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by ASQ400
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Time to leave,so much hate here !
Replies: 22
Views: 7860

Re: Time to leave,so much hate here !

I'm outtie too. Every single user here seems to spew bias and bs. Joining the BS game was fun for a bit, but no longer

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Oh and I didn't mention, TLV could be a possibility for DTW by 2020. With El Al getting some 787's it'd be the perfect aircraft size for a nonstop, but RJ offers low yields to TLV so would it effect RJ? Either how I think El Al can make 4x weekly work on a 787, easy. There's only one thing that cou...

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13049

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return

I don't see why no one gets this, so I'll say it again. ME3 lose money. They don't mind losing money because they're subsidized. US3 do have investors to account to in the private sector, and a government that won't protect them from losses. Trying to outcompete ME3 to losses is like trying to melt ...

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4884

Re: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?

The short answer is that they haven't had much use for each other. UA has NH as its partner, and the two are rather close JV partners IIRC. No need to funnel people on a backtrack and ULH routing via SIN when you can provide a better routing via TYO. Conversely, SQ never had a strong presence in Nor...

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13049

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

Yea this is like Best Buy saying hey we would open more stores and create jobs if we could just get the government to step in and shut down Amazon. Let's face it. DL cannot compete. The ME3 will win every time. They are cheaper, more convenient, have better hard products (at least in business/first...

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13049

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service?

What half empty A380's? Do you have actual proof or do you just make things up? Do you want to check EK's load factors on some present or former A380 routes? DFW, for example, lasted like that for years before downgauging to 77W. I can't recall the others, but I know they exist And yet cargo might ...

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13049

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service?

WOW!! This thread seems to be getting more contentious by the minute. :stirthepot: I would only point out to folks here that DL seems to be looking for ways to get back to India and perhaps the Middle East via talks with Jet Airways. Essentially bypassing the DXB route and going straight to India a...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13049

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service?

WOW!! This thread seems to be getting more contentious by the minute. :stirthepot: I would only point out to folks here that DL seems to be looking for ways to get back to India and perhaps the Middle East via talks with Jet Airways. Essentially bypassing the DXB route and going straight to India a...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

RE: STR I did some numbers on whether DTW-STR could happen. I want to make a quick note: YYZ average fares to STR ($1110) 1 stop, ORD ($1143) 1 stop, DTW ($1431) 2 stops or ($2011) 1 stop. The best bet would be DL, even though DL is doing better with MUC, they're still having trouble with filling u...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

RE: STR I did some numbers on whether DTW-STR could happen. I want to make a quick note: YYZ average fares to STR ($1110) 1 stop, ORD ($1143) 1 stop, DTW ($1431) 2 stops or ($2011) 1 stop. The best bet would be DL, even though DL is doing better with MUC, they're still having trouble with filling u...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a livery update?
Replies: 43
Views: 2726

Re: Airlines in need of a livery update?

Aeroflot. Literally anything would be better

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Yes but one can put any spin on the numbers they want to paint the picture they want to paint. I think the numbers for 2007 are the best indicators to where Detroit was in the NWA days to where it is today with Delta. I'd rather ride an MD jet any day over that sardine can 737-800/900 If the number...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Some how I find that hard to believe considering the amount of destinations that have been cut in this market. In 2008 the merger was already announced so Delta was already scaling back the NWA operations to bring them in line with Delta's vision of how the combined network would look. I think you ...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Some quick thoughts on DL's preliminary early fall schedule (which will change, of course): - DL continues its trend of offering more capacity at DTW during the fall months than it did so during peak summer months; DL clearly utilizes DTW to chase high-yielding business traffic. - 201 peak-day main...

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3721

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

I know for certain that DEN doesn't have much of an int'l network compared to other airports, so it's bound to have a lower percentage. Some airports (such as DXB and SIN) are 100% int'l due to lack of domestic traffic existing. On the other side of that coin are the numerous airports with no int'l...

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3721

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

I know for certain that DEN doesn't have much of an int'l network compared to other airports, so it's bound to have a lower percentage. Some airports (such as DXB and SIN) are 100% int'l due to lack of domestic traffic existing. On the other side of that coin are the numerous airports with no int'l...

