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by william
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 84
Views: 5821

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

How ironic, Airbius launches an aircraft that leads to more international flying (a321LR) and it’s home continent is trying to discourage more flights. If these green taxes go to the general treasury what is the point? Less flying? How many Europeans flew on LCCs to vacation spots or home to familie...

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by william
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 193
Views: 25924

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

It’s so entertaining reading these posts of why SWA is still operating only 737s. Funny how it’s never a problem for an airline to only fly the A320 family. Hypocrisy just got up and left the room.

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by william
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet in Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: easyJet in Berlin

I know this means absolutely nothing but in February I flew easyjet TXL-MUC and the plane had to be no more than 1/4 full. So I'd guess "not terribly good". Aside from the Costco-esque terminal building, easyjet in Berlin was a decent experience, especially for $45. Coscto-esque? I think ...

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by william
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 878
Views: 105225

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Please tell me there plans for the industrial area in front of the new terminal. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Louis+Armstrong+New+Orleans+International+Airport/@29.9985431,-90.2554769,1099m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8620b7747a837831:0xfae3336b9ce9d1d0!8m2!3d29.9922012!4d-90.2590112 https://www....

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by william
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 878
Views: 105225

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Just went through there yesterday, its a shame the CONRAC is not moving, Going to be a lengthy bus ride. The I-10/Loyala intersection is going be a mess when most of the airport traffic gets funneled through it. The new terminal looks very nice and can't wait to see how they re purpose the old termi...

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by william
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: EARLY DFW Dallas Ft Worth Intl Airport - All Carrier Operations video
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Airport PAST: EARLY DFW Dallas Dt Worth Intl Airport - All Carrier Operations video

Thanks for the memories BN747, took back when I was a kid on my first flight out of DFW. Love the brief views of Rio Airways Twin Otters and American Eagle Convair.

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by william
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 878
Views: 105225

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I am flying to MSY this weekend and looking forward to seeing the new terminal. So when the new terminal operns the old terminal remains for what reason? And I guess there is going to be a long bus ride to the CONRAC.?

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by william
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8429

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, back when there were like 8 or 10 majors in the US (Young Anetters today would freak out at such diversity in livery and equipment). BWI may be fortress for SWA now, but I remember when Piedmont ruled it and Charlotte. Shame that Dayton and Syracuse lost their m...

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by william
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS

Not to mention the stadium is one of the first things you see if landing in LAS from the west and driving up the strip or I-15. The amount of eyeballs seeing the name and on TV in the fall makes this a slam dunk marketing awareness wise.

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by william
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 30676

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.allegiantstadium.com/
https://www.raiders.com/news/raiders-al ... as-stadium


Wow, that was a marketing coup of epic proportions.
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dabpit wrote:
It is official, the new Raiders Stadium will be known as Allegiant Stadium.
https://www.allegiantstadium.com/
https://www.raiders.com/news/raiders-al ... as-stadium


Wow, that was a marketing coup of epic proportions.

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by william
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7884

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Just buy a Coke instead.

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by william
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 12910

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I live now on what was Runway 35L. I would love to see an overlay map of Stapleton with the airport versus Stapleton of today. It would be so interesting to see what now resides on where the concourses were, etc. Of course only the Control Tower remains, now the Punch Bowl Social Club. I have taken...

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by william
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 79
Views: 8005

Re: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2019/07/2 ... rom-italy/

Cape Air is in the process of accepting first aircraft. 9 this year, and 12 in 2020. Surprised Cape does not fly these with just one pilot.
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https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2019/07/2 ... rom-italy/

Cape Air is in the process of accepting first aircraft. 9 this year, and 12 in 2020. Surprised Cape does not fly these with just one pilot.

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by william
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2580

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

It all boils down to whether you think it's better to use 1 almighty ship, with 'all the bells and whistles' that can do everything, or several smaller ships, for example 1 to get into orbit and to return to earth, one to land on the moon, and possibly one to get you there (think an Apollo CSM, but...

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by william
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170920

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

If one lands on the eastern most runway at DFW, it takes about 15 -20 minutes to terminal A. What kind of time are we talking about when one says the runways are far from the terminal? I can't remember, 20-30 minutes? Looking at the aerial photo, we seemed to use the far runways, which go past an u...

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by william
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170920

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

If one lands on the eastern most runway at DFW, it takes about 15 -20 minutes to terminal A. What kind of time are we talking about when one says the runways are far from the terminal?

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by william
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11577

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Ah yes, connecting from AA to BA in Heathrow. I would be happy with just more signage for connecting pax in sterile exit corridor in T3. If AA is going to keep this "connection" scheme going, please add more buses (AA you better not schedule a connection less than 2 hours) (the route from ...

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by william
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165764

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I have refrained from posting for a few days; and would like to give my opinion at this point on some of the issues raised and debate on this forum: 1) I generally agree with the point that a certain poster was clearly showing (up to that point) a highly negative view and had proposed a whole colle...

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by william
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165764

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

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by william
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165764

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

seahawk wrote:
Just because they do not launch, it does not mean they are not working on it. The closer the EiS to the formal launch, the less changes the competition has to react or copy the 797.-


You beat me to it.

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by william
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7892

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

BNA should be the next chapter in their story. I would not bet against them turning it into a 200-flight station. Absolutely BNA should one day be on par with BWI, MDW, DEN, LAS, etc. It makes a lot of sense. While it doesn’t (yet) have the O&D levels of those markets, it is the only viable mar...

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by william
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7892

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

Here's a perspective from a customer who has transitioned between all of the recent "hub" airlines in DEN to end up with WN. Originally I was a UA flier at Premier Executive level since I was traveling to Asia every few months. My requirements to fly to Asia ended at about the time that U...

