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by klkla
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 160
Views: 24144

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Opening the Charleston plant was a union busting move to begin with and when they made it so that the -10 could only be produced there it was only a matter of time before they would find an excuse to end production in Washington State. Some excuses are more plausible than others though, and in thes...

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by klkla
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115373

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

32andBelow wrote:
If those controllers games get out they are going to be in a world of hurt in LA even if they are innocent


When your buzz wears off maybe you can make a post that makes sense.

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by klkla
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 160
Views: 24144

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Opening the Charleston plant was a union busting move to begin with and when they made it so that the -10 could only be produced there it was only a matter of time before they would find an excuse to end production in Washington State.

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by klkla
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 174
Views: 19440

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Antarius wrote:

I actually think the best view is from the rear.


And it's appropriate because that's the direction they are all going. Away to storage (most forever).

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by klkla
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12059

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

The Cessna 172 definitely has a distinctive smell that reminds me of an old auto repair shop.

On passenger aircraft it often smells like burned coffee (Like the pot would smell if all the liquid evaporated but the heat was still on).

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by klkla
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

Re: Southwest Furloughs

We have plenty of people who would rather lose their job than take a pay cut to keep their jobs. They’d rather stay in their nice warm estate room on the Titanic than be inconvenienced by being chilly on the life raft. Wow... what an insensitive and incorrect comment. Taking a pay cut might not mak...

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by klkla
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35550

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

From the LGB Airport Instagram page (and maybe its on Facebook too...) Statement from Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry on today's @jetblue announcement: “We will always be grateful for the investment JetBlue made in our community and the tremendous service they offered our passengers. We ...

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by klkla
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 67935

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

I expect to see many more cancellations and more jets unlikely to be delivered; the massacre in the order books will go on. You could be right but even if half the orders are canceled they will still have a backlog of a couple thousand 737's which will allow for years more production while the econ...

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by klkla
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 67935

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

The myths on this site just keep on living - this is the same nonsense that was being spouted a decade ago. In regards to United not taking the A350s I would agree with you. Up until a couple months ago, that is. I think the order, which has been deferred numerous times (but enlarged at the same ti...

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by klkla
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10278

Re: AA early 747 question

The coach lounge became more popular than the upper deck first class lounge because of the piano. From what the senior ladies I’ve flown with have told me, you never knew who would end up playing the piano. You might have gotten an impromptu concert from Stevie Wonder! The flights were never as ful...

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by klkla
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155044

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cath ... index.html
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Starlionblue wrote:
The cameras in the inflight entertainment system show the outside, not the inside.


Not exactly:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cath ... index.html

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by klkla
Thu May 28, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24382

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

I just don't see the point in this. If Delta wants 350's that bad I'm sure they could get them on their own without Qatar's help. Unless Qatar is paying Delta to take them, which doesn't make sense either. Qatar could just defer them.

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by klkla
Thu May 28, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24382

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

Seems strange considering Delta just payed LATAM millions to NOT take A350s.

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by klkla
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta is extremely weak in Australia, New Zealand, Tokyo and Hong Kong. You need to have presence and partners in those markets to be profitable in Los Angeles. This statement is so funny. While all four of those places have a high amount of O&D from Los Angeles, there is no reason they have to...

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by klkla
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 10852

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

I don't think SkyTeam is any better shape or worse shape than the other two alliances.

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by klkla
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31259

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

Does Airbus have a Chapter 11 type option?

Worse case scenario I can see Airbus only producing A320 series and A350 series and Boeing only producing 737Max (yes, it will be back) and 787 plus military 737/767.

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by klkla
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26958

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

zeke wrote:
There is a possibility that CX will not last, they are not government owned.


For you and your fellow employees I hope that is not the case.

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by klkla
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138935

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

Seattle will be more loyal to AS if it becomes a fight to the end. No doubt of that. Seattle will be loyal to the airline that gets them to where they are going for the best price. They aren't going to fly an airline only because it is based in Seattle. The idea that AA is ready to build an interna...

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by klkla
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

As mentioned earlier Boeing owns the 717's. It could make sense to lease Delta 737 Max's at an attractive rate just to keep production going. Delta has always been an opportunistic purchaser/lessee so this is at least plausible. Maybe it could even be for some of the already built frames that will n...

