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by b6sea
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 9502

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

As far as NY is concerned, AS will welcome NYers with open arms, but they’re focused on taking West Coasters who love them to NY, not the other way around. And as long as the fares are competitive, AS will do just fine. I think this is much closer to the truth here. As much as I hope New Yorkers se...

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by b6sea
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Planning for VTOL vehicles by 2028 - Innovation Officer
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: LAX Planning for VTOL vehicles by 2028 - Innovation Officer

1 and 2 seats "drones" are already flying, prototypes of course, but 10 years is a long time in the tech industry. I'm already thinking about getting a big enough plot so that I can take-off and land next to my house. At my workplace, there is plenty of space, unless hundreds of people wa...

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by b6sea
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 29023

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I didn't see this previously mentioned but the Condor and Thomas Cook are heavily oriented toward Alaska cruise passengers departing from Seattle during the summer cruise season. As far as PAE, I've been pretty vocal in my thoughts about that. That's not to mention the opposition from folks in Mukil...

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by b6sea
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 17826

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

There is a large Chinese population in the greater Seattle area. Since NRT to TPE has been cancelled I could definitely see a SEA TPE flight with a decent amount of O & D traffic from SEA to make it worthwhile. The other flights suggested I simply do not know. There's always the perennial rumor...

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by b6sea
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 17826

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

CYVR is too close and does a better job. This is simply not true, for most people in Seattle, besides those North of Everett, you can fly to SFO more quickly than you can get to YVR. And if you want to chance missing your flight with a border crossing, be my guest, but that's not a smart risk to ta...

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by b6sea
Mon May 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's new interior questions
Replies: 35
Views: 5630

Re: Alaska's new interior questions

I had a lovely first-time experience with Alaska last spring. I purchased a First Class ticket LAX-SEA and received exceptional service by a flight attendant by the name of Donna. I was seated in the first row in the aisle of a 737-900 in a very comfortable seat. Announcement was made explaining ou...

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by b6sea
Mon May 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 17095

Re: Future LH Expansion

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Santiago or Austin. Austin is becoming a new tech city in America, and has recently seen British start LHR service. I think there is definitely potential for this route to work, especially with connections at FRA to India and Eastern Europe. FRA-AUS is 8,536 km, w...

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by b6sea
Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 21723

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

Still sounds to me like an all-Boeing future, but not quickly. It sounds more like an airline that will leave its options open and get the best aircraft/pricing that is available down the road when they need to decide. Agreed. And by 2024, I am certain Alaska and jetBlue will announce a merger to c...

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by b6sea
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 7292

Re: UA-CO breakup

Tylenol recovered, AA received after the JFK crash, all the BAD banks did after 2008, UA will recover if Oscar does the right thing now. I don't know who their PR firm is, but if they are good, they will turn it around in time. If the stock slips more, then there will be a buying frenzy because UA ...

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by b6sea
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 24792

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Seems to be changes in line with improving the AS experience, already a great one. Agreed. This is a pivotal moment for the future of AS at SFO. In my mind it was always a given that the VX brand would go away not only because of the "Virgin" licensing fee, but also because AS is far larg...

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by b6sea
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 12276

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

My guess is that you will see them temporarily on ATL-MCO-ATL rotations initially, much like the 777's used to be when they were joining the fleet. Yeah, I thought DL liked to run new aircraft between ATL and MCO. Perhaps that's just historically, but that seems to be a favorite breaking-in route o...

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by b6sea
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 24792

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Maybe I'm misremembering this, but didn't they already confirm that they're going with the single Alaska Airlines brand? It seems to me this is more likely to be an announcement about what portions, if any, of the Virgin brand (onboard product, etc) they plan on incorporating into the Alaska brand. ...

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by b6sea
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 6722

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

I think it's a matter of time before SEA-DSM gets announced on an E175. Why? AS would have no feed on the DSM end, there's no significant SEA-DSM traffic, and other Pacific NW to DSM passengers don't have to backtrack if they connect on UA thru DEN. It might be a route worth trying only when WN lea...

