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by airzona11
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 198
Views: 28364

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... x#2593fa1f


Those would be fun quick flights on new planes to get to fly on, they should sell them for avgeeks.
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scbriml wrote:
Another DL Airbus delivery straight to AMS: N407DX A330-941N c/n 1957

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... x#2593fa1f


Those would be fun quick flights on new planes to get to fly on, they should sell them for avgeeks.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 157
Views: 24114

Re: Emirates will launch DXB-TLV probably in January 2021

Great that did not take long. Should be plenty easy to fill the front and back of plane.

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 77
Views: 10990

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

Doing this in business class with drink service would be fun, certainly on SQ, heck their Y class experience is great too. Who knows, maybe there is even a pricing model that would work for kids on field trips or group tours/events.

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50787

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Love to see adds like these. As commercial aviation enthusiasts, we had dedicated special fleets (CRJ550, 767 super-premium, new types, etc) and many new P2P/ULH right up until covid. Airlines will no doubt make announcements and then adjustments, but the well run airlines will position themselves f...

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by airzona11
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?

The reality is, Delta broadcast fewer ULH with the retirement of the 77L. That really does telegraph a limit to DL's short-term ULH intentions. DL wrote off $1.4 Billion to make 10 LRs and 8 ERs go away. I guess they're going to make investors wait until the next Annual Report (~2/15/21) to indicat...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21372

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

Wonder how this will impact ONT on volume. Love to see the growth for WN.

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 157
Views: 24114

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

El Al is expected to operate the first flight between TLV and Abu Dhabi next week the beginning of September carrying US and Israeli delegation Should be interesting to follow and see the route if they fly over the KSA https://onemileatatime.com/el-al-first-flight-uae/ I expect TLV - Dubai to be at...

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by airzona11
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State of Alaska wants to build a pax hub
Replies: 33
Views: 5895

Re: Alaska want to build a pax hub

The model would be DXB. The price would have to be a driver to compete with P2P and the large hubs on either side of the Pacific.

KEF is in an inconsequential hub, it doesn't have the infrastructure to be anything else.

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by airzona11
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 231
Views: 37005

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

I still struggle that if demand is depressed, the answer is more point to point on smaller planes. If demand is down, price becomes more important, more expensive P2P long haul vs Hub to spoke long haul. Airlines are not going to charge the sub $1000 fares when there are only 150 Y seats to seats vs...

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by airzona11
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6516

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

DXB/EK/A380 are all 3 perfect matches. High capacity, 1-hub, maximum connections. CASM maximization. Bigger is better for the economies scale model. Bigger is only better when there isn’t enough capacity. This is the case with Dubai where the government unwisely invested in 2 airports so EK can’t h...

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6516

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

DXB/EK/A380 are all 3 perfect matches. High capacity, 1-hub, maximum connections. CASM maximization. Bigger is better for the economies scale model.

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183630

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

There will be structural over-capacity in the global air transport market for some time to come. Simple economics now calls for capacity adjustments, this is achieved through downsizing and/or the collapse/disappearance of entire airlines. Capacity must be cut to the point in 18 months there is a d...

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NorCal vs SoCal
Replies: 12
Views: 2654

Re: NorCal vs SoCal

Great thread. As a frequent Bay Area to SoCal commuter, many times I’ve day of flight checked flight status to see a delay and changed SFO to OAK or BUR to LAX. WN connects them all. But then again UA always ran the SFO to LAX 757s with 20+F or occasional widebody so it was upgrades often.

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by airzona11
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11668

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

Well first of all, autonomous cars aren't doing as well as originally thought. A lot factors have come up to put a damper on it. Humans can predict based on data that computer can never factor in. Could a computer "think" that child on the side of road looks like he/she might jump into th...

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194049

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Are 788s getting a new config?

