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by santi319
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air invest in Viva Aerobus plans JV ATI
Replies: 24
Views: 3410

Re: Allegiant Air invest in Viva Aerobus plans JV ATI

This is far from the dumbest or most blatantly anti-competitive JV idea that's been floated by a U.S. carrier in the last decade. Agreed. I'd go so far as to say it's a good step for G4 - something semi-unique for an ULCC in the US. And it diversifies their POS, as you pointed out. Southwest did fl...

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by santi319
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air invest in Viva Aerobus plans JV ATI
Replies: 24
Views: 3410

Re: Allegiant Air invest in Viva Aerobus plans JV ATI

Well Mexican airlines can’t add new US cities due to Mexico being downgraded by the FAA. I’m sure this is Viva’s attempt to continue expanding by using Allegiant. Spirit would’ve been a better option but it seems Spirit has its own plans for Mexico. With all these restrictions, I am shocked that no ...

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by santi319
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 59
Views: 6720

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Source please..? I’d like to see what the top 5 percent, top 10 percent produce and a breakdown by nation. Seriously, less than 5 seconds on google… https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56723560 Seriously, that article didn't address the questions he asked... I quoted what I posted, if he n...

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by santi319
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 59
Views: 6720

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

The fact that the the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, says a lot about where the focus should be… Source please..? I’d like to see what the top 5 percent, top 10 percent produce and a breakdown by nation. Seriously, less than 5 seconds on googl...

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by santi319
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 59
Views: 6720

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

I think its best taking a look at flying 56 RJ’s a day in a business route for the “business” passengers (why not 4 321’s instead? ). That impacts the environment way more than a standby low paid employee…. The fact that the the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of t...

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by santi319
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA

Apparently the pilot shortage has reached the point where there are companies that are promising hiring foreign nationals to have Green Cards to operate as US pilots. I don’t understand it seems there is still a lot of vacancies to resort to this method: https://jobs.flightglobal.com/job/1401540166/...

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by santi319
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44162

Re: AAnother Meltdown

I am sure I read somewhere that going forward, AA plans to pair its Flight Attendants and Pilots together on trips in/out of DFW on their entire trip sequence. Well that should help because when there are weather disruptions the crews will be together. But I think they should be doing this on most ...

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by santi319
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8161

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Thats so embarassing. But then again pilots are not known for being the most educated people…

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by santi319
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to fly out of new Santa Lucia Mexico airport
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: Volaris to fly out of new Santa Lucia Mexico airport

I am not saying there wouldn't be any bus routes in the future, but I say it again, there cannot be any bus at the moment, as there is not an access road to the airport yet, so either rome2rio.com has wrong data or they're selling a scam. An access road leads to an airport. It does not mean, that t...

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by santi319
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to fly out of new Santa Lucia Mexico airport
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: Volaris to fly out of new Santa Lucia Mexico airport

A Taxi/Uber ride to the new Santa Lucia Airport is going for a little under $1000 pesos ($50usd) and a 2 hour drive. No one is going to pay that, they will just pay the “higher price” and convienence of MEX. According to rome2rio.com there is a direct bus from the city to the Santa Lucia Airport fo...

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by santi319
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to fly out of new Santa Lucia Mexico airport
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: Volaris to fly out of new Santa Lucia Mexico airport

Though I admit there's nothing really "evil" about reducing slots and higher landing fees. Airports/governments do it all the time, no ;) ? It drives up fares for passengers, making air travel more of a luxury good. Is that what you want? A Taxi/Uber ride to the new Santa Lucia Airport is...

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by santi319
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34386

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Once again - easy to say now, but when people go to go grocery store this Holiday season and can’t find ingredients to cook, or the roads aren’t plowed for you to drive on this winter… people will think very differently. And just when exactly does this “temporary issue” you speak of end? These folk...

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by santi319
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
Replies: 51
Views: 14257

Re: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Its so sad to see the European Airline workers are among the worst paid in the world. The race to the bottom certainly continues and who knows when will it stop.

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by santi319
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1328
Views: 201403

Re: Potential of IAD-AMM for UA

iii. Keep in mind that with AMM's relative safety and tourism potential, p2p demand on the IAD route can easily be stimulated by +40% by 2023 + many pax will also fly to AMM then either drive or purchase seperate tickets to go to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon I guarantee you NO ONE is driving from Jordan...

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by santi319
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34386

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Can you imagine what happens when the next virus shows up and it has much worse (with ebola like) death rates? Don't have the Government tell me to get a shot! Part of the issue with COVID is that it is the morbid "sweet spot" for being a big enough issue that society can't ignore it, but...

