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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3338

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

neomax wrote:
Why does such a switch even exist in the first place? I assume this would only be used when descending below a certain altitude instead of ascending above it.


Would this have anything to do with pressurization for high altitude airports?

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 55
Views: 4898

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I believe you're incorrect about no security rescreening when connecting international to domestic, unless you're talking about a flight which precleared at its origin (DUB for instance). I was talking about TSA screening after you clear customs. Once you clear customs you are cleared onto your con...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 75
Views: 12845

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

This just makes too much sense to not happen eventually. And yeah, concentrate operations in DWC, new terminal may be a mistake in retrospect...Though a high speed rail line from AUH to Dubai could easily make it viable as a secondary option for Dubai as well. That could future proof capacity for de...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 3724

Re: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

Used to be a tech for a hydrogen system. When starting up we had to run to flare until we were at steady state. That was always a show when at night, but the hydrogen meant no smoke since it's can't combust incompletely.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018

Do we know how IG is doing as part of this. I would assume they are losing money as part of the expansion for now as well.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3166

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

I don't have the numbers, and I didn't mean to say there was no O/D demand. What I was trying to say was that the O/D demand is so much less than the connecting demand that locals have to deal with inconvenient schedules. And yes, when I was talking about inconvenient times for local connections. If...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29708

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

So I have a question about PHL. How much does trucking the fuel, rather than having a distributed system add to the cost of operating?

If AA wants to really grow there, will they eventually just have to bite the bullet and fund installation of a central distribution system?

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by LupineChemist
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3166

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

The things that make US hub really stands out for me is the fact that airports like ATL or DFW are not exactly located in "1st tier" city (Think NYC, LA, Chicago), yet they're the largest hub for DL and AA, respectively. It's one thing to have a hub in secondary cities (PRC carriers does ...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 19
Views: 6125

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

I wonder if Level would be interested in starting flights from MAD to be able to get connections from IB. Seems like it might be interesting for some low yield destinations like CUN and take on UX directly. Could even do good to replace some frequencies to Ecuador that's largely VFR to be able to de...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3166

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

Just to further the point. The banks at the ME3 are around 2AM to show how little O/D demand is. It works out that a lot of the time, people flying locally just have to deal with getting to the airport at 1AM because so much more of the demand is sixth freedom flying. Even works that way for some co...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7519

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

If they want premium long-haul passengers they will need to upgrade the passenger experience. I hadn't flown from there for years until I passed through in January and was shocked at what a run-down and crowded dump it is. Not as bad as Luton, but bad all the same. There's a pretty big catchment ar...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 5921

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Also, in my experience, IB fares that far out tend to be rather high. Usually at their lowest 3-5 months prior to departure.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 5921

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Starting in August is a little late, particularly for BOS, interestingly this is essentially a replacement for the defunct UX flight from 2017. IB has had this Route all to themselves along with Level from BCN, but another week, another PF flight. I am a bit sceptical about BOS. As you mentioned, U...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13159

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

For LIS-MAD line... I would not waste 2 cents on thinking about it. Let's say you build a HS rail from LIS to the Spanish border. What for? Then what...? Given how updated, modern, comfortable and reliable (pun intended) the train is from Badajoz-Extremadura to Madrid-Chamartin. They have most of t...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

The 767s are ratty, but I really don't mind that much given the shorthaul nature. I agree that it can be a nice break from a narrowbody Airbus.

The old 777s and 747 fleet on the other hand. I'll be sad to not see the queen parked at T5 anymore, but will be very happy I won't have to fly in them.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 104
Views: 13570

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Do we know/guess/has it been announced where the next 350s will be deployed? (I am hoping Chicago!) Next year IB is sending the A330 to JFK....and the idea is sending the A350 to S.America......the candidate number one is SCL JFK already has 350 service from IB. Makes sense with 2 frames since they...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Economy TATL options
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: Economy TATL options

Way late here, but I find economy on the BA 380 to be one of the best economy seats in the world.

