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by airzona11
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72525

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

Southwest is so arrogant. There will be no Airbus or Embraer. There will be no more mergers or acquisitions. There will be no carts. No assigned seating. They will continue on the beat of their own drum into the sunset...... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The most consistently profitable while ...

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72525

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

So you think every Route that is serviced by a plane that holds 137-143pax is suddenly going to support 175pax just because you put bigger planes on it? You only have to go back a decade and Boeing was still flying planes that topped out at 122pax. No, I think WN is going to have to rationalize its...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72525

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

If this was the first time the Board had "given the greenlight" to look at other aircraft, they would not be on the board. Slowly reality is sinking in. Just one thing is worse than leaving the sole 737 fleet strategy, that is sticking with it. https://images.nrc.nl/3cuyvnYr7ZIQJ7owfNgjtJY...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56345

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

The A319NEO will continue to find homes. Great order. Will be interesting to see how these are deployed, how much for growth vs replacement.

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR, two-class configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 4866

Re: Airbus A321LR, two-class configuration

Rumor has it Jetblue 321LR's will have 32 Mint lie flat seats (everything forward of the overwing exit) and 120ish econ in the back. This is a direct shot across United's PS/Polaris bow. A 32 Mint seat A321LR flying EWR-LHR or BOS-SFO would have really good economics compared to United's 46 Polaris...

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28727

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

From FlightGlobal: These additions to the fleet, as well as accelerated deliveries from Airbus, will bring the total number of A330neo aircraft in Delta’s fleet to 42 by early 2021. Hard to avoid the conclusion that Delta are happy with both the performance and economics on routes for which the 339...

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123521

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Watching that 747 come past Camelback Mountain or out from Fountain Hills towards to PHX is fond childhood memory/led to my aviation hobby. Crazy that is coming to an end.

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147341

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

UPS, FX, Amazon. That alone is a lot of potential planes.

aerdingus wrote:
New engines on an old a/c...that's worked out well for them before.


The Operating economics of the Max are good for both Boeing and Airbus. MCAS doesn’t change that.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33723

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Indeed, 2800 A321neos sold to 63 customers, vs a pathetic 250 MAX-9s and 579 MAX-10s to just 28 customers. Doesn't mean it is not printing money for Boeing (and the airlines operating). It is really no secret that Boeing has had to discount them to compete with the A321neo. It is pretty certain tha...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33723

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

You didn't provide any evidence that a321neo is better. In fact, MAX has similar range but lower trip cost than neo family. 737-9 is very capable of doing US transcon, whereas a321 requires extra fuel tanks to do that, which increase its dead weight. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 248
Views: 44420

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

That GECAS model is a great looking bird. What does this do to the 748F line. I wonder That's basically dead anyway. Really? It is still getting orders and making deliveries to operators that keep ordering more. It is the only freighter in its class. This converted 77W is still not what the 748F is ...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?
Replies: 53
Views: 16425

Re: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?

For starters, from a financial perspective, comparing it to the A321 sales doesn't add anything. The 737-900ER has 400+ orders in a family of thousands, that is the beauty and reason A and B iterate off their platforms. Boeing has been making record money and airlines are on the record as the plane...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?
Replies: 53
Views: 16425

Re: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?

For starters, from a financial perspective, comparing it to the A321 sales doesn't add anything. The 737-900ER has 400+ orders in a family of thousands, that is the beauty and reason A and B iterate off their platforms. Boeing has been making record money and airlines are on the record as the plane ...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Cancels 787 Order, Cut in Production Rate?
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

Re: Aeroflot Cancels 787 Order, Cut in Production Rate?

I think this Russia order has been in doubt for a while, doubt Boeing built it into their models. Russia is not doing well on the economic side. A and B are not focusing on there to carry their programs. But the Reuters article "Barring new orders, Boeing faces the growing possibility that it m...

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 247809

Re: DL's new A359s from LATAM

The A350/A330/787/777 all compliment just as much as the compete, DL is such a large airline, like other large airlines, it is not that much of a stretch to see them adding 787s. However, the A350s are nice near term add.

