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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 108
Views: 11362

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

To be fair, they had a good 13 year run of service, and all Northeastern US cities that had B1900 service to YYZ eventually lost service. BDL was upgauged to a dash when it was originally on a 1900. Beech dropped, dash comes in. If my memory serves me correctly (and it doesn’t always) BDL was one o...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 108
Views: 11362

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

ALB couldn’t even sustain a B1900 for international service on Air Canada. I To be fair, they had a good 13 year run of service, and all Northeastern US cities that had B1900 service to YYZ eventually lost service. BDL was upgauged to a dash when it was originally on a 1900. Beech dropped, dash com...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 108
Views: 11362

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

ALB is a laughable suggestion at best. It is my local airport, and I usually drive to BDL or BOS. ALB couldn’t even sustain a B1900 for international service on Air Canada. It is a decent airport, but 2.5 hours driving time to BOS and EWR. Anyone with a huge time crunch on an international flight (o...

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by UPNYGuy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13020

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

I wouldn’t be surprised to see another A220 order from DL now. One of the things they liked about it was that inflight crew were already familiar with a 5 abreast layout. If the economics of the a/c are really as superior as what delta claims, I’d expect a220-300 imho.

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6280

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

ikolkyo wrote:
I wouldn’t be shocked to see a MAX 8 order down the road.


It’ll be a while. The current operators haven’t worn them out enough yet :duck:.

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9283

Re: What does WN do about NK?

Because you live in LA. I have never met anyone who hates or refuses to fly WN unless they live in LA, and I have met tons of people there say that. It's been a long time since I've heard that and am actually surprised you would choose NK over WN. Do yourself a favor cher, and Google the term "...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66539

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I bet that Spirit orders the A220 or the E2: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-02-06/spirit-airlines-planning-midyear-order-decision%3famp It's not going to be the E2, we now know that much after Ted Christie said it's been eliminated from consideration...

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by UPNYGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41742

Re: AS trying to get B6

    Blueballs wrote:
    Wasn’t until I saw the author of this before I realized it’s completely made up


    ^^^ this.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Fri May 10, 2019 1:06 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
    Replies: 104
    Views: 22060

    Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

    I would rather take Spirit now because at least I have wifi and just can buy the big front seat for cheap. Cant say I disagree with this. I’m heading BDL-FLL on NK, in a BFS again. I can purchase the bundle pack with checked, carry, expedited security (I have PreCheck though), and more, and it is s...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Mon May 06, 2019 4:48 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
    Replies: 309
    Views: 30462

    Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

    ...and this right here is how Airbus gains sole control of the A220

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sat May 04, 2019 4:43 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
    Replies: 56
    Views: 9376

    Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

    You guys are missing the obvious answer. International travel (EXCLUDING Mexico and Canada) by Americans to Europe, Asia, et. al is mainly done by upper middle class and upper classes. The real middle class and lower classes in America don’t go to Europe because of how expensive it is and also due ...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sat May 04, 2019 4:30 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
    Replies: 56
    Views: 9376

    Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

    Yes, we do. We have American, United, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Alaska, etc. These all cater to leisure travelers. Agree. In the US, ULCC airlines are making a push to cater to upper end leisure travelers and biz pax (see spirits bundle prices with the low cost Big Seat add on), ...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:11 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
    Replies: 42
    Views: 4211

    Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

    A318 and Dassault Mercure come to mind. Mercure even sank Dassault’s civilian division IIRC.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:31 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WN looking at A220
    Replies: 280
    Views: 44360

    Re: WN looking at A220

    crimsonchin wrote:
    Hopefully, A.net will display banners with crisis hotlines based in the US at the top of the thread if this order ever happens.


    No different than the members that treat the 757 like it’s a playboy centerfold :duck:

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:06 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WN looking at A220
    Replies: 280
    Views: 44360

    Re: WN looking at A220

    All the people saying ''never'' clearly don't know how businesses work. Any rational airline executive would look at all available options before ordering. We occasionally see airlines switching types (like flyadeal did by ordering the MAX). Now, is this very unlikely and probably a warning to Boei...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WN looking at A220
    Replies: 280
    Views: 44360

    Re: WN looking at A220

    You’re all too quick to judge. The A220-300 size advantage & superior casm over the E2 is a far better fit as a 700 replacement. My bet is on the 220-300a in southwest colours. That’s exactly why I said “I’ll believe it when I see it”, but I won’t bet a single cent against them adding a new typ...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WN looking at A220
    Replies: 280
    Views: 44360

