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by JBLUA320
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9843

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

So who does SAS belong to? Denmark, Norway, Sweden? Aren't each of these countries rich enough to own their own airline as opposed to a common carrier? Answering my own question. SAS used to be owned by all the 3 listed countries. However, per Wikipedia, " On 27 June 2018, the Norwegian govern...

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by JBLUA320
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22387

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

To say that it's AA de-prioritizing the route seems silly, although I know that perception and media influence in places like GEO could actually hurt AA in the long run. AA should know all about this from its days as the primary airline in the Dominican and Puerto Rico, but still, public perception ...

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by JBLUA320
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 7666

Re: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Norwegian-Air-abandons-Oakland-International-14905500.php This is the MARTY effect. Marty St George is aligning DY-B6. They are moving to B6 cities that will give DY more connectivity on paper. B6 gets benefit of all this. DY will fly to FLL/JFK/MCO/BOS/SFO. Th...

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by JBLUA320
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30548

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

By the time M&A was handled, done, and on the books, the MAX issue would be long, long, long resolved. Tying M&A activity to the MAX doesn't make sense on a single level unless this analyst knows something extreme that we don't, i.e., the MAX is never ever flying again (lol).

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by JBLUA320
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Ending MEX 1/9?
Replies: 75
Views: 15667

Re: B6 Ending MEX 1/9?

They had to ditch MEX. it was low performing and only 3 B6 crew members(the rest were contract company). They need the MEX slots for 2020 DY Interline flights. Look for DY to fly into B6 terminals in 2020 BOS/JFK/FLL/MCO. This is all part of the big Europe plan coming in 2021. No room at the inn at...

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by JBLUA320
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41145

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

With Delta Atlantic...err...Virgin holding 30%, I wonder how much counsel they'll receive from the folks in ATL?

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by JBLUA320
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian leaving EWR in a few weeks
Replies: 30
Views: 7163

Re: Norwegian leaving EWR in a few weeks

There are some very talented people in the network team at Norwegian who are finally able to execute on plans they had 2-3 years in the making. I know this because I worked there in a capacity that was categorically close to them. With the CEO out and large turnover at the upper management levels, s...

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by JBLUA320
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 20403

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

Always felt Star and oneworld much more integrated and more active participants versus Skyteam. Bastian mentioned value for customers. On how many Star carriers can one use a UA SWU? On how many oneworld carriers an AA SWU? A Delta SWU on SkyTeam? I wish the alliances provided more value. I am a Un...

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by JBLUA320
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH

If for Norwegian, it would be due to the MAX grounding. Norwegian has used them many times.

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by JBLUA320
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11852

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

I have to think that this isn't about whether or not the aircraft can make a profit, but rather that it can make a higher profit somewhere else. Many Caribbean markets hold on to significant amounts of incentive dollars to attract and/or keep service (examples include Bermuda, Jamaica, Guadeloupe an...

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by JBLUA320
Thu May 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21547

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

The former head of product development and onboard service left jetblue to go to pepsi. Maybe he had something to do with it.

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by JBLUA320
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11838

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Norwegian is using one of its 787s on DUB-SWF today and for the next few days at least. With their already precarious financial situation, this whole MAX grounding might be the tipping point. The economics on DUB-SWF with the 787 must be horrible. Not quite. They are combining the PVD and SWF fligh...

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by JBLUA320
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11838

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Norwegian is using one of its 787s on DUB-SWF today and for the next few days at least.

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by JBLUA320
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 148066

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

It's London, at least in part.
The invitation for employees has the backdrop of the London tube seat pattern.

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by JBLUA320
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13617

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

FYI, there are no wet-leases flying in the Norwegian fleet anymore.

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by JBLUA320
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7788

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

Correct; the schedules are not finalized. Whereas many airlines do a full batch release of winter and summer, Norwegian releases schedules as they are ready.

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by JBLUA320
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10240

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

https://www.airliners.net/photo/S7-Sibe ... AX/5393517
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Are they in cahoots with S7? Joking aside, that is exactly like S7's MAX interior;
https://www.airliners.net/photo/S7-Sibe ... AX/5393517

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by JBLUA320
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)
Replies: 38
Views: 11485

Re: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)

With less assets around the country, JetBlue is also very particular about ensuring that equipment is placed where it can best restart the operation. An earlier poster commented that a plane was sitting in MSY, but the flight was canceled. This became a more standard practice toward the end of my ti...

