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by TWA772LR
Tue May 17, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

I saw on TikTok that after the Falklands, the British troops were returning home and when they were about a day out, the ships crew came on the PA saying there were going to be customs check (something to that effect). The last day at see was all the troops throwing overboard their war spoils (Argen...

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 17, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any possibility of WN adding bus service to airports not currently served by WN?
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Any possibility of WN adding bus service to airports not currently served by WN?

Gee, I thought WN was bus service! :D That was actually their initial competition in their beginning. Buses have too many variables that can affect on time performance, IMO. They don't want to deal with it. If Republic is successful in their LIFT program getting an exception from the feds to have p...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 16, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 55
Views: 6538

Re: US pilots age 65+

So. You just keep flying corporate. If over 65 makes you unsafe, flying a business jet doesn’t change that. But yet they go there. Part 135 as well. The 65 rule only applies to Part 121. You can fly at Part 135 until the age of 736 as long as you can hold a medical. Corporate, charter…what about fr...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 15, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 55
Views: 6538

Re: US pilots age 65+

TVNWZ wrote:
So. You just keep flying corporate. If over 65 makes you unsafe, flying a business jet doesn’t change that. But yet they go there.

Part 135 as well. The 65 rule only applies to Part 121. You can fly at Part 135 until the age of 736 as long as you can hold a medical.

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 13, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 53247

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

In non-DIA news, JSX looks like it's coming to the front range. They have CSA job openings at the airport in Broomfield. I was hoping for APA if/when they came here!

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 13, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 257411

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Armchair network planner: 321XLRs go on LIM and some other 763 route at 2x daily or 12x weekly. This frees up those 763s to do daily EZE and MVD. The current 777 on EZE opens DEN-Timbuktu/three. Nice, but why would you downgauge EZE that's operating at 95% LF and on top of that add a MVD tag, alrea...

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 13, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 257411

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Per Airbus: https://i.postimg.cc/j26hWTHz/airbus-a321xlr-ranges.jpg Bolivia should not be a problem from IAH, the return has to be from VVI not from LPB due to the airfield's height. MVD is questionable from IAH, doable from MIA or FLL. Armchair network planner: 321XLRs go on LIM and some other 763...

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 13, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 257411

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

There's not a lot of info and the A321XLR specs, but note that it will have a permanent rear center tank and an optional auxiliary center tank probably in the rear of the forward bin. Airbus says the range is up to 4,700NM, which is longer than the 777-200A. I wonder if UA is buying the ACT and wha...

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 12, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 7800

Re: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft

Maybe bring back the TU 134 and 154 where they're at it???

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 11, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

The longest I've waited is EWR (go figure) and DAL. DAL was when a thunderstorm rolled through and we had already pushed back. Once the storm passed, we had to wait for the FAA to reconfigure the departures and on top of that we were number four...teen (CA said it exactly like that) for departure. I...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 11, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 257411

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Isn't Bergen also a hub for offshore petroleum activity?

Stavanger is where it's really at for lol in Norway.

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 07, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Lockheed Paint L-1011 Fuselages During Final Assembly?
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: Why did Lockheed Paint L-1011 Fuselages During Final Assembly?

http://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/DC-9s-at-peak-production.jpg From: https://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/DC-9s-at-peak-production.jpg What is interesting about the 1967 production line photo above is that it is U-shaped. The TWA is next out the door foll...

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 07, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Re: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?

Man where to start. Once at an airline in IAH the inbound aircraft sat at a gate for over an hour because the jetbridge wouldn't work, meanwhile the ramp unloaded half the plane. It was closed back up and towed to another gate. A bunch of customers came to me and my partner asking where their bags w...

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 05, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 33
Views: 2632

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

I know rampers love the CRJ-200 in the winter time. The apu exhaust is convenient to stand under.

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 05, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 36
Views: 8920

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

Someone at the crew and OE desks had some explaining to do.

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 04, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Celebrates 75 Years to Hawaii
Replies: 52
Views: 6989

Re: United Celebrates 75 Years to Hawaii

Wingtips56 wrote:
Western Airlines flew to Hawaii starting in 1969, if you believe Wikipedia. I flew their DC-10 LAX-HNL-LAX. 707, 720 and DC-10s various routes.

Don't forget HNL-ANC-LGW on the DC10.

