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by PacoMartin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267624

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ratings-firm-says-american-is-most-at-risk-of-default-among-us-airlines-210110806.html?guce_referrer=ahr0chm6ly93d3cuewfob28uy29tl2zpbmfuy2uvbmv3cy91bml0zwqtywlybgluzxmtdhjpcgxpbmctzmxpz2h0cy1kzxnwaxrllwetc3bpa2utaw4ty29yb25hdmlydxmtaw5mzwn0aw9ucy0xmtawmdgymteuahrtba&...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267624

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/91164-american-may-use-aadvantage-as-collateral-retire-b777s Any chance that this article is correct and American will retire their B772s? I realize that Delta is retiring some younger ones, but they have only 18. number - model - airline - first to last deli...

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by PacoMartin
Thu May 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third Quarter 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Third Quarter 2019

Full year 2019 Ratio OPERATIONAL_PROFIT OPERATIONAL_REVENUES UNIQUE_CARRIER_NAME 12.3% $4,184,426 $34,042,824 Delta Air Lines Inc. 13.2% $2,876,737 $21,813,192 Southwest Airlines Co. 10.5% $2,827,911 $26,960,305 United Air Lines Inc. 07.5% $2,391,255 $31,715,282 American Airlines Inc. -- 12.1% $1,0...

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by PacoMartin
Fri May 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report
Replies: 29
Views: 4294

Re: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report

AS, B6 and WN are the survivors...merge forces and take over the US airline industry! Wouldn't that be something? ;). In a world where flying is reduced by a third, the most likely scenario is that AA goes out of business since it consistently reports the weakest financial performance. Without AA, ...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8686

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

Southwest managed to reduce -6.2% Salaries, wages, and benefits -14.3% Fuel and oil -7.2% Maintenance materials and repairs Southwest could not maintain a profit in light of Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (in millions) down 22.0% Available seat miles (ASMs) (in millions) down only 6.7% Seats flown (...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13305

Re: Future demand for widebodies

The question is how many extremely busy routes are there, and how many are there where an A350 or 787 doesn't make more sense? Not very many. Hence the pessimism. If Boeing was more optimistic they would have invested money on using lighter materials for the fuselage OEW (2 class seats) lb/seat | r...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13305

Re: Future demand for widebodies

I don't think the pessimism is misplaced, while I don't think it will be a disaster, it's a perfectly valid question to ask how big a market there really is for it, as smaller aircraft are more flexible. I always thought Boeing was openly pessimestic about the jet becoming a big seller like the B77...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14669

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

I assume Hawaiian Airlines will still receive their final A321neo in the next few weeks, but will they delay the delivery of their Dreamliners? AFAIK they have already renewed some of their leases on A330s, but if someone could confirm I would appreciate it. An A321 showed up at PAE earlier today, ...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384868

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

52% of UAs wide body fleet is parked or in mods and about 5% of the narrow body fleet is parked....you may be working with outdated data. The data is from planepotters which now says 41/202=20.3% act / park model 34 / 4 767-300 14 / 2 767-400 52 / 22 777-200 19 / 3 777-300 6 / 6 787-8 24 / 4 787-9 ...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18225

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

AA and United will also have to park a huge amount lf their long haul fleet as a lot of it goes into LHR. Especially AA. Frankly with the initial numbers in, I am a little surprised United airlines differs so radically on widebodies from Delta and American 49.7% widebodies Delta parked 40.0% widebo...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384868

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

49.7% widebodies Delta parked
40.0% widebodies American parked
16.8% widebodies United parked
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8.5% narrowbodies American parked
12.8% narrowbodies Delta parked
14.4% narrowbodies United parked

How can the United airlines differ that radically on widebodies?

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14669

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

I assume Hawaiian Airlines will still receive their final A321neo in the next few weeks, but will they delay the delivery of their Dreamliners? AFAIK they have already renewed some of their leases on A330s, but if someone could confirm I would appreciate it.

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384868

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Pardon me if someone has posted this info already, but Delta has now parked 174 jets including half of its widebodies (78 active, 77 parked) widebodies 78/77 active/parked A330-200 2/9 A330-300 17/14 A330-900 4/1 (parked jet delivered less than a year ago on 24 May 2019) A350-900 8/5 B767 38/39 B777...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Industry: Post Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: Airline Industry: Post Corona Virus (COVID-19)

It took from 2001-2004 to recover from 9/11 and then it was the same in Sep 2009 as it was in Sep 2004. Domestic boardings (,000) in September in US 46,395 September 2000 30,543 September 2001 40,276 September 2002 44,594 September 2003 48,018 September 2004 50,896 September 2005 50,193 September 20...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small airport with mostly regional aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Small airport with mostly regional aircraft

I am looking at tomorrow's schedule at ABE airport , a small Pennsylvania airport with mostly regional aircraft except for Allegiant Air and one Delta B717. It seems to be completely intact. How is this possible? Are regional flights still intact at other airports? DELTA 4321 9A 5:45 AM ON-TIME DETR...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Fleet of Western World
Replies: 53
Views: 7242

