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by kaitak744
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 777 fleet usage
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Air India 777 fleet usage

AI has 15 777-300ERs officially in their fleet. 3 delivered last year. 2 (of the new 3) are currently at Ft. Worth undergoing VIP modifications. So, with their usable fleet of 13, they fly the following: BOM-DEL-JFK (daily) BOM-JFK (3x weekly) DEL-BOM-EWR (daily) HYD-DEL-ORD (daily) DEL-IAD (3x week...

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by kaitak744
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR Runway to Terminal Distance
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: BUR Runway to Terminal Distance

Burbank is really old, and this was grandfathered in. There is a new terminal that was recently approved, that will be built to modern standards. The old one will be torn down.

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by kaitak744
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 75607

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is it safe to assume the 4 frames for BA are in the UFO x9 frames? BA only have 3 B77W on order. 2 delivered towards the end of 2019 and 1 in early 2020. Will feature new config with new J (debut on A35K next year) and the industry standard 3-4-3 in Economy. The rest of their 77W fleet with be refi...

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by kaitak744
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61309

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Looks like they are taking 4 777-300ERs in 2020? Are they new builds? Used aircraft coming off of leases? The previous news from IAG said they were taking 3, and not 4.

Also, is it certain all A350s are going to BA? Looks like some could go to Iberia to replace their A340s. (-300s and -600s).

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by kaitak744
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23875

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Is the plan to still offer an 8 door version of the -9 for airlines with less dense configurations? (As opposed to the 10 door configuration on this test frame).

Or will it be like the 737-900ER, where you get the door anyways, and just block it off?

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by kaitak744
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 4127

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

Hello. I am compiling a list of all Fifth Freedom operators on the North Atlantic, in history. I'll kick off with the ones I know about, and would love anyone to contribute their own memories. Here we go. CURRENT LHR-EWR Air-India 787 FRA-JFK Singapore Airlines A380 (777 in winter I think) ATH-EWR ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA aircraft deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 4323

Re: DELTA aircraft deliveries

They are also in the process of retiring A320s are they not?

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by kaitak744
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: 10x SIN-LAX direct, additional 3x ULR to SFO, ICN-LAX gone
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: SQ: 10x SIN-LAX direct, additional 3x ULR to SFO, ICN-LAX gone

Technically it is 10 weekly LAX, 7 weekly EWR, and 3 weekly SFO with the A350-900ULR. The current daily SIN-SFO does not seem to be upgraded. So there is room for 1 more route. And glad to see SQ return to operating 3 flights a day at LAX on certain days. At their absolute peak, they had daily A380 ...

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by kaitak744
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18570

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

LAX E75: 38 717: 13 319: 10 321: 5 738: 41 739: 16 752: 26 753: 8 763: 5 764: 3 332: 1 772: 1 77L: 2 359: 1 As for the long-haul wide-bodies: HND - 777-200ER SYD - 777-200LR CDG / AMS - 777-200LR PVG - A350-900 Are they ending the ATL-LAX 777-200LR flight? There was also a JFK-LAX A330-300 flight. ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?
Replies: 51
Views: 11900

Re: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?

On a related question, a lot of AA MD-80s are from the mid-late 90s. They still have many hours and cycles left in them. If they can be acquired for cheap, are they pretty profitable aircraft to operate? Only downside I can see is higher fuel consumption than 737NG, but you are saving money on the f...

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by kaitak744
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TN 787 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: TN 787 Update

So, by end of 2019, they should be all 787-9. At the moment, what do they do with their 5th A340-300? Is it just rotated as a spare? Their schedule at the moment is 2x weekly PPT-NRT, 3x weekly PPT-AKL, daily PPT-LAX-CDG, and 6x weekly PPT-LAX. This utilizes a full 4 aircraft, meaning with 4 787s, t...

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by kaitak744
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only
Replies: 52
Views: 13308

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only

Singapore's A330-300s are RR powered, and relatively new. They are coming off their leases quick, and there are quite a few of them. Plenty for VS to choose from. Also, if they base all their A350s at LHR, they can move LHR-based A330s to LGW/MAN and augment the fleet with those. Make LHR 787/A350 o...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)
Replies: 26
Views: 4359

Re: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)

Given they already have the crew and infrastructure set up to operate the Airbus fleet, it would not be cost effective to migrate all that capacity over to new or second hand 737s. The most likely option is Alaska will fly the A320s until the end of their life span, and eventually phase them out for...

