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by planespotter20
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 788
Views: 127334

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

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So the 5 designs have been unveiled... any thoughts on them? Personally I think design 3 or 1 are the nicest, and calatrava’s (5) being the one I would want the least.
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So the 5 designs have been unveiled... any thoughts on them? Personally I think design 3 or 1 are the nicest, and calatrava’s (5) being the one I would want the least.

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by planespotter20
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 788
Views: 127334

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Just passed through O’Hare on January first. In UA’s C concourse some gate areas are closed for renovations. The pictures show extensions/modernization of the gate area, and has 787’s parked on it. Are these modifications allowing 787’s to park at T1 now or is it just UA marketing? Does anyone have ...

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by planespotter20
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future expansion of United in Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 43
Views: 7883

Re: Future expansion of United in Chicago O'Hare

Neither EWR nor SFO are major hubs for another of the major international carriers. ORD is a major hub for both AA and UA, and thus is running at pretty much full capacity. Until the expansion is complete there will be no major increases except for maybe some short haul upgauging and frequency. In t...

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by planespotter20
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163398

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

If you haven't been paying attention to the route "announcements" of China Southern Airlines you'd be forgiven; it seems that with Chinese carriers planned new routes amount to little more than wish lists. Several months back Sichuan Airlines announced its intentions of beginning service ...

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by planespotter20
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

I was at ORD this afternoon. Driving in was impossible, as I-190 was completely flooded and blocked at Mannheim. Total chaos on the streets, we ended up parking the car at Rosemont and taking the blue line into the airport. We left downtown around 2:40 and didn’t get into the airport until almost 5:...

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by planespotter20
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163398

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Finally, the T5 expansion was suppose to be underway already, what happened there? Maybe, they figured it would be more cost effective if major construction started all at once, so they delayed T5 until work can begin on the rest of the terminals. That’s just speculation, but it might make sense. A...

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by planespotter20
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163398

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that the reason the ATS is taking so long is because of they are replacing all the tracks, not just extending. I’m not an expert by any means, and I’m not familiar with Chicagoan politics, but I see that a lot of you guys are pretty negative when it comes to the time...

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by planespotter20
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13193

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

My prediction: All non stop services go premium heavy. One stopper/two stopper services downgraded to Scoot I sincerely doubt that. The US is a large and pretty untapped market for SQ, so downgrading most flights to Scoot will remove its brand Identity from the market. When people fly SQ, they fly ...

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163398

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

In case anyone's wondering, the trigger for automatic construction of Sat 3 is ORD yearly pax count of 101,500,000. On a (hopefully) lighter note: obviously, the TAP includes fire detection/suppression systems for the terminals; I'm hoping the firm from BBI hasn't heard. Hopefully they’ll pull that...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7187

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

All of Denver would be sucked into a black hole formed by the singularity created once UA is surpassed. Colorado would implode, causing a massive seismic shift that causes Yellowstone to erupt, forever ending the United States of America as the country is buried in 10 meters of ash. In all seriousne...

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163398

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I’m also curious about the ATS. Are the actually trains being upgraded to something new? Or are they still gonna use the blah trains we have now. I’d love to see some futuristic ATS system zipping around the airport. This combined with improved stations is imperative as a lot of traffic will be redi...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33283

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I kinda like it, kinda. It seems very QR to me. Apparently the animal on the tail is called a Markhor and is the national animal of the nation I actually like the PIA tail you have as your avatar. Thanks! It was a part of a concept livery I created for the PIA livery Competition http://i.imgur.com/...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 47255

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

I have a feeling that since the master plan shows L being demolished along with H/K there will eventually be a third phase that redevelops that whole area but it's not in the current proposals because it would be purely for net expansion compared to the current plan which is as much about rebuildin...

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by planespotter20
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 71
Views: 9111

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

When BA adds DTW, ORD will be gutted as it lives on DTW, CLE, CVG, CMH, IND, STL, MCI, DSM, MSP, and MKE leakage, but 90% from DTW! At best ORD-LHR is a BA 757 route, less than daily. If that were the case why don’t people fly DL to LHR straight from DTW? Also, why is the 3rd largest population cen...

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 47255

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

Looking closely at one of the graphics, where it shows the what airlines get what gates it also says that these are the airlines that will operate from global hub (new T2).

