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by simairlinenet
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4727

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Seems like I read a PR every week about an airline running an engine or flight on biofuel, going back years. Has anything meaningful actually happened? United has been flying on biofuel from LAX every day for the last three years. It's the equivalent of three flights per day. This is a lot more tha...

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by simairlinenet
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12495

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

aa.com is the credible source: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/american-airlines-and-qantas-welcome-us-department As part of the case put to the DOT, Qantas and American flagged an intention to launch several new routes within the first two years of the propos...

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by simairlinenet
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schipol viewing Terrace
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Schipol viewing Terrace

When I asked at the information desk last week, I was told it would be a fall reopening.

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by simairlinenet
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 4194

Re: Shortest domestic flights

I looked at all OAG-loaded flights for 2019. Of the 13,000 domestic airport-pairs loaded, below are the ones under 10 miles. FYI, the longest (nonstop) domestic routes all involve HNL: BOS, JFK, EWR, ATL, DTW, ORD. The longest otherwise is Aeroflot's Moscow-Petropavlovsk. Market Miles Country Airlin...

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by simairlinenet
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2445

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Can anyone tell me more about Carbon Offsets and airliner? - Which airlines are doing it? - How does the UN enforce against airlines? - Who certifies which offset programs are effective and therefore available to airlines - How much is this going to cost airlines and travelers? - Does it apply to p...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34041

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

Could T8 have gates added on the east side, or is that not possible? Thanks.

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by simairlinenet
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 4801

Re: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

It's not just PEK. If you look at the list of the 10 busiest airports in the world, all of them are connected to each other--except ATL. ATL has no flights to PEK, DXB, HND, and HKG. PVG itself was only a recent resumption.

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by simairlinenet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most MD80 ops
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Airports with the most MD80 ops

Ask (nicely) and ye shall receive. Here are scheduled departures/day for 2018, globally. Data from OAG. MD-80 ATL 257 DFW 76 THR 37 MHD 23 SFB 15 KIH 11 ORD 11 TSA 11 RDU 11 BNA 11 Including MD-90 ATL 305 DFW 76 THR 37 MSP 36 DTW 29 MHD 23 BWI 16 SFB 15 PHL 14 ORD 14 Including DC-9, MD-90, and 717 A...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 66000

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

Sorry for bumping to the top, but I thought I'd share some information for everyone on which routes are most likely to find the MD-80 on, and when those routes end. I have amazingly never been on one (for a flight), and may try to do so. Routes are both ways, data from OAG. Sorry for the formatting,...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Branding Business Class: Is there any value?
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Branding Business Class: Is there any value?

Why do Coke and Pepsi spend so much money on advertising, when they're both colas? It's to try to differentiate the product and ensure a price premium vs. the competitor / protect your own home market. Talk to any marketing professional, and this is why brands exist. Whether or not you think the bra...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10 question.
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: Northwest DC-10 question.

DC-10-30 entered service at Northwest in 1991, after bowling shoe was introduced.

DC-10-40 was retired in 2002, before the silver scheme was introduced.

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by simairlinenet
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12997

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

TropicalSky wrote:
The infamous "Keep Delta My Delta"

Lots of Delta employees said, "What's the big deal about Northwest disappearing?"--as they wore a "Keep Delta My Delta" lanyard. Kool-aid is powerful stuff!

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by simairlinenet
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12997

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Ten years and two days, in fact.

I'm wearing my Northwest tie today. The merger was not exciting for all of us--while better economic security and a broader network were great, relocating away from a city I liked for fewer career prospects than before (fewer headquarters jobs available) was not fun.

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by simairlinenet
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 8503

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

If you search on Google for "airlines mutual forbearance multimarket contact," you'll find some interesting articles. In the 1990s, researchers were looking into companies that competed with each other across many markets--and using airlines as their test case. What they found was that com...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”
Replies: 21
Views: 3516

Re: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”

Singapore Airlines used to serve YVR via ICN 3x weekly--so there is some kind of market for it.

Honestly, this is the most plausible of Skyscanner's potential routes. Often they're completely absurd:
MNL-YWG
DUS-JNB
MEL-PNH
WAW-HAN
LAX-NAS
HKG-KEF

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by simairlinenet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1001
Views: 143338

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

jfklganyc wrote:
They arent starting both are they? I think they are starting it from JFK or ATL to be determined

It may just be a ATL-JFK-BOM routing. I believe they did this at one point previously.

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by simairlinenet
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2883

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

After New York, key events were: 16 Nov 2005: JFK #2 29 Oct 2006: HAM-JFK (#3) (29 Oct 2007: YYZ 3x weekly) 3 Dec 2007: IAH 3x weekly 1 Aug 2008: A380 service launch, to JFK 26 Oct 2008: LAX 3x weekly 15 Dec 2008: SFO 3x weekly 1 May 2009: SFO, LAX to daily ???: ending HAM-JFK New routes during this...

