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Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Low fuel will help once the markets open back up. People will still have to travel for business, people with the means will travel for much-needed vacations. If major restrictions open up sooner, still a chance of getting to even. WN is the largest California O/D carrier and CA has drastic restrict...

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Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

usdcaguy wrote:
Their bragging rights will come from not losing as much as other carriers.


Point is no one should be bragging after this.

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Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Their business model and fuel hedges saved them in the past. However, WN is a very different airline today. Importantly, the management team and culture have not evolved and therefore will be more challenged than others in weathering the economic and financial crisis. WN likes to boast about its his...

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Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

As mentioned upthread, DL is operating in extreme cash conservation mode. All aircraft mods and projects that are not AD related are being postponed with the only exception being the A220. No A220 aircraft are planned to be parked so mod work and scheduled maintenance will continue on those. Any ai...

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Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

B757Forever wrote:
ehaase wrote:
Do any of the experts see Delta cancelling or deferring its orders for A220's, 321's, 339's and 359's?


All new deliveries to DL have been deferred.


Did DL still have 739 orders? Or have all been delivered?

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Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11117

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

zkojq wrote:
IMO it's a shame that ANZ and SIA were never able to take control, oust JB and make the airline work for both of them.


Can you clarify? How would NZ, SQ and VA have worked given the freedom NZ and SQ needed?

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Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

By listening to the Finance guys on the stock market today they all said DL will be fine because of the way the company is operated,All airlines will have to deal with obstacles ahead but mentioned AA as the one to look out for to be on a downward spiral quicker than others if this virus keeps up.W...

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

[quote="WidebodyPTV"]I told the story earlier of one of my 1040 clients ... /quote] What’s a “1040 client”? I agree that there’s a generation who will experience an economic downturn for the first time and be shocked. In a lot of sectors, including commercial aviation, business just does n...

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DTW is in a much better position to serve the Southeastern US compared to MSP. I don't see how MSP-JAX/TPA/SRQ/RSW/MIA/FLL/PBI/MCO is in a better position than DTW considering that if we average the market size of each market in comparison from both DTW & MSP, DTW-Florida averages much larger. ...

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Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?

It hasn’t grown on me, neither in photographs nor in person. A lot of my initial reactions remain. 1A. The Tail I don’t like the color of the globe on the tail. I think UA should have made it darker, similar to some of the Polaris branding, with variations in color to add dimension. As an example, t...

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

A lot of folks have mentioned MSP and DTW.

If one goes away, or is reduced to a focus city, could the other plus SLC absorbed its capacity?

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

No one had mentioned SYD. I would not be surprised if SYD gets nixed and VA goes away.

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381054

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

My family thinks tha I’m ‘Chicken Little’ but you’re exactly right. I’ve been in the airline biz for 40 years and through furloughs and a bad economy before but this is completely different. The economy of the world is in a state of crisis. Banks could fail, the distribution system of food could co...

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Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17324

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

Is this similar to what caused Aloha 243? There are quite a few changes in the fuselage design between the jurassic and NG. Some changes between the jurassic and classic. Few 737 frames are used like the Aloha frame, in comparable environment. There are many more checks today looking for corrosion....

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Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17324

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

Is this similar to what caused Aloha 243? Everything up to later Classics had bonded skins which could delaminate and allow corrosion to occur between the layers (but this design hasn't been used in over 20 years). Either the corrosion or resulting knife-edge condition on the outer skin layer resul...

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Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17324

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

Is this similar to what caused Aloha 243?

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64324

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

First off, I think the proposition of AA filing Ch 11 is preposterous. That being said, IF it does happen, Doug “we will never lose money again” Parker needs to be publicly flogged. And the airline should just call it and fold... He will be so drunk he won’t feel it. AA is in an extremely precariou...

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64324

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I work for American Airlines...I’m proud of the company and where we are going. I have great faith that this COVID-19 mess will blow over. Everything we have heard from Dallas is that we are in great shape financially and can handle this. I take offence to Chui and his sensationalist posting becaus...

