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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13228

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

So for 20+ years some people have been saying a pandemic is coming, so airlines should have been better prepared? Which means they should have sat on 10's of Billions in cash for the last 20+ years for when the "predicted" pandemic hit? Yes, they should have been more prepared, especially...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13228

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. Complete nonsense!!! I really wish people would stop saying that. Virologists, epidemiologists, biologists, and various research institutions have been predicting this for the past two decades at least. The truth is the airlines had poor business conti...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri May 08, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21427

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

They tried this before with Deutsche BA and failed. So I doubt they will try it again. Deutsche BA was just a feeder airline back when BA stupidly believed all roads went through LHR. I would hope that IAG had better sense and created a real airline that flew to NA, Asia,.... nonstop from FRA and/o...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21427

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

I don't understand any IAG attempt to buy OS. Wouldn't the better strategic option be to buy Condor then rejig their leisure orientated routes/destinations and have an actual presence in the heart of Germany. IAG had a chance with AB but blew it. It seems they want to repeat that mistake.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat May 02, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

I thought I remember AA being involved with AR around that time. Am I mistaken?

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161964

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

3AWM wrote:

b) why would that matter to Delta buying Virgin's assets out of administration?


If DL has money to buy VS assets then they shouldn't be asking for or receiving taxpayer money.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV
Replies: 13
Views: 6668

Re: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV

The unfortunate result of this is we'll never see MH in the US again.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

With her beautiful engines I would say the 777. As a successful blood relative to the current queen, she has the capability to fulfill the same mission.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161964

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Here are some options: 2) Government can then put money in through buying slots from Virgin at LGW and LHR at 20% discount to the average price paid for slots at both airports during 2018/2019. The Government can then retain the slots and sell them on at a profit to compensate for lost interest whe...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8450

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Meh. I hope this whole thread doesn't become about DL. Im more interested in the south concourses. Has there been any published information stemming from the meetings between LAWA and the T4-T8 airlines?

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11035

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

Breathe wrote:
Air Serbia and Air Seychelles must be wondering if the curse will hit them next!


It probably would if JU & HM didn't have majority government ownership (JU 51%, HM 60%).

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161964

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Not that important. Delta could essentially just replace all the USA-LHR with their flights and take the slots. Not much left of VS after that. What makes you think Branson (51% owner) would just let DL strip VS of its slot portfolio? Sorry but DL becomes a small player in LHR if VS collapses.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona

Ishrion wrote:
Their antitrust immunity JV with JAL got officially rejected a few weeks ago, so there's that.


I thought JL & HA were going to reapply after amending the application to include some of HA's S. Pacific routes.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona

It looks as though there's a real possibility that HA could lose its Australian and UK partners by the time this crisis is over. My question is what are HA's partner possibilities if that happens? HA seems to have burned any bridges with QF after they opposed the AA-QF JV. Qantas didn't want to code...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11035

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

a36001 wrote:
AVENSAB727 wrote:
Could this be return of "Ansett"?


Interesting if that happend. Who owns the Ansett name now?


It looks like Air New Zealand still owns the brand.

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11035

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

It looks like Tigerair is done. https://simpleflying.com/virgin-australia-tigerair-pilots/ SQ had three goes at the Australian market through equity and failed dismally at all attempts. They're not the 'so called saviour' as some would think considering SQ's dismal investment record overall, and as ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161964

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

This should be compare to WWII, where life would resume after a huge one-off disruption. So don't get me wrong. The disruption will be significant. Again, I am looking at a WWII scale disruption in terms of both economic and even potentially human toll. Humans, at least those in East Asia, North Am...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161964

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Has anyone already mentioned this article about Richard Branson investing over 200 million pounds in Virgin? https://www.ft.com/content/4010625e-6c5a-11ea-89df-41bea055720b The problem is that the cash infusion will be split amongst the entire Virgin group and not VS entirely. I'm not sure if VA is...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27154

