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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11608

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Maybe they will buy some more new planes (ha ha). My ears are still ringing from my May flight in the back of an MD88 (or 90). I guess your ears do that on A320s, too, might want to get that checked out (ha ha). The MD90s have the same engine as many A320s. The location of those engines is quite di...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13420

Re: Air India adds LAX

mercure1 wrote:
Any idea on aircraft?
I see twitter post has 787 picture, but can the 787 make it, or does it require 777LR?
It is shorter than UA's flights to SIN with the 787, so the 787 should be ok.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 4641

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Heck, why hire women at all? They could become pregnant at any time! On second though, maybe the US carriers have it right with their "grandmother" flight attendants. (end sarcasm)

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 7384

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/40102
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zeke wrote:
I would be interested to read about that law. Would you know where I could look it up ?
I believe it comes from the definition of citizen under 49 U.S.C. 40102.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/40102

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment

It IS bad PR for him but I don't believe he was consciously thumbing his nose at NJ taxpayers by doing this; he likely just didn't consider the ramnifications of closing the beaches under his legal authority and then use this one which he and his family are legally entitled to at the edge of this g...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

IMO, the international gate situation is moot if DL chooses to start CVG-LHR (still by far the most likely scenario). Cincy simply doesn't have the UK-US appeal that other smaller BA markets like MSY, AUS, and PHX have. Condor is a possibility, but again, where's the EU-US appeal in this market? Tr...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2781

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

In case you have absolutely no idea what I am still talking about and you cant find page 2 of your google results that finally gets to real research and not hit pieces - let me make it easy for you - http://www.american.edu/kogod/research/autoindex/index.cfm Well.. with cars pretty much getting a 1...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2781

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

German luxury cars are popular both among higher and lower classes. Granted, the lower classes are more likely to buy used. Do buyers check if they are made in USA or not ? What does buy American even mean? The two most "made in the USA cars" are the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. https:/...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a new A/C.....does time matter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Buying a new A/C.....does time matter?

Unless you live somewhere unbearably hot where you can't go without a/c for a couple of days, I would wait until it dies. Do your research now, so you know what you want to do when the time comes. If it is 25 years old, you could have been told it was near the end of its life 10 years ago, and yet, ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2781

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

Ha! Just because you want it to be true? I'm sure the ratios are actually quite similar. If anything, "leftist liberal snowflakes" are the ones who go out of their way to buy local. Wait, maybe because Bubba is more likely to drive an F150 than a sedan, you may have a coincidental point. ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 5416

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

1. No
2. Maybe. They wouldn't of had much presence at JFK, but they also wouldn't have a large hub across the Hudson.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

I was just thinking, I wonder if the reason that CVG hasn't had much luck with getting any new International carriers is because of the gate situation. The international gates at CVG are all in Concourse B and are Delta gates. I'm curious if this plays a factor as any international airline that com...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 33426

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

KarlB737 wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
Have they got 66 aircraft coming in 3 months?


I expect this is when we will see some routes, frequencies and/or cities cut to assist in this transformation.
Guys, the schedules are out through next February. What they are doing can been seen by all right now in plain sight.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 33426

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

On the other hand, how does 67 new deliveries in a year stack up in history? 87 retirements also is the total for this year. This all per the press release about last year's results. A net reduction of 20 planes is a strong indication that the expected station closures will become reality by year e...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12076

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

I don't get it. What does the GOP see in this? Taking ownership of the country's health care system with this bill just to "repeal Obamacare" seems like cutting of one's nose to spite their face politically. They are just certain enough that they Voter ID lawed and garrymandered enough th...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12076

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Realizing once again that they have nothing. The GOP has canceled the vote for healthcare this week. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/us/politics/republicans-struggle-to-marshal-votes-for-health-care-bill.html Think about this people: the GOP has control of the House, the Senate and the Presidenc...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12076

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

I don't get it. What does the GOP see in this? Taking ownership of the country's health care system with this bill just to "repeal Obamacare" seems like cutting of one's nose to spite their face politically.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 13073

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

Alaska, JetBlue and WN, the three highest ranking airlines are all weak in flyover country. My wishful thinking is that they would cooperate to an extent in supporting one or more service oriented regional airlines and a service oriented car rental agency (one that eschews gotcha fees and other sim...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10908

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

4everRC wrote:
That was my question when I saw that. Has MKE been that bad for WN? FL seemed to make it work...
I don't think FL every really did make it work.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

cvgComair wrote:
It looks like CMH-OAK is being discontinued for January, it will resume on 2/18/18.
Oddly enough, it does run a one off on 2/14. Is there some sort of Valentine's Day traffic?

