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by ScottB
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

2. JetBlue is looking to get into the trans-Atlantic market. My suspicion is that they will run their flights out of Boston to the European continent (Dublin, London I suspect are the first places). That would give a prospective traveler from England/Ireland to Hawaii a one stop option in the same ...

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by ScottB
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern Airlines seeking to keep Shanghai services at PEK, not at Daxing
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: China Eastern Airlines seeking to keep Shanghai services at PEK, not at Daxing

I would think the greater competition on the business routes is the train The train isn't a great option for Beijing-Shanghai given that it's a 5.5- to 6-hour journey and the terminal for HSR on the Shanghai end is attached to SHA Terminal 2. The shuttle is not a bad idea. Have MU operate at Daxing...

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by ScottB
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6386

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

WN has known of this effect for some time and invested in American Trans Air to offer a way to Hawaii. Unfortunately American Trans Air went bankrupt shortly after the WN investment. Nope. WN partnered with ATA and invested in ATA in order to get some of ATA's gates at MDW and keep AirTran from get...

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by ScottB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13886

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

snasteve wrote:
Isn't that what DFW means anyway, Dallas and Ft. Worth?


It does, but I dare you to even find a mention of "DFW" in the press release. One could be forgiven for thinking they were flying to Love Field given that the AF news item only mentions "Dallas."

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by ScottB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 2766

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

My point in addressing that it was a tech hub is that a lot of people in northern California and Seattle are quite comfortably off....People with money like to go on vacation, and diving vacations to Belize and Roatan and rainforest/beach vacations in Costa Rica are big business, not to the mention...

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by ScottB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 149
Views: 23912

Re: Updated: California Pacififc Airlines has a start date! November 1st

CLD-AZA will also start November 15: https://www.facebook.com/885221831661993/posts/989447091239466/ Looks like AZA service will be 6x week so sounds like a second plane might be joining the fleet on 11/15. Nah, I think it's still a single aircraft. The AZA flight departs after the RNO/LAS flights ...

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by ScottB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?
Replies: 16
Views: 2231

Re: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?

JFK (on Eagle), ORD, DFW, MIA, LAX mainline. LAX was a perimeter exception acquired in 2012. I don't know the exact number of slots but I estimate that it was something like 4x JFK, 10x ORD, 8x DFW, 4x MIA, 1x LAX = 27 slot pairs, so probably between 25 and 30 slot pairs. In late 2010, AA flew 9x O...

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by ScottB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 7996

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Also is this raising United’s tax burden to be more than other airlines per gallon or were they paying less than everybody before. That also isn’t mentioned. It looks like the bill in question is this one: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S3000/2892_I1.HTM And it eliminates a tax break on j...

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by ScottB
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13886

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Does anyone with a better knowledge of the Air France schedule know if a 10:10am departure on CDG-DFW leaves enough morning connection opportunities on routes like ABC-CDG-DFW? Does AF have a big arrival bank in the morning? There's a ton of stuff that arrives CDG early in the morning; a bunch of D...

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by ScottB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 21
Views: 2348

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

dmg626 wrote:
The article says Delta wants to retain a minority stake, how does that make them a majority owner ?


There seem to be conflicting reports. I think Delta would agree to sell a larger stake but they'd probably want some legal guarantee that the refinery would still maximize Jet-A production.

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by ScottB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 21
Views: 2348

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

trpmb6 wrote:
My main concern is when the other party wants to modify production rates so that it benefits them. No doubt that would be part of any JV legal paperwork.


That's why DAL wants to keep a 51% stake -- as the majority owner, they ultimately would call the shots.

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by ScottB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 21
Views: 2348

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

Pre-Trainer, crack spread on Jet A was insane; the refiners were gouging and there was nothing anyone could do. Regardless of input oil price, the crack spread was a big issue. Trainer broke the back on the crack spread and kept it down. Yes, it benefited everyone. But at the end of the day, if you...

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by ScottB
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition
Replies: 19
Views: 1611

Re: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition

I was also thinking about the "bathroom break" amenities question. One idea I had would be some sort of lounge concept, where the services could offer what was basically like an airline lounge with bathrooms, food, showers, etc. This is obviously very volume dependent, and I am not sure t...

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by ScottB
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition
Replies: 19
Views: 1611

Re: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition

After all, THE ONLY logical reason to use a fractional share ownership is because you cannot afford the entire thing yourself. That's not quite true. A very valid reason for fractional ownership would be because one does not derive enough economic value from direct ownership. If you only use a vaca...

