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by CALMSP
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 (EK 2546) EWR-MCO today
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Emirates 777-300 (EK 2546) EWR-MCO today

they ran EWR-LAX yesterday as well.

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by CALMSP
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

GoodRide wrote:
A ramp lead in SMF mentioned to me that ATI’s flights for Amazon out of there are carrying USPS mail. Did I miss something or has that been announced?


this has been going on for some time MIA-IAH. Generally 1 or 2 LD8's that are transferred airside in IAH.

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by CALMSP
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds CLE-EWR
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Spirit adds CLE-EWR

United probably isn’t too happy about this one. UA presently offers one flight a day in the market. We'll see if they respond. well, considering UA will offer more than 1 flight per day, I don't see it as a massive concern. NK typically only flies between city pairs once a day, I'm not sure they'll...

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by CALMSP
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 63
Views: 10953

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

Well of Course Tim would like to bury the hatchet with Delta. They wanted to bury their hatchet as well. Right into Emirates. Water under the Bridge my Foot! they can't generate any Feed on their OWN and don't want to join an alliance. So maybe Delta will? or won't . United won't join with them as ...

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by CALMSP
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14068

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

If I'm reading it all correctly, the DEN Hub VP is being replaced by another person, so the position isn't being eliminated, just changed. Or am I misunderstanding the changes? Correct. He is retiring. The current SFO VP to DEN, the current domestic line station VP move to SFO. That position being ...

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by CALMSP
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14068

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

sailsail wrote:
Since Paul Wroble left American Airlines I bet Kirby brings him to UA and without the handcuffs he was forced to wear at American.


what was his role?

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by CALMSP
Thu May 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines returning to LHR
Replies: 29
Views: 5866

Re: OK returning to LHR

wow, hadn't realized they had not been flying to LHR. Of course, been some time since I've been in the SkyTEAM terminal.

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by CALMSP
Thu May 28, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 23938

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

ILikeTrains wrote:
I smell DL trying to bring QR into their fold. Would not bode well for OneWorld.


except that this doesn't sound like QR giving DL airplanes, simply DL taking delivery slots from the manufacturer. But we'll have to wait and see what else surfaces on this topic to be sure.

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by CALMSP
Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 30714

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

Pi7472000 wrote:
I can't see that route ever coming back anytime soon. I could also see AUS and MSY not coming back as well.


agreed. if there are widebody groundings in the fleet, can't see CHS being used on a limited fleet.

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by CALMSP
Wed May 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 24573

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

You certainly can replace a 757/767 with a 787 and do it profitably. Instead of 3 daily EWR-LHR 757 flights, you now have 1 787 flight. All the pax and cargo go on that one flight. That's it, you want to go to Heathrow from Newark, then you get one United option. Maybe you don't even get it daily f...

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by CALMSP
Wed May 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.
Replies: 45
Views: 7853

Re: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.

gone are the days of the Cold War bunker north of Houston as the backup, that place was insane!!

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by CALMSP
Tue May 19, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 667
Views: 92528

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

There are a lot of comments re the 77L and cargo. What kind of cargo was DL hauling ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD? What kind of shipments and shippers does DL (and any commercial airline for that matter) target? Why would a shipper go to DL vs air freight company? Although the A350 may be capable for DL’s ne...

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by CALMSP
Tue May 19, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million
Replies: 21
Views: 3242

Re: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million

Makes sense - they have the balance sheet, the need and the empty gates to make a push to modernize / expand the concourses during this crisis. No mention of the rumored additional gate expansion beyond the 39 currently under construction. I wonder if DEN will lose or gain additional international ...

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by CALMSP
Thu May 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 667
Views: 92528

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

So DL will have an only Airbuses widebodies fleet. Conveniently ignoring the large 767 fleet? DL would have to give up many TATL destinations without a small widebody. I think they may be forced to temporarily give some up and have to focus on their SkyTEAM partner hubs for other European destinati...

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by CALMSP
Thu May 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6476

Re: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights

hey, gotta shoot your shot I suppose, but clearly, the leadership at ANC is flat out stupid AF.

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by CALMSP
Thu May 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 667
Views: 92528

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Regardless of aircraft capability, just because of the decline in fleet count I expect Australia, JNB, and India won’t be back for years. Do you think the same stands for UA’s routes? I think with CPT already being seasonal, can't see that jumping back. Australia will be back, as will India from EW...