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74794

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

gatibosgru wrote:
jnev3289 wrote:
Waiting on that Jetblue A330neo order like...


It sure would have been something...
Seems like a A321LR would make a lot more sense.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

If you create a cursory list based off the destinations WN serves from both CMH and CLE, you get ATL, BWI, MDW, DEN, LAS, BNA, PHX, STL, MCO. Have fun, CVG! That looks about right, although I think ATL and BNA are less likely at CVG. I would say HOU and FLL are also future possibilities if WN is lo...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

DeltaRules wrote:
I would use CMH as a model for what CVG's service might look like with WN.

CMH-MCI hasn't happened yet.
That's ambitious. I think it will look more like CLE.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 16212

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

The FA isn't gonna be able to tell if it is a Basic Economy ticket unless it is on the boarding pass, like Economy Plus, which is clearly a different/modified product and labelled as such from regular economy. You're grasping at straws. Are you really trying to argue these fares are a positive thin...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 16212

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

UALFAson wrote:
I think the bigger question is what is UA trying to prove/accomplish by reporting this?
They are just trying to put a positive spin on what is a negative for customers. It's a fairly transparent PR move and nothing more.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

Spending $15B on two super hubs that no airline wants is dumb. If you're really about attracting new service, you can subsidize a bunch of routes you typically wouldn't get with $15B. My guess this is more about saying you're creating jobs and land deals for the "in crowd". I agree. One a...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN out at MHT?
Replies: 32
Views: 6318

Re: WN out at MHT?

MIflyer12 wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
Would this make B6 interested in setting up shop?


Not competing with your own nearby hubs may be Hubs Basics #1. No UA at JFK. No UA at OAK. Ask US how much $ they lost when they simultaneously had hubs at PIT, PHL and BWI.
Yep. In addition no UA or AA at MDW, UA at HOU, or AA at DAL.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197123

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

http://wksu.org/post/ohio-lawmaker-want ... s#stream/0
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Here is a completely unfeasible and spectacularly bad plan for Ohio airports:
http://wksu.org/post/ohio-lawmaker-want ... s#stream/0

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 15213

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

It is in the expectation of other Anetters: Once the 10 becomes available all new buys will be for 10 only. The 9 will have a short life, but total sales 9+10 will be higher then they would have been with just the 9. Flyglobal No. I expect the 8 to still be the most sold model (or do you mean no mo...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13884

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

jasdiaz wrote:
*WN FLL-PLS NOV 0>0.9 DEC 0>1.0 JAN 0>0.2

Interesting that their yet to be launched service is already dropping to twice weekly starting in January, especially since their ads have touted daily service.
It's not. I just that WN only has through January 7 for sale currently.

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mariner wrote:
enilria wrote:
It was loaded and now it isn't. Also, quick drop timeframe. .


t's always been on Frontier's (very useful) list of seasonal routes.

https://www.flyfrontier.com/plan-and-bo ... nal-routes

mariner
July 15th seems like an odd time to end a seasonal route.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 31, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 103
Views: 7193

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

I have tried to reason what the endgame for the Republicans of present is, and how that endgame is evidenced by the actions of the Congressional Republicans and the current administration. For the life of me, I can't figure out any rational explanation, save perhaps lower taxes and less regulation,...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 30, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next U.S. State to increase speed limit to 80 mph?
Replies: 47
Views: 3080

Re: Next U.S. State to increase speed limit to 80 mph?

