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by oosnowrat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26351

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

It needs a new engine, but which? GE passport seems the most likely solution. Weight will be a huge issue, if a re-engine program is to go ahead. I think the 3 main options in the required thrust range are; The Passport...4500 lbs. RR's Pearl ...just over 4000 lbs. Pratt's PW800 weighs in at 3135 l...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 45
Views: 3701

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

OO would not make the application if UA had not already given its blessing. UA doesn’t have to give it’s blessing. These flights are operated completely at risk by SkyWest and are not covered by the CPA agreement. OO pays all the costs associated with the flights and assumes all profit or loss resp...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 45
Views: 3701

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

I'll agree with others that this EAS service seems wasteful, but I think SkyWest's bid should be a shoe-in. Splitting across the two hubs has some advantages, though I wonder how much UA wants to congest ORD with EAS regional jet flights. OO would not make the application if UA had not already give...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 seat RJ with F plausible?
Replies: 15
Views: 2913

Re: 50 seat RJ with F plausible?

The 4Y+/46Y config DL uses in their CR2s is probably as fancy as this model will ever get.

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by oosnowrat
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5922

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

I don’t think anyone is being “forced”. I am sure this was a stipulation of serving this airport. That's the definition of forced. The airport is not private. It's paid for with tax dollars. And I believe in Las Vegas, you have to use Swissport or another handler for international flights. Sure, bu...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9597

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

DL flew LAS-AMS last winter, I assume that won't return?

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by oosnowrat
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 45
Views: 9099

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Operationally, the biggest change that I've seen is that I've noticed a few CR7s and CR9s departing from concourse E, which I've never seen before. OO used to handle most if not all of its planes in the E concourse until DL moved the dual-class planes to the mainline gates a few years ago. They do ...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13539

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Boof02671 wrote:
And AS was found liable in the SEA Arbitration and had to pay those former employees.


IIRC, the only former employees AS had to pay were the few who didn't take the voluntary severance package. Even after winning the initial agreement, the IAM wasn't able to get any of those jobs back.

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by oosnowrat
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Baldanza to B6 Board
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Ben Baldanza to B6 Board

AWACSooner wrote:
There are TWO other threads on this...as crappy as the search function is, it doesn't take much effort to LOOK AT THE TOPICS ON THE FRONT PAGE before posting yet another duplicate.


The search function is indeed crappy.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 95
Views: 13495

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

Like I said, expect more Crj 200 cuts in the future. With all the regional cuts from DTW, the focus is becoming more on an O/D hub. Expect APN, CIU, IMT, ESC etc... to be cut as well in the near future... A lot of that stuff is OO at risk. Is OO cutting the 50 seater at risk fleet? OO keeps signing...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 45
Views: 9099

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Any updates for us?

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by oosnowrat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6582

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Cheyenne put up a $600k subsidy. I think G4 to LAS was the other option.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16264

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

lavalampluva wrote:
Will these be used to replace the 88s? They're pushing 26 years old.


They are replacing 20 CR7s.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16264

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

According to the OO earnings call, OO gets these birds on a nine-year contract.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 6386

Re: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

This stops JetBlue from pursuing a virtual airline strategy like Delta is doing. More than a few Delta pilots would trade a couple of bucks for Delta to stop dropping international destinations and turning over international flying to Korean, Westjet, Aeromexico, Air France, KLM, etc., and domestic...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11576

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I'm wondering if some new CRJ700s / EMB170s fitted with 50 seats (dual class) could be operated profitably on some higher yield routes? Would they be too heavy for the 50 seats scope clause? That could be a good way of replacing some of those CRJs/ERJ145s. That's interesting. Some CR7s only have 63...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11576

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

KD5MDK wrote:
What's the largest city with only 50 seat service? Are any of them more that 3 hours drive time from a mainline airport?


