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by travaz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 83312

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

qf789 wrote:
travaz wrote:
Please correct me if I am wrong but would Thursday be the last day that they announce orders or is Friday a big day for orders also?


Boeing has its wrap up press conference scheduled for Thursday afternoon IIRC


Thanks for the info and a great thread!

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by travaz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 83312

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Please correct me if I am wrong but would Thursday be the last day that they announce orders or is Friday a big day for orders also?

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by travaz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?

I was at PHX a few weeks ago and had a person just barge into the TSA line with no regard for the rest of us. I kind of snapped at him that the rest of us were waiting also. What shocked me was he turned around and looked at me for a few seconds ( I thought oh boy here we go) He said "you know ...

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by travaz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

There is room for additional competition on PHX to Florida nonstop routes since AA and WN are currently the only carriers to have nonstop service to Florida from PHX. B6, NK, F9, and/or SY could add nonstop service to Florida destinations from PHX in order to provide additional competition on PHX t...

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by travaz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63379

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

B6 dumps LGB for a west coast hub at PHX

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by travaz
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63379

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

They Like Arizona a lot too. Frequencies increase every winter

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by travaz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for the information. I guess i am somewhat guilty of thinking International is Europe and or Asia.

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by travaz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If you divide 720,115 by 180 you get 4000.6 pax a day for international. That to me is quite a bit. I wonder what the numbers by destination are. If I fly PHX-LAX-SYD am I counted as an international passenger?

As far as the top 5 carriers there is AA and WN and then the rest.

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by travaz
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about airline management and operations
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Questions about airline management and operations

I remember that RSW was designed and built (the new part of the terminal) after 911 and was so much more user friendly. As I recall someone said that the security section was incorporated in the design to accommodate the newer procedures. I traveled through it shortly after it opened and remember th...

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by travaz
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunlight *through* fuselage on inflight B767
Replies: 29
Views: 2671

Re: Sunlight *through* fuselage on inflight B767

Everyone has probably see the "fat" Boeing airplane stickers a lot of people would put on their flight bags. I actually saw a person ask the pilot if that was the new 737 that was coming out! Of course the Pilot told the passenger that yes that is the new Max. It was pretty funny

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by travaz
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Most Profitable Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: Worlds Most Profitable Routes

It is still interesting to just see the gross revenues.

Leave it to A net to nit pick it all

Sorry for posting.

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by travaz
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Most Profitable Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: Worlds Most Profitable Routes

Here is the basics for those that don't want to read the whole article. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Though it usually deals in metrics like the world’s busiest airline routes or the longest flights, Official Airline Guide (OAG) has now compiled and released the list of f...

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by travaz
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Most Profitable Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Worlds Most Profitable Routes

This was a good article by Forbes. It list the most profitable city pairs and which Airline fly's the route and the amount made. Some pretty eye opening figures. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericrosen/2018/07/06/worlds-most-profitable-flights-this-airline-route-makes-1-billion-annually/#6644ad337a8c

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by travaz
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 67
Views: 16298

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1362391&p=19525449

UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
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This was the 320 That broke in EWR on a United A320

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1362391&p=19525449

UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

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by travaz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 212105

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7BOEING7 wrote:
WoodysAeroimag wrote:
6995 1B930 61135 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines - Engines Installed
Image6995 1B930 61135 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr


What's with the beer truck?


Catering!

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by travaz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 13346

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

I wonder how the deal is structured with Boeing ( and Airbus as well). Maybe they have a very flexible delivery schedule as Boeing can get the slots taken by other Airlines pretty easy IMHO. Back in my travel agent days i went to 2 small development properties in Mexico. The service was great and th...

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by travaz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOIKanmxwlk
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Here is a good YouTube of the first day of AWA 747-200 departing for HNL. Some great shots of AA, DL, NW, US, and others. 727, 757, 737-100,300 lots of good shots from November 16 1989. Starts off at Luke AFB then moves to PHX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOIKanmxwlk

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by travaz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 20303

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

I would imagine they would have to do a whole test flight program. I agree it would be neat to see but I think Boeing is happy with the way it is. Why add cost. If it ain't broke don't fix it!

