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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7373

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Just a minor (but much more general than this thread) point, if you're referring to an obscure airport i.e. it's not LHR/JFK could people please just mention the city in the title. It's not you specifically, but it happens so often. Or.... why not use it to learn new codes, instead of expecting peo...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 90065

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Overall seems that they've rebound quite well considering all of the other ULCC competition. Good to hear. I was really concerned about them, especially after pulling back all of their Florida service. Really wish their Oklahoma operations had worked out, and maybe could've seen them spread into th...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4150

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group Codesharing

IMHO you will see CX jumping to *A first (thus partnering with UA) before you will ever see DL partnership In exchange for what? Remember that without ATI and thus the ability to have a j/v, their American partner remains a competitor. UA directly competes with CX to EWR/ORD/SFO... but with DL to: ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 165
Views: 30661

Re: AF to order A220

You say all this, but you haven't produced any facts yourself. Oh, but I have. The fact that you, nor anyone else here, has the numbers to make the claims that you're making. That's a fact. Why do you not understand something so basic? as you are a self-proclaimed expert. Copy-paste the post where ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 90065

Re: NCM (Copa) December Stats Airport.......Seats......Pax......Load Factor SJU...........1ew Orleans Aviation Thread -

and even outperformed a couple of larger stations. In loads. Keep in mind, BA still charges sky-high fares in winter at MSY.... well, advertised and publicly available anyway. Seen winter fares from the east coast at half the rate, and fares from the west at equal or greater (despite the far longer...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 26
Views: 1479

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

Just speculating, but FOD would also seem to be a perpetual issue with this.

But even more so, I'm betting the weight-to-benefit ratio isn't in its favor at this point in time.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 165
Views: 30661

Re: AF to order A220

My main point is: if you are an airline like AF, have a monopoly at one of the largest airports and cities in the world, and your largest aircraft is the a359, you are doing something wrong. And, I'll remind you... for the third time... that that's a statement of emotion, not fact. You don't know w...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4150

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group Codesharing

Nice.

But dangit Cathay, get with Delta too, so we Widgeteers can finally have a way to avoid KE while getting to most of Asia!

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 90065

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

if thats true then lawsuits are going to start flying soon thats for sure! Personally, I'd be shocked if just about every contract related to this terminal's construction/creation that didn't have significant contingency clauses for sink/settling-related delays and procedures, that allay lawsuits (...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17460

Re: 737-8200?

DDR wrote:
If the DC-10 didn’t have to change it’s name.....

...sure, though take a look at DC10 sales post 1979.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 165
Views: 30661

Re: AF to order A220

The operate out of one of the largest and popular cities in the world so given their model, their largest aircraft being an a359 is ridiculous. You don't seem to understand the nature of the question. I'm well aware of what and how AF operates, just as I'm also aware that neither you, nor any other...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17460

Re: 737-8200?

Ask the executives at Lincoln who keep blaming lagging sales on their own indecisiveness on what to name their own products and not uninspired bland dinosaur product in an unforgiving and dynamic marketplace increasingly shifting away from luxury product.. There's definitely some truth to what they...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11919

Re: Delta at LHR

Really nothing superficial about it It's completely superficial, as would be anything in the absence of directly seeing the route-specific numbers themselves (which no public amateurs ever would). While again, I'd assume it's doing quite well (for the reason you stated, and others)............. we ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 90065

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I’d bet my savings on a 2020 opening for the new terminal. Fall would literally take a miracle. What makes you say that? Another major issue? I keep hearing that the whole thing is still sinking, but that not all parts are sinking evenly and it's causing concern. No idea the degree of accuracy in t...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 79
Views: 6180

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl_1rQ4JR6c
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Thibault973 wrote:
I just couldnt stand feeling unsafe at all times.

Totally understand.

And if people are getting THIS brazen, to do it in front of a news crew, then it's worse than I thought. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl_1rQ4JR6c

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 90065

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

msycajun wrote:
the ST, it's become a real dump lately.

In what way(s)?

