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by KlimaBXsst
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37810

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Are there any reports out there that show how much of a proportion of the available traffic the “Big Six Airlines,” are capturing of the available passenger traffic right now. Has UA or AA gained United States market share against DL for example? Seems this is kind of likely as I do not think Americ...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23446

Re: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit

Hmmm, skirting the intentions of the unified European government it sounds.

Still an experiment in its infancy I guess.

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 49
Views: 7414

Re: Pan Am questions

......Nowadays a single crash can end up bankrupting the airline (eg. TWA, Swissair, Helios, Adam Air, Flash Airlines etc) or even result in the entire type being grounded. In a few words SOCIAL MEDIA replacing news reporting, has created a new and unnecessary exaggerated kind of world havoc for av...

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 61
Views: 7011

Re: Western Airlines questions

I used to really enjoy flying across the Mexican mountain ranges such as the Sierra Occidental and Sierra Oriental Mountains, when flying airlines like Northwest, Pan Am Braniff, Western, and others before their rebranding upon such southern routes. It is interesting how rebranding can be so imperio...

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 49
Views: 7414

Re: Pan Am questions

It is interesting you seem to mention Pan Am’s peak was during the fuel crisis, when the world was over the barrel and at the mercy of OPEC. I like to think of Pan Am at its peak with the merger of National. It’s just a shame PA was never able to profit immensely with this transaction. Pan Am’s pea...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 49
Views: 7414

Re: Pan Am questions

Between 1971-1975 I'd say was Pan Am's height. It is interesting you seem to mention Pan Am’s peak was during the fuel crisis, when the world was over the barrel and at the mercy of OPEC. I like to think of Pan Am at its peak with the merger of National. It’s just a shame PA was never able to profi...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

Re: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?

The Safest Date in Aviation history? Feb 29. I can’t think of a single major airline accident that occurred on this day. For my snowflake safety self...I make it a point to never fly on the 367th day of the year. (; It’s just plane bad luck and next to impossible to get a great seat that day anyway!

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

Re: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?

According to Aviation-Safety.net , yes July 17 is deadliest date in aviation history, with 927 fatalities. If we're excluding fatalities due to terrorism or other criminal acts, we can exclude MH17. Interesting data here. We have been blessed lately with slightly less aviation tragedy upon a worldw...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8115

Re: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

In terms of accounting, does anyone know if AA, DL, or UA have written down their partial ownerships in Republic Airway Holdings yet?

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10201

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

When Northwest Orient rebranded to Northwest, their International cachet really took a hit and seemed to become far less. Even if untrue in terms of Pacific Route growth or stagnation with this rebrand. Did Northwest ever have "cache(t)"? Don't get me wrong. Northwest had a good legacy an...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6078

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

I can’t decide which plane looks better - Super Connie? Or Concorde? Both are beautiful. The triple tails were always a small problem for me, but the shape of the fuselage was amazing! If TWA’s “no losses during Transatlantic operations” is correct, as I am assuming it is.... this is quite a remark...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10201

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

When Northwest Orient rebranded to Northwest, their International cache really took a hit and seemed to become far less.

Even if untrue in terms of Pacific Route growth or stagnation with this rebrand.

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33361

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

An excellent lesson for any airline who is asked to become “a sole provider,” for any of the big 3 mainline carriers in the US. DO NOT invest any more time than you must at any airline who flies in the colors of someone else. These airlines doing business as “so so big 3 airlines” have no real ident...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans World Logo - 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 3765

Re: Trans World Logo - 1980s

The final “return of the globe livery” was nice but kind of invisible too.

The Trans World red fill in was an effective addition.

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 40
Views: 16421

Re: Southwest Furloughs

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... leave.html
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Behind a paywall, but title says it all.

