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by madpropsyo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???
Replies: 14
Views: 3690

Re: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???

KPHX 170151Z 17018G32KT 8SM SCT075 SCT150 BKN210 BKN250 29/16 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 20036/0135 LTG DSNT SW SLP075 CB DSNT S-SW AND W SHRA DSNT SW T02940156

Gusty crosswind. Probably a windshear issue.

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by madpropsyo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 39001

Re: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread

Although it's obviously not MCAS 1.0 bad it seems the NEO shares similar pitch issues as the MAX when it comes to strapping these larger, more powerful powerplants to an older airframe design. Seems like LH would do better to mandate more forward loading of baggage to protect the CG envelope rather ...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21851

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

How’s Delta’s free WiFi? Ohh... how bout dem apples? Delta announced free wifi over a year ago: https://skift.com/2018/09/28/delta-ceo-declares-free-in-flight-wi-fi-is-coming/ Unless I’m missing something that article basically says that DL announced they would think about how to do free WiFi at so...

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by madpropsyo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 5848

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

Where does the money keep pouring in from for these endless searches? More than a few people have made entire careers out of cruising the south pacific looking for this airplane. Nice work if you can get it I guess...

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by madpropsyo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 35
Views: 3758

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

superbizzy73 wrote:
I still think the 175-E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any of the scope-clause issues, are they?


Aren't all of Alaska's 175s only a couple years old though? I can't see them replacing new frames so soon and I'd doubt they would want to introduce a new variant with a top up.

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by madpropsyo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:31 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: 15512

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

So how’s that SFO hub going for AS? ;) I am not arguing that it's going well, but dropping a net of 2 daily flights for a single month doesn't mean much. As suggested above, when airlines drop frequencies for only one month it is usually becasue of a specific and temporary cause. Once AS gets back ...

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by madpropsyo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9568

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

What does WAB stand for? Winging A Bankruptcy?

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by madpropsyo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 388089

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I will repeat my unpopular (or wrong) posts. The aviation industry needs something between $15 million simulators and an iPad. MS flight simulator with some hardware from retired 737s programmed to offer specific scenarios seems logical and inevitable. I could see the first one costing $1 million, ...

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by madpropsyo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 4327

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

Taking a slightly more northerly route through north Texas, southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and up into Virginia would have been a clear path and more direct routing than the one it took. As I said earlier.... Right on the front page here, you can see the thunderstorms and other weather in M...

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by madpropsyo
Sun May 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11861

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Runway capacity constraints at SEA could be solved by introducing advanced PRM procedures as in SFO. SEA’s 16R/C are already further apart than SFO’s 28R/L. Terminal capacity is being addressed albeit slowly. The population density doesn’t exist to make bullet trains work in the PNW corridor (or any...

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by madpropsyo
Fri May 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16656

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

Startup Airline with terrible business plan decides it can't afford brand new widebodies. News at 11.

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by madpropsyo
Sat May 04, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39594

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

Well that's unfortunate. On a conceptual level at least BBD has designed some excellent commercial aircraft recently like the Q400 and CSeries. Though they tend to drop the ball on the execution side of the business. The Q is world renowned for being a hangar queen and the CSeries program turned int...

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by madpropsyo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7672

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

This site is hilarious... Instead of discussing the subject at hand we've got nearly 20 posts debating some guy's forgotten 1oz snack.

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by madpropsyo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type
Replies: 20
Views: 1910

Re: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type

One question I have about them is if they are ever based on market type vs seat count or aircraft weight? Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about b...

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by madpropsyo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality
Replies: 54
Views: 7612

Re: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality

Isn't Airbus actually helping out Boeing with such comments? I think they’re helping the industry as a whole, including themselves by asking difficult questions. Airbus has a few recent examples of their aircraft flying or trying to fly into the ground and a few of those incidents could have been o...

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by madpropsyo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is an awful lot of losses for a small economy to bear... What kind of collateral damage could WOW do to Icelandic banks if they go under considering how much they’ve lost and the fact that they seemingly aren’t paying for anything at this point? $167 million is almost 1% of Iceland’s GDP...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

smokeybandit wrote:
I only flew WOW once, but I enjoyed it and certainly would fly them again.


