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by jfk777
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 57
Views: 8049

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

Delta has great partners with Air France & KLM, Amsterdam and CDG are the best hubs in Europe. Unfortunately the Virus has made their Latin American partners look weak, AeroMex & Latam have been badly affected by the current situation.

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 70
Views: 10115

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

With so many flights to the USA from all terminals at Heathrow, the idea of "Pre-Clearance" gets complicated very fast. Is it going to be Pre-Clearance for AA and BA but not Virgin, Delta and United. It all depends on which terminal an airline uses, Heathrow is not going to have several FI...

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 70
Views: 10115

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There is more to this, when AA is at a full schedule its 20 flights daily. How is that going to work at T5, is BA moving some of their lesser intercontinental flights to Terminal 3 making room for AA ? BA's 747 could sadly be history, BA still will have frequency in their main markets with 787, A350...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23438

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian's orders are "shaky" at best, this is a bankrupt airline with huge debt levels expanding on the Atlantic from multiple European cities to the USA. Did they think BA, AA, Virgin, and United wouldn't notice their red Dreamliners ? They are ambitious, will we see them at JFK or LAX ...

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NokScoot shutdown
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: NokScoot shutdown

Singapore Airlines has many A350-900 and 787-10, if Scoot does bite the dust their 787-8/9 would certainly be painted Singapore's colors. A350-900 & 787-9 working in parallel, interesting prospects.

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19504

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

I don't know enough about IB to dispute all your statements here however firstly, I don't think IB has ever proclaimed to be a go to carrier for intra-european connections. International connections on the other hand, it serves very well, in particular in better times, to South America. I only poin...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19504

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

What really needs to happen is BA's A350/787 deliveries to get rid of the fuel hog B744's. Iberia is more efficient than BA already... The "fuel hog" 744 are depreciated and paid for. They have lots of Business Class seats with First Class too. Fuel is cheap and BA uses them on many 6-8 h...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19504

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

What really needs to happen is BA's A350/787 deliveries to get rid of the fuel hog B744's. Iberia is more efficient than BA already... The "fuel hog" 744 are depreciated and paid for. They have lots of Business Class seats with First Class too. Fuel is cheap and BA uses them on many 6-8 h...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9870

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

When Heathrow demand "normalizes" BA and Virgin will probably bring back the "beach" flights to Gatwick. Barbados and Mickey Mouse don't need to use valuable LHR slots. Gatwick serves a vital role in London's airport ecosystem, it can support a healthy amount of Long Haul. Norweg...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8312

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Given what is going on at British Airways how can IAG justify paying a Billion Euros for Air Europa. It's one thing to buyout jobs of people a few years from retirement, BA is cutting the top FA job pay in half. Willie Walsh doesn't still have to prove he is "tough as nails", we learned t...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8312

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Given what is going on at British Airways how can IAG justify paying a Billion Euros for Air Europa. It's one thing to buyout jobs of people a few years from retirement, BA is cutting the top FA job pay in half. Willie Walsh doesn't still have to prove he is "tough as nails", we learned th...

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by jfk777
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

Why did VA stop flying to Japan ? Same reason VS did. Makes no sense Seeing as you have no idea what their profit/loss (nor opportunity cost) to fly there was, why would you make such a statement? I hope the answer is NOT another flights to Atlanta. Why, if that brings them more money and/or better...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

Tokyo was Virgin's first Asian city then joined by Shanghai and Hong Kong. Those two are still flown but not Tokyo, what Happened ? I heard a Haneda slot had been applied ?

Why did VA stop flying to Japan ? Makes no sense, I hope the answer is NOT another flights to Atlanta.

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

what could he possibly do better than what parker is doing? lets just discuss that instead Um, everything? Parker is a train wreck and RA is a very shrewd operator indeed. He doesn't just do win-wins. He does win-win-wins. Like replacing 367 seat 747-400s with 306 seat A350s that burn 45% less fuel...

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by jfk777
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33858

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Is the 77X in a so desperate situation? Quite frankly, if I was Boeing I would do the exact same. Anything that seats between 350-400 seats is in a desperate situation and I’ll do anything to sell it. All the people saying there is no market for a 400 seat passenger plane were saying the A380 was g...

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33858

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Air France will be a large A350-900 operator but will need something bigger to replace their 777-300ER & A380's. The A350-1000 is not large enough, the 777-9 is just about right. AF has some heavy premium airplanes so seat count will not be huge, their 4 class 77W seats 296. Air France is less ...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7664

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Whatever faults Terminal 3 has AA should stay there since Business and First Class passengers can use the Cathay Pacific, Qantas or BA lounges.

