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by brilondon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC
Replies: 53
Views: 8104

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

I think you'll see AS adding a number of routes out of LAX to support their new Oneworld membership. If they're announcing new routes now, in the midst of the worst time in aviation history, imagine what they might do when this nightmare finally ends? when this nightmare ends, they will be gate con...

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by brilondon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15505

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

When you're in business, you're willing to accept risk. This is what it's about. If you can't handle that risk then you will never be successful.

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by brilondon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1929
Views: 335835

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. Normal wont be the same as b...

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by brilondon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 39
Views: 1428

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Air Canada
Delta Air Lines from the 90s
Canadian Airlines

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by brilondon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding from the Starboard Side
Replies: 26
Views: 4848

Re: Boarding from the Starboard Side

Ziyulu wrote:
I never understood why we can't have a gate that boards from both sides. It would make filling up a widebody a lot faster.

I don't know if there would be room for that if each plane needing a certain amount of space for servicing and turning a plane to get it going again.

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10498

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

It was also dropped because the word "Orient" has certain inappropriate connotations and is, among other things, a generic, Colonial era reference to the entire region and by the time NW dropped it, it was no longer a term that should be used to reference Asia. When they dropped the "...

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9164

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

jonas12345 wrote:
where did they get the LHR slot from?

There are probably slots available from any number of carriers.

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 61
Views: 14282

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people?

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11063

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

I thought Hawaii was closed to out of state visitors.

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by brilondon
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10498

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

I was just reading the history of Northwest Airlines and apparently Northwest was called Northwest Orient during a period in time. Why did NW change its name to NW Orient? Was it because it pioneered the trans-Pacific route to Tokyo & Manila in the early days and the majority of international w...

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4316

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

The EU is looking to permanently ban US citizens from entering the EU. Descision by July first. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21300747/european-union-eu-ban-us-travel-coronavirus-reopening-borders-draft-list We must clearly sue the EU and have the SCOTUS rule that the EU can't ban US citizens ...

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Re: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?

Are loads bad :rotfl: .... Why would anyone be flying! That's my question. Why would anyone want to fly. Even after a vaccine is found, it will not eliminate the virus, only eventually reduce the risk. A risk, I am not going to take. You ever stopped to wonder why FAs and Pilots aren’t dropping dea...

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 61
Views: 14282

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

A US $727 million write down doesn't go as far as one might think it would. Delta's charge of $1.4 Billion covered ten 77Ls (avg age ~11.5 years) and eight 777s (avg age ~21 years). Writing off SIA's nineteen A380s avg age 8.3 years? Sounds very expensive. So does running 90% empty 4 engine aircraf...

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Re: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?

itisi wrote:
Are loads bad :rotfl: .... Why would anyone be flying!

That's my question. Why would anyone want to fly. Even after a vaccine is found, it will not eliminate the virus, only eventually reduce the risk. A risk, I am not going to take.

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9164

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

HECA wrote:
jonas12345 wrote:
brilondon wrote:
I'm sure there's plenty available right now.


not permanently though. If they plan to fly this on an ongoing basis, someone will have had to give them a slot


Perhaps Vistara acquired the former Jet Airways slots?


There's always a way. I'm sure they will get something if they offer something.

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9164

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

jonas12345 wrote:
where did they get the LHR slot from?

I'm sure there's plenty available right now.

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Iceland: Icelandair B757-200 & B767-300ER J
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: Flying Iceland: Icelandair B757-200 & B767-300ER J

Excellent TR. Love the photos of Iceland.

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10787

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

I heard from a friend SQ used to fly to LAS, YYZ, ORD and JFK via BRU. When did these start? I can't find a old SQ timetable online. How were they routed? I read somewhere the YYZ flight was routed SIN-VIE-AMS-YYZ and they left Toronto when AC complained. AC didn't complain. They are part of the sa...

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3500

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

it is a really interesting discussion. The massive increase in airtravel and tourism certainly has its downsides. Pollution, carbon emission, overtourism and not least as we've all seen, it's a great catalyst for worldwide pandemics. At the moment it seems to me, that the travel industry just want ...

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by brilondon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4359

Re: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?

No, Varig flew this route first.

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by brilondon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11978

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I don’t agree with critics here who complain about body odour, toilet etc. These bad smells probably accumulate towards the end of the flight, especially long haul. But on entering the plane, there is always that fresh and nice feel. Fresh and clean smell, tidy seats, well groomed flight attendants...

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by brilondon
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4941

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Starlionblue wrote:
Plus that lav aroma comes from air exchange within the cabin. Lav air is normally dumped overboard.


I hope it's flushed into a tank. Not dumped overboard.

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by brilondon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4941

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

I haven't flown either type, but neither the 737 nor the A320 diagram seem very "precise". More like idealised representations. Note on this 737 diagram how the cockpit is split off separately from the manifold. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/af/e0/a3/afe0a3f535bb30090e965b853df674c6.jpg ...

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by brilondon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4941

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Remember that pilots breath the same air so all you specialists can think about that. They don't breathe the same air. The cockpit does not get recirculated air. It is all from the bleeds. Mind you, it has nothing to do with disease risk. As mentioned, the HEPA filters deal with that just fine. But...

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by brilondon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4941

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Remember that pilots breath the same air so all you specialists can think about that.

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by brilondon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4941

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Remember that pilots breath the same air so all you specialists can think about that.

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by brilondon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 13911

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Am I the only one that remembers when they were called the EMB-145 Amazon? Or nicknamed "the jungle jet" ... There were several, much less complementary nicknames used by the crews that flew them at my old airline. In the back it was a nicer experience than the CRJ-200, but with over 5000...

