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by airboss787
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5806

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Thanks. This is very exhaustive and fascinating. United seems to have taken its place in the middle of most of the metrics. Which is may not be the worst place to be, but obviously not the best. They are doing well but definitely have room for improvement. It seems AA needs to buck up. WN numbers an...

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by airboss787
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147662

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

So what's the latest on this? I don't think anything has changed really. Except probably the reduction to 5x weekly. A lot of people on this forum have made spectacularly wrong predictions regarding the whole UA to India, DL to India, Pakistan Airspace, Iran overflight situation so I wouldn't reall...

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by airboss787
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36627

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

They had the option of using a 787, 77E (which both fly longer routes than EWR-BOM), Did they have any available to be able to run those flights? It's one thing if they did, it's an entirely different situation if they didn't. Can't speak for the 777, but with the 787 fleet UA have precisely one sp...

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by airboss787
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36627

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Most of the folks know that Pakistan Airspace was completely closed following airstrike from India but later opened only few (2-3)air routes out of 18 air routes Restrictions on routes is not something unique to Pakistan, many countries only allow international traffic on specific routes. Nobody sa...

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by airboss787
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36627

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Excited to see United resume flights the first chance they get. Goes to show these routes have to have been performing extremely well as multiple people have repeatedly said. India is an extremely unique market and United has seemed to crack the code of success whereas posters here continue to falte...

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by airboss787
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36627

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Suspension extended. Due to the continued restriction of Pakistani airspace, we are extending our suspension of service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) until Oct. 26, 2019 (eastbound). We are continuing to keep employees at our stations in India, as well as affected crew members, u...

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by airboss787
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backlogs & production rates.
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Backlogs & production rates.

It's never a good idea to utilise your assets at 100% for too long.

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14182

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

A380MSN004 wrote:
rj1385 wrote:
I wonder if they will move a 787 to SWF for Dublin service and let Evelop go. Evelop has been flying it for Norwegian since the Max grounding.


Evelop with their A330s or 350?


The A330-300 EC-MII doing the honors for about the last 10 days now.

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by airboss787
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Clicked this today morning at DEL. Pretty neat paintjob I would say. The blue shade in the lower half of the fuselage remains. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48070920696_4e695d71af_k.jpg Vistara 737 by Niladri Haldar , on Flickr Nice. So this seems the JetKonnect aircraft - all economy (based ...

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by airboss787
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI Mumabi-Nairobi flight announced. to start ops from 27th sept 4 days a week https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status/1140552382671028224 I honestly wonder how many possible flying hours has AI wasted so far that it's able to operate so many new flights without any new aircraft !! ?? That is great ...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 784
Views: 100104

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

DL increased IND-JFK to 2x daily during Winter, quite surprising considering the IND-JFK LF was 58%, however it looks like the new frequency might have been added to feed the JFK-BOM flight Makes sense, it's interesting though because it wasn't always this bad. I remember 1-2 years ago, UA IND-ORD ...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

They already have a DEL-SYD-MEL. So 1 option is make that DEL-SYD and something like DEL-MEL-AKL or keep the flight and DEL-BNE-AKL along the lines of QF's SYD-LAX-JFK. AI no longer flies SYD-MEL I think it is DEL-SYD on 4 days and DEL-MEL on 3 days now DEL-SYD is 5x weekly and DEL-MEL is 3x weekly...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Does anyone else think that AI is making a huge mistake by Flying to Nairobo and Bali,which could have been profitible had they chosen to fly to Johannesburg and Auckland Instead ? Auckland should definitely not be happening. Too long and low yield. Unless its a tag on from SYD or MEL, I hope they ...

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by airboss787
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 784
Views: 100104

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there something that keeps you on UA, I recently stopped flying them altogether and am switching over to almost all AA this year. I travel a few times a year to India and back and will move away from IND sometime next year. So some years back, I found Lufthansa/SWISS/United/Air India seemed very...

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by airboss787
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185470

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

for how long was spicejet grounded? I am not saying Jet will ever fly but am curious as to what made Spicejet a different case. If I am not mistaken, SpiceJet was grounded only for a few hours because fuel companies refused to fuel aircraft. But things moved extremely fast and Ajay Singh came to th...

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by airboss787
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 757 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 6
Views: 3001

Re: UA 757 hard landing at EWR

https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status ... 77792?s=19

Seems to be quite a bit of damage to the from landing gear. Seems aircraft bounced on the runway. Notice reverse thrust still deployed! UA627 DEN-EWR N26123 757-200.
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https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status ... 77792?s=19

Seems to be quite a bit of damage to the from landing gear. Seems aircraft bounced on the runway. Notice reverse thrust still deployed! UA627 DEN-EWR N26123 757-200.

