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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 31
Views: 7349

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

The 757 refurbs have been done for a while. It would be nice if they brought in the lie-flat 75S and 753s for the pivot bins that the 75D and 75H received.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5655

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

There is a much bigger demand for new aircraft in this size catagory in places like Scotland and Norway, where airlines are looking to replace their ageing Saabs and smaller Dash 8s with something that is suited to high cycle, multi sector hops out of short runways in extreme winter weather conditi...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

SCQ83 wrote:
Guangzhou to Boston, Chicago and Madrid are big holes in their network.


Guangzhou-Boston? That's the kind of thinking that causes average fares to drop right through the floor. Guangzhou isn't Tokyo or Seoul, not with the business connections nor large population of upper incomes.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5655

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

So, why is there not a replacement? At least in the US where the majority of them still fly? I know that they will still fly until 2025 or so. Money! Increasing regional carrier pilot wages (or 'pilot shortage') means carriers want to fly more passengers per pilot hour. Better CASM of 70/76 seat je...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 37
Views: 3682

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

kiowa wrote:
I still prefer a time in the air with no one addicted to their cell phones and laptops. Ahh those days are past now. I dread the day when a loud person next to me is on their phone bragging about his/her feats at altitude while I’m trying to sleep.


How did you survive the 20-yr GTE Airfone era?

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 31
Views: 7349

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Dalmd88 wrote:
With the many short hops it makes more sense to have none.


I can't imagine the 75Cs get anywhere near the average utilization of the Delta 757 fleet, either.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 585
Views: 79350

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Does anyone have any intel on what the plan is for ATL-EWR flights as the MD-88's are removed? I would love to see that route go all A320 or even A321? Any info would be greatly appreciated. That's a route that sees some 717s today. They need frequency in a relatively short-haul business market. It...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13806

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Due to geography (flat, inland plains) and politics(spiritual home of Republicanism), DFW metroplex is hardly on the radar of Europeans or other foreign nationals looking for a vacation to the US. A 2015 state report put the Western European visitor count to Texas at over 600K. https://travel.texas...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 124
Views: 14229

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

the globe article has quotes saying that many east coast residents traveling to the islands will often overnight in LA. nobody actually does that, right? i’ve heard of it happening for flights to oz, but i don’t think modern routing rules even allow for it to/from HI. I, too, am skeptical of The Gl...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16752

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

CarlosSi wrote:
Great paint job. Hope it stays 5-abreast... there was discussion that a tight 6-abreast was possible...


That wasn't a discussion between intelligent people. No U.S. legacy carrier is going to try 15.5" wide coach seats.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 2744

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

Any background on this? No demand. Hmmm. The Bay Area, the 5th most populous metro area of the United States and home to almost 9 million people including the world's primary tech hub and a major UA fortress hub, doesn't have any demand, yet you can fly to Costa Rica from Baltimore? So the Bay Area...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 7938

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

The New Jersey senate is betting UA will not make cuts at EWR in favor of IAD or any other hub. However, the fact that they are only targeting carriers who carry over 8 million passenger a year tells you they know if they did apply this tax across the board in a fair way, many if not all airlines w...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 7991

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

I thought we saw all of these arguments already when Delta announced termination of HKG. Airliners.net needs a better search function and prospective thread starters who will use it.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 124
Views: 14229

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

If using 2 frames is abnormal, any insights as to why? The departure time from BOS clearly targets O&D traffic. I can’t imagine B6 has a sizeable arrival bank coming into BOS prior to that? BOS isn't a logical, distance-efficient connecting point for pretty much any U.S. airport xxx-BOS-HNL. Th...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 51
Views: 7151

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

BWIAirport wrote:
No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic.


LON has plenty of O&D traffic. That's not the issue.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6340

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

USAirALB wrote:
Competition from AS/DL? I know within the last several years they seemed to distance themselves from shorter segments...


Those two factors probably explain a lot of it. AS rules on frequency in the PNW, and Delta brought 2-class planes (F cabins, Comfort+, wifi) to every route out of SEA.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10020

Re: Air France Us expansion

Now that it's official you can start listing other destinations One sidelight: with the DL pilots already saying there is an "imbalance" between DL-metal and AF/KL/VS-metal flights, I wonder if Delta will be announcing some new European route... or maybe taking-over a current AF flight......

