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by phxa340
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16480

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

Leisure dead due to school and business just dead. No debate on the latter, but don't be so quick to call leisure dead because of school starting; with many school districts returning to online learning, one thing they heard loud and clear was that the kids needed a flexible online schedule so work...

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by phxa340
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7172

Re: AS Q2 results

89 aircraft is pretty large percentage of Alaska’s fleet. are they mainly a319/20? The A319s are gone and aren’t coming back. The parked storage is a mix of A320s and various B737NG variants. Capacity is only at about 55% of pre-COVID levels so the other airframes will take time to come back, with ...

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by phxa340
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15545

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

[threeid][/threeid] Am I missing something here but how is Delta able to manage only 3 daily flights between Atlanta and Phoenix ? That seems very low compared to similar sized cities. Delta has never run a super thick schedule into PHX. It's a long flight (1500+ miles), it's a large AA hub that AA ...

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by phxa340
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15545

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

Am I missing something here but how is Delta able to manage only 3 daily flights between Atlanta and Phoenix ? That seems very low compared to similar sized cities.

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by phxa340
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA/AS Merger Potential - What would it look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: AA/AS Merger Potential - What would it look like?

DOJ would have an issue with combined LAX assets. Overall thought little overlap and they would be a powerhouse. But ... AA is so debt heavy that AS would almost have to be the airlines that acquires AA. AS is far better off alone than joining AA who IMO lacks a cohesive strategy for anything. Doug ...

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by phxa340
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I could be wrong - but I doubt we’re going to see any more lockdowns in the US. Would be nice if everybody wore masks, but the truth is people are over it, plain and simple. Closing bars and gyms is not “lockdown” either. Now, I definitely agree that it does reduce the demand for air travel. Except...

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by phxa340
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I could be wrong - but I doubt we’re going to see any more lockdowns in the US. Would be nice if everybody wore masks, but the truth is people are over it, plain and simple. Closing bars and gyms is not “lockdown” either. Now, I definitely agree that it does reduce the demand for air travel. Except...

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by phxa340
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

If you’re going to start including case count in your thread, may want to track deaths as well, which are still continuing to decline. In before someone says “yeah but wait two weeks”. How many two weeks do we have to wait until we collectively acknowledge that? They are not relevant, new cases are...

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by phxa340
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8503

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

DL can cry all it wants. Indian Government has taken this decision to cover losses due to quite a few free repatriation flights initially. Trump can come and beg modi but the Indian government will drag this as long as possible. Getting quite sick of continuous american nonsense . As opposed to all...

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by phxa340
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9154

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

So ... doesn’t this basically prove AA is just throwing cash into a dumpster fire ? Amazing how many people look at surface data and have zero interest in the underlying data points that actually tell the real story. Lots of AA stock holders who have dumped their life savings into this train wreck a...

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by phxa340
Wed May 27, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24309

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

After receiving billions is US aid and then turns around and buys a European jet .... while we know that airlines should buy what’s best for them , the optics on this will be terrible. Hope Trump doesn’t get word , I can already see his twitter post ...

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by phxa340
Sun May 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23755

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

Well there it is, note out from the MEC to pilots today that anyone hired in the last 3.5 years (around 2500 pilots) should anticipate being furloughed on Oct. 1 with this specific advice: “If there is an a opportunity to secure a job that will pay your bills for the next 12-24 months we advise you...

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by phxa340
Thu May 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23755

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

Hoping these pilots and FAs aren’t holding out for second bailout because that ain’t happening ... GOP has already said its DOA and the Dems want to attach so many strings that the airlines would probably pass on more aid. With that being said , the US is resilient and I think people are going a lit...

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by phxa340
Tue May 12, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41556

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I mean, he can’t just come out and say AA is so far up to its eyes in debt that they will be out of business by the end of the year ... he’s gotta keep it in generalities.

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by phxa340
Thu May 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report
Replies: 29
Views: 4259

Re: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report

I know you like to compare but B6 to AS but .... according to Wall Street AS is in a much better financial position than B6 due to what you alluded to ... cash burn. AS is brilliant at controlling costs , I can’t speak to B6. Another thing you didn’t bring up is how B6 is much more exposed internati...

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by phxa340
Tue May 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7424

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Sad times indeed. AS has the advantage of a flexible fleet of Q400 to A321 and 737-9 to right-size routes. They have little exposure to cuts in international flying like the big 3. Hard to say if mid and transcon flights will return to past levels but, on the west coast from SAN to ANC, AS will alw...

