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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 7645

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

Is RDU the only airport that is busier/bigger now than during it's hub years? Or does BNA and SJC also fall into that category? BNA has fewer movements than in the hub days but breaks passenger records just about every month. It would be interesting to compare the passenger counts for the AA hub an...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines at DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Frontier Airlines at DFW

dfwjim1 wrote:
Surprised at the low number of flights between DFW and DEN on F9. I believe in the mid-2000s Frontier was operating 5 to 6 flights a day on this route.


There aren't many cities that have the same number of flights to DEN before they changed their business formula.

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 7645

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

Noise wrote:
Is RDU the only airport that is busier/bigger now than during it's hub years? Or does BNA and SJC also fall into that category?


I believe BNA surpassed the AA hub numbers two years ago and is on a steady rise. Perhaps the # of movements is less, but certainly more pax.

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline alliance Braniff would have joined if it were still around in the late 1990's or early 2000's
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: What airline alliance Braniff would have joined if it were still around in the late 1990's or early 2000's

Italianflyer wrote:
That's a fun hypothetical but the industry in the days of BN I...or even II...was completely different. I doubt Braniff would have survived the first wave of consolidation in the mid-late 80s.


I agree. Harding Lawrence set BN up for failure. Some carrier would have quickly swallowed them up.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 31
Views: 2995

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

RockIsland41 wrote:
Just don't see B6 getting gate space at DAL. Not with the AS possibility especially, plus the current legal case.


It's likely AS will consolidate at DFW. Sooner or later, WN will be in all 20 gates at DAL. Love Filed will have come full circle then.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 31
Views: 2995

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

It has always been a head scratcher for me as to why B6 went into DFW with only two flights to/from Boston and did not at least try JFK and FLL to/from DFW. It should add FLL. From knope's list the other day, Dallas is in the top 10 domestic markets to South Florida, and DEN is close afterwards. It...

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 52
Views: 7021

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

There needs to be a permanent thread on this topic. It seems to pop up quite often.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 57
Views: 3896

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

Another early 70's destination. ITO. PA, NW, and UA all flew them, I don't believe any were daily. LAX/SFO/SEA/PDX are the destinations I remember.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 57
Views: 3896

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

TWA302 wrote:
chrisjake wrote:
Tans America flew 747s STL-DFW-HNL


I thought Transamerica only did military charters from STL?


They did operate this flight. I used to see the 747 at DFW, one flight a week in each direction.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 57
Views: 3896

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

I didn't see this listed, but in the early 70's AA flew a 747 JFK-BDL late evening because there was no RON space at JFK back then. DL's early 747 ops were somewhat odd. they had three westbound flights DAL to LAX/SFO, but only one LAX-DAL eastbound, none from SFO.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 57
Views: 3896

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

I didn't see this listed, but in the early 70's AA flew a 747 JFK-BDL late evening because there was no RON space at JFK back then.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4556

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

My niece and her husband live in Ft. Meyers. They say this time of the year makes it intolerable with traffic, getting into restaurants, etc.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 32
Views: 2876

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

- and IIRC there is no obligation to notify passengers of a seat change. you mean other than the common sense to treat a customer right ... I was AAdvantage highest level tier for years, and after "not being treated right" a number of times, I basically took almost all of my business else...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?
Replies: 35
Views: 2588

Re: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?

IMO, I actually think that the massive expansion WN has done at DAL by adding so many destinations can be in inconvenience. Lot's of new markets have only one or two flights. That makes connections less practical for some. The old WA routes at least provided better options. I used to fly DAL-TUL oft...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18781

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

A Mashable article headline reads people are heartbroken over the elimination of Virgin America. I don't know if there's ever been an airline with so many likes. AS definitely can't bank on the VX customer coming along...for the frequent flyer program. http://mashable.com/2017/03/23/virgin-america-...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18781

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

As I see it, there are three options. Option 1. Drop Virgin America brand and consolidate under Alaska name Pros : - less confusing for flying public - cheaper as not paying royalties to the Virgin Group for use of the name - maintains strong Alaska identity and brand goodwill - lower marketing cos...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31328

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Which is why there is growing belief that this is a ploy by the current administration and its Islamophobia, attempting to make a statement since the the orders to restrict pax form certain nations have been shot down by the courts twice. Maybe I've misread the news but I've come across multiple re...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4233