However the old 777s are miserable, so it would depend on the aircraft.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6196

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

Let me climb back on to my soapbox again. Clearly the US3 do not realize that competition is good for their bottom line. This is demonstrably true. Evidence: 1) The hubs that have closed in the USA have not closed because LCC/ULCCs ran the legacies out (CVG/PIT/CLE/etc), they closed because the US3...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6196

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

Man, I just can't believe how much hate is spat at Norwegian on this forum! It seems as if people really want to see it fold. And you would wanna think this was an "enthusiast's" forum!!! I don't think there is so much hate (though I won't deny it can be seen from time to time) but more a...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13428

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

I feel like there's too much synergy to only take commercial aviation.

Why wouldn't airbus just buy up all of BBD aviation and get into the corporate jet game, too? They could really optimize engineering teams and procurement to get the cost down on them.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8187

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

I think this is very underwhelming, the question is just how much cash pressure is Norwegian under? If they have to sell the planes fast to shore up their liquidity, they may have to sell at a fair discount. I hope they were at least operationally cash positive for Q3 (because if not now...very litt...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22225

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

CX has now cancelled all flights to KIX tomorrow (Sep 5) and the red-eye HKG-KIX on Sep 6 as well, apparently not anticipating the airport to be re-opened until Thurs mid-day the earliest. The flooding at the apron looks very deep. News report also said underground facilities such as the train stat...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10287

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Is there any inclination about how the structure of IAG will have to change as it's a Spanish company that owns a UK airline? IAG structure does not need to change but the ownership of BA will. IAG will own 49% of the holding company that owns BA so that BA stays majority British-owned. EU law says...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13832

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

I still think them going into STN would make a ton of sense.

Just looking at the map of London, both LHR and LGW are a real pain for being N/NE of the city and a narrowbody could definitely have enough demand for that catchment area.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina

Will they really be able to get work permits for Captains without EU passports. In Ireland any job that makes over 60,000€ per year is automatically eligible for a visa. Visa policy is dictated by country and not EU wide. basically any industry which has the ear of the Department of Enterprise, Tra...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina

To the already tight market for pilots in Argentina (with Norwegian, Flybondi, Avianca and LASA hiring) a newcomer is arriving; Ryanair. I am not sure if they are planning similar events in other countries in the region. https://s22.postimg.cc/ts8bt8vb5/Ryanair-_Roadshow-_Argentina.jpg Interesting ...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10287

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Yeah, this is not a discussion about immigration and unless it will specifically be about how they will be flying to/from the UK after E-Day. Regardless the fear I'm seeing here just seems to be an echo from history of only a century ago among. While clearly even the worst case scenario for Brexit i...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20011

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I want the flight to last as long as possible regardless of the aircraft as I thoroughly enjoy being 35,000 feet in the air looking out of the window for the full duration of the flight Eh, some long sectors can get old pretty fast. 8 hours into a 14 hour flight recently and I realized I still had ...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long domestic routes
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Long domestic routes

IIRC, CDG-RUN is the longest domestic nonstop. The second longest would be ORY-RUN as Orly is on the south side of the city.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10287

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I was away for the weekend, so sorry for starting a contentious subject and abandoning it. But I would think that the likes of FR and U2 need to be making planning decisions for Summer '19 schedule now as far as where to put their fleet, where they need crew, etc... U2 will need to know exactly how ...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27165

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

This route seems especially good since if oil prices go up, that's generally a boost to commodities in general which increases demand between LHR and WA. Though, admittedly, they don't seem to be moving in lock step now with oil going up so there is certainly a risk there.

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by LupineChemist
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10287

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

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and a few others. But I feel things were a lot more speculative (and I realize they still are) and now no-deal is at the very least a 50/50 option if not the probable option at this point.
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I found this thread.

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and a few others. But I feel things were a lot more speculative (and I realize they still are) and now no-deal is at the very least a 50/50 option if not the probable option at this point.