AA (and core partners):
BA
IB
JL
CX

UA (and core partners):
LH
ANA
CA
AC

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 47255

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

According to Chicago tribune article, it seems like the only international partners going to the Global Terminal would be BA, JL, ANA, and LH. This seems like too few, especially if ALL the OW and Star partners are supposed to relocate. I would assume at least CX, TK, QR, and EK would also join them...

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

My guess is that the airline chose these colors to align better with QR, and also not to rip directly from AZ’s red and green livery. Maybe they’ll switch colors if AZ goes under.

I wonder what this livery could look like in italian red and green...

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by planespotter20
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212011

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I like it. Yes its simple, and albeit kind of boring, but it is also very business-like, and German.
Seems to me like a perfect rebrand for an airline like LH, as it all just looks professional.

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by planespotter20
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212011

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

What is with everyone complaining about Euro white? I find those cheat lines incredibly dated, especially with the aircraft we have today, as they become sleeker and sleeker. Cheatlines looked good on aircraft of the past, minimalist and abstract designs look great on the elegant aircraft of today. ...

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by planespotter20
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10504

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

I doubt it. When in NYC all you see are united ads saying that EWR is a better option than JFK. They advertise that EWR is a minute closer on average than JFK from Manhattan, and stuff like that. Seems to me that if they were planning on going back to JFK they would cut the ads.

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by planespotter20
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61530

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

To be fair I dont think it was a 'certain' order at all.Airbus wouldn't have been 'threatening ' closure of the line if it was a slam dunk. I note as others have done that Airbus has emphasised how long the line will now remain open.It sounds like this will/should take them through to where all the...

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by planespotter20
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212011

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I have heard that it's just going to be a variation of the current one. The yellow of the logo will disappear and be replaced by silver, much like the logo of their business class lounge. Official presentation should be on February 8th or 9th Yep, same thing I heard: only grey/silver crane, no ring...

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by planespotter20
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation 2018 Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: Chicago Aviation 2018 Thread

Will we see the O’Hare 21 plan for the terminal renovation? I’m really excited to see renders of what the new terminal(s) will look like. Also, what things under construction will open in 2018? I’m thinking of the concourse L extension (which looks to be almost done) and the O’Hare intermodal facili...

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by planespotter20
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3566

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Well, seeing that "Jet Blue" is the official carrier of Progressives in America, I expect these crew members to donate that extra money to their favorite charities.... After all, were it not for Republicans and (dare I say it....?) President Trump, none of the economic boom that is happen...

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by planespotter20
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5743

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

I don’t think airbus had that bad of a year in terms of WB. No colossal orders were won, but before they deliver 858 aircraft there are bound to be more orders. 777’s have yet to be replaced by most airlines, and when that day comes many airlines will turn to both the a359/a35K (this is just specula...

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by planespotter20
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 82983

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Apparently you can’t see because DTW is all over the upgrades list. Jeremy Please help me out then were you see a DTW route up gauged from a narrow body. Are you really getting upset that DL doesn't do hardly any unscheduled upgauges in DTW? Nobody cares about that God Awful place. Stop derailing t...

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by planespotter20
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Any news on the terminal expansion? It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything

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by planespotter20
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 14554

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

ehaase wrote:
I think the 10 deferred 359's and 339's will eventually replace the 777's.


I think they only deferred the 10 a359’s... the schedule for the a339’s remains the same I believe

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by planespotter20
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 14554

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

I think Delta has a pretty predictable LH fleet going forward. Once the 777s are gone, we’ll see the a339, a359, and a potential a350-1000 order replace them and the higher end of the 767s. The rest will be with whatever MoM is or whatever Airbus may offer for that segment. How much of each? Well.. ...

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by planespotter20
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Um, second thought: let's have Elon Musk work on the O'hare Express! Seriously, I'd love to see a high-speed "Loop" to downtown...if they could extend to the South Side and south surburbs, that'd be even better. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-hyperloop-musk/elon-musk-to-compete-to...

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by planespotter20
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Rust belt city destined to die is not in the cards one way or another. Some expansion will be agreed upon but the demise of Chicago or ORD as a global gateway is not going to happen. It would be nice to see AA expand both internationally and domestically when the RJs stop using H/K gates and AA has...

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by planespotter20
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: Chicago Aviation News

If we're mad that ORD is not a huge goliath of an airport unlike some others we could mention, let's face it, blame United Airlines. Face it. They've been in the driver's seat for years and they're the ones going down the road going 15 under the speed limit while everyone else is flying on by. UA a...

