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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 782
Views: 118259

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Nothing stops DOT/DOJ from reviewing the deal. As is DOJ did express concern that the alliance could cause coordination that leads to increased ticket prices. The outgoing Transportation Secretary literally on her final day in office signed off on the joint venture which certainly raised eyebrows. ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 49386

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

From awhile back when a similar question was posed about AUS-MKE, i pulled some stuff on the F9 at AUS topic. I've updated the list, but as I mentioned before Frontier's experience at AUS isn't especially meaningful given their track record of new city pairs not lasting long. All 29 of these Fronti...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 84
Views: 17803

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

Am wondering how upset airports are (such as my hometown LAX) that spent tens (if not hundreds) of millions of dollars on a380 infrastructure upgrades to terminals, runways to accommodate the now-shuttered a380 program? At least there will be a380 service returning to LAX for the foreseeable future...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276368

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I'm hardly the resident PTV expert, but I'll point out the first 321NEO was initially scheduled for delivery in "late 2020," roughly two years after the first A220 was delivered. I doubt DL created a successor PTV system in such short time, and if they did, it'd be a software upgrade that...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 104
Views: 19152

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

holczakker wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Operator error.

While using an otherwise marvellous, failsafe design.


739s are unloaded safely thousands of times a day, and have been for years. Few things in life are foolproof. The key is to eliminate the fools from critical operations.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 782
Views: 118259

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Senators and Congress people ask for things all the time. Nothing may come of it. That the DOT previously granted approval doesn't mean they can't revoke it with good reason.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM adding PTY-ATL
Replies: 16
Views: 2090

Re: CM adding PTY-ATL

Well I sure didn't see that one coming. Good news for ATL-based bargain hunters for the time being, but it remains to be seen if CM has any staying power in ATL. DL has served Panama City from ATL without direct competition for over 20 years. I'm sure this will rouse ATL's 800 pound gorilla from it...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4764

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Cathay Pacific flew its HKG-YYZ route with a tech stop at ANC. After 9/11, passengers were no longer allowed to deplane at ANC for a few years. I flew that route a lot, on an A340-300. It took over 19 hrs westbound. The plane leaves YYZ at around 1am local time, arrives at ANC about 5 hrs later. It...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 39
Views: 1110

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

There is no international law that requires asylum seekers to ask for asylum in the first safe country they arrive in. Sure there is. The U.S. has such agreements with Canada and Mexico. An agrement between two or more sovereign countries is international law. In May 2019, Mexico and the United Sta...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276368

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

When is it being delivered? I believe this will be the first aircraft in DL fleet with the new domestic Fist Class seating and new AVOD system... Pretty exciting! What new AVOD system is that? https://news.delta.com/delta-introduces-new-domestic-first-class-seats-a321neo-fleet "In addition to ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov

Anyone who thinks the negative test requirement is going away any time soon may need to accept the possibility of not traveling internationally until 2023 or later. Until they declare an end to this pandemic I don't see the negative test requirement being dropped. That conflicts with a popular sent...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 43
Views: 7134

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

After the generous aid/loan package that AA and other airlines in US received, the Big 3 should stop complaining about Emirates or Qatar or some other airline getting their govt financing. There's a difference between pandemic support to avoid domestic industry implosion and subsidies flowing in go...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov

The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions starting in November on those from abroad who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, ending a travel ban implemented to limit the spread of disease and reopening the United States to relatives who have been separated from families and em...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18208

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Hence the question asked by the original poster about the future of the A319neo in Airbus portfolio when the A220 is perceptible less expensive and easier to sell. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-list-prices-2018.pdf You're c...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5024

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

I don't think I would follow the OP in arguing that 'airports suffered.' The routes served evolved into greater fractions of long distance flying. That seems sensible enough. There's no reason to see networks cast in amber, expecting them to be unchanged for multiple decades. Comparison to regulated...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276368

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

gsg013 wrote:
When is it being delivered? I believe this will be the first aircraft in DL fleet with the new domestic Fist Class seating and new AVOD system... Pretty exciting!


What new AVOD system is that?

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds
Replies: 27
Views: 6465

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

Payroll support is ending. This is just thr beginning of the layoffs. That's the thing. End of September brings the end of the no-involuntary-separations mandate that came with the 3rd round of Payroll Suppport Program funding for carriers and certain contractors. I don't know if there will be big ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4764

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

The tech stop in YVR was better as it is exactly mid-point on the routing. To be more precise the difference is 42nm. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=CDG-YVR-PPT%0D%0ACDG-PPT%0D%0ACDG-LAX-PPT&MS=wls&DU=nm That may be best for fuel efficiency but it's not necessarily otherwise ideal. Sleep timi...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP
Replies: 28
Views: 6882

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

Anybody have definitive info on how many spares SY typically keeps in peak season?