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Here we go again with the map-readers and the usual "PHX is between LAX and DFW... it should be dehubbed" nonsense. Any of us who have actually lived in the PHX metro area, and witnessed the tremendous growth over the past 20 years knows that PHX won't be dehubbed. Maybe some routes are sc...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44171

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

I asked this in the Delta thread, but I think it was too early for any answers. What does this mean for UA in LAX and their expansion into T9? Will those plans be delayed, or abandoned? If they plan on a smaller operation post-Corona, how much of T7/T8 will go unused? What was the outcome of those r...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 40990

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

But this codeshare agreement between PR and AA, that would also pave the way for the former, as the other forum suggest their long-awaiting entry into Oneworld. But I don't think it will impact NH that much, given that they own 9.5% of the Philippines' air flag carrier and won't lure them to join S...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2809

Re: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

What will happen to Virgin Australia.... on some transpacific markets could create some opportunities for HAL, if they can capture these opportunities. Interesting situation. I wonder how much feed HA & VA exchange and SYD/BNE. Any demise of VA could cut that feed off and give QF an advantage o...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 973
Views: 145870

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

tphuang wrote:

- LA Area - I think they will consolidate around LAX. I'm probably optimistic here, but I think they will get all the gates they need at LAX (maybe 6 to 8 gates in total) over the next few years.


And where will these extra LAX gates come from?

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 260233

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

flyboy80 wrote:
If anyone pulls back LAX of the US3 I see United more likely than Delta.


Interesting. Isnt UA committed to T9? How would they back out of that?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64061

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Don't shoot the messenger but maybe we need to bring back the CAB. Treat airlines like Utilities. Somebody should start that thread - "Time to bring back the CAB?" Im not sure we need full CAB-like regulation of airlines (i.e. route regulation), but I do think we need to apply some rules ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Apply For Codeshare - Oneworld Next?
Replies: 33
Views: 6571

Re: American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Apply For Codeshare - Oneworld Next?

And will... NH permit an AA code on PR’s Haneda services? Don't see OW on the horizon for various reasons including ANA now owning a stake in PAL and more likely to steer them into Star... No offence but it all depends on whether ANA can veto PR's alliance choice. PR may not have deep corporation w...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64061

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Who would have ever predicted such an event in these modern times, bringing entire industries to a halt. Hoping some airlines get revenue by using the belly space in their long haul planes for freight with empty cabins. Seriously? Epidemiologists, virologists, and other social sciences have been pr...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

Re: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?

No because they will be joining oneworld soon and American should be able to fulfill their needs. The problem is that AA doesn't fly ANC-Asia without some serious backtracking. The only OW option to Asia involves ANC-SEA-(HKG/NRT). Unless JL starts a TYO-ANC route, ANC won't have a convenient conne...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3588

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

So what some people were doing is they would sign up with Citi Card, then a month later Barclays and claim double bonus for signing up. American says thats a violation of the rules, and is now going in an freezing the accounts of these people, in some cases AFTER they have made a reservation and th...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12424

Re: AS announces CVG service

gmcc wrote:
Added seat count to SEA to keep DL from getting more gates , that is the game AS must play given how SEA assigns gates.


When is that calculation by SeaTac made? Monthly, quarterly, Yearly? Also, how many seats justify a gate?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12424

Re: CVG Airline Announcement 3/6

So can we expect AS to complete the Ohio trifecta and add CLE at some point?

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48390

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Why does AA fly the old USAir 757s between PHX and SAN sometimes? These planes have too much range for this flight. Because they can fill a 757 on this route with pax looking for one of three things, Sea World, the Sandiego Zoo, and the beaches. Especially in the summer, there are usually tons of A...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11396

Re: LAX: What is this?

LAXintl wrote:
Projects as part of the MSC - tunnels one for passengers, one for utility use. Also bag make up areas and bus port.


SEAflyer97 wrote:
Baggage sorting facility


Oh ok. That makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up LAXintl and SEAflyer.

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19498

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

chepos wrote:

I have a feeling this is going to do with some airport infrastructure improvement and less to nothing to do with routes. The FB post with the announcement has AA tails in it,...


