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by SuperTwin
Wed May 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19591

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

You are talking about product, but I think there is also the matter of price. I fly AC and WS mostly transborder, and on close-in purchases, WS is routinely well more than 50 percent cheaper than AC (on BNA-YYZ, my most frequent route, it can be as much as 80 percent cheaper). AC chooses not to mat...

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by SuperTwin
Wed May 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19591

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Despite what the WS CEO has stated, I can’t see Onex just sitting by allowing WS to execute their current plan. I think they will push WS to be more aggressive in order to capture a larger share of the business market. That is where the money is; not chasing after low yield passengers with Swoop. T...

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by SuperTwin
Wed May 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19591

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Westjet has very similar yield (17.55c vs 17.9c) but lower CASM (14.16c vs 16.6c) than Air Canada does. If Westjet can maintain the lower cost while expanding internationally, it will indeed become a formidable competitor. Can’t. Growing their revenue beyond the Domestic, USA, and Mexican/Caribbean...

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by SuperTwin
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9311

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

These planes are going to be a joy to try and fill... profitably.

Man I hope they know something everybody else doesn’t.

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by SuperTwin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 18339

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

The pictures of the newest Boeing are certainly impressive. I wonder though about those long, impressive wings. The folding winglets hardly seem worth it when looking at rest of the wing. I’m sure that Boeing felt it was necessary and not a gimmick. I remember many years ago there was an article ab...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19986

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I am in Canada, AC bought a cheap and apparently flawed aircraft and they deserve to be exposed for it. They were boasting about it. In the open market they would be finished but aviation is a total government entity so they are protected as it's in their name. You build no credibility by making su...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712898

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Still so much focus on MCAS. While there is always a chance that MCAS may be involved on some way, if the flaps are extended, MCAS is designed to be disabled...which means that the sensors which trigger MCAS, are irrelevant in this case, as would be their potential failure modes. If the flaps were ...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4663

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

I think Air Canada should look to grow their UK operation - especially at London Heathrow and Manchester. These two airports have large amount of Star Alliance connections, and have high point to point traffic. Potential changes could be: LONDON HEATHROW: LHR - YHZ reduce from 7 to 5 weekly upgauge...

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by SuperTwin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57787

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

If AC is short one 77W this summer, that may explain why YVR-PEK (AC029/AC030) will no longer be operated with a 77W. That flight is now scheduled to operated by a 77L. As there are not enough 77Ls to take on this flight, that means that one of the currently scheduled 77L flights will have to be op...

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by SuperTwin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92821

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This one’s blah, but the old one was just gross. Yes, that "fresh take" on the next older one, which not only started to "look dated" but "screamed 70s all over the place". Then, it "grew on" everybody all of a sudden. Which was a pity when "no one cares...

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by SuperTwin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92821

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

ei164 wrote:
The new livery is appalling. Bland and cheap. Very, very disappointed.


This one’s blah, but the old one was just gross.

I would call it a marginal improvement.

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by SuperTwin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23845

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/weve-just-grown-too-big-too-fast-ceo-ed-sims-taps-the-brakes-at-westjet "Sims said he firmly believes the Calgary market is under-served internationally." The success of their strategy hinges upon the accuracy of this belief. Based on AC a...

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by SuperTwin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 37411

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Who set market price? The CEO of the big airlines. They meet once a year in the USA or some other part of the world to set the price for the next time few years. This last meeting was In the Caribbean if am not mistaken. Listen DY is shaking up the market like southwest did. My friend market price ...

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by SuperTwin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 37411

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

80% of the posts here talk about long haul operations as the main cause for Norwegian weakness in finances. What if they just get rid off them all, grab the money and re-focus on being an ultra-low-cost-Pan-European operator? They’d still be “pretty” at the eyes of IAG, plus I am pretty sure they c...

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by SuperTwin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 37411

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

If this is the end there will be few in the industry to shed tears for their disappearance. All they do is come into markets, operate at a loss. The established carriers have to compete with them and it puts downward pressure on all employees. In the end they cost the established carriers and emplo...

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by SuperTwin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 37411

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

There isn’t much credabiity in the article. All very superficial with no substanance, just tittle tattle from an analyst. Agree; long weekend ahead and slow news-wise in the airline sector. Dust off the imminent Norwegian collapse story. Makes for good filler. Are we to read that as in you don't th...

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by SuperTwin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines profit sinks 81% on fuel costs, Virgin Australia losses
Replies: 31
Views: 6316

Re: Singapore Airlines profit sinks 81% on fuel costs, Virgin Australia losses

blooc350 wrote:
UAEflyer wrote:
So SQ is another EY !!



