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by caverunner17
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32882

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I guess I am interested in where UA would be willing to draw the line in regards to making exceptions for customers and what "proof" they would require from customers. Case in point: a friend of mine flew EWR-MAD-IAD-EWR the other day. At the time of booking, her itinerary in that order w...

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by caverunner17
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32882

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I don't know how they can legally do anything, and no, I don't care what it says in the fine print of the "contract". Airlines would have a hard time proving damages as you did pay and they'd likely end up reselling that empty seat anyways to a standby passenger. I've done it a couple of t...

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by caverunner17
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

Why hasn’t Boeing made a ULH version of the 787 that can fly routes like EWR-SIN that can complete with the A350ULR? tiny tanks. The 787 can carry 126.000 liters of fuel, the A350ULR can carry 165.000 liters of fuel. The A350 doesn´t burn 30% more fuel/hour, but rather some single digit percent mor...

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by caverunner17
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6053

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

Being at TXL during the peak hours is an adventure. Berlin airports belong to the worst airports worldwide and the mayor should do his best to open the new one before even thinking of inviting Emirates. I've flown out of TXL 3 times, twice for long haul (when AB still existed), and once on a FRA-TX...

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by caverunner17
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11105

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Since this could be a major strategy change for Frontier, I think this has to justify its own thread. F9 will take 18 A321XLR. With the acquisition of the A321XLR, Frontier will have the ability to take on transatlantic routes to the U.K. and Western continental Europe. From Frontier’s main hub in ...

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by caverunner17
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 5958

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

I personally have no problem with it, I use my own smartphone or laptop with my own selection of entertainment during flight. Eventually people are going to prefer inflight wifi over limited selection in airplane TVs. I agree - personally, on short haul, I'd much prefer using my own laptop/tablet. ...

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by caverunner17
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7518

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

I see no reason why the 772A's wouldn't get repainted. They were just retrofitted with new lay-flat seats and 10 abreast in economy for longer domestic runs. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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by caverunner17
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13173

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Thats what happens when you lack interline agreements with other airlines in cities you fly in. Not as easy to just rebook on lets say... United or AA This has always been an issue with WN. My GF and her family had her flight home from ABQ-MDW cancelled a few years back around the holidays. Earlies...

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by caverunner17
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35411

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

It will be a brave airline that orders the MAX at the moment. Because of an issue that will be resolved well before any airframe that would be ordered would even be in pre-production? hmmm .. maybe. With all the revelations that boils up I'm not so sure. No, not "maybe". My guess is that ...

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by caverunner17
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35411

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

StTim wrote:
It will be a brave airline that orders the MAX at the moment.

Because of an issue that will be resolved well before any airframe that would be ordered would even be in pre-production?

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by caverunner17
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15229

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

This is fairly typical for this time of year. Spring break is basically over so the east bound flights have lighter loads and the west bounds usually have heavy loads through the first week in April then will drop off. This is the second time Spring Break was mentioned in this thread. I have to won...

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by caverunner17
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17793

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Somewhere there is an overhead picture of a 737 and 707, I believe military versions. The difference in wings is striking. The 707 wings look like they could be made out of sheets of plywood. Out of curiosity, was the original 707 wing design out of lack of experience from engineers at the time to ...

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by caverunner17
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?
Replies: 13
Views: 2361

Re: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?

These MAX posts are getting quite absurd.. If AA wanted to, they could cancel the MAX and order 150 C919s, however they won’t.. I’ve seen a lot of posts and a lot of airlines say they’d cancel the MAX and yet they haven’t? Likely because after this sh*t storm ends and the media moves onto its next ...

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by caverunner17
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18412

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

I really can’t see how it gets ranked so high. Inconvenient location (for local travelers). Parking/rental cars are so far away they add 15-20 mins of travel time to get to the terminal. Crowded trains to the concourses. Nasty, stinky, noisy restrooms with broken locks and 1-2” gaps in the privacy ...

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by caverunner17
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716145

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Verry likely for the general population, but I for exemple, am not going to fly a MAX before a long time and it has statistically proved itself. It already has. Hundreds of thousands of flights. Even without a software fix and training change, you're still statistically around 20x more likely to di...

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by caverunner17
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716145

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Verry likely for the general population, but I for exemple, am not going to fly a MAX before a long time and it has statistically proved itself. It already has. Hundreds of thousands of flights. Even without a software fix and training change, you're still statistically around 20x more likely to di...

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by caverunner17
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716145

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Maybe I am too pessimistic, but I just feel that the 737 MAX is a bridge too far, and that it will, as currently designed, not be allowed back into the world's airspace I love hearing these comments on various Facebook posts, here, Reddit, etc from people who aren't aerospace engineers, much less p...

