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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 24, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I don't remember if we've talked about this, but what do you think the future for AS and B6 holds at BNA? AS could obviously do PDX, but what about SAN or SJC? Then with JetBlue could they add JFK, DCA, or another FL city? I think someone will fly to SJC. WN give more cnx options. I would not be sa...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 24, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air launching DFW today
Replies: 32
Views: 3151

Re: WOW Air launching DFW today

Aside a.netters and staff that is still at DFW, I will guess 99% of people have no idea of the significance of the flight number.

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 24, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 102
Views: 7919

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

STL still has some key gaps. STL.JAX/IND/CVG/SLC/ABQ and PBI. It would be nice to see STL get some more LUV. Maybe even CUN go back to daily too. JAX I could see just because F9 just added it and WN could probably push them off of it pretty easily. Plus it's the highest PDEW not served from STL. I ...

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Did I miss BA's cake / first flight ceremony on anna aero? I haven't noticed in the weekly emails.

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by EvanWSFO
Tue May 22, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 31
Views: 3121

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

Didn't WN have some sort of codeshare or flirtation with Icelandair out of BWI at some point?

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by EvanWSFO
Tue May 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB in talks with Sunwing for YYZ-DAB Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: DAB in talks with Sunwing for YYZ-DAB Flights

DAB has always been a very 'interesting' leisure destination. It seems to be one of the less-popular beaches in Florida, particularly on the Atlantic. With greater Melbourne and Vero Beach a couple of hours away, I believe people might rather go down to those beaches instead. I wouldn't say less po...

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by EvanWSFO
Mon May 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Well it's that time again. WN schedule extension on May 31st. Pulling for IND or PDX once again. I've seen in the WN schedule thread a few mentions of SMF. Not sure. In today's Business Journal the city is ranked #17 in the blockchain jobs market (I had to Google that one). I've often wondered if B...

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by EvanWSFO
Mon May 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 102
Views: 7919

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Will WN add CVG-MCO nonstop service? There were some Cincinnati-area customers who flew to MCO on WN or FL out of DAY, IND, CMH, or SDF prior to WN's entry into CVG last year. In addition, there is more O&D demand to MCO from some of the markets smaller than CVG that already have nonstop servic...

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by EvanWSFO
Mon May 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7613

Re: European expansion in SFO

As a 41 year resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I was interested in your post about SFO. However, your statement that SFO is “one of the best airports in the United States” is laughable. It is simply one of the worst—just above Newark. You are right that it has lots of airlines and lots of dest...

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by EvanWSFO
Sun May 20, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7613

Re: European expansion in SFO

I'm not so sure French Bee is going to last. UA flies to PPT. I would think TN gets most of the France to Tahiti business.

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by EvanWSFO
Sun May 20, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7613

Re: European expansion in SFO

I'm not so sure French Bee is going to last. UA flies to PPT. I would think TN gets most of the France to Tahiti business.

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by EvanWSFO
Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6780

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Well, the reasoning for all of them make sense. At least there's that.


I agree. AS has been trying to be everything to customers along the west coast. With the AS/VX merger, it seems they are trying to rationalize it's fleet and route structure.

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by EvanWSFO
Sat May 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7718

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

USA 3000 operated 320's. Aside from them I can't think of any US charter carrier that did.

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by EvanWSFO
Fri May 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 385
Views: 58919

Re: Plane down near HAV

guyanam wrote:
sw733 wrote:
geardown wrote:
CNN says the plane was going to GCM (Guyana). Could it be Cayman Airways flight KX833 ?


I'm confused, are they saying it's going to Grand Cayman or Guyana?


GCM is Grand Cayman. There is a George Town on that island and a Georgetown in Guyana.


Also a Georgetown, Bahamas. GGT.

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by EvanWSFO
Fri May 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 385
Views: 58919

Re: Plane down near HAV

Not much on the news networks due to Texas school shooting.

