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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 54
Views: 11947

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

Seems like something that was almost entirely within DL's control Agreed. At the time, though, DL and ST were grabbing anyone and everyone they could to help counter the ST dominance, which resulted in a disparate amalgamation of parties. OW grew slower and while they have some oddballs like S7 and...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Diversion: Ultimate Jet Charters E135 CLT-PDK diverts in good weather
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Interesting Diversion: Ultimate Jet Charters E135 CLT-PDK diverts in good weather

Brake or flap problem and needed more runway than ?pdk. GF Probably an issue with PDK’s long runway. Maybe an aircraft blew a tire on the long runway? That could be it, everything else this afternoon appears to have landed on rwy 34 (4000 ft), including aircraft you would think would want the longe...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 54
Views: 11947

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

This is not unique to Delta, ATI JVs have killed traditional alliances. Alliances do not allow capacity coordination. That is key to the price and margin control Delta wants. Basically alliances allow “too much competition” between partners is the real translation. Alliances also grew too fast, whi...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 391
Views: 81435

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I really like it. The red half engines looked like a hasty MX job with borrowed parts.

Modern yet unique and classy

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 76
Views: 14693

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

You, like quite a few, feel that you are entitled to something you did not pay for. You are not! Pay up or move on. If businesses like QR were to continue to allow spongers like you, they would have to declare bankruptcy. I want the amenities that come with a J or F ticket and so I pay for the tick...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU
Replies: 25
Views: 3142

Re: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU

The rain has stopped completely and the doppler is clear. Not sure why IAH is still showing as closed and flights going into tomorrow are canceled.

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 76
Views: 14693

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

If you do not fly J or F on every flight, you are most certainly chasing the lowest price. It has nothing to do with loyalty. If you were loyal, you would always book J or F even when you are not flying on your company's dime, and you would have the lounge freely. Why do you think you should be abl...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU
Replies: 25
Views: 3142

Re: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU

I was supposed to be on QR714 today. That diverted to PHL.

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 76
Views: 14693

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Perhaps I missed your point because there was none: You stated the following: " Personally I don't fly QR is due to their lounge access policy. I am so used to oneworld open door lounge policy (economy passengers can access any lounge based on status)" To which I replied: " I am glad...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 76
Views: 14693

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

I am glad QR does not offer lounge access to people flying any fare with economy attached to it. Why should it? That's cheapening the value of business and first class. If you want lounge access, buy a fare that provides that benefit. Yes that is what I did. Fly business, but on other airlines like...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1482

Re: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?

Demand has increased. As a result, earlier a flaw may be hidden for years due to the limited number of aircraft in the sky.

With the 737MAX, there were nearly 300 aircraft flying within 2 years of EIS for example. Probability of finding a design flaw increases exponentially.

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 26
Views: 2184

Re: Future 747-8 orders?

No future. Both the 748 and a380 are dead. There's no need for a quad anymore.

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 49
Views: 7255

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

2) It is both structurally and aerodynamically more favorable to have the engines mounted on the wings. Clean wings, uncluttered by engines, are always going to be more aerodynamically favorable. But the rest of your points are valid, and detract sufficiently for nobody to design aircraft with tail...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11689

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

That still doesn't make sense. If MH370 REALLY had that issue due to spillage, they could've turned the aircraft around and returned to KUL...even if squawk and radios were knocked out. The problem with these sorts of electrical issues is what you have left and what warnings are presented may not b...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11689

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Polot wrote:
For the people who don’t want to read the article, it was Condor.


You are a gentleman and a scholar.

