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by lightsaber
Sat May 08, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 482
Views: 102271

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I find the comparisons to Indy air interesting. The difference is the lack of a hub. Honestly, their issue is awareness. Avelo is, in my social circle, not known among casual flyers. Breeze seems to have done better word of mouth. I wish them luck, but BUR isn't convenient for myself. Lightsaber

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Sat May 08, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I guess not that much luck finding FAs While still offering the program with Utah Valley University, Breeze broadening it’s search. Although no info on that. I always wondered how practical it would be unless you were an online college student. https://www.yahoo.com/news/breeze-eases-plan-rely-stud...

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Sat May 08, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 20008

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Russia has the SSJ, promoted by Russia government, China the ARJ21, promoted by the Chinese government and the rest of the world does not any more want/need a jet in the 76 seat size/below 100 seat size. According last expectations, if I remember correctly.... Ex USA, Russia and China....maximum 60...

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Fri May 07, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 42
Views: 5929

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

From the OP links RR pearl engines. I couldn't fully get all the details, but this seems like a 6X stretch with high speed wings (enabled by the higher output engines). Dassault needs a top end business jet. Lightsaber No the cabin is 7 inches larger than 6X, CFRP wing and 115k lb MTOW Excellent, I...

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Fri May 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

At this point who knows if or when Breeze will be open for business. Memorial Day is coming up, then after that’s it’s pretty much the start of summer travel season. Still waiting. You have a good point, it is too late to fill planes the first few weeks of the summer travel season for Breeze. I wis...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 07, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Pot a comment with a link per forum rules.

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by lightsaber
Fri May 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I wasn't arguing about the benefit of vaccinating teenager nor implying there aren't some really bad cases of covid among them. I was just postulating that there might be a link between supply outstripping demand among the over 16 and the moment the FDA chose (or will chose) to allow the use of Pfi...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 07, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I'm worried about the release of the patents slowing vaccine production. Yes, slowing. The whole point of patents is to speed up information sharing knowing your technology is protected by the patent. mRNA vaccines require a lot of insight to produce. You could have the recipe and patent protection ...

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Fri May 07, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration

It is becoming more apparent the inability to hold 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 in Japan. The IOC and Japanese political leaders are trying to salvage it to 'save face' ( https://www.dictionary.com/browse/save-face ) but it is too dangerous to do so. Japan cannot put their people at risk by diverti...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 07, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I tried to find a link on the fraction of early travelers and I couldn't find a good source, does anyone have a link? Airfares are going up due to demand. That is what matters. This presents a window where Breeze's low costs allow them to work into the market. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

On another thought, Breeze will start up just in time to get ready for a busy summer. In my view, they've already missed it. People don't plan their summers in May; they do it in January and February. Maybe they’ve missed a decent portion of advanced planning summer travelers, but there are a signi...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

On another thought, Breeze will start up just in time to get ready for a busy summer. In my view, they've already missed it. People don't plan their summers in May; they do it in January and February. Maybe they’ve missed a decent portion of advanced planning summer travelers, but there are a signi...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration

It is becoming more apparent the inability to hold 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 in Japan. The IOC and Japanese political leaders are trying to salvage it to 'save face' ( https://www.dictionary.com/browse/save-face ) but it is too dangerous to do so. Japan cannot put their people at risk by diverti...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration

There is no reason a country like Japan couldn't have been more proactive on the vaccine front and procured a lot more doses a lot earlier. Especially if their goal was to save the Olympics. They could have had a large proportion of the population vaccinated by the summer and allowed at least some ...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 42
Views: 5929

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

From the OP links
RR pearl engines.

I couldn't fully get all the details, but this seems like a 6X stretch with high speed wings (enabled by the higher output engines).

Dassault needs a top end business jet.

