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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7126

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

Because the state gets the revenue back many times over in other forms. Thankfully, GA isn't CA or NY yet. They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employees and their spening in Georgia creating more jobs and more payroll taxes an...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7126

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

SteelChair wrote:
Bobloblaw wrote:
And yet georgia continues to give them a 4 cent per gallon fuel tax credit.


Because the state gets the revenue back many times over in other forms. Thankfully, GA isn't CA or NY yet.

They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7126

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

And yet georgia continues to give them a 4 cent per gallon fuel tax credit.

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7542

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

Trump Shuttle used 727-200s from Eastern.

Btw I love the DB Cooper avitar above me. He died the other day.....maybe

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11643

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Right at this time the US is the champion of taxation without representation, I think together with Somalia. Anyway my friend has to pay US-taxes without living there and actually has no one representing him in the house or senate. In about 3 weeks no one will even realize he or she pays 1.5€ on hi...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11643

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Clearly you are from the US. Are you against Global Agreements Not sure what you propose. Waiting for the corporate lobbyists to go green will be a long wait. Yes I’m from the USA and yes I’m against global agreements because most Europeans end up not living up to their end of the agreement while t...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11643

Re: France to charge aviation tax

A global tax???? Lol. You can see who the Europeans are on this site. No concept of taxation without representation, no concept of national sovereignty Right at this time the US is the champion of taxation without representation, I think together with Somalia. Anyway my friend has to pay US-taxes w...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada CRJ ✈ E175 ✈ B767-300ER ✈ B777-300ER J
Replies: 11
Views: 5547

Re: Air Canada CRJ ✈ E175 ✈ B767-300ER ✈ B777-300ER J

Great report and never trust the stupid staff when they rebook you in IROPs all they care about is getting rid of you.

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11643

Re: France to charge aviation tax

A global tax???? Lol. You can see who the Europeans are on this site. No concept of taxation without representation, no concept of national sovereignty

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11643

Re: France to charge aviation tax

william wrote:
So where does the money from this tax go to? How does this "tax" help climate change? Some secret lab working on engines that do not pollute?

It doesn’t do a thing to impact the climate one iota

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11643

Re: France to charge aviation tax

I just spent 6 weeks in Europe, rented a car 5 different times. After filling up the cars to turn in and paying what I paid, I touch down at XNA and on the way home see that Sam's Club's gas is $2.17 a gal. God Bless America. If you were touching down at LAX, SAN or SFO you would not pay $2.17 a ga...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4303

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

I think what the posters keep missing about ULCCs is that their cost advantage is reduced on long haul routes. Fuel becomes the highest expense not labour. Also aircraft utilization gives ULCCs no cost advantage either. Even a 220 seat A321 won’t have much CASM advantage if any over a 300 seat 789 o...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9293

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

VSMUT wrote:
No. You can't just scale things in aviation.

Isn’t the 737 a scaled down 707?

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7562

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

It'll be news here when announced. There's a lot of Transborder traffic into some U.S. metros where WN is big but there's also lot of competition for Canada-origin passengers. (It won't be long before somebody mentions high Canada airport fees. Somehow high CPE doesn't stop people from flying into ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7562

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

It'll be news here when announced. There's a lot of Transborder traffic into some U.S. metros where WN is big but there's also lot of competition for Canada-origin passengers. (It won't be long before somebody mentions high Canada airport fees. Somehow high CPE doesn't stop people from flying into ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7562

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

What “update”? Southwest hasn’t said they were going to serve Canada like they said they were going to serve Hawaii.

Anyways with so many MAXs grounded, theee won’t be any new markets for awhile.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5388

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Looking at these data pretty clearly explains things like: [list][*]Why DL would rather send more and more pax through ATL. No, it doesn’t. CPE is an abused stat; few people understand what it really means. CPE = the total costs charged to all airlines (less any rebates) / total enplanements. The r...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11121

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Paying more money on airfares just to get the mileage points is a really really bad investment. It’s second maybe to financing a brand new car in terms of bad purchases

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America
Replies: 14
Views: 4058

Re: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America

The flaw your theory is this statement: “Airbus would be free to ramp up production” They aren’t unless they are willing to invest tens of billions in new production facilities for narrowbody aircraft for something that may well be temporary. I don’t think a.netters really understand the complexitie...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)
Replies: 7
Views: 2625

Re: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)

Crj from Indy to IAH. That is pathetic United. Maybe this will be one of the CRJ-550 routes

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6951

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

EA 401. Didn’t Eastern show films on NYC-South Florida?

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2184

Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Since someone posted films on flights that crashed, i thought I’d start my own odd post.

Name markets within the same time zone that on a direct routing pass through another time zone.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Historic BAe146 operators at BUR
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Historic BAe146 operators at BUR

Definitely not delta or Skywest. Westair flying as united express from sfo or air Wisconsin from DEN.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5833

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

I find it hard to believe that if B6 is making money on JFK CLT they would discontinue the route. Airlines don’t usually drop profitable flying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I find it tough they aren’t. CLT is a high fare airport and loads are good. CLT is a major business market from NYC. So...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113825

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Everyone talks about AA’s weakness in the west, but to me, this move reflects how weak AA is becoming in the Midwest. DL is effectively trying to “move” a USA-PVG flight from ORD to MSP. If the DL flight “works”, and remains going forward, this would mean: 1) DL can make a PVG flight work that AA c...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43827

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

The people that actually buy tickets that fund these airlines. Anyway, fingers crossed it will never materialize. Thankfully it's not an order, merely a letter of intent. So you’re hoping IAG never takes delivery of these aircraft? Given the seemingly endless issues this plane is riddled with, and ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385592

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers (Use incognito to get past paywall) America’s favorite form of cost-cutting finally comes home to roost. Yup. Disgraceful. That report is getting quite a lot of outrage press across popula...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385592

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers (Use incognito to get past paywall) America’s favorite form of cost-cutting finally comes home to roost. Incredible. 737MAX, designed by third world engineers. The Cheapest. The software w...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385592

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

spongenotbob wrote:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

(Use incognito to get past paywall)

America’s favorite form of cost-cutting finally comes home to roost.

