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by tlecam
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

I wonder if SST travel will become more of a reality when there is less dependency on combustion engines. We're seeing an increasing wave of cars moving to all electric power sources, which are substantially more efficient (90%+) from an energy (not necessarily cost) standpoint than the combustion ...

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by tlecam
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2918

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

https://www.thelocal.de/20180223/costs- ... -7-billion

Half the costs are for construction and half for interest payments.
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Here is an article in English.

https://www.thelocal.de/20180223/costs- ... -7-billion

Half the costs are for construction and half for interest payments.

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by tlecam
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

I wonder if SST travel will become more of a reality when there is less dependency on combustion engines. We're seeing an increasing wave of cars moving to all electric power sources, which are substantially more efficient (90%+) from an energy (not necessarily cost) standpoint than the combustion e...

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by tlecam
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 130
Views: 12021

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I continue to think that UAL jumped the gun and announced Polaris too soon. They weren’t ready to execute on it yet, and then other issues (like the seat production) cropped up. Classic example of marketing getting ahead of execution.

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by tlecam
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26953

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder if B30/31 is the temp home for Virgin while the construction is done? Another thing that intrigued me is the future Terminal B to A connector in one of the pictures. In any event, if you're connecting from A to E ( or vice versa - sky team arrivals to/from delta domestic or something like t...

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by tlecam
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26953

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder what the plan is for gates B30 and 31. They are used by AA today, but the airline moves never address them. They just say that AA gates B32-36 are moving over to pier b.

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by tlecam
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23973

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

I agree, no surprise about DL’s interest. They’ve said that the 787 is too much plane for their TATL routes. The 330 is too big, at least in the more economical 339 model. I expect that the range and economics of this plane could also grow additional TATL flights to secondary European cities, and po...

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by tlecam
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1159
Views: 197479

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

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ls-797-jet

They want to be a launch customer.
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Interesting article about Delta's interest in the 797.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ls-797-jet

They want to be a launch customer.

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by tlecam
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 93
Views: 11402

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

Thanks for the thought you put into this.

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by tlecam
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

I thought that AMS is capacity constrained. Is the new pier to relieve over-crowding in other piers or to replace other piers?

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by tlecam
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?
Replies: 27
Views: 2956

Re: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?

I think that the goal of any such flight would be to eliminate a double connection. To that end, the analysis would have to be the cities that SLC serves in the west that aren't served by DTW / MSP / ATL.

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by tlecam
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6758

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

There is only one legacy carrier currently capable of starting new hub or focus cities. That is delta. And everyone who reads my posts knows I am not a dl fanboy. It takes a lot of money to overcome lower cost competition to build up a new hub. Ua simply does not have fortress hubs like clt or atl ...

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by tlecam
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1092
Views: 196896

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Why would they get rid of the yellow? It's the most distinctive part of the LH brand.

Signed - a non-creative guy who doesn't know anything about branding.

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10854

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

The population of JAX, making it the largest city in FL, is largely about political boundaries, not catchment area. MSA population is a better measure of size. JAX is the 40th largest MSA in the country, and 4th in FL behind Miami, Orlando and Tampa. That's not small - it's in the same range as Milw...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38606

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

73G didn't "win" at United. Boeing dumped it and even admitted to doing so during ITC proceedings, so the airline couldn't buy the better product instead, the CSeries. Ultimately, I think the C will be seen in UAs fleet, if they saw a use in their fleet for the C it’s still there. UA has ...

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26953

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

But so be it, we move on and look forward to seeing the battle that is BOS-CDG with 4 carriers in summer 18. It's not going to end well for someone, I suspect. I'll be getting the popcorn out when the T-100's show up late next year. You and me both! I have to say, my perspective of CDG as an airpor...

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by tlecam
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93366

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Boeing was not harmed because they have no competitor to the C-Series. Without harm, they have no case.

End of story.

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by tlecam
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6896

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

Anything in Boston has ‘Urban blight’ all over it. All the locations in the Boston area essentially screamed, “Let’s see if we get this big rich company to fix up our urban blight so we don’t have to.” I mean, LAWRENCE...the drug capital of New England...was floated. Lawrence was a joint applicatio...

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by tlecam
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly MTJ-LGA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Why does UA fly MTJ-LGA?

I have flown LGA-MTJ or EWR-MTJ (I can't remember which) to ski at Telluride; this was two years ago. Then it was operating weekends only and my flights were jammed full; not during peak school / college break times either. I paid a bit of a premium not to connect - I think my ticket was around $700...

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by tlecam
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6896

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

Amazon is growing its Boston presence regardless of HQ2 location. They just took another million sq ft of space in the Seaport (sorry - “innovation district”). A full building with an option for another tower next door, the same size. I can’t imagine how any rumors would be swirling with a “short li...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 93
Views: 15777

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

pabloeing wrote:
Flights from MAD to LHR in the new A350 from june to August.......


Will they label it the Brexit Express?

J/k.

Looking forward to seeing the 350 in NYC. Spain is high in my list of next vacation destinations.

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26953

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Agreed re: island routes. Possibly some weekend aircraft utilization flights, but you'd see them from JFK first. CLE could be interesting; decent amount of business traffic and fits in well with the midwestern O&D presence that DL has - CMH, IND, MKE etc... At some point, DL is going to have to ...

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26953

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree - CHS and BNA can work, but they're relative long layovers if you're aiming for the 7- 7:30 flights.