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18208

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

However putting models into the market that don't sell (now talking specifically about the A319NEO), does not really indicate a smart use of resources nor a very keen understanding of the market and it's customers need and considerations. Something which never really does really look good on a manu...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 104
Views: 19152

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

T5towbar wrote:
Moving the weight up forward (players) would not have worked.


Deplane by highest row number first - everyone in rows 1-20 stay seated?

Practices that don't rely on passenger behavior would be better, of course.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 104
Views: 19152

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Operator error.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3612

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

a318 wrote:
I could see WN starting ELP-ISP nonstop in the near future.


ELP doesn't even get service by UA to the hub at EWR, nor by DL to JFK. ISP seems like quite a stretch.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds
Replies: 27
Views: 6465

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

Meals haven't been a competitive advantage in the U.S. domestic industry since the industry was deregulated. It's only been a question of how low can you go, which, during covid, got answered: serve nothing.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Trans-Atlantic Competition
Replies: 20
Views: 3294

Re: Austrian Trans-Atlantic Competition

Vienna is a very small transatlantic market. Without the OS feed from the Balkans and Eastern Europe it is virtually nonexistent. One exception is some small UN VIE-Washington traffic which is taken care of by the OS93/94. Hard to call that an exception when the largest local markets from Vienna (p...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FEDs give LCC’s 16 peak hour slots at EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: FEDs give LCC’s 16 peak hour slots at EWR

From what I heard for some reason they only want to give them to 1 carrier. To me I think it’s pretty much down to NK, F9, and B6. NK probably has the strongest argument for the slots but the PANYNJ would probably prefer to give them to B6 to settle the whole T1 situation. Is B6 #2 at EWR these day...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3464

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

The complain was the fact the C Series could have been sold below cost by Bombardier to an airline in the US. Not exactly - and the difference is significant in the history of the A220 FAL at Mobile. 'Antidumping laws seek to prevent products manufactured overseas from being sold by foreign firms i...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time
Replies: 57
Views: 8429

Re: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time

I’d be curious what % of employees of DL were around pre-merger. The employee ranks (even management) are much different now. Given the merger happened 13 years ago, and given the average job tenure in the US was 4.3 years in the Transportation Industry ( source ) right before COVID hit, there is a...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 43
Views: 7134

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

You're getting off-topic. The proposed equity stake is under 20.0% so it will be listed on the books as an minority equity investment subject to periodic re-evalution for value, instead of GOL's quarterly losses going right to AA's income statement. Time will tell if this continues the pattern of U....

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18208

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I have to wonder how closely WN worked with Boeing on the MAX 7 (the MAX 7 is designed for 3 flight attendants at a 32" seat pitch, which is what the standard seat pitch is for WN on its -800s and MAX 8s)... I may regard you as optimistic that WN will start to replace its 461 737-700s as of 6/...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1123
Views: 262004

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Airlines warn of delta variant's impact on travel - The Hill In a regulatory filing, United Airlines said that it no longer expects to turn a profit in the third quarter and announced reductions to its flight capacity following weak August bookings. Other industry giants, including American Airline...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV
Replies: 19
Views: 5892

Re: Iceland Air asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV

jfklganyc wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
Nearly every American carrier with rights to Cuba will object this



Are any of them flying to Cuba outside Miami?

That bloodbath has come and gone


One might expect objections even from a carrier or two not flying Florida-Havana. Lawyers (internal or outside counsel) stay busy.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

Re: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11

To this day I still believe it was all political and thousands of us lost our careers to this nonsense from the administration. We deserved the life line like everyone else and IMHO especially more since we were involved in 9/11. Well, not everyone else got a loan guarantee: AA, DL, CO, NW, Alaska,...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

Re: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11

[ How many of those carrier received the funding, and are still operating independently today? What was the criteria for approval/denials? What was UA's position (perceived, or otherwise) that effected their rejection from the program? It's moving us a little from the topic, but: Frontier got a gua...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 2491

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

airlineworker wrote:
Are the A-320NEO and the 737MAX quieter on take offs than the A320CEO and 737-NG's? I am referring to outside noise on the ground.