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by b6sea
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

Will Southwest end up adding SEA-LAX flights once Virgin America and Alaska Airlines are fully integrated as a single carrier? Southwest could fill in the void left by the discontinuation of Virgin America SEA-LAX nonstops with the Alaska-Virgin America merger. In addition, Southwest has competitiv...

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by b6sea
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

I hope Seatac gets Aeromexico soon, theres a large Mexican population looking for a nonstop flight to Mexico City and Monterrey. We had them not too long ago. The problem seems to be the fact that SEA is at the end of the line for most travelers and I really don't know if there's enough O&D tra...

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by b6sea
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

Will Southwest end up adding SEA-LAX flights once Virgin America and Alaska Airlines are fully integrated as a single carrier? Southwest could fill in the void left by the discontinuation of Virgin America SEA-LAX nonstops with the Alaska-Virgin America merger. In addition, Southwest has competitiv...

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by b6sea
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United get preferential treatment from Boeing? Or is it strictly business?
Replies: 19
Views: 4600

Re: Does United get preferential treatment from Boeing? Or is it strictly business?

One could ask the same question about whether Boeing gets preferential treatment from United Technologies (esp Pratt & Whitney), as a supplier to Boeing, and the other third of the formerly combined United Airlines/United Aircraft(now UTC)/Boeing Airplane Co. that was broken off when United Airl...

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by b6sea
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 14788

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Wow... Where to start? Alaska: Alaska gets EAS funding and needs EAS funding because the distances between places are very large and the populations are very small and concentrated in remote villages and towns. Thus, building out a paved road network (which the federal government heavily subsidizes)...

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by b6sea
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8607

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

I think JAX probably sees slightly more service than a metro area of its size otherwise would. Compared to OKC or SDF, you see quite a lot of service to JAX, I think that's because there is quite a bit of tourist traffic to Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, and St. Augustine as well as military tra...

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by b6sea
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 5624

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

BoeingGuy wrote:

NW didn't do SEA-KOA non-stop. It was a SEA-OGG-KOA-SEA round robin on a 757-300. I assume the KOA stop was partially due to runway length at OGG.

DL also did CVG-HNL and SFO-HNL on 767-400s at one time before the merger.


Ahhh yes, I do seem to recall that being the case. My bad.

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by b6sea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US mid-major hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: US mid-major hubs

It's such a hard question to answer and I know people have talked about this before, but I guess it would really depend on what airline we're talking about. I think the only airlines that would be taking this on would be a JetBlue or an Alaska and neither of them are really in a place where doing th...

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by b6sea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 5624

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

If I'm not mistaken, most of DL's Hawaii network, esp. to the West Coast, was inherited from NW. Good to see them expanding it. Very much a hybird + new service... Winter 2008: HONOLULU DL: ATL - 2x764 LAX - 763, 764 SLC - 764 NW: MSP - 333 SEA - 753, 333 LAX - 753 SFO - 753 PDX - 753 MAUI DL: LAX ...

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by b6sea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 7254

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

I mean, it's hard to measure whether doing this has any revenue upside or not, I imagine that's why it's not measured. I do think that the poster that mentioned the number of take-off and landing shots that include part of the wing is a fairly compelling reason to do it, but If AA's logo and livery ...

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by b6sea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 5624

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

If I'm not mistaken, most of DL's Hawaii network, esp. to the West Coast, was inherited from NW. Good to see them expanding it.

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by b6sea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 78
Views: 10767

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

Is there a major city which is NOT having an emerging tech scene and major medical industry? I live in a mid sized city which has been a pioneering city wrt medical research and healthcare for decades; in addition to being a global leader in artificial intelligence thanks to the presence of Carnegi...