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by william
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 10993

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

Who or why was the roadway system designed so you cannot drive to the adjacent terminal? Try taking a shuttle to JFK that has to visit all the terminals and you will quickly have the same question.

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by william
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13763

Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/business/boeing-737-charge.html Boeing said on Thursday that it would take a $5.6 billion charge in the quarter as it reels from the prolonged grounding of its 737 Max. That figure represents Boeing’s current estimate of how much it will have to pay airlines that f...

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by william
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3024

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

I thought National (the freight company) was having financial issues and stopped flying?

Right on that beautiful livery.

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7896

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Isn't it already the norm in Europe with airlines like Norwegian No, especially the LCCs. Maybe that's just a Norwegian thing then I flew Easyjet and Level. Level would not even give you complimentary water without paying for it, or snacks for 7 1/2 hour flight. And starting this month I believe th...

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7896

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

stl07 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Everyone is going to free WiFi; it’s just a matter of time. What is presently a service differentiator will become an industry standard.

Isn't it already the norm in Europe with airlines like Norwegian


No, especially the LCCs.

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3512

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

no way in hell airbus gets banned from gov contracts. they'll get a slap on the wrist. executives never really go to jail. Right, but what could possibly be in a 50th anniversary book that is sensitive enough to make Airbus decide to pull it at the last minute? Maybe Reuters should reach out to Lee...

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos steps down
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos steps down

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48947853

https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/12/bjorn ... norwegian/

A change from growth to consolidating ops to be break even or be profitable. Prepping for takeover?
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48947853

https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/12/bjorn ... norwegian/

A change from growth to consolidating ops to be break even or be profitable. Prepping for takeover?

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23197

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...

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by william
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13689

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Super80Fan wrote:
It's 2019 and people still voluntarily smoke?


Have you been to Europe lately? I was surprised. And yes, even in the states while smoking has gone down, its scary how many young people are taking up vaping.

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by william
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11631

Re: France to charge aviation tax

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?

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by william
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23157

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

1.they didn't but fuel was much cheaper so less of an issue and fares were higher 2.they didn't offer the frequency we see now One exception was DL and the L10 in the mid to late 1990s, especially between ATL and Florida. The fares were low because of J7/FL and the frequencies were still pretty hig...

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by william
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zunum Aero in trouble, Boeing and JetBlue backs away
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Zunum Aero in trouble, Boeing and JetBlue backs away

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremyboga ... 78c82e2d73

Sad, I was pulling for them and their concept seemed the most sensible. Aerospace is not a cheap market to enter. Its amazing Honda succeeded.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremyboga ... 78c82e2d73

Sad, I was pulling for them and their concept seemed the most sensible. Aerospace is not a cheap market to enter. Its amazing Honda succeeded.

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by william
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7336

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Saw two A350s at Orly last week. I wander what airline it was.

You can pack 3x4x3 into an A350 ? Yep, a 777-200 replacement.

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by william
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230045

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-ceo-el ... d-landing/

Good explanation why retrieving the center section was going to be dicey. It was falling, and falling fast!
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https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-ceo-el ... d-landing/

Good explanation why retrieving the center section was going to be dicey. It was falling, and falling fast!

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by william
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45788

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Folks, do you really believe Boeing has not had these same arguments within the company? Single aisle? 7 or 8 abreast? What would Airbus response and how fast? Please tell me you do believe Boeing has done its due diligence. Unlike those of us here, Boeing has to make money on this product and has ...

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by william
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45788

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Folks, do you really believe Boeing has not had these same arguments within the company? Single aisle? 7 or 8 abreast? What would Airbus response and how fast? Please tell me you do believe Boeing has done its due diligence. Unlike those of us here, Boeing has to make money on this product and has s...

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by william
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37481

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

How many of us here are old enough to remember when the CRJ 50 seater debuted (remember the articles in ATW, and Airways mags)? And how it changed the aviation scene. And now the company that ushered in that era is leaving the not only the segment but market.

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by william
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5850

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

LY777 wrote:
Why do IB and TAP fly no Boeing a/c?

Lol


Good point.

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by william
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16755

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by william
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34058

Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ium-europe

A positive step for Airbus and it’s shareholders.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ium-europe

A positive step for Airbus and it’s shareholders.

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by william
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 79
Views: 8005

Re: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Some keep stating that the P202 was designed for Cape. What did Cape want in an aircraft?

And until the FAA allows single pilot operations in a 19 pax aircraft this segment is dead with the US commuter or regional airlines. But all things are cyclical.

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by william
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87232

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Good news for Boeing, they needed some orders for the 737, but is this a done deal? The wording says "Would consider the 737 MAX as part of diversifying its future fleet and to spur competition". Why are there no renders or models of the 737 in an IAG group livery? An LOI is far from an o...

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by william
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 65293

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Apparently there's been damage done at KDAL due to severe storms, max gust of 62kts taken by the ASOS on field. Southwest hangars reportedly have door and roof damage, and also one of their large billboards on Mockingbird toppled onto a Chevron station. BigLeague storms rolled through Frisco before...

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by william
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 461
Views: 56383

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

The gate areas on the C side at the end of the concourse sure does get hectic when the AA London and Dl’s Paris flights (777 & 767) are boarding . Was there construction restraints on the width of the new concourse?

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by william
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 65293

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Went through dfw this morning. Blue skies......Doesn’t take long for weather to change in Texas

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66877

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

It's been too quiet on the A220 front, expecting Airbus to announce some decent orders at the show.

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23157

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13656

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

But still on sector between 250 - 400 NM (I know it's a niche but doesn't the Q400 a niche aircraft) don't you think the Q400 can make the difference compared E2 or A220? AFAIK, the A320NEO has the ATR beat on flights longer than 45 minutes, so no more than 200 nm. A contact tells me that his light...

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