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by airboss787
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185470

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Vistara can originally and efficiently grow based on their two promoters, without changing their business plan because of 9W demise. That should be organically : "Vistara can organically and efficiently " What does “organically” grow even mean? Some MBA buzzword? No MBA, it's a pretty com...

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by airboss787
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 784
Views: 100104

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

As a Star Gold based currently at IND, it sucks to have such bad service on UA. It's surprising to see UA can't even send E175s to NYC year round whereas DL manages to send about 10-11 daily ATL flights all on mainline. On a side note, it seems DL500 has turned around and diverting probably to Detr...

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by airboss787
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 784
Views: 100104

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

As a Star Gold based currently at IND, it sucks to have such bad service on UA. It's surprising to see UA can't even send E175s to NYC year round whereas DL manages to send about 10-11 daily ATL flights all on mainline. On a side note, it seems DL500 has turned around and diverting probably to Detro...

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by airboss787
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2044
Views: 357546

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Is it me? Or has there been some problems with the 787-10’s. I think 2 are out of service. Cancelled 56 EWR-CDG and put a 767-300 on EWR-LAX I sure hope not. I am due to fly on my first 787 next week EWR-FRA and would be mad to see it getting subbed for something else. Looking at FR24, I can't find...

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by airboss787
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6856

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Uh no, DL's premium cabin in October is hardly sold out and likely has only a handful of passengers booked for the entire month. Most business travelers book their travel within days, not months. DL's clearly blocking sales within the premium cabin - I'm not certain why, but there's no availability...

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by airboss787
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9917

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

As someone who has missed a couple of flights because of late arriving flights, on UA and UAX, I appreciate this. Most times, passengers miss their flight by a couple of minutes. In fact, I missed one flight where the gate agent saw me coming and still shut the gate on my face. I do not think this w...

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by airboss787
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

Can't believe no one's mentioned BA/QF LHR-SIN-SYD for one stop flights. Or EK DXB-MXP-JFK Yeah but they probably take the halt in both directions so may not qualify as triangle flights..... I think AI used to do this on DEL-SYD-MEL-DEL route with the 787....maybe they still do.... That AI route wa...

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by airboss787
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66849

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

That seems like a roughly 6-month delay, while not a lot would probably not make initial customers too thrilled. This is only the beginning, a lot of chances for further delays later on in the testing phase. Good luck to Boeing and GE, rather take more time now sorting out all the issues than rectif...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 36
Views: 10757

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Pretty cool to see an A380 in Orlando, even cooler to see a Qantas A380. Hope there are plenty of pictures. I concur, what is the reason for this one-off?

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 784
Views: 100104

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

With VX/AS gone on the IND-SFO route and WN significantly downsizing IND-OAK, I can see there being demand for 2x daily year-round UA to SFO. Was on UA500 couple weeks ago and it was a completely full flight not knowing yield. Unless UA is aiming for a premium by having just 1x daily and charging mo...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12725

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

The tweet from JonNYC specifically mentions that its not a new route. Unless I missed something, all of the replies talking about new routes are on the wrong track. Its probably going to be restructuring of routes to Asia by adjusting equipment and maybe frequency. https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status...

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by airboss787
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13175

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

The return BA260 yesterday went straight up to a cruise altitude of FL430, never seen that before (the inaugural BA260 went to FL400 and then FL430 over the Caspian). I've only ever really seen this on TUI 788s doing short flights from the UK to the Med and the like. According to History of PIA for...

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by airboss787
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Poor Air India has such bad luck. They fly an engineering team with a load of spare parts to fix a flight that's stranded in London, and guess what, the very part that requires replacement, is not among the parts they carried from India. Oooh, to be a passenger on that stranded Jet! Why can't Air I...

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by airboss787
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Poor Air India has such bad luck. They fly an engineering team with a load of spare parts to fix a flight that's stranded in London, and guess what, the very part that requires replacement, is not among the parts they carried from India. Oooh, to be a passenger on that stranded Jet! Why can't Air I...

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by airboss787
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world flights=gone forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 3139

Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

AI has DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL that covers the entire northern hemisphere. But it is not really a RTW flight and not sold as such. If you want to fly RTW, you can always buy individual airlines and stay on the same alliance. Star Alliance sells something like a RTW if I am not mistaken, maybe others do ...