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by phxa340
Mon May 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25096

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

United announced pilot furloughs and base closures and now are adding these planes? Wondering how UA fleet cuts compare to AA/DL.A sad Fall is approaching for US carriers...I suspect there will be another industry bailout Read the Tweet. Seems like even max 280 characters is too much for most peopl...

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by phxa340
Sat May 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3565

How are forward bookings looking?

Happy Saturday A-Net! Wanted to pick the collective mind trust and ask how forward bookings are looking and what you're hearing. AA announced that forward bookings this summer are looking encouraging and are picking up (although they did say they are still wayyyyy off YOY). United however offered a ...

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by phxa340
Sat May 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Impact on Commercial Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Coronavirus Impact on Commercial Aviation

Nice job but your percentage loss for stock prices isn’t right, you can’t lose more than 100% of your original investment although you can gain more than 100%. Also - would be cool to see some more data around forward bookings as that is the real metrics we should be watching in regards to consumer ...

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by phxa340
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce
Replies: 38
Views: 5787

Re: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce

For a comparison, Airbus burned through almost the same amount of cash in the same quarter. Considering Boeing's bigger size, and the Max crisis, the impact looks to be less severe for Boeing than for Airbus. I think Boeing has a much bigger Military unit, which isn't much impacted by the Corona cr...

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by phxa340
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United blocking middle seats on reservations?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: United blocking middle seats on reservations?

Yes , I think every one of the US majors have. However ... there is a misconception that you will have no one sitting next to you. United and others just block them during the reservation process but are happy to fill the middle seats with unassigned passengers and others before the flight pushes ba...

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by phxa340
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10340

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

At least one Middle East airline is taking abuse of the pandemic to get steep discounts: At the end of March, just days before Boeing was set to hand over a new 787 Dreamliner to one of its most valued customers in the Middle East, the airline’s head of procurement picked up the phone to the US air...

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by phxa340
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5544

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

BasilFawlty wrote:
For travellers from inside Europe? Hopefully as soon as possible.
For travellers from outside Europe? Hopefully never.


Um, if your European then what a short sided comment. Does Europe , especially Greece and Spain, not need tourism revenue ?

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by phxa340
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3490

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines

With literally everything that is going on right now ... this is what you think our government should focus in on with the airline industry ? Respectfully, there are so many more pressing issues - like trying to keep the people you suggest pre screen, employed.

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by phxa340
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5323

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

I have another theory. I strongly believe all of the US3 will remove baggage fees and change fees permanently to get passengers back in the air and to stimulate demand - negating WN’s really only advantage. I think WN is going to be in for some very big surprises, mostly negative, as the US3 have bi...

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by phxa340
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8120

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

Airlines need to reap what they sow, to an extent. The argument that the economy will stop without them is not without merit, however if this is an unconditional hand out , as a tax payer that would upset me. How can you bailout the airlines but not the hotels, bars and restaurants ?? There’s a lot ...

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by phxa340
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Lufthansa to apply for German state aid to weather the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak

EU hypocrisy at its finest! If I was Hungarian I would be fuming at this. Aid is aid - end of story.

No wonder EU member states always struggle to gain consensus when Germany and France constantly bend the rules to serve their needs at the expense of the rest of the bloc.

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by phxa340
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60098

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Wow this thread went off the rails quickly. To those saying they are glad this is happening to Boeing, how about you show some compassion for the hundreds of thousands of workers there that had nothing to do with managements missteps but are now paying the price? And if y’all think Airbus is somehow...

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by phxa340
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182714

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

On the plus side, emissions will go way down the next 30 days. On the down side, my heart hurts for all of those effected.

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by phxa340
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182714

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Adipocere wrote:
Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US??


Um no. Customs will have the data on where the passenger originated from.

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by phxa340
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182714

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I am thinking this could be the beginning of the end for some of the poorly run/vulnerable airlines like AS or Norwegian I didn't realize AS is considered poorly run and vulnerable :scratchchin: Given most of their moves since no longer partnering with dl to wasting money on virgin and then retreat...

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by phxa340
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA suspends change fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: UA suspends change fees

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/03/03/united-airlines-makes-sweeping-change-fee.amp.html Any reservations booked now until the end of the month have no change fees if customers wish to make itinerary adjustments. I'm hoping that United realizes that this is good c...

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by phxa340
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19539

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Please Alaska to Seattle , I still don’t understand how they haven’t started this route ?? I thought it has more passengers per day than RDU and would be equally if not more profitable ?

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by phxa340
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Mesa historically so bad?
Replies: 31
Views: 6018

Re: Why is Mesa historically so bad?

