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by ScottB
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RST (Rochester, MN) New Air Service Announcement 8/10
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: RST (Rochester, MN) New Air Service Announcement 8/10

In that case, why is Southwest named Southwest? Is Dallas considered the west? I always thought Texas was just considered Texas. Historically Texas was considered part of the Southwest. Southwestern University is in Georgetown, Texas. The AT&T operating company in Texas was called Southwestern ...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 55
Views: 3011

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

1. With today's technology it is possible to commercially fly 19 seat airplane 400 kilometers or 215 Nautical miles. 2. That plane will be Eviation Alice that is expected to EIS in 2025 (Wikipedia says 2022). The Eviation Alice carries nine passengers, not nineteen. I have very serious doubts they ...

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6514

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

In the 1990s, BOS-LHR was operated by BA, VS, AA, and UA.

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by ScottB
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 66
Views: 12039

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

You might want to present some evidence that "most airlines are cleaning more" since I haven't seen any reports of that. And, as the article you present notes, surface cleaning to reduce Covid risk appears to be mostly hygiene theater as the general scientific consensus has moved to airbor...

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by ScottB
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport
Replies: 26
Views: 4220

Re: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport

Cost aside, this is clearly the right thing to do. The existing airport is in the middle of nowhere. BFM immediately adjacent to I-10, it's the home of Airbus production in NA, it's very close to downtown. It's massively more convenient than the existing location. It was really dumb to ever put the...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175702

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

VS flies to less than 1% of the routes served by BA. People on here who claim it will limit competition and lead to fare increases are both deluded and completely wrong. 1%? No. BA ordinarily serves about 260 routes non-stop from LHR, including seasonal markets. VS normally served about 20 -- so wh...

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by ScottB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175702

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

Perhaps that is a downside of capitalism - the model expects perpetual growth. When there is retraction, it means pain; the weak go bust and leave a trail of destruction. Nothing about capitalism "expects perpetual growth." Capitalism just expects that markets will determine the success o...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175702

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

I guess it should be no surprise to readers of this forum that the US is the favored place for international companies to file bankruptcy. IMO we're very experienced at suing each other, and our laws tend to favor the major corporate interests. Well, the U.S. has a well-established body of corporat...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175702

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

Chapter 15 is when a non-U.S. debtor files for bankruptcy in the U.S. court system. LATAM, Avianca, did the same. Actually, it's when a non-U.S. debtor files for bankruptcy in the U.S. as an ancillary proceeding to a primary bankruptcy/insolvency filing in the debtor's home country. Avianca and LAT...

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by ScottB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16536

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

AA seems to have pulled a complete 180 from just a month or two ago when they were flying far more capacity than DL or UA. LAX has been absolutely gutted for American. AA chose to swing with the fences because they're playing with the house's money. If the recovery in travel were to be faster than ...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11190

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

the locals do NOT want anyone that's haole around. Facebook is full of pictures of tourists out and about, quarantine breakers, etc. Talks of putting tracking bracelets on tourists. Shaming on social media. Screaming matches in parking lots. This is going to leave a scar. The spirit of aloha is pau...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

JetBlue left on their own volition for a more receptive audience and LGB is left with a smoking hole in their network feed, which will ultimately be dominated by Southwest who's only going to show a token, regional presence. Never in the history of that airport had it seen such a broad offering of ...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Again, the curfew only picked up after FIS deal blew up. LGB wasn't complaining about curfews before that. Oh I certainly expect they were even before the FIS was shot down by City Council in early 2017. B6 broke the 11 PM curfew 133 times in 2016 and paid over $600,000 in fines that year. They wer...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

This was about as bad a breakup you'll witness in this industry. They weren't perfect with the curfew violations, etcetera, but JetBlue was basically the battered and abused victim in a relationship that they stayed in for far too long. The higher yielding routes are akin to the brief highlights of...

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by ScottB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I was more trying to get at the convenience of East Coast travel from LGB. JFK was a good yielding route for B6 (I don't know how well BOS did). Considering that most existing East Coast travellers now have to connect you'd think WN (or DL) would try a transcon route. Though I have a few questions ...

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by ScottB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Why when everyone in this thread has chanted the same thing over and over: LGB does not make money! Why do you think WN, with its far higher labor costs, suddenly is going to make money when every other airline failed to there? WN is falling into the same trap as the others, thinking slots at a slo...

