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by atypical
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 7062

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

I think that the current design was far ahead of its time and is being too casually dismissed. With half the current costs of the proposed design it could be updated to something as efficient as needed with room to grow. Luggage movements, as learned by DEN, could be automated further. I see the new...

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 183337

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't see DL adding any London routes because there is no close partner in London like DL has with AF and KLM. AA or BA to London would be next and DL or KLM to AMS on the third. IMHO AMS is vastly superior to make connections over CDG however that is secondary to point-to-point revenue that Lond...

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 4223

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

DHL are no longer a United States company being fully owned by Deutsch Post, the company is therefore no longer allowed to operate domestic flights between U.S. airports or overseas flights from U.S. airports, DHL contracts these to other providers. That is not true. Deutsche Post acquired the majo...

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 4223

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

DHL are no longer a United States company being fully owned by Deutsch Post, the company is therefore no longer allowed to operate domestic flights between U.S. airports or overseas flights from U.S. airports, DHL contracts these to other providers. That is not true. Deutsche Post acquired the majo...

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 183337

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

At what expense to the CDG flight? Excellent question. LHR-IND would get boosts with cargo based upon the RR plant in Indy if the the CFM (GE/Safran) model holds true (CVG-CDG). The pax numbers would also, supposedly, be better because of Indy and London businesses ties (RR and Eli Lilly). I think ...

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?
Replies: 24
Views: 9856

Re: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?

Use Google Earth. It also has a time slider so you can see the changes to areas over time. PVG is quite fascinating to look at 2002 through today.

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 4223

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

Since DHL seems to be back inn business inn the USA, I was wondering, where can I see some DHL branded aircraft in the USA these days? Thanks in advance! DHL has always been in the US (DHL was a US cargo operator before being acquired by Deutsche Post). In 2008 DHL discontinued local service within...

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by atypical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75610

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

It would have to roll seriously for the wing tip to hit a sign, doesn’t seem possible. The wingtip is 12.43 feet off the ground and the top of the sharklet is an additional 7.97 feet off the ground. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_cha...

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by atypical
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 183337

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

As far as I know, I don't even think FedEx has "everything" figured out yet. I think you are right. They are currently performing an upgrade to the current sorting equipment, there is at least the additional building expansion, and the airport authority has stated that 25 more FDX cargo g...

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by atypical
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6409

Re: Special Pan Am livery

The issue isn't the railroad company owning the PanAm trademarks if they have no current involvement in aviation. This is the aviation company that prevents any other company from using the trademarks: https://panamacademy.com/ Pan Am Railways not being in aviation doesn’t mean you have the right t...

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by atypical
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6409

Re: Special Pan Am livery

https://panamacademy.com/
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The issue isn't the railroad company owning the PanAm trademarks if they have no current involvement in aviation. This is the aviation company that prevents any other company from using the trademarks: https://panamacademy.com/

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by atypical
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 183337

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks pretty aggressive, especially the third picture, which looks like dozens of mid-rises....... I wonder how much of that is filler and how much of that is actually planned. I also wonder when all of this construction is supposed to take place. This is obviously prior to FE's new construction pl...

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by atypical
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 183337

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know what the FedEx $1.5 bil expansion look like when done? As far as taking over MEM I am doubtful. Can IND do it, yes. My reasons (as imperfect as they may be) MEM has a lot of day sort that IND doesn't. I say this because when I look at FR24 FDX traffic at 12:00P ET traffic that the M...

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by atypical
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 5143

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

Around 1981 TWA opened a gate section that was a dogleg L shape off what is currently F concourse. It had 6 to 8 gates as I recall that pointed north at the end. FLL was a big part of their deregulation expansion. I believe the initial expansion was 10 flights primarily using 707s, 727s, and a coupl...

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by atypical
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10708

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

jfk777 wrote:
FIS facilities should only be at airports which have lots of flights to smaller US cities which are not big enough to have customs.


By law preclearance is not a substitute for local FIS facilities. If an airport can not process international flights on its own then preclearance is not an option.

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by atypical
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6633

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Let's ignore census data for a second because it's not that great at measuring catchment area. Let's look at the entire Traverse City DMA - that's 257,600 households. That makes it only slightly smaller than FWA and PIA, twice the size of CKB, 2.5x the size of ELM, significantly larger than DLH. No...