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The only one of those that could even remotely be referred to as P2P are PER-LON for QF. Not only are the rest Hub2Spoke for the respective airlines, but some of them are Hub2Hub. O beg to differ. Denver to Tokyo is brand new as are the secondary cities in China. San Francisco Tel Aviv is new. Prio...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4233

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The only one of those that could even remotely be referred to as P2P are PER-LON for QF. Not only are the rest Hub2Spoke for the respective airlines, but some of them are Hub2Hub. O beg to differ. Denver to Tokyo is brand new as are the secondary cities in China. San Francisco Tel Aviv is new. Prio...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31328

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Given today's events in London, while not aviation related and as of yet no word on who the perpetrator is, terrorist fears have just gone up a notch.

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31328

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

If I was a Muslim passenger I would be glad to know somebody is doing something to stop my fellow passengers from blowing up my airplane. What happens to those airlines/countries not included in this ban? It should have been made world wide, affecting all airlines if there was a real threat. The wh...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 3984

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

MEM and PIT are the best bets IMO. But I think AS will focus more on expanding their west coast point-to-point map before exploring new ground out east. I would think MEM would be pretty far down the list. Just because it was a hub at one point, it's not going to get all it's old routes back. If th...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 38
Views: 5848

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Every May 1 protesters (most of whom don't have to worry about missing work) take to the streets in Seattle and start riots. The airport is generally never affected and there is no reason to think it will be this year. Here are the results of the last five years of rioting: 2016: 9 arrested, 5 poli...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31328

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Is it a coincidence that all the countries affected are Muslim countries? No more of a "coincidence" than that the large majority of plane terrorism in the last decades has originated either from Muslim countries in that region, or in the name of Islam. That may be an uncomfortable fact f...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31328

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Honestly, I believe the administration's purpose by imposing this regulation is to move against middle eastern airlines only. Especially EK, EY, QR and TK (Although we can argue TK is a European airline). This is clearly a political move in favor of UA, AA and DL by encouraging pax avoid DXB, AUH, ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 57
Views: 8354

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

Did Boeing ever spent a dime on this? Why should they? Boeing does not want the plane to be found. Current information points to rogue pilot, so new information can only harm them. Or best case, it will do no good. I guess this will be the Amelia Earhart mystery for our generation. I honestly do no...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8782

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

QF should have ordered the 787's for themselves rather than passing them to Jetstar. Big mistake. 4 engine airplanes are for military and freighters. Someone forgot to tell Tim Clark this. Then again he's the only one keeping the A380 alive. Emirates was the exception to the rule. And they are stru...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8782

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

b747400erf wrote:
QF should have ordered the 787's for themselves rather than passing them to Jetstar. Big mistake. 4 engine airplanes are for military and freighters.


Someone forgot to tell Tim Clark this. Then again he's the only one keeping the A380 alive.

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by TransGlobalGold
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8782

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

Guess what? You typed all that for nothing. I know quite a bit about airlines, and DFW in particular. With you having joined airliners.net a month ago, I have no idea how much you know or don't know. I replied to your post to correct some inaccuracies in your comments. I hope you learnt something f...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19029

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

So what's the difference between this and Iberia, other than certain aspects being chargeable? Ans even there, it's only the cheapest category where hold baggage and a meal aren't included, and all seats have IFE as standard IAG/IB doesn't consider BCN a hub. For Vueling, yes. Perhaps they think it...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19029

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

lesfalls wrote:
Seems that on OAK's website that Level is not listed as an airline that is serving their airport.


They aren't flying yet. Early June I believe.

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19029

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

Disappointed that they will be flying to OAK instead of SFO (according to flylevel.com). They probably got a good incentive deal to fly OAK over SFO. Also, if they are competing against Norwegian, then OAK should be the battleground. True, plus OAK seems to attract the LCC's. SFO international can ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

"not much of Amtrak remaining.I doubt small cities even have stops on Amtrak." You absolutely have no idea of what you speak. Such ignorance is clearly endemic in the the great unwashed and definitely in the president. I wasn't saying Amtrak didn't exist. It has shrunk over the years. And...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8782

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

[i]I've done DFW-SYD twice and there seemed ample empty seats on all 4 sectors. The fact they aren't going to take delivery of the last 8 380's probably has lots of factors, but one for sure is it's too much airplane for any other route it's currently flying [/i]. A little bit of network route know...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-China...underserved market?
Replies: 56
Views: 3640

Re: BOS-China...underserved market?

