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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5420

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

flyingturtle wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
NOBODY was going to build an engine Just for that airplane.


Why can't we bolt GE90s on the A380 wings, move the engines forward and upward to maintain ground clearance, and program something that keeps the aircraft more or less stable?

I like your style. A380 Max!

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 160
Views: 19557

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That’s the thing. They aren’t paying less. They are paying the same for less. What is my incentive to purchase AA BE vs. NK, F9, or G4? They're paying less to fly AA. It may not be less than NK, F9 or G4, but it's still less than the normal price on AA. And the advantage of AA BE over NK, F9 or G4 ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 160
Views: 19557

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

wait, what? he PAID for the seat. on the airline's flight, based on their system. so because he PAID for a seat, but didn't use it, that hurts the airline by not letting them sell the seat, that he PAID for, to someone else? how will they recover WHAT revenue? he PAID for it- generally, I equate PA...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 160
Views: 19557

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Basic economy is great for a lot of people as it provides them just what they need, a seat to place their butt in and they were going to check their bag anyhow so the overhead bin space is not a big deal. There are markets where basic economy has actually increased overall LF because some passenger...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Do they even need the MAX for 1/6-3/6? That is low season.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23001

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

AMS is such a large connecting hub, is KLM advocating flying to AMS, then rather than flying to next destination, taking a train? Routing traffic that is today XXX-AMS-YYY, will simply change to XXX-CDG/FRA/BRS/ZRH/LHR-YYY. Not going to reduce flying, just going to reduce the routing via AMS. KLM w...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6966

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

Is there really much of a market from ORD/BOS to PRG? Seems like a good way to light money on fire to me.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98526

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

In order to significantly increase the capabilities of the 787, it would need a heavily modified, if not all-new wing, which you’ve previously alluded to. In short, a wing very similar to the 777X’s, only slightly smaller. The 787 will never need a new wing to significantly increase capability. At ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAE engine options for A320 NEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Re: Why no IAE engine options for A320 NEO?

Because Pratt developed the GTF and didn’t want to (or feel they needed to) share.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/analyst-delta-sees-revenue-capacity-gains-max-grounding “Delta has benefited from customer spillover from competitors and partners being impacted by the grounding of the aircraft,” Becker wrote. “Despite Delta’s higher growth, underlying industry capacity growth rema...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 7006

Re: Airbus product range 2028

Consider me skeptical that there will even be an A360 in 2028 much less one being built at 15 planes per month.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: My distrust of Samsung

For the record my Samsung electronics (mostly TV's) have lasted a lot longer than my Samsung appliances (washer and dryer).

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 758
Views: 107790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

\ New Markets they should add: IND - 2x daily with E90s/A220 CMH - 2x daily with E90s/A220 MEM - 1x daily with E90/A220 SDF - 1x daily with E90/A220 MKE - 1x daily with A220 So I think there is quite a lot flights they can still add domestically in addition to the international markets. CVG seems l...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29998

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

I have WN suspicion regarding AS’s motivations and possibly some sort of follow through agreement regarding another airport similar to the DFW DAL situation. Love Field is Southwest turf. A hard place for other airlines to get a toe hold into. Didn’t Continental pre United even pull out of DAL if I...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4928

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
sprxUSA wrote:
I like choice of flight numbers. Northbound are 707,727,747. Didn't look southbound, but can assume.


Southbound the flights are 717,737, and 757

Shouldn't 717 go to LGB? :D

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29998

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

As maybe many expected, these increases have been pulled out of the schedule before ever being flown. Instead one of the SFO frequencies will shift to SEA but the schedule will remain at 13 flights a day out of DAL as of Aug 27: 3x LAX 3x SEA 2x PDX 2x SFO 2x SJC 1x SAN (All E75 except for one PDX ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9062

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

And yet AA runs 2-3x LAX-BNA against WN's 2x LAX-BNA. WN may not have a hub-but-we're-not-calling-it-a-hub at LAX, but they aren't exactly small potatoes there either. WN and AA also go head-to-head from BNA to LGA, CHI (though MDW vs ORD), Dallas (tho DAL vs DFW) and South Florida (FLL vs MIA), so...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9062

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribean Extensions/Increases

Thanks for posting. Am not surprised that BNA was not included among the PHX adds. Despite the fan boys in the Nashville thread, I do not see AA starting BNA-PHX nonstops anytime soon due to the potential cannibalization of the 3x BNA-LAX flights in terms of connections. Though it's interesting tha...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12717

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

So does this mean no A350-1000's or 787-10's before 2025?

