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by toxtethogrady
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH's Future International Carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 3369

Re: IAH's Futute International Carriers

Whats going on at AI for pick IAH or DFW? I thought they already picked is DFW and IAH is out. They can't seem to make up their mind. But AI is a Star Alliance carrier, which would favor IAH. Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/air-india-mulls-thailand-china-flights-fro...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH's Future International Carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 3369

Re: IAH's Futute International Carriers

I read a post that IAH may get direct service to Iceland on Icelandair or WOW, what other carriers might be interested in IAH? That post was meant to be a troll. Well, troll this. Last I heard Air India was considering DFW. Now there seems to be some disagreement... http://atwonline.com/airports-ro...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 22052

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

So Emirates is talking about deferrals AND planning to buy 20 more A380s? The Venn diagram between the two statements has a lot of empty space in it.

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 22052

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

MaxTrimm wrote:
There's only so many places in the world you can send an A380 or 777. They are running out of places.


There's always Zagreb.

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by toxtethogrady
Tue May 23, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 51684

Re: Comac Considering C929 300-seat Widebody

The pictures in Aviation Week show something that looks like a rather ungainly attempt at a B777-200. With an entry into service in 2027, won't it be an outdated aircraft?

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by toxtethogrady
Tue May 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 51684

Re: Comac Considering C929 300-seat Widebody

Aesma wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
It's clear that they will aim at FAA/EASA certification from the beginning.


Doesn't it need to be in order to fly international route to Europe and America?


No, only Russian/Chinese certification is needed for Russian/Chinese airlines.


They don't want to sell it to other countries?

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by toxtethogrady
Tue May 23, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3522

Re: International growth stalls in China

What nonsense. Things are booming. Its a matter mathematics. As numbers get larger obviously growth rate tappers. Also as some mentioned politics guides where Chinese travel. Loss of one nation is gain of another. In 2016, 100 million Chinese traveled outside the country. Thats an amazing number. N...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri May 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19675

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I recall one passenger got on a CO flight to Houston at BWI several years back and ran up the aisle as the plane pushed from the gate saying, "I was going to Cleveland!" Technology is not foolproof.

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by toxtethogrady
Mon May 01, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 152
Views: 20365

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

Will Airbus ever launch a dedicated replacement to fill their A320 series - A330 series gap ? http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/Airbus%20A370-800_zpsnmymqym2.jpg Airbus A370-800 60t Medium Concept I'm sure I'd like to be a fly on the wall, but this is ridiculous. Does this image g...

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 33074

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

KarelXWB wrote:
The fleet won't disappear before 2024 at the earliest.


That's only 7 years down the road. This is a new bird. I predict AS will find some reason to keep the A321s in the fleet.

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 33074

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Yet AS is saying they're re-evaluating the Airbus fleet. "Hello, I must be going..."

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner
Replies: 40
Views: 7600

Re: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner

An airplane like this would return travel to a lot of smaller airports within 500 miles of a hub that have lost service in recent years as the original 50-seat regional jets have become less economic to operate. And 2030 is not as far off in the future as it may sound.

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner
Replies: 40
Views: 7600

Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner

http://awin.aviationweek.com/ArticlesStory/tabid/975/Status/IPAddress/id/586dd395-049a-4f81-b0a9-33665bef9042/Default.aspx From the article: "A startup with venture-capital backing from Boeing and JetBlue Airways is designing a hybrid-electric regional aircraft that could enter service in the e...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17469

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

GamingPolaris wrote:
Judging by Star Alliance presence in those airports, I believe IAH is in the lead with DFW as a runner up.


I'd like to think Texas, and maybe IAH, will be a destination, but AI hasn't figured out how to turn a profit on their routes to the US that are outside of New York, so who knows?

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Software/Application for designing airports or airport floor plans.
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Software/Application for designing airports or airport floor plans.

Someone I knew in the business produced software that automates the terminal design, based on travel patterns, traffic demand, etc. That was at least a decade ago. ArcPort, from Transoft, appears to be the latest generation of that product.

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36705

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Pbb2173 wrote:
Who are you to say airlines shouldn't have a right to set whatever dress code they deem appropriate for non-rev pass riders?