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by LupineChemist
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10287

What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

So I know this topic has been covered and has been beaten to death, but it's truly of massive importance and this week it appears no-deal is a very serious possibility with the government officially advising private businesses to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Worth remembering that no-deal is the de...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43379

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I'm curious how confident their fleet planning group can be given the lack of any idea of what the post Brexit environment will look like. Smaller orders sure, but a big order suggests you have some confidence of how things will look. No professional in his right mind is falling for this Brexit pan...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 4816

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

For anyone not reading the article, the checks were mailed without proper signatures.

Does a check "bouncing" mean something different in the UK? In the US, it's pretty exclusively for insufficient funds from the payer.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines send planes to Amman when they don’t fly there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

Re: Why do airlines send planes to Amman when they don’t fly there?

Just as a more general idea, maintenance is very heavy on manhours so finding places where you can get a qualified workforce that can work for relatively cheap as well as high-skilled managers makes a good maintenance base. Lufthansa Technik has bases in Malta, Philippines, Puerto Rico for these rea...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

United commented to the Chicago Tribune on the ORD-Asia market following the AA announcement. American’s biggest competitor at O’Hare, United Airlines, said its service between Chicago and Asia continues to meet expectations. “We are pleased with the performance of our flights between Chicago and A...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Wow, and I just saw BA is increasing PHX-LHR, that's a lot of capacity growth. Seems clear there was just a large strategy meeting of the JV with the AY annoucement for LAX and all this out of AA as well. Should we expect some announcements/changes from IB and BA as well? Is DFW-DUB a sign that EI w...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11080

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Would TEB be usable as a commercial airport without LGA air traffic?

Could be a New York version of LCY. One could even imagine a scheduled LCY-TEB flight (I imagine there are quite a few of those flights now, just on private/chartered aircraft)

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 30
Views: 4243

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

I think the biggest issue for Spanish holiday airports this year was that it has been hot and sunny across N. Europe this summer. Yes economy is growing in Madrid and international business is slowly concentrating there. Yet to be seen if there will be a long term Montréal effect from businesses mov...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6274

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? The fact that you'd need two one ways an...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6274

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

Doesn't Volaris run a DEN-PDX tag?

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 97
Views: 10578

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Honestly, I'm kind of shocked they added PIT and not to a country governed by an existing bilateral rather than EU wide agreement as is the case with the US. There is a very real possibility of Bermuda II coming back in 7 months time which would be a disaster for BA. Everyone seems to be discounting...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14361

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

If this crisis will escalate that air space will be blocked, All Saudi flights to the US will be affected. Saudi Arabia used this act against Qatar and for many years against Israel. Looking at the map (Google maps now has a globe which makes this much easier for those who didn't know). It looks li...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51213

Re: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT

The buying of shares was just meant to force Norwegian to the table. Norwegian is still clearly not interested so makes sense to offload. They can always go back and do the whole dance over again or just entertain talks without the shares involved at all. I still see this as far from over as I still...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24199

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Will/ Is it commercially feasable for Airbus to change the cookpit layout of CS serious? If yes, their "common control logic" can gain many sales from large airlines as their WB pilots can fly all the way from CS100 to A321. "When announcing the deal, Airbus Chief Executive Officer T...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13674

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Also, MAD isn't slot limited, so while the natural connection to Latin America is there and should be pushed, there's no reason to limit other potential markets. YYZ would be another good TATL get soon (though AC already serves the route). As far as the talk about direct flights to MNL, while there ...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13674

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Watch the news next week for Spanish involvement in California's HSR. There's planned to be a big announcement in LA.

I imagine business traffic will be booming.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spanish F-18 crashes on take off from Torrejón Air Base near Madrid.
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Spanish F-18 crashes on take off from Torrejón Air Base near Madrid.

https://www.thespainreport.com/articles ... on-airbase

First indications seem to be a loss of power.

It's a bad week for Spanish military aviation.
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https://www.thespainreport.com/articles ... on-airbase

First indications seem to be a loss of power.

It's a bad week for Spanish military aviation.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21407

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

IMHO this is a reflection of the fact that BBD is going to run out of cash again in the next 24 months trying to get the C-Series up and running. The problem for the C-Series with both Boeing and Airbus if they bought would be you need to stretch it and then build it at a high rate to keep it price...

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