The understatement of the century. I dont recall SQ losing $1.87 Billion and axing routes left and right like EY..............


*overstatement

And yes, hard to match the level of EY's pet project management incompetence.

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by SuperTwin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4568

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

LHUSA wrote:
Things usually go well for new airlines that expand their longhaul profiles so rapidly


:lol:

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by SuperTwin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8272

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

IAmGaroott wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Gorgeous. It's wonderful to see a clean AirFrance plane for once (sorry, I had to)


My thought exactly haha!

This is a superb video, however.


I was thinking the exact same thing.

They washed this one.

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by SuperTwin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19
Replies: 42
Views: 8697

Re: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

Depending on how one views Emirates, these results are good or they really stink. Good, if you’re of the mind that Emirates is fulfilling it’s purpose as a government vehicle to bring in ever greater numbers of people and business to DXB. Bad, if you regard Emirates as a profit-oriented entity. “We ...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.
Replies: 30
Views: 4533

Re: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.

What could go wrong!

I don’t think there are too many maniacs looking to play tourist in Maduro’s Venezuela at the moment. Putting more good money after bad.

Surely there are better markets to chase than CCS.

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by SuperTwin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 24330

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

That’s a great looking plane.

Some years down the line when the -10 gets the ‘ER’ treatment, I imagine this thing will be pretty enticing for fleet planners the world ‘round.

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by SuperTwin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7893

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Don't think I've ever agreed with aviationaware on anything but he's not wrong here. The Government's own review of the Canadian Transportation Act echoes his views: "Since 2006, Canada’s balanced approach to determining the national interest seems to have emphasized Air Canada’s well-being as...

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by SuperTwin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7893

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Any idea why they pulled out the Bom-yyz flight from S19 schedule, despite announcing a frequency increase from 3 to 4 weekly services? Karan Per the analyst conference call for the Q3 results, it is a seasonal suspension because it was not meeting expectations during that period of time and the a/...

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by SuperTwin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13728

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

So much for Asia. Guess we all got hyped for nothing. I think it boils down to a matter of financial sense vs. prestige. Asia fares quite frankly suck at the moment. Why bother? Also, ZERO brand recognition in Asia. Exciting announcement for Calgarians though. Finally some new international routes ...

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by SuperTwin
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57787

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

By my back of the napkin count, YUL drops 1 daily A333 flight, and there are 4 more coming on line late winter, which means this expansion might not be over. While most will be used for 767 replacement, there is still ~ 1 surplus widebody, so there is a fair chance of another route. Betting that YV...

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by SuperTwin
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57787

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

On this note, I am aware that in the 80s, Air Canada had a longhaul 747 route of of CLE, I think to LGW. With Air Canada struggling lately in many respects, I wonder if we will ever see a similar 5th freedom route again with the 787s or even a 767. Say.....what is that again? You must be getting a ...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57787

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

The 333 on YHZ-YUL was not assigned there for the sake of passengers or simple vanity. It was put there to ferry a full lower hold of seafood to YUL so it would be able to make widebody connections to international flights. YHZ would otherwise not be a WB destination, for domestic legs anyway. YHZ ...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57787

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

That YUL-YHZ-YUL ‘333 is gone (last week) and now we’ve got a ‘763 doing a YYYZ-YHZ-YYZ turn each afternoon. Wonder what the plan will be for next summer? Back to a YUL-YHZ-YUL ‘333? So far, it seems they'll only send a mix of narrowbodies from both YUL and YYZ. You can keep an eye on it here: http...

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by SuperTwin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57787

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

codyul wrote:
Nice upguaged going on here. I'm wondering what routes all the 87-8's are going on..


8 frames so:
YVR-KIX
YVR-LHR (AC896)
YVR-ZRH
YVR-CDG
YVR-BNE (2x frames counting the YUL tag)

That leaves 2x 788s. Any old Mainline 763 routes to be taken over?


As an aside, might YYZ-NAP be in the cards?

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by SuperTwin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7781

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

Hope this is dealt with by more than a fine,selfish idiot. Seriously, he broke a lock and ran out on the tarmac, obviously has some mental issues, and who knows what issues. Big deal . Not the end of the world. That's why there is security at the airport to control stuff when something spills over....

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by SuperTwin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13822

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Scary stuff indeed.

One has to wonder if the actions of the PR pilot saved the day. That sudden burst of bright light would definitely grab their attention!

Come to think of it, the illumination would have created a pretty epic, in-your-face, silhouette of UA001.

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by SuperTwin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network
Replies: 11
Views: 4224

Re: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network

Do they integrate itineraries with LH? If so, would make a lot of sense.