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by kaitak744
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 22002

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Is CX still getting 777-300s from Emirates? What at the plans for the existing 777-200/-300 fleet?

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by kaitak744
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27192

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

5 777-300ERs retiring? What about the 777-200s and 777-300s? Are they still planning on getting 777-300s from Emirates?

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by kaitak744
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 8334

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Basically, in the U.S., no carrier can operate an aircraft without the fuel tank innerting system past 2017. Southwest (and Alaska) chose to not do a retrofit on the classics. Same reason why United and Delta chose to retire the 747s before the end of 2017. These aircraft may have life left, but no-...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 119013

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Will it be possible for AA to re-engine the A321ceo to A321neo? That is not something that any airline will do, or can do economically. The NEO is more than just new engines, there are other upgrades to the aircraft as well. The A321 CEOs are still efficient and modern aircraft. They will be flown ...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5381

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5381

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 4761

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

To be honest, the terminals at JFK are really not bad. Most of them are very modern. T8 is relatively new. T7 is being updated. T5 is new and is being expanded to T7. T4 will be expanded (T4A). T1 is crowded... but will probably expand into the space of T2/T3 once T4A is built and DL moves out. That...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5381

Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Los Angeles to London is a huge O/D market. 3 of the 6 big studios are in the Valley, and are within 15 min from Burbank Airport. These, along with several other big business in the valley, can surely warrant a 787-8 flight. The airport has a lot less traffic than LAX. Getting from your car to the g...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95673

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United is not keeping any 744s operational. They might be on the hook for leases for a period, but aircraft is leaving the fleet and entire pilot cadre has already been awarded other fleet types. 747 Fleet manager only last week sent out a final good-bye note to all fleet pilots. Its a global AD. O...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95673

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United is not keeping any 744s operational. They might be on the hook for leases for a period, but aircraft is leaving the fleet and entire pilot cadre has already been awarded other fleet types. 747 Fleet manager only last week sent out a final good-bye note to all fleet pilots. Its a global AD. O...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95673

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United is not keeping any 744s operational. They might be on the hook for leases for a period, but aircraft is leaving the fleet and entire pilot cadre has already been awarded other fleet types. 747 Fleet manager only last week sent out a final good-bye note to all fleet pilots. Apart from the USA...

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by kaitak744
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 9862

Re: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft

South Korea uses a 747-400 China uses Air China 747-8s, and before Air China 747-400s. India uses Air India 747-400s Brunei uses a 747-8, and used to use a 747-400 Kuwait, UAE, Oman, and Qatar all have 747-8s A huge part of AF1 being huge is the capability it brings as a flying command post. Along w...

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by kaitak744
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today
Replies: 12
Views: 4676

Re: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today

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A very interesting go around. I saw this from Sepulveda, and have never seen an aircraft do that before.

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by kaitak744
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Go Around (OCT 14) Fiji Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 688

LAX Go Around (OCT 14) Fiji Airways

On Saturday, October 14th, I was around LAX when I noticed the Fiji A330 throttle up and begin climbing while it was much further north of the approach path than I have ever seen. https://i.imgur.com/k4dAZfP.png Runway 24R was closed and under construction. Is there a reason why the go around was di...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 55118

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Really wish Burbank (BUR) could see service to LHR. A 787-8 can technically operate from the airport. There is no FIS, but they could do a Shannon stop on the way over to do customs and immigration there. Burbank is so conveniently located to the majority of the film industry studios and offices. I ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 37327

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Why would rolls agree to either option? Well with Option #2 they are still getting money/business as the A330neo is RR powered... This would not matter. For single source engine aircraft (777-300ER, A350, A330NEO, etc.) the airline does not have any separate deals with the engine maker (aside from ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation billionaires?
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

Re: Aviation billionaires?

Steve Hazy...

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10531

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

There is nothing wrong with a dependent parallel runway operation!!!! It will add capacity. Not as much as fully separated parallel runways, but it will come at a much lower cost. And you also generates more jobs, as you will need to start building the 4th one as soon as you finish building the 3rd...

