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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: 87550

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: 87550

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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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53397

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... 1xlrs.html

30 conversions and 20 new orders. Good deal.
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JonNYC wrote:

30 conversions and 20 new orders. Good deal.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53397

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

CNBC reporting AA will order 50 XLRs (converting some existing outstanding orders). No surprise here and it makes sense. The 321XLR is ideally suited for West Coast (and maybe DFW/ORD to Hawaii, East Coast TATL to secondary markets, and with it, AA might just be able to rebuild some JFK TATL market...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135265

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The Seattle Times article quotes Clark saying says the -10 LOI has now lapsed You’re right... so how can they convert a lapsed LoI? Well not like Clark can't negotiate a new LoI / MoU / Firm Order - which the Seattle Times article states is currently happening, as I recall. :wink2: He absolutely ca...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6065

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

In deed it is.. Also: https://abload.de/thumb/evangelism_2xwoj3u.png Best regards Thomas It really is easier to open bananas from the other end. :D You mean the right end. :D That i think, is the point. You would evangelise more if the result is useful..... Best regards Thomas I guess I am missing ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6065

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

tommy1808 wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
, the simple fact is that the metric system is superior.


In deed it is..

Also:

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Best regards
Thomas

It really is easier to open bananas from the other end. :D

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3072

Re: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020

With the retirements of the 757 fleet and decreased competition/demand, any chance this could be moved to one of the east coast hubs and flown by an A321neo? PHL seems most obvious, but I suppose JFK, ORD, and CLT are options also. A321XLR An XLR really isn't needed for PHL-KEF. DFW-KEF is a nice t...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9401

Re: What does WN do about NK?

Because you live in LA. I have never met anyone who hates or refuses to fly WN unless they live in LA, and I have met tons of people there say that. It's been a long time since I've heard that and am actually surprised you would choose NK over WN. You might wish to Google the term " anecdotal ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9401

Re: What does WN do about NK?

Because you live in LA. I have never met anyone who hates or refuses to fly WN unless they live in LA, and I have met tons of people there say that. It's been a long time since I've heard that and am actually surprised you would choose NK over WN. You might wish to Google the term " anecdotal ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11484

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

Too late to restart NG production. The DC-10 was the boogie man of a prior generation. People flew it. The A320 recovered. Everyone does remember that live on national TV crash at the Paris airshow, right? No one but us aviation geeks recalls that. An issue with a resolution. Sorry, but Airbus will...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 452
Views: 43241

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You are talking about lessons learned due to the 787 on programs that are still preparing for first flight or that hasn't been launched yet. The A350 was a successful introduction into service due to the lessons learned on the A380. Maybe if the 777X is launched without significant delays and a smo...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53397

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA is in the process of streamlining its fleet by reducing aircraft models. The A321LR makes sense for AA, since they operate A321s. While a Boeing NMA, if launched, would be a new aircraft type. I totally agree with you. The A321LR would be the perfect 757 replacement. But now the question is: If ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35523

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

New Leeham article https://tinyurl.com/y6n3h8lr has an updated assssment on real-world value of an XLR. Main points: - The larger fuel volume is needed to stay in the air longer than the present nine hours of the A321LR. The A321XLR adds another hour and a half to the A321LR’s capability. This long...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35523

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Just to make it truly interesting, Leeham conclude the seat-mile cost will be the same as an A330neo or B787. But with a trip cost low enough to make a route viable with ~140 pax per departure. Fun times ahead... This adds real context to the gap that Boeing are trying to fit their NMA into. That m...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6065

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Well, you have to admit that the metric system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim it is superior to the imperial system. (Actually is the people not the measurement system). Tugg But, it is superior to the imperial system. :D Yeah that's the claim. But it's not. It's not any bette...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6065

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

"Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system," Carlson said. "From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. "The United States is th...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6065

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Tugger wrote:
Well, you have to admit that the metric system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim it is superior to the imperial system. (Actually is the people not the measurement system).

