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by Gregd75
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 36
Views: 4612

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

Gol has a lounge network and the inflight experience is nothing like Ryanair. I think the comparison of Gol to Ryanair is wrong. If I had to, I'd compare Gol to Westjet or AerLingus. And I’d leave this final thought. Admittedly they don’t have the route network of LATAM long haul, but their regional...

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by Gregd75
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15572

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

The win for Oneworld is to recruit GOL in Brazil. Losing LATAM but gaining GOL is an opportunity for AA to offer service to secondary cities in the region, boosting (or maintaining) one-stop connections e.g DFW- SaoPaolo- Uberlandia (isnt that the coolest city name?!?) Surely many would agree that G...

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by Gregd75
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2019 Loads
Replies: 20
Views: 2080

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2019 Loads

I thought Interjet only have 3 aircraft types & seating. Their A320s carry 150 passengers. Their Soduko jets 99 passengers and they have A321 jets that carry more than the A320 (but I dont know jiw many passengers in total). Does this mean they have 2 configurations gor either the 320 or 321? Ju...

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by Gregd75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America?
Replies: 19
Views: 3071

Re: What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America?

Volaris and Frontier have joined forces. If I buy a ticket on the Volaris website, I get results showing Frontier flights, or even connections. I imagine its vice versa on Frontiers website too. How do airlines report revenue generated via their partnerships? I wonder if this has impacted Frontiers ...

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by Gregd75
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?

Could it be for maintenance?

Over by terminal 1 there is a hangar that does maintenance. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen an Azul plane parked there before.

This could be a way for Azul to fly the plane up to FLL and then an empty flight to MEX.

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by Gregd75
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 37
Views: 7241

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

After US-MEX deregulation, the battle between airlines has been intense. AM and the US3 used to dominate US-MEX flights. Y4, 4O and VB national routes This has been turned in its heads and its brutal. Fares are very cheap (at times) and I wonder how airlines are making money. Turns out, they aren’t....

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by Gregd75
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22645

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I always assumed it was due to competition (except LHR- JFK) I imagine if there’s little competition, then passengers would fly your plane regardless of age and the state of the cabin, but onc a competitor puts a new plane on the same route then the airline can respond by putting a better product on...

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by Gregd75
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Volaris cancel the Albuquerque-Guadalajara route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2070

Re: Did Volaris cancel the Albuquerque-Guadalajara route?

How about flying GDL to Chihuahua, and then take the flight Chihuahua to Albuquerque? Couldn’t that work? I just looked on the Volaris website and there’s a flight leaving Gdl at 7.21am arriving at 8.13am The Albuquerque flight leaves at 10.40am so you’d have time to make the switch. This must be ea...

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by Gregd75
Sat May 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 15051

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

Acapulco has a completely new airport terminal, cruise lines have returned to the ports and infrastructure projects, building bridges and the likes are underway. I’ve been dozens of times in the last few years and it’s a fine place. Stay in the hotel resorts in the evening, walk around town in the m...

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by Gregd75
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to launch BCN-SCL and BCN-JFK in S19
Replies: 16
Views: 3406

Re: LEVEL to launch BCN-SCL and BCN-JFK in S19

And also LEVEL BCN - MEX.

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by Gregd75
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 47
Views: 7128

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

Could the recent Aeromexico connect crash have impacted this Q3 result? I mean, first of all, one frame less to cover, also the cost of a crash must be huge and finally, I wonder if less passengers have flown the airline after the crash. Really don’t know the answers, but the two things could be rel...

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by Gregd75
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10076

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

I just never understood why BA hasn’t made MEX daily

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by Gregd75
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54879

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Thank goodness that there were no fatalities.

I was flying on an Aeromexico flight whennnews came through. The suggestion is that there was a strong crosswind gust(s) that impacted the takeoff.

Not sure how true this could be, but it’s worth a mention here.

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by Gregd75
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5683

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Why would a person apply to, and then join a company that has different values to yourself? Regardless if the ‘skirt only’ rule is right or wrong, the rule was there when employees started in the company. They knew the rule, and they signed the employment contract. Would you work for a company that ...

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by Gregd75
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four new ATR-72-600 for Avianca Argentina
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: Four new ATR-72-600 for Avianca Argentina

Avianca and Aeromar in Mexico seem to be planning something interesting in 2018. I wonder if Avianca would transfer the Aeromar ATRs to Avianca Argentina, in turn bringing some A320 family planes to start bigger operations as the Avianca Mexico brand develops. I hope so! Some interesting competition...

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by Gregd75
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33232

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet has announced that they will cease operating on 5 rountes from Mexico City; Aguascalientes, Campeche, La Paz, Minatitlan and Reynosa, stating slot restrictions as the reason. However, no other airline is mentioning slot restrictions-so why would this only apply to Interjet and not others, s...

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