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by jetblueguy22
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9439

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

In RPMs, still less than half the size of AA, DL or UA. (See the 2017 Annual Reports.) Still no meaningful South American network, and nothing TATL nor TPAC. No Mid-Con hub. Ask US Air how well the 'barbell' network worked after it bought PSA. Just to play Devil's Advocate, is a mid-con hub really ...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 60
Views: 6422

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Why is everyone surprised about the lack of Icelandic passengers? That’s not who the flight is serving. It’s all about STL-Europe

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 57
Views: 6623

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

I’m reading posts that CLT needs DL and they should add a myriad of routes? Are you kidding me? DL serves CLT well from all the hubs. The only airline CLT needs, is AA. The more competition that stays away from Charlotte the better we’ll be. I could definitely see DL take the whole phase 2 leg once...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 3769

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

Very odd choice of routes. Plenty of competitors on New York, Chicago, Boston and Miami routes? Not really when you have AA/BA as the dominant carrier in the markets. That is exactly what competition authorities worry about. Just look at the schedules tomorrow: LHR-BOS:4 of 6 flights op by AA/BA LH...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 2312

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Northwest will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first airline I ever flew, and visiting the flight deck while boarding made me fall in love with aviation. I still remember sitting in the window seat on that first flight and seeing all the red tails as we landed in MSP. My stepdad ...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14476

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Fascinating to me that they are really focusing on DFW. Is that a TechOps station?

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 46
Views: 7417

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Southwest had fuel hedges. Delta doesn't. Jet A has been rising for a while - fairly continuously since Oct. '17. Fare & fee increases didn't cover the increased cost of fuel, let alone fuel+salaries. Delta reported higher after-tax earnings strictly due to a lower corporate tax rate. That won'...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7803

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

The problem is brainwashed passengers. If you fly only a few flights a year, you should anyway stop thinking of status. If you fly a lot, a few flights on a different airline should not kill your status. If UA does not have a direct flight, why not use another airline, that does have a direct fligh...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11906

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

The S on the tail and the s in the “sun country” are two different fonts. It looks cheap

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 30
Views: 4701

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

Looking west for comparison one could say the freighter DOES save the 747 program. The 747 was already designed to be also a capable freighter. The A380 wasn't... e-Commerce freight is (generally) volume restricted. An A380 can carry *ALOT* of boxes from a central warehouse to large population hubs...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 30
Views: 4701

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

The only possibility is with DHL. They are a big package hauler, which the A380F would potentially be good at. What shoots tht in the head is that DHL is only into buying secondhand at the moment, and via their contractors is introducing the A333P2F conversion. The conclusion has to be that it migh...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

This is what happens when you let The Grand Tour boys into your marketing department

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3572

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Why stop with the USAF? They should ship American made Boeing [formerly Embraer] KC-390s all around the world. Boeing will probably gobble up Embraer's military division any day now. After the joint venture announcement, Boeing said they are looking into doing another separate deal for Embraer's mi...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake
Replies: 21
Views: 7113

Re: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake

These kind of situations is what makes me apprehensive about going to a more text based system with ATC...audio has plenty of issues, but it at least allows everyone to be on the same page.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 13858

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

What happens if a plane crash anywhere airport. A fire truck came to toss water on fire plane if the squish water at a plane if the person coming out of aircraft water smash person could hit or slap down the ground person, will hurt so badly or killed. Why the fire truck squish too HARD water? It s...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK in sweet sorrow: Just posting all-time-high monthly traffic while immediately being penalized for poor OTP
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: PEK in sweet sorrow: Just posting all-time-high monthly traffic while immediately being penalized for poor OTP

The Chinese delays are all self inflicted, it’s amazing to me that a country that wants to dominate the world economy allows their aviation infrastructure to be second rate.

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Okay Airways punished by CAAC for assembling air-unworthy units in B737 and other malpractice
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Okay Airways punished by CAAC for assembling air-unworthy units in B737 and other malpractice

3,000 dollars??? Not much of a punishment when you’re talking about potential danger to passengers.

