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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 534
Views: 59110

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Interesting so at least in the near-future, the configurations at the lower end of the fleet (below) I am guessing that the high number of Comfort+ seats is due to the number of rows they could fit forward of the Exit Row. They probably would've left it at 20 or 25 but probably had to go with 30 to...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Express jet rumor

Exactly. And get involved in training your pushed over 200k a year.... Even at $200k a year one is leaving a lot of cash on the table to stay... Flying with the junior most people in the industry as FOs is a lot of exposure, as is unfortunately working for about any regional. Being at the top of a ...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Express jet rumor

One can’t start training without being an “employee”, how would that work? Along with being an employee, one gets a seniority number as a new hire. Longevity may be based on graduation date, but companies don’t train people that aren’t their own employees unless it was some form of pilot sought con...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Express jet rumor

Yep, and many required you to pay for your own type rating, and you weren’t an employee or accruing longevity until checkride... Cost a lot of folks some seniority in a merger last decade. I’m also curious how the ATP-CTP goes, until now airlines has paid for it, but now there will be stacks who al...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Express jet rumor

There are soon to be THOUSANDS of pilots laid off in the US. Republic Airways alone announced somewhere close to 1000 itself this week. Some of these folks have Mommy/Daddy money that not only paid for their tickets, but will be used to buy them a job as well, giving them a leg up on the competitio...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Express jet rumor

I imagine some of the Expressjet E145's will end up at Commutair, especially if the latter opens up a base at IAH. UA has ownership stakes in both airlines. This makes me wonder why UA didn't broker some sort of "shotgun marriage" merger between the two E145 operators, then work out how m...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 534
Views: 59110

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Here is fun hail-mary, hot takes: Boeing fire-sales the 717s to DL as the end of leases for like $1 M / frame, just to get out of the future obligation of having to re-lease the fleet. This is in exchange part of a broader deal for a MAX order in like 2025+. DL keeps a majority of the fleet and sel...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 534
Views: 59110

Re: Delta's B712's

There is a good chance that the 717 will be retired fairly soon, at least in the next quarter or two with the announcement. There are multiple moving parts for this to happen. I could see HA making a beeline for them as soon as financially capable. Or DL may store them for future. 717 is a unique b...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13190

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

Haha I had an FO bring this skit up and call DLAKE as De-La-kay going to IAH. I owe another guy a dollar for saying Meat Rocket instead of Motor City for MTRCT. I absolutely murdered the PLMTO first time I left CHS... PLFMD wasn’t much better. It’s Fairway into PBI and not Freeway I learned too.

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by TonyClifton
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air/Boutique Air Branding
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Cape Air/Boutique Air Branding

Codeshare and Fee For Departure are two different things. Buying a ticket on Cape Air and transferring onto American is purely a codeshare, and you pay each airline for the respective segment. While your discussion is correct, it's somewhat off-track. An American, Delta, or United-branded regional ...

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by TonyClifton
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air/Boutique Air Branding
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Cape Air/Boutique Air Branding

Codeshare and Fee For Departure are two different things. Buying a ticket on Cape Air and transferring onto American is purely a codeshare, and you pay each airline for the respective segment. On a say SkyWest American Eagle flight, you’re buying the ticket from American, and they keep the money. Sk...

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by TonyClifton
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A333 flying DL295 ATL-HND today
Replies: 30
Views: 10093

Re: A333 flying DL295 ATL-HND today

Also Pratt screwed them on the 4075 The (proposed) engine was the PW4173. Actually, we had PW4175 stickers at Pratt as that was the intended thrust of, IIRC 74.6k thrust. Dang nacelle contract with AA made it cost prohibitive to modify the nacelle to take the hot compressor surge vent exhaust. Ther...

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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A333 flying DL295 ATL-HND today
Replies: 30
Views: 10093

Re: A333 flying DL295 ATL-HND today

ikolkyo wrote:
Are there some A359s down or something? N823NW seems to flying what have been A359 routes as of late. ATL-HND, HND-DTW, DTW-CDG, and CDG-ATL.

My guess is with lighter loads, the 330 can handle it, and it’s probably cheaper to run on that sector than the 350.

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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ-145's and E-175's from Trans-States and Compass
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: ERJ-145's and E-175's from Trans-States and Commerce

wedgetail737 wrote:
TonyClifton wrote:
All ERJ-175s at Compass are accounted for. AA tails went to Envoy, DCI tails to Republic and Skywest.


Thanks for the correction. The older DL Connection Airline. LOL! I'm having quite a senior moment.

All good, easily understood what you meant.

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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ-145's and E-175's from Trans-States and Compass
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: ERJ-145's and E-175's from Trans-States and Commerce

All ERJ-175s at Compass are accounted for. AA tails went to Envoy, DCI tails to Republic and Skywest.

