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by Prost
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 18
Views: 5044

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

I always feel that China is on the verge of amazing things. I’ve felt this way for the past 15 years unfortunately.

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by Prost
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 372
Views: 60211

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Does BA have any interest in operating nonstop to Australia? This would be a good plane for that.

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by Prost
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41906

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Right now I imagine a lot of people are scrambling to change future reservations to avoid transferring in HKG. DL’s SEA-HKG flight would be a basket case right now with the HKG demonstrations taking place.

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by Prost
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94147

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

How about we concentrate on American Airlines on an American Airlines post?

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by Prost
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 22085

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Does DL have any interest in serving BLI from SLC? Maybe when the new terminal is built?

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by Prost
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Re: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges

Is this linked to the Airbus corruption probe?

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by Prost
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94147

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Pretty exciting times at AA for their passengers and employees. I hope these routes are successful.

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by Prost
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Also the taxiway is too close to the terminals and the runways for an A380 to get to the gate.

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by Prost
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Cointrin330 wrote:
My vote would be victorville.


Oooh, that won’t please some people.

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by Prost
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

SEA can only handle the A380 on an emergency basis.

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by Prost
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6425

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

At my carrier we do not need permission to deal with a customer’s medical needs, they trust that we’ll make the appropriate choices. It sounds to me like you had a very caring flight attendant.

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by Prost
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94713

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

I stopped writing on this forum a few months ago as all slightly controversial (and hence interesting) posts get deleted, but with this piece of news, I just can't keep quiet! :-) Fantastic news for Bombardier, for Airbus, Air France, AND Air Baltic! Air Baltic was the sole airline that decided to ...

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by Prost
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

SEA-NRT will soon be he A339. The A359 was a stop gap measure.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10347

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

a320fan wrote:
767s seem like a small aircraft to use to such a slot constrained and expensive airport as LHR.

Perhaps, but these are high revenue planes. If they don’t get the backpack crowd I’m sure UA doesn’t mind.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5813

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

My guess is AA will be the canary in the coal mine, when they slide into break even or a loss we’re probably entering a recession environment.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10347

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

This makes a lot of sense when you think of all the ULCC seats available on the city pair. United has been managing themselves pretty intelligently this past 18 months and their financials reflect this. I’m glad that they’ve seemed to have turned the corner and doing well.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 104
Views: 17245

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I would think TUL-LGA on AA would make more sense as I imagine AA and WN are the dominant carriers for that market.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7947

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Alaska could probably have a lot of capacity growth just connecting more of the dots that they already have on their route system.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5813

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Panamair, a tip of my hat to you. I appreciate the time you took to put this together for us, people like you really are additive to this board.

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by Prost
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7947

Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/alaska-air-profit-climbs-36-percent/ Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines and regional carrier Horizon Air, posted a net profit of $262 million, or $2.11 per share, in the second quarter, up 36% from the same quarter last year. “O...

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by Prost
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

I was surprised he went through the scanning machine.

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by Prost
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

I have always wanted to ride the luggage belts at an airport.

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by Prost
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

Interesting that the Japan design æsthetic is highly regarded, but JAL hews so conservatively when they make any changes.

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by Prost
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10783

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

The airlines are in a very uncomfortable situation here. If they ban the support animals' support, they will be sued and they will lose. If they do not forbid them, they will sooner or later be sued as well, and they will lose as well. Simple solution. Require every flying animal to have a $100k th...

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by Prost
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10783

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=service+animal+vest+for+dogs&crid=QSTB9T6N725Z&sprefix=Service+a%2Caps%2C183&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9 Right there is a service animal vest anybody can buy on Amazon. https://www.officialservicedogregistry.com/register-your-dog/other-important-information/physician-sa...

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by Prost
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

That was a well written article. I thought I’d read a few paragraphs, get the gist, and then come back here, but she ropes you in.

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by Prost
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Re: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again

I am in awe that she has the fortitude to continue flying after that ordeal.

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by Prost
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5682

Re: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport

hOMSaR wrote:
Don’t all planes hit the top of the runway?


You make an excellent point.

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by Prost
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23948

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

I assume you get the can. No way Mickey can open a pop can with those mitts on his hands.

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by Prost
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 3625

Re: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports

Seattle is still growing pretty fast at 6.12%, quicker than GDP growth.