TheGeordielad wrote:
TransGlobalGold wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
How about a flight to Guangzhou but I don't know this sort of market(china to Boston)



There are probably a lot of other cities that would get service to CAN before BOS.


Ok what routes do you think could/would get a service to Can before Bos?


The two most obvious to me are SEA and ORD.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-China...underserved market?
Replies: 56
Views: 3640

Re: BOS-China...underserved market?

TheGeordielad wrote:
How about a flight to Guangzhou but I don't know this sort of market(china to Boston)



There are probably a lot of other cities that would get service to CAN before BOS.

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

The proposed budget also have massive cuts for Amtrak which provides an alternative to airlines to these communities. With no train service and no air service, pray tell, what are these communities to do? Given there's not really much of Amtrak remaining, not sure. I doubt small cities even have st...

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

IMO, it's a huge waste. Keep Alaska routes for obvious reasons, but if people have to drive 2-3 hours to get to an airport, it's not coming out of taxpayers pockets. Especially when many, if not all of the EAS routes would not exist without subsidies. Just because smaller airports had service 40-50...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 12702

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

vulindlela744 wrote:
I can guarantee you WN is not starting Hawai'i soon or any time in the near future. I'd venture to say you'll NEVER see a SW plane in Hawai'i.


I would agree. Low yields, lots of competition. There's cash to be made elsewhere.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

There is, but economic efficiency and social value are not the same thing. For example, social welfare programs are a drag on economic efficiency, but we have them because decent people agree that keeping people from dying of starvation is more important than maximizing GDP. Social value? Welfare p...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 7993

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

For Boeing, the UPS orders extended the cargo version of the 748 for awhile. I'd be shocked if any passenger airlines order it. The Air Force needs two for VC25 replacements, but our new president is complaining about the cost. they will eventually get built. I suspect the 380 will die once EK's or...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

There is a reason the airlines dropped the cities. There is, but economic efficiency and social value are not the same thing. For example, social welfare programs are a drag on economic efficiency, but we have them because decent people agree that keeping people from dying of starvation is more imp...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6659

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

MAH4546 wrote:
How? U.S.-China slots are all spoken for on the Chinese side. Must be reducing service elsewhere.


It was a premium article in ATW Online daily newsletter. It also mentioned two new Europeans services by MU. I didn't renew my subscription, so the article cutoff without any dates or details.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 7993

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

Four engine jets are done with now. Airlines are retiring them because twins can do the job just fine. Other than the A380, no other four engine jet will survive. The 747 passenger models (including the 748) will all be phased out because no airline will want to operate them in the future. The A340...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6659

China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

Saw this on ATW Online just now. It's a premium areticle and I didn't renew my subscription. Anyone know anything on this? If duplicate, mods please delete.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 7993

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

For Boeing, the UPS orders extended the cargo version of the 748 for awhile. I'd be shocked if any passenger airlines order it. The Air Force needs two for VC25 replacements, but our new president is complaining about the cost. they will eventually get built. I suspect the 380 will die once EK's ord...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

It was reported that the White House proposed a budget that eliminates the Dept. of Transportation's Essential Air Service (EAS) program. Politics aside and whether or not it will be passed, what effects would this have on US domestic operations? It is my understanding that service to many markets ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11157

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

IMO, it's a huge waste. Keep Alaska routes for obvious reasons, but if people have to drive 2-3 hours to get to an airport, it's not coming out of taxpayers pockets. Especially when many, if not all of the EAS routes would not exist without subsidies. Just because smaller airports had service 40-50 ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8782

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

While I agree QF's ownership of 380's was conditional to the JV with Emirates,: Could you please explain what this statement means? It makes no sense as is. Are you saying QF ordered the A380 to go into the EK JV? Or are you saying the A380 order forced them into the JV or what? Gemuser Accidental ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8782

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

The fact they aren't going to take delivery of the last 8 380's probably has lots of factors, but one for sure is it's too much airplane for any other route it's currently flying. But if an A380 is too much plane then a 748i likely would be as well. There is merit in an A380 vs 77W debate because t...

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