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by YellowJ
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13954

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

scbriml wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Im not a fan of the DTV.


Nobody likes DVT.


DTV refers to DirecTV, not deep vein thrombosis.

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by YellowJ
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8516

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

I would completely remove Garuda. They had completely deferred their entire order before there was a crash, due to financial difficulties. The grounding just gave them a contract out they desperately needed.

If you couldn't afford the planes beforehand the groundings are of little significance.

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by YellowJ
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19050

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Again, what you fail to understand is that this forum is not the place to display such accusations; especially when you just sling crap and close the door (OP hasn't responded to the rest of this thread, making his intentions extremely suspicious). Who made you (or some corporation) God? He can do ...

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by YellowJ
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8214

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

To be fair, was the presentation of the outfit like that when she was on the plane? Or was it a bit more sultry then? It's a romper. Just how you see it in the pictures is how she would have appeared. You can't really sultry up a romper; either you have curves to fill it out or you don't. A lot of ...

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by YellowJ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8214

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I dont see anything wrong with it, not my personal taste. Where is a line drawn? How much clevage can you show? What about cycling shorts? From wearing cycling shorts while cycling across Britain, I learnt two things 1 - Wales must be quite dull, and 2 - what it is like to be a women when men are s...

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by YellowJ
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 15320

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

AA just announced this weekend that the MAX cancelations will be extended until November 2. Yup. The posters on here defending the JFK cuts had stated that the runway construction was only for Summer. I'll be interested to see whether these new cuts jeopardize their slots or if they are still able ...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14917

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

We gonna see more of this, if Boeing doesn't provide an effectively solution quickly! It's already the second "slap in the face" Boeing receives. Didn't an airline from Indonesia or somewhere in the Far East also cancel their MAX, the one who received only one MAX prior to the grounding? ...

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by YellowJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14917

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

Not only that; the CEO said the MOU was cancelled strictly because of availability. :yes: And the A320neo has better availability? I'm really not sure, who's trying to fool whom here..... :stirthepot: The A320Neo is being delivered to airlines and leasing companies (of which he can snag a few). The...

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by YellowJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14917

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

ukoverlander wrote:
There's no good way for Boeing to spin this. Another significant blow to the much maligned Max program.


How can you spin something that was never firmed. :scratchchin:

Not only that; the CEO said the MOU was cancelled strictly because of availability. :yes:

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by YellowJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22091

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

BenflysDTW wrote:
ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past.


Still does.

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by YellowJ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7918

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Talk about the biggest case of SPS I've ever seen. I'm sure Congress (in particular, the GOP-led Senate) will approve funds to repair the streets in DC if they're damaged by tanks. Or is this one of those "you're on your own" scenarios? The city government has made this case both this yea...

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by YellowJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13540

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am sure they worked on this for months now and that airlines were informed in advance. I am sure many of them have removed flights from the booking systems or have simply re-scheduled them. If that were the case there would be zero arrivals/departures slated for that time. Why run a schedule duri...

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by YellowJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7377

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

A rare aircraft? They have 14 in service with more on the way; not exactly what I would call rare in aircraft terms. If anything the MD family is the rare type here, considering they are no longer in production and are winding down with DL. So you consider an aircraft of which 14 have been delivere...

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by YellowJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7377

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

A rare aircraft? They have 14 in service with more on the way; not exactly what I would call rare in aircraft terms. If anything the MD family is the rare type here, considering they are no longer in production and are winding down with DL.

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by YellowJ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87292

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

No need to invest time into looking. Boeing needed this sale direly and will have given IAG the best deal in history to make it happen. There's nothing Airbus could have done to keep this business without making huge concessions themselves, which given the backlog wouldn't have been worth it. This ...

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by YellowJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43841

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Wonder if Lufthansa Group will follow IAG/BA, Spohr said similar things as Willie Walsh regarding the 737. I can imagine that it would work well with Eurowings or AUA which so far have no NEOs on order. Lufthansa seems to be primarily waiting on the 797, rather than more A320 sized lift. Although y...

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by YellowJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43841

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

BA has some of the posters on here shook! :yes:

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by YellowJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87292

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Isn't this more likely going to be a large club to batter Airbus over the head with on pricing new A320 NEOs? Air Canada went with the MAX on price and is regretting it enormously already. For BA LHR and LGW to go back to flying completely different fleets makes no sense unless perhaps the BA LGW f...

