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by caflyboy
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1044
Views: 108091

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

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by caflyboy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1044
Views: 108091

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

BNA used to be my home airport decades ago. I thought it would be a a.net geeks activity to compare service from 1999 to 2019, 2 decades later. My first encounter with BNA was in 1981 when I used to sit at the rose garden in the old BNA and watch planes... Here are the comparison charts: Network car...

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by caflyboy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3523

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

About 20 years ago, DL had only four regional partners: SkyWest, Comair, ASA, and Business Express. They were the "original four" Delta Connection carriers, and for the most part they operated exclusively into specific hubs. Ransome was the first Delta Connection carrier in the Northeast ...

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by caflyboy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3523

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412369
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Here's the thread I started last year on this. Includes Alaska and breaks down by class and aircraft size

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412369

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by caflyboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4251

Shortest life of passenger airplane

I was curious, what planes have had the shortest life as commercial passenger planes? I thought it useful in the following categories: 1. Commercial passenger jets 2. Commercial passenger proper jets 3. Commercial passenger commuters? And by life I mean life as a passenger carrier, not conversions t...

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by caflyboy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7681

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

Didn't they fly AUS-OAK also? I seem to rememberAUS had 6 cities at one point: LGB/OAK for the west coast. BOS/JFK for the NE and MCO/FLL for Florida.

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by caflyboy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3510

Re: Fed Ex Express

It probably has to do with the diversification and expansion into other businesses. When they bought RPS they turned it into FedEx ground. Then all the others like Kinkos into FedEx office. They are subsidiary company's of FedEx Corp. With the airline, it is probably like American Eagle... When they...

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by caflyboy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5139

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

FYI the next largest city (MSA) in the US is PHX which is served by two airports. Both Tampa and Orlando MSAs are smaller than SEA and served by two airports. Just look at the population data. I think that will answer why.

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by caflyboy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 357878

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Maybe it will be as "inspiring" as Lufthansa's. Extend the blue all the way, shrink the globe and put it smaller and smack in the middle of the tail, and use LH's lettering. Then the two will look equally unimaginative. Wonder what "evolution" could be in store?

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by caflyboy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23991

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

It says "landed and slid off runway." I think they may be leaving a few details out!

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by caflyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Toledo.
Replies: 24
Views: 2342

Re: Frontier and Toledo.

I remember that flight well. Dada and I would go to the parking garage and take pictures and she always parked right up front. Great memories. Maybe TOL had some sort of incentive? I remember the QH and FL flights both used the airport, TW had axed their STL flight from TOL then, andif I am not mist...

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by caflyboy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

So would it be that OO shifts their UA CRJ 700s to G7 for conversion to CRJ 550s but then OO takes the G7 CRJ 700 and 900 flying from G7 and fly those for DL? That way G7 exits DL OO Takes G7 DL flying and UA gains the new 50 seaters? If there is no reduction in 50 seat flying at UA they are going t...

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by caflyboy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

So it will just be a reduction in 70 seaters? or would they backfill with say the new orders for express jet and make those E75s 70 seaters?

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by caflyboy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

So UA is going to launch the CRJ 550 with the CR7s. First 25 will come from G7 and the 2nd 25 will come from existing inventory. Wonder if these are Mesa CR7s or OO CR7s? Looks like G7 will be getting 25 from someone. Also, if this is to be 50 seat flying will it replace a current 50 seat capacity? ...

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by caflyboy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetways creating gray/black marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: Jetways creating gray/black marks?

It's called jetway rash. There's was a post about it before.

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=570247

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by caflyboy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I think he is putting out a possibility for consolidation. I agree, there will be some consolidation given the up gauging to mainline an the pilot situation at the regionals. I think United has the most opportunity for consolidation, followed by American. Delta and American have announced or already...

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by caflyboy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Codeshare vs. at-risk vs. interline - future for regionals
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Codeshare vs. at-risk vs. interline - future for regionals

There has been a great deal of press about the majors up gauging and shuttering 50 seat flying. My question relates to what option a regional might have. Currently, under codesharing (or at least what it has become) is the major taking the risk and paying the regional for the flying in exchange for ...