I haven't been there since last Christmas... has it gotten bad so fast?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 79
Views: 6180

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous? Plenty. And it's not just about knowing where "the places to avoid" are. Hell, I and my companions were robbed in GIG, and it was right at the top of the Escadaria Selaron headed toward downtown, and in broad daylight. Then shortly after that, was...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12967

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Well, at least now we know why Boeing won't do the most logical thing, which is scrap MCAS altogether. ....with 500+ likely deliveries to WN, they can't afford a half billion dollars in stipulated fees for this contraption. :( Remember, in the US, anyone can be sued for anything, even for some of th...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11919

Re: Delta at LHR

theasianguy wrote:
VS: 17 daily: (6x JFK, 2x BOS, 2x LAX, 2x SFO, 1x EWR, 1x IAD, 1x ATL, 1x LAS, 1x SEA)

99% sure that VS still has a nonstop to MIA as well.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 90065

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Glad everything is looking okay for you guys... was worried for a bit there.

Hopefully they get the flooding in the city in order.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 165
Views: 30661

Re: AF to order A220

Vasu wrote:
A380 to 787 or A330neo? That’s quite a size difference!

That's the whole point.


kimimm19 wrote:
Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous.

Based on what?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11919

Re: Delta at LHR

DL has already tried two very tough markets from LHR when the JV with VS were enacted in 2014 and those were EWR and PHL. They also tried LHR-MIA on a 764 back in like 2011 and that failed. I think DL is best staying from hubs to LHR right now. AA operates RDU-LHR and should they'd ever drop that I...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9961

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

An a339 is not flying westbound against the jetstream from the us east coast or midwest to Japan with any worthwhile payload. How do you come to this conclusion? It's not that much of a stretch, considering that outes like JFK-NRT or ORD-NRT are "only" 5861nm and 5462nm, respectively. A l...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19282

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

There’s a few airlines I’d never fly on Korean air has always been at the top of my list :checkmark: Same. Agreed, same goes for Asiana, they crashed a 777 in SFO because they literally couldn’t fly a visual approach Incomprehensibly incompetent True, and same for me. The one I'm on the fence about...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19282

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Max Q wrote:
There’s a few airlines I’d never fly on

Korean air has always been at the top of my list

:checkmark: Same. Which sucks, as DL is by far my most commonly used airline.

Oh well, when I can't do a DL nonstop; CX it is.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

even Trump isn’t dumb enough to pardon someone guilty of molesting and raping children. based on what? What do you mean based on what? It would be political suicide going into an election. . Yeah, right..... just like " Grab 'em by the p#ssy " was too, huh? :roll: No way his sycophants ca...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

LittleSprocket wrote:
even Trump isn’t dumb enough to pardon someone guilty of molesting and raping children.

....based on WHAT?? :lol:



1989worstyear wrote:
so if there were any victims who were 17

One is alleged to have been 14, and several others 16, at the time.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

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

KD5MDK wrote:
That's self-evident, but how much should be premium be compared to similar non-stop markets?

The answer to that is easy... it's the first rule of all sales:
"What the market will bear"

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:38 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: 9128

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

DL’s sky-high fares completely kill basically any chance of DTW-LHR growing. They’re routinely $300-500 more than AA and UA are for nonstops from their respective Eastern US hubs (ORD, JFK, PHL, EWR, etc.). There is absolutely room for growth, but DL artificially suppresses it. Smart business, sure...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5325

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Sure, it couldn't possibly be the massive, underserved pools of demand... Most of the demand that's been addressed has been stimulated at cost point, not access or routings. You're generally not going to entice the former, in a medium-hub market, without lower costs. ULCCs have added very few addit...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5325

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

He does this kinda stuff all the time over at the MSY Spotters' page .... the rest of us just pull up a seat, get some popcorn, and start reading. :cloudnine: Yes, I read the MSY thread partly just for the great data. Sure, though that's not the thread being linked to..... ;) In both of these cases...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

But man, it's going to take one oaf of a D.A. to screw this one up. Money be damned. Slight correction, it's the feds not a local DA handling the case. Aw hell. :mad: I saw "New York" and jumped the gun, thinking it was state. :sad: If this is Federal, then this dude's gonna go for a pard...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5325

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

I have a full spreadsheet of CPE over the past three years for the 61 FAA defined medium and large hub airports, but it's currently on my home computer. I will create a google sheet and post it to this thread when I get off work at 15:00 CDT. The post should be up by 15:30 CDT. This guy should get ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5699

