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Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

I saw "Zeus" at SYD when Olympic briefly served that city in the mid-1970s. "Zeus"! One fell of an appropriate name for a 747! OA flew to Sydney from 1972 to 2004 so more than just “briefly”. They might have temporarily suspended the route once or twice during that period but ov...

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Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 55
Views: 12095

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

dcaproducer wrote:
JonNYC wrote:
catiii wrote:

How is the customer experience?

Absolutely exceptional.

And one can use their jet-card funds on commercial DL as well, with a dedicated (and beyond amazing) booking team, etc.


This. Completely agree.


Don’t members get automatic DL Diamond status?

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 9908

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

Ever notice that the south half of B, is lower than the north half of B? Eastern designed the north half to their height, Delta designed the south half to their height Now that you mention it... Interesting that EA and DL would have had that much say that the concourse height would be different on ...

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 9908

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

I avoid ATL whenever possible. Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other. And the easiest hub airport from a connecting passenger standpoint anywhere in the world. No need to try to sell me on ATL, I’ve used the airport from an O&D (resident and vi...

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 9908

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

MIflyer12 wrote:
questions wrote:
I avoid ATL whenever possible.


Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other.


When I’m connecting through an airport I don’t care that it has more nonstop destinations than any other — my travel plans have been made!

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 9908

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

The demand for gates may have arguably moderated, but the need for gate space has not. TABCD were built back in the early 1980s and were designed in an era in which Delta was predominantly flying DC-9-30/737-200 sized aircraft as the backbone of their domestic fleet. Now every other gate is a 321/7...

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12074

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Since this was a diversion for a flight from one country to another and landing in a third, how were the passengers processed? Does Nassau airport have a secure holding facility so that passengers would not have to enter and exit the country?

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12074

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

My last flight was a DL A350 and after a transpac crossing, no thrust reverse was applied. I would guarantee that reverse was selected, just idle reverse . I normally use idle reverse after having done a landing distance assessment for no reverse. Still will select maximum reverse if needed. Not th...

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 111
Views: 32564

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Sorry if I missed this, but I’ve only read “hard landing” and “rough landing.”

Can someone describe the type of landing that would cause this type of damage? For example, nose gear first or main and nose gear at the same time.

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363310

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It might look “sloppy” to you, and your opinion matters. But I’m certain that how the wavy line and the changing negative space between it and the grey was intentionally designed to be that way, vs (say) exactly 6 inches apart from nose to tail. Actually I really dislike the wave very much for othe...

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363310

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

As I promised, here is the better quality picture of the first 737max in the new United livery. https://twitter.com/gerardiaviation/status/1139912267196092416 With the better quality one you can clearly see the reg. And also that there is still some gold on the aircraft (look at the inside of the w...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13935

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

On the flip side, the JV’s contribute to DL’s profitability from which employees benefit through profit sharing. I’d also argue that the JV’s help create a competitive network with breadth and frequency that allows DL to capture, ie, win, profitable corporate contracts. Without the JV’s DL would be ...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21296

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

... and they made money. No, they didn't... not until around 2010 anyway. Airline financial performance prior to the consolidation that occurred post-GFC was absolutely terrible . And the industry’s poor financial performance was caused because of a hard wall between F and Y. Based on your argument...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21296

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

The extra inches required to insert the wall is significantly less than the space required for an additional inch of seat pitch for 25-30 rows of Y seating. Thing is the position of the seats at the exit row kind of dictate where you can allocate inches. So the extra space required for the full bul...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21296

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Kudos to AC for using a full wall between F/J and the main cabin. The visual cabin dividers being used by others, e.g., DL, are cheap, tacky and awful and degrade the F/J cabin experience. I also like the gray/charcoal color palette. It’s much better than the overused blue. A very sharp aircraft. T...

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21296

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Kudos to AC for using a full wall between F/J and the main cabin. The visual cabin dividers being used by others, e.g., DL, are cheap, tacky and awful and degrade the F/J cabin experience.

I also like the gray/charcoal color palette. It’s much better than the overused blue.