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by EvanWSFO
Fri May 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5537

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

I guess it depends on what we're considering a "substantial" domestic presence. There definitely was one, but relatively speaking if you look at route maps from the early 80's, the number of destinations Northwest served when compared to DL, AA, USAir, and UA certainly don't look too subs...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5537

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

What about the three way merger of CO, PE and New York Air in 1987? I think the legacy of that mash up, along with Lorenzo throwing onto Continental the largess of Eastern, complete with its mishmash of fleet to CO eventually drove CO to bankruptcy in 1993. Lorenzo took the airline that was a maste...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5537

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

I think you're forgetting that NW actually didn't have a very big domestic network prior to its merger with Republic and Republic had basically no international rights (maybe had a few routes out of MEM to the Caribbean/Mexico). The merger didn't eliminate a ton of competition between NW and Republ...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11967

Re: AA's position in NYC

OK, can someone please list all of the nonstop markets flown by AA from JFK, LGA & EWR? EWR Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Phoenix–Sky Harbor JFK Antigua, Austin, Barcelona, Bermuda, Boston, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cancún, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver ...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4492

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Quick history question: Why did National build the Sundrome at JFK? They didnt fly to Europe and seemed to be limited to Florida. I know a terminal at JFK was the thing to do in the 60s, but this seems a bit much for a small airline with no intl presence from the airport. Future plans maybe. Didn't...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9806

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-adds-nine-new-routes-from-san-antonio/ Albuquerque Charlotte Cleveland Columbus Jacksonville Memphis Oklahoma City Omaha Tulsa Let's see how this goes... ABQ is the only one of these routes that makes even remote sense. I'll be shocked if many/any of these stick.

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 40
Views: 10661

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

UA444 wrote:
Maybe the embarrassment from the Super Bowl was too much to handle? Hopefully.


I seriously doubt a Super Bowl loss has anything to do with it. Five SB titles under a single QB is pretty significant. It may just be cheaper to charter flights than operate their own aircraft.

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9806

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

usflyguy wrote:
BA to LHR
DE to FRA, MUN, or SXF


Zero chance. Just as Norwegian. AUS, not that far down the road, will be getting the TATL service. It will likely be a F9 rous or two.

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Its been quiet in there this week.

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4379

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

tys777 wrote:
If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting..


Nope. AF/KL has 31%; Virgin Group has 20%, DL remains at 49%

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4492

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Haven't seen it mentioned, but how did NA get into LHR in the 70s? All new entrants had to go to LGW, even some BCal flights to the US.

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by EvanWSFO
Tue May 15, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4492

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yes, I think they started MIA-LHR about 1975 (maybe a bit earlier). The October 25, 1970 NA timetable announced the new service to London to begin on November 1. It doesn't list an aircraft type, but it was either started with DC8's then up to 747's. Don't think NA had very many of those in the ear...

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by EvanWSFO
Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4492

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yes, I think they started MIA-LHR about 1975 (maybe a bit earlier). The October 25, 1970 NA timetable announced the new service to London to begin on November 1. It doesn't list an aircraft type, but it was either started with DC8's then up to 747's. Don't think NA had very many of those in the ear...

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by EvanWSFO
Tue May 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11026

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Folks. It was an honest question. I read a lot of history, but I fail to understand why 70 years later there isn't a solution. Isreal isn't North Korea. The reality is the demand is there. So... When does everyone grow up, realize they won't get everything and sit down for a serious negotiation ses...

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by EvanWSFO
Tue May 15, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

Do we really need umpteen threads about WN and it's problems? It's not like they are alone. They get more scrutiny that the US3 for some reason. There's a reason why they are the second largest airline domestically. Leave them alone, they will survive long after any other U.S. carriers have been eat...

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by EvanWSFO
Mon May 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 3789

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

I read the book a number of years ago, it was fascinating.

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by EvanWSFO
Mon May 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s

It's interesting that other that the 747, DL never flew Boeing aircraft until they acquired Northeast. After that, they purchased a boatload of 727s and 737s. DL's original order of 727s came on March 29, 1972. The NE ones started flying with DL on Aug 1, 1972 https://www.deltamuseum.org/exhibits/d...

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by EvanWSFO
Sun May 13, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s

It's interesting that other that the 747, DL never flew Boeing aircraft until they acquired Northeast. After that, they purchased a boatload of 727s and 737s.