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by simairlinenet
Mon May 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 4153

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

There's a book on the story, not very long but fascinating. I'll have to dig through my Pan am collection to find the title. The Long Way Home https://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Home-Revised-ebook/dp/B00457XJ2K/ref=la_B004FF3E9A_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526256213&sr=1-1 I mapped the route ...

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by simairlinenet
Wed May 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2874

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

- United could go direct to Chicago instead of having to stop in Kona (do they still do this?) It's nonstop, but with payload restrictions. Tokyo and Seoul would be logical, but would require customs. This was considered early in the decade but didn't pan out. ATL, IAH, and SLC have been flown in t...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O&D Stats
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: O&D Stats

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See this prior discussion that provides information: viewtopic.php?t=1342981

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by simairlinenet
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC connectivity for North America's gateways to Asia-Pacific of the West Coast featuring LAX, SEA, SFO, YVR
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Re: TPAC connectivity for North America's gateways to Asia-Pacific of the West Coast featuring LAX, SEA, SFO, YVR

questions wrote:
Posters are reporting pax, seats, flights and airline numbers. Are all these numbers for TPAC only?

Yes, my post was for transpacific matching the original poster's specifications.

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by simairlinenet
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC connectivity for North America's gateways to Asia-Pacific of the West Coast featuring LAX, SEA, SFO, YVR
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Re: TPAC connectivity for North America's gateways to Asia-Pacific of the West Coast featuring LAX, SEA, SFO, YVR

Here are scheduled stats for 2018. YVR is on a similar level as SFO (and bigger on one metric), but SEA is really much smaller. Flights / Seats / Destinations / Airlines LAX / 20,558 / 6,385,907 / 27 / 25 SFO / 12,118 / 3,635,311 / 19 / 18 YVR / 9,041 / 2,587,135 / 21 / 18 SEA / 3,779 / 973,357 / 7 ...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7155

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

DEN is not served based on its metro size, but its geographic location. It's centrally located in the western US, which is growing very fast. In addition, DEN's remote geographic location helps make O&D demand for air travel strong for the population base. Similarly, PHL (where people can easil...

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by simairlinenet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7155

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

To inject some reality into this debate, here are scheduled numbers for 2018 from current OAG data. Departures/Day United 418 / 58% Southwest 161 / 22% Frontier 37 / 5% Other 108 / 15% Destinations United 149 Frontier 80 Southwest 67 Seats/Day United 43,605 / 48% Southwest 24,742 / 27% Frontier 6,71...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

Why make up things that are easily google-able? A quick look at their website shows that Willis Tower has at least 150,000 sq ft of vacant space. Ok, I will amend to make you happy. Sears/Willis Tower is out of space--at a price United is willing to pay. Perhaps there are some prior commitments or ...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

Has United considered relocating to DEN? Yes. United considered relocating to Denver in the 50s or 60s--and decided to move flight training there. :) UAs HQ, NOC and other offices are all located in the Sears Tower in the loop. HQ vacated the building on Wacker drive a while ago... Some IT departme...

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by simairlinenet
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12709

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Since facts are often in short supply here, here's a look at Alaska+Virgin's schedule for the Bay Area for recent years based on the most recent OAG load. I've included United at SFO for comparison. Yes, SJC is growing quickly, but SFO is still continuing to grow in 2018 despite trims. Flights/day A...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

Concur with AA737, all of them would have survived. The economy was back on the upswing, and more importantly, even unhealthy airlines can stay alive for a very long time thanks to creditor lifelines, labor concessions, bankruptcy protection, and importantly, the fact that airlines receive cash from...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Investment Strategy In Other Airlines "Essentially Complete"
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Re: DL: Investment Strategy In Other Airlines "Essentially Complete"

Check out slide 29 on http://s1.q4cdn.com/231238688/files/doc_presentations/2017/Delta-Air-Lines-Investor-Day_2017.pdf This slide shows the top 10 international markets from the U.S. Delta's investor focus has of course been in trying to fill those 10 markets. What could be left on that slide or els...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 17238

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Here's what's currently loaded in OAG for 2018. I don't have time to edit this down to one direction, sorry. 405 one-directional routes, and the number of flights loaded into OAG. Airline / From / To / Count AE NKG TPE 187 AE TPE NKG 187 AI BOM HYD 143 AI COK JED 192 AI HYD BOM 142 AI HYD JED 143 AI...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29
Replies: 13
Views: 2758

Re: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29

They did, but it was a bit of a different situation. The crew was overtired (the relief pilot was sick so they operated the entire flight up from Brazil with a two person crew), ATL had just installed LED lighting on that taxiway that appeared brighter than the runway, and they shot a visual approa...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22657

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Why would such batteries be transported on a passenger plane when so many fires have been caused by them. If these are lithium-ion batteries, because a shipper decided to ignore the regulations forbidding them: https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-Council-Prohibits-Lithium-Ion-Cargo-Shipments-o...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

