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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech"
Replies: 65
Views: 2088

Re: "Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech"

I am stunned (and not in a good way) at some of the attitudes being expressed here. Essentially, the message is, " If the speech is speech with which I disagree, then it is speech which is not entitled to protection ." You can dress it up as you like, but that's what you're saying. Unders...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10368

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

I hope this happens, its not a level playing field. but then right after that Trump needs to stop all the cheap airline maintenance going to Mexico and China. He wants jobs, force AA, DL UA to start doing that work in-house and it will create plenty of high paying jobs. I agree that requiring USA c...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Grows Cincinnati
Replies: 17
Views: 5339

Re: Delta Grows Cincinnati

There is really very little to this. It was discussed on the OAG thread when they filed it last Sunday. Oh, let the people of CVG have a little joy. They endured ten years of cuts to hub flights - adding back some with upgauging beats four-way chili. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 195951

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

New routes are out: CVG-San Diego CVG-Minneapolis CVG-New York–LGA Might be more, its loading really slowly. Solid adds, and the sum of those three is what surprises me the most. Do you know the frequency? Perhaps, F9 staking a claim before WN gets the chance? None of those are anything WN would tr...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17563

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

Revelation wrote:
My guess is that since 2028 - 2003 = 15 years, the FAA agreed to knock down the 25 year rule to 15 as a part of the settlement. It allows the city to get what it wants whilst the FAA can save face and say the rule is still in effect.

Umm...that is 25 years.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?
Replies: 39
Views: 5874

Re: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?

ikramerica wrote:
I'm pretty sure everyone had a great 2015 because of low fuel prices. How did WN fare relative to the industry.

Assuming I did the math right, here are the operating margins for 2015:
AA-15.1%
DL-19.2%
UA-13.6%
WN-20.8%
B6-18.7%
AS-23.1%
HA-18.6%
NK-23.8%
F9-17.2%

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 17584

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

scbriml wrote:
VC10er wrote:
Pardon my ignorance on this: can someone please tell me what "CEO" means for the A321, vs neoLR?


Current Engine Option vs. New Engine Option.

Pedant mode - Airbus spells both in all-lowercase (ceo and neo).

Aren't Airbus currently delivering neo's? :D

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA upgauging LAX-DEN 4/4/17
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: AA upgauging LAX-DEN 4/4/17

It will be interesting to see if AA can remain competitive with DL at 5x, UA at 7x, and WN at 8x.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 114457

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

All I'm hoping for is that Boeing doesn't try to write off the MOM after building the 737-10MAX. Given the lack of consensus among potential customers as to what MOM should be, maybe we should be prepared for disappointment. We may end up being disappointed, but I don't think this is the project th...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95086

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

KarelXWB wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
has the lowest customer satisfaction scores in our fleet


Ooh, clearly not a lot a.netters are flying the 747 :duck:

And the 787 has the highest!

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 114457

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Passedv1 wrote:
I have been a NY Giants fan my whole life; they were just crushed by the Lions and are done for the season.

Are you sure you are a fan? I seem to remember the game being in Green Bay. The Lions never crush anybody in the playoffs.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Kicked Off JetBlue Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 6895

Re: Former Senator Kicked Off JetBlue Flight

ual747den wrote:
An airline can refuse service to any passenger at any time with or without reason.

No it can't.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Has A New Twitter Target
Replies: 75
Views: 2175

Re: Trump Has A New Twitter Target

Regardless of who said what to whom on which platform, I think we can all agree that it should be beneath the office of POTUS to use Twitter. I wish more people understood that. I don't necessarily agree with it. I think Twitter is a good tool for outreach. It should be beneath the office of POTUS ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 195951

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

That's got to be the first mainline on US/AA on CMH-PHL or PHL-CMH since maybe 2007. Don't think they've ever brought the E190 to CMH, either. B6 and YX are the only airlines I know of to use the E190 to CMH. It would tough for anyone new to come into CMH and build any sort of Focus City, unless th...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Has A New Twitter Target
Replies: 75
Views: 2175

Re: Trump Has A New Twitter Target

Meryl Streep won an award. Instead of accepting it graciously, she chose to launch a political attack. This is on her, not Trump. I wasn't aware she controlled Trump's Twitter account. He could have just ignored it or offered a respectful disagreement like adults do, but instead chose to call her &...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?
Replies: 66
Views: 19441

Re: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?

isn't the 9 across 787 width the same as we have been seeing on 747's for decades? Is there some difference I am not seeing or are airlines also squeezing pitch at the same time, thus making it less comfortable?

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?
Replies: 66
Views: 19441

Re: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?

