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by diverdave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30607

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

What air group? The B6 Pilots contract won't allow for all that horizon/skywest regional flying that props up Alaska mainline. There will not be a merger with AS that does not retain the AS regional flying. A contract for pilots at the merged airlines would involve fences for existing and ordered a...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30607

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Yeah, SFO has been one big disappointment for AS. I didn't expect it to be as bad as it turned out there. I guess I underestimated UAs power at SFO. I think it's more that the new UA leadership is done with ceding market share. The result would have been much different a year or two earlier. Had VX...

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 7334

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Unrelated to this conversation, but local news guy on the radio here in SB said third destination announcement is upcoming and mentioned "Utah." Sounding like the returning of Delta is around the corner? SBA-SLC is about 615 miles. I wonder if that fulls under the distance limit that DL i...

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4943

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

If you read the article you know they did not say it is because of fees. They said it was because of "costs". That implies there's something more then fees that makes it expensive, otherwise they should have said fees. Although, if it costs $500,000 then I'd say that's a lot more than $75...

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27111

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Economy Plus = Premium Class?. Hell no. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever term Y+ premium anything. Not even on VS which has a separate cabin. and used to call it Premium Economy. Sorry about your "wild" dreams, but in FACT that is EXACTLY how AS labels its economy plus product. htt...

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27111

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

What do you mean they were not in first class? I am on the Alaska airlines website right now and there are only two classes. Main cabin and first class. If seats were purchased for the premium cabin, which class besides first would be considered premium cabin if there are only two class of service?...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20419

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

If you would compare it with your house, the sales price of the house would not cover the loans + outstanding bills, that is your negative equity. If you have five houses you count one for the full price even if it has not been build yet. That is counting deferred cost as an asset. Your analogy is ...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27111

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Keith2004 wrote:
Why not have the other couple sit in coach since the Gay Couple was already seated in First Class.


They were not in First Class, they were in AS Premium Class which is their coach section with extra legroom and free booze.

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11369

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

F27500 wrote:
DDR wrote:
Why didn't the flight attendant just say that UA does not serve pre-packaged peanuts. His response was a little "dramatic."


An overly dramatic flight attendant? You're joking! ;)


Or an overly dramatic twitter post.

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by diverdave
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18776

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

B737900ER wrote:
The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again.


Not at all. If your statement were correct, premium economy, business class, and first class would not exist.

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by diverdave
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181036

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Canada moving production to the Airbus plant in Alabama is ironic to the extreme. Canada is not happy about the US having right to work states. https://slate.com/business/2017/09/canada-wants-the-u-s-to-scrap-its-right-to-work-laws.html And a bunch of Canadian work just got moved to a non-union fact...

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by diverdave
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 50
Views: 10408

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

I'm curious as to why SNA not only limits operations, but the number of seats over the course of a year. The airport has a maximum annual passenger cap - 10.8mil, so they allow about ~12.5mil seats annually. Exactly. There are settlements going back to 1985. The latest runs through 2030. http://www...

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by diverdave
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19598

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

nsmiles Market B6 fare Avg LF 236 LASLGB $100 76 372 LGBOAK $98 70 372 LGBSFO $98 68 372 LGBSJC $94 59 404 LGBSMF $113 81 415 LGBRNO $105 88 590 LGBSLC $114 79 859 LGBPDX $98 91 978 LGBSEA $112 93 1242 AUSLGB $177 91 2510 LGBJFK $232 80 2611 BOSLGB $233 80 Some of these routes are showing decent RA...

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by diverdave
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of airline service at Naples, FL
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: History of airline service at Naples, FL

I think APF has a huge NIMBY problem as well. There was a big thing about B6 expressing interest in serving APF. Pretty sure it was JFK-APF they were considering, but I think they needed a longer runway or something and the NIMBYs went ballistic. Anyone remember this? There's a thread about it on h...

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by diverdave
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16421

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Is Kirby opening him self up to some legal problems by giving away proprietary information about his ex employer? Since he went to UA with no problems after leaving AA he did not have a non-compete and bringing this up in the board room at UA would not be a problem. But putting this out to the publ...

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by diverdave
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16379

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

The more interesting question - on the subject of things outside United's "control" - is how AA and Delta may respond to that level of capacity growth by United. This. I would hardly expect AA and DL to sit idly by and continue their capacity restraint while UA is bumping their capacity a...

