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by diverdave
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 8618

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

AA PHL-SEA DEC 4>3[1.0] JAN 4>1.0[0.6] FEB 4>1.0[0.8] MAR 4>1.0[1.0] Wow, AA seems to be really struggling in SEA. They cut SEA-JFK entirely just a few weeks back.. Now SEA-PHL just has a single redeye left. There are rumors on Gary Leff's blog that the AA-AS relation is headed for another major cu...

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by diverdave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5267

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

9w748capt wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
Ill say the same thing I told Commavia over the phone.



Does commavia no longer post here? Always enjoyed his/her input.


Last post in April 2018....

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by diverdave
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19782

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Realistically, you are never going to find 41 seats on another carrier so that would not have made any difference in this case. Anyway, every other carrier a has the same policy so they would have been in the same situation if they had not booked AA. I am unaware of such a policy at Delta. Can you ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19782

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...

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by diverdave
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19782

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

But AA would have to push control over to Delta or reissue those flight coupons. Airlines just can't arbitrarily try to "grab" an ETR. NWA had a program called BUMPs (Bring Us More Passengers). Sometimes NWA could get the coupon, sometimes they could not. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/d...

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by diverdave
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9044

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

Believe me- this is not true at all. I flew through T5 with B6 last month and the facility has significantly regressed since DL left. Furthermore, right before HA moved from 2-5, LAWA completed a pretty large scale remodel of T2. I will confess it has been a while since I have been through T5, but ...

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by diverdave
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9044

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

EK413 wrote:
I really don’t see the big deal other than HA moving from a run down facility to a brand NEW facility? Yeah I’m sure that won’t go down well. :roll:


T5 had been upgraded a lot in the past few years. Much nicer than where they came from (T2).

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by diverdave
Thu May 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41790

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
Also to Bermuda and soon Western Europe.


Interesting defintion of "soon" = 2 years. :boggled:

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by diverdave
Wed May 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41790

Re: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
B6 (and southwest, who tied it) scored MORE POINTS than Alaska, who came in 3rd. Very big gap in points between that #1 spot and Alaska's distant 3rd.


Your "very big gap" amounts to all of 2%. Chill out. :smile:

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by diverdave
Thu May 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16310

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

yabeweb wrote:
Considering how Airbus (in a smart way i should add) did not take advantage of the situation, it would not be smart to antagonize them.


They have not taken advantage publicly, but of course that would have been seen as wildly inappropriate.

Privately? Who knows.......

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by diverdave
Thu May 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6508

Re: California Pacific for sale

LAXintl wrote:
The airline with seemingly nine-lives is up for sale with a potential deal being imminent..


Rather than having nine lives, I think it's more comparable to an animal that keeps coming back from the Pet Sematary. :)

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by diverdave
Wed May 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mobile, AL Airport Just Two Months from Open
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

Re: New Mobile, AL Airport Just Two Months from Open

So it opens today and will be a panacea that will lower fares and stimulate traffic. :) https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2019/05/rise-of-the-low-cost-carriers-pivotal-in-mobiles-new-airport-opening.html https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/new-downtown-airport-opening-in-mobile/1967013063 https://www.mobi...

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by diverdave
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5247

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

AS is not making $ on the Virgin markets and with the present operating world, that's a real concern. For those with short memories, VX was not doing so great on those markets either. Plus it is not exactly a news flash that the integration is costly and not producing immediate benefits. This was a...

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by diverdave
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9612

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I don't blame them. They're the largest single user of the airport and they're going to get punched in the mouth for something that isn't going to benefit them but will benefit their main rival at the airport. Yeah, no. Yet AS is happy to be the sole beneficiary of the North Satellite project, whil...

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by diverdave
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 53
Views: 7001

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Carriers continue to argue against any need of any carve-outs in markets like MIA-SCL claiming they are really competing against 6 other carriers on the route even though they are the sole nonstop operator and hold ~80% of the market. :sarcastic: Agreed - I'm hard pressed to see the market benefit ...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification
Replies: 23
Views: 4071

Re: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification

keesje wrote:
Boeing 737 is currently producting 52 a month, so many. And the Renton platform will fill up quickly, if they can't be ferried.


Some of those will be NGs (though the majority will not be) and should be delivered as planned. January's deliveries from Boeing included 6 737-800s and 7 737-900s.

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by diverdave
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26091

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I wonder what the trip cost delta is for a CRJ 700 vs a CRJ 200 or a 50 seat ERJ.

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by diverdave
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3549

Re: Delta looking to sell refinery

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-refinery-delta-air-sale-exclusive/exclusive-delta-air-is-trying-to-sell-east-coast-refinery-sources-idUSKCN1PQ5QQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FbusinessNews+%28Business+N...

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by diverdave
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC
Replies: 66
Views: 11490

Re: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC

SBA needs delta , this is great news. They need competition for airfares. Wow, the long rumored return of the widget to SBA! SBA has been on a real streak in the past couple of years, picking up mainline service from UA and AS. AA had mainline service for a bit, but I'm not seeing it on the schedul...

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by diverdave
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 157902

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Final 2018 Numbers Boeing (Final 2018): 1090 Gross Orders 893 Net Orders (675 x B737, 18 x B747, 40 x B767, 51 x B777, 109 x B787) Please go back and correct your figures. We all know here that the 747 and 767 are dead, so plainly you have made an error. :D Airbus end of November 2018 number...

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by diverdave
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 89812

Re: UA adds new ORD/IAH/LAX/IAD routes

It does seem like a lot, except only ORD-EUG, IAH-ONT, and LAX-SCK are daily & year-round routes. ORD-YHZ and ORD-RDM are daily summer only. ORD-DRO, ORD-GJT, IAH-DRO, and IAD-TVC are Saturday only. ORD-VPS and ORD-ECP are Saturday/Sunday only. That's a longish ride in a CRJ-200. Not so major IM...

