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by gregn21
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7501

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

JAL will be starting NGO-LAX later this year. That should give us a a pretty good gauge of how sustainable the US - secondary Japan market really is. If LAX ends up supporting year round flights to both KIX and NGO I think Sapporo and CTS are both definitely possibilities- either year round on a 787...

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by gregn21
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 10151

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Also might help move Air Canada out of T6 so it can be rebuilt by LAWA and AS. Have we seen any official / suggestive evidence of a T6 rebuild in the works? Other than T5, it is clearly in need of the most work. With AA set to rebuild T5 I could see LAWA handing the AS the keys to all of T6 in retu...

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by gregn21
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9024

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

That is one hell of a premium heavy configuration. Looks like close to 70% of the floor space is used up on F and J alone.

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by gregn21
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A343 just gone into MAN
Replies: 7
Views: 3845

Re: A343 just gone into MAN

Haven’t actually done a thorough search but my immediate guess would be a HiFly sub.

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by gregn21
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13433

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Is it really so bad to make airlines shift a handful of flights by an hour? To all of you saying this is short notice- Do we even know when this was internally announced? This could have been weeks ago, especially considering the flyovers and fireworks have been scheduled for quite a while now. Plus...

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by gregn21
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66910

AA Announces Final MD-80 Flight

Announced over Instagram about an hour ago. Final flight September 4th, DFW-ORD with a list of several other "final flights" over September 3,4 from other common S80 stations to DFW. Sad to see it go. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-25/american-sets-retirement...

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by gregn21
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

General question- why doesn’t UA repaint all of their already delivered MAX’s while it won’t further interrupt flight scheduling? (Not to say they are moving forward with any other types at a blazing pace either)

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by gregn21
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9033

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

T5 had been upgraded a lot in the past few years. Much nicer than where they came from (T2). Believe me- this is not true at all. I flew through T5 with B6 last month and the facility has significantly regressed since DL left. Furthermore, right before HA moved from 2-5, LAWA completed a pretty lar...

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by gregn21
Fri May 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 92
Views: 18608

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

RichardWelling wrote:
I wonder if jetsuite x would ever evolve into larger narrowbody scheduled service.


Or even E-jets. I feel like some of the more saturated routes they fly could surely support something larger than an E135, especially in their low density config.

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by gregn21
Fri May 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17478

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

knope2001 wrote:
Not to say there couldn't be some RJ adds such as E75 to Chicago.


Ha! They can’t even make Chicago happen from LAX!

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by gregn21
Wed May 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3629

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

[list=][/list] It was talked about in the Chicago thread, but isn't ORD technically the busiest now? Only busiest based on movements. In annual passengers the list goes ATL, PEK, DXB, LAX. A large amount of PEK’s traffic will move to Daxing pretty soon and we have seen DXB’s rapid growth taper off l...

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by gregn21
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5918

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

1. I suspect this means no 778 in the future. The 778 would only be necessary at this point to replace aging 77W of which they only have 8. The additional 787 options foreshadow the eventual demise of the 777 in the ANZ fleet. It would not be surprising for them to stick with the 787 as their only l...

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by gregn21
Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5191

Re: New United Safety Video

Couple Points:

Why are they showing the old BusinessFirst Seat when the 78X has the new Polaris product? See 2:56

Now we know the proportions of the new livery on the 787 / 78X! See 1:20

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12817

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

No such thing as a 777-322ER. Boeing hasn’t used customer codes since 2016. UA never took delivery of any 77Ws before that date. 22 was CO’s old customer code which was transferred to UA post merger. Between the 2010 merger and the 2016 discontinuation of customer codes, UA DID take delivery of -x22...

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Any word on the live stream- On Twitter, they said it would be on social media, but did not get any more specific than that. Shouldn't it be starting right about now (Noon CST)???

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

https://imgur.com/j472f3b


Looks even better on the 787 than the 737- A320s and RJs should be interesting.
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Croden wrote:
I did a quick mockup of the new livery on the 787-8 https://imgur.com/j472f3b


Looks even better on the 787 than the 737- A320s and RJs should be interesting.

