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by TWA85
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 273
Views: 72504

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Could Air Asia become the new national carrier for Malaysia?

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by TWA85
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Extreme Consoldation Scenarios in US
Replies: 29
Views: 2861

Re: Extreme Consoldation Scenarios in US

Willie Walsh recently said on a podcast that consolidation comes in many forms. The most obvious form is full mergers. Other forms are alliances and competitors disappearing. When analyzing potential consolidation scenarios, one must consider the ultimate objective. The objective could be eliminatin...

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by TWA85
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris rapid recovery in the age of COVID
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

Re: Volaris rapid recovery in the age of COVID

Volaris is an underrated airline with a bright future in my opinion. Interjet's financial issues and fleet reduction are helping to bring discipline back to the Mexican air travel market. Aeromexico's bankruptcy is also helping Volaris. Volaris has great potential to expand their model to other cou...

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by TWA85
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52493

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

How many widebody international gates does AA have a JFK? If my count from Google maps is correct, it is 15.

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by TWA85
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267856

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

And on top of that, if we're talking Florida business markets, MIA is the primary one. What a lot of folks need to realize is that AA trimmed a lot of fat off in a highly competitive environment of LGA and JFK. AA doesn’t need to be the size of Delta or B6 to have a good offering to the NYC market....

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by TWA85
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3644

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

I'm curious why this is an issue for AA? AA received the money for the miles. The CC company cannot give away miles it did not pay for. All miles were paid for so why is this a problem for AA? If anything it's the CC company that should be penalizing its customers, or AA should be penalizing the CC...

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by TWA85
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks additional MEX slots
Replies: 28
Views: 5872

Re: JetBlue petitions for UAL to get their MEX slots

Sometimes your choices are between two evils and your best choice is the lesser of the two. It's better to influence whom you compete with in the future.

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by TWA85
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 251644

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

11/17-11/24 Period Total Fleet: 154 Scheduled Service: 123/154 Total Fleet: 154 Scheduled Service: 123/154 Spares: 15/154 (1x76T; 1x76L; 5x76Z; 2x764; 5x333) Conversion: 6/154 (3x [email protected]; 3x [email protected]) Maintenance: 8/154 ([email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; 2x [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]) Induction/St...

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by TWA85
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16859

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

What about JVs with multiple carriers around the world? AF/KL in Europe, MU in China, EY in West Asia, and CI, GA, and VN in Southeast Asia.

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by TWA85
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6468

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

When trying to answer if company A should acquire company B, one should first answer what is the intended goal of the acquisition. Then one must answer if the created value of the acquisition outweighs the cost. In this case, if the intended goal is to expand, the created value does not outweigh the...

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by TWA85
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127606

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

What's the possibility Gol, Viva Air, and Sky Airline could create their own alliance to better compete with LATAM and Avianca? Viva and Sky combined have 100 aircraft on order. That is evidence that the two have big growth ambitions. The three airline groups combined would have a strong presence i...

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by TWA85
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127606

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

What's the possibility Gol, Viva Air, and Sky Airline could create their own alliance to better compete with LATAM and Avianca? Viva and Sky combined have 100 aircraft on order. That is evidence that the two have big growth ambitions. The three airline groups combined would have a strong presence in...

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by TWA85
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13766

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

MAH4546 wrote:
aaexp wrote:
Will DL come to CNF? CNF-MIA/CNF-ATL?


I think that’s doubtful. But this will force AA to return to CNF.


If AA wasn't successful at CNF before with LATAM feed, how are they supposed to without it and with LATAM now competing against them?

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by TWA85
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13766

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

MAH4546 wrote:
aaexp wrote:
Will DL come to CNF? CNF-MIA/CNF-ATL?


I think that’s doubtful. But this will force AA to return to CNF.


If AA wasn't successful at CNF before with LATAM feed, how are they going to be successful without it and with LATAM now competing against them?

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by TWA85
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5725

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

An idea AA could do is partner with GOL in Brazil, SkY Airline in Chile and Peru, and Viva Columbia/Peru in Colombia and Peru. AA could go as far as purchasing large stakes in these small yet growing airlines and use their shareholder influence to transform them into hybrid carriers that would bette...

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by TWA85
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5725

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

An idea AA could do is partner with GOL in Brazil, SkY Airline in Chile and Peru, and Viva Columbia/Peru in Colombia and Peru. AA could go as far as purchasing large stakes in these small yet growing airlines and use their shareholder influence to transform them into hybrid carriers that would bette...

