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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34557

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

I can't agree with this part. Am I to believe that Boeing is screwing over airlines like FR and WN on pricing? Well, interesting you mention Ryanair. Airbus stopped quoting on Ryanair tenders - and made an extremely public proclamation that they were not responding to RFPs. They seen it as a waste ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8722

Re: Imperial System

But the pints of milk we buy are sold in pint units. You cannot buy a liter of milk. Milk is labeled and priced in litres. It just happens to be sold in volumes that correspond to old fashioned pints. No, no, no! Don't let him get away with that outright lie!. Assuming that Tesco.co.uk is a fair re...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34557

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

In an era when there is a duopoly of large-airliner OEMs (and, let's be honest, there is no chance of that changing in any segment above the 738/A320 in the foreseeable future), airlines have to have a credible threat on the table with each OEM to order from the other. No airline is going to align ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 40876

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

jumbojet wrote:
I could go on but you get the point...DL has something like 90 of these on order, most should be replacing the 717's and MD's I believe.
I don't believe their is any plan to replace the 717's at this point.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 40876

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

OB1504 wrote:
Hyperbole much? If it hasn’t happened on Allegiant/Frontier/Spirit with their 28” pitch, why would it happen on AA?
Just a note, pitch on allegiant is 30" (sound familiar?).

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8722

Re: Imperial System

Honestly, the metric system is easier and more intuitive. It (in general) is the better system. But we aren't switching.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 81
Views: 13792

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

wrongwayup wrote:
I wouldn't call the relationship "sour", but lobbying the government to slap a 300% tax on Delta's imported CSeries / A220s certainly didn't win Boeing any brownie points.
True. DL lobbying the government against some of Boeing's biggest customers (EK, etc.) probably didn't help either.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140698

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Not trying to troll here, completely serious question/concern, why is everyone, including the company themselves obsessed with starting flights to Europe when they still don't serve a large chunk of the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, half of Central America, and deep South America? Because when yo...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121391

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The turnaround time won´t be much different. More seats mean more seats to clean, more food to restock, more trash to take out. Sure a FR or U2 like operation could probably squeeze a few minutes out of the process, but I doubt they are seen as operators for the plane. And once you get premium clas...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140698

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Does B6 have ETOPS certification? Not yet, I was recently told 12mo from start to finish for us to get it. So when https://simpleflying.com/jetblue-is-try ... n-flights/ claims launching flights in time for summer 2019, I should take it with a huge grain of salt? I believe it just took WN about 16 ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 6976

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

thewizbizman wrote:
Wow insane that inaugural flights are that cheap, is there a reason they price them that low?

Because they need to fill up those planes on short notice, and it generates good publicity. Fares aren't going to stay that low.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140698

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Does B6 have ETOPS certification?

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 13513

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

Well, objectively: 1) Some A330s are going to be replaced in the short-term 2) the 4 A346s are being retired 3) the older A380s are going by 2026 I believe 4) some older A32S are going to be replaced by NEOs 5) some or the 'older' 777s ain't getting younger either... 6) they will need more aircraft...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peugeot to come back to USA, Canada
Replies: 30
Views: 1873

Re: Peugeot to come back to USA, Canada

Too many Americans remember the LeCar. It was a rusty POS that rusted on the showroom floor. Well, Renault has a stake in Nissan now. I doubt that they didn't try to import some of that Japanese reliability to France. What I am being told, they imported a lot of French qualities into a (nominally) ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42847

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Enjoy your crackers and fruit snacks! ...which is the same thing UA, AA, DL and AS offer from the West Coast - unless you want to buy an overpriced sandwhich. FWIW, WN had already announced it’ll offer enhanced food offerings, although it hasn’t released details. I don’t remember getting any food o...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42847

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

jpetekyxmd80 wrote:
Yeah, that's great to get flights up and going for spring breaks... but lodging is a whole nother matter. Who cares if i get a great airfare if im paying 500/night on Maui? There's gonna be a lot of empty flights initially.

$500 on Maui for spring break wouldn’t actually be that bad.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9323

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

Erebus wrote:
Maybe they could be used for Economy Basic cabins.

There are no economy basic cabins (yet).