Tugg

But, it is superior to the imperial system. :D

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 675
Views: 99370

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm still not sure 97PDEW is enough to support daily service. WN 737's seat 143 and NK's A320's 185. Don’t forget NK’s 319s at 145 seats. I presume the addition of service could generate the additional 20 or so PDEW that would make it viable. Of course, the route planners know better than I do and ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11975

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

SANFan wrote:
“By flying three roundtrips a day instead of four to Portland and L.A., we can better provide the key flight times preferred by our business travelers, and allow for better connection windows.”
Wow, talk about spin!

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is basic economy/main economy a flawed product in USA?
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Is basic economy/main economy a flawed product in USA?

Here’s where there’s a flaw. Airlines are so skilled at pricing. What should happen is comfort economy is priced to fill up in its own merit without giving people freebies. Then people who check in at the last minute like me are stuck in the back of the plane. Recognizing that my story is 100% anec...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?
Replies: 60
Views: 2682

Re: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?

aviationaware wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
It is a big difference, but it clearly is not true. If you want a good functioning capitalist society, you need a market master - e.g. government - to keep everyone in check.


No you do not. A functioning market is self-regulating.
Do you work for Boeing?

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 89
Views: 8892

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Do Mississippi and Alabama have trans-Atlantic flights?


No, but Nashville does. BNA is close to the US headquarters of Nissan.

Why would Nissan create Transatlantic demand? And if it did, why would it be any different than Honda?

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 89
Views: 8892

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Business connections. The Pittsburgh area has the North American operations of Covestro and where Bosch's US R&D facility is located (also based in Pittsburgh is PPG). (A similar vein is why RDU gets TATL flights as well and is a Delta focus city---the pharmacy and research industries.) It is a...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 89
Views: 8892

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

aemoreira1981 wrote:
As for full-service carriers---one can fly Delta Connection to DTW or JFK, United Express to EWR or ORD, American Eagle to PHL or ORD, or Air Canada Express to YYZ, and connect there.
By that logic, why does anyone not in a hub have a flight to Europe? Yet places like PIT, IND, and CVG all do.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 4328

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Colonial period was a universally dark time for all the countries. No sane country would be interested in maintaining "colonial legacy" If any flight exists today it's purely because of commercial reasons Today’s commercial reasons often have past colonial ties. There is a reason KLM flie...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?

There has been a lot of talk about having congressional and gubernatorial elections go to a rank choice ballot. In a system you would rank your candidates based on preference. The way the system works is if no one gets 50 percent of the ballot based on the first choice, weaker candidates are droppe...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136689

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

MAH4546 wrote:
Planeboy17 wrote:
adamh8297 wrote:

SAT/MSN/SDF would disagree with you.

Or IND, CMH, STL.


None of these airports are underserved.

Define underserved.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13507

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

it means, checking and re-checking the seats as you get closer to the flight.. I have the app and always check the app for my upcoming flights that involve my kids, maybe I am different. The fact that you have to do this is the problem. When I buy tickets to a game or a concert, I don't have to rec...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13507

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

ltbewr wrote:
There needs to be ways to better accommodate family groups as to seat pricing at initial booking so don't have the hassles later and delaying a flight.
There is, but airlines can't extort more money out of families then.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20256

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

I've seen this on here before, but did Boeing really screw up on the MAX because of time? It seems to me that it was keeping commonality and training to a minimum that was the genesis of the screw up and no amount of extra time would have made any difference. I don't want to go too far down the MCA...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20256

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Probably, but it is a strategy born of weakness. Heaven forfend Boeing stops the stock buybacks and shows a little humility on the bonus front right now. Investing in the NMA and real rather than financial engineering should be the way forward. I suspect the gutless executives with an eye and a hal...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10272

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1 In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights. There are a few easter eggs out the...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

