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by neomax
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Must have been a disaster for the FIS. The FIS on Airside 4 often gets so backed up that they have to hold pax on the aircraft until space comes open. Terminal C and the expanded/renovated FIS on Airside 4 can't come soon enough. You can add 2 LATAM, 2 BA, 2 Norwegian, and 3 Thomas Cook to that. Th...

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by neomax
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

6 747-400's all at the same time yesterday...Hail to the Queen! G-VAST: 2:05PM-6:08PM MAN-MCO-LGW 4hrs 3min G-VLIP: 3:06PM-6:46PM LGW-MCO-MAN 3hrs 40min G-VROM: 4:45PM-7:46PM MAN-MCO-GLA 3hrs 1min G-VXLG: 4:46PM-8:17PM LGW-MCO-MAN 3hrs 31min G-VROS: 5:20PM-8:10PM GLA-MCO-LGW 2hrs 50min D-ABVO: 5:50...

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by neomax
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10688

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

You guys are overcomplicating this.

787 has better performance.
A330neo is cheaper.

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by neomax
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-UAE Close to Agreement on Subsidy Fight??
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: UAE - US to solve subsidy dispute

Really? That sucks.

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18760

Re: The future of Etihad

What is the likeness of EY being bought by EK? Then a high-speed train link between DOH and DXB so DOH becomes what BA @ LGW is to BA @ LHR (= DXB), with only all those air-routes DOH still have the critical mass to support plus a few complementary relief/complementary DXB hub routes. BA LGW is not...

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 7943

Is IST-SYD next?

Is IST-SYD next?

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Frontier the new AirTran?
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Is Frontier the new AirTran?

N766UA wrote:
I’m confused why one would even pose the question? They’re near polar opposites.


Because opposites attract! :rotfl:

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6943

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

ericm2031 wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
$4.9 billion?

With a "b?"

How long of a line is this?

Seriously, the high speed rail line is set to be something like $10 billion.


More like $100 billion according to most recent estimates and that's still optimistic.


That sums up LA lol

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7726

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I swear the Indian carriers mythical rebound refuses to die on A.net.

The ME3 are about as irrelevant as this thread.

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7726

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

PerfectGriffin wrote:
QR will not be disappearing anytime soon.


Yep.

PerfectGriffin wrote:
I figure the blockade against Qatar will end soon enough.


I really doubt it.

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by neomax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7726

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

QR is not in any danger. People who think the blockade is still hurting QR are probably the same people who think QR stopped flying when it hit. It has been almost one year since the blockade and QR has bounced back with tons of new destinations and explosive growth. EY very much is in trouble, but ...

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by neomax
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULH and overflight of UAE and Qatar
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: ULH and overflight of UAE and Qatar

EK has 100 A380's. India matters, but it is a drop in the bucket for EK. If India were to disappear from the map tomorrow, it would be a headache for EK, but nowhere near the disastrous long-term problem you make it out to be. Let's assume all EK flights to India equal 10 A380's, you still have 90 A...

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by neomax
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5416

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

None of these will join an alliance because JV's are new alliances. I hate to be the one to say it because I myself wished they did, but the reality is, JV's allow you to work with both friends and enemies without "burning bridges" and that flexibility is an invaluable asset in this busine...

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by neomax
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 137
Views: 8572

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Id love to see other airlines besides the AC/UA/AI to North America. How can one alliance be the sole provider of services between the 2nd most populous country and all of north america Well it is, and has been for the better part of the last decade. Not sure why you're surprised, nothing has chang...

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by neomax
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6510

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

TWA772LR wrote:
For IAH, if this were 13 years ago I'd say PIA, but we don't really have that many distinct carriers, aside from the Antonov operators.


Man, I wish they would come back. :frown:

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by neomax
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6510

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

Hardly a unique equipment type, but I can't help getting excited every time I see WK's A333 touch down at my home airport of TPA after the long haul from ZRH. That livery! Somehow, the exoticism of this airline and route still tickles me after years of service, even if it's not a particularly signi...

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by neomax
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30273

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Except that most CO ac got full repaints during the merger time. There was no cost benefit at all. Another anet myth to try to find some justification for the awful livery. The fact of the matter is that $misek chose the livery by himself and did what he wanted. THANK YOU! :checkmark: That said, I ...

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by neomax
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19443

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

I have seen a lot of ridiculous ideas before, but EK investing in AI is #1. Could not come up with a more impossible idea if I tried. There is a better chance of EK buying the A350 than burning that money in AI.

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by neomax
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 receives new livery
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Qantas A380 receives new livery

Aircraft in question is VH-OQF in DXB.

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69087

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

AA and Africa means MIA-JNB, which, given the right aircraft, could absolutely work out for AA. But the 787-9 hot and high performance is not sufficient for JNB-MIA. The 280 tonne A350-900 could do it though. ATL-JNB is at the ragged edge of the 777-200LR. MIA-JNB is shorter, but not by much. The 7...

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30273

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

New livery from scratch? Not gonna happen. If you havent figured it out, the 'dreamliner' livery is basically the new revised livery. Were putting it on the new 737 Max. Not entire sure why we didn't put it on the 77W? We currently have an A320 in the paint shop getting ready for the revised livery...

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30273

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

the MAXwave: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaIxZYqX0AUwl0i.jpg:large pic from @airlinegeeks twitter feed I know I'm probably in the minority on this, but I think the wave looks sharp. I don't think that's a minority opinion, most people I know like it. It should be noted that this is not the same wav...

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69087

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-04-06-Boeing-American-Airlines-Sign-Major-Order-for-47-787-Dreamliners Interesting how the press release made reference to AA accepting the first delivery of a DC-10 in 1971. I get that Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas within the past 10-15 years, but did Boeing ha...