But would you fly them at a price that would sustain their business? My guess is not and that most would choose to fly FI or another legacy airline if their pricing was realistic. Otherwise they wouldn't be collapsing.

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by madpropsyo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 18517

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

There are multiple protections so you don’t accidentally takeoff with them folded. Please describe them further. I am admittedly not in a place where I am 100% confident about Boeing quality control, given the MAX, yesterday's reports about the Air Force finding foreign debris in new Boeing planes,...

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by madpropsyo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4788

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

Every single statistic on aviation safety over the last 50 years proves this ludicrous statement false. What a load of bollocks.

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by madpropsyo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4791

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

jumbojet wrote:
More than what your getting from UA/AA.


It’s actually literally the same I’m getting on UA/AA since it’s still pay to play on all of the above. Promise in one hand as they say...

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by madpropsyo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5497

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

I think the only way a merger like this makes sense is if the combined entity is prepared to immediately make huge investments in a QX style regional network across the east coast and also connect AS’s Midwest service to B6’s network. Sure, B6’s network would gain a huge amount of utility by tapping...

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by madpropsyo
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

I agree the market needs WOW Air. WOW Air is only “needed” because their fares are rock bottom. The fact that they are currently on the brink on failure is proof that those fares are unrealistic. That in and of itself would not be problematic except that they appear to be dragging Icelandair down w...

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by madpropsyo
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

For all WOW personnel reading this: please accept my most sincere sympathy and support. I think you are a great airline and your presence is needed on the transatlantic market. Let's hope that these difficult times will pass soon and WOW will strive again! I agree the market needs WOW Air. WOW Air ...

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by madpropsyo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23698

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

c933103 wrote:
Speaking of which, what's the current status of the MC21X plan with 9000km range?


I checked and yup, it's still Russian. So that'll be a no.

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by madpropsyo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34861

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

What other reasons could be behind Delta’s interest in launching the NMA? If they order first and order big they get to dictate more of the design/specs than other airlines. The bigger opportunity for DL is they get right out in front of developing their MRO services for the new jet. What this tell...

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by madpropsyo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47956

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

In the olden days we all had to fly narrow bodies on long routes. Was not great, but at least they had 4 engines. Now a narrow body with two engines on a long route? Not my cup of tea when I have a choice. Good luck finding any scheduled US to Hawai’i service on anything with more than 2 motors. Ma...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14026

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Even if there are discrepancies it's not exactly reasonable for the FAA to pursue action. The system as designed by the FAA is one giant rounding error. Passengers and bags are not weighed for weight and balance purposes, so the reality is that even if everyone and everything is properly accounted ...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14026

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Even if there are discrepancies it's not exactly reasonable for the FAA to pursue action. The system as designed by the FAA is one giant rounding error. Passengers and bags are not weighed for weight and balance purposes, so the reality is that even if everyone and everything is properly accounted f...

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by madpropsyo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 139008

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible

rheinwaldner wrote:
JamesCousins wrote:
Has it sold as well as the 787 or A350 thus far? No.

At least the A339 has sold better than the 787-10. Despite being launched later.


The A339 competes with the 787-9, not the 787-10.

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by madpropsyo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

How big of an impact is this ramp down having on passenger traffic numbers for KEF? I know they were planning on big expansions over the next few years.

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by madpropsyo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Can we get a summary of what is left of this airline? I’m still struggling to understand what, exactly, Indigo invested in.

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by madpropsyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9773

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

A rebrand to Flairlines is the only acceptable "relaunch" IMO.

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by madpropsyo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 10064

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

B6 doesn’t have any aircraft in its current fleet to effectively and reliably offer LHR flights. The Mint A321s probably offer the best chance but they wouldn’t manage full loads westbound all winter long. Have they announced whether the 321neos will be mint or not? With the extremely low mint densi...

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by madpropsyo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 1523

Re: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?

He can’t use Moxy, so maybe “Spunk”. It fits the plane they want to use. “Neeleman’s Spunk” does have a certain ring to it, that’s for sure. Not sure it’ll appeal to the family crowd though... As someone else said I’d imagine it’ll be a trendy one word title in the vein of Moxy, Spirit, Swoop, etc....

