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by Aceskywalker
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight training near Boise
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Flight training near Boise

Call the airports in your area. Some airports have schools but do not advertise. if not go to a school like embry, liberty or atp where they have room and board OP stated that he isn’t interested in a career program right now, which is what Embry-Riddle, Liberty and ATP offer. Besides, I’d stay far...

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by Aceskywalker
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53708

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I don’t understand the fixation on seat back IFE that many people have on this forum.

Wouldn’t it be simpler to have in seat power in all seats and bring your own device?

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by Aceskywalker
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301345

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Is LAX-PIT enough to support a non-stop route for 2 airlines? Cause I remember the opinion was that WN dropped frequencies as a result of NK coming in. Now NK has a monopoly on LAX-PIT.

I don't think DL would try even with A220-100. It would be a waste of a valuable LAX slot.

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 8310

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

If only they flew to DFW Amen to that. Trying to fly to an AA fortress hub would maybe not be the best way for further HA expansion in my opinion. OGG/HNL-DFW is beyond the reach of their A321neo, which would necessitate either using an A330 or a future 787. Its also contrary to how HA has been ope...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126917

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

This could be a perfect counter to a 777X-F and a great opportunity to pick at Boeing's virtual monopoly on new delivery cargo aircraft.

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by Aceskywalker
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82888

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

I think US carriers should have hubs everywhere around the world since international flights are profitable. Back then NW served a lot of Asian destinations as short haul from their NRT hub. That era is long gone. Its more efficient to operate long haul from US destinations, not to mention the diff...

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by Aceskywalker
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82888

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

NW had a hub at NRT up until the late 2000s. How sad. A hub that was developed when the 400seat 742 was the longest ranged aircraft around... ...now you have 200seaters with 8000nm range and superior economics. As a result, the TPAC market moved past a coastal hub for anyone except the local carrie...

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by Aceskywalker
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82888

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

MNL? Seems like this ICN-MNL route on DL metal is a waste.

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 18780

WN Practices Sustainable?

Southwest has developed a loyal customer base by having open seating, 2 free bags, and a no penalty cancel fee (albeit money spent converts to credit with a 12 month expiration date). But I've always wondered if that will be sustainable going forwards. WN is opening up more expensive routes (Hawaii,...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670912

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And why exactly should we trust the FAA? What have the done at all to win our trust? Allow Boeing to police themselves? That worked out well didn't it? Or are you another one of those "this would never happen in Murrca" trolls? Fine, sit at home then and don't fly. No-one will care, nor w...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 14382

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

Is electric aviation even possible? Weight is going to be a nightmare - take a look at ground transport: any BEV is significantly heavier than competing vehicles in its class. Tesla is still struggling with the economics of their fully electric semi truck because of the same reasons a fully electric...

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by Aceskywalker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250300

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I keep hearing rumors that DL maybe launching SEA-SIN or SEA-MNL. SIN is high yielding (remember UA flies the old Polaris 2-2-2 config and its FULL everyday due to great demand) and DL is the only US carrier in MNL with a loyal following. MNL would be A339 and SIN would be A350 (that's where the fr...

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by Aceskywalker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US
Replies: 30
Views: 3237

Re: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US

CEB to US West Coast. PR used to run it with their A343s.

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 4159

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

The Streisand effect at its finest. Most people wouldn't have cared. GA management screams no photos translation "we're hiding something". Pair that with people's propensity to break rules they think are ridiculous and now they're in this PR mess.

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by Aceskywalker
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 13543

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Those domestic 777-200 non ER are getting old. What would replace them? Those A350s are way too much plane to be shuttling domestic passengers. Maybe the 200ERs get pastured to domestic cycles.

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21691

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on. Thankfully you don't run the US cause that is not how any democratic society should function. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by trial with a jury of peers. Also, to quote progressives - to...

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?

PR is unlikely to join an alliance anytime soon - based on geography. *A has the behemoth of SQ in that part of the world; OW has CX; Skyteam has VN and GA. If they were, it would probably be *A because of ANA's recent investment in the airline.

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21691

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Boeing will never change unless one of the following happens A. 737 MAX never gets the go ahead to fly again by any regulator B. Stock price plummets C. A preferred customer publicly cancels an order and takes their money straight to Europe D. US government throws them the book with heavy fines and ...