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by SuperTwin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 21116

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2018/09/18/wow_completes_bond_offer/ WOW air have completed their bond offer worth €60m - €10m still to be sold. This will not be convenient for the narrative how WOW is not a sustainable business... I find it very convenient. 9% on a bond? Practically the gu...

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by SuperTwin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 13151

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

it should become one time daily Read those four words after "weekly service" one more time.... Also SN and AC are star alliance partners so this shouldn't be the problem AC had with EK & EY at YYZ or QR at YUL. Singapore Airlines = SQ Also, belonging to the same alliance doesn't mean ...

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by SuperTwin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 21116

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

I don’t understand why the average airliners poster seems to hate competition so much. There’s thread after thread foaming about the hopes for elimination of a competitor through merger or liquidation. So “there aren’t any takers” for bonds. That is a lie. There may not have been takers at the term...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30348

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

Doesn't the 747-8 need similar facilities gate-wise to the A380 which would have meant Terminal 7 wouldn't have been able to take the aircraft anyway? No the 747 fits. A380 doesn't. The 748 is Code F, officially, like the 388; however its wingspan is what barely pushes it into that next level up. S...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 71
Views: 10156

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Naples has really turned around. Used to be dump which I think still hurts it in the USA. For those who love Amalfi there is a little town called Agerola overlooking it. You can stay up there for a tenth of the cost and walk down the hill. 45 minutes down and 1.5 hours up. Fantastic views. I was th...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11394

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

I have noticed on here that whenever anyone on this site knocks westjet, the response from the westjet employees always mentions Air Canada. "Ya but, ya but, Air Canada did this ..... " It's like Air Canada never leaves their sights. I know by comparison, the average Air Canada employee n...

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by SuperTwin
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the 787-10?
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Air Canada and the 787-10?

78X will be the king in the atlantic....only need a few years Which is depressing news for window seat fiends like yours truly! Imagine flying over Greenland with the stupid dimming windows forced shut by the crew. :mad: I can tell you from experience that it’s not an issue at all. “Imagine” seems ...

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by SuperTwin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7135

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

Yet, somehow, lowly little YYC manages to sustain flights with Hainan to PEK, BA and AC to LHR, WS and TS to LGW, KL to AMS, AC to FRA, and Edelweiss with seasonal service to ZRH. Am I missing any? I'm pretty sure there was enough traffic for a daily 737 to the largest city in North America, and Me...

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by SuperTwin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7135

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

sixtyseven wrote:
Where’s Jimbo


WS apologetics are his strong suit.

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by SuperTwin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 9060

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

The same verbal diarrhea being dispensed here by Jimbo is consistent with what is seen on other sites that have discussion re: investing in T.AC. Always the same user with the same know-it-all attitude, just a different handle. Take note of which analyst and company is consistently poo-pooing AC’s b...

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by SuperTwin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports record high passenger figures and high load factors in July
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Norwegian reports record high passenger figures and high load factors in July

Well, you’ve got 1 side of the profit (loss) equation there. With fuel having gone up by such a significant amount in the past 6 months, a paltry 1% increase in RASK shouldn’t shine through as a great result. Their model will really be feeling the squeeze for FY18 if the price of fuel stays elevated...

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by SuperTwin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China, Air Canada sign joint venture deal
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Air China, Air Canada sign joint venture deal

So basically all low yielding routes that they are not really losIng out on Well, that's really my point. You started this discussion stating that competition would suffer, when as you yourself state, they are "low yielding", thus ... the best fares across the Pacific. You think that is g...

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by SuperTwin
Wed May 23, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32963

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I’m just going to leave this link http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1357305&start=150 to a closed thread, just to point out to the doubting fanboys that my predictions regarding a variety of issues have been accurate. I’m wondering if anyone is actually willing to refute th...

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by SuperTwin
Sat May 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Express : Cabin refresh soon?
Replies: 25
Views: 3525

Re: Air Canada Express : Cabin refresh soon?

E90/E75s are in the east due to some technical issue concerning flying over high mountain peaks (The Rockies).

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by SuperTwin
Sat May 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58536

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian plunges on IAG signal The Norwegian share plunges eight percent on statements by IAG chief Willie Walsh that he does not want to make a hostile purchase of Norwegian. TDN Finans quotes Reuters that IAG will not conduct a hostile acquisition of Norwegian Air Shuttle, nor expect anything to...

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by SuperTwin
Wed May 09, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17260

Re: WestJet and the 787

49Paralell wrote:
I love the new Livery. It retains elements of the “old” Westjet while encompassing the Maple leaf in a new livery. I wish they would have had an element of red on the leaf but that would have been AC... I love it!


Are you aware that you misspelled your username?

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