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98526

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I came see 777-10 loading here with the higher thrust https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/1140930577715138560?s=19 Sent from my SM-J415F using Tapatalk Only ek would want such a plane. Boeing probably would not make it. Surely range would suffer? But maybe the 150 on order could be deferred and ma...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pat Robertson: Feel Free to Disregard What the Bible Says About Divorce
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: Pat Robertson: Feel Free to Disregard What the Bible Says About Divorce

“I think the church, which has been given the power of God to bind and loose, should lose this regulation and let people understand that divorce is not the unpardonable sin and that remarriage is not something that is forbidden forever.” Got it, Pat. Now it’s cool to pick/choose which parts of the ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5786

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

Not a lot of excitement among Sooner fans for the trip to LA. After playing in the Rose Bowl a couple years ago that kind of deflated playing against UCLA there. And the Bruins aren't a good team this year... Good points. Despite the fact that I'm more than a casual college football fan, without th...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5786

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

WkndWanderer wrote:
No offense to the Blue Devils, but a little surprised that ND and Duke seemed compelling enough.

Is the market for Notre Dame fans really out of SBN or is it more like ORD? They could fly LGA-RDU for that game and get alumni from both schools. :D

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86923

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86923

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. The IAG deal is good business for Boeing & IAG; whatever price they got for the planes will be forgotten in the oral and written history (apart from us old timers on A...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52899

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... 1xlrs.html

30 conversions and 20 new orders. Good deal.
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JonNYC wrote:

30 conversions and 20 new orders. Good deal.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52899

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

CNBC reporting AA will order 50 XLRs (converting some existing outstanding orders). No surprise here and it makes sense. The 321XLR is ideally suited for West Coast (and maybe DFW/ORD to Hawaii, East Coast TATL to secondary markets, and with it, AA might just be able to rebuild some JFK TATL market...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98526

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The Seattle Times article quotes Clark saying says the -10 LOI has now lapsed You’re right... so how can they convert a lapsed LoI? Well not like Clark can't negotiate a new LoI / MoU / Firm Order - which the Seattle Times article states is currently happening, as I recall. :wink2: He absolutely ca...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5913

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

In deed it is.. Also: https://abload.de/thumb/evangelism_2xwoj3u.png Best regards Thomas It really is easier to open bananas from the other end. :D You mean the right end. :D That i think, is the point. You would evangelise more if the result is useful..... Best regards Thomas I guess I am missing ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5913

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

tommy1808 wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
, the simple fact is that the metric system is superior.


In deed it is..

Also:

Image

Best regards
Thomas

It really is easier to open bananas from the other end. :D

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3043

Re: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020

With the retirements of the 757 fleet and decreased competition/demand, any chance this could be moved to one of the east coast hubs and flown by an A321neo? PHL seems most obvious, but I suppose JFK, ORD, and CLT are options also. A321XLR An XLR really isn't needed for PHL-KEF. DFW-KEF is a nice t...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9300

Re: What does WN do about NK?

Because you live in LA. I have never met anyone who hates or refuses to fly WN unless they live in LA, and I have met tons of people there say that. It's been a long time since I've heard that and am actually surprised you would choose NK over WN. You might wish to Google the term " anecdotal ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9300

Re: What does WN do about NK?