I was thinking the same.

[fantasy]

Maybe tear out 5/23 and build a whole new intl WB concourse for AA.

[/fantasy]

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11396

LAX: What is this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9464387 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Simple LAX question.

What is this hole that's been dug next to TBIT? I assumed it was related to the people mover between TBIT and the MFC but it seems too far north.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9464387 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8457

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Meh. Color me disappointed. The new blue uniforms are so generic, and come a little too close to looking like a Delta's "Barney purple" uniform. The previous black looked way more distinguished, and the color accents(scarves, ties, etc) contrasted better. Yes, I know about the allergic rea...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18810

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

I forgot. Does the TATL JV with BA include US originating flights to Africa/ME or just TATL flights to Europe? Back to the point, I think what changed was the collapse of Air Italy. Sadly, this is true. I think Air Italy could have been an asset to OW if better managed(i.e. IAG as opposed to QR) Wil...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1158
Views: 125851

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

With AS joining OneWorld, could we see them restarting Russian Far East routes (ie VVO, KHV, GDX) to connect with S7 Airlines? They now have far more capable aircraft than the MD80s that were flown there in the 1990s. I cant see AS doing any Russia flights until the sanctions and/or Putin are gone....

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1158
Views: 125851

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Detroit313 wrote:
Can't wait for American and Alaska to merge.


As an alternative to merging, I'm wondering how much of AS could AA purchase without the DOJ becoming irate.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center
Replies: 19
Views: 3133

Re: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

Why cant the airlines install those in-tank UV light systems? The price per unit seems rather reasonable.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 120
Views: 22300

Re: AA CLT growth

chepos wrote:
It was SJC, and no ABQ is no longer served.


If ABQ cant sustain a flight, then I guess ELP has no hope.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25115

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

It looks like AA's Summer from Hell is turning into the Autumn of Angst. If this is being done at union instruction, massive firings all across the system are in order. Can we tone it down a little. There is no way that the union instructed any member to sabotage an aircraft and put lives at severe ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 12037

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

jayunited wrote:
Yes 4 of the routes are OW carriers.


I think your miscounted. The list includes BA, AA, QR, CX, and QF.

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 12037

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

They didn't clearly indicate whether the JFK-LHR revenue was purely from BA metal or does it include all AA/BA JV revenue on the route.

I also found it interesting that half of the top 10 list are OW carriers.

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110928

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Lets be real here. There are only three "huge" things that AA can do at this point. 1) Fire Dougie 2) Flights to Africa 3) Flights to India Flights to India/Africa or for that matter any new market is not huge. Just a new route. Africa/India may not be huge for BA or EK, but if we keep th...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110928

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Lets be real here. There are only three "huge" things that AA can do at this point. 1) Fire Dougie 2) Flights to Africa 3) Flights to India Everything else is shuffling the deck chairs. "We are pleased to announce that we have managed to create a lab clone of former AA executive Scott...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 29542

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

Is there a reason why JJ/LA didn't make a move on these jets? Engine compatibility, age,....? Quite a few ex O6's A320s at LATAM's MRO in Sao Carlos, SP before being readied for return to their lessors, having been repossessed. https://i.postimg.cc/852WKvq5/D4-W0-TMQWw-AEXaxi.jpg

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are small Chinese airlines so successful?
Replies: 17
Views: 3115

Re: Why are small Chinese airlines so successful?

Just some observations.... - Political interference - Stupid 5/20 rule - Tax on spare parts - Air India subsidies - Higher lease costs due to India's inability to comply with Cape Town Treaty - Corrupt and/or incompetant "promoters" instead of qualified CEO's. I'm sure there are other reas...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 63224

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Invest Chosun reports that Kumho owner family decided to sell Asiana. If this is or eventually becomes true, then the more interesting question is who are the potential buyers? Unless S. Korea has no problems with a national monopoly, I'll assume KE is out of the running. What are the foreign owner...

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