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by atypical
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6633

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Let's ignore census data for a second because it's not that great at measuring catchment area. Let's look at the entire Traverse City DMA - that's 257,600 households. That makes it only slightly smaller than FWA and PIA, twice the size of CKB, 2.5x the size of ELM, significantly larger than DLH. No...

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by atypical
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13638

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

At that price it would be a cost effective primary residence parked at SJC.

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by atypical
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23374

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

enilria just did a schedule update. Anyone have a clue on:

*UA EWR-SBN JAN 1.0>0.2[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.8[1.0]

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by atypical
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 181485

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Gosh, I was hoping for daily service. DL does not even run CVG/MSP/BOS/SLC/RDU/LAX-CDG daily during the winter (only DL flights, no AF codeshares). This is perfectly normal. Only JFK/ATL/DTW/SEA see daily service year round. I agree. If IND-CDG was so strong to support demand for year round service...

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by atypical
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 13117

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

I do totally agree high speed rail to SWF (Stewart) could be done and is extremely easy compared to what is proposed here. SWF is also a way better location. My point is that sadly they can't even get that happen. America won't invest in high speed rail. I really would support a Stewart rail line S...

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by atypical
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 31141

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I'm still in disbelief or maybe more so disappointed, that they haven't even connected the light rail line to the airport. Must be a California thing. SJC, SAN, LAX, and SMF don't currently have light rail directly to the airport. SMF is particularly bad because the bus that takes you from downtown...

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by atypical
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 181485

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

GE puts the LEAP-1A engine cores on the IND-CDG flight for final assembly in Paris. Since I don't know for a fact, I don't want to speculate about the capacities of the A319 and 767 I think the opposite is true. I think the engines produced are for domestic (Boeing and Airbus) use and, if anything,...

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by atypical
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 2214

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

It is my understanding that current hypersonic flight is limited to rocket technology and scramjets are still in the development phase. Although there have been some success in scramjet testing those successes are limited to boosting a small engine to operational speeds via rocket engines. Has anyon...

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by atypical
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 181485

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Ok, lots of questions here. What exactly does GE put on the flights? Re SEA, Does an A319 really have enough space for a lot of cargo? And on CDG around what volume of the 767 space is PAX bags vs cargo? GE puts the LEAP-1A engine cores on the IND-CDG flight for final assembly in Paris. Since I don...

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by atypical
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 181485

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

One thing to keep in mind that largely affects AS and to a much lesser extent UA is the SFO gate restrictions. Even if the flight is marginally profitable AS will rededicate the resources to routes that are strongly profitable. One possibility is that AS is seeing tech bookings from the south bay an...

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by atypical
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 3565

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

If I remember, AA at least announced if not flew, SJC - TPE for a year or so in the early 90's. Different times, but SJC always seems to ride business cycles hard so wouldn't last an economic down turn for sure,. It was for six months during 2001. AA started and ended TPE and CDG from SJC on the sa...

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by atypical
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8660

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

This won't make me friends on here, but isn't time we have fewer flights, larger aircraft, and gulp - high speed trains between some cities (at least in the US)? As you probably know, there is high-speed train service on the Northeast Corridor connecting Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Balt...

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by atypical
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 66870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

American has no obligations to the former TWA employees per consistent rulings in Israeli courts. This is untrue according to a PR Newswire article from Feb 3, 2014 (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/former-twa-employees-in-israel-escalate-battle-against-american-airlines-for-rights-estimate...

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by atypical
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3511

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

The Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards (ASQ) are fairly meaningless.. 1. The awards are base on surveys taken at the participating airports. Surveys do not reflect the quality of one airport compared to another they only reflect the tabulated survey results at each a...

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by atypical
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 13139

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Would the AS arrivals from Mexico still have to go the international terminal since T2 doesn't have FIS? Are there any plans for a FIS facility at T2? Pretty obvious if they bring back the Mexico flight it would be cleared at the International Terminal. The aircraft could be tugged over to T2 for d...

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by atypical
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 13139

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

It was always expected that the AS/VX merger might mean an overall decrease in flights since operating out of both International and T2 is unworkable in the long run. Ticket counters will be combined at T2 so any flights out of International will require passengers to take a shuttle or make fairly l...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 4167

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

All subsidies are not created equal. Some are perfectly legal from an agreed trade (WTO) standpoint, some aren't, and some are called subsidies idiomatically rather than legalistically (Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for example). The US government, in general, does not provide corporations any capital infus...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 14569

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

I don't live in LA and I never have. If I have a choice between interline transfers at LAX or any other airport with a root canal, I will choose any other airport with the root canal.

