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by caljn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 8917

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

"AA’s A321t is a much nicer plane than anything else flying that route." Utterly subjective of course. I for one prefer UA's 757 or 787 currently on the trans con. You might be the first person I’ve ever heard say they prefer the UA 757, which hasn’t seen a dime of investment in the forwa...

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by caljn
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 8917

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

"AA’s A321t is a much nicer plane than anything else flying that route."

Utterly subjective of course. I for one prefer UA's 757 or 787 currently on the trans con.

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by caljn
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 370
Views: 58620

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

As a passenger, my only complaint about the 777 is how noisy it is. I don't know if the -X models will be any better in that regard, but the A350's quiet cabin would IMHO be a huge bonus on a 20+ hours flight. Usually this "tax cuts increase revenue" like argument typically is found furth...

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by caljn
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24910

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

multimark wrote:
Boeing lost its way once it decided to screw the Pacific NW. The HQ move to Chicago, the Charleston plant...bad decisions. They've lost their way.



This is an emotional response to utterly business calculations.

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by caljn
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24910

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

So far this year I’ve been on: a king air 200, Lear 60, 737s, A320s, 175s, crj200/700/900s, -145s, A330, 4 787s, md80/88s. 787s were the nicest. Took my sis to Europe on 330 and came back on 787 and she gushed over how much nicer the 787 was . Please.... Please? Just as valid as all the other "...

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by caljn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7337

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

:checkmark: Which speaks to the ridiculousness of referring to any given aircraft model as "comfortable"... yet for some reason, it continues. No, there is actually a real difference for those of us flying in business class. I'll choose an A350 or A380 over a 777 whenever possible as I ca...

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by caljn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33659

Re: WN to close EWR

From 1995-2010 the NYC area when through a huge revival It became a hot spot for population growth, urban renewal, and business growth. Around 2010, something interesting happened...the area started choking on its own population growth. Infrastructure that was 100 years old started to crumble and c...

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by caljn
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11844

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

Once the Koch brothers and their $$$ political influence die off the US can join the 21st century. China is poised to take over and T is concerned with saving coal. Backward much? Trendy but ignorant A-net US bashing. The use of coal in the US is dropping dramatically, and has been for years, while...

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by caljn
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11844

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I get upset when someone touts an electric vehicle as cleaner, greener, more sustainable. It depends on where the electricity comes from, and in the US at least, its mostly fossil fuels. Once the Koch brothers and their $$$ political influence die off the US can join the 21st century. China is pois...

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by caljn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11844

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

sibibom wrote:
I can see all the "inspired by nature" stuff transferred from A380 to A350 as the flagship has been passed down :stirthepot:

Is this concept even feasible?



It seems to me all designs have been and are "inspired by nature".

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by caljn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 3557

Re: History of UA at JFK

When I worked there in the late 90s, United had two beautiful check-in lobbies. There was one in Terminal 6 just for Los Angeles and San Francisco flights. The other lobby was in Terminal 7. For a while, United also had a combined check in with Varig at Terminal 7. The gate areas weren't anything s...

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by caljn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23095

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

BoeingVista wrote:
lhrnue wrote:
I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX.


That's good parenting...unnecessarily make your children nervous wrecks.

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by caljn
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23095

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by caljn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26071

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

All reasons why we need a robust government and smart regulation (protections). And leadership that does not lie, daily, with impunity and without consequence, or who line their pockets through their public position. It creates a culture where others push the limits and see what they can get away wi...

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by caljn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19070

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

As a former Boeing employee, I saw the writing on the wall after the 2008 strike. All of us had warned the corporate top brass that their bean counting and outsourcing would eventually bite them on the ass. Of course, McNerney dug as deep as he could to increase profits and reduce costs. His axe to ...

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by caljn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19070

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

The article about the South Carolina facility reads like a GM plant in the '70's.
Ultimately I believe whatever the issue is it is not serious, as Boeing is (rightfully) under a microscope at the moment. And I'm getting on a UA 787-10 this week LAX-EWR again...it is the best transcon ride out there.