I know it’s just a small point in time but when I was at PHX the other week , not one , not two , but three different CRJs were towed in for the Oklahoma City flight after the first 2 went tech. Departed almost 7-8 hours late. Their employees seem great though on every flight I have had.

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by phxa340
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12151

Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airb ... SKBN1ZV3LV
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Allegedly Airbus paid the AirAsia boss $50M to order all of those airbuses.

And the corruption at Airbus appears to keep getting deeper ...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airb ... SKBN1ZV3LV

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by phxa340
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9658

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Well .... people can talk all they want but if a 350 mile drive takes 6 hours and you can fly it in 50 minutes for 50 bucks .... you better bet all of these “climate activists” will be on that plane. FYI - not bashing the movement as global warming is real threat.

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by phxa340
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5337

Re: AA "American Champions" program

This sounds like Dougies final attempt at throwing mud against the wall and seeing what sticks. Ironically, brand champions could turn into a bad thing ... I have seen where you get highly engaged employees who have a ton of pride where they work , however if you consistently put them in front of di...

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by phxa340
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22055

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

So whenever the FAA comes out with a penalty in the future, it is going to be airliners.net protocol to immediately place blame on them ?

Logical and thoughtful posts are a thing of the past on here .... unfortunately.

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by phxa340
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 321T LAX-MIA?
Replies: 28
Views: 6001

Re: AA 321T LAX-MIA?

AA does get a higher average fare on MIA-SFO & LAX , than B6 does out of FLL-SFO&LAX. Woah , don’t let facts get in the way of the consistent mantra on here that B6 eats AAs lunch in S. FL ... Why can’t both AA and B6 be wildly successful on their LAX - FL routes ? It’s not mutually exclusi...

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by phxa340
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund of Seat Selection Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2739

Re: Refund of Seat Selection Fee

I'm a travel arranger and booked a flight and paid for a seat selection to Comfort Plus on DL. But later, I paid for an upgrade to business class. Now, DL is refusing to refund the seat selection fee. Is this even legal? Seat selection fees aren’t regulated by the government. However, it would be w...

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by phxa340
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9464

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo

So SAN losses what 7+ destinations but gains San Luis ? Meh.

I know myself and my 3 San Diego based co-workers have status matched with WN this last week once all the cuts were announced. AS needs to serve SAN frequent fliers and they have proven to not be a reliable partner destination wise.

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by phxa340
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16154

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

Is this the same airline that flies you from LAX-BCN in business for 1900 bucks regularly ? If it is , I’m not surprised (but might be mixing up the Aviancas).

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by phxa340
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

If you head on over to T4 there are a ton of pre-security concessions including Chelsea’s Kitchen. I always did wonder your same question but have always found pre security restaurants to be pretty busy.

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by phxa340
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 20791

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Reading the overview of this leeham article I realised that despite the huge 787 pick up in recent years and deliveries really gaining traction they only have a full book until 2021, that has surprised me. Do you think Boeing has increased the 787 rate too much in order the bring unit costs down bu...

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by phxa340
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 7057

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Not to turn this into a B6 vs AS thing but this shows that AS is ever so slightly ahead of B6 contrary to many members posts on here.

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by phxa340
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 9233

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

It’s astounding that AS has now paid back 1.2B from the 2B they borrowed for the merger already. That is impressive and kudos to the management team for their financial prudence.

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by phxa340
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 31299

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

AS has expanded in a HUGE way at SAN, to become the second largest carrier there. Just curious and not attacking you but by market share AS is actually 5th at San Diego, are you going by number of flights ? 'Flyer is totally correct about the growth at SAN by AS and their rank at the airport. I hav...

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by phxa340
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 31299

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Ummmm, AS never claimed to be interested in DAL-SJC/SAN at the time of the sale as VX never flew those routes. At 13 flights a day, they are still flying as many flights a day from DAL as VX did at the time of the sale. Ummmmm, then why did they start flying between DAL and their 2 focus cities? It...

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by phxa340
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 31299

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Hopefully this doesn’t continue to prove that AS is just retrenching to SEA and PDX. If they really cut SAN and SJC then it’s going to be harder to take AS seriously for loyal fliers in those two metros. I get that it’s only Dallas but that would be a huge loss.

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by phxa340
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3288

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Short answer: no. Long answer: Lie flats increase cost, and as a low cost carrier, cutting cost is key. Also, lie flats take up space that could be used for additional recliner seats like they currently have. AirAsia X seems to be able to offer lie flat seats on low cost flights in a way that make ...

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