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by travaz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 20303

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

My question is how does the P2F program help any OEM? If IAI Bedek is doing a 767 P2F conversion no frame maker sold another aircraft. I know that Boeing offers the service and may make some money on it but no new aircraft was sold.

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by travaz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 20303

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Congrats to Boeing and Fedex. 767 the production line that refuses to die! Boeing must be able to offer really good prices on the 67 as all of the cost were paid for long ago. Pure gravy! or maybe a way to offset the bath they are taking on the tanker.

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by travaz
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times - Advanced Engine Recap
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Seattle Times - Advanced Engine Recap

That was a well written article. Easy to understand and right to the point.

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by travaz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9120

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

That could be it sounds like they were having problems finding the turn off and just asked to be towed to the gate because of limited visibility. Tower said they could only look out their left window.

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by travaz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9120

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

He just requested a long 15 mile straight in approach

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by travaz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9120

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Very doubtful. Probably fuel related. They were filed over ELP, they deviated quite a bit. Fuel problems as in a flow into PHX would leave them holding and under minimums? Interesting.. PHX doesn't look that busy (normal) . The weather is perfectly clear and no wind. I have been on AA diverts befor...

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by travaz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9120

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

The flight came from the north and is now doing a big loop to the east at 9000'

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by travaz
Mon May 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4602

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

I have a trip booked PHX IND is DFW IND is an MD 80. This is on 6/8/18.

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by travaz
Mon May 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 8537

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

Have there been any used 787's come on the market? I think ANA has the oldest 787's. I don't see them getting rid of any. IF IAG were to buy DY that could lead to some slots at Boeing or IAG dumping some aircraft.

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by travaz
Fri May 25, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?
Replies: 16
Views: 3091

Re: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?

I just don't see a market that would support an A-380. Certainly there is no domestic service that would support 380 service. Internationally there are no destinations that would support that size of Aircraft. PHX is positioned too close to siphon off any LAX traffic and the Mountain West is not goi...

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by travaz
Wed May 23, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MGE900

This is Airline info on the company. They are based in Danville CA and DBA as Asia Pacific Airlines
http://www.asiapacificairlines.com/

Edited to update info
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When It left PHX it went to IGM. Then IGM MCI.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MGE900

This is Airline info on the company. They are based in Danville CA and DBA as Asia Pacific Airlines
http://www.asiapacificairlines.com/

Edited to update info

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by travaz
Mon May 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 106636

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N373AA is schduled to leave ILN. I am trying to spot it take off. Hopefully it doesn’t get delayed Scheduled into TLV at 0630Z Monday morning. N374AA did a local test flight at TLV on Friday, and will probably be delivered on Wednesday to SNN if no delays Okay 373AA it is on it's way to TLV! Here i...

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by travaz
Fri May 18, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 106636

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

This is look at how prime air works, loads the planes etc. Some good airplane pics. http://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportation/how-to-pack-a-prime-plane?token=GW&utm_campaign=transp&utm_content=primeair2018_C&utm_medium=editorial&utm_source=gateway&utm_term=gw05142018 Nice find,...

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by travaz
Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4636

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

IMHO it seems that the only market for Cuba is family and relatives. I think the leisure market can be developed but it needs marketing and time to develop. The Cuban infrastructure also could use upgrading to grow the market.I truly believe that the US3 dove into Cuba betting on the future. I see n...

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by travaz
Fri May 18, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I don't see HA conceding PHX at all. I really think that it will be a small expansion to other islands but using 321's. IMHO a flight to HI should be on a Wide Body :)

Is there really enough HA crew in PHX for the CEO to come visit?

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by travaz
Fri May 18, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 106636

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

http://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportat ... gw05142018
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This is look at how prime air works, loads the planes etc. Some good airplane pics.
http://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportat ... gw05142018

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by travaz
Fri May 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Koryo to launch a weekly FNJ-CTU charter service starting from June 28
Replies: 23
Views: 4203

Re: Rumor: Air Koryo to launch a weekly FNJ-CTU charter service starting from June 28

OK this is an aviation question not a political question. In the news today it was announced that President Trump and Kim Jung Un would meet in Singapore. In the discussion it was mentioned that NK had no Aircraft that could go much farther than Singapore. Please weigh in and call it fake news or tr...

