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by spinotter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20461

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Ummm...how about WN? All Boeing fleet that is not getting any younger. MAX suspension brings any growth plans to a screeching halt. BTW, thank you for starting a new thread rather then just adding to the bloated MAX thread. Much easier to track topical discussions with separate threads!! I second t...

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by spinotter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 760120

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

My speculation is that separated flow from the nacelle induces premature separation from the leading edge of a big chunk of the wing, and makes reattachment harder. That is, it's easier to get into a stall than in the NG, and harder to get out. this is the big question of this whole disaster why di...

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by spinotter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?
Replies: 23
Views: 4598

Re: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?

I believe it would have been a great move to order the A220 and eventually grow to the possibility of having the -100/-300/-500 in the fleet. There is no scope clause for pilots between KLM and KLM Cityhopper. Taking this, Schiphol slot restrictions and the AF order into account I don’t understand ...

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by spinotter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21823

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

Actually, for LGA they should extend the N train to LGA AND build Airtrain but to Jamaica. Once Airtrain is built from LGA Jamaica, a few of those trains can run non-stop between LGA and JFK. While not seemless you'd still have to go through security, LGA can then server as a sort of "domestic...

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by spinotter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21823

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

Actually, for LGA they should extend the N train to LGA AND build Airtrain but to Jamaica. Once Airtrain is built from LGA Jamaica, a few of those trains can run non-stop between LGA and JFK. While not seemless you'd still have to go through security, LGA can then server as a sort of "domestic...

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by spinotter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21823

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

Actually, for LGA they should extend the N train to LGA AND build Airtrain but to Jamaica. Once Airtrain is built from LGA Jamaica, a few of those trains can run non-stop between LGA and JFK. While not seemless you'd still have to go through security, LGA can then server as a sort of "domestic...

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by spinotter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 16048

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now. You must have known that this would happen some day, and the ...

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by spinotter
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 262109

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

To me the press release is saying "we're not so sure anymore that this project will proceed. If we proceed, the A350-1000 will be our preferred aircraft." As there is no chance that QF would make the mistake of announcing a winning bidder before the contract is signed, I think that you gu...

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by spinotter
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Q400 skids off the runway at Juba
Replies: 12
Views: 3758

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Q400 skids off the runway at Juba

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Such a horrible airport and runway, I'm glad this wasn't something worse.


Just out of curiosity, what is the largest aircraft that lands and takes off at Juba?

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by spinotter
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18302

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route? The USA has never allowed cabotage, and we all know why. If they saw the service offered by other airlines, people would never take the US3 any more. Yeah...right! There's more to flying than cabin service. The why aren't the US3 lobbying Congr...

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by spinotter
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18302

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

UA857 wrote:
Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?


The USA has never allowed cabotage, and we all know why. If they saw the service offered by other airlines, people would never take the US3 any more.

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Norwegian selling its Argentina domestic operation
Replies: 30
Views: 9485

Re: RUMOR: Norwegian selling its Argentina domestic operation

I would never book a flight on any of the Norwegian group air carriers. Do people remember WOW? Same thing is going to happen at Norwegian.

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13910

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

The real problem is that for the shareholders maximum profit does not necessarily related to the company's long term health or even survival. The shareholders can press the BOD to adopt the policies that will push the share price higher, by taking more out of the company and investing less in the c...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13910

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

To please its customers? To do no harm. If there were any ethics in modern capitalism that would and should be the primary consideration, but we see how far we are from that state of mind! Look at all of the coporations that were involved in your abillity to type on device, share it to the internet...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13910

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

Blerg wrote:
seahawk wrote:
What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders?


To please its customers?


To do no harm. If there were any ethics in modern capitalism that would and should be the primary consideration, but we see how far we are from that state of mind!

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches AMS-ORK
Replies: 25
Views: 6080

Re: KLM launches AMS-ORK

Folks, please. Can we stop all this UK and British Isles nonsense? Cork is in Ireland - it is part of neither one. We thought we’d made this clear about 100 years ago, but obviously sone work is still required on that..... ;) :bigthumbsup: But a lot has changed since 1916, as we see with the backst...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22503

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

So many posts holding the FAA in contempt for an error Lufthansa allegedly made... That's like blaming the man for the woman cheating on him. That is not an accurate comparison. Try this one on for size: a company guard is not supposed to let anyone onto the property without a valid ID card, but sh...

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by spinotter
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches AMS-ORK
Replies: 25
Views: 6080

Re: KLM launches AMS-ORK

FlyRow wrote:
KLM, the #1 mainline-carier for the British Isles.


Is that literally true? In what measurements is KLM #1?

