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by Antarius
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's with AA's new interest from the northeast to the Caribbean?
Replies: 14
Views: 2560

Re: What's with AA's new interest from the northeast to the Caribbean?

There are some people who think that a route is un(der) served if a US carrier isnt on the route. JFK GEO is a VFR route so BW has as much access to these people as does AA. When/if B6 enters the route we will see how long AA sticks around. AA does seem to do VFR out of JFK to the Caribbean these d...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ
Replies: 45
Views: 7689

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ

KLMatSJC wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
IAH-SNA at 3x Daily? Pathetic.


I think SJC-IAH is only 1x daily. Even more pathetic.


It's been 2x on most days now, but still noting compared to the CO days.


Not surprising, since CO didnt have a giant hub up to road.

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 25957

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

UA should temporarily switch all of their HKG flights to CAN given the issues in HKG right now. That's like saying UA should start flying to Guyana as a substitute for Venezuela. HKG and CAN have entirely different entry and customs requirements. There's a hard internal border between mainland Chin...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6827

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

There are two main reasons we didn't see an early sUA 77W order. 1. United had been overly aggressive with longhaul capacity in the 1990s. I started in 1998 as a flight attendant. We had a presentation from Network during training and they were fairly open about their opinion that United had over-o...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's with AA's new interest from the northeast to the Caribbean?
Replies: 14
Views: 2560

Re: What's with AA's new interest from the northeast to the Caribbean?

Doesn't GEO have direct flights with BW? There are some people who think that a route is un(der) served if a US carrier isnt on the route. JFK GEO is a VFR route so BW has as much access to these people as does AA. When/if B6 enters the route we will see how long AA sticks around. AA does seem to d...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 25957

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Wow, looks like the protests are taking a toll on the routes... So now there's only one daily flight on Cathay Pacific. Anyone think American will pick up the route? Maybe, maybe not. Not a chance. AA can't make ORD-Asia work. It can barely operate ORD-NRT 3 times per week. The situation in HKG is ...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

What premium market is currently without service due to the perimeter rule? Just about every major city outside of the zone has service and some have service from more than one airline. So how are you FORCED to go to IAD? United offers service from DCA to all its hubs other than LAX (and IAD), yet ...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

The first message you posted in this thread is that Dulles is only used because people are forced to use it. My comment was not saying there are a bunch of agenda malcontents, it was just pointing out there are plenty of people who make ridiculous statements like that. I have never once said IAD sh...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

The first message you posted in this thread is that Dulles is only used because people are forced to use it. My comment was not saying there are a bunch of agenda malcontents, it was just pointing out there are plenty of people who make ridiculous statements like that. I have never once said IAD sh...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Airports are public facilities run for the benefit of the public. The public rightly and properly regulates how these limited resources are used. In the DCA area, the downtown airport is rightly limited by perimeter, as well as by slots to keep it from being congested. Slots I understand, but the p...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 536
Views: 108538

Re: SAS new livery?

https://www.airteamimages.com/airbus-a3 ... gs_jw4Ekvg


It hasnt been painted yet.
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Salina Chan wrote:


It hasnt been painted yet.

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

IAD is the airport people love to hate and nothing the airport ever does will change that. Probably because there are reasons for it. People dont wake up in the morning thinking about which airport to hate. But it's easier to act like theres a bunch of agenda malcontents and that is why IAD has bee...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 8121

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

Oh dear, they have 14 A339neo, 30 A350, 49 B737MAX 10 and 30 B787 on order. Now another 4 more A338neo? Won't it be too much? Their 10 B77W and 27 A330-200/300ceo are pretty young, except for first six A333 PK-GPA to PK-GPG. I sure hope those four A338neo are from the 14 A339neo order. In addition,...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

IAD is the airport people love to hate and nothing the airport ever does will change that. Probably because there are reasons for it. People dont wake up in the morning thinking about which airport to hate. But it's easier to act like theres a bunch of agenda malcontents and that is why IAD has bee...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 4822

Re: Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from icel

Aesma wrote:
I'm still amazed that they send an expedition do find that piece of engine in the arctic ! Talk about dedication.


It is necessary to prevent it from happening again. This level of dedication and effort is why flying is so safe.