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by ScottB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

WN would be wise to pursue JFK, EWR, DTW, or maybe even DFW gates over LGB. DFW isn't in the cards for WN. They'd have to relinquish gates at DAL if they were to start service at DFW and they have no interest in doing that. The only way I could see WN at DFW (outside of charters or diversions) woul...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

The regulators will see three airlines losing a combined number in the billions, employing well over 100000 people trying to reshuffle the deck to stay afloat. When other options include bailouts, bankruptcy and/or liquidation, a codeshare approval doesnt seem so bad And the regulators might allow ...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3510

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

You forgot one point: Air transport is only available/within the means for a tiny fraction of the worlds population. The reality is that most people in the world still haven't flown (estimates suggest more than 80% have never flown), and even fewer fly on a regular, even annual basis. It's 2.5% of ...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3510

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

We get a cleaner environment, but at the cost of a shrinking economy. I am personally happy to pay that price. The impacts of a shrinking economy don't fall equally on everyone. Are you willing to lose your job or face the prospect of 25% lower earnings or 25% higher taxes to subsidize those who ca...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

You do know that AS is taking over many of these flights, probably with the exception of LAX-SAN and LAX-SDF. You do know that AS "taking over" markets flown by AA is illegal, right? The level of cooperation permitted between AA & AS does not extend to coordinating pricing, markets, o...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

tphuang wrote:
They didn't cut schedule that much a week out. Most of the cuts are for September. Check the updated list.


By my count it looks like ~89 daily departures cut from a plan of ~170. That's pretty Mass-ive. (Apologies for the pun.)

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

B6 cut half of its September schedule from pre-COVID schdule. DL cut half of its September schedule from already cutting more than half of its September schedule a week ago. Pretty big difference between scheduling in 80 to 90 flights vs 35. Even AA is larger than DL at this point. It's no surprise...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3624

Re: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread

I think the cash burn was a lot higher than I expected even when factoring in the lower demand out of NYC/BOS. It's almost twice as well as AS for Q2 despite being about the same size. I'm a little surprised they couldn't get it down closer to $6 million/day in June. And for Q3, $8 million/day is a...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

It looks like DL's Bos flying is getting butchered. The outlook on loads must really be horrible. It ain't just DL. B6 is cutting BOS by over half versus what they had for sale last week, too. And BOS is getting cut because Massachusetts will enforce a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers ...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13984

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

One example, from just a quick search: " Hawaiian Airlines will further extend the networks of both companies, bring convenience to passengers from and around China traveling to the Hawaiian Islands and U.S. Mainland " https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/releases/beijing-and-beyond:-haw...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

I have a theory that DL's original sep cuts for NYC/BOS was less than what they intended in order to send a message to AA/B6 for their newly formed partnership. It only took another week for them to make these additional NYC/BOS cuts. At least with respect to BOS, the mandatory quarantine for state...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20529

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

At the rate flights and destinations are getting dropped it is silly to continue calling SEA and BOS hubs for DL. I'm not sure why people are focusing on only DL with respect to BOS. The cuts in this schedule for BOS are an absolute massacre for B6 -- by my count, roughly 85 daily departures of rou...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Q2 result
Replies: 22
Views: 4672

Re: WN Q2 result

Looking back at Delta's Q2 earnings call transcript, they did break out their cash burn of $27m/day in June to be $17m domestic and $10m international, so domestic was pretty close to WN's $16m/day in June. What's stunning to me is that WN's passenger revenue of $704 million for Q2 was a bit larger...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston
Replies: 26
Views: 3742

Re: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston

But I hoped they could try for Hobby (is that possible even) as its closer to downtown (I think) and maybe they could have a hook up with Southwest for connecting passengers! It's unlikely they'd be able to connect passengers with Southwest aside from passengers on do-it-yourself itineraries with s...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8355

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

as of now PDX has been completely wiped from the entire schedule. Perhaps the 787 frames need to be used elsewhere. Or perhaps BA management has realized that air traffic will be severely depressed for an extended period, and many secondary markets in the U.S. will be more cost-effectively served v...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Master Plan of 'Lincoln International Airport'
Replies: 33
Views: 7611

Re: The Master Plan of 'Lincoln International Airport'

But did you know the Master Plan for the expansion of Lincoln was based on that of Houston Intercontinental Airport? I wasn't aware of that, but when I saw the image in your post, the runways immediately made me think of IAH. The angle of the NW-SE runways to the E-W runways is off by a bit but the...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40683

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

-What does this even mean for B6's expansion at LAX that was announced last week? B6's "expansion" at LAX is actually a reduction of LAX+LGB. Most of the markets moving from LGB to LAX are going to see reduced frequency. The elimination of BOS-LGB and JFK-LGB won't result in increased fre...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40683

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

ahj2000 wrote:
We still don't even know about what the frequent flyer benefits will be. Last time they were partners, AA flyers couldn't even get EQM on B6.


