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by joeblow10
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: AA pilot union wants US govt to purchase seats to maintain seating caps

I think it’s good posturing by the union. As others have said... leaving middle seats open doesn’t mean you’re 6 feet apart from others. If the govt really feels strongly that airlines should be regulated to avoid selling the middle seat, then pony up. Otherwise, they’ve got a business to run. If th...

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by joeblow10
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34176

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

They are not relevant, new cases are because they may result in US domestic lockdowns and less need for flights. I could be wrong - but I doubt we’re going to see any more lockdowns in the US. Would be nice if everybody wore masks, but the truth is people are over it, plain and simple. Closing bars...

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by joeblow10
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34176

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

If you’re going to start including case count in your thread, may want to track deaths as well, which are still continuing to decline. In before someone says “yeah but wait two weeks”. How many two weeks do we have to wait until we collectively acknowledge that? They are not relevant, new cases are...

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by joeblow10
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12124

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I wonder if there will be some SEA-Alaska routes that will be E75s as well, to connect the aircraft over. I imagine it will be a small fleet out of ANC. I can see some SEA-JNU/FAI/SIT type of routes. Maybe even some of the milk runs, but maybe not. AS has a pretty well oiled and subsidized machine ...

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by joeblow10
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12124

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

So is the operating temperature no longer an issue? Isn’t that why QX and CP stopped sending them to AK in the first place?

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by joeblow10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33345

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

as739x wrote:
KFTG wrote:
WN eating UAs lunch at DEN, now B6 at EWR? Smisek I mean Kirby better wise up.


Do you have a link to the numbers showing this?


WN is back at 90% of its pre COVID capacity (flights, not seats) in DEN starting in July. Pretty much eating UA's lunch imo

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by joeblow10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259760

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

An airport official says SLC is Delta's fastest-recovering hub. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/06/17/slc-airport-hit-low/ Not surprised, on a percentage basis it’s recovered more than others. ATL obviously still has more flights/seats/ passengers but a smaller % of normal. SLC has less i...

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by joeblow10
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 59
Views: 16711

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

So who will get theses stations? Unifi/DGS, Envoy, United Ground Express, McGee, ATS, G2, Menzies, Primeflight, Quickflight? Bear in mind, every station could be different depending on who is on property and who bids what price for handling. Could be a wide array of what you just mentioned that var...

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by joeblow10
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 968
Views: 144298

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

It really isnt a terrible idea They have a major corporate facility there, there is room and they can co exist with DL as they do in JFK and BOS Frankly, they need something out there...and LGB isnt it! They’ll get eaten alive if they try to build up SLC. DL dominates there and will likely get even...

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by joeblow10
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 36783

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

For July: DTW-CDG A359 (Su, M, W, F) DTW-AMS A359 (Daily) DTW-LHR 76W (Tu, Th, Sa) DTW-HND A359 (M, W, Sa) DTW-ICN A359 (Daily) DTW-ORD 76W (DL17 - Su, M, W, F) DTW-ORD 767 service is interesting - it must have been at least 20 years since that route last had widebody service. Personally, I think a...

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by joeblow10
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40277

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I don’t think it’s as bad as you say. Pre Covid, SGU had 4x daily to SLC, 3x to PHX, 2x to DEN and 1x to each DFW and LAX. If loads were that bad I doubt DL, AA, UA would have that many flights. I think AS could definitely make SEA work from SGU. I used to have to fly standby out of there weekly. I...

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by joeblow10
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407327

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

A bit more insight as to why UA is growing its schedule so slow. Per Inflight townhall last week: While travel demand is slowly increasing, we’re still only operating a small fraction of our original schedule. Many of you have asked about why we aren’t increasing flying faster to locations that are...

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by joeblow10
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 29325

Re: Allegiant Looking To Purchase More Used A320's

I personally think an A319 purchased will be for parts, mostly engines. The used price of A320CEO will be too attractive in 2021. A319s were already going at scrap rates. My earlier post shows those rates have dropped. G4 will ne brutal. Lightsaber I think G4 is done with the A319, so Lightsaber is...

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by joeblow10
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x/day
Replies: 94
Views: 14676

Re: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x

PHL/TTN-Florida are some of the most successful group of routes for F9... 6x a day good? No idea. But the demand is there Agree with the post above - the ULCCs are challenging the legacies and this is the perfect time to pounce. They don’t actually have to run all the frequencies if they don’t sell,...

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by joeblow10
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259760

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DL is suspending service to the following stations starting 7/8: ASE BGR ERI FNT FSM LNK EWN PIA SBA AVP XWA YOW (eff. June 21) DL hasn't touched FSM flights as of today, anyway. Still 1x daily in JUL and 2x in AUG onward. As the exemptions were just officially approved/finalized yesterday, my assu...

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by joeblow10
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6717

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

As much as A.net hates on Dougie - AA’s strategy may very well be paying off. I don’t think it’s any coincidence AA has been flying more passengers than DL/UA for the past couple of weeks (somebody had mentioned they carried 100K/day the last week of May, DL/UA were closer to 60K). AA and WN may ve...