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11668

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

If they can make cars drive autonomously, why wouldn't they be able to make aircraft fly autonomously? Less obstacles, less improvisation required. Pilots still have to save the day almost everyday with current tech aircraft but checklists can be run by computers too and faster. It all is a matter ...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15380

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

The 747Xs models are what eventually led up the the 747-8. I feel like the -500 would have been a long range version, while the -600, your heavy routes. But my goodness, the -500 with winglets like that would have been SEXY https://i.pinimg.com/474x/f4/6c/2e/f46c2e750f0c324bda9bd680dc4f3e1d.jpg htt...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245293

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

In markets like EUG/RDM. etc those fliers are already used to flying the AA/AS combo, so not a change from a passenger perspective. It also keeps them in the network, not going to UA via SFO or DL via SEA/SLC. Wouldn't that count as coordination? Or is just coincidental in this case? I'm sure it's j...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Q2 result
Replies: 22
Views: 4701

Re: WN Q2 result

Free Euro-style business class on all seats through September is awesome. What a crazy time. Cash is king.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21285

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

It's a sad day for the 747, but inevitable. I don't want to seem like the guy who's complaining, but as an airline worker, I have given this a thought. I tried to imagine how much it would cost Qantas to do this publicity stunt. Of course, I came up with these numbers by searching on the internet a...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245293

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

PHX will likely see a lot of mainline going down to 76 seat regional. But PHX has great metrics as a connecting hub. 76 seat regionals don't work in that model. Once AZ (TX and FL) have the cases and hysteria come down (that will happen), those are the growth markets in the country. A321s and 738s ...

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+

I mean, the premium passengers are generally in business anyway right, so I assume this wont affect them. I am an economy traveler based in the NorthEast and I'll pay a bit more to travel on B6 or DL. The F cabin is who is getting the service cut. With the AS and B6 partnerships, those are the bird...

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14069

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

The 145 with winglets is a sharp plane. Can't complain about 1-2 seating either.

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245293

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Twitter update from JonNYC (assuming its meant to be public) PHX, LAX expected to lose 800+ flight attendants, MIA maybe more than that. These are the "significant reduction" bases outlined in the info distributed yesterday - 30% smaller management saves $500 million dollars -money lost p...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87654

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

How very sad. The 747, certainly in the BA livery, is iconic. Still not the same without them here in PHX. Had plans for upper deck one way and nose back this Fall. End of an era.

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321
Replies: 3
Views: 5212

Re: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321

Great report and detail. Classic summer PHX evening !

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Iceland: Icelandair B757-200 & B767-300ER J
Replies: 6
Views: 5648

Re: Flying Iceland: Icelandair B757-200 & B767-300ER J

Great report. Fun trip.

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 7851

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

BUF to HNL Non-Stop? How great is that.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245293

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

In case anyone wanted to know how desperate AA is to generate cash flow, look no further than trying to add SEA-Shanghai. It's idiotic to be adding international in this day and age to begin with. Then add your debt is $40 billion, your credit rating sinks, you can't borrow more money unless it's a...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14137

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

Damn. 100 airplanes is half of the combined Qantas/Jetstar fleet. I'm highly skeptical we'll see any of those A380s come back. Does QF own those outright or are they leased/financed? Such a sad way to end the 747 era at Qantas. The A380's were financed through syndicated loans. Unfortunately, we do...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 26773

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

The Layout 3 for the A333 looks great and much more sense than the in between config with PY. Side note, ACs fleet page is great.

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4359

Re: large single aisle aircraft

The economic and industry cycle were not favorable for the 757-300, wish there were more. Nothing like sitting towards the back, leaning your head against the sidewall, and seeing the visual twisting of the fuselage.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64312

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) is planning to raise around $1.5 billion by selling shares and convertible notes, as the airline shores up liquidity after travel disruption due to coronavirus Bloomberg News reported bloom.bg/2AYPaXv on Sunday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amer...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1512
Views: 193779

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Duplicate post. My apologies. My iphone has been acting up this morning. Mods please delete. If UA could acquire the real estate it would be a good strategic move. I think they’re just fine with their current operation (again they have the only single airport long haul/short haul hub in the NYC are...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87654

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Get the bucket list 744 nose and upper deck flights flown while you can. Sad to think the BA 747 days could be done even sooner.