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by caljn
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43812

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This order is a Big mistake. The 737NG is a great plane, the 737-800 is legendary!! The Max series is an engine gone too far, so many pilots have commented on that they feel uncomfortable flying it, controls and response seems off, engineers discuss how it is flawed and yet due to some deep discoun...

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by caljn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34065

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Airbus assembles planes at several plants, but so does Boeing. However Airbus's customers (like Qatar) don't refuse to accept planes made in Hamburg vs. Toulouse, and no ladders have ever been found in Airbus avionics compartments. Airbus makes wings in Broughton and have to bring them over by plan...

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by caljn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34065

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Well, according to Wikipedia, Boeing has delivered about 840 787's, while Airbus had delivered about 278 A350's. That's a 3 to 1 advantage in favor of Boeing for an aircraft that is equivalent to and perhaps, in some ways, even slightly inferior to the A350 performance-wise. "Inferior" is...

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by caljn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34065

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

[quote="raffy"]Well, according to Wikipedia, Boeing has delivered about 840 787's, while Airbus had delivered about 278 A350's. That's a 3 to 1 advantage in favor of Boeing for an aircraft that is equivalent to and perhaps, in some ways, even slightly inferior to the A350 performance-wise....

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by caljn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27578

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Pretty much a “must read” article.

It is a little telling of how aviation and airline safety investigations may be compromised by national self interests.



Subtle.

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by caljn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43812

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

How much money is Boeing paying IAG that they have agreed to take these planes? One thing is certain I will not board an IAG jet in the future as there is high propability to end up travelling with the Max. ...instantly raising the mean IQ of said flight. Get over it please. Problem, though tragic ...

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by caljn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15325

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

A350 only had 1 delivery in 2014 and it took its time after that A lot of airlines that are under Boeing spell from a long past ordered 787. JAL had to apologize for ordering A350, so 787 is definitely more ordered and produced but the victory is temporary and pyrhic.I believe A350 has a larger gro...

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by caljn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6465

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

JAL ordered the A350 from Airbus because they were increasingly frustrated with Boeing and the 787. Yes, the grounding was the last straw and JAL decided to act by ordering the A350.[/ A decision to purchase one over the other, simply for a possible (temporary) grounding, would be made if the econo...

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by caljn
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10666

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Good luck changing the livery to something so crass and gaudy, like Donny himself. The current livery is iconic and beautiful. It won't change.

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by caljn
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10666

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Good luck changing the livery to something so crass and gaudy, like Donny himself. The current livery is iconic and beautiful. It won't change.

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by caljn
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35411

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Again I must call out your anachronistic assertions. Not quieter, not even in the realm of debate that one is quieter than the other... though I will grant the 777's from '90s were a different story. Some advice, avoid phrasing such as "I think" and "if" to maintain credibility i...

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by caljn
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

Incentive for Trump to stop the trade war. These orders probably only goes through as an integral part of the new trade deal. Indeed. Yet again fixing a problem of his own creation and then taking credit. Don’t be silly. This problem existed before 2016. It’s just that no one did anything substanti...

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by caljn
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

RawSushi wrote:
Incentive for Trump to stop the trade war. These orders probably only goes through as an integral part of the new trade deal.


Indeed. Yet again fixing a problem of his own creation and then taking credit.

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by caljn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44887

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

keesje wrote:
I think the seats/ aisles on a A320 are wider and quieter than on a 787. That helps.


If you say it often enough it becomes true!

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by caljn
Wed May 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16405

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Pardon my naivete but is there not an inherent problem with the new engine placement that was the need for the MCAS in the first place? Is it something that is a rare event or is the instability always there for the MCAS to adjust? I flew on a UA 737-9MAX and recall being rather impressed overall......

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by caljn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5312

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

I'll take an unpopular, contrarian position. While the situation clearly got out of hand by all concerned, the indignity and childishness of kicking and screaming is not a manner in which I would expect any "Doctor" to behave. There must be more to the story.

