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by DCAfan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3914

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Thanks for starting this thread and for the detailed summary of changes to ABQ/SAF flights. Where do people see as the most likely new cities to receive service? Could JetBlue create a ABQ-BOS route or is that too long of a trip to justify the economics? Would AA bring CLT back? UA to IAD or EWR? A...

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by DCAfan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189407

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

What I would like to see is a 797 that is a true 767 replacement with range of 5 700 nautical miles. I am not sure this is possible, so I suspect I will keep on dreaming.

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by DCAfan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 959
Views: 183020

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I would like this concept if the fleet plan was based on the E175-e2 rather than the A220-300. The capital and operating costs of a 175E2 and A223 aren’t all that different, and the CASM of the 223 likely blows the 175E2 away with 40-60 extra seats. But the range of the A223 will allow a lot of cit...

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by DCAfan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 959
Views: 183020

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I would like this concept if the fleet plan was based on the E175-e2 rather than the A220-300.

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by DCAfan
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212909

Re: United announces China capacity reductions

I've looked at the loads recently for IAD-PEK from UA flight status and they are pretty bleak. I suspect that a suspension of service is warranted in this market for the time being, until the situation improves.

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by DCAfan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida Flight 90 anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 3601

Re: Air Florida Flight 90 anniversary

It wss an extremely traumatic event for residents of the DMV. Drew Lewis took charge for the federal government as many were concerned the accident may have been caused by air traffic control error. To reiterate here, it was Drew Lewis who fired the air traffic controllers. I'm pleased that aviation...

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by DCAfan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13389

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

IAD is probably the most northeasterly airport in the US with four runways capable of simultaneous operations operating in a much less congested airspace than NYC and runway constrained Newark. So it makes sense for UA to make EWR an O&D focused airport and to make more reliable IAD the connect...

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by DCAfan
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13389

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Per wikipedia (light?) rail will open sometime this year. Excellent traffic resistant ground transportation is absolutely needed for a first class airport. This must have been a factor in airlines moving there. Is that Silver Line indeed going to open this year? Metro can work if you have a small r...

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by DCAfan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 14448

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

I was at DCA today and saw they have built a terrace that can serve as a path between the secured part of the north C pier and the walkway to the new commuter concourse. Building a temporary enclosure would likely make this an acceptable option for passengers.

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by DCAfan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 14448

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

The other factor to consider is that it is very unlikely that operating revenues will cover operating expenses on Phase 2 of the silver line for a number of years. It is my understanding that WMATA is looking for a commitment from the stakeholders to cover the revenue shortfall in order to relieve t...

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by DCAfan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46646

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Tell me what AS would need them for? They fly the 737NG on their longest flights even though they have the 321 in the fleet. For their direct flights from Anchorage to Tokyo connecting with JAL, or Helsinki connecting with FinnAir... Ok. You're right. They don't need em. *kicks can* They need the A...

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by DCAfan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 150031

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The 767-400 entered this thread in the very first post, as that was the subject of the Flightglobal article.

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by DCAfan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?
Replies: 21
Views: 4863

Re: Could the A321XLR enable SN to operate Brussels-Lubumbashi?

The other option is CDG. It's about 80 miles closer to FBM than BRU and there is good train service between the airport and Brussels. As French is widely spoken in this part of the Congo I would think such a service would stimulate the market and would be good for Congolese tourism.

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by DCAfan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles
Replies: 39
Views: 7516

Re: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles

Air Senegal will be the sixith African carrier at IAD after Ethiopian, Souuth Afirican, Royal Air Maroc, EgyptAir, and Cabo Verdi Airlines. Pretty impressive from my point of view.

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by DCAfan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..
Replies: 23
Views: 5641

Re: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..

I believe the key will be airport costs after the third runway is built at LHR. CPE is already very high at Heathrow. High airport costs will discourage LCC's from entering the fray. I don’t agree with that. The airport charges will be the same for EasyJet as they are for BA. If the rest of EasyJet...

