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What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:18 am

We all know the unexpected can happen. One thing i think will happen is more airlines to order large Regional Prop Jets like the Q400/ATR 72. By the way, i was very supprised even when Frontier ordered Q400's. Anything can happen in the airline industry. Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:24 am

At a "power meeting" at a LAN hooters a few weeks back, I told Karlb737 my predictions for the next two years.
Alaska will merge with someone
Spirit will get bought perhaps by NW to eliminate FLA competition
and airTran and Midwest would merge into one carrier.
Those are my wild ideas, whats yours?
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:27 am

Doug Parker buys Lufthansa, skips Delta, and makes an unsolicited bid for Southwest.

Leo Mullen takes over the helm of United and brings Frank Lorenzo in as a consultant.

Gordon decides that he should start flying American since Bob apparently prefers Continental.

Every airline gets rid of AVOD since it adds weight.

Ryanair wins all major customer service awards.

Air France will wash all of its aircraft on a regular basis.

Braniff will relaunch and Virgin America will be a roaring success.

And you heard it here first!

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:29 am

I hate to be gloomy, but next year is the year AZ will fold. I doubt the merger with AP and the partial privatisation are ever going to happen.

I'm however confident that now that it's launched and with the possibility of an order by CI, the 747-8I will be ordered by BA (as 747 replacement, along with some 10 77Ws) and by CX, along with LH ordering the 787.
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:48 am

This is a fantasy not the unexpected, what if TC orders the A380, you probably thnk i'm on crack but, what if BA orders the A380 to replace some of their aging long haul planes, that will be a suprise but we'll see when the announce it next year but i see them ordering the 747-8i.

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:00 pm

Emirates places a new industry record of 1,000 frames in one day and starts new service to 100 cities including Caracas, La Paz, Las Vegas, Calgary, Cotonou to meet connecting traffic from Harbin, Dalian, Aizwal, and Guwahati.

Hehe.

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:34 pm

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 5):
Emirates places a new industry record of 1,000 frames in one day and starts new service to 100 cities including Caracas, La Paz, Las Vegas, Calgary, Cotonou to meet connecting traffic from Harbin, Dalian, Aizwal, and Guwahati.

While we're at it, how about EK starting up DXB-SJO-PTY and a direct RTW flight? Big grin I know NZ has RTW service, but it's not a PA style direct round the world flight.  Wink
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:41 pm

An outbreak of Avian Flu will see a repeat of the 2003 SARS outbreak for the aviation industry: poor passenger loads and increased health screenings at borders.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:01 pm

All other airlines fail and JetBlue rules the world!!!! I thought i'd beat everybody to it  Smile  duck   Smile
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:03 pm

In 2007 SQ will start operating at least 2 more flights to the U.S.A.

One via Europe (SIN - DUB (MAN?) -BOS)
One or two via Australia : SIN-MEL-SFO
SIN-BNE-LAX

AND announcing the intention to fly SIN - PEK (PVG) - LAX (SFO)

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:56 pm

In no particular order:

1) JetBlue will open hubs at Pittsburgh and St. Louis, offering new regional jet feeder services to those hubs with mainline connections to major cities throughout North America. In STL, they will inaugurate new nonstop service to European cities including Frankfurt and London Gatwick. New York Kennedy will become a major international gateway for them, with dozens of flights daily to Europe. The carrier will rename its FF program "Aviators," change its name to "jetRed" and start flying planes with red racing stripes down the side. However, it will overexpand, leading to an investment by Carl Icahn and a Karabu ticketing agreement, resulting in slow painful decline throughout 2008 to 2010 before pursuing a totally new strategy involving Cessnas.

2) American Airlines and British Airways will announce that the entire "competition at Heathrow" thing was a scam to fool the traveling public and will hire David Siegel (formerly of US Airways) to launch their new Heathrow pricing, dubbed "OhNoFares." A green-haired intern at AA revenue management will run around throughout malls and high streets in Britain, screaming "I cannot BELIEVE these OhNoFares! £9999 to New York! £4999 to Manchester!"

3) In a surprise announcement stunning the investment community, US Airways will announce that it completely agrees with Grinstein's assessment of the merger and that it's dropping the Delta merger as a result. Shell-shocked, DL management will stammer for most of 2007 figuring out how to run the airline since they put most of their ammo into a long, protracted merger fight. US Airways, in the meantime, will announce that it acquired TWA's long-hidden stash of Boeing SSTs and is planning to launch new non-stop service from PIT to Tokyo Narita and London Gatwick to defend its turf from the new and potent jetRed threat.