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by ScottB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3445

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

Is there any reason for that? Is it mostly because SkyWest is so dominant here, and SkyWest was always a CRJ-heavy regional? I wouldn't say it's necessarily about SkyWest being dominant but more about which carriers had hubs from DEN westward. UA had DEN, LAX, & SFO and they used OO in those hu...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5118

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

The topic of a successor aircraft flor Cape Air has been bantered about on anet. For a few of these longer flights-- the air mileage of JFK to Nantucket is nearly that of LAX to Las Vegas-- why can't Cape Air search around for a Beech 1900 or two? Fuel flow aside and a warm body in the right seat, ...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4469

Re: 3 New routes for UA

I'm pretty sure #1 is "San Francisco to Amsterdam". #2 would be "Newark to Naples." #3 would be "Newark to Prague."

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces HRL
Replies: 26
Views: 3159

Re: Frontier announces HRL

WNflyer1523 wrote:
2x weekly service to ORD and 3x weekly to DEN starting in November on an A320. Interested to see how this works out.


I can see it working for those interested in warmer weather in the RGV or the beaches of South Padre. The main issue would be building awareness outside of Texas.

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 1884

Re: JetBlue raising fees

I'm ok with this. JetBlue needs to improve revenue. They need more seats to convince people it is worth buying even more space. But they are talking 32" pitch and not competitors 30". I'll still bfly them. I'll still price compare at how I travel too. Honestly, I don't think it sticks unl...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 1884

Re: JetBlue raising fees

JetBlue in an attempt to increase ancillary revenue is raising bag fees and other fee structures. They will now charge 30.00 for the first bag which is higher than AA/UA/DL.... The airline is also changing fees for its Blue and Blue Plus fares to a max level of $200 per ticket from $150 per ticket ...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9579

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Assuming these new slots could be used at more favorable times, I expect DL to lobby hard for SEA/ATL/DTW slots. If all three are awarded, that could be the final blow for the former NRT hub. If any significant number of daytime U.S.-HND slots are awarded, the DL hub at NRT is done anyway. AA &...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 46
Views: 8015

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

Interesting they picked IAH over JFK The oil trade. It is likely the only US route that has a chance of success. Air Peace won't get the oil industry business until they're well-established. That's locked up with the global alliance carriers via their European hubs. It might take longer, but the se...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16398

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

IAH-CDG did good during COs Skyteam days (for obvious reasons). But it still came to a shock for me and others when UA dumped it. Youd think there would be good feed from Latin America to CDG. IAH is out-of-the-way for connections from South America and Central America (except Belize & Guatemal...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10256

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Katrina. Are you serious? Katrina was barely a category 3 when she made landfall. The winds from Katrina (based on your quote about 42 mph winds) were not the issue with Katrina. In fact, the winds, despite being a very large cat 3 storm didn’t inflict that much damage. However, the sustained rainf...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36962

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

The more frames required, the more likely this order will go to Airbus IMO. Because they will be deployed on routes not requiring extreme capability as well as those that do, and the A350's flexibility vs. the B778 will count in its favour in that scenario. I don't see this being the case simply be...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10256

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Houston was wrecked by Harvey because storm surges completely backed up all of the cities natural drainage. The rain itself flat out had no place to exit so it just quickly piled up. No. The catastrophic damage in Houston was due to the sheer volume of rain dumped in the region and the inadequacy o...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15041

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

SFO and EWR have the most international long haul departures within UA's network and during the summer travel season there are additional seasonal flights especially out of EWR. If you throw in Polaris lounges access at these hubs to passengers on transcon flights these lounges will quickly become ...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36962

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I'm thinking that the A35K/A359 might be a better combination, in the case of replacing old aircrafts. QF's A333 are starting to age and the A359 is a good replacement as shown by other airlines in the region ( CI, CX, SQ). Arguably the closest replacement for old A333s in the QF fleet would be 789...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10682

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Call me a doubting Thomas I’m just highly skeptical that DL would do this add and fling RJs from DTW to ORH unless it’s to get something in return from MassPort at BOS. You've got to wonder what exactly they could be getting from Massport, though. They're already getting the rest of A back once WN ...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10682

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Judge1310 wrote:
This is a resumption of service as ORH used to be served from ATL way back in the early 2000s. Back then it was on a CL-65 (CRJ-200).


