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by avek00
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 57
Views: 8208

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? From the rumour circling around since last year (2019), AA moves to T5 was long planned. I'd say this is permanent. Of course it will be a permanent move. Once international traffic recovery begins in earnest, BA will re...

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by avek00
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8677

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

When this looked shorter like a year or two to recover this made total sense. Now it's looking like passenger recovery imho could be quite a ways away it might not make any sense to keep such large payrolls. It's pretty clear the airlines will have large layoffs the day this money ends. Kind of def...

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by avek00
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 260244

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

CNN Business: Delta is negotiating with lenders to avoid default "New York (CNN Business) Delta is in danger of defaulting on some of its debt -- not because it doesn't have enough cash, but because it expects it cannot comply with the current terms of its borrowing. The airline said in a filin...

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by avek00
Tue May 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53688

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

https://viewfromthewing.com/american-wi ... n-6-weeks/
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Gotta raise that cash somehow...

American Will Pledge The AAdvantage Program To The Federal Government Within 6 Weeks

https://viewfromthewing.com/american-wi ... n-6-weeks/

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by avek00
Mon May 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Star(*) Alliance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Future of Star(*) Alliance?

All the alliances are relics anyways, becoming less important as airlines go for more and more JV’s instead. Covid-19 is not going to change that, in fact it will probably accelerate JV formations. Neither JVs nor alliance memberships are relics. I'll go so far as to say the financial risks of Delt...

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by avek00
Mon May 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15673

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

If it comes to pass, I expect Delta will seek FAA approval to ship low risk cargo on existing Economy seats, and just use the existing Delta One cabins as they are. Technical aspects aside, the idea is not entirely far-fetched when you consider European airports will almost certainly introduce capac...

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by avek00
Mon May 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Star(*) Alliance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Future of Star(*) Alliance?

Hi to you all, reading the latest news, it seems the *A is breaking apart. First, ADRIA AIRWAYS left on the 2nd of October 2019 the alliance after bankruptcy, SAA is under bankruptcy protection, as well as Avianca Holdings S.A. (Chapter 11). THAI AIRWAYS will follow shortly (according to an article...

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by avek00
Fri May 15, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10124

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

It really doesnt matter what we think of dropping JFK It is on record from an Officer of United: United thinks it was a bad a idea. A mistake Let’s stop rehashing it already. It was a mistake. I am sure down the road, we will see UA back at JFK (likely operating from 2 or 3 gates in T8 or T5 with m...

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by avek00
Mon May 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10369

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

[...] In any case, even if these non-existent issues were to somehow present themselves, none of that comes remotely close to what it would cost to fly, accommodate, and per diem all those bodies. Especially if that is a regular occurrence. There will always be some need for travel, but this idea t...

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by avek00
Thu May 07, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21428

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

Never say never, especially in the current environment. Consider: 1. Austrian Airlines will always be "stunted" as a part of the Lufthansa Group, since Munich and Zurich are by definition ($$$) higher priorities; 2. Alitalia may be up for grabs yet again as a partner (with the upside of no...

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by avek00
Mon May 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25044

Re: United orders 7 787-10s

Seems like a very poorly timed decision to me. I disagree, the timing was excellent. United eventually needs those birds as replacement for existing birds. Furthermore -- and this is the important part -- as company finances come under increasing pressure later this year and into early 2021, the ai...

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by avek00
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161964

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

VS is the largest single competitor to BA long-haul, is it not? Do you think passengers will be happy paying BA prices in an environment with less competition? The British have, IMHO, the wackiest aviation setup of the world's Top 7 economies: 1. The most important airport in the country (LHR) has ...

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by avek00
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44171

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

Corporate travel I am not sure, Houston will rebound obviously if oil goes back up, and it will as demand will increase, and Saudi/Russia come to a deal. Other companies probably realizing if using services like Skype, Zoom, and etc is really great tool for their business versus sending employees a...

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by avek00
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:48 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'm thinking business travel will be especially slow to return to pre-COVID-19 levels. United's biggest competitors are no longer AA, DL, BA, etc. -- they're Zoom, WebEx, Blackboard Collab, and a host of other SaaS tech offerings allowing businesses to successfully operate without the hassles of air...

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by avek00
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 260244

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

For the low frequency P2P flights of the ULCCs won't end. I personally wonder why DL hasn't adapted to such a strategy. Lightsaber Similar to yesteryear's NRT hub situation, Delta finds itself in a paradoxical situation -- namely, the legacy carrier with the greatest resources but also the greatest...

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by avek00
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12899

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

Business travelers. They love the first and last flights of the day to maximize productivity.

