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by KD5MDK
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5685

Re: How will BA expand?

Geoff1947 wrote:
Why expand if it will just dilute profit margins and yields. What profitable opportunities are they missing ?

Geoff

What they should focus on is negotiating a bilateral with the US that doesn't allow additional frequencies from places like EWR, ATL or IAD.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6088

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Why does ATH not have service to PHL? If there was money to be made, someone would have flown it last year.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5676

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

How many MCE seats will there be?

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by KD5MDK
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29343

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Predicting what the fleet needs of an airline will be in 17 years seems extremely difficult to me. (7 years to 2025 + 10 years for program mid-life). BA, LH, JAL, WN, EK, they all have plenty of potential to change their business plans let alone their fleets by then.

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by KD5MDK
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 55280

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Probably a lot cheaper to use pillars than digging, especially if there are existing utilities in the way.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43399

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

How may Y seats would be on a 80J 787-10? If it's at least 60, would that be enough?

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by KD5MDK
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3378

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

I posted a thread on FTW a few weeks ago where they noted they were preparing for commercial service in 18 months. They are actively courting service unless AA is completely freaking out. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1397785 I wonder if Neeleman takes this seriously as a focus po...

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by KD5MDK
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15392

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I'm going to make two comments: 1) My very large employer is going away from the points system described, probably because we want to reduce turnover and make sure to keep valuable employees who encounter challenging circumstances. So for everyone claiming that this is nothing because their employe...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15392

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I'm going to make two comments: 1) My very large employer is going away from the points system described, probably because we want to reduce turnover and make sure to keep valuable employees who encounter challenging circumstances. So for everyone claiming that this is nothing because their employer...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11815

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

C'mon guys, think in 4 dimensions. It was probably true in the 50s or 60s when it was first coined, but uneven growth and population migrations have made it less than accurate today. If you take ground transportation, block times and TSA into account, 0% of the US population is within 2 hours flyin...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16144

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

No. That is an incorrect assumption. The Cello is 1/5 of a persons weight, and it is better secured to the seat than a person. Per pure facts and logic, it is therefore a false assumption. Yes it supposed to be secured and the restraints are more than sufficient for handling it but a very large par...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16144

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Its because a cello is a serious safety hazard in the event of an accident or an evacuation. Humans are a serious safety hazard in the event of an accident or evacuation. Passengers should be required to successfully complete an emergency evacuation test before being allowed to puchase a ticket to ...

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by KD5MDK
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 6286

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

As an armchair CEO I would take simplicity over complexity any day. Operate a single type in a single configuration and fit the business around it. Scale up to one narrowbody and one widebody - again both in the same configuration. Yes it means some routes are uneconomical and yes it means I can se...

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by KD5MDK
Sat May 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 21289

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

The OP argues that there will be a next-gen VLA, and that it will be an A380. I agree with the first half of that statement. Just because Airbus misread the VLA market, and subsequently got unlucky with both fuel prices, 9/11 and a GFC; doesn't mean there is not a VLA market. Things *could* have be...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?
Replies: 55
Views: 8193

Re: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?

How many non-US regulatory authorities are there? 3, 4? I presume some of them don't have a Part 25 in their documents.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 110
Views: 16229

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

Is the A330/A340 based on the A300 fuselage or do they just share a diameter?

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by KD5MDK
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 71799

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I thought the A359 was significantly more efficient than the 77W and that's why Boeing needed to create the 777-8 and -9 to compete with it. Is that not really the case in a world of lower oil prices? Depends on how cheap the 777s are. Sure, but does that risk the 779 being a failure as well, if it...

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by KD5MDK
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 71799

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I thought the A359 was significantly more efficient than the 77W and that's why Boeing needed to create the 777-8 and -9 to compete with it. Is that not really the case in a world of lower oil prices?

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by KD5MDK
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The one oddball in a fleet!
Replies: 93
Views: 22097

Re: The one oddball in a fleet!

hOMSaR wrote:
Don't have a link to a picture handy, but a couple years ago there was a WestJet 737 that had to borrow a Southwest winglet.