Re: Passenger shaming

It is crazy to me how many people on her whine about the degradation of air travel when they now have the option to pay under $100 air fare regularly or simply pay more for a luxury experience and get a lie-flat bed or something. ^Thissssss!!! :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: It is known for a f...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15266

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I think the 787-10 would be an outstanding choice for DL. SEA-ICN, SEA-PEK, SEA-TYO come to mind as well as JFK, DTW, and ATL to AMS and CDG. The economics would be unmatched versus any other aircraft. Delta probably thinks otherwise. They currently operate a 763 SEA-ICN and SEA-PEK instead of say,...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7292

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

Be interesting to see how/if UA retaliates... not really sure what's left for them to do: hopping back on ATL-LAX would be financial suicide, against DL widebodies + NK and WN.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9203

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

But that's the wrong question. The question should be: would a scaled-down 787 be the optimal design for that market mission ? THAT is a far more pertinent thing to be asking, and the one that Boeing would be considering. ...And what, in your opinion, is the answer to that question? In my completel...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5325

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

compensateme wrote:
CPE has utility but is generally abused by those who don’t understand it.

You mean like someone who'd present it with no regard for the numerous contributory factors for the initial cost basis prior to division? :roll:

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

And before this gets driven off-topic with political posts by aholes on both sides.... let's get it out of the way: Yes, Bill Clinton was seen on Epstein's plane on multiple occasions. Yes, Epstein was one of the 2016 Trump campaign's largest financiers, and he attended many rallies and fundraisers ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Finally!!!!! https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/jeffrey-epstein.jpg?w=310&h=174&crop=1 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-arrested-sex-trafficking.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share This creep has gotten away with abusing so many girls, for so long, that it's an a...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

TTailedTiger wrote:
Interesting. I didn't know the 757 could do it.

That's nothing.

TW used to fly 757s eastbound HNL-STL nonstop, nearly 1200mi longer than SLC.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5325

Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Special thanks to NolaMD88fan for compiling the research: https://cats.airports.faa.gov/Reports/reports.cfm?fbclid=IwAR0st4hEHbI8uJfiYI1RGxdUR4z51WvUTQbZnMFPkTNPCn8TN_ufZoc4eas LOWEST cost airports (FAA Large and Medium hub classifications): BUR = $2.09 ATL = $2.61 CLT = $3.58 SLC = $4.17 MSY = $4.3...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5625

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Fine. Then let’s reverse that into a question: Why is AM/DL not the largest between the States and Mexico?? If DL simply wants to fly to CUN from all over, they didn’t need to waste money on an AM stake. The (obvious) answer would be: because they feel that they can make the most revenue at the low...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5625

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

MAH4546 wrote:
but the largest airlines between the States and Mexico is AA.

Indeed.

....which should surprise no one, seeing as AA has (1) hubs in three of the four US border-states with Mexico, (2) a hub in the primary US gateway to LatAm, and (3) no partner to share/do the work for them.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5625

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

it seems AM/DL is very weak compared to AA. In what regard? It seems like you're thinking in terms of transborder nonstops; but that's not really the model that AM/DL seem to be constructing. More along the lines of DL fills AM's hub/focii, while flying to CUN from various destinations on weekends.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10104

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

your beloved Delta I'm more a fanboy of logic, than of any airline. Learn from my example. is doing so well is not internationally but domestically. The airlines have lowered First Class fares to a level people will actually pay for them. First, non sequitur much? Second, you don't seem to realize ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9203

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

CAN it be scaled down? ...of course it can. With enough time/money, you can do anything in aviation. But that's the wrong question. The question should be: would a scaled-down 787 be the optimal design for that market mission ? THAT is a far more pertinent thing to be asking, and the one that Boeing...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10104

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

jfk777 wrote:
There are two airlines right now bringing home the bacon Qantas and British Airways, right now today. United is doing well too.

Indeed, though nowhere near to the same level as DL, who does it without the large premium classes... which again, goes right back to the fallacy of your comparison.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15266

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

BoeingGuy wrote:
Justin is a Marketing Manager now?

Has been for a while. Was doing 787s relevant to the time frame that my post references; was promoted this year to all N.Am products.

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