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by airzona11
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29872

Re: Time for UA to step up?

As cities like RDU, AUS, BOS, SEA, and other cities are growing and lack a real hub for a airline. DL and AA are beating UA to the punch to capture some key markets out of such cities. Thank you for exactly nailing my point! That point is a contributing factor why America West, Continental, Delta, ...

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by airzona11
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29872

Re: Time for UA to step up?

As cities like RDU, AUS, BOS, SEA, and other cities are growing and lack a real hub for a airline. DL and AA are beating UA to the punch to capture some key markets out of such cities. Where is the traffic from those cities going? NYC? Bay Area? LA? Chicago? UA is still competitive O/D to those des...

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by airzona11
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4454

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

Revelation wrote:
leghorn wrote:
Airbus U.S. customers can be mostly served by their plants in the U.S.

Great, a plane assembled by US workers with large amounts of US content and sold on US soil is even better than 15% tariff on imported airplanes.


Which is a win for Airbus and US consumers.

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29872

Re: Time for UA to step up?

With AS joining AA in OneWorld greatly expanding their West Coast connectivity and DL growing in many cities including SEA, BOS, AUS, is it finally time for UA to make a move and expand outside of its hubs? Could this be accomplished through a partnership with B6? A new focus city? Reinforcing its ...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22314

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

LOL, A guy punches a women's seat because she reclined (gasp!), yet somehow, he is in the clear according to some posters. If he didn't like cramped seats, he should have flown a more expensive airline or paid to pick his seat. But of course, neither he nor his sympathizers would ever consider that...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22314

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

LOL, A guy punches a women's seat because she reclined (gasp!), yet somehow, he is in the clear according to some posters. If he didn't like cramped seats, he should have flown a more expensive airline or paid to pick his seat. But of course, neither he nor his sympathizers would ever consider that...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22314

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

It's very simple. If the airline provides a seat that reclines a passenger has every right to recline it. That goes for the person seating infront of me, the person sitting behind me and for my own choice as well. Take it up with the airline - not the passenger. They are well within their rights. N...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22314

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

It's very simple. If the airline provides a seat that reclines a passenger has every right to recline it. That goes for the person seating infront of me, the person sitting behind me and for my own choice as well. Take it up with the airline - not the passenger. They are well within their rights. N...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134242

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

12. This is my last one – slightly out on a limb, but we all know that a new international hub doesn’t mean two flights. More is coming. Transpacific flights are the most reasonable. Flights to China aren’t in the cards financially, but any thoughts about these destinations: b. Sapporo (Sydney seas...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Fleet of Western World
Replies: 53
Views: 7191

Re: Widebody Fleet of Western World

Another 321xlr taking over the money making international flying scene. As airlines hubs get bigger and consolidate with JV flying, wide bodies are not going anywhere. Cargo is a contributing factor too. AA has A333s and 763s on the way out. But greater number of 787s coming in. DL is growing averag...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5653

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

If Delta gets rid of change fees, I’m gonna move most of my flights to Delta from United and American. You think they are willing to do this? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/01/14/delta-considers-new-policy-flight-change-fees-ed-bastian/4425586002/ Question, what routes do y...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21664

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Everyone wants access to the largest/most established domestic market in the world. With JV flying, the international flying is bluring together. As airlines look to growth, domestically/short haul EU, it is a crowed space with LCC, and the airlines have done rounds of cost cutting, need to find are...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6802

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Such an easy terminal to navigate and the United Club was great for getting work done. I remember the open-air baggage claim walk back in the day. Overall the nostalgia feel was wonderful.

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7605

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

What's recharge time like? And 300nm is all but useless as more of those routes end up as high speed rail routes. Should we place bets on what comes first? But in all seriousness, this type of flying isn’t a 1for1 replacement. This can open up some many regional markets. That’ll be the game change.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61325

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

I don't understand why airlines retire the A380? It is the King of the Skies. A true money maker. If an A380 flies the route, you book the A380, not inferior smaller planes like B777 or A350. AF are really missing a trick here. If a money maker, airlines would have ordered more. I had a lower cost ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20799

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

trueblew wrote:
Wow, this looks like a really spiffy Premium Economy seat!