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17343

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

The biggest issue that I have with the article is that it doesn't provide any context (read: real, actual, research based reporting.) With the exception of A.NET, my hunch is that the vast majority of the flying public thinks that the big 3 are more or less offering the same thing. With that in mind...

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26953

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting adds. The DL flights are mostly adding another flight to routes they already fly - JAX, PIT, MCI, BNA etc... In some ways (e.g. Terminal A capacity) that’s good - if they fly 2x a day now, they’re probably adding an off peak flight. Interestingly, for DL, those are often early afternoon ...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12123

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

We don’t really know what the actual cause of loss is, but I highly doubt that force majeur would apply here (or in UK/Europe for that matter). Most companies do try to have coverage for claim events that are large enough to be discussed in earnings calls, but I have no idea how Delta structures it’...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12123

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

Interesting to see a number put to the ATL Power Outage. I wonder if they can recoup any of that from the Airport or Georgia Power or either of their insurance companies? They undoubtedly have business interruption insurance and may also have contractual performance clauses in the contracts with th...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15268

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

I’m surprised at many of the responses on this thread. I doubt many of you would happily have a camera pointed at your face to record every single one of your responses at work. Filming an employee is a form of intimidation and harassment and should not be tolerated. This is hyperbole. No one was f...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15268

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

I’m surprised at many of the responses on this thread. I doubt many of you would happily have a camera pointed at your face to record every single one of your responses at work. Filming an employee is a form of intimidation and harassment and should not be tolerated. This is hyperbole. No one was f...

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 309963

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

This article in the WSJ talks about the increased demand for Air Freight, and discusses Amazon's use of 767s, as well as design work to change the shipping containers for more efficiency. Interesting. Other freight carriers are discussed as well. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-airfreight-traffic-i...

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by tlecam
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12858

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

We will see obviously, but I would be shocked if b6 doesn't announce Tatl plans this year. Whereas in Seattle, there really isn't any realistic possiblity that as would start Tatl or tpac flying. That's a lot of speculation. Even if announced, B6 won't have the aircraft for some time (read: they do...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12858

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

2) This assumption was only based on my experiences in the NYC area. North Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland-county based travelers prefer EWR/UA. Westchester/the rest of the Hudson Valley prefers Hpn, then LGA/JFK, but they will use EWR too. Manhattanites use all three fairly equally. The Bronx,...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12858

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

1) Fine, maybe it's not just PR, but SEA is NOT a full-fledged connecting hub. DL does not serve too many smaller markets from SEA, not to mention some primary markets throughout the country. 2) I agree, but frequent flyers will basically always prefer the larger carrier with more nonstop destinati...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12858

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Delta only has so many airplanes. They have to put them where they think they will be most productive. The fact they havent put them on BOS - Asia yet indicates that either they dont think they can get the most from them in Boston or that they have other deployment priorities. Not that mysterious. ...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8700

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

I’m also interested in the T4A plans, and for some insight into the future for T2 and T1.

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 9618

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

Let's leave the gross generalizations about an entire culture of people in 2017.

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by tlecam
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN) - 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 16227

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)

Per airline routes, UA is adding seasonal San Francisco – Hartford route from 07JUN18 to 20AUG18.

Appears to be a red eye from SFO with early morning return from BDL on a 739.

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by tlecam
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20055

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

There aren’t enough facts available here for anyone to “know” what happened, short of the PNR history. This whole thread seems to be mostly people interpreting the “facts” to confirm whatever bias they may have about UA, passengers, or the congresswoman.

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by tlecam
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19385

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

Direct long haul expansion will depend on whether Athens becomes more relevant again as a business and industrial center. There is opportunity there, but it remains to be seen how the economy plays out.

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by tlecam
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 450
Views: 48408

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

The timing of this getting out after the tariff testimony is interesting. Boeing should be nervous after that.

Does EMB have a cs300 competitor?

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 169036

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I work for a consulting firm as well. Our policy is fair, I think. Directs are a priority - probably because we make much more on my bill rate than what we’d save in airfare.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161735

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I try to follow this thread periodically for updates, and I have been curious as to why UA would want the 763 over the 764. I have (probably incorrectly) guessed that the 764 has better CASM.

Apologies if this was already discussed and I missed it.

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89214

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

I doubt DL would make a decision based on emotions. It's just business Is it? I certainly wouldn't work with any person or company that sought to fk me over. This line "its just business" being used to justify jumping in bed with a snake should be thrown straight into the bin. If companie...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 12851

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

Interesting. I wonder what the numbers really look like when they look at the JV flights from AMS to NYC and then break out JFK and EWR.

I would have guessed EWR was viable.

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by tlecam
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 10632

Re: Big night at LGA

I agree. I fly in and out of there at least weekly and the progress is really something to watch.

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 8096

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

The article said they were full? Seems weird to me that 4 hours into a flight, the 757’s toilets were full?

I did BOS-SFO for years, mostly on the 757 and never heard of an issue like this. Is this a thing?

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89214

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

This is stating the obvious, but DL is going to use all the leverage they have with both Boeing and Airbus to get the best deal that they can. The Boeing involvement with the C Series and the tariffs is another lever at play in the deal, and there are a lot of ways that they can pull that lever. The...

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by tlecam
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 169036

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

My bad... I had confused the addition of New gates with the work done for the A380.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 169036

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

That Level flight really arrives and departs at the height of the terminal E chaos. Will the expansion beyond gate 12 be done in time for the busy season? I forget what that schedule timeline is. I flew into and out of Logan yesterday and it looks like the structure is pretty well built.

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