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by caljn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14512

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

But, most of all, the FAA need to bring back in-house the vast majority of authorisations it signed over to Boeing. The problem is that the FAA, and other regulators, no longer have the budget & experienced manpower to do so. That's why they have outsourced certification testing to the manufact...

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by caljn
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"

It would be interesting to note how many people are stranded over night due to missed connections at EWR.

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by caljn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716087

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The FAA and various US / Canadian operators reluctancy to ground the fleet seems silly at this point. If there's one more incident with the 737 MAX, no matter how minor or unrelated - it will compound the public's opinion of this type as an unsafe aircraft. Boeing's stocks will drop further, and th...

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by caljn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716087

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Is the Max 9 so different that it would assumed to be exempt from these bans?

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by caljn
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8412

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

It is already commonly referred to as "Orange County"...just leave it at that.

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by caljn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34371

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

I'd love to see an EK 787-10, but the 359 is superior in hot and high conditions. Plus it's more comfortable and offers more range, so they could switch routes like ATH-EWR during off season to it. A330neo is a weird choice, I wouldn't be surprised to see it go relatively early, even though I wish ...

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by caljn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5691

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

NYCVIE wrote:
EWRandMDW wrote:
PANJNY (to me NY never comes first!)


lmao. the delusion is real :spin:

Anyways, congrats to EWR. I think UA's campaign to make EWR seem like a more relevant option in NYC has been somewhat paying off. Good for Newark!



Condescending much. And the use of "relevant" is superfluous.

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by caljn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 6836

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

I like the ad. Clean, simple, elegant. Rhapsody is a classic in and of itself and inextricably tied to United Airlines. Such a positive association is quite difficult to acquire. And those still criticizing the service of UA have likely not been a customer this past year. They have clearly "upp...

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by caljn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 19659

Re: OAG Changes: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

[quote="SESGDL"]Wow, I’m shocked that UA is dropping DFW-LAX


Nooooo! I cannot tolerate 3 hours in WN, no E+.

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by caljn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 430667

Re: TUI wants the 797

In my thoroughly laymen's opinion, maybe Boeing should ditch the 797 altogether and come up with a replacement 737 family already.

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by caljn
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15945

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

BOS is close to CT; especially Greenwich where a lot of investment bankers live or have business. Plus with the gates you can start Int'l flying to the major centers of Europe. Not make it a 'hub' but a focus city that commands high fares. Now drop over to JFK and the corporate contracts that do not...

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by caljn
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 9520

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

As has already been said, its a combination of 1. Having hubs in secondary markets outside of NYC/LAX and possibly ATL (depending on if you characterize Atlanta as in the same class as New York City/Los Angeles/Chicago/Dallas Fort Worth/Houston/Miami etc). 2. Phasing out 50 seat RJ's to achieve bet...

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by caljn
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 6470

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

I really don't find Southwest to be any cheaper than the legacies. It seems often they're more expensive than a legacy. You are correct sir! And they do not have a premium economy option. The staff is friendly enough, they typically have many options and you've got to credit their efficiency; quite...

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by caljn
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39576

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

itisi wrote:
The vote is in. The A350 is the quietest!

Friend flew on both, he's a 777 captain... and too my surprise he said as a passenger he likes the A350 more



Well there you have it then! Subjective, anecdotal evidence closes the discussion! Move along folks, nothing to see here.

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by caljn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Club World. 787 or A380?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: BA Club World. 787 or A380?

Did you start this thread so we could hear again how "quiet" the whale jet is? Come on now...! I have a 380 question; what is it like at baggage claim? A free for all? 3 deep? Does it hurt your feelings that the so hated A380 might be more comfortable then a B787? Does the B787 make you m...

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by caljn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Club World. 787 or A380?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: BA Club World. 787 or A380?

Did you start this thread so we could hear again how "quiet" the whale jet is? Come on now...!
I have a 380 question; what is it like at baggage claim? A free for all? 3 deep?

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by caljn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 50523

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

787 sales were sluggish until Boeing unleashed their offensive. Would Airbus bite the bullet and do the same?


When were 787 sales sluggish?

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