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by TwinStarRocket
Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17877

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

We could of course fly without pilots now, the technology is there and ultimately it would be safer. Just as autonomous cars would reduce accidents by 90+% so might autonomous aircraft. The hard part is not the technology but the getting there...regulatory, legal, public acceptance, etc. It will ta...

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by TwinStarRocket
Mon May 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3290

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

They pretty much have all the cities covered that fit their business model, they could add frequencies to these routes for sure i see maybe bna in their future if it’s not already I haven’t looked in a bit No, we don't. Our business model works in 550+ markets and we're only covering 75'ish right n...

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by TwinStarRocket
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 12110

Re: United MCO hub?

blockski wrote:

But if UA were to acquire a carrier like Spirit it would give them a big boost.


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I can assure you that virtually none of us at NK want anything to do with UA. They can keep doing their thing and let us do ours.

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by TwinStarRocket
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3488

Re: Spirit livery question

Probably simpler/cheaper to apply. I think it looks better because if you didn’t know the scribble look was intentional, you’d think it was just a bad paint job. The 'cat scratch' SPIRIT was actually more expensive to produce than a 'clean' SPIRIT but that wasn't the driving factor. As stated previ...

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by TwinStarRocket
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60951

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I keep hearing that NK is not doing well in DFW. Is there any truth to this? I noticed they dropped several routes last year. The opening of MCO as a crew base and new south American hub has required cannibalizing the other bases for crews and airplanes. Until MCO is fully staffed I don't think we'...

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by TwinStarRocket
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of NK?
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Future Of NK?

I read through the 'jetBlue management' thread about the issues that B6 is facing and the analysis of their future. As a guy neck deep at NK it's sometimes hard to see the forrest for the trees. What's the outsider analysis of where NK is headed and what may happen in the next 5-10 years? Lots of in...

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by TwinStarRocket
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 7985

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

2) How many airlines today risk getting in the "low" category when they hold a plane for more than 15 minutes to allow connecting passengers to make their flights? I can't imagine that it is more cost effective to put people up in a hotel because waiting one additional minute means the fl...

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