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by cledaybuck
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian pilot writes "I'm bored" in flight path
Replies: 10
Views: 3734

Re: Australian pilot writes "I'm bored" in flight path

Considering the "drawings", are we sure that isn't supposed to be an N?

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 500
Views: 69175

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

AirTran had daily non-stops to MCO from DAY and the were always full. That was when CVG had the highest fares in the country and hordes of Cincinnati travelers were driving to DAY. The market dynamics have changed substantially. They have, but I believe a non stop to DAY-MCO could work. Me too, but...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47522

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

since it looks like we are on the final countdown, anyone want to try and guess on what the first fare prices will be :D? I think I'm gonna try and jump on the first wknd they do SAN-OGG. Since it probably gonna be a epic eruption to celebrate the 50th state of the Union joining WN network. Using m...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21326

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

FB330 wrote:
Given the similarity between the two, what were the the reasons Delta ordered both?

I'm guessing they got a good deal on both, and since they already operated large fleets of both A320's and 737's, it wasn't a big deal to operate both.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'
Replies: 39
Views: 2373

Re: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'

Maybe Rob Lowe just isn't very funny.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil
Replies: 211
Views: 17299

Re: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil

NIKV69 wrote:
His lawsuit isn't politically motivated.
You can't honestly believe this. It absolutely is.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow at PHX?
Replies: 29
Views: 5498

Re: Snow at PHX?

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Forecasted snowfall amounts across northern Arizona. https://www.weather.gov/fgz/

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2076

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Headed to Arizona this summer, Barbados this May, and North Carolina this July. Already planning a trip to Yellowstone next summer. Barbados sounds like an awesome choice. Not sure, as I have never been, but I am definitely looking forward to it. Kind of a pain to get to though. Not much airline co...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Kaepernick Sporting Goods Store out of Business
Replies: 35
Views: 2226

Re: Anti-Kaepernick Sporting Goods Store out of Business

The average person just doesn't care what the store selling them their sporting goods thinks about Colin Kaepernick. If that store doesn't carry the products they want (I have seen no evidence that Nike's products popularity has materially changed), they aren't going to shop there.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2076

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Headed to Arizona this summer, Barbados this May, and North Carolina this July. Already planning a trip to Yellowstone next summer.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104234

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Funny how the Boeing planes - 777W at 9 wide - and 787 at 8 wide - were comfortable but as soon as airlines got a hold of them they crammed 10 and 9 wide in them making them unbearable, guess Boeing has to take the fall for those airlines. Most decidedly : Yes. 787 in 8 across was never competitive...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 385
Views: 112607

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Not sure if that would project on to 77x in any way though. Afaics Boeing did not change the hull shape at all. What they changed is the height of the frame web at the height of the window belt. ( going back: was it one of the wide body tri jets that had non uniform hoop frames? ) WTF is AFAICS? EO...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12547

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

I assume we can cut defense spending in the next budget if they have extra money just laying around to pay for this.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 500
Views: 69175

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm sorry to see that airline traffic at DAY is winding down. My hope was that NK would take a look at the region & decide to serve DAY, since G4, F9 & WN now all serve CVG. However, it appears that a number of posters seem to think that NK would do O.K. at CVG. CVG is my hometown airport, ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus aims to reach breakeven on A350 this year
Replies: 29
Views: 4747

Re: So Airbus is losing money on every a350 sold??

A350 production reached positive cash flow in 2018 - meaning the plane now costs less to build than it was sold for. Contrast this with how long it took Boeing to achieve positive cash flow on 787 deliveries. Don't you have to compare when Boeing achieved positive cash flow not accounting for the d...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus aims to reach breakeven on A350 this year
Replies: 29
Views: 4747

Re: So Airbus is losing money on every a350 sold??

