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by brilondon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying under the influence
Replies: 58
Views: 10777

Re: Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying under the influence

https://m.startribune.com/delta-pilot-sentenced-for-nearly-flying-plane-from-msp-while-under-influence-of-alcohol/572895711/ This punishment seems very lenient for the danger this action poses. I personally would like to see harsher penalties not only for the safety but the black eye this gives the...

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by brilondon
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 174
Views: 23639

Re: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Tentatively Approved

DL and WS probably both have far more LGA slots than either carrier knows what to do with these days. Then again, this would provide a rare opportunity for B6, F9, NK and/or WN to permanently add service to LGA. Even G4 might want to throw its hat into the ring for a few LGA slots. Didn't G4 just p...

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by brilondon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 231
Views: 71415

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

I am having a problem with the forums when I click on the notification bell. It shows responses but I can't see them.

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by brilondon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 4915

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

My wife is from YHZ and we currently live in ATL. For the first time in over 20 years she didn't get to go home for a summer visit. And her mom is sitting in her bubbled house going crazy because she can't see any family. Hopefully it opens up soon. The cure can't be worse than the sickness. As a C...

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by brilondon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot
Replies: 74
Views: 13370

Re: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot

T54A wrote:
Why can't you fly barefoot?

The carpets are disgusting. I have seen people walk around an aircraft barefoot and I thought, Eww, do they know that the carpets on aircraft are horrible and not cleaned very often? Just thinking about it now makes me queasy.

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by brilondon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/22/2020:PSP on everybody;AA Adds PHX-LAP/LTO;DL Exits ORH;UA Suspends HAV
Replies: 64
Views: 12893

Re: OAG Changes 9/22/2020:PSP on everybody;AA Adds PHX-LAP/LTO;DL Exits ORH;UA Suspends HAV

I agree. How could Canada ban all non-essential traffic across the land border yet allow more international flights to the Walt Disney World area? A family of four showing up at a ticket counter with super excited kids will be a dead giveaway that trip isn't essential. You can still travel by air t...

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by brilondon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.
Replies: 72
Views: 16540

Re: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.

I reckon this has to do with COVID. Suites with doors where a thing for Asian or Middle Eastern carriers because those societies usually value privacy more. Now with COVID, Western societies are also becoming more isolated (e.g. social distancing) so it makes sense that people wants more privacy an...

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by brilondon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/22/2020:PSP on everybody;AA Adds PHX-LAP/LTO;DL Exits ORH;UA Suspends HAV
Replies: 64
Views: 12893

Re: OAG Changes 9/22/2020:PSP on everybody;AA Adds PHX-LAP/LTO;DL Exits ORH;UA Suspends HAV

People are being unreasonable - I get the optimism, but every week we hear “wow more cuts in October” or November, etc... There isn’t going to be a vaccine until *maybe* end of this year and even then, mass distribution won’t occur until mid next year at the earliest. There isn’t going to be a lot ...

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by brilondon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157142

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

hiflyeras wrote:
They’ve been flying empty planes to Hawaii for months? And only NOW do they think maybe it wasn’t such a good idea? SMH


Going forward, yes. Until increased demand for the service. All of their services need to be reduced until the demand comes back. When is speculation at best.

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by brilondon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 29346

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Not entirely surprising that the 763 is being phased out. While the bulk of the frames are 1990s builds, it is a large fleet and the cost of installing the new business class seat probably isn't worth it. Delta did a fabulous job of renovating the cabin interiors and upgrading those birds in the la...

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by brilondon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

For those curious, those graphs are domestic only because international data lags. This is only updated through Aug 31: Demand to short-haul like Mexico is recovering much more quickly than major US int'l markets like the UK & Canada, with both still at rock bottom. https://i.imgur.com/Wfveuez....

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by brilondon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38217

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

The A380 lasted less than 20 years. Not what you'd call a successful run. A380 was anything but successful. People lived it. I'm sure when it was proposed, it made sense. Unfortunately the economics changed for it as more point to.point flying became popular. It was built for a hub and spoke busine...

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by brilondon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46598

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

I didn't notice if the article mentioned how many flight attendants were being displaced to catering and reservations positions. . Oh, this is going to be interesting... I guess if you shuffle them in to positions they don’t like and they quit, you can still claim that you didn’t furlough any... I ...

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by brilondon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 17742

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

Well, it seems unlikely but 2020 plays by different rules. Filling up a 744M with cargo shouldn't be too hard, and it takes pressure off filling the pax side. They should scrounge in the desert for an intact 747SP frame, repaint it with the old livery and use that on their promo materials so their ...

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by brilondon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Immigration and accidents?
Replies: 13
Views: 2352

Re: Immigration and accidents?

The AF incident is not a good example of the situation you described as the flight was to Toronto but the essence of your question is what documents would be available to the passengers. I believe that the passengers were kept in a room at the airport until such time as to establish their identity. ...

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by brilondon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 16427

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Simple Flying is bot-level, high school journalism crap. Simple Flying may as well be citing a 4th grade history textbook on the Spanish-American War: really, it adds nothing new to understanding. It seldom does. They're not informing you - they're monetizing your page views. Don't be used. This de...

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by brilondon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 9500

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

I think the rebranding of the 737 MAX as the 737-7, -8, -9, and -10 was a mistake. Not because it'll hurt Boeing, but it will hurt the airlines. Most passengers are going to see "737-800", think it's the same as the 737-8, and then panic because they think the MAX is still dangerous. Same...

