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by cloudboy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 10
Replies: 692
Views: 71561

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 10

One of the problems with East Boston vs Logan is that East Boston, at least historically, had never really benefited positively from the airport. As a neighborhood it wasn't one to fly much, there was very little spill over in business from the airport to local businesses, and simply caused a lot of...

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by cloudboy
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 10
Replies: 692
Views: 71561

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 10

Hate to say this, but at some point, if BOS is going to keep growing, they are going to have to look at doing some more fill. Maybe that spot between 33 and 4R on the south side of the airport. It would be complicated and need some kind of underground tram, but where else are you going to grow?

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 10
Replies: 692
Views: 71561

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 10

No; that wasn't what I meant - by that token all terminals are connected to the central parking through walkways - my reference was in reference to an attached terminal garage - such as Terminal B or E. B has a garage in between the two sides of the terminal - that was from when they tore down the ...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to mark Forums as Read
Replies: 2
Views: 900

How to mark Forums as Read

Sine the indications of read and unread topics no longer seems to work, I have been relying on the New posts option under teh menu bar to find new posts since I was last on. However, I no longer see where I can mark all posts read without going into each and every sub-forum, which now makes this opt...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France to Canada in an Hour
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: France to Canada in an Hour

I've always wondered why they haven't taken greater advantage of their location. A European (probably Low cost, I would think) airline could hub here - flying smaller 737s and smaller to offer a lot of US and Canadian destinations, while condensing into a nice larger aircraft at St. Pierre airport. ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threads you replied to, and threads you have alreay read
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Threads you replied to, and threads you have alreay read

Ok, I might have phrased that improperly then. I want to browse through the forum. Just click on the forum and look at all the posts. Most other boards have an icon, a little flag, a star, something, that shows you have a reply in that thread. This is not a subscription, I don't want to have to mana...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threads you replied to, and threads you have alreay read
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Threads you replied to, and threads you have alreay read

Is there a feature I have not yet found, or is it being worked on: 1) How do I tell which threads have been updated since I was last on the forums and which have not? I can do this through Forum>New Posts, if I have marked all threads read when I last was online, but this shows me all threads from f...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson says Virgin Group lost 1/3 value due to Brexit
Replies: 28
Views: 5674

Re: Branson says Virgin Group lost 1/3 value due to Brexit

But... could it stand to profit handsomely from it? Everyone is assuming that somehow BA will return to the UK (or what's left of it). I would say that it is just as possible that BA remains firmly in the EU. This might very well be one of the EUs key holdouts - we will pull the plug on BA unless yo...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?
Replies: 56
Views: 11764

Re: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?

What killed Song wasn't operating costs or airplane size. What killed song was that it wasn't separate from Delta. Yes, some key routes you could fly only on Song. but a vast majority of routes you ended up flying half on song and half on Delta mainline. And it wasn't worth the premium (which Song o...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can't I stay logged in?
Replies: 39
Views: 2472

Re: Why can't I stay logged in?

Tery going into your cookies and deleting them, or at least anything related to airliners.net. Be sure to restart your browser after doing that, and see if it helps. I still get thrown off occasionally, but nowhere near as often as I was.

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 vs NEO or MAX on CASM
Replies: 16
Views: 8773

Re: CS300 vs NEO or MAX on CASM

I was referring to the comma versus decimal point. The US uses decimal point to differentiate dollars and cents, the rest of the world a comma. Neither makes sense in this graph, however.

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 vs NEO or MAX on CASM
Replies: 16
Views: 8773

Re: CS300 vs NEO or MAX on CASM

Is that chart European style or American style currency? Another words, 41 dollars per seat mile, or .041 cents per seat mile?

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Read Topics
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Read Topics

How do I get read topic titles, which have no new posts, to come up as unbolded? I can't seem to find where to do that.

Thanks!

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Time for Sub Forums
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Time for Sub Forums

With the old bulletin board, multiple sub-forums were more a pain than helpful. With this new style, however, sub-forums, especially for the Civil Aviation forum, really need to be created. Too many threads are created and updated each day to navigate. I think this should be a big priority.

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747's At JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 5613

RE: Northwest 747's At JFK

I did not realize they had that many 747 flights - especially domestic out of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>! That is a pretty big size difference from what airlines fly today with there being so many fewer airlines - w...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontal Area Comparrison
Replies: 0
Views: 848

Frontal Area Comparrison

I can find fuselage widths online, but not all fuselages are perfect circles. I was wondering if there was a chart or graphic that compares the frontal area (essentially the square footage of a cross section of the fuselage) of the different families of aircraft.