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 03, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO DEL and BLR / AC YVR DEL
Replies: 31
Views: 6363

Re: UA SFO DEL and BLR / AC YVR DEL

So is Air India paying into the Russian ATC system? If so, I am sorry but they should not be allowed to land in the US. Then US airlines shouldn't be allowed to land in the US because they overfly Iran. Lol US carries don't overfly Iran. Also while Iran isn't best friends with the US they aren't br...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7196

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

Well, no doubt what is the next backbone of the global freighter fleet will be. I'm shocked Boeing passed on the 777-300ER conversion. With 3 in competition, that is sufficient. The A330 conversion will compete. I'm excited to see IAI joining that competition. The global freight will benefit from t...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 and F9?
Replies: 19
Views: 3059

Re: B6 and F9?

Frontier would give JetBlue a meaningful midcon hub in Denver If by meaningful you mean a dozen ground loud gates in a fierce 3-way competition with two much stronger airlines, sure. The advantages of said focus city would be completely negated by B6's CASM ex-fuel being significantly higher than t...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 and F9?
Replies: 19
Views: 3059

B6 and F9?

With B6 and F9 in a battle to acquire Spirit, why dont they go for each other instead? Frontier would give JetBlue a meaningful midcon hub in Denver plus an actual western and Midwest market exposure, much greater than that of Spirit. IMO it seems like B6 is willing to spend billions of dollars just...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 674
Views: 136130

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Any guesses as to which airports they would fly in to when they decide to foray in to Houston, Dallas, and Denver? I'd say Fort Worth and Fort Collins for Dallas and Denver respectively, but Houston would be hard for them unless Conroe or Sugarland get TSA. I'd love them to fly to Centennial instea...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries that don’t have their own airline
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: Countries that don’t have their own airline

Lichtenstein, San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Andorra

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 674
Views: 136130

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Any guesses as to which airports they would fly in to when they decide to foray in to Houston, Dallas, and Denver? I'd say Fort Worth and Fort Collins for Dallas and Denver respectively, but Houston would be hard for them unless Conroe or Sugarland get TSA. I'd love them to fly to Centennial instead...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 02, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Going to Atlanta June 20-25
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Going to Atlanta June 20-25

CNN is pretty cool and the Atlanta Aquarium is supposed to be amazing

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 01, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO DEL and BLR / AC YVR DEL
Replies: 31
Views: 6363

Re: UA SFO DEL and BLR / AC YVR DEL

capejet wrote:
So is Air India paying into the Russian ATC system? If so, I am sorry but they should not be allowed to land in the US.

Then US airlines shouldn't be allowed to land in the US because they overfly Iran.
Lol

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 777-9 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 3582

Re: British Airways 777-9 routes?

IAH has been double daily 747s before. Once everything rebounds, it's not inconceivable to have at least 1 A35J, 779, or even A380 in there.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA 747SP retiring
Replies: 13
Views: 2515

Re: NASA 747SP retiring

Any plans for a new airborne observatory? Or has the James Webb replaced that role?

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 2400

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

UA NRT-ICN 737-800

It was a GUM-based crew and the exit signs were in Japanese first and English second.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service for Gulf Shores international airport
Replies: 58
Views: 7975

Re: New service for Gulf Shores international airport

MSP is mentioned as a contender in the article. I'd say SY.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"
Replies: 19
Views: 3339

Re: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"

This concept would be better used as a detergent or flex of muscle in a Panama or Grenada situation than a whole carrier battle group. In a peer/near-peer conflict with China or Russia the amphibious ships would still provide flexibility for all-F35 ops or amphibious landing along with the carrier g...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Love Field (DAL) service in 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 3176

Re: Love Field (DAL) service in 2024

I think we'd see United return to DAL before AA.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights From US to Northeast Brazil
Replies: 14
Views: 2856

Re: Flights From US to Northeast Brazil

Any chance to see UA hop in some of these cities with their XLRs? Maybe not EWR but IAD can be the hub for that as well as IAH.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds IAD-LFW
Replies: 29
Views: 7459

Re: Ethiopian adds IAD-LFW

DCA350 wrote:
I wonder what equipment? I can't imagine that's a huge market. Would seem perfect to start with a 787, then possibly grow to a 777, if the loads/cargo are good.

I'd imagine they'd be leveraging ASky's West Africa network.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 257411

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

cosyr wrote:
I doubt the Jetblue Spirit merger will actually go through, but I wonder if it (or the B6/AA partnership) could open up some slots at JFK for UA.