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by spinotter
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM counterattacks AA: LIM-MIA goes 21x weekly
Replies: 53
Views: 11001

Re: LATAM counterattacks AA: LIM-MIA goes 21x weekly

So, when AA adds capacity or a new route, it's bold and visionary, but when another carrier does it, that carrier is stupid? It's Bologna, indeed! Got it! Carriers don't add capacity thinking they'll operate at a variable loss. LATAM will have plenty of O&D and LIM-onward connections. Despite A...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 432
Views: 103545

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

peterinlisbon wrote:
They said my Thai had to go to rehab, I said no no ไม่.


Very good. And we know what happened to her. A number of other airlines could be slotted into that song - SA. AZ, MH, GA - any others?

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7687

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

onaclearday wrote:
coughed up enough green bling...

That sounds pretty unappealing on second read. Sorry, everyone...


It sounds exactly like reality, unless you think that currency has a good taste and looks appetizing.

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by spinotter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 147086

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Northpole wrote:
rlwynn wrote:
Damn euro grey.

Classy not unsightly


So bland it puts you to sleep. But that seems to be a major trend in liveries these days.

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by spinotter
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 40546

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

As an 'outsider' who has flown millions of miles on Delta for almost three decades, and still do on a weekly basis, I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried about what this will do to the company's service culture. You can call me irrational, but I have noticed and appreciated the Delta differen...

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by spinotter
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 65778

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

The Lear 85 was a ICT product, near zero to do with the C-Series. What is an ICT product? Specifically: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport ( IATA: ICT , ICAO: KICT, FAA LID: ICT) is a commercial airport 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Wichita, Kansas. It is the largest and busiest airpo...

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by spinotter
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Critical Airport Problems Worldwide?
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

Re: Most Critical Airport Problems Worldwide?

There has to come a time when we will have transported a maximum of people around the world in a given amount of time while polluting our biosphere, and then we will stop moving around so much, paving runways everywhere, destroying our earth. NIMBY's are totally advanced in their mentality, unlike ...

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by spinotter
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Survey
Replies: 36
Views: 6102

Re: AA Employee Survey

This happens in my workplace every year. Rephrase or eliminate the questions that didn't elicit the desired responses. Don't ask questions where you know the answer will be unfavorable. Focus on the responses that seem to affirm senior management's strategy. Middle management gets blamed for the un...

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by spinotter
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 17190

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

It should be made law that large national infrastructure projects fall outside of local party politics, and cannot be stopped by a change of government or PM. These projects often take over ten years to complete and need to progress regardless of which numpty group wins a majority. Otherwise no-one...

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by spinotter
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Critical Airport Problems Worldwide?
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

Re: Most Critical Airport Problems Worldwide?

NIMBYs preventing development. There has to come a time when we will have transported a maximum of people around the world in a given amount of time while polluting our biosphere, and then we will stop moving around so much, paving runways everywhere, destroying our earth. NIMBY's are totally advan...

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by spinotter
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4793

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

The IANG definitely does not allow civilian aircraft to use their ramp. Their lease of that area and refusal to either pay the full amount or relinquish control is, as far as I know, still a very contentious issue. How is it possible that the IANG refuse to pay the full amount unless they have a co...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14292

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Skywatcher wrote:
Nobody except Airliners.net members would notice.


Well, thank heavens that some of us are clever enough to spot the stupidities that arise in the world.

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 444
Views: 89926

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I am a big Delta fan, yes. I do think it's a fair trade, so to speak. And while "quell" may not have been the correct word, a non-presence on the Iberian penninsula may prove problematic strategically for Delta if IAG-Iberia succeed at turning Madrid into the go-to hub between Europe and ...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6295

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

Not very realistic IMO MFM should focus on attracting and sustaining service from other Asian airlines. That way they can guarantee a steady flow of inbound traffic without losing money flying prestige routes such as MFM-LIS or MFM-PVD. Maybe Qatar Airways can come in with a 787 from DOH at some po...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 444
Views: 89926

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Why hasn't Delta made a statement about this? Is it down-playing the significance of the deal by being silent? Or is the LATAM deal enough to quell its shareholders? Quell its shareholders? I can tell that you are a big fan of DL. I do not hold any shares whatsoever, of DL or any other company, but...

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by spinotter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6295

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

Americans arent going to fly to a place that most of them haven't heard of just to gamble when they can to to Vegas for cheap. And the only Americans that visit Hong Kong are business people or tourists that have enough money to not stay in a hostel. Granted I'm an american that was there last week...

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by spinotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13729

Re: Situation @Schiphol

I hope nobody got harmed and that all the perpetrators are taken into custody. On an unrelated note - I looked at the CNN article and they referred to Amsterdam as "the capital city"" of the Netherlands. It's not. That would be the Hague. Wrong Amsterdam is our capital, The Hague is ...

