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by laca773
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5354

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

These flights from the Midwest, East Coast to HNL should all have complimentary catering. These flights are longer than most from the same cities to Europe. Even the BOB options UA & AA offer are very skimpy. They should be ashamed. There was so much media about UA testing handing out compliment...

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by laca773
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41585

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

My guesses BOS - SAN (75S) SJC - SAN (220) SJC-RDU (319) used to served by Midway SJC - DFW (220) SJC -AUS (220) SJC - ORD (220) SJC - MCI (220) SJC - PDX (220) I think you see where I’m going... too business routes on the 220. All those are reasonable guesses. I think AA has done SJC-RDU also. The...

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by laca773
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41585

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

In regards to SJC as a focus city, I can see some merit in it. They can market it in a way to avoid the typical marked delays most days have out of SFO while SJC has very very few. DL also has a great new aircraft, the A220-1 (221) & the A220-3 (223) which will allow them to add p2p service wher...

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by laca773
Mon May 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA SFO-PPT Route Performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 4789

Re: UA SFO-PPT Route Performance?

I believe TN is transitioning to all B787-9s from the A343s. PPT-LAX-CDG-LAX-PPT is now B787-9.

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by laca773
Mon May 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13385

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

It seems like SNA has struggled with Mexico service from the beginning. There was quite a bit of service to MEX/GDL/SJD/PVR. Now, all has seen the axe take them out with the exception of one. Is SNA too expensive to utilize for these type of friends/family/leisure routes? AS has always been good at ...

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by laca773
Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4693

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Are yields & demand poor in these markets? Would a B787-8 be better For this?

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by laca773
Sat May 04, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22363

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I believe LAX-AUS is another route that will see the A221s. It seems like DL wants to utilize this new premium narrowbody type on many of the medium haul Texas markets to offer a better mainline product to AA & UAs hubs as well as increasing capacity & offering a better product on routes bei...

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by laca773
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Upgrades Bogota Service
Replies: 3
Views: 3317

Re: Delta Upgrades Bogota Service

With the local carrier (AV) struggling and WN's inability to make MEX work (they can probably forget about trying BOG anytime soon), it's probably not a bad idea for AA,B6, DL, NK and UA to step up their game. I wonder if AS would consider offering service to Colombia? Maybe they could try somethin...

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by laca773
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7113

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

FI has used 752s on their SEA-KEF flights for years. It's a good thing FI still has a decent 75 fleet so they have some flexibility when a 76W goes tech, or on certain days when demand is lower & the 752s will cover the demand perfectly.

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by laca773
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 24797

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Why is there so much talk about WN delaying mainland service when they don't have any 7M8s ETOPS certified? Only their 738s are. I'm sure we will see them eventually get ETOPS certification on their 7M8s. Perhaps WN will also have some of their 73Gs ETOPS certified for routes like OAK-ITO in which t...

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by laca773
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV DFW-SAL upgrading to an Airbus
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: DFW-SAL upgrading to an airbus

That's too bad they are retiring the E90s. I'm sure there are markets where 100 seats is all markets need.
I suspect this will mainly be flown with A319s & when demand is there, they will upgauge it.

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by laca773
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 3001

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

Is AV doing that poorly at ORD to discontinue all three markets? Didn't BOG recently just start? With UA having their principal hub at ORD one would think UA would be working With AV to build those markets up.

What are AV's most profitable markets?

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by laca773
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7382

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

Imo, the fact is B6 offers an excellent hard & soft product compared to their competition. I also feel AA wouldn't be adding their A321Ts if it wasn't for B6 offering a far superior product across the board in all classes. I know several who now fly B6 transcons exclusively even if does cost a b...

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by laca773
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 8313

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

Did AC have any routes that made a lot of money in the cargo sector that made sense for them to operate the 74E (747-400 Combis)? KL still operates their main daily LAX roundtrip with a 744 combi using it on most days. I believe KL has utilized it on there AMS-YYZ-AMS service quite a bit in the past.

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by laca773
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9798

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

Impressive to see DL placing heavy utilization on NYC area flying to DFW & IAH with the A220s as well as from MSP & DTW. It shows they want to offer a superior product over their competitors in these markets. Hope we will eventually see the A220-300s fly long, thin transcend where the A321/B...

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by laca773
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5050

Re: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes

The 787s would be a great w/b replacement for OS. The B787-8 for their B767-300ERs & the B787-9 for their B777-200ERs.

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by laca773
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 113
Views: 21548

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

I know DL has sent the 739ER on LAX/SEA-KOA in the past. I don't know if it wanted to see how they would do, since these are usually 752/753 depending on demand. I suspect LAX/SEA-KOA/LIH will see more 739ERs before HNL or OGG. Though it will be interesting to see when DL gets ETOPS on their A321NEO...

