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by mikejepp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airport has the most RJ flights daily?
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Which airport has the most RJ flights daily?

Topic pretty much describes it... which airport, worldwide, has the most RJ (Smaller than an E190) flights?

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by mikejepp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6287

Re: Hurricane Micheal

What about CLT?

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by mikejepp
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-KEF 2019..
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: AA DFW-KEF 2019..

Any chance AA could start an additional KEF flight from the east coast? DFW is quite the backtrack for a lot of the US population.

Could, say PHL-KEF, be done with an A321neo?

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by mikejepp
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 5748

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

https://www.landrum-brown.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/S-APS-Charlotte-Douglas-International-Airport.jpg Hopefully the link above works. The ultimate goal from this long term master plan is demolishing E con and creating an express midfield terminal. 5/23 would be demolished, as its currently not...

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by mikejepp
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 5748

Re: CLT Update Discussion Thread

Do the B and C extensions require closure of the crosswind? Yes. The master plan calls for the crosswind to be decommissioned in the future. Crazy that they're planning on just extending B and C when walk times from one end of one to the other are already quite long and the current concourses are v...

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by mikejepp
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 5748

Re: CLT Update Discussion Thread

Does anyone have any details on when the C-17s fly?

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by mikejepp
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 5748

Re: CLT Update Discussion Thread

Not exactly CLT... but, any chance of a second airline starting service to Concord?

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by mikejepp
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13713

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

The 777 is a big aircraft, it will make quite a statement parked among the other planes. It's a shame Pima isn't getting a 777-300 ! That would be a sight :D Besides the Orbis DC-10, Pima's got a B-36 and 3 B-52s. So it has 'big plane' company. They do need a 747! As far as big planes go, I would l...

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by mikejepp
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8553

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

NW used to fly them on MSP-TUS, 1298sm.

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by mikejepp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ohio lost hubs
Replies: 23
Views: 1456

Re: Ohio lost hubs

Fun fact: CVG is not in Ohio.

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by mikejepp
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58176

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

Any chance some of these China frequencies could be moved to JFK or PHL?

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by mikejepp
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6724

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

If I was in charge, I'd do the following instead.... By the time this buildout occurs, those B and C concourses are going to be 50+ years old. And probably meant to last another 30+. Instead of continuing to use them and extending them.... replace them with another midfield concourse. Make the termi...

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by mikejepp
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6724

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Isn't CLT building a new runway SPECIFICALLY for TPAC flights?. Granted, cargo is more likely. Could you go into more detail about this TPAC-only runway? It seems like a massive waste of money for a runway that will only see, optimistically, 2 takeoffs and landings per day. They already have a 9,00...

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by mikejepp
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6724

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

What about AA restarting CLT-GRU? Or starting anywhere else in S America... CLT-BOG?

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by mikejepp
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 12102

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

What’s really odd is the mainline pilots are blamed by the RJ pilots for allowing RJ’s. And mainline pilots are blamed by anet armchair experts for not allowing more RJ’s. Perhaps those two groups could get together and figure who really is the bad guy. What’s next? Blame mainline pilots because yo...

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by mikejepp
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 12102

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Once again, absurd scope clauses keeping the reigns tightened on small aircraft and small communities. Thanks ALPA. Pilots wanting to keep SOME of their jobs..... THE HORROR!!! Look at the tens of thousands of jobs and thousands of jets already lost to scope erosion... and you think keeping whats l...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: CLT concourse A

I finally read what will happen to the old concourse A gates when new section opens. I believe it was from the airport manager in an article about it ,can't remember what publication. DELTA will have 6 gates initially while the other 7 are remodeled. Then next year DELTA will move into the 7 remode...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13401

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

"Regional Jet" only exists in the minds of management when trying to outsource jobs. Its a marketing term to try to trick pilots into thinking these jobs aren't worth negotiating for. So what you should be asking is "Is the A220 too big to be outsourced?"... same question, more d...

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by mikejepp
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 11350

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

Wow, many of you surely don't have a lot of faith in the abilities of pilots. Amazed that the pilot found this problem? Impressed that they did their job? Thinking they deserve an award? Saying it was likely line mx that found it? etc etc Just what exactly do you all think pilots do... nothing... an...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16288

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Another FA on a power trip. I've noticed the regional airlines are much more adamant about airplane mode, with recent flights the FA coming back and forth checking with pax on their phones to ask if it's been switched. Generally employees don't get to be, as a group, like this because thats how the...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Airbus A320/21 NEO fly KEF-DFW
Replies: 10
Views: 2255

Re: Can the Airbus A320/21 NEO fly KEF-DFW

This may be of interest for AA too, as they currently fly DFW-KEF with the 757... whose days are numbered.

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by mikejepp
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9218

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Just wondering: Is AA truly one airline with all the contracts settled and combined? If I remember correctly these NEOs were ordered by AA so does that mean old AA has to fly? Or are they past that? The pilots are integrated and can fly any metal regardless of legacy. Flight attendants have their i...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9218

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Also lots of talk about what routes it will replace... but any chance of new routes? Or restarting old routes? Like... PHL-ANC or CLT-western europe?

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by mikejepp
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9218

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Does anyone know a specific date (or month) that the first one will show up? Will they all be ETOPS configured?

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by mikejepp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58176

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I wonder if any of those flights could be shifted towards east coast hubs. Not a single AA east coast hub (JFK, PHL, CLT, MIA) has service to Asia. DFW and LAX seem pretty far out of the way for a large chunk of the country's population for a trip to Asia. s. Imho, you're looking at it the wrong wa...