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13806

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Does anyone with a better knowledge of the Air France schedule know if a 10:10am departure on CDG-DFW leaves enough morning connection opportunities on routes like ABC-CDG-DFW? Does AF have a big arrival bank in the morning? See FlightStats.com for arrival data of AF flights. There are plenty of ar...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

I would rather attribute it to the long dominance of Southwest in the LCC space in California.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 5878

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Starting in August is a little late, particularly for BOS, interestingly this is essentially a replacement for the defunct UX flight from 2017. IB has had this Route all to themselves along with Level from BCN, but another week, another PF flight. I am a bit sceptical about BOS. As you mentioned, U...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 15964

Re: American A333s

So there is nothing untenable about the operating model. The A333 are not so old that they are a dispatch problem, nor are they fuel guzzlers. They plug along doing their job. On economies... If anything, retiring A333 harms the overall A330 economy of scale (crew scheduling). This is more similar ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6663

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Not only newer plane, but also more dense seat count. Arguing that's it's newer planes when fuel burn explains less than 40% of the difference isn't statistically compelling. Aircraft fuel burn was found to be the most important driver of fuel efficiency overall, explaining almost 40% of the variat...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SY Looking For Larger HQ.
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: SY Looking For Larger HQ.

I think this is a scam to get taxpayer subsidies to stay in Minneapolis. Not the first or the last airline to do it. Lots of non-airlines do it, too. The state and city/county development funds ought to be looking for businesses that pay above-median wages in their industry, rather than dragging do...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9581

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

In the old Northwest days they’d be announcing 3 daily A333s to DUB the day after this announcement. It would be a daily MSP-DUB plus daily JFK, BOS, and ORD to DUB with fares at $200 RT. When NW retaliated, they really retaliated!!! Slightly off topic, but how much has the MSP hub shrunk since the...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8065

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Demand for short haul routes has decline dramatically since then. Causation or correlation. I don’t know. I perceive that as true but I haven't seen the change in fraction of passengers on sub 300-mile flights. Add in the time for security (and the fees for same day changes if your plans change), a...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for BTV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2126

Re: What's next for BTV?

Surprised no one flies BTV-BOS already. I agree that DL is likely, probably start with a CR2 to gauge interest, then bump it up to a 2-class RJ. That's what happened with BUF-BOS. I don't that there's enough business O&D to support BTV-BOS. They can run connections through the existing LGA/JFK/...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11265

Re: Airline reactions to Hurricane Florence

AA has now posted a waiver over an extensive geo area. Hurricane Florence – Southeastern U.S. Information current as of September 10, 2018 Asheville, North Carolina (AVL) Augusta, Georgia (AGS) Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) Charlottesville, Virginia (CHO) Columbia,...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4503

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

When BA axed LHR-DTW in March 2008, the Detroit market had been adversely affected by the decline of its auto industry. BA announced the termination of the route in September 2007. The U.S. industry sold 16.1 million vehicles that year, in a string of nine 16+ million vehicle years. Don't attribute...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 21
Views: 2336

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

What Delta is looking for, is a JV partner to take up to a 49% stake; inject some capital for improvement projects, but most importantly, take and market all of the non-Jet A products. Delta, from early on, had agreements to sell or trade the non-Jet A products. Are those agreements coming to expir...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for BTV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2126

Re: What's next for BTV?

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I am going to say Frontier is most likely. Second guess would be someone is restarting florida. Delta or B6 is gonna try MCO N/S again


Frontier does like its seasonal and less-than-daily flights. That's probably the way to make BTV-MCO work, frankly.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 40
Views: 5789

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

I've been noticing that YYZ is getting busier every year and it feels like were at capacity with both Terminal 1 & 3 combined. YYZ grows by 3 million pax per year and it should reach 50 million pax this year. I read the master plan and it says that both terminals combined right now gives a capa...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5790

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

FlyingSicilian wrote:
The majority of people live near sea-level, why does this surprise people?


