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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 11591

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

If Atlanta were to ever build a new airport I would think it might make a nice home for United. AA and WN coexist in Dallas UA and WN coexist in Houston AA and UA have coexisted in DC AA, UA, and WN all coexist in Chicago DL and AS coexist in SEA DL and B6 coexist in Boston So I don't see any reason...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 11591

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

What about SAV? It seems to be an area with a good amount of wealth to create healthy O/D. Plus it would be fun to see DL lose their $h!t at the very idea of such a thing. :P

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Delta President Jim Whitehurst to get possible BIG paycheck!
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Former Delta President Jim Whitehurst to get possible BIG paycheck!

Good for him. I have a ton of respect for him and wish he was still at Delta in some way. Jim, Ed and Glen would be a hell of a management team. Fantastic. Congrats to Jim and his family. This has nothing to do with airlines except for the fact that he won’t be flying commercial any more. yes and n...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Delta President Jim Whitehurst to get possible BIG paycheck!
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Former Delta President Jim Whitehurst to get possible BIG paycheck!

Good for him. I have a ton of respect for him and wish he was still at Delta in some way. Jim, Ed and Glen would be a hell of a management team. Fantastic. Congrats to Jim and his family. This has nothing to do with airlines except for the fact that he won’t be flying commercial any more. yes and n...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 neo opportunity - Bangkok Airways
Replies: 20
Views: 4163

Re: A319 neo opportunity - Bangkok Airways

Your argument doesn’t make sense. According to your logic no one should order an A220 unless the airline is planning on an all A220 fleet. I wouldn't diversify with a fleet of 3 dozen jets. And I would not do it with a jet that is likely going to be an orphan. Im now just disappointed we got it at ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Delta President Jim Whitehurst to get possible BIG paycheck!
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Former Delta President Jim Whitehurst to get possible BIG paycheck!

Good. He deserves every penny. He and Gerald Grinstein saved Delta. They brought Delta through bankruptcy and got the airline profitable again. He was a leader that was loved by the employees. I wish him nothing but the very best in life.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595787

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Yeah I'm sure they will since it's an American made aircraft. A curious premise. Not to stray far from the topic but suppose (hypothetically) an accident involved an A320/A220 that was assembled in the US but operated by a non-US airline, would the NTSB take part in those investigations? Most likel...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7409

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

Would it be possible for MEM to finally get IAD service?

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15450

Re: Delta and Haneda

You realize that whether DL gets a slot for DTW, ATL, or both they will lose flights to NRT? So regardless you're not gaining anything, it is just being transferred from NRT to HND. DL will NOT fly to both Tokyo airports from ATL or DTW. Didn't Delta operate SEA-NRT and SEA-HND at the same time? An...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15450

Re: Delta and Haneda

You realize that whether DL gets a slot for DTW, ATL, or both they will lose flights to NRT? So regardless you're not gaining anything, it is just being transferred from NRT to HND. DL will NOT fly to both Tokyo airports from ATL or DTW. Didn't Delta operate SEA-NRT and SEA-HND at the same time? An...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595787

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I am sure Boeing is closely monitoring the accident because if there is a design flaw, it will be a complete disaster for Boeing. But again.... all recent accidents have been caused by Pilot error sadly, not the plane. Pilot training and CRM very2 crucial! Design flaw when the MAX has been flying f...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595787

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Remember the A380 that nearly fell out of the sky? Engine had an uncontained failure that was literally inches from killing everyone on that plane. How do you know that this MAX didn’t suffer something similar? These power plants are being pushed pretty hard. Look - I get it - it’s LionAir. Let’s j...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595787

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

If there is no evidence of Gerry Soejatman's claim, Boeing needs to go and sue him for every dime he has. Agreed. It is beyond appalling that someone who claims to be an aviation professional would claim such a thing. And that would be a slap in the face to the FAA as well since the certified the 7...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595787

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

"Aviation consultant Gerry Soejatman told the BBC the MAX 8 had been experiencing problems since it was introduced, including problems maintaining a level flight" When properly flown, aircraft tend to remain aloft. Shut 'em down. Remember the A380 that nearly fell out of the sky? Engine h...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the 738 Preferred Over the A320 for TATL?
Replies: 46
Views: 10652

Re: Why is the 738 Preferred Over the A320 for TATL?

