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by mauro10
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19213

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

a friend is a FA for Azul and told me sometimes they have to fly for aigle azur, he says they are a total mess... and is not surprised at all... This ORY-VCP flight was just a way David Neeleman found to expand VCP long-haul ops even though Azul (AD) had a shortage of widebody planes due to delays ...

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by mauro10
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34579

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

If an airline is able to sell XXX-YYY for $400 and sells XXX-YYY-ZZZ for $150 then they are stupid, right? But here is the thing: airlines are not stupid. They predict how many people book only XXX-YYY and the rest of the plane is going to be empty unless they fill it with connecting passengers jus...

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by mauro10
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34579

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

If an airline is able to sell XXX-YYY for $400 and sells XXX-YYY-ZZZ for $150 then they are stupid, right? But here is the thing: airlines are not stupid. They predict how many people book only XXX-YYY and the rest of the plane is going to be empty unless they fill it with connecting passengers just...

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by mauro10
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14999

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I think people who suggest that WN should embrace all the ancillary revenue thing and charge for bags or for rescheduling are misreading what WN is. Making these changes would basically turn WN into a ULCC, while they have a lot of business passengers among their mix that don't really fly NK/F9 for ...

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by mauro10
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 9549

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Regarding the violence, recent data shows that violent crimes have decreased by 22% over Brazil compared to last year. The main problem is called the general press showing things as if they were commom things which happened everyday. We don't see the same thing coming out of Mexican press, for inst...

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by mauro10
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 36
Views: 6480

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

Argentina was never a good place for LATAM Group. They have state-subsidized/protected AR, and right now Argentinian market is facing bad economic conditions + a bunch of LCCs such as flyBondi, Norwegian Argentina... They just figured it out that although this flight is profitable, it is not worth t...

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by mauro10
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 mos. after leaving it, Avianca returns to the Honduran domestic market
Replies: 13
Views: 2746

Re: 9 mos. after leaving it, Avianca returns to the Honduran domestic market

If you don't like a thread, just go to the next one, simple as that.

Nice to see AV kinda returning to the roots. I felt that under Efromovich they were reducing Central America service to compete against LATAM in South America and it didn't end quite well.

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by mauro10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4101

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

I am skeptical too... It does not seem to be a big market and there are also some options with short connections with AA via DFW, UA via IAH and AM via MEX. For South America, I think a YVR-GRU flight with AC is more likely, they are already trying seasonal YUL-GRU this year(together with their year...

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by mauro10
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273739

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus does it too; no major carrier has 316 seats on an A359; yet that is the number Airbus uses to figure out seat-mile fuel consumption. There is a little airline in Asia called Thai that has 321 seats in their A350-900 There is also this airline that operates out of a particularly high altitude...

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by mauro10
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?

LATAM has no plans to retire the 767 and are introducing a new interior product arguably more comfortable than their 787. In fact, they replaced their A330s with the 767. Avianca will probably retire all their A330s and American retire all their A333 and 738 (non-MAX) before LATAM gets around to re...

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