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by cloudboy
Mon May 30, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747's At JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 5613

Northwest 747's At JFK

Did Northwest operate their 747's from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>? Which terminal did they use - I know they were in <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym>, but were those gates large eno...

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by cloudboy
Fri May 27, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Y Seating Choice When Two Adults Traveling
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

RE: Y Seating Choice When Two Adults Traveling

In the Us you no longer usually have much choice. Airlines have gotten so bad at trying to charge extra to select seating that unless you have some kind of status you are stuck with whatever they give you and is available.

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by cloudboy
Tue May 24, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crank Behind The Yoke Of A 787
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Crank Behind The Yoke Of A 787

In the 787 cabin, behind the column of the yoke, there is a kind of crank, with a cross hair on the top of it. What is this for - I have not noticed it in other cockpit photos.

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by cloudboy
Tue May 24, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: Why Did BA Have More Success Than AF?
Replies: 33
Views: 13532

RE: Concorde: Why Did BA Have More Success Than AF?

That was one of the problems with the Concorde. It was always treated as a high premium aircraft. Like Midwest airlines, if you milk the top end of the market, and suddenly the economy tanks and everyone has to cut back, you are the first to go. What would be interesting is to see what would have ha...

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by cloudboy
Sun May 22, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution Of Price In Plane Tickets VS Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1595

RE: Evolution Of Price In Plane Tickets VS Housing

The "not apples to apples comparison" argument isn't just about the differences between airplanes and houses. First, while the airfare itself may be priced, you have to lo9ok at other factors as well - taxes, what you get for that airfare, are you talking about an average of all airfares or just sam...

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by cloudboy
Fri May 20, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW FBO Car Rental
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

RE: DFW FBO Car Rental

So I called National a few times on this (to double check). According to the people I spoke to (who of course were not from the US), they INSISTED that the car had to be picked up from 2424 E. 38th st. So assuming they would simply pick me up there and drive me over, I took the shuttle bus. Of cours...

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by cloudboy
Sun May 15, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW FBO Car Rental
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

DFW FBO Car Rental

Apparently with all the storms in the area, rental cars are a bit scarce at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. National (the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> l...

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by cloudboy
Wed May 11, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence And Oxygen Masks
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Turbulence And Oxygen Masks

It seems there have been a spate of turbulence episodes where the oxygen masks are deploying. Is the turbulence getting worse? Are pilots deploying the masks more often? Is it just new panels come down easier? Or just Media covering something that has so far gone uncovered?

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by cloudboy
Wed May 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 3785

RE: Landing Gear Angle

Yes, thank you - very informing!

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by cloudboy
Tue May 10, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 3785

Landing Gear Angle

One of the distinctive design elements of the Constellation was the angled front landing gear. It wasn't angled much, but it created a dramatic effect on the ground. Most landing gear is vertical - is there a particular benefit to vertical landing gear?

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by cloudboy
Mon May 09, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 747 By Any Other Name
Replies: 23
Views: 7080

RE: A 747 By Any Other Name

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AApilot2b" class="quote" target="_blank">AApilot2b</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>That being said, when a 747 taxies by,...

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by cloudboy
Sat May 07, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 747 By Any Other Name
Replies: 23
Views: 7080

A 747 By Any Other Name

If an aircraft company were to make a plane that looked very similar to the 747, do you think it would have the same popularity in the general public? Another words, is it the design or is it the history of the aircraft that people really fall in love with? The A380 hasn't really caught the public e...

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by cloudboy
Fri May 06, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 727 Limo
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

RE: 727 Limo

How wide is that? I would think that it would be too wide to be street legal.

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Announcement B6/LGA&EWR Today
Replies: 37
Views: 11633

RE: Major Announcement B6/LGA&EWR Today

So when will someone start PVD to one of the NYC airports?

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 - Why So Popular for Short Haul In Asia And Rare Elsewhere?
Replies: 81
Views: 31453

RE: A330 - Why So Popular For Short Haul In Asia And Rare Elsewhere?

The other trend that most people forget is that western airlines have put a significant effort into capacity restrictions. They purposely use smaller jets to get both higher load factors, as well as reduce the number of available seats to encourage higher fares.

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 9
Replies: 202
Views: 21334

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 9

I can't imagine connecting them would be that difficult. There is already an enclosed walkway between B side B and C terminals but it is outside security. You would have to bridge the section between the B terminal and the stairway to the garage, as well as that section between the isolated gates in...