Isn't the 738 lighter than the A320? Perhaps lower landing fees might enter the equation.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces FLL-CLO Cali, Colombia daily
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: Spirit announces FLL-CLO Cali, Colombia daily

Good news. They only had Avianca's daily CLO-MIA A320 flight and America's own CLO-MIA 738 flight that for some time wasn't even daily though I believe currently it is. . AA have always flown daily to CLO, as a matter of fact the route was upgraded since 1st half 2017 from A319 to 738 (I believe on...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 430724

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Airbus says there is no market for the NMA. So I wonder why the bus fans continue to be so concerned with this thread...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

You’re making a lot of assertions with no facts to support them. Prior to its upgauging, SNA was running a 94% LF — in the fall and winter months. That it went to a 757, wasn’t for operational reasons. My business is based in Irvine and my coworkers and I take these flights frequently — without an ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

I realize that you’re negative on all things DTW, but since we’re discussing facts, please justify your statement. NW operates DTW-SNA continuously for over a decade, before dropping it as part of a network synergy — numerous secondary west coast markets were dropped from DTW, as east coast markets...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

Start thinking 2019 early. :bouncy: I can't imagine that DTW-SMF route will be popular with those times..but I'm sure the management at DL is much smarter than I am. Not really. They've tried DTW-SNA several times and it always fails. I realize that you’re negative on all things DTW, but since we’r...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

Start thinking 2019 early. :bouncy: I can't imagine that DTW-SMF route will be popular with those times..but I'm sure the management at DL is much smarter than I am. Not really. They've tried DTW-SNA several times and it always fails. Did you mean DTW-SMF? Cuz those are two totally different animal...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

CMH-SLC was teased as returning in April and is a resumption of a service which previously ran from 2005-2008, while I'm guessing DTW-SMF is new. Both begin June 17, 2018. CMH-SLC (319): https://news.delta.com/more-westward-options-columbus-ohio-customers-delta-s-new-salt-lake-city-service DTW-SMF ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34360

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

So if they had used the A320 in the post would you think they were about to order more of them? LH is an airline. They are going to use an airplane in their photos on social media. They just happened to use a photo of their A380 in this one. It means nothing.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3697

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Yeah stay on DST. Why wouldn't you want as much daylight as possible?


You do realize there is no more daylight during DST, don’t you..

GF


You know exactly what I mean. Most people want the sun to be out later in the day. Some of you start arguments over the most petty things.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4672

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

We had some excellent pilots on my last flight. As soon as the MD-88 passed through 10,000 FT the seatbelt sign went off and stayed off until descent. That's the way it should be. I was surprised but pleased since Delta pilots are known for turning on the seatbelt sign at the slightest hint of rough...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3697

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

Yeah stay on DST. Why wouldn't you want as much daylight as possible?

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8327

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Well a better idea would be to use glass plates and real silverware instead of paper and plastic in the Sky Clubs.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on KLM Fleet Plans?
Replies: 34
Views: 7043

Re: Update on KLM Fleet Plans?

Wouldn't it make more sense for AF and KLM to operate the A320 series so they could shuffle them between the two brands as demand changes? I assume the 737 was ordered before AF and KLM merger. I certainly can't imagine AF ever ordering the 737.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Catering Workers Vote to Unionize
Replies: 15
Views: 2786

Re: United Airlines Catering Workers Vote to Unionize

It's time for United to shut Chelsea down or sell it off. When did Chelsea open a kitchen at SFO? Never, SFO is catered and serviced by Gate Gourmet. Why should it be shut down? The costs are going to skyrocket with a union. It won't be worth the headache when you can find another catering company ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34789

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

I don't know why people think United is canceling or converting the A350 order. Before, the A350-1000 was intended to be a smaller replacement for the 747s. Now that there is the 777-300ER, they converted the order to A350-900s and pushed the timeframe back. This timeframe coincides with the beginn...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34789

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

I think this is more a message to Boeing to move forward on a 757/767 replacement than an actual intent to buy A321LR. UA hasn't invested anything in the A320neo program yet, and eventually this may become a small narrowbody fleet at the carrier. Plus, I think they want more range than they would g...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29241