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by brilondon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+
Replies: 17
Views: 2060

Re: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+

I'm not opposed to not having airline food on my flights. AA doesn't serve any meals in Y domestically anyways. This isn't really the big news they are trying to make it out to be. The last meal I had on a plane was supposed to be like a beef stroganoff. It wasn't anything like it. It was horrible. ...

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4941

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

bhill wrote:
I always thought the first stage of bleed air is rather hot....and those bugs do not do well in that type of environment.

Yeah, they do.

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Covid Traveler Health Form -- How will it be managed?
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: NY Covid Traveler Health Form -- How will it be managed?

I believe it would be up to the individual to ensure adequate connecting time. These measures aren't taken just to inconvenience you.

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8759

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

The 764 is the largest aircraft that can operate out of LGA due to gate size restrictions. However the DL 764's have not visited in quite a few years. Up until last year AC was regularly sending the 763 on subs from YYZ. Back in the day (mid-2000s) UA did fly domestic 763s as subs on LGA-DEN on occ...

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6866

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

Tough to hear with prime time tourist season coming up. Summer is peak travel for Hawaii. With August now eliminated from opportunity, the industry will stumble into September at the beginning of one of the travel troughs. Thanksgiving through New Years is the next hope for anything close to normal...

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by brilondon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8759

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Since fuel would likely be minimal considering the rules that govern LGA, 767-400s would be workable, especially on routes that warrant the capacity.

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by brilondon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In case anyone is wondering the process uses renewable electricity (I suppose solar or hydro) to break water into O2 and H2 then combine the H2 with CO2 to make hydrocarbons. There is a lot of hydro power in Canada. Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Is there much geothermal ...

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by brilondon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In case anyone is wondering the process uses renewable electricity (I suppose solar or hydro) to break water into O2 and H2 then combine the H2 with CO2 to make hydrocarbons. There is a lot of hydro power in Canada. Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Is there much geothermal ...

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by brilondon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1450
Views: 204397

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Some airlines and analysts are saying traffic will not rebound to 2019 levels till 2025. Until a vaccine is widely available I would agree with that. I think the growth at SEA is exciting, but summer 2021 is a bit optimistic. I quite agree. 2019 traffic levels may not be reached for at least 5 year...

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by brilondon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29283

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

In Canada Air Canada I flew a flight for fun from Halifax to Victoria with multiple stops. It flew from Halifax to Victoria with stops in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, London, Windsor, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver and arriving in Victoria. It's was not as fun as I thought it would be, b...

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by brilondon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14024

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

First, let there be no doubt: Air Canada is a government-propped-up blood sucking operation. Domestic fares are highway-robbery level, and the nickel-and-diming would put even the US3 to shame. Really? So you're saying that AC is charging for seat selection and checked luggage on a full Y fare? I a...

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by brilondon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14024

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Air Canada is held with distain by most Canadians. They seem to believe that they are a monopoly that is consistantly on the receiving end of taxpayer bailouts (wrong) and still Government held (wrong). AC, Westjet Transat and Sunwing are being literally strangled by the mandatory "police enfo...

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by brilondon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9954

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

I never got people’s fascination with arguing over which Airport is in London etc. Central London is rammed, you’re never going to get an airport on Oxford Street! As for Gatwick, I’d say it easily has the best train network. You can get direct trains to various parts of Southern England. Heathrow ...

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by brilondon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5058

Re: United A350 orders

wernerga3 wrote:
What a bummer. It's a very nice plane and I prefer flying United over Delta, so I wish it wasn't 7 years away!


In the current climate they may defer it further.

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by brilondon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9954

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

I never got people’s fascination with arguing over which Airport is in London etc. Central London is rammed, you’re never going to get an airport on Oxford Street! As for Gatwick, I’d say it easily has the best train network. You can get direct trains to various parts of Southern England. Heathrow ...

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by brilondon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9954

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

[/quote] What exactly are ''actual' airports? London has four whether you choose you accept it or not. As for being pendantic, it's actually faster to get into London from Gatwick, than from Heathrow[/quote] How do you figure it's faster? Last time I checked it took me about 15 minutes to get to Pad...

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by brilondon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 261
Views: 45312

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

[twoid][threeid][/threeid][/twoid]

jadamczyk wrote:
Looks like Delta already cancelled DTW-Honolulu. Not loaded for this summer. I had a feeling it wouldn't last long.

Isn't it more a seasonal? Seems to come and go.

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by brilondon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

CranfordBoy wrote:
Nice photos. If I'm not mistaken, once upon a time spectators were allowed along the top of the pier.


Yes we were. If I could remember where I put my photos from that vantage point I would post them here.

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by brilondon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6565

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

Border with USA is still completely closed to all but some commercial traffic. Its not closed for air transportation just ground crossings FYI You will still be in quarantine for 14 days after arriving from any other place out side of Canada. Until the restrictions are lifted, very few if anyone wo...

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by brilondon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19273

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

graham697 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
So he’s with Amtrak right now?


No he left under somewhat pecuilar circumstances.


He's supposedly retiring at the end of the year from Amtrak

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by brilondon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20238

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Then that leaves who as a supplier? The used market. It would be worse for Airbus and Boeing if airlines like QR started unloading their fleets onto the used market. Values would fall like a brick. How would that benefit Qatar? It doesn't resolve the contract problem and it doesn't win the case for...

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by brilondon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1450
Views: 204397

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA was up 565% from their April low yesterday, still down 80% yoy. https://twitter.com/RossFeinstein/status/1268903511900774404?s=20 JonNYC is saying these are the LFs today: DFW 69% ORD 65% CLT 70% https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1268952675250552834% Inching closer to ideal load factor territor...

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