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by joeblow10
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6717

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

As much as A.net hates on Dougie - AA’s strategy may very well be paying off. I don’t think it’s any coincidence AA has been flying more passengers than DL/UA for the past couple of weeks (somebody had mentioned they carried 100K/day the last week of May, DL/UA were closer to 60K). AA and WN may ver...

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by joeblow10
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259760

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The question now is how much longer does DL maintain the 60% passenger cap. There are already flights that are reaching that load factor regularly, particularly on the hub-to-hub routes. This leaves two options, add more frequencies, or lift the 60% cap. Sooner or later something has to give. What’...

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by joeblow10
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 13974

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

I really don't understand the whole "pass travel is useless" mentality. I only have four years with my company... Pre-COVID I nonreved at least twice a month if not more. 125,000 miles in 2019... Of course you have your like once yearly nightmare where you get stuck or have to get REALLY ...

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by joeblow10
Sun May 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 13859

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

Also, I think everyone ismaking a bigger deal about about the WN ATL gate situation when it’s really much ado about nothing. For the number of gates they have in ATL they haven’t been utilized to the extent they were back in the FL Air Tran days. Plenty of room to increase turns/productivity. And d...

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by joeblow10
Sun May 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33329

Re: Another day another police killing

Amazing that everybody taking part in these “protests” seems to ignore the fact that a giant global pandemic is going on in the background of all of this? Give it 4 weeks - the spike in cases will be massive... No doubt this started because of George Floyd but when you look at the crowds now, I woul...

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by joeblow10
Fri May 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 13974

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

It does seem like AA/DL are oferring more generous early out package. Would be interesting to see how the accounting department works out the numbers. Seems like UA is going for a pretty large furlough plan. Meh - AA/DL have a great retirement offer from what I read, but the VSP for those not eligi...

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by joeblow10
Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 326
Views: 52132

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Here are the route cuts I found. Seems they don't like to talk about these. They are Mo through Fr flights, and were operating in this schedule's timeframe last year. ATL-LAX/OAK/SAN BOI-GEG BOS-CMH/HOU BUF-LAS CHS-HOU CLE-MKE DEN-LBB FLL-LAS/RDU MDW-IND PDX-BUR/ONT/LAX/SAN RDU-LAS SAN-ELP/MCO/OMA ...

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by joeblow10
Thu May 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 16960

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-announces-18-new-nonstop-routes-for-summer-2020/ PHL-MYR/PBI/SRQ EWR-MYR/PBI/RSW LAX-MCO ISP-PBI/RSW CVG-SRQ CLE-SRQ DFW-MIA ORD-PNS/SRQ/RSW/TPA BOS-TPA/RSW Ahaha haha ha good one - oh wait, this wasn’t a joke? People are going to want to hit the beach...

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by joeblow10
Thu May 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13218

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. Complete nonsense!!! I really wish people would stop saying that. Virologists, epidemiologists, biologists, and various research institutions have been predicting this for the past two decades at least. Thr truth is the airlines had poor business conti...

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by joeblow10
Thu May 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 326
Views: 52132

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Looks like OKC-ATL has been added (beginning in Dec)

Edit: Also seeing DEN-BHM, DEN-ICT, DEN-LIT

Looks like the buildup of DEN is well underway...

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by joeblow10
Thu May 28, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53252

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA looking to cut 30% of management and administrative support workers to become "leaner" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPGUcAAN0XC?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPGUcAAN0XC?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPOUYAgQr0m?format=png&...

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by joeblow10
Tue May 26, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I was at a lake in Indiana this past weekend crowded with people from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. All that stuff we've been doing for the past 2 months about wearing masks staying apart and not having orgies and having communal food and all that....? none of that was happening. Boats were packe...

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by joeblow10
Mon May 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Great post. Anyone thinking that WN is going to escape the carnage coming in October is not paying attention. And even if they DO operate more departures in comparison to their competitors that just means they're operating more money-losing flights. Even at load factors of 60-70% no one would be ma...

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by joeblow10
Mon May 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The same thing happened in Daytona Beach. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/24/video-large-crowds-take-over-daytona-beach-shut-down-roads-bridges/ With the weather breaking this will just become widespread. People can't stay in their houses forever. No matter how much you try to scare...

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by joeblow10
Mon May 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Great post. Anyone thinking that WN is going to escape the carnage coming in October is not paying attention. And even if they DO operate more departures in comparison to their competitors that just means they're operating more money-losing flights. Even at load factors of 60-70% no one would be ma...

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by joeblow10
Mon May 25, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

Everyone knew the summer would be the breaking point for lockdowns. Had this begun in the US in January for example, no doubt people would have cabin fever and there probably would be an uptick for a hypothetical spring break. But that’s nothing compared to asking people to sit indoors when it’s 90 ...

