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by Prost
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 183
Views: 45528

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

some aerial views from april. meant to post these earlier. https://www.njrod.com/images/hf/20200410slcairporta.jpg . https://www.njrod.com/images/hf/20200410slcairportb.jpg . https://www.njrod.com/images/hf/20200410slcairportc.jpg Looks like a mini-DTW. The rats in the offices are much more polite....

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by Prost
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

The AA/AS alliance seems to be heavily tipped to advantage AS.

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by Prost
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 7904

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

lhrnue wrote:
Who in marketing came up with 9 to 19 passenger instead of 10 to 20?


Conversion of metric passengers to imperial for us yanks.

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by Prost
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 7904

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

The advancements in renderings are incredible. It's amazing the technological leaps that have happened in supersonic aircraft development since the Concorde stopped flying so many years ago. I feel confident that very soon we'll have even more impressive renderings. I'm hoping for a bit more red an...

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by Prost
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 4294

Re: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?

Are loads bad :rotfl: .... Why would anyone be flying! That's my question. Why would anyone want to fly. Even after a vaccine is found, it will not eliminate the virus, only eventually reduce the risk. A risk, I am not going to take. You ever stopped to wonder why FAs and Pilots aren’t dropping dea...

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by Prost
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40770

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

All this talk of merger makes my head spin. I’m just hoping all the airlines are flying by this time next year. And if there is a merger, I hope the HQ is in Seattle with AS management.

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by Prost
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14681

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Maybe airlines should consider having a rainy day fund for things like this? Or some type of insurance for downfalls? I do think this downturn will see the survivors having action plans in the future for a similar situation. The problem then becomes the airline has all this money just sitting aroun...

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by Prost
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14681

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Honestly no airline fans should be gloating. All airlines are hurting and our colleagues and ourselves are stressed.

The ‘my airline is better than your airline’ BS accomplishes nothing but adds to stress levels.

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by Prost
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6875

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

Maybe the could market themselves as the go-to place / bedroom community for all the people who will be working virtually / remotely indefinitely. Half serious / half joking. There could be a serious influx of money from the mainland of people moving to the islands and working remotely. Only probab...

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by Prost
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210740

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

I kind of had this fantasy that Alaska would have taken some of the 787s that other carriers parked and started up their own long haul network. I’d love to see what kind of splits in revenue AA/AS have negotiated. While everyone agrees there is a chess type game being played here, the reality is any...

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by Prost
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34358

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

JAMBOJET wrote:
Whatever happened with this lawsuit?
I assume Delta settled out of court or backed off but I have no idea.


The industry found something else to grab their attention.

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by Prost
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4331

Re: large single aisle aircraft

When you add too much length to a single aisle plane it makes board and deplaning a chore for the folks in the last 5-10 rows. Personally if I were on a 757-300 into a large hub airport, I would want to give myself a minimum of 75 minutes connection time.

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by Prost
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

And someone is posting masks and social distancing are silly?

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by Prost
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10276

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

That flight attendant in the picture might still be working at my carrier. I’ll ask around.

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by Prost
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12082

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

Any consolidation would have to be stock only kind of mergers. No one is going to blow through billions of dollars in this environment.

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by Prost
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9752

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

A lot of ‘how to survive a bankruptcy’ was learned from the likes of Pan Am/Eastern/TWA et al. Someone had to fail spectacularly so that other airlines could say ‘let’s not do that.’

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by Prost
Wed May 27, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28211

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

You’re asking on a Delta thread?

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by Prost
Tue May 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 183
Views: 45528

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Where will the light rail train station be at the new terminal, or will it still be where it is and people need to walk over to the new terminal?

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by Prost
Tue May 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19733

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

sxf24 wrote:
Great companies always honor their obligations! Promises made, promises kept.


It sounds to me like there were contractual provisions for this, so they did follow the contractual obligations.

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by Prost
Mon May 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Boston757, we do not feel that way at Delta. Not in the least, we’re all very aware of what is coming.

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by Prost
Thu May 21, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91634

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

To bad the A380's life ends this way, one of the most comfortable planes I've ever flown on. OT: The penalty of €70.000.000 per plane seems like a lot, but is it? Airbus already built the parts and they're in Toulouse, seems like most of the costs of producing an A380 have been made. They won't be ...

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by Prost
Thu May 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61322

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Except one is a paper loss and the other is an actual cash loss. Right now cash is king. Does that hold true for the 5 frames that they are leasing? That will be cash out to meet their lease obligations, or did I miss something on my rudimentary accounting course 35 years ago? (Hint: I didn’t pay t...

