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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8607

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

A second airport would provide DL with much needed competition. WN at DAL keep sAA at DFW on it's toes. WN at MDW keep AA and UA at ORD on their toes. UA at EWR keeps DL at LGA on it's toes. I don't think any of those operations are , to quote Bastian, "sub 'scale" Who's going to step up ...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 26
Views: 7282

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

The article is inferring that the cockpit crew was smoking but there is no proof. The source of the claim was "the internet" - "有網上消息指" :sarcastic: So basically, we don't actually know why the plane depressurized. But at some point the crew figured out the problem and the plane ...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45557

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

A nice benefit for B6, missed in the discussion. By switching some routes from A320 to A223, they now save one cabin crew per a/c. They got pushed into going over 150 seats on their A320s by investors. You could tell they were never entirely happy with the idea. And, when they get a few CS100/221s ...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45557

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I think B would love A to commit to a 5x A220-500 and then let NSA come along with the optimal 6x and give them a beat down. Then Airbus would need to invest in something to cover the A321/NMA market segment too since the 6x NSA and 7x NMA will have them bracketed. Then B would have similar tech fr...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45557

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

As for the 500 - your point is likely correct that Airbus and Boeing needed to kill it - or own it. And who would blame Airbus for green lighting that product now and making beaucoup moneys?! How will the 738 Max fare against the A220-500? Uh-oh, Boeing! Airbus has about 4,000 outstanding A320NEO o...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45557

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

"The [A220] aircraft opens the door to new markets and routes that would have been unprofitable with JetBlue's existing fleet". Very interesting! This probably means SNA, and perhaps other operationally challenging yet extremely popular places like APF, ASE, EGE, EYW and JAC too! I can't ...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45557

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Wonder what this means for their smaller markets like BTV, PWM, SYR ect. It means nothing. What other examples are there where an airline replaced their smallest plane for a 30-40% increase in capacity without any smaller gauge replacement or regional flying in place? May be interesting to see to s...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets
Replies: 31
Views: 4460

Re: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets

303dk wrote:
How many of the “ones” are flown by Southwest?


Quite a few BOS and SEA routes on the list too where AS or B6 are probably the primary competitor instead of another one of the US3.

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5481

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

If the cost of fuel rises to the point where a fuel stop becomes more cost effective than a direct flight for passengers, there will be several. It won't happen for awhile based on O&D The fact that Anchorage Fairbanks and Juneau are on world maps has more to do with bored cartographers wanting...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Re: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019

Second week in a row with a new Hawaii service announcement for SMF after AS announcing KOA, not giving WN a nice welcome onto the playground there.

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 61
Views: 9526

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

Wow... I dont think HNL is a good idea for them Why? To me, this is a clear indication that their LAX - HNL has been working well. Any idiot and his idiot brother can fill seats out of LAX. That means absolutely nothing Don't forget the possible impact of HA down-gauging PDX-HNL to the A321 which t...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 64
Views: 8318

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

I would think that this is because of the radiation they experience flying. Every 2 hours or so is equal to a typical thorax x-ray. At least that's what I've read. Metal detectors are not the issue. Does anyone have any hard data on the exposure to radiation at flight altitude? Are there known carc...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12032

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Bring back Virgin, all AS does is cut SFO Right...you know, except for adding or re-starting MCO, KOA, SNA, MSY, PHL, RDU, BNA, MCI all since the merger... and they've dropped some Mexican flying, DEN, and seasonally reduced FLL. MSP was tried with an E175 after the merger announcement and was not ...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3779

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

This thread makes no sense on a number of different levels. *national security *the colossal implication of something like this would change any politicians mind. And others. You wouldn't see many credible national security objections to seeing a 737 FAL opened up somewhere else, Boeing already has...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3779

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

The Harley announcement was completely disingenuous, closing the KC plant was in the works even before the tax cut. Harley US sales are way down, double digits, their two biggest dogs were made at KC. I don't think disingenuous is totally accurate, the EU is an important market for them. I think th...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 11915

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

Well, this to me goes back a long ways. Essentially, the old A/B ying and yang. Boeing took the A330/B767 market with A dominated away with the 787. A took Boeing's 777-200 market away with the A350-9. So that was to be expected given the spec's of their new aircraft and the duopoly WB approach to ...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2625

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

There is no reason why Airbus should leave the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit,.WTO rules exempt civilian aircraft and their parts from tariffs: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/civair_e/civair_e.htm You can download and read the memo here. That is not what the Airbus risk assessment is lay...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 84
Views: 11383

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Deserve respect? Please. It's a god damn piece of metal, glass and rubber. Why are you getting so upset over someone else's opinion? It's actually a relatively complex and sophisticated piece of engineering that is an important testament to the aviation history of humanity that has successfully pro...