UA has publicly said it wants to fly to JFK from the midcon hubs so there should be some opportunities.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151094

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Nobody seems to want OAK though! Trash yields and 100% leisure... that's why it fits into NK's (and WN/G4) strategy well. But I'm 100% certain that if this merger goes through, OAK will be cut from the network. The question is whether they choose to build up SFO or not. Personally, I think having t...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151094

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Well what I really was meaning was a mid-West Coast hub. VX was pretty much only in SFO and a token presence in LAX. A Baby Area hub is what they're wanting. Nobody seems to want OAK though! Trash yields and 100% leisure... that's why it fits into NK's (and WN/G4) strategy well. But I'm 100% certai...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25608

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJU

JannEejit wrote:
I don't think that's going to be repaired somehow.

Nothing some speed tape can't fix.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no AS trans pacific.
Replies: 25
Views: 3067

Re: Why no AS trans pacific.

Because they now have Oneworld…. Before I don’t think serving Trans Pacific was a priority, and an expensive one at that Why do it yourself when you can have people do it for you? Although with big Oneworld partners on the other side of the Pacific, what's not to like? NRT would work with JL there,...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151094

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Me thinks B6 s still feeling the sorrow from losing VX and a west coast toe hold. While Spirit isn't particularly strong in the middle of the continent, it would still give B6 a good exposure and less risk than building a midcon exposure yourself from scratch. But I still think OAK is the prize for...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151094

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Me thinks B6 s still feeling the sorrow from losing VX and a west coast toe hold. While Spirit isn't particularly strong in the middle of the continent, it would still give B6 a good exposure and less risk than building a midcon exposure yourself from scratch. But I still think OAK is the prize for ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF
Replies: 46
Views: 10788

Re: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF

OP but are there any avgas operated flights in the western hemisphere that are pax carrying on old planes like the DC3 and Commando? I'd love to get a trip on them.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Cathay Pacific convert its 777x order to 787-10?
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Will Cathay Pacific convert its 777x order to 787-10?

The 777X is a long haul aircraft. For CX, the 78J would be a "regional" aircraft. 2 totally different markets.

That said, CX is one of the few airlines that can .ame a 77X (even a rumored 777-10X) work for their network.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Signs Anti Lynching Law
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Biden Signs Anti Lynching Law

ReverseFlow wrote:
Welcome to the 21st century.

First proposed in 1900, more like 20th.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui to launch Seattle
Replies: 56
Views: 10765

Re: Air Tahiti Nui to launch Seattle

One has to ask if more frequencies to LAX would be a better choice than starting 2x SEA (or YVR). They will have 12 weekly PPT-LAX this summer in addition to the daily LAX-CDG. Already seems quite ambitious considering how international travel remains iffy. Tahiti has been pretty open through the p...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2208

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

I'm American so I'm biased towards my own. The French and UK ones are iconic and instantly brings visions of their countries at least when I hear the tunes. Musically I also love the Russian one. I played the trumpet when I was in school and it's a perfect trumpet fanfare. Also interesting how the w...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2257

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

cjg225 wrote:
T18 wrote:
China has a long and proud history of knock offs and straight up IP teft so not shocking at all, worst part is this one don't even look good on its own.

Yeesh. Yeah. That's an ugly copy of the Beetle.

The VW is a classic. This is the Walmart version.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW
Replies: 95
Views: 16005

Re: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW

Be interested to see if United follows suit with Houston to Melbourne, really putting Delta/SkyTeam in a pinch on U.S. to Australia. Doubt it. UA’s 789’s have a denser configuration which would likely make IAH-MEL more difficult. Down the track who knows though, especially if the VA partnership con...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW
Replies: 95
Views: 16005

Re: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW

Been kicked around here for a while but still a nice surprise. Is there a lot of tourist or business demand between Aus and Texas? If so, what are the drivers of this demand? No…most Aussies have little or no interest in Texas. Strictly a feeder run. Just curious, why do you say that? Don't mind ol'...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 166643

Re: JetBlue secures more London slots

I'm wondering if EWR-LHR 1x daily would work also. I don't think they wanna go against UA from their fortress. UA responding with BOS-LHR is one thing but this is still a pretty new service with a pandemic going on. JetBlue should focus on their strengths first to cultivate it. What? That hasn't st...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 166643

Re: JetBlue secures more London slots

American 767 wrote:
I'm wondering if EWR-LHR 1x daily would work also.

I don't think they wanna go against UA from their fortress. UA responding with BOS-LHR is one thing but this is still a pretty new service with a pandemic going on. JetBlue should focus on their strengths first to cultivate it.

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