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by simairlinenet
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.
Replies: 58
Views: 5129

Re: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.

Braniff: 707
Delta: DC-8
Northwest: 707
Also National DC-8 JFK-MIA at one point.

Presumably the need to interline for the first three was an inability to serve those cities from London under the US-UK bilateral agreement.

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 1039
Views: 144446

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - 2021 (Q1)

Question thats on topic but a little not too. For UA flights to FRA for transit, are Americans allowed to still go through FRA or is that out? I would say yes, since FRA have international transit area in which you do not enter Germany/EU Yes, if you have a confirmed onward ticket for which you hol...

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by simairlinenet
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 554
Views: 103985

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

BTW my dream DFW redo would be to tunnel International Parkway, build 1 mile long multi story building right over it with gates on all sides. parking, arrival and departure levels, TSA screening area and run an MCO like people mover right down the middle inside. If you ever need to expand you build...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 767-222 routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2285

Re: United 767-222 routes?

drdisque wrote:
The CO 762's were actually built AFTER the UA 762's were retired. They only lasted less than 3 years in the CO/UA fleet, leaving in May 2013.

This is not correct. They were 2000-01 deliveries.

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by simairlinenet
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Area Airports to get Rapid Testing
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: NY Area Airports to get Rapid Testing

The forms appear to only be for flights coming into NY directly from the quarantine states; they ask you to fill it out online. When you disembark, you have to show the electronic confirmation or fill out the paper forms at the gate. And the problem is that passengers can and do travel via intermed...

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by simairlinenet
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 739143

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

jetblastdubai wrote:
jayunited wrote:
but JFK could become a strong line station with around 40 to perhaps 50 flights per day.


Just curious....where might UA secure gates at JFK to support that many flights?

For context, United’s biggest spokes, BOS and CLE, are\were each at ~40 flights.

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by simairlinenet
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines 1990/2000's NRT/GMP hub profitability and DL restructuring
Replies: 16
Views: 3414

Re: Northwest Airlines 1990/2000's NRT/GMP hub profitability and DL restructuring

LAXintl wrote:
Northwest Pacific network was unprofitable for 8 of the 10 years leading up to the merger per the Delta history book "Glory Lost and Found".

This doesn't tell us much. US airlines were unprofitable for 7 of the 10 years prior to the merger.

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7265

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets ... atotanker/
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Boeing757100 wrote:
Around 2002, out of the roughly 1,000 707/720s built, only 80 were in service, most with the USAF.

There are 396 KC-135s in service today--so a lot of 707s still flying.

https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets ... atotanker/

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 11855

Re: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings

Btw, one of the united slides is just devasting for AA. They are showing that their capacity as % of 2019 is 12% but their revenue is 13% (buoyed by cargo I'm sure) DL is at 15% and 12% AA is at 22% and 11% so AA flies far and away the most capacity of the big 3 and had the lowest revenue. That is ...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. To Issue Emissions Rules For Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3345

Re: U.S. To Issue Emissions Rules For Commercial Aircrafts

These standards were agreed to at ICAO in 2016, which then require transposition into national regulations. Boeing wants EPA to move on the rule so that its aircraft can be certified in the U.S. Otherwise, Boeing might have to get certification from another country to sell its equipment to non-U.S. ...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 11855

Re: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings

> Can see widebody fleet more than 100 in 2023, but down from 200 ish today Wow, sounds like potentially a lot of retirements in the next few years. The question setting this up was, "Do you expect to have more or less than 100 widebodies by 2023?" So it could be in the high 100s, we just...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Help With Tail Numbers for Past Flights I've Flown
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Need Help With Tail Numbers for Past Flights I've Flown

Flight 2: Chautauqua Airlines d.b.a. Continental Express Flight 5869 Date: October 14, 2009 Scheduled Time of Departure: 3:05 p.m. EDT Actual ToD: 2:52 p.m. EDT Departure Airport: CMH Arrival Airport: IAH 815 / N275SK Flight 3: Chautauqua Airlines d.b.a. Continental Express Flight 5866 Date: Octobe...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3664

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

The issue is overflying every major partner hub on the way there. LHR/AMS/FRA.. In addition, it's hard to build an aircraft rotation that would have the aircraft back to the hub within 24 hours. One needs a shorter flight or something in other geographies to balance and ensure maximum aircraft util...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3728

Re: ZERO EV Flights right now.

United hubs are running basically 2-3 banks right now. Many aircraft have long sit times midday between them. You happened to check at the right time.

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8590

Re: Pan Am questions

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... am-routes/

Thank you! I hadn't delved into late 70s, only early 70s (not daily).
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panamair wrote:
[Here’s an example from W77/78 (scroll quite a bit down in the list)
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... am-routes/

Thank you! I hadn't delved into late 70s, only early 70s (not daily).

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by simairlinenet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8590

Re: Pan Am questions

http://www.simairline.net/panamerican/r ... global.gif
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panamair wrote:
Yes, they had JNB-GIG mostly with the 707.

When was this? My research of 60s and daily 70s timetables only showed JNB via Africa. Thanks.