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by santi319
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 21693

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Sure an interesting segment. A lean, mean, quiet and practical 50 seater. It seems the Embraer E3 would already be large, expensive for the requirement. Of course you can get the ATR42-600 today. ATR even launched a new sales campaign. Not sure how it performs in terms of efficiency, performance. W...

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by santi319
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11434

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

I think we should leave the emergency procedures to the ones that are trained for it…

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by santi319
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11434

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

I think the crew did an excellent job. You can hear them say remain seated etc. The passengers recording and taking their bags and inciting panic is exactly what is wrong with society. I think the crew made the situation worse. I hope the FAA thoroughly investigates the evacuation. People always wi...

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by santi319
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11434

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

I think the crew did an excellent job. You can hear them say remain seated etc. The passengers recording and taking their bags and inciting panic is exactly what is wrong with society.

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by santi319
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8349

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

Well its no surprise at all, with the way passengers are behaving recently, an attack is imminent. And it most probably will be a domestic terrorist incident at the way things are going…

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by santi319
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?
Replies: 34
Views: 9332

Re: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?

Do you have any source??? If not it seems there is no proof and could be just about anyone….

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by santi319
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63443

Re: Spirit operational challenges

I believe Spirit took about $500 million in CARES Act funds for payroll. They might still be using and getting funds right now. Does anyone know for sure? Wouldn't that be something if the outsourced ground service companies were getting PSP too. ”We’ve spent the past six months confronting the COV...

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by santi319
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63443

Re: Spirit operational challenges

I believe Spirit took about $500 million in CARES Act funds for payroll. They might still be using and getting funds right now. Does anyone know for sure? Wouldn't that be something if the outsourced ground service companies were getting PSP too. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/22/business/dealbook...

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by santi319
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 69682

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

[twoid][/twoid] At this epic juncture of NK’s history, the best thing NK can do is to run a slow, deliberate, methodical, SAFE operation towards a recovery, however long that timeline may be. This is paramount at this time. Nah they have had several of these meltdowns, even 2015 it was as bad. This ...

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by santi319
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63443

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Apparently Wall Street thinks Spirit is "doing just fine": https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/stockdetails/fi-ay32bh?form=PRHMRQ&duration=1D It is, its no different than any other “meltdowns” in the past, like DL or B6 years ago. Its a slow news week and this website and the media love t...

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by santi319
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 69682

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Finally, their staff is largely outsourced with limited options for assisting passengers. The problem was never the crews, its always the ground. Why would you work OUTSOURCED, for minimum wage, barely any benefits (part time with mandatory overtime anyone?) when, in case you haven’t notice, the US...

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by santi319
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63443

Re: Spirit operational challenges

It's becuase they ordered so many A319s instead of A220-300s.... but seriously. this is tough. didn't the govt provide airlines with allot of money to keep their employees, well employeed (referring to schedulers... not all of the contract people that they have). It was called CARES money... Spirit...

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by santi319
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 69682

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Finally, their staff is largely outsourced with limited options for assisting passengers. The problem was never the crews, its always the ground. Why would you work OUTSOURCED, for minimum wage, barely any benefits (part time with mandatory overtime anyone?) when, in case you haven’t notice, the US...

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by santi319
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 69682

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Finally, their staff is largely outsourced with limited options for assisting passengers. The problem was never the crews, its always the ground. Why would you work OUTSOURCED, for minimum wage, barely any benefits (part time with mandatory overtime anyone?) when, in case you haven’t notice, the US...

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by santi319
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 69682

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

I’ve always wondered about routes that are served once or twice per week. What happens when that flight cancels? It’s not like you’re getting rolled over to the next one. You’re potentially stuck for days or another week unless you find an alternative way out. This isn’t specific to NK of course, o...

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by santi319
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 69682

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

I do think from all the news links and reports thus far, there is something definitely going on with Spirit Airlines. I do not know what it is but it does seem investigation by airliner hobby detectives is in order to keep us all informed. Nah, its literally poor planning and mismanagement. The thi...

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by santi319
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

I love videos like this. What I have learn in my years travelling the world is that the media is definetly exaggerated and nothing is like you think. Ever.

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by santi319
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4601

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

This clip pretty much encapsulates the truth that when these bitter enemies get to know each other they realise they have far more in common than they realise and their “enemies” are one and the same, it should be the foundation for a life long relationship: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KYV7KWQ-fY...