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337775

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The ripple effect of the Coronavirus is huge and will linger for a long time. MGM Resorts and Wynn/Encore announced they are temporarily closing their Las Vegas properties . Passengers stop flying, airlines cut back schedules, employers tell their employees to WFH and conventions and vacation plans ...

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Re: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?

9w748capt wrote:
It still amazes me to this day that they had an entire fleet emblazoned with "nwa". I mean they were truly progressive for their time!


Not on the Bowling Shoe livery. Focus.

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23806

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Many terminals need to be built at JFK , the Coronavirus is not stopping the huge and needed terminal 1. AA at terminal 8 needs the expansion for British Airways. T1 is funded by TOGA. A group that consists of LH AF KE and JL KE is threatening insolvency LH has hundreds of planes grounded and is se...

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23806

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

It would be ironic if this downturn halts much of the JFK rebuild...and AA is the only one that got a shovel in the ground. what a mess... Indeed. How is the construction funded? If by the airlines, at least partially, I could see a slow down in the timeline. If not, we may see construction continu...

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Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

On which routes will VN deploy the 787-10?

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73763

Re: Will history remember the MAX as a mistake?

Does this suggest Boeing lacked a well thought out *strategy* for ending the 737 program — a long-running, highly successful program with high sales; a large number of aircraft still flying; and single aircraft type customers — vs just offering a new, clean sheet aircraft type? What strategy could ...

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73763

Re: Will history remember the MAX as a mistake?

The main reason was competitive pressure. Customers were not willing to wait for a clean sheet, they could get an A32x with most of the benefits of a clean sheet much sooner. Customers weren't even willing to allow major changes to the 737 cockpit such as addition of EICAS, they wanted the ability ...

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14404

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

What were really nice were the KLM MD-11s that were 2-4-3. Lots of variety. In the 3 row, you could get a single on one side and a couple on the other with an empty in between. 2-4-3 was also on early 747’s. Other than previous IFE requirement and desire for less complexity, I don’t understand why ...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35072

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Don’t think this has been mentioned yet. US tried a lot of things. Anyone remember the convertible F seats (may have been marketed as Business). These were in domestic aircraft. Similar to European business class. Blocked middle seat with armrests that moved in towards the middle seat. I don’t beli...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Re: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar

Switching from West to East flow. Can you add some clarity? I’ve flown into and out of LAX many times. What does “From West to East flow” mean? A) Flights taking off to the west (over the Pacific) now taking off to the east? OR B) Flights approaching and landing from the west now approaching and la...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Re: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar

Switching from West to East flow. Can you add some clarity? I’ve flown into and out of LAX many times. What does “From West to East flow” mean? A) Flights taking off to the west (over the Pacific) now taking off to the east? OR B) Flights approaching and landing from the west now approaching and la...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33275

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

thekorean wrote:
Korean aviation market will shrink but I highly doubt Korean government will let both OZ and KE fail.


Merge?

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35072

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Don’t think this has been mentioned yet. US tried a lot of things. Anyone remember the convertible F seats (may have been marketed as Business). These were in domestic aircraft. Similar to European business class. Blocked middle seat with armrests that moved in towards the middle seat. I don’t belie...

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23806

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Interesting: For some time, obtaining glass jet bridges was a major issue for airports as the glass structure violated fire safety laws. According to the National Fire Protection Association Fire Safety Code 415, the use of translucent windows or walls in airport bridges was not encouraged out of a...

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23806

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Illegal in the US Not anymore. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/01/27/america-turns-to-the-clear-alternative-to-steel-sided-jet-bridges/ Well look at that! I stand corrected! Interesting: For some time, obtaining glass jet bridges was a major issue for airports as the glass structure violated fire saf...

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23806

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

It is quite crowded A big step back for Latam. One gate, planes parked on hardstands, and a landing plane waiting for a gate yesterday morning Partners aside, this was a stupid move for them given ample space in T8 until T4 is expanded And Delta isnt giving them a gate from their portfolio...they a...

