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by LAXLHR
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35035

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I think there were a few factors. There were several fatal accidents. under the USAir brand: US5050 (1989), US1491 (1991), US405 (1992), US427 (1994), US1016 (1994). USAir was suffering from a poor public image as well as an unfortunate series of fatal accidents. The airline was complicated due to ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30351

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

I do not like seeing these types of reports, especially when I just took a transatlantic flight from MAD over the weekend. My thoughts and prayers for a safe landing! I dislike the stacks for LHR and other airports, so circling for 3 hrs + if not much more without knowing how the landing and rollout...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256399

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Its not going to happen (with present technology and slow air speeds), and so all this talk has been a waste of time... but millions in revenue to QF!.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 8943

Re: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020

9w748capt wrote:
More tourists? Has anyone from GA been to Bali recently? More tourists are the last thing Bali needs.


Well there are many other interesting places beyond Bali to visit.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LSG Catering strike Germany Dec 2nd
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: LSG Catering strike Germany Dec 2nd

I'm sure the pax on LH short haul Eco are absolutely thrilled not to recieve the infamous Cheese sandwich :D Oh so thats a thing! Years ago I flew LHR from EZE-FRA in Y. Arrived exhausted. On the FRA-LHR sector I was half asleep but hungry, bit into the sandwich and spat it out. The cheese was beyo...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 10232

Re: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami

chunhimlai wrote:
Soon to be replaced by Delta/LATAM JV


You're dreaming inside of a dreams dream! MIA is going to draaaaag down DL. AA will force DL to lose money on every new route out of there. Stay tuned.

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by LAXLHR
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 13995

Re: Bad Night at JFK

Does anybody at JFK right now have a pic of this aircraft queue? Try airportviewer.com Looks like 48 lined up... like the old days I'm here too. I think that pic above didnt do it justice they're lined up everywhere. They closed arrivals and put everyone in holding to try and clear up the mess. Hah...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30530

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Avoiding gendered language is a great step forward for mankind! for MANkind? Is it now?...really? LOL ******* A general comment to directly address this AC thread. Its ridiculous for the reason given, but I understand. Ladies and Gentleman is outdated....and most people are not either anyway.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18944

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

May I chip in from South America? Almost everybody I know, in Peru, Colombia and Argentina (excluding here my poor Venezuelan friends, who lack the luxury of flying nowadays, let alone being choosy about choice of airlines) has LATAM as their last choice when flying. Just yesterday a friend told me...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 33
Views: 8679

Re: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product

I love all the comments from people who have NEVER flown in these seats. It is without a doubt the BEST business class seat on the market that is available across a handful of airlines after Qsuites. Some might say better than Qsuites (some). The middle seat is fine. The comment about how awful EK's...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22283

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Although I agree that employees should be gratified when a Company is doing well if they made sacrifices during hard times, the quote from CNN/BA made me think otherwise: "The average salary for a BA Captain is £167,000 [$206,000] plus flying allowances. The offer of 11.5% would take the avera...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Flight 2309
Replies: 27
Views: 5817

Re: Delta Airlines Flight 2309

Well thankfully this thread is over and put to bed :-)

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by LAXLHR
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10543

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

I suspect the answer is no, or it would have been done already. But as technology on composite materials and advanced aerodynamics gets better all the time, could we ever reach a point when an ultralight non-pressurised passenger jet flying low becomes more efficient than the current ones despite t...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 25956

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

seems BA could have a choice, sure Malaysian are going to be desperate to get rid of their A380s (RR powered I believe). Think BAs major issue is when the D checks start turning up around 2024(?), they could be looking at around 4 of the fleet being offline at the same time, a major headache with a...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 27385

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

I am confused. I thought the goal was to avoid such a situation? Is this just a transition phase only? Foreign carrier is not restricted on which airport to operate from in Beijing. The restriction on market share from each airport only applies to Chinese domestic carriers. More precisely, mainland...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133449

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I remember my first S80 flight from ORD-DEN. I was a teenager and had not factored in the time zone difference from LHR, and it was approaching midnight in Denver. I woke up, slipped and hit my mouth on the armrest. My mouth filled with blood as I dashed to the toilet while the plane was descending....

