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by airzona11
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 53
Views: 16251

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Still parked at PHX, now on the North side. Anyone know when it is leaving?

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by airzona11
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 11230

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

You mean like how they did in August of '16 when they had their IT meltdown and they tried to blame it on everyone under the sun. The PR film they put out on how they were surprising "a select few" of travelers with Delta Private Jet flights, meanwhile royally pissing off the thousands of...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 11230

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

Would be great if one of these days they filmed a behind the scenes documentary to see them handle and mitigate this. Mother nature is a beast. The logistical operation is huge. The road system gets just as crazy in the ATL metro area with snow when this happens. (And side note, this place has beco...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 11230

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

Would be great if one of these days they filmed a behind the scenes documentary to see them handle and mitigate this. Mother nature is a beast. The logistical operation is huge. The road system gets just as crazy in the ATL metro area with snow when this happens. (And side note, this place has becom...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

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

People clamor for the likes of WOW and other undeseriable airlines to serve the market. Yet they want to travel on a legacy for the price of WOW and the traditional legacy benefits. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen that way. The likes of Norwegian scrapping the bottom of the barrel will continue to ...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30427

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

WN is not going to have a long run serving Hawaii if they are dependent on connections from CLT (AA stronghold), CVG and MEM (DL strongholds). California to Hawaii is the largest market, that is what they will set out to capture. WN is going to be wanting to attract as much O/D as they can. All of ...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30427

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

There are many SWA destinations in the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast that do not have any nonstop service to Hawaii, and there will be demand for Southwest flights to Hawaii from the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and the Northeast. SWA destinations east of the West Coast that do not...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 693
Views: 68532

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Yesterday was noticing what seemed to be more than usual takeoffs turning to the Southwest when departing East to West. The departure procedures will stay the same for the next few months. The next mess will be the six week closure of 8/26 beginning on January 8. Just in time for the busy season!

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 53
Views: 16251

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

The engine flameout was very loud. Very cool that the 747 can do that.

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Starting A New U.S. Carrier: Where Would You Locate / Fleet Dynamics
Replies: 26
Views: 1735

Re: Starting A New U.S. Carrier: Where Would You Locate / Fleet Dynamics

Using 787s, with a J/PY/Y layout similar to maybe AC (decent sized Premium) or LOT (smaller premium cabin), flying for WN, long-haul international. Throw a JV in with EasyJet/Ryanair/etc any of those. LAX/SAN/OAK/LAS/PHX/DEN/AUS/ATL/BWI - Those airports have demand and lots of WN FFs. Questionable i...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 80
Views: 12055

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

do you understand that CBX means you can go to TIJ from San Diego side of border & walk across a bridge to TIJ ? Walk is shorter than at many other airports, check in to the actual aircraft. It doesn’t matter. No one going to PPT wants to do a land crossing to Mexico first even if it isn’t that...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE
Replies: 26
Views: 9742

Re: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE

Makes sense if they are adding PY, glad they are keeping MCE. The 77W is big enough to offer the whole spectrum of cabin offerings, certainly when flying between their hubs to destinations that are also partner hubs. F/J/PY/Y+/Y offers something for everyone to maximize revenue.

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 693
Views: 68532

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Yesterday was noticing what seemed to be more than usual takeoffs turning to the Southwest when departing East to West.

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 174402

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

The 777-8 is clearly too large for this mission, which calls for 300 seats, not 365. On the other hand a 772 length 777X would be perfect for this mission and should be able to meet all Qantas requirements without MTOW increases or a central bogey. It would also have superior CASM because its not c...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10248

Re: Why no United to Africa?

They have their big Star partner Lufthansa to handle Africa. And the reality is - no matter how much A-netters want everyone to fly everywhere - every airline can't be, and doesn't want to be, everything to everyone. Well, okay, maybe that doesn't apply to Norwegian. ;-) Good points. LH has it very...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19144

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

[ AA have said numerous times now publicly that they intend to appropriately have cover with 1.5X, so maybe it was spot on after all. AA management sounds confident, maybe to confident. It remains to be seen if any flight cancellations actually occur. At what point, if at all, will they start to sh...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 12197

Re: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

Can't quite believe I've just seen this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibqncXGMa4E Jeremy is an interesting choice as he is quite a controversial character. Also, mainstream TV advertising for a product that is really only accessible to a very small percentage of the population? What am I miss...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 17672

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

Interesting they go from lots of premium to nothing premium.

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 4857

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

Very exciting to see! FLG is becoming more a tourist destination in its own right. The food/culture scene is growing. Not to mention, I would hazard a guess SoCal is a top destination where local go. This seems to have a chance to work. I am sort of surprised that this hasn't happened already. Of a...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11265

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

Always nice to see this happen. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. Everyone fears delays and travel nightmares. It didnt happen this year. Not a bad thing. Reading this blog would seem if passengers weren't harmed by delays, certain posters are offended. Come on. Are we supp...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 4857

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

Very exciting to see! FLG is becoming more a tourist destination in its own right. The food/culture scene is growing. Not to mention, I would hazard a guess SoCal is a top destination where local go. This seems to have a chance to work. I remember when the PHX-FLG flights were Dash8s and occasional ...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 30413

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Very great to see a new aircraft. This should be a solid aircraft. Looks attractive for locations globally too, plus some military.

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 29741

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

Not a bad idea of getting rid of First as BA does not seem to want to put in the effort for a real first class expierence. I have been upgraded from Club World to First and could not tell any difference between hard and soft product on that long haul. BA-They have home-field advantage flying out of...

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

Re: LHR Christmas ad

They have made some good ones in recent years!