A350 production reached positive cash flow in 2018 - meaning the plane now costs less to build than it was sold for. Contrast this with how long it took Boeing to achieve positive cash flow on 787 deliveries. Don't you have to compare when Boeing achieved positive cash flow not accounting for the d...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 5797

Re: Amazon reconsiders LIC

Uh, many people on LTD, many disadvantaged seniors and many college students pay federal and (if applicable) state taxes. More brilliance. I take it you've never actually filed? You have to make money to pay federal and state income taxes. You don't pay any federal or state income tax until you rea...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16514

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

enzo011 wrote:
The best of all, EK passengers will not have to contend with 9-abreast 787s that is even tighter than the 77W

I’m pretty sure that is not true. Everything I see has EK 777’s at 17”. Most 787’s are slightly bigger than that.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104234

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

A350 program execution was near perfect as Airbus had learnt its lesson with the A380 program. Compared to the 787 execution, perhaps. But the A350XWB still ended up over a year late in EIS and the production ramp was a fair bit slower than planned. That being said, Airbus overall executed the prog...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3818

Re: New vs used cars

I prefer buying new, but we bought our last car used. Here, in my opinion, are the advantages to each. Used: Price - This was basically the only advantage to used to me, but it is a big one. You can pay a lot less for your car or car more car for the same amount of money. We could not have afforded ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unexpectedly share same stance as Donald Trump
Replies: 25
Views: 1795

Re: Unexpectedly share same stance as Donald Trump

I actually agree with some of his instincts to get out of overseas conflicts, although I disagree with the way he is going about it.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17554

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

$77B?? :eyepopping: I am all in favor of HSR, but not at that price. This was a good idea with a really bad execution I'm just going to excerpt you right there. First of all, there is NO rail project in the US, outside of the eastern corridor, that can be self-sustaining financially, and even then ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17554

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

If we look where the money is going to, it is spent mostly on litigation, fighting countless NIMBYs poking and prodding this case, and people asking for way above market rates when acquiring land. What's your point? Unless the state has clandestinely invented a magic property wand, then that's stil...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17244

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

Aren’t AA and QF currently reapplying for their JV? I don’t think this helps their case.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta now officially better than AF/KLM?
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

Re: Is Delta now officially better than AF/KLM?

As for seat comfort you cant compare seats on European carriers to NA carriers, they are two different types of people both physiologically and with what they accept/expect. What? Europeans and North Americans are very similar in height, with many European nations being taller, although Americans a...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 25862

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Does anyone know the fuel burn difference between the CRJ-200 and the CRJ-700. I read somewhere else that it was 3000 lbs./hr. vs 3400 lbs./hr. If that is true, a quick and dirty cost estimate has a one hour flight costing about $300 more at $5/gal. That seems easily doable. I am sure someone will l...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47522

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Except MCO is a pure price market and the flights are relative short for WN to and from MCO vs HI. The Hawaii customer is different than the MCO crowd. The trip to Hawaii may be their only trip there in a lifetime. WN is going to need to evolve on the service end to do well in HI markets. I'm faili...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47522

Re: WN and Hawaii.

And where do you get the assigned seat on WN? Where is that fare bucket? Can I pay in Euros? You don't get an assigned seat on WN. Period. If it is that important to you, fly someone else. 120 million people per year seem to be able to work with it though. Great adaptation to the market. That will ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47522

Re: WN and Hawaii.

If you are a FF you don’t pay extra to select a E+ seat, you get higher boarding priority included. The ones that don’t get seats are the one off travelers who buy basic economy andthe WN customers that need to get to all those cities WN doesn’t serve. Even if you are a elite FF with UA, you still ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47522

Re: WN and Hawaii.

Because everyone wants to sit next to someone’s kid for 6 hours while they yell for Mom every five minutes. So the option is give up the desirable seat you were able to get to now let mom sit next to the runny nosed kid. Meanwhile you get shoehorned into a middle seat. Yes this is going to make peo...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47522

Re: WN and Hawaii.

I don't get it either, but it certainly is a thing. Read flyertalk sometime, and you will see the amount of obsessing about seats (and not just on WN) is crazy, especially for an airline that only has economy. I remember back before they had boarding numbers, just an A, B, or C. I would get to the ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137593

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

The A350-1000 is already a low volume product. We are going to stretch it again and put new engines on it and presumably move the A350 family center of gravity further up the size scale? Ok...doesn’t seem like an overall winning play to me but to each their own. The real mistake in this market was ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 25862

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

What would be premium routes from ORD that warrant the CRJ550? LNK? ICT? Or perhaps a shuttle service to MCI? Probably routes like: HSV-ORD MLI-ORD XNA-ORD CID-ORD TYS-ORD ROA-ORD LEX-ORD ABE-ORD FSD-ORD TVC-ORD SGF-ORD CRW-ORD These are all very high fare routes, and for the most part are somewher...

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