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33858

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Air France will be a large A350-900 operator but will need something bigger to replace their 777-300ER & A380's. The A350-1000 is not large enough, the 777-9 is just about right. AF has some heavy premium airplanes so seat count will not be huge, their 4 class 77W seats 296. AF also loves GE eng...

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13709

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Are the Rouge 767 retired also ? Still around ?

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 55
Views: 15008

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

There were some ex -Singapore 777-200ER going to LOT Polish, is this one of them ? Or another ex-SQ 777-200ER ?

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: A forgotten scheme to expand the TWA Flight Center
Replies: 19
Views: 5199

Re: IMAGES: A forgotten scheme to expand the TWA Flight Center

The TWA of 1990 was already financially ravaged by Carl Icahn. In 1990 Icahn was selling the Crown Jewel Heathrow routes to American Airlines. This terminal seems way too big for TWA' s needs.

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by jfk777
Sat May 30, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19260

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! Ask AA the same thing. Ans...

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by jfk777
Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 330
Views: 50123

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The tea leaves have been saying the 747 is coming to its distinguished end. Sadly the 777 put the 747 out of business. The 747-8 sold poorly to only three airlines as a passenger plane. Maybe it’s surprising it lasted this long. Five decades is a long time for a passenger airplane to be sold, Look a...

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by jfk777
Wed May 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 43
Views: 13861

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

A359ULR is usually MTOW limited since it’s carrying so much fuel to make the trip possible. I'm guessing you mean ZFW limited. No. MZFW (Maximum Zero Fuel Weight) of A359ULR is similar/close to standard A359. With the exception of maybe the 777-200LR and a340-500, most flights greater than 10-11 hr...

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by jfk777
Tue May 26, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53552

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Its sad the Governments of Brazil and Chile don't care about their airline industry, how many thousands of their citizens work earning decent wages at LATAM. How much Cargo do all those 777 & 787 leaving GRU and SCL for Europe and Miami contribute to exports to those countries ? Billions of Doll...

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by jfk777
Mon May 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53552

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

The main reason Latam ditch AA is the Supreme Court in Chile wouldn't approve the JV. My question is: is a JV with Delta involving all LATAM & DL flights to the USA better than NO JV with AA from Chile to the USA but with AA from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador to the USA plus all ...

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by jfk777
Fri May 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11322

Re: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

One problem is replacing 777-200ER with 37 J class seats with 787 is they have way less Business Class seats, The AA 787-8 has ONLY 20 J class seats, way too few. Even the 787-9 with 30 J class seats needs another 12 or 18 to match Qantas and United Business Class capacity. The lack of J class seats...

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by jfk777
Thu May 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26251

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Maybe SAA could use them, the Business Rescue Practicineers could leave an A350 legacy at SAA instead of all the A340 SAA currently has.

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by jfk777
Thu May 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110604

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Hoping the 10 777-200LR's find good homes as they still have lots if flying left to do. Why didn't Delta ditch the 8 older -200ER with Rolls engines and keep the 10 777-200LR's ?

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by jfk777
Wed May 20, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25050

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

United 767 are going to stay around a while, they are paid for and have new seats. They are efficient at flying to Europe with their new Polaris interiors from Newark and Chicago. Eventually UA may do what AA is doing and buy more 787-8 to replace the 767-300ER fleet. Early 777 could certainly be l...

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by jfk777
Tue May 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15674

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...

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by jfk777
Tue May 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines nonstop Manila - Miami
Replies: 21
Views: 5248

Re: Philippine Airlines nonstop Manila - Miami

where is it stopping on its way back ? IS Manila the repatriation destination.

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by jfk777
Mon May 18, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15674

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

Seems something unlikely at an a US3 airline, wouldn't surprise if Singapore or Cathay did something like this.

Is Delta really going to fly an A350 with 75 Delta One passengers to say Johannesburg or Sydney ?

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by jfk777
Sun May 17, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

The 777-300ER became the new 744, some of my best flights have been on this airplane. JAL and Cathay Pacific have excellent First Class cabins on them. The herringbone Business Class cabins many airlines have on their 777 are luxurious. This airplane is the pinnacle of today's airplanes, the A380 is...

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by jfk777
Thu May 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110604

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I wonder if AF/KL will also retire their 777-200's.. Doubtful, Air France and KLM rely on the 777-200ER as their main long haul plane, they don't have 50 767 or 30 A330 like their American cousin from Atlanta. AF is ditching their A380 and A340's. KLM's last 747's took early retirement too, so the ...

