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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1
Replies: 35
Views: 7387

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

My apologies if this has already been posted, but I couldn't find anything about it and thought I'd share. Southwest has committed to not furloughing or laying off workers on Oct. 1, though it hasn't given another date of when furloughs may be likely. (Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/07/26/so...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years
Replies: 51
Views: 15044

Re: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years

The only new wide-body I could see launching is the Airbus A330-800neo-based freighter at 251 metric tons, which would be an instant improvement over the 233 metric ton A332 freighter (which could also be de-rated to 242 metric tons)...the idea being to have enough range to compete with the Boeing ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Sorry if this has been mentioned before but what are the chances they could launch ANC-NRT ANC-NRT is probably within the range of the 737-800 as CM has operated 737-800's on its PTY-EZE nonstop route (3313 mi), which is almost as long as ANC-NRT (3433 mi). AS adding ANC-NRT nonstop service would a...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

As of this moment, 1049 UTC 25/07/20, there's two Qatar aircraft, QR417 an A359 BEY-DOH and QR316, an A320 AYT-DOH, that have just overflown Syria very close to al Tanf. By my estimate it looks as if both aircraft flew about 5-7nm north/east of al Tanf, and the closest Mahan Air got to al Tanf was ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Most families don’t take summer vacations in August. They don’t? I wonder why. I would always see busy airports in August. The only exception were around states that had early August start dates. For whatever reason kids go to school in Arizona in early August, so by the end of July, PHX would star...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

AS isn't going to rehab the interior of the 737NG with non Sky interior regardless. Hell they don't even have concrete plans to get rid of the 1989 bulkhead carpeting. Huh? Your info is out of date. The new interiors, while on hold for now, see the tapestry bulkhead carpets leave the fleet. In fact...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Sure, but what evidence is there for any of this? The altitude changes from what we can tell were fairly minimal. So how would an F15 buzz a A310 sufficiently to upset it but only cause limited altitude changes and no other known damage? I'm not sure why were hunting for odd explanations. I mean, i...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The turbulence theory is also possible, a F-15 is not a small machine and it spews a lot of fire. If close enough it can upset an A310 for sure. Absolutely. the F-15 has 2 PW F100 engines, each of them with 106 kN of trust. These engines have more thrust than the PW ones on the 727 and the 737 orig...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Can we talk about the people wearing life jackets. At the end of the day something happened that got the attention of the us military. They went up and positively identified it before just shooting it down. The whole situation seems like it was ha died relatively well. I wouldn’t be surprised if the...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Was thinking this with the potential Oneworld membership starting. Is there a plan for AS to brand and name their regional/affiliate flying done by QX and OO similar to Delta Connection, American Eagle, etc.? AS does that already, all QX flight are branded Alaska Horizon and all OO flight have Alas...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

I’d be very surprised if the fighter jets weren’t announcing themselves on 121.5 guard frequency.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

As I mentioned earlier in the week, close-in bookings are climbing back to late June levels, hence the reason there have been no July schedule cuts: Actually, there are some going on right now in some of the weaker markets. AA has started chopping some NYC and LAX flights starting next week (from 2...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The TSA numbers are still hovering around the 21 % to 27 % level of last year compared to same week this year: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1443313&start=400#p22338523 Def hit a stall. But not the decrease others predicted. If the data here is right we might break thr...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

So it sounds like AS is flying around 135 mainline and 95 regional? I wonder if that is helping keep their cash burn down. I'm noticing a lot of routes that you would think are all mainline that are primarily or exclusively regional now...LAX-PDX is one example. Isn’t that roughly their size prior ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

EA CO AS wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
$120M cash burn in June so $4M a day? Thats really impressive, isnt it?

They are so much smaller than the big airlines


It’s down from over $11M/day when this began.

Which is good. But I think ppl want to compare it to the burns of the majors and it’s not really comparable

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

maverick4002 wrote:
$120M cash burn in June so $4M a day? Thats really impressive, isnt it?

They are so much smaller than the big airlines

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

89 aircraft is pretty large percentage of Alaska’s fleet. are they mainly a319/20? The A319s are gone and aren’t coming back. The parked storage is a mix of A320s and various B737NG variants. Capacity is only at about 55% of pre-COVID levels so the other airframes will take time to come back, with ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

89 aircraft is pretty large percentage of Alaska’s fleet. are they mainly a319/20?

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract

Props will lose to jets every single time in EAS. If there’s something BFE towns love it’s to say they have jet service. It's hard to argue against OO in some of these cities. They've gone into places that were on the ropes, and managed to turn it around and get people to use the flights, mostly be...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract

Props will lose to jets every single time in EAS. If there’s something BFE towns love it’s to say they have jet service. It's hard to argue against OO in some of these cities. They've gone into places that were on the ropes, and managed to turn it around and get people to use the flights, mostly be...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract

Props will lose to jets every single time in EAS. If there’s something BFE towns love it’s to say they have jet service.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Superbowl is waaaaay too late. Thanksgiving must be the target date for "back to normal", unless you expect millions of Americans to sit at home alone without family. Or even worse: in quarantine (not gonna happen!). We won’t get enough vaccines out by then. I more meant we could be more ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Expect booking trends to go up now that multiple vaccines have been shown to have promising early trial results. Not to mention that two of them may be released this fall if proven effective and successful. I agree. I was just thinking. The super bowl would be a great date to shoot for for getting ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15570

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

hiflyeras wrote:
NK might as well pull out of SEA with a schedule like that...1x SEA-LAS. What's the point?