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by diverdave
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 31
Views: 9425

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

Cant see how earthquake had anything to do with it. These decisions are not made overnight, and instead are result of multi-week reviews internally. So WN is actually returning these slots almost 9 months before the service would have started? Wow, makes me wonder if the yields and loads on their c...

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by diverdave
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

bob75013 wrote:
You continue to ignore the fact that DL could have leased one of both of the UA gates. It declined to. If DL was dependent on the asset, then it should have gotten control of it.


I do not recall reading anything where DL was offered the UA gates before WN took the lease. Do you have a link?

David

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 14932

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

catiii wrote:
You don't have to believe it, but the letters were released under the state's open records act so...


Would love to see them - do you have a link?

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 14932

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

Now, if B6 really wanted to make a splash at ATL, they would announce MINT service from ATL to SFO/LAX. That would surely get the immediate attention of Delta. Definitely!! :eyepopping: JetBlue is entering the largest single airline hub on earth, and thus obviously knows it will never rival Delta o...

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 14932

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

commavia wrote:
Does this mean JetBlue got over their complaining about D, or did they finally get gates they're more happy with from ATL?


Good question, though a lot can change between now and 3/18/2018. :)

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 12993

Re: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?

dubaiamman243 wrote:
Airbus has said that Emirates is the first airline to enjoy Airbus preference in the world.


I saw that in the article, and am wondering just what that means? :?:

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30314

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

And since I would have lived it in the landing flight path, I am glad the super rich didn't give me their problem. And, I might add, my mom and sister would have lived in the departure path.. Except you folks did luck out as there ain't nothing noisier than a military air base. So your problem was ...

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by diverdave
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30314

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

LAXintl wrote:
Likely will see further growth as effective August 1st, SWA was awarded 2 additional slots permanently that were returned by AA.


Is anybody else asking for LGB slots other than WN?

Thank you,
David

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by diverdave
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30314

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

The violations and the large recent spike is certainly all JetBlue's own doing. Just looking at the schedule today, B6 has 5 flights timed within 30 mins of the curfew. Invariably something likely goes wrong near daily as result. Good points. I guess even if WN schedules a late flight, it won't be ...

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

I fly, on average, about 300,000 miles a year mostly split between AA and DL across all cabins, so I feel pretty comfortable saying that AA's service has improved dramatically when compared to the pre-merger company. There are some high mileage travelers who do not agree.... http://viewfromthewing....

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4872

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Antarius wrote:
RockIsland41 wrote:
wonder if Jerry Jones will get a 747 or two for his team?? :biggrin:


Figured he'd go A380.


Even the A380 won't accommodate Mr. Jones' ego. That will require a Super Guppy or Beluga. :rotfl:

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

This would make an excellent press release. :champagne: Thank you? You're most welcome if your goal is to be an AA fanboy. Mission accomplished. :) I am curious, is AA's " robust and hugely profitable " domestic network more robust and more hugely profitable than UA or DL? Are AA's except...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

It may not be, but as the merged and now more stable and mature American Airlines has exceptionally deep pockets, a brand new fleet and highly competitive product, a robust and hugely profitable domestic network, improved service, and a real shot at a new Asian relationship, it's better equipped to...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14391

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

DL has larger market share and flies to more places than B6 in NYC because it has more slots. B6 is pretty much using every good slots that it has in JFK and every slot it has in LGA. And it's very profitable in NYC even years after DL decided that they want to dominate NYC (and have the lowest mar...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Precisely. The people running both AA and China Southern are far smarter and, needless to say, far better informed than A.net Delta fanboys. They have obviously done the math, and obviously feel that the "strategic relationship" these two carriers have formulated - the investment portion ...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18746

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

jfklganyc wrote:
Is the writer credible?


Gary Leff is a very credible travel blogger. He is an AA Exec Plat flyer, and posts the good and the bad about AA.

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 7879

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Very sad - can you imagine the firefighters working in 118 degree F heat?

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 11067

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

It will be an even bigger gold mine for the majority of the (ever fewer) airlines that stay put, but for many travellers, the withdrawal of AV and CM, as well as that of AR, will be a disaster. The trip to whatever country in Latin America that they were going to emigrate to just becomes more compl...

