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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 732
Views: 81352

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

32andBelow wrote:
It’s going to come back. Business travel was mainly for schmoozing. People love to schmooze. Plus onlikne sales are gonna lose to a salesman taking people out.


No, just no.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 458
Views: 38090

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

We were booked on Celebrity for a 10 day cruise, we cancelled, refunds issued within 24 hours. As you said, some lines are dealing with this better than other, over on another board Ponant/ Paul Gauguin is getting eviscerated for their behavior, not honoring contracts, refusing refunds for cruises t...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 779
Views: 47141

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I am not going to defend Trump as his tweet is ridiculous. But I read your post and I immediately thought of a common thing you see in sports all the time, and that is diving or flopping. In many sports (Noteably Soccer, Hockey, and Basketball), a person who is on the receiving end of a foul, or hi...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9783

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
EA was killed off by one man—Franco Lorenzo.


Charles Bryan would like a word about that, both were to egotistical to back down.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’
Replies: 75
Views: 3840

Re: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’

The FIRST Republican to fight back? Yes, Trump is the first Republican President to ever fight back in the entire history of the United States. Will you get a grip..... Under his leadership Covid19 has killed more Americans than Vietnam and he retweets divisive and hateful words like “the only good...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 2057

Re: The D Day Invasion

While I agree with the posters above, the invasion of Normandy was not the turning point, we all need to take a minute and say a silent thank you to those kids who stormed the beaches.

I cannot honestly say I would have done it.

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by jetwet1
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

This is a strange topic for TechOps. In hindsight, you should have bought Boeing when it dipped below $100 a share in early March. It was just over $200 a share yesterday. I have a friend who bought them for their dividend at around $120 many years ago. I kept telling him to sell when it was in the...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20307

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

How are they in a position to tell Airbus, or Boeing for that matter, that they will never buy an aircraft from them again? People here are trying to make this out like it is a typical supplier with a customer(s) that are struggling and where they need each other in equal amounts. Easy, you pick up...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

Remembering, this is an aviation website, so any info gained here should be taken with a huge grain of salt.... I wouldn't touch either of them, there are just to many negatives in the marketplace for me. I do have a bankroll I use for my risky investments, right now 50% of that is sitting in bonds,...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20307

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

If airlines believe they won't be sued for failing to honour a contract, then they start to treat firm orders as options. The moment that an aircraft manufacturer wins in court against an airline, the firm-order-is-an-option approach will stop Large airlines are not like vulnerable widows or orphan...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights

To quickly follow on from me post last night, some quick prices. Speed + Price per month on a 1 year contract includes 10GB of data... 2 Mb $10,000 4Mb $19,000 10Mb $36,000 For a month to month it's about 30% more Eye watering for sure, so yes, there is room for Starlink to move into the market. I'm...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights

Iamlucky13 sums it up pretty well when it comes to the hardware. Where there will be a change is in cost, now whether those cost savings will be passed on by the airlines that go with the system is yet to be seen. Slightly off topic, one of my clients manages luxury yachts, he (and from what he was ...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: Battery Jump Starter

Check out this guy, he really is my go to for household stuff, in this video he puts a number of different models through their paces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN8A2nIMUWA Perfect. That's exactly what I was looking for. I guess I'm too old to think about YouTube first when it comes to produc...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 458
Views: 38090

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I have said the same thing a few times on here, Princess did an amazing job with the Royal/Regal/Enchanted, definitely over favorite big ships.

The whole industry owes a lot to Renaissance Cruises, their R ships have gone on to have very successful second lives with other lines.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: Battery Jump Starter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN8A2nIMUWA
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Check out this guy, he really is my go to for household stuff, in this video he puts a number of different models through their paces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN8A2nIMUWA

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by jetwet1
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1613

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

Civil war. Political crazies. Dictatorship. Yeah... But, no. I'll happily spend my US dollars in a place where I don't have to worry that any given five minutes will be the last five minutes of my life. Haven't there been coups in Fiji and Thailand recently? Both rely on tourism. Tourists had been ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10503

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

jetawayusa wrote:
the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline?


Airline execs fly on other airlines all the time, nothing unusual about this at all.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 31, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 4127

Re: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers

They also used to run ORD-BCN-ISB

One way J was about $800, craddle type seat, and older inseat IFE, but the food and service was outstanding.