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

One of you photoshop wizards should try to put the new livery on some other fleet types. I would like to see 78X, E175, A320 especially.

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

This is basically a fusion of the original CO livery and Rising Blue. AKA what should have happened in 2010. I’m definitely not complaining about it though. I actually think it’s awesome. I’m very curious to see how this looks on the E-jets and A320s.

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Here is the image without having to use a link:
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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

That globe looks like two toned blue my friends- Can’t say for sure without seeing it in proper light, but I’d say I’m pretty happy with the whole thing!

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

What on earth is unfolding right now. 3 separate people claim to have images but nobody can get it on this thread?!?!?! I’m getting very anxious lol

Also nice little instagram plug haha

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by gregn21
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

No matter what UA reveals tomorrow, I predict the following: 1. A minuscule fraction of A.net will either like it or not care. 2. The overwhelming majority of A.net will completely lose their minds and claim the new livery is the worst aviation livery disaster since the last airline rebranding. I s...

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by gregn21
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Based on the earlier post with the new tail design visible I threw something together that I think much more closely approximates it than what I saw earlier. It doesn't use the 'simplified' globe and it appears to have some sort of gradient towards the top of the tail, so I tried my best to show th...

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by gregn21
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AAs San Juan (SJU) Survived with more fuel efficient aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 4396

Re: Could AAs San Juan (SJU) Survived with more fuel efficient aircraft?

Here’s a pretty good summary of the SJU hub: https://www.travelcodex.com/spotlight-on-american-airlines-in-san-juan-puerto-rico/ Some AA route maps from 2001: https://2i7bfq1hqqte46nlrr2zpr7h-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/spotlight-on-american-airlines-in-san-juan-puerto-rico-1....

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by gregn21
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9876

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

I advise that they just make different style choices on the days they fly. Same as how I think ahead and don’t wear a giant belt buckle. Pretty simple fix in my opinion. Doesn’t the TSA have some kind of FAQ or help section where they tell people not to wear things like this?

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by gregn21
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9220

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

Seems kind of unreasonable to detain them for over a year without hard evidence, but I guess you can’t be too careful with things like this. Hopefully this is not true.

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by gregn21
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12334

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

That's still a reasonable market and a wide field of applicability. The 7810 will still be useful on many of the thickest TPAC routes. Once some early A330s get phased out by Asian and Pacific carriers, the 78X will be a staple on E. Asia - Oceania, Hawaii, India, Middle East. Only other places the...

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by gregn21
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9533

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

The whole concept of AA having DFW, PHX, and LAX hubs too close together is very short sighted. Each one can be, and has been optimized for considerably unique operations. PHX has been optimized to handle pax traveling between the West Coast (Outside of LA) to the Midwest, Mexico, the East Coast, et...

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by gregn21
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5286

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

April Fools was last week! Is this guy seriously still trying to blame his injuries on United? On top of that, the injuries he is citing seem fake, or at least wildly exagerrated based off of the video which went around at the time of the incident.

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by gregn21
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11057

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

There's tons of images of the new Upper Class and the "lobby" area floating through twitter. However, I have seen only one picture of the new economy and zero of the premium economy.

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by gregn21
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34085

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

On a side note, are there any plans to finish the northern part of TBIT ? Feels kind of wierd stepping out of the "new" terminal and ending up in what is effectively a shed. I believe the original reason for ending it where they did was the project to shorten all of the terminals on the n...

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by gregn21
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7084

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

Is this the longest scheduled 757 flight? According to wiki, the longest was RDU-CDG on Delta at 3522 nm. If we're counting routes that are no longer in service, Delta operated ATL-BSB with a 757, which is 3,623 nm Great Circle distance. Not sure when it ended, but here's an article from when the r...

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by gregn21
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19091

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

This is total crap. If they're going to change their brand identity like this, they are better off getting rid of the flying lady in its entirety.