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by klkla
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41539

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Airbus didn't spend that much to develop the A330neo, they can price it pretty low, and given the amortised production line the production cost isn't that high. The 777 being the largest aircraft isn't much of an advantage if few airlines want larger aircraft. But they can't price A330Neo as low as...

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by klkla
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41539

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

I will make a prediction that Boeing will cancel the 777X. Very unlikely. It's already developed and in testing. Most likely they will let customer defer deliveries or switch to 787 and cut production down to the bare minimum (Worse case scenario 6 frames a year) until orders start to pick back up.

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by klkla
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41539

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

“ARTICLE 11. Termination for Certain Events. 11.1 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time with regard to undelivered Aircraft and items and unperformed services by notice in writing by either party hereto if the other party: 11.1.1 Ceases doing business as a going concern, suspend...

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by klkla
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?
Replies: 43
Views: 8661

Re: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?

Given that NMA/NSA is probably a long way from reality - how Capable could an 737-10ER be? A 737-10ER couldn't be as capable as the A321 unless they add lengthened landing gear all the way around. And if they did that they would have to re-certify the aircraft. But that might actually might not be ...

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by klkla
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8631

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

What are the chances of LAX's renovation being expedited due to reduced travel volumes these days and weeks? What a great surprise to tens of millions of us this would be - and could help many find much-needed jobs. Is there any hope? Maybe as part of the Infrastructure legislation being considered...

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by klkla
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

smokeybandit wrote:
Is it COVID-driven? Or economics driven using COVID as a scapegoat?


Both. Some elements will be temporary but as with 9/11 we will see some elements become permanent.

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by klkla
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64296

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

AA's service quality, seating in coach, baggage policies, etc. are really besides the point, unless you think it's appropriate for regulators to use this crisis to blackmail AA into changing it's policies; rather than, say, actually regulate the practices they find objectionable. And whatever they ...

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by klkla
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Re: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19

umichman wrote:
I'm currently a Delta Plat and don't really understand how people can be so fixated on this question at the current time.


The OP clearly wasn't 'fixated'. There is no reason this conversation cannot he held at the same time as others. Chill.

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by klkla
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64296

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Another quote in that article: "The problem is American has the most debt — nearly $30 billion, or about double the amount owed by Delta and United combined. " Emphasis is mine. That is going to be hard to overcome if this drags out too long. I didn't catch that the first time I read it, ...

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by klkla
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60248

Re: Boeing in Crisis

The two largest aviation manufacturer's stocks are taking a beating. Here's the year to date graph for both: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ES6mQs3XQAEJ6HK?format=png&name=medium Ref: https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/1238109754767167489 Year to date Boeing have lost 48 percent. Year to date A...

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by klkla
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64296

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Totally understand why everyone is discounting the original blog post. Too speculative and sensational... With that said and as Enilria posted earlier, there are legitimate concerns about AA’s liquidity. Here’s an article today from CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-airlines-and-other...

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by klkla
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

[As a replacement for both the A330-200 and 777-300ER, the 787 is a tad on the small side. It is a perfect A330 replacement, but the 787-9 is way smaller than the 777-300ER and the 787-10 is both quite a bit smaller and completely lacks the range of the 777. OTOH, the A350 is a tad on the bigger si...

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by klkla
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

[As a replacement for both the A330-200 and 777-300ER, the 787 is a tad on the small side. It is a perfect A330 replacement, but the 787-9 is way smaller than the 777-300ER and the 787-10 is both quite a bit smaller and completely lacks the range of the 777. OTOH, the A350 is a tad on the bigger si...

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by klkla
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138935

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

It's really amusing that AA is creating an international gateway in Seattle that relies on Alaska for domestic feed. That's exactly how Delta got started in Seattle and we all know how that worked out. I'm curious if Alaska is guaranteeing AA a certain amount of feed. They wouldn't do that with Delt...

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by klkla
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22382

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I really hate it when someone leans their seat back when pitch is so tight... but that's how it is. He does not have the right to harass her in that manner. IMO the guy should be banned from flying on that airline. And that's not to say that passengers in his position don't have recourse, either. I ...

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by klkla
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138935

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

Oh, don’t worry about taht. When DL starts dropping HND routes one by one, they will be available. Come on, the only reason why DL requested the slots is because they knew they would get it and could delay them from going to AA/UA. 100% false statement. DL inherited a huge FF base from Northwest an...

