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by indcwby
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

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

What amazed me on my trip from HOU - MCO, we were stuck at ATL for a few hours overnight for a maintenance issue. They had cleaning crews walking up and down empty gate areas spraying disinfectant on any surface in front of them (i.e. Carpet, seating, table tops, counters, etc). Delta's aircraft tow...

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by indcwby
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

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

SouthWest sent an email this morning with this: We want you to feel confident when traveling with Southwest Airlines. As a result, we have enhanced some of our cleaning procedures in the interest of our Customers' and Employees' health and safety. Aircraft Cleaning: We spend between 6-7 hours clean...

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by indcwby
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

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

https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisories/ ... -situation
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Delta has updated their advisory in lieu of the Coronavirus situation, with some relaxing of policies. Focus is on International Flights.

https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisories/ ... -situation

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by indcwby
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16453

Re: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.

What are the odds that the current Coronavirus situation stalls the sale of Air India?

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by indcwby
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

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

That's a really interesting move. It doesn't appear to be destination-limited. They must see forward bookings just collapsing and want to relieve some customer uncertainty to keep the cash coming in. F ORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines announced today it will waive change fees up to 14 days prio...

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by indcwby
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

When would you say that policies for airlines on postponing/cancelling flights get relaxed across the board? Especially when governments are calling for suspension of non-essential travel.

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by indcwby
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72546

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

I wonder if WN regrets getting rid of their 717s they got with AirTran. Would have been a cool to see a tailjet in WN colors. At that time WN didn't have the software configured appropriately for efficient maintenance of a 2nd fleet type. Nor training. Core strengths are also core rigidities, compa...

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by indcwby
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72546

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

I wonder if WN regrets getting rid of their 717s they got with AirTran. Would have been a cool to see a tailjet in WN colors.

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by indcwby
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I haven't seen anyone talk about it, but is anything being done to sanitize aircraft potentially carrying infected passengers? Surely, simply spraying a can of Lysol in the cabin isn't going to resolve this. It made me think since Kalitta Air was used to bring US passengers back and ANA is being use...

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by indcwby
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293269

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What I would like is that the aircraft had some malfunction and disappeared from but is still on the way and will land safely in Kiev. This is the last thing Boeing wants. Praying for everyone on board and the families of all those onboard. Why is this a Boeing issue? This plane was on fire with so...

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by indcwby
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12971

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

I see nothing wrong with them going this route.

- Last group to board
- No carry on baggage
- 1 checked bag for a nominal fee ($10)

Reality is that that the low prices now would be the Basic Economy fare and raise the prices of economy.

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by indcwby
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9005

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I fly the MD-88s/90s whenever I get a chance via Delta. Nothing like the roar of power. Also, I prefer them and the 717 in a storm versus their 320s.

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by indcwby
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739161

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

All the speculation being posted is making me laugh. Slowly turning into the aviation TMZ news.

737Max isn't going anywhere. It'll be back in the air. But I will say this may be the last 737 we see moving forward.

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by indcwby
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 8890

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

I used up my one free article per month, after which the site told me very politely to "get lost". Are there any renderings of the new plans? Congratulations to Houston for getting a great new terminal AND saving money on the deal!! Do a google search for the article title and it will get...

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by indcwby
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 59
Views: 9666

Re: Weighting passenger

Passengers should be weighed. The accuracy of the CG calculation (and thus the safety of the fight) is more important than anyone feeling "fat shamed". Weighing all passengers takes an enormous amount of time (and money) but will not improve safety. As far as I know, not a single flight h...

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by indcwby
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12749

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I was on a Delta flight years ago, seated next to someone who had an 'emotional support' Pomeranian. As soon as I sat down, that thing lunged at me with teeth snarling. The lady was being defensive and saying it was my fault for it's attitude. I got up and spoke to a FA about being reseated, when sh...

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by indcwby
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 10498

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

Just a thought from my travels in Europe and with regards to KLM's recent comments of flying less for the environments sake. Could not airlines accommodate passengers through Europe's extensive high speed rail? If it'll be days to get a flight out, has this ever been an option?

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by indcwby
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9197

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Every culture is different about this. Let's just say that you'll never see this happen on Saudia.

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by indcwby
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17586

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

AlexBrewster03 wrote:
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.


Really? I love flying on the 717. She's a smooth ride and lovely aircraft. She's got some life in them still.

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by indcwby
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26641

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

SierraPacific wrote:
This is like In n Out telling customers to become vegan. I would not be a happy camper if my company was directly working against itself.


What about the stockholders?

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by indcwby
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 24849

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Long haul with an narrowbody is a strong no from me I'm sure airlines won't care about you flying narrowbody or not ;) If the seat is the same, same width, same pitch, same service as in a widebody, why not? There are narrowbodies with more generous seating than high density widebodies! It's just i...

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by indcwby
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8903

Re: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

theasianguy wrote:
BenflysDTW wrote:
When was the last time IAH-JFK was served nonstop?


AA ended IAH-JFK in January 2014. The route lasted less than 1 year and was only 1x daily on a 737-800.


Historically, I recall TWA flying IAH-JFK back in the day. Those were the days....

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by indcwby
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 38906

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

I highly doubt it will ever happen, but I'd love to see a MD-11 in an Amazon livery.

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by indcwby
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8903

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

Wild guess, but I’d imagine Houstonians are more loyal to WN at HOU than UA at IAH. Very much so when when the merger took place and jobs got moved out of Houston to Chicago. And then when United tried its best to block WN from getting the City of Houston to allow for International flights in HOU. ...

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by indcwby
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11752

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

CONTACREW wrote:
janders wrote:
Anyone with a handle on how many 737s are used for the Micronesia operation?



