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by CV880
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7048

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

A southeastern UA hub @ CLT became the same with AA at a later time due to the ruling by the DOJ.

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by CV880
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4454

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

JAL probably still holds the world's single aircraft disaster record of over 500 deaths in a 747 over 30yrs ago on a domestic flight between Tokyo & Osaka.

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by CV880
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41415

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

If they do any Hawaii from SJC, I would expect it to be the relocation of the SFO-HNL flight it operates seasonally during peak times. Otherwise DL would be going head to head with AS, HA and WN which I can’t imagine is a winning proposition outside of peak travel. 77H[/quote] DL would just be re-in...

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by CV880
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41415

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Plenty of people (2+mil) in Santa Clara County(Palo Alto & South) to make SJC thrive, plus no weather delays like SFO. If the AA hub still existed, it would be thriving. DL is currently gate constrained in SFO due to limited space in T-2 for AA. People in the South Bay are just "trained&quo...

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by CV880
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16095

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

LAX772LR wrote:
Dunno why, but I was terrified before opening this that it would say "Vicki Escarra" :(


You've gotta be insane to even think of that.

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by CV880
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11371

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

CLT replaced the entire length of 36C with new concrete a few years ago. They should have added 1k feet to the south end which they probably could have done. They also could use displaced thresholds for landing traffic on both ends & probably would have been able to max the strip out to 11500 or...

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by CV880
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11371

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

CLT had approval to extend 18-36C many years ago but abandoned that plan in favor of a new runway. Only problem w/long distance trips from CLT (including HNL) are the hot temps in the summer. which is why 27R in ATL has been incrementally extended over the years to 12k+.

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by CV880
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3798

Re: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019

The 762 failed due to fuel stops enroute. Also ATL's O&D is less than 40% as an average....not sustainable without feed either. Some on here assume that AA is incapable of capturing any of the DL feed.

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by CV880
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12409

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

56 years and counting. My point is that UA needs a domestic connex hub serving the SE (IAD isn't it and has never been it) .... or UA never penetrates the SE. It was going to happen back when the Feds nixed the UA proposed takeover of US but that was before the market crash and the subsequent BK's ...

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by CV880
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switches CLT to A350
Replies: 43
Views: 13898

Re: LH switches CLT to A350

German industry BMW @ GSP, Freightliner trucks in the CLT Metro & Siemens Energy...all based in MUC.

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by CV880
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switches CLT to A350
Replies: 43
Views: 13898

Re: LH switches CLT to A350

Tell the crazy lady that the A346 is coming to CLT today, Dec17-Arr 16:26.

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by CV880
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 4087

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

SLC is over 4k elevation & DTW is what...a few feet?

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by CV880
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 56
Views: 11418

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

IIRC, DL still had the rights to those cities from PanAm....just because the routes were dormant didn't mean that the "rights" were relinquished. I don't believe that there was any opposition to Delta resuming service to those cities whether it was from Europe or JFK/ATL. PanAm's original ...

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by CV880
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 56
Views: 11418

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

What DL has in Africa and parts of Europe were PanAm routes just as UA got the Pacific/Asia routes. Many of the Scandinavian & Eastern European routes have been abandoned over the years as have some of the less lucrative African routes.

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by CV880
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 68
Views: 12753

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

DL has always played 2nd in CLT since the beginning of time, first to EA, then PI/US/AA

As previously stated, maybe LAX & SEA could be a possibility, with maybe a 2nd SLC late afternoon departure. As long as AA continues as is, it doesn't make sense to do otherwise except possibly BOS.

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by CV880
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21078

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

AUS is the new OC (Orange County)....just run when the next recession hits, although AUS is the State Capital & home of the Longhorns whereas OC has Fantasyland.

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by CV880
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9075

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

IIRC US used a 762 which continually had to make fuel stops in PHX or LAX to make it over the Pacific (due to headwinds). With better equipment it may work as the draw is pretty much the same as connex via ATL. Sure DFW can absorb much of the traffic but does that make it one or two stop service whe...