    Re: WN looking at A220

    [threeid][/threeid] I don't think they are serious about it at all... it's just a warning shot to Boeing likely to strike a better deal on future orders. In fact, Gary Kelly has come out and stated that the Max is a "very good airplane" and they plan to order "hundreds" more. htt...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
    Replies: 76
    Views: 9366

    Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

    I don’t even think their first MAX has rolled out of the FAL yet. You realize there are plenty of other airlines that are also in this situation. When the 787 was grounded 5 years ago, you didn’t see airlines go out and start buying A330s and A350s. Once is the aircraft is back in the air people ar...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
    Replies: 116
    Views: 35299

    Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

    IMO it looks more and more likely that the A320 replacement is going to be the A220. Airbus is investing and stretching the A321, and is taking that airframe places it didn’t visualize in the late 80s. Many of you have also stated this sentiment.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:05 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
    Replies: 81
    Views: 14860

    Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

    Can a ULCC provide good quality? Absolutely! However, it requires investing some of those profits to keep the product good. From what I see, most of the current ULCC's could care less about a quality product. Spirit however seems to be doing something about it. I am hearing their on time performanc...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:51 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    From their official website: "WOW air is in the final stages of finalizing equity raise with a group of investors. All flights have been postponed until documentation with all parties involved have been finalized. Further information will be given at 9 am. All passengers have been informed via...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:43 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    strangeplanes wrote:
    UPNYGuy wrote:
    https://www.icelandreview.com/news/indigo-partners-reconsiders-wow-purchase/

    The plot thickens

    So an 11th hour offer from Indigo is on the table? It sounds like they either get an investment or they are done.


    yup

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:27 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    TTailedTiger wrote:
    No big surprise. I won't miss their ugly paint scheme.


    I actually liked the livery. Different from the usual eurowhite.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:27 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    strangeplanes wrote:
    Per Twitter and Facebook and etc - all flights have been cancelled, some planes repossessed, gate agents no where to be seen.


    They must be cleaning the social network feeds. The 2 repossessions have been discussed. Are there more now? Can’t say that’s surprising if so.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:59 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    Does anyone know their load factors? Are they flying around with half empty A321? I remember they were founded with the idea of offering cheap TATL via KEF, seems like the overestimated the demand... Demand isn't the issue. They even create demand at the prices they charge. The issue is covering co...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:09 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    Someone earlier posted that wow going bust is approx 1% of the Icelandic GDP. Is it possible that wow is in the ‘too big to fail’ state? If something happens, it could have a ripple effect. What he posted wasn't that WOW going bust is 1% of the Icelandic GDP, but that their losses last year amounte...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    Someone earlier posted that wow going bust is approx 1% of the Icelandic GDP. Is it possible that wow is in the ‘too big to fail’ state? If something happens, it could have a ripple effect.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:49 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones
    Replies: 7
    Views: 1323

    Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

    The A320 is going to outlive the A318 in airliner service. It already has in North America.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:44 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
    Replies: 112
    Views: 31316

    Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

    I think there are a lot of trolls who have hated Norwegian since ALPA joined with the US3 to try to keep their low fares out of their 85% controlled European JV tri-opoly. I say trolls, but I think these are just people who want Norwegian dead because their union or management told them that the wo...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:54 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
    Replies: 28
    Views: 1446

    Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

    The other common threat is this...

    Lots of them treat a 757 as if it were a playboy centerfold :duck:

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
    Replies: 112
    Views: 31316

    Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

    I was talking about this very thing with my wife last night. Some of the PVD and SWF flying has already been cut. BDL was cut completely a while ago. If these flights are thin margin wise (or loss making, which is possible during the winter), this may be a good thing for DY.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    https://www.icelandreview.com/news/indigo-partners-considers-investing-further-in-wow-air/ New today... indigo might invest more than first thought. But those of you that said Skúli will be asked to accept tough terms were correct. Sounds like a logical way forward from this financial mess. Obvious...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
    Replies: 964
    Views: 154646

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    https://www.icelandreview.com/news/indi ... n-wow-air/

    New today... indigo might invest more than first thought. But those of you that said Skúli will be asked to accept tough terms were correct.
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    https://www.icelandreview.com/news/indi ... n-wow-air/

    New today... indigo might invest more than first thought. But those of you that said Skúli will be asked to accept tough terms were correct.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:42 am
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: E175 vs E190 Reliability?
    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    Re: E175 vs E190 Reliability?

    Don't know the answer to your question, but I have a friend that works or B6. His comments are that the E190's have constant issues. Especially in the electronics. Reboot, reset, re-program, etc. etc. I know a couple B6 FAs that are on the 190. They refer to it as the E-180 due to the numerous soft...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:30 am
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: E175 vs E190 Reliability?
    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    Re: E175 vs E190 Reliability?

