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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15808

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

Well the good news is, after the mass hysteria is over and people have had enough and start living again, the Airlines left standing may find Jet A at $1(US) a gallon. It's already over 30% down from this time last year.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183386

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

Today, there have been three diagnosed cases in Iceland of COVID19 infections that are imported FROM the United States. He's doing everyone a solid then? I guess. I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the tables turn completely over the next weeks and the US takes over the role of the global COVID19 ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183386

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

hvusslax wrote:
Today, there have been three diagnosed cases in Iceland of COVID19 infections that are imported FROM the United States.


He's doing everyone a solid then?

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15607

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

What is going on with United at MEM? They had been running some mainline on IAH, DEN, EWR. But now it is all rj-45 except for a couple of E175 to DEN. It's completely unacceptable to run 50 seat jets in a market where every other airline serving that city runs mainline equipment. Losing market shar...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15607

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Seems DL is trying to become the "legacy" airline of choice for the mid-south region. Sort of like how DL operates in the upper midwest. Considering the gains AA had made in MEM as it evolved in to an O&D airport, It is more like Delta decided to stop neglecting a once loyal station t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15607

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?newsid=5318


Must have finally got out that someone else was going to pick it up, AA perhaps.
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BOSMEMFlyer wrote:
I'm over the moon! BOS-MEM is back on DL!

https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?newsid=5318


Must have finally got out that someone else was going to pick it up, AA perhaps.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8275

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Love the way people talk as if (perhaps) two per cent of the global population dying is no big thing. Or that we should all relax because as long as you're younger and have no existing conditions, you'll be fine. Quite apart from the fact that that's been proven wrong, I'd just suggest we pause and...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8275

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

The Corona Virus has already bypassed both SARS and MERS and I think we will see big numbers before it goes down again. . But still a long, long way to go to catch up with the 2009 Swine Flu Just to reiterate: On January 15, 2010, the CDC released new estimate figures for swine flu, saying it has s...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183386

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

United has suspended SFO/XNA till at least Oct 1st. United has suspended Northwest Arkansas Airport? For coronavirus? Gesh this thread is getting simply crazy without documentation. EVEN if United did it, follow it up with a link of proof. Lighten up https://talkbusiness.net/2020/03/united-airlines...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8275

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Remember when Swine Flu was supposed to decimate the world? From April 2009 to Feb 2010, 55 million Americans got it, 250,000 were hospitalized and over 10,000 died. We did not cancel March Madness, comic con, music festivals, drop our Disney plans, hole ourselves up in the house , so on and so for...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183386

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

United has suspended SFO/XNA till at least Oct 1st.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8275

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Remember when Swine Flu was supposed to decimate the world? From April 2009 to Feb 2010, 55 million Americans got it, 250,000 were hospitalized and over 10,000 died. We did not cancel March Madness, comic con, music festivals, drop our Disney plans, hole ourselves up in the house , so on and so for...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149777

Re: DY about to go bust?

The point is the same whether it is BA or Level. They are both units of IAG. It's irrelevant what the paint scheme was. The point is the same. It's importante to get facts right. The service BA provided on the LGW-OAK was far away from the service DY or Level offers. BA LGW-OAK was a BA flights, on...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8275

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Fire and police for someone who might have flu? If it's Corona, then they've already been spreading it round the factory for the last two weeks. Which makes self quarantine pointless. The whole frenzied containment hysteria should be stopped outside of following procedures we should already be doin...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21724

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

If it is too expensive where you live, maybe consider moving to where it ain't. Because moving is a free service or one provided by the government to wherever you want, right? I keep a picture of my Great Grand Parents that lived in the dirt poor Tennessee Valley region in the 30s as sharecroppers ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21724

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Just keep in mind that the party you now call "homophobic" and "racist" and "misogynist" spend a lot of time in minority neighborhoods and talking about problems of minorities Exactly, they do a lot of talking. Explaining to Republicans what is wrong and why people are...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21724

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

And Warren's campaign is "reassessing"...and that is definitely campaign-speak for "we may drop out entirely since we've had disappointing results". Now, it'll be interesting to see if she endorses Sanders or remains neutral. I can see Bernie Bros' heads exploding like they did ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21724

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

One thing was clear in NC yesterday. There was quite an enthusiasm gap in the primary. I know the Presidential candidate is assured for the GOP, but the Senate seat, Governor's seat and other fields are up for grabs, and by my calculations the turnout was over 50% higher for the democrats. There is...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 41911

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Just a follow up on Viking. 2022 it is https://dailymemphian.com/section/neighborhoodsdowntown/article/11088/viking-cruises-memphis-beale-street-landing didnt Viking announce a US headquarters in NOLA a few years ago ? guess its a bit late but that wil bring quite a lot of international tourists Ye...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99125

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I would expect delays as crews ateugfle to reach work with all the damage blocking roads.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99125

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

No damage to BNA from the tornados, Tune airport heavily damaged. At least 9 fatalities in the Nashville area, extensive damage in the area including downtown

Covid 19 deaths in US is 6, for some perspective.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5262

Re: Regionals next business model

OTOH, Ultimate Air Shuttle (UE) has made a go of it. But, they are a FAR Part 135 air charter carrier serving smaller and/or older airports in large cities--like BKL, MMU & PDK--from Cincinnati's LUK, aka "Sunken Lunken" due to Ohio River flooding & river fog. Still, they have man...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5262