Because you live in LA. I have never met anyone who hates or refuses to fly WN unless they live in LA, and I have met tons of people there say that. It's been a long time since I've heard that and am actually surprised you would choose NK over WN. You might wish to Google the term " anecdotal ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11391

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

Too late to restart NG production. The DC-10 was the boogie man of a prior generation. People flew it. The A320 recovered. Everyone does remember that live on national TV crash at the Paris airshow, right? No one but us aviation geeks recalls that. An issue with a resolution. Sorry, but Airbus will...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42836

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You are talking about lessons learned due to the 787 on programs that are still preparing for first flight or that hasn't been launched yet. The A350 was a successful introduction into service due to the lessons learned on the A380. Maybe if the 777X is launched without significant delays and a smo...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52899

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA is in the process of streamlining its fleet by reducing aircraft models. The A321LR makes sense for AA, since they operate A321s. While a Boeing NMA, if launched, would be a new aircraft type. I totally agree with you. The A321LR would be the perfect 757 replacement. But now the question is: If ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35315

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

New Leeham article https://tinyurl.com/y6n3h8lr has an updated assssment on real-world value of an XLR. Main points: - The larger fuel volume is needed to stay in the air longer than the present nine hours of the A321LR. The A321XLR adds another hour and a half to the A321LR’s capability. This long...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35315

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Just to make it truly interesting, Leeham conclude the seat-mile cost will be the same as an A330neo or B787. But with a trip cost low enough to make a route viable with ~140 pax per departure. Fun times ahead... This adds real context to the gap that Boeing are trying to fit their NMA into. That m...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5913

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Well, you have to admit that the metric system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim it is superior to the imperial system. (Actually is the people not the measurement system). Tugg But, it is superior to the imperial system. :D Yeah that's the claim. But it's not. It's not any bette...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5913

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

"Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system," Carlson said. "From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. "The United States is th...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5913

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Tugger wrote:
Well, you have to admit that the metric system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim it is superior to the imperial system. (Actually is the people not the measurement system).

Tugg

But, it is superior to the imperial system. :D

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 77578

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm still not sure 97PDEW is enough to support daily service. WN 737's seat 143 and NK's A320's 185. Don’t forget NK’s 319s at 145 seats. I presume the addition of service could generate the additional 20 or so PDEW that would make it viable. Of course, the route planners know better than I do and ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11730

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

SANFan wrote:
“By flying three roundtrips a day instead of four to Portland and L.A., we can better provide the key flight times preferred by our business travelers, and allow for better connection windows.”
Wow, talk about spin!

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is basic economy/main economy a flawed product in USA?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Is basic economy/main economy a flawed product in USA?

Here’s where there’s a flaw. Airlines are so skilled at pricing. What should happen is comfort economy is priced to fill up in its own merit without giving people freebies. Then people who check in at the last minute like me are stuck in the back of the plane. Recognizing that my story is 100% anec...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?
Replies: 60
Views: 2635

Re: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?

aviationaware wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
It is a big difference, but it clearly is not true. If you want a good functioning capitalist society, you need a market master - e.g. government - to keep everyone in check.


No you do not. A functioning market is self-regulating.
Do you work for Boeing?

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8774

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Do Mississippi and Alabama have trans-Atlantic flights?


No, but Nashville does. BNA is close to the US headquarters of Nissan.

Why would Nissan create Transatlantic demand? And if it did, why would it be any different than Honda?

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8774

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Business connections. The Pittsburgh area has the North American operations of Covestro and where Bosch's US R&D facility is located (also based in Pittsburgh is PPG). (A similar vein is why RDU gets TATL flights as well and is a Delta focus city---the pharmacy and research industries.) It is a...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8774

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

aemoreira1981 wrote:
As for full-service carriers---one can fly Delta Connection to DTW or JFK, United Express to EWR or ORD, American Eagle to PHL or ORD, or Air Canada Express to YYZ, and connect there.
By that logic, why does anyone not in a hub have a flight to Europe? Yet places like PIT, IND, and CVG all do.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3562

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Colonial period was a universally dark time for all the countries. No sane country would be interested in maintaining "colonial legacy" If any flight exists today it's purely because of commercial reasons Today’s commercial reasons often have past colonial ties. There is a reason KLM flie...

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