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by avek00
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29820

Re: Time for UA to step up?

is it finally time for UA to make a move and expand outside of its hubs? Nope. Any significant domestic expansion outside of its hubs would be a guaranteed ticket to losing a billion-plus dollars, and likely tank recently restored operational reliability while doing so. AA and DL are making focus c...

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by avek00
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar airways asking for credit card and I’d after booking
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Qatar airways asking for credit card and I’d after booking

Hi Qatar ask to send card details and passport picture after a booking is made and payment went through. Is this a Qatar thing or something other company’s also do? When he (my brothers booking) called support they said send it or you loose both tickets and money. I never experienced this and I fly...

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by avek00
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia JED Term S - Term H connections
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Saudia JED Term S - Term H connections

Get a Saudi visa It's online and you'll get approved very quickly https://visa.visitsaudi.com/ I forgot about that, apologies, but US$ 175 to make a connection is a little steep, isn't it? I agree, but it's almost worth it for the novelty. A few months ago, that wasn't even an option. If you're on ...

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by avek00
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were many UA 747-400s sold off between 2001-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 5050

Re: Why were many UA 747-400s sold off between 2001-2005

How come many UA 747-400s were sold off between 2001-2005? Here are the regs N172UA N176UA N183UA N184UA N185UA N186UA N188UA N189UA N190UA N191UA N192UA N108UA N109UA Anyone know why 13 airframs were sold off? Longer answer: During the BK restructuring, UA aimed to ditch its entire Boeing 747 flee...

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by avek00
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No options on BA metal VCE to Tokyo - why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: No options on BA metal VCE to Tokyo - why?

Does anyone know why BA has set up its schedule such that no option exist to fly from VCE to Tokyo on BA planes? I flu often VCE to Tokyo in the past three years and I always managed to sit on BA planes. Now it seems no longer possible. The BA booking webpage offers various combinations of JAL and ...

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by avek00
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia JED Term S - Term H connections
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Saudia JED Term S - Term H connections

I'm looking to redeem AF/KLM miles to Indonesia, and obe option offered to me involves SV flights LHE-JED-SUB. The LHE arrives into Terminal S, while JED-SUB apparently departs from Terminal H (Hajj Terminal). Late December 2019 is not Hajj season AFAIK so I'm not sure why the flights departs from t...

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by avek00
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11577

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

B6 is TP's best buddy in the USA though. Yes and no. Yes, TP more aggressively offers interline options with B6, but TAP continues to enjoy ATI with United (and codeshares on some UA flights). Not in the JV anymore but they were at one point. http://www.sterlingtravel.co.uk/article139.html I'm not ...

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by avek00
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11577

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

adamh8297 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
UA does nothing but its hubs into BOS.



B6 is TP's best buddy in the USA though.


Yes and no. Yes, TP more aggressively offers interline options with B6, but TAP continues to enjoy ATI with United (and codeshares on some UA flights).

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by avek00
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40325

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Well said. The European market is saturated with so many airlines at the moment. Regarding Ex YU they maybe should bring back JAT Yugoslav Airlines just a thought or wishful thinking... ;) That's actually not a bad idea. Set it up like SAS and it might actually work. But serious question, would the...

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by avek00
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217104

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

LH should not be allowed to purchase DE, even under the current circumstances. They have far too much control over the Central European aviation market. DE should be freestanding or if it has to be sold to one of the big groups, it should go to IAG. From an anti-trust perspectives, it will depend o...

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by avek00
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles
Replies: 39
Views: 7341

Re: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles

They may be launching this due to the fact that they lost the DSS-IAD flight served by SAA. If they play their cards right and even add UA as a codeshare, this may actually work. Why would UA want to codeshare with them? There's not a lot of ways for UA to route people to Dakar. Brussels Airlines? ...

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by avek00
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18313

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Cathay Pacific is always free to ditch the moral corruptions of oneworld, join its big brother Air China in Star Alliance, and codeshare on AC/UA USA-YVR flights to feed YVR-HKG.

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by avek00
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217104

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

AaronPGH wrote:
Would a codeshare between DE and LH mean that UA FF can fly the DE flights as if they were LH? With full mileage earnings?


No, unless United signs its own partnership deal with Condor.

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by avek00
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports
Replies: 49
Views: 5553

Re: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports

"Open Skies" sound great: Any airline can start any route between two countries, federation, or unions. For instance, between the US and Europe. In practice, this is obviously complete nonsense as several (many?) airports in e.g. Europe are slot-controlled, and have no spare slots availab...

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by avek00
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 7518

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

When I was watching Flight Sim videos of Fictional United and Delta 747-8 on YouTube. I began to wonder why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8I. I mean a Delta or United 747-8 would be great. Let's be clear -- United's 747 fleet lasted beyond its bankruptcy only because the creditors played har...

