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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 937
Views: 168668

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Seattle is strangled by a lack of rapid transit and having mostly single unit residences. Help!! Mr Musk - get that cheap tunneling machine going. We need it yesterday. Along with killing the maze of zoning laws to provide more housing in the close in neighborhoods. Think row housing.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 921
Views: 189274

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Second move also has its dangers. Both A and B have waited to make a second move and lost hundreds of sales as a consequence.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations

Res earthquake waves, assume about 500 miles an hour, and if they come the waves can continue sporadically for a long time. This simple formula can save huge numbers of lives. Scientists usually provide more accurate times and where the tsunamis are going within minutes.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 921
Views: 189274

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

A modestly successful 797 could be coped with by Airbus, or obviously a modest failure. There is a chance, and I think a fair one, that a twin aisle MOM of medium range could be a hit. That would require an Airbus response. A 322 might do it, but probably not. While we may think duopolies bask with ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 207
Views: 11891

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

As long as seat pitch is improved, I'll take a longer flight.
Play the amen chorus, brother!

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 438
Views: 47875

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

res that last dozen posts: smaller planes get bigger, very large planes get fewer.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 217
Views: 47252

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

With A and B having huge backlogs airlines are needing to order planes years ahead of their actual need. The main flexibility they have is choosing the actual model just a few years ahead of time, but also altering the date of receiving the plane.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 207
Views: 11891

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

Nuclear's cost learning curve is seriously negative. The more experience we have with possible failure modes the more expensive these plants get. And the insurance for damages is so high that existing plants would never have been built without heavy government subsidies. And even the power is too ex...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 438
Views: 47875

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Just an arithmetic note: For EK to have a hundred 380s flying, but buying 6 a year it needs to fly each 380 16.5+ years. In the past they bought and received a lot more in some years, a less in others. Were we to chart this against their actual fleet acquisition and retirement it will tell us a fair...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 207
Views: 11891

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

Note, my comment on the evil of petroleum relates only to the continued small wars by England, Japan in the 30s, the UD, threatened by China in SE Asia, - all for oil. The implied subsidy is enormous, and almost always ignored. Oil has and can have a place as fuel in the future but it should not be ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

Krugman has been surprised at how little running deficits affects currency after watching what happened in Japan and the US. He and others are now wondering what a country has to do to create the optimum amount of inflation. Most think 2-3% inflation provides the 'lubricant' that keeps an economy ru...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 207
Views: 11891

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

So if we add the cost of all the Mideast wars the US paid to the cost of petroleum, nothing could be more expensive, and that is putting zero values on the lives of people, US and Mideast. Petroleum is evil.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

Tommy - just a note. Surge pricing would work a little better if just about all the extra money went to the driver. The economic and social goal is to attract more people to work just when they are needed.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

I think the difference for Denmark is that should they face a severe monetary crisis precipitated by forces outside of Denmark they do have the power to revalue (Switzerland) or to devalue (Iceland and Great Britain). Until pensions and social services are backed by the entire EEC particular regions...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 207
Views: 11891

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

I suspect that some sort of hybrid plane with a capacity to haul 6-10 people up to 500 miles will be popping up in the next 10 years. And for emergency and semi-emergency 2-5 people 100 miles in the same time frame.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question for American Members
Replies: 24
Views: 962

Re: A Question for American Members

Eisenhower noted scores of years ago regarding the military/industrial complex. He was aware but too polite to mention that 'congressional' should be added.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next Generation Helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Next Generation Helicopters

Osprey: What? 2500% over budget (including unexpected rebuilding and maintenance), unreliability champion, dangerous. Complexity beyond what modern engineering can handle, and again apparently a multitude of potential failure modes. What's not to dislike.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?

Could a 787/350 have the antenna incorporated into the fuselage from the very beginning as part of the laminations?

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Progress of All-Electric Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Progress of All-Electric Commercial Aircraft

Automotive IC engines are becoming incredibly light, incredibly reliable, and incredibly powerful. Such a motor/generator along with enough battery will provide safety margins and some of the power for the flight itself. As batteries improve their energy density they will take over more and more. At...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next Generation Helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Next Generation Helicopters

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-drone-was-used-to-rescue-swimmers-and-it-recorded-the-whole-event/ar-AAuQggP?OCID=ansmsnnews11 This is a significant event in the use of drones. 70 seconds to rescue the two swimmers caught in bad seas versus 6 minutes had a lifeguard had to swim out. And subse...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14175

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

Cargo seems to have a significant place in this discussion. A few years ago there was a really contentious discussion on the marginal cost of carrying cargo. Does anyone have information on how much cargo is earning versus the marginal cost. Amazon on other online purchasing may have had an impact o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 154
Views: 17599

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

I may be somewhat unique in that NIMBY-ISM doesn't bother me all that much, not that I agree with it. But Paine field as a recipient of the federal largesse and the presence of Boeing is going to develop. My own guess, posted in the past, is that Paine could have about 10% of the number of commercia...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 154
Views: 17599

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

Pressure and competition will be pushing Paine field to a lot more than 19 flights a day, and a lot sooner than many think.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next Generation Helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Next Generation Helicopters

The Wikipedia article on engines and flight implicitly enumerates the complex mechanicals and flight controls with multitudes of possible failure modes. The maintenance costs of keeping helicopters going makes them almost prohibitive for civilian flying. We all have heard the bills for a medivac fli...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 438
Views: 47875

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It was and is a near thing. Airbus and its suppliers get and maintain production at their new minimum of 6 planes a year. EK gets a guarantee of ten years of production. Small question, might EK be pushing for at least one more PIP? And the most comfortable plane will be here for a good piece longer.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84875