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by airzona11
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 33
Views: 6969

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

Tried getting a ride on one to check it off the list but never made it unfortunately.

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by airzona11
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 231638

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Why is there so much fear that a folding could fail? Slats and flaps are large aerodynamic surfaces held to their actuation devices (tracks) by just a few pins and these devices are as well held to the wing through a few pins. The slave interfaces of the flaps also feature quite often a hinge. Thes...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 19839

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Seems like a great product. Also should standardize with UA and that makes sense too. Wonder what this means for their first class?

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 8734

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these “pointless” airports?

Lots of space, most are 24/7 operation, cheap fees, lots of sorting facility space, less expensive. Pretty much ideal for cargo operations.

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 765
Views: 134171

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

The summary I was told was basically that the smaller aircraft is a transatlantic one that should replace the 757 and some 767/A330’s. The bigger aircraft is aimed firmly at the narrowbody market. This is what Bernstein Research is reporting, as well, though they believe the TATL model is a mistake...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?
Replies: 20
Views: 10068

Re: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?

EK would never admit it themselves, but in my opinion they have one of the worst fleet mixes imaginable. Too many planes they don’t need and very few (or none) of the planes they do. All airlines have seasonality. WN had enough to retire 30+ planes in a month. If the Marginal Cost of operating flig...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 33469

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

This has always seemed like a market that makes sense. Not just for A380s but other used plans. Is there an arrangement to source Pilots/Crew from airlines? Say EK/BA/LH has some slack in the crew at a certain time of year, could pilots do one off flying for this type of airline? If there is slack ...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 8546

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Saw an FX 777 @ PHX last Monday for the first time. Great looking plane.

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 33469

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

This has always seemed like a market that makes sense. Not just for A380s but other used plans.
Is there an arrangement to source Pilots/Crew from airlines? Say EK/BA/LH has some slack in the crew at a certain time of year, could pilots do one off flying for this type of airline?

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 13189

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

Too many premium seats = no one earns a premium just CASM is higher If it is that simple tho, why would they be doing it? Airlines are making it harder and harder to get upgrades, they are pushing paid F/J. game theory. If your competitor does it, you have to do it. It is worse to have your competi...

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 13189

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

Bobloblaw wrote:
Too many premium seats = no one earns a premium just CASM is higher


If it is that simple tho, why would they be doing it? Airlines are making it harder and harder to get upgrades, they are pushing paid F/J.

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 47776

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

...Show me some numbers to the contrary, because all the data points to EK running an awesome airline and business. QR and AI are certainly not stellar performers I would use as examples of how to better run an airline. I can write a ten para response and you can discredit by say "meh". W...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 23297

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

DL might be in market. They do have a lot of capacity coming online around that same size tho. They will probably spend some time parked.

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 47776

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

You aren’t trying to tell us those airlines are superior to EK are you? You mean the same QR that is losing money? AI is in no way, shape, or form a global competitor to EK. Fact is EK is the largest long haul international airline. They must, you have to admit, know something about running a long ...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 47776

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

....Lots of variables in play..... Sure, but neither STC nor EK-PR ever explains how the entire puzzle fits. Always how magnificent each piece of the puzzle in isolation. That fits Jeff Goldblum's running and screaming theory. If in five years EK will have 200x787, 60x777X and 40xA380s. That makes ...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20880

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

. The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A or B doesnt have a suitable plane on offer. So a A359 is a suitable replacement for the 747 but a 788/789 isn't a suitable replacement for a 767? It's ok to down-gauge but not up-gauge? That make no sense at al...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10896

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

speedbird52 wrote:
I dislike the idea of having an Italian flag carrier use an English name.


How did "Alitalia" work out? While I get the reasons, the branding and positioning is what matters. Deliver italian hospitality to differentiate vs the name,

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15583

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Ah but of course. It's just so awful that I have to today sit in a lie-flat Business Class seat while connected to the internet airing my grievances about how air travel is so much more expensive, (no) less safe (no), and generally less pleasant (still no) than it was before deregulation. The horro...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 550696

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I still wouldn't consider that a financial disaster. A financial disaster would be a massive loss across the entire program with no way to recover those losses and potentially/probably put most businesses out of business. So by this standard, is the C Series a financial disaster? Clearly BBD put it...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 29602

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I think it is funny to compare the C-Series to the fossil MD-95 aka DC-9 or whatever you want to call it. The C-Series is the future in technology...again brilliant move by Airbus. It was a good move by Airbus, one they have been pursuing for a few years. Good deal or not, magical plane or not, the...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4327

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

That is a cool observation. Love that variety. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5943

Re: Southwest and the 737

Max 10? I understand why a larger aircraft for congested airports might make sense, but why would they choose a plane that would likely have operational problems at one of their largest and most congested airports (MDW)? They would probably also have limits at SNA, LGA and DCA. The -300 had operati...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20880

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

DL never had a lot of 777s and the ones they have aren't going anywhere. The size they are adding bodes well for the A333 (more efficient vs 777 optimized for ULH) and A359 (bigger than 789 and replacing 744s). The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A o...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.A. in Cancun, Saturday flights
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: A.A. in Cancun, Saturday flights

Crazy they have shuttered some saturday PHX flights and added 2 on Sundays..

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20880

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

DL never had a lot of 777s and the ones they have aren't going anywhere. The size they are adding bodes well for the A333 (more efficient vs 777 optimized for ULH) and A359 (bigger than 789 and replacing 744s). The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A or...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 14389

Re: A300/A310 v 767

Aside from the A319 and basically A320, A321, are there any A or B planes that match up 1:1?

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