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by 727200
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9115

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

This isn't even a good try for the Airbus BB's to try and create a link or conspiricy back to Boeing. Manufactures provide some sort of financing all the time to get the sale. Airbus has admitted they paid bribes to get sales, not so here. Move on and close this thread.

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by 727200
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8274

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

forget ab out it!! The Tulip is an Icon that would polarize the company. We're not ready for that yet. The time may come when we are? But it's Not right now.. Polarize the company? You mean like the 'brillo pad' on the tail and the 'Smurf blue' uniforms employee's are given from the cartoons in the...

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by 727200
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8274

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

forget ab out it!! The Tulip is an Icon that would polarize the company. We're not ready for that yet. The time may come when we are? But it's Not right now.. Polarize the company? You mean like the 'brillo pad' on the tail and the 'Smurf blue' uniforms employee's are given from the cartoons in the...

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by 727200
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 188
Views: 47998

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Only the DL BB's promote that theory. Butt then, they think the world rises and sets on the widget.

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by 727200
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 44
Views: 6582

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

Who is SW paying off? They have more than double the amount of the majors just like last year. Something fishy going on here.

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by 727200
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 188
Views: 47998

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Might do with a 320 or 737;doubt it will be anything more than that and probably not .2x. Its an AA stronghold, planes can best be used somewhere else.

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by 727200
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 27
Views: 12565

Re: A340 To be scrapped

Does anyone have more history on this plane? How many cycles and when was it delivered?

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by 727200
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6146

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

DL has 'best economy product?" I guess its all in the interest of the poster. I flew them the other day and thought it was nothing more than a glorified SW. After all I had read about them from the DL BB's on here, expected a higher standard only to find it wasn't close. Im not saying that any ...

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by 727200
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 15573

Re: The end of the A380?

Every plane has an era; the quads have passed and now the twins are in control. Ugh. No. It has nothing to do with the number of engines. Really? and how much cost analysis have you done on fleet planning? Lets break it down very simplistic: Fuel burn of 4 engines as opposed to 2 engines over the l...

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by 727200
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 15573

Re: The end of the A380?

The 380 has been dead for several years; all we are waiting for is the funeral. Its a niche plane that only a few operators purchased and can use. Every plane has an era; the quads have passed and now the twins are in control.

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by 727200
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 188
Views: 47998

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Given the costs for just the bridge over Sepulveda, I doubt that LAWA would agree to build only enough gates in T9 just for United. Some combination of Alliance partners and other airlines will be necessary to justify the capital outlay and spread the risk.[/quote] Do you really expect anyone beside...

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by 727200
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 188
Views: 47998

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

I love how the DL fan-boys all say the same thing: Don't waste your time UA because DL has LAX and the West Coast sewn up. Time will tell if they are wrong or right. One thing for certain, its going to be a nice little war.

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by 727200
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 11524

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

Did Monarch have any options on the order? And I'm confused, was it 30 or 45 firm?

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by 727200
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18181

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL crown jewel? For real? Nothing against the city of brotherly love, but just don't see it being that high on the AA crown. The cities mentioned as possibilities are all secondary cities so their goes the yield. But then if you corporate view is less competition on those routes out of that hub, th...

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by 727200
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12581

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Cutback in schedule? Thirty 737-300s left the fleet yesterday, only 9 MAX are taking their place. I assume because its fall sked, there is slack in the fleet?

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by 727200
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 578
Views: 115478

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Listening to audio of ATC and when he was on the ground, I understand out of caution, but once he pulled onto taxi way why did he want a visual for leaks? Not having flown on the 380, I would still assume that gauges would tell him if any systems losing fluids. I understand that he would want visual...

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by 727200
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 107
Views: 12227

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

1) How much is the subsidy from ONT? 2) Anyone want to start a pool how long this flight lasts?

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by 727200
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 14661

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

What is the issue? If AA or UA, or DL want to have a fare category of basic economy or basic get on board, its nothing more than a marketing ploy. People fall for it everyday when they are inline at BK, or Wallmart, or the grocery store. If it doesn't appeal to you, don't buy it.

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by 727200
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 28617

Re: Southwest 737-300 last day of operations today

32 years, what a great span. She still looks great flying thru the skies. How many cycles on these birds? The way SW flies, they have to be up there. And if they are retireing 30 of them in one day, did SW get 30 MAX that are sitting on tarmac someplace waitung to go?

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by 727200
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1825

Re: ORD Master Plan

Dont get excited boys and girls; this is only a 'preliminary' draft. The airlines will still have to aprove the final version. In my view, i just cant see UA and AA agreeing to increase DL and LCCs gate addition without some major gate additions of their own. If there are 30 new gates and UA takes 1...

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by 727200
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10655

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

This is not raciest and whoever suggest's that needs to get a life and quit acting like a princess. Jeez, she is joking. What happened to sense of humor. I hope you agree all the people getting so wound up about 'disrespecting the flag' should get a life and stop acting like princesses? As they are...

