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by incitatus
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40770

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

SteveXC500 wrote:
Rumor has it DL and WN are looking at similar.


If that happens, United can partner with Allegiant!

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10276

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

http://www.ovi.ch/b377/brochures/united/
Upper berths in the front.
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Found a United booklet on the B377:
http://www.ovi.ch/b377/brochures/united/
Upper berths in the front.

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Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29341

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

(…) I am curious if anyone who worked in the airline industry back in the days of flights like that can tell me: Did passengers REALLY fly that entire distance at once? I am assuming that passengers broke up the journey with an overnight stay during the flight and that flights like this were simply...

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Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8169

Re: Pan Am questions

Do you think PanAm could ever come back ? Not quite sure the meaning of that question. It would be a 100% completely different company that just happens to sport the same name. The US-based supply for foreign travel seems to be nicely divided to three large chunks, with JetBlue possibly entering th...

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10276

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Your question about buying drinks is excellent, and I was thinking about starting a separate thread on the history of service standards in the golden age. Perusing old TWA schedules the other day, I noted that in the two class Super G Constellations, "Sky Tourist" passengers had to pay fo...

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by incitatus
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10276

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Awesome topic but in spite of the general header 'Boeing 377 cabin question' all posts are about Pan American and Northwest only, no one mentions BOAC or United, both operating the Stratocruiser, too. I understand that the topic author related his question to the PAA configuration, but his header i...

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Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10276

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

My first and only flight on a Pan Am Stratocruiser was SFO-HNL when I was five years old (w-a-y back in time). My memory isn't super great that far back, but I do remember the blue seats and the spiral staircase - my Dad took me down to see it, but there weren't very many seats available and it was...

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Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX
Replies: 64
Views: 13041

Re: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX

It looks like intercontinental cargo shipping rates are coming down from the stratosphere. Unless passenger traffic picks up, the long-haul fleets will stay idle.

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18891

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

(…) Post COVID will be tricky. Exactly. The future is quite uncertain for long-haul travel. Some of it will come back, but how much? Doha is a thin market from everywhere in the US. For AA, it would only make sense to serve Doha from a city that aggregates a lot of connections. In the AA network, t...

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by incitatus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10276

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

What a Fascinating post! Are their any Stratocruisers preserved in a museum anywhere by chance? I’d love a chance to go through one of these. I was happy enough to see the military version at the Pima Museum in Tucson. This is a fascinating airplane. It looks like Pan Am stopped using it in its Rio...

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by incitatus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil
Replies: 26
Views: 2905

Re: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil

You might not know what VoePass is but a lot of Brazilians know that they just got hold of 26 slots a CGH (including those inherited from the recent acquisition of MAP) which is a premium regional slot airport. They fly to a number of regional destinations as I stated which neither GOL or LATAM cur...

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil
Replies: 26
Views: 2905

Re: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil

Firstly, this is set for 50 non-overlapping routes only at present. Secondly, this is mainly due to the ongoing COVID19 situation. To try to read any further is over reaching at the moment. I do not believe CADE will block the move. You might even see GOL, for example, reaching out to Voepass (prev...

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by incitatus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil
Replies: 26
Views: 2905

Re: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil

How big would a LATAM-Azul compared to Gol? Latam-Azul together have 58% of domestic market IMHO this agreement will have a lot of problems to have the approval by CADE, the Brazil's national competition regulator the way it appears right now. The "50 non-overlapping domestic routes" are ...

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38932

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

sprxUSA wrote:
But then again WN hasn't traveled the Ch 11 route either, and AA and friends have.


Southwest is a very successful business. There is no doubt about that. A big component of that success is simplicity.

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by incitatus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38932

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Naw, take over AA and get all dallas traffic and international locations. Just see if they (AA) go into BK then get them for a song...… ;) WN taking over AA would be a disaster. WN has never: - Flown a red eye flight - Flown a long haul flight - Served a full meal onboard - Flown a head of state, p...

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by incitatus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Another 22% jump. Monday to Monday. Could hit 500000 this weekend Big percentage increases on small numbers do not mean big numbers. This is elementary-school math. Your 500K may not even be 25% of last year's traffic. Do you think U.S. carriers can make money in a market that's down 75%? Big and s...

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by incitatus
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15517

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

No need to partner with one of the US3 to be able to distribute passengers in the US. They should go after a joint venture with Air Canada and make Toronto the way point for all of North America's secondary markets.

