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by LAX772LR
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

AA pulling out should open up gate space for DL at TBIT. Gate space at TBIT hasn't been an issue or limitation for DL, who barely even uses TBIT; save for its Australian eastbounds which usually arrive in the pre-dawn hours, prior to T2 customs opening. DL uses TBIT for its HND and CDG flights as w...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

JL can likely make SEA-KIX nonstop service work due to SEA's geographical location, AA/AS frequent flyer bases in the U.S., JL frequent flyer base in the Keihanshin (Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe) region, significant business ties between the Keihanshin region and the contiguous U.S., O&D traffic between SE...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-SZX 7/1
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: LAX-SZX 7/1

jbs2886 wrote:
Currently 5 Hainan flights and 2 China Eastern in route. Cargo? Checked history and this appears to be abnormal.

Lately, this has been the norm.

Though pre-covid, CA was the one flying LAX-SZX in scheduled pax service, not any of the others.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

They have struggled sustaining long haul to Asia to even large markets like HKG and KIX. To be fair, almost nobody stateside has been able to make KIX work longterm, except UA via the uniquely concentrated power of the SFO hub. DL has a particularly erratic history with HKG, having attempted nonsto...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

No more LAX-HKG. Good for Cathay! No more LAX-HKG. Bad for consumers. Maybe someone with more knowledge of LAX can guide me here: Would AA be able to use any of the gates that were being used for Asia & other long-haul, for additional domestic routes/frequencies? From AA pre-covid statements, i...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 4161

Re: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings

NWADTWE16 wrote:
I can do without the assortment of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Airlines never offer anything palatable drink wise.

Ever heard of.... water?

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 7799

Re: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?

I *think* some 739ER do and some don’t. I believe there is an ETOPS painted on or around the front gear door for those that do. You can also tell in the cabin if there is the life raft bin on the ceiling. Life raft has nothing to do with whether aircraft is ETOPS or not, just whether it's overwater...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements
Replies: 12
Views: 3324

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

The title should be changed to "U.S. Federal Court" (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York). "New York court" implies state jurisdiction which is not the case. Yes and no. It's technically federal jurisdiction; but keep in mind that while Federal courts follo...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements
Replies: 12
Views: 3324

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

And what exactly has this to do with a NY Court? Meddling in others affairs while the city burns! Wouldn't common sense suggest that you wait for the answer to sentence1, before issuing sentence 2? The moment you market financial securities in a country you come under their jurisdiction :checkmark:

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1337

Re: Most seasonal airports

Skiathos, Greece (JSI) is extremely seasonal. The super-short runway doesn't help either.

And as mentioned, Palm Springs, USA (PSP) only maintains about a half-dozen routes yearround, but balloons to nearly 5x as many destinations (and a whole lot more frequency) during the winter.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4285

Re: large single aisle aircraft

The 757-300 is the single aisle plane WHEN FULL has the least CASM (cost per available seat mile). I personally feel Boeing should re-engine the 757. Cost per AVAILABLE seat mile assumes its full. It’s right in the definition. (Face palm) You're attempting to correct someone without knowing what yo...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33819

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Air France will be a large A350-900 operator but will need something bigger to replace their 777-300ER & A380's. Based on what? How do you know they don't want to shrink capacity (other than them saying it). The A350-1000 is not large enough ....again, based on _______? Only the Concorde had Ro...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 35011

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

NolaMD88fan wrote:
It looks like it. Both CUN and SAP are still in the schedule.

That's cool. They may get the jump on other carriers before they fully return. I wouldn't be surprised if UA/DL don't bother with the likes of tertiary CUN routes for quite some time.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14315

Re: Revisiting MH370

This thread won't even last an hour, lol.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 35011

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

NolaMD88fan wrote:
NK appears to be going nearly all-in next month

I do wonder if their plans (if indeed they ever had any) to use MSY for transfer traffic, especially to limited international, are still on track then??

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19482

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

a350lover wrote:
-NRT (could survive if the Olympics finally take place next year)

A scheduled longhaul route is not going to make-or-break based on a 2wk long sporting event.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 236870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... h-737-max/
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Another whistleblower steps forward with additional accusations against Boeing and allegations of flaws in 737MAX design.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... h-737-max/

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 3775

Re: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement

deltairlines wrote:
It's loaded for August right now, but I wouldn't hold my breath that it operates.

