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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 60
Views: 1691

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

With the latest attack on a British oil tanker by Iran. This "attack" was a response to the British "attack" on an Iranian oil tanker two weeks ago. See https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48865030 Apparently the EU claims the right to prevent Iranian oil from reaching Syria through the...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9270

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Let us all Tweet Trump directly and demand tariffs on Chinese airliners. Would be fun to watch the fallout.

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9270

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Time to openly call out the State owned Chinese carriers and the massive subsidies they get. US3 will be quickly implicated. China will probably retaliate in contrast to Qatar et al

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Will SAS return next year? It seems they had some trouble filling planes, even in summer.

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

So we live in the 21st century and a little bit of rain shuts down numerous airports? Seriously??
Pathetic.

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9656

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

MEX is perfectly placed to be a transfer hub between all of South America and North America. AM should be drowning in connecting traffic, but the combination of a lousy terminal and a lousy connecting experience (Mexican immigration rules currently require you to fully enter the country to connect,...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Illegal Wiretapping" - Passenger plane?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

"Illegal Wiretapping" - Passenger plane?

As I understand it, it is illegal to record anyone without consent, unless it happens in a public place (e.g. filming of a police officer or a crowd of protesters). But how does this relate to filming people (passengers, flight attendants) on a plane? Technically, a plane is private property - owned...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5623

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

If the MAX saga shows you one thing, then it is that you should never allow yourself to be a slave of just one aircraft manufacturer. And certainly not just one aircraft type.
Diversify, diversify!

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew out of E a couple of days ago, and it was crowded . Both the inboud TK flight and BA203 were on the tarmac for ages waiting for gates to clear, and a Norwegian 788 was offloading via stairs/bus. It was a pretty nice moment for spotting, A339, multiple 787s, two A380s, an A346, and everyth...

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Airside bus from E to A ain't gonna happen. Would be madness. Bus would drive over the entire airport taxiways and block airplanes from reaching B and C gates.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14745

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

As a regular UK - MA commuter: BOS, especially international Terminal E is getting busier and busier, but more importantly the road journey to/from Logan is getting worse and worse with no prospect of improvement in sight. I can see a market for either LHR-MHT or LHR-PVD (and I would definitely be ...

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew out of E a couple of days ago, and it was crowded . Both the inboud TK flight and BA203 were on the tarmac for ages waiting for gates to clear, and a Norwegian 788 was offloading via stairs/bus. It was a pretty nice moment for spotting, A339, multiple 787s, two A380s, an A346, and everyth...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Change of pace. I actually want to give a quick shout out to the DOT and in particular their OAI (Office of Airline Information unit), In some of the data I pulled from the T-100's I noticed that WS was missing their October numbers, I sent a note to the DOT last night (late) at 7am this morning, I...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Well if you want to get into that argument. Fenway opened in 1912, Logan in 1923 so that argument should be who decided to put an international airport so close to the city surrounded by neighborhoods and next to one of the few main routes into the city that were never going to be designed for the ...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I hope nobody needs to be at the airport today because roads are clogged AGAIN thanks to another baseball game at Fenway (whoever decided that having a baseball park in the middle of the city is a great idea must have had a brain injury). Well if you want to get into that argument. Fenway opened in...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I hope nobody needs to be at the airport today because roads are clogged AGAIN thanks to another baseball game at Fenway (whoever decided that having a baseball park in the middle of the city is a great idea must have had a brain injury).

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14745

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Unless somebody else comes to the party I think it's over in terms of markets like PVD/SWF getting new Atlantic service. The legacies have nothing to gain from this if competition isn't forcing it. Here's my thesis (using Boston and the secondary airports surrounding it) as an example: 1.) Not ever...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone else having trouble signing in on Hotmail?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Anyone else having trouble signing in on Hotmail?

Ghostery? AdBlock?

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

Why are we honoring the KKK while we can't even put Harriet Tubman on our money even though she was supposed to be on it. The founding fathers would be very disappointed in us. I thought there was an effort several years ago to put Tubman on a bill? What happened to that? Trump cancelled it Looks l...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Just do away with the farce called "Debt Ceiling". I understand this would mean the kindergartners in the House won't have no longer a stick to hit eachother with, but it would be for the better.
AFAIK, not one sane and progressive European country has a "debt ceiling".

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Dutchy wrote:
The Tour has been good for the Netherlands, the first Dutchman in the Yellow Jersey in 30odd years. Too bad two front runners couldn't be in this edition. It makes for a more open edition, I guess, should be more interesting though.


One started in Utrecht!

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

stl07 wrote:
Why are we honoring the KKK while we can't even put Harriet Tubman on our money even though she was supposed to be on it. The founding fathers would be very disappointed in us.


I thought there was an effort several years ago to put Tubman on a bill? What happened to that?

