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by SEAflyer97
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28275

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

No. Not food contamination. Possibly the packaging for however long the virus lives on a paper or plastic bag but that's no different from buying something at the grocery store. The FDA has specially said that there is no evidence of transmission by eating food. If they are giving sealed bottles th...

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is MU still flying PVG-JFK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: Why is MU still flying PVG-JFK?

A shit ton of Chinese students is going home.

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64313

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

The alternative is to let 5% of the population die. Don't be ridiculous. The mortality rate so far is around 3%, but that's only 3% of confirmed* infected. By that logic even if every human on Earth were infected, it would still not get to 5%. *The amount of infected is likely many times higher tha...

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33268

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

TWA772LR wrote:
If any major global airline goes under due do SARS2 (official name, look it up) it will be Cathay.

I don't know why you are trying to invent some names, try to look smart? SARS-cov-2 is the name of the virus, COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the virus.

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16916

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

I think this is another indication Delta is serious about overtaking Alaska to become the number one carrier in Seattle full stop. Which isn't going to happen I’d argue that DL will overtake AS in the PNW. Like what it did to AA in JFK. DL has a massive operation that can subsidize growing SEA into...

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

If given the choice to a OW premium FF on a West Coast-BLR route - would he/she choose AS - AA to BLR via SEA. OR AA/BA- BA to BLR via LHR ?? Assuming similar fares and connecting times. 1. SEA on the West Coast-BLR route is a domestic to international connection, while SEA-LHR-BLR involves an inte...

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11433

Re: LAX: What is this?

Baggage sorting facility

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16916

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

N649DL wrote:
For some reason, I was already under the assumption that DL was flying SEA-LHR already? I had no idea the market was that saturated. NW actually tried SEA-LGW back in 2008 and that didn't stick around.

DL's TATL JV--VS is flying 1x daily(2x peak season)

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11874

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle. LOL no. AS is doing SEA-DAL daily 4x, SEA-DFW 2x, and has AA's SEA-DFW 7x. Currently seeing 10x daily DFW-SEA on AA from June 8. More bus gates! I like it /s

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11874

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

flybry wrote:
I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle.

LOL no. AS is doing SEA-DAL daily 4x, SEA-DFW 2x, and has AA's SEA-DFW 7x.

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

The terms of the settlement in USA vs. Alaska & Virgin America( https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/file/915971/download ) prohibit Alaska from marketing AA flights to/from Seattle. So the BLR and LHR flights won't have codeshare and can't be purchased directly through Alaska (though the ...

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I think the point that people are missing is that outside a few select markets, DL has decided that ULH flying is not in the companies best interest. UA, and to a lesser extent AA, have decided otherwise. Time will tell who is correct, but ULH flights are very costly to operate and it really only m...

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by SEAflyer97
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

It will be easier for many people to reach Oneworld Emerald/Saphire on Alaska than AA. There are many conditions of infrequent flyers that buy cheap J/W flights on AA than would earn many times more towards making Oneworld E/S on AS than AA. What AA Platinum or Gold is getting upgrades, the benefit...

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by SEAflyer97
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

AS ranks will not swell. It doesn’t make sense. People who fly AA want the AA elite benefits that are not transferable to AS, specifically upgrades. It will be easier for many people to reach Oneworld Emerald/Saphire on Alaska than AA. There are many conditions of infrequent flyers that buy cheap J...

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by SEAflyer97
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Seconded. Back on topic though: what can we expect to happen to AS’s loyalty program? I’ve always enjoyed it for being (in my opinion) far more generous than other airlines — especially compared to AA. Will AS have to water down its program and create new statuses since they have 2 and AA has 4? AS...

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

[twoid][/twoid] AA and AS are currently co-located at SFO in T2. It was my understanding that AA was going to move to the new portion of T1. I wonder if AA and AS will remain in T2 or co-locate in T1. AS is taking over entire T2(eventually). T1 does not have enough space for it. Actually, UA will be...

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by SEAflyer97
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

BigGSFO wrote:
I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK).

They already cut SEA-JFK

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by SEAflyer97
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

questions wrote:
AA and AS are currently co-located at SFO in T2. It was my understanding that AA was going to move to the new portion of T1. I wonder if AA and AS will remain in T2 or co-locate in T1.