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by Aceskywalker
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301345

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I for one am very happy about this, I know from past experience that the A330 is a much more comfortable plane to fly on over the 767, This is Thomas Cook, not Etihad. The standard A330 economy config seems to be 8 across, this is showing 9 across from PIT. Even Thomas Cook's website shows their A3...

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by Aceskywalker
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I do hope this is all resolved sooner rather than later There are 182 Chinese orders vs 852 for the B738. I have a sinking feeling that the Chinese government may never approve the MAX and use it as a push for COMAC. That would definitely ruffle a few feathers in Washington DC. And leave Boeing wit...

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 6716

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

They have an order in for the Airbus A350 (forget what version) but deliveries don't start until 2022 I believe. With UA's high satisfaction level with the 787, it wouldn't surprise me if they cancelled that order if the savings on a 787 order would offset the very high penalty that Airbus would ca...

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 6716

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Why did they cancel the A350-1000? They should have kept the B747-400s for a few years longer and replace them with the A350-1000 which is more advanced than the B777-300ER Fleet commonality was probably a factor. UA already had experience with the 777 family, being one of the first operators of th...

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 6716

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

UA has 45 A359's on order, replacing older 777s. Don't know how UA is gonna make that work - isn't the A359 too capable of a plane to replace the domestic 777s? It makes sense for sectors like SFO-LHR which are operated by 200-ER's. It makes little sense for the domestic sectors like LAX-DEN. Even 7...

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by Aceskywalker
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61879

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Not out there routes, but I can see AA doing some work in Hawaii with the XLR in servicing KOA & LIH from DFW. Maybe HNL-DCA?

You'll see more destinations to secondary EU cities.

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 14158

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Yawn. Can't see this happening. No airline in their right mind would operate a small fleet of supersonic all-J planes. SST is just too inefficient. The future of aviation is slower, more fuel efficient airplanes and narrowbodies being able to perform 10-14+ hour long missions that will open up seco...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 14158

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Yawn. Can't see this happening. No airline in their right mind would operate a small fleet of supersonic all-J planes. SST is just too inefficient. The future of aviation is slower, more fuel efficient airplanes and narrowbodies being able to perform 10-14+ hour long missions that will open up seco...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4786

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

"public gets on board" Not gonna happen with this generation. Too much distrust in autonomous anything, rightfully so. Look at all the crashes that are happening with "autonomous" cars. OT but auto companies that are relying heavily on autonomous technology will be surprised to s...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 14158

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Yawn. Can't see this happening. No airline in their right mind would operate a small fleet of supersonic all-J planes. SST is just too inefficient. The future of aviation is slower, more fuel efficient airplanes and narrowbodies being able to perform 10-14+ hour long missions that will open up secon...

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by Aceskywalker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131007

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

gatibosgru wrote:
I wonder what the config will be! Congrats Airbus and AA! I hope they rotate them on BOS-LAX


A321ceo can do that without a sweat. Can see XLR being used for PHL/JFK - secondary EU cities and complementing 737 MAX on MIA-Latin America. That and 757 replacement.

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by Aceskywalker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 13108

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Philippine Airlines jumped 19 ranks, replacing Air Canada as #30 (AC dropped to #31). I've never flown them, are they good enough to jump 19 ranks? Ive never flown with either but im suspecting PR's heavy advertising of their '4 Star' rating helped massively. Looking at AC and PRs hard product, AC ...

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by Aceskywalker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16988

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

No way the theme building gets knocked down. Its been designated by the city as a historic building.

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by Aceskywalker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 12695

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

That's a lot of people in an A339. I thought that 5J was eyeing service to North America, or even just Hawaii. Wonder if a high density neo could make it without compromises.

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by Aceskywalker
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50601

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

To be quite honest, I don't see a business case for Boeing to spend billions on developing the NMA - not when they have multiple fires to put out with the MAX crisis, 777X delay, and eroding trust in the 787 family. Boeing must clean house and admit defeat to Airbus for the next decade or a little l...

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by Aceskywalker
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Re: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues

Quote: "The FAA says Boeing's troubled 737 Max may not fly again until December" Yikes MAX should be grounded as long as it needs to be and maybe then some. No 21st century built aircraft should have such a troubled safety record as the 737 MAX so early in its life. FAA will probably let ...