4) Virgin America's DOT application will be approved in a surprise finding after a clever Virgin lawyer finds a loophole pointing out that British citizens are not, for the purposes of aviation, "foreigners" -- due to a little-known clause in the treaty of Paris signed by the American Revolutionaries and the British crown that ended the US revolution.

5) Bickering between CO and DL over New York City will continue to intensify, while Alitalia continues to flounder. This discord in SkyTeam will lead the alliance to rename itself "Sky-sorta-like-each-other-most-of-the-time."

6) Emirates, running out of new destinations, will begin pressuring smaller airports to upgrade to accept 777s. It will reclassify A330s as "regional jets."

7) QANTAS will turn to Air New Zealand for funding to avoid a takeover. Management will cite ANZ's "strong relationship with Ansett" as proof of its expertise in the Australian aviation sector.

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:00 pm

My prediction, The Satan of the airline industry makes a come back.

COMPANY NEWS; ICAHN IS SEEKING AIRLINE FOR LOWESTFARE.COM
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Now if this fellow targets your airline get out,take your retirement early and go.This man is ruthless. He tore Twa apart a few times ,and the cheapest way to fly Twa was through his travel agency. It cost more to buy direct from twa....
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:06 pm

EK will place a huge order in Paris Airshow, and they will start the NewCastle service + other European destinations such as Geneva
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:26 pm

DEN will order more ground equipment to handle heavy snow falls and will develop a program for rapidly converting some hangers into barracks for staff stuck at the airport, and maybe even pax. Expect a large order for cots and blankets, plus some pillows they get a good discount on from AA.

BA will move on long haul orders and Boeing will be the winner, with 787s, 777s and 748is being ordered.

EK will order some more 380s from options with compensation for late delivery included in the up front price. Airbus will only be mildly pleased because EK will also order 787-10s and the 748i. Maybe a few 777s for the hell of it.

CX will order the 748i in time to get a launch discount.

There will be at least one "surprise" 748i order - from an airline fairly far down the list, like QF.

WN and AA will firm up their initial delivery slots of Y1, even if it isn't announced.
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:41 pm

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 11):
My prediction, The Satan of the airline industry makes a come back.

COMPANY NEWS; ICAHN IS SEEKING AIRLINE FOR LOWESTFARE.COM

I thought the Satan of the industry was Frank Lorenzo.  Confused

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 13):
EK will order some more 380s from options with compensation for late delivery included in the up front price. Airbus will only be mildly pleased because EK will also order 787-10s and the 748i. Maybe a few 777s for the hell of it.

I'd say it will be a given that EK orders more 77Ws because they need the capacity.
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:43 pm

Delta and United will order the 787.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:47 pm

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
Alaska will merge with someone

Yeah right! You wished!  sarcastic 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:57 pm

I thought the Satan of the industry was Frank Lorenzo.

Yeah Carls texas twin brother,he controled 3 airlines at one time and hacked em
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:00 pm

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 17):
I thought the Satan of the industry was Frank Lorenzo.

He is not allowed, by US law, to have any controlling stake of any airline.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:02 pm

IAH becomes THE primary int'l gateway in the US leaving JFK, LAX and MIA in the dust. Hey, it could happen  wink 

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:02 pm

Richard Branson will still be teasing us with signs that Virgin America will be operating "soon".

That's mine.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:38 pm

CVG, err, DL / OH will continue to chase O&D off to other cities for flights that connect back through CVG en route for $500 less than if you were to purchase a ticket that originates from CVG.
We can agree to disagree.
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:40 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 18):
He is not allowed, by US law, to have any controlling stake of any airline.

I know. I was just wondering on the definition of who is the industry's "Satan".
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:48 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 22):

Oh, I apologize. But yeah, he is considered as the industry's "Satan", if thats what you want to call it.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:10 pm

ANZ linestaff at AKL have put a strike on for the 12 JAN 07! that will be an intresting day .
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:44 pm

Westjet will introduce biz class, And start LHR-YYC with BA
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:43 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
but next year is the year AZ will fold

I totally agree with you LTU932, Alitalia's agony won't last any longer. I (hopefully - for all the reasons already explained in the one-million AZ threads) think that they are due to end within the first six months...
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:45 pm

And Air India will post its first ever 100% on-time record for an entire week!
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:53 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
I hate to be gloomy, but next year is the year AZ will fold. I doubt the merger with AP and the partial privatisation are ever going to happen.

