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by airzona11
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 184
Views: 23611

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

I keep going back to the fact that when all airlines up gauged 737-7/A319 operation to 738/A320, WN has flown hundred of -300s/-700s as the most consistently profitable airline. Southwest might eventually leave the 737, but their relationship with Boeing and the success of the WN 737 operations and ...

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by airzona11
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 295
Views: 45636

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Love the looks of the -1000. How does it have longer range than 900ULR? Simply able to carry for fuel? Larger wing?

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by airzona11
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 6401

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

More PHX widebodies, love it.

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by airzona11
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32857

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

While not hidden city, but same good deals to had, when UA and US were both in Star, I would book UA flights at usairways.com, but choosing the nonstop options on UA metal, for very discounted rates. I flew SFO-EWR/ORD/BWI/PHL and never paid more than $50 round trip. This was 2013/14 when mileage ru...

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by airzona11
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration

Say you're traveling with just you and your spouse. Instead of other widebodies which are often 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 in economy, forcing you to crawl over someone you don't know, on a seat layout of 2-4-3, you can choose a seat in the 2 section, meaning you don't need to crawl over anyone unknown. The sa...

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3075

Re: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?

Obvious one... LH Hubs are where the O/D are located. DL has LHR served well non-stop.

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by airzona11
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 81
Views: 12807

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

That is some trivia I would have not gotten correct, had always assumed LX flew to IAD.

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16341

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

LUS A320/321/757s are gems when you get them for the seats. But the soft product is lacking/IFE, but with an iPad or Laptop, ill take older seats/more legroom.

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 353
Views: 68019

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

I think we should leave behind some popular assumptions: :splat: The MAX backlog is solid, :splat: Boeing sells thousands of additional MAX aircraft filling slots up to 2030, :splat: Airbus won't launch A220-500 /A320Plus :splat: People and airlines forget the MAX drama easily :splat: a twin aisle ...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94626

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

So it is 60 orders + 60 rights, bye-bye A318/319, that really makes sense. A320/321 NEOs probably on deck to replace the larger frames? Then use A220-100 to replace the smaller birds?

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 12905

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I fly into DEN every other week and everything about the experience is lacking and it doesn’t seem to be making any progress. Crazy the airport is so new, land/space is so plentiful, etc yet the nothing is remarkable.

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14424

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Am I missing a reason their decades of consistent profits do not speak for themselves? On Anet since they don’t have 321s and lie flats, WN is doomed, they aren’t a real seasoned airline. Flipping it around, around the legacy and other US airlines sustainable? Those airlines have had some cases of ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5720

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

Great to see.

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename

INFINITI329 wrote:
I hope regulators force airlines to be completely transparent about the aircraft scheduled to fly the given flight during the booking process so the consumer can choose yay or nay


What would you call this plane then?

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10245

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

I was looking at both DL and UA's second quarter earnings statements and it was a bit surprising how little cargo contributes to the bottom line. For example, DL had revenues of 12.5 billion dollars and cargo only added 186 million dollars to that total. Put another way, cargo represented approxima...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17719

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

United is very smart to get the 737-700s that are a good fit. No one on Earth knows when the MAX mess will end. It is a good insurance plan on a plane that has proven some good routes for united. High and or thin that plane can make alot of routes work with good range and takeoff performance. Highe...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 65156

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

New service from Frontier to San Diego, Salt Lake City, Fargo and the once a week to Detroit. One can only guess how long these flights will last. San Diego launches Nov. 14 and will operate year round and daily. Salt Lake City also launches Nov. 14 and operate year-round, daily service. Fargo, N.D...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3535

Re: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

All consumer products that’s have those different smart features are labeled and accepted as “eco” or “efficient”, makes sense airplanes and their systems/features would be too.

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23086

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

No one here seems to remember delivery delays MAX customers (and other Boeing customers) were facing prior to the grounding of the MAX. The problems regarding LEAP 1-A were mentioned above. But the -1B had it's fair share. Late deliveries and leaking seals... And then there was a certain Spirit ove...

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23192

Re: KLM calls for people to fly lessE

People do not use video conferencing when making sales, because they cannot entertain customers as they would like. They must also travel to conferences, network and feel a connection with others. Air travel makes that happen. Sure, you can take the train from AMS to Brussels, but taking the train ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23192

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

AMS is such a large connecting hub, is KLM advocating flying to AMS, then rather than flying to next destination, taking a train? Routing traffic that is today XXX-AMS-YYY, will simply change to XXX-CDG/FRA/BRS/ZRH/LHR-YYY. Not going to reduce flying, just going to reduce the routing via AMS. KLM wi...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5101

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

AA and UA will probably need 77W successors.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21038

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Investments in products aren't only a by-product of success. It could be that DL is trying to catch up to competitors. Maybe they want to keep up with the Joneses. The only fair assumption to make is that the changes are intended to bring more profit (as speculated the gain with these changes may b...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21038

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

In other words, you didn’t look or choose not to. Their PRASM leads the pack. Their Margin leads the pack. Yet it isn’t because their costs dramatically lower, in fact they have higher raw dollar CASM. This seems to show they command a premium. You wish. I study all US carrier's financial results c...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11091

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Filling the planes, but increasing the yields. Good time to be a well run airline.

