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by airzona11
Fri May 08, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F

This seems like a slippery slope. There are HIPPA among other privacy areas of concern. The poor airline workers that are going to be stuck delivering the bad news.

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by airzona11
Fri May 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic
Replies: 16
Views: 2969

Re: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic

Such a cool project. I am looking for some business class seats for recliners. I am trying to piece together the early 80s United FC/Biz cutlery/cups/etc. Love you idea of recreating the seat map items.

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by airzona11
Wed May 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 7617

Re: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis

carlokiii wrote:
It’s fitting that the 747 gets to fully live on and prosper ‘til its end as what it was originally envisioned to be - a freighter.


Great call out! Very cool indeed.

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by airzona11
Tue May 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25096

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

Boeing gave them a hell of a deal (again) it's what's more than likely what went down. Those 787-10s seem to have teething issues, shouldn't they wait or did Boeing give them away essentially for free? All airlines get a hell of a deal, there are very few that buy these planes in large quantities. ...

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by airzona11
Mon May 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26853

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Seems like another airline that will use this to shed unfavorable business units/operations. While Covid shut down is impacting, there is no way Rogue was long term part of the plan or profitable if they are axing it. With TS in house, they have further redundancy to do so. Seems like a bad proposit...

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by airzona11
Fri May 01, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 318
Views: 59713

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

From my perspective the western aviation industry is more likely to be affected long-term than the Asian aviation industry because East Asians have the history of SARS to compare with (e.g. knowing everything will be fine for them) especially since the pandemic didn't hit so hard in Asia despite it...

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by airzona11
Fri May 01, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250132

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

The official retirement announcement - retire in June. https://news.delta.com/delta-retire-md-88-md-90-fleets-june I think the end of the press-release was equally interesting.... "Delta continues to evaluate its broader fleet plan and will consider additional aircraft retirements to focus on ...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8579

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

[twoid][/twoid] That was a quarterly earnings. Much like the way Southwest has to operate those linear routes because of the way the airlines is constructed hurts their ability to cancel to the level of demand. Southwest was insulated by virtue of its domestic route structure from what the other ca...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8579

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

On what level are you claiming that WN is performing better than? AA -$2.2B UA -$2.1B DL -$607M WN -$144M So I would say they are performing better in the P/L category That was a quarterly earnings. Much like the way Southwest has to operate those linear routes because of the way the airlines is co...

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8579

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

Southwest is forced to fly a lot of flights due to the structure of the airline versus their competition. EK with a single hub can cull flights easier than WN and it’s linear routings. All airlines will lose money in this market. The other airlines can reduce a greater amount of money losing servic...

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by airzona11
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8579

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

This event is a cold start reminder of the old adage, cash is king. Companies have moved to more leveraged balance sheets and now is the time where cash is needed. They have arguably one of the strongest cash positions, while it too is not infinite, it will help endure longer (employees wages etc)....

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8579

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

This event is a cold start reminder of the old adage, cash is king. Companies have moved to more leveraged balance sheets and now is the time where cash is needed. They have arguably one of the strongest cash positions, while it too is not infinite, it will help endure longer (employees wages etc). ...

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2860

Re: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?

Their model is based on high volume funneled through DXB. They operate the 2 largest planes flying. Narrow bodies don't fit their model.

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by airzona11
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?
Replies: 43
Views: 6814

Re: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?

If we have tolerated 50+ years of 3-3 seating, with flu and every other air borne sickness, this too will pass.

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines raises baggage fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

And it’s still not taxed.

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18167

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

Airlines want the government checkbook and we know the industry is like the telecom, natural/regional monopolies. As travelers, the last thing we want is for less service and higher fares, when they can use this as excuse to clean up the balance sheet.

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26766

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

There is no way this is the only move if indeed they swap 777x for 78710. The 777x and 7810 will fill entirely different roles for CX. There will have to be other A330/777/A350 shuffles. Let alone Cathay Dragon. CX is in the process of extending 20 B77W leases for 10 years. Which makes sense on the...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26766

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

There is no way this is the only move if indeed they swap 777x for 78710. The 777x and 7810 will fill entirely different roles for CX. There will have to be other A330/777/A350 shuffles. Let alone Cathay Dragon.