Southwest Airlines asks employees to consider more unpaid leave after buyout package bidding ends

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... leave.html

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread

Looks like my benign comment about JetBlue being hindered by the 14 day quarantines when coming to New York from other states. Since this comment was “sanitized,” by Anet, either things are much worse in New York for the airlines or things are much worse for JetBlue. Guess we will have to read betw...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread

Looks like my benign comment about JetBlue being hindered by the 14 day quarantines when coming to New York from other states. Since this comment was “sanitized,” by Anet, either things are much worse in New York for the airlines it things are much worse for JetBlue. Guess we will have to read betwe...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20439

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

Incorrect. SEA-PVR, SEA-CDG, SEA-HND, SEA-PVG (via ICN) returned, SEA-LHR is still planned. A little birdie tells me LHR won’t be long for this earth, with the arrival of another OneWorld nonstop. CDG can be looked after by fellow SkyTeamers, unless aircraft routing and fleet backup necessitates an...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20439

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

Before people postulate DL is doing a: UA in CLE, US in PIT, or AA in BNA one has to remember NW always had an international presence in SEA prior to the DL merger. http://www.departedflights.com/NW042885.html DL will most likely leverage that presence with direct flights to its hubs until the inte...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20439

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

Cerabellar ataxia Before people postulate DL is doing a: UA in CLE, US in PIT, or AA in BNA one has to remember NW always had an international presence in SEA prior to the DL merger. http://www.departedflights.com/NW042885.html DL will most likely leverage that presence with direct flights to its hu...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75353

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

It’s just sad, that the 747 fleet could not be “combo-fied!” Seems like such a valuable paid for asset to let fall into salvage. Make that “Combi-fied!” Artificial intelligence likes to think it is wiser than the humans that created it. Kind of like those individuals in the aviation community who s...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75353

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

It’s just sad, that the 747 fleet could not be “combo-fied!”

Seems like such a valuable paid for asset to let fall into salvage.

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26491

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Personally I am surprised this thread has gone this far. It is not as if any one airline is clair·voy·ant or anything! I do not think even Alaska could react almost overnight to these few new JetBlue routes as was done. It is actually kind of preposterous to think Alaska would do this without script...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7281

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

United and Delta seem to be at a major disadvantage now, with the AA / AS / B6 thing as UA’s or DL’s pickings of Allegiant, Frontier, or Spirit airlines to partner up with, WON’T do a thing for them to capture the dwindling “post Covid” business traveler if this IS the media narrative we choose to b...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Congratulations to American upon the coup of turning JetBlue and Alaska into

Eagle Flights and Eagle Shuttles.

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55003

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

...press does not mean anything anymore - as you say, they have become numb. People know what to do & are protecting themselves in various ways, and have stopped listening to the constantly changing narative. They got the point & can read between the lines. You will see more increases in pa...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40267

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Scratching my head on this one now?

JetBlue an AA codeshare alliance.
Alaska a member of OneWorld.

Did JetBlue not want to join OneWorld and why not?

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55003

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

32andBelow wrote:
KlimaBXsst wrote:
Does the FAA Break this down by region by any chance? I would love to see how New York as a whole is doing against California as a whole in terms of enolanements.

This is from the TSA


Just glad we are getting some real data points from somewhere.

It is hard to believe ANYTHING in media anymore.

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55003

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Does the FAA Break this down by region by any chance? I would love to see how New York as a whole is doing against California as a whole in terms of enolanements.

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

The other thing that is WONDERFUL, is JetBlue is going to hire a bunch of new employees at LAX, and those moving or commuting from LGB to work will most likely be getting a cost of living raise. (; Hope this does not hurt JetBlues carbon off offset credits to horribly. I am sure JetBlue is going to ...

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by KlimaBXsst
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

In all reality, does anyone really see this ending well for Blue in LAX? To go up against 3 entrenched major, mainline, legacy, traditional, network carriers offering long-haul first class products nationwide and across the world with very entrenched frequent flyers bases their lounges and other per...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 11980

Re: New Air Force One

Guess future POTUS will be getting a smaller ride. Bet that is a long way down the road though so maybe smaller will result in,

faster.