Yup. Disgraceful.

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43827

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

bgm wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
What people outside of the US?


The people that actually buy tickets that fund these airlines.

Anyway, fingers crossed it will never materialize. Thankfully it's not an order, merely a letter of intent.

So you’re hoping IAG never takes delivery of these aircraft?

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43827

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG share argument is absolutely stupid. IAG share price has been on a downward trejectory for nearly one year. Any aircraft order probably negatively impacted share price due to increased debt or increased capacity growth during a global economic slowdown rather than the aircraft type. This should ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26085

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

How do you know this was a cultural issue rather than individual laziness? Because this sort of stuff is happening way too often, it a corporate culture problem that needs to be addressed from the top down. Sloppy 737MAX MCAS implementation and 'hiding' it from FAA & pilots (plus the other issu...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26085

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

At this rate, Boeing need not worry about the "MAX" branding any more. If they aren't careful, it'll be the "Boeing" name that will be scaring off passengers. Judging from the comments section it looks like it already is, at least here in Canada. So is Westjet flying around empt...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767-longest running commercial airliner without a major upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Re: Boeing 767-longest running commercial airliner without a major upgrade?

I don’t agree the 330 pushed it out of passenger service. First of all it’s still in passsenger service. Age more than anything has reduced its numbers in passenger service. It’s also being used as a freighter quite extensively so it certainly hasn’t fallen flat.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7054

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

It was anti competitive. The shuttle was to be a joint AA\UA operation.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13337

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

MIflyer12 wrote:
FSDan did great work with flight counts by hub/carrier/type. I wish he would do seat counts (or RPM totals). I have to wonder if this is the start of AA's long term decline at ORD, the way AA conceded to B6 at BOS.

Base on what? Seasonal cuts they make every year.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5833

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

Full flights don't necessarily mean profitable flights. I would think that CLT being a banking center would be an important market from JFK. As for full flights not being profitable. I know that is a popular position on here but it isn’t true in the current environment. Back in the early 1990s when...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5833

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

Full flights don't necessarily mean profitable flights. I would think that CLT being a banking center would be an important market from JFK. As for full flights not being profitable. I know that is a popular position on here but it isn’t true in the current environment. Back in the early 1990s when...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% over two years

lightsaber wrote:
There go my dreams of a JetBlue hub at LAS. G4 will be pressured.

Lightsaber

for the most part I don’t think they will serve the same cities. More like WN will be pressured. Spirit still doesn’t do a lot of smaller markets less than daily

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11108

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

F9 is getting the jet to fly Transconinental flights from the East to the West Coast. Why do they need the XLR for that? The regular NEO should be sufficient. Everyone remember that JetBlue’s transcons were huge moneylosers until they introduced MINT. Now maybe F9 can ancillary their way to profita...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11108

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

If Norwegian can do it, why shouldn’t Frontier be able to do it? They can use Providence, RI as their origin city - they fly there, it is close to Boston, New England and the tri-state area. Summer services for a start should be a no-brainer. Norwegian can’t do it. They’re losing money hand over fi...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53144

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

A.net is funny. Many here proclamimg the end of the 797 because of upgrades to “warmed over” 1988 A320. Yet on other threads many bash Boeing for making a “warmer over” 1968 737 MAX instead of a new “clean sheet”’737 replacement in response to the NEO back in 2011. So which is it??? We don't have t...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53144

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Big difference - 1988 technology is still state-of-the-art in 2019 for civilian jetliners. Everyone is missing the point. If the 321XLR is enough to kill the 797, then Boeing was right to do the MAX in response to the NEO rather than a cleansheet. I realize the 797/321XLR market is probably smaller...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53144

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

A.net is funny. Many here proclamimg the end of the 797 because of upgrades to “warmed over” 1988 A320. Yet on other threads many bash Boeing for making a “warmer over” 1968 737 MAX instead of a new “clean sheet”’737 replacement in response to the NEO back in 2011. So which is it??? More evidence a...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53144

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

A.net is funny. Many here proclamimg the end of the 797 because of upgrades to “warmed over” 1988 A320. Yet on other threads many bash Boeing for making a “warmer over” 1968 737 MAX instead of a new “clean sheet”’737 replacement in response to the NEO back in 2011. So which is it??? More evidence a....

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4094

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

It doesn't seem like it's worth the risk to remove pilots from the equation. Their salary is a relatively small component of the overall cost of a flight. Let's be really generous and assume a $300k average salary for a long-haul pilot. At 1000 hours of flying per year, that's $300/hour/pilot to fl...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53144

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

100% official now: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/american-airlines-agrees-to-order-50-airbus-a321xlrs.html Makes 797 an even more harder choice for Boeing to launch..... Great choice by AA! If any program can be derailed by adjustments to an existing aircraft, then it wa...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45837

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

By the time NMA shows up, A321XLR would have taken all the market share. The existence of XLR further weaken the case for NMA. Nowadays Boeing is run by a bunch of MBAs, lording over good engineers. Since the Dreamliner, there is no improvement on the platform. Rather Boeing bank on GEs or Safran f...

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