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by VS11
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 161
Views: 23985

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

But prospectively where can IAG place 200 MAX jets. Let’s see. 200 airplanes is indeed a significant number. But there are many reasons why IAG might want to order them. Reason #1 for me is inflation. While this is just in the UK, it is 3% for the year ending August 2021 - https://www.ons.gov.uk/ec...

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by VS11
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14394

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

skytony wrote:
I like the name Easy Wizz.


Or WizzyJet :D

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by VS11
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14394

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

That’s quite the news. Consolidation in progress. Wizz must be feeling pretty bullish. Let’s see how this ends…

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by VS11
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51242

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

I think is just as simple as this. Ryanair evaluated the MAX10 and thought it could use the aircraft, but at a certain price that Boeing wasn’t willing to offer. Plenty of options for the MAX8200, so you can’t blame MOL for trying. Just another day in the business. It is not that simple. This is no...

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by VS11
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51242

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

This order looks more and more likely by the day. This posturing is just bluffing, and Boeing called the bluff. Money is still cheap. FR will be wise to order now.

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by VS11
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 618
Views: 119089

Re: AA seeks $7.5 Billion debt sale secured by AAdvantage program

AAdvantage is currently free. If you start charging ~$50 annual fees to all members you will see quite a few people drop out. I mean I’m a member counted in those ~100 million and I haven’t flown AA in 3 years. I see. I guess the membership fee is only if you earn miles through credit card purchase...

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by VS11
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 618
Views: 119089

Re: AA seeks $7.5 Billion debt sale secured by AAdvantage program

Exactly how much is the AAdvantage worth? Relatively speaking? I know it’s an always changing sum. Definitely not to the tune of $7.5 billion. And on an afterthought, what’s keeping AA from changing the terms of the AAdvantage program to make it work to their “advantage”? Does the consumer suffer a...

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by VS11
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 618
Views: 119089

Re: AA seeks $7.5 Billion debt sale secured by AAdvantage program

Exactly how much is the AAdvantage worth? Relatively speaking? I know it’s an always changing sum. Definitely not to the tune of $7.5 billion. And on an afterthought, what’s keeping AA from changing the terms of the AAdvantage program to make it work to their “advantage”? Does the consumer suffer a...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12601

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

5. Monetary authorities have been providing great credit support, even cross-border So while Boeing might be revenue challenged in the next several years, they can still plug their cash shortage for a while. There is still plenty of appetite to either own Boeing or lend them money. If anything, the...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12601

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

Digging for the details is how this thread started. What it is based upon. You bring up very interesting points, worthy of a Harvard Business School case study, and I am not being sarcastic. I am sure plenty of HBS case studies are being written about Boeing. However, you still have to look at the ...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12601

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

Digging for the details is how this thread started. What it is based upon. You bring up very interesting points, worthy of a Harvard Business School case study, and I am not being sarcastic. I am sure plenty of HBS case studies are being written about Boeing. However, you still have to look at the ...

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by VS11
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"
Replies: 27
Views: 5204

Re: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty80VJDpaXQ
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YouTube is our friend in this case. Here is a great compilation of other vintage 70s and 80s airline commercials including Hughes, PSA, Delta, TWA, UA, AA, CO, etc. A lot of them are like musicals. Singing in ads was common, I guess, at the times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty80VJDpaXQ

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by VS11
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12601

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

I thought it was a common practice that airlines got discounts in the 60%-70% range for orders of multiple hundreds of airplanes. Southwest is hardly an outlier in this respect. I think AA got a similar discount when they placed their big narrowbody order some years ago.

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by VS11
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 844
Views: 128717

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/america ... 08653.html
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Not sure if this interview will present any new info but Yahoo Finance chats with Vasu Raja:

American and JetBlue just unveiled a new partnership with 33 new routes
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/america ... 08653.html

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by VS11
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240690

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

Good for United. It is about time. Not sure why this move is so controversial. With Norwegian out of the picture, BA probably flying only two frequencies, there is room for another legacy flight. Vaccinations are picking up on both sides of the Atlantic. Jet A prices are still low, even if reboundin...