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 6808

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

BuildingMyBento wrote:
ASQ400 wrote:
I'd expect unsafe places like CCS, BEY, DAM (if anyone still serves it), or LOS (as mentioned) would make anyone's list


Why BEY? Seems ridiculous to mention it.

Meet Hezbollah, a terrorists group who controls part of the city of Beirut

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

DTW is the 18 largest airport in the US and has the 14th largest MSA. Since NYC has 3 airports but 1 MSA, it seems DTW has the right level of service for its population size. Look at PHX, it has almost no international service despite having a large corporate presence and a similar population to De...

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single digit flight numbers question
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

Re: Single digit flight numbers question

LY's single-digit flights are for more "flagship" runs
1/2 and 7/8 for TLV-JFK, 5/6 for TLV-LAX, etc

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 3513

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Swissair
Swiss
Sabena
El Al
Lufthansa
Air France
United
Continental
Delta
Air Canada
Alaska (incl. Horizon and mainstream)
Virgin America
Southwest

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

But you are all missing the point DTW does not serve Detroit for the most part it serves the region more than anything. The airport just shares it's name with a city that WAS in decay but it's user base is not from the city perse the greatest number of people who use DTW are from the surrounding ci...

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

But here is the problem the more you pile on in Chicago the smaller the market gets so any new entrant into the Chicago market is actually competing for a lesser market share than it would in Detroit. You say the Chicago market is four times bigger than the Detroit market but yet has probably 10 to...

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by ASQ400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

As someone who spent significant years at an Airline involved in the DTW market, and with Airport Authorities around the Ohio Valley, I can state that: 1. There is no " agenda" at DL against DTW. NW/DL have made significant capital investments in facilities, staff, and marketing to create...

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 9228

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

The only merger I can see B6 in is with AS. Their hubs and networks could synergize to form a carrier with strength in both coasts (with business clientele) and both beach markets (where tourists go). It's somewhat like the B6-VX merger that didn't happen, but on a bigger scale. Note that I would se...

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 9228

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Wildly different niches. B6, both mainline and Mint, offers a service greater or equal to legacies (at a somewhat lower cost)
NK offers the lowest fare, beating out all amenities to get it.
The two attract different segments of the population

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes
Replies: 22
Views: 4684

Re: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes

Could posters perhaps give examples of routes where 763s appear instead of 738s in high summer in Europe (as opposed to as well as)? There aren't all that many European airlines that actually have both types in their fleet. Plenty of 738 operators of course, but the only 738 + 763 operators I can t...

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On the MD80/90, Do you prefer 2 seat or 3 seat side?
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: On the MD80/90, Do you prefer 2 seat or 3 seat side?

Depends. On a full flight, I'll take the 2-seat side. On an emptier one, I'd gun for empty middle

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 6808

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

I'd expect unsafe places like CCS, BEY, DAM (if anyone still serves it), or LOS (as mentioned) would make anyone's list

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3721

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

I know for certain that DEN doesn't have much of an int'l network compared to other airports, so it's bound to have a lower percentage. Some airports (such as DXB and SIN) are 100% int'l due to lack of domestic traffic existing. On the other side of that coin are the numerous airports with no int'l ...

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 615-seat A380
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

615-seat A380

Does anyone know where EK send the 615-seater A388s?

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by ASQ400
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes
Replies: 22
Views: 4684

Re: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes

The 763 adds one extra seat per row. It also adds another aisle and a much larger fuselage. IIRC, the CASM is higher, especially when compared to a newer 738. That said, there are many variables. For example on a slot constrained airport like LHR, at peak times it makes sense to deploy a larger jet...

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by ASQ400
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 22051

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Add to that: Aegean, eurowings, Egyptair, brussels airlines...they can feed from many of those destination into BUD... and making it possible for US based pax to fly into BUD and back to the US from BRU, VIE, ZRH, FRA, etc .. I would not see many pax ditching the nonstops UA/LH+LX+OS offer already....

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by ASQ400
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 24520

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

Anybody knows what's in stock for DL HNL-NRT/KIX? Will it be A350 or a big downgauge?

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by ASQ400
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i
Replies: 41
Views: 10118

Re: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i

I personally hope LY might buy in for their New York flights. Those 744s are running at capacity, so I don't want to imagine a 77E on it 779 anyone? So to crush your hopes, I don't see it happening, no business case for the B748i. That's a while in the future. Although I see your point, a 5-year 74...

