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by cledaybuck
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10442

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

COS-PHX is no surprise on AA. CVG is a bit surprising though. I don't believe this market was ever served by HP or US which would make this the first time this has been served by a legacy carrier since the days of the DL hub. This has to be to compete with both NK and WN who are already flying the ...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 4885

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

A true ULCC operation in Canada is a classic oxymoron. Why anyone would waste their time and resources trying to do so when there are far bigger fish to fry elsewhere is beyond me. Thank you for taking the time to explain Canadian aviation to outsiders. There is a reason costs are higher here. We'r...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35133

Re: WN to close EWR

[photoid][/photoid] Makes sense for B6 to grow at EWR since they are maxed at JFK and hemmed in at LGA. Shame that EWR is a absolute black hole for on time lines of flying. If B6, or anyone, add the 20 flights that WN is going to cut, EWR will continue to be a black hole for on-time. If the remainin...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 475279

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Can we all just agree to not call it a death trap and also agree that it is not safe in the modern air travel world and move on.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5950

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Thanks. If you have the time and the inclination, I think seeing YTD would be interesting too as one quarter can be deceiving. Here are the YTD 2019 figures: RPMs (traffic) - in millions AA: 117,460 UA: 116,098 DL: 114,790 WN: 65,232 AS: 27,087 B6: 26,516 ASMs (capacity) - in millions AA: 138,996 U...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35133

Re: WN to close EWR

It's also rumored that the perimeter rule my be relaxed or eliminated after the airport is redone.This will no doubt help WN expand it's presence at LGA. That's an ENORMOUS if I would have expected to see IAD or ISP close first. Then you haven't flown from either stations. I'm yet to fly on WN flig...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5950

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Some folks have asked for a summary of the Q2 2019 financial performance of the various US carriers....here's a comparison across various financial and statistical metrics of AA, DL, UA, WN, AS, and B6: Before getting into the financials, here are some traffic/capacity figures to give you an idea o...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52288

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

March/April was a completely different ball game: At that point they basically only had to cover for the 34 MAX planes they had. For Nov/Dec they have to cover for the 34 MAX planes, plus the 30-40 or so MAX planes they expected to have delivered, and the 700s that they are getting rid of.....Much ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52288

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

As of about 3 hours ago the MAXs were still in the schedule. So we will see once they get removed what happens. Thanks, I just checked also and the MAXs are still in the schedule WN said they will be removed from the schedule thru 1/5. I suspect the removal will be done via system update - the same...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52288

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

2) The strategy worked perfectly in March/April March/April was a completely different ball game: At that point they basically only had to cover for the 34 MAX planes they had. For Nov/Dec they have to cover for the 34 MAX planes, plus the 30-40 or so MAX planes they expected to have delivered, and...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN entering CZM Q1 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: WN entering CZM Q1 2020

maps4ltd wrote:
Closing EWR, opening CZM. This is the most action-packed day for Southwest in a while

LIH and ITO too.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35133

Re: WN to close EWR

strfyr51 wrote:
Maybe they could have started at LGA or Westchester county. since they like off brand airports so much.
Ummm...they did start at LGA before EWR.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35133

Re: WN to close EWR

Does it mean the return of UA's EWR-HOU? Lets face it, most likely lots of Mileage Plus Houstonians in and south of the loop would love to be able to fly out of HOU to NYC early morning without the need to drive all the way to IAH, same for the late evening HOU arrival near their homes. And for the...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35133

Re: WN to close EWR

jayunited wrote:
How is LGA any better than EWR?