8
5 738 3 73G


I thought I read somewhere that they rotate often enough with mainland 737s. Does anyone know how frequent? I know it has to do with the saltwater environment.

-INDCWBY

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by indcwby
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8903

B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

https://abc13.com/5367946/?ex_cid=TA_KTRK_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d1508fac0e5900001cb3c9e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2Co-dGLPPEB_jXaCNlO-QdDs2tN8dcMWv8QHO4LNhlRfsC0UCLZhRwxcY Jetblue's daily flight schedule between Bus...

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by indcwby
Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6761

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

DALMD80 wrote:
Well Heathrow is bigger... good point about the hospital.


Bigger doesn't mean it's the best option for them. Especially if they may get restricted on departure timing vs. MAN.

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by indcwby
Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214031

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

If Delta is the loss leader for China ( in the overall interest of corporate contracts), United could use the strategy for India and start SFO to BLR; and ORD to BOM. does AA not meant to touch India? US carriers could have moved fast with Jet’s collapse. If they don’t Vistara, in a year, would lik...

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by indcwby
Wed May 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 7785

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I fly Delta a ton for work and always enjoy my 717/MD88/MD90 flights. For some reason and probably more mental, I feel they handle turbulence better than the 737/A319/A320/A321s if they had to fly the same leg. Plus, I've had better luck getting 717 pilots to do high power static takeoffs! :D

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by indcwby
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest could look to Airbus for new aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Southwest could look to Airbus for new aircraft

drerx7 wrote:
Discussed already and dismissed, suggest thread delete


Yup.

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by indcwby
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5065

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Yeah, the 2 names I don't trust just because you can tell they are given preferential treatment in some of their videos of recent times. I find non-stop Dan quite irritating TBH but back to topic.... Indian diaspora in Canada is not quite as big as the US or UK but the next 5 years could change tha...

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by indcwby
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5065

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

... Just need to search on YouTube for Air India Customer Service and you'll have a playlist. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=air+india+customer+service Sam Chui and Nonstop Dan wanted to try just to fact check. Yeah, the 2 names I don't trust just because you can tell they are given p...

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by indcwby
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5065

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

That does not prove your claim you need to try again. As I said, it portends. That said, they are broke, and have failure oozing out of every pore. The specifics don't matter. Simply put, it either wont make them money or they are too incompetent to capitalize on a profitable route. Either way, AI ...

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by indcwby
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9459

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I see the argument going both ways on this. But then I start thinking about how NASA/SpaceX/RS-E(Cosmonauts)have internal and external video feeds. Sure they are live feeds, but the concept is sound and helps. As others have mentioned, we have the technology to store such data onboard like another b...

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by indcwby
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 745813

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

This has always been a software issue. Some folks posting here are acting this plane needs a re-design, while saying Airbus can do this, this and this. Looks like that won't happen. Also, didn't Airbus have their own issues with their aircraft too. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/15/boeing-shares-rise-...

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by indcwby
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 745813

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Quick question, with the grounding of MAX aircraft, what impacts are there for aircraft currently on Boeing's production line?

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by indcwby
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743062

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://www.businessinsider.com/ethiopian-airlines-flight-302-co-pilot-200-flight-hours-2019-3?utm_content=bufferd80ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi&fbclid=IwAR16nl2PczIeb6fK09_3VJLHkLh0AGD_SKI54nUvn2-EmdHpCycF3_7rvE0 Thoughts on this angle of co-pi...

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by indcwby
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 44836

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I wonder if we'll ever see HOU-HNL on their MAX 8. Would be a good alternative versus UA with their high density config on their 777.

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by indcwby
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444198

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Had me thinking, if they hit turbulence, could cargo have gotten loose (i.e. weight shift)?

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by indcwby
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444198

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Driving back from Dallas to Houston. We're hitting wind gusts around 27 mph on the ground, doing that in an SUV on high overpasses is scary enough. I can only imagine what air travellers are experiencing over Texas. Wonder if it played a factor. Condolences to family and friends of the crew.

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by indcwby
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to Apply for IAH-HND
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: United to Apply for IAH-HND

KICT wrote:
With this apparent shift towards HND, I wonder what will happen to DEN-NRT?


I would assume that Denver will still be the same.
"United plans to maintain four flights from the U.S. mainland to Narita..."

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by indcwby
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to Apply for IAH-HND
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: United to Apply for IAH-HND

I quite enjoy traveling from IAH to NRT. Looks like I need to start using NH more often.

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by indcwby
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Test Flight OAK-HNL
Replies: 3
Views: 888

WN Test Flight OAK-HNL

https://abc13.com/travel/hawaii-roundtr ... t/5134229/

Anyone has details on this 'test flight'? Did they island hop? A/C info?
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https://abc13.com/travel/hawaii-roundtr ... t/5134229/

Anyone has details on this 'test flight'? Did they island hop? A/C info?

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by indcwby
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 28780

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

Probably routes like: HSV-ORD MLI-ORD XNA-ORD CID-ORD TYS-ORD ROA-ORD LEX-ORD ABE-ORD FSD-ORD TVC-ORD SGF-ORD CRW-ORD These are all very high fare routes, and for the most part are somewhere between 1-2 hour flights currently flown mostly on 50 seaters. Obviously some routes like these are possible...

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by indcwby
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 24077

Re: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City

B6Aviator wrote:
I think WN would do well in markets like STT, CTG, SXM, FPO and CUR. Obviously these routes would be prioritized from their FLL focus city.

They have a very successful business model and like my company JetBlue, they can't be everything to everyone.


Why not MCO?

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by indcwby
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 12054

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

garf25 wrote:
Guys are we kidding? As long as the maintenance paperwork is in order, these will all be flying within 0-12 months.
Oh and as long as there are no D checks due....


That being said, what are the odds WN will be looking at this frames if they are in proper order? U2 or FR?

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