Lightsaber

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Thu May 06, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 144284

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

Seems a bit under-sized: Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safran_Silvercrest Contrast to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_CF34#Specifications which suggests the need is for 14,000 lbf or so. Also, it is a bizjet engine, and often these are not designed to the same durability standar...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 144284

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

Mitsu sells the program to Airbus for $1. The A120 is born. Boom. The smallest version is worth saving of the MRJ. There needs to be a scope compliant RJ that is efficient. IMHO, the relative variable costs of a RJ vs. A223, MAX, or NEO are too high. ULCCs, such as Allegiant, Breeze, Frontier, and ...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 144284

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

I wonder if the llighter Safran Silvercrest turbofan would not be a more promising bet for the propulsion of a modernized RJ, respectful of the Scope Clauses and the new ICAO standards for 2028. Seems a bit under-sized: It was originally designed as an 8,500–10,500 lbf (38–47 kN) thrust turbofan.[2...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I was reading through some old forums, mainly the Spirit and Southwest ones. Man A-Net is funny. Its so interesting to see how people used to hate on Southwest for being a "Circus" and not being "Cheap and Reckless" in terms of labor and operations. Now we have Spirit and people...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 06, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

This disease causes lung, nerve, and blood vessel damage. The anti-vax are signing up for a long haul... I wonder how many anti-vaxxers will be scared into resorting to vaccination if they see long term damage in people of similar persuasion (other anti-vaxxers) who have contracted the virus. A few...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I'm floored that 4,400 pilots applied for 85 positions: https://www.businessinsider.com/breeze-airways-recruiting-pilots-what-execs-look-for-when-hiring-2021-4 I'm curious as to the ramp rate of that hiring. Depending on the planned utilization, that is enough pilots for 6 to 12 aircraft (more like...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 170
Views: 6765

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

That’s not a good analogy. No one forces you to get on an airplane. I don’t understand those who refuse the jab, but I would be 100% against making it mandatory. What I find interesting is that people refuse to get vaccinated (in general) but then demand public assistance when they or their family ...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 170
Views: 6765

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

Getting back on thread... Next week my older child will be signed up for a vaccine. Eventually my younger child. Once everyone in my family is vaccinated, the Unvaccinated can go take responsibility for themselves. Birds of a feather flock together. Everyone at work from one community refuses to vac...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 295
Views: 28809

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

News from the earnings call: https://simpleflying.com/allegiant-first-quarter-2021-profit/ They made a profit! A small profit, but a profit is worthy of note! https://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-first-quarter-2021-financial-results It should only ...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I posted upthread on Allegiant, Spirit, and Frontier's really poor customer satisfaction. One thing Neeleman is known for is creating airlines with good customer satisfaction. Comparing Allegiant and Breeze is worth a discussion: 1. Breeze claims their app is going to provide a better customer expe...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 72606

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

https://cargofacts.com/allposts/busines ... -2024/amp/

This is good news. Is there a summary of all sites?

Lightsaber
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Two lines to open for 777-300ERSF conversion. Two conversion lines.
https://cargofacts.com/allposts/busines ... -2024/amp/

This is good news. Is there a summary of all sites?

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

There seems to be a huge difference in Breeze versus Avelo in searches: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=US&q=%2Fg%2F11g1lqst0r,%2Fm%2F05r8yw Neeleman has a history of creating good word of mouth. I don't have a link, but I recall how low the initial JetBlue marketing budget was low...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Do you think Colorado Springs (COS) could see some Breeze action? Excluding SLC, due to Breeze operations there, I do no expect flights that far West for two or three years. As prior links; https://onemileatatime.com/breeze-airways/#:~:text=Last%20we%20heard%20about%20Breeze%20Airways%E2%80%99%20ro...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 05, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I'm floored that 4,400 pilots applied for 85 positions: https://www.businessinsider.com/breeze-airways-recruiting-pilots-what-execs-look-for-when-hiring-2021-4 I'm curious as to the ramp rate of that hiring. Depending on the planned utilization, that is enough pilots for 6 to 12 aircraft (more likel...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

While for a few 12 to 16 years old a covid infections will turn out badly, they are still at less risk then people older than them. I saw a 14yo last month who can't tolerate the taste of food and is losing weight after she had COVID, even though she was never very ill. But also, the vaccines in us...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 6801

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

MDC862 wrote:
The baby HAS to be given a great name out of this.

My recommendation:

Sky King

Juan Trip is my suggestion.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 72606

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I speculate Boeing isn't helping as after 777-300ERSF entry into service (EIS), only airlines needing 777F range will have to buy it; my back of the envelope looking at routes has about 50% of 777F routes within 777ERSF range. So this will hurt Boeing. Only if the new offering can be produced in si...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I was reading through some old forums, mainly the Spirit and Southwest ones. Man A-Net is funny. Its so interesting to see how people used to hate on Southwest for being a "Circus" and not being "Cheap and Reckless" in terms of labor and operations. Now we have Spirit and people...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 11835

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

This is an aviation topic. Discuss aviation.