If you buy a Basic Economy ticket, yes. For the other 90% of tickets sold, no they do not. So you think only 10% of the pax on your next UA flight is paying basic? Truth be told, there is not alot difference between the main carriers and LCC cheap tickets product. As regards Allegiant, try them out...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

Seats on UA recline and they don’t charge for carryons. The seats may recline, but they absolutely do charge for carryons. If you buy a Basic Economy ticket, yes. For the other 90% of tickets sold, no they do not. Right. You have to buy more than the lowest fare if you want to bring a carry on. I f...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

rajincajun01 wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
citationjet wrote:

And the seats don't recline, and you get to pay for carry on AND checked luggage.

Can someone explain to me how this is any different from flying UA?

Seats on UA recline and they don’t charge for carryons.

The seats may recline, but they absolutely do charge for carryons.

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

citationjet wrote:
Gulfstream500 wrote:
WOW! Now I can fly between CUN and some city I’ve never heard of at 2 PM on Wednesday with only 28 inches of legroom.


And the seats don't recline, and you get to pay for carry on AND checked luggage.

Can someone explain to me how this is any different from flying UA?

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 675
Views: 99370

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Please forgive me for the intrusion on the college sports debate (always a great thing to have anywhere for any reason), but I do have a question or two for people who normally fly out CMH. 1. If you fly internationally, what airline do you prefer that flies out of CMH? 2. If you fly internationall...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7547

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Because that’s how hubs work.

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by cledaybuck
Sun May 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 675
Views: 99370

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I was watching a video posted by Toledo Airport, they've referred to Detroit as "that airport up-north" .... ...game on. :wink: You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport? TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry. Usually in a rivalry, both tea...

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by cledaybuck
Sun May 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387665

Re: 737-10MAX - Potential problem?

The MAX 10 is the least of Boeing’s concerns.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 08, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4442

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Looking at the AS website, they sell various one-stop trips through PAE that might otherwise have SEA as the connection point. And I saw people there who were connecting at PAE. Certainly easier than connecting in SEA. But that's one of the points of the PAE service...to alleviate SEA congestion, a...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 86
Views: 10386

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

PatrickZ80 wrote:
True, however today only 767 freighters are still in production. The production of passenger 767s has ceased long ago.
If you consider 5 years long ago, then yes. Even so, that is still over 10 years later than the 757.

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273986

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

jupiter2 wrote:

For the vast majority of routes there is no way a 787 should be considered as a direct competitor to the 350,
For the vast majority of routes, they absolutely are competitors.

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 04, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2908

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

These are some of the crappiest ratings I have seen.

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9454

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Jetblue has pivoted away from the leisure model in the last decade but originally was founded as a leisure airline for New Yorkers. You could say Spirit out of FLL is a leisure carrier style operation all over the Carribean. If you look at their (B6’s) route network, it is still largely geared towa...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44654

Re: WN looking at A220

But there are two things that could eventually make SWA order something besides 737s. First, SWA's size puts their business, and their investors, at risk of an airworthyness directive putting them out of business. At their size, a single fleet type is a huge risk. Yes, they're are profitable and op...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 675
Views: 99370

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

It's tough because, again like DAY, so much of CAK's past success was in drawing low fare pax from the then-high-fare-CLE. Unless that dynamic returns, I don't see a scenario where CAK returns to that level of service. I get that DAY and CAK seem to be in similar situations, but they are not that c...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 675
Views: 99370

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

The fact that they continue to cut routes and capacity since they debuted in the market. They have reduced there destinations from 6 to 3. It is interesting that they are able to maintain both MCO and TPA out of CLE and CAK. Does anyone have any ideas to turn CAK around? JetBlue would have been a g...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5282

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Not really. It probably would have been worse for the flying public in that the number of competitors in the LAX & SFO transcon markets would have declined. B6 would have benefited more as the default choice for customers without strong ties to any of the legacy frequent flyer programs, and the...

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