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by Insertnamehere
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 67
Views: 7647

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

seat1a wrote:
Does LaCompagnie get it's share of the business market?


La Compagnie has a lot of the upscale tourism market and some business market. I know one large financial firm based in New York heavily pushes their employees to take La Compagnie when flying to Paris and when they used to fly to Luton.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 35
Views: 6286

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

Am I the only one here who doesn’t particularly mind leather seats? They give a feeling of a little touch more premium nature especially when you add some cross stitching ala BA embossed logo and Delta comfort+ not to mention the more sanitary feeling.

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

Asiana is starting to do a lot better "right-sizing" their routes. They now fly A350s during the low season to JFK versus A380s in the summer.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?

I was looking at Aeroflot's destinations for a up-coming trip to Europe from Asia and realised Aeroflot flies to LITERALLY every airport in Europe (both Western & Eastern). They need profitable growth amid the US sanctions and they could launch Singapore (large high yielding banking, Asia regio...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Robot with a pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Robot with a pilot licence

How long until we see these boys rolling down the terminal wearing aviators flanked by robot flight attendants wearing skirts.

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 15698

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

AA gutted their JFK hub and for me that moved me from being platinum with them and die hard to becoming more of a free agent going to whomever has the best deal (also thanks to my Amex Platinum card as I can move points to a bunch of airline programs a lot better and get better flexibility). AA has ...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Warning for those going to Disney for the new Star Wars land: TSA has just banned the themed Coke bottles sold there
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: Warning for those going to Disney for the new Star Wars land: TSA has just banned the themed Coke bottles sold there

From experience TSA agents regularly don’t care and you’ll probably get through fine especially when it’s super busy.

This is by far one of the dumbest things to be banned but whatever you gotta do for Security theatre...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3413

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

hpff wrote:
MEL, SYD and BNE all have hotels on the airport property, but I don't believe any of them are directly connected to the terminals.


They have walkways to all the terminals at MEL and is placed above the parking garage. It's a decent hotel. Nothing special.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3410

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

I never got the whole preclear vs clearing in the US thing... its the same thing, you wait in line etc - same thing... specially now with mobile passport and Global Entry, frankly, that money should be invested in hiring more US Customs personnel, imagine all the gate space that it would open in th...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3055

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

While I do not know the full extent of the tweets sent. What is the extent to which someone running Southwest's social media (presumably a relatively low-level Customer Service or PR employee) information to have access to?

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20881

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Sounds like Russia, "takeoff normally? screw it we pay for runway we use all runway"

Russia is truly the Florida of the rest of the world.

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12258

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance. Or just limit payload/fuel. So limit range (no more Atlanta) or short sell your capacity. You guys have this locked down. You should work in revenue management! At the end o...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19218

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

While a massive shot in the dark. Could we see someone like XL Airways (they do also own La Compagnie which the current CEO founded and sold to XL) take them over for both their slot portfolio and using some of the aircraft to expand either XL or La Compagnie?

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 95901

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

zakuivcustom, there is NO market for MIA-NRT/HND . That's quite the assertion, especially without any evidence whatsoever to back it up. Japan *is* the third-largest economy in the world. The US is first, and Florida is one of its most important states. And Florida is also an entrepot for investmen...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 95901

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Probably just announcing the HND flights, T5 LHR move, and some more routes to Australia thanks to the QF JV. India flights while I would love I don't think will happen for a while I would argue they are waiting to see how successful DL is with their JFK-BOM route before diving in with their own met...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TATL route predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: TATL route predictions

I could see Aer Lingus starting DUB-CMH seasonally on an A321LR once they get a few more in the fleet. Is there really that much Dublin to “Dublin” demand? I would think CMH’s first TATL (not Brewdog shenanigans) would be Paris because of fashion industry ties or maybe London. I don’t think the dem...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114853

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Just caught my last mad dog flight today on the CMH-DFW. It'll be sad to see them go, but it is overdue. Disagree. The S80 is AA's last remaining mainline jet that's even remotely comfortable (other than the LAA 321s that haven't yet been destroyed, errrrr Oasised). May as well fly NK and save some...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TATL route predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: TATL route predictions