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19074

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

I respectfully disagree, on several counts: 1. To survive a severe recession, a company needs cash. Part of that means shipping for what orders are willing to accept delivery. Despite most airlines not receiving orders, I bet there are some orders that can be delivered. Revenue is urgently needed t...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41275

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Will CX go smaller? They were just going denser in their 777s in Y. Business demand is what pays the bills, do they could run a premium heavy config and go smaller. It would be a continued transformation of their business model. One thing we sometimes overlook with business travel, in a lot of compa...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada is converting 3 777's to all cargo
Replies: 4
Views: 3578

Re: Air Canada is converting 3 777's to all cargo

Thomaas wrote:
I believe they are leaving the 28 J seats and removing W and Y seats from their HD 77Ws.


Which makes sense if you had to choose, those tourist heavy planes will be last to return.

Really great use of the plane though, I bet this is just the start.

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by airzona11
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5323

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Low fuel will help once the markets open back up. People will still have to travel for business, people with the means will travel for much-needed vacations. If major restrictions open up sooner, still a chance of getting to even. WN is the largest California O/D carrier and CA has drastic restricti...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65697

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

LH A346 is as good of looking plane flying as exists.The 748s are so premium heavy, that alone puts their nearer longevity assured if this is not a prolonged shut down. FRA LHR SFO NYC SIN HKG TYO etc are all going to be humming with activity again. This is not structural liquidity and industry depr...

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27287

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Yes, during a strong economy. But with huge cuts to flying, does PHX still make sense? PHX has been a hub in up and down economies. PHX is not a small O/D market. Flying has been reduced because of fear of the virus unknown, the economy did not structurally devolve into the current state. That is t...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28192

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

I mean, as long as the ticket prices are 20-30% lower, I'm fine with it. Let’s watch this price point 3 6 9 12 months from now. Airlines are regulated and treated as natural monopolies. If the US3/WN contract, the start up costs are still sky high for new entrants and there won’t be an innovator or...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182232

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

More aircraft slated to enter PIT tomorrow for storage: AA9609 PHX-PIT 320 AA9610 PHX-PIT A320 N657AW AA9611 PHX-PIT A320 N655AW AA9612 PHL-PIT A319 N713UW AA9613 EWR-PIT A321 N538UW AA9614 DCA-PIT A319 N826AW AA9615 PHL-PIT A320 N649AW AA9617 PHX-PIT A320 N661AW AA9618 DEN-PIT A320 N654AW AA9619 O...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28192

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Airlines did a great job of keeping fuel surcharges, bag fees, changes fees, you name it during the last turn downs and crisis they encountered. Their track record is they are going to use covid to reduce costs and cut service as the new normal. Stings even more if they get bailed out and do so.

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by airzona11
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1957
Views: 340824

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It has been a decade or so since the last chance to clear the least desirable aspects of the business, now comes another chance. Will be interesting to see how much taxpayers fund.

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by airzona11
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60097

Re: Boeing in Crisis

IF chasing share price is root of all the evil of Boeing, how are the same posters explaining the near-identical share price fall of Airbus? Because Airbus did not chase the share price. They did not spend billions on artificially propping up the share price. Simple really. So why didn’t it harm Bo...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 6446

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

Very cool to see. Was at CHS a little while back and caught a glimpse of the VN 78X, great looking plane. Who is onboard these flights? Is it strictly pilots/relief pilots? The flight took more than 17 hours, ferried 8690 miles, significantly longer than Boeing's 78X-range estimation (6345 miles) [o...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60097

Re: Boeing in Crisis

IF chasing share price is root of all the evil of Boeing, how are the same posters explaining the near-identical share price fall of Airbus?

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64182

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

This thread is as frivolous as the medias coverage of the Covid19. AA has been making hundreds of millions of dollars. UA DL AA WN are all just as exposed.

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182711

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

On the avgeek side, that’s a lot of domestic 767 777 787 A330 flights.

gatibosgru wrote:
When do we see UK cases explode from everyone trying to fly through it?


You cannot fly from EU-UK-US so that won’t be why.