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by DCAfan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..
Replies: 23
Views: 5641

Re: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..

I believe the key will be airport costs after the third runway is built at LHR. CPE is already very high at Heathrow. High airport costs will discourage LCC's from entering the fray.

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by DCAfan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 20335

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

The high yield transatlantic play at LTN iwould be aimed at the affluent residents in North West London that find LTN more convenient than LHR.

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by DCAfan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 20335

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

I believe LTN has real potential for B6. It is 28 miles from Central London, compared to LHR being just 14 miles away. However, the roads there are somewhat less congested so the LHR time savings may not be particularly significant in my opinion. The rail interface to St. Pancras International gets ...

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by DCAfan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9743

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

I checked the July 1 schedules and all the turns are simple

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by DCAfan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9743

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

I checked the July 1 schedules and all the turns are simple

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by DCAfan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26688

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

BWI has become a highly seasonal station for AS. Next winter AS will operate only 2 daily round trips at BWI: SEA (1) and LAX (1).

Next summer AS will operate 6 daily round trips at BWI: SEA (2), PDX (1), SFO (1), LAX (1), and SAN (1).

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by DCAfan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26688

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

A lot of routes are ending or being seasonally suspended, though. LAX loses one route, PHL. SAN loses OMA, MCI, DAL, ELP and others. SFO sees a lot of seasonal suspensions on East Coast flying. To elaborate, it looks like SFO-PHL/BWI/RDU/BNA are going seasonal, and SFO-MCI/SAN-MSP might have been c...

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by DCAfan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 104
Views: 20317

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

For anyone interested in the airport’s history, including commercial jet growth and noise abatement, here is an article for you. https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/city-manager/john-wayne-airport/settlement-agreement-extension/history-of-jwa You can see the numbers of flights has...

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by DCAfan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20982

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

I believe that LGB is a marginal station for AA.
It won't take much for them to pull out.

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by DCAfan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20982

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

B6 is on the waiting list for SNA. Their A220-300 has the runway performance to fly nonstop from SNA to JFK and BOS. We'll see what happens.

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by DCAfan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20982

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

I looked at the average domestic air fares published by BTS for the 48 contiguous states for all 5 LA basin airports in 1Q 2019. The results are as following: SNA - $363 LAX - $336 ONT - $323 BUR - $262 LGB - $216 With yields so low I doubt that any airline makes dime one at LGB (with the possible e...

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by DCAfan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20982

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

It looks like Long Beach wants to run out Mesa (and AA) from the airport. Perhaps WN will fill the void and serve LGB-PHX if AA abandons the market.

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by DCAfan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 6486

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

There is no meaniful Cape Verde diaspora in DC. In the US its located in Massachusetts and Rhode island. I find it hard to believe that the IAD service is being seriously considered by airline management.

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by DCAfan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 6486

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

There is no meaniful Cape Verde diaspora in DC. In the US its located in Massachusetts and Rhode island. I find it hard to believe that the IAD service is being seriously considered by airline management.

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by DCAfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

WN tried LAS and SAN from IAD a couple of years ago or so and couldn't make them work. Today they only operate 5 departures a day at IAD: DEN - 3, ATL - 2. IAD could use an LCC that is fully committed to developing the airport in my opinion. And what gates would this mythical LCC hub use? There are...

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by DCAfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

WN tried LAS and SAN from IAD a couple of years ago or so and couldn't make them work. Today they only operate 5 departures a day at IAD: DEN - 3, ATL - 2. IAD could use an LCC that is fully committed to developing the airport in my opinion.

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by DCAfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Dulles has potential to significantly grow enplanements with the silver line provided there is an LCC committed to make the investment. Moxy? We'll see

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by DCAfan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9970

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

Thanks enilria AS FLL-SEA NOV 1.3>1.9[1.4] DEC 1.5>2[1.4] This seems to be a goldmine for them. B6 really is dragging their feet on not adding this route. *B6 CHS-DCA JAN 1.5>0[1.5] FEB 0.8>0[1.8] *B6 DCA-JAX JAN 1.5>0[1.6] FEB 0.8>0[1.7] B6 DCA-PBI JAN 1.2>1.9[1.1] FEB 0.4>0.8[1.4] B6 DCA-RSW JAN ...