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by mikejepp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58176

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I wonder if any of those flights could be shifted towards east coast hubs. Not a single AA east coast hub (JFK, PHL, CLT, MIA) has service to Asia. DFW and LAX seem pretty far out of the way for a large chunk of the country's population for a trip to Asia. PHL seems to make the most sense but CLT, w...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?

I would say no without airport improvements. 1. The field has no ILS and precision markings only on one runway. 2. The field only has listed max weights for the 6000 ft. runway and those weights are very borderline for a fully loaded 737-800. So for it to be considered, the 8000 ft. runway would ha...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?

Is there any possibility of service from the mainland to Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) in Hawaii? With Southwest about to enter the market and, from what I know, HNL being quite busy... it seems like it'd be a good secondary airport for Oahu.

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by mikejepp
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Glad to see Spirit in here. Will be interesting to see how Allegiant reacts. I bet they just pull out and surrender to Spirit with Concord being as close as it is to GSO. And that may ultimately be GSO's angle too. Allegiant served GSO like a Charter airline since Skybus came in. If this works, the...

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by mikejepp
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Hopefully this will spur traffic growth at GSO. Last time I was there, it was a ghost town...

Anyone know what the current and historical peak annual passenger counts for GSO are?

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3988

Re: Shape of fuselage

Yes, the A380 has a very fat 8-shaped cross section. But again, it doesn't have corners like a square would - does it? Further, corners - whether they're made from metal or composites - are still heavier than a curved panel. And what do crosswinds have to do with your argument? I'm not talking abou...

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by mikejepp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4273

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

How about a passenger terminal at Andrews AFB?

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by mikejepp
Wed May 30, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11737

Re: New NYC airport

How about a mega airport in Central NJ, near McGuire AFB. Something like DEN with the full ~12 runway and 5 concourse build out. Replace/close JFK, EWR, LGA, PHL, TTN. Connect it to downtowns and transportation hubs in NYC and Philly with frequent (every 10-15 mins) high speed rail. It could be just...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11068

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Aren't those destinations a bit like Hawaii - all vacation and no/little business? I can't imagine a large business demand hence I can't imagine airlines scrambling to serve these routes. Follow the money.... As far as I know, yes.... but seeing as how they are closer to the eastern US than Hawaii ...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11068

Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

There are a large number of islands, some with multi-million passenger counts, in the eastern Atlantic, but none has any service from the US3. Why is this? The Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, etc are all easily within reach from the US east coast with a 757 or even ETOPS 737/320.... DL/UA on EWR...

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by mikejepp
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: CLT concourse A

Is AA getting any concourse-A gates?

When will this new concourse open?

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large could DL grow at JFK?
Replies: 43
Views: 5085

Re: How large could DL grow at JFK?

How about a high speed tram, post-security, linking the LGA and JFK terminals?

This would allow DL to treat LGA/JFK as one airport for connections. Would be expensive but also create a super-hub.

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by mikejepp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 99
Views: 6651

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

I can't believe y'all talking about twin-jet subsonic airliners when there are things like this out there...

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Re: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage

Pay at the regionals isn't the problem, its how much initial flight training costs and the fact that after you drop all that money you only have 200-250 hours of flight time (well short of the 1500 required to go to the airlines). Your only real option to get the remaining 1300 hours is to work as ...

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18435

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

However, a doctor on board saying divert should over rule a doctor on the ground saying carry on, sure AA will pass the buck here to the inflight medical service they use, but, come on, common sense says get this woman off the plane. We don't know enough about the doctor on board. Maybe he or she w...

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14493

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

This is what happens when airline management spends 10-20 years destroying the profession with RJs and taking advantage of all the people who wanted to be pilots. Word gets out that it isn't worth it taking on $100k+ of debt to fight for a job where you make $20k a year and are treated like you're d...

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet

If you fly a plane once a week, it is entirely possible that getting it for a purchase price of (essentially) free vastly outweighs the additional fuel it burns. As long as you can logistically do it (get the airplane legally airworthy, train a crew, and find the parts you need).. there are business...

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by mikejepp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5418

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

DET is only 264 acres. MDW is 650 acres. Even SNA is just over 500 acres. There’s simply no business case here. High cost, low reward. The airport is NOT a business it's a public facility. And thats why the airport (a public facility) still exists and yet airlines (a business) don't fly there. Ther...

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by mikejepp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5418

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

What about YIP?

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8572

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

What about SJU also?

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 11714

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

How much of this freight can be moved with traditional (ie: 744F, 772F) freighters?

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5418

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

As most everyone knows, the major issue is with the runways in that there are cemeteries on both sides of the longer (but way too short) N-S runway which prevents expansion, and the E-W runway is even shorter yet. Even if the airport was destined just for corporate/general aviation (which I would a...

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by mikejepp
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Re: Fedex LAX

There are no projects that call for its removal. Facility and adjacent office building(former Flying Tigers HQ) should be around for quite some time. Longer term, however, I'd expect FX to close it and move work to lower cost location. If anything, LAWA will be building another hangar facility on W...

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 75023

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Today's 8K shows that the A330-300 will be sticking around to at least 2021 and B767-300 retirement accelerated, with only 5 frames remaining at YE2020. Looks like a planning change has been made to use new 787 deliveries to park the 763s quickly. Also, MD-80 and E-190 fleets still being retired in ...

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 40777

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think what it comes down to is..... if you have a market that 1) Is out of the range of an A321LR 2) Cannot support a B787-8 .... Its probably not worth serving. Theres long and thin and then theres too long and too thin. All the markets that are 4000nm+ apart with less than a 200 pax demand every...

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