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by laca773
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13390

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Seems like AA's lovely T8 @ JFK could very well become a One World Terminal. It seems like AA could easily have all their OW partners there. Currently, does AA use all the gates? It seems their usage is on the lower side when compared to the other JFK terminals.

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by laca773
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 43
Views: 8960

Re: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

AS will still need a suitable nb in the A319/73G capacity. AS is very good at up & downgauging flights according to demand on varying days. There are routes that definitely do not require 739ER or A321 capacity & and the 738/A320s are still too large but a E75 is too small. How will they sol...

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by laca773
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17381

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

UA isn't what it once was in the LAX-SYD market. The competition & prices really do speak in addition to the in-flight service product?
What are UA's LF's on LAX/IAH-SYD? Does NZ have higher Legs on their IAH-AKL flight?

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by laca773
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to launch BUD-BRU/OTP
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: LO to launch BUD-BRU/OTP

It's nice to see LO making an effort starting new routes from BUD especially since the possibility of Wizz Air or another LCC/ULCC starting long haul services from BUD are very bleak. LO has an excellent narrow body fleet with their E75, E90/95s & nearly brand new B737-8 & B7M8. Iniating sho...

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by laca773
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 77
Views: 15704

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

Currently, does AA ever have to bus passengers for mainline departures/arrivals to/from the remote/hard stand gates as well as the other occupants of T5? It will be very interesting to see how the total re-build of the T3 concourse goes since it will be done in stages & if their will be adequate...

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by laca773
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX 6.5 million pax in 2018 increase of 16% breaks all time record
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: JAX 6.5 million pax in 2018 increase of 16% breaks all time record

DL runs a lot of 757's through JAX, even to ATL DL has always done well in JAX. They even flew 767/L10s frequently when somebody service was frequent from ATL-MCO/TPA/FLL/PBI. DL will continue to send their 757s along with A321/739s since they have high demand there for those who transit via ATL. I...

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by laca773
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23505

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

B6, AS, and WN have now all had issues there, and all kind of fall between the Mexican LCC's and the DL/AM JV. This isn't really a WN isolated issue Spot on! AS has struggled with MEX since they entered the market the first time. I was hoping they would make it this time around downgauging their SA...

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by laca773
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135226

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Retro liveries would be incredible ! I feel at least one a/c from each type BA flies should get a retro livery so that is seen throughout all of BA's network.

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by laca773
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21754

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Very disappointing. It doesn't look like much time or effort was put into this. UA could have hired a great designer to create a wardrobe the rank & file @ UA will want to wear.
Who designed this stuff? Cintas?

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by laca773
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13764

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

How many of AA's flights use hard stands versus jetway gates? Is it substantial every day?

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by laca773
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 6134

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

This is great news for both JAX. JAX has always been an important station to DL as are all the major airports in Florida. DL knows what they are doing. It's great to hear about DL adding an additional BOS flight and JFK is now seeing some mainline. Personally, I thought we might see LGA upgauged on ...

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by laca773
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 8194

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

All Mexico service ended up doing poorly correct? I know Internet ceased SNA service not long after they started to much fan fare in the media. WN also had some Mexico flights. Passengers prefer the multiple options, better fares from LAX?

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by laca773
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 5177

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

True, UAlifer, but LH does & and utilizes a 744. which seems like covers DEN very well. UA does have the 788s they could use for smaller markets to FRA or the 763s.

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by laca773
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights
Replies: 12
Views: 6716

Re: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights

Sometime ago AF's CEO had said the A380 was indeed too large for their operation & the markets they serve. I have been wondeing if we will see AF downgauge flight # 065 & 066 to a 77W. As it is they have flights 068 & 069 which is operated with the 77W normally & then you have the fl...

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by laca773
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19187

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Imo, UA will never be up to the same standards QF offers out of DFW & what NZ offers out of IAH. Even with a connection, NZ still offers a far superior soft product compared to UA in all classes of service. (This also counts for LAX/SFO). Out of UA, AA & DL, IMO, DL offers the better soft pr...

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by laca773
Thu May 10, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7640

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

Yup. All 777-200 have lay flat seats. They are a mix of the Zodiac seats and the BE Super Diamonds though. Other than the 767s which have MX issues way more often than I can count, IMO, AA has the best overall hard product of the US3. All aisle access up front on all widebodies. Aside from their do...

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by laca773
Thu May 10, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 7351

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

Though very busy, LAX-MEX has been an interesting market. Always seems GDL has done better in regards to airlines keeping the frequencies up there. UA has flown this route for a long time with various schedules. It does seem like UA will concentrate more on the leisure markets in Mexico. I'm sure SF...