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 4822

Re: Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from icel

So it's seems that the problem itself is with the engine rather than airframe. It's seems like since the begining of the decade, none of the major engine manufacturers can catch a break...a "short" list: Nov 2010: RR Trent 900 explodes on board OF32, A380. 2013: icing issues with the GEnx...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

I agree with the statement about the Silver Line, but to compare IAD to NRT or Mirabel is wrong. Both Tokyo and Montreal already had a functioning airport that could handle international widebody jet traffic. DCA could not and still cannot handle international widebody flights. True, but in all 3 c...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747-400
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Delta 747-400

Yeah they would require some expensive maintenance and modifications. Not sure there's enough foreign demand for cargo aircraft to justify pulling 747s out of the desert and modding for cargo usage. Not just cargo, surprised BA isnt sniffing around. They still have a sizable fleet. BA's fleet is al...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747-400
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Delta 747-400

Wow, she is still a baby. You would think a cargo operator would pick it up. Aren't they due for a Fuel Inerting System installation if they are to fly in the US registry? I thought reading that was one of the main driver for DL to retire the type. Yeah they would require some expensive maintenance...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Its is incredible to me how underutilized this airport continues to be. But the demand must not be there to justify more flights by the airlines It is the Montreal Mirabel or Tokyo Narita of the US. It is used because it is forced to be used. The market doesnt care for it, otherwise 24 million at a...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16861

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Its is incredible to me how underutilized this airport continues to be. But the demand must not be there to justify more flights by the airlines It is the Montreal Mirabel or Tokyo Narita of the US. It is used because it is forced to be used. The market doesnt care for it, otherwise 24 million at a...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 8211

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

The immediate association between 123 and aviation for me is, unfortunately, JL 123.

But the average flying public isn't an avgeek

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 57776

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Nothing on the market today can do the 757 job, not even the 321 neo or the 737-900/9 It comes close but cannot directly replace the 757. The A321neo LR will do everything the 757 did. The A321neo XLR will run circles aroung the beloved 757 on performance. And yet DL still plans to keep flying thei...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions
Replies: 65
Views: 20087

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

x1234 wrote:
Thai better get its safety rating in order. There is a HUGE market from California to Thailand and they should launch SFO or LAX with the A359 or 789.


A huge market willing to pay the ULH premium? Doubtful.

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

It is a lack of administrative law judges that leave passengers feeling helpless and abused. The carriage of contract is written almost entirely from a one sided point of view. Congress really needs to step in and come up with a standard contract respecting both the needs of the airlines and the ri...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Andy33 wrote:
More a question than anything else. Just what staff do AC actually have at OTP airport? Given that their flights are seasonal, do they actually have any staff at all, or is the job contracted out to local ground handling agents?


They flew LH. So why does AC staff in OTP matter?

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 11058

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

sonicruiser wrote:
Polaris on the 78X/77W easily beats F on the A321T


Agree to disagree. The zodiac cirrus seats on the 321T (and AA 77W and CX J) handily beat the Polaris seats.

Polaris reminds me of CX coffin class. With a lot more hype around it.

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7600

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

The LAX BOS flight times were a PITA. The morning flight was simply too early to connect in to LAX. Given that basically no one would connect onwards on AA from BOS, whether the 321T arrived at 3 pm, or 5 pm shouldnt make a material difference to any passenger (the work day is lost anyways). So why ...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7600

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

why don't they put it on this route more permanently? B6 is clearly eating their lunch here for most of the year and continuing to add flights. well, according to you, and only you, Blue eats everyones lunch :roll: Why is it that every thread that has nothing to do with Blue, you seem to turn it in...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Lol seriously? How many hundred of millions of people fly each year and how many Dao like incidents are there?Y. The same can be said about police. How many millions of police operations are there every year in the US and how many major incidents are there? Compulsory BWC for FAs are the solution. ...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Considering the increasing abuse of force by FAs in power trips (David Dao), it should mandatory for FAs to carry a BWC (body-wear camera) like many police jurisdictions have now in the US. Lol seriously? How many hundred of millions of people fly each year and how many Dao like incidents are there...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

And for reference: Rule 75 of AC International Tariff: In order to apply any ban, the Carrier will be required to communicate its decision to ban a passenger (and/or any decision to lift an existing ban), including said banned passenger’s personal information, to any other airline with whom the Car...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