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by diverdave
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern signs major codeshare agreement with American Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2477

Re: China Southern signs major codeshare agreement with American Airlines

If I recall correctly, SkyTeam maintains very strict 'hygiene rules', where they allow members only a limited quantity of codeshare ASMs with carriers from other alliances. This restricted the codeshare between CZ and AA notably. Now that CZ have announced they're leaving SkyTeam that opens the flo...

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by diverdave
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 6292

Re: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019

roadrunner165 wrote:
A memorandum of understanding with any Chinese entity should be taken with a grain of salt.


Not to mention the MOU is with a lame duck governor on the US side. :)

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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: 631
Views: 66777

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: 631
Views: 66777

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: 7933

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: 5521

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: 29362

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: 29362

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: 22313

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: 29362

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: 12469

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 Jul 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii
Replies: 66
Views: 11258

Re: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii

“Raft of the Medusa” I had to google. Aptivaboy, that reference is freakin’ awesome! I have to add that to “go pound sand.” I’d never seen that phrase before reading some angry back-and-forth on this fine website. The 737-900ER is perfectly labeled “Raft of the Medusa.” Thank you! I think you are d...

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by diverdave
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10740

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

Alaska receives something like 1.8 million+ tourists in a period of just a few months in the summer, 20 daily 739's on SEA-ANC in the summer aren't just getting filled with business and local traffic. AS also has the second highest number of flights to Hawaii after United I believe in terms of freq...

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by diverdave
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 83353

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

qf789 wrote:
673 orders and commitments announced at the show, includes 145 unidentified orders previously booked


Max did very well this week. :D

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have F and Basic Economy Doomed the CR7?
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Have F and Basic Economy Doomed the CR7?

deltal1011man wrote:
All Delta/DCI aircraft have some form of Y+, even 50 seaters


True, but for the 50 seaters DL just relabeled the first (bulkhead) row of seats as Comfort + without adding any additional legroom for these seats.

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $400k revenue per seat per year
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: $400k revenue per seat per year

I found having a value on a Y seat interesting. AS noted adding each Y seat adds $400,000 in revenue per year, why they are going with smaller Rockwell-Collins lavatories: https://www.bloombergquint.com/pursuits/2018/07/09/it-s-not-your-imagination-airline-restrooms-are-getting-smaller BTW reading ...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HSV Announcement - 7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 4704

Re: HSV Announcement - 7/10

I'd put my money on F9 to DEN, MCO, and maybe LAS. They are due for a schedule extension at this point. G4 hasn't been expanding much due to the MD retirements. NK I could see maybe to MCO and FLL, but given the timing I think F9 is more likely. You win the bet! :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthum...

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HSV Announcement - 7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 4704

Re: HSV Announcement - 7/10

My vote is going to G4 with some Florida routes. Been there, done that. :!: G4 tried HSV-LAS starting September 21st 2007 and dropped the route on December 11th. Orlando flights began in November 2007 and service to FLL started on December 11th. G4 exited both markets on May 31st 2008. Business tra...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9840

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

JetBuddy wrote:
I would think that this is because of the radiation they experience flying. Every 2 hours or so is equal to a typical thorax x-ray. At least that's what I've read.


Doesn't the aluminum fuselage (at least in older aircraft) provide some protection?

David

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by diverdave
Thu May 31, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 34225

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I agree that some slots at JFK should be given to UA, and I agree that UA should be accommodated at JFK. Why, because UA-CO have been so generous in accommodating newcomers at Fort Newark? And UA didn't just give away its slots when it left JFK, it sold them off to DL, so what's good for the goose....

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by diverdave
Wed May 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 3165

Re: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s

B757Forever wrote:
I think he is referring to factory-built freighters in the article. I haven't seen any evidence that there is a demand to perform P2F on the pax versions.


The article also says towards the end that Boeing no longer performs a 747-400 passenger to cargo conversion. :(

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by diverdave
Mon May 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 351
Views: 32326

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

bob75013 wrote:
DL shouldn't be allowed t expand at ATL or DTW or SLC.


Delta doesn't have 90% of the gates at any of those airports. WN has 90% of the gates at DAL.

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by diverdave
Wed May 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113531

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

LAXintl wrote:
AA says they will seek to dormancy waiver to retain route rights, but other airlines obviously will be free to oppose the waiver and seek reallocation of the frequencies (eg DL LAX-PEK instead).


Yep, I imagine DL's lawyers are already at work. :box:

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by diverdave
Wed May 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16342

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

EA CO AS wrote:
Rumor now is that AS may focus elsewhere in the LA basin and may not go back to LGB after all.


I would not expect to see AS re-enter the LGB market while they are still occupied with the merger.

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 7012

Re: Republics CSeries Order

Why would the Delta pilots consider relaxing scope when they've seen that holding the line on seat capacity and MTOW caused Delta to bring in the 717s for Delta pilots to fly? I can certainly understand why the pilots would not want to give on seat capacity. I am a bit more puzzled on MTOW, where t...

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 7012

Re: Republics CSeries Order

If a plane flies say 10 hours a day, and 300 days a year, that's 3,000 hours a year. How can there be *that* much penny-pinching by the airlines on a higher paid pilot. Even at $50/hr difference per chair that is $30,000 per year per plane. 100 planes and that is 3,000,000. Am I missing something? ...

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by diverdave
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8752

Re: Will DL order the A321LR?

The only urgent need is the fact that the A321neo is 25% more efficient than the 752 and that's a lot of money they'd be leaving on the table by not making the switch on the longer routes. With 100 firm orders it will be very hard to explain to shareholders why the gas guzzling 752 are not being re...

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