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by CV880
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33168

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

Unbalanced hub structure it isn't. Amusing the reference of hubs in states next to Mexico when DL has 4 of its hubs (SEA, MSP, DTW & NYC) in states next to Canada.

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by CV880
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17452

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

Just for orientation purposes the shades should be up on takeoff & landing. Anything else is not safe. Shades can be lowered before deplaning or after takeoff. This seems to have gone off the deep end towards stupidity.

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by CV880
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline to Serve Worcester, MA (ORH) Any Ideas? Announcement this Tuesday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: New Airline to Serve Worcester, MA (ORH) Any Ideas? Announcement this Tuesday...

DL/NE has already served ORH years ago. Used to be flights from LGA-ORH-MHT years ago on D9-30's.

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by CV880
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6769

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

CLT was my home airport until I left for a job at DL in 1971. I got my pilots license there in 1970, kept up my flying out of there for awhile until I moved to SFO. When the demise of EA began, I probably was one of the first to start a letter writing campaign to the home office and was told, it's t...

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by CV880
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 12677

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

CLT is probably closer to that stat than ATL.

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by CV880
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 7386

Re: HA Operations/Network

Much of what has been discussed in this thread ain't gonna happen as the 'big 3' won't let it happen, plus HA will get swallowed up by one of them who wants the route authorities & the 789's.

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by CV880
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 47
Views: 7510

Re: CLT concourse A

?! CLT is one of the most discussed airports on a.net. Sometimes it's the haters with "Is AA going to dehub CLT?", other times it's the fanboys with "CLT should have hourly A380 service to every market in Asia!". Neither are true of course, but that doesn't stop the internets fr...

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by CV880
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18345

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

DL flew both DC-10's and L10's to LGA, no jetways, in the 1970's. The D10's were leased from UA until the L10's were available.

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by CV880
Sun May 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10687

Re: European expansion in SFO

As a 41 year resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I was interested in your post about SFO. However, your statement that SFO is “one of the best airports in the United States” is laughable. It is simply one of the worst—just above Newark. You are right that it has lots of airlines and lots of dest...

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by CV880
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4320

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

Daimler=Mercedes, Freightliner trucks. There are 4 Freightliner plants within 50miles of CLT, plus the BMW factory near GSP, plus Siemens turbine plant near CLT Airport.

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by CV880
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31791

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

FWIW, AA I think still holds the single fatality record, ORD, Flight 191, 1979, 271pax +2 on the ground.

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by CV880
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10822

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

And yet SU has 3x daily to JFK and 1x LAX?

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by CV880
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6581

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

CRJ900 wrote:
Delta's B717s probably have a lot lower cycles on them, Hawaiian could buy some of the newest from that fleet as DL is introducing the CS100.


Why do that? DL+HA=Problem solved. Like fleets as well (717's, 330's, 321's & 767's).

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by CV880
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT Airport Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: CLT Airport Expansion

Seems like AA has fairly good service Nationwide from CLT. Increase frequency otherwise. 787 service to TYO would make more sense than some of the other wishlists that I've seen such as AUS, BNA or RDU. At least there are connex to feed it (even from MIA :D )

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by CV880
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9693

Re: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations

Looks to be more press sensationalism than fact in some cases. Looking at sat, Jun 9 from Oak to both Hnl & Ogg, there seem to be plenty of unassigned seats on the 330 to Hnl & 767 to Ogg. LIH pax can be routed via either connx. Good press for keeping the $$ jacked up. So what if they have t...

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by CV880
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics
Replies: 60
Views: 10359

Re: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics

& some 321's will probably be added as 2nd or 3rd flights in some markets like LAX, SFO, LAS & SEA.