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by TWA85
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127606

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA's only remaining option is to start flying fifth freedom flights between South American countries and purchase stakes in smaller local airlines to feed the fifth freedom flights. The bigger question here is who could be next? The AA/LAN partnership is over 20 years old. If DL can pull LATAM away...

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by TWA85
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127606

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA's only remaining option is to start flying fifth freedom flights between South American countries and purchase stakes in smaller local airlines to feed the fifth freedom flights. The bigger question here is who could be next? The AA/LAN partnership is over 20 years old. If DL can pull LATAM away...

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by TWA85
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127606

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA's only remaining option is to start flying fifth freedom flights between South American countries and purchase stakes in smaller local airlines to feed the fifth freedom flights. The bigger question here is who could be next? The AA/LAN partnership is over 20 years old. If DL can pull LATAM away ...

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by TWA85
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 20593

Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

DL CEO Ed Bastian has stated the SkyTeam Alliance has failed to provide member airlines and their customers the benefits they are intended to. As a result, DL is placing a greater emphasis on developing and deepening its relationships with other airlines on an individual basis. The goal is to develo...

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by TWA85
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Questions about Code Sharing?

Hello Everybody, I have a couple of questions about code sharing. 1. Can the selling carrier sell tickets on the operating carriers flights without the passenger originating or terminating their itinerary in the selling carriers home country? For example, could AA sell a ticket to a passenger flying...

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by TWA85
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19806

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Wasn't it reported a few years back that six new wide body gates are supposed to be built where the regional gates currently are at the end of Concourse A?

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by TWA85
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 44
Views: 14086

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

DL's withdrawal from NRT might actually help in some cases. Their slots could be reallocated to LCCs or other carriers wishing to expand at NRT because they can't expand at HND. As HND continues to open up to international traffic, NRT role will likely change to a similar role as LGW. NRT will becom...

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by TWA85
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7986

Re: Haneda slots

Virgin Atlantic have stated that they would consider relaunching Tokyo flights if they can get Haneda slots. Maybe the Delta tie up and increasing slots at HND will finally relaunch the London Heathrow route on VS I'm not sure I completely understand what you are suggesting and how Delta's partners...

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by TWA85
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5725

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

Didn't AA fly DFW-UIO recently?

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by TWA85
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 16274

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

Here come the AA transcon cuts at JFK! I do agree that AA cutting JFK-SEA isn't a great sign for their NYC strategy, however their strategy has been to focus on travelers flying to NYC then returning home (example, XXX-NYC-XXX). With DL having hubs on both ends of the route, AA is at a network disa...

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by TWA85
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 8886

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

I thought I read the load factors on SLC-NRT were actually pretty good. Is that not correct? I think in the high 70s, honestly not 100%. But I do know for a fact the 332 had some issues. 2011 L/F values per month. Airport code indicates the departure city. Source US BTS. June 0.838211621 NRT 0.8657...

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by TWA85
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The problem with DFW-ATH is that any connection routed through DFW to feed the DFW-ATH flights can and already is being routed through ORD. Taking connections away from ORD could negatively impact the viability of the ORD-ATH flights. Yes DFW is a large hub and DFW-ATH flights would most likely viab...

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by TWA85
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 45699

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Hey guys, new poster here, but I saw an article that seems prettty applicable to this discussion, seems like Flightglobal has been reading this thread https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-what-makes-a-focus-city-for-delta-458775/ "ANALYSIS: What makes a focus city for Delta?&quo...

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by TWA85
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 9556

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

This is definitely slot-sitting **DL LAS-LGB OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>2[0] DEC 0>2[0] JAN 0>2[0] FEB 0>2[0] MAR 0>2[0] Originally I came to the same conclusion until I remembered DL also flies to SAN, SJC, and SJC. It's possible DL might actually be attempting to compete in the market.

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by TWA85
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 62160

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

IF this rumor is true, it makes sense for AA to do so. AA needs a replacement for the 757s flying thinner routes to Europe, South America, and Hawaii. It would not be surprising if they simply converted 20-30 of their existing A321neo orders into orders for the A321LR.

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by TWA85
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

AA JFK Routes over the years?

Hello Everyone, With all of the talk about AA's downsizing at JFK over the past few years, I thought I'd ask what routes AA has flown to/from JFK over the years. After looking through some old AA timetables and departedflights.com, these are the routes I came up with. Please add any routes that are ...

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by TWA85
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: if AA were to bring three routes to JFK what would they be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: if AA were to bring three routes to JFK what would they be?