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by travaz
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI
Replies: 26
Views: 4370

Re: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI

As someone that is involved in investigating commercial vehicle accidents (involving City Type buses 40,000 LBS to 60,000 LBS) the vast majority of people that run into buses that are stopped with all flashing lights on say they never saw it. I say it was distraction by the truck driver. In My opini...

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by travaz
Wed May 02, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 11027

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

In the original post it mentioned a 30% discount for India to use Petros. Why would they turn down a hard currency like USD? Is the hook a large discount on fuel? Maybe AA can continue to pay in USD or Bolivars at a higher price. Instead of tankering, why not plan so you would only have to take on a...

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by travaz
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4175

Re: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?

Does UPS actually fly LAX ONT? It seems trucking would be about the same.

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by travaz
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 106636

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I just don't see Amazon being able to take over USPS role anytime soon it is much to big to replace. I see prime going up to 119.00 as a signal that USPS might get a higher rate for delivering for Amazon. Trump thing is all a negotiation ploy. Plus he has no love for Bezos. I also see no way Amazon ...

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by travaz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 106636

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

It is definitely being converted. 30 West, hence the tail number, bought 3 former Air New Zealand 767-300 with GE engines. It took possession of one, and kind of sat on it for over a year while it tried to remarket it for passenger or freighter use. Eventually, they sold it recently to CAM. Don't k...

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by travaz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 106636

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

It is definitely being converted. 30 West, hence the tail number, bought 3 former Air New Zealand 767-300 with GE engines. It took possession of one, and kind of sat on it for over a year while it tried to remarket it for passenger or freighter use. Eventually, they sold it recently to CAM. Don't k...

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qf789 wrote:
First flight for Eva Air Cargo 777F B-16782

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/987058100749221888


That is one nice looking 777.

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by travaz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94597

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

See this is what I've started wondering. The flights always have a very high load factor year-round (they certainly were when I flew them in early Dec. 2016, thinking that the period between Thanksgiving & X-mas would be a bit of an off-peak time), but...to insert something Gordon Bethune once ...

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by travaz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 308545

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/98 ... 75072?s=21

Will they reuse any of the parts or totally scrap it?
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WoodysAeroimag wrote:
The scrapping of LN5 has begun at PAE.

https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/98 ... 75072?s=21

Will they reuse any of the parts or totally scrap it?

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by travaz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 22062

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

As someone that has no opinion of SY, I am in PHX and see their planes once in awhile, I think it is unconscionable to just drop out on all those passengers. I never flew on them because there was never a convent connection anywhere from PHX to XXX on SY. This is just another example of how unimport...

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by travaz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58564

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I don’t see any real downside to IAG buying Norwegian. But I do wonder if it will be part of the JV with American Airlines. Not sure if Aer Lingus is either. But if IAG does not fold LGW-based Norwegian, it will essentially be allowing revenue that would have gone to the JV to go only to IAG. How w...

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by travaz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10777

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

I don't think we know all of the facts on these diversions. We don't know what intelligence agencies know and may have passed on to AA. I agree we do not know all the facts about these diversions. But the intelligence agencies are not going to pass on information only to AA. There would be an advis...

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by travaz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10777

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

I don't think we know all of the facts on these diversions. We don't know what intelligence agencies know and may have passed on to AA. What would have happened if an AA flight was ready to enter Russian airspace and was denied. It would have created a real problem and possibly a dangerous situation...

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by travaz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10777

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

I am no expert here so really this is a question. If you are going DFW ANC or ORD ANC it seems you would need a lot less fuel from ORD or DFW to ANC than if you were going to PEK non stop. I do however get your point on the time limits for the crew. It is less fuel to get to ANC than nonstop to PEK...

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by travaz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10777

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

The routing on Flight Aware is south of the Aleutians and across South Japan into China. I guess the 787-8 couldn't carry enough fuel without the LA stop. Why not do a tech stop in ANC . Seems like it would be quicker for the ORD flight. FAR 117 is why ANC is a pain to use for tech stops. Max fuel ...

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