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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

If I were AS I would just take the opportunity to put ravn 2.0 in its grave and take ena and hom immediately. Expand service to cdb, and get a real codeshare with grant. I’ll be interested to see if AS is one of the bidders to buy parts of Ravn out of bankruptcy. Couldn’t agree more on ENA and HOM....

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14055

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Don't underestimate how capable the A330 fleet is, remember several of the A332's were up-rated to operate LAX flights a number of years ago. The A333's are also incredibly versatile birds, whether it be hauling pax/freight or both. They can also operate PER-JNB-PER flights. Thinking outside the bo...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

If I were AS I would just take the opportunity to put ravn 2.0 in its grave and take ena and hom immediately. Expand service to cdb, and get a real codeshare with grant.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Alaska is just testing everyone at the ports of entry. That is clearly the way forward.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I feel like we just in a weeks time or so just reverted back to where we were in April. We pissed away are frickin half assed quarentine(except In a handful of states) :checkmark: The U.S. should have adopted a strict extended nationwide lockdown. Basically put the nation in hibernation for 3 month...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14055

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Looks like all 12 A380's are going to Mojave now. 3 years is optimistic I think, and really only indicates that the current 3 year plan (what was released this morning), doesn't include the A380 at all. I suspect its finished. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380-retirement I noticed...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Houston Medical Center, the largest in the country and perhaps the world is at 97% capacity for its ICU beds. Going into a busy holiday weekend, that has many worried.* They'll have to activate emergency plans to activate more hospital beds which means more health care workers at risk, many of whom...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19269

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Have we talked about this stupid flight they want to do NYC-ANC-CHINA. And sell tickets between nyc and and anc China and nyc China

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14055

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Do we know what percentage of their flight attendant group 1,050 is? I'm not sure how many cabin crew they have at QF. They may be the face of the airline with the only human interaction travellers have these days (everything else is online), but generally for an airline even adding cabin crew and ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This is starting to feel a lot like early March. - first EU is not lifting travel restriction on US - Northeastern states impose some level of quarantine orders on high infection states. Hard for me to not see more new like this come out over the next week. Terrible news for airline bookings. That'...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14055

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

I feel for anyone looking for work now. Words are inadequate. I cannot help but notice every recovery plan includes returning aircraft to leasors or retiring aircraft. This will be brutal on prior generation resale values, drop the price of stock for freighter conversions, and drop the pricing of u...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22178

Re: Revisiting MH370

I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

roadrunner165 wrote:
32andBelow seems to think only towns on the road system can support E175s. ;) :white:

These towns people are talking about have PDEW under 50.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Some folks can bury their heads in the sand and try to ignore this away, but the reality is that in too many locations infections, hospitalizations, and likely soon deaths will rise. Even Republican governor Abbot now realizes things have take turn for the worse and need to take steps back. https:/...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

chrisair wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
No passengers. No TSA. Not a part 139 airport.


Does the TSA still fly agents in to some airports in Alaska to do passenger screenings?

Yes. But you wouldn’t do that at say ENA. You’d need real TSA. Also year round TSA at AKN ans DLG will be all awesome for those communities

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy? I'm mostly referring to airports such as HOM, ANI, and GAL. Homer is a bit ways from Anchorage, accessible by car but there's no scheduled service to any of the areas in it's immediate region such as Seward, Kenai or Homer it...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

MDGLongBeach wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
ANI cannot support an e175.


How come? Lack of facilities to support it's operations there? Runway seemingly could support an E175 just fine. Just curious haha

No passengers. No TSA. Not a part 139 airport.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy? I'm mostly referring to airports such as HOM, ANI, and GAL. Homer is a bit ways from Anchorage, accessible by car but there's no scheduled service to any of the areas in it's immediate region such as Seward, Kenai or Homer it...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see. I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well. Don’t think it’s certified for pas ever flights. You need a perimeter fence. Crash fire rescue, TSA,etc. And it hardly filed a dash 8/Saab 340 Yeah — I doubt AS would be bold and launch this right out the gate — but there is potential. UNK ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55078

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

So then we casually break 600k on a Monday. Lol!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I can't imagine that the AS mainline pilots are particularly happy about this. SEA-ANC/FAI on an E75? There is *nothing* regional about such a route. Those are AS's trunk routes to Alaska. Sure it says it "complements" the mainline service, but you'd be naive to think that if it does well...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

flyoregon wrote:
I could see PDX-ANC or even PDX-JNU with the E175s. Is FAI too far?

FAI is not too far. Delta did it. They are going to need someone way to rotate them to L48. With the Q they had an orphan fleet and had to fly non revenue legs to rotate frames.

ANC PAE anyone?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

StinkyPinky wrote:
Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?