Presumably, WN is making more money in LGA than EWR, thus making the delays more tolerable.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52288

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

, keeping stations like IAD and EWR open Well then. Haha, touché there cledaybuck. It was a long overdue announcement. While unfortunate for those WN employees at EWR, the drain on BOTH the financial and operational sides of things simply didn’t add up. Just imagine how much more effectively they c...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 7045

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

Solid? In Net Income it's less than WN made - on twice the revenue. Compare margins to carriers that have already released 2Q earnings: DL, UA, B6, WN. whoa, 1st reply and already a comparison. I attempted that in the UA thread and got lambasted. See folks, its common place in quarterly earnings re...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52288

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

AviationKnurd wrote:
, keeping stations like IAD and EWR open

Well then.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 660
Views: 96880

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

AS ran an A321 into CMH on both Saturday and today: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA1693/history/20190724/2230Z/KCMH/KSEA Some sort of same-day upgauge tied to demand, maybe? After posting a 97% LF for June, it wouldn’t be too surprising for them to be thinking about upguages, or even testin...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35133

Re: WN to close EWR

Midwestindy wrote:
Cuts off their ability to serve NYC from OAK, SAN, PHX
Non stop.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 475279

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing seems to be sending veiled threats that if the FAA don't lift the grounding by Q4 2019 they will shut down Renton. Desperate times for Boeing. I suspect this will not just blow over and be forgotten. There are no guarantees that it will be economically viable to fix the 737MAX. Somebody at B...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 475279

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Its becoming more of a reality that the MAX may never fly again. The moment the accountants report to the big bosses at Boeing that their calculations show that shutting down the max and doing a brand new NSA is less $$$ than trying to get the MAX back flying, they will shut it down. I reckon the e...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 475279

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing has suggested to its customer that the plane will be in service in early Q4, and while it could change I have seen nothing so far that does change that guidance. Boeing's recent history has shown that they will continually deny something until finally admitting it at the last minute. Only to...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 475279

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

#Boeing reports biggest ever quarterly loss of almost $3bn as #boeing737max crisis bites hard and deep with little sign of when the plane will be back in the air. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-07-24-Boeing-Reports-Second-Quarter-Results oh dear!! And from the press release: "Disciplined de...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18587

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Don't forget...Cincinnati Metro crosses the river into Ky. and also crosses into Indiana. The CSA might actually expand to include the Dayton MSA in 2020. That will solidify Cinci has #1 CSA in Ohio by a large margin Whether or not Dayton is included in the Cincinnati CSA makes no difference to CVG.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5540

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

flyingturtle wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
NOBODY was going to build an engine Just for that airplane.


Why can't we bolt GE90s on the A380 wings, move the engines forward and upward to maintain ground clearance, and program something that keeps the aircraft more or less stable?

I like your style. A380 Max!

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23299

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That’s the thing. They aren’t paying less. They are paying the same for less. What is my incentive to purchase AA BE vs. NK, F9, or G4? They're paying less to fly AA. It may not be less than NK, F9 or G4, but it's still less than the normal price on AA. And the advantage of AA BE over NK, F9 or G4 ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23299

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

wait, what? he PAID for the seat. on the airline's flight, based on their system. so because he PAID for a seat, but didn't use it, that hurts the airline by not letting them sell the seat, that he PAID for, to someone else? how will they recover WHAT revenue? he PAID for it- generally, I equate PA...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23299

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Basic economy is great for a lot of people as it provides them just what they need, a seat to place their butt in and they were going to check their bag anyhow so the overhead bin space is not a big deal. There are markets where basic economy has actually increased overall LF because some passenger...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Do they even need the MAX for 1/6-3/6? That is low season.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23392

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

AMS is such a large connecting hub, is KLM advocating flying to AMS, then rather than flying to next destination, taking a train? Routing traffic that is today XXX-AMS-YYY, will simply change to XXX-CDG/FRA/BRS/ZRH/LHR-YYY. Not going to reduce flying, just going to reduce the routing via AMS. KLM w...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 7445

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

Is there really much of a market from ORD/BOS to PRG? Seems like a good way to light money on fire to me.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134850

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

In order to significantly increase the capabilities of the 787, it would need a heavily modified, if not all-new wing, which you’ve previously alluded to. In short, a wing very similar to the 777X’s, only slightly smaller. The 787 will never need a new wing to significantly increase capability. At ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAE engine options for A320 NEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

Re: Why no IAE engine options for A320 NEO?