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by jfk777
Mon May 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 55
Views: 12110

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

Let me guess: we will have a bunch of 787RR as well as A320neo in the 2nd-hand market. Bad for both A and B. Do you expect Avianca to restructure, or to liquidate? Restructuring into local entities may not mean much for total fleet size. It's got to be a bad time to be selling aircraft old or new, ...

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by jfk777
Mon May 11, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 55
Views: 12110

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

After 2003 German Efromovich was presented a Avianca's savior, for the first 10 years it looked that way with a huge new Airbus A330 and A320 fleet. Avianca prospered for a long time after 2003. Then AV joins the Star alliance which I have always found strange, Skyteam would have been much better. S...

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by jfk777
Sat May 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CF6-50 vs CF6-80
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: CF6-50 vs CF6-80

The CF6-80C2 was really the successful engine here, it was big on 767-300ER, MD-11, A300-600R, and 747-400. AA flew three different airplanes on the 1990's with the CF6-80C2, they flew 767 until recently. The CF6-80C2 was and until recently on many 744. KLM, Lufthansa, JAL, ANA, Air New Zealand, Vir...

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by jfk777
Wed May 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Re: Virgin and the 747...

The beach fleet 744 had only 14 Upper class seats but about 50 premium economy seats. a different market than JFK or LAX but not the dog some male out to be. What airline would send 5 744 a day to a city not making $$ ?

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by jfk777
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Re: Virgin and the 747...

A sad day at Virgin since the 747 had so much to do with their founding at Gatwick and growth at Heathrow. It was the first plane for them to LAX, JFK and Tokyo. A340 were not quite as exciting. Long may Virgin fly with or without Delta.

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by jfk777
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25050

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

United 767 are going to stay around a while, they are paid for and have new seats. They are efficient at flying to Europe with their new Polaris interiors from Newark and Chicago. Eventually UA may do what AA is doing and buy more 787-8 to replace the 767-300ER fleet. Early 777 could certainly be le...

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by jfk777
Tue May 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: swissair 747-357 network Q .
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: swissair 747-357 network Q .

Swissair did fly 743 to Asia via India but I am not sure if they flew all the way to Narita. Swissair did have flights to Tokyo via Anchorage before the USSR collapsed.

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by jfk777
Mon May 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25050

Re: United orders 7 787-10s

I expect 777-200 retirement to be accelerated intensely. Many 777-200ER's configured for long-haul may never come back at all. The 777A's may be parked and operated only when there is demand. The 773's may be sold/negotiated return. United's 773 are new and acquired as "end of the line" p...

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by jfk777
Fri May 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Avianca plane lands in Tokyo for the very first time
Replies: 12
Views: 3167

Re: An Avianca plane lands in Tokyo for the very first time

My mother is from Barranquilla, back in the 1970's AV had their route map showing "future" routes from San Francisco to Tokyo and Rio to Johannesburg, South Africa. None of those came to fruition but it would be quite a route if AV could fly from Bogota to Tokyo.

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by jfk777
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6683

Re: American Airlines at JFK

ojjunior wrote:
In what world is a NY-Buenos Aires a prestigious route?


In the USA it is not but for Aerolinias Argentinas it is a very important route, who cares if they lose $$ on it.

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 57
Views: 13019

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

Korean Air considering sale of subsidiaries of the carrier — in-flight meal service, mileage program and maintenance operations which could fetch an estimated US$2.4 billion. http://www.koreaninvestors.com/?p=8137 Let the dismemberment of Korean Air begin, these type of things never end well. Why w...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23467

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Why KLM ever merged with Air France never made any sense, AF has always been the second worse run airline in Europe after Alitalia. KLM would fit very nicely in the IAG portfolio, especially with their 777 & 787 long haul fleets. ?? When KL merged with AF, KL was loss making while AF was the si...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147285

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Boeing terminated the deal. Not Embraer !!! So Boeing terminated the deal, with their $$$ tided up in hundreds of undelivered MAX jets parked all over the American West where are they going to get Embraer's money. The Brazilian side was never going to terminate this deal, what did they have to lose...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147285

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Embraer would be better off making a deal to let Boeing market their planes than battle them and sue them. Embraer can't be blind the facts of Boeing's problems, even with they can taste the $ 4 billion dollars not coming anymore. A deal of short of merging would be in everyone's interest. Boeing t...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23467

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Why KLM ever merged with Air France never made any sense, AF has always been the second worse run airline in Europe after Alitalia. KLM would fit very nicely in the IAG portfolio, especially with their 777 & 787 long haul fleets.

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