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by LAXLHR
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to ramp up its game in China: boosting frequencies to 50 per week, doubling Beijing flights to 14x weekly
Replies: 26
Views: 5580

Re: ET to ramp up its game in China: boosting frequencies to 50 per week, doubling Beijing flights to 14x weekly

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2019-08/31/c_138354013.htm Per the Xinhua report, the Ethiopian flag carrier ET wants to further expand its presence in China with the following plan: :arrow: To boost frequencies from the current 36 flights per week to 50 flights per week :arrow: To increase...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17982

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

The downward spiral of BA came at the hands of WW.

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32935

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

I would say a few do not understand how LHR works. Also its BA, they can make any destination in the US work if chosen. They also have the might of AA sales/res system to support the flight. Many BA flights are AA/BA. DL understood from the beginning or learned that sometimes VS is the better metal ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12399

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

PHX is AA’s least profitable hub not located in a key intl market (MIA, NYC, and LAX). Also, it is heavily overlapping with DFW and LAX. So taking these factors into consideration, what is the future of AA at PHX? OMG A G A I N????????????? How many bloody times do we have to discuss this!?. From s...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 18036

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/d ... spartandhp
At least the flight wasn't cancelled and no one was involuntarily bumped.


DL true colors on display for all to see.
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AAlaxfan wrote:
Didn't see this anywhere.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/d ... spartandhp
At least the flight wasn't cancelled and no one was involuntarily bumped.


DL true colors on display for all to see.

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by LAXLHR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 14230

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Have the aviation gods turned on DL??

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by LAXLHR
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 12924

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

The worst part of the 321T is Door 1 boarding and all of Y and J stream past your 4K r/t seat. The WORST part? lol. Board last!. I usually get on with group 1 and Im too in my own world to be bothered by the other passengers standing next to me heading to J and Y. Sometimes its nice to just board l...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35630

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Nice gesture by passengers applauding and thanking pilots and crew members for saving them shortly after evacuation: https://vk.com/video-112510789_456254602?list=196a46b1a04c19ec3d Also per passenger comments, there were 1 or 2 people trying to save the cabin bags, but quickly realized it is not w...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35630

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

russian topic: https://aviaforum.ru/threads/avarijnaya-posadka-a321-vq-boz-uralskix-avialinij-15-08-2019.46864/ 226 pax+7 crew all survive with 15 minor injuries for now, the plane sit on belly in field 3-4km from ZIA initial report about both? engines bird strike, unclear for now is this only few ...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 79
Views: 19446

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

runway23 wrote:
Convenient way to hide (or announce) that the 737Max will never fly again for Norwegian ?


Yup. I just passed 4 of their max's parked next to a hanger at OSL. Was thinking those are never getting back into the sky!

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by LAXLHR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44924

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

From following the #antielab on Twitter, it appears the Airport is shut again. The protesters are violating the human rights of those who wish to travel. Preventing me from exiting the country is a violation of my human rights. Oh please. Nonsense! What's happening in HK is much much bigger than YO...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15031

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

What exactly was the experience of flying in and out of JFK Airport in New York City like in the 1960's and 1970's because I know that it is horrible today based on secondhand accounts. It's not horrible, just people with little patience. :-) I use JFK monthly at all times and its a breeze in and o...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 26063

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

This viral rant has been making the rounds the past few days https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/dear-american-airlines-i-hate-you-with-my-whole-heart-1836395049 A more calmly worded explanation: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/07/17/how-does-the-average-passenger-even-make-it-to-the...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 11876

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

Speculation and an announcement from the airline are two very different things. There are plenty of folks on this forum who work for the airlines and have far better information than speculation. Read the rest of the thread. Sorry I do not have time through 35 pages. But if you do have time to nitp...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10599

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

danj555 wrote:
Geez. I know it doesnt happen often, but that's like several grand just poof.