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by airzona11
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/6/2019:AS Cuts SFO-BNA/KOA/RDU,SJC-JFK/KOA/SNA,Adds SFO-PHX;DL In SEATPA;NK In SJU-EWR/BOS;DY EWR>JFK
Replies: 61
Views: 16840

Re: OAG Changes 10/6/2019:AS Cuts SFO-BNA/KOA/RDU,SJC-JFK/KOA/SNA,Adds SFO-PHX;DL In SEATPA;NK In SJU-EWR/BOS;DY EWR>JFK

VX wasn’t a sustainable airline, good on AS to continue to evolve. They need to maximize the return on their assets (planes), why not make changes?

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan
Replies: 16
Views: 2917

Re: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan

Both of the countries you listed have Oil, some of the top reserves in the world for Oil/Nat gas. their governments use what that entails to secure the loans to get the planes. The airlines are as much nationalized as they are commercial.

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco
Replies: 77
Views: 16075

Re: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco

Iceland has a population under 400,000. There are so many options to Europe, both non-stop and connecting. The O/D traffic is less business and more tourists, thus lower yielding. The business case has always been fragile, as other have said, there is over capacity, KEF has been a bubble/ flavor of ...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest FA in hot water for posting passenger photo and negative comments
Replies: 45
Views: 10219

Re: Southwest FA in hot water for posting passenger photo and negative comments

Unacceptable of the FA, the lack of awareness should carry consequences. A couple of misconceptions here: #1. The First Amendment of the Constitution does NOT apply to private enterprise. The 1st only protects an individual against GOVERNMENT intervention or suppression. #2. An employee of an airlin...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification
Replies: 33
Views: 4186

Re: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification

This is awesome. I worked on projects for this over a decade ago, very interesting to see this start to get closer to fruition. Last mile is expensive. Traffic is expensive. Rural is expensive. On demand is expensive. This all goes a long way in those fields. How long before the first UPS drone is s...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24563

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

BroadwayLimited wrote:
It’s called panic. They are being reactive, not proactive.


There is no way an airline like AA in a few days just posts that they are adding routes.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124320

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Get JVs with all your foreign partners, increase stake in said partners, and you have a global airline.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8510

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

ILNFlyer wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
Such a good idea to build to publicity and buzz around Peanuts which are synonymous with Southwest airlines.


I guess if you pay peanuts to fly, then you get peanuts in return....


Which certainly wouldn't have as much buzz and fanfare is that was an inferior experience :spin:

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8510

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Such a good idea to build to publicity and buzz around Peanuts which are synonymous with Southwest airlines.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18273

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

United isn't Delta or America, UA focuses on the premium side of customers. Just look at the J to Y ratio compare to AA or DL. ...and yet, DL is consistently far more profitable than UA. So let's not pretend that the "high premium" strategy is some manner of panacea. Where was it determin...

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60618

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Love catching the MD10s still. This is the flexibility FX has as demand fluctuates, park those paid off planes.

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 33
Views: 8583

Re: JAL reveals updates 77W business class product

Like the looks of it, very efficient,

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14791

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

MileHFL400 wrote:
Looks like KLM was serious about its carbon emission reduction aims. It plans to reduce from five daily to four through a partner ship with NS Dutch Railways.


Unless they replace the shorter/lower yielding flight with another flight.

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

Makes sense if premium demand is hurting as well as over all HKG demand. Smart move by the carriers to reallocated premium capacity.