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by VS11
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108051

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Yes, speaking of which, not sure how accurate the Air Current article is. They claim WN is in pre-campaign negotiations while only 4 months ago Southwest executives said they would be making a decision no sooner than 2025. I guess a lot can change in 4 months but I do agree that if an order is in t...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108051

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

The thread has moved on over the ten page lifetime, it's now mostly about: https://theaircurrent.com/scoops/southwest-hits-roadblock-with-boeing-ge-as-it-seeks-300-737s-or-a220s/ Thank you! And sorry about my post. I did read the last pages of the thread but it seemed it was about the original arti...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108051

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

The thread has moved on over the ten page lifetime, it's now mostly about: https://theaircurrent.com/scoops/southwest-hits-roadblock-with-boeing-ge-as-it-seeks-300-737s-or-a220s/ Thank you! And sorry about my post. I did read the last pages of the thread but it seemed it was about the original arti...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108051

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I hate to spoil the party but nowhere in that earnings call transcript, referenced in the OP, does any WN executive imply they might order the A220. The only facts there are: 1. WN leadership recognizes the company will need smaller gauge aircraft - 140-,150-seat 2. They will not be making a decisio...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256347

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

What was the heading before they requested change to 075 degrees? The left engine losing thrust started before the heading change request. If the new heading was to the right, and if I understood correctly that the autopilot wouldn’t control the rudder, then the PIC must have been applying right rud...

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by VS11
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49386

Re: AA Warns of 13,000 Layoffs April 1, Will Union Emps Early-Outs, Union Says FA’s Taking Biggest Hit

The current bill most certainly extends PSP for airlines and its employees til the end of September. One of my coworkers who still works the ramp at ORD sent me a letter. The IAM has been asking IAM resented workers to send this letter via email to provide pressure on congressional leaders to inclu...

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by VS11
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49386

Re: AA Warns of 13,000 Layoffs April 1, Will Union Emps Early-Outs, Union Says FA’s Taking Biggest Hit

To all: This is a global recession. I'm into capitalism and the current printing of money has consequences the current generation hasn't even bothered to read up on. I would quickly go off topic at the consequences if either the Euro or the Dollar stop being reserve currencies despite both being ma...

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by VS11
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245217

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

dtw2hyd wrote:
What am I missing here.


A question mark, perhaps? :-)

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by VS11
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 112
Views: 26446

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Thought this was interesting. Iran's head of their CAO wrote a letter seeking to get clarification on its Boeing order now that Biden is in office. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aerotime.aero/27164-iran-air-boeing-order-us-sanctions-fate%3fv=amp Wonder if they will get an answer They will and it...

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by VS11
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245217

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Everyone here is taking the opinion piece by Leeham on what they think Boeing should do as what Boeing is rumoured to be doing. The Aviation Week Article which seems to be relatively well informed pegs the current version of the NMA as 757-200/300 240/270 seat single class capacity with 5,000 NM ra...

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by VS11
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 164
Views: 46934

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Back on topic: how are Virgin's finances doing? Is there any news and developments since the 787 sale and leaseback about a month ago? No idea how VS finances are doing but I would imagine life is much easier than a year ago as Sir Richard Branson is fully capable now to help out. February 2, 2021 ...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49386

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

AA to send 13,000 furlough notices as federal aid expires March 31. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/03/american-airlines-employees-furlough-notices-covid-travel-stays-low.html Per the article: The industry has received $40b payroll support since last March. Unions are asking for another $15b to last un...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 164
Views: 46934

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMS_Eve
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Boeing74741R wrote:

I wonder if they will also choose to eventually name an aircraft after SRB's mother who sadly passed away a few weeks ago?


Virgin Galactic named a spaceship after her - VMS Eve

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMS_Eve

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by VS11
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49386

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Interesting, thank you. I suppose as time goes by and as the situation does not improve, airlines will be in no position to pay back what they received. More debt will be added to the country which isn't good especially since airlines have been recording billions in profits before the pandemic. The...

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by VS11
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A322 may have new engine, wings and 12 extra seats
Replies: 146
Views: 24525

Re: A322 may have new engine, wings and 12 extra seats

This aircraft sounds like a beefed-up XLR, and would be most attractive for the airlines that have already ordered the XLR. I am not sure Airbus needs a new plane that will cannibalize its existing offerings.

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by VS11
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Cares act funds included in carriers long term debt positions?
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Are the Cares act funds included in carriers long term debt positions?

At Delta, grants received are accounted for as a contra-expense: "In the December quarter, the remaining $1.4 billion of the CARES Act PSP grant was recognized as a contra-expense, which is reflected as “CARES Act grantrecognition” on the Consolidated Statements of Operations." - Page 4 in...

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by VS11
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Cares act funds included in carriers long term debt positions?
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Are the Cares act funds included in carriers long term debt positions?

Per the official CARES act page: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/preserving-jobs-for-american-industry - Employee retention credit - Payroll tax deferral - Payroll support which includes loans - Loan program Specifically, for the Air Carriers assistance: https://home.treasury.gov/polic...

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by VS11
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83227

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

While I agree with you, the only thing I can see that will somewhat help manufacturers is government aid. The longer this drags on, the more dire the situation of airlines. The more governments get involved politicians will see the state aid as an employment program, and will demand the direction t...

