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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri May 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60235

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I’ve been noticing on FR24 the last few days that departures are utilizing 7R/25L and 8/26 at KPHX. What’s the reasoning behind this? Haven’t seen anything posted.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41897

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Q: What's biggest takeaway from this economic downturn among Fortune 500 companies? A: Everyone is seeing a steep reduction in capital expenditure. What does this tell us? Airlines with high debt are in the most trouble. Bankruptcy is more likely than anything. But regardless of financial standing, ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu May 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7518

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Folks, the poster clearly meant the 737-900/900ER. 737-9 was just shorthand. Thanks...yes was referring to any derivative of the 739's. To my knowledge, AS still operates both the 900 and the 900ER. I wasn't aware of any grounding of all of the -900's...I don't believe they've broken it down specif...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu May 07, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10594

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Marketing/advertising guy here at a large US network. Most brands are pulling their ad spend back. It would be prudent for airlines to refrain from advertising too. A lot of the reasoning is that brands don't want their ads tied to all the negativity in the news and even in other commercials. As oth...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 968
Views: 148851

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

On another note, has anyone else noted DL is flying A220s into ORD now? I wonder if this will be permanent moving forward in place of the 717. I'd love to be able to hop on one of these between LGA-ORD in the future.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 968
Views: 148851

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Everyday there is something that needs attention. We have today AFR B77W coming from CDG around 2pm. AFR brought B77W yesterday around 9pm as well. Looks like they operating ORD with B77W along with B77F... The 77W's are being used as freighters I assume? Do they operate out of T-5 or a cargo ramp?...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1392
Views: 124693

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Hey all - just wanted to ask about a quick observation I've made via Flightradar24: a lot of WN's planes still flying throughout the system have split-scimitar winglets. Did WN prioritize flying its 737-700s with these winglets in the system, or is it merely coincidence? Does aircraft age play a fac...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1529
Views: 206170

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Im still thinking they can get some A320/321NEO , 737MAX NTU from others airlines and maybe adding some A332 (Jet Aiways) more to balance this massive retirement Is that really necessary? If I recall, AA has over 40 more deliveries of 787 types. They need to downsize, and these deliveries will grad...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1529
Views: 206170

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

This is all so fascinating to see unfold. AA’s average fleet age is certainly going to dip once the dust settles. Question: will we see such drastic retirements occurring among the other US3?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2322
Views: 294849

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

I'm confused what you are trying to say, if you are arguing that the number of retirees brings down the economic output number, then you are essentially arguing it is a less valuable market....especially considering AA splits it with WN. A market you mentioned as a peer, MSP, is essentially a monop...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2322
Views: 294849

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

It's interesting to see the differing views of people who have lived or live in Phoenix, vs outsiders. While it is a sizable O&D center(thanks in part to inbound visitors) it does lag behind in terms of business, GDP wise it ranks behind MSP & DTW, and has half the GDP of similar sized metr...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2322
Views: 294849

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

I think Phoenix is a unique case. As a recent resident of PHX for 4 years, the economy there was booming. If we take a look at the socioeconomics of the region, I think it’s safe to assume Phoenix only looks better in the eyes of the consumer post-pandemic. The city has low taxes, large swaths of r...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2322
Views: 294849

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

I think Phoenix is a unique case. As a recent resident of PHX for 4 years, the economy there was booming. If we take a look at the socioeconomics of the region, I think it’s safe to assume Phoenix only looks better in the eyes of the consumer post-pandemic. The city has low taxes, large swaths of re...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 968
Views: 148851

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

On Sunday morning I flew LGA-ORD via AA and landed on 9L. As we taxied I was able to catch a glimpse of some of UA's parked heavies. They're lined up on what's called the "Orchard Pad" according to the ORD diagram. Here are some photos I took: https://imgur.com/GAsXFX8 https://imgur.com/C...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1529
Views: 206170

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Ishrion wrote:
BigPlaneGuy13 wrote:
So just to summarize what's happening in the last few days, would it be fair to predict that AA mainline will emerge with only the following?

