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by Insertnamehere
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 752
Views: 84553

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Antidotally, I know of 2 couples who ended-up postponing their weddings that were to have been traditional big gathering/receptions here in the states and ended up doing a small family destination wedding in CUN. I think word has gotten out that small-destination weddings in Mexico are good to go, ...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to New York
Replies: 20
Views: 1411

Re: Travel to New York

I'm asking this to anyone who has recently traveled to JFK. How does it work once you arrive at JFK? Do the virus police meet you at the gate? Is there a checkpoint? You may think you can say whatever you want on the internet, but asking about how to break the law is never smart. The internet isn’t...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers
Replies: 69
Views: 5418

Re: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

This is an all around crappy situation. If you don't allow the pins, an FA who didn't have a good day can use it to claim AA is anti BLM where as allowing the pins is going to lead to someone wearing a MAGA pin and causing issues on a flight. Part of this is stemming from the recent incident on a De...

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21380

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

It's surprising to me that WN does not fly between the NYC area to the Miami area. There is a very large amount of traffic between the two and B6s success proves there's a market outside of the typical ULCCs and the US3.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245499

Re: AA Adds Routes Including CUN-CMH/IND, MIA-MKE/PWM/ROC, JFK-SJD and more

I wonder how they will do customs on the CUN-CMH route. The only other international flight into Columbus is a CRJ from YYZ which clears US customs in Canada. Cancun to my knowledge does not have any US customs and CMH does not have any sterile areas for international flights (they do haves a custom...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Tristar Experience?
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: Fate of Tristar Experience?

Worldair1 wrote:
Northrop Grumman (Orbital - ATK) is still actively marketing the Pegaus launch platform to customers so their's is not going anywhere anytime soon.


Its a lackluster program. The only reason is its still around is NASA and the DoD want to keep it around so they can keep launch options open.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

I don't care for wearing a mask but its what is best. Consequently, airlines are very much enforcing the mask rule. I was on a spirit flight from LGA-FLL yesterday sitting in row 1 and FAs were not letting anyone on without a proper mask, bandannas were denied boarding. Ground crew helped out as wel...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 13339

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

Blerg wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
Bye bye El Al , the Israelis are going to love EK and it’s fantastic network


It's not just LY that will pay the price now, there is also TK which is currently the busiest foreign airline in Israel.


To a lesser extent, Aeroflot. Aeroflot flies a lot of jews between JFK and TLV through SVO.

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Craziest airfares seen during Covid

AA: CMH-MIA:$41
AA: MIA-LGA:$26
NK:FLL-LGA:$18
B6:FLL-EWR:$14

I have also seen international round trips from Miami to places like Santiago and Buenos Aires for $300 R/T.

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 43
Views: 2070

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

1.Etihad
2.Jetblue (a bit boring but I think their different tails design and overall branding is excellent)
3.Porter (a bit bland but fits great with the Q400)
4.Cathay Pacific

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3997

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

Makes sense, could see its use in corporate shuttles and probably travel for heads of state.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 50
Views: 5997

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

It looks like the Atlanta Braves continue with DL8877. They are at the Mets tonight and are flying out of JFK instead of the usual LGA. Weird. JFK is right next to Citi Field. When teams are leaving after a night game at Citi Field, they almost always depart from JFK. Braves arrived into EWR for th...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 31
Views: 1972

Re: In-flight magazines

I personally doubt that they will come back. Print media has been falling in the public for years now and it would be cheaper just to have a pdf file be accessible for passengers on the onboard wifi. Its also a cost consideration to add in a magazine for storage, transport, and be added into the rou...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-15s jets intercept BEY bound Mahan Air over Syria
Replies: 12
Views: 4160

Re: F-15s jets harrass BEY bound Mahan Air over Syria.

Couldn't it be a Saudi F-15? The Saudis and Iranians don't have the best relations.

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5115

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

Do you want to point out which part of my summary is not from the filing? You're not wrong but you definitely used the selected info to cast a negative shadow. I read the entire report and felt all things considered NK is doing quite well compared to others. They've mitigated major damage, agreed u...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Fares 13SEP20-02OCT20
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: WN Fares 13SEP20-02OCT20

Because of the situation worsening in southern states airlines are fearful of another wave of cancellations and so all the airlines are cutting prices again. I just booked a oneway on AA flying MIA-LGA for $26 and another from CMH-MIA for $40. Prices across the board are depressed in hopes of keepin...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14072

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Love flying on the E145 personally I find it much more comfortable when you have the A seat over the E175 and even the 737.