Kiwirob wrote:
A front on crash at 100kph is going to leave you just as dead as a front on crash at 200kph.
Not if you can stop or avoid the crash at 100 when you couldn't at 200.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91509

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Why does everyone think DL is going to get a great deal? The backlogs of the 737 and A320 are huge. I am sure DL will get a good deal, but neither A nor B should be excessively discounting these planes. (1) DL is huge, it is the size order you want, because DL will order more. (2) Boeing and Airbus...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91509

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Why does everyone think DL is going to get a great deal? The backlogs of the 737 and A320 are huge. I am sure DL will get a good deal, but neither A nor B should be excessively discounting these planes.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 6817

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Yeah, I don't want to hear Trump and Trump supporters complain about the media. The media is what helped make Trump into the president with outsized coverage of him during the Republican primaries.

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe
Replies: 54
Views: 2274

Re: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe

The Special Counsel will not just be looking at Trump, but those in his campaign and since he took office (like Flynn) for any connections of corruption by Russia. It will take about 60 days to get set up, probably 90 days or more before any real action won't be going until October, any meaningful ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 18, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 26134

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

According to the PDF linked in Bill's blog, three of the Saturday-only additions (LGA-SAT, CMH-HOU, and LGA-MSY) are "holidays only." https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/htcpi66732/attachments/htcpi66732/stories/46591/1/Nov2017base_NewAndDiscontinued.pdf What does the x23 mean in the bl...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 31490

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

So 112 A321's and (130?) 739's. Wow.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 16776

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

DL can put a lot more feed and connect a lot more cities one stop to Asia through SEA than through NRT.

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 09, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 32446

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Uh, how about tickets to virtually any time-specific event on earth? I can't examine the seat in the baseball stadium before I show up for the game, nor the seat at the theater when I go see a concert or play. And, in almost all cases, I can't cancel said purchases and get refunds for that stuff, e...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 09, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6990

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

x1234 wrote:
With this successful launch Southwest I feel has some things they can do to increase revenue next quarter:

Enter high yield trans-con markets: LAX-DCA; LAX-EWR; LAX-FLL; LAX-MCO

Enter Hawaii if possible...
They can't do LAX-DCA. Are LAX-FLL/MCO really high yield?

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209560

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

$1-$2 billion seems kind of cheap for a new wing. I imagine the costs to be more on the scale of the 777X and include a stretch. Still a lot cheaper than a new plane though.

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 08, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Passes Health Care Law
Replies: 88
Views: 2778

Re: House Passes Health Care Law

Let's see how excited everyone is when the CBO releases it's report on it, and everyone actually has time to "read" what is in the bill. I still suspect the Senate will veto this bill. Nitpicking here, but the Senate doesn't veto a bill. It has to pass with 60 votes under the current rule...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced
Replies: 30
Views: 5634

Re: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced

Would Boeing prevent airlines from ordering the 788? Boeing didn't implement any of -9/-10 performance improvements in -8, effectively making it less desirable. Well that and since they didn't implement those improvements it raises the cost to build -8 vs the -9/-10 (or you can look at it the other...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce wants in on the Boeing "797"
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: Rolls Royce wants in on the Boeing "797"

Not surprising. I would think Rolls would be the most eager since they are shut out of the narrowbodies for the foreseeable future.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced
Replies: 30
Views: 5634

Re: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced

I think by "variants" the OP meant lengths. Things like 777-200 vs 777-200ER or especially A330-300 Regional vs regular A330-300 is starting to split hairs. Might as well start breaking planes down by engine type and paper MTOWs too at that point. Then you would have so many 747 variants ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 114797

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Lessors are not airlines! Sure. Now the real question is will he pay the additional costs demanded by a clean sheet approach? Just saying you're "more interested" isn't enough. Remember that Steven Udvar-Hazy, also named the Godfather of the aircraft leasing industry, was one of the drivi...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 04, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 23600

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

i'm not following your logic, if the child was delayed for 9 hours. of course the voucher would be in their name. It's like a company paying for your ticket and you were delayed 9 hours. you would get the voucher not the company who paid for your ticket. Why? Why not provide the voucher to be used ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4306

Re: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights

The announcement of FLL-SLC... are pretty clear responses to DL's recent BOS expansion announcements. How, may I ask? DL doesn't even fly FLL-SLC. MIA-SLC isn't daily for Delta presently, and is seasonally suspended mid-August to mid-December. AA doesn't fly SLC-MIA, either. I just don't see DL car...

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