A319/20/21 CEO & NEO
B738/M
A333
B788/9
B772/3


You mean A332 instead of the A333?


Yes sorry, A332!

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1529
Views: 206170

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

So just to summarize what's happening in the last few days, would it be fair to predict that AA mainline will emerge with only the following?

A319/20/21 CEO & NEO
B738/M
A333
B788/9
B772/3

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84435

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Any updates on AS regarding COVID-19 operations? Do they have a strategy in place?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4440
Views: 669034

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

In case anyone was wondering what the parked fleet looked like at ORD. Lots of widebodies are parked on a pad at the north end of the airfield. More 175s and CRJs are parked off to the west, but I couldn't snap it from my side of the plane. These photos were taken Sunday, March 22nd in the morning. ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 968
Views: 148851

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

On Sunday morning I flew LGA-ORD via AA and landed on 9L. As we taxied I was able to catch a glimpse of some of UA's parked heavies. They're lined up on what's called the "Orchard Pad" according to the ORD diagram. Here are some photos I took: https://imgur.com/GAsXFX8 https://imgur.com/CZ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1529
Views: 206170

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

How can AA fill a 763 on MIA-SFO if SFO isn’t even a hub? Demand and connections, you don't need a hub on both ends to fill a widebody. AA also fills widebodies on PHX-HNL, PHL-SFO, CLT-PUJ, CLT-MCO, DFW-MCO, all of which don't require a widebody for the range. Your rebuttal fails when you say you ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140810

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

Another question that I’m thinking about is what will be AA/AS’s strategy in the Hawaiian market? Seems like there’d be a lot of overlap. Maybe I’m wrong though.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140810

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

Go start your own thread about WN. Zzzzzzz Seconded. Back on topic though: what can we expect to happen to AS’s loyalty program? I’ve always enjoyed it for being (in my opinion) far more generous than other airlines — especially compared to AA. Will AS have to water down its program and create new ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

This leadership team at Boeing is arguably the biggest disgrace by any American company of the 21st century - even more so than the Wells Fargo/Equifax crises. At least nobody died from their misdoings. I don't understand what the Board of Directors could possibly be waiting for. Dennis has already...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

This leadership team at Boeing is arguably the biggest disgrace by any American company of the 21st century - even more so than the Wells Fargo/Equifax crises. At least nobody died from their misdoings. I don't understand what the Board of Directors could possibly be waiting for. Dennis has already ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13191

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I flew on a legacy AA 757 last week from DFW-JFK. These planes are outfitted with the lie-flat seats in first class. They looked attrocious. The backs of the seats where IFE used to be were gutted - with nothing to replace the gaping holes except for a dinky little phone/tablet holder. American's on...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222304

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The PFG "article/list" is an absolute joke. Who is paying them to release these surveys? Not to mention, I didn't see any detailed methodology for their rankings. Really TPG is just a glorified blog anyway - I'm disappointed the mainstream media ran with this subjective BS. Have these guy...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11658

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11658

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11658

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or y...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 19065

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

This topic has been mentioned a few times in this thread so I'll bite: Can someone explain to me how codesharing would work for international travel for Southwest? I am a bit perplexed because the airline uses a lot of secondary airports in key international gateways (SJC/OAK versus SFO, MDW versus ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678309

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is there any way that Dennis Muilenburg survives this ordeal at this point? With each passing moment the situation at Boeing only continues to worsen. If nothing else I'm assuming shareholders will force him out of at least one if not two of his titles as Chair, Prez, and CEO. The way I see things p...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 9434

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Interesting comment is they’re going to vigorously defend Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. I wonder if they’re going to add more flights from Portland again. Maybe they are worried about SY. At first I didn't think they were going to take much action. I get the feeling that they did not anticipate S...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any mock-ups of what the new T3N will look like? As someone mentioned upthread, I too am surprised at just how much of a full gut the terminal is getting.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 190065