It doesn’t really matter if you use contractors

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8303

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

smokeybandit wrote:
Yet they'll allow private flights and pleasure crafts. What's the point of banning commercial air if you don't ban other means of entry, too?

If you show up on a yacht you’ll prolly put a lot into the slot.

Maybe they have the testing resource for a smaller number?

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

More like a 3 hour drive, and I’ve had my share of “unforgettable” experiences on that damn road between Anchorage and Kenai, just like anybody else who has ever spent time up there. There’s a reason why Ravn had so many ANC-ENA flights every day. It is a lot better than it used to be, and be it by...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Kenai sees 737’s from time to time when the wind shear at ANC causes diversions. The bigger issue is TSA. I’d be surprised if ENA isn’t at least on AS’ radar. It’s the biggest market in Alaska they don’t serve, and a bigger market than many of their existing Alaska destinations, but it seems like t...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I think homer could support it but ENA seems like an absolute no brainer. While it is a very short flight (it would probably be less than 10 minutes on an e175, it’s about a 2+ hour drive and more in the winter. It's a 2+ hour drive from Girdwood some summers. How's about an RV park and ride at ENA...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Kenai and Homer both have more runway than most other airports AS serves in Alaska. Off the top of my head...WRG, PSG, GST, SIT, DLG, OTZ, BET, SCC, and I believe OME and BRW. It is not runway length which would be the concern but weight limits on the pavement. I just checked and they could handle ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I’ve seen NAC 737s in ENA and HOM.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15627

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

Just looking at big quads, many new ones like A380s are retired now after only one lease period. Technically they would be good for at least another 12 years and more. The leasing companies might have covered their own investment with the first term but the leasing companies investors didn't make t...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15627

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

Noshow wrote:
Some sub-topic but relevant: How is the aircraft engine leasing industry doing these days?

I doubt anyone needs engines now when they can just take one from a parked plane.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

AS needs to get e175s on ENA and HOM before FLOAT launches I don't see that happening. With no TSA at either of those it would be too much of a hassle to bring that in there like they do in Cold Bay. Also can the runways even handle a E175? I'm sure the locals would love having that type of service...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

AS needs to get e175s on ENA and HOM before FLOAT launches I don't see that happening. With no TSA at either of those it would be too much of a hassle to bring that in there like they do in Cold Bay. Also can the runways even handle a E175? I'm sure the locals would love having that type of service...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

AS needs to get e175s on ENA and HOM before FLOAT launches

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Overall booking decreases have stalled, & bookings appear to be shifting to Mountain West states. We'll likely see growth this week as well, as coronavirus will likely feature less prominently in the news. DEN: https://i.imgur.com/Nmzd1EZ.png COS: https://i.imgur.com/oMR08Xo.png NYC(LGA/JFK) st...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Also I don’t see how video call helps at all. If we are just going to talk I can just talk in the phone. You don’t need to see my mug and my kitchen. So I don’t see how video call replaces travel when phone call didn’t. It’s less the video aspect but more the conference call aspect with desktop sha...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Also I don’t see how video call helps at all. If we are just going to talk I can just talk in the phone. You don’t need to see my mug and my kitchen. So I don’t see how video call replaces travel when phone call didn’t.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I’m working for a huge company in DFW with many AA lifetime platinum colleagues. Our business travel was restricted to absolutely necessary trips (BU approval required) back in January 2020 and shut down completely (except for executives with access to the company jets) in February. Every customer ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Someone upstream said cancellations are now outpacing new bookings and IF that is true I'm not certainly surprised. I think the airlines will need to go back and replan/reset/refigure a lot of items from routes to the number of workers they will need to downsize by. And does anyone realistically th...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Reality check business travel is toast until at least 2021. Furthermore, if the $600 freebie to the unemployed goes away leisure travel will take a dive, not to mention what COVID 19 Phase 2 will do to travdl. I got a voter card in the mail yesterday. On the ballot? Funding for the Miami Airport Au...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?

ANC was ans still is if you want to I coude cargo.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26123

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Pilots have taken on FA duties in many short haul "city hopper" flights in Europe so it's nothing new. I raised the possibility of automation allowing the FO to take on more cabin duties and be there in case of emergencies while the automation flies the plane and the pilot is in the cockp...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

? What media are you using? Maybe it's time to switch to different ones? The regional newspapers and national broadcast company I am using in the Netherlands are perfectly trustworthy. For some in this country, if it's news you would rather not hear or don't like or want to blow off, you blame the ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK recruitment
Replies: 20
Views: 4511

Re: EK recruitment

I would say a long time. Years. They are going to have staff that can absorb the uptick whenever that happens and not need to rehire. Also I would imagine EK will offer people furloughed the option to come back first before they take new applications ,so years, not anytime soon. Have they actually ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26123

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

If you had the pilot do safety function couldn’t you hire a lose wage person to do service?

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK recruitment
Replies: 20
Views: 4511

Re: EK recruitment

They still have the fire the rest of the a380 pilots Highly unlikely as they are still taking delivery of new A380s. There is a false perception that EK has only terminated A380 pilots, fact is they are terminating across the board, all ranks, all fleets. The methodology is not known, they have for...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

glad to see FLL/LAX is back. I took that flight frequently as it timed up well with LAX/ANC. Add in that FLL/SEA was typically an early AM flight and suddenly the 4PMish LA flight gets a lot of connecting traffic :) So far out of the way! DL ANCMSP all day long going east! Or AS ANC-ORD I guess tha...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

No idea what will ultimately happen, but I don't know that leisure travel this year is really going to follow the typical cycle of leisure travel in normal times. Many have put off summer travel, are working remotely, and schooling pushed back or restructured to boot. Business gonna pick up to. The...

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