I could see Aer Lingus starting DUB-CMH seasonally on an A321LR once they get a few more in the fleet.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 54
Views: 4634

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

Air India but I have issues with the whole Indian aviation sector I could write about in regards to needless id checks (I got my boarding pass checked at the gate desk, before getting to the Jetway, at the end of the Jetway, and on board the aircraft). as operations are constantly delays and piss po...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6486

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

Could also to ensure passengers do not get up after landing. Its a common occurrence for Russian and Eastern European passengers to hop up the second the wheels hit the tarmac and grab their bags.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 25232

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

It seems to me a lot of people are apologists for Boeing. Yes, issues happen but passing them off as a non-issues or industry common is ignorant at best. Something is structurally wrong in Boeing as we don't have quality complaints coming out in regards to Airbus and yes this can be due to the incre...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 16452

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

skipness1E wrote:
Weaker pound also means inbound tourism should be stronger mind, every cloud has a silver lining

But will that really balance out the loss in demand from locals there not flying as much as the fares get more expensive because of the weaker pound.

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112422

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

With a fleet or planes and now delivery trucks could Amazon make a play for package services like FedEx/DHL/UPS?? I doubt it. This is designed to decrease their own shipping costs which has been exploding. Adding the ability to book capacity on their flights or trucks takes away any last minute cap...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112422

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

With a fleet or planes and now delivery trucks could Amazon make a play for package services like FedEx/DHL/UPS?? I doubt it. This is designed to decrease their own shipping costs which has been exploding. Adding the ability to book capacity on their flights or trucks takes away any last minute cap...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96524

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Definitely a great thing for the A220 program. Now the only legacy group not having them on order in Europe is IAG but I would not be surprised to see an A221 order. Wish the City Council in Toronto would have allowed the runway extension it would have been beautiful seeing a PD A220 with the Toront...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1575

Re: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

In the off-season Southern Europe is also cheap. Go to Lisbon, Valencia or Athens. But don't go there in the high season (summer), you pay the head price. That goes for everywhere within Europe by the way, but specially around the Mediterranean. In the summer, just about all of Northern Europe goes...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1575

Re: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

Estonia is a pretty little place (while its not Scandinavia). It's also really cheap there but the old parts of Tallinn is quite pretty. You can fly there but honestly I preferred the ferry from Helsinki.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to increase flights from Barcelona to USA and Chile
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Re: LEVEL to increase flights to USA and Chile

Do we know how profitable LEVEL is or is this just trying to keep Norwegian bleeding money in Spain and France?

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9526

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

I think it could work if they don't grow ridiculously and do stupid things like try to fly to India, Dallas, Ohio, and get A330's. Narrow bodies worked and getting hyper efficient NEO's would give them a good competitive edge. However the Atlantic is a mess right now with low fares they will have to...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22370

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Could we ever see LGA-CMH on the A220 (of course I am heavily biased as I fly that route heavily)? While it is a Republic crew base it is a frequent route for all three legacies.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Airbus A220 routes; includes SEA-ATL
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: New DL Airbus A220 routes; includes SEA-ATL

SLC-LGA is surprising, will they do it Saturday only or did they get an exemption from the perimeter rule?

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14014

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

AA just can't seem to get out of the press and not for good reasons.

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?

Hot meals will never be good on domestic flights in Y. Even in F they are not the best. I think sticking to a lower cost BOB option with fresher food is the best. When I took Air Canada last year I had a leg from YUL-YVR in a 787 and the BOB was great. It was reasonable prices and the quality was q...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Aeroflot still fly to IAD?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Why does Aeroflot still fly to IAD?

Russia has a huge diplomatic presence in the U.S. with a staggeringly huge compound in D.C. While this isn't the main basis of the flight part of it is still political showing that Russia is committed to working with the Western world. Remember Russia loves optics and portraying itself as insanely w...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?