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by CALMSP
Tue May 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Did I miss something ???...Amazon (US) is now directly employing gate assistants at its airports in Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Hebron, Kentucky, slicing away at the bottom line of partner Air Transport Services Group (US) this was in a emailed news letter today yes, this is the ultimate goal...

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by CALMSP
Sun May 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

KFTG wrote:
United has retired the 767-400.


um, where is the announcement of this?

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by CALMSP
Fri May 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 122
Views: 27927

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The obvious conventional wisdom is that the A380 has no place in a post-Covid world due to reduced demand. But I was wondering a few days ago while reading an article about the potential future of flying (at least in the next few years, probably before a vaccine exists), where airlines cannot sell ...

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by CALMSP
Fri May 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 122
Views: 27927

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Do small planes work for EK? There is a reason they only have the 2 biggest flying planes. The smaller planes work for the hub airports not DXB. DXB needs the low CASM/high capacity planes. I think we see more coordination between FlyDubai/EK/Ethiad (yes I know not the same). That being said, for t...

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by CALMSP
Fri May 08, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 122
Views: 27927

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

it will be interesting to see how EK rebounds from this. With no "small" planes in the fleet for quite some time, will it be years of red ink for EK? Closure of routes (something we don't see from EK)? Do small planes work for EK? There is a reason they only have the 2 biggest flying plan...

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by CALMSP
Thu May 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 122
Views: 27927

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

it will be interesting to see how EK rebounds from this. With no "small" planes in the fleet for quite some time, will it be years of red ink for EK? Closure of routes (something we don't see from EK)?

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by CALMSP
Wed May 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

CX747: There was a nifty article I saw somewhere today about how the 747 is extraordinarily in-demand and newly-appreciated in this strange time. Think it was the WSJ. I'll see if I can find it because you might enjoy it. I'll be on the lookout for it. As my name suggests, I'm partial to the 747. W...

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by CALMSP
Wed May 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10112

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

agree with above, outside of social media and emails, no need to spend money on advertising. It would serve no purpose and bring in no real revenue.

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by CALMSP
Wed May 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Just an observation I’ve made over the last week or so...is Amazon shifting a lot of flights to certain areas? My office faces out to the taxiway at our airport and we used to see 7-10 flights a day easy. Now seeing one is almost an exception. Looking at Flightradar they only had 2 turns today. It’...

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by CALMSP
Tue May 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

this is why global air travel should have shut down for a 7-10 day period. this virus didn't get on a Yak and trek to Europe or jump on a humpback whale to the US. Its spread through air travel. We should have sacrificed a period way back if it *might* have given us a better opportunity to restart t...

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by CALMSP
Tue May 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 9930

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder when and if at all Greece is going to open its borders for flights from the US this season. Americans are considered the most dangerous group of people in Greece at the moment when it comes to the virus. They have been very strict in Greece and consider Americans and the US government very...

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by CALMSP
Sat May 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8112

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

I mean, he could be right.....flying to most with no pax and cargo only.

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by CALMSP
Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3314

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

its hard to say for a route like EWR-LHR as bookings have been all combined on to the one flight. If we take a look at the first 4 days of June, they are at a low of 65% to a high of 94%. Then even the first week of august isn't terrible, but it is split up between 3 flights.

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by CALMSP
Fri May 01, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska to Require Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Alaska to Require Masks

this is all such a joke. if it were truly a life saving measure, this should have been in place weeks ago. now, when one airline says they will do it, all of them jump on ship so they don't look foolish, when they already look foolish for not taking drastic measure at the beginning of all of this.

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by CALMSP
Fri May 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 184
Views: 36190

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

smithbs wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
Have Alitalia run it! What could go wrong?


Call Qatar and tell them there's a new investment opportunity!

I am honestly surprised that there hasn't been any info on QR looking to invest in them. This is right up QR's alley.

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by CALMSP
Fri May 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10685

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

There is a video of the incident... https://twitter.com/BannorkAviation/status/1256111843640094720 Look, I'm no aerodynamics expert, and I could believe that a plane being turned due to strong wind gusts, but I just find it weird that the 787 is moving towards the A350 where judging from the video,...