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by madpropsyo
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?

With the complete lack of adequate quality control they've had on project after project frankly they're lucky they're still in business as is. Jesus it only took three threads. Why not bash GE when GE90 was hell, CFM for the Leap disaster and PW for the whole lots of issue with GTF? Unless you prov...

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by madpropsyo
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?

Rolls Royce needs to sort out its obligations as they currently stand before they attempt to tackle any projects. With the complete lack of adequate quality control they've had on project after project frankly they're lucky they're still in business as is.

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by madpropsyo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37905

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

MalevTU134 wrote:
Oh là là, illegal? Not to worry, Monsieur...Hercule Poirot is on the case....with help from Tintin.


Ah ha. Funny.

But yes, illegal. If this incident had happened on a US airline the pilots would be facing potential action against their licenses from the FAA.

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by madpropsyo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37905

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

The law in the USA (CFR 121.565) says that in the event of an engine failure on a twin engine airplane in commercial service, the pilots SHALL land at the nearest suitable airport. Airplane model and manufacturers procedures don’t even play into it, this applies across the board. It isn’t a choice, ...

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by madpropsyo
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20965

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Seems like Delta's good for at least one of these a year on its Pacific 767 fleet. Can't imagine how much it costs them to fix and repo the airframes and people but it must be less than shelling out for new airframes. Hard to believe, especially with escalating fuel prices.

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by madpropsyo
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37726

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Someone will invest in them. The interesting question is who does it and what portions of the business do they keep? They do have some valuable assets which various entities would be happy to carve up at bargain prices.

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by madpropsyo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

At this point what would Indigo be investing in?

An airline cutting its fleet and route network while acknowledging its product and business model has failed seems like a bad place to put your money.

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by madpropsyo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 11611

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

Considering this is FR they were probably under pressure to turn the aircraft quickly and just used the excuse to hurry people off the plane.

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by madpropsyo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8716

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

1996 called and they want their tail design back.

Also, how dare they get so close to calling themselves Flairlines only to chicken out.

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by madpropsyo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7298

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

If WN traded 5 slots at PAE for 20 LGA/DCA slots they're laughing all the way to the bank.

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by madpropsyo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XT to end scheduled commercial operations next year
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: XT to end scheduled commercial operations next year

So it says that Indonesia AirAsia will assume some domestic routes. Is that the only distinction between the X and non-X variants, the international flights?

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by madpropsyo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Boeing make a mistake putting middle exit doors on the 737 MAX 200?
Replies: 64
Views: 10804

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 200 no sense!!!

Whoa.

Mental health concerns aside, the only point of the MAX200 was so Ryanair could stuff 199 seats in the airplane and not have to pay for a 5th flight attendant. So putting a couple more seats on board is unnecessary in the first place.

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by madpropsyo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20324

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

BFI will never happen again. Let's hope you're right, since WN would turn BFI into another DAL or MDW very quickly. PAE isn't governed by King County or the Port Authority of Seattle at least. With what land? There's no way they could do much more than what's happening at PAE, BFI is already bursti...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 597063

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Isn't Lion Air the airline that instead of paying living wages to their employees they constructed a modern day company town with company stores and company schools for their employees? It's no small wonder that an airline with labor practices right out of the 1920s would have an abysmal safety reco...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 72
Views: 12425

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

No that info is not publicly available. All this is ticket fares and load factor. I also filter out the fares on connection itinerary. Interesting, thanks. That could create some interesting comps with WN I would think since they don't rely on ancillary revenue as much as the rest of the industry. ...

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by madpropsyo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 72
Views: 12425

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

SANSMF 480 WN 256973 129.52 129.25 99.83% 154.3 86.91% 112.33 0.2340 BURSJC 296 OO 16045 92.68 92.68 100.00% 76.0 62.65% 58.06 0.1961 BURSJC 296 QX 8069 99.55 99.55 100.00% 76.0 68.94% 68.63 0.2319 BURSJC 296 WN 145927 124.99 124.78 99.88% 143.1 70.52% 87.99 0.2973 Pardon my ignorance here. I’ve se...

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