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by JBLUA320
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 38571

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

LGW isn't the problem for Norwegian - the loads are high and the Premium cabin is full, with good yield-generating fares. Of course, the competition is stiff, but Norwegian can hold its own. There are only 2 787-9s left in LGW with the 35/309 configuration. The rest are 56/282 and are quite full up ...

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by JBLUA320
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 21
Views: 5359

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

I'm also amazed VS will have a 744 spare at such a busy time of year to do one-off flights. And yesterday they are using a Wamos Air 747 to do the LGW-MCO-LGW which has just landed, perhaps the charter makes more money. I would suspect they brought in Wamos to do recovery for the LGW shutdowns earl...

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by JBLUA320
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 8129

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Bon chance, but terrible flight times. The tourism partners here have tried to persuade them to offer a schedule that would avoid mandatory overnight for clients seeking transit to other islands. By the time flight arrives its too late to make island connections. Even the ferry to nearby Moorea is ...

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by JBLUA320
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5433

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

Are they trying to be Africa's Emirates ? Of all the places Kenya Airways could fly a 787 to why 15 hours to JFK ? Wouldn't 8 hours to CDG have been a better deal since Air France is a Sky Team airline ? It's risky, but if SAA can do it (not saying they do it well) to South Africa on inferior equip...

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by JBLUA320
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17730

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

So many of you are completely missing the point. The point was that, excluding Air Canada, British Airways was the largest foreign carrier in terms of passengers flown to/from the New York City area. As of July, Norwegian bumped British Airways out of that spot. The metric is PASSENGERS FLOWN - not ...

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by JBLUA320
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6940

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Ew no thanks, I’ll fly a real airline . Ok, I’m in a mood today as Mrs VS. is in surgery so I will bite. What by your standards constitutes a real airline? Essentially all airlines are the same, they all take you from A to B 99% of the time (cue B6 OTP complaints) , you pick the flight time you wan...

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by JBLUA320
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 46
Views: 7285

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

This is just not going to work, the same way their current system doesn't work. 8 EUR one-way is 16 EUR return. Can you still call it priority boarding when more than half the plane is queued up in there? They might as well let the non-priority board first as they will be heading straight for their...

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by JBLUA320
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 5043

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

Most definitely to do with cleaning and longevity, specifically for things that get deep into cloth that can require extensive cleaning and slow down turns and/or require refabrication (i.e., gum and chocolate).

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by JBLUA320
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4838

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

The attempt to monetize FlyFi (wifi) quickly came and went - I could see this being a target for revenue. It'd stay "JetBlue" by probably offering some usage for free, say 30 minutes, but then a paid option to continue.

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by JBLUA320
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3391

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

Even if they wanted to come back, I'm not sure they could unless they were willing to take very unusual times. There simply is no gate space, especially for an A330/A340.

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by JBLUA320
Thu May 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 60037

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian Financial paper DN is speculating that: Boeing and Airbus can torpedo an IAG acquisition of Norwegian Norwegian's giga orders with the two aircraft manufacturers are probably packed with change clauses. Behind pay wall: https://www.dn.no/nyheter/finans/2018/05/24/1029/Borskommentar/boeing...

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by JBLUA320
Sun May 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 5176

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

ALPA's initial argument was that NAI had a remote pilot base in Singapore, but all the pilots were actually European and the airline didn't even serve Singapore. As a result of ALPA's pressure, the base was shut down over a year ago. All of Norwegian's pilots are based in Europe and the United State...

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by JBLUA320
Fri May 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian lease B777s
Replies: 28
Views: 9042

Re: Norwegian lease B777s

It's due to RR engine issues - more reductions/cancellations/leases to come for sure. Their 787s are in a particularly impacted batch.

@bebopdeluxe - the EWR-FCO is still nonstop, just flown by Privilege Style instead of the Norwegian 787. Not sure about the offering though.