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by laca773
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 11033

Re: Hawaiian Airports and Aviation

Are the chances pretty high HA will downgauge HNL/OGG-SJC from the 76W to A321S and increase the frequency or perhaps utilize an A330 on the highest demand days on HNL-SJC and the A321S on other days? Is demand higher for OGG or HNL out of SJC? I suspect AS has KOA well covered with the nonstop they...

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by laca773
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20473

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

How bout introducing an actual J product? That would be a good start. I agree. Their J is just plain awful. I book J in AA when I fly JFK-LHR. We all know BA's product is quite dated at this point and time. They are making an effort to upgrade their CW cabins, but it all comes down to the seat at t...

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by laca773
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7990

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

AS is also very good at aircraft utilization according to demand. On days with less demand, they can utilize a 73G and on the others a 73H.
Could AS fly SEA-PIT with a E75?

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by laca773
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4470

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

Isn't the LH service part of the A340 "City Line" service? I don't hear much about them. Does anyone know if VH has thought about adding Hanoi/Saigon-SJC with the 787? If anything gets added in the near future, MEX-SJC-MEX would be a good addition. Who is VH?!? Are you talking about Vietn...

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by laca773
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4470

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

Isn't the LH service part of the A340 "City Line" service? I don't hear much about them.

Does anyone know if VH has thought about adding Hanoi/Saigon-SJC with the 787?

If anything gets added in the near future, MEX-SJC-MEX would be a good addition.

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by laca773
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 14017

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

I think we'll see the C Series open up a few long, thin markets from SEA as well as LAX where the E75/717 doesn't have the range to do so. I wouldn't be surprised if DL operates a sub-fleet of C300s that will be fitted with IFE/AVOD for the longer markets so they can offer a superior product. Does S...

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by laca773
Thu May 04, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 36437

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Hats off & Congratulations to HA on the modest updates to their already fantastic livery. I'm grateful they didn't destroy a great thing like others have done. These updates remind me of how AS did there's. Another of my favorites. The only thing I think HA could do is add a small insignia to th...

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by laca773
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11877

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

I'm surprised with the 319. Looking at the summer schedule out of SEA the 319 is a mainline odd-ball. Actually, it's a good move on DL's part to start the service with the A319. These come equipped with AVOD IFE, where the A320s do not, nor do the M90s. If the demand is there, DL will upgauge these...

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by laca773
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's Second flight to LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 4532

Re: KLM's Second flight to LAX

Eventually, will KL operate LAX with a 77W year round for their daily flight, and for the second flight during peak periods, will they utilize another 77E/77W or a 789? I was hoping we would see KL/AF purchase or lease a small number of 747-8 for their flights requiring more capacity than the 77W ca...

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by laca773
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's new Canadian airliner
Replies: 39
Views: 10893

Re: Delta's new Canadian airliner

You guys can be so petty and cynical. I appreciate you posting this article. This was my first time seeing pictures of the plane. It looks awesome! 2018 can't get here soon enough and 3500 mile range is very impressive. I wonder what new markets will open up for this plane. DL will be flying these ...

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by laca773
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 21597

Re: Air Canada 737MAX

Will AC also be taking a small number of 737-7MAX?

Does anyone know the website where we can get creative and make our own liveries? It used to be on the a.net homepage, but haven't seen, or noticed it in quite sometime.

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by laca773
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71730

Re: Air Canada new livery?

[quote="winterlight"]I had a go at modifying one of them. Looks like a cross between Northwest & Turkish ! Thanks for trying to do a modified livery. What's the website where we can create our own liveries? I've seen some interesting schemes/liveries on there over the years. IMO, the c...

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by laca773
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue begins MCO-LAX service
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: JetBlue begins MCO-LAX service

Good for B6. Smart move on their part especially with VX/AS combining down the road. LAX-MCO-LAX has always been a busy market. I believe DL has been the largest one on the route for a very long time. I remember the days, they were flying it with 2x daily L10s, then went to a mix of L10/762s. Once t...

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by laca773
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future SJC Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 2997

Re: Future SJC Airlines

I don't see UA adding SJC-IAD anytime soon. They are adding SJC-EWR now to compete with AS's new service. I was surprised to see UA also bring back SJC-ORD. SJC seemed like it was going to be another UAEx station. I'm glad things are turning around for them. Perhaps we'll see AS add SJC-DCA (if they...

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by laca773
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 130994

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Will AM remain in T2?

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by laca773
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Reduction Spree
Replies: 12
Views: 6247

Re: EK Reduction Spree

I don't think EK is different than any other airline that will have to reduce capacity in many markets during certain times of the year because of major holidays, seasons, economic factors, etc.. If they don't have to do this, then they are above everyone else, and I don't believe that's the case. I...

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