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by airzona11
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo vs 737 Max airline preference
Replies: 17
Views: 5492

Re: A320neo vs 737 Max airline preference

Also after the B787 saga with AI, no new Indian airline has looked at Boeing. Simply, they didn't provide satisfactory after sales service. Except for the $22 billion SpiceJet order 2 weeks ago. $22 billion is the list price. Nothing else, anyways SpiceJet is not a new airline. It has always operat...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo vs 737 Max airline preference
Replies: 17
Views: 5492

Re: A320neo vs 737 Max airline preference

anshabhi wrote:
Also after the B787 saga with AI, no new Indian airline has looked at Boeing. Simply, they didn't provide satisfactory after sales service.


Except for the $22 billion SpiceJet order 2 weeks ago.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 188774

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

The routes while long are heavily traveled. QF can offer the N/S to steal some of the high yielding traffic that today is connecting. No doubt those on the Kangaroo route in F/J (Y) flying on other airlines, paying a premium to do so, would be consider the option. Same with all the 1 stop options to...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 27265

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I guess no one here ever travels with kids? Are you carrying around 4 tablets? B6 and VX already proved how valuable a marketing tool in seat IFE is. This is a cost cutting move pure and simple. Everyone understands that you need to offer some level of content to your customers but how you offer it...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?
Replies: 39
Views: 5963

Re: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?

The one thing that I enjoy most about flying WN is the consistency. From the staff, to the service, to the IFE. Most of my other flying the past 5 or so years has been WN + either AA or UA. The roulette between planes, service, FAs, staff, IFE etc while understandable is / was comical at times. To m...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 27265

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

As long as they get rid or Gogo wifi on the LUS bird, terrible. A huge portion of their fleet already does not have in seat TVs so this is not a huge change. Better wifi, more options = better. Especially for seasoned travelers, I could hazard a guess that Gold/Plat/Exec Plat etc all travel with a d...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA undecided with 767 replacement
Replies: 140
Views: 23429

Re: UA undecided with 767 replacement

I think Kirby's comments are a reflection of a phenomenon occurring now with both the 767 and the 757 - namely, it appears that the OEMs designed newer-generation models to replace these airplanes based on expectations of how the 767/757 missions, and the broader market, would evolve, but as it's t...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights with Potentially High Carbon Emissions
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: Carbon Emission Hall of Shame

Leo Dicaprio's recent 8000mile private jet flights to pick up awards, when telling us all the dangers of too much carbon emission. Most of their trips are to give publicity to a campaign they are supporting at the time, and it gives them a quick travel option there and back. Many wealthy travellers...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights with Potentially High Carbon Emissions
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: Carbon Emission Hall of Shame

Leo Dicaprio's recent 8000mile private jet flights to pick up awards, when telling us all the dangers of too much carbon emission.

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA order 779 anytime soon?
Replies: 58
Views: 8964

Re: Could AA order 779 anytime soon?

having only 787s and A350s makes the fleet very inflexible Commonality = Flexibility. The 787 / A350 fleet will be able to serve all the markets American flies to today and then some, while reducing the current high cost of operating too many fleets, which goes completely against AA mantra. The 777...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map
Replies: 33
Views: 7934

Re: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map

Does KE not have a lot of corporate contracts with the large Korean firms that gets them paid butts in those F seats? The Korean side of the O/D is very traditional in the F/J/Y aspects. If I had to hazard a guess, KE will be a late participant in the PY+ experience. Maybe some soft product enhancem...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116164

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Thanks everyone for an interesting tread. I'm skeptical of this proposed 737-10x for three reasons: 1. The 737-8, 737-9 and 737-10 will be very close in size. All three will be between the A320 and A321. Is this really necessary? I have a hard time seeing a healthy return on investments here. Maybe...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s
Replies: 48
Views: 10960

Re: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s

Yes brother! But years of getting this kind of service has built up perceptions, rightly or wrongly, that European carriers like BA send their rattiest planes to India/S Asia routes. And the perceptions solidify when there is an accident like EK521 involving an older 777 jet. It will take years to ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s
Replies: 48
Views: 10960

Re: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s

You do realize that for many years the 744 and 772 were the only aircraft in the BA longhaul fleet, and that for more than a decade the DC-10 was likewise the only aircraft smaller than the 744 in the NW longhaul fleet, right? Yes brother! But years of getting this kind of service has built up perc...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A322 Not Needed, "We Own This (MOM) Market"
Replies: 98
Views: 16615

Re: Leahy: A322 Not Needed, "We Own This (MOM) Market"

This is why as aviation enthusiasts we need at least a 3rd manufacturer. @PlanesNTrains and @KarelXWB explain it well above. With a Duopoly, it would be frivolous to spend on a new aircraft or iteration when you really don't need too. Heck in a few years, airline can choose any plane they want, as l...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 96822

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Such a good looking bird. Will be crazy not seeing those @ SFO. The end of a long Era of UA 747s. My only flight on a UA 744 was in J upper deck to FRA, that happened to be on the unfortunate day of the Asiana crash. Was rebooked in the back of the bus on the LH A380 the next day (still a great flig...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 17332