That sounds like a picture that would be fun to see.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 38820

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

Some things that might be different now for BA compared to previous service decisions: 1) crew contracts 2) opportunity cost of slot usage 3) fuel prices I believe all of those are lower now than they were in the past. It may not be enough for any market, but they're definitely reasons why something...

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by KD5MDK
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 38820

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

Now CMH could be within 757 range, giving it an advantage. I would think it's only an advantage if you operate 757s though, right? MSY will not happen. Too much coach traffic and relatively little business save some demand by oil companies that would prefer LHR anyway. Why would "prefer LHR an...

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by KD5MDK
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan Airlines lease rates are way too high
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: SriLankan Airlines lease rates are way too high

b747400erf wrote:
The rates must be from the large separatist movement and constant war years that hurt their ability to get credit for normal rates.

It sounded to me like the minister suspected the previous negotiators received kickbacks for signing a bad deal.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of DFW
Replies: 38
Views: 5114

Re: The Future of DFW

I wonder how much security demands will adjust the shape of New-C & F compared to D. If you do build a new terminal, is it exclusively AA or does it go to other carriers? (If it's a replacement for C, it would need to be AA exclusive in order to maintain current operations, I suppose. But then w...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Boeing MoM getting closer to launch
Replies: 192
Views: 34600

Re: WSJ: Boeing MoM getting closer to launch

I would say that the long narrowbody design wins on efficiency over a 767 style. The 757-300 is generally held to have some of the lowest CASM in the industry of any plane, even when compared to newer more advanced designs. These numbers are a couple years old and come from before the A321 joined m...

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by KD5MDK
Sun May 29, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG/BA Looking To Takeover Wizz Air And Others
Replies: 59
Views: 18390

RE: IAG/BA Looking To Takeover Wizz Air And Others

Surely OpenSkies is the Bugatti marque, and as widespread.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville To London?
Replies: 141
Views: 17816

RE: Nashville To London?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Longhornmaniac" class="quote" target="_blank">Longhornmaniac</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i>On the flip side, the larges...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing Has Lost Neo/MAX Battle Pt 2.
Replies: 202
Views: 25333

RE: Leeham: Boeing Has Lost Neo/MAX Battle Pt 2.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#154" class="quote">Reply 154</a>):<br/><i>The 777X has enough of a market. 3...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing Has Lost Neo/MAX Battle Pt 2.
Replies: 202
Views: 25333

RE: Leeham: Boeing Has Lost Neo/MAX Battle Pt 2.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#147" class="quote">Reply 147</a>):<br/><i>Competing in commercial aircraft i...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville To London?
Replies: 141
Views: 17816

RE: Nashville To London?

I thought the problem was far more aircraft than slots for US routes.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5
Replies: 189
Views: 14642

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dare100em" class="quote" target="_blank">dare100em</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i> Exactly. By the logic [to bring in pr...

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by KD5MDK
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Start-Ups: Yesteryear Vs. Today
Replies: 24
Views: 4086

RE: USA Start-Ups: Yesteryear Vs. Today

I suspect that the lease costs of a new narrowbody aircraft aren't that high (relatively) because the lessor knows that it can easily release it in the event of bankruptcy. So there's little risk premium included.

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by KD5MDK
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA Gov McAuliffe Wans $50m To Cut High IAD Fees
Replies: 36
Views: 5239

RE: VA Gov McAuliffe Wans $50m To Cut High IAD Fees

Or they could just shut down IAD and move all the international traffic to BWI.

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by KD5MDK
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call For U.S. ATC Reform
Replies: 77
Views: 6931

RE: Call For U.S. ATC Reform

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblastdubai" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblastdubai</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>There is absolutely nothing that...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Says Sanctions To Be Lifted Sat 16 Jan
Replies: 211
Views: 23637

RE: Iran Says Sanctions To Be Lifted Sat 16 Jan

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#121" class="quote">Reply 121</a>):<br/><i>I noticed a number are A320s alrea...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New DFW/LGA/ORD Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 10993

RE: AA Adds New DFW/LGA/ORD Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airliner371" class="quote" target="_blank">airliner371</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i> I am hoping <acronym title="America...