I think the bigger hurdle for AA flyers now will be EQD qualification when booking B6 flights.

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40683

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

"American intends to operate more dual-class regional aircraft featuring first class beginning next year, providing the premium experience customers in the Northeast prefer." Not sure why B6 would include this in their press release unless it meant 50 seaters to 76 seaters..... AA is almo...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91216

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Would you be given a free pass on your debt if it was your home country? Probably not From what I understood, 50% pay cut was for mid-senior levels, junior profiles pay reduction was more in the range of 25% (for airlines). Nevertheless, I believe for most Expat in the region the point is to save o...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40683

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Didn't American warn it will lay off people? Can't this be considered outsourcing future growth in the Northeast at the detriment of those being convinced that furloughs are inevitable? The optics here are really ugly with respect to AA's labor groups. Essentially AA has signaled they are throwing ...

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by ScottB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

How B6 put up with the trailer park there for so long is amazing. Then only to get spit on. Nice new terminal and only a dozen or so daily flights from 1 single carrier would serve them right. They put up with the trailer park because they had virtually no other choice at the time. If they wanted t...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8154

Re: Rumor: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

per the last PWA any pilots laid off at DOS (date of signing) would trigger all 76 seat jets to become 70 seats or less. So... does this require actual removal of seats or simply a restriction of booked capacity to 70 seats? Because if it's just booked capacity, the 76-seaters probably aren't being...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35213

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Again, my suggestion does not suggest AS retrenchment. I'm simply saying that even AA is going to be fine with 5 gates at T-5, it might make sense for the 2 carriers to co-locate in T4-5. I'm not sure why that can't be seen as a plus given it will make connections a lot easier for customers between...

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by ScottB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6873

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

The thing is, Hawaii has a lot going for it in terms of agriculture, but with the rundown of the sugar and pineapple industries, the state is even more dependent upon tourism. Unfortunately, Hawaii doesn't have that much going for it agriculturally, and that is why the sugar and pineapple industrie...

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by ScottB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6873

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

On the other, maybe this will spur Hawaii to foster jobs and industries in areas other than tourism. There's not really much in the way of industry for which Hawaii is well-suited aside from tourism. Cost of living is very high thanks to the need to transport most food, material, and goods to the i...

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by ScottB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young
Replies: 21
Views: 5565

Re: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young

but one thing to note is that the auditors did not go so far to say the company isnt a going concern, so there is uncertainty not an immediate death knell. Auditors don't generally say that a company isn't a going concern unless that company is already in administration and/or shutting down. The ph...

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by ScottB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35213

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

If we remove NK's fare data on PHL-LAX and put premium product on there, would that make it more competitive to BOS in fare/demand level? I do think IAD-LAX makes more sense than PHL It certainly doesn't make PHL more competitive on a demand level. Comparing airport pairs in 2019Q2, excluding NK, L...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In any case, I'm no expert but I wonder if there is a way to manually capture the CO2 already in the atmosphere and use it for this purpose? Any Chemistry experts here that could weigh in? It's possible but it's a lot more efficient to start with a higher concentration of CO2 in the gas used to fee...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35213

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I think PHL transcon service suffers due to a combination of its location between D.C. and NYC, and AA's dominance in PHL keeping other legacies small there. Eh, I think PHL transcon service suffers mostly because Philadelphia is relatively poor for large metro areas and the finance/entertainment i...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91216

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

But keep losing shirts on their back on niche WBs/VLAs programs is perfectly acceptable business model. A380 and 747-8i were dumb. A340NG got beaten by a better product. 787 and A350 were both correct responses to the market but Boeing completely mis-executed the 787 program. Even with that it will...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55054

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I wouldn't be shocked at this point to see the State of Hawaii roll plans backwards given the resurgence of infections in California, in particular... Yep with California being one of the Covid hotspots right now, I can't see Hawaii dropping the 14-day quarantine until infections in California are ...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35213

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Good .. screw Long Beach. All they did was mess with B6 over the years ... the stupid fines over "missed curfew", etc .. Glad B6 is finally saying a big 'Bite Me" to LGB .. and going someplace where they won;t be penalized by an airport administration that fights against their tenant...

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by ScottB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91216

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

the segment which needs more attention is Small Capacity Long Range (SCLR). Unless I missed news about TATL capable A220/E195. Big orders for WB/VLA made both A&B sloppy, kept them away from innovations in NB. Everyone knows where those orders came from. Small Capacity Long Range is a relativel...

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