Re: Widebody Fleet of Western World

Average route range Trans-Atlantic in Nautical Miles (BTS international T-100 download Sep 2019) 3620 Delta Air Lines Inc. 3720 American Airlines Inc. 3782 United Air Lines Inc. Given the massive disruption of the past few weeks, I would think that the 321XLR would be more attractive than ever since...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338617

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The HKG stoppage was planned a while ago as part of their RR 787 grounding. Cathay are flying services on behalf of ANZ with a CX flight number (albeit a 4 digit one) So ANZ has 30 long range aircraft and for right now the only long range destination they have is LAX. 8 Boeing 777-200 13.9 Years 8 ...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64425

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Is it possible that some air carriers will be more profitable a year from now? Perhaps AA will pull away from ORD and reroute all their connections through DFW and UA will get the mega hub they have always desired.

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338617

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Air New Zealand suspends 85% of its international flying until June. Suspending LAX-LHR, AKL-ORD, IAH, SFO, EZE, YVR, NRT, HNL, DPS, TPE. Sounds like only 7 international destinations left Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast,Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Los Angeles LAX to London–Heathrow was supposed t...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338617

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

More and more countries keep on closing entry borders, before we know it airlines will only fly domestic services. There are relatively few cases in the Americas and no flights have been canceled by government action. Naturally, there is a lot of fear of flying so many young people are snapping up ...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338617

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

This raises an interesting point - were airlines prepared for this? You have to think they run computer scenarios. For instance United calls LAX a "hub", but they have roughly 50% of the domestic traffic as SFO. While London is the busiest international market for LAX, United competes wit...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3717

Re: Flair Airlines withering well

classicjets wrote:
I feel like there is a freudian slip in the title

Probably the only reason anyone read this thread.

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338617

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

NOTHING, really? We would not be in this mess were it not for all those profitable airlines spreading the virus all over the globe. You should feel more sorry for all those affected industries that really had nothing to do with this outbreak. You are aware that a century ago and dozens of times bef...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BTS final 2019 air carrier snapshot
Replies: 1
Views: 728

BTS final 2019 air carrier snapshot

source: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/carriers.asp BTS Carrier Shares for January - December 2019 (top 5 of top 4 airlines) millions of domestic passengers 34.40 Atlanta, GA Delta 72.79% 21.21 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX American 68.11% 13.35 Charlotte, NC American 59.57% 10.66 Chicago, IL United 24.38% 1...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 693
Views: 78063

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Instead of Miramar, can a Temecula airport serve as a reliever airport for SAN, with some international flights moving there? Temecula isn’t that far and traffic on the 15 isn’t as bad. A new airport will not be built for commercial or any other purpose in Temecula. Perhaps you're referring to Fren...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 693
Views: 78063

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

The restrictions are basically the same as what was imposed on China: Persons who are not US citizens or residents who have been within the Schengen Area within the past 14 days will not be permitted entry into the US. If someone purchases a ticket to Toronto from Schengen Area on a European airlin...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13518

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

Yahoo business agrees with the hypothesis in an article devoid of any hard numbers. https://qz.com/1813657/coronavirus-reduces-the-impact-of-grounded-boeing-737-maxes/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo Coronavirus means airlines don’t need those grounded Boeing 737 Maxes after all Two months ago, United...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183860

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Could this virus push our most vulnerable airline (American) into bankruptcy?

American Airlines Group (AAL) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 29, 2011 after suffering losses for about 4 years.

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18758

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

I don't think QF is doing it for ego purposes. Every report has indicated that LHR-PER has exceeded expectations. SYD is a major business center, so there is a case to be made. I was under the impression that the QF flight originated in Melbourne, and flies to Perth. At Perth new passengers embark ...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18758

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

In the last four years, there have been four nonstop commercial flights with twin-engine jets begun that are over 14,000 km great circle distance 15,344 Singapore Newark 14,535 Auckland Doha 14,499 Perth London–Heathrow 14,200 Auckland Dubai 14,114 Singapore Los Angeles I doubt LHR will be gone fore...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 693
Views: 78063

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I can think of a couple of potential sources of data on San Diego residents using LAX or other airports as their originating point. One would be the credit card billing address, for those passengers who book direct. The other would be the address on file for frequent flyer program members. I don’t ...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18758

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

How does this take place? Does NZ use an agency, or do they send on an ”email blast” to airlines? Just wondering. Boeing had been delivering the B747-200B for over a decade and Qantas had already received 19 of them (and 3 B747-200M) before ANZ began to receive their first B747. On August 25, 1982 ...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13518

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

Not sure how it is now, but when the Prius first came out, the cost differential would have taken something like close to 10 years to recoup even during the high gas prices just before the great recession. Well that was probably true in 1997, but today the lowest level Prius hybrid engine pays back...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261715