Hot meals will never be good on domestic flights in Y. Even in F they are not the best. I think sticking to a lower cost BOB option with fresher food is the best. When I took Air Canada last year I had a leg from YUL-YVR in a 787 and the BOB was great. It was reasonable prices and the quality was qu...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 2977

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

I actually think they look alright. Are they the best uniforms in the industry? No, I am quite partial to BA and Delta's uniforms. However, they are boldly inoffensive and give off a look of professionalism which is something that can be said better than the new United uniforms which are frankly dis...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35090

Re: WN to close EWR

Definitely for the best. LGA while not the best option for Manhattan is arguably able to service every borough in NYC better than EWR. Hopefully we will see some increase of flights out of LGA especially as more gate space is opened up with the renovations (the new area of the Central terminal at LG...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?
Replies: 16
Views: 5332

Re: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?

The big question is will it be able to be fixed and flown out?. I think a good look at that would be the Norwegian 737MAX that had to divert to Iran earlier this year. It had some issues getting parts into the country but usually exemptions are made in these sorts of scenarios making it not that bi...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?
Replies: 16
Views: 5332

Re: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?

You answered yourself in your own post. In the event that a Qatari flagged aircraft had an emergency geopolitical issues fall on deaf ears. This has happened before in which an American flagged airliner diverted to Iran. Although people on this forum are vastly more knowledgable than me for specific...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 3695

Re: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports

ILNFlyer wrote:
98 GL OH DAY Dayton James M Cox Dayton International 858,520 -8.22% .......appalling.


A lot of people in Ohio are moving into the Columbus area so it is no surprise that Dayton is getting the short end of the stick and losing a ton of passengers.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13944

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

mxaxai wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
oof

That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.


The NMA will happen. You can bet on it.

I have no doubt but 5.6 billion can pay for a lot of extra R&D.


Or in Boeing's case it can pay for more a lot of extra bonuses for top mgmt.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 25909

Re: SAA Leasing A350

When did SAA drop the Dakar stop for their service to New York? I remember the last time I took that flight (albeit that was in 2010) we had either a tech or security stop in Dakar.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of China on Hong Kong Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Effect of China on Hong Kong Aviation

With the recent news and widespread protests in Hong Kong as China is attempting to exert more influence on Hong Kong could we
see a slow down in the flights and people flying to and from Hong Kong as the City's autonomy comes into question?

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will a US3 carrier return to Moscow!?
Replies: 17
Views: 1862

Re: Will a US3 carrier return to Moscow!?

I could see a Moscow Flight but it would be on a smaller aircraft (A321XLR?) due to tensions meaning not a ton of tourists are flying. Not to mention that Russia is struggling economically their GDP is growing barely ahead of inflation meaning not a lot of up front traffic. Maybe some diplomatic tra...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 15662

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

I know it is a long shot but, Prime Air?

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?

I know this is a longshot, but what about Amazon Air bidding on the contract? Does anyone see this happening? Doubtful. Amazon Air will grow to 71 planes in 2021 which is decent. However, in comparison, FedEx operates 650 worldwide. They just don't have the capacity to take over USPS contracts. Ama...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 5010

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

I'm sure the front end of the cabin will be nicely filled. I know United makes a killing on their EWR-BOM route charging huge amounts for the nonstop especially to corporate clients.
Should be a good money maker for United especially if they put Polaris equipped aircraft on the route.

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9303

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

They were competing on some of the highest competition routes in the country with an noncompetitive product. Flying J transcon you had options such as American J or F with lie flat beds
while Virgin were still flying Recliner's.

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1559

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

They fly to JFK, EWR, HKG, NRT though Because NYC is a huge leisure market that also happens to be a financial capital making them able to fill the front and back of the plane. Same for Tokyo and for Hong Kong. Virgin's bread and butter is leisure focused with some business traffic to increase the ...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8028

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Let’s do some maths. Narcan cost about $150, and there’s about 150 seats on a plane. So a dollar per seat. But that Narcan should be good for a year or two - conservatively 1000 flights. So it’s about a tenth of a cent increase you’ll see in your ticket price. Say you average a flight every week fo...

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