show how safe modern day aircraft are... to have something that serious happen and the aircraft to be able to continue and fly and land safely.

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15010

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Its definitely not a price cut. The week before AA launches basic economy you could purchase regular economy fares ord-dfw for as low as 41.00. They day they launched basic economy those fares became 49.00 for basic economy and a whopping 364 for regular economy.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines applies for more Houston-Havana flights
Replies: 2
Views: 843

United Airlines applies for more Houston-Havana flights

United is looking to increase its frequencies on IAH-HAV service including a mix of 737-800 and ERJ175 aircraft. Interesting that they are looking to increase IAH frequencies... always felt it was strange to be saturday only. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/09/26/united-airlines-applie...

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by flyguy84
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 6172

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

There really is no market for SEA-SIN

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6402

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

As many free upgrades as United hands out, I understand why they feel they can cut costs on meals and such. Sure it cheapens the whole product but until they stop giving them away like candy im good with it. So your proposal is to leave seats empty up front domestically if they aren't sold? Or are ...

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6402

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

As many free upgrades as United hands out, I understand why they feel they can cut costs on meals and such. Sure it cheapens the whole product but until they stop giving them away like candy im good with it.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Icelandair future strategy

oh boy... seems FI is the new 757. How many threads do we need?

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: United new safety video!

I think its fine.. its not annoying like the Virgin America one. It presents all the required information without being too kitschy. People just love to hate.

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by flyguy84
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5637

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

It appears all US carriers have diverted or air returned their inbound MEX flights except for WN... not sure what they are waiting for.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 9101

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

Looks like the second daily AS flight is on an E175 and will replace the VX A319 on SEA-DAL. Perhaps just a brand recognition thing for folks in SEA to book the flight, or maybe the route isn't performing to their expectations. I am curious when the staffing troubles will end at QX, however, becaus...

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY

Okay. You can fly wide bodies domestically quite a bit these days. Nothing special.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3993

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Let’s all say this together. THERE IS NO PILOT SHORTAGE. THERE IS A PILOT PAY SHORTAGE.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

Re: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT

PSA.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

RJ incident at CLT

Anyone know what’s going on at CLT? Some type of emergency incident on the regional ramp over at concourse E. Have seen a few different things on Twitter. A groundstop is now in effect for all AA regional jet traffic that would normally park at E. Multiple reports now that a plane hit a tug on taxi ...

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by flyguy84
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25281

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

wow. Who would have ever thought...

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35397

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

NYT reports deliveries from 2022-2027.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4896

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Dominion301 wrote:
Interesting that they didn't just order 15 E170s instead. When was the last time an E170 was built?

Probably hoping that if by some modern miracle DL pilots relax scope, they can easily be converted to 76 seats where as a 170 cannot.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35397

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Heads are exploding. Good for Airbus and United.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4896

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Sources at SkyWest say the 15 70-seaters to be operated for DL, and the other 10 for AS.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4896

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Sounds like they are slated for Delta Connection or United Express. By limiting some of the frames to 70 seats they don't count against the 76 seater scope clause. Probably why they are given a new designation as 175SC, can say it's a new variant.

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