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by planespotter20
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: Chicago Aviation News

My hopes are for a complete revamp of T2 and T3, with a major-ish facelift on T1 (updated interiors, new windows, and “small” stuff like that can go a long way to make it seem modern). I like the looks of T5 as it is now, with the different layout that changed a while ago. Hopefully a similar thing ...

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by planespotter20
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana closes LIN "hub"
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Meridiana closes LIN "hub"

Interesting move, have we seen a firm business plan come out of IG? Be interesting to see what they plan, MXP is more suited to long haul, LIN is more preferred by local Milan business traffic is this correct? Yes, LIN is preferred for business traffic. I wonder what they plan on using the 787’s fo...

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by planespotter20
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 124
Views: 30844

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

420!!? Holy hell that’s a lot of planes. It would sure steal a lot of the show though, especially from Boeing who has had most of the lightning so far.

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by planespotter20
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 11703

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Anyone who likes to do liveries want to make a livery of a new air italy on a 787? Just interested as to what some people come up for a new Air Italy.

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by planespotter20
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17976

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Stunning. Can’t wait to see it in Delta’s livery, it’s also nice that the TATL segment will be getting some new aircraft (I fly this a lot and the 767s are the quite literally getting old). I wonder if they’ll put the DL widget on the winglet, similar to the a350. Hopefully it’ll have a successful r...

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by planespotter20
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246095

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Despite what some may say, AZ will never fail. If no airline will buy it, eventually some rich italian billionaire will get paid by the government to buy AZ and “turn it around.”

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by planespotter20
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana
Replies: 19
Views: 4084

Re: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana

According to the Reuters article, the 737 MAX, 787, and A330s will be supplied by Qatar to Meridiana to help it grow. Will also get a rebranding. I’m hoping that they buy the AZ name and transform into AZ, without the more negative aspects.

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by planespotter20
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

This proposal is entirely realistic and not idealistic. Western access was a political ploy and never meant to actually happen. A full rebuild and reconfiguration is not needed badly at all. In today's presentation they mentioned that all of T1 needs a new roof which is no small feat. What remains ...

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by planespotter20
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30816

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

This is gonna be interesting... I wonder if they are doing a general remodernization of the interiors of the existing terminals, maybe opening up T3 since it’s not changing much. It will be very interesting in 10 years to see what comes out of this.

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by planespotter20
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102524

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I guess Trudeau's decision to pander to his Quebec support base by bailing out Bombardier at the expense of the taxpayers in the rest of Canada did not pan out so well... And Boeing has been bailed out and living mighty fine with massive tax breaks. I think it's a terrible move, and seriously will ...

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by planespotter20
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102524

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing will end up paying the most in the end. Because what goes around comes around. As many have said, they’ve pissed off Canada and Delta, and that’s a start. With the narrow body delta order coming soon, I wonder what will happen then... But, If Boeing finds this as an effective tool, and they c...

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by planespotter20
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14953

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

I’m in the JetBlue should stay camp. I’ve never flown them, but I’m itching to try it out. If they could expand into the Midwest, I’d fly them a hell of a lot more.

Once the a321Lr comes to them, It’s obvious that tatl will happen.

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by planespotter20
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 47799

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

I agree with all that’s been said here. I don’t think we’ll see anything new until well after all of the in development aircraft are out and flying with the airlines.

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by planespotter20
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246095

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Sorry if this is incredibly stupid, I don’t know much about how any of this works, but if LH owns the name and some ops out of FCO/LIN/MXP, could they use Air Dolomiti as a base for AZ and work up from there?

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by planespotter20
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19937

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Just kill the airline and get on with it. AZ is a mess that cannot be fixed. All parties except the workers would be better off for it. Normally I would sympathize with them but they helped do this to themselves. And then what? Leave Italy, a huge tourist destination and powerful economy, to the LC...

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by planespotter20
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19937

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Of all the airlines mentioned, I think the best bets are IAG, LH, DL, and EY (in no particular order). If DL or EY can’t get full control because of the rule, then so be it. In my opinion if Lufthansa bought in to AZ and got complete control something could get done, but as others have stated, the u...

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by planespotter20
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27424

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

So, to sum up what this thread has been, two users arguing about who said what and how and what they implied with their writing. To steer it straighter, this is how I see the a350’s in NA. DL: 100% (duh) AA: 30% UA: 50% Why? Well DL took their delivery of the first, AA has differed them similarly to...

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