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by caflyboy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Now there is a top off order for more A220s at DL. This seems to fit with the strategy as expressed on their presentation and in the video (thanks of the link). When looking at the ownership of the regionals, I think it shows it is going to be an active 12-24 months in this space (continuing to be a...

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by caflyboy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Another facet to the regional picture is that DL mentioned (I can't find the presser) that their regional seat departures would decline from the current 27% of total seat departures (mainline and connection) to 20% by 2023. That seems to make sense with the Mad Dog retirement/replacement, addition ...

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by caflyboy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I think this year we are going to see some interesting moves in this space. As a side and pure speculation is the Compass advertising PHX on their website. I wonder if it is possible that there is a play with Mesa and Compass? It is an interesting year for the regionals.

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by caflyboy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 6832

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

OK, I am gonna go with Allegiant (Announcing on Tuesday) with MYR, SFB and CVG. Existing carrier, announcing on Tuesday two new cities (not sure if AA did MYR back in the day of the BNA hub) and taking advantage of DL exiting CVG. Will love to see tomorrow.

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by caflyboy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I heard the ones from AX are going to MQ and MQ is transferring to PT. The reason they are not going direct is that MQ can do the required maintenance, at least that's what I heard elsewhere...not sure if that is fact or not.

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by caflyboy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

MLIAA wrote:
Are you including outstanding orders in the count? Envoy does not yet have 84 E75s.


Yes outstanding orders are included. As well as announced outstanding retirements.

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by caflyboy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Updated with PSA seat Count and missing 109 Endeavor CR9s I thought we could start a thread on the big three regionals for 2019. I am not sure why they don't have a thread since they have over 1600 planes and make up about 25% of domestic U.S. flights... Here was the last update in December. UPDATED...

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by caflyboy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

How are AA's ERJs 1-class, yet UA's are 2-class? Both have similar seating arrangements. (Both sell exit row as Y+. UA sells bulkhead as Y+, AA does not.) Looks like the listing is incorrect. They are listed as being 50 seats in Y only. These seem to be mostly the ERJ and ER4s at Endeavor. Not sure...

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by caflyboy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Under 9E I think you forgot 109 CR9 DL 76 seat 3 class. Very good summary, although these numbers change regularly, especially on the AA side; lots of airframe shuffling among the AA wholly-owneds right now. Also, DL is in the process of consolidating its regional feed, and UA has some changes on t...

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by caflyboy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13518

Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I thought we could start a thread on the big three regionals for 2019. I am not sure why they don't have a thread since they have over 1600 planes and make up about 25% of domestic U.S. flights... Here was the last update in December. UPDATED INFORMATION: By Carrier ZW (Air Wisconsin) - 65 100% UA 1...

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by caflyboy
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?

Good to know. Thanks for that information.

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by caflyboy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?

UPDATED INFORMATION: By Carrier ZW (Air Wisconsin) - 65 100% UA 100% Bombardier 100% 50 Seat 100% 2 class 65 CRJ UA 50 seat 2 class C5 (Commuter)- 61 100% UA 100% Embraer 100% 50 Seat 100% 2 class 61 ERJ UA 50 seat 2 class CP (Compass)- 56 (35.7% AA 64.3% DL) 100% Embraer 100% 70+ Seat 100% 3 class ...

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by caflyboy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?

What stood out to me is that while UA has the most 50 sweaters, AA has the most one class aircraft. What's also amazing is the near perfect split between Bombadier and Embraer.

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by caflyboy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?

Thanks for the additional link. Given that there are discrepancies in many locations, I am just going with the November data. There are some interesting things in here. I have compiled the data for the large 4 carriers with aligned regionals, other smaller non-aligned regional data is not included. ...

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by caflyboy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?

Having researched via airfields/planespotters/wiki/ and the airline websites themselves, some discrepancies in who is flying what for whom have come up. I have compiled here a list of what is "current" as of November 2018, but I know there are discrepancies. Here is the list I could develo...