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by YellowJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87292

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Great (and very surprising news); I am wondering which airlines in the IAG group will operate it. BA has pretty much committed to the Neo; IB is an Airbus carrier; Vueling likewise; I can't see EI operating short haul Boeings in the near or medium term (though they need to renew their short haul fl...

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by YellowJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132547

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I don't get it. With the A339 in the house, adding a fleet of B787's only adds complexity, while the B77X is in a category of its own. Yes, but Tim seems dead set on acquiring 787's for some reason. IMHO, they may not have admitted it, but the A330neo and A350 orders are likely a conversion deal. T...

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by YellowJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132547

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I've seen substituted and deferred..but not cancel. I'm sure Boeing will still happily place 120X and 787's in EK fleet, rather than nothing at all. The glaring thing to me is EK has A339's on order but is looking to the B789 rather than the A388 :confused: Doesn't bode well for that plane at all :...

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by YellowJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132547

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I've seen substituted and deferred..but not cancel. I'm sure Boeing will still happily place 120X and 787's in EK fleet, rather than nothing at all. The glaring thing to me is EK has A339's on order but is looking to the B789 rather than the A388 :confused: Doesn't bode well for that plane at all :e...

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by YellowJ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40158

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Ionosphere wrote:
Is that a 757-300?


757-200.

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by YellowJ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15337

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

I wouldn't mind knowing how the normalised hours per fleet are going. The A350 is enjoying over 99% reliability with all apart form a single EY A350 that has been delivered in service. There have been, and continues to be large numbers of 787s on the ground waiting for fixes. Apart from the initial...

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by YellowJ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26492

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

If Boeing wants good news, then I would suggest they start by getting their own house in order! The entire 737MAX debacle was their own doing and the initial response to the situation was pathetic. The other day, I read a Bloomberg Business article which stated that there were no commercial aircraf...

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by YellowJ
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70231

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

acavpics wrote:
Good. Let Boeing, GE and the FAA actually take their time with this one. The last thing we need is a 777 MAX.


Please stop spouting nonsense.

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by YellowJ
Tue May 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16696

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

You said it yourself - ambiguous. In this case, very ambiguous. It's like comparing a 1999 Corvette to a 2019 Corvette. Yet another case of media sensationalism. Actually there isn't a single common part between a 1999 'vette and a 2019 one. There are thousands of common parts between the 737NG and...

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by YellowJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5318

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

I completely sympathized with him when this happened, but there is no need to bring this back into the anyone's eye except his therapist. Whatever happened was mitigated when he accepted compensation from UA and/or Chicago PD. If he didn't feel the amount was enough, he should have sued UA/Chicago p...

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by YellowJ
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BFM
Replies: 71
Views: 11453

Re: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BF

jasoncrh wrote:
There’s a runway closure at JFK from May-November. Most carriers will reduce frequencies during that time as there simply isn’t enough runway capacity.


Based upon my observations passing through JFK 2 days ago; runway 13L/31R is already closed.

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by YellowJ
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13183

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Silver1SWA wrote:
34 airplanes ripped from the schedule during Spring Break. Nope, not MAX related at all. :roll:


Problems started way before the groundings. The MAX might have added more fuel to the fire, but the fire was blazing months ago.

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by YellowJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35420

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Does anyone actually think this is going any other direction but to top up on NEOs? Considering that most, if not all, of their NB fleet are in the A320 family, it seems to make a lot of sense to add to the A20N order. And that's factoring all of LH Group's various brands. Granted, there are a few ...

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by YellowJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35420

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Lufthansa would be plain stupid to downgrade to the MAX for one simple reason: containerised luggage. Their operations heavily depend on flexibility. For instance, passengers missed their connection, bags have to be unloaded. Then the pax still make it at the very last minute and bags have to be re...

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by YellowJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 59
Views: 9560

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

Delta has problems if they have to fly A350 to Amsterdam. Those should be Pacific flown airplanes, Delta should have far more routes then their supply of A350 to fly them. United flies to all kinds of Asian cities from Newark but how many Pacific cities does Delta fly from JFK, Zero. How can that b...

