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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 121
Views: 9312

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

AA has its ORD, DFW, LAX, MIA, PHX, and DCA hubs in markets where WN has focus city airports, and AA faces significant competition from WN on domestic air travel in the Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Los Angeles, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, and Baltimore/Washington markets. AA will have to...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Very nice looking plane. I'm a big Airbus fan, but there isn't an A321 product that matches the first class and economy plus seating of the 737, the way Copa has it outfitted. Great job, Copa.


I'm a Boeing 'guy'. But I think Jetblue's 321 mint is right there with it.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2939
Views: 354557

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Hope AS buys..

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 121
Views: 9312

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

The government does need to stay out of it! They do it for headlines and trying to get reelected, not for the people they say they represent. Oh boy, let's turn this thread into a political discussion, shall we...? If Congress is going to pass a law to regulate it, of course it’s political. SMH It'...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 39
Views: 4554

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

YVR should be possible with the max

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 121
Views: 9312

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Business rarely wins when challenged by government.

Parker is arrogant.

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29667

Re: American Airlines Has Been Beaten to a Pulp (article)

Since the merger, AA has done a good job of growing/solidifying its position in Los Angeles, more or less maintained status quo in most other hubs, and lost ground in New York. Very small markets (places like MHK) have also been a strength. I see a big hole in the middle, even in historically stron...

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 7996

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

enilria wrote:
Also is this raising United’s tax burden to be more than other airlines per gallon or were they paying less than everybody before. That also isn’t mentioned.



Good point. UA is probably living with some NJ tax breaks at the moment, given their employment status in the state.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6680

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

A worthless chart - US fuel planning rules are much more archaic compared to any EASA/ICAO fuel rule. Comparing the same aircraft type in a given city pair, say 767 JFK-LHR, the EASA carrier will almost always carry less fuel than the 121 carrier will be required to because our fuel rules were writ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 9440

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

I don’t understand why the average airliners poster seems to hate competition so much. There’s thread after thread foaming about the hopes for elimination of a competitor through merger or liquidation. So “there aren’t any takers” for bonds. That is a lie. There may not have been takers at the term...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6386

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

Makes me wonder if AS is going to put a damp rag on WN's Hawaii ambitions. AS has a lower CASM on the -900ER's than anything WN owns.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 410
Views: 89189

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

zululima wrote:
Have they repainted any of the 737 fleet yet? You know, the part on the nose that says "Proudly all Boeing".


That paint job might outlive the airbus's. Alaska has expressed interest in Boeing's NMA.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 123
Views: 20535

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Wow, Wings look huge!

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6680

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

come a recession and those with the most economic planes stay flying. the number of first class and business class flyers will fall off a cliff and all that are left are economy passengers to cover the cost of the flight.. This report is a reminder to upper management in some airlines that they bet...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 410
Views: 89189

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Not painting the wings? Were they already white/grey?

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6680

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

come a recession and those with the most economic planes stay flying. the number of first class and business class flyers will fall off a cliff and all that are left are economy passengers to cover the cost of the flight.. This report is a reminder to upper management in some airlines that they bet...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6680

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

kimimm19 wrote:
Interesting that Swiss is so high with the lack of next-generation aircraft in their fleet (combination of 77W/A333. I guess they fly their least efficient long-haul plane (A343) elsewhere...


The 343 is actually pretty fuel efficient. It's MX intensive though.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16063

Re: American A333s

The -200's are substantially newer and have performance/mx improvements the -300's don't.

Heavier -300's would be great but weren't available when the -200's were ordered. It is indeed a fantastic TATL aircraft.

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7059

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Stupid question: Can't Sukhoi just certify two more engines in order to be available to avoid the SaM146 bottleneck? - an engine similar to what is widely used on Bombardier/Embraer jets for Western markets - the planned all-Russian engine I would imagine that they can get a loan from the Russian g...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 69250

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

The wing on the A321 is too small. Trying to lift 100+T with a wing the same size as a 737-600!

A321's on trans cons struggle to get above 30,000ft in the first 1,000 miles as is. It needs to be bigger.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6990

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

Yields to asia are terrible right now. US economy is on a tear.

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by Varsity1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6219

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

Kansas City is a large gateway for most of the states of Kansas/Missouri/Iowa/Nebraska. I think people would drive an extra hour to MCI to fly direct to London than say connecting through MHK, ICT/OMA -DFW/ORD..

