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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
Replies: 32
Views: 6347

Re: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic

commavia wrote:
AA has the advantage of not only the shortest stage lengths.

F9, WN, and NK all have shorter average stage lengths than AA on their HAV flights.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC
Replies: 47
Views: 6349

Re: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC

But why would we assume that Mr. Trump will suddenly make the government functional? Who's making that assumption? Not me. Quite the opposite. I'm suggesting that a Trump administration might - might - be more receptive to the argument that A4A has essentially advanced, which is that the federal go...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?
Replies: 65
Views: 9982

Re: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?

77west wrote:
Some interesting points guys, but keep it civil... please.. Do any US airports get federal funding directly or indirectly? OR are they all privately run?

Almost all of them get federal funding.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2709

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

The party in power almost always overplays their hand and loses seats in the next election. We can already see it happening with talk of mandates from the Republicans despite the fact they got fewer votes for President and lost seats in both houses of Congress.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2709

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

Let the Republicans take power (mission accomplished). When things don't magically change in 2018 or 2020, reap the rewards. Bad idea: Ignorant Republicans don't hold their candidates responsible (except when they aren't crazy far enough right). No matter how badly Republicans screw this country up...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2709

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

Let the Republicans take power (mission accomplished). When things don't magically change in 2018 or 2020, reap the rewards.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Vote ?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 1746

Re: Please Vote ?!?

If more people had voted in the primaries, we could have had different candidates. It's not like these candidates were just thrust upon us with no input from the American public. Well, in my case I'm registered Independent, so I can't vote in primaries. That is somewhat of a problem across the coun...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Vote ?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 1746

Re: Please Vote ?!?

Revelation wrote:
It really bothers me that the system is such that we've ended up voting for the lesser of two evils.

If more people had voted in the primaries, we could have had different candidates. It's not like these candidates were just thrust upon us with no input from the American public.

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by cledaybuck
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed
Replies: 47
Views: 7755

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed

. UA LAX-BJX MAR 1.9>1.7 APR 2>1.9 MAY 2>1.7 UA LAX-CLE APR 1.8>1.0 UA LAX-DEN APR 9>8 UA LAX-FAT APR 1.2>2.0 UA LAX-IAD APR 8>7 UA LAX-IAH APR 11>10 UA LAX-LAS APR 4>3 UA LAX-PHX APR 5>4 UA LAX-SJD MAY 0.4>0.3 Should we read anything into the fact that every single UA change at LAX is a cut in fre...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB
Replies: 23
Views: 2338

Re: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB

The route operated for. Early a decade successfully. It'll be fine. Easy to fill planes to LA's second largest transcon market after NYC. I couldn't have been that successful if they ended it. I don't question the ability to fill the planes, but I do question if they will be able to fill them witho...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB
Replies: 23
Views: 2338

Re: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB

Good luck! They are going to need it. The route operated for. Early a decade successfully. It'll be fine. Easy to fill planes to LA's second largest transcon market after NYC. I couldn't have been that successful if they ended it. I don't question the ability to fill the planes, but I do question i...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB
Replies: 23
Views: 2338

Re: JetBlue resumes FLL-LGB

Good luck! They are going to need it.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1 Week To Go, Thank Goodness!
Replies: 113
Views: 3959

Re: 1 Week To Go, Thank Goodness!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=99591469
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Dutchy wrote:

For the Iraq war, well Trump as Clinton were for this war, as was Obama

Obama was not for the Iraq war.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=99591469

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by cledaybuck
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU-LGA on UA begins
Replies: 40
Views: 5144

Re: RDU-LGA on UA begins

I don't get all the noise about this flight. If it's retaliatory, so be it. There are other legacies who've done the retaliation thing 10x more often. But no one here really knows if this could be customer driven. Either way it's a small number of flights. And ultimately it feels like a bunch of pe...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing/Airbus Buy Engine Manufacturers?
Replies: 35
Views: 4949

Re: Should Boeing/Airbus Buy Engine Manufacturers?

I don't see this happening. In addition to everything mentioned above, Boeing has been trying to outsource more work. I doubt they would want to bring one of the most costly pieces of the plane in house. Also, about 3/4 of Airbus's backlog (by number of units) has no RR engine.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8963

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

GUM already has pre-clearance. So does STT and STX. I think those are the only 3 pre-clearance facilities that the US government pays for. I don't think this is correct. GUM, STT, and STX are US territories. The US has five separate customs territories. Travel between them is considered internation...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8963

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

If they want to test that on places with fewer travel first they can probably do that on Guam first. I heard that flight between GUM and rest of America are now counted as International. If risk is a factor then probably Pakistan. GUM already has pre-clearance. So does STT and STX. I think those ar...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8963

