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by ThirtyWest
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 6035

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Such an interesting discussion. I do remember the heady days in which Air France was among the world’s most profitable carrier. So much has changed since then. It seems like, in general terms, we’ve been discussing the same “recipe” for a true turnaround for the last 9 years. Is there a sense that t...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 6035

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Doubtful if he or anyone else can succeed in the French business environment with huge taxes and very demanding unions. This seems like the fundamental issue. One must ask - given the immutable realities facing Air France with respect to union expectations and the French business environment, is th...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 6035

Air France-KLM strategic review

In the aftermath of the power struggle between Ben Smith and Pieter Elbers, and the row over the Dutch state's subsequent acquisition of a shareholding in Air France-KLM, it was reported that a working group would produce an assessment in June of the group's strategy going forward, as well as the fu...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon May 27, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4685

Re: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

from what i have been told, the NEOs at Lufthansa are limited by a court order on behalf of the cabin crew union UFO. Something about "unbearable working conditions" in the small aft galley on flights exceeding 2.5 hrs or so.... Yikes. If that's true, or if otherwise the galley config lim...

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by ThirtyWest
Fri May 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4685

Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

Salut! I was perusing FR24 data as well as previous a.net threads and have certainly recorded that LH's A320NEO aircraft are so far utilized almost exclusively on some of the shortest segments of the company's A320 fleet. Once more A320NEOs join and the engine issues get resolved, should we expect t...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 6182

A350 MTOW

Reading the thread about DL's satisfaction with the A350, I was interested to learn that DL purchased the 268t MTOW variant. Several other airlines, including LH and AY, appear to have opted for the 268t weight variant, as well. That led me to wonder: What weight variants have other A350 operators s...

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by ThirtyWest
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 improvements
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

A350 improvements

Greetings, A.net. A question regarding the aerodynamic improvements to the A350 recently rolled out with delivery of IB’s first 280t A350. Will those improvements—specifically the wing “twist” and enhanced sharklets—be standard on all subsequent A350 aircraft? I know MTOW of course is negotiable up ...

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by ThirtyWest
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 12082

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

It should be all expansion. There will be a point in a few years where 321s will begin replacing 319s, but I believe the 321neos will be replacing those 1:1 Spirit no longer has any A321NEOs on order, having converted all orders for A321NEOs into A320NEOs earlier this year, as reflected in the comp...

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by ThirtyWest
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased
Replies: 84
Views: 17904

Re: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased

Thirtywest, United has not ordered A321's. Right. That's why my reference to UA involves the 739ER. AA, DL, Spirit, Frontier, Jetblue, Hawaiian are absorbing them as their Transcon platforms. And that's certainly a terrific role for the aircraft -- longer routes that drive down unit costs while sti...

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by ThirtyWest
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased
Replies: 84
Views: 17904

Re: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased

what happens in the USA is only part of the picture, I certainly agree with that. However, this -- Fine sentiment, but absolutely past the realities. -- isn't so true. There are several "realities" in question: (1) Yes, Asia is a growing market where demand could well sustain large number...

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by ThirtyWest
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased
Replies: 84
Views: 17904

Re: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased

One thing that always amuses me about the various arm chair CEOs, is that they take a recent trend of the past 3 or 4 years and turn it into a future. The airline business is chaotic at best. With fuel, competition, economic growth/retraction, and all of the other variables, running an airline is t...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321s -- aux tanks?
Replies: 19
Views: 6860

Re: Delta A321s -- aux tanks?

I remember reading, a couple of months ago, that Delta's later A321s (those assembled in Mobile) will feature auxiliary center tanks, potentially enabling transcon operations. Is that still the case? Although DL's current plans for the A321 don't take the aircraft very far afield from ATL, I'm curi...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321s -- aux tanks?
Replies: 19
Views: 6860

Delta A321s -- aux tanks?

I remember reading, a couple of months ago, that Delta's later A321s (those assembled in Mobile) will feature auxiliary center tanks, potentially enabling transcon operations. Is that still the case? Although DL's current plans for the A321 don't take the aircraft very far afield from ATL, I'm curio...

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by ThirtyWest
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying both, A320 and A321
Replies: 18
Views: 4474

Re: Airlines flying both, A320 and A321

A321 is significantly more plane, 30% more thrust, and overall a much bigger risk as trip costs are materially higher. It also wasn't until a few years ago that it's performance improved to match (actually exceed in range) the A320. What is materially higher? I seem to remember Scott Kirby saying t...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Considering Brexit Contingency Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 10656

EasyJet Considering Brexit Contingency Plans

The Telegraph <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/11/easyjet-eyes-new-european-operation-if-britain-flies-solo/" target="_blank">reported yesterday</a> that EZY is mulling creation of a subsidiary based in the EU in the event of a Brexit. One can't help but wonder how a Brexit would...

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by ThirtyWest
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This A Safe Or Legal Departure?
Replies: 60
Views: 24963

RE: Is This A Safe Or Legal Departure?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max+Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Max Q</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Exactly, putting on a home made 'airshow' beca...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Be The Next Big Merger In The US?
Replies: 102
Views: 19059

RE: What Will Be The Next Big Merger In The US?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SLCUT2777" class="quote" target="_blank">SLCUT2777</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>The present administration will have a...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 18/15: It Just Keeps Getting Better!
Replies: 206
Views: 19366

RE: Irish 18/15: It Just Keeps Getting Better!

Exciting times indeed for Irish aviation. A couple of quick questions in advance of the <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> Capital Markets Day next month: (1) What do we expect as regards <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>'s long...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Be The Next Big Merger In The US?
Replies: 102
Views: 19059

RE: What Will Be The Next Big Merger In The US?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>Probably until eternity... ...considerin...

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by ThirtyWest
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Be The Next Big Merger In The US?
Replies: 102
Views: 19059

RE: What Will Be The Next Big Merger In The US?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHCVG" class="quote" target="_blank">LHCVG</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>the native Alaskan lobby would scream bloody m...

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by ThirtyWest
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?
Replies: 317
Views: 66187

RE: Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyabr" class="quote" target="_blank">flyabr</a> (<a href="#132" class="quote">Reply 132</a>):<br/><i>The rumor about cancelling or deferring th...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?
Replies: 317
Views: 66187

Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i> It seems management could have been...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?
Replies: 317
Views: 66187

Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>True, but those orders were explicitly tied ...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?
Replies: 317
Views: 66187

Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyabr" class="quote" target="_blank">flyabr</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Is this a stop-gap until the A359s are deliver...

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by ThirtyWest
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Widebody Strategy
Replies: 165
Views: 23818

RE: DL Widebody Strategy

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/northwestEWR" class="quote" target="_blank">northwestEWR</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Quoting FlyAA757 (Thread starter):...

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by ThirtyWest
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Air Canada Rebranding
Replies: 56
Views: 11081

RE: Status Of Air Canada Rebranding

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SQ773" class="quote" target="_blank">SQ773</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>But after reading the thread, I am still not s...

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by ThirtyWest
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Cancel Airplane Order
Replies: 119
Views: 39235

RE: DL To Cancel Airplane Order

In the other thread on the <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> pilots' rejection of the <acronym title="Taca (El Salvador)">TA</acronym>, someone summarily indicated <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>'s A330neo and A3...

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by ThirtyWest
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Air Canada Rebranding
Replies: 56
Views: 11081

Status Of Air Canada Rebranding

Hello, Airliners.net. I'm a long-, long-time lurker (since 1999, in fact) but finally got around to establishing a user account here so that I can participate in the lively discussions in the forums. I'm very lucky to work in aviation policy for a living and hope I can be a good community member. In...

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