A very sharp aircraft.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

I would like to see a simple table — airlines down the columns; work rules, pay and benefits across the rows — comparing Delta FA’s to their US airlines unionized counterparts. I bet the net net is those unionized FA’s are NOT any better off and that the only ones to benefit from Delta FA’s unioniz...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

I would like to see a simple table — airlines down the columns; work rules, pay and benefits across the rows — comparing Delta FA’s to their US airlines unionized counterparts. I bet the net net is those unionized FA’s are NOT any better off and that the only ones to benefit from Delta FA’s unionizi...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6356

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

This is amazing. Combined with HA’s other flights I would have never guessed all the route potential between HI and LAS.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6176

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Well Qantas tried to put an end to all this bird on a plane craziness! But putting wings on an otherwise-pedestrian mammal, on the other hand... :lol: 1449835 Good one! According to this site, wings were on from 1947-1984. https://1000logos.net/qantas-logo/ Looks like a pterodactyl.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6176

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Well Qantas tried to put an end to all this bird on a plane craziness!

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24983

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

bikerthai wrote:
Boeing will exit when they find interplanetary vehicles are more profitable than intercontinental vehicles.


First to market in a very lucrative industry sector.

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24983

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I'm there as well, in terms of cynicism. I'm glad I'm (much?) closer to the end of my career rather than the beginning, so I don't have to be a part of the race to the bottom much longer. One thing I keep noticing is the sack of coffee I buy now has less coffee in it. Pretty simple thing to compare...

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24983

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

While I am not in the aviation business at all in any way— cost cutting and quarterly results calls are effecting every single publicly traded company. I had one job at one agency for 24 years. I started at age 30 and the company was private. The #1 thing that mattered the MOST BY FAR was quality. ...

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42362

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta was late to the game in Asia. When forming SkyTeam they were left with third pick airlines. When it became obvious that NW’s former Narita hub was neither operationally nor financially viable DL found itself in a challenging position — it could no longer fly the Asia/Pacific network NW built; ...

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Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42362

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

DL has been very public about wanting to be the preferred carrier for New Yorkers. NYC-HKG is a major route for the Finance industry, which is obviously one of the most important segments of the New York economy. Hence, there are many potential DL customers and corporate clients who care whether or...

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Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42362

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Why would DL want to fly JFK-HKG? What’s the business case to support it?

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24983

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Of course these brand new aircraft should be inspected with a fine tooth comb. They cost 100’s of millions of dollars! Hasn’t anyone bought a new car?

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Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will change at Thai Airways after restructuring in 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: What will change at Thai Airways after restructuring in 2020?

Is it known which routes are most profitable for TG?

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Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6652

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

It’s clunky, for sure.

THE WORLD IS A
BETTER PLACE WHEN
YOU’RE OUT IN IT.

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5235

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

The internet and social media may not have been around but this photo appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the country and was seared into people’s minds. https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/plane-crashes-tragedy-in-the-skies/4/ Yes, AA and the DC-10 recovered. If similar photos of the two ...

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am and TWA to Istanbul
Replies: 19
Views: 1986

Re: Pan Am and TWA to Istanbul

Did the growth of TK kill DL’s JFK-IST? Or were the yields never there and therefore DL preferred to route traffic to IST through AMS and CDG?

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Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22092

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

JAMBOJET wrote:
But take lga-dfw as an example: AA largely flies pre-merger AA A321s on the route: 39” pitch in F.


AA used to have a nice domestic F product. However it’s been “value engineered” by the bean counters to the point of mediocrity.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6263

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/c1/7f ... 091136.jpg


Wow. That’s quite impressive given the times.

What could of... if they had domestic feed and today’s modern hubs and aircraft.
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Wow. That’s quite impressive given the times.

What could of... if they had domestic feed and today’s modern hubs and aircraft.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6263

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/c1/7f ... 091136.jpg


Wow. That’s quite impressive given the times.

What could of... if they had domestic feed and today’s modern hubs and aircraft.
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Wow. That’s quite impressive given the times.

What could of... if they had domestic feed and today’s modern hubs and aircraft.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

Staid. Late 1980’s. Boring. Missed opportunity.