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by incitatus
Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38932

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

So much for those saying WN isn't planning on being aggressive: https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-6574be9e1de1ccd6be82c574d7a8ce01-southwest-airlines-extends-published-flight-schedule-through-jan-4-2021 "Never before has Southwest been more primed to emerge as the preferred choice of c...

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by incitatus
Sun May 24, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 299
Views: 60724

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Which city with large demand to South America would make sense to connect at jfk? Boston maybe? But that’s not a huge market to South America. Jfk will always be a more o&d market. BOS, BWI, SYR, DCA, ROC, BTV, BUF, YUL, YYZ, PIT, CLE, DTW, BDA. Before you say these are small, remember hubs are...

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by incitatus
Sun May 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 299
Views: 60724

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Before - AA + LATAM needed to fly only MIA-South America. Can deploy very large aircraft as routes will be fat After - DL+LATAM need to duplicate many routes, flying to both ATL and MIA from South America. Not a problem from Sao Paulo, but not so great from somewhere like Recife where routes are a ...

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Fri May 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11404

Re: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

Simpleflying is a horrible news source. Nowhere did AA say they were considering retiring their entire 777 fleet - that comes from simpleflying's lack of reading comprehension. I would like to pile on and state that Simpleflying is indeed terrible. It is not a news source. Their articles are poorly...

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by incitatus
Fri May 22, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65732

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Somewhat related to see how AA stacks up to peers. This was an estimated ratio of cash, revolver, and assets they can tap vs debt. Chart created prior to Q1 results. https://i.ibb.co/C9DK6fc/LIQUIDITY-ESTIMATES.png There is one catch with this chart. Unencumbered assets may not be worth much in the...

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by incitatus
Sun May 10, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 7067

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

The only person thinking CLT needs service to Asia is Ted Reed.

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by incitatus
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?
Replies: 43
Views: 6816

Re: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?

These threads about two aisles in a narrow-body have more lives than the infamous 7-lives cat! COVID brought us back yet one more.

2-1-2 can only be long-term because the cost of making the change is very big. Let's not even talk about the overhead bins. So, no, it is not going to happen.

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by incitatus
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?
Replies: 23
Views: 4453

Re: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?

Who on Earth would think this is a good idea? Not now. Not ever. Why would the UAE want to bother with petty financial disclosure rules for Emirates? Why would they give up the ability to have cash flow across different DNATA entities by the means they choose without owing an explanation to anyone??...

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by incitatus
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This whole "will emerge a smaller airline" is bullshit. DL, UA, AA, were all making record profits. Why the hell would they not want to go back to those numbers? Travel will rebound. Plus, airlines HAVE to grow because their costs go up each year. Yes they may retire certain fleets now, b...

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by incitatus
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ
Replies: 41
Views: 6149

Re: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ

Yes, they are O&D. Sure, the fact that SCL is the only airport to have direct flights to Australia, helps increasing the total O&D, but this does not explain all the gap in numbers comparing SCL-SYD to EZE/GRU-SYD. The nonstop flight creates two effects in the data. One is real: More people...

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by incitatus
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ
Replies: 41
Views: 6149

Re: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ

The big prize in the South America- Australasia market is GRU-SYD. These are the only two cities with enough wealth to bring significant new traffic when nonstop service is available - plus an array of connections at each end. At some point Qantas will take it. SCL is an interim way point.

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by incitatus
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express
Replies: 28
Views: 6652

Re: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express

At the time of these larger F and C cabins, many corporations had very different travel policies from today's. In the mid-90s I worked for one with the following policy: Flights 8-14 h, business class. Flights +14h, first class. You did not have to be top management to get this stuff.

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14866

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

China Southern is planning the resumption of WUH-JFK in April....????? There is no way Wuhan is going to let in passengers from New York. The City is headed to a worse situation than Wuhan ever had.

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14866

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

There is still a lot of fiction published out there. Dallas-Houston on Southwest 17 x day? That is going to be a LOT of empty seats. Like Enilria said, a lot yet to come. I have the impression that long-haul schedules are a lot easier to cut. The domestic schedule is more complicated to shred in part.

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24334

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

SEA has been a booming town leading the growth in tech jobs in the US. Both DL and AA made the right moves deciding on growing on SEA based on expectations that are now only older than a few weeks. The big question now is whether that growth prospect can hold.

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Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24334

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Elniria spoke too soon calling these cuts Armageddon. This is just the beginning.