There have to be some standardized, reference noise footprint charts for landings, right? Data must be out there somewhere.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA (1) 737-200 Ops
Replies: 29
Views: 4104

Re: PA (1) 737-200 Ops

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/P ... ld-Airways
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Interesting that only one of 16 appeared to make it to the cessation of ops in 12/1991. I had recalled that there were 727s flying the FRA-intra-Europe routes when DL took over that operation.

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/P ... ld-Airways

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

Re: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11

https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ilr/pdf/vol36p367.pdf
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OP ought to spend some time with UA's history of three rejections for the post-9/11 Federal loan guarantees which were received by HP, US and others.

https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ilr/pdf/vol36p367.pdf

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3612

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

While DL currently serves only ATL nonstop from ELP, DL adding ELP-DTW/LAX/JFK nonstop service are possibilities with DTW, LAX, and JFK being three of the top domestic destinations traveled to from ELP that DL doesn't currently serve nonstop from ELP along with the international connecting opportun...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18208

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319NEO and the 737-7MAX face the same issue, they are application based and not market based? Hardly. Other than Spirit, there are no meaningful orders for 319neos, and only orders for 73 total. There are 234 orders for the 737-7 from WN alone, the bluest of blue chip customers, which ordered ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time
Replies: 57
Views: 8429

Re: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time

The other big story is how DL was able to successfully de-unionize all of the former NW non-pilot groups Delta didn't do it - the combined employee groups by craft did it, election by one craft after another (with election timing set by the respective NW unions). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18208

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

An airline like Spirit flies A319s close to 150 seats, they probably don't want the addition A320 space, weight, crew costs for specific routes, let alone a new type like the A223. That's part of a good answer. I'll suggest that an even more important part is the needs of customers with 320/321s wh...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 314150

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://thepointsguy.com/news/breeze-airways-a220-livery-order/ "Neeleman previously said that Breeze’s low operating and capital cost structure means that the airline could break even with just 50 or 60 passengers aboard each flight. The Embraer 195 aircraft the airline is currently flying ca...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1813
Views: 241199

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Another use for the 321 fleet is getting a full load out of tough transcon airports. Management has stated on earnings calls that 321 can do stuff out of DCA that others planes in their fleet can't so that may be their fate, DCA-West coast. Come on.. how many tough transcon airports are there? They...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1813
Views: 241199

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Anyone know about the web site Fare Measure? According to them, 123 Passengers fly between Spokane, Washington & Santa Ana, California. Maybe there is high enough demand to warrant Embraer 175 flights? I would love to see Alaska Airlines add more non - stop flights to cities from Spokane, Washi...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 9997

Re: TLH losing UA service

Didn’t feel like they even tried to compete considering AA Eagle operates TLH-DFW 3x daily with larger equipment and more convenient schedules throughout the day. UA @ IAH isn't in the same league as AA @ DFW. See flight counts and seat counts. An airport that’s closing in on 1-million passengers a...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter
Replies: 29
Views: 9468

Re: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter

You can't look at traffic numbers without understanding the the service portfolio at the time. 2019 was bad due to WN's exit. I really have to question your command of relevant data. FNT puts out year-end enplanements data. (Oddly, 2016, 2017, and 2018 are missing.) It's not just 2019 that was bad ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson
Replies: 51
Views: 8416

Re: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson

Is it just me or does that photo with Russell in it make the 737 look like the nose gear is collapsed? Yeah I came here to say that. I’m kinda amazed that AS’s media team let that get out. It’s a bad angle and the photographer should’ve figured that out pretty quickly. It's a dramatic, artistic fra...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1123
Views: 262004

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

United is a banked-hub network carrier. You can’t start replacing 4x/day 50-seater destinations with 3x/day 76-seater without addressing flows/capacities through the hub banks. For example, if you upgraded 20 routes from 50-seaters to 76 seaters, you’ve now fed up to 520 additional pax into that ba...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14174

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

first salvo fired. If Indigo/Wizz are serious, they will be back.. this won't be the last offer made. If Indigo were interested they'd go all in directly and would not use a third party (Wizz) in which they have very little stake left. Why? Wouldn't you expect them to integrate with Wizz rather tha...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines and their fleets
Replies: 15
Views: 2807

Re: US Airlines and their fleets

I would start by recognizing that a lot of UA's types you reference were acquired when the domestic industry was still regulated into the early 1980s. I believe the Airline Deregulation Act was actually made Federal Law in 1978. It was, but it wasn't one big bang removing all route restrictions and...

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