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by jfk777
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 248300

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

How are JFK to Medellin and Cali doing ? These seem odd routes for AA to fly, if they are so good why not fly them before ? Five and a half hours are a long way to fly an A319.

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by jfk777
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 14970

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Boeing made the 707 from 1958-1973, the 757 from 1982-2004, the 727 from 1964-1983, and the 737 from 1967 until 2030(?). One derivative too many and too many decades, Boeing needs to stop being McDonnell Douglas 2.0. The NMA or 797 needs to be made a priority in Seattle, ditching Chicago as HQ needs...

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 359
Views: 56768

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

20 First Class A321 are better than 16 First seats, they have closets.

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 18960

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

Spirit sounds like they are going to find an extra one or two hundred passengers daily by adding flights to
many Colombian cities by duplicating at Miami what they do in FLL.

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by jfk777
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 39
Views: 9824

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

BA should have merged with KLM, Iberia was the last decent girl left at the ball to marry. Iberia is great to Latin America but not a force elsewhere. IAG should buy Finnair with all their Asian routes.

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by jfk777
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Relaunches Miami
Replies: 30
Views: 5423

Re: Aer Lingus Relaunches Miami

Too bad Miami is not year round, many European airlines are all year.

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by jfk777
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 18960

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

Where is Spirit going to park all these international flights , there are only so many gates at concourse F for FIS.

Another factor is will Spirit or JetBlue merge with a bigger entity?

We are currently in a state of too many LCC airlines, it dinner to go eat or be eaten ?

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by jfk777
Thu May 27, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6135

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

Boeing has done a very limited amount of these deals in the past. The most famous is Singapore Airlines order for 777-200ER when they took in some A340-300. That was a very large order and specialized.

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by jfk777
Sat May 08, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15863

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

The logical location for some big 24/7 LA airport would be the high desert away from the coast. Like Palmdale, Victorville or similar. Cheap space, no noise concerns and good weather. This would be where some hyper fast train would make sense. Sell LAX land and move inland. Seems funny to read this...

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by jfk777
Thu May 06, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and Japan Airlines Plan Joint Venture
Replies: 20
Views: 4519

Re: Qantas and Japan Airlines Plan Joint Venture

Good news for earning better JAL miles when flying QF. Bad news for seat availability on JAL for overseas. Would be good if it meant JL switched back to NRT from SYD Why would anyone want JAL to offer a NRT flight when Haneda is clearly superior and closer to Tokyo. That is like suggesting Qantas m...

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by jfk777
Sun May 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 78
Views: 17004

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

With the lack of international flights this summer and fall from international carriers, I also wonder if T2 would be necessary. Terminal 2 is an early 1960's building lost past its expiration date. The Worldport was a dump a needed replacing. Sadly the 1990's built terminal 1 was built on too smal...

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What the hell is going on with AA1126?
Replies: 33
Views: 4899

Re: What the hell is going on with AA1126?

How can a flights taking 3 hours and change from Colombia to Miami be delayed 15 hours. Whatever health the Captain is in the Miami hub has tons of AA planes. AA should have flown another plane or two to get people to MIA or put people on Avianca. A delay this long might be understandable if the fli...

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14822

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

Close. Azur Air seats up to 531, Nordwind has 486 seats, Rossiya 457 and Royal Flight 492. Saudia is close with some aircraft in a 443 seat configuration. I believe Air France also have a high-density layout on part of their B777-300ER fleet, with 400+ seats aswell. That's right, a 468 and a 472 se...

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16964

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

Miami is showing a A380 this summer as second daily flight.

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by jfk777
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14822

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

Air Canada has what has to be the world densest 77W with 450 seats and only 6 bathrooms in economy. They probably don't need such a huge airplane right now. AC has a large fleet of 787-9 which can serve all their routes with enough capacity. AC will be facing a 777 fleet decision in the next few yea...

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 78
Views: 17004

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

You dont tack on RJs gates to the end of an international, common use concourse. As others have noted, its temporary. Moreover, the Concourse B RJ gates are being converted to narrowbody gates so just adding temporary replacement narrowbody gates isn't really objectionable - its not like other airl...

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by jfk777
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 78
Views: 17004

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

Why did the PANYNJ ever let Delta move into Terminal 4 ? Where were all the international airline supposed to go ? Terminal 1 should not have been the answer but turned out to the place most went. For 10 years JFK have been one terminal down and will be for years. When the new T1 gets built on the o...