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by atypical
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12731

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

Same applies to the 717, except for the part about having other planes on the same production line. Great value at used prices, but if you're going to buy new, much better options are available. ONLY other options apply. I doubt kind words and big money will be enough for Boeing to inventory to see...

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by atypical
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 20537

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Try making that argument: Say acquisition cost overall is 25% of Direct Operating Cost. Say an A380F costs $250mn in 2018 dollars. Say the marginal price of an A380 UD Loader versus a standard heavy freight loader is $3mn/unit. Say you have to purchase one UDL per A380F. This is a valid argument fo...

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by atypical
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 20537

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

I'm going to hazard a guess that cargo infrastructure like loaders and such are owned and operated by the carrier and not the airport / facility. So any airport that would see scheduled A380-800F service by a carrier would have the necessary A380-800F specific infrastructure already in place by tha...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 20537

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

As a heavy-lifter, the A380-800F likely would have been utilized on select routes that benefitted from it's capacity and capability so having equipment at those locations would not have been a major issue. And honestly, "lack of flexibility due to infrastructure" applies just as much to a...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15008

Re: Origin of Airline Names

TWA, originally stood for Transcontinental and Western Airlines. Eventually the airline split apart becoming TWA, Trans World Airlines and Western Airlines. Continental Airlines, originally from Varney Speed Lines, was named because it flew along the Continental Divide. I think the route was El Pas...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15008

Re: Origin of Airline Names

TWA = Try Walking Across! When it comes to TWA I can't help but recalling that old joke: Passenger: "Miss, may I please have another TWA coffee?" Stewardess: "Sorry, Sir. Right now I just can offer you a TWA tea". That quote (nearly) is in the movie "Crimes of Passion"...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10238

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

You want something like that? https://i.imgur.com/DAF9IOm.jpg Impossible. Can't block bay access from any land, can't use land not currently apart of airport. Not a NIMBY issue but legal. SFO is owned by the city/county of SF however San Mateo county surrounds it. The airport can't force itself ont...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 20537

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

The upper deck loading required specialized/new loading equipment. This is an additional cost for an item that could be used for a variety of aircraft but is required for the 380 and would not be an item that would be purchased and deployed widely. This would have made the aircraft limited in its ro...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Carolina aviation thread 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3209

Re: South Carolina aviation thread 2018

GSP's Achilles Heel isn't ATL but CLT. CLT is on the west side of Charlotte so there is no fighting any cross town traffic and is 85 miles with a 1:15 to1:50 hr drive from GSP. That puts Greenville and Spartanburg within the CLT catchment for many flights. I find it easier and cheaper to drive to CL...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 9573

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Icahn tried to turn the airline around. He sold some assets, bought Ozark and hubbed at Ozarks STL. The whole deal was done to shrink the airline back into the black numbers, but what he tried failed. So everyone is blaming Icahn these days for TWAs failure, totally ignoring the fact that the airli...

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by atypical
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 3993

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

Slightly OT, but why does OKC have so much more service than TUL? OKC is quite simply a much larger city than Tulsa. Tulsa's latest metro population (MSA) estimate is 961,000 while Oklahoma City metro (MSA) is 1.37 million. That's a difference of 412,000 people. Oklahoma City metro population is al...

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by atypical
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10238

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Man, those guys in Denver were really ahead of their time... SFO will eventually have to be replaced by building an new airport adjacent to Travis AFB. BUT!! it will come with a HUGE price tag when they have to put local Transportation in there with highway access and BART. SFO will never be replac...

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by atypical
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 9573

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

By the 80's, Wall Street greed took over TWA. What does this even mean? Do you think TWA's surviving competitors like AA and DL were immune from "Wall Street greed" themselves? Of course not. As publicly-traded firms, AA and DL were under equally intense pressure to deliver returns to the...

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by atypical
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 9573

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

AA had two TW acquisitions. First was LHR route authorities and second was TW assets in BK. 9-11 happened shortly before the completed acquisition of assets and AA was hemorrhaging money. They were concerned with survival while absorbing TW at the same time, capitalization was clearly way down on th...

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