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 167
Views: 11580

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Last I heard, not official, the 737-10 MTOW was 92,000kg. Last time I looked, for comparison, MTOW of the 737-9 was 88,300kg. Ruscoe What is that in pounds? We use pounds/lbs here, so it would be nice for people to post weights for planes built in America to be given in pounds as well. 202,825lbs. ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15453

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

They were trying with Air Berlin. That story obviously wrote itself.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3546

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

Even post merger AS has a lower CASM than all the legacies, they will hold their own.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3546

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

They have quite a bit of room to grow, connecting existing out stations: OKC, MCI etc.. to other west coast hubs and focus cities using the E175 and upgrading other routes to the 737 when they prove they can support it. Skywest has 33 E175's flying for AS, QX has 33 orders and 30 options. Potentiall...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 167
Views: 11580

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

This seems like it can easily be retrofitted to the other members like the MAX9? Looks like it. I wonder how much it will weigh. The 727 has a similar single bogie landing gear and was rated to 229,000lbs. So this really isn't "un precedented" territory at all. I'd love to see a compariso...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7362

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Has Boeing secretly beefed up the MAX 9? These flights are 3,500nm and longer - other airlines will certainly keep an eye on this development. I have always had a soft spot for the 900/900ER/MAX 9 and now MAX 10, and if the 9 and 10 can be tweaked like the A321NEO, I think many airlines will conver...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 167
Views: 11580

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Oykie wrote:
This seems like it can easily be retrofitted to the other members like the MAX9?


Looks like it. I wonder how much it will weigh.

The 727 has a similar single bogie landing gear and was rated to 229,000lbs. So this really isn't "un precedented" territory at all.

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Norway isn't in the EU. Another perfect example of why it shouldn't exist. A mess of 'half members' 'full members' half in, half out, some rights here, but not there. It's a joke, not a country. May I ask what your problem is with the EU. America isn't it, so why should you care? Because it undermi...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

"You must negotiate with the E.U. on trade deals, but our airlines can have 12 AOC's allowing them to exploit nuances of exisiting bilateral air agreements (Norwegian)." Which is it? Norway isn't in the EU. Another perfect example of why it shouldn't exist. A mess of 'half members' 'full ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Ambassador Grenell still does not unerstand what an Ambassador can do and what an Ambassador cannot do. Governments do not take orders from Ambassadors, nor do local companies. He should know that by now. If someone wants Mahan out of Europe they have to produce evidence why that should be. That ma...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Ambassador Grenell still does not unerstand what an Ambassador can do and what an Ambassador cannot do. Governments do not take orders from Ambassadors, nor do local companies. He should know that by now. If someone wants Mahan out of Europe they have to produce evidence why that should be. That ma...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Yes, but he represents USA. If this request is an official one instead of a casual conversation after everyone is drunk, then this cannot be something he as an Ambassador initiated. This has to be coming from the State Dept., so the other Ambassadors should be sending the same requests to all other...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

If this is a request ONLY sent to Germany, then this is not a request because of Mahan Air's alleged support of or use by terrorists. Mahan also flies to other EU destinations. It also flies to Dubai, Russia, Pakistan, India and China. But Grenell is the US ambassador to Germany. Therefore he can o...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

It seems Ambasadors are handpicked with unclear qualifications. This is the one the dutch got. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=qaDbSKFOA60 The biggest question I have, how long my friends, pefectly sensible Americans, can keep up with this. Lately they avoid the discussion.. the...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

jetBlue . Within five years. Oh boy, here comes all the merger conspiracy theories. No conspiracy theories. AS is in the middle of the pack and is likely to be squeezed at both sides. Their primary hub is geographically disadvantaged. This is not a swipe against their historic success. It’s just a ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

It seems Ambasadors are handpicked with unclear qualifications. This is the one the dutch got. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=qaDbSKFOA60 The biggest question I have, how long my friends, pefectly sensible Americans, can keep up with this. Lately they avoid the discussion.. the...

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I love the 'Alaska' name.

Sounds adventerous and conveys the airline's strong heritage.

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 485
Views: 54147

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

So Allegiant bought an A320 and is so cheap they didn't even try to paint it. There is literally a Vueling A320 flying around the states with an Allegiant sticker on it. Can't make this up. N241NV :lol: :lol:

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7046

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

mel wrote:
One of the 737-800s made it to Newark nonstop last week, and looking at the map it was pretty clear that it was non-ETOPS.


I don't know why I find this so funny, but I picture people sitting at home on flight aware cheering for it "YEah! We got one!" :lol:

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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9581

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

JetBlue has the much better longhaul product through Mint and has 321LRs not too far away. No west coast feed. AS already runs a ton of pax up to ANC daily. A flight every hour in the summer. The Max-9 could do it. AS has a few A-321neo's & IIRC the max 8 would be a more suitable aircraft, but ...

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by Varsity1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9581

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Crazy thought in the back of my mind: I wonder if JetBlue or Alaska might make a play with a JFK/SEA-ANC-HND route application using narrowbody aircraft. Unlikely, but if they could get the slots for nothing, it could be a grab worth making. I'd like to see this attempted as well. AS is more suited...

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by Varsity1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9581

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Crazy thought in the back of my mind: I wonder if JetBlue or Alaska might make a play with a JFK/SEA-ANC-HND route application using narrowbody aircraft. Unlikely, but if they could get the slots for nothing, it could be a grab worth making. I'd like to see this attempted as well. AS is more suited...

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