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by Thunderbolt500
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

x1234 wrote:
Considering BLR is the centre of the BPO and back-office business, increasingly call centres are also moving to MNL. I read on here DL was interested in eventually flying SEA-MNL. Where did that go!?

Maybe we should leave in the us

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by Thunderbolt500
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18865

Re: LAS airport closed

[quote="Flightguy123"]Seems like the LAS tower is closed. 30+ diversions so far. Seems very similar to the MDW closure yesterday. I guess this now means LAS airspace is considered E/G airspace rather than Bravo? FlightRadar arrivals board showing mostly diverts to socal. https://www.flight...

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by Thunderbolt500
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 13884

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

How long a month are they to be stored

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by Thunderbolt500
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336763

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Yes, industry is going to be in the dumpster for the next 3-5 years. We aren't getting back to 2019 levels anytime soon, Economic recession and pandemic fears to weigh heavily for the next several years. It was good while it lasted. I actually think the pandemic fears once this current situation cl...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5122

Will the world of airlines ever be the same

I mean look at the crash of air traffic in a week or two. I still see flight going across the noth Atlantic, I thought they were banned for now this was Saturday night. What happened to the world this looks way worse than 911.

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11501

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

This is going to be a downturn in traffic

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by Thunderbolt500
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Has there ever been a ban of flights between us and europe

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by Thunderbolt500
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

AirbusOnly wrote:
And what about Iceland? Is that also EU still??

That's going to hurt icelandair.

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

AA747123 wrote:
I am beginning to think the effects of this will be much worse than 9/11. Anyone who thinks airlines will get through this without massive layoffs and financial losses is in a dream land. I would expect bankruptcies for some of the US majors.
which one I guess maybe AA.

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by Thunderbolt500
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

LH group cutting capacity 50%. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lufthansa-idUSKBN20T25A They are also considering grounding the whole A388 fleet as well https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1235963308798357506?s=20 If this gets really bad, you're going to be seeing A380s grounded...

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by Thunderbolt500
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: How DL (and other U.S. carriers) may cut expenses/conserve cash

2. Temporary layoffs still cost money. Severance pay may be due if not rehired (within X months). I had started a separate thread which the Mods merged here. I confined my remarks to DL and select U.S. carriers because I'm most familiar with U.S. law and business customs. Temporary layoffs don't ha...

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by Thunderbolt500
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I would be concerned that the plane are clean

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I've been in the airline industry since 1981...been furloughed a few times and have watched as other, more junior people, were furloughed after the financial crisis of 2008. The younger people today don't really understand what is transpiring and how bad it could potentially be. I've been telling t...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37938

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Will it matter after the problem with the cornavirus it seems to getting out of control, it reminds you of a bad snowstorm

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146939

Re: DY about to go bust?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... uces-stake

Who would buy the stock.
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leghorn wrote:
one of the shareholders had reduced their stake recently.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... uces-stake

Who would buy the stock.

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by Thunderbolt500
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Also I wonder if the summer Olympics are going to be cx.

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by Thunderbolt500
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

jbpdx wrote:
peterinlisbon wrote:
This is going to get a lot worse. Now it's not just China - China, Iran, Italy and South Korea have large uncontained outbreaks. Who knows where this will end.


I saw reports this weekend that people are avoiding movie theatres and Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

I have been told not shake hands.

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by Thunderbolt500
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I think we need to put an end of flights to japan and s Korea until we can get this under control

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

and the genius editors at fox news think they flew to Japan on a 738. typical American "journalists" not bothering to actually do any research at all. well, other than posting some tweets they read, which seems to qualify as actual news coverage nowadays... Actually, at no point did they ...

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by Thunderbolt500
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I think we might have to consider the worse case scenario is playing out here. What do we do if a dozen countries are in lock down for over 6 months? I can see western countries forcing all inbound flights to land at military bases for quarantine checks. Tourist visas might become very hard to obta...

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by Thunderbolt500
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21534

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

I'm tired of seeing all the Mike Bloomberg ads on tv.