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by santi319
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4601

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

The irony of a Republican Country being closer to Iran and Saudi Arabia in terms of freedom than those countries of the west is so priceless I would love to see it! This clip pretty much encapsulates the truth that when these bitter enemies get to know each other they realise they have far more in ...

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by santi319
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4601

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

The irony of a Republican Country being closer to Iran and Saudi Arabia in terms of freedom than those countries of the west is so priceless I would love to see it!

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by santi319
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 35667

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Going for vacation to Phoenix IN SUMMER and return to Toronto with direct flight? They are bizarre people. PHX-YYZ to go to Europe? Come on .... PHX-YYZ-Europe makes total sense, but only on AC/Star because of the ease of connecting in Terminal 1. Geographically, it's basically equivalent to connec...

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by santi319
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern interested in Mexicana.
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: China Eastern interested in Mexicana.

Take Mexican news always with a grain of salt, specially with the current Government…..

Think Venezuela posting news in 2002…

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by santi319
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 8975

Re: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO

Mexico's pragmatic response to COVID generally and maintaining tourism particularly has paid off for their carriers and tourist industry generally. Volaris and VivaAerobus have benefitted from this, as both have solid operations at TIJ that attract both Americans who live locally and Mexicans on th...

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by santi319
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico new airport
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: Mexico new airport

ghost77 wrote:
Early 2018, work progress going on:



Late 2019, with the new stupid government, all stopped:



g77


This is one of the most depressing things that have happened in aviation in a while.

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by santi319
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 20069

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

Not entirely accurate. NK is much bigger at FLL in summer 2021 than it was in summer 2019 (by like 30 daily flight, IIRC), while most of the non-domestic expanded Orlando flying has failed to return. The “demise of NK in FLL” has been predicted in a-nets for years, but honestly I really believe the...

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by santi319
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 20069

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

also be pointed out NK while FLL-based has been more focused on growing MCO in the state in the last two years or so than FLL - but by virtue of WN and B6 falling away somewhat, NK's market share has increased at FLL. Not entirely accurate. NK is much bigger at FLL in summer 2021 than it was in sum...

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by santi319
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 20069

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

Wow!!!! An airline lauches a station with 28 daily flights from the start. Very very ambitious specially with their largest base serving the same market. Speaking of Colombia (NK's largest international market at least by No. of destinaitons) it seems they don't want the local LCCs to expand into M...

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by santi319
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 20069

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

This is insane! NK is not playing. I’m sure we will see more Miami flying soon if this is a hit. FLL is a money making machine but it seems they have hit a wall. There really is not much space to expand there and customs in FLL is a literal nightmare.

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by santi319
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2319
Views: 315987

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Restaurant workers aren't simply finding better jobs. The geniuses in power have simply made it more lucrative for people not to work right now. This is what happens when unemployment benefits become weaponized as vote buying. Turns out if you kill off part of your workforce and give the rest time ...

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by santi319
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67417

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If this announcement had been made by SQ, EK, QR et al I believe more people would truly be awed by it. That’s what’s truly irritating about this forum. If it had been SQ, the ME3, an IAG airline, or the anti-trust love triangle (AA/B6/AS) this forum would be head over heals about how amazing this ...

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by santi319
Mon May 31, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 43
Views: 11777

Re: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2

Talking to relatives, the optics of the downgrade seems political to them. They made references to a time when Mexican trucks weren't being allowed to enter the US for different technical reasons. They see the Cat2 downgrade in a similar way; roadblocks to keep Mexican truckers, or pilots in this c...

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by santi319
Mon May 31, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly the end of Netanyahu
Replies: 31
Views: 2903

Re: Possibly the end of Netanyahu

Good, hopefully he is also condemned for war crimes.

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by santi319
Sat May 29, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 43
Views: 11777

Re: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2

Gregd75 wrote:

No more adds for the time being and I wonder how this downgrade could potentially impact US carrier presence and plans in Mexico.


US Airlines can add routes to Mexico, Mexican airlines can’t.

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by santi319
Wed May 26, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VivaAerobus to start Miami
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Re: VivaAerobus to start Miami

The flights don’t commence until December. I doubt Mexico will remain in CAT2 that long. I would not rule out a long Cat 2 stay for Mexican authorities. I don´t see whay would the FAA be in a hurry to review the issue again soon, even if Mexico solves the detected problems. This already happened be...

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by santi319
Wed May 26, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VivaAerobus to start Miami
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Re: VivaAerobus to start Miami

Good for them! I have been in complete shock as to why NK hasnt tried MEX now that there are slots available. They do so well with urban areas in latin america.. its soo strange.

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