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 71
Views: 10194

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

It's a shame..Isnt there a market for them.like there was for the 735? I mean there are still 733s flying that are 30yrs old..These 736 must be younger and with a lot of life left to be utilised The 736 is heavier than the 735. I have heard that this makes it less desirable for shorter routes. I'm ...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastically different routings
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Drastically different routings

Sequencing and opening/closing of routes into the NYC airspace can play a big role. Certain routes will open and close as the storms move around and that difference can be as little as 10 minutes. It was a 30+ minute difference in take-off time so its certainly possible that the route WN is taking ...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastically different routings
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Drastically different routings

I am currently on https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL380 and my coworker is on https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1155/history/20190911/1955Z/KMDW/KLGA Both flights from Chicago (mine from ORD and theirs from MDW) headed to LGA that left within 20 minutes of each other. Why are the routings ...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

Again, if China was in the JV, they would codeshare on that route because of the JV would allow AA/JL to coordinate on schedule, inventory, pricing, revenue sharing, etc, and allow AA/JL to both sell US-NRT-PEK flights. That doesn't mean that all low fares will fly US-NRT-PEK and take up higher yie...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

But why would you codeshare in the first place? I'm not understanding the reason AA would ever put their code on NRT-PEK. Again, if China was in the JV, they would codeshare on that route because of the JV would allow AA/JL to coordinate on schedule, inventory, pricing, revenue sharing, etc, and al...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

UA/NH and DL/KE JV do not include China. And to another post above, AA does not codeshare with JL on NRT-PEK and neither does UA with NH on NRT-PEK. Same goes for DFW-PEK, JL does not codeshare on it. Of course, all carriers can sell a US-NRT-China ticket (and I have purchased them before), but the...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

I thought that all parties and destinations in a joint venture had to enjoy Open Skies with each other. Does this mean that China is included in the UA-NH, DL-KE, and AA-JL TPAC joint ventures, all three? I have read many times that it does not apply to DL-KE. UA/NH and DL/KE JV do not include Chin...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. That could be due to practical considerations. Yields to China are trash with round trips selling for 500 bucks frequently - AA would rather send passengers on their own metal at a che...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. That could be due to practical considerations. Yields to China are trash with round trips selling for 500 bucks frequently - AA would rather send passengers on their own metal at a che...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. That could be due to practical considerations. Yields to China are trash with round trips selling for 500 bucks frequently - AA would rather send passengers on their own metal at a che...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers
Replies: 10
Views: 3073

Re: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers

WN has once again set a precedent of why employees LUV the company. Wonder if other CEO’s with MAX groundings will follow suit? Here’s the link from Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-09/southwest-aims-to-share-max-grounding-reimbursement-with-workers FLY Not all employees l...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant unveils Vegas Golden Knights plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Allegiant unveils Vegas Golden Knights plane

I understand that the tail logo is their color, but the orange clashes horribly with the Knights gold.

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

While the JV is metal neutral, there still needs to be a good amount of feed volume coming from the U.S into NRT as JAL has significant Asian beyond flights that require such feed and provide the most realistic path within the AA network. Weakening NRT and losing the seats with the ability to conne...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service? Much

The new DOT awards are for 1 LAX and 1 DFW. No more, no less. That's right. Forgot- thanks. So to update, AA would drop LAX-NRT for HND and drop 1 DFW-NRT frequency for HND. IMO, this is still well possible. Dont see them losing out on much by this at all. AA has basically given up ORD-Asia and the...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service? Much

They dont fly a ton of NRT. 2x DFW, 1x LAX and that 3x weekly ORD, which was all but handed over to JL already. So it is possible that AA goes 2x DFW-HND, keeps LAX-HND and hands 3x NRT-ORD and 1x LAX-NRT to JL. Or 1x DFW and LAX and JL adds capacity at DFW. So, not a crazy reduction- and AA could ...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ex-Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Ralenkotter, 3 others face felony charges over gift cards
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: WN & BA Accused of involvement in Vegas Convention Bureau Ticket Scam

I read the article and could not find where WN and BA were accused of involvement. Based on the information in the linked article the thread title is in error. Funny how when it comes to fraud and bribery that it is “just a rogue employee” yet when a customer service agent has a gaffe (or a Dao mom...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service? Much

So the premise is that AA will be happy with it’s 2 just acquired HND slots and will dump it’s remaining Japan flying? I don’t see it. It would shrink AA significantly with virtually zero opportunity for growth for many years. NRT is a vestige of years past. Given the choice, high yield is moving a...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

Why would they want to? Because JL and AA are such close partners, a lot of connections can flow through NRT. Since they have a JV, it is possible that they consolidate AA metal at HND and let JL fly ex-NRT. NRT is also declining in importance for AA and overall. Now that HND is expanding and they ...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?