I wouldn’t be surprised if they routed it through FAI-SEA or ANC-PDX to rotate the planes.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

This is going to go over so well if Alaska furloughs mainline pilots in October

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I thought the purpose of sending the E175to AK was to fly them to CDB since RVN is gone to connect it to the surrounding area (Sand Point/King Cove etc) and for the commercial fisherman like Pen Air did with its Saab 2000s. I suppose AS chose the E175 as it’s closest in capacity to the Saab’s and c...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55078

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

FWIW, we did not hit 600,000 over the Friday, Saturday, Sunday weekend. We came somewhat close (590,456 on Sunday being the highest number). I'm not trying to be negative, but there may be a cause for concern. For 13 consecutive days, from June 4 to June 16, our week-over-week increase was 21.8% or...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

joeblow10 wrote:
So is the operating temperature no longer an issue? Isn’t that why QX and CP stopped sending them to AK in the first place?

QX stopped flying q400s there because they kept breaking.

E175 to southwest should have absolutely no problems. It’ll be on a jet bridge at FAI this time.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

roadrunner165 wrote:
I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well.

Don’t think it’s certified for pas ever flights. You need a perimeter fence. Crash fire rescue, TSA,etc. And it hardly filed a dash 8/Saab 340

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12211

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I expect it on CDB and ADK before long. CDB is going to have to got 7-14X if ravn doesn’t come back.

also RIP ravn 2.0 and penair 3.0

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ALASKA AIR next re: iconic but derogatory product name /image changes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: Is ALASKA AIR next re: iconic but derogatory product name /image changes?

Who called him an Eskimo. Also it’s no derogatory if they actually are Eskimo’s.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 6769

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

Goes to show they flew with 4 engines in the 50s you don’t need 4 engines 70 years later.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The part where you are not listening to the former fda chief talking about this. So Oxford and all the other pharmaceutical companies don’t know what they are talking about? The guy that headed the agency from 2017 to 2019 that approves vaccines would know more than the companies that's developing ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Ebola vaccine was developed quickly by any measure and it took 4 years. Scott Gottlieb, one of the most knowledgeable in this area, has been saying some time next year for formal FDA approval. Christmas is a pipedream. The vaccine has been in development since sars 1. It’s already in mass productio...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55078

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Midwestindy wrote:
I think we will see growth slow down for a bit, until carriers switch over to their July schedule.

There isn't much capacity being added week over week, outside of WN, and most carriers are getting close to LF caps.

That’s what I thought after Memorial Day but we’ve just been going and going.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

There's one thing that I have a suspicion about and I won't be shocked if it is validated with data. A lot of workers on the lower end are now making in many cases more than double on unemployment what they made working. Yes they should save that extra money but they are splurging including on trav...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

There's one thing that I have a suspicion about and I won't be shocked if it is validated with data. A lot of workers on the lower end are now making in many cases more than double on unemployment what they made working. Yes they should save that extra money but they are splurging including on trav...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55078

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

576.5k for Thursday, should hit 600k sometime between today & Monday. We’ll see it tomorrow for sure. Another huge jump over last Thursday. They haven’t been updating the numbers on the weekends now, unfortunately. But tomorrow I meant today I forget we are always talking about the day before. ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55078

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Midwestindy wrote:
576.5k for Thursday, should hit 600k sometime between today & Monday.

We’ll see it tomorrow for sure. Another huge jump over last Thursday.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55078

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Midwestindy wrote:
576.5k for Thursday, should hit 600k sometime between today & Monday.

We’ll see it tomorrow for sure. Another huge jump over last Thursday.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9023

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

FlyHappy wrote:
Ummmmmm... because it's a one-off cargo plane that has no accomodation for passengers?
That's completely outside of the dozens of other fairly obvious reason, amounting to the fact that it'd be terrible for the job?

A one off cargo plane built to transport the Buran space shuttle.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clearing customs in Anchorage
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: Clearing customs in Anchorage

masaccio wrote:
Back when flights from Tokyo to New York stopped in Anchorage for fuel were passengers required to deplane and go through U.S. customs?

No

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

A vaccine in mid to late fall is becoming increasingly likely, according to companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Both are expecting results from Phase 3 trials around August or September. Expect rapid surges in bookings during the final weeks of summer if these vaccines are proven effective. Astr...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6829

Re: What happened to World Airways?

The major airlines really do it all now. Delta has a huge charter operation including military and sports teams.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 343
Views: 41855

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Looks like the next stimulus could include a $4,000 tax credit for Americans traveling domestically in the near future. I think it, or a version of something like it is likely to pass. This would benefit airlines quite a bit and do a very good job of stimulating travel to vacation destinations. Due...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8120

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

I think your see planes unretired as fast as they were retired if demand warrants it.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3544

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

It totally depends. When I worked in this field I’ve added flights and seen them sold out in a day. I wonder if the airlines are aggressively overbooking and just adding flights where they need to. That’s what I would be doing. With so much schedule slack, and HUNDREDS of pilots on reserve, there i...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3544

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

It totally depends. When I worked in this field I’ve added flights and seen them sold out in a day. I wonder if the airlines are aggressively overbooking and just adding flights where they need to. That’s what I would be doing.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA
Replies: 57
Views: 11008

Re: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA

Not strange at all that DL would fly from LAX rather than SLC to Aspen. They can fill up a plane in LA with high fare local traffic. SLC would mostly be lower yielding connections. Better use of assets. What are you trying to day here? I have a feeling what you have to say is probably right, but yo...

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