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by Bobloblaw
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 68862

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

N14AZ wrote:
keesje wrote:
The boys in Bordeaux probably prefer Boeing going for a real big, capable WB NMA, while they sit around the table with UA, JAL and KLM.

Bordeaux? :scratchchin:

It sounds catchy

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO in OMA in 1994
Replies: 15
Views: 2521

Re: CO in OMA in 1994

CALite. The 1900s were either GP Express or Pioneer. The CHI flights are MDW.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30879

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

We'll see. That BA is losing relevance in all its markets, from Asia to TATL and the Kangaroo route is a certainty. Short-term profits, long-term disaster. I have no idea what you're talking about. It's the strongest player in the Transatlantic market from the UK - growing in capacity and destinati...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

It’s the smaller markets that add up for JetBlue as well. Markets like AUS and SJC and so forth. Delta at the moment is in 3rd place in BOS no way are they carrying more busines traffic than B6. Also I highly doubt Prism captures data from small and medium sized companies. Sabre even cautions that t...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6194

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

usxguy wrote:
I wonder how DAL is holding up...

no arrivals in over 2 hours.

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

“””Pros & Cons: The data can be used to evaluate airline spend and contract performance. It does not include all carriers and does not include airline tickets booked outside the travel management company. As more booking channels become available, the data can become less effective. Many low-cos...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

So Prism only records agency corporate bookings?

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

There is no way that London is the largest business market from BOS. By revenue it 100% is. Sorry to burst your bubble? JetBlue is the favored carrier by business people from BOS. Prove it. That’s what matters not cherry picking a few routes like you did. Cherry picking a few routes? I showed the t...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

It would be a misdirection if I had said it in a form that wasn't a simple parenthetical as an aside to the proper comparison of B6 and UA. We can cherry pick routes or we can address the underlying statement that spurred this discussion in the first place: "[JetBlue] are the business person’s...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Please link to these “industry pros”. It will be very sad for you, but JetBlue will likely replicate their transcon success to Europe. They have two extensive hubs for feed and are the business person’s airline of choice in BOS . As for your hyperbole that they will be in for the fight of their liv...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

I can't see AA/BA, DL/VS using 321LRs on their premium LON routes, why would this make sense? Primary LHR flying from say JFK no, but I could see LRs on say JFK-LGW, BOS-LGW, BOS-CDG, BOS-AMS, etc. Not only could it match B6's product offering, but it could, if need be, rightsize capacity. First of...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Primary LHR flying from say JFK no, but I could see LRs on say JFK-LGW, BOS-LGW, BOS-CDG, BOS-AMS, etc. Not only could it match B6's product offering, but it could, if need be, rightsize capacity. The cargo point is a good one, but as for LRs DL has 100 321neos on order. A chunk of that order could...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)
Replies: 41
Views: 6528

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)

I can’t believe they did meal service without carts and instead walked back and forth with trays

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American is adding FNT-CLT flights
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

Re: American is adding FNT-CLT flights

Solid add for all of Mid Michigan. Will be interesting to see if DL responds with MBS-ATL or LAN-ATL DELTA wont do anything. They dont respond to AA in CLT. Plus LAN and MBS are outside DL’s 50 seat rule so it means CR7s or CR9s and those two markets are too small for those planes. AA flies two cla...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

santi319 wrote:
How can they make an announcement if they don’t have slots?

Is LGW slot restricted?

So they’re suppose to sit on slots for two years?

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

santi319 wrote:
How can they make an announcement if they don’t have slots?

Is LGW slot restricted?

So they’re suppose to sit on slots for two years?

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

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

I find it interesting that JetBlue will fly to London before Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. I heard JetBlue says airport fees in Canada are too high yet they will fly to London where they are even higher!? I pray for a Canadian expansion after this announcement! How so? London is where JetBlue’s c...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142061

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

Its future flights and not sure how to read it. The flight numbers are different . So they are going to announce flights to London from JFK/BOS/FLL/MCO LHR - MCO is one of the top unserved UK-US pairs, right? If this happens it will be great! First they have no plane that can fly that and you would...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4384

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

Periods, paragraphs and grammar.

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 55
Views: 8318

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

Lewton wrote:
Thanks for the breakdown Someone83.

So it looks like Boeing put some extra resources into widebodies since it had to produce less 737s?
Or maybe it was anyway going to be that many widebodies in March.

What resources would be transferable between BFI and Everett??

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3024

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

All these posts and no one answered the OP question. Just a bunch of reminiscing by brits. United Express never had ATRs so they werent done in by them. It was more likely the CRJ that replaced the ATP. Most ATP segments from ORD were rather short under one hour. I think with 64 seats the plane was ...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14222

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

SCQ83 wrote:
Why isn't this plane shot down by an American or Israeli missile?

We aren’t at war with Iran or Venezuela

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14222

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Blerg wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
MOE777 wrote:
Well done Mahan airlines, and for all those haters out there, grow up.

Well done for what exactly? :confused:


For snatching the contract? It's not like they are not being paid to operate these flights.

Who else could have gotten it? Does IR operate A340-600s?

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s
Replies: 37
Views: 3565

Re: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s

When did FI get rid of their super Dc8s ?

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??