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by Dieuwer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 956
Views: 233476

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Supposedly the business plan of the new Alitalia, developed by Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian railways) and Delta Airlines (in Italian): https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/alitalia-ecco-piano-compagnia-piu-piccola-che-vola-piu-ACeqkFY Inviato dal mio Redmi Note 7 utilizzando Tapatalk Delusional busines...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Perhaps if something sounds too good to be true it really is "too good to be true"?
After all, if e.g. Tijuana is such a fantastic location would not the entire San Diego community have relocated?

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8404

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Bluewho wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
OB1504 wrote:

JetBlue clearly thinks it’ll make money or they wouldn’t be starting the route.


JetBlue has started many routes, "clearly thinking it can make money", only to pull the plug later because it couldn't.



Why else would you start a route? Just for fun?


Political pressure? Handouts?

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 840
Views: 121180

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.investors.com/news/boeing-7 ... n-warning/
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CitiGroup: "Boeing's 737 MAX needs to return to service by Q4 or else airlines could make plans without the jet for summer 2020."

https://www.investors.com/news/boeing-7 ... n-warning/

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 758
Views: 107475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Hmmm.... Thanks for the answers guys. Now all I have to do is decide which one is correct... or just wait and see what the B6 SAN-JFK skeds look like in September! bb https://www.google.com/flights#flt=JFK.SAN.2019-10-14;c:USD;e:1;s:0;sd:1;t:f;tt:o They've definitely added a third (non-mint A320) f...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7055

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that dramatically-increased business-class and full-fare ticket sales was the big revenue driver. That's huge. That is some co...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 758
Views: 107475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Poor JetBlue. I just lowered their yield on BOS-DCA by buying a $50 ticket :D

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7055

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

pretty good domestic numbers. I'm sure they are going to benefit greatly from MAX cuts in the next 2 quarters also. DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that drama...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

On today's Delta Q2 2019 Earnings call, Glen Hauenstein indicated that Delta's medium term target is about 200 flights a day out of BOS, targeted to be achieved in the next 18-24 months...beyond that, it will depend on how the market grows, etc. I was on the call with my chief analyst- what he actu...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: London Eye Success

I went up the BA pole in Brighton and wasn't impressed. As a result, I decided against the London Eye.
But all of you say the London Eye is definitely worth it?

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

EK77WNH wrote:
I heard at one point DL wanted to chase FedEx out of its spot so A could be extended in that direction.

Good luck there. All the cargo boys are under pressure from one direction or another.


Do FedEX et al. really HAVE to fly into/out of BOS? How about relocating to Worc.?

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171544

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

S0Y wrote:
BA lounge is open in the mornings. Think it opens at 6am, then closes for a couple of hours after the morning flight departs


It is also open for the JAL departure.

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9150

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

n797mx wrote:
I don't know what Zaha Hadid Architects are smoking, but I want some of it.

The only one that looks semi achievable is the Foster + Partners one, and that still seems a bit far fetched to me. Reminds me of PIT with the X terminal.


Looks like Zaha Hadid Architects are a fan of Escher.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4469

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Cynical me thinks nothing will come of this. Billionaire boy Epstein will pay he way out of prison.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

This is partly in response to the yellow vests, who are incensed (rightly, in my opinion, and I don't support them at all) that they're paying a tax worth 100% or more on fuel for their cars, but that aircraft are flying using tax free kerosene. The amount is very small, I doubt it will have any me...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

How long will it take for Ryanair to start saying they will be cutting routes from France? Lol that was my first though. I imagine the UK will already not be considered UE for those tax-purposes, so a short Dinard-Stansted or Nantes-East Midlands flight will be subjected to a 3 EUR tax and FR will ...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Slap airline codes on every train and train station, and let pax connect to intercontinental flights from train to plane. Problem solved.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9361

Ben Smith tackles Air France

Some juicy quotes: You go look at the Air France African network and you just go, ‘What is this?'” “It’s like this tangled web. I got in there and thought, ‘Wow, where do we start? How the hell do you market that product? (speaking about La Premiere) https://skift.com/2019/07/02/new-air-france-klm-c...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2440

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Dutchy wrote:
Redd wrote:
USA 2, Netherlands 0

This is going to be an awkward reception at the White House.


Congrats to the USA.


When I was at SFO and I say 1-0 I thought: "Oh, crap". Penalties, of course! :mad:

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2488

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

No Mural Gate in SF. I enjoyed my walking tour through The Mission last Friday.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4469

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Is Epstein in any way related to Weiner? Or are they happen to be unrelated New York Swap Creatures?

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

I don't necessarily agree that more flights/destinations = stronger and less flights/destinations = weaker. It's just a different approach. DL prefers to use partners and their hubs to funnel traffic, while serving what is most likely the higher yielding destinations on its own metal or non-stop on...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Yes look... how incredibly weak the combined AM and DL are in the transborder space.. https://i.imgur.com/oB8JzYa.jpg yawn. Yawn indeed. READ FIRST before commenting. I wrote: Simply looking at the destinations served from hubs like DFW, MIA vs. ATL,... Interesting tactic ignoring what you wrote af...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 840
Views: 121180

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What would the financial hit to Boeing be if the MAX never ever flies again?

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