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 11445

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

The only reason I have trouble believing this is because every time I fly WN I’m always amazed at how diverse it feels compared the the US3. It’s like being in a melting pot as compared to the US3 which is more like Sunday at the Masters

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8558

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

klm617 wrote:
What all you data people fail to realize is just because CVG-BSL is 10 PDEW if someone comes in and starts flying the route charging $99 each way that number is going to increase 10 fold trust me on that. That makes all the data in the world worthless at that point.

No. That’s not how it works.

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4856

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Austin787 wrote:
Southwest doesn't charge checked bag fees, and they are consistently profitable. Why fix something that isn't broken?

Because they could be leaving money on the table? I’m not saying they should or it’s right, but if they are in the business of making money. Just like everyone else

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4856

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

When it comes to the WN bag fees discussion I always think about how their boarding process and EarlyBird helps them keep the no bag fees. I say this because last time I flew with them nearly the entire A Boarding process was EarlyBirds. I was A60 and I bought a ticket last minute. Does 60 people bu...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 3081

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

Does anybody know if the boarding process on Southwest is noticeably shorter than other airlines? It stands to reason that letting people go wherever they want without restrictions should produces lower times. I doubt it, it usually ends up as the self entitled, disordered scrum you see at most boa...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverted or stranded planes needing help
Replies: 24
Views: 4784

Re: Diverted or stranded planes needing help

In the US at least there are a few specialized carriers that can basically dispatch a truck within an hour or two to pick up an engine and run it to the airport. The same carriers also carry different equipment and can get to anywhere domestically fairly quick. My dad has brokered some engine moves ...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9613

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

So if I read that Tribune article correct, they are going to retask some of their hub flights to do westbound 'red eyes'...I don't know if arriving early, EARLY in the morning in the Islands is a good thing. I understand the late departures but the logistics on the Hawaii side would be tough. Yeah,...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 2492

Re: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline

I mean NY -ATL should be mainline service. This is a good upgrade and I bet they sell more than an average number of seats out of HPN. It's a similar airport and clientele to SNA. The limits at HPN don’t exactly make it easy to make flights mainline. NIMBYS don’t want it being a big mainline statio...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6394

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

I’m a book person (I know, NERD), but my big turn off with the BYOD is the lack of a power port. I have no problem using my own device to stream entertainment when I want to, frankly I prefer it, but if you’re going to want me to use my own device I better have a plug at the seat. That’s where DL is...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7508

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

I think what the unions are objecting to foremost is that this choice marks a significant departure from the board’s leadership strategy. It used to be that criteria #1 to be the CEO of Air France was being French, and criteria #2 be willing to accept a lower compensation than the CEO of other majo...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9232

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

Also, there is no bank in BDL. BDL is no hub. There is no destination from BDL that's not also served (and with higher frequency) from other current LH destinations. CT has quite a few German companies, so there should be at least some O/D to work with Specifically in Windsor Locks, no... but there...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15905

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

Especially on the Florida stuff, they do a great job of funneling traffic through Atlanta with vacationers. Another thing they seem to do well is right sizing aircraft for AM departures. So a flight like FAR-MSP may be a CR2 all day long, but the last flight in is a 739 so in the morning they can l...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15905

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

Especially on the Florida stuff, they do a great job of funneling traffic through Atlanta with vacationers. Another thing they seem to do well is right sizing aircraft for AM departures. So a flight like FAR-MSP may be a CR2 all day long, but the last flight in is a 739 so in the morning they can lo...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11432

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

I have a severe peanut allergy, and you know how I ensure I'm going to be safe? Carry an epi pen. I mean good Lord, it's not that difficult. It's my problem, not every one else's on the plane. I don't know why people have to project their problems on the world like it's their fault. I will mention i...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 5801

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

These threads are always really silly. Don’t think WN is a LCC? Look at CVG-CHI — before WN entered then market, the lowest OW fares were in the mid-$200 range, but after WN arrived, they dropped below $100. After WN withdrew from DAY, the reverse happened. That has nothing to do with whether WN is...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 5801

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

These threads are always really silly. Don’t think WN is a LCC? Look at CVG-CHI — before WN entered then market, the lowest OW fares were in the mid-$200 range, but after WN arrived, they dropped below $100. After WN withdrew from DAY, the reverse happened. Fact is, WN has never been “always the ch...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: Delta Propel

exFWAOONW wrote:
Didn't NW have a career path in conjunction with NDSU back in the 90s?