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23806

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

What the Port Authority did was criminal, Delta rules T4 like if it was Atlanta. Killing the Pan Am Worldport without a replacement terminal was stupid, it squeezed JFK of one whole FIS acquiped terminal. Delta has gotten away with stuff neither PA or TWA did at the height of their power. I hope Je...

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143404

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I always love how the marketing people talk up such a bland livery, e.g., how it evokes the brand, the airline’s heritage, it’s future, encapsulates the unique passenger experience, the spirit of its employees. :checkmark: Looking at this livery and listening to the marketing spin around it (about ...

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143404

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I always love how the marketing people talk up such a bland livery, e.g., how it evokes the brand, the airline’s heritage, it’s future, encapsulates the unique passenger experience, the spirit of its employees. Sadly, imagination is no longer allowed to flourish within a lot of airlines, overtaken b...

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35072

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

You are correct, they were opened up to passengers paying full fare and top tier flyers, I only did a couple of flights on them, nothing jumps to mind, so couldn't have been good or bad, the one thing I seem to remember was no gaspers. The menu was the same as in J class except they also served sou...

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10328

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

No, he blustered his way through the question, like he did for the rest of the questions. It's the board's job to question strategy and to not just believe the CEO. At the same time Calhoun was on the board, he says he knew he would get DM's job if DM failed. It seems like an almighty conflict of i...

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11436

Re: LAX: What is this?

I am totally onboard with an ICBM complex of some sort. In actuality, it’s a makeshift terminal that is attached to TBIT. I’ve been in there once or twice. There is I believe one gate attached. It’s been there for a number of years. I have actually been wondering for years why that old portion of t...

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10328

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

If you read the article, Calhoun tackles the "you were on the board during all of this" issue. "Calhoun and the rest of Boeing’s board never seriously questioned that strategy , in part because before the first MAX crash off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, the company was enj...

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Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260891

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Honestly, in a way, I suspect they may actually park 717 and A319/A320s in the short-term if domestic collapses. They could burn the cycles left on the MD88s that are going out end of this year anyways and defer maintenance on the others that were going to stick around. This thing is getting stupid...

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Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16922

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Prost wrote:
I’m just a crew member based in Seattle. I’ve never heard anybody hinting at trying to dominate AS nor talking about AS with anything other than respect.


Thanks. This is probably pretty darn close to reality.

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16922

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

SEA-LHR is way over-served. I can't believe the number of daily departures of SEA-LHR will surpass SFO-LHR(6 daily),MIA-LHR(6 daily),IAD-LHR(6 daily). I don't know what's the reason for BA to add 3rd daily SEA-LHR easily(even not maintain double daily during the off-peak season) instead of other ci...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11436

Re: LAX: What is this?

A322 On second look... Delta... 2L forward of the wing... 12 windows between 1L and 2L... winglets... I’m going with 752. Also, zooming in, I can now see where the image skips and part of the aircraft is duplicated, therefore creating an elongated aircraft. Nope it’s an Airbus Upon further analysis...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11436

Re: LAX: What is this?

In the google image, what is the aircraft on the taxiway to the left of Lamill Coffee? It’s length looks distorted, however the markings on the taxiway look undistorted. A322 On second look... Delta... 2L forward of the wing... 12 windows between 1L and 2L... winglets... I’m going with 752. Also, z...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16922

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

The SEA-DFW is hilariously petty, but that said, it's on a A220 so the unit economics will be incredible. Won't take too many people on the plane to pay for it. If DL is serious about establishing a growing hub at SEA, they will need to fly nonstop to DFW, IAH, IAD, MIA or FLL, and so on, just like...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11436

Re: LAX: What is this?

It’s been a couple of years since I departed from TBIT. It’s a nice terminal. However the north end was quite drab.

In the google image, what is the aircraft on the taxiway to the left of Lamill Coffee? It’s length looks distorted, however the markings on the taxiway look undistorted.

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Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139053

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I just cancelled my QR flight to BLR and booked SEA-BLR. Big advantage of connecting through US airports - no hassles of local security / immigration. US international departures are a breeze and requires very little connecting times. Plenty of one-stop options available when I booked from west coa...

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