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by kaitak744
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10531

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

There is nothing wrong with a dependent parallel runway operation!!!! It will add capacity. Not as much as fully separated parallel runways, but it will come at a much lower cost.

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 37266

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

A more pressing issue before replacing the 777-200ERs is replacing the 767-300ERs, which the A350s will obviously not do.

Also, the domestic 777-200s will be 30 years old by 2025. 787-10s to replace these?

This also opens the possibility for the 777-9 for United.

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13444

Re: Air India adds LAX

NZ321 wrote:
I thought AI was in financial trouble. Surely not the best time to be starting LAX.


It is a government owned airline, so "financial trouble" doesn't mean anything.

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11870

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

There are zero connection opportunities from ONT. Not yet, but they can always be added of course. When Norwegian announced they would be flying to Newburgh Stewart airport everybody said it would fail because there were no connections. However, some bus company jumped in that hole and started a se...

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13444

Re: Air India adds LAX

LAX772LR wrote:
Doesn't appear to show in any public booking engines... if they're launching in less than two months, shouldn't they be getting a move on?


This is Air India we are talking about... did you expect anything better?

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11870

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Perhaps downgauge 1 LAX flight to A359, and start ONT with the A359?

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al's First Dreamliner Lands at Ben Gurion Airport, TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 5316

Re: El Al's First Dreamliner Lands at Ben Gurion Airport, TLV

Where is the 787 going to be flown to?

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by kaitak744
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 6259

Re: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?

AA was famously very unsatisfied with the MD-11's performance, and was one of the more vocal airlines about it. IIRC early MD-11s struggled with DFW-NRT, which was one of the routes AA ordered the plane for. Hence why AA never exercised any of their MD-11 options and ordered the 777 ~5 years after ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities
Replies: 59
Views: 14732

Re: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1zsOGGJTCpM/ ... 450386.JPG

Looks like two gates on the north side. This is to build one of the tunnels (I think a utility tunnel).
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https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1zsOGGJTCpM/ ... 450386.JPG

Looks like two gates on the north side. This is to build one of the tunnels (I think a utility tunnel).

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by kaitak744
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines A350 delivery schedule
Replies: 51
Views: 17264

Re: AA outlines A350 delivery schedule

Sounds like 777-200ER replacements. The oldest will be about 21 years old at this point.

787-9s, 777-200ERs, and to a certain extent 787-8s seem to be used throughout the network on mostly the same sort of routes.

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by kaitak744
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10463

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

anshabhi wrote:
Destinations: A relatively small domestic but a massive international network, along with many long hauls.


Massive international network? by what standards? They can't find anywhere to fly their 777s to...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA W17 LHR longhaul changes
Replies: 9
Views: 4352

Re: BA W17 LHR longhaul changes

LAX is going to 1x A380, 1x 747-400, and 1x 787-9? During the summer it is 2x A380.

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by kaitak744
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 157
Views: 33868

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

So what will replace the 15 P.S. 757s? MAX 10 or MAX 9? This subfleet is the most in need of replacement at UA right now.

And when are the 4 new 777-300ERs expected to arrive?

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 16731

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

It's hard to call Southwest a "low cost" airline. Their service and amenities are better than most major airlines in the domestic U.S. market.

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13496

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

LAX does not need more runways, and it does not need more land. A lot of the current terminals are a lot better than the way they used to be, and they are massively improving as we speak. With the new mid field concourse and the people mover on the land side (this will kick out all the shuttles and ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities
Replies: 59
Views: 14732

Re: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities

There isn't anything AA can do.... other than cosmetic renovations. They can theoretically bring the Eagle's nest to T5, but that's a waste of T5 gate space IMO. On another note, will there still be a distinct T2 & T3? The DL plans essentially combine their ticketing and TSA areas. I assume AA w...

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by kaitak744
Thu May 25, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36096

Re: Southwest 737-300

At one point, they operated 737-200s, 737-300s/-500s, and 737-700s. That is 3 different generations. They managed it then.

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by kaitak744
Wed May 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36096

Re: Southwest 737-300

It's mainly due to Labor and training issues with trying to have three variants of the 737 in its fleet. http://crankyflier.com/2016/05/09/labor-and-training-issues-push-southwest-to-retire-its-737-classics-next-year/ This is absurd. So many airlines have "more that 3 aircraft types" in t...

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