Insurance

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 73
Views: 14955

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Wow very impressive, this layout makes you understand why they ordered the 777-9. This type of layout on an A350k would leave them under 200 seats. Amazing that ANA and JAL can run more premium configurations than Qantas is going to try for Project Sunrise which you would think is going to be heavi...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 13062

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

DL runs a tight ship (I still see them for what they are) but they do a great job as a business. There is no doubt that MAX planes being grounded has helped push people to them. That is a lot of daily availability gone!..and those who say it has no bearing, well its a.net.

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10028

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 11094

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

People are desperate, period. Some of you need to have some compassion for your fellow human beings.

Even the title of this thread is pretty disgusting!

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by LAXLHR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?

jetsetterusa wrote:
Do you all think we will ever see the CEB-USA flight again?


Yes.
No.
Maybe...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 5175

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

Makes sense. Do not forget that SQ was born out of what was the forerunner to MH.

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 3122

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

As someone that goes through DEL and BOM airports each year, I can tell you the security is very very intense!!

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by LAXLHR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 10417

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

Cry me a river, Korean has the Schipol of Asia and wants to limit a small Scandanavian airline's flight to a Korea's second city. Who told them to buy A380's ? Noticing the river from Tokyo from ANA & JAL is quite dry too, no crying in Japan, just sucking it up. Someone needs a few history and ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon May 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 5574

Re: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?

AA continues to run a monopoly on DFW-Asia. No monopoly when KE is present and now in a JV with DL. Also, EK and QR may grab some low yielding SE Asia too though it could add 3-4 hours going westbound back to DFW. I sometimes wonder what people actually see and read. D F W to Asia, not USA to Asia....

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by LAXLHR
Tue May 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1864
Views: 217211

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It always feels like 90% of the comments on the Indian threads are by people not from there, nor have never been to India. Having just spent the past week in the Taj hotel Santa Cruz - with some of the most stunning runway & apron views I can say that Jet is STILL trying to make a come back (fro...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33383

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'm surprised BA waited this long to cancel FLL aftee Norwegian moved to Miami. I suppose it would have looked suspicious if BA cancelled FLL the day after Norwegian stopped FLL though...


It STILL looks suspicious!

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by LAXLHR
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan 2x weekly Xi'An (XIY) to Los Angeles (LAX), how is secondary China profitable!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2789

Re: Hainan 2x weekly Xi'An (XIY) to Los Angeles (LAX), how is secondary China profitable!?

LAX to secondary Chinese cities may not be massively loss making for these carriers because LAX is LAX. Based on the load factors we've seen posted before on this site for these routes, in combination with the fact that we know they don't have a high percentage of premium traffic, I'd say it's very...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751795

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-Canada-47928356 Following confirmation from AA that they will be grounding their MAX’s until Mid August how much spare capacity do they have?. Thinking more widely, how much scope is there for carriers to just hang on with existing equipment. I know that ACMI ope...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751795

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

AA will have an announcement, MAX update in the morning.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 255
Views: 39876

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Oh dear, i can see this working out real well for JAL. Long haul and LCC just dont go together. Well LCC is a term that has many levels. From Spirit (or are they ULCC) to B6 who are clearly better than DL, UA and AA hands down on a consistent basis. JL did say high quality and I believe that! (the ...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12296

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Title says it all. United announced it today at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. And it looks BADASS!!! May the Force be with you. :wave: Link: https://twitter.com/united/status/1116803825065705472 My jaw literally dropped. That is stunning! Their new livery better be amazing!

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by LAXLHR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 9106

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/2019-04-10-virgin-atlantic-posts-annual-loss-for-second-year-running/ Despite rising revenues and passenger numbers. Cedar It's not a bad loss and VS is just fine!. Many things to consider beyond the 787 engine mess. Fun fact: Branson ALWAYS makes a profi...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75519

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

This is on the JFK NOTAM's : !JFK 04/158 JFK RWY 31L 5000FT DIST REMAINING SIGN MISSING 1904110513-1905250200 Probably what they took out. :eyepopping: Ok I just looked up what this sign looks like. How off center was this plane, and how did the wing end up down there?. Something IS very off with t...

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