SGU (pop 82k) comes to mind. It has CR2 service to 4 cities. PIH (pop 55k) has CR2 to 1 city. Both less than 3 hours from mainline airports.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 969
Views: 74315

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

On another note, I was looking at regional mountain west airports and noticed a few airports with flights on either DL or UA. Would there be potential for AA to add these from PHX? CRP-SLC/DEN, DL/UA IDA-SLC/DEN, DL/UA SUN-SLC,LAX/DEN,ORD,SFO DL/UA CDC-SLC, DL EKO-SLC, DL CNY-DEN, UA VEL-DEN,UA or ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11576

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

TripleA wrote:
So what's going to replace the older CRJ700s eventually? The E175? Is the CRJ700 in production still?


A quick trip to the Bombardier website will show that, yes, the CR7 is still on offer.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11576

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

adamblang wrote:
EAS is really going to balloon when 50 seat RJs age out.


Unless the program is changed, no new cities can be added to EAS.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10831

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

DL SLC-GJT OCT 4>3 NOV 4>3 DEC 4>3 DL SLC-LWS OCT 1.9>3 DL SLC-PIH DEC 4>3 DL SLC-TWF OCT 4>3 NOV 4>3 DEC 4>3 *UA LAX-SUN JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 These OO prorate routes out of SLC got a fourth flight earlier this year. Don't know if they didn't work, or if the planes are required elsewhere. ...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16264

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiorso

Disappointing though that DL continues to buy CR9s when the far superior (for the passengers) E170 line is available. The new Atmosphere interior looks pretty sweet. With only 70 seats, I think these CR9s will be fantastic. https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/multimedia-gallery/details.bombardier-a...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11789

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

ckfred wrote:
Some thinking out loud about the AA cuts at ORD. IIRC, there is no ski resort around Boise. The major ski resort in Idaho is Sun Valley, which is closer to SUN and TWF than BOI.


Bogus Basin is 20 minutes from BOI. Sun Valley and McCall are both 2.5 hour drives from BOI.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS S18 Departures By Hub and Aircraft Type
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: AS S18 Departures By Hub and Aircraft Type

c933103 wrote:
AS doesn't use regional planes at ANC?
The PenAir flights to Dutch Harbor would probably qualify as using regional planes. That would add 2 S20s to the total.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4493

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

BOI-ATL I could see, eventually...but BOI probably has too little east coast demand. A single daily flight to NYC, BWI/DC, etc. would only work for a small segment of potential passengers on that route; the rest would connect, making a BOI-JFK unviable. The Treasure Valley is one of the fastest gro...

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by oosnowrat
Mon May 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7115

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Okay, I'll buy 7 hours by going up I-15 from SAN to Hesperia and picking US 395. And assuming good weather! And still plenty of traffic going up through Riverside. Whatever it actually turns out to be (depending on the route taken) that's still a long drive, especially if the r/t drive is part of a...

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by oosnowrat
Sat May 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7115

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

452QX wrote:
All of our E175s are currently cat 1 awaiting further upgrades


What upgrades will they be getting and when?

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by oosnowrat
Tue May 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 5961

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... 75-sc.html
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KCaviator wrote:
What’s the configuration of these SC’s? More first class? More Comfort+? Increased pitch throughout?


Same F and C+, fewer main cabin, but with 32" pitch (compared to a 76-seat E175).

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... 75-sc.html

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by oosnowrat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11229

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

*UA IAD-PBG SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 DEC 0>1.7 It's A.net wisdom that IAD is in imminent threat of UA de-hubbing. Separately, every few weeks there's an article with Scott Kirby extolling the virtues of timing your hub schedule for good connectivity and the virtues of being in small markets, e...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5897

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

How about Southwest getting RJs/turboprops? I know they probably wouldn't and understand the reasoning (higher costs, more complexity) but I like to imagine the possibility. They could probably add MSN, FAT, SBA, COS, DAY (back), MDT, EYW, XNA, etc., etc. and bring back lots of short haul point-to-...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5897

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. Skywest flies under a guaranteed fee per...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

ridgid727 wrote:
oosnowrat wrote:
mtnwest1979 wrote:
Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....