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by klkla
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER stored?
Replies: 50
Views: 13268

Re: Delta 767-300ER stored?

DL's aircraft info web page says 18" on the A350 in coach, 18.1" on a 76Z, and 18" on the 77L. Yes - and the A350 is wider than a 787, both configured at 3-3-3. The A350 can accommodate 18", the 787 cannot. Yes - and the 777 is wider than the A350, both configured at 3-3-3. Why ...

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by klkla
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152665

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Is now a bad time to state that in the 2 1/2 years since its launch, the 737-10 MAX has secured just 531 orders in total Yes it is. It's very unlikely that this would be the situation except for the MCAS debacle. And once the MAX program problems have been worked out it's very likely the 737-10MAX ...

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by klkla
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152665

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Let's be blunt. Boeing does not have the engineering resources to launch and NMA (or NSA for that matter) in the immediate term. The 737MAX and 777X programmes are consuming everything on the commercial side and more. Most of the major engineering tasks for the MAX and 777X programs are done. The e...

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by klkla
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155796

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The one thing which is certain is: during the last 12-13 years, Boeing has been very risk adverse when it comes to new airliner designs. I am not sure if this lack of innovation was a result of of the McDonnell Douglas Merger, or something else externally in terms of America and Boeing’s struggles ...

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by klkla
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191296

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

i dont understand those guys correct the aerodynamical flaw no more need for MCAS accept the higher fuel consumption and compensate it to the airlines as soon as that MAX are up in the air build that NSA if you are able to deliver the NSA offer a trade in on the 737MAX to stop compensation it is no...

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by klkla
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126347

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/d ... 63.article


I think you mean Delta completes the purchase of 20% LATAM stake for US $1.9bl
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mercure1 wrote:
LATAM completes the purchase of 20% LATAM stake for US $1.9bl

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/d ... 63.article


I think you mean Delta completes the purchase of 20% LATAM stake for US $1.9bl

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by klkla
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New A380 Interior - Singapore Airlines *Video Only*
Replies: 1
Views: 2734

Re: New A380 Interior - Singapore Airlines *Pics + Video*

Looks nice.

I was impressed with the breakfast. It's difficult enough to get the eggs right in a regular kitchen. Does Singapore have specially trained 'chefs' similar to Swiss or are the same flight attendants that provide onboard service used to prepare the meals?

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by klkla
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

Re: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners

I am amazed that anyone would choose recliners over lie-flats... Even the awful angled lie-flats on the AF A380. I was younger during the 'recliner' era but remember arriving at my destinations tired from not being able to sleep properly and sore from trying to contort my body into those horrible Ba...

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by klkla
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)

I had a connecting flight on AA from PHX-PVR and they were overbooked by one passenger. They offered a $360 voucher to fly the next day and there were a lot of laughs from the crowd in the gate area. By the time I boarded they had upped to $400. I have no idea how it eventually ended but that amount...

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by klkla
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 372980

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

bikerthai wrote:
More eyes the better. Just more paperwork for Boeing.

bt


Yes, and the FAA needs to do the same with Airbus aircraft. More eyes the better for all!

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by klkla
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152665

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

TObound wrote:
[Just to be clear … ATL-RIO will ... be doable with the 321XLR, with its 4700NM range at launch


While it will be possible for the aircraft to fly that distance it will not be able to do so with a passenger count that will be able to compete with modern widebodies on a CASM basis.

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by klkla
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q3 2019 US Carrier Financial Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 3282

Re: Q3 2019 US Carrier Financial Performance

AA is now where UA was at the end of the Smisek era before Munoz took over.

It's time for new leadership with a vision that can motivate the workforce and reengage customers.

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by klkla
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126347

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

aemoreira1981 wrote:
It's about a 74 percent premium compared to the today's closing price. LATAM's current market cap is US$5.46 billion.


LATAM expects to reduce it debt by around $2 Billion as a result of this transaction which should add a lot of value to market cap if everything goes as planned.

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by klkla
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126347

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

jfk777 wrote:
I think LATAM has more to lose in Miami because Delta is much smaller in Miami then AA.


Not disagreeing with your statement, but where can AA connect LATAM traffic in MIA that DL cannot connect from ATL?

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