Because Pratt developed the GTF and didn’t want to (or feel they needed to) share.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4424

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/analyst-delta-sees-revenue-capacity-gains-max-grounding “Delta has benefited from customer spillover from competitors and partners being impacted by the grounding of the aircraft,” Becker wrote. “Despite Delta’s higher growth, underlying industry capacity growth rema...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 63
Views: 7180

Re: Airbus product range 2028

Consider me skeptical that there will even be an A360 in 2028 much less one being built at 15 planes per month.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2197

Re: My distrust of Samsung

For the record my Samsung electronics (mostly TV's) have lasted a lot longer than my Samsung appliances (washer and dryer).

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136371

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

\ New Markets they should add: IND - 2x daily with E90s/A220 CMH - 2x daily with E90s/A220 MEM - 1x daily with E90/A220 SDF - 1x daily with E90/A220 MKE - 1x daily with A220 So I think there is quite a lot flights they can still add domestically in addition to the international markets. CVG seems l...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30161

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

I have WN suspicion regarding AS’s motivations and possibly some sort of follow through agreement regarding another airport similar to the DFW DAL situation. Love Field is Southwest turf. A hard place for other airlines to get a toe hold into. Didn’t Continental pre United even pull out of DAL if I...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 5017

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
sprxUSA wrote:
I like choice of flight numbers. Northbound are 707,727,747. Didn't look southbound, but can assume.


Southbound the flights are 717,737, and 757

Shouldn't 717 go to LGB? :D

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30161

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

As maybe many expected, these increases have been pulled out of the schedule before ever being flown. Instead one of the SFO frequencies will shift to SEA but the schedule will remain at 13 flights a day out of DAL as of Aug 27: 3x LAX 3x SEA 2x PDX 2x SFO 2x SJC 1x SAN (All E75 except for one PDX ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9148

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

And yet AA runs 2-3x LAX-BNA against WN's 2x LAX-BNA. WN may not have a hub-but-we're-not-calling-it-a-hub at LAX, but they aren't exactly small potatoes there either. WN and AA also go head-to-head from BNA to LGA, CHI (though MDW vs ORD), Dallas (tho DAL vs DFW) and South Florida (FLL vs MIA), so...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9148

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribean Extensions/Increases

Thanks for posting. Am not surprised that BNA was not included among the PHX adds. Despite the fan boys in the Nashville thread, I do not see AA starting BNA-PHX nonstops anytime soon due to the potential cannibalization of the 3x BNA-LAX flights in terms of connections. Though it's interesting tha...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12871

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

So does this mean no A350-1000's or 787-10's before 2025?

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134850

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I came see 777-10 loading here with the higher thrust https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/1140930577715138560?s=19 Sent from my SM-J415F using Tapatalk Only ek would want such a plane. Boeing probably would not make it. Surely range would suffer? But maybe the 150 on order could be deferred and ma...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pat Robertson: Feel Free to Disregard What the Bible Says About Divorce
Replies: 15
Views: 1142

Re: Pat Robertson: Feel Free to Disregard What the Bible Says About Divorce

“I think the church, which has been given the power of God to bind and loose, should lose this regulation and let people understand that divorce is not the unpardonable sin and that remarriage is not something that is forbidden forever.” Got it, Pat. Now it’s cool to pick/choose which parts of the ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5860

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

Not a lot of excitement among Sooner fans for the trip to LA. After playing in the Rose Bowl a couple years ago that kind of deflated playing against UCLA there. And the Bruins aren't a good team this year... Good points. Despite the fact that I'm more than a casual college football fan, without th...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5860

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

WkndWanderer wrote:
No offense to the Blue Devils, but a little surprised that ND and Duke seemed compelling enough.

Is the market for Notre Dame fans really out of SBN or is it more like ORD? They could fly LGA-RDU for that game and get alumni from both schools. :D

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87509

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87509

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. The IAG deal is good business for Boeing & IAG; whatever price they got for the planes will be forgotten in the oral and written history (apart from us old timers on A...

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