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by JBLUA320
Wed May 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7662

Re: WN Window Delamination 5/2/18 Causes Emergency Landing

Is there any difference in the construction of the window unit itself in the OWWE versus a regular window?

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by JBLUA320
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners LLC looking to start up or buy an existing airline in Argentina
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Indigo Partners LLC looking to start up or buy an existing airline in Argentina

They could by the Norwegian certificate!
**stirring the pot**

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by JBLUA320
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian check-in at MAD: what a mess
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Norwegian check-in at MAD: what a mess

It just effects the MAD-LGW flight because of where customs/passport control is, so it's a problem for non-Schengen routes in T2 on all airlines. I know the airport is trying to fix it.

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by JBLUA320
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11919

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Plane was late leaving Gatwick bc it was hit by ground equipment and had to be inspected.

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by JBLUA320
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18980

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

I wonder what the sentiment is within DY? Is there concern? My impression is that they act as though everything is on track and that it's just a matter of reaching critical mass. They all took those jobs trying to put the established carriers out of business. Now many will be looking for jobs with ...

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by JBLUA320
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18980

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

Can someone translate this for the financially inept?

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by JBLUA320
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 14022

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

Hello! First post from a long time lurker! ... May i ask people in the know if there is any similarities between EWR and LAX regarding landing profiles? Reason for asking is: Norwegian delayed and ultimately cancelled their flights from CPH/LAX some days ago due to "restrictions"! Could t...

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by JBLUA320
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8290

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

There is also MKE-SEA and ORD-GEG.

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by JBLUA320
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16965

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

The APD was a part of it - it was expected to be reduced by 50% and the government chose not to. The other issue was running EDI from both PVD and SWF. There was simply too much capacity for EDI to have flights from all 3 airports when BDL, in the middle, is only about 90 minutes from either.

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by JBLUA320
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4812

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

I'd wager EI pulling out once the subsidies from the CT government run out. And you can bet the government in CT will never make that mistake again! Do you know anything about the subsidy agreement? Yes, it's worth $14M and has shockingly flexible terms, all for the purpose of landing EI and keepin...

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by JBLUA320
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4812

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

I'd wager EI pulling out once the subsidies from the CT government run out. And you can bet the government in CT will never make that mistake again!

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by JBLUA320
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 15098

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

But if not TATL from BOS, or perhaps alongside, I'd expect to see a big South America push from FLL/MCO using the A321 LR to start giving LATAM and Azul a run for their money. JetBlue has been posturing FLL to be its gateway to the south. Now, the LR will allow them to penetrate much further than b...

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by JBLUA320
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 15098

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

It's almost definite that JetBlue will use the Thompson Solo seat on the A321 for Mint - this will allow direct aisle access for everyone without losing seat count, and should also weigh less with different material specs. Once that happens, the range of the A321 LR needs to be looked at again. JetB...

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by JBLUA320
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 7301

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

I'm surprised at how many people so far are discounting this as no news. It's a pretty big step forward to incentivize LCC travel. The Gatwick Connects platform has free rebooking protection and comes with Premium security so that you don't have to wait for long. Given that transiting in London woul...

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by JBLUA320
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 10128

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

The part that is most troubling to me is that they're going to try and have a go at seasonal markets with a seasonal presence to match. It's very difficult as a mostly unknown carrier to generate awareness in a new market - doubly so when you are only going to be there for certain parts of the year....

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by JBLUA320
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 10128

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

So disheartening to see another ULCC popping up, especially since I was really quite fond of this airline. The CEO is not from Minnesota so its unlikely that he is aware of the hometown enthusiasm that Sun Country commands there. I think it's a mistake to break down that loyalty and the loss and mi...

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by JBLUA320
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 23317

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

Does anyone know if WW will need to weight restrict on STL? That's a long haul for a high density A321 CEO with 218 seats.

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by JBLUA320
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 12160

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

I guess Elvis would have been up there by now, if they could. Norwegian would no doubt love to have had Elvis and also Marilyn Monroe on the tails, but that is proabably more difficult to get approved. Norwegian could perhaps do it legally, but the airline don't put anyone on the tail without appro...

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