AS is taking over entire T2(eventually). T1 does not have enough space for it.

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This is a true win-win for both carriers. AA gets bolstered by a strong West Coast network with great feed. AS gets to retain AA as a full earn/burn mileage partner, something that was due to end next month, while also gaining the ability to feed new international flights at SEA that DL doesn’t off...

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by SEAflyer97
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

speedbird52 wrote:
Top ten anime plot twists.

SEATAC Is going to need a whole new terminal now. Maybe on the 34L/16R side?


The master plan is to build a new terminal w/ 19 gates at the current bus gate/cargo area. It will be built around 2027-2030.

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

There are obviously others who know more inside information than me, but my question is this: If AS+AA will be so much better off than DL in SEA, than why didn’t DL just get AS to join SkyTeam six-years ago? I mean, AS and DL used to be pretty close friends, but ultimately DL made the decision that...

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

After listening to Vasu Raja a few thoughts. He said we will add more International flying flying from Seattle and we will be very aggressive. So what other markets appeal to AA from SEA? Almost all the international flying added in the last 2 years has been aggressive and non traditional and a lit...

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139015

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

While it may symbolically be a F-bomb toward DL, I don't think the SEA-BLR route is really a big actual threat at the end of the day. DL wasn't carrying uchof this traffic (connecting) anyways, don't have the aircraft to fly such a route, and it outside of their core. The LHR flight, lets see where...

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23799

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Oh okay - Didn’t know so many other carriers used T8. Interesting - does AA provide all GHA services, and lounges? As far as I know there are only AA Lounges in Terminal 8 and all of the Carriers in there use them. GHA I don't know. There are two lounges at T8. The Flagship Lounge, which also conta...

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by SEAflyer97
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23799

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

I'm going to beat this horse again, but this doesn't make any sense in the long run. Short run - yes quite a few benefits. But the long run, it's still putting bandaids on some serious problems. Port Authority needs to really do a LGA - tear everything down and rebuild everything back up. They are ...

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13018

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

A Flyertalk thread on a survey is pretty thin as evidence goes. The whole Inc. /Matyszczyk shtick is to find something to complain about, as if no other possibilities can exist. That said, non-refundable/non-changeable tickets, 1 checked bag, and boarding group C at a discount of 20% would work for...

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA
Replies: 25
Views: 5856

Re: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA

It's good timing for this as the International Arrivals Facility (IAF), which Delta will be the biggest user of, will have just opened. Which will actually decrease # of gates Nope, the number of gates isn't changing. Concourse A will still be flexible, handling a combination of either 14 narrowbod...

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by SEAflyer97
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA
Replies: 25
Views: 5856

Re: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA

BA wrote:
It's good timing for this as the International Arrivals Facility (IAF), which Delta will be the biggest user of, will have just opened.

Which will actually decrease # of gates

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by SEAflyer97
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20480

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

The rain for the last 3 days was not typical Seattle rain... I drove to the airport yesterday morning and it just feels different.

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by SEAflyer97
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26398

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

AA confirm that they refused to sell IG a spare part just because they are IG: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-refuses-to-lend-part-to-air-italy-forces-35-hour-delay-for-spite/ You are truly the king of taking quotes out of context. They said they won't sell to...

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by SEAflyer97
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 19150

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

btfarrwm wrote:
SIN-EWR was started as an all-J layout. Even on the A350, it’s First, Business and Premium Economy. I think they want to do research on ULH flights in economy class for one.

There’s no F on SQ A350ULR

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126582

Re: LATAM MAD hub to move/change due to DL acquisition?

DL won't upset the applecart where things are working for LATAM. Besides, they are having LATAM make big changes in US flying, so to change Europe at the same time is a lot to juggle. The bigger question is whether IB will remain cooperative at their current level. IB has problems of its own, which...

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18960

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

Do you have a link/source to this information? https://www.forbes.com/sites/garyleff/2019/09/27/deltas-deal-for-20-of-latin-americas-largest-airline-leaves-competitors-scramblingn/#7230790829e9 Cueto says he hopes to continue LATAM’s partnerships with British Airways, Iberia, and with Qantas. Serio...