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by KD5MDK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We Ever See A BA A380 Top Up Order?
Replies: 76
Views: 16933

RE: Will We Ever See A BA A380 Top Up Order?

I feel like the BA replacement will be the A321 and B789. Excess demand will be handled by EK.

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by KD5MDK
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 324
Views: 45646

RE: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft

If a CS300 costs more than an A320 / 737, why would UA buy it?

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by KD5MDK
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines MRJ Orders
Replies: 14
Views: 6016

RE: US Airlines MRJ Orders

MRJ90 seems really big for US regional use, but not quite big enough for mainline.

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by KD5MDK
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 324
Views: 45646

RE: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft

How long would it take to get deliveries of E2-190s versus CS100s? I don't know if UA wants to wait for E2 introduction. Or maybe it's close enough to not matter.

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by KD5MDK
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Charts Impressive Growth In AA's Network
Replies: 54
Views: 10990

RE: PHX Charts Impressive Growth In AA's Network

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/deltaflyertoo" class="quote" target="_blank">deltaflyertoo</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i> IMO that is the whole point o...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham (Björn Fehrm) On Quads Vs Twins
Replies: 135
Views: 15932

RE: Leeham (Björn Fehrm) On Quads Vs Twins

How much would it save on aircraft development costs if you just took 4xPW1133G or similar and just built the most efficient aircraft you could that they would power?

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by KD5MDK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Eyes Additional 717 Planes
Replies: 82
Views: 16526

RE: HA Eyes Additional 717 Planes

I wonder if <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym>'s limited local service coverage is an advantage for niche aircraft like the SSJ. If someone like <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> or <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was operating it, they'd need...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NSA/MoM Launch Dates/EIS?
Replies: 31
Views: 4523

RE: Boeing NSA/MoM Launch Dates/EIS?

Is an NSA capable of being so much more efficient than an upgraded A32Xneo/the MAX that it's worth the investment? For example if it costs $15 billion to develop and sells 5000 copies, that's $3 million per plane in pure development costs. But if it sells 2500 copies, that doubles. If it costs $30 b...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 324
Views: 45646

RE: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sldispatcher" class="quote" target="_blank">sldispatcher</a> (<a href="#121" class="quote">Reply 121</a>):<br/><i>Others will probably strike a ...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Eyes Additional 717 Planes
Replies: 82
Views: 16526

RE: HA Eyes Additional 717 Planes

Rail tunnel  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> If <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> can get 717s that support their operations for another 10-15 years, that's plenty of time for the market to...

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by KD5MDK
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Analysis Of UA's IAD Hub
Replies: 43
Views: 10647

RE: Interesting Analysis Of UA's IAD Hub

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cubsrule" class="quote" target="_blank">Cubsrule</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Remember that, despite having 4 runways,...

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by KD5MDK
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Room For Another Aircraft Company
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

RE: Is There Room For Another Aircraft Company

I think the future of commercial aircraft will turn out to be Airbus, Boeing and Embraer, with everyone else being 1/5 their size or less. (Bombardier, Sukhoi, etc)

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by KD5MDK
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Analysis Of UA's IAD Hub
Replies: 43
Views: 10647

RE: Interesting Analysis Of UA's IAD Hub

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/us330" class="quote" target="_blank">us330</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>No, because of runway length/space issues at <...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Allows AA LAX-Haneda Start-up Delay
Replies: 22
Views: 6744

RE: DOT Allows AA LAX-Haneda Start-up Delay

I wonder if <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> looks favorably at <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> being granted the backup authority, so that if <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> finds the route unviable they know it will go to someone who...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Tramway Access?
Replies: 55
Views: 8591

RE: Airports With Tramway Access?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SCQ83" class="quote" target="_blank">SCQ83</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I like the calm and stressless feeling of arrivi...

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