Composite map representing late 60s here: http://www.simairline.net/panamerican/r ... global.gif

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by simairlinenet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft are the least fuel efficient in Delta fleet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: What aircraft are the least fuel efficient in Delta fleet?

https://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_Select ... ble_ID=254
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Analysis on U.S. airline fuel efficiency can be done using this data table. Be sure to filter SVC_CLASS to only Z.

https://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_Select ... ble_ID=254

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by simairlinenet
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 11156

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

A quick (and hopefully gentle) reminder from the vocabulary police:
Inter = between, e.g., inter-island is between islands
Intra = within, e.g., intra-city is within a city

What we're talking about here is intra-mainland service

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by simairlinenet
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

T18 wrote:
I do wonder how long before we see the diesel and mo-gas models replaced by electric variants.

The process is well underway, due to lower operating costs, albeit higher acquisition (unit + charging infrastructure) costs. At United 25% of our ground fleet is electric today.

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by simairlinenet
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's
Replies: 34
Views: 3467

Re: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's

https://www.airlinereporter.com/2011/10 ... uest-blog/
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Here's a good article on the gateway. I thought there was another detailed one online, but can't find it: https://www.airlinereporter.com/2011/10 ... uest-blog/

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by simairlinenet
Sat May 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14559

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/co ... unity.html

Builds corporate goodwill so it's a positive balance when it needs to be drawn on (like today's difficult times).
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Blerg wrote:
What does this office do? Seems like one of those made up positions.

Community Engagement Office

See https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/co ... unity.html

Builds corporate goodwill so it's a positive balance when it needs to be drawn on (like today's difficult times).

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by simairlinenet
Mon May 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies
Replies: 20
Views: 2658

Re: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies

https://hub.united.com/united-coronavirus-covid19-safety-update-2645397564.html#social-distancing Though we cannot guarantee that all customers will be seated next to an unoccupied seat, based on historically low travel demand and the implementation of our various social distancing measures that is ...

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by simairlinenet
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1Q20 pre-tax loss $607 million
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Re: Delta 1Q20 pre-tax loss $607 million

600 million vs 2billion loss at UA DL makes significantly more profits in good times and far reduced losses in bad I’m amazed how they do this Careful with that comparison. UA took almost 1B in loses on investments, did DL write down any investments as part of that $600M? In addition, Delta: -Typic...

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by simairlinenet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6298

Re: KLM A310 Questions

Qantas59 wrote:
I recall that KL flew the A310s from mid 1983 until late 1996. Does anyone have more specific dates?

April 1983-July 1997, based on research I did years ago.

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by simairlinenet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-900 or B787_9
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: B787-900 or B787_9

As another example, Alitalia published schedules using 763, 764, and 767 codes simultaneously. They didn't fly any -400s, but simply used different codes for different seating configurations.

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by simairlinenet
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11921

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

leftcoast8 wrote:
Northwest's DC-10-30s saw regular use on SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK (NW95/96)

KIX-CGK was announced but never launched due to the Asian Financial Crisis.

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Gate Numbering System at SFO
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Really? I've never seen omissions of gate "13" in terminals. The US isn't superstitious about numbers... in the way certain Asian countries are. Unless... are you remarking on the fact that there aren't a lot of US Airports, with multiple terminals that have 12+ gates each? Many U.S. airp...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Gate Numbering System at SFO
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Curiously, there are now lots of gate 13's. Very uncommon in the U.S.

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by simairlinenet
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 6041

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

I think the reason the rivalry has persisted for so long is that they both had a successful response to deregulation. Great point. I agree with the original poster that this is the deepest rivalry, perhaps globally: - Both have been innovators and thought leaders from the early days - Both came out...

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by simairlinenet
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11164

Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations: -All 737s have Split Scimitar winglets -All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets) -All the 767-300ERs have blended winglets Have other airlines adopted as much as United? I...

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by simairlinenet
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 83
Views: 21102

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

Delta acquired their fleet of B737-900ERs much faster than United 136 8.9 years United Airlines 130 5.7 years Delta Air Lines Huh? This is not the right way to look at this. United -900ER deliveries were Oct 2010-Dec 2016 (6 years, 2 months). Delta deliveries were Sep 2013-Jun 2019 (5 years, 9 mont...

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by simairlinenet
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 7069

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Years-Tur ... 682614883/
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I'm unfamiliar with what made American different, but this memoir is worth a read. By American's general counsel, covers 9/11 through merger.

https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Years-Tur ... 682614883/

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by simairlinenet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 20397

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

alasizon wrote:
seat38a wrote:
Anyone else notice the handicap icon for CASM?

I'll agree that is a weird icon choice.

Graphic was produced by AlphaStreet, not United.

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by simairlinenet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 5148

Re: UA at FRA

One should also consider geography. oneworld and SkyTeam hubs tend to be farther west than Star Alliance hubs, so American and Delta have a greater incentive to fly to partner hubs, whereas United would therefore be more inclined to fly directly to destinations west of Germany.

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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: 5128

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: 14129

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: 705

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: 4684

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: 2786

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: 43244

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: 5123

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: 1611

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: 652
Views: 135586

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: 1124

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: 2
Views: 1430

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: 134
Views: 13863

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: 134
Views: 13863

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: 8870

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: 3830

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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