Can’t be a merger it’s against the law. Correct. Why it took so long for someone to write that one sentence Imdont know It didn't take so long for someone to ''write that one sentence''! ''I don't know'' but it's fairly obvious that you haven't read the entire thread! Not sure if you have read the ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??

Boof02671 wrote:
Can’t be a merger it’s against the law.

Correct. Why it took so long for someone to write that one sentence Imdont know

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2462

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pretty efficient to me. What is carbon intensive is construction and making concrete. Building the California HSR has released so much CO2, it would take decades to get to back through use of be train...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2462

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I don’t recall where the 10% came from for gdp but it was everything related to aviation. So the hotel in LAS, the casino the food when you travel there. Aviation is cleaner and greener all the time. Even adding a row of seats to the plane makes it cleaner and greener.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2462

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pretty efficient to me. What is carbon intensive is construction and making concrete. Building the California HSR has released so much CO2, it would take decades to get to back through use of be train ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no India - Vietnam flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Why no India - Vietnam flights?

Journei wrote:
The number of flights between India and Vietnam is exactly zero, not a single direct flight between these two countries.

Why not? They are not that far apart and you'd think there would be a market.

A market based on what?

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13183

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Tough to see my favorite airline mismanaging this crisis. It is obvious to all that this grounding will be many months. There are 160 737-800’s in storage including many that are less than 5 years old. SWA needs to make some deals and fast to preserve their brand. And they need to put N772SW back i...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15665

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

c933103 wrote:
Longer than SFO-GUM?

Is there a SFO-GUM nonstop?

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10094

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

Erdogan’s airline.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17433

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

SRQKEF wrote:
Bobloblaw wrote:
April fools. You’re funny


Huh? This is confirmed news, Icelandair just informed the Icelandic stock market.

Never underestimate how far some people will go on April 1st.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17800

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Ha ha... April fools

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 6429

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

I believe back then K class was something they called "Thrift Class" , deeply discounted and not offered in all markets. It might even have been without a meal. a sort of "proto' un-bundled fare! Correct. It was like 21AP fares. CAB by the 1970s allowed airlines to experiment with de...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21839

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

This creates a corrupt system of haves and have-nots that supersedes the contracts. It also takes away all incentive for people to retire, why retire when you can just create your own business of bidding for senior trips and then selling them to other FAs? Boom. Nailed it. I think the word is bribe...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21839

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

All the usual excuses for corruption and corruption is what this is, the usual excuse that both take part. Swapping flights is OK, doing it for money is corruption, that is how corruption is defined. The problem is not the union, but the seniority system. Why has there to be a pecking order for tri...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15234

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

It’s a market that works. No abusing Ch 11 bankruptcy laws like in the USA

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 975
Views: 158361

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Who will pick up the slack besides Icelandair? They are light on aircraft, so it won't be easy for them. WOW showed that a few markets can support more capacity. I think certain U.S. cities could support service to KEF like 3x weekly with that as the destination. Some places have the O & D to m...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16939

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

How much did Boeing spend on the 787 program? Has any manufacturer rolled out two completely new models within 5 years of one another? The 787 was Boeing’s most difficult program. I don’t think they could have done a 737 replacement and the 787 within a few years of one another

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the US eventualy end up with just 3 major flag carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 3942

Re: Could the US eventualy end up with just 3 major flag carriers

No. UA, AA and DL don’t have the cost structure to serve the entire market that exists. There is clearly demand in markets that allegiant has created through their model. How do the legacies serve those markets? So unless a regulatory law prevents airlines like ULCCs, the answer is no. If anything t...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4122

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

China will have their own aviation industry, the question is will they be a partner or an enemy. It is not as if the knowledge of building successful airliners is limited to A and B. Bombardier had the skill, Embraer has the skill, on the technical side the Russians have the skill and China will ha...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4122

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

Correct. In fact nearly all western business with China is short term gain and long term disaster for those companies. GM especially.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13895

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

usairways85 wrote:
enilria wrote:
AA ATL-LAX APR 3>2[3]
AA BDL-LAX APR 0.9>0.2[0.9]
AA EWR-PHX APR 3>2[4]
AA IAD-LAX APR 1.7>0.9[1.5]
AA LAX-RDU APR 1.8>1.1[1.9]
AA ORD-PDX APR 1.0>0.4[1.0]

Quite a few AA transcon cuts as well.

I don’t know about the UA cuts, but this and AC are definitely Max.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

They could, but I dunno. The news of YUL-GRU by AC was definitely a surprise. Maybe starting with Rouge? You also have to think that chileans have Qantas and Latam going go Oceania. Maybe some pax connect in Australia / New Zealand with final destination in Asia? Rouge has no plane that can fly YVR...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43156

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Silver1SWA wrote:
I was there working the inbound. I didn’t take photos this time. Instead I wanted to be a participant. I’m so happy to be a part of this special moment for the company and thankful for the opportunity.

Congratulations. Hope everything went well

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Lion air is not a reliable operator. And now Boeing is paying the price. All the major reliable airlines like the plane and we’re happy. The US carriers aren’t for the grounding. Reliable operators such as those that do engine changes with forklifts (United) or who have payed $19m in fines since 20...

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