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Early arrival Red Eyes. I am West Coast based so catching those tailwinds and arriving before 5am... not the best.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116164

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Reading this thread, you would think Boeing can't sell any airplanes worthy of the air chair CEOs and their stock must be worthless. Insert reality. The 739 (and 739MAX) \ don't have the largest payload or range in their class. Fine. There is only 1 competitor. For all the hate thrown the 739s way, ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s
Replies: 48
Views: 10960

Re: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s

For fun the other day I was poking around that other site, the source EK (not sure forum rules so I wont post hyperlink). There is pretty good information in there. EK in particular seems to get as many miles as they can out of their configurations. Airlines in general bring the older birds closer t...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL shatters operational reliability
Replies: 39
Views: 9214

Re: DL shatters operational reliability

I am confused after reading the above. Is the consensus DL isn't actually reliable? Yes, fine, all of the US3 are reliable, but that does not take away from the impressive DL stats. Comparing DL(or AA or UA or WN) to an airline like AS really doesn't make sense. AS is a very impressive operation no ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 13569

Re: Southwest to announce CVG

Great addition for Cincy! It appears with WN doing the above and below servicing, you would think, that they plan to serve more destinations. There current MDW/BWI gives a quick 1 stop to reach the whole WN route map, but we know WN is O/D vs Hub driven (not saying they don't transfer pax). This has...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA refurbished A321s
Replies: 30
Views: 7545

Re: AA refurbished A321s

For most people, I would think the non refurbished A321s would be the way to go, having more leg room in Economy vs their counterparts. With such a big number of A321s flying around, you would think they would want to capture the increase in MCE earnings. AA has such a wide spread offering of inflig...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 6251

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

Posted this in another thread, but I am looking forward to a chance to see 2 BA 744s on the ground at the same time thanks to a summer monsoon.

Love seeing this addition in PHX!

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights
Replies: 97
Views: 18223

Re: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights

As others have said, is 1/3 of long haul routes losing money bad? AF has a huge hub at CDG where they enjoy great scale and efficiencies, connecting passengers to profitable route. This is the foundation of the hub and spoke model. Not to mention, for their North America flights they are sharing the...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 40888

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

Let's face it, the airline industry is cutting capacity. Lots of airplane orders are being deferred, others are canceled. DL is yet another airline that is getting rid of redundant airplane orders. I think you nailed it. We just have been through a cycle of consolidation, replacement orders for old...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 77535

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I may have understated the size / scale of WN's current operation. WN cut its operation significantly between 2006 - 2015. According to the November 3, 2006 fact sheet at that time PHX was WN's 3rd largest station with 206 daily departures to 42 nonstop cities. By August 15, 2010, that had shrunk t...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 77535

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

So yesterday I used the "new" Teminal 3 and wow what a change. I have seen the renderings but until you actually use it there is no way you can see how nice it is. Yes they still have the temporary walls of where security used to be however the whole process with smoother and modern and j...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 500th built 787 was delivered to Avianca
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Re: 500th built 787 was delivered to Avianca

Unbelievable 500 have been delivered. Still have not logged any miles on one, hope to change that soon. Congrats to the Boeing team!

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?
Replies: 50
Views: 11691

Re: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?

Love the 763s. Hopefully they transition some to PHX for flights to Hawaii. There is not a shortage of parts and they have expertise maintaining them for many years, so I am sure they can squeeze reliable life out of a paid for sub-fleet. Regarding competition and having a PTV / not having it. They ...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could Virgin Atlantic and Flybe merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 4163

Re: Should/could Virgin Atlantic and Flybe merge?

FlyBE seems to be in a position where they could codeshare with all on the non-Oneworld/IAG affiliated airlines for internal UK flights. KLM (and AF) offer a lot of 1-stop connections to many of the larger markets in the UK and are closely integrated with Delta. I agree with others above, the merger...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/AS partnership to end
Replies: 88
Views: 12938

Re: DL/AS partnership to end

I always thought AS and AA teaming up and using Portland as a connecting point would be the most logical way to fight back against DL's encroachment on their turf in Seattle. But AA hasn't shown much interest in PDX. This could change that. If OneWorld focused on PDX, they could edge DL's intl pres...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 77535

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Really cool seeing a Rouge 763 shortly followed by an AA A330 today. Would love to see this more in PHX!

Saw the C130 take off, it was parked next to a UA 763, that I assume that was for the NFL Saints charter. Was that an AirForce C130? It took off heading NW, on a unique routing.

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's 777-200ER ULH flights
Replies: 60
Views: 15297

Re: UA's 777-200ER ULH flights

No they didn't. Besides, they flew that route for only a few months circa 2001. Just 744s that they already had, with up to 8 rows blocked on the worst days. Ok, I bet you do know more than I do, but please allow me to tell you this story; I was taken out to the tarmac by a UNITED Red Carpet Club e...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Express receives first A320neo with 188 seats
Replies: 23
Views: 5228

Re: Hong Kong Express receives first A320neo with 188 seats

This is the type of evolution that should make flights cheaper over time. The whole argument being sympathetic towards airlines, "relative to inflation it is cheaper to fly now more than ever..." no kidding, it has evolved from a luxury to a point A to point B commodity. Here in the US, th...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Any Airline Purchase the A380 and Would Have Been Better Served with the 748?
Replies: 79
Views: 12626

Re: Did Any Airline Purchase the A380 and Would Have Been Better Served with the 748?