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Hasn't Bastian expressed doubts about trans-Atlantic narrowbody economics? That I don’t know. But considering 757s currently do it, the XLR Burns far less, and international demand won’t be hefty enough for widebodies on many routes, it’s a good option, especially from JFK/BOS where max range isn’t...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I was surprised to see ATLDUS closed indefinitely. To me that DTW-LHR is not operating is the biggest shocker Monopoly route, but with how restrictive UK travel is, I’m not sure that they expect 200 folks a day to fly from Detroit to London, and can easily route whatever folks do have to get over t...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Hasn't Bastian expressed doubts about trans-Atlantic narrowbody economics? That I don’t know. But considering 757s currently do it, the XLR Burns far less, and international demand won’t be hefty enough for widebodies on many routes, it’s a good option, especially from JFK/BOS where max range isn’t...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Just wait. There's going to be a lot of secondary Europe cut with the 767 being retired. The A330 is way too big. Gotta wonder if there’s going to now be a niche for the 321XLR. Delta will already have an A321neo fleet, so XLR isn’t a whole different beast, and it’ll nicely slot in to replace Intl ...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Just wait. There's going to be a lot of secondary Europe cut with the 767 being retired. The A330 is way too big. Gotta wonder if there’s going to now be a niche for the 321XLR. Delta will already have an A321neo fleet, so XLR isn’t a whole different beast, and it’ll nicely slot in to replace Intl ...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I was surprised to see ATLDUS closed indefinitely. Just wait. There's going to be a lot of secondary Europe cut with the 767 being retired. The A330 is way too big. Gotta wonder if there’s going to now be a niche for the 321XLR. Delta will already have an A321neo fleet, so XLR isn’t a whole differe...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5807

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Saab 2000, 1992-1999, 63 built in total.

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by TonyClifton
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5807

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

CRJ-1000, first delivered in 2010, last 2018.

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by TonyClifton
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1876
Views: 222406

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I think BNA would've been a great place for them to build up if WN had like a 60 flight station and with little desire to grow further than that. But it looks like they have pretty big plans there and it's hard to see how JetBlue could possibly compete with them in that market. That's a real shame,...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 13098

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020

Once the Covid situation starts to improve worldwide, AeroMexico would be a prime candidate for new A220s. With their diverse route structure across North America and into Latin/South America, leveraging the range on either A220 100s or 300s would make far more sense than using less flexible E190s ...

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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Im guessing C5 will have to open bases in Denver, Houston, and Chicago then? Doubtful - UA will likely re-focus their ER4 flying back east while moving more CR2s out west to fill the void from AX being shutdown. IAH will be a hodgepodge and really the only base I could see C5 opening if they are ab...

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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Bear in mind that pilots incur huge amounts of debt just to get their practically-minimum-wage salaries at the regionals I started 4 years ago at my regional at no less than $60k a year. As a captain, I make six figures. Hardly minimum wage. I know you're trying to be sympathetic, but don't talk ab...

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by TonyClifton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Bear in mind that pilots incur huge amounts of debt just to get their practically-minimum-wage salaries at the regionals I started 4 years ago at my regional at no less than $60k a year. As a captain, I make six figures. Hardly minimum wage. I know you're trying to be sympathetic, but don't talk ab...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This was strictly a business decision. Right now, UAL is doing everything they can to cut their "daily cash burn." The decision had nothing to do with reliability, performance or who was the better choice to run an operation. I'm sure that UAL knows they will have to take some hits on per...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Mesa has enough problems maintaining reliability in IAD, let alone adding yet another base 1900 miles away from home. Cheap > Reliable right now. AWAC has successfully managed NYC before though so I won’t count them out. There is a price to put on reliability right now - particularly with what UA v...

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by TonyClifton
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Mesa might also be also go after the flying JO is always interested in growing Yes, and Mesa already has CRJ7 infrastructure and trained pilots, and 20 of the jets already on property, just need the cabin gutted. Will come down to the almighty dollar, and JO can compete. It needs an EWR base and I ...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

CommutAir won this round, but it still isn't clear where United is headed long term with both Air Wisconsin and SkyWest offering 50-seat lift. It sounds like GoJet are in a financial hole and may not make it. They've said that flying 28 boutique aircraft is not a viable business model, but it is fa...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

JFK is actually more convenient for leisure travelers than LGA. You can get there a lot easier with mass transit. It offers more destinations to travel to. Without business traffic, LGA will be in a lot of trouble. Let's say we get to Q2 and slot waiver goes away, what is short haul business traffi...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