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5001

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

I'm amazed that people here are suggesting that DL would drop prices to compete. ATL makes its money on connections and can charge a premium for pax connecting through because it's not competing for the local market with ULCC's as that's not their bread and butter. Why would DL drop their prices for...

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5001

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

EvanWSFO wrote:
Delta would kill any international ULCC that came into ATL.


Ever heard of Norwegian? They have a thing for disrupting legacies.

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5001

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

catiii wrote:
And you're right, it's not Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. It's better, and they all wish they had Atlanta's economic growth.


Dallas? Maybe. But none of the others.

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him? Yes, he’s retired. (I believe he never flew commercially again after the accident) And he flew for US Airwa...

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69087

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

NateGreat wrote:
So, will CLT and PHL finally get some 787s?


And MIA and PHX? This is the million dollar question.

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by neomax
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30273

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Please update the title to reflect that the MAX has received the updated wavy livery.

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by neomax
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I cannot figure out for the life of me if they were actually stupid enough to render this on a plane they don't have or if they actually intend to get A380's. With the recent timing of HiFly and no obvious takers, if it's a coincidence, it's a really well timed one. I didn't really think about that ...

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by neomax
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18760

Re: The future of Etihad

From another forum, someone has posted that when celebrating EY's 10th anniversary of flying to China, EY Asia Pacific VP revealed that they were talking to Star Alliance. In my mind no doubt SQ and UA among others would veto but perhaps it depends on what EY are willing to give up. The most ironic...

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7304

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

Going after one guy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time isn't just beating a dead horse, it's idiotic and makes no sense. You just lost all credibility here. I've read much about this investigation and there were certainly criminal mistakes made. This guy wasn't a victim of circ...

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Man, this thing was hyped into oblivion and then crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. I can't remember the last time a rumor was so bang on that it was...correct! I mean they literally used the exact picture that was leaked!

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7304

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

Scapegoat? Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. Sometimes, they just want to prosecute someone for the sake of prosecuting someone in the name of "accountability" when there's no single person who can actually be held accountable. I hate to say it, but there's no silver bullet here. ...

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7304

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

The FBI has put up a $10,000 reward and has renewed the search 22 years after the horrible fire and crash of Valujet Flight 592, for a fugitive mechanic for SaberTech, the company that obscenely mishandled the packaging of O2 Generators that caused that loss. It is possible that the mechanic, Ociel...

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18760

Re: The future of Etihad

Etihad Airways seem to be in a bit of trouble. Their investments in Alitalia and Air Berlin have come back to bite them and their attempt to create an 'equity alliance' seems to have ended in failure. Their new terminal is expected to open in Q4 2019. EY seems to be in shrink mode, but what new des...

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24597

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

jetwet1 wrote:
I have a question, is MCO 380 ready ?



Yes

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Captain77W wrote:
[twoid][/twoid]
neomax wrote:
Captain77W wrote:
Phew! A senior engineer at PIA has denied that this is the official livery , it will be a eurowhite with stickers on the tail


Thank goodness!!!!

Unfortunately that was not true


Damn it, that suuucks

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by neomax
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3831

QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery

I have heard from a friend that the QR 777 previously wearing the BCN livery has been repainted back into the standard livery.

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by neomax
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Captain77W wrote:
Phew! A senior engineer at PIA has denied that this is the official livery , it will be a eurowhite with stickers on the tail


Thank goodness!!!!

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by neomax
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off

Drove past it today, tragic loss of life. My sincere condolences to the student and instructor's families.

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

The flag looks like it's being cut with a scythe That was my thought too...is it a traditional Pakistani sword or something?? Nope lol In case anyone wondered how such a horrendous livery came to exist, this is what happens when you create an open contest to let anyone enter their submission and de...

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Part of me wonders if this was leaked on purpose to see what the reaction would be. If this was the purpose, I'd be ok with it as long as they're just testing the waters and not actually going with this.

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18815

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

According to this tweet , this is the new livery of Pakistan International Airlines , which is expected to be revealed by the end of this month. Note:The source also mentions that there is a 5% chance that this may not be the final design. So what do the People of this forum think ? Is it any good ...

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 163
Views: 8470

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

dtw2hyd wrote:
The US imposing tariffs on Chinese made aviation components and China imposing tariffs on US-made planes. It may be a wash for US-China trade. Everyone else pays more???


Not Airbus apparently. The big winner here is Europe.

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 12580

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

All over the place, eh? I can think of another airline that essentially runs everything from 19 seaters to almost 500 seaters in every geography, with stage lengths ranging from 40 miles to 7,300 miles, 2-3 cabins, not to mention a high density so called low cost carrier, doing so with a considerab...

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15079

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

If anything isn't Ramadan peak travel season as many people are flying all over to connect with Friends/Family ? No, it's the lowest. The peak travel season would be for Eid, the celebration of 3 to 4 consecutive days after the fasting period. This Eid is called Eid-ul-Fitr. (4 to 5 consecutive day...

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO: Delta or Airfrance?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: MCO: Delta or Airfrance?

In case you have forgotten, AF served MCO about 6 years ago. You'll probably see DL on the route. I do remember as a matter of fact, and also remember being incredibly disappointed when they discontinued it. The 77W is a lot plane for MCO-CDG, but they should've downgauged it instead of pulling it ...

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by neomax
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with DL/VS/VX/AS?
Replies: 1
Views: 468

What's the deal with DL/VS/VX/AS?

What exactly is Delta's take on the Virgin Atlantic-Virgin America-Alaska situation? Technically Virgin Atlantic has no say in that situation, but Delta does and they have been pulling a lot of the strings at VS, one of which was launching VS on SEA to indirectly compete with AS partners. On top of ...

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