Re: Regionals next business model

I’d love to see the mainlines adapt a P2P model for their regionals. Like DEN-STL-MEM-IAH or things like that. Or regionals become (gasp!) airlines for their respective regions under their own brand. To bad the Recession made Expressjet cease their branded ops. Milk runs defeat the purpose. OO oper...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183386

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

What is AS going to do with the virus exploding in PNW Exploding? I bet there were more seasonal flu cases in that same time frame So much hyperbole and sensationalism going on. Face it, the fact is that Seattle has had this going around for months now with it's Asian connections, the current numbe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15607

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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MEM has sent out the call for art in the new B concourse

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15607

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Interesting little article/slideshow from the MBJ on the largest markets without a direct from MEM. A couple were a bit surprising and it doesn't take service like Allegiant into account. Shows there's a largest diaspora of Jamaicans than I thought but if you have been in many nursing home/rehab fac...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT
Replies: 70
Views: 13404

Re: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT

AA PHL-XNA MAY 0.9>0.0[0] Wierd, cut May completely but still there in June and onward. I wonder if there's a temporary shortage of a few lines of RJ flying at PHL during May... PHL-XNA/MLB are E75 markets, and PHL-CHA/SCE/ABE/AVP/ITH are all 50-seater markets that are showing capacity reductions f...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 17167

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Quite the lack of dartboard adds so far this year.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 41911

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Ah, now THIS is how you’d deal with the cruise restrictions. US built (and flagged, I think?) ships. I’ll be watching this, because we love cruises and would love to do river cruises right here in the US. I sure hope the fares are less expensive than American Cruise Lines. The prices were WAY highe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 41911

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

I don't think this year at any point but for 2022. Heard two ships built and owned by an US shipbuilder to meet US maritime law along with US citizens staffing. These will will be big river boats at about 400 passengers and 5 levels. They are signing docking agreements up and down the Mississippi. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 41911

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Not necessarily aviation related, but a little birdie told me that we should expect an announcement from Viking River Cruises in New Orleans within the next two months. I'd imagine a fall start. Should drive some higher-end air traffic. I don't think this year at any point but for 2022. Heard two s...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139046

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

I'd like to see deal nudge Alaska into flying to places like XNA and MEM from SEA since American has a large presence at both airports

I suppose this could free up some metal for both in the short term on redundant routes for both the cover their MAX issues

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139046

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

I'd like to see deal nudge Alaska into flying to places like XNA and MEM from SEA since American has a large presence at both airports

I suppose this could free up some metal for both in the short term on redundant routes for both the cover their MAX issues

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72961

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

With the ways things keep going for the MAX, maybe we see it back in service by the fall? If not in service until 2021, why not look at other options. Southwest is dead in the water, unable to grow and having to shuffle passengers around on a regular interval to make the flying work. They have all ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2330

Re: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group

Maybe British will take some of those 787s that was pegged for Air Italy and expand the TATL footprint.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5892

Re: Ontario's airport Future

AA would switch XNA to an A319. They are connecting TPAC traffic via Walmart and Tyson, same as United with SFO/XNA. I'll not complain as AA's round trip fares are decent with the 2x daily service when booked in advance.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21556

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

EU parliament is in Strasbourg, France It is in Brussels as well as Strasbourg. But most of the rest of the EU and its staff is based in Brussels. Strasbourg is largely symbolic. That is correct. They hold parliament in both cities. It was part of a deal to get the french onboard. But it means they...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72961

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

With the ways things keep going for the MAX, maybe we see it back in service by the fall? If not in service until 2021, why not look at other options. Southwest is dead in the water, unable to grow and having to shuffle passengers around on a regular interval to make the flying work. They have all ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72961

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

IMO SWA potentially opening their fleet to other manufacturers’ and aircraft types doesn’t make a lot of financial or marketing sense, relative to maintaining the corporate long standing and successful “brand.” Sadly (BTW I'm an American) the US FAA abdicated their regulatory responsibilities to Bo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72961

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

I wonder if WN regrets getting rid of their 717s they got with AirTran. Would have been a cool to see a tailjet in WN colors. At that time WN didn't have the software configured appropriately for efficient maintenance of a 2nd fleet type. Nor training. Core strengths are also core rigidities, compa...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi
Replies: 29
Views: 8583

Re: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi

Boof02671 wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
They just lost the Southwest contract at MEM.

WN is in-sourcing the work.


Which is a loss of a contract

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi
Replies: 29
Views: 8583

Re: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi

They just lost the Southwest contract at MEM.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 14805

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

Southwest has whammied Frontier on MEM/DEN, it seems. Doesn't help Frontier connections are joke and one of the big onward destinations was LAS which Allegiant flies 6 days a week, twice on Thur and Sun. I flew MEM-DEN on F9 several times in 2017-2018 for work. WN wasn't flying the route then, of c...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4683

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

I wonder what justification is being used for the hike? basicall it is the US Trade Representatives Office's prerogative. According to the WTO ruling they can increase up to 100% per airframe if they so wish until the $7.5 billion of fine is recouped or at least that is what this CNBC report says; ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 14805

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

Southwest has whammied Frontier on MEM/DEN, it seems. Doesn't help Frontier connections are joke and one of the big onward destinations was LAS which Allegiant flies 6 days a week, twice on Thur and Sun.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15607

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

It will be a long time before Memphis hits 15million passengers getting half way there would be a great. They put millions into A, getting it ready for Delta to share with Southwest. Mothball that one and raze C. They want toil replace the 3 level garage. I would like to see an on site hotel enter i...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71675

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Nm

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