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by jumbojet
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

loads are terrible, also with a business class product that still doesnt quite stack up to the competition. If your connecting to SYD somewhere in the lower 48 and want to fly business class, why would someone choose an inferior product?

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4062

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

The A380 is dead. Why in the world would anyone want something like that?

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13577

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

"Doing away with changes to nonrefundable fares would make airline flights more like baseball games or concerts, where customers aren’t typically reimbursed if they buy tickets and can’t use them. t. United's very own Scott Kirby first mentioned that flying was a lot like attending a concert. ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 1785

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

In 2017, United was the #1 airline for ancillary revenue. $5.75 Billion Delta was next at $5.4 billion. AA was third at $5.3 billion. Believe it or not, Southwest came in 4th at $3.1 billion, and that's without bag fees. Anyway, shame on Delta. I thought they would be better than JetBlue and United ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2888

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

Delta gives them out at the gate, at least for a delayed flight they do. Got me two decks just the other month,

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11778

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

It's a new special livery. Aircraft has been renamed "Bluricua." http://i.imgur.com/AI5AtSP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/mCc1yLu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hdBG7C7.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nuKuwaC.jpg Personally, its horrible. JetBlue needs to stop acting like a legacy airline and just be the domesti...

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11778

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Personally, I think they should also consider a name change. Especially if they want to fly to Europe, something more international sounding would benefit the airline greatly. Everyone and their mother thinks of JetBlue as the little darling domestic carrier with cute little narrow body planes. From...

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by jumbojet
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA has retrofitted many of their 737s with scimitars- why haven't AA and DL done the same?
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Re: UA has retrofitted many of their 737s with scimitars- why haven't AA and DL done the same?

Corporate finance strategy is the likely variance. All the time companies don't allow long-run cost-effective projects because of capital spending budgets. It's dumb for the company as a whole. It's short-term thinking to make you look good in detriment to the next guy. But it's common. Scimitars a...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8100

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Frankly, I think if DL is serious about the pacific then they need to be in HKG. :checkmark: I find it amazing the worlds second largest airline(per ASKs) does not have a link to one of the globes most important cities, especially one with such strong commercial and personal links to the U.S. Hong ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8028

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Also is this raising United’s tax burden to be more than other airlines per gallon or were they paying less than everybody before. That also isn’t mentioned. Not quite. EWR, although a hub for United, represents a small notch out of the entirety of their daily operations world wide. I personally th...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8100

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Delta Airlines will soon discontinue SEA-HKG-SEA. Pretty sad as I think DL is a very good airline with great products, food, drinks, service etc. Will they ever fly to HKG again? Maybe from ATL or JFK or LAX? In my opinion, the fat lady has sung on Hong Kong for DL. If they can not make a 332 work ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 802

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

Most interesting sentence I found from the article mentioned that Even with losses incurred as a result of Trainer, Delta still manages to be the most profitable North American Airline. Maybe they should dump it, put even more of a distance between them and the rest of the pack. .

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5832

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

Predictably ignorant NYT article followed by a.net thread predictably following one a few weeks ago. GF not an ignorant article at all, Did you bother even reading it? It should serve as an eye opener but it won't. Just think how KIX airport would look if the storm surge was just a few feet higher....

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Another thing JetBlue will need to fix if they really want to be serious about entering the Europe market, is their operational disaster. Their worst in class on-time ratings will need to vastly improve. Nothing worse then offering a new product and not being able to deliver on it. And again, to rei...

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

[q A321LR accomplished a flight of 4750nm so from Boston you can go well deep into Europe - you can reach the Black Sea (Varna). Cities like Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Belgrade, Sofia are all within reach. I think it will be a revolution. B6 across the pond could also be a complete and total failure...

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

I repeat, if anyone thinks B6 is going to enter the London Market and obliterate the likes of the US3, I have a bridge to sell you. BOS/JFK to JFK/SFO are entirely different than flying across to London. Just not to long ago, before DL tied up with Virgin, they had like what, 3 daily flights to LHR ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

They believe they can cut the front cabin pricing by half which would devastate the legacies jv. Some good chuckles out of that one. Even if they blanketed BOS and JFK (in what... five years time?) it wouldn't 'devastate' the legacy JVs. Mint has been a somewhat impactful cup in the bucket that is ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

tphuang wrote:
[q They believe they can cut the front cabin pricing by half which would devastate the legacies jv.



devastate? Seriously? Sorry but B6 isnt going to all of a sudden start ops to Europe and just like that, devastate the legacies. LOL.

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57733

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

[Over all this kind of leaves me wondering what they’re doing by shrinking the J cabin on the 787s, is this really going to pay off long term for any of their long haul flying or if we’re going to see further reductions on the 788 or 789? The 788 only has 28 J seats as it is so.... 788 which operat...

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57733

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

HPAEAA wrote:
[Over all this kind of leaves me wondering what they’re doing by shrinking the J cabin on the 787s, is this really going to pay off long term for any of their long haul flying or if we’re going to see further reductions


on the 788 or 789? The 788 only has 28 J seats as it is so....

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by jumbojet
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference Highlights
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Delta Air Lines 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference Highlights

Today was the Delta Air Lines Cowen and Company 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference Call. I read it and plucked out what I thought where some of the highlights. The lone DL exec was Paul Jacobson, - EVP and CFO. 2018 will see a 2 billion dollar headwind in year-over-year fuel headwinds. Non...