The red on the lapels reminds me of NW’s uniforms.

I like the women’s blouses for Okinawa. They should be used as blouses on the mainline cabin crew in lieu of the poofy blouses.

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Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18330

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Has this suspected change in DL’s strategy (due to its JV with KE) impacted SEA’s masterplan? I’m wondering this too. Does SEA no longer serve the same purpose it was originally intended to in light of the KE jv? I think DL in SEA is much more what BOS will be for DL. They have called it the 4 corn...

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Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18330

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

A couple of things: 1) DL at SEA is pretty tiny in TPAC compared to UA at SFO or even AC at YVR. And given their buildup at LAX and non-west coast stuff going through DTW/MSP, it's unlikely to ever come close to what UA and AC has. And as a whole, *A overwhelmingly dominates Asia so SEA for DL has ...

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Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18330

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

DTW is DL's TPAC/Asian Gateway. They already serve NRT, PVG, PEK, ICN, and even NGO from DTW, all (except for NGO) with A359's. They should just expand from DTW. I realize DTW only reaches the east coast but a majority of the US population lives East of the Mississippi. The only big population cent...

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18330

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

The trouble is that SEA is too small so DL cant grow as large as they wish Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater. But still small in overall total population. Don’t equate small with unimportant. As for...

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18330

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Will DL ever be successful in making SEA their TPAC hub similar to UA at SFO? No. That was only the plan when it became apparent NRT was closing as a hub and KE and DL were fighting. Now that KE is a full JV partner there is no need to fly a bunch of risky stuff like SEA-SIN like they might have tr...

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Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 115
Views: 14783

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Reading the India start/restart threads got me thinking These routes are supposedly very profitable for UA. Same market essentially, but DL isnt very interested in NRT HND China and is just starting to put its toe in India. Historically, CO had to start these routes from EWR if they wanted to serve...

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 115
Views: 14783

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Delta was late to the game in forming SkyTeam and that didn’t help with Asia. They had to pick from the leftovers. Not being competitive in bidding and losing out to AA for a stake in JL didn’t help either. JL and CX would have been much better partners for DL and certainly would have helped JFK-As...

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 115
Views: 14783

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Is that how you feel or is that fact? Got any recent polls to back that up? I'd say just as important to lucrative, premium passengers is getting to where they are going with a reputable, on time airline and not roll the dice with the other US2 and their alliances. Connecting in ICN is a breeze, es...

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 115
Views: 14783

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Delta was late to the game in forming SkyTeam and that didn’t help with Asia. They had to pick from the leftovers. Not being competitive in bidding and losing out to AA for a stake in JL didn’t help either. JL and CX would have been much better partners for DL and certainly would have helped JFK-Asi...

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23185

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

As far as the highly restrictive Basic Economy product, I believe airlines are over-segmenting air travelers and are therefore managing too many margins in a defined space and creating too much complexity. It’s like trying to put The Ritz Carlton, The W, Westin, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn ...

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9884

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

HP69 wrote:
Until Mexico City gets a new Airport, it will be hard for AeroMexico to profitably operate.


Sounds like they need some aircraft they can fly also.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Temporarily Adds 777-200 LAS-NRT, DFW-LAS; A330 on PHL-LAS for CES 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Re: American Airlines Temporarily Adds 777-200 LAS-NRT, DFW-LAS; A330 on PHL-LAS for CES 2020

I know airlines upgauge for special events because of the traffic, but are there other examples of a US airline adding a p2p just for an event?

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4238

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing

zakuivcustom wrote:
I would argue that if CX are to add another partner in US, it'll be B6. That would increase CX's presence in both BOS and JFK. CX also codeshare with AS right now anyway, helping feeds on their SEA flights.


There is another airline that could also provide benefits to CX in BOS, JFK and SEA.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4238

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing

I’m not convinced any airline is wedded to their respective alliance. Simply being a “founding member” is not a business reason. If more money can be made leaving an alliance, an airline will change partners, cancel JV agreements, sell/write-off financial investments and reconfigure networks. Corre...

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