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 6836

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Several news sources indicating Delta's ban on pit bulls. The ban is based on Delta's experience with this particular breed of dog. There are obviously others who do not agree but even as an avid animal lover who works with wildlife rehabilitation, I for one welcome the ban. Link to "Business ...

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9105

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

And to think that i had a post deleted recently because it was too political. I am outraged at the outrage. Why can an endless flood of people ignore the border and the law and why is the press and one party so in favor of this lawlessness? What about documentatuon to board an airplane? An actual c...

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9105

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Um yeah... this is a team of Hondouran 10 year old, you know, soccer players... $70,000 for the charter, you say? Okay, not a problem, our team can easily... now, how soon can you get here? Do you have more aircraft available? Say, ten more? Already happening... "On one of the flights, an ICE ...

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9105

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

An airline can’t really refuse someone form buying a ticket. They are a common carrier. That's just not true. They can refuse to sell to people on a blacklist. They can refuse to sell to unaccompanied minors without their parent's permission (where are the parents...oh right...) They can refuse to ...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9967

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

Wonder how much they’d save if they just kicked Parker to the curb like he deserves. Icahn and Lorenzo are saving a seat for him in CEO hell... They are still alive. An astute and ultimately pointless observation. Alive or not, they’re also both effectively blacklisted from the industry. Tossing Pa...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10713

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

smokeybandit wrote:
What is WF losing by not getting those planes back on time?


$883,334 for the additional time that AA held onto the planes and refused to pay for.

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7166

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

ANC … 76.7% … 4091.336986 … 1014.841237 … 163.5538657 These are the underperformers of all of AS main stations.... Not sure about this one. Anchorage has a lot of half-full monopoly and EAS subsidized flights that may be a lot more profitable than full but competitive flights out of Seattle. The 70...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7166

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

I’d think ORF is about as big a hole for AS as EUG is for B6. In other words, not that big. I can think of many markets that are likely higher on the list for AS than ORF, and that ignores the need/ability to connect more existing dots first. There was an average of 234 passengers a day traveling b...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7166

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

So how will AS do against the entrance of WN on Hawaiian routes? Outlandish? - Asia from ANC - or a possibility? Will the DAL focus city stay? (personally I can't see it). I think we'll have to see how exactly WN is planning on connecting the islands to the gateways they announced. For example, if ...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5861

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

drdisque wrote:
That's the slow season and FLL only had one jet-capable runway until a few years ago, so they should be able to handle it.


September and October are slower, but FLL had more passengers last year in June and July than it did in January and February.

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7356

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

I am curious why the slow schedule on re-painting the planes to AS livery. Only one so far and we're already into June! Are all the 737's first in line? Hard to find painting slots that line up with MTX/rotation. The QX fleet painting has been pushed back this year to have more planes in service to...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7356

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

When they gonna send one to ANC I doubt that's a priority. ANC has ZERO A320 support. And they will utilize the A321neo's strengths for better routes than the ANC-SEA/PDX shuttle. ANC-ORD might be a good one, but it would also dilute revenue, as it has more seats than the 738/739 combo that they op...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7356

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

There has already been a fair amount of routes swapped...for example the Airbus is doing SEA-LAS and the 737 SFO-LAX. More to come this fall. That’s when painting resumes as well. Somehow your post went above mine? :confused: I wan't aware that they already started metal swapping. What other routes...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4387

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

AS and WN control over 50+% of the market share from Boise, with a focus on funneling connecting passengers largely through SEA and DEN respectively or on O&D. UA, DL, and to a lesser extent AA all have strong regional hubs with 1 stop connections also.