LWS is a OO prorate market. One can hope for another flight to SLC....


They may very well add one to their SEA hub rather than SLC


Maybe, but does DL have room in SEA?

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....


LWS is a OO prorate market. One can hope for another flight to SLC....

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3270

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

I was an IAM member at AS in a previous life. Didn't find the membership in it to be a good value. Doubt many of my co-workers did either, especially after they told us not to worry, no airline had ever outsourced the ramp at its biggest hub. If you want a union on property, that's fine. I would hol...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 9092

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

Good one! Seriously, I do wonder about the details of all this. Nearly all the RJ expansion into EAS markets is from Skywest, and all the new Skywest flying is under the UA* banner, not DL* (for which they have quite a few legacy EAS RJ markets like Aberdeen and Escanaba). My guess (just a guess) w...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5254

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

Flighty wrote:

How about a re-engine option for the CR7-CR9?
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The best/most likely CR2 replacement is a CR7 with improved economics.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14663

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Stocking shelves and servicing a multi million dollar airplane are not exactly the same thing. The latter requires a pretty specialized set of skills. I work the ramp and deice planes. It's not complicated and most anyone can be trained to do it -- hallmarks of a low-paying job. Nobody I work with ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14663

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

ridgid727 wrote:
Most regionals are in that same area of pay, of course unless they have union rep. OO I think is below Envoy on the pay scale

OO starts at $8.50-14.00, depending on location. Most start at $10-11.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14663

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

How does that compare to DGS, United Ground Express and McGee?

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 14372

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

So with all these E-Jets transferring to the main hubs what is the chance routes like SLC-GTF-SLC will see E175 service by 2020? GTF-MSP was upgraded to an a319 during the summers so perhaps this route would be upgraded as well? SLC-GTF is a OO prorate route now. Unless that changes, it'll be serve...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 5882

Re: Is the route map dead?

I feel your pain.

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by oosnowrat
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 5741

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

...whose to say that any replacement is needed at all if mainlines might shift to being more efficient rather than convenient and use a single mainline flight on a 737/A320 instead of 5 flights on E75/CR9/CR2/E45? If it's not convenient, most passengers won't use it. Consolidating 5 flights into 1 ...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: Delta to Eliminate the free bag on flights to Europe for passengers who book basic economy class fares

I think the issue people have with the legacies doing this (at least on aviation boards) are that they aren't really lowering prices, in most cases, to match the ULCC competitors. DL in most cases is still the same pricing as they were before E fares and now they just give you less and have a few d...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 118
Views: 27386

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

mikejepp wrote:
If there was a shortage of heart surgeons, should they reduce the requirements to be a heart surgeon? Or increase pay?


They should make it easier for *qualified* heart surgeons to start practicing, not harder.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13692

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The E175E2 seems like a perfectly good airplane. And just like airplanes of similar size and capability of the past (DC-9-10, 737-200, F-28, BAC 1-11), it can be flown at mainline, by mainline pilots. All of which were introduced 1965-1969. One might think the industry has evolved a bit in the last...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13692

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Why would the pilots give up a concession like increased MTOW at the regionals in exchange for nothing? I guess because raising the weight a few thousand pounds wouldn't really affect them. It adds no seats to the regional operations, nor does it add any additional planes. It simply would allow old...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13692

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

I believe 86K was chosen, because the original DC9 was right around 86K pounds, in it's configuration used by US airlines. This kept mainline planes from every being flown at regionals. Thank you, I wondered what was magic about 86k. Maybe it's time for an inflation adjustment to the 717's 110k. :)

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13692

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

If that's really the concern, raising scope MTOW to, say, 100k lbs. shouldn't be a problem. MTOWs for 319s and 757s start at 166k lbs.

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