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by ASQ400
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i
Replies: 41
Views: 10118

Re: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i

I personally hope LY might buy in for their New York flights. Those 744s are running at capacity, so I don't want to imagine a 77E on it

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

One neat new development in DTW regards Lufthansa. As of today they are now running the 747-400 on the DTW / FRA run instead of the usual A340-300. I believe the schedule goes through at least the end of September so there is some more Queen of the Sky action at DTW these days! https://youtu.be/5gi...

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by ASQ400
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern CZ's plan to their hub at Urumqi URC
Replies: 9
Views: 2960

Re: China Southern CZ's plan to their hub at Urumqi URC

With the right subsidies, anything can happen. China, after all, is a land of subsidisation

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

That area sucks. Stockton and Vallejo have both gone bankrupt and Oakland is a bigger ghetto than Detroit. I'm surprised that they even have an airport there, the people are so poor. Facts are correct, but assertion is not. No one ever seriously said DTW shouldn't exist. The staunchest critics say ...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138893

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

[quote="ASQ400]Downtown Detroit is the big revival that the media enjoys covering. But I suppose as an omniscient god, you see right through the media and guide the invisible hand to make the economy be whatever[/quote] No, but if you live here, you know what's going on. That's just like sayin...

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by ASQ400
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

Either way it just does not make sense for United to merge with Jetblue after they just got done merging with Continental a few years ago. Even now they are still trying to relax the airline. Stupid rumors like this have been going on for years. And Blueballs gives no actual evidence to support his...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any US domestic tag on flights anymore?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Any US domestic tag on flights anymore?

I personally don't know of any true domestic tag-ons, but UA does some weird things with reusing flight numbers. One of the SFO-IAD frequencies is tag-tied to an IAD-BOS flight, despite equipment change. There is the one QF 744 that flies BNE-LAX-JFK, and the same flight number going SYD-LAX-JFK, bu...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

I think B6-NK and F9-G4 mergers are more likely. Not with B6's brand. JetBlue has business contracts and whatnot, setting them apart from ULCCs like NK Branding is a sales gimmick. Mergers and Acquisitions couldn't care less. Purely a pursuit of synergies. In the airline industry, it can have more ...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

NYPECO wrote:
Which hub would UA keep? EWR or JFK? I'm assuming they wouldn't be allowed both.

EWR, with a small operation at JFK, because JFK is more of an operational nightmare than EWR.
Not that it matters, since UA-B6 won't be merging anytime soon.

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

Varsity1 wrote:
I think B6-NK and F9-G4 mergers are more likely.

Not with B6's brand. JetBlue has business contracts and whatnot, setting them apart from ULCCs like NK

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...

Should be fine with 1h40. You would stay in the same terminal for the whole time

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

Yes they are trying to get earnings up to drive the price up. When I say running on fumes I simply mean there is not a spare aircraft or pilot around. They are running so tight and burning guys out so much the operation falls apart weekly. On time performance is a running joke. They are running thi...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

So then you'll have three dysfunctional airlines pretending to be one. How will they erroneously blend B6 into the fold? Strange tartan patterns replacing lat-lon lines on all the CO tail globes? Three dysfunctional airlines?! It's really just the one. CO was still Bethune's world-class operation w...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

I'm wondering why many people here are always wanting to merge the few remaining U.S. airlines? My God at the rate y'all suggest mergers, there will be just one carrier in less than a decade in the U.S.. I don't get the fascination with merger mania here. B6 is better off w/o UA & UA has enough...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

I could see B6 and AS merging. That's it. This is the only merger involving B6 that would even make sense. Create a national 400+ airplane airline alternative to the US3+WN. Well that or my fantasy HA-AS-B6 triple merger which would create a situation of US4+WN (yes WN would still be larger but WN ...

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by ASQ400
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 44067

Re: United and jetblue merger

Yeah, not going to happen. Scott Kirby wants to bring p.s. back to JFK, but moving anything beyond that would only hurt them (JFK is less reliable than EWR). BOS doesn't make sense for the UA network at all. As for FLL/MCO, Florida/Caribbean is a weak spot for UA, but they seem to be managing with I...

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