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

The n515cr 31 Jan 2020 report shows Active MD-88s : 48. Where does Delta get 48 airplanes in 11 months to replace them? Building on PSU.DTW.SCE's answer, expected delveries for 2020 (and 2021, 2022, and beyond) will be shown in the annual report, probably out in less than two weeks. I'm not sure th...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13518

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

I think Boeing is secretly glad that this is happening - it will help to reduce compensation payments to airlines. Huh! You really don't think this is a factor in the compensation. American had 24 of the Boeing 737 Max planes at the time of the grounding last year and 76 on order. American estimate...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19619

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Announcement of a record 50.2 Million passengers at CLT airport. Move along. Orlando International Airport Ends 2019 With Record 50.6 Million Passengers. So did CLT move in the rankings at all? I don't think so. Quite a few North American airports passed 50 million pax in 2019. YYZ also, with 50.5 ...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183860

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

With all these flu cancellations could this destroy the B777X program. It seems to me that airlines want to be able to quickly make changes on even their most reliable trunk routes, hence they would prefer smaller jets.

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by PacoMartin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet makeup and Markets served
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: Fleet makeup and Markets served

The average age in years for the US Airbus and Boeing fleet average age in years -- count 12.3 Airbus and Boeing US - 4,179 14.1 Widebody - 529 22.0 B757 - 233 5.2 Large Narrowbody - 863 11.7 Mid Size Narrowbody - 1,484 15.9 Small Narrowbody - 1,070 Large Narrowbody: Boeing 737-900/ER ; Boeing 737 M...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19619

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Announcement of a record 50.2 Million passengers at CLT airport. Move along. Orlando International Airport Ends 2019 With Record 50.6 Million Passengers. So did CLT move in the rankings at all? I don't think so. "Preliminary world airport traffic rankings released". ACI World. 13 March 20...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1707
Views: 166342

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Lukas757 wrote:
PacoMartin wrote:
22 Boeing 777-300ER 24+62+204=350 seats
13 Boeing 787-10 21+54+199=318 seats


There is something wrong here with the maths.

Sorry, these are four class configurations. I forgot the Polaris class
22 Boeing 777-300ER 60+24+62+204=350 seats
13 Boeing 787-10 44+21+54+199=318 seats

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19619

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

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by PacoMartin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1707
Views: 166342

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Personally I think if WN is going to add a second fleet it would be larger rather than smaller planes. I can see them wanting them for some of their more popular routes. I know my favorite flight fills up pretty early so I need to book it weeks ahead of time. I could see something like NMA-6 workin...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1707
Views: 166342

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Boeing 787-9 configuration: 35+309=344 seats Norwegian Air (2 class). Too many seats chasing too few passengers. Hawaiian Airlines has 10 B787-9s on order. Do you think they will mimic Norwegian and go with a similar high-density configuration ~344 seats? Or will HA stick with a triple class configu...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet makeup and Markets served
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: Fleet makeup and Markets served

The current fleet of large narrowbodies is at 863 and is a decade younger. Hundreds more are on order 1.8 Airbus A321-200 99 DL 7.5 Airbus A321-200 219 AA 3.6 Airbus A321-200 63 Jet Blue 3.1 Airbus A321-200 30 Spirit 3.3 Airbus A321-200 21 Frontier 0.4 Airbus A321neo 15 AA 1.9 Airbus A321neo 10 AS 0...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet makeup and Markets served
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: Fleet makeup and Markets served

One point is that the smaller jets are still instrumental in serving much of the networks. The US fleet of 1037 smaller jets is aging rapidly, and very few airlines are buying new jets of this size. I know that people like to point out that jets can be active for a long time, and that the airlines a...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF
Replies: 67
Views: 13061

Re: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF

There is no One World partner in mainland China or Korea. Cathay Pacific Malaysia Airlines Japan Airlines Qantas Qatar Airways Not oneworld, but AA has a new and growing relationship with China Southern. I did not know about that partnership. Thank you. I assume that AA makes a profit on it's TPAC ...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16259

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

I would think that LAS is more of an O&D market as opposed to a connecting flights market because, well, it's Vegas. Of course, but we don't know what the percentages are for Southwest airlines alone, which is the relevant statistic in this case. But for all airlines %O&D 86.5% LAS 80.5% LA...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1707
Views: 166342

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

And yes, many customers also discovered they could use Dreamliners to do what they thought they needed 777 or 747 to do. This whole question about when does an airline go with the smallest and cheapest jet that can do the range they are interested in is very interesting. Take Southwest for example ...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16259

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

IIRC, the range stated is "80% average winds" or something along those lines, as opposed to still air. Regardless, the MAX7 has a 'range' of 3850nm, making it a likely player for DEN to Hawaii. Maybe WN will surprise us and invest in a small fleet of A321XLR strictly to fly to Hawaii from...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF
Replies: 67
Views: 13061

Re: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF

From my understanding, TPAC flying hasn't been that lucrative as of late for much of the US3, (except for UA) and given the MAX grounding they can now use some of the freed up widebody capacity to cover for the planes that are currently out of service. That's a little bit of an understatement. TPAC...

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