Which is what PY is, domestic first class seat.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines SFO to DEL
Replies: 28
Views: 4465

Re: United Airlines SFO to DEL

OAG every year publishes total revenue and hours for top earning routes. You calculate hourly revenue, take hourly cost for equipment type calculate airport fees at both ends and tell me which routes are printing money. US3 can make lot more money just operating TATL and leave the rest to TATL-JV p...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20799

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Leg room looks tight, as with all fixed shell sheets, the lack of back recline increases the actual leg room. The cabin looks great. I like the individual feel.

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147587

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

It’s the lone Freighter in its class. I think it keeps trucking on as is. But, airbus and Boeing will capture the 763 space with their next models.

Strato2 wrote:
767 failed against the A330. 767 MAX will fail against the A330NEO.


How? They aren’t the same size. Deja vu on Anet.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11035

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

given employment to ten of thousands (admittedly many under terrible contracts but at least they still have work). You realize that this is the same rationale that is used to justify or defend sweatshops, just putting that out there... Horrible analogy. These are not 3rd world employees, these are ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11035

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

.....Is anyone else here secretly hoping the horrid Irishman gets a tall hard middle finger planted in his face???.. Count me in! :wave: Maybe it's because I'm getting older, and maybe it's the andropause hitting me hard in the face, but I firmly believe the world COULD and SHOULD demand a new leag...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27732

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Great looking plane. A320/A321P2F will be a game changer on on the narrow bodied jet freighter market, especially since B737F and B757F do not have containerised lower deck capabilities. These aren’t new builds, so I’m not sure that is driving demand. If FX or UPS buys a 100 for conversion maybe, bu...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11072

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

Not going to sugarcoat these earnings. The longer the MAX remains grounded, the worse it’s going to be going forward for WN. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/southwest-airlines-stock-falls-after-profit-miss-while-revenue-rises-slightly-above-expectations-2020-01-23?siteid=nbsh While they might hav...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5353

Re: AA "American Champions" program

In summary to first few posts, why is this bad? At a company the size of AA this can have a large impact and their employees are their greatest asset to build the brand. The problem is that this program doesn’t improve fundamentals, it’s simply telling the employees that things are good. It is a gr...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5353

Re: AA "American Champions" program

In summary to first few posts, why is this bad? At a company the size of AA this can have a large impact and their employees are their greatest asset to build the brand.

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6383

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

That duopoly means competitive pressure is massively reduced Boeing is lucky that they are in a duopoly, if it wasn't the case, they probably would have gone belly-up or their civilian line reduced or even gone like Lockheed. The military contracts kept comming, so they get massive support from the...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14980

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

There needs to be real disruption in the space for the economics to work. New markets from secondary airports in heavily populated areas. 50-70 seats probably too big. Not really sure about the needed size of this new turboprop, but off the top of my head all I can say is that 'disruptive technology...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6383

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

How many decades have the Chinese been right around the corner from dominating the market? This nonsense reminds me of all the anti-American threads that used to populate the non aviation board here about 10-15 years ago. Certain posters were claiming the US was failing and the EU would dominate. Th...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7404

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

An interesting question is, does it really matter? The major US airlines have near monopolies over the captive O/D population, especially for business travelers who are going to choose the non-stops. I guess in LAX you could do a 3 way comparison, in Chicago you could do UA AA WN. But how many marke...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7404

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

This is wildly incorrect....AA is in 3rd place in the US let alone the world and could slip to fourth is they don’t turn it around, Southwest isn’t far behind Curious any more profitable airline outside of the US3? Margin, or net income $? $s is tough because of the massive scale of the US3 vs othe...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 14955

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

More tools, more automation, more software advancement. It all adds up. Doesn’t seem too far fetched that these development will lead to a reduction in the need for # of pilots available. I have to imagine when cockpits went from 3 to 2 for instance, in the lead up there was a “are you kidding me?”...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7404

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

Last I saw, could be wrong now, AA had the largest profit out of any airline in the world. This is wildly incorrect....AA is in 3rd place in the US let alone the world and could slip to fourth is they don’t turn it around, Southwest isn’t far behind Curious any more profitable airline outside of th...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 14955

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

On a 10 hour flight there would be an opportunity for each pilot to take a 3hr break. Obviously once you get to 12 hours you would want a 3rd. But considering the cost of long haul pilots and the claimed shortage of pilots this kind of economy will come eventually. I have no idea how testing automa...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40448