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by b6sea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DWC welcomes its first scheduled A380 flight by Korean Air
Replies: 17
Views: 4463

Re: DWC welcomes its first scheduled A380 flight by Korean Air

So what was the charter for? since KE has regular flights to DXB with A332.. As per gulfnews.com article: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/dwc-welcomes-first-a380-passenger-flight-1.1991292 "The flight was the first in a series of scheduled charter flights the airline will operate to DWC ...

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by b6sea
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and Paine Field
Replies: 20
Views: 4591

Re: AS and Paine Field

As I've said before, I think AS will do what they have done with other airports that they feel are encroaching on their territory/what they said they would do when WN was looking at BFI, they'll launch competing flights with whoever is planning on launching flights at PAE. However, I highly doubt we...

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by b6sea
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BVI Airways applies for US service
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: BVI Airways applies for US service

Isn't there a plan in the works to expand the runway to lengths capable of handling 737/A320s? I don't know how soon that's scheduled to happen, I imagine not too quickly.

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by b6sea
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 4797

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

I believe Tacoma is (or was) invested in the airport along with Seattle, thereby getting "naming rights" as Seattle/Tacoma. I don't know if that fell out during the time Seattle was promoting it's then-new name Henry Jackson International Airport. Dallas/Ft. Worth is similar in that Ft. W...

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by b6sea
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 10527

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

This is slightly off topic, but I remember as a kid at DL's B-gates at SEA they had posters of their destinations up along the jetways and it was always fun seeing the destination posters before we left for ATL (or DFW back when that was a thing). I really like the specific airline branding at the ...

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by b6sea
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 4797

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

I'm always surprised airlines uniformly use the Seattle/Tacoma name for SEA when it would be just as easy to just say Seattle and drop Tacoma. Although I think it would be unfair to Tacoma, and perhaps there are enough people (esp military and their families) who are headed to Tacoma that it's proba...

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by b6sea
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 10527

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

This is slightly off topic, but I remember as a kid at DL's B-gates at SEA they had posters of their destinations up along the jetways and it was always fun seeing the destination posters before we left for ATL (or DFW back when that was a thing). I really like the specific airline branding at the g...

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by b6sea
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13979

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Perhaps surprisingly, it's not. CBP/ICE have far greater powers to search without a warrant than regular law enforcement do. Those powers are available not just at entry points, but up to 75 miles of the border. Even as a US citizen, while CBP cannot hold you, they can detain you for hours and keep...

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by b6sea
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13979

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

go through your phone, Where did you get this data point from?? It would be quite unconstitutional for this type of illegal search without a search warrant showing due cause. I'm not doubting the rest of the story, but this part is dubious. Perhaps surprisingly, it's not. CBP/ICE have far greater p...

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by b6sea
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to offer Free Entertainment, Upgraded Food/Beverages
Replies: 30
Views: 5268

Re: AS to offer Free Entertainment, Upgraded Food/Beverages

You're going to hate me for this, but I also think Trickster has gone down a bit. I used to live in Redmond and was a semi regular at Black Raven. I used to think they were top of the top. Still okay but since they've gotten bigger, I don't quite rank Trickster as high. North Sound, Cloudburst, Gea...

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by b6sea
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to offer Free Entertainment, Upgraded Food/Beverages
Replies: 30
Views: 5268

Re: AS to offer Free Entertainment, Upgraded Food/Beverages

That Fremont Interurban IPA is excellent by the way. Highly recommend it. Honestly, as a serious IPA drinker I'd call it okay but not great. It's not even close to the best IPA in the region. Fremont makes some great beers, but my opinion is that Interurban is one of their less strong beers. Well I...

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by b6sea
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to offer Free Entertainment, Upgraded Food/Beverages
Replies: 30
Views: 5268

Re: AS to offer Free Entertainment, Upgraded Food/Beverages

That Fremont Interurban IPA is excellent by the way. Highly recommend it.