LH / KE seem to have a good thing going slotting the 748 between the A346/77W and A388. Both airlines are "premium" airlines with true F, J, Y(Y+) service, so their planes are not cramped or maxed to capacity. Everything lines up for LH to offer the premium heavy configs, making it unique ...

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's single JFK-ORD
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: AA's single JFK-ORD

. Since they are both hubs, there isn't a lot of need to funnel traffic from one to the other Then why is UA putting it's converted domestic 777s on hub to hub? :shock: UA is not flying 777s ORD to EWR (similar market). They are flying 777s EWR-SFO, which serve vastly different markets with many ro...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 17512

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

EWR - SFO is a fun route with various aircraft now. I used to do it a few years back quite frequently and it was 738s/739s with occasional 752s. Now you can get 772s and 77Ws. Seems like a great plane to leverage out of SFO as well as EWR. No doubt they want to get their flagship plane/product on ro...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops IAD-Manchester UK
Replies: 47
Views: 7476

Re: United drops IAD-Manchester UK

Exit negotiations haven't started but the GBP dropped precipitously. That makes the U.S. a more costly destination for UK-currency travelers, and reduces receipts in USD for U.S. carriers selling tickets in GBP. http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=USD&view=1Y http://i1154.photobuc...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13509

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Both the HA 767 and A332 are great looking birds. Will miss seeing their 767s, no doubt they served HA well. Will be interesting to see when PHX gets the A332. I say this bc anecdotally it appears the current flight is often full and the on my last few trips to the islands HA was always more expens...

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13509

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Both the HA 767 and A332 are great looking birds. Will miss seeing their 767s, no doubt they served HA well. Will be interesting to see when PHX gets the A332. I say this bc anecdotally it appears the current flight is often full and the on my last few trips to the islands HA was always more expensi...

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by airzona11
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330
Replies: 275
Views: 34373

Re: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330

UA is showing the flexibility of a large and diversified fleet. With future orders they can optimize to changing market conditions and roles they need the planes to fulfill.

No chance they change 787s for A330s. But they might change A35K to A359s/A330 etc. Just like they have changed 789s to 77Ws.

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by airzona11
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A330 in PHX this November
Replies: 11
Views: 3724

Re: DL A330 in PHX this November

Been very cool to see the DL A330s in PHX. With the higher heat we have been having I'd say they don't want to drive the 739 to Atlanta when they can fly with the A321. Mind you the 11489 foot runway the 739 can clear the runway. Sorry could not resist. Has there been DL A321 service to phx yet? AS ...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 7899

Re: Why board from just one door?

Domestically in the US, Southwest @ BUR is the fastest for getting on and off the bird. Having the terminal at ground level makes this ideal. WNs boarding/seating policy also makes this work. Get on the plane, see a seat and sit in it. The logistics and moving parts this would add at most airports a...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 332 at BOS
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: AA 332 at BOS

Saw the plane parked over on the remote stand this morning around 5am. Tried connecting PHL to BOS to get on the bird but it couldn't make it work.

A chance of a DL A330 and AA A330 at PHX at the same time in the coming weeks, nice change of scenery!

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6999

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

777PHX wrote:

I don't know that I'd go that far.


Doesn't change the fact that it is a nice, clean, new airport terminal. Allegiant is a whole different story.

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6999

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

This is exciting news for AZA. It is about as easy, simple and pleasant of an airport to travel as there is.

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737-300's and CA
Replies: 40
Views: 6167

Re: WN 737-300's and CA

That is crazy to think no more classics. Over the past few years I have commuted many times SFO/OAK-PHX on the 733s with no wifi. Always struck me as strange that the first flight out on PHX- SFO was almost always a wifi-less 733. On the flip side, when you got an older bird with the old 137 seat co...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about PHX and AA
Replies: 52
Views: 7396

Re: Question about PHX and AA

I think it's pretty well established PHX is the worst performing hub. Doubters can tell me which other hub they think is worse. I'm going to exclude LAX and NYC which are in their own category. Having said that, these days the worst performing hub probably makes double digit margins and WN costs ar...

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by airzona11
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?
Replies: 83
Views: 8170

Re: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?

- The people who crowd the boarding line and don't attempt to interpret the groups -American Airlines not putting the current boarding group on the TV Monitor - Delays -Flight attendants / airline staff who are cold/unpleasant -Fees to use miles - Passengers who put their bag above the first row the...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Launches BOS-LGA With A Twist
Replies: 42
Views: 7960

Re: JetBlue Launches BOS-LGA With A Twist

This is a great move and as others have mentioned, easy for them to do and little added cost. For a BOS or NYC based flyer, B6 is a great option. Delta did this with their Shuttle on the west coast to gain a foothold in LA/SF/SEA. The legacies are only great if you are 100K+/someone else is footing ...

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