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139516

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

What, 35000 out of 90000 is heavily used? if the 90k limit is heavily overstated ? :-)))) the forks seem to provide the force transfer path between wingbox and fuselage. Does the inner or the outer spike show damage? The floor beams ( where this attaches to are also the point where the two radii of...

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18960

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

LATAM just said today they will continue their relationship with all OW carriers except AA... I guess they don't really want to exit OW but the DL JV forced them to. Do you have a link/source to this information? https://www.forbes.com/sites/garyleff/2019/09/27/deltas-deal-for-20-of-latin-americas-...

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18960

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

OB1504 wrote:
SEAflyer97 wrote:
LATAM just said today they will continue their relationship with all OW carriers except AA... I guess they don't really want to exit OW but the DL JV forced them to.


Are they immediately going for a JV? I thought it was just an ownership stake for now.


Yeah it's just 20% stake for now

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18960

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

LATAM just said today they will continue their relationship with all OW carriers except AA... I guess they don't really want to exit OW but the DL JV forced them to.

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18960

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

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by SEAflyer97
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126582

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I think people are forgetting that the Latin America market is highly O&D--it's nice to have a partner but not essential to success. It's a loss to OW and AA but I think they are going to be fine. I'm wondering how LA's relation with IB will change--LA will lose its connection hub in Europe.

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by SEAflyer97
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126582

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Looks like we're going to have ONE airline for the world... DL/LATAM/AM/VS/KL/KE/AF/MU. They'll probably add VA soon after! That covers pretty much all the world except for Africa Not true if you don't live in US. There's no close relation between all the JV airlines except they all share one partn...

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 21788

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

I don’t think crowding is why they didn’t expand—three airlines start operation this year(CX, JL, SQ). If they wanted to they would already done that.

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by SEAflyer97
Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10656

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I think I read something the other day aviation only contributes to 1-2% of the CO2 emissions globally? I won't worry about it too much -- cars are by far a bigger problem. It's not like we can't emit any CO2 -- we just need to control it a bit better. Ahh, here's a stat sheet about it. https://www....

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by SEAflyer97
Wed May 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12723

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Until SeaTac gets another terminal, I don’t see how it can threaten YVR’s position—the current facility just can’t handle that much traffic. The current South Terminal needs a complete makeover to provide better passenger experience, and they need to move cats and dogs to a new terminal to make room...

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by SEAflyer97
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10357

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

How many international gates for SEA currently have? How many will they have one the IAF expansion opens? Now it has 12 WB international gates. A gates will be convertible between WB and NB after IAF. After IAF it will have 20 WB international gates if all A gates are used as WB gates. The biggest ...

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752777

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I don't know what will be worse for Boeing, finding MCAS is responsible for both crashes or their are 2 independent reasons ? Brand new planes crashing due to 2 independent problems is not a good indication of reliability. Unless Boeing manages to blame pilots in both the cases. IMO it doesn't matt...

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752777

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

c933103 wrote:
It is also interesting that the Chinese ban only affect Max 8 but not other Max series models

They don't have any MAX aircrafts other than MAX 8

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by SEAflyer97
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752777

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

A question for all the experts out there. American , SW and United all fly the 737 Max. What, they have 75 or so planes in the air everyday? Have any of these 3 US airlines reported any prolems with the flight control systems like the system that downed Lion Air? Have any US pilots said the Max is ...

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by SEAflyer97
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 10117

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I thought back in 2014, Delta stated they wanted 30 gates and to operate almost 250 flights? 300 would put them closer to UA at SFO, but maybe they don’t need to be that. This is what I recall about SEA statements - an article from 6/2014: Delta’s master plan to become “the region’s global carrier”...

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by SEAflyer97
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7671

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

Because they don't have small planes to fly into PAE. 737-700 is just too big for the market.

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by SEAflyer97
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24747

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

SkyTeam had too many Mainland carriers already: CZ, MU and MF, not to forget FM. They failed to add too much value to the alliance, not to mention that alliances themselves have plateaued in importance. If Oneworld does manage to allow room for both CZ and CX, it can take a stranglehold on the Pear...

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