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by b6sea
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 19576

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

Why is IAD named after John Foster Dulles? He was Eisenhower's Secretary of State, with no lasting legacy that I can recall. I know that airport names are a touchy subject, but this one really makes no sense to me. Any suggestions? Perhaps you are looking at it from too distant a point. At the time...

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by b6sea
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Warranty on your 777?
Replies: 6
Views: 2818

Re: Warranty on your 777?

The short answer (at least from Boeing, and I'm relatively certain Airbus as well) is yes, there is a warranty. It's similar to a car (and most other warranties) in that the warranty applies as long as you meet the terms, but doing maintenance outside of certain specifications, using sub-standard ma...

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by b6sea
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6947

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

YYJ is the only provincial/territorial capital not directly linked to YOW on at least a seasonal basis. No doubt this has everything to do with YYJ's distance from YOW, resulting in the high # of intermediary connection city options & # of connecting flight options there are (i.e. via YVR, YYC,...

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by b6sea
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20554

Re: BA at MAN

Didn't BA run a MAN-JFK flight operated by BA CityFlyer for quite a while on a 763 (or 762?)?

With all the in-house sub-brands these days like Rouge and Eurowings, that MAN-JFK flight was really Christmas Future in a lot of ways.

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by b6sea
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 28314

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

This would be a dumb move. The A321neo maintains the vast majority of commonality with the current A320 fleet other than the engines and they already have the staff ready to fly/fix them. I wouldn't be suprised one bit if it is because they are not Boeing aircraft, after all why else put "Prou...

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by b6sea
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6947

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

I'm not sure if I'm surprised by this or not. Like you say, YYJ has some premium traffic (especially compared to Kelowna, which is also a smaller market), but I still think most of the traffic to YYJ is leisure, especially folks coming from Eastern Canada. For the government traffic, a lot of it is ...

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by b6sea
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 28314

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

Isn't there a pretty significant amount of commonality between the A320s VX already operates and the coming A321s? Since AS seems to be pretty committed to operating a subfleet of A321s, wouldn't they be able to operate them alongside the A320s with fairly minimal cost? My guess is they simply don't...

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by b6sea
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stolen & Missing 727 back in 2003
Replies: 50
Views: 9149

Re: Stolen & Missing 727 back in 2003

They could send a representative from a front company, scrape of all the old paint and polish the aluminum on the aircraft. Make it look like a brand-new 727 and Boeing would be happy to do the job. They need the business. They don't want the deal going to an Israeli company. Sure, as well as every...

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by b6sea
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17620

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

My understanding is that the city has already leased parts of the airport (buildings, not land) to Snap, Inc., better known as the developers of Snapchat. Although Santa Monica is selling this as a park, it really looks to me like they're interested in developing a lot of it into office space for t...

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by b6sea
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17620

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

My understanding is that the city has already leased parts of the airport (buildings, not land) to Snap, Inc., better known as the developers of Snapchat. Although Santa Monica is selling this as a park, it really looks to me like they're interested in developing a lot of it into office space for te...

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by b6sea
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17620

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

What gives the Federal Government (FAA) the power to deny the people the right to close their airport and use their land for some other purpose? I need help in understanding this. Maybe there are valid reasons. I think it stems from the FAA's power to regulate all air traffic and its responsibility...

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by b6sea
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian air Argentina established
Replies: 16
Views: 4760

Re: Norwegian air Argentina established

Why isn't this under Norwegian air international do they need to start a separate brand? They need an Argentinian AOC to operate flights within Argentina. NAI is only allowed to fly to Argentina, but not within Argentina. I am also curious to know the legalities of setting up an Argentine subsidiar...

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by b6sea
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and others in talks to enter Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 3858

Re: AC and others in talks to enter Iran

opticalilyushin wrote:
Lesfalls, US citizens are not barred from entering Iran :) there are just a few restrictions for visiting


Yeah, I know plenty of people who go to Iran. It's far easier than even Cuba is, and that's not really hard to swing anymore if I'm not mistaken.

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