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by EvanWSFO
Sun May 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s

Also lots of 737-200. DL never flew a 707.

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by EvanWSFO
Sat May 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I think the year-round for DL, despite the sparse winter loads are more important than seasonal. I'm not sure it is as important as year-round for WN. But who knows? Look at both LAX and SFO from BNA, LAX has three carriers with 7 flights (I think), and SFO went from 0 to 2. I remember not so long a...

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by EvanWSFO
Fri May 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 224
Views: 18560

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

If rumors are true I see DL adding LAX, MSP, DTW and BOS. Possibly JFK DL has nonstop service to CVG from DFW, but DL has never publicly announced any plans to serve CVG nonstop from DAL subsequent to the repeal of the Wright Amendment. DL also does not currently serve SEA or BOS nonstop from DFW, ...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Can't recall start dates, but the 5x daily ATL flights are missing as well as the odd Sunday only flight to OKC. Sure there are a couple more I'm missing. Atlanta starts August 7th and OKC starts October 7th. So those are after the window I was looking at for June/July, since June/July is usually t...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Just because I was curious on the BNA numbers on WN. I took the time to go do frequency for June. I did the middle of June so it would be the summer update. These numbers are for outbound from BNA. If I missed any feel free to let me know. Numbers I found 101 Monday-Friday and 112 on Sunday. Intere...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation potentials in Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Aviation potentials in Africa

For the most part, West Africa cannot sustain reliable airline service. It will be interesting how ET's Lome hublet will work. Africa needs better service within the continent, but airline service there is not reliable.

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Too bad IND is gonna get that first (if we are to believe what is being said on the Indianapolis thread) I try not to listen too much to the rumor mill. I think it will happen, but not too soon. If they wanted to do it now they could because they would use the same gates BA does, but morning arriva...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

The airport will be a mess while BNA Vision is taking shape. Once completed, it’ll be pretty nice for sure. Just in time for my JL 788 flight to NRT. :wave: Too bad IND is gonna get that first (if we are to believe what is being said on the Indianapolis thread) I try not to listen too much to the r...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 60183

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

You and I think the same. BNA TSA is probably some of the best I’ve experienced. It’s typically fast, and the TSA agents seem a lot nicer compared to other airports I’ve flown out of. I arrived in the airport Sunday evening and could not believe how busy it was for a Sunday evening. I cannot wait f...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 3996

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

I have a business trip in ANC coming up. Was surprised that there are apparently no options to continue west to Asia unless you are a box. I wanted to extend my NW adventure over to Japan but not possible without returning to at least SEA or down to HNL on a 737? Figured some airline from the US or...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses...

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by EvanWSFO
Thu May 10, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

source. reputable source please, not paraphrasing or your perceived interpretation of what was reported. http://thehill.com/opinion/international/352488-irans-ballistic-missiles-are-here-to-stay-for-now http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/09/irans-ballistic-missile-spending-will-continue-offici...

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7118

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

JAX-BUF to tap Canadian traffic? That might work. Uhm... who wants to visit Jacksonville? lol Canadians will fly anywhere in Florida ...... JAX shouldnt be any different. ( Frontier is banking on) AC has 1 direct flight to JAX. 389 bucks without taxes or clicking into it. I am sure Frontier will of...

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses...

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 09, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

All of a sudden COMAC might start to look good. China is part of the deal, but the embargoes between the US and China will likely make that harder as well, though I am not sure if any part of those are made outside of the PRC. (or that they ever build a viable airliner).

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 09, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I see Europe calling Trump’s bluff. He won't care. He wants the U.S. to be isolationist, /quote] Engaging the North Koreans to end the Korean war is isolationist? Threatening the Iranian deal is isolationist? Ending ISIS in Iraq (and likely Syria) is isolationist? What about US intervention in Syri...

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by EvanWSFO
Wed May 09, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 224
Views: 18560

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Another issue with closing down Love Field would be the very likely possibility that Southwest would move their headquarters to PHX, DEN or LAS. DAL will never be closed. Those horses escaped that barn a very long time ago. In the early 70s, when the city wanted to keep the AP open ONLY as a genera...

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