Which is probably a good thing, seeing as Australia just yesterday said that they're extending their closure to non-essential international travel until October, at the earliest.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 9945

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Why to take cargo on a 15 hour flight? Er, money? ...that you don't want to give to someone else. but if significant freight is going in one direction you can probably safely assume some freight is going back on the return. That's actually a *VERY* poor assumption, as int'l cargo can be notoriously...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 367
Views: 46973

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

First trip out to VCV today, went with fellow A.netters DarkSnowyNight and (old-school member) SuperFly. Superfly is still around? He's not all that interested in posting, citing how much the quality of the site has changed since the old days (preach!). But he still lurks. Unrelated to aircraft, bu...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 367
Views: 46973

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

First trip out to VCV today, went with fellow A.netters DarkSnowyNight and (old-school member) SuperFly. What was even more interesting than the aircraft, is (1) how often security interacted with us, but even more so (2) how friendly they were. They kept stopping us to see what we were doing, but t...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

Re: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020

Nice to see some uplifting news, though I'm wondering if we're not seeing Wow Air: Vietnam Chapter in the making...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DylanHarvey wrote:
DL has 280t A359's

Not yet they don't. Heaviest in service is 275T, only recently uprated from 268T.

They will have 280T birds on property eventually.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 35011

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

NolaMD88fan wrote:
DE's PIT-FRA

Didn't they fly this 3xW, or am I imagining that?

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10631

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

That can’t be correct, at Continental and United we flew the 764 non stop, year round between EWR and HNL and didn’t have an issue As a recurring issue, no... but those flights are redispatched @CA and have stopped for fuel before on the westbound. Furthermore, the 763 has more range than the 764 s...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10637

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Richmond, VA. Neither the District of Columbia or Maryland were even part of the Confederacy. So, no, that part of the country was not "once the actual capital of the South" You are taking this to the point of absurdity if you're actually going sit here and argue that locations less than ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 93791

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

qf789 wrote:
Delta Airlines A359 N514DN MSN 395 customer acceptance flight TLS-TLS (8 Jun)

IINM, this is the first of their 280T birds, no... or is that the next one?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW LAX Pacific Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 3390

Re: NW LAX Pacific Gateway

classicjets wrote:
I know they had a somewhat odd LAS-LAX flight to feed Japan flights.

They very briefly had a nonstop NRT-LAS as well.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10637

Re: The future of CLT Airport

USAirALB wrote:
The only true "Southern" hubs are ATL and CLT.

False.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 74
Views: 28966

Re: British Airways 787-10

chonetsao wrote:
78J will replace

78J currently have

78J is premium heavy compare with other 78J airlines.

Just as a tangential fyi, there's no such thing as a "78J"

The IATA/ICAO codes for 787-10 are respectively "781" and "B78X".

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Mid utilization. Usually end if line (739, A321CEO) heavily discounted or bought used. Which of these was bought used? ...contrary to A.net lore, that's not modern DL's style. Ed doesn't seem to like used like Richard did. But then again, up until Covid-19, Ed had a lot of resources (money) that Ri...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

lightsaber wrote:
Mid utilization. Usually end if line (739, A321CEO) heavily discounted or bought used.

Which of these was bought used?

...contrary to A.net lore, that's not modern DL's style.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10637

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Similarly, MIA/FLL, TPA, and MCO/SFB are too far south to be Southeastern hubs. 95% of intra-southeast travel, say MSY-RIC, would be awful via MIA. And yet, it happened all day every day, at 4 different Florida gateways, by 4 (and for a long while, 5) different airlines. With that in mind, I'm not ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

lightsaber wrote:
2. A35K structure at A359 length or so.

If so as a freighter, then we're also potentially back to the A359XR proposal... which likely would've been a 10,500nm+ pax aircraft if produced.