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by cloudboy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Inviting Public To Help Name A350-900XWB
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

RE: CI Inviting Public To Help Name A350-900XWB

If it was a 787 you could name it Boeing McBoing Boing

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by cloudboy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn Of Quad Vs Twin
Replies: 132
Views: 16186

RE: Fuel Burn Of Quad Vs Twin

You are comparing a 1970's Chevy Nova against a 2016 Toyota Corolla. The 340 was designed back in the 80's. Generationally, it is a generation behind the 777. It is a few generations behind the 787 and 350. Of course it is not going to be as good as those - technology has moved forward even if it is...

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by cloudboy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 9
Replies: 202
Views: 21334

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 9

Can you buy a ticket from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym>...

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by cloudboy
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

The Puffin
The Penguin
The Pterodactyl
The Emu
The Orca

I am not very good at naming things.

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by cloudboy
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sharing Planes
Replies: 48
Views: 9183

RE: Sharing Planes

What about selling codeshares? Could a domestic airline sell codeshare seats on a foreign airline that had for whatever reason had to fly between two domestic airports, i.e. the QANTAS flight from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym t...

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by cloudboy
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rear Facing Passenger Seats
Replies: 55
Views: 13767

RE: Rear Facing Passenger Seats

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aloges" class="quote" target="_blank">aloges</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> That's quite rare AFAIK, but it's interesting...

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by cloudboy
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sharing Planes
Replies: 48
Views: 9183

Sharing Planes

Could airlines share planes? Say a foreign carrier had a flight that spent several hours sitting on the ground waiting to return. Could they lease that aircraft out to a domestic airline to fly in between those times? The idea that for the foreign airline the aircraft is earning money while it waits...

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by cloudboy
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Hendron Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3329

RE: Orlando Hendron Airport

Even before Disney Orlando still had the Lockheed plant, and certainly traffic for Cape Canaveral. Did Lockheed ever use Herndon for any kind of testing?

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by cloudboy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn Of Quad Vs Twin
Replies: 132
Views: 16186

RE: Fuel Burn Of Quad Vs Twin

So let's drop the comparison between 330 and 340 for arguments sake. For the argument that a 4 engine plane uses more fuel than a 2 engine plane, what causes that extra fuel burn? Is there a waste in thrust? Is there an overhead cost in fuel to just having the engine spinning?

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by cloudboy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E195-E2 Vs CS100
Replies: 31
Views: 19515

RE: E195-E2 Vs CS100

I thought the E jets were able to take regular carryon items overhead. My understanding is that the bins have been redesigned to be able to handle bags wheels first. And two seats per row versus 3 seats per row will mean improved carry-on issues.

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E195-E2 Vs CS100
Replies: 31
Views: 19515

RE: E195-E2 Vs CS100

Frontal area. The E2 has a smaller fuselage, meaning that there is likely to be less drag. The E2 195 carries more people, but with a longer fuselage. It though really should be compared to the Cs 300.

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does Shortened Mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 6149

RE: What Does Shortened Mean?

Ah, thank you. I thought that might be it, but wasn't sure.

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does Shortened Mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 6149

What Does Shortened Mean?

I have been listening to a few youtube JFK ground conversations, and they often say runway 13right shortened. What does the shortened mean?

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?
Replies: 49
Views: 13290

RE: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?

I think the title makes sense, it is just that we are stuck obsessing over one factor - aerodynamic efficiency. Yes the smaller diameter fuselage is more efficient due to lower frontal area. But inherent in that argument is how that space is being used. Because almost all planes are single deck, the...

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by cloudboy
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Interiors Expo - Any Reports?
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Aircraft Interiors Expo - Any Reports?

Anyone have a chance to attend the Aircraft Interiors Expo this year? I haven't seen any news on it, hoping there was a least one or two interesting things there.

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?
Replies: 49
Views: 13290

RE: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?

It is also a matter of the airline's customers. Widebody aircraft are capable of handling containers that narrow body aircraft are not. If your airline model is based on some cargo revenue, then likely a widebody aircraft would be more efficient. On the other hand, if you don't think you can fill th...

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Cabin Improvements
Replies: 41
Views: 11010

RE: A380 Cabin Improvements

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/r2rho" class="quote" target="_blank">r2rho</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Airbus needs to do more out of the box thinking...

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by cloudboy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger
Replies: 36
Views: 9698

RE: Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger

The only strong reason I see <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> really interested in acquiring Virgin is for quick access to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA ...

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