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

[ That’s nice and all but going to the Caribbean in boarding group C, the kids sit in the back by themselves and the wife and I sit in 2 aisle seats two rows apart. Yeahhh no thanks. Enjoy. It's called "Early Bird" look into it - it's still cheaper than JetBlue's new bag fees. Even with t...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft turns around over Phoenix
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Aircraft turns around over Phoenix

I just went to take the trash out when I noticed a lightbulb-like shape of aircraft trail over my house. From the looks of it, it must have been a 737 type aircraft at about 30k. It turned around to where it came from. Anyone have any idea what this could be???? I’ve been searching all over trying ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293364

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

:checkmark: People in glass houses and all that. :sarcastic: Sadly, yes. You could in 1988 on board one of the World's most advanced warships and it seems we still can. I'm not sure what the point of all this whataboutism is. Are you trying to suggest since Iran was the victim of an accidental airl...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 carrier longest flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: US3 carrier longest flights

I see the longest routes are to former British colonies that speak mostly English as a 1st or 2nd language (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, South Africa) attracting high end J and Y for business or pleasure. Which make them the perfect routes to profitably fly that far. Will be...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64714

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Would it be plausible for Virgin Atlantic to take delivery of these birds and lease them to DL? What's the logic? Why couldn't DL get it on its own? Tariffs on Airbus planes that are not from Mobile.... This UFO order is most likely to be from China - the trade war with the US means that revenge wi...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64714

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

United could make sense. A339s with 787s still work well and then keep an order for some A359s for the longer routes/heavier payloads.

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293364

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Tragic for those who were murdered and their loved ones. I’m sure the pilots did what they could to try and survive. Good detective work to those on this site who pieced this conclusion together early on. Hopefully the world is not fooled by the posturing the Iranian government is doing.

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12978

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

1 less checked bag and most restricted changes seems pretty easy to do, they will be thoughtful, they’ve waited it out this long. I really hope WN doesn’t touch the flexibility of their fares and flights.

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible 2nd A320 FAL in Mobile
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Possible 2nd A320 FAL in Mobile

Given that delivering their current NEO backlog is their biggest issue at the moment, and add to that the trade war and tariffs, this would be a no brainer. $5 that it's an A321 NEO only line... any takers? There is no need for an A321 only line, every Airbus A320 family FAL apart from the two olde...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: widebody usage
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

Re: widebody usage

I never noticed this schedule that United publishes of their widebody schedule. It is an aide to people who want to ship cargo. https://www.unitedcargo.com/ShowFiles?filePath=/schedules/Widebody.pdf It includes widebody flights both domestic and international With a little bit of effort I was able ...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range
Replies: 44
Views: 9234

Re: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range

The 251T A339 however, has closed the gap almost completely, offering 7200nm range with a full pax load. That's greater than the MD11, equal to a 744, and only slightly behind where the A343 and early 772ERs were. Not bad for an airframe that originally started out with barely the range of a 752. W...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15781

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

They have a great product, the markets are huge that they are going after, not crazy to think they cannot earn a profit. Also have multiple Star Alliance hubs involved.

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85131

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

STT757 wrote:
SFO-Bogota, SFO-Lima


Is there enough demand, let alone premium demand for such a long flight? It would have to be O/D based on cities involved? I get the A321 can connect those cities, but UA is not chasing connecting fares, they have IAH for that to South America.

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break
Replies: 23
Views: 7460

Re: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break

What a treat for PHX.

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet - 2020 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 5239

Re: UPS fleet - 2020 and beyond

757 - gaining the LDS cockpit modification so should be around for a long time (probably lowest time 757 fleet in the world) 767 - leasing and buying more 767s through 2022. Boeing has acknowledged a 767X upgrade, possibly to serve as an MD-11 replacement. Advantage is that it will fit into the exi...

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Southwest still not charge for baggage?
Replies: 20
Views: 1382

Re: Why does Southwest still not charge for baggage?

As much as I personally dislike Southwest due to personal experience with them, I give them a lot of credit for knowing their target audience. They actively market their services to people who are typically brand-loyal people: regular NFL viewers. TV commercials during football games is probably th...

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