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by WPvsMW
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 3746

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

26p... did you arrive early? Occupied gate is common for early (or late) arrivals.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

DL would be a good candidate for the AUS offer, given DL's growth in AUS as the "replacement DFW".

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by WPvsMW
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WN's unexpected success in the Hawaii market (interisland and CONUS) is quickly and "persuasively" forcing HA's hand. HA must act to counter revenue erosion, and that means, IMO, more service to the South Pacific, not Asia. I predict the B789s will be used not only to increase frequency HN...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10325

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

smi0006 wrote:
At one point SYD-MEL was the worlds busiest air route, by pax numbers now it’s somewhere in Korea?


GMP/CJU

(To thwart attacks for using "obscure" airport codes, Seoul Gimpo / Jeju. Query: obscure... if it's the busiest?)

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by WPvsMW
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 20
Views: 2702

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

With RDU as a focus city, I see DL at CLT as making CLT a "bigger GSP", IOW, upgauging service to ATL and DTW from CLT.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Not only OGG and LIH, but KOA (no air bridges) and HNL ("wiki" buses... but "wiki" means quick, which they are not) would benefit from being managed by an Airport Authority. The bill to create an Airport Authority died in the 2019 Hawaii Legislature... for the FOURTH year in a row.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97992

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

If you mean re FedEx, they're fine. .... Agreed. I've read some commentary (not here) that FX Ground's adding Sunday deliveries is meant to attract Walmart.com and other online retailers ... sort of a "let us help you compete with Goliath" marketing position, without being (publicly) overt.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97992

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Doesn't AMZ have options, e.g., 5X and USPS. Also, the AMZ/FX international contract remains in force.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

So more money losing prices locals will call fair. Then HA will go under and everyone will cry again. The cycle repeats. Disagree. Locals call WN's fares "promotional", as does WN. When promotional inventory is sold out, WN and HA fares are roughly the same... but WN seems to have a large...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WN's sales for its new CONUS routes (SMF/HNL, OAK/KOA, and SJC/LIH) and interisland routes (HNL/ITO, HNL/LIH, and ... KOA/OGG!!!) begin today (15 Aug 2019). Operation of those segments starts 19 Jan.2019... all without a base in HNL, and TMK, not even a RON. Sales also start today for OAK/LIH and SJ...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97992

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Pallet loads need to be wrapped (dependent on WX), but not cans... correct? Using only cans simplifies that equation.

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by WPvsMW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

tp, only WN mgmt knows current yields on the Hawaii service. I'll take the CEO's word that the LFs are the best in WN's network as a surrogate for "acceptable" yield.

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by WPvsMW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Any of these cheap fares you see are a result of a lack of success by WN, not a successful venture. Those fares with no ancillary are not sustainable and will force WN to eventually drop interisland flying. Not something to celebrate. Wrong. Hawaii is WN's best performing market. https://www.starad...

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by WPvsMW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WN's CONUS/HI and interisland service is outperforming remainder of WN network! https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/25/breaking-news/southwest-says-hawaii-outperforming-other-markets-plans-to-resume-growth-next-month/ Moreover, record performance for entire network in latest quarter, even with MA...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

Closing EWR and relying on LGA is WN's network planning dept at work. WN, like DL, chops underperforming stations.
Glad to see a formal commitment to ITO. I, and many of my friends in Hawaii, have switched to WN interisland (but not back to the mainland).

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 89
Views: 12247

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

XRadar98 wrote:
One stop is direct. Do you actually mean non-stop, when you say Delta with a little d, no reason to fly direct?


To Europeans, "direct" often means nonstop.

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work? Hmmm... it IS working. Cutting SEA/HKG means one city-pair wasn't working. Impediment to growth at SEA is infrastructure, not AS or UA at SFO. A better barometer would be JV (not alliance) totals TPAC from the West Coast. SEA is factor in total JV TPAC. An allianc...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 3312

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

"ease of storage"
There are many non-native EN speakers reading the forum.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97992

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjc, great post... including Fonzie and the shark.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97992

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulf ... buildings/
helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers.
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I found
https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulf ... buildings/
helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 12013

Re: Delta at LHR

Should DL restart inter-europe service in LHR after Brexit? No, they are waiting until the new 6 runway airport at Exeter is open and then they are going to make that their European hub and dehub AMS and CDG. Ed Bastien told me that just the other day. @chunhimlai... he's joking. EXE intl will be M...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7614

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Anecdote: I was on an initial (maybe the first) regularly scheduled intl pax flight into the (then) new intl terminal at CTS back in 1998 (IIRC), ICN/CTS on KE. Disembarked, down the jetway and corridor, into an empty and dark arrivals hall. Chaos in the dimly lit hall, as pax filed in. I went past ...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 10049

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

lightsaber wrote:
Does any Japanese airport have enough surplus capacity to set up a hub wave of size?