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 71
Views: 15489

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

QF doesn't have slot constraints are Kingsford Smith like BA does at LHR. Everyone loves the A380 but are good for the future at Qantas ? QF's route map to the USA has become more direct with the 787-9 with more flights from Melbourne to San Francisco & Brisbane to SFO & LAX. The A380 is gre...

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer
Replies: 64
Views: 11689

Re: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer

Man AA+partners is really starting to look pretty nice as the legacy of choice in BNA: BOS, NYC, PHL, DCA, RDU, CLT, MIA, FLL, MCO, DFW, AUS, ORD, PHX, LAX, SFO, SEA, CUN, and LHR Didn't BA kill Nashville along with Pittsburgh, Charleston and other minor 787 cities ? Austin & San Diego are stil...

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by jfk777
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9534

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

The JAL A350-1000 could set the standard for long haul interiors and is expected to have First Class which for some reason is rare or nonexistent in current A350-1000. I would love any details.

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by jfk777
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ is now the largest A350 operator
Replies: 21
Views: 5513

Re: SQ is now the largest A350 operator

3 variants is a major stretch, They operate the A359 and A359ULR. The “Regional Aircraft” are just a different configuration and probably a paper derate. Shoot, I’d argue the ULRs are pretty damn close to what the standard A359 is today. ooooof. Sorry, 3 different variants with 3 different configur...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9534

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

Interesting that the last 3 777-300s are gone as well, I hadn't heard that. I hear that another large Japanese carrier is trying to work with the pilot group to shed it's 777 fleet as well... Its entire 777 fleet? The 77Ws are still playing a pretty big role, although some are being retired. JAL on...

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by jfk777
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20047

Re: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Its not just PHL & JFK, AA has European flights as far south as Miami. Charlotte provides a great international gateway for the Mid-Atlantic region since CLT is the second biggest AA hub. ORD has been a huge Atlantic gateway for AA providing connections for the midwest and east coast markets. PH...

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by jfk777
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9543

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

The US destinations mentioned so far (LAX/SFO/SEA/IAH) are within range of HAN without a stop, but SGN is a bit of a stretch without a stop or payload restrictions westbound. Therefore, should we expect to see these flights from HAN and tag to SGN allowing customers to fly same-plane service US>SGN...

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by jfk777
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9543

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

This reminds me of Kenya Airways flying to JFK, Why does Vietnam Air want to fly so far to California when they know they can't make any money. with all the Skyteam airlines in Asia couldn't they help fill Korean Air's flights to LAX and connect over Seoul. Asia is full of Skyteam airlines including...

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by jfk777
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 20961

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

My guess is BA as well. Although they did a lot of complaining to RR when WW was in charge and they were heavily impacted with the T1000 issues. However, there must be a belief that RR has overcome their problems with the Trents otherwise an airline like LH would not order their engines. Same for E...

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by jfk777
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC-London Aircraft Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 4162

Re: NYC-London Aircraft Economics

Even W or Y tickets are generally more expensive than other European destinations. Isn't that only because of the high UK APD rather than the actual ticket portion the airline sees? I always found NYC tickets super cheap 'cos of the sheer number of Y seats on the market supporting the J frequencies...

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by jfk777
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

Doubtful we will ever see Etihad flying their A380 again. Great Marketing for them, a very rarified product.

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by jfk777
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GE merging GECAS leasing business with AerCap
Replies: 40
Views: 5489

Re: Rumor: GE looks to merge leasing business with AerCap

GE will miss the cash flow from their leasing arm. If GE does sell will this "cure" all the problems ?

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 15132

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

So, the following seem to be the only remaining operators of the 777 with this engine type: UA JAL ANA KAL OZ Any others? That is a fairly complete list of PW 777 operators since the 777-200 were offered with 3 engines options. Obviously all 777-300ER have GE exclusively. NO 777 operators in Europe...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

Lufthansa is an airline which will retain some level First Class, their home is a very rich country where a market still exists for the product. Their fleet mix will always have long haul planes of various sizes, their largest will have First Class.

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa DC-10 routes
Replies: 21
Views: 2473

Re: Lufthansa DC-10 routes

Miami was flown by Lufthansa DC-10-30's for at least 20 years from 1978 when they started flying to the sunshine state.