A libertarian. I guess being overtaxed and overregulated will not be an issue with you.

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36705

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

flyguy89 wrote:
Are you kidding? Drunks get denied boarding or removed prior to takeoff all the time. Racists? When you've discovered how to read people's minds as they board a flight get back to us. Get real :roll:


It's easy with a lot of them. They tend to advertise it.

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36705

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Why must everybody make such a fuss about non-events nowadays? We have drunks and outright racists disrupting flights these days. Where are the "rules" that apply to them? They get kicked off or detained on arrival. What's your point exactly? Somehow, they never get denied boarding before...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 10623

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

You have to understand that IAH is far smaller than DFW, ORD, DEN, and ATL in domestic O&D. There simply isnt the demand for domestic traffic those other hubs have. No, United (and before them Continental) did it to themselves by over-emphasizing getting the O&D traffic (and using the contr...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36705

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

UAs policy is actually pretty specific compared to a lot of other airlines and it specifically calls out "Form-fitting lycra/spandex tops, pants and dresses" as being unacceptable. " United needs to concentrate more on providing better service to their customers and less on being the...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36705

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

na wrote:
Why must everybody make such a fuss about non-events nowadays?


We have drunks and outright racists disrupting flights these days. Where are the "rules" that apply to them?

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36705

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

StrandedAtMKG wrote:
My Twitter feed is blowing up right now because of this story:


Er, "blowing up" might not be good term to use...

But I had no idea that a pair of leggings would become a security issue that rises to the level of bringing a laptop onboard as a carry-on...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 39
Views: 8328

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

MIflyer12 wrote:
A question mark at the end of that thread title would have been useful.


I thought that was traditional for any new A.net thread... :stirthepot:

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 10623

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

But this service is likely to happen. Air Transport World is not in the habit of printing fake news.

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 10623

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

The difference between IAH and DFW seems to be that DFW has an aggressive hub carrier that has added its own international spokes, thus limiting the ability of foreign flag carriers to come into the market and be profitable. IAH is the reverse, as the foreign carriers move into the market first, lea...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6993

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

I guess I should not be surprised, as the outsourcing stopped being helpful to the airline once employees were mandated by the Port of Seattle to be offered wages of $15 an hour and benefits. Even McGee will have to offer more to keep up.

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 8321

Re: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights

It will be tough for Norwegian to compete when China Eastern opens the same route, staffed with slave labor. Safety out the window, Here comes flag of convenience. It was bad enough when every ship anywhere in the world was flagged in Liberia, because their safety standards were the worst. But avia...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 12902

Re: RE: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Explosion

Quoting andrej (Thread starter):Xinhua News Agency reports that the explosion was caused by firecrackers. Must be some powerful ones. Likely a story released by government with intention to hush it up. Probably just faction from Western China terrorist attack or similar. Say what you like, it's an ...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 90314

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Ho-hum. Black to the future...

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 82
Views: 13487

Re: Avianca to align with United?

Peruvian: NYC: 158,212 Washington DC: 50,944 Los Angeles: 47,951 San Francisco: 25,725 Chicago: 12,737 Houston: 9,090 Bolivian: Washington DC: 46,287 NYC: 10,909 Los Angeles: 6,760 Houston: 5,226 San Francisco: 2,623 Chicago: 1,951 I think there's potential for UA with a LIM flight from IAD, perhap...

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY To Cease USA Expansion
Replies: 31
Views: 10506

Re: EY To Cease USA Expansion

The article is seriously reaching to the moon and back for that as a reason. EY is capacity disciplined and expands strategically. An economic slow down is definitely not the time for expansion and has little or nothing to do with Trump. Pure clickbait..... I've heard otherwise about EY's business ...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA
Replies: 123
Views: 38645

Re: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA

It looks not too different from their classical livery. The question I have, is that what will happen to Iran Air's 80- strong order for Boeing, now that Trump's immigration ban is in place? http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-12-11-Boeing-Iran-Air-Announce-Agreement-for-80-Airplanes Boeing will fight...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair opens 15 new routes from Israel
Replies: 43
Views: 7443

Re: Ryanair opens 15 new routes from Israel

So after 20 years or so of ignoring Israel, O'Leary has decided to make a big play for the market share. Israel has always been an attractive market. So what changed this year?