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by airboss787
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4759

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Wow that is hard to read. But kudos to United for doing something good. Every little bit helps and this, and more of such flights should help even more to make the Earth a better place. I assume this will be the eco skies plane?

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by airboss787
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 784
Views: 100104

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Do we know when the FedEx work will be done? Is there a link to the final result that they are building for. A lot of news articles but none mentioning exactly the plan as such. Also, what about the 3rd parallel runway? Is that happening now or later? How big is FedEx planning to get? I have heard b...

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by airboss787
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26481

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

It's KoreanAir, they won't buy anything but boeings. Really? 32 x A300 30 x A330 10 x A380 10 x A220 30 x A321 A300 gone A330 replaced by 787s A380s gone in 10 years A220 brand new A321 will probably be transferred to a LCC that Korean Air owns What's your point? They have and they are operating Ai...

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by airboss787
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14106

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Where did they get the $18k from? Was that the cost of all tickets or does that include damages?

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by airboss787
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

subject to the Government granting additional rights, Spicejet would start flights to Dubai FROM Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai and Calicut https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livemint.com/companies/news/emirates-eyes-more-seats-on-dubai-india-route/amp-1559538181158.html Good to see small...

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by airboss787
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Could you tell us which American banks are based in Bangalore? JP Morgan, Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs are all based in Mumbai and this where I would think all the J traffic comes from. Bangalore may have offices but not sure how many flights or even J cabins thos...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think a good case for BLR can be LH down gauging FRA BLR to an a330 and letting UA start a non stop from EWR on a 787-9. Let the higher yielding traffic fly UA which is a JV partner of LH. How does that benefit LH? Downgauging from a 747-8 to an A330 is going to make a lot of frequent fliers unha...

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by airboss787
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is quite a bit of demand between NYC and BLR as all the big banks are at BLR and they allow J travel for all employees. Could you tell us which American banks are based in Bangalore? JP Morgan, Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs are all based in Mumbai and this wh...

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by airboss787
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46221

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Looks like KLM is finally going daily to BOM with changed timings by November. Using the link below, which seems to say they are adding a daily flight over and above the 3 weekly. This seems wrong. It just seems like a daily flight starting October taking over the Jet timings. https://simpleflying.c...

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by airboss787
Wed May 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Everyone is assuming that DL's JFK-BOM flight will be successful, but if Pak airspace is still restricted and US air carriers avoiding Iranian air space, right from the start, DL's BOM-JFK flight have to stop somewhere enroute (in Europe or Middle East), putting them at a disadvantage. However AI d...

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by airboss787
Mon May 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Air India is looking to possibly restart Toronto or Los Angeles, once all the grounded planes are repaired. News article mentioned expected restart of these planes by September Looking forward to Lohani's leadership in Air India. Hope he improves the airline https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-ne...

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by airboss787
Sat May 25, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16398

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

KFLLCFII wrote:
MAX or Allegiant?

Tough call.


One has lost 2 jets after being in service for about 2 or so years. The other has been in existence for about 20 years with 0(I think) deaths.

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by airboss787
Sat May 25, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16398

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

This nonsense with the max 8 max 8 is getting really stupid. 99% of the public have no idea what kinda airplane they are flying. It’s the news media who is making a big deal about this. Big deal 2 max crashed. Do you know how many 707/272/dc10 and other types of airliners crash for us to enjoy the ...

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by airboss787
Thu May 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Any chance that Air India will order any 321NEOs to replace and complement the current 321CEOs?

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by airboss787
Thu May 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10245

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

At SFO. Just noticed that UA753 from SFO to EWR is actually a 752. Small difference which makes it more interesting.

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by airboss787
Thu May 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16398

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Good on him. I respect his decision and the fact that he seems to be aware of the emotions around the aircraft. I am pretty sure it'll be an extremely safe aircraft once it starts flying again. I would fly on it whenever I get a chance.

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by airboss787
Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/flier-asks-for-water-air-india-alliance-crew-returns-with-iftar-food-wins-twitter-3993371.html/amp AI domestic growth plan...I wonder where are the frames coming from? Have they finally started overhauling grounded fleet? I don't see any growth plans mention...

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by airboss787
Wed May 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

KLM will add 3x weekly flights between Amsterdam and Bengaluru from 28 October 2019: KL879 AMS 1105-0050+1 BLR (Mon, Wed, Fri) KL880 BLR 0245-0820 AMS (Tue, Thur, Sat) Flights will operate on B787-9 with 30 Business Class, 45 Premium Economy and 219 Economy seats totalling 294 seats Congratulations...

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