    Don't know the answer to your question, but I have a friend that works or B6. His comments are that the E190's have constant issues. Especially in the electronics. Reboot, reset, re-program, etc. etc. I know a couple B6 FAs that are on the 190. They refer to it as the E-180 due to the numerous soft...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:11 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
    Replies: 65
    Views: 10772

    Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

    MCDU has dedicated his life to posting any negative WN news he can find on this forum so I choose to ignore him. WN has definitely had its fair share of issues operationally over the past few months, but I'm not sure I would have done things any differently in terms of cancelling flights out of MDW...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:11 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
    Replies: 85
    Views: 10549

    Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

    Haha, are people here in A-net, still saying “NK serves a different market” in 2019?? Sure. 90s Ryanair used to “serve a different market” in Europe... go look where are they now... This. AA (and other legacies) have learned from what happened in Europe. BA thought the average easyJet customer was ...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
    Replies: 85
    Views: 10549

    Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

    AA will undercut NK on prices, and ultimately there will be no reason for travelers to take NK, Other than NK's superior product, you mean? :stirthepot: There have been times for me (twice so far) where an NK BFS has been less than an AA coach, even with carry on and checked. Even if it is a bit mo...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta
    Replies: 56
    Views: 8644

    Re: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta

    Right now in early 2019, about the farthest the MD88s go is to places like PVD, EWR, MKE, and ICT. Basically sub 2 hour segments with a disproportionate about of sub 1 hour flights in the southeast. For the most part they are out of most key business and or competitive markets, primarily for produc...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:32 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
    Replies: 48
    Views: 14697

    Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

    Judging from the volume on the internet it appears to me that almost every person has something embarrassing on the internet with the % increasing as they spent more of their lives in the current digital age. So, the other issue is that it’s probably a much larger % of their employees than they ima...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:28 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
    Replies: 117
    Views: 17847

    Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

    In a meeting with Hamburgs Major Peter Tschentscher, Sir Tim Clark said that they intend to launch flights from Hamburg to New York again. Clark says that this route would be profitable. But there is a problem with the market access. Lufthansa avoids open competition with help from the German Depar...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:28 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
    Replies: 54
    Views: 11987

    Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

    My most recent memory with dealing with this occurred on an Air Wisconsin CRJ from PHL-ALB. A very portly, unkempt woman boarded the plane after I did, and sat down in front. I was over the wing so I couldn’t smell (thankfully after I heard the following). An older woman (obviously hearing impaired)...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:11 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?
    Replies: 12
    Views: 1504

    Re: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?

    Remember, he almost called B6 Taxi. That is until he thought about the negative connotations about NYC cabs. So it might be similar to Lyft, or something like that.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:12 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)
    Replies: 38
    Views: 11215

    Re: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)

    flightaware, and the JetBlue website, show just about everything B6 has into and out of Boston is cancelled for today. With winter storm Harper being a mostly non event snow and ice wise, why? Delta, B6's most direct competitor at BOS, hasn't cancelled a single flight. Did B6 hit the panic button t...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:25 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
    Replies: 250
    Views: 28046

    Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

    The only airline B6 could've seriously merged with was VX. That ship has sailed. The F9/NK combo makes sense, the legacies have already tied up and AS stole VX right out of B6's lap. The writing is on the wall for B6. They will survive on their own because they have to survive on their own. If this...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:29 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
    Replies: 105
    Views: 24710

    Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

    The planes covered under this deal are currently registered TF-MOM, DAD (with sharklets), SON, and KID (without sharklets). TF-MOM is operating for Aruba Airlines in the moment... TF-DAD and MOM seem to be the WOW A/C that I have wound up on most frequently, with the nod going to DAD. It frequented...

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    by UPNYGuy
    Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:45 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair looking at India flights in W19
    Replies: 34
    Views: 4015

    Re: Icelandair looking at India flights in W19

    c933103 wrote:
    Why not simply take over WOW's route now that Icelandair is acquiring WOW?


    Icelandair is not acquiring WOW.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:17 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Around the World Route
    Replies: 18
    Views: 2649

    Re: Around the World Route

    Crystal (the ultra luxury cruise line) still does it. They have a specially equipped 772lr for this purpose, in a VIP config. They charter it from time to time, but they have it to do “air cruises” to fly the ultra wealthy around the world.

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    by UPNYGuy
    Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:05 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
    Replies: 185
    Views: 38328

    Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

    Who will take max9? Probably Icelandair,Turkish,United,Alaska,Aeromexico or who knows... A321neo will go as hot cakes. They had crazy business plan and they failed miserably. JetBlue will think twice before they start new TATL ops. Who knows what will happened in future with low cost long haul but ...

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