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by caflyboy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5864

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

The longest serving with original name is now OO, which started Western Express service in 1985.

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by caflyboy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5864

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

But ASA- Atlantic Southeast Airlines really has been gone for a long time now. Hey just became part of some other anonymous regional. Actually, ASA bought Express Jet to become the world's largest regional at the time. In addition, they changed their name to ExpressJet and still operate under ASA's...

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by caflyboy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5864

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

It looks like a combination of Skywest and Endeavor is replacing them.

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by caflyboy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5864

DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

As EV ends flying for DL, all of the original DLC carriers have faded from DL service. EV was the original DLC out of Atlanta in 1984, 34 years running. Ransome in the Northeast, Rio in DFW (eventually replaced by EV) and OH out of CVG. All of these relationships have faded into the past. The origin...

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by caflyboy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest T-Tail Fleets
Replies: 10
Views: 3947

Re: Biggest T-Tail Fleets

Since two posters are concerned and assumed there was no research done, perhaps they should look and see that it has been done is has several discrepancies which prompted the question to begin with. Looking at Wiki, the airlines (and parent airline) website and financials, and looking at Planspotter...

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by caflyboy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest T-Tail Fleets
Replies: 10
Views: 3947

Re: Biggest T-Tail Fleets

Thank you for those that want to contribute to the discussion. Thanks for the planespooter link, which I used. I then crossed referenced with airlines websites. The only issue is with regionals that fly for multiple partners and there is no breakdown of who gets what, i.e.gojet. I know TSA is being ...

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by caflyboy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest T-Tail Fleets
Replies: 10
Views: 3947

Biggest T-Tail Fleets

It seems that all the new deliveries of airlines are below wing engines, with the exception of ATRs, DH-8s and any of the CRJs, I was wondering, who has the largest T-Tail fleets? From a U.S. perspective, I assume Delta would be the largest with the 717s leased from WN and the MD90s/88s. From a regi...

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by caflyboy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BNA service maps
Replies: 1
Views: 636

BNA service maps

Here are some maps based on recent announcements for BNA. I couldn't load the image, but can load the link. If anyone knows how to load the image, please let me know. Thanks. 3 commuter carriers: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=tup-bna-msl,mem-bna-glh 3 discount carriers: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=m...

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by caflyboy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13441

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF_bnwytQZs
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Here's a cool video of all three at LAX at the same time. Coming and going:

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

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by caflyboy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15056

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Did anybody read the question? The question was about Boeing and Airbus. The poster didn't say Antonov or BAE or Bombardier, Dornier, ATR,LET etc. I believe he asked Boeng and Airbus...

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by caflyboy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 7945

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Could it be either Cal Jet to Carlsbad and Las Vegas? Boutique or jet suite x ? Interesting that the manager of the destination airport is going to be there, suggesting it might not be a largely served airport? As for the traditional, Maybe DL to SLC or LAS for at will flying by OO ?

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by caflyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Embraer and Airbus Bombardier Customer profiles
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Boeing Embraer and Airbus Bombardier Customer profiles

How many Boeing customers are there that are buying Bombardiers and how many Airbus are buying Embraer? I was thinking, I wonder how much opportunity there is to open the door... for example, a long time Airbus only who also has Embraers will be, in fact in with the JV between Boeing and Embraer. Sa...

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by caflyboy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50465

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think looking at the current Focus Cities will give indication of what type of operation DL might build in Austin. It won't be a mini-hub, but it will be a focus. For example, take RDU (for some reason RDU always interests me, not sure why). It is a focus city and has p2p routes. The volume of rou...

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by caflyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 32708

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

umm, NO on the blue = premium. I guess that's why Ryanair, JetBlue, Southwest, etc. all use Blue. I mean, look at Ryanair, the same colors as LH. I guess the low cost airlines are trying to trick us into thinking they are premium. Whoever paid this guy to say that should look at the airlines around ...

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by caflyboy
Thu May 10, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 530
Views: 107768

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Republic is now partially owned by AA. So Technically its 3 wholly owned, 1 partially owned and 2 non-owned.

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