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8847

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Imagine riding on a 764 doing the Expressway visual 31? It's already enough of a sight when the Trump 757 does it let alone an even bigger 764.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who is Air Koryo's website for?
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Who is Air Koryo's website for?

First Air Lord here! I think the site exists in part to nudge JS out of Skytrax’s one star category, as a criteria where it struggled was online booking facility. The new terminal at FNJ has a transit channel so who knows what the future holds. Obviously they are going to buy all the retired A380s ...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 680
Views: 105234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

American architects Victor Hugo Azevedo and Cheryl Lu Xu have a back-up plan for the 737MAX, just in case the return to service will not go as smoothly as hoped: https://images4.persgroep.net/rcs/aJoKD83_NJU-fbJHb_vGi3pTKZY/diocontent/172939946/_fitwidth/1240?appId=93a17a8fd81db0de025c8abd1cca1279&...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service
Replies: 89
Views: 12057

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

AA recently retired their E190s, could those be bought?

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 300
Views: 12808

Re: Spirit announces EWR-BOS

I think everyone is failing to see that Amtrak isn't all that fast versus flying, Amtrak isn't the Shinkansen or SNCF, its incredibly slow in comparison. Flying right now is a breeze with security taking 5 minutes most of the time. The people who are travelling are incredibly price sensitive and wil...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35587

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Not surprising, the little carriers have been able to gobble up a lot of traffic. With the young carriers having lower cost basis and being a lot more nimble than the big 3 they have been able to attract what little amount of passengers were flying. The big 3 will be losing a lot of passengers and m...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young highlighted its doubts of Air Asia's future leading to the share price of Air Asia to fall 10%. According to EY, AirAsia's liabilities exceed their current assets by $430 million. On Monday, AirAsia has reported a quarterly loss of almost $200 million. source: https://www.bbc.com/n...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5723

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

Could it be from the very stringent privacy laws in Germany that they took it to an extreme and removed any and all vehicles? Privacy laws in Germany are very....annoying and it leads to quirks like Germany didn't have street view until recently they are beginning to map it. As for aerial vs satelli...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21993

Re: EWR New Terminal One

Does this mean that EWR wont be the cesspit of America it currently is?

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wide Bodies on Domestic Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Wide Bodies on Domestic Flights

With COVID slamming domestic and international demand. Will we see more widebodies flying domestic US routes? While obviously domestic travel is a shadow of what it once was, it provides better optics with more opportunities for social distancing and gives these aircraft less time sitting in the des...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Future Fleet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2083

Re: Ameriflight Future Fleet?

Cargo PC-12's could replace the metro. They're still converting B1900s so there's already an in-house solution to the Metro issue. They're probably going to have more issues with Beech 99 and fatigue issues, and they tend to write off an aircraft a year but with current utilization their turbine fl...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16473

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

PTVs are so nice to have at least with a moving map so I have more information. Delta has them on their narrowbody fleet and they enjoy great brand satisfaction. American cares more about the bottom line and in some ways its understandable. COVID gives them an opportunity to rethink what they're doi...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 18
Views: 1519

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

When I was in Moscow boarding a flight to New York this American woman started screaming about Hillary Clinton and the State Department and Donald Trump. While I thought this was completely normal as I have the joy of seeing that on a daily basis living in New York, Russians found this to be rather ...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Re: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?

I still have Swiss tickets booked flying SVO-ZRH-JFK which is slightly awkward because I have no flights to Moscow and both my citizenships are banned in the EU so travelling through Switzerland should be a fun experience. My family decided to rent an apartment in South Florida for a while so im spl...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

I think everyone here is not remembering the king of waiting for a gate...LGA Nothing like landing from your 90 minute commuter flight on your flying torture machine they call a CRJ. Only to have to wait for the same amount of time as your flight for another crap box to finally leave the alley or fo...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22424