This is where I am hoping long-haul passengers eventually get some leverage, sadly I doubt it will happen soon, Y-class is viewed by carriers as steerage. Airbus sized the cabin of A330 and A350 to limit airlines ability to stick another seat in Y-class each row...although ideally A350 would be 8-a...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 12600

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

FWIW....friend of mine spoke to an AS employee last week on her flight from LAS to SEA and he said AS plans on keeping VX's ops at DAL and AS's single gate at DFW as well. Not really sure how that'll work but we'll find out soon enough Why not? Serving both DAL and DFW is no different than serving ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin
Replies: 117
Views: 4621

Re: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin

He is talking about respect, tolerance and viewpoints that are a pillar of western civilization and coincidentally are nowhere to be found with people who are living according to a 6th century fairy tale. I don't think you can claim respect and tolerance are a pillar of US civilization after the el...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/AS partnership to end
Replies: 88
Views: 12751

Re: DL/AS partnership to end

Official: Alaska Airlines announces new enhancements to Mileage Plan https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2016-12-19-Alaska-Airlines-announces-new-enhancements-to-Mileage-Plan The new Mileage Plan enhancements and network expansion come as Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines announce the end of their par...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 6611

Re: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow

DY said that they were interested in MEM, a few months ago. While I doubt it's that, that'd certainly be about the most exciting thing MEM could realistically (a term used lightly) hope for. Weren't they also interested in MSY as well? The CEO of DY dropped MEM and MSY in a CNBC interview. Since th...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons
Replies: 78
Views: 9047

Re: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons

I'm not so sure. Three things to consider: - There's plenty of competition, including 1 stop - What would the marketing spend need to be to differentiate their product enough that consumers know why they're charging more - Does the average Y passenger even care about a "free" sandwich OMG...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons
Replies: 78
Views: 9047

Re: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons

Can they command a higher fare They already know the answer to this one. I'm not so sure. Three things to consider: - There's plenty of competition, including 1 stop - What would the marketing spend need to be to differentiate their product enough that consumers know why they're charging more - Doe...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons
Replies: 78
Views: 9047

Re: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons

303dk wrote:
Can they command a higher fare

They already know the answer to this one.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons
Replies: 78
Views: 9047

Re: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons

What is there to test?

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by cledaybuck
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm
Replies: 31
Views: 1989

Re: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm

Do a lot of people still bike when it is cold enough to snow? I know I wouldn't, but Sweden may be different.

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by cledaybuck
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2016:AA PITLAX Out; DL BGRDTW/SLCASE Out, +BGRJFK/LGAYOW
Replies: 72
Views: 9029

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2016:AA PITLAX Out; DL BGRDTW/SLCASE Out, +BGRJFK/LGAYOW

This has absolutely nothing to do with PIT. LAX is absolutely as strategic for AA as MIA is. Unlike MIA, LAX is a constrained operation - there's a healthy number of markets without service in which resources could be better allocated. IMO, it's a stretch to think that a money-losing LAX/PIT is som...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump wants privatized ATC in the US
Replies: 75
Views: 12520

Re: Trump wants privatized ATC in the US

Has the US government done anything else like this sucessfully? I keep getting a vision of the post office and Amtrak, which are supposed to be independent, but have enough government intervention to make sure they don't work.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
Replies: 32
Views: 6318

Re: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic

commavia wrote:
AA has the advantage of not only the shortest stage lengths.

F9, WN, and NK all have shorter average stage lengths than AA on their HAV flights.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC
Replies: 47
Views: 6313

Re: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC

But why would we assume that Mr. Trump will suddenly make the government functional? Who's making that assumption? Not me. Quite the opposite. I'm suggesting that a Trump administration might - might - be more receptive to the argument that A4A has essentially advanced, which is that the federal go...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?
Replies: 65
Views: 9955

Re: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?

77west wrote:
Some interesting points guys, but keep it civil... please.. Do any US airports get federal funding directly or indirectly? OR are they all privately run?

Almost all of them get federal funding.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2641

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

The party in power almost always overplays their hand and loses seats in the next election. We can already see it happening with talk of mandates from the Republicans despite the fact they got fewer votes for President and lost seats in both houses of Congress.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2641

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

Let the Republicans take power (mission accomplished). When things don't magically change in 2018 or 2020, reap the rewards. Bad idea: Ignorant Republicans don't hold their candidates responsible (except when they aren't crazy far enough right). No matter how badly Republicans screw this country up...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2641

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

Let the Republicans take power (mission accomplished). When things don't magically change in 2018 or 2020, reap the rewards.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Vote ?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 1700

Re: Please Vote ?!?