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by 727200
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10655

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

When you are on holidays and on not wearing the uniform, you can state whatever opinion you have. When you wear the uniform, you represent the company and can affect the image of the airline. Unacceptable behaviour.[/quote] No one should be arguing that point and I agree. However the reality is she ...

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by 727200
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10655

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

This is not raciest and whoever suggest's that needs to get a life and quit acting like a princess. Jeez, she is joking. What happened to sense of humor.

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by 727200
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14707

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

does it have a little bit of 'dust' on it? Except for this crew, I can't imagine it has gotten much usage.

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by 727200
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14707

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

What about sim time? Are there many places around they can get time in?

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by 727200
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 5974

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

You do realize that on a 225 seat plane you would need an additional 188 connection passengers? And you are assuming that the 37 from local business would be high yield, when reality is that as a corporate contract depending on how its written, they can pay for Y and sit in C? This is nothing more t...

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by 727200
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14707

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

I never thought I would see another one of these with wheels up. WOW! May she and her sisters fly as they were meant to be.

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by 727200
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4010

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

For AS? 8

Worldwide? I don't have numbers for that[/quote]

So of the 17 still flying almost half are AS. Not bad, I didn't think that many were still up there.

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by 727200
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 5974

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

37 PEDW a day out of SEA? Close this thread, not even worth discussing.

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by 727200
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4010

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

How many 400's are even flying?

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by 727200
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 42
Views: 12159

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

How many points do they get for that one?

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by 727200
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Boeing 757 At Morristown (MMU)
Replies: 12
Views: 2406

Re: President Trump Boeing 757 At KMMU

He doesn't use it, so has to be family members in town. No pics?

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by 727200
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA retires old 777
Replies: 10
Views: 3289

Re: UA retires old 777

You sure it didn't go to VCV for some work? UA does send their planes there for additional features when needed.

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by 727200
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6314

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

You seem to be implying CO was on the brink of bankruptcy. Not the case. But par for the course for someone who thinks a cornerstone of bankruptcy law is "three times "your" out" ("as we all know"). Yeah that's exactly what I remember, CO was flying only to 2-bit towns ...

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by 727200
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6314

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

CO was a regional secondary carrier who lucked out and suddenly became an international leader with the addition of UA. The A-net myth that never dies. UA was a whole 18% larger system wide ASM at the merger. And smaller both Trans Atlantic & to Latin America. The only place it was "leader...

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by 727200
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6314

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

Oscar is just bidding his time. He is the 'good cop' trying to get people to like him and all get along. Kirby is the CEO in waiting and its just a short matter of time until he takes over, and that is a good thing. As much as Oscar is the 'feel good' guy, Kirby is an airline guys and long over due....

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by 727200
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 31
Views: 7154

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

Hmm, too much competition in the LAX market?

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by 727200
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12570

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

DL financials are posted BEFORE taxes in an attempt to make it look much larger than it really is. Must be a 'Southern thing." As for JV, tell all of us what feed DL has at PHL? Since none of the JV partners you mention fly say MEM, or ROC, or MLI to PHL I have no idea what feed you would be ta...

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by 727200
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12570

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one. There really isn't much that AA can kick DL's a$$ in. While AA might have finally, after years of neglect, caught up to the benchmark of business class flying and having flat bed seats across their international fle...

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by 727200
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14039

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

No question UA has taken over the Pacific and left both DL and AA on the taxiway. The issue then becomes NW and PA were clearly the two dominant carriers in the Pacific, but under DL that has fallen behind. On a separate note, I wouldn't say that DL has lost to Ferris, instead AA lost to him without...

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by 727200
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12570

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one.

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by 727200
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24440

Re: EK A388 go around being 400ft AGL at 8 nm off runway

Someone gonna get some time off to think bout this.

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by 727200
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10710

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Tough to compete when you do not have any alliance partners to help you through. Oh well, someone will step up to the plate.

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by 727200
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 46
Views: 7400

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

Color scheme looks very good.

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by 727200
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14039

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL.

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by 727200
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 8882

Re: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

If any country interests conflict with the US, including aviation, then they are certainly within their rights to hold up or cancel sales of aircraft. It has happened with a number of countries including Iran with the fall of the Shah and the F-14's held for 35 years.

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by 727200
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 10952

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I thought I read someplace that AS was going back to an all Boeing fleet?

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by 727200
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35033

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

It might surprise you, but there likely are some people with intimate or at least circumspect knowledge of how either this deal or others in the industry work. It would surprise you who some of the real participants on this forum are. Very few disclose proprietary information but that doesn't mean ...

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by 727200
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35033

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

None of us are working at UA in strategic management, legal, or fleet planning so we have no idea what the contracts look like or what clauses are in there. Instead we have a group of internet wanna-be CEOs who bang away on a keyboard acting like they have intimate knowledge of each clause of the pu...

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