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by airzona11
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 470831

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

Regardless of this premium heavy config it will be not enough for a reasonable, secured year-round transatlantic range. United has a massive domestic market for premium seats. The obsession with long haul narrow body types is not supported by the fact that the US3 fly a negligible amount of long th...

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by airzona11
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?

Aeroflot for one doesn’t have a dense layout for their domestic fleet, the country has a large population and there’s money for the premium cabins, both domestic and across the border. Granted the conversion to dollars is all relative as the per capita GDP is much lower in Russia, so those “lower” f...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10262

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

One cardinal sin of engineers is telling managers "I am expert. You know nothing". I pity those MBAs, helicopter managers, having hard time making engineers to agree on cutting corners. Accountant Calhoun must have endured the despised glance from many of his expert engineers. And being o...

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22135

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Don't see FedEx buying an A350. Meanwhile you will see Amazon, Alibaba, Heike etc all starting their own express freight airlines to transport their own goods and will not linger need UPS and FEDEX. Curious, is that good for the 350F? Or what is the point? Let’s take amazon, they’re express busines...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21234

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March, but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12919

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

Being PHX based, AA is always who I fly when I need to be in SoCal/NorCal//TX as early in the day as possible to avoid flying in the night before. The rest of my flying primarily WN.

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: Regionals next business model

The future of independent regional flying is in part 135 public charters a la JSX and Contour. CPA flying will continue to shift towards 65+ seats, leaving a nice hole for these operators to fill. Great summary. The majors are leaving cheap planes and a gap. The p135s exploit a growing niche and ca...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16134

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Are there mockups of the terminal expansion? I remember flying to Denver from PHX in 2006 when the flights just started. Very cool to see how it’s grown.

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 244
Views: 19895

Re: Lufthansa and United in negotiations to acquire TAP from David Neeleman

TAP with its low cost could start flights to EZE, MEX, CUN, BOG, LIM, etc. To feed people from where, please? All but LIM are LH non-stop destinations from FRA today, as are GIG and GRU. Imagine having to backtrack from (e.g) MAD to FRA to get in a flight to EZE. I'm guessing you would rather take ...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8546

Re: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

LNA now suggests AS buy A321XLR and states MAX 9/10 can’t do what the A321neo can do. LNA also writes on numerous advantages of A321Neos vs Max. Also Alaska Airlines last week said it will place an order, perhaps this year, for 200 aircraft for delivery over the next decade. https://leehamnews.com/...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72558

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

If their Gates can handle the Birds, SouthWest Airlines should go all the way and order nothing but The Boeing MAX10. Looking at the MAX9’s takeoff runway length charts, I don’t think the MAX10 would be a great choice. Especially considering MDW. MAX8 is their sweet spot. Once the plane is back in ...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72558

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

There is no other option but to move forward with the Max. Too much money has already been thrown at it. Too much money, sure, but that has nothing to do with it being certified back to service. Even if the FAA gives a "go", what about the Chinese? They could well ban MAX forever from fly...

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8419

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

Unless Delta starts flying to New Zealand or Sydney where can they go that is "New" they don't fly to already ? With Delta's route map to Europe, Asia and Latin America there are few places left to fill in. Well these would be a start. Surely they could be supported at a hub with 1000 dai...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29864

Re: Time for UA to step up?

I don't pretend to know much about finances of the airlines, but maybe UA can sit back while DL and AA pummel each other. Just because DL and AA are doing stuff doesn't mean they'll be successful/profitable at it. We'll see. Maybe UA will indeed be left behind. They're all relatively healthy, fortu...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050

PR trying to get ahead of the incoming flight shaming movement. Keep Greta off their back for a while. :checkmark: :checkmark: 2050 is too far away lol earth might cease to exist by then. If DL or any other airline was really serious about this, they would have started investing in alternate modes ...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20750

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Who is down for some amateur financial analysis? Thankfully, all balance sheet/income statement data for large US airlines is readily available from the BTS website. This contains detailed info on different types of assets, costs, and revenues posted by large US airlines. All data that I will be us...

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by airzona11
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17364

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

In leg shooting contest China might have very innovative options too, ranging form stopping IPhone/Pad assembly and export without notice to banning all rare metal exports. China might not be strong in aviation industry, but in leg shooting contest it doesn't really matter very much. Shoot where it...

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