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 44149

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

The CEO of the new airline released the livery today. Not sure what to think about it. The livery suggest the airline is the flag carrier of Belgium, which it is not. First flights are expected to start in June, but 1) you cannot book tickets on their website 2) there is no sign of an A340 being pr...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 44149

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

SonOfABeech wrote:
Naming your airlines "Air country name" or "Nationality Airlines" was fine in the days of state-sponsored flag carriers, and some have grown valuable brands since then, but for a startup it sounds stale IMO.


Nationality Airlines! There's one name I hadn't considered...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 82
Views: 13487

Re: Avianca to align with United?

Surprising AV is staying in the Star Alliance which does nothing for it in its two biggest markets, the Miami and Madrid. AV does not fly to any large Star hub in North America or Europe. TA flies to Houston. Maybe this aspect will change, and more of the AV-associated carriers will start flying to...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 82
Views: 13487

Re: Avianca to align with United?

Looks like AV picked UA over DL. Not much detail or info about any equity deal. United press release: United Airlines and Avianca to Deepen Commercial Relationship http://newsroom.united.com/2017-02-01-United-Airlines-and-Avianca-to-Deepen-Commercial-Relationship = The press release is too brief to...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?
Replies: 25
Views: 3139

Re: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?

H1B is a good program and it also has a lot of fraud in it, and a lot of simple labor market arbitrage (hiring $25/hr workers to do a $50/hr job). That isn't "innovation," it is simply poaching American wages. That is not only a problem with the H1B program but with the entire GATT scheme...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 15463

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

In theory, the passenger wouldn't even be able to get a boarding pass in order to get to the pre-clearance in the first place! The airline won't issue a BP unless the passenger has proper visa depending on nationality. Then how do you explain all these people stranded for hours in holding rooms aft...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 15463

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

Cuts off nose, spites passengers faces. Great world we live in. More like "Acknowledges new reality, stands by coherent ideology, doesn't cowl to bullies and blowhards." If you have a problem with this perhaps you should look at the root cause rather than complaining about the symptoms. W...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 11240

Re: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

strfyr51 wrote:
77H wrote:
But attacking a flight attendant?? Especially a Woman? He's a Coward and a Bully! And? they should have kicked his carcass off the airplane!!


His carcass has probably been kicked off the airline for life.

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smisek today
Replies: 27
Views: 6181

Re: Smisek today

The corporate world seems to be very good at lavishing excessive compensation on those who do so little to merit it.

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 11240

Re: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

Those peanut handlers are trained to evacuate an airplane in case of an emergency - something your average assistant senior executive vice president of human resources is incapable of.

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 15081

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

Yesterday it was the guy who blew up over a middle seat on a transpac and now this. The guy on the Australian flight deserved to be kicked to the curb after being abusive, racist and homophobic. In an age when people can be treated as threats for reading a mathematics text on an airplane, the more ...

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 11240

Re: Airplane diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

trent1000 wrote:
Well there's an effective way to get yourself charged, fined and blacklisted...


It seems to be happening to quite a few Trumpsters. Overreach on their part; despite getting only 46% of the vote, they think their opinion rules.

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions/Rumors for 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 11156

Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

And tries to buy American.

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49879

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

And what if the likes of Norwegian and Scoot go for some A380ies? I expect that to happen to some of the aircraft that come off of lease. It's kind of like an office building that gets bought out of bankruptcy - it was too expensive an asset to operate at its initial cost, but once that cost has be...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances of TG restarting nonstop USA flights (with the A350)?
Replies: 13
Views: 1908

Re: What are the chances of TG restarting nonstop USA flights (with the A350)?

Thailand is going to be a hard sell as a tourist destination or as an originating point for as long as the country remains under the thumb of the generals.

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad overtaking Emirates?
Replies: 63
Views: 13899

Re: Etihad overtaking Emirates?

Emirates and Etihad are certainly structured in different ways. EK is one big global airline whose smallest aircraft still has over 200 seats. Etihad may be a much smaller airline, but they have been buying up shares of other airlines - Alitalia and Aer Lingus are a couple of examples - in an effort...

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