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by jfk777
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 17007

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

If Southwest orders the A220-300 to replace their 737-700 fleet it's going to be a dark day in Seattle. The day will arrive when SW doesn't use 737's exclusively, is that day soon ? Airlines flying the A220 love it and so do passengers, it can fly 3,000 miles serving all the continental 48 states. B...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237875

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

Lots has been written about Jetblue going to London, Four A321 daily from JFK and BOS are not going to affect the three alliances like Norwegian did. The Norwegian 787-9 had seats for 338 people, the JB A321 say 150 or 160 with Mint Suites. The time to get concerned is when JB flies widebody planes ...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 248300

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Well, unless JetBlue management was lying about growing to 220 to 240 flights a day at JFK or AA has had a change of heart since JetBlue pilots voted down LOA13, that will be what AA is relegated to. There isn't enough slots between them for JetBlue to be that large and for AA to be more than 50 fl...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 16964

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

The 777-300ER are only 4 airplanes, they could retire 4 777-200Er.

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Combi aircraft - an opportunity missed ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4370

Re: Combi aircraft - an opportunity missed ?

The 747 Combi started because Sabena could not sell a full 747-100 from BRU to JFK 50 years ago and they came up with the idea of putting cargo on the main deck.

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 31181

Re: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

With traffic down at JFK, the Port Authority should use the time to do massive construction and finish a new Terminal 1 on the current T 1-3 site. The AA terminal should be finished to its original plans with British Airways and more airlines moving in. JetBlue's own international terminal, on the ...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 31181

Re: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

With traffic down at JFK, the Port Authority should use the time to do massive construction and finish a new Terminal 1 on the current T 1-3 site. The AA terminal should be finished to its original plans with British Airways and more airlines moving in. JetBlue's own international terminal, on the o...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 31181

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

Ever since Delta moved to Terminal 4 and the Worldport was torn down JFK has been one terminal down in capacity. Why oh why has the privately funded T1 become the new IAB with more and more airlines squeezing in, do KE, JL, AF & LH really want Alitalia there ? Nope Now the T1 consortium is the ...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 31181

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

Ever since Delta moved to Terminal 4 and the Worldport was torn down JFK has been one terminal down in capacity. Why oh why has the privately funded T1 become the new IAB with more and more airlines squeezing in, do KE, JL, AF & LH really want Alitalia there ? Nope Now the T1 consortium is the s...

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60826

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

With 787-9 & A350 Qantas should fly to both Seattle and Chicago. Florida is too leisure oriented for a QF flight to work, DFW works very well for that traffic. JFK is really the only viable east coast airport for Qantas right now. Boston and Washington would be great for Qantas to serve when the...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 248300

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

That's amazing. Gotta love how MIA/JFK-TLV are now set to launch before DFW-TLV. In the stream, Vasu Raja said Portland, Maine. Not new, so not sure what's up with that. AA must love Israel because they can fly a ton of widebodies there in these challenging times. TWA flew there for decades from JF...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19594

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

JB entering the FLL & MIA to London will find it extremely challenging as many other have failed in taking on AA/BA and Virgin. Delta tried from MIA to LHR in 2008 when LHR was opened and lasted about two years. Norwegian tried from FLL then moved the flight to MIami, Covid essentially killed a ...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19594

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

Ive just never understood this singles only configuration. Do the airlines think it's a Trekkie convention? I want to sit with with my wife. Not pack her off somewhere out of sight. That someone REALLY having to be in physical contact with someone else (that they could otherwise see and communicate...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19594

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

JB is giving their best for the UK, this will be a niche operation to Gatwick with one or two daily A321LR's from JFK and Boston each.

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 359
Views: 56768

Re: American A330s Storage?

Delta doesn't want an old bunch of ex USair A330's lets just realize that and stop speculating any angle where they might. Even A330 have gone to the desert for retirement.

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.
Replies: 58
Views: 5344

Re: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.

National Airlines from Miami flew to LHR too from MIA before the 1977 Bermuda 2 restrictions which only allowed TWA and PA at LHR. National stayed until PA merged with the airline and PA operated MIA - LHR with their existing LHR flights. What I have always wondered is how can two of the most capita...

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by jfk777
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41992

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Its sad Norwegian failed, they had quite a sizeable operation at Gatwick to all corners of America, even Austin, Texas. They had 787-9 with 56 Y + seats they charged decent $$$ for, this dam Covid killed a perfectly good airline adding another low fare airline into the dustbin of failed low fare UK ...

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by jfk777
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41992

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

With the collapse of Norwegian and due to a changing economic climate, is it possible we could see TATL travel completely abandon the “failed“ business models of past carriers like PanAm and TWA? For example, PanAm’s fatal flaw was arguably it’s lack of domestic/TATL connections possible at JFK, wh...

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