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

MAN and ARN seem to believe that there is some competitive edge to be had with this but I very much doubt that it will be worth the expense. I does make a lot more sense for MAN or ARN compared to LHR or CDG. The chances of having to make a connection in the US to get to your final destination is m...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Reports Third Quarter 2016 Profit
Replies: 84
Views: 6991

Re: Southwest Airlines Reports Third Quarter 2016 Profit

I'm not necessarily arguing with your larger point, but isn't at least some of the degradation in on-time performance due to opening or enlarging stations at airports with on-time issues? I am sure that is part of the change. However I would argue that the legacy carriers have a larger proportion o...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority
Replies: 74
Views: 11782

Re: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority

Maybe. Maybe not. I don't think any of the airlines believe they will be sending full planes--or even half full planes--to Cuba in the short term on many of the longer routes. It is an investment for the future. You can not compare Cuba to any other place airlines fly. They have not been allowed in...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49212

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

What Clark meant was that he needs more airlines to buy the A380, so Airbus will launch the NEO and he can buy a hundred or so.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority
Replies: 74
Views: 11782

Re: B6 Asks DOT to Revoke AS LAX-HAV Authority

And yet from Canada, airlines have no problems filling multiple daily flights to Cuba, many of which also carry US Citizens who backtrack. I think you are all underestimating Cuba as a tourist destination, and are only considering the VFR pax. And yet Canadian citizens face no legal restrictions on...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill
Replies: 50
Views: 1981

Re: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill

KSA falling would sure bring a new wave of terror on short term, but on long term it would be good for world peace. If KSA fell there would be no more mosques funded by them elsewhere, no more foreign imams going to study hateful Wahhabi ideology in KSA. As long as KSA keeps protecting Wahhabists a...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature

The sales people do it just to drive the engineers nuts.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL focus city at MCO?
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: DL focus city at MCO?

flymco753 wrote:
What about domestic markets? What retaliation would happen if DL added ORD and EWR to MCO? Would UA add a flight from DTW and ATL?

I would think DL would be more likely to try (another) non hub market, like STL or MSY.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill
Replies: 50
Views: 1981

Re: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill

incitatus wrote:
L410Turbolet wrote:
The alliance with barbaric kingdom of Saudi Arabia is morally indefensible.


But practically very sound!


Unfortunately, true. The last thing we want is a failed state in Saudi Arabia.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13157

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

Ok one thing to keep in mind is that now it is a great time for HI to become a mainstream destination for Europeans. The Middle East and magreb are not safe, major European capitals like Paris and Brussels are viewed as not safe. The islands that you mentioned like the Azores and canaries will like...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9734

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

What are you talking about? The A320 as launched had a range advantage over its nearest competitor (734). What recent Airbus designed is under ranged? A380? No. A350? No. In fact, Airbus went through a costly redesign of one of the models to extend its range. The current Airbus product that even ki...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9734

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

( IMU showing off Airbus brilliance in doing perceptionally and initially underranged designs that grow up into a desired market spot effecting constantly increasing sales.) What are you talking about? The A320 as launched had a range advantage over its nearest competitor (734). What recent Airbus ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 - 15 Years Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 4710

Re: September 11, 2001 - 15 Years Ago

It was a big day for the US but largely irrelevant for most other people around the world, rather like Utoya Island in Norway and the terror attacks in France, upsetting for the locals but irrelevant to anyone else. If it was so irrelevant, why can everyone on here seem to remember it so well, incl...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to resume Atlanta service 13 years later
Replies: 63
Views: 8347

Re: JetBlue to resume Atlanta service 13 years later

Smart move for jetBlue. FLL and MCO make perfect sense as ATL will be used as a transfer point from BOS and JFK to FLL and MCO. This will be a huge support for the BOS/JFK-ATL flights. Winter fares from Boston to Florida on jetBlue are typically $600+. Hitting two birds with one stone - well done j...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA utilizing Farmers' Almanac for Winter planning
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: UA utilizing Farmers' Almanac for Winter planning

I think the majority of CO guys in operations are still freaked out about the bad weather here in Chicago and they haven't yet come to grips with how routing could be accomplished getting around Chicago's bad weather spikes. When all they really have to do is to go to hour by hour planning and have...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11343

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

CLE was named after William Hopkins, a former City Manager of Cleveland. DAY was named after James Cox, former governor of Ohio.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK And The 787-10 / A359
Replies: 179
Views: 43998

Re: EK And The 787-10 / A359

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-426069/
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Polot wrote:
I imagine that the A339 would have the same performance concerns as the 78X, all while being smaller. In that case EK might as well look at the 789 too.


I believe they are.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-426069/

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