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by jumbojet
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22261

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

Air Asia X has cancelled flights for the next 24 hours, a couple of rescue flights have been operated via NGO https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2018/9/5/updated-as-at-5-september-1700hrs-gmt-8-travel-advisory-closure-of-kansai-international-airport-kix-in-osaka-japan The UA SFO flight is cancelled ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29735

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

People have this gross misconception about hub placement. Where on earth is it said that hubs need to be geographically centered or balanced? ... actually, it is said right here. An article from last year and heavily discussed on Anet United Airlines Pays a High Price Because It Lacks a Southeast H...

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by jumbojet
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4466

Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

Some pretty stark and mind blowing comments by UA's Kirby who doesn't seem to care that parents can wind up sitting apart from their children because of all the latest charges and fees to pay for just about everything; Kirby actually defends family separation on airplanes. He compares buying a ticke...

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by jumbojet
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

London and Paris will be the first cities to see B6 planes. Also, they have not made a decision yet on the type of plane yet but I am here to tell you it will be a twin aisle plane, obviously something in the A330 family of jets. My hunch tells me it will be the a330-800NEO. Whatever it is, I bet MI...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4401

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

[I'm just trying to understand where the business will come from. I'm pretty sure DL understands where the business will come from. DL is not the only 350 and 330 operator in the world. Airlines will fly their planes to ATL for MRO work. Its really no big secret. The article specifically mentioned ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

[I wish them luck. BA's J product is abysmal, and anything that might force them to up their game is welcome. But I don't see how they are going to make money out of it. well said. 32 J seats a day, if that, won't put a dent in Delta's and AA's $8,000 J seats to London, and if it does, than I will ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

JetBlue also says it doesn't believe in MINT lounges because all its terminals are built with comfort in mind for ALL that fly JetBlue and that they are very expensive to operate. Without a decent lounge, JetBlue will have a hard time becoming anything more than a niche airline.

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by jumbojet
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13845

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

JetBlue's profits rely heavily on MINT. No secret there. When the economy tanks and goes in the crapper, and it will (just a question of when) I hope B6 has a plan to sell those MINT seats at a profit. The kind of traveler B6 goes after for MINT will dry up in a very bad economy. B6 has been riding ...

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by jumbojet
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 2220

Re: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?

continental004 wrote:
Not as many business ties between HKG and Paris, and zero colonial ties as with London.


How do you come to your conclusion? Can you support it with fact or is it just your unbiased opinion.

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by jumbojet
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA124 Diverting to Gander?
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: UA124 Diverting to Gander?

Unrelated but UA1 returned to SFO after taking on a pretty bad bird strike during take-off, It dumped fuel for nearly 90 minutes before returning to SFO. It ultimately cancelled. This was last night I believe. UA1 is SFO-SIN.

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by jumbojet
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8000

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

Does everyone believe whatever they hear without first seeing something, anything, to back it up? No disrespect to Jay United, but I have learned to always take what people say with a gain of salt unless it can be backed up with verifiable facts. Maybe you can copy and paste some of the info you hav...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8000

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

I can't speak for ALL Airport Customer Service Agents (like you did since you seem to be everywhere every time), but when I was one I made sure to explain what was wrong during Irregular Ops. The problem would be that there was always that ONE person who wouldn't believe anything said. A month ago ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8000

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

You may have never actually worked Airport Customer Service? An agent could literally present a thesis worth of information as to why a flight is delayed and there will STILL be naysayers and Negative Normans/Nancys that will dismiss everything. Darned if they do, darned if they don't. wonder why t...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10692

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

willenglish wrote:
I would say one daily CR9 from DTW. Maybe ATL instead.


really? why not a 777 from EWR or maybe DFW?

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8000

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

As a passenger can't we all see why this would be frustrating? Clearly there was a lack of good information as it took someone who clearly works for united to explain it in full detail to us. I am sure united didn't handle this as well as they could, and hopefully learned from the experience. You m...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8000

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

As a passenger can't we all see why this would be frustrating? Clearly there was a lack of good information as it took someone who clearly works for united to explain it in full detail to us. I am sure united didn't handle this as well as they could, and hopefully learned from the experience. exact...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Good for B6, but what about the other half of the J cabin? It can be done without turning it into an AA style first class. Look at the seat Korean is using on its 748's and its modded 773's in business class. I look for this innovative approach to be taken by either UA or DL when it comes out with ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

If UA was smart, and they are, they should go with a business class seat that offers all passengers in J direct aisle access. This would give them a huge advantage over B6, DL and AA. B6's mint product already does this for half of the J cabin. It wouldn't be profitable for them to go all direct ai...

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by jumbojet
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6643

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

So are there 3 dormant China authorities now? When will their be a route proceeding? sort of. AA is requesting to sit on theirs, not sure about HA but judging by the language used by the HA CEO, I would be very surprised if they didn't do the same. Where is the 3rd one coming from? How long until t...

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by jumbojet
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

If UA was smart, and they are, they should go with a business class seat that offers all passengers in J direct aisle access. This would give them a huge advantage over B6, DL and AA.

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by jumbojet
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6643

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

So are there 3 dormant China authorities now? When will their be a route proceeding? sort of. AA is requesting to sit on theirs, not sure about HA but judging by the language used by the HA CEO, I would be very surprised if they didn't do the same. Where is the 3rd one coming from? How long until t...

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