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

As of 12 Feb 20 there were 1215 aircraft grounded in China by Chinese Airlines https://twitter.com/chaviation/status/1227868720929935360?s=20 I wonder if some of these aircraft could be leased to American and other airlines that are affected by the problems with the MAX. It seems crazy that flights...

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by Thunderbolt500
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2550

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

Cornavirus

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by Thunderbolt500
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I want to know how to you a plane won't be contaminated afterwards. Could it spread to new people after waiting for a period of time.

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Supply chains are going to get cut off to the us and other areas better stock up on medicine it's made in china

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8368

Re: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

Actually you can't blame him because if this doesn't stop I think it's going to wreck the economy

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6846

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

AMollenhauer9 wrote:
Just an anecdotal observation. Delta is running a 764 and an A333 on ATL-MSP tomorrow. Not a route that typically sees widebodies.

I have a concern are these planes sanitized good enough that they have no virus lurking anyone which could start more infection in the us

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6846

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

I could see this triggering the main retirement wave of A330s and 777s. No......come on why all the doom and gloom? It is two major cities and it’s a virus. It’ll get beat and the flying will return. We’re talking less than 10 WB aircraft a fleet. If this drags on and millions die In China then yes...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6846

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

scbriml wrote:
Web500sjc wrote:
At this point the suspension is only a month or two.


I'll be very surprised if flights to China resume within two months, I expect the suspension to last much longer.

Sorted of like 737 max issue

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6846

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

scbriml wrote:
Web500sjc wrote:
At this point the suspension is only a month or two.


I'll be very surprised if flights to China resume within two months, I expect the suspension to last much longer.

Sorted of like 737 max issue

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162986

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This is going to take a hit on the economy

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162986

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This is going to take a hit on the economy

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wienermobile Pulled Over
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Wienermobile Pulled Over

These comments are hummerous

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wienermobile Pulled Over
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Weinermobile Pulled Over

DocLightning wrote:
So basically the driver was hotdogging?

Too funny

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by Thunderbolt500
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19620

Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Are you sure thisn't in Iran because they have picture of md83 that crashed in iran

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by Thunderbolt500
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162986

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Varsity1 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
So is it safe to bring back the US citizens immediately, or will they quarantine now that it is known this virus can spread without symptoms?



It would certainly be prudent to test them while they are all in one place, even without symptoms. I hope its a condition of carriage.

Maybe for a month

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14597

Re: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

5hrs in a narrow body got to be short on space

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 4919

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

Current outbreak scare aside one would have thought that there would substantial traffic from the one of the most populous nations on earth to one of the most populous cities. I was in MEX recently and there were ALOT of Japanese and Chinese visitors mulling around the various sites. Why to crowded...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 4919

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

Current outbreak scare aside one would have thought that there would substantial traffic from the one of the most populous nations on earth to one of the most populous cities. I was in MEX recently and there were ALOT of Japanese and Chinese visitors mulling around the various sites. Why to crowded...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 188038

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

How much does this cost per plane

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5862

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Time will tell but if you closing off an area this can effect the economy

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5862

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Time will tell but if you closing off more this can effect the economy

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162986

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

You are much too sanguine. Ebola was identified in 1976 , has a mortality of ~90%, and there is still no commercially available vaccine. https://www.afro.who.int/health-topics/ebola-virus-disease/faq-vaccine The transmission mechanism(s) of this coronavirus aren't known yet. If, like Ebola, it is s...

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by Thunderbolt500
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162986

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

In a speech today by Xi they discussed blocking tours to/from Beijing. Additonally ground transport in Beijing will be blocked too. So Beijing will possible have a lockdown as well. source: AFP/RTHK: https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1504840-20200125.htm Cathay Pacific has also given all bo...

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211129

Re: DoT to restrict Wuhan originating pax to 5 US airports

I hear they are quarantine the city.

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by Thunderbolt500
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8859

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

bmartino99 wrote:
As someone who lived in Fairbanks for 5 years, not a great time of the year to divert there from a passenger standpoint. Its going to be cold.

Need heat to live in the state in winter

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