Scarebus34 wrote:
Another PR fluff piece


Seems like great numbers to fluff.

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21038

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Since a lot of corporate international flyers have to fly Y, does DL’s ability to demonstrate a more desirable Y experience (real or perceived) have any impact on its ability to sign more corporate contracts? Wouldn't know, but why would corporate contracts worry about minor (in the grand scheme of...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13507

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

This is going to be great. 4th of July is a special holiday. Looking forward to seeing it.

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21038

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

What I'm finding interesting is how DL is focused on the Y product and largely letting the J product fall behind their closest competitors. It's hard to monetize Y changes. Seems like a lot of brouhaha over nothing. If anything, main cabin passengers are getting less, not more. But Delta is excelle...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21038

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! So they improved the service and rational comments are “nice to see t...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21038

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Always good to see the improvement in the back. Pushing to decommodify their product will help as they look to chase higher yield/differentiate.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 4793

Re: Future British Airways 747 routes

but obviously the one route we can count on British Airways utilising the 747 on to the bitter end will be JFK. Can we though? It's arguable that they might wish replace 744s with A35Ks at JFK as soon as possible, in order to get that new premium seat out to core customers on their flagship route. ...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15074

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

Seasonal cuts for PHX/ORD-YVR I'm assuming? Looks like ORD-YYC is going year round? I hoping for an error, I believe this is the first time PHX-YVR has been cut I can't see them leaving this market. It was multiple daily at points. Maybe the Canadian traffic has just plummeted with the weak Canadia...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19064

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. Their stock price is doing ok. Therefore it is not that bad Yup, that's all that matters to companies in the US. As long as the...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9104

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Are all the exits activated or just painted ? Does their seating arrangement require all the exits? Doesn’t seem that dense.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14182

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Tough market with, especially with VS/BA non stops and countless 1 stops via the US3. Plus LAS isn’t as low end of a travel destination. It’s a draw for the wealthier / less budget conscious traveler.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 751
Views: 129087

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

claudiofalcao wrote:
I think that the future will be smaller aircrafts (around 180-250 seats) with worldwide range.


EK is in trouble if that is their future. They are 1-massive hub XXX-DXB-XXX.

EK is a great A and B customer, they have the power to take them both for laps and dances before finally taking planes.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8149

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

indcwby wrote:
I highly doubt it will ever happen, but I'd love to see a MD-11 in an Amazon livery.


That would something!

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14674

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

they will remain operating different plane types then the rest of the group. So on for example AMS-JFK you'll see 2x Delta A330NEO & 2x KLM 787-10; guess what passengers will favour. 1. The cheapest option. 2. The option that is timed best for them. In that order. 99% of people don't know/care ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17650

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

LHR does seem like the hub for A380s, but chasing the yield and offering multiple frequencies has proven to make more money. Would there be any play for these out of LGW? Let's not forget SQ, KE, CA, VA and others. A majority of 777 operators are going 10-abreast, but fortunately there are still so...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8149

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

N14AZ wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.


What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well...


Agreed

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17650

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

LHR does seem like the hub for A380s, but chasing the yield and offering multiple frequencies has proven to make more money. Would there be any play for these out of LGW? 1. Basically every airline with 777s is taking them to 10-abreat, aside from Delta and 1 or 2 Japanese carriers I believe Let's n...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8149

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14674

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

AMS18C36C wrote:
Makes sense, as it prevents a subfleet op a mere seven 350-900’. Unless I’m mistaken, the 787-10 and 359 in KLM’sfleet would have a similar configuration and seat count. Can the 787-10 do everything the 359 would have done at KLM?


I think this is what makes the swap make so much sense.

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7517

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

The weaker Canadian dollar has the largest impact on the most cost conscious Canadian traveler.

What do BLI-SEA-XXX flights look like vs SEA-XXX? 10% premium? Discount?

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72424

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

That's odd - just curious which aircraft does AA use on ORD-ATH? 787-8 I know - I was replying to the other poster's hilarious claim that ATH would only work on a 767. Read the sentence again. Never did I write it would only work on a 767. Your blatant disregard for the economics doesn’t make your ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72424

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

If AA launches a third Athens, it would be from JFK. PHL, ORD and JFK. DFW - ATH would never happen in my opinion. I'm sure you people said the same about DFW-AMS and DFW-FCO. None of you armchair CEOs ever thought of those, but the instant someone suggests something else, oh, well that would never...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5414

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

Just did 4 segments in PY split between the hardshell JL and the domestic F style AA, all on 787s or 77s, and there wasn't a huge difference. Those seats they chose look great!

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24854

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

For LH, how many TATL cities are even available out of Germany with the economics to support an A-321XLR vs an A-332? I see it more of a plane they could use East & South of Germany, but again how many new markets or existing markets would benefit from this aircraft enough to buy a sub-fleet fo...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385168

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What are the airlines supposed to do? The precedent would be that every time an airliner is involved in an accident, the airline tells people when they book or board that plane? Why does there have to be an accident to make it clear and easy to the public in the booking process what plane you will ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12820

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

The sale of LSG is probably the biggest news in the document. Second is the failure of long haul low cost airline flights. It shows that the airlines are not built around filling the cheap seats. They need the premium cabins on the widebodies filled, that is the money making focus. They can offer E...

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