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 11067

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

It will be an even bigger gold mine for the majority of the (ever fewer) airlines that stay put, but for many travellers, the withdrawal of AV and CM, as well as that of AR, will be a disaster. The trip to whatever country in Latin America that they were going to emigrate to just becomes more compl...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28270

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

That was how the current AF1 was completed; the current AF1 (747-200) required 18 months of retrofitting to achieve the final configuration. Two standard 747-200 new build planes were built on the line in Seattle, and flown to Boeing Wichita for modifications (inflight refueling, electronics, wirin...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Pre-assigning seats is a very American thing. It's very common in Asia and Europe to simply not pre-assign. I realize it's hard for us to grasp here - aviation enthusiasts will research and carefully plan these things - but most people don't care. Fair enough, but for a US based airline the seatmap...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

You are wrong sir! I am not quessing, speaking from experience and very familiar with the process. If you don't believe me try to purchase a First class seat on AA Flt 136 (LAX to LHR) this evening. You can not, it is sold out. Now, look at the seat map and you will notice that only one seat has be...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113125

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

You can not look at seat maps at least on AA to determine how a route is performing! AA typically does not assign seats until check-in. So every flight will have a wide open seat map until hour or so before departure. Very few complimentary upgrades on international and nonrevs typically aren't cle...

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41778

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

You all can't sit here then and defend AS's hostile takeover of VX. They don't plan on keeping anything VX except for maybe the employees, if even. This was 110% an acquisition to dispose of a competitor, nothing more, nothing less. People complain of DL and B6 fanboys but AS fanboys are on a diffe...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 22785

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

B6 uses E32 for their R.O.N. and first departure. D3 a CUTE gate is used for the other flights. AS uses D3 for its 3 daily flights as well. No word on E though. It gets really packed on D with F9, AS, B6 and NK operating all of their flights from only 6 gates. B6 wants to add FLL, MCO and JFK, but ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 22785

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

Nice thread!

Has anybody heard an outcome for JetBlue and their quest for concourse E gates? I looked last week and it looked like they were running most flights through D with one late in the day flight out of E.

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition
Replies: 11
Views: 3842

Re: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition

Profits were NOT up 40%, BTW. OP gets sent back to income-statement school. :) Yes, revenue up 40% and operating expenses up 50%. That's not a good formula, though I expect the higher expenses are part of the merger plan and will eventually be reduced. At least 2Q looks better than the first half 1...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition
Replies: 11
Views: 3842

Re: Alaska and Virgin America acquisition

http://investor.alaskaair.com/phoenix.z ... ID=2288913
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Revenue is up 40% as the 2016 numbers do not include Virgin America. The 2017 numbers do include Virgin America, thereby a 40% increase.

http://investor.alaskaair.com/phoenix.z ... ID=2288913

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9436

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

Uh, no, they shouldn't be "greatful" (sic). That is the absolute minimum acceptable thing QF could do when it's their aircraft that had issues (versus something like weather or other acts of god). Any less than that from a highly rated global airline would be ridiculous. As the flight ori...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 20795

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

Quote from the article:

"Air India spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar confirmed the incident. He said both the pilots have been derostered and an investigation is on."

I suppose derostered = suspended?

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 45431

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

I expect A.net will implode if anyone besides EK orders anymore A380s. I'm surprised to see ANA even mentioned as a possibility to top up, I thought that was was really a closed loop. BA I can understand, TG... not seeing it. But I'm hopeful on all 4 fronts. I think most here will be happy to see a...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 45431

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

I could see BA and ANA topping off orders. But Thai? I think more to reduce CASM is required vs. the 779. Lightsaber Is the need mostly to reduce CASM, or is there also a need to bring down the trip cost and maybe even the capital cost? I'm kind of surprised that even EK seems uninterested in more ...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 68
Views: 22844

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

757 design wasn't targeting long(er) range either. IMU the design objective was a short field capable, no/low infrastructure "bus stop" commuter. Airlines going TATL with the 757 was a result of having the frames on hand while the original use case has shrunk or even vanished. 757s began ...

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26213

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

I think that is the opposite of what would happen. A one time loss would kill the stock price. Slowly driving down production costs and increase margin for each airplane while slowly writing down production cost to R&D is far more likely. Big write-offs is exactly what is done in corporate Amer...

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