FRA, SDQ, and SJU. Honorable mentions PAP, SJC, and ZRH. There are plenty more that should be started or brought back, but these are the biggest holes.

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by TWA85
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 83
Views: 14076

Re: United MCO hub?

Here is an interesting article about NW, UA, and US attempts to build hubs/focus cities at various cities in Florida over the years. UA did in fact attempt to build a hub in MCO during the early 1990's. According to the article, UA struggled from the beginning to compete with DL and US. Then after p...

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by TWA85
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4488

Re: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019

These routes are being suspended to free up aircraft that can replace the grounded MAX aircraft.

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by TWA85
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?
Replies: 38
Views: 4056

Re: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?

Here are a some quick thoughts to consider. 1. RDU and BNA are similar sized markets. However BNA has approximately 3 million more passengers than RDU. 2. Nashville's GDP is approximately 60% larger than the Research Triangle's GDP which could generate higher yields at BNA. 3. DL could employ the st...

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by TWA85
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 11119

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

Another thought to consider is the new Polaris configured 763 have a higher ratio of premium/business to economy seats (66% premium/business) compared to the 764 (45% premium/business). If UA is going to use the Polaris 763 on the route, they might be attempting to trade capacity for increased yields.

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by TWA85
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans start MAD-LIM
Replies: 24
Views: 3513

Re: Norwegian plans start MAD-LIM

How will Norwegian be able to operate this route? They don't have a Spanish AOC. Is there open skies between the EU and Peru?

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by TWA85
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6680

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Opportunity for smaller airlines like Porter to develop underserved markets without directly competing with Air Canada and Westjet?

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by TWA85
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 14225

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Another quarter, another MIA to Asia thread. Over a year ago, it was said that MIA would have flights to Asia within 2 years. But so far, little to no progress has been made. Chris Mangos, director of marketing at MIA, had this to say: “[With] China, things have gotten a little more difficult,” he ...

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by TWA85
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 273
Views: 72504

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

What about selling the valuable assets to to AirAsia, and them operating a new MH as a premium long-haul subsidiary? The remaining assets and debts could be wiped away in inslovancy. The Malaysian government could forgive/guarantee the remaining unpaid debts in exchange AirAsia protects the jobs of ...

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by TWA85
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet
Replies: 30
Views: 9276

Re: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet

Who says Lufthansa has to become a majority or sole shareholder of Easyjet? What about purchasing a significant yet still minority stake in them (just enough to have influence) and establishing an intra-European JV with them? It's a win for Lufthansa because they gain a larger presence in the UK and...

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by TWA85
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to partner with CZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Emirates to partner with CZ

It'll be very interesting to see how CZ leverages both of these partnerships in the future. Could CZ leverage its partnership with QR for greater access to Southern Europe while leveraging its partnership with EK for greater access to the Middle East and Africa? Codeshare agreements are not an expen...

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by TWA85
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on
Replies: 39
Views: 8967

Re: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on

What's the possibility that IAG walking away from NAS, is their way of putting pressure on NAS. By walking away IAG can find out just how desperate NAS is. If NAS asks IAG to come back to the negotiating table then it shows IAG they are becoming desperate. If NAS allows IAG to walk away without aski...

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by TWA85
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?
Replies: 21
Views: 3294

Re: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?

AA doesn't fly to CAN but they do fly to PEK where CZ has its second largest hub and PVG where CZ also has a sizable operation. AA receives significant feed already at those two stations. On the flip side, CZ doesn't fly to DFW but they do fly to LAX which is a significantly sized AA hub where CZ re...

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by TWA85
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of HNA’s Hong Kong Airlines in Doubt
Replies: 42
Views: 11047

Re: Future of HNA’s Hong Kong Airlines in Doubt

Would DL/MU be interested in acquiring HX? DL struggled to remain competitive in HKG and has left the market. Skyteam overall is also weak there. HX has the potential to partially offset the loss of CZ if it were supported and managed by DL and MU.

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by TWA85
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?
Replies: 31
Views: 4778

Re: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?

If IAG were to acquire the DY group, the overall IAG network allocatuon would probably look something like this. -BA (including CJ): LHR, LGW, and LCY -IB (including I2): MAD -EI (including RE): Ireland -VY: Spain (short-haul; except MAD), Italy (short-haul), and France (short-haul) -Level (long-hau...

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by TWA85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 10842

Re: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition

Question... How does more competition make it easier for new entrants to obtain slots at slot restricted airports? More competition means more competitors fighting over the same amount of slots. For example; If AA and BA didn't have their JV, they individually would be fighting for more slots to rem...

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