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by avek00
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 7086

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

what are everyone's thoughts on further adds for 2020? Beyond EWR-SVQ, I doubt EWR will much TATL expansion via new flights for Summer 2020. With UA continuing to beef up IAD domestic flying and connectivity, I expect that by next summer UA will seek to add TATL flights from IAD to some cities serv...

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by avek00
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 17969

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Last February, a few of my fellow #avgeek friends thought I was crazy for predicting airlines will aggressively retire their A380 superjumbo fleets in the mid-2020s. Well, the crazy prediction is winning...

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by avek00
Tue May 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TK going to EWR or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

Re: Is TK going to EWR or not?

Agreed, but United could likely have easily helped fix this. At the core is a strained relationship between TK and the rest of the Star carriers because TK is expanding faster than they like. UA has never really helped facilitate SA connections at EWR. LH and TP asked to use Terminal C years back, ...

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by avek00
Tue May 07, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4985

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

With the possible exceptions of EK/QF/BA, don't expect to see A380s flying around much past 2025-2026, irrespective of any current refurbishment plans. In short order, A380 maintenance costs will skyrocket, residual values will plummet, and airlines will conclude its best to take the one-time early ...

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by avek00
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 13198

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

I like TP, but I'm not so sure the aggressive North American expansion will work out well. For starters, TP lacks a JV with a North American partner, limiting competitive feed opportunities beyond (most of) its USA/CAN destinations. Also, connecting times at LIS have to get much more competitive --...

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by avek00
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 13198

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

I like TP, but I'm not so sure the aggressive North American expansion will work out well. For starters, TP lacks a JV with a North American partner, limiting competitive feed opportunities beyond (most of) its USA/CAN destinations. Also, connecting times at LIS have to get much more competitive -- ...

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by avek00
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7592

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

Going a little further, I also see some tactics in the Condor game. MRU, BGI and WDH are typical Condor destinations. Not sure if they are going to stick to those three at the beginning, but if they would add more I'm sure HAV, PUJ, CUN and CPT are high on that list with the latter two currently be...

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by avek00
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11746

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

In the 1990s Air France apologized after it was revealed listening devices were placed in business class seats on some flights. More to the point, any computer or cell phone with sensitive information should never be used on a commercial aircraft.

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by avek00
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Equipment Change
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: UA EWR-FCO Equipment Change

Looks like United has swapped out the 767-400 for the 767-300ER on the daily EWR-FCO route, as of August 1. The next 2 days it operates on the 763. This does seem to align operationally better with the IAD-FCO and ORD-FCO routes, which are 767-300ER operated, but curious as to why the 764 was taken...

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by avek00
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 22100

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Is Delta ending JNB as indicated on Wikipedia?

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by avek00
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 5076

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

No way I can see EK moving into oneworld despite ties with QF and MH. QR and in turn IAG, CX, and LA wouldn't allow it. That, and EK has added capacity to the US whereas EY has contracted, despite whatever "freeze" Parker and US3 wanted. For AA's sake, they've seen how EY is hurting from ...

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by avek00
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 126521

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

One of the passengers aboard WN 1380, Lilia Chavez, filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines stating that she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other personal injuries as a result of the WN 1380 incident. (Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-passenger-sues-sou...

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by avek00
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 59909

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

airzona11 wrote:
What if IAG is bidding because there are other parties that have bid and BA wants to throw a wrench in those plans?


I think this is closer to the truth. IMHO IAG does not want to acquire Norwegian, and it doesn't want Norwegian to remain a standalone nuisance.

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by avek00
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8408

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

The a.net headlines are dismal: - Passenger dragged off flight - Polaris rollout is a debacle - Dog dies after being placed in overhead bin by FA The above are PR challenges and are debated on here almost endlessly. But they do beg the serious question... “What has Oscar accomplished?” A.net debate...

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by avek00
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers
Replies: 40
Views: 5759

Re: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers

Regulators should look into *A & at least split it in two, has enough carriers to make two world alliances : adding more airlines is a free economy nonsense. Competition wise, I don't know how the EU allowed LH to swallow that many airlines or Chile & Brazil allow for the LAN-TAM merger, bo...

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by avek00
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF065 LAX-CDG A380 flight cancels 3 days in a row this week
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

AF065 LAX-CDG A380 flight cancels 3 days in a row this week

Is AF having another spate of A380 troubles. I remember the A380 schedule chaos that occurred last fall, and it looks like the airline is suffering a relapse.

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by avek00
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 16824

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

Two problems: 1) Minimal business traffic; and 2) As noted previously, the USA-Guyana market is prone to periodic entry by quasi-scheduled, two-bit operators that flood the market with capacity to deeply unprofitable fare levels. I promise you the minute a USA legacy tries to make another go of Guya...

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