I'm however confident that now that it's launched and with the possibility of an order by CI, the 747-8I will be ordered by BA (as 747 replacement, along with some 10 77Ws) and by CX, along with LH ordering the 787.

I agree with you in most parts with that. I don´t see AZ survive.
I also see BA ordering the A380 and LH ordering both the 787 and the A350. Also LH still has some short and regional aircraft to order the decision has been postponed this year.
Maybe we see a launch of the 737RS and the A320 replacement this year and LH being a launch customer.

[Edited 2006-12-26 14:56:49]
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:01 pm

One year from now Ryanair will still be:

Cancelling evening flights leaving passengers stranded in remote European airports with nothing but a ticket refund.
Working baggage rules to maximise income.
Charging extra for priority boarding.
Flying passengers to airports so remote that they spend twice their fare saving on transport to the city they thought they were flying to.

MEANWHILE IT WILL BE

at least 15% larger than today.

Just proving that you can treat people however you want as long as the fares cheap.
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:20 pm

The majority has already predicted Boeing orders, so I'l limit myself to Airbus in my reply.  duck 

Bristish Airways will order the A380, atleast 12 firm orders. They'll also order some A330's in addition to a A350/787 widebody order, because none of the newer jets (from both manufacturers) can be delivered in the time frame they wish.

Cathay Pacific joins the A380 club and places a modest order, shortly after the BA A380 order.

Air Asia excercices all A32S options and takes additional options. I predict that they'll also order some A330's (based on a comment from Mr. Leahy).

More new A330 operators include SU and LY and TG places additional A330s aswell as OZ.

As expected TG, EY and QR excercice options for A380s and/or order additional A380s.

No major cancellations from the airlines who order/commited to previous versions of the A350. Amongst others SQ and QR will firm up theirs and many more airlines will order the A350.

If the A300F line will be started up again TNT will sign up for additional aircraft.

All in all a good year for the A380 with atleast 30 orders from BA (12), CX (6), TG (6), EY (4) and QR (2)

wildcard,
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:31 pm

Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
T
Bristish Airways will order the A380, atleast 12 firm orders. They'll also order some A330's in addition to a A350/787 widebody order, because none of the newer jets (from both manufacturers) can be delivered in the time frame they wish.

 checkmark  Absolutely agreed. Needless to say that if this would happen the aircraft would be RR powered  Wink

Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
No major cancellations from the airlines who order/commited to previous versions of the A350. Amongst others SQ and QR will firm up theirs and many more airlines will order the A350.

 checkmark 

Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
Cathay Pacific joins the A380 club and places a modest order, shortly after the BA A380 order.

I see them ordering the 747-8I maybe together with the A380 but if it is either 747-8I and A380 I believe the 747-8I will win here.

Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
Against all expectations, Airbus manages to sell widebody aircraft to (a) US airline(s) other then US and NW. They might even manage to sell some freighters to the USAF. liar

I hope for UA ordering the A350 !!
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:54 pm

Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 27):
And Air India will post its first ever 100% on-time record for an entire week!

That would be awesome...hehehehe!!

Also would love to see AI fly into IAD in 2007.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:22 am

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 11):

Carl is now in the automotive parts business. He owns a big hunk of Lear Corportaton stock.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:33 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
The majority has already predicted Boeing orders, so I'l limit myself to Airbus in my reply.

Just realized that I reffered to a different '2007 predictions' topic. To late to edit my post, so here you go...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/3157673/
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:56 am

My predictions AC continue to expand to the far East and South Pacific. AC invest in UA after UA continues to talk to CO about merger. DL soon to fold and US will buy some of their assests. AZ will fold and Air One and LH will buy their assests. Star Alliance will talk with TAM and AR to join the alliance sometime mid 2007. UA place the orders of lots of 787s and looking at replacing B747 with B777-300ER..n UA ordering B777-200LR. AC finally gets approval for SYD-LAX segments. AI joins Star Alliance.. Canada continues to talk to more countries for open skies at least 12 more countries including Singapore and South Africa. NW thinking about replacing their DC9s..

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 35):
DL soon to fold and US will buy some of their assests.

Your post lost all of its credibility when you said that. As if you had any credibility when it comes to statements about Delta.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:09 am

1. At least two more legacy U.S. carriers will order the 787

2. The 748i will break 100 firm orders

3. BA will order the 787

4. SWA will continue to infiltrate the DEN market adding many more flights

5. DEN will initiate nonstop Tokyo service with UA or ANA
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 11):
My prediction, The Satan of the airline industry makes a come back.