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by spinotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces another year of profits
Replies: 49
Views: 7342

Re: Emirates Group announces another year of profits

Minuscule profits compared to the US big three So where are your figures for this? And if you say 'minuscule' then that implies the big US three must have made profits of 100s of Billions! Surely that isn't right or are you just using emotive language to bash none US airlines? EK - profit increase ...

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by spinotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 444
Views: 89926

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Why hasn't Delta made a statement about this? Is it down-playing the significance of the deal by being silent? Or is the LATAM deal enough to quell its shareholders? Quell its shareholders? I can tell that you are a big fan of DL. I do not hold any shares whatsoever, of DL or any other company, but...

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by spinotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WOW Air to relaunch as MOM
Replies: 207
Views: 40325

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Except for DTW, I think your list is perfect. We don't need DTW, do we? We sure do DTW needs this type of carrier and this type of carrier needs DTW. And before you say anything negative until they serve DTW and fail they are just as likely to succeeded. I can’t imagine any airline in this day and ...

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by spinotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 23351

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

This kind if cut is frustrating because one can’t compensate by buying a hot meal before boarding. You wake up, you are hungry, they give you cereal and milk and a piece of fruit. I guess that’s fine. You won’t starve. You would not starve or die of thirst either if you received not one molecule of...

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by spinotter
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WOW Air to relaunch as MOM
Replies: 207
Views: 40325

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

klm617 wrote:
I think a great list of destinations for Summer 2020 from KEF would be.

BWI
DTW
YYZ
YUL
TXL
FRA
AMS
LGW
BRU
CDG
BCN
WAW
DUB


Except for DTW, I think your list is perfect. We don't need DTW, do we?

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by spinotter
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia adds AMS
Replies: 14
Views: 2649

Re: Saudia adds AMS

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Saudi Arabia and Netherlands.

Oil and Water.

If you know what I mean.


I know exactly what you mean!

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by spinotter
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13833

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

gatibosgru wrote:
Wishful thinking


No, I think MOL is correct in his prediction, but it might take a while and there will be some anxious moments before the Gotterdammerung unfolds. Why Bjørn Kjos did not stick to Scandinavia, Europe and nearly regions I do not know. Delusions of grandeur in late middle age?

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by spinotter
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 13138

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

Why not extend runway to allow widebodies? Where to exactly? LCY’s footprint can’t really be expanded. The runway has water at either end and then a bridge. Plus it requires a steep approach as it is because of the buildings near the airport. Sean my namesake, your being far too polite with your re...

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by spinotter
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service
Replies: 50
Views: 12597

Re: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service

andrefranca wrote:
not surprised, based on my experiences with chinese carriers I would rather walk...


Really?

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by spinotter
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 11743

Re: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA

I watched the Video... the port authority dude is calling the LGA rebuild, the new LGA airport, 'the first new airport built in the USA in 25 years'...... Guess he forgot about Williston that just opened up two weeks ago? That said, it's nice to see LGA progressing. Someone ought to maybe mention t...

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by spinotter
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 11743

Re: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA

Aaand it only took 6 posts for people to become outraged at a new airport terminal opening on a site dedicated to aviation. No, outraged at a factually incorrect statement about LaGuardia. "the port authority dude is calling the LGA rebuild, the new LGA airport, 'the first new airport built in...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q3 Results
Replies: 47
Views: 12449

Re: AA Reports Q3 Results

It appears like AA has stemmed the tide, but they have a lot of work to do, mostly on the cost side. The MAX has been a double whammy since it also slows the badly needed Oasis retrofits. 285 million a quarter to service their debt load. Interest expense isn't stopping AA from vastly improving earn...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 25967

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

Everyone accepts that aviation has a big part to play in the fight against climate change; however, there will always be those who believe commercial aviation should stop tomorrow or that we should all be limited in the numbers of flights we take, and/or it should be taxed out of existence, much li...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73968

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

The CEO of Southwest was given the green light by the Board of Directors of Southwest to look at other aircraft as the MAX grounding drags on. Article from today’s Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boeing-737-max-southwest-earnings-20191024-avtvpfzm4rahrd5kms63jybdpe-st...

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by spinotter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 10530

Re: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami

With the LATAM coup, will AA regress back to 19 RJ’s a day and DL go to 350 flights out of MIA? One can only dream! Or have a bad nightmare! It would cost how many billions and maybe bankrupt both AA and DL. Some US hubs I see as practically invulnerable - MIA, ATL, CLT, DFW, SFO, MSP, DTW, EWR.

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