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by CV880
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3825

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

If one considers what DL, NWA & WA had premerger(s) to Hawaii, DL has receded in the market while giving some of the market to HA/AS/VX and soon to be WN. The SF Bay Area has virtually been eliminated from the Hawaii market by Delta except for the 10day 739 SFO-HNL-SFO evening roundtrip during t...

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by CV880
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14056

DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

According to the Company Intranet, the following cities should be seeing the 744 from 22Dec-Jan02. In alphabetical order they are:

ATL, BUF, DFW, DTW, EWR, FLL, GSP, LAX, MSY, SAN & SEA.

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by CV880
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta eticket vs print
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Delta eticket vs print

Write down the confirmation #, at the airport kiosk print the doc which will include everything that You need including the Boarding Pass.

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by CV880
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 20846

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Airline stocks are down and oil is up.

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by CV880
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 5252

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Combined they pale in comparison to BMW's most profitable facility (Spartanburg) and all of their tier suppliers in the region. That's only a part of it...Freightliner (Mercedes) have two plants near CLT and Siemens (Westinghouse) has a nuclear turbine plant in CLT, both German Corporations. As far...

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by CV880
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9762 (A350) 28Aug NRT-DTW
Replies: 0
Views: 1012

DL9762 (A350) 28Aug NRT-DTW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Txvzr3 ... ubs_digest

Adding inbound arrival into NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8qMOx9YSo
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See the YouTube Video below of the takeoff from NRT, N501DN (A359).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Txvzr3 ... ubs_digest

Adding inbound arrival into NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8qMOx9YSo

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by CV880
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7458

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

, Prior management in the 90's had totally ignored those areas....too busy reeling from the acquisition of those PA routes that have since evaporated except for JNB & LOS. Huh? A whole chunk of PA routes are still around including the Shuttle, and many of the JFK-Europe flights. In fact, PA was...

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by CV880
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7458

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

As a DL Retiree, I think that DL's west coast strategy is still lacking when it comes to connecting the top business markets, notably Chicago & DFW to the top markets in the West...(SEA & LAX aren't the only ones). DEN to Silicon Valley? Must not be lucrative.. Before, DL had to buy the comp...

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by CV880
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 9177

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

We still have trouble closing them and they are not safe for us from an ergonomics point of view. The 319/320 used to be our favorite plane, but after the mods it goes pretty junior now. But when you don't have a contract you have no say in your career or any input on design of galleys etc. All abo...

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by CV880
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2760

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

UA has many narrowbody flights to Mexico in the international terminal. These often turn to domestic destinations after arrival from Mexico. There are also often widebody domestic turn flights. Not uncommon at all to arrive/depart from the international terminal on UA when flying domestically. As m...

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by CV880
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 6660

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

Case for One World from CLT or PHL Is the Feed vs little feed at other cities discussed except SLC where ICN makes a more sensible destination for Asia.

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by CV880
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 19315

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

It appears that AA can get them off the runways at both LIH & OGG, so better than a 739.

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by CV880
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6600

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

How do we know if the child's boarding pass was scanned when She boarded. Did She present it along with Her's? Unanswered questions and I'm no UA fanboy.

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by CV880
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 14003

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

After trying nonrev HNL-SEA-SFO just to try something different, We'll stick to transfer @ LAX or fly HA. SEA is crowded & dingy and makes both LAX & SFO look elegant. I still can't believe that after all the years that DL/WA/NW flew SFO-HNL, that DL has completely dropped the service except...

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by CV880
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 787 the proper A330 replacement for Hawaiian?
Replies: 76
Views: 14035

Re: Is the 787 the proper A330 replacement for Hawaiian?

Or HA stays with the "like" equipment of the carrier that services their aircraft.

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by CV880
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11397

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

They should absolutely be allowed. As long as they comply with all U.S. rules and regulations I really don't care who owns them. Of course competition means legacy carriers cannot get away with treating their customers like crap. Competition is good for consumers and will hopefully weed out the poo...

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