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by incitatus
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Anyone want to take a guess on the chances of me being able to get home from CDG thru LHR to MIA on the 23rd? Right now AA has me on CDG-MIA but I know that won’t happen, so hoping I’ll be able to do CDG-LHR-MIA. The problem is that at the pace that the virus is spreading and countries reacting, Ma...

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH500 March 13 returning to FRA
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

LH500 March 13 returning to FRA

LH500 Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro is now overflying Spain going Northeast back to FRA. It turned back about 30 minutes after going over the Atlantic off the Iberian coast. Anyone knows the reason? I imagine the passenger load is mostly people eager to leave Europe.

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Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia

I just searched NY-London and one of the cheapest options I got was on WestJet. I feel airlines from Canada have a huge opportunity in the US market they have not fully explored. Hubs in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto could make a killing in the long-haul market in the US. Why is it that airlines fr...

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by incitatus
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

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

speedbird52 wrote:
Top ten anime plot twists.

SEATAC Is going to need a whole new terminal now. Maybe on the 34L/16R side?



Right now SEA is in my view a hell pit. It is a big version of LaGuardia. It is a series of band-aid projects stapled around a 1960s terminal. They need to start over.

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by incitatus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

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

Just because there is a gap does not mean it needs to be filled. Say you have 1. single aisle 220-240 seats up to 4000nm range 2. twin aisle 250-290 seats up to 5500nm range 3. twin aisle 330-380 seats 7000+nm range Most airlines will need option 1 and 3 for their route network - option 2 can be co...

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Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

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

3x3 is fine for that :wink2: I agree. 2x2x2 is an exercise in futility. It will never survive actual layout studies from operators. Floor space in an aircraft is at a premium and aisles do not generate revenue. I am even skeptical of a 30-in wide aisle in a narrow-body. It will be an opportunity fo...

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by incitatus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

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

I know I'm turning into a broken record already, but I think that's a tad unfair. Widebodies have ostensibly been the favored plane for TATL and other long haul flight types. Widebodies have the cargo space both for cargo and for amenities and food. And, while it's obvious Boeing's putting a LOT of...

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Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

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

Investing so much research into a widebody NMA made it seem like Boeing was out of touch. The market between 737/A321 and widebodies is asking for a longer haul narrow body, not for a mid-haul widebody. The A321XLR is right on. The only way for Boeing to participate is to create a new product that w...

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19698

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

In the end of the day, demand matters. ATL already services all the major airports in latam region. So the only additions would be if they shifted those Mia to secondary Brazilian markets flights to ATL. That would seem to be a terrible idea. Also, right now latam does get feed from aa on many of i...

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19698

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

ATL already serves Latam as much as it could. It has a fraction of the demand of MIA to the region. DL already has all the feed in the world to ATL and they could support 1 flight a day to these major destinations. What makes people think Latam over GOL will suddenly allow them to do more than 1 fl...

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19698

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

LATAM never flew to Dallas. Why would they start Atlanta? They won't. That should not be a hard question. They never flew to Dallas because AA had Miami. I am finding the lengths that DL is going to say that MIA adds are "small" funny. These are not small. And at this frequency they are g...

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by incitatus
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56664

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

N212R wrote:
Delta PR will find a way to spin it though won't be easy with a bunch of burned kiddies. Helps to have friends in the Media. Delta legal will get the settlement signatures asap...back to business as usual.



Delta offers Los Angeles children free tan!

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by incitatus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13240

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

What's surprising? After all DC is the capital city. In fact it is surprising that these airlines did not come in earlier. We should not regard capitals necessarily as economic centers of countries. In countries that value free enterprise and small government, capitals should be medium sized cities...

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by incitatus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23654

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

They are only adding a dual-jetway gate. The main concourse is not even being extended. What a joke. They are wasting all that valuable space so they can park three aircraft overnight. It would have been a lot easier to complete the terminal before BA moves in. Imagine the headache it will be tryin...

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by incitatus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23654

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

They are only adding a dual-jetway gate. The main concourse is not even being extended. What a joke. They are wasting all that valuable space so they can park three aircraft overnight. It would have been a lot easier to complete the terminal before BA moves in. Imagine the headache it will be tryin...

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by incitatus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25610

Re: FAA suspends US carrier overflights over entire Gulf Region

What happens to Qatar Airways if the Iranian airspace becomes unsafe? It appears that would make their European network impossible to serve.

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