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by Prost
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25779

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Why'd anyone go via US when they can save hours going via EU and without needing a transit visa ? Shortest directional elapsed time online connections between GRU-HKG vv are actually with QR, TK, ET and EK with elapsed time in the sub-28 hour range both ways. Just a few years ago, when SAA still of...

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by Prost
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

I don’t think [email protected] needs to be as large as [email protected] for it to meet the needs of DL’s customers. No one US carrier serves every market perfectly, but if they do it well enough, their customers are usually satisfied.

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by Prost
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest US Airlines based on several metrics
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Largest US Airlines based on several metrics

Dallas Business Journal measured seven metrics to determine which US carrier is largest. The metrics are: Revenue, Passengers, Fleet Size, Departures, Domestic Passengers, Destinations, Market Cap. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/07/19/american-delta-southwest-largest-us-airline.html?an...

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by Prost
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25365

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Okay, when I saw this I thought seat pitch initially. Let me refill my coffee.

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by Prost
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6457

Re: UA’s cash position

Purchasing the A220s opens up UAs ability to purchase additional 76 seater RJs.

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by Prost
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36644

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

There is no way United will resume these flights before October. To do so would be just throwing money away. They have zero bookings on flights from now to October, and India flights have a very long booking curve. These flights would be going out 20-30% full. That being said, I fully expect them t...

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by Prost
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long are typical flight attendant layovers on a daily flight for long haul?
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: How long are typical flight attendant layovers on a daily flight for long haul?

For most US carriers about 22-24 hours off duty if it’s a 3 day.

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by Prost
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 4983

Re: Delta’s Hubs

DL also seems to be concentrating growth in regions who’s expanding. Such as AUS and RDU. DL has really good coverage of the continental US, save intra Texas travel. DL operates a reliable schedule and offers amenities people are willing to pay a little more for. I admit I do the same, I stay loyal ...

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by Prost
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9326

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

I can see the logic in building this airport honestly. FRA/AMS/LHR/LGW don’t seem excited to go, if you had a large mega connecting hub for Europe and the other airports can concentrate more on O&D. It might be a situation that when it opens it’s underutilized, but 15 years later it’s thought of...

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by Prost
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7119

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

This question was asked in the earnings call in regards to the Trainer refinery: Elliott Blackburn -- Argus Media -- Analyst Hi, good morning. Thanks. I wanted to ask, you guys touched on this a bit and you bought the Trainer refinery years back in part to ensure continued fuel production in the New...

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by Prost
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13269

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

I wouldn’t be surprised to see another A220 order from DL now. One of the things they liked about it was that inflight crew were already familiar with a 5 abreast layout. If the economics of the a/c are really as superior as what delta claims, I’d expect a220-300 imho. I have never had any of my co...

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by Prost
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27389

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

vhtje wrote:
Aren't all the 3 major US carriers largely blue-themed in their interiors?


They are, but when is the last time you heard someone say “I just got off the most beautiful Delta plane?”

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by Prost
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8291

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

I could see this making sense if it was 30-50 seat biz class and 600+ seat coach configuration. Anything else seems dicey to me, but it’s not my money.

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by Prost
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37497

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

[quote=“F9Animal”]Life goes on, but memories stay forever![/quote]
Then explain me putting my keys in the refrigerator yesterday.

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by Prost
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Arab Air Cargo Antonov An-124 destroyed at Tripoli
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: Libyan Arab Air Cargo Antonov An-124 destroyed at Tripoli

I assume this aircraft supports the oil industry in Libya. Whomever comes out victorious is going to wish they had this capacity to get their industry going again.

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by Prost
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7050

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

UAUA wrote:
Then why did they allow AA to buy TW?

And after a few years, all these merges took place.


Different administration’s DOJ viewed the competition differently.

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by Prost
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6170

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

Reuters has an article that frames the purchase as Delta being a White Knight: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-delta-stake/white-knight-delta-buys-stake-in-korean-air-parent-dampens-activist-threat-idUSKCN1TL1EO SEOUL/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines Co...

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by Prost
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164970

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Very cool seeing the wingtips fold down in the King5 video.

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by Prost
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

I believe KLM stretched the upper deck of some of their -200s.

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