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260786

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

First memory on an MD88 was PHX to CVG connecting to a newly delivered 772ER to LGW. Sat in the back, window view partially blocked. Having mostly flown Southwest and America West, getting that full meal was a shocker, but that sound was one of the things that got me hooked on aviation. I was on DL8...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3140
Views: 544946

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

With regard to a configuration change, I could see some of the 76L fleet going to a smaller J cabin if LHR/ZRH/GVA/FRA premium demand projects to be impaired for an extended (multiyear) period. Scott Kirby has said they have no plans to retire any fleets at the moment, and would prefer to keep airp...

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by airzona11
Sat May 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10183

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
PHX-Hawaii has gone all A321(N) which was a large reason for the existence of the LUS 757 fleet. They're done.


Loved watching the morning 757arrivals from the islands from the west at PHX.

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by airzona11
Sat May 30, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why the Boeing 777 is Famous
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

Re: Why the Boeing 777 is Famous

Going back to the 90s it certainly made an impact being so digital with its CAD design. It had a size and capability scope that was the biggest for 2 engines at the time. Excellent reliability. Over a thousand in operation. It’s an impressive plane. Not to say others aren’t but the A330 took a littl...

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by airzona11
Thu May 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier launches 18 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 5534

Re: Frontier launches 18 new routes for Summer 2020

This is where being nimble should help them. Chase markets that are opening up. Why unfortunately? It is good they are ramping up service and hopefully is proves fruitful with good pax numbers. Or is there something I am missing? Agree completely. We want service to rebound so the industry doesn't d...

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by airzona11
Wed May 27, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24386

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

Clear out salaries and other expenses due to Covid related business adjustments and they can make the finances work.

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by airzona11
Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39118

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Does Southwest have a death wish? No other airline is in a better position to grow in their core markets. Not saying the US3 will roll over, they can flex (Expensively) with higher gauge idle wide bodies for one thing WN cannot. But WN has flexibility to capture core O/D. 1 fleet type, common group...

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by airzona11
Wed May 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57621

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Used to leave SFO weekly in the afternoons on WN and would look across at the AF380. Such a great looking plane, shame to see it leave. No reason to ever set a foot on an AF plane ever again. I've had both the best and the worst flight on AF. The best was A380 to MIA and the worst 77W to FDF both in...

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by airzona11
Sun May 17, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14331

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. you have NO idea what you're talking about? What airplane is better? He read that no one in their right mind would fly a 10 x 777 in Y. Doesn’t take into account the premium cabins. Probably al...

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by airzona11
Sun May 17, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14331

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

It’s the big twin! The largest of the twinjets and always has been. Iconic triple landing gear, engines the size of a 737 fuselage (the GE90s at least), longest range airliner for a while (77L), great freighter. It’s done a lot for us. Proudfully it’s my birth-plane (I’m from 1994). Hope to fly on ...

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by airzona11
Sat May 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11582

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Hopefully rationally we can open the economies back up and get planes filled and flying again. Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenien...

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by airzona11
Thu May 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122974

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Shame to see this happen. Those planes have useful lives. I for one think we are going to see a the economic conditions recover to the point where someone takes these planes. Predicting DL will retire all Boeing aircraft and be strictly an Airbus user by 2025-29 What is the basis of that prediction?...

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by airzona11
Thu May 14, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10211

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

Isn’t New York a bad example, JFK and LaGuardia service the same market? I would hazard a guess that United has other airports With less competition on the major routes, versus EWR.

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by airzona11
Wed May 13, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist
Replies: 24
Views: 4019

Re: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist

Wow, yes I forgot about that fiasco with DL wanting to extend the ERJ-145 contract in 2016 out for another 5 years and the subsequent Ch. 11 filing. Farther back there was the whole Mesa/Freedom Air ERJ-145 operation that mostly flew out of CVG & JFK, then at the very end a little bit of DTW as...

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by airzona11
Tue May 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 8258

Re: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining

What a great report. Need to try this!

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