COMPANY NEWS; ICAHN IS SEEKING AIRLINE FOR LOWESTFARE.COM
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The financier Carl C. Icahn, chairman of Lowestfare.com, pledged $400 million to finance an effort to either build or buy an airline for Lowestfare.com. Lowestfare.com provides discount travel products and services.

Now if this fellow targets your airline get out,take your retirement early and go.This man is ruthless. He tore Twa apart a few times ,and the cheapest way to fly Twa was through his travel agency. It cost more to buy direct from twa....

This is nothing new. He is trying to keep lowestfare.com alive. I worked for Lowestfare.com before they downsized (I was warned, and I had a feeling on it after I learned what a dipstick Icahn was).

He tried buying TWA. Failed.

He put his interest in with Spirit. Keep an eye out, as he had an interest in them. In 2000, he stated he wanted Spirit in case if the TWA deal fell through.

He also had talked about National Airlines in LAS.

This guy is baaaad news. Yup, he will be happy to finance any airline that is in trouble. He will pull a KARABU deal like he did with TWA. Any airline that agrees to that crap is done for.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:59 am

Quoting DIA (Reply 37):
2. The 748i will break 100 firm orders

over 80 orders, from who??????
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 38):
He tried buying TWA. Failed.

He did? The free world knows he owned enough stock in TWA to call
a few important shots. I do believe he was also on the B of D there.
A lot of stock can do things like that.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:02 am

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
Spirit will get bought perhaps by NW to eliminate FLA competition

Good thought, though NW isn't exactly dying for market share in Florida right now.

Perhaps FL or something.

I suspect we'll have one or two other mergers. FL/YX seems likely and to a lesser extent UA/CO.
Other predictions:
-AA, DL order 787.
-Skybus fails right from the get-go.
-VA gets approval...
-ATA starts up Florida routes again...and maybe even Caribbean.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:03 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 39):
over 80 orders, from who??????

EK, CX, BA, QF, and other smaller carriers...a la my crystal ball.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
wildcard,
Against all expectations, Airbus manages to sell widebody aircraft to (a) US airline(s) other then US and NW. They might even manage to sell some freighters to the USAF.

Not legally allowed.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:28 am

Quoting BillReid (Reply 43):
Quoting Manni (Reply 30):
wildcard,
Against all expectations, Airbus manages to sell widebody aircraft to (a) US airline(s) other then US and NW. They might even manage to sell some freighters to the USAF.

Not legally allowed.

Even if they are made in the US under licence, al la the tanker proposal?
 
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:40 am

CO announces a major expansion at CLE
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:42 am

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 33):
Carl is now in the automotive parts business. He owns a big hunk of Lear Corportaton stock.
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I am? How much money do I get??  hyper 

Here are my predictions....

1) Delta - UA - CO - NW all merge and assassinate the guy who holds the rights to the Pan AM name and re brand the new airline PAN AMERICAN! with their shuttle being named TWA

2) Virgin merges with AA and becomes American Virgin!  duck  (sorry had to do it)

3) Frontier due to increased competition from the new Pan AM and Southwest buys 757's and starts ETOPS flights to Hawaii and England

4) No one shoots foam into a 777 engine while doing a water cannon salute

5) For the first time in history there are no a/c crashes incidents or accidents.. no ground incidents no lives are lost any where in the airline industry!

6) In a major move there is no more A vs. B clashes on A.net

7) Finally and most important NW still does not retire the DC-9's!

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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:06 am

As much as we love the A380, they will shut down production amid scandals (which have started) of cost cutting versus safety,and the aircraft does not perform to specs. Forceing Airbus to concentrate more in selling their other aircraft at lower prices to help make up for the loss on the 380. All of their aircraft have been excellant to date but their reputation was on the line for the giant whale.
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:06 am

BA surprises no one and bags 10 380's

SAA paints the starboard side of it's aircraft black

Ryanair opens a new UK base at London Aberdeen

Ryanair unveils its first pay as you go airliner toilet but is criticised for playing waterfall sounds to boarding passengers

Singapore Airlines rolls out a 9ft wide x 15ft long business class seat

Lufthansa paintwerkz discover a new shade of grey

Delta, Continental, United and AA merge to form - ADUC which then files Chpt 11
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RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:23 am

Quoting AirEMS (Reply 46):
) Finally and most important NW still does not retire the DC-9's!

I read thru 45 posts waiting to make this comment!!! Dang it  crackup 

My biggest wish is the moderators on a.net would place a 48 hour moratorium on any A Vs. B threads. The same subject can only be rehashed so many times.