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by jetwet1
Sat May 30, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Amazon Airlines ever use the 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 2151

Re: Will Amazon Airlines ever use the 757?

MyDimeIsUp wrote:
afterburner wrote:
Some people's obsession to the 757 amazes me.

Facts. Pencil plane looks ugly. If you want the same family but better looking go the 76.


That's not a fact, that's an opinion, sure the 753 is to long, but the 752 is great looking aircraft.

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by jetwet1
Wed May 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 439
Views: 37611

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Very questionable for today. Some strong storms are possible with the flow going up coast. https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/KXMR Just listening in, SpaceX is saying the weather should be good, one cell over Orlando, but that is dissipating. Fingers crossed. I just can't get over the difference b...

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by jetwet1
Wed May 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 439
Views: 37611

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

How's the weather holding up in Florida? The forecast looks a bit average, and I saw they had storms passing over the facility a couple of hours ago with more on the way it seems... Very questionable for today. Some strong storms are possible with the flow going up coast. https://www.wunderground.c...

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by jetwet1
Wed May 27, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Orbit News & Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: Virgin Orbit News & Discussion

Did they hang that thing on the 5th engine pod on the 744? Yes. https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Rzx8N-cgoVvnjjf3MIlhnI9PUGg=/0x0:5184x3888/920x613/filters:focal(2178x1530:3006x2358):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/61919359/Specially_converted_Virgin_Atlantic_plane__Cosmic_Gi...

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by jetwet1
Thu May 21, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15781

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

I think this is worthy for Delta to test it out. International travel will not just open up and go back to normal. There will be restrictions. Different countries will put in different restrictions, be it health screening or quarantine requirements. This is really the key, I can bounce between Euro...

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by jetwet1
Tue May 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ or QR
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: SQ or QR

Thank you all for your replies and input.

I ended up going with....ANA

Yeah I know, but I was able to grab 2 reward seats in first so honestly, for $500 and a bunch of miles we get to try ANA.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40885

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Anecdotal, but let’s say you wanted to book a weekend trip from LA to Vegas next month. Roundtrip on Southwest right now is $90. Same flight on the JSX website is over $1200. The major carriers will likely slash prices into and potentially through 2021; does JSX have the balance sheet to remain com...

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by jetwet1
Sun May 17, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14331

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. I got my only case of food poisoning on a CO 777, totally the 777`s fault...... On a flight from LAS To LAX I remember reading an article in the US today about the 777, this would have been in ...

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by jetwet1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4530

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

You can walk to LAS by using Paradise, though honestly, you don't want to do it in the summer.

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by jetwet1
Sat May 16, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

https://www.scmp.com/business/article/3041474/chinas-skyscraper-developers-have-pay-their-vanity-frenzy-scale-new And in case anyone ask for where I got the "empty skyscraper" from, the above is just one source of many. Mainland China quite frankly just borrow and build and build more, an...

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by jetwet1
Fri May 15, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burr out as Senate Intelligence Chair amid Insider Trading Probe
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Burr out as Senate Intelligence Chair amid Insider Trading Probe

The level of stupidity from all involved is amazing, of course let the investigation reach a conclusion, but, at what point does a person not think that any large trades will raise flags ?

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by jetwet1
Fri May 15, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5800

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

I love shoes. I have 12 plastic totes of shoes. I know I have at least 70 pair. The brosband gives so much attitude when we go to the outlets. He knows where I will go. Also, my birthday is coming up. I went ahead and bought a pair of Hugo Boss boots and told him to not bother getting me anything. ...

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by jetwet1
Fri May 15, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5800

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

LHD Ford Capri 2.8i Special

The wife is going to kill me when it shows up.

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by jetwet1
Thu May 14, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3789

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

The DOT isn't the one that will cause the airlines to change, it will be a lawsuit, some lawyer is going to wise up to the mass breach of contract and form a class action. The other thing the airlines have to worry about is turning over the name of turning over the name etc of every customer affect,...

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by jetwet1
Tue May 12, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41663

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Allegiant's reliance on getting local incentives to serve secondary airports has helped them become profitable. Now it remains to be seen if those incentives can help keep them alive. It's reliance is on ancillary and commissions from sales of hotel rooms etc The incentives are a tiny part of the t...

