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by ricq
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 88
Views: 9605

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

Well, the Golden Gate is a span of 4200 feet (1300m). Just build a suspension bridge. Haha.

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by ricq
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 12020

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

It looks extremely cramped though. I'm guessing these are the Singapore 787-10 seats - so damn cramped those were. There is a an extensive trip report from last week, and the very experienced poster calls then one of his top 3 or maybe even top 2 business class products in the world. https://onemil...

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by ricq
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 12997

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

He and many on a-net have being saying this for two or three years now--that Norwegian is on the verge of bankruptcy. Eventually it may happen. And everyone will say "I told you so." But their timing has been way off.

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by ricq
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17707

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Speaking of Air Albania, this is an interesting article from a few days ago: "This combined with the new wet-leasing agreement means that Air Albania as an Albanian airline does not exist, instead it is essentially a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines." https://exit.al/en/2019/10/02/air-albani...

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by ricq
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2026

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

Just because an airline has a significant operation at LAX doesn't mean, necessarily, that it is a "hub" for that airline. "Airline hubs or hub airports are used by one or more airlines to concentrate passenger traffic and flight operations at a given airport. They serve as transfer (...

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by ricq
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 38
Views: 18170

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

According to the AV Herald article mentioned above: "On Sep 8th 2019 the airline reported the aircraft landed in a heavy downpour and gusting winds, the ILS was "epileptic" with unreliable signals. The crew performed the approach using their wealth of knowledge about the terrain and e...

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by ricq
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 5161

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Something that the Norwegian fans/supporters have been able/willing to answer: How are LCCs able to sufficiently reduce their cost structure viz-a-viz legacy carriers on long haul routes? The genesis of LCCs on short haul routes was their ability to lower their cost structure through elements of si...

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by ricq
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 37
Views: 4847

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

As predicted here, the "big news" is a name change to JSX. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jetsuitex-debuts-new-brand-identity-jsx-and-launches-ad-campaign-redefining-its-category-of-air-travel-as-hop-on-jet-service-300898501.html And now they are calling Buchanan Field in Concord...

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by ricq
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 6178

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

Looks like a big improvement to me. More hip room, more shoulder room, an armrest that can be shared (unlike now where one person takes the whole thing and the other has nothing). Will be interesting to try out.

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by ricq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 98
Views: 20713

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I see 3 cancelled flight today. I noticed 6 or 7 cancelled flights on several different days last week. This doesn't look good. Cancellations seem to be on the rise. Some are the last flights of the day. I doubt if Jetsuitex can accommodate these passengers on other flights. I guess passengers just ...

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by ricq
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 98
Views: 20713

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

And now . . . service to Phoenix . . . "New service to Phoenix: be the first to book now through October 31st. Burbank 3 round trips daily starting 8/30 from $89 one way* Las Vegas 4 round trips daily starting 9/12 from $79 one way* Oakland 3 round trips daily starting 10/1 from $99 one way*&qu...

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by ricq
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 98
Views: 20713

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I flew them from OAK-BUR a couple of months ago. Made reservations about a week in advance and paid less than what WN was charging. Certainly a lot nicer to show up and not have to go thru TSA; I’m pretty sure they swabbed my checked in bag whilst I was showing them my ID. Close to the Rental Car C...

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by ricq
Fri May 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 98
Views: 20713

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I wonder if jetsuite x would ever evolve into larger narrowbody scheduled service. Or even E-jets. I feel like some of the more saturated routes they fly could surely support something larger than an E135, especially in their low density config. Larger jets would not be compatible with their curren...

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by ricq
Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 98
Views: 20713

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

It does look like Texas is in the cards for flights: "Alex Wilcox CEO, JetSuite and JetSuiteX Operating an air carrier that flies primarily out of four California cities (plus Las Vegas) from an office on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas might seem like an odd decision. "Although Wilcox won’t sa...

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by ricq
Fri May 31, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 98
Views: 20713

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

JetSuiteX is pretty much gonna be drowned out by American in DFW. They moved their headquarters to Dallas near Love Field. They haven't announced they are planning to fly to either Dallas airport. If they do it will not be from a commercial terminal. They use "private" terminals. They hav...

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by ricq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 5170

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

90 days and done...Flying within California is tough from Oakland. Goodluck, they're going to need it! I don't think they see themselves as mainly competing on price. They are marketing themselves as a more premium and exclusive product--"The Experience." Including not going thru TSA secu...

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by ricq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 5170

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

Does JetSuiteX use North Field for takeoff/landing at OAK since the FBO is on that side of the airport? Yes, I notice when looking at Flightradar 24 that the usually use the North Field runways, but not always. I'm not sure what determines which runways they are allowed to use but I'm sure someone ...

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by ricq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"

I think it was unintentional and that it's pretty clear that it is a bad translation and that the proofreaders were not native English speakers or they would never had let it go through. Any native English speaker would have known what this meant. For those who don't: From the Urban Dictionary: http...

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by ricq
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will Etihad Cope With 10% Base Reduction in Passengers in "Perpetuity"?
Replies: 37
Views: 5457

Re: How Will Etihad Cope With 10% Base Reduction in Passengers in "Perpetuity"?

Though India certainly has a robust economy and a large GDP, it does not have as many airline passengers as one might think, given its population. Especially when compared to China which has a similar population. Countries With The Highest Number Of Air Passengers Rank Country Number Of Air Passenge...

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