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I know we've discussed that there is not enough value for AA to add scimitars to their 738s. However, is there a reason AA doesn't retrofit its A320 family aircraft with sharklets? Given the relatively young age of (most) of the 320ceo family, is the cost/benefit not there? I understand that the 320...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1936

Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

As a Phoenix native, I am wondering if AS could possibly add more service to PHX. Currently, the airline only operates to SEA, PDX, and PAE. Given the amount of traffic between PHX and LAX/SFO, can AS expand there and compete? There's been talk in this foru by others that perhaps AS should restructu...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4410

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

It was talked about in the Chicago thread, but isn't ORD technically the busiest now?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu May 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 190065

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Hi all - random question and unsure if it's been answered. I live near the westbound final approach of KPHX. I notice often that there are some AA planes that have red markings on their winglets. What does this signify? I've seen it on 738s and 321s with sharklets.

Thanks in advance!

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388327

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

mm320cap wrote:
I’m a United pilot and I absolutely love the new livery. To me it looks modern and fresh. The swoop to me is key. I can’t think of another US airline that has it.


I can't be the only one that thinks the swoop looks like the one from WN's old Canyon Blue livery.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 9696

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. This is absolutely not true. A HUGE portion of WN traffic is well-to-do Northside city folks and even North and West suburbanites that love WN and always fly them. By the way, even if you live on the north side near the...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 9696

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

As a Chicago native for 18 years, the simple answer is no way. I think you are underestimating how much air traffic WN flies into Chicago through MDW. South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. I don't think anyone has ever questioned the need for two airports ei...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65926

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

What is UA's strategy for their fleet repaint? Will they take a cost-effective approach like WN and take a really long time or will they go for an AA/AS strategy of painting relatively quickly?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388327

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

A few points: I think United keeping the globe was a smart move. But I think the globe is a bit too complicated and doesn't really feel "modern" in that respect. It would've been nice to see an evolution to the globe in the likes of Alaska's softening evolution to their font/tail. I really...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10647

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I'm still curious to hear people's perspectives on what a big order from AS would look like. They've established themselves as a true west coast carrier, so what does growth look like for them IF they were to double down on a really big MAX order? Seems like they have been shaking up operations in P...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10647

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

G500Captain wrote:
I said from the get go that all this was was a time to watch for dips in Boeings stock price and buy.


So do you think it would be wise for AS to purchase more MAX for their fleet strategy given the current environment?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10647

Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Hi everyone. Alaska Airlines Group is set to have 737 MAX 9s delivered in Q2 of 2019, meaning any day now. Obviously, they cannot because of the grounding that has been active for a month - and likely will be active for the foreseeable future. On top of this, Alaska is running its mixed fleet of air...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388327

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I think it's safe to say that UA's marketing department won't make the mistake of backtracking several years-worth of brand identity associated with the globe. From a marketing standpoint, bringing back the tulip would signal a step backward. Definitely not how they want to spin it. I'd personally l...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755791

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

About time!! Breaking: China Grounding Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft https://www.fliegerfaust.com/aviation-news-boeing--2631257248.html It is also being reported that Boeing will now delay the reveal of the 777X: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/business/boeing-777x-debut-postponed/index.html

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Some interesting developments in the "preferred alternatives" listed in the Comprehensive Asset Management plan. Among the most interesting proposals: https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/camp/final-phx-camp-committee-meeting-01-30-2019.pdf?sfvrsn=ff229588_4 - A 6 gate secon...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54099

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

If you look at an IFE from a cost-benefit analysis, it makes perfectly sound sense why IFE on domestic product is going away on UA and AA. All you Delta fanboys can crow about how much you and passengers love IFE now. But what everyone so far in this thread fails to take into account is how quickly ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX Imperial Hill question
Replies: 12
Views: 4079

Re: LAX Imperial Hill question

El Segundo Dog Park!

600 E Imperial Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245
United States

I love this spot. Have a great time!

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