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Stop posting this nonsense - we have been over this. That's a B38M... Sorry if I missed something. How exactly do we know that the AC in the picture isn’t a -9? The tail registration N1786B if you look it up seems to be applied to a number of aircraft, but all appear to be 737-8's Nope- here is a U...

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by gregn21
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

A MAX at the Boeing factory. Would probably be painted before or during early April so fits the timeline. Looks interesting (in a nice way) https://wwwaviation24be-q41r3jh.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/united-new-livery.jpg Stop posting this nonsense - we have been over this. That's a...

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by gregn21
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

[twoid][/twoid] Could this be a clue? https://www.flickr.com/photos/737max-production/47399918881/ I don't think so because it still has the gold on the winglet. The globe is totally different though. It has zero gold. Unless they apply the gold accent to the globe after painting the tail, which I’m...

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by gregn21
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12660

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

With LAX being the number one O&D airport in the world, I much rather prefer the current layout with short distance between curb to gate than something like ATL. But O&D does not have to depend upon private automobile traffic. Look at Schiphol, What percentage of passengers arrive by rail a...

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by gregn21
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356539

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

lostsound wrote:
Just preparing y'all for the inevitable:

Image


Well this would be a total disaster

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by gregn21
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21152

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

I could see major expansion for WN in PHX following a potential AA dehubbing. Plenty of voids that they could fill and existing routes to up gauge. Mexican expansion could be huge.

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by gregn21
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66910

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I was thinking they might do a flight that stops at each hub, similar to the last US flight. Something like MIA-JFK-ORD-LAX-DFW all on one plane.

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by gregn21
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104655

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Who would’ve thought the 747-8 would outlive the 380. Ha!

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by gregn21
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes
Replies: 48
Views: 5997

Re: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes

The 2 SNA routes seem like obvious AS E175 adds. It would also make sense for B6 to add these from LGB, considering the obscure destinations they’ve added lately.

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by gregn21
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71172

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

I have heard it will be EWR-CAI with the 787-10 from a pretty reliable contact at UA. It’s not a for sure, but I am expecting it.

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by gregn21
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154666

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

It seems like eventually they will consolidate all of the fleet into one livery / identity instead of keeping WOW separate. Maybe they will add some more A330s for west coast expansion?

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by gregn21
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 9591

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

It would be pretty interesting if B6 were to set up a sizable operation out of LAS. They could basically parallel the west coast routes they serve out of LGB, add LAX/SAN, and throw some major Midwest routes a la ORD, DTW, MSP, BNA, etc. Other than B6 and maybe some AS additions, I don't know who wo...

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by gregn21
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 9591

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

It would be pretty interesting if B6 were to set up a sizable operation out of LAS. They could basically parallel the west coast routes they serve out of LGB, add LAX/SAN, and throw some major Midwest routes a la ORD, DTW, MSP, BNA, etc. Other than B6 and maybe some AS additions, I don't know who wo...

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by gregn21
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66763

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

LAS focus city / hub- They would basically need to add 5-7 of the following while up gauging service to current hubs: ORD JFK BOS DTW MSP DAL AUS IAH SNA IAD SLC DEN OAK HNL OGG FLL MCO Fits the "best in the west" model, works better for flying 737's to the east coast, huge leisure market ...

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by gregn21
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 8461

Re: United A321

There is an A321, click through to the last picture in the post. This is almost definitely just a prop from a sales pitch. Terrible quality model might I add- just look at the cockpit windows on that thing.

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by gregn21
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using QR A330s
Replies: 5
Views: 3991

Re: BA using QR A330s

Meanwhile QR uses LATAM A350's. . .

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by gregn21
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5624

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

LAX needs new terminals and much better ground transportation. Both of which are being built. Terminals: DL is rebuilding T2 and T3, AA is remodeling T4, UA just finished fixing up T7 and T8, WN is done with T1, TBIT connectors will both be done by next summer. Additionally, once the new midfield c...

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