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

What he meant is that it is unheard of to order a new aircraft type just because your maintenance team can get better at repairing it. How's ordering A350 over 787 in this case would leave profit on the table? Factoring in operations in this case would definitely be in A350's favour since LH will h...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29241

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

What is stupid is to leave profit on the table. If operating a bunch of 787s makes the most profit when both operations and MRO is factored in, that's what you do. What he meant is that it is unheard of to order a new aircraft type just because your maintenance team can get better at repairing it. ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29241

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Why doesn't LH want to serve midsize markets? They never have and I don't see that changing which is why I think the 787 has no chance. Airbus only makes large wide-bodies and that seems to be all LH is interested in operating. Bigger is better isn't always the best philosophy. The only small widebo...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13251

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

They screwed up, this idiot should be spending some time in a cell whilst contemplating his life choices. Have seen it myself on other carriers, there was a very similar incident I witnessed on a WizzAir flight where the crew even continued to serve a racially abusive passenger with more alcohol. H...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 15841

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

AA closing down ORD routes to China is probably a part of the timing, and the route makes some sense. Recent development at MSP looks a lot like pressure testing DTW and MSP for long-term viability. The economic chess board for airlines changes significantly each decade, and the conditions that sup...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29241

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

The article is being kind of dishonest claiming LH operates 728 aircraft. That would be like AA or DL including their regional jets in their fleet count. The public wants to know what kind of new aircraft LH will be flying. There should be separate articles for Austrian, Swiss, Eurowings, etc.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29241

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Lol ok. I'm sure Boeing will get right to work of that proposal. There's no way LH could say they are giving the 787 serious consideration with a straight face.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 15841

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

AA closing down ORD routes to China is probably a part of the timing, and the route makes some sense. Recent development at MSP looks a lot like pressure testing DTW and MSP for long-term viability. The economic chess board for airlines changes significantly each decade, and the conditions that sup...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 10925

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

As long as the frame moves to open MCOCDG ...... Outside stations other than major cities/hubs generally only see either AMS or CDG. So as long as AMS is flying I doubt you'll see CDG in the near future. If you don't understand that MCO is a "major city" (whatever that is) for DL, you are...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24890

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

Another reason I doubt the employee will be disciplined is because Delta doesn't want to ruffle any feathers in the wake of a union campaign.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24890

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

Years ago Delta fired a flight attendant for taking seductive photos on the 767. But she was fully clothed. But that was a different company. Delta used to be a traditional airline. Since the merger with NWA they moved to an ultra-modern anything goes type of philosophy. It has gone to the heads of ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 53
Views: 3670

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

I don't have a shred of compassion or sympathy for people who die in a car crash because they were not buckled up. God bless the souls of the two innocent bystanders whose lives were wiped out because of a reckless moron at the wheel. Agreed. Only minors should be required to wear seatbelts and hel...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15768

Re: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE

I'm shocked that service to Iceland from secondary cities on a two-bit airline didn't print money. Really, you could knock me over with a feather.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet
Replies: 40
Views: 7970

Re: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet

I would guess the 737-8 will replace the 319/320. There may be an order for a few 737-7 for airports where their performance is needed. But it seems UA wants to simplify their mainline fleet. Their future fleet may look something like this: 737NG/Max 797 787 777 359 (I'm personally suspicious of thi...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 6583

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

It seems people from Detroit would do well to learn what the saying "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" means. Like I said in another thread, they seem to think they are owed service to every corner of the earth. They should be deliriously happy to have the service they have with DL. No...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 430724

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I am excited with the prospect of traditionally narrowbody only airlines ordering the 797 for upguaging current capacity as well as going into new city pairs. I could definitely see airlines like Alaska and Copa ordering the 797 to expand their operations now that a smaller and highly efficient wide...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7409

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

Good to see IAD get additional service. A shame that UA can't find a true southeast hub. Traveling within the south on UA is all but impossible.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck
Replies: 58
Views: 2548

Re: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck

I certainly wouldn't shed a tear over any of those worthless pieces of sh*t. But no, I want them to live long, healthy and prosperous lives with the scarlet letter D for deplorable tattooed on each and every one of their foreheads. What a sickening post. You should be ashamed of yourself. Why? Here...

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