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by Prost
Tue May 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX In In Out
Replies: 12
Views: 3616

Re: LAX In In Out

I was just there 3 months ago, it is still open.

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by Prost
Tue May 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18891

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Heck, I imagine a US carrier can be purchased with change found in a Qatari sofa cushion at this point.

I wish them all well, however they choose to proceed

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by Prost
Tue May 12, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41566

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

So 6 months or so ago when we talked about debt levels, the consensus was it was foolish not to have a healthy debt load when capital was so cheap. Now, after a pandemic, cash is king. I’m absolutely we’re discussing which carrier may fail.

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by Prost
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2972

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

My favorite airliner has always been the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation. That design is just elegant.

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by Prost
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego
Replies: 21
Views: 6229

Re: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego

I think it’s fair to say just because a route was announced during economic prosperity they feel zero obligation to follow through when the economy has constricted by 30%.

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by Prost
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 43
Views: 7780

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

I think the economic fallout is going to be brutal on middle class tourism. If Dubai and EK cater to that demographic I can see tough times for them as well as every other airline.

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by Prost
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 27
Views: 6123

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

I look at the DC-8 and the amount of exits it had, it kind of cracks me up. By modern standards it just looks like they added exits all over the place, and they were different types. And yet...I think that plane is kind of cool because of it’s quirks.

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by Prost
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

There is also the complete interior reconfiguration that DAL would like to amortize for a few more years. But I'd be surprised if a few dozen haven't already flown their last flights. As I stated in another thread, the very popular DAL "up-gauging" business plan overnight looks awful. Yea...

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by Prost
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14557

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

Seeing that CPAir livery in the background makes me wistful. That was always my favorite livery of any airline.

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by Prost
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20335

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

Without clarity on how things are going to play out with the pandemic I can’t picture management making fleet decisions yet other than ‘park excess capacity’ and ‘delay every damned thing we can’.

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by Prost
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28211

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

I hope those who are lamenting the service reductions understand the airlines are trying to reduce risk. Risk for the crews, risk for the customers. I’m sure Delta would be willing to give up all the stars in the constellation to save the lives of their customers and employees.

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by Prost
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Port of Seattle has indefinitely halted Alaska cruises, Canadian ports are closed until at least July1, and both Alaska and Hawaii are instigating 14 day quarantines for anybody entering the state. That makes up a lot of flying in the summer for both Alaska and Delta out ofSeattle, obviously harder ...

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by Prost
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28211

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

DL doesn’t want to alienate customers, they had to make a quick decision to reduce possible spread with the items that they currently have in stock, and that is bottled water and snack boxes. If coronavirus continues or we get a second wave, I’m sure they’ll look into a product we currently don’t ha...

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by Prost
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14627

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

The quarantine is also for returning residents.

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by Prost
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I really don’t get why people (including the DL CEO) say this will cause a permanent 30% decline in air travel. Supposedly, DL was making money just a few weeks ago with that level of service. If the demand was there, why wouldn’t it rebound when the virus problems are over? Because people are shak...

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by Prost
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlink ATR-42?
Replies: 22
Views: 3278

Re: Northwest Airlink ATR-42?

That C-212 is a funky bird!

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by Prost
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

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

Was.

We are in uncharted territory here. Have pride but lose untold amounts of money seems like a poor management choice.

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by Prost
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3515

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them. It should be noted everyone got out alive. It may have been AF A-340 in YYZ, but I’m not positive on that.

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by Prost
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16875

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

I’m just a crew member based in Seattle. I’ve never heard anybody hinting at trying to dominate AS nor talking about AS with anything other than respect.

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by Prost
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211176

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

For those of us who’ve been in the industry for a few decades we may be a bit pessimistic about the airline industry’s near term future. And for those who are a younger generation, they may be minimizing the impact this can have. It is going to be an interesting spring, that’s for certain.

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by Prost
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17822

Re: Air Asia-X Defers A330NEO's

Everyone on this board knew the capabilities of the A331N in it’s different guises, how is it AirAsia didn’t?

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by Prost
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 72293

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

I wonder if the surplus of widebody aircraft will pump up the on time stats this summer. For all carriers, not just DL.

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by Prost
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22106

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

Overall is this increased capacity on Europe flying? I imagine there will be some good deals on airfare to Europe this summer, but a shortage of hotel capacity.

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by Prost
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142161

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

What I like best about the livery is the silver SAS, and what is least effective is also the silver SAS.

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