Re: Revisiting MH370

I am 100% sure that some military knows where the plane is. The plane was flying near the South China Sea. The amount of military activity between the Americans, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysians means that someone has to know which way the plane went they just won't say so they don't reveal any i...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Their bread and butter was flights like JFK-LGW and MCO-LGW. Eh, that's probably going a bit far. Long haul was never their bread and butter. Norwegian was first and foremost a European LCC, that's where their bread and butter routes lay. Of course it wasn't some of their routes particularly were t...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian is suffering the worst from Americans not being able to travel to Europe and vice versa. Their bread and butter was flights like JFK-LGW and MCO-LGW. Now? Their survival during the crucial summer season for European airlines they are just going to hope some venture capital firm buys them ...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian is suffering the worst from Americans not being able to travel to Europe and vice versa. Their bread and butter was flights like JFK-LGW and MCO-LGW. Now? Their survival during the crucial summer season for European airlines they are just going to hope some venture capital firm buys them u...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2720

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

People here are forgetting the medias impact on the Russian People. With the state controlling media and most Russians only using Russian social media platforms that conform to the government, most people have this infatuation with the dictator of Russia. The Russian culture also created this, with ...

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14721

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

bombayduck wrote:
Would this guy be the male version of a Karen.? If there is such a person.


A Kyle

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in Arizona
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Wildfires in Arizona

They have more than sand and retirees in Arizona?

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Personal cloud storage
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Personal cloud storage

This is, by definition, not a cloud - cloud being someone else's computer ;) One word of caution: drives fail, and when they fail in a NAS, the replacement drive has to be synced for the storage to be consistent. On modern drive sizes, this takes a very long time (days even) and increases the risk ...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality
Replies: 23
Views: 1537

Re: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality

At the same time in the US you have Congress trying to ban end-to-end encryption through backdoors and Australia has already done so. Also your zoom calls? Unless you're a business the encryption keys for your call can be stored on servers in China according to the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stargazer L1011, the one and only Tristar flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: Stargazer L1011, the one and only Tristar flying

It's unlikely to fly for much longer. Off the top of my head there are either none or just one more launches booked for Stargazer. With stuff like Virgin Galactic's Cosmic Girl on the way and the evolution of smallsat launchers elsewhere Stargazer and Pegasus are simply too expensive. The Pegasus s...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: American to use all seating July 1

They blocked middle seats? I flew a few weeks ago LGA-CLT-FLL and on both flights people were placed in the middle seats.

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 4929

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

This would be Airbus' order to lose. With Boeing desperate for someone to regain trust in the MAX I could see Boeing potentially dumping some MAXs in order to secure the order and to show both shareholders and MAX customers that they should continue their trust in the MAX program.

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22424

Re: Revisiting MH370

I watched the second plane hit, live. It happened. Of course it happened. I watched it too. We thought it was a replay of the first hit. But if somebody has planted an electronic device in the tower to bring the plane home, it is feasible. The thing is, its been almost 19 years, in the last 19 year...

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15790

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

If its going to be an all J configuration its unlikely to be any type wide-body. Personally, I would say they could configure a few A321NEOs. You can fly them transcon for some easy domestic routes, but also, as we have seen with the sustainable success of La Compagnie they could be used TATL. If th...

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4319

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

What about Russia?
Russia has had some nasty wildfires in Siberia, this year has already is having some nasty ones that have started earlier than usual.
As climate change creates more issues I wouldn't be surprised if their fleet grows as more wildfires occur.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29960

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Yeah it seems quite risky to start operations at this time of year and under these circumstances. They however have at least two things going for them. According to people in the know bookings in and out of Iceland have been surprisingly healthy after the country announced its reopening. Secondly, ...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 138
Views: 30109

Re: Rumor: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Soooo... relating to Delta... - JV partner Virgin Australia enters administration - 20% stake in LATAM - Ch. 11 Bankruptcy - 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic - Expected to enter administration - 49% stake in Aeromexico - Expected to file for Ch. 11 bankruptcy. Unfortunate. Getting some Etihad vibes for...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Back up ops centers
Replies: 11
Views: 3277

Re: Back up ops centers

cpl22586 wrote:
Jetblue has a backup system operations center out on Long Island .


Is Jetblue's main operations center in their HQ in LIC?

Would be surprising if they did considering the price of NYC real estate, especially at that location which has been growing substantially in the last few years.

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