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by jetwet1
Mon May 11, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

Hmm, good question. I believe yes and no. I guess airlines would order more cargo planes, cause no one wants to fly. But, it depends on the planes. I think they'll likely get the more modern planes, like the A300F, 747F, 757F, 767F, 777F, MD-11F, all of which were introduced just 30 years ago or la...

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by jetwet1
Sun May 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18367

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

A friend flew the route last week, load was under 40 people.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 10, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5882

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Toinou wrote:
Thunderbolt500 wrote:
According to news the city of Wuhan is the center of the new virus they are screening airports


By June, either this will be over or this will have spread enough to make the city of origin a minor concern.


This may go down as the under statement of the decde.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 10, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25401

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

I find it hard to believe that you would be able to feel an impact of a 100kg object hitting a 40000 kg plane,[/quote]

Not really when you think of the amount of energy when a 40000kg object hits a 100 kg object at 150 mph. The forces transferred would certainly be felt through the plane.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 10, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3579

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

I imagine that a number of the (northern) summer and later bookings could have been made before the outbreak, and folks just haven't cancelled yet. And others, as suggested above, could be more speculative bookings with the freedom to cancel without penalty. See how it goes. Bookings could go up or...

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by jetwet1
Sat May 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Re: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?

My flights for June to Europe have been cancelled.

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by jetwet1
Sat May 09, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25401

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

Oh boy, I just looked at the picture, not a good way to go, I don't even want to think what is handing out of the cowling on that engine. I feel sorry for all involved, including the mechanics who are going to have to work on that engine. Question for the pilots here : When there is an incidence lik...

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by jetwet1
Thu May 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21573

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

I don't understand any IAG attempt to buy OS. Wouldn't the better strategic option be to buy Condor then rejig their leisure orientated routes/destinations and have an actual presence in the heart of Germany. IAG had a chance with AB but blew it. It seems they want to repeat that mistake. And go to...

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by jetwet1
Thu May 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

As above, there is no reason to spend huge amounts of money for what is in reality a short term issue.

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by jetwet1
Thu May 07, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21573

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

And what does QR think of IAG teaming up with EY ?

Sorry but this isn't happening IMHO.

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by jetwet1
Wed May 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3670

Re: Should November election be canceled?

100 % cancel the election Been discussed at some length in other threads... No election doesn’t mean the whoever holds the position gets to keep it. There’s a very long and complicated line of succession , and it is greatly impacted by not holding an election. If I remember right, not holding an ele...

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by jetwet1
Mon May 04, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Year Anniversary of the Killing of Bin Laden
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: 9 Year Anniversary of the Killing of Bin Laden

This forum is obviously for the left wing leaning individuals. I give BO credit where credit is due and the world is a better place without this guy, and his family for that matter. Goos work US! I am a 'liberal' and have no problem with the summary execution of OBL. Its too bad it couldn't have be...

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by jetwet1
Sun May 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet out of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Warren Buffet out of aviation

Give it time?!? Do you have any idea of the time horizon from his US Air investment --- 1989 --- to today? Do you think a 90-year-old guy has 30 years to try this again?!? The significance of this cycle is that he bought into four U.S. carriers. It wasn't a 'United will out-perform AA' strategy... ...

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by jetwet1
Sun May 03, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5214

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

Why would it? ⋅ There's not much big-business based there, that would support it. ⋅ It's absolutely infested with LoCos ⋅ it sits in the Venn shadow of both the most powerful domestic gateway (ATL) and largest international gateway (MIA) in the southeast Though I don't...

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by jetwet1
Fri May 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65954

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

If the SAA name is NOT reused, what do y'all think would be a nice name to use? Avatar Anyways, what I think we will end up seeing is an outside airline brought in under contract to set up a "new" SA, in much the same way as UL did, in fact, EK would probably be the go to IMHO, in normal ...

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by jetwet1
Fri May 01, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8622

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

On what level are you claiming that WN is performing better than? AA -$2.2B UA -$2.1B DL -$607M WN -$144M So I would say they are performing better in the P/L category That was a quarterly earnings. Much like the way Southwest has to operate those linear routes because of the way the airlines is co...

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