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by DCAfan
Thu May 30, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 17613

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

UA167 from Lisbon to IAD just attempted to divert to DCA. After going around once it landed at DCA just before a line of severe storms ripped through. Weather is the obvious reason, but has there been an international diversion like this before? Can CBP process these folks or do they have to get to...

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by DCAfan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the suggestion.

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by DCAfan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

atcsundevil, I disagree with you that Nextgen won't add capacity at DCA. The IFR acceptance rate is 28 per hour, which is what slots are based on. With Nextgen VFR becomes the new IFR with an acceptance rate of 32 per hour. In addition the short runways, which can be used by large regional jets and ...

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by DCAfan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

DCA has potential for expansion due to the FAA's Nextgen program . It also has the real estate to accommodate this growth between the banjo gates and the B connector. Virginia will make the call. and I think in the end they will make the right capi as the cost of fully redeveloping Terminal A at DCA...

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by DCAfan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

American does not want to pay for United's new facilities at Dulles., and you can't blame them. Dulles can be, and should be, a self sustaining airport like every other large hub airport in the US..

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by DCAfan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

The Reagan carriers want to zero out revenue sharing after the current use and lease agreement expires at the end of 2024. MWAA lacks the bargaining leverage to continue this scheme beyond that date

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by DCAfan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67810

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

I’m also surprised that Ultimate hasn’t tried anything at DCA - they technically don’t have to follow any of the slot rules, as they are “general aviation.” (Kind of how they got into Atlanta Peachtree - they aren’t technically a commercial airline). GA is heavily regulated at DCA. They would have ...

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by DCAfan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 6292

Re: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

Atcsundevil,

I had a second post on January 7th that a moderater deleted. I don't know why it was, but it was.

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by DCAfan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 6292

Re: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

DCA is still dead as a doornail. The airlines must be taking a huge hit on business due to the government shutdown. I know the moderators of this site don't like to deal with bad news. But it is what it is.

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by DCAfan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 6292

DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

The firs6 Monday after New Year's things normally get back to normal. But at DCA the airport is as quiet as a door mouse. Hardly anybody is flying. This is worse than sequestration. We'll see what happens.

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by DCAfan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 7410

Re: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight

I have long thought that the greatest picture of the Concorde was at IAD in the '70's when the AF and BA aircraft were nose to nose.

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by DCAfan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 5838

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

It's great news for DCA. There will be a pedestrian walkway underwritten by the state of Virginia that will connect National Landing (the new name for Crystal City/Potomac Yards) with the Airport.

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by DCAfan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 105
Views: 11840

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

I hate to be the party pooper. but DCA will get significant additional airfield capacity once the FAA Nextgen program is fully operational. This will give Congress the option to make significant changes to the high density and perimeter rules at DCA. We'll see what happens.

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by DCAfan
Wed May 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 5138

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

I once reviewed the noise ordinances at Lake Tahoe and found them impossible to work with from a commercial aviation standpoint.

Airplanes are much quieter than they once were, perhaps a review might be in order.

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by DCAfan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8837

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

The 9% drop in January 2018 at DCA was due to the presidential Inauguration in 2017. DCA still lies in the sweet spot for the DMV.

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by DCAfan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China imposes tariff on 737 MAX 7 only?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: China imposes tariff on 737 MAX 7 only?

Keep in mind that raising tariffs in a command economy is symbolic. China is signalling to the US that it intends to give the command to China owned firms to reduce its orders of US goods. Tariffs are not necessary to accomplish this.

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by DCAfan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 9584

Re: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

My best take as what's going on is that the UAE is resisting the airline financial disclosure requirements recently agreed to by Qatar with the US government. The source of the resistance may be Etihad rather than Emirates. However, Emirates has to tow the UAE line. I suspect the US is threatening t...

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