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by CALMSP
Fri May 01, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3316

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

LCY and LIN are tops for me.

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I just don’t understand why Amazon continues to paint their airplanes in Prime Air livery after going to great lengths to rebrand to Amazon Air? I’m sure there’s a reasoning behind it, but on its face it seems like a glaring branding oversight. Most likely because they're marketing Prime. I agree y...

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

does anyone know if the new European ops will be in AMZ paint schemes for their base in LEJ?

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19074

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

Airlines got tax payers help to last all the way until October. Once October is here, airlines will need to survive one way or another without government assistance. If that means cutting flights and furloughs then so be it. It isn’t fair that thousands of businesses are going under because they do...

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4433

Re: Air France 777F’s

Does somebody have more info about the 747 freighter fleet that AF operated? I think they had a couple of 747-200F as well as 747-400F and 747-400ERF. How many of which? Which ones left the fleet when? Was any of the 747 freighters ever painted in the new colours? AF progressively abandoned their a...

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packed AA flight, half without masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2766

Re: Packed AA flight, half without masks

I still think air travel for the US should have taken a pause earlier this month for 7-10 days. Empty planes as it was, but air travel is essentially the reason how this spread so quickly throughout the world. why not just pause for a few days for pax flights? I'd rather it pause for a week if it me...

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2101
Views: 346239

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

And keeping everyone on property at full pay! It has been made clear multiple times this can only be promised until September 30th ...so far.. After that will depend on people traveling again. Which is in and of itself, amazing to keep that many people on payroll for nearly 6 months. I hope for the...

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How the landscape may look like for the ME3
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: How the landscape may look like for the ME3

I see EK/EY making adjustments, but I honestly cannot see QR making any adjustments. They continue to market themselves right now of flying as many places as they possibly can right now, and as more borders open up, they will only continue to do so.

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by CALMSP
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 11664

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like Houston is getting snubbed by many of the former int'l carriers that once operated there and yet DFW is seeing several airlines such as Qatar, Qantas, Emirates, JAL scheduling their returns. Sadly, the same is happening here in BOS, with the exception of Emirates, so I guess we are in th...

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 11664

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like Houston is getting snubbed by many of the former int'l carriers that once operated there and yet DFW is seeing several airlines such as Qatar, Qantas, Emirates, JAL scheduling their returns. Sadly, the same is happening here in BOS, with the exception of Emirates, so I guess we are in th...

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 648
Views: 69072

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I’d be interested in knowing the board’s thoughts on whether Amazon will be interested in acquiring any of the newly available (retired) 757s? Benefits include, access to a more capable narrow body, fleet similarity with the 76, and a proven reliable operator in ATI. Cons include, higher conversion...

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

just b/c those are parked now does not mean there won't be any flying this fall. It is way to early to be even trying to figure out what will happen in the fall.

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 18973

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

The US4 are going to have business travelers chomping at the bit to get back in the air. They tend to be addicted to the lifestyle. Now there may be a small number that do not want to fly, particularly if they have underlying health issues, and maybe even more may have employers that will still res...

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by CALMSP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 18973

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Frontier files request for exemption from service obligation language in CARES act to drop 36 airports temporarily. I think Spirit requested 26. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2020-0037-0055 It’s rather funny to read the blunt language in this filing compared to Spirit’s, guess you ...

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by CALMSP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ
Replies: 41
Views: 6117

Re: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ

eta unknown wrote:
They are still a QF partner.


as in pax partners, but I don't know of any cargo agreements between LAN and QF. Cargo agreements do not follow the same path as SKYTeam, OW or STAR.

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by CALMSP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 383
Views: 45602

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

At JFK, there is a huge backlog of freight for Europe, mostly badly needed medical supplies and medical equipment that needs to be sent urgently. I am surprised that AA or DL haven't used any of the flights out of JFK yet. Where I work, our warehouse is jammed packed, and in addition to having a hu...

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by CALMSP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 13364

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Time to think abou...

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by CALMSP
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no EWR-LGW service?
Replies: 11
Views: 1562

Re: Why no EWR-LGW service?

I still felt, prior to all this going on right now, a 752 could have done EWR-LGW for UA. I even wanted UA to get back into the EWR-STN market with a 752.

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