If more people had voted in the primaries, we could have had different candidates. It's not like these candidates were just thrust upon us with no input from the American public. Well, in my case I'm registered Independent, so I can't vote in primaries. That is somewhat of a problem across the coun...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Vote ?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 1700

Re: Please Vote ?!?

Revelation wrote:
It really bothers me that the system is such that we've ended up voting for the lesser of two evils.

If more people had voted in the primaries, we could have had different candidates. It's not like these candidates were just thrust upon us with no input from the American public.

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by cledaybuck
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed
Replies: 47
Views: 7729

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed

. UA LAX-BJX MAR 1.9>1.7 APR 2>1.9 MAY 2>1.7 UA LAX-CLE APR 1.8>1.0 UA LAX-DEN APR 9>8 UA LAX-FAT APR 1.2>2.0 UA LAX-IAD APR 8>7 UA LAX-IAH APR 11>10 UA LAX-LAS APR 4>3 UA LAX-PHX APR 5>4 UA LAX-SJD MAY 0.4>0.3 Should we read anything into the fact that every single UA change at LAX is a cut in fre...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB
Replies: 23
Views: 2322

Re: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB

The route operated for. Early a decade successfully. It'll be fine. Easy to fill planes to LA's second largest transcon market after NYC. I couldn't have been that successful if they ended it. I don't question the ability to fill the planes, but I do question if they will be able to fill them witho...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB
Replies: 23
Views: 2322

Re: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB

Good luck! They are going to need it. The route operated for. Early a decade successfully. It'll be fine. Easy to fill planes to LA's second largest transcon market after NYC. I couldn't have been that successful if they ended it. I don't question the ability to fill the planes, but I do question i...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB
Replies: 23
Views: 2322

Re: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB

Good luck! They are going to need it.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1 Week To Go, Thank Goodness!
Replies: 113
Views: 3889

Re: 1 Week To Go, Thank Goodness!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=99591469
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Dutchy wrote:

For the Iraq war, well Trump as Clinton were for this war, as was Obama

Obama was not for the Iraq war.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=99591469

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU-LGA on UA begins
Replies: 40
Views: 5120

Re: RDU-LGA on UA begins

I don't get all the noise about this flight. If it's retaliatory, so be it. There are other legacies who've done the retaliation thing 10x more often. But no one here really knows if this could be customer driven. Either way it's a small number of flights. And ultimately it feels like a bunch of pe...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing/Airbus Buy Engine Manufacturers?
Replies: 35
Views: 4926

Re: Should Boeing/Airbus Buy Engine Manufacturers?

I don't see this happening. In addition to everything mentioned above, Boeing has been trying to outsource more work. I doubt they would want to bring one of the most costly pieces of the plane in house. Also, about 3/4 of Airbus's backlog (by number of units) has no RR engine.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8885

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

GUM already has pre-clearance. So does STT and STX. I think those are the only 3 pre-clearance facilities that the US government pays for. I don't think this is correct. GUM, STT, and STX are US territories. The US has five separate customs territories. Travel between them is considered internation...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8885

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

If they want to test that on places with fewer travel first they can probably do that on Guam first. I heard that flight between GUM and rest of America are now counted as International. If risk is a factor then probably Pakistan. GUM already has pre-clearance. So does STT and STX. I think those ar...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8885

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

MAN and ARN seem to believe that there is some competitive edge to be had with this but I very much doubt that it will be worth the expense. I does make a lot more sense for MAN or ARN compared to LHR or CDG. The chances of having to make a connection in the US to get to your final destination is m...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Reports Third Quarter 2016 Profit
Replies: 84
Views: 6957

Re: Southwest Airlines Reports Third Quarter 2016 Profit

I'm not necessarily arguing with your larger point, but isn't at least some of the degradation in on-time performance due to opening or enlarging stations at airports with on-time issues? I am sure that is part of the change. However I would argue that the legacy carriers have a larger proportion o...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority
Replies: 74
Views: 11759

Re: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority

Maybe. Maybe not. I don't think any of the airlines believe they will be sending full planes--or even half full planes--to Cuba in the short term on many of the longer routes. It is an investment for the future. You can not compare Cuba to any other place airlines fly. They have not been allowed in...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49053

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

What Clark meant was that he needs more airlines to buy the A380, so Airbus will launch the NEO and he can buy a hundred or so.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority
Replies: 74
Views: 11759

Re: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority

And yet from Canada, airlines have no problems filling multiple daily flights to Cuba, many of which also carry US Citizens who backtrack. I think you are all underestimating Cuba as a tourist destination, and are only considering the VFR pax. And yet Canadian citizens face no legal restrictions on...

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