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 454
Views: 73524

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Keep political comments to nonAv

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 170
Views: 6765

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I'm a bit more optimistic for you guys. Obviously it's disappointing to see the rollout drop towards 2m/day, but there's reasons to be positive. You've got 55.8% of your adults vaccinated (first dose) with only just starting to use measures to encourage vaccination. So incentives like beer(! NJ iir...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I am really curious how and what channels Breeze will use to market their product. For us a.net geeks, we have heard of Breeze and are excited for which cities will be announced for their start up. How many people have really heard of Breeze outside of the aviation community? I honestly do not thin...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 04, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 61
Views: 7961

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

Please discuss the new airline, branding, features of service. This is not A vs. B.

Please post links for factual information.

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by lightsaber
Mon May 03, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Last night I had a lovely dinner. But there was no point trying the shrimp, crab, cheesecake, or the chocolate mouse. From my coronavirus exposure, I cannot taste animal fat and those foods were not worth the calories. While the vaccine is helping me recover taste, I'm not there fully. Since when h...

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by lightsaber
Mon May 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

NY Times article says what many of us have feared - that due to vaccine hesitancy, herd immunity even in the US isn't likely to be achieved, and that COVID-19 will become an illness that will remain at a low level and end up like the flu or common cold over a couple of generations: https://www.nyti...

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by lightsaber
Mon May 03, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Actually you can sell thru GDS without a code by piggy backing on Hahn Air's code and using their electronic ticketing platform! They have built an entire business around such arrangements for "off beat" airlines all over the world! That still requires an IATA code, just Hahn Air's. Hahn ...

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by lightsaber
Mon May 03, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

While individual cities are dominated by Spirit, Southwest, or Allegiant in Florida, I see enough unserved that will not support daily flights for Breeze to thrive. Not disagreeing with what might happen, but going into ATL doesn't seem like an ideal starting strategy. Rapid expansion of routes is b...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 02, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 7780

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

The state of Washington just announced that vaccines are available without an appointment. Supply is now over demand. Although the Gov still has tight restrictions, hotels and restaurants are open and quite busy, still requiring masks. I am sure the amount of flying is increasing nicely each day. H...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Someone on the Breeze APC forum is saying they got 2 gates from DL in ATL and are leasing or took gates from JetBlue in MCO and FLL? I can understand MCO. FLL also makes sense...but ATL? Now I really cant wait to see their what their startup plans are. If it includes ATL I will def be surprised. Li...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 02, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What interests me about Breeze the most is how they will grow routes. Let us take a hypothetical situation a year from now. 1. I predict high seasonality in flying, so any discussion will be by the season, which might be as little as 6 to 12 weeks long, or it could be a summer/winter pattern, but th...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 02, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

We are told that lockdowns work, WHO, PAHO, EU, EMA, CDC, etc all touted the "efficacy" of this approach to Covid-19, why is India refusing to place this tool in its tool kit? Lockdowns are a rich country's 'solution'. A nation like India, home to dozens or hundreds of millions of poor wo...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 02, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 7763

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Australia has paused direct flights from India and made it illegal for Australians to attempt to return from India. While the situation is dire, I’m still unclear why we did implement similar when the number of cases arriving in Australia was higher from the US and the UK. Because numbers and test ...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 01, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 113501

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.dw.com/pt-br/guedes-diz-que-chin%C3%AAs-criou-o-coronav%C3%ADrus-e-desenvolveu-vacina-pior-que-a-dos-eua/a-57356927 Brazilian Minister of economy claim Chinese vaccines less effective than American while calling China invented the virus, in a meeting he didn't know would stream online. ...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 01, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 141064

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

It’s going to be hard for a breeze to go down any path unless they start selling tickets. Right now all they have done is hire people, buy planes, and update their web site with a lot of hype. Any day now...... Also, if there are all of there lucrative secondary markets out there why isn’t Allegian...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 01, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which planes run out of engine hours first
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

Re: Which planes run out of engine hours first

Engines are tracked unrelated to the wing they might currently reside under. When covid first hit we were playing musical chairs with engines for weeks, just to move the ones with nearing maintenence to the frames going into storage. Engines are no more “attached” to an airframe, than the wheels as...

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