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10327

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN2432U0
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If Pan Am were around ... they would be looking for a new wide-body. The end is here.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN2432U0

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17930

Re: PIA banned from Europe

In the interest of aviation safety, are there other countries that need to be investigated for fake pilot licenses too?

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16334

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Seatback IFE is nothing but a MPGI. I’ll pass.
MPGI - massive public germ incubator.

Eeeek

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10327

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

The common ULD capabilities with the rest of PA’s wide-body fleet was a majorly important strategic decision. It is interesting how in the - small Airbus A310 / 767 - Sales competition, the “narrower” 7 abreast version wide-body triumphed in this market, while in the - DC-9 stretch / 737-200 - sales...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10327

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

Are you certain? I would be a little surprised the FAA would allow such "flight planning". During dispatcher training, I do recall hearing about this technique, especially in regards to longer North American transcon flights. However, never do I recall hearing about it for ETOPS flights, ...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13901

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

Unfortunately, the “path of least resistance,” will prevent open, honest, and frank discussion here, in the pseudo pc doublespeak world we are living. Therefore I won’t be investing too much time here except for saying I hope this obvious lapse in Aviation Safety is addressed. ( (PS I hope: media, s...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4682

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

That lady, is me. The Jet was not on the runway. It was stationary, sitting on a spot to the right of the runway, much closer to the chain link fence and pathway. Tail end facing the fence, pathway and road. Waiting for permission I suppose to taxi onto the runway, for takeoff. It was not in a spot...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4682

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Glad the jet blast she didn’t blow loose her tube top revealing a Confederate Flag Tattoo! That might have made for some news lately! Cute Lady actually. In all seriousness I am glad she was not hurt, and will likely invoke some safer practices of operators at this airport. Lesson here: Biking is da...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2514

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

I think they have round engine inlets... look at the two head on photos in this article - Judging from those, I'd say they're definitely round and not oval shaped. When it comes to the original Boeing 727, the oval shape of the number two engine is quite prominent. I don't see that here with the Co...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2514

Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

Flattened ovals or round? Was just watching a video of a Convair departure from Mojave, and the inlets appear to be flattened ovals resembling the 727-100 #2 engine intakes but with the oval horizontal instead of like the 727-100’s oval vertical. Was this an optical illusion on the Convair 880 or di...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15131

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Caravelle and Concorde got the aesthetics of jet travel right, and there is no going back to the aesthetics of unrefined slow looking lines if you wish to compete and prosper in air travel at a significant level. Air travel sales speed. Speed comes at a price. There are those who can afford air trav...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18390

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

https://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/Turbolineraircraftturboprop-1.jpg?t=1208899184 keesje “This concept would be some kind of "kiss of death" to almost any aircraft constructor.” This quote is so correct. A modern turboprop jetliner, this aircraft concept may be, but it i...

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by KlimaBXsst
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15131

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

What a beautiful little regional jet. Shh just yanking chains! In all actuality, what a beautiful SHORT-HAUL jetliner • Just because an aircraft seats less than 100 seats does NOT make it an “RJ” and • Just because an aircraft is not built by Boeing or Airbus likewise or sit 6 abreast does NOT make ...

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 13957

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

Looks like we can expect more OAG changes and flight cancellations across the US with the recent violent current events that cannot be mentioned upon the forum.

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by KlimaBXsst
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?

With cities burning, in the US, and likely Covid-19 numbers increasing exponentially in places where riots and protests are occurring, WILL all this unrest further depress air travels recovery from the pandemic? I felt passenger numbers were getting better. People do not wish to go to visit tense ha...

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu May 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier launches 18 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 5502

Re: Frontier launches 18 new routes for Summer 2020

LAX-MCO, DFW-MIA this should be interesting!

Hmmm

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by KlimaBXsst
Thu May 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3931

Re: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers

The other take away is Spirit and Frontier users are SUBSTANTIALLY less satisfied than passengers choosing American Airlines.

United passengers are also COLLECTIVELY equally or more satisfied than they would be by using Frontier or Spirit.

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