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by airzona11
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 7418

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

Actually, my point was and is every intention to specifically pick on SRQ-DTW. To say klm617 is skewing the thread is nonsensical. Here we go, SY adds twice weekly service from MSP to SRQ with affordable fares. A market, significantly smaller than the said market above. DL jumps on the market once ...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 7418

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

If an airline suppressed the market, there would be unserved demand, another airline would enter. This would be the opposite of predatory pricing, it would, however, be harming the incumbent airline, if they were choosing not to serve demand that is not there. Long story short, not sure this is a t...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28672

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Single isle costs are much lower than widebody costs. While this won't be able to compete ULCC long haul, it will be competitive costs with any J/Y+/Y widebody. It does lay 90% of the groundwork for the -500. I do not understand the or in the title. Airbus will figure out a long range version, the ...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 7418

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

If an airline suppressed the market, there would be unserved demand, another airline would enter. This would be the opposite of predatory pricing, it would, however, be harming the incumbent airline, if they were choosing not to serve demand that is not there. Long story short, not sure this is a th...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28672

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Those are going to have to be on premium routes. Correct. The number of passengers & utilization to spread out fixed & variable costs is lower, boosting CASM. For Moxy it increases operational flexibility. I don't think airbus would invest in a MTOW bump for range only. The expected payload...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28672

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Those are going to have to be on premium routes.

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by airzona11
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13883

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Never had a chance to get on the baby 737. Another unique bird to history.

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87676

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

O&D, certainly from tourism taking a hit. Plus as a connecting hub, passengers have other options. Agreed this is substantial.

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by airzona11
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 15823

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

I find it quite interesting that we have come full circle back to planes the size of the 707 and original DC8s. Great comparison. The reality is, AA DL UA AC BA LH AF KL the list goes on, all of the airlines flying long haul are not going from widebodie to narrow bodies. Widebody production has nev...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 15823

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

I find it quite interesting that we have come full circle back to planes the size of the 707 and original DC8s. Great comparison. The reality is, AA DL UA AC BA LH AF KL the list goes on, all of the airlines flying long haul are not going from widebodie to narrow bodies. Widebody production has nev...

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by airzona11
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 15890

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

717s fill a niche size market that makes Delta unique vs the US3/WN and other airlines. Stage lengths recognize less of the A220 advantage, not surprising if they get longer life spans.

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7542

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

Deterrence is a valuable/harder to quantify benefits of the Air Marshall program. TSA, on the other hand, is handicapped not being able to profile, there are many software solutions that have been introduced in many field and industries that would vastly speed up and change the way US airport securi...

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by airzona11
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 12984

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

Take out A220 options (and perhaps talk Airbus into becoming the launch customer for the A220-500), and order A321LRs to supplement the current A321CEOs, finagle the orders for the same total capacity as the current as the MAX order would have given. Send those MAXs back to Boeing, cancel the rest ...

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by airzona11
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12476

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

It is crazy that planes are built sub-optimal on the spec side (CASM etc) to meet the scope clauses etc. But the size of the US3 alone, both from an operator and manufacturer make it economically work.

Good looking plane.

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by airzona11
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26134

Re: United p.s. Question

UA no longer uses a sub fleet branded United PS. In fact, according to their website, United PS branding is dead: https://www.united.com/web/en-us/content/travel/inflight/premium-services.aspx?POS=US Instead UA flies internationally configured aircraft with lie flat seats in J on “our premium trans...

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by airzona11
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 18980

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

One poster has suggested that a revamped 787-8 could both be a very long range passenger and successor freighter to the 767. It would not be that much larger than a 767 which has been amazingly right sized for freighter operations. The main problem with that theory is the wing span of 787 (or A330)...

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by airzona11
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 18980

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

Been discussed over and over. Nothing is being done. Too big to fail. Insulated from market realities. Nothing is being done? 777 Engine issues have literally happened to every recent plane type introduction. 737s are grounded, not permanently. What market realities are they insulated from? What ab...

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by airzona11
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37274

Re: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes

Great use of the 763s, that space has big potential to backfill.

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 10611

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

Show how difficult and how much skill and expertise are needed to produce commercial airplanes. It is 2019 and there are no players not named Airbus or Boeing.

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 36665

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

I keep going back to the fact that when all airlines up gauged 737-7/A319 operation to 738/A320, WN has flown hundred of -300s/-700s as the most consistently profitable airline. Southwest might eventually leave the 737, but their relationship with Boeing and the success of the WN 737 operations and ...

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