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by caverunner17
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12292

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Didn't LH change parts of their new Livery after painting a few planes with it?

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by caverunner17
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18412

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

It's interesting to me that the new service to Europe (i.e. UA to LHR and FRA) hasn't seemed to have any effect on fares. I'm shopping for a trip to Europe in June and fares are quite high. I'm trying to be patient and wait for a fare sale, but as of yet fares DEN to Europe are as high as I've ever...

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by caverunner17
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18412

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

As someone that travels to HKG and ICN on UA through NRT or SFO, I would love to see UA or CX open a direct HKG route or even a UA direct to ICN. Not sure what they would do to their traffic through SFO, but it seems that many of the NRT passengers are continuing to HKG anyway. I really hope someon...

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by caverunner17
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18412

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Has DEN tried to recruit either AF or KL to start DEN-CDG/AMS? With SkyTeam being the only alliance without a European TATL flight out of DEN, it seems logical one or the other will come sooner or later. I'd say KL could make DEN work, given its largish energy sector and its similarities to YYC. I'...

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by caverunner17
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25242

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

"No need for all this, just adopt a different configuration for the 789, closer to 300 pax. AC flies apparently with 298 on theirs." You do realize that AC's configuration has 30 business class seats, while UA's has 48. United would never significantly decrease the number of high-fare bus...

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by caverunner17
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10879

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Congrats to Indianapolis, this is a huge deal for them. Not only the free exposure to every meaningful airline to potentially provide service but this will also save the airport authority tens of thousands of dollars in expenses had this event taken place elsewhere. Ha! You're saying it's almost as...

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by caverunner17
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10879

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

What about the non-stop flight to Asia that "Indy" said was guaranteed to happen before the end of 2018? Is Indy really big enough to support a TPAC flight? They have a single TATL flight to Paris. The only other non-hubs I know of with Asia flights are Portland, Boston, San Diego, San Jo...

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by caverunner17
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 86125

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

This is incredibly troubling for that manufacturer. Their brandest newest effectively flagship jet (the 380 is dead) has been outsold handily by their own warmed over stopgap 330NEO. I know people here are massive fans of this plane but the market hasn't been since it went into service. So why woul...

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by caverunner17
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 86125

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

This is incredibly troubling for that manufacturer. Their brandest newest effectively flagship jet (the 380 is dead) has been outsold handily by their own warmed over stopgap 330NEO. I know people here are massive fans of this plane but the market hasn't been since it went into service. So why woul...

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by caverunner17
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18412

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

As much of a DEN homer as I am, I can't imagine too many more overseas adds besides more transatlantic. The ME3 and TK have slowed their growth, and even DEN might be a stretch for them. No other Asia destination seems as obvious of a slam dunk as UA to NRT was, either. I could see potential for Ai...

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by caverunner17
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170630

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

IMHO, 797 needs to be a 737 replacement. Base model would be the 739 MAX 10 size with a model above and below (the below fitting between the MAX8 and MAX9) You could develop 2 wings - one designed for short-haul with a 3500nmi range and one with a 5000 nmi range. Perhaps start with the 5000nmi MAX10...

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by caverunner17
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8817

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

Just the comment I made in the 777-9 thread. I'd assume we'll start seeing this more often and need more capacity.

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by caverunner17
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52434

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Most of the expansion done with the 787 has been through hub-spoke. Either big hub to smaller spoke (such as SFO-interior China) or small hub to large spoke (like DEN-NRT). What defines a hub or a spoke is open to interpretation. Megahub, Mini-hub, large spoke, small spoke. Lets keep it simple and ...

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by caverunner17
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52434

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I find it very interesting there are so many people writing off the -9 as "too big" without taking in to account the continued growth of air travel and potential for future slot restrictions at quite a few major airports. That is not how it will work. Point to point means less traffic at ...

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by caverunner17
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52434

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I find it very interesting there are so many people writing off the -9 as "too big" without taking in to account the continued growth of air travel and potential for future slot restrictions at quite a few major airports. According to a Forbes article from last fall, global air travel was ...

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by caverunner17
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 173
Views: 39079

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Seems the jet bridges for the terminal aren't that many as one would expect for a hub airport like Daxing This was my thought. I counted 50 gates. I have no idea how you can handle the passenger load and not be slot-restricted still with that few gates. With the magic of everyone's favorite aviatio...

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by caverunner17
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 173
Views: 39079

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Seems the jet bridges for the terminal aren't that many as one would expect for a hub airport like Daxing This was my thought. I counted 50 gates. I have no idea how you can handle the passenger load and not be slot-restricted still with that few gates. Denver, my hometown airport has 137 gates, in...