Re: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off

Business cases are analyzed over several items including income. Income doesn't help if the asset is written off at a later date. Depreciation of the asset is not included in an NPV, which is generally regarded as the best measure to analyze a potential project's value. https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

Re: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off

The purchase price is amortized over many years--probably 20 or so. Does the profit loss reflect that amortization? You don't just take the price of the transaction to the bottom line like you did. That's fine if you want to look at an income statement, but business cases are written based on cash ...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

Re: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off

Time...............P/(L) ($M).....Gals (M).....Breakeven ($/bbl) Acquisition......($250) 2012 Q4..........$63....................894...............$11.13 2013...............($116)...............3,828..........$4.56 2014...............$96 ....................3,893..........$2.20 2015...............$2...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26552

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

crazytoaster wrote:
Wow interesting add to PDL. Is this the first US carrier to serve PDL?

Depends on how you define the market. Pan Am flew to Horta, Santa Maria, and Terceira in the Azores at different times, but not this airport.

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by simairlinenet
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8723

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

Here's what routes American has loaded in the GDS for August 3 and beyond. From To Flights Min Date Max Date ABQ DFW 25 6-Aug-17 16-Oct-17 AMA DFW 307 23-Aug-17 25-Jun-18 ATL DFW 3 5-Aug-17 19-Aug-17 AUS DFW 99 3-Aug-17 4-Nov-17 AUS ORD 1073 3-Aug-17 25-Jun-18 BNA DFW 1611 3-Aug-17 25-Jun-18 BWI DFW...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can you tell 737MAX flights in WN sched?
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: How can you tell 737MAX flights in WN sched?

There are currently 376 (one-way) routes loaded using the MAX 8. Here are some stats and the actual routes. Some are only temporary (Southwest has loaded schedules through March 7). Month Flts Airports 2017-10 1,346 25 2017-11 1,695 47 2017-12 1,975 48 2018-01 1,999 53 2018-02 1,915 43 2018-03 493 3...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 33367

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

As we all know all the 300's will be gone by Oct 1st which means that 66 a/c flying today will be on the ground. This is a staggering number and equal to the size of all of Frontier as a comparison. With the exception of a bankruptcy, I know of no other event in the history of airline fleet reducti...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am question
Replies: 22
Views: 4508

Re: Pan Am question

I don't have numbers handy (they're in a book I own), but the biggest hurdle is that those airlines were all bigger than Pan Am at the time--Eastern or TWA would have been more comparable to Pan Am's size.

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by simairlinenet
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL ops at LGA 6/13
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: DL ops at LGA 6/13

PEK777 wrote:
What is going oh here? All the hourly ATL-LGA flights from are now showing a 7pm departure. Is DL really sending 3 flights at the exact same time? LIARS!
It can happen. In bad ATL weather in summer 2005, I had four IAD-ATL departures within 15 minutes.

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 61401

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Still not brought up here, but what's the possibility that this addition hastens Delta's exit from Singapore?

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by simairlinenet
Fri May 26, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA HKG-SGN-HKG/HKG-BKK-HKG
Replies: 18
Views: 4825

Re: UA HKG-SGN-HKG/HKG-BKK-HKG

HKG-SIN stopped due to the non-stop from SFO-SIN. also with the retirement of the 744 fleet, that route would have been axed at some point in the near future i think. I flew SIN-HKG back in 2016 and that flight was booked 100%. Has anyone here flown on the SFO-SIN..how is it? HKG-SIN is still flown...

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by simairlinenet
Thu May 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?
Replies: 74
Views: 18930

Re: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?

The classic economic example is called Hotelling's Game. Game theory explains that it's optimal for companies to locate at the center of demand, but not for society as a whole. More details here: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2008/03/25/game-theory-tuesdays-hotelling’s-game-or-why-gas-stations-...

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by simairlinenet
Wed May 17, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?
Replies: 33
Views: 8675

Re: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?

rbavfan wrote:
There is no 757-200ER. Just the 757-200.

Agreed, but it's Delta's designation for international 757s. Kind of like how Alitalia uses the 764 code for a certain seat configuration, even though it's clearly a -300ER.

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by simairlinenet
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969
Replies: 49
Views: 4997

Re: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969

First 747 service on any airline (PA) was January 1970, so something else is going on with that schedule. United had DC-8s doing ORD-HNL, so perhaps those are 707 flights?

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by simairlinenet
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950
Replies: 58
Views: 9693

Re: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950

No, because the cost of overselling is higher, it should make it less likely they'll oversell (assuming the inputs into the yield systems change). A similar example is the classic business problem, how many units should I produce? You can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_produc...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes

Frontier's animals were great in the '90s and '00s, but do they really fit their new business model?

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by simairlinenet
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes

As a former Minnesotan (for a rival carrier), this is very clever--though Minnesotans' standards for what qualify as a lake is rather suspect (others would consider many to be ponds).

Will they have one after Lake Wobegon?

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