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I repeat: RR does not see a business case, and that is considering two or three possibilities. Airbus does not see a business case in updating, or even maintaining production at a reasonable level. It is often asserted here that financiers do not see a business case. And all of this makes it hard fo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

If Greece had its own currency it would have had to devalue. And as in England the recent devaluation increased exports. More people go to work, debt is devalued and easier to pay back, but more importantly it is paid back. Nothing would have stopped rescuing French and German banks. Look how Icelan...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

Thomas - a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Greek government was a fault for the corruption and secret debt they ran up, but it mostly was ran up with funds from German and French banks. Those banks received the bailout funds the EU made to Greece, and were largely made whole. The Greek people...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next Generation Helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Next Generation Helicopters

Helicopters are a marvel, in some ways they are like a bumblebee which were long described as not able to fly. In the Korean War era they made an appearance and had (very) limited use. During my service time in the 60s I was warned and advised not to do all that much joy riding just because I could....

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

Wait, Tesla had to break the law to sell his cars? Yes. Most states have laws that require/allow only an "independent dealer" to sell a vehicle to the public. Direct from manufacturer are not allowed. Tesla only does direct sales. Basically as dealer networks grew large enough they passed...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

https://www.vox.com/2015/6/30/8868973/e ... is-mistake
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Here is a link to a VOX article on the economics of the Euro, and why it hurt Greece, Italy, and Spain. I want to emphasize that this is an easy to read version of what better economists, whether on the left or on the right have said.
https://www.vox.com/2015/6/30/8868973/e ... is-mistake

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7031

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Aluminum production pretty much ended in the Bonneville system about 20 years ago, maybe even 35 years ago. Population is up - nuclear plant and 2 coal plants are closed/scheduled to close, we are talking about dismantling 4 Snake River dams - and no one is talking about a power shortage. My old hom...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?
Replies: 61
Views: 4048

Re: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?

Almost invariably the better question is where each model will excel - which ranges and payloads. the -9 will excel at the big end, the 351 at the lower end. The relative success of each plane will be determined by the crossover points which will define the niche of each plane. At certain loads and ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

Avoiding the Euro was a key strategy for GB in preserving an essential sovereignty. And it somewhat is the factor in destroying the Greek economy as well as crippling Spain and Italy. Monetary unity without fiscal unity is madness. Economists as disparate as Friedman and Krugman have explained this.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7031

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Just imagine, all cars being electric cars tomorrow. We would need hundredths of millions of charging stations. Not only for the private house / home owner. No, for every frickin' car. In the city centers, in front of social housings, skyscrapers, in parking garages. And even if we would build them...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

Re: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?

Perhaps a good definition of surviving is coming through a major recession or two. If so, it remains to be seen.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7031

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

We are at the beginning of hybrid planes, and I don't think anyone knows what the first commercial application may be. Well, actually drones will be the first beneficiary. Then again, autonomous cars looked serious only a couple years ago, and GM already is prepared for the first model without steer...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 937
Views: 168668

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

An observation: Every A and B plane since 1990: 777, 380, 787, 350 (and almost the reworked 330s) is a long ranger. They also lend themselves to being abused as a trans Atlantic. It seems time for an optimized at 3500-4500 nautical miles plane to appear.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4187

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

Astuteman - you are more optimistic than I, along with my worries about the world economy over the next couple decades. Of course that does not have an A or B side to it.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71747

Re: Brexit - EU position

Sober economists have predicted that the Brexit will result in a modestly poorer economy, nothing like a disaster. The real scandal of the three idiots leading the Brexit vote was their out and out lies (like a great infusion of money to the health program), and not having done their homework on the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

Re: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.

So I have gone through several airports where I had to leave secure area and re-enter with new security - AND - so far as I was concerned it was all part of one trip Or I have had friends combine business trips around the world - every stop was a destination, and also a transfer. It varies from the ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15132

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

A problem citizens have with large corporations is that this is simply no practical recourse. We are regularly dinged wrongly for service and they deliberately make it too difficult to get the charges reversed. Arbitration is by company provided personnel. Part of the answer would be independent arb...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2703

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

Government and industry occasionally form a joint research and development project. But the results are normally shared across the entire industry. China and Russia would contribute to the project, and share in the results.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politically Homeless
Replies: 17
Views: 704

Re: Politically Homeless

Oddly enough the hard anti-abortion position has no support from Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Jewish law, as I have been told interprets human life as beginning with the first breath following Genesis, And He (God) breathed life into him (Adam, and after forming him from clay). No subsequent bib...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When do you plan to take your Christmas lights down?
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: When do you plan to take your Christmas lights down?

aerorobnz wrote:
I didn't put any lights or a Christmas tree up. It saves a lot of needless time and effort.


Bah Humbug! LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84875

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Eight US airports have 380 flights. That is quite a few. And if airlines are interested there would be many more (but likely not economical without enough flights)

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20220

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Great, so you support all the Airline FA unions, the majority of whos work forces make less than that per hour. Generally people earning below $35 an hour are at the mercy of their employers, far more than those earning over $100. So yes, FAs probably should be union protected. Regional FO's earn l...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20220

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

By the way, I am appalled by unions now largely representing high income people. Union power on wages should be limited to those earning less than $35 an hour. Great, so you support all the Airline FA unions, the majority of whos work forces make less than that per hour. Generally people earning be...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84875

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

The metaphor for EK is more accurately described as 1Stop rather than hub to spoke. Metaphors is just that, a handy label for a perceived reality, not reality itself (whatever that is).

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20220

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Alaska likely needed to grow to survive after the big 6 became the US3. Buying Virgin likely was the best way to do it. All of which is not to say it will be easy. By the way, I am appalled by unions now largely representing high income people. Union power on wages should be limited to those earning...

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