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by VS11
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83227

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Personally, I'd be surprised if we get back to previous travel levels by 2027, and not surprised if we don't get back to such levels until 2030 or beyond. Both Airbus and Boeing will survive. Not sure on the Regional aircraft makers... At least one should survive. It will not be fun for anyone. Hav...

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by VS11
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confused about this sentence in IATA's PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Confused about this sentence in IATA's PDF

Neither. Same day-of-the-week means Mondays, or Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, etc. They don’t have to be every Monday, or every Tuesday, etc. For instance, you can have a flight on Monday at 8am every week, or every other week, or every third week. You must have at least 5 flights on Mondays at 8am distr...

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by VS11
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 927
Views: 187590

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

They are planning a $88.75mil private securities offering placement on January 30th. https://sec.report/Document/0001567619-20-001710/primary_doc.html That looks like an IPO No, the form clearly indicates "Rule 506(b)", which is for private placements as LAXintl originally indicated. Priv...

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by VS11
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256347

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Interesting that it was heading away from its planned track . And the fact that it hit the water from height so so quickly. Are we really looking at a deliberate act again...?? Not really. This looks exactly like US427( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAir_Flight_427). Rudder moving in the directi...

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by VS11
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific
Replies: 108
Views: 37316

Re: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific

I would hope so, hull coverage is pretty standard and required by any lien holder or lessor. Would that apply to ferry flights? Also, would the ferry pilots have their own insurance? I am not familiar with aircraft insurance and I am really curious if the insurance company can refuse to pay out for...

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by VS11
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific
Replies: 108
Views: 37316

Re: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific

Would the aircraft be covered by insurance?

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by VS11
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GullivAir - New Airline in Bulgaria
Replies: 46
Views: 11710

Re: GullivAir - New Airline in Bulgaria

Some exclusive information about GullivAir's plans: - three more A330s; - some ATR 72s; - longhaul from SOF to JFK, YYZ, DEL + regional routes. source Wonder if they'll be offering them at rock bottom airfares with connections from all over Europe, specifically the DEL flight. YYZ should work due t...

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by VS11
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trainer Aircraft in the 21st Century
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Trainer Aircraft in the 21st Century

Ladies and Gentlemen: I took my flying lessons starting in about 1975. In them-thar olden days :old: the trainer aircraft were Cessna 150s, Piper Cherokee 140s, Grumman AA1As, and a few others. I don’t recall of the Piper “Tomachicken” was in use yet. I learned in the 140, the AAA1A, and the Grumma...

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by VS11
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54740

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

zeke wrote:
VS11 wrote:
It is. Also, trademarked by United are descriptive words such as Premier, Personal Miles...for those that keep arguing that Flagship is too generic and common to be trademarked.


Isn’t premier miles a Citibank trademark ?


Citi PremierMiles is. But just Premier is United's.

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by VS11
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54740

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Ziyulu wrote:
Does anyone know if United's "Economy Plus" is trademarked?


It is. Also, trademarked by United are descriptive words such as Premier, Personal Miles...for those that keep arguing that Flagship is too generic and common to be trademarked.

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by VS11
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54740

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

https://www.law360.com/articles/1230308/american-airlines-sues-delta-over-flagship-trademark It seams AA is suing DL over the use of term “Flagship”. AA thinks that DLs use of the term in relation to DLs description of their own DL One suite in their “flagship a350s”, or their “flagship DL sky club...

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by VS11
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54740

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Bottom line on this one is that Flagship, while being used to describe a class of service on American Airlines, is also a recognized term in the nautical and aviation worlds and referring to the premier member of your fleet of aircraft as the "Flagship" of the fleet is hardly infringing o...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 138629

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Why wouldn't they want to buy when prices are low? Because they don’t know how/when the economic recovery will work out? Some of the previously unknown factors are known now i.e election, vaccine development but there are still plenty of other unknowns - will there be another stimulus, what kind, v...

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by VS11
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108051

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Frankly, I don't see what the A220 would solve for Southwest. Even if pre-COVID19, it was to open new smaller markets, I don't think this is relevant today or in the next 5 years. They are currently trying to find new markets for their existing fleet so a new fleet and a new type would bring in just...

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by VS11
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 329987

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

But I do hope people would accept that there are things they do not know, or never heard of. Because clearly, if I did not tell you the existence of a large multi billion dollar research industry in Cambridge which is also connected to Boston academy circle, you would continue question the wisdom o...

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by VS11
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 329987

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

wasn't it mentioned somewhere else they first went for LHR and did not get the slots? That in itself shows that B6 knows the London market is LHR. jetBlue CEO Robin Hayes came from British Airways where he was an Executive Vice President of the Americas. So yes, jetBlue is intimately familiar with ...

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