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by brilondon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JZA8615 TSB report released
Replies: 47
Views: 6652

Re: JZA8615 TSB report released

[ Are you proposing that passengers NOT bring luggage into the cabin, or, that aircraft should only be flown during daylight, or, that a rule should be enacted preventing fuel trucks from driving on the apron?? Not a tragic event nor a disastrous calamity. There are few, if any, “lessons” to be “le...

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by brilondon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Not bookings, but a really good visual of where demand is (or at least consumer interest is). 0.16 = +16%: https://i.imgur.com/OKJJinj.png https://www.sojern.com/covid-19-insights-us#report https://i.imgur.com/t0LvRSL.png https://adara.com/traveler-trends-tracker/ That is only people looking for da...

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by brilondon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Seems as though the US3 are doing everything they can to stimulate leisure demand. Removing change fees and making BE fares less restrictive. However, I think some of this is designed long term to clip the ULCCs and their business model. I think airlines are looking at their models and realizing th...

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 11847

Re: TATL A300s?

Ziyulu wrote:
Is the A300 capable of doing Trans-Pacific flights? Like SFO to NRT?


No.

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput


That says nothing and means less than that. What are you trying to say?
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2nd2none wrote:
The weekend including August 28, 29 and 30 was 31,48 % of same weekend last year and 4,2 % less than the weekend a week ago:

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput


That says nothing and means less than that. What are you trying to say?

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22028

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

Clearly RR is the best engine in the world. However when brexit is final so is RR. U.K:s economy will fall over the cliff and COVID19 is just the trigger. It's not that clear. The problems with 787 and now the A350 issues demonstrate incompetence which needs to be addressed in short term although c...

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

You guys are a bit delosional about the aspects of business travel. ethernal sumed it up well. Its not just the individual's decision, its up to the duty-of-care of their employer as well as their host. The reports today were business travel is still down 88% from last year. That is not going to ma...

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

737max8 wrote:
tphuang wrote:
TSA numbers are down for all 3 days of the weekend vs last weekend. Not a great sign.


Last weekend was back to school weekend for a lot of people, not a huge surprise...


How many people are staying away because of the virus?

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 213
Views: 11719

Re: Chances of Covid19 for the aviation industry

When wind energy was far from profitable the German government once cut subsidies quite radical. Orders vanished. At least for the manufacturer Nordex I know that they stopped production for some months. They used the time to change from stationary assembly to assembly line, gaining a lot of produc...

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 28806

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

OA940 wrote:
ewt340 wrote:
I think It's time for Airbus to start thinking about A310, A300 and A330neo replacements.


I think it's a bit late to start thinking about A300 and A310 replacements...


I always thought the A330 was the replacement for the A300 and A310.

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 8089

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

How often does a plane generally get repainted?

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by brilondon
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enter Air orders up to 4 additional 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 7288

Re: Enter Air orders up to 4 additional 737 MAX aircraft

hiflyeras wrote:
In my mind, a 737-8 is a 737-800...an NG model along with the 737-700 and 737-900. They've got to come up with something better or there'll be too much confusion.

For who? If you are following the 737 story, you would know this. If you aren't, then you wouldn't care.

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by brilondon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17456

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

Its pretty simple. Now its an even worse situation as DL pilots face prospects of finding themselves sitting at home on furlough while an even larger percentage of JV flying is in the hands of partner airlines. Pandemic is hardly the excuse for DL to skate by its contractual commitments and ensure ...

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by brilondon
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73137

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

Noshow wrote:
By suddenly retiring most big quads now LH happens to get rid of the most senior, highest paid and most unionized pilots as well. Those were the core of the "troublemakers" from a management standpoint.


How are they doing that? Out right buy outs? Furloughs?

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 231
Views: 71415

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Question: what can be done about mobile version "bouncing?" By that, I mean when a forum main page loads, there is inconsistent timing to when the various elements of the page load (frames, ads, text, headers, etc). The result is that even when I wait for it to properly load, I think it's...

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 45288

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

When the customers are "ready", it means that COVID has passed ...and if COVID has passed , it means that the demand for a relatively higher-CASM longer-range narrowbody which is more advantageous for "distancing" versus a lower-CASM widebody which is less advantageous for "...

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by brilondon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330250

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I am pretty sure one of the first (if not the first) transcontinental flight that gets resumed at SAN will be to LHR by BA. There is no question of whether it will be resumed, only when. JL also had carved out a niche for itself at SAN; and with LAX becoming less of a connecting hub for AA, I am su...

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by brilondon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 45288

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Really? Planes are being parked by the thousands, resale values have been tanking, crews are being furloughed or laid off by the tens of thousands, demand has been decimated and may not return to the same level for at least a decade...long after the qualified crewmembers who would have flown the ad...

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by brilondon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1651
Views: 214096

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The problem I see is that people are being encouraged to be tested. With more testing comes more positive numbers albeit many don't even know they have the virus. Higher numbers means more lockdowns, quarantines and travel restriction. Good luck getting the panic porn media to point out that while ...

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by brilondon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 67
Views: 14335

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee. $38,000/year. Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times. Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live? It's not "part time". They don't get paid unless the aircraft ...

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by brilondon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14467

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

You might want to present some evidence that "most airlines are cleaning more" since I haven't seen any reports of that. Then you haven't been paying attention at all. The articles and the videos have been everywhere. For example, look at what DL is doing. Massive cleaning program and com...

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by brilondon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89756

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: 15949

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: 2164
Views: 388986

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: 43
Views: 2357

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: 5098

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: 61
Views: 12928

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: 40
Views: 11290

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 Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 17800

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: 11640

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: 61
Views: 12928

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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