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by joeblow10
Sun May 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13177

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

I assume this means that the Essential Air Service (EAS) program is dead. Quite the opposite. This situation could result in some permanent closure of some stations by all airlines after Oct 1, resulting in politicos demanding their now closed airport get EAS. If anything, this could potentially ex...

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by joeblow10
Sun May 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17125

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

AS dropping JFKLAX. Wtf. Lmao. 5>0. Just return all the a320s and pretend like it never happened at this point. Not sure if this is accurate...AS is still flying LAX-JFK 1x daily in June. At least in the first week of the month. They seem to be firming up their schedule about 10 days out. I’m seein...

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by joeblow10
Sun May 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17125

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

All it took was a global pandemic and 90% of competitive capacity being eliminated but AS finally added DEN-PDX :D

Mainline 737 too

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by joeblow10
Sat May 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Maybe someone with actual experience in a 320 can comment, but in the instances I’ve seen where we have mis-managed energy in a descent, throwing the gear *early* is an easy, effective way to increase drag, slow down, and get down. Gear speed in my airplane is a full 50 knots faster than flap speed...

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by joeblow10
Sat May 23, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13177

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

So much for the EGE-ASE-MTJ milk-run flight...

Frankly, shocked AA dropped Vail. No doubt it’s lower demand in the summer, but given their relatively large presence their, still fairly surprising

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by joeblow10
Sat May 23, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Southwest knows what they are doing, they have never lost money in their history. I am sure they will post a profit on the second quarter. What are you talking about? They just posted losses for Q1 2020: http://investors.southwest.com/news-and-events/news-releases/2020/04-28-2020-110107839 I believ...

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by joeblow10
Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Take MCO-SEA for example on a Thursday in June, 2-3 options on DL, one (!) on UA, 5-8 on AA and WN. AS is still flying daily n/s MCO-SEA. June schedule has not been updated but it'll be Flt#9 departing MCO at 1030am daily. I know - I guess I just meant the big 4 so to speak. AS seems to be doing fa...

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by joeblow10
Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

He’s not wrong - there are really two carriers who are being much more aggressive in terms of bringing back (or rather... not eliminating) capacity: WN and AA. I can’t even buy tickets on many DL flights in June because they’ve hit their LF capacity, and UA has extremely limited options. Take MCO-SE...

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by joeblow10
Wed May 20, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 326
Views: 52132

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Good news from WN today: LFs & bookings topping expectations Net positive bookings through May 18 LF expected to be 35-45% for June which is impressive given they are only cutting capacity by 45% Cash burn down to $20M by June, enough cash on hand for nearly 2 years https://www.marketwatch.com/...

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by joeblow10
Tue May 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11250

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

It is a bit excessive, but likely mostly to create comfort among crew and passengers. A mask/face covering and gloves would likely be just as effective. Does nobody think this actually causes more discomfort among passengers? How does it make you feel to see FAs wearing this gear and you're back in...

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by joeblow10
Tue May 19, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For MEmeorial Day Weekend

This is going to be constantly changing. Seeing their friends travel. Plus deals. Is gonna change things. Agreed. In a way this is like the stages of grief - everybody is moving towards acceptance at a different pace, but they’ll get there eventually. Saying you’re going to stay at home all the tim...

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by joeblow10
Mon May 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34176

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I agree with some of what you are saying but there are few big chunks of demand that are not likely to come back as quickly. DL's current projections being thrown around are saying: 2020 Q4 - 25% 2021 Q2 - 50% 2021 Q3 - 70% 1) International travel - going to be extremely down for the next 3-6 month...

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by joeblow10
Mon May 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15682

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

I'm not sure why the politicians and media are saying we all need to lock down until there is a vaccine. Surely they know the likelihood of that is fairly low. I have to wonder what their motivations really are. Sometimes I read some of the COVID message boards and wonder if it's a fan site for COV...

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by joeblow10
Sat May 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11480

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse? Everybody keeps saying "short term issue" - I think this is a lot more of ...

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by joeblow10
Fri May 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6833

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

Funny that it’s a 29 mile flight that probably takes the full 35 minutes with all the departure and approach maneuvering

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by joeblow10
Fri May 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24486

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

I thought this tweet was on point: https://twitter.com/DKThomp/status/1261306105998737408 Miles flown on U.S. airlines didn't surpass their pre-9/11 highs until the spring of 2004: 2.5 years later Miles flown didn't surpass their pre-Great Recession highs until 2013: ~5 years later COVID is a combo...

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by joeblow10
Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Obviously - officially “listed” range is one thing and real capability is another, but Airbus puts the 359 range at 8100nm.

That covers LAX-SYD with ease. JNB on the other hand is 8450nm from ATL. Would be somewhat shocked if JNB isn’t back eventually in some form, supposedly printed money for years

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by joeblow10
Thu May 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14865

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

"Voluntary Permanent LoA, age 62+ paid 50 hours until age 65, retain all benefits and 401k, etc as above, remaining sick deposited into HSA" That is an amazingly generous offer. Assume 1000 pilots take it, you are looking at easily $100 million per year in expenses (and thats on the low s...

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