I crew many flights to/from ATL, and we often experience "hold times at the runway" at so-called low traffic airports. They are usually flow times to ATL, and have nothing to do with the departure airport. We try to coordinate with ATC on arrival our departure time. We always try to block...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 391
Views: 81435

Re: SAS new livery?

Many people I know don't like the SK livery. I can see the part where people think their livery is too simple with minimal creativity but it is precisely that, which I like about their livery. I took this photo at LHR in July this year (SK A20N) and it looks nice: 5639847 Cheers, A388 I've always h...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 391
Views: 81435

Re: SAS new livery?

Many people I know don't like the SK livery. I can see the part where people think their livery is too simple with minimal creativity but it is precisely that, which I like about their livery. I took this photo at LHR in July this year (SK A20N) and it looks nice: 5639847 Cheers, A388 I've always h...

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11654

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

It's most likely for flight testing. UA just moved all their MAX9's from LAX,and DAL to AZ for storage like someone else said, TC are permitting test flights so that AC’s idle MAX pilots can remain current. Unlike WS and WG pilots who just keep on flying NGs. The three-day flight maintained the val...

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11654

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

Take out A220 options (and perhaps talk Airbus into becoming the launch customer for the A220-500), and order A321LRs to supplement the current A321CEOs, finagle the orders for the same total capacity as the current as the MAX order would have given. Send those MAXs back to Boeing, cancel the rest ...

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 10262

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

No one other than a.net thinks about the terminals other than the one they need to be at.

Definitely a solution in search of a problem.

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 6339

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

The same question can be asked about the TSA, who basically manage to score a zero on any red team test.

Terrorism succeeds when it manages to make people feel terror. And gosh darn it, we continue to act terrified.

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by Antarius
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Re: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights

I don't doubt you are looking out for others also. You would be amazed at how many people are oblivious to others around them. I pick window seats also they are not yours in its self they are a shared Row thing. In my 40+ years of flying, I've never heard anyone - staff or pax - say control of the ...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9870

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

What happens if someone is allergic to a seeing eye dog? Then what.

I'm not arguing that the ESA policy makes complete sense, but within the policy, these are the rules. Heck, if I'm allergic to the next passengers cologne or whatever, I'm going to have to move - not them.

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 24179

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 Antarius
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19504

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

He may not work for a major airline again but he will be working at some contracted/smaller firm in a matter of weeks. I doubt he’ll work as a mechanic again. Had his name not been made public he would probably have had another job in weeks. But any potential employer that does a google search on h...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19504

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Let’s not bash the union members and start a flaming war here. Let’s not throw darts at one another....keep it a civil conversation. Thanks for understanding guys. I do think it is important to keep in mind the impact of inflammatory rhetoric. They may want to avoid things like "bloody battle&...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)
Replies: 13
Views: 6039

Re: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)

DocLightning wrote:
ikramerica wrote:
Even for an enthusiast site, is this news?


Any IRROPS is appropriate here.

Now, will it buff out, is this a job for speed tape, or is this a write off? :stirthepot:


Definitely a write off.

But seriously, how did this happen. Did they not retract the canopy before moving the bridge?

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Re: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights

close the blinds let people sleep. You don't have to sleep Just close the blinds the lights could be going in other peoples eyes and blinding them? I always try to think of others not just myself. Did you try asking the crew why? Come on. I pick window seats for the... window!! Something that I enj...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India slams CAPA report
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Air India slams CAPA report

ASK/ASM isnt a useful metric for an airline with only a short haul fleet. Both 6E and IX obviously score lower.

Not sure why AI is so mad. Not like consumers even know what CAPA is or care.

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 12329

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

All that it means is that one airline is setting a price and others are matching it. Then airline 2 may drop the price, which leads to the others following. With instant price availability online, every airline knows what every other airline is selling their tickets for. So if I get your point righ...

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