For those who haven't been watching, a substantial number of the E145 fleet have already been flown by XJet to IGM, (Kingman, AZ) and are in storage. I believe there are 27-30 actually in ExpressJet's hands at the moment, if you don't count the Trans States birds sitting in CLE. And the reason to a...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest/OO Q2 Earnings Due Out Thursday 7/30
Replies: 47
Views: 6629

Re: Skywest/OO Q2 Earnings Due Out Thursday 7/30

$69 million in deferred revenue as well due to GAAP. Should help offset some Q3/Q4 losses. No word from Chip whether furloughs are coming. No WARN notices have been issued by SKW. Since there are no unions at OO can OO just lay people off, or do they even need to send WARN notices out? WARN notices...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

The question remains: what will fill EV's void at IAH? The 50-seat market there is what supports much of the south and southestern US. SkyWest could, they already have a CRJ base at IAH and could throw -200s down there to cover the flying. They also have a few dozen coming off contract at DCI that ...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

Since UA owns the 550s, I could see them finding a way to terminate their contract with G7 and transfer the aircraft to another operator (OO or maybe ZW), which would be the final nail in the coffin for Trans States Holdings. For the 51+ ops, Mesa is most likely to get cut IMO. Minor point, UA owns...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

EV may have high costs so they need aircraft with lower CASM. Let GoJet die and send the 550s to EV. If the 550 really depends on who’s in EWR, then give it to an airline that already has an EWR base. Cheaper for Mesa to open a base than ExpressJet to switch fleets I’d guess. Not sure what remains ...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

Really depends, some Express feeds are more leveraged than others. Delta and American were way ahead of united and slimming down and reducing overlap. It’ll be harder for Delta to whipsaw when their 3 carriers are all pretty robust. United has a mess of a feed. Single class 50 seat: Skywest (200) W...

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by TonyClifton
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36090

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

Really depends, some Express feeds are more leveraged than others. Delta and American were way ahead of united and slimming down and reducing overlap. It’ll be harder for Delta to whipsaw when their 3 carriers are all pretty robust. United has a mess of a feed. Single class 50 seat: Skywest (200) Wi...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract

32andBelow wrote:
Props will lose to jets every single time in EAS. If there’s something BFE towns love it’s to say they have jet service.

And then folks board a CRJ200 and complain anyway. Beats the Metroliner those towns saw 30 years ago though!

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by TonyClifton
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14153

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

On an Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, the knobs on the flight control panel correspond to the glass panel - airspeed tape is on the left side of the PFD, heading is in the bottom center of the PFD and altitude is on the right side of the PFD. On the flight control panel, the left knob controls airspeed...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384728

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DTW has ample capacity in all facets - airside and landside pre-COVID. There will be absolutely zero need for any sort of capacity increase until at least well into the 2030s. End of story. Lets not go down the path, otherwise this will devolve into a DTW thread. Agreed DTW has a lot of room to gro...

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by TonyClifton
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123507

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DL needs more A350 it is impossible for them to fly 13 A350 you are all routes LAX-SYD/HND/PVG ATL-HND/ICN/JNB/PVG DTW-ICN/PKX/PVG/HND MSP-HND/ICN JFK-BOM Much more than 13 A350s needed All 330 variants and most the 76-300ERs can fly LAX-HND. All 330 variants can fly LAX-PVG, although in some westb...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52323

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

So I'm confused if AA and B6 can't coadunate schedules with each other how are all these connection carriers able to achieve that. It's been done for eons NW/CO and NW/DL did it as well. Capacity Purchase Agreements are not the same thing as a Codeshare. You aren’t buying a ticket on SkyWest with t...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52323

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

It’s a good thing AA has a lot of money spare to go and fight Delta in NYC with a partner they can’t legally coordinate very much with. Curious to see how this one will work out, should be interesting. So I'm confused if AA and B6 can't coadunate schedules with each other how are all these connecti...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 975
Views: 36082

Re: Southwest Furloughs

That is the unfortunate truth. It literally takes years or even decades for any improvements. Heck, the FAs are working within the same contract from 2008 with extensions and no improvements, and it's 2020 today. Unless you live daily life under a contract and see how slow progress can be made, the...

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by TonyClifton
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 915
Views: 77078

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Does every move have to be a “strike” at another airline, or is it just one carrier fleshing out their network?

Good adds for AS.

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by TonyClifton
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 44699

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

The more I look at this, the more I see it being a fight against Alaskan than the big 4. JetBlue have basically managed to achieve the goal they wanted during the Virgin battle, and they didn’t spend 2 billion on it. Get some SFO gates and you’re basically there, minus the bills! The more I look at...

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by TonyClifton
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14925

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Honestly no airline fans should be gloating. All airlines are hurting and our colleagues and ourselves are stressed. The ‘my airline is better than your airline’ BS accomplishes nothing but adds to stress levels. Truth. This website treats airlines like team sports. I have my personal favorites but...

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