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by caverunner17
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20910

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Does SYA have refueling capabilities? I'd assume the original flight will need additional fuel to make it back (unless they land at ANC to refuel). I believe the 767 would be able to tanker the fuel for SEA-SYA-SEA, especially given the ferry load on the way out.

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by caverunner17
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all
Replies: 46
Views: 17525

Re: KLM will not get A350s at all

Just another reason to avoid an airline that is no more than „reliable“. I have never seen an airline so generic as KLM, no specific flavor. They seem to cut corners where possible offering 10-abreast on 777 and 9-abreast on 787 , no leather seats, difficult-to-use intransparent web site. So like p...

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by caverunner17
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12890

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Before you spend hundreds over even over 1,000 dollars on something you should be knowledgable about what you are spending your money on. If you ever go on some of the other aviation forums (and sometimes this one), you often see people asking whether a connection time is adequate for a specific ai...

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by caverunner17
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12890

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Why does AMS work better for DL’s network than CDG (based on number if flights presented by OP)? Is AMS more profitable? Is KLM’s network stronger than AF’s? Is AMS operationally a more efficient airport for the volume DL wants to push to its AF/KL partners? CDG isn't the greatest airport for conne...

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by caverunner17
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71350

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

When you look at UA's growth in the past 5 years internationally, it's amazing how much of a role the 787 has had in those plans. We're seeing the true mission of the 787 fulfill Boeing's marketing of the plane. No way would you see IAH>SYD, SFO>SIN and many others without it's cost effectiveness a...

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by caverunner17
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7896

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

I wonder if DEN would ever be a small 787 base. Seems like they might be able to rotate between 4 aircraft, with the NRT departing flight having to come from elsewhere. Like a XXX-DEN-NRT-DEN-LHR-DEN-FRA-DEN-XXX rotation

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by caverunner17
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 8154

Re: United FA Bases

I actually saw a breakdown of this information, based on post-merger numbers, however it only included bases in the 50 US states - it didn't include the numbers for LHR, FRA, NRT, HKG, or GUM. Based on October 1 information, in the 50 US states (BOS, EWR, IAD, CLE, ORD, IAH, DEN, LAS, SFO, LAX, HNL...

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by caverunner17
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11606

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Building D and E would mean extending the central train spine, relocating the train maintenance facility, building those peripheral stations on the concourse ends, and tunneling under an active apron. It could still happen, but I'm sure that won't be cheap. There are still some minor improvements t...

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cledaybuck wrote:
Interestingly, Frontier changed their change fee:
https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel/trav ... aign=3Tier

Hey, that was my idea yesterday!

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by caverunner17
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18739

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

Domestic $200 change fees for regular pax (no status/cc) is highway robbery...about time Congress does something about it. I agree. It'd be one thing if it were say 24 or 48 hours out, but if you're 30 or 60 days out, it's not like they don't have a chance to resell the seat (probably for a higher ...

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by caverunner17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113803

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

People are leaving all areas of Chicago. Poor minorities dont really have the means to move and set up life in a new region. Illinois is a basketcase financially and will likely lose 2 congressional districts in 2020 People are leaving the Chicagoland area not because of economic reasons but becaus...

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by caverunner17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16098

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

If UA was smart, and they are, they should go with a business class seat that offers all passengers in J direct aisle access. This would give them a huge advantage over B6, DL and AA. B6's mint product already does this for half of the J cabin. It wouldn't be profitable for them to go all direct ai...

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by caverunner17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113803

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

People are leaving all areas of Chicago. Poor minorities dont really have the means to move and set up life in a new region. Illinois is a basketcase financially and will likely lose 2 congressional districts in 2020 People are leaving the Chicagoland area not because of economic reasons but becaus...

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by caverunner17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16098

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

If UA was smart, and they are, they should go with a business class seat that offers all passengers in J direct aisle access. This would give them a huge advantage over B6, DL and AA. B6's mint product already does this for half of the J cabin. It wouldn't be profitable for them to go all direct ai...

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by caverunner17
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 20421

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Any idea of how the 359 performs on HKG EWR sector, does it require a payload hit on the inbound? What do you mean by payload hit ? Noaircraft can fly that distance with maximum payload. I assume they mean a passenger payload hit, not max payload weight. Given UA can do it with their 77E's, I'd ass...

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by caverunner17
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-8 too many doors...why no overwing exits?
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

Re: 787-8 too many doors...why no overwing exits?

I'm curious as to the long term 787 resale due to the insane LOV of 60,000 cycles and 200,000 hours. That is just under 50% more hours and 20% more cycles than any widebodies I'm aware of. So a good 30 year+ life. Lightsaber At what cost though? I assume that's why we've seen used A340's, 777-200 E...

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