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6317

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

So, with more fuel efficient jet engines, I guess the economics is becoming more favorable for these 78 passenger E-175's. Just 10 years ago, the Q-400's were making a great case for relatively small fuel burn, and close to "jet" travel times between cities. Alaska is also using the E175 ...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 34307

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

. They plan to put it back in service 'within days'. To quote a former German Foreign Minister: "I am not convinced". The reason why: https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1006099903381229568/photo/1 See the hole in the third picture Yeah, the scale of the two grown firefighters in gear ne...

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by WkndWanderer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 16074

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I wonder whether bland modern airliners really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come. And in my opinion displaying an aircraft with no engines is just gross. You wonder why the prototype of the best-selling commercial widebody airliner belongs in a mus...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9778

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

I thought that the state-Aboulafia study was a bit anemic though when it came to explaining reasons why the aircraft manufacturing sector in WA state should remain durable and top tier over other places other than simply saying "it's strong here now, because it's where mostly everything is now....

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 22887

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

One of DLs strengths is that, more so than UA/AA, they cater much better to the US midsize markets. UA/AA seem to put all their eggs in the NYC/LA/Chicago markets (plus a few hubs), and that’s it. DL does a better job recognizing there is money to be made outside the largest five or six US metros. ...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 22887

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

So much denial... Skip the Levine article and look to the JD Power survey out just last week, with ratings in the seven categories (plus overall). http://www.jdpower.com/ratings/study/North-America-Airline-Satisfaction-Study/4012ENG/Traditional-Carrier/1269 UA didn't do well in any category. Delta'...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12096

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families That makes no sense, take a train collision at a grade crossing with a car. If someone unfortunately passes from that they aren't going to r...

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and the A350?
Replies: 25
Views: 6587

Re: Virgin Australia and the A350?

In the end, it comes down to this being a firm order for 15 frames. If they are only replacing 77Ws then it's hard to imagine a 15 frame firm order at this stage. The person who started the thread speculated it could be VA because they have 13 widebodies: 8 A332s and 5 77Ws. Replacing them all one-...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?

AA will remain on the route, they are only dropping a daily American Eagle frequency. There are only 1 stops available for sale on AA from 12/21 through the end of their loaded schedule in May 2019, where are you getting that there will still be non-stops? There are still 4 daily IAD-FLL though on ...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max In Service Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 3043

Re: 737 Max In Service Thread

YQXpilot wrote:
Senior flight attendants dislike them.


Why would senior flight attendants dislike them? Having to deal with the greater number of passengers? The galley spaces and work features onboard for a flight attendant seem comparable or better than the rest of the narrowbody fleet.

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

How about we just delete the whole post? I come to this forum to read about aviation and escape the twisted media on TV. Then I come here to have to hear about the #metoo stuff? #metoo is about sexual assault and harassment... not equal career opportunity in the workplace or that a qualified human ...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4204

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

It's quite acceptable for regional jets. For instance, the main runway at DCA is only 7,169 ft., and that serves the larger jets, such as the 737 and 320, and even on occasion the 757. Here's a story about UA utilizing the 757 at DCA: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Funny that women and feminists scream for blood in cases such as this, but never scream for equality in other male dominated jobs like being a refuse collector, or road sweeper? That's because many women/feminists only want to pick and choose the bits of equality that are beneficial to them. You do...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Funny that women and feminists scream for blood in cases such as this, but never scream for equality in other male dominated jobs like being a refuse collector, or road sweeper? Ignoring the fact that you're equating an expectation of respect and support for equality as "screaming for blood,&q...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Amsterdam wrote:
Your quote as the title of this topic is not in the link in the text. Have you made it up yourself?


It's the title of the freaking BBC article that he linked... :roll:

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10654

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

At the time Airbus gave the go ahead for the A380 they claimed a market existed for 1500 VLA. At the exactly the same time Boeing said the market was 500 frames. Are you sure about Boeing‘s figure of 500? It’s true that Boeing was less enthusiastic and we all know this but I don’t think the differe...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4051

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

Possible 779x from 2022/23? No evidence of that, as possible as ATR72 for 2022/23. You know, no evidence of that...that is, if you selectively choose to exclude the evidence of that... :roll: "Walsh also said IAG would place an order for 20-25 widebody jets at the end of this year or the first...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7586

Re: FA attention question

Can you imagine if hotels operated like the airlines? Just think about that for a minute. New hotel rules: You must pay the full amount for your stay, in advance. If you want a refundable stay you will pay at least 50% more per night. If you want a slightly larger room it will cost 50% more. If you...

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