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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

Airlines had been in financial trouble for a long time and it was only a matter of time before consolidation began. This would lead to needing larger, more efficient (per seat) aircraft to fly the higher-density routes since there would less competition. LLCs were on the horizon and this would driv...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 794
Views: 205020

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

DL and AA will absolutely be at a disadvantage to UA if international travel demand returns quickly. Maybe DL's international widebody fleet should be smaller than UA's because of its route structure? That's been the case for years. AA's widebody fleet is smaller than UA's too, and AA declared it w...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1326
Views: 282958

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Obviously that doesn't mean they are cost-efficient but how much life do these aircraft realistically have left if cost and engine mx are not an issue? Economics retires a lot of aircraft before hours or cycles do. I'm not expecting DL to walk back the December 2025 retiremement date, but if they d...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1326
Views: 282958

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

9565 exit pushed to tomorrow 9548 exit QRO 9/26 Has there been any more talk on how many 717s DL is going to keep? Planespotters (I know, not always the best source) says they have 53 active. Good question. There is likely to be a 9/30/21 active fleet count in the 8-K and/or 10-Q filings in less th...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16813

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

If there's any interest on DL's part, then I would say it's more a negotiating tactic to keep Airbus honest. Push comes to shove, then the MAX becomes more of a possibility, but not without an MRO agreement from CFM. DL agreed to 100 options, which have a price attached to them - and I'm certain th...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16813

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Ultimately, DL has nearly 200 used B739 and new A321 scheduled for delivery by early 2027. We may see DL add additional used aircraft, or convert a small quantity of additional A321 options, but the notion that DL's going to order 100+ MAX (in order to justify adding the aircraft, the minimum order...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 105
Views: 9605

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

First, the airlines should offer at least 32 inches of leg room (like Southwest) so we are not crammed in like sardines. Over 60% of the WN fleet has a seat pitch of 31", not 32". 2012 Evolve on the 737-700s. Want to point to the peer-reviewed study that shows agressive on-plane behavior ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 105
Views: 9605

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Make an example out of a few people and this will stop. Give a lifetime flight ban to the next 10 people who are forcibly removed and put them on a public list online. No, that won't work, not any better than the death penalty ends homicides. (Would you have guessed that states with the death penal...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 881
Views: 135684

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Between Chapter 11 and an aversion to making infrastructure spend part of the same fabric as outsized military spending, it is the US government, more than the airlines, that make competition lopsided and unbalanced. Making the government responsible for carrier use of Chapter 11... that's a very n...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6785

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

Eh - I'd say the 737-9 was a mistake and the -10 corrects it.

The advantage of certification for 200 passengers on the -8 isn't worth much, IMHO: most aircraft/carriers operate with fewer seats.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 105
Views: 9605

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

I wonder who came up with the idea of car keys with chips - manufacturers, regulators, or some unlucky engineer who's car was stolen? Off-topic, but it was brought to market by GM in the mid-80s, with one of 15 resistor values, under the name Vehicle Anti-Theft System (VATS). If the value matched, ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 105
Views: 9605

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

not a bad idea to request input from those who have to deal with the issue on a day to day basis (aka the airlines) and then see what additional measures would be needed/helpful. U.S. Federal rulemaking routinely asks for public comment - from industry and citizens. There's probably a provision for...

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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: 881
Views: 135684

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: 334
Views: 52808

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: 18423

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: 1326
Views: 282958

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: 113
Views: 22708

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: 881
Views: 135684

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: 2257

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: 4861

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: 112
Views: 3888

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: 1326
Views: 282958

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: 30
Views: 2061

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: 7422

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: 30
Views: 2061

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: 153
Views: 19394

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: 5261

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: 1326
Views: 282958

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: 6541

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: 4861

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: 7159

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: 153
Views: 19394

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: 113
Views: 22708

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: 113
Views: 22708

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: 3730

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: 6541

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: 3506

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: 5074

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: 3531

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: 58
Views: 8744

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: 7422

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: 153
Views: 19394

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: 1202
Views: 280830

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: 22
Views: 6591

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: 3314

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: 3314

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: 2699

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: 4160

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: 3314

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: 3730

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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