You could go even further back to the days after the NE acquisition when DL served MHT and LGA non-stop from ORH.

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15041

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I understand the point you are making, however I disagree that it needs to be unified with Polaris. Polaris isn't just the seat it is the overall experience from the departure lounge to the on board experience to the arrivals lounge. UA has positioned Polaris as an overall experience and passengers...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13636

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

Of course, to be fair to Delta. They had their turn at the trough. It's no fun when other airlines get the same deal, though. You reap what you sew. I think the PIT subsidy program debuted with the DL service. Yeah, that's basically why all these subsidy programs are problematic. In theory the idea...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13636

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

Hahahahaha. You could see this coming a mile away. Legacy airlines tend to not like it when you throw lavish subsidies toward competitors. DL has a track record of doing stuff like this, sometimes to prove a point. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Even if the route reached profitability, it's probab...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15041

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I think most of us on here are just wondering why one would compare direct aisle access and cabin real estate between the largest widebodies and a 737? Doing so is the epitome of comparing apples to oranges... It's not apples-to-oranges at all. We're talking about seats/products which occupy the sa...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New LaGuardia Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

Re: Delta's New LaGuardia Terminal Construction Updates

Are there any aerial diagrams indicating the new-to-be footprint compared with the present? How much capacity/gates will Delta gain with the new terminal or will it simply be similar capacity but a higher customer experience? The current terminal seems to have 31 contact gates, 4 bus gates at the b...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16398

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

UA doesnt even fly IAH-CDG which is a much larger local market with a large J component. AF captures most of the IAH-CDG premium market (for good reason) and they have connecting service to many key oil industry markets available through CDG. UA can fill the back of the plane in season but I expect...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5176

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

Most of the eagle flights don't feed the int'l flights, the eagle flights are largely O&D. The main purpose of the eagle flights is to provide extra capacity to NYC from select cities, that LGA can't. This makes no sense. The Eagle flights into JFK are largely timed to feed the European and Sou...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5176

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

AA is never leaving JFK. There's one unlikely scenario under which I could see AA exiting JFK: The end of the LGA perimeter. In that circumstance, I'd expect them to dump a bunch of the thin regional routes they serve from LGA and use the slots/gates for service to LAX, PHX, SFO, SEA, AUS, SAN, and...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream out of Teterboro blows tires on take off
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Jet carrying Post Malone, circling Steward International preparing emergency landing (blown tires on TO)

He was circling over lower Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut for a while, at least an hour or two to burn off some fuel. Original report was for him to go to Westover in Massachusetts, I guess they decided on SWF instead. Yeah - 12000 runway is nice too. Best not to have them go XC if...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29981

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

So where's everyone at that was absolutely sure PHX was going to become the next STL or CVG? Yeah, exactly...crickets. I hope that this news will once-and-for-all stop all that constant, unending pontificating! AA adding PHX-LHR doesn't say much if the flight replaces a BA frequency -- it's a negat...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12080

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

As far as Delta's pricing goes, I've done a lot of past comparison of prices between DL and SY for Caribbean and Mexico flights when planning my winter vacations and there were instances where DL came out ahead of SY. The hand wringing about DL going ahead and gouging MSP passengers goes back as fa...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8885

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

Ok, and then what? You have 2 gates at a gate restricted airport, with absolutely no prospects of getting more. You build this "hub" off of two gates, to a bunch of midwest cities? Assuming that was on the table for AS, they would be better off attempting this from DFW rather than DAL. Ev...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 54
Views: 6405

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Even the gay life there is fun as hell. Um, sure, gay life is fun as hell when the organizer of the gay pride week is detained for "encouraging debauchery and offending public decency" and only released upon pledging to cancel the activities. Oh, I suppose you meant literally, fun as Hell...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 4997

Re: Are people allowed to do this ? (pic)

sw733 wrote:
My guess would be the owner has some sort of permission to do this...


Or the owner of the trademark doesn't/didn't know about it.

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 95
Views: 13295

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

Yes, I agree. They COULD do ONT as a focus city, but it likely will perform as badly as LGB. So, why would they change strategies and go after WN in Cali? Honestly I think ONT would be even worse as a focus city because WN would obviously respond and they have the multiple advantages of schedule, b...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11077

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. All the proposals to "just build high-speed rail" to JFK/EWR/new airport ignore the fact that this sort of solution moves the road traffic problem into Manhattan, which already has horrendous traffic. The sign...

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