No, but Germany is a third country for a passenger travelling from Romania to Canada. The difference between a third country and a third world country is evident to anyone who understand English. If there's "more" to this story, AC should be pressing charges and having people arrested, in...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 18006

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Romania is a 3rd world country? People aren't banned from an airline because they wouldn't sit down. There's MUCH more to this story than they are saying... No, but Germany is a third country for a passenger travelling from Romania to Canada. The difference between a third country and a third world...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 145
Views: 18590

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Umm, not quite. Exactly how is AF "lower cost" Because the “cost” of operating those flights are not from Delta’s pot. So in theory those flights are “free” for Delta to operate. Can’t get much lower “cost” than free. This is why the unions have to resist this kind of thing spreading, bec...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10939

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

UAEflyer wrote:
If BA’s most lucrative route is JFK, why the don’t operate their newest airplanes on it !!


Why bother. If you can make it rain without doing so, use the newer aircraft where they are needed.

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 145
Views: 18590

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Finally, JV's directly hurt pilots and flight attendants with less and less destinations served with Delta metal. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that all JV's are is the shuffling of flights to foreign carriers that have cheaper costs. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if in 10 years the o...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 27019

Re: 778x mothballed?

art wrote:
Why would they suspend development?


Putting all the leaks together, it appears that A won Project Sunrise. As this is a limited upside, B is shelving future development; limited downside and they have major problems to deal with already.

Obviously this is speculation, so we will see.

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14168

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Yes but nobody shops in the great hall... that’s the point everybody has been raising since day one. Sure, some local origin traffic will stop off at the shops after clearing security - but I can almost guarantee a far larger portion will want to head to their gate and then shop around those areas....

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2888

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

Have you ever heard of "insider trading"? Google that. Doing that can get you a long chunk of time in a very secure place, with all expenses paid for by the federal government. It's called prison! And, insider trading is just one of the charges that can get you sent there for doing what y...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2888

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

Have you ever heard of "insider trading"? Google that. Doing that can get you a long chunk of time in a very secure place, with all expenses paid for by the federal government. It's called prison! And, insider trading is just one of the charges that can get you sent there for doing what y...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2888

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

so why not run the stock price to a low amount knowing to mostlikly will double in price once a new CEO gets in... I think you need to learn about the fiduciary duties of U.S. CEOs, and a.net starts to start screening users for knowledge and sanity. Then in that case what about a.net starting crack...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 12317

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Now it seems like AA wants even more. This strikes me as an attempt to financially cripple the association. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/08/13/american-airlines-demands-mechanics-unions-pay-enormous-financial-losses-flight-delays-cancellations?utm_source=pushly I don't even kno...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14168

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I agree they should have focused more on the concourses, but what should’ve been done with the Great Hall instead of what’s being done? Staff security better. DEN has more space for security than several other major hubs (try Terminal C at DFW or LGA, for example) and yet half the lanes are closed ...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14168

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Wow what a mess. The airlines didn’t want this project at all. The only people who did were Kim Day and company. That money should have gone to Concourse remodels to address the limited food options and overcrowded and disgusting restrooms. This is happening as well. There are new contracts for the...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 12317

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Whoops... looks like some prior thread spammers are going to eat some crow

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7878

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

The future of US domestic flying must surely involve more widebody flying, even at big facilities like DFW, PHX, DEN, CLT there is a limit on gates and runways. Granted it’s to London (yes, I know London isn’t in Europe!) Well where on Earth is it then?! Potentially with a domestic subfleet, like U...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7878

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

maps4ltd wrote:
Doesn't DFW-PHX run on a CRJ-900 sometimes?


I was thinking the same thing. Got both ends of the spectrum covered.

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5345

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

Epstein sold the 727-200 just weeks before his arrest. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/epstein-sold-lolita-express-weeks-arrest-court-document That is a -100, not -200. Never let that facts get in the way of a good story. There are a few other planes with sorid pasts that have managed to ...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5345

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

They will likely be sold by his estate. It’s no different than any other asset that someone owns when they die. Right. Standard process upon death. Who really cares? Nothing to see here. Move along. And what if it is impounded due to investigation? This is a legit topic of discussion. You are free ...

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