NRT ... in the future will be an LCC and cargo hub, after the legacies move to HND.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

No FAA a/c registration, no skydiving ops certificate or lease from state DOT AptDiv, or employee documentation for the "parachute rigging" company behind the fatal crash. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/11/hawaii-news/company-in-fatal-mokuleia-plan-crash-didnt-have-permit-for-skydi...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7596

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Flown the RJ series for a number of years and yes, if you want to go down/slow down these speedbrakes are amazingly effective! If you really need to get down quickly on a 737 then drop the gear, flaps 40 and LVL CHG. Holy cow. Or Gear DWN, Flaps 10 and speedbrakes works too. Had an FO show that to ...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21991

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Re: Beech A90 crash (highest fatality crash in the U.S. since 2011) NTSB prelim report is out, but no root cause assessment yet. Likely to be W&B... tail-heavy, maybe overweight. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/10/hawaii-news/skydiving-plane-was-upside-down-when-it-hit-the-ground-report-f...

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by WPvsMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2480
Views: 323615

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Withheld info (from pilots flying the MAX and from certification authorities), kludge (as distinct from grandfathered) engineering, and "we 'just' realized that optional feature is actually mandatory".... the MAX is the safety nadir of BCA as a company. Concurrently... "Boeing is also...

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by WPvsMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 6009

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

debonair wrote:
That is illegal - exit rows of pax aircraft operated under EASA AOCs must be occupied ...


Fixed that for you.

In the U.S., operator policy may require that each exit row be occupied, but it's not an FAA mandate. 14 CFR § 121.585

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by WPvsMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6521

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
For DL: as was once said a long time ago, they don't like big planes.


The irony is that as soon as DL could repaint the NW 744s, the 744 become DL's poster child in print and digital media.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and Cathay Dragon Begin Codeshare Agreement
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: American Airlines and Cathay Dragon Begin Codeshare Agreement

Positive development. If it works, AA could add a frequency DFW/HKG and/or LAX/HKG.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5928

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

A Siberian network hubbed through a sterile terminal in ANC... calling Moxy and A220s.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131765

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

... until ME3 need ...?

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2480
Views: 323615

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Spiderguy252 wrote:
How feasible is it for Boeing to just offer 737NGs to all pending customers, cull the MAX program and start over with a clean sheet design which they should have done so to start with?


"clean sheet design" = B797

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2480
Views: 323615

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

xmp125a wrote:
If Boeing overloaded the CPU with his bandage-on-bandage approach to fix self-made problems, they don't have their SW development under control.


I don't think any posters disagree with that assessment.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2480
Views: 323615

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

f1restate wrote:
WPvsMW wrote:

Easy to see why the stack would overflow.


Why are you assuming that this latest issue is actually a stack overflow ?

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk


Just a guess.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69619

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxy_(airline)
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lightsaber wrote:
I haven't heard much about Moxie, so the fact they will start hiring is fascinating (late 2019).


It's Moxy (not Moxie). :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxy_(airline)

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14458

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I hope in a thorough investigation and heavy fines if rules haven't been followed. I can't imagine battery banks while there are plugs everywhere nowadays in biz and even economy for some a/c. If you need a juice pack after you arrive... where will you have stored it en route? If you have it and yo...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2480
Views: 323615

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The SDP-185 is a minor upgrade of the Sperry (acquired by Honeywell) SDP-175. 1980's era CPU. :roll: :shock: :shock: Easy to see why the stack would overflow. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1426007&p=21494277#p21494277 It gets worse. Remember Zilog and UARTs ...from from...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5381

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

IAD = $16.53 and that's with a $10/CPE subsidy (compared to 2013) from MWAA. https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2016/11/budget-toll-rate-hope-make-flying-dulles-appealing/ MWAA's bet is total emplanements will be stimulated so that subsidies to keep traffic from migrating to BWI won't be needed. That's a b...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2480
Views: 323615

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It's puzzling that Boeing's proposed fix is to use multiple processors instead of a higher throughput processor. If 2 cores isn't enough, use 4 cores, or 6 cores, or 8 cores, or 10 cores. Multiple CPUs add overhead. For redundancy, a second x-core processor, rather than four, 2-core processors.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69619

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Moxy... as Amazon Air Pax. IAD as a hub. Independence Air done right.

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 6009

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/121.585

Outside the U.S., YMMV.
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In the U.S., there's no requirement for an exit row to be occupied. The only exit row rules are if a pax is seated in an exit row.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/121.585

Outside the U.S., YMMV.

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hidden Digital Displays at ORD T1 Security Checkpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Re: Hidden Digital Displays at ORD T1 Security Checkpoint

My guess is that the original system was a prototype to establish a maintenance cost baseline... and the results were "pull the plug".

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7596

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

TTailedTiger wrote:
... I would think it should be discussed on the ground.


Not if the PNF is a SkyGod.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2366

Re: The Future of Boeing

BCA could very well enter Chapter 11 BK (reorg).... just as airlines did after 9/11... if liabilities far exceed assets. $8 billion is cash is not infinite, esp. considering claims from airlines that have large MAX fleets grounded. No effect on the DOD and space divisions of Boeing.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36644

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I agree with Zeke... UA is (trying) to cloak a commercial decision as one driven by airspace restrictions.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 521
Views: 66004

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL]

Congratulations, Bakersfield!!


I thought STL is credited with that distinction.

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