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by YellowJ
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21794

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

This deal is amazing. Can we expect a similar deal for Boeing? No, not with the trade dispute and MAX grounding going on. Don't expect any Chinese orders for Boeing this year It was already pointed up-thread that Boeing signed a similar deal in 2017 when Trump visited China for 300 aircraft. These ...

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by YellowJ
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6247

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

Also the route is subsidized partially by both governments so the flight breaks even before the first ticket is sold This is incorrect. BA serves NAS/GCM of their own accord. The banking industry coupled with wealthy expats is why both destinations have always remained at LHR. There's a nearly 50% ...

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by YellowJ
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue becoming desperate?
Replies: 33
Views: 9094

Re: JetBlue becoming desperate?

At their primary hub JFK, UA is completely gone (although now they regret leaving) while AA continues to cut service. B6 has a great terminal facility already, and I believe further expansions are coming. Speaking of expansion, the A220 may open up all kinds of new possibilities for this airline th...

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by YellowJ
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings????

They can stagger takeoff's on 15 to avoid aircraft landing on 9, if they are indeed landing 9. Think of it as having intersecting runways.

However flightaware is only showing the 8's in use for landing. Look closely at the approach lines.

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by YellowJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 18466

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

And I've always heard that BA will not bring VLAs to JFK because they value frequency and premium seats so I'm not expecting to see BA 779's at JFK. BA doesn't bring VLAs to JFK (I assume you mean the A380), because their terminal can not accommodate them; as their isn't any Code F gates. The 779 f...

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by YellowJ
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54371

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I thought the passenger was still able to see out the window even when its dimmed? They can still see indeed. In fact crew usually forces you to close traditional window shades on most TPAC/TATL flights, so he wouldn't have seen anything at all. The 787 still allows you to see outside while blockin...

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by YellowJ
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54371

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Why does everyone assume the 787 is for everyone but LH? Why are certain forum members so afraid of a 787 in LH colors? I'm afraid of the 787 in any colors! Boeing took away from me the only thing I love about flying, looking out the window and enjoying the beauty of the world from high altitude, t...

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by YellowJ
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54371

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

masA380 wrote:
GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
The B787 will be in LH colors. A A339 will never be. Mark my words.

Well, no one expected EK to buy A330neo. I’d say never say never. It’s still too early to dismiss.


Including EK themselves who had to shift deposits after the A380 was discontinued.

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by YellowJ
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9429

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

It is a dead as the B757 - zero chance of revival. Except it is not at all like the 757. :checkmark: Other than the 757, the A380 is a) still being build and b) the tooling is all still there. That being said, unless something very fundamental happens, like a complete reversal of policies towards o...

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by YellowJ
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20168

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

I read a article that the grounding was only for 9 hours :?

Sounds like their only waiting on reassurance from Boeing?

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by YellowJ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9508

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

i'll bet you dollars to donuts that this is where B6 is getting their LHR slot(s) from. DOT probably told DL/VS/ etc. that if you want 'A', you have to give up 'B'. DOT has zero say on foreign slots. If B6 wants into LHR, they will have to take out their bank book like every other airline before th...

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by YellowJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 72
Views: 18862

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

This feels like a placeholder until MOM imo. They want premium seating, but not the extra weight the 787/330 carries it seems. If you read the article, you know it is going on EWR-LHR. They would not fly the 757 on EWR-LHR unless it was a really weird flight schedule. The 757 has never been able to...

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by YellowJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 72
Views: 18862

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

This feels like a placeholder until MOM imo. They want premium seating, but not the extra weight the 787/330 carries it seems.

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by YellowJ
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN

I guarantee equipment will fluctuate over the next few months. I wouldn't put too much into a August filing with Delta, who reassigns aircraft like water.

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by YellowJ
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21500

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Delta said when they placed the 321neo order that it was the better product. All of this is why losing that deal was such a huge loss for Boeing. Ed Bastian never said anything of the sort. ""This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers, our employees and our sharehol...

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by YellowJ
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27551

Re: AS new interior

That silly little rope between cabins, meant to emulate a velvet rope in a nightclub, made the experience feel even sleazier. That silly little rope was, arguably, the one thing VX did manage to get right; people have no problem walking through that flimsy perforated curtain that most carriers have...

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by YellowJ
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS
Replies: 54
Views: 6721

Re: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS

I wonder if UP has sights on either ATL/BOS. Both large markets, although they may fear DL who enjoys ATL all to itself.

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