That's the thing. Unless you're ready to relocate New York, Washington, Miami, Amsterdam, St Petersburg, Shanghai, etc., the problem is far bigger than airport runways.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2565

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

FlyGuy27 wrote:
As a traveler, I'd be very wary booking a RJ flight into a major hub (especially when connecting to an international segment).


A smart traveler would look at the operational stats for the flight rather than making a generalization.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6446

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

If UA's dream is to make EWR 100% mainline, then that's a pipe dream as they have tons of ERJ flying to there as it is. That and I still think Kirby has every intention in striking a deal to return to JFK. UA may not be 100% mainline at EWR in the near term but it's practical to make it 100% 2-clas...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6446

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

United knows the number of passengers they've been carrying BWI-EWR-xxx TATL. They also know the avg fares. Maybe the BWI-ers were sacrificed. Businesses do these analyses all day long. The OP is welcome to try BA, DL, FI, WOW etc. from BWI. United won't pout. United knows the alternative value of l...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11178

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

I was told many years ago by a member of the executive suite at JetBlue that TPA was their worst performing Florida city. Since then smaller cities like SRQ and DAB have come aboard so TPA may no longer be worst. But 2 daily JFK TPA in January does say a lot Which is surprising given all the New Yo...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?
Replies: 17
Views: 2592

Re: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?

The question isn't meaningful because of partner lounge access.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 5840

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

The OP's stance is that AirBerlin had a right to exist - it must have done something wrong to fail. Lots of businesses fail every day. The air carrier business has big economies of scale (through both purchasing and network effects).

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 164
Views: 26164

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I am sure they will firm the 787-10 soon as Tim Clark this week also spoke about the new first class product it and 777X will receive. Also statated 787-10 fleet will be mixed - some featuring First, and some only biz. As far as the 787-9, the model would be terrific imo to allow EK do lots of thin...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s

But this has the #1 and #2 operators of the E190/195 retiring the planes early. Early? These will be approaching 15 years by the time of replacement. Plenty of 737 and A320 operators replace their fleets at that age or less. And it isn't as if a much more economical plane didn't just come out ;) I ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax
Replies: 19
Views: 6036

Re: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax

I know of one airline that changed more windows in the three months following the Southwest tragedy than they had changed in the previous year. Passengers and crew were "seeing" cracks. Maintenance guys got to the pont where they disnt even inspect them....just change them. Never mind the...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8589

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

What will Trego-Dugan do next? Find a warmer clime to fly to in winter. You're assuming they rely on Iceland point of sale? I wouldn't - it's cheap 1-stop to Europe. I'm not confident there's enough ULCC 1-stop demand out of CLE at any profitable price in winter. As KLM617 noted - maybe enough for ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec

I can't believe they're launching this in winter. It's not the range issues - it's seasonality of TATL demand that causes me to question this.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6158

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

Are they net operational cash burners or not?...that is what will ultimately matter for survival... Faro That's a pretty good criterion but there are counter-examples: Tesla, for one. Virgin America, with its repeated debt-for-equity swaps. Yes, all of the above, plus the rest. They burn cash, they...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2124

Re: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?

There are dozens of clubs available to Delta One passengers outside the U.S. - most of them are partner-carrier-operated. Delta doesn't have a partner nor joint SkyTeam lounge in SCL. Why it operates its own club vs. using a 3rd party (contract) lounge might be a good question - if such things exist...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 5994

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

Loosing a major LOI worth milions, the troubled A380 might be facing cancellations & supply chain problems continue to haunt Airbus. Another fresh blow for the guys in Toulouse. Airbus would have known full well that 1/2 the CSeries order book was made up of fluff. AC, DL, B6, Swiss, Air Baltic...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference Highlights
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Delta Air Lines 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference Highlights

There are some people with some education in finance or economics who show some analytical skills in this forum.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9503

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

Coalways wrote:
Great news as they are the largest Carrier to the island out of the US3


I believe UA is the biggest carrier Hawaii-US48, period.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4583

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

As for preclearance at YQB and YTZ, it was approved officially in December 2017, so it’s definitely on its way. With the bilateral in place, it would be a total waste for YQB to not build it. How is it a waste not to build a facility that will reasonably be expected to have low utilization? So they...

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