Betting it was UND, NDSU, at least now, doesn't have an aviation program.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2023

Re: Black Box Replacement

I could think of one thing blocking this big time, unions. They don't want airlines having the ability to monitor cockpit conversations. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but I guarantee it's a substantial roadblock.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hub of the US3
Replies: 27
Views: 2629

Re: Best hub of the US3

DTW because it's such a breeze to get through there. If you get lost, you shouldn't be traveling alone.

Personally though, I really like MSP. It's just the familiarity though.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air applies for Swedish AOC
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Re: Norwegian Air applies for Swedish AOC

The AOC situation with Norwegian is really amazing to me. Whenever a new airline starts you always hear how complex and expensive it is to establish a new one. How some airlines will buy one when another goes bankrupt to save money. But then these guys go out and set up certificates in soon to be 7 ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which big airlines are not stock-based?
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Which big airlines are not stock-based?

The only thing that gives EK an advantage is the fact that the government can secretly inject cash into it. By no means saying they do, but the opportunity is there

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2613

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down. A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12117

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

In true corporate idiocy. They fired ground personnel to save money. But then used corporate salaried people to do the job the contractors were unable to do. Thus raising their labor costs. I think Sun Country is getting free labor from the corporate salaried people. They just need to tell the &quo...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 7106

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

No, they don't. FedEx and UPS are world leaders in what they do. The US is their home market, and it's a huge market in spite of naysayers. 96% of the US domestic air cargo market is owned by these two players. Wanna try to butt in? Go ahead, you're in for a treat. Very distinct from the US passeng...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Inbound Int'l Flight Security Questioning - US vs. Foreign Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: US Inbound Int'l Flight Security Questioning - US vs. Foreign Airlines

The thought process is probably that if someone wants to hijack a US bound aircraft they would want to do it with a US airline for extra psychological effect.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16751

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown
1/3 EI104 JFK-DUB A333
1/7 EI103 DUB-JFK A333
1/8 DL2725 BDL-MSP A319
1/8 DL3907 MSP-GFK CRJ2
5/25 DL4763 GFK-MSP CRJ2
5/25 DL1968 MSP-BDL B717
5/29 DL890 BDL-MSN B717 (Divert)
5/29 DL890 MSN-MSP B717

Scheduled
7/16 B6519 JFK-ATL A320
7/20 B6720 ATL-JFK A320

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 5228

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Flew AC back in November, was booked on an A320 LGA-YYZ, get to the airport to find it was swapped to a Jetz A319. Talk about a pleasant surprise.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 60
Views: 17003

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

anxo75 wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
anxo75 wrote:
Their SSJ100's are flying to where they are intented to fly...You call that "abysmal perfomance?

If true, 7 aircraft for 4 lines of flying is abysmal. That's like Concorde.

That's Brussels Airlines problem...Nothing to do with the plane.

Take off the goggles

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13098

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

I find it hard to fathom anything a passenger could carry onboard with them that can't be replaced. Documents, medications and the like can all be replaced. That's what consulates/embassies and pharmacies are for. You are at an airport in a foreign land. You have lost all your ID documents and mone...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 20072

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I mean lets not pretend anymore and talk about the pink elephant in the room... VS is now literally Delta International Connection Did you even read the thread? It has been mentioned in this thread and the last 25. Everybody loves to say this, but ignore the fact that when VS was just VS, they bled...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 2134

Re: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?

25 years from now … well: Boeing launches 737 MAX-11, one inch bigger wheels, two inches wider emergency exits, five feet longer fuselage, 260 pax at 25" seat pitch. Airbus demonstrates at Paris Air Show new "advanced technology" lavatory and galley to add one more seat row in A320. ...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?
Replies: 30
Views: 4233

Re: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?

The competition between Airbus and Boeing is really fun to watch because they always go back and forth. One will look strong for a while and look like they’re going to own every bit of the market only to have it flip a few years later. I remember when the 787 battery fiasco happened people were talk...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4368

Re: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights

910A wrote:
I doubt there are any implications, except cargo or something like that. 37C is minor league stuff compared to DXB or anywhere else in the Middle East.

DXB also has a few thousand feet more runway to play with compared to EWR.

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