Maybe Airbus' ace card to Boeing, if the latter indeed produces a 357T 778X?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

Didn't one of our posters (Matt64...?) suggest the problem with the 778 as a freighter is it is awfully heavy, and most cargo fights are less than 4000 miles? They can stop and refuel, packages don't need non-stops. The X as a freighter shines only if it is used to deliver well over that 4000 miles...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Tristarsteve wrote:
Why do you say that?

What benefit would DL (or really any airline) receive by replacing a 130+ unit fleet, whose average age is barely 3yrs-old, with an A320N or A321N?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

ewt340 wrote:
Because they didn't order any MAX. In the future, B737-700, B737-800 and B737-900ER would be replaced by A320neo + A321neo instead.

Not a chance that A32X of any kind will be replacing their 739ERs.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 43937

Re: Sources: South African Airways Bailout Agreement

seat64k wrote:
JFKJets wrote:
Seems like the South African Government has warmed to the idea of keeping SAA alive.

"Warmed to"? They never had any other position.

^This.

Who ACTUALLY believed that they'd really let it go?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3484

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

I thank-you understand profit and loss very well. Hmm, do you though? Here, let's examine: When Virgin Atlantic started flying to Japan British Airways and Japan Airlines had flown the route for decades. ANA came in 1989. Ask yourself: what are you actually trying to imply? Then we can go from there.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10637

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Nobody I know would consider Baltimore or Washington DC metros as part of the "Southeast". Which isn't a particularly astute conclusion on their part, considering that that part of the country was once the actual capital of "the South," and it ain't the southcentral, nor southwe...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15447

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

DL does not fly to India, not sure if the BOM flight will resume. They've already resumed it as a cargo op, due to what they described as compelling demand.... so fairly decent chance they'll be resuming it. https://news.delta.com/cargo-demand-drives-return-delta-passenger-services-germany-and-uk E...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10637

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Charlotte is undersized relative to most metros that support a hub, but it's still the largest metro in the SE other than Atlanta Since when? Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia isn't even in the top-5 metros for the Southeast.... nor is it second if discounting the Florida metros (which BTW makes no sense)...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15447

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

What's the value of that as demand resets right now? Last two words should show the operative fallacy in that question. well? My question is? If they're doing so Well? Then why would they need US Feed? No one? Said that? They "need it?" But why? If they have the chance? To acquire signifi...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3484

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

Why did VA stop flying to Japan ? Same reason VS did. Makes no sense Seeing as you have no idea what their profit/loss (nor opportunity cost) to fly there was, why would you make such a statement? I hope the answer is NOT another flights to Atlanta. Why, if that brings them more money and/or better...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9850

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

CLE-LGW was a 757 all the way back in, what, 1998? 1995 I don't know where this 15yrs is coming from, CO was doing secondary cities TATL for 10yrs before that. Also worth noting that they were nowhere near the first to do so (not saying that that's implied here). BA, LY, and (IINM) TW had all offer...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

RA is a very shrewd operator indeed. He doesn't just do win-wins. He does win-win-wins. Like replacing 367 seat 747-400s with 306 seat A350s that burn 45% less fuel and also takes excess seats out of the marketplace. 376 seats, and that's called common sense... in essentially all circles other than...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7177

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Dieuwer wrote:
aka a flying bomb.

How's that different than a metal tube, carrying dozens of tons of JetA, moving at 500mph+......?

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's
Replies: 34
Views: 3089

Re: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's

because their MD-11 couldn't reach ATL-NRT non-stop. ...except that DL flew nonstop ATL-NRT with MD11s for years on end. Maybe so. But didn’t the MD-11 range increase post-delivery due to McDoDo PIP’s? Could the pre-PIP MD-11 make ATL-NRT? Yes and Yes. The PIP that you're referring to was a modifie...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's
Replies: 34
Views: 3089

Re: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's

I heard there was a Delta Asia hub in Portland in the 1980's Yes they did. There's tons of past posts here about it. May wish to read those when this one is inevitably locked. because their MD-11 couldn't reach ATL-NRT non-stop. ...except that DL flew nonstop ATL-NRT with MD11s for years on end. In...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15447

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

I see this in the opposite regard. EK could essentially keep the US markets it has currently, and a DL partnership would push ATL and DTW over the hump to being viable. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Exactly! EK can keep everything that it has/had, as it was successfully opping its previous ne...

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