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by Aceskywalker
Fri May 24, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 70
Views: 11449

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Just curious but why wouldn’t a state push for more tourism? When the amount of tourism starts to do more harm than good. Environmentally, tourism has done a number on Hawaii. One can also argue about the over-reliance on tourism the state has, and how its gonna hurt when the economy has another do...

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by Aceskywalker
Fri May 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14777

Re: WN announces service to ITO

HNL and it's 4 gates will MAX out quickly. ITO plentifully open gates will bring an alternative connecting hub for WN in Hawaii to the mainland. Flyguy ITO is nonviable for a supposed alternative connect hub for Hawaii <-> Mainland. Any alternative hub will be based out of OGG, which is better posi...

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by Aceskywalker
Thu May 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 70
Views: 11449

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

The real solution would be to cap the number of planes and passengers to maintain the islands at or below that critical number. I doubt Hawaii has any legal standing to implement something like that. You are talking about restricting interstate travel/commerce. Tourism fees charged through airline ...

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by Aceskywalker
Thu May 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 70
Views: 11449

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Still skeptical about the long term viability of WN in Hawaii interisland. Their capacity at HNL is extremely limited and HA will have something to say about any WN expansion. Stuff like opening up a line to a small market like ITO is plain idiotic. Frankly Hawaii is a saturated market. There's talk...

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by Aceskywalker
Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 153843

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

My take, If there were a viable business case for a US-Philippines nonstop UA would already by there from SFO. Right now UA only operates Guam-Manila with a 738. If DL were really committed to trying to make Manila work the only possible route that might work would be HNL-MNL. This is a route CO us...

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by Aceskywalker
Tue May 14, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 17917

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Semantics aside the entire 737 brand is in the mud. Wouldn't be surprised if there's a good amount of the flying public who outright refuse to get on ANY 737 because of perceived safety issues. Boeing and heavy 737 operators are going to have a lot of PR work to do. Wouldn't be surprised if WN caves...

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by Aceskywalker
Mon May 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14777

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Great to hear that ITO will be added. Many of my family members who are lifelong residents of Hilo were pretty sure that WN setting up service to their "quiet little town" was far down the pipeline, if at all. Lack of competition on these interisland routes benefit no one but HA. Couple th...

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by Aceskywalker
Fri May 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 4343

Re: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR

Why are slots not a big thing in the USA? Shouldnt major airports like LAX, ATL, ORD be slot controlled like LHR famously is?

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by Aceskywalker
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 20601

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

Interesting. Probably won't matter in the business operations of WN, which will probably fly exclusively 737s until Boeing develops its NSA. But it would be interesting to see A320s in WN livery

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by Aceskywalker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13865

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Maybe it's time for Southwest to think about diversifying beyond the 737. NMA would be good for them if they (foolishly) wanna stay loyal to Boeing. Assuming that Airbus doesn't make the case for NMA moot with further derivatives of the A321. Speaking of which, the A320 neo family and the A220 would...

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by Aceskywalker
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future airlines for the A350-900ULR?
Replies: 29
Views: 5329

Re: Possible future airlines for the A350-900ULR?

Its a pretty niche product, so I wouldn't expect beyond an additional airline or two to be placing orders. Maybe a A35K-ULR for Project Sunrise, but beyond that not really. No way from Delta from current perspective - they don't have routes that demand it, and their current long haul operations are ...

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by Aceskywalker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11846

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

I travel through here once and week and it has been incredible to watch the transformation. It’s world class now. I'm sorry but its not "world class" just a lot better than before!. Having passed through that terminal over 100 times I have fond memories, but its no ICN, SIN, DOH alongside...

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by Aceskywalker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!
Replies: 55
Views: 12316

Re: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!

Would AKL ever consider having a USCIS Pre-clearance facility? If they do, then connecting in ORD (or any other US gateway) would become a breeze! Its probably about time it could make pre-clearance worth it, AKL now has AKL-HNL NZ/HA AKL-LAX NZ/AA AKL-SFO NZ/UA AKL-IAH NZ AKL-ORD NZ Who has precle...

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by Aceskywalker
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines & OW
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Philippine Airlines & OW

Highly doubt it. Hong Kong and Cathy Pacific are but a 2 hour flight away. I highly doubt CX would let PR into OW, just like I doubt they would allow CZ. In my opinion, I don't see a place for PAL in any of the alliances. The 3 already have well set members in that part of the world, and a lot of PR...

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