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by Sancho99504
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 148897

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Personally I would much rather have seen a situation in which Delta upheld it integrity and not attempted to put the screws to Alaska with the whole SEA hub thing. Seattle airport INFRASTRUCTURE is decades behind the times and cannot adequately handle the capacity of American as well as Delta. A mu...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4847

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

Yes we desperately need the competition. We lost half of the legacy carriers over the last decade. They keep allowing them to merge. Perhaps they should relax some of the foreign ownership rules? Why? Most of the global carriers are becoming more like US carriers as time goes on. Emirates is slowly...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4847

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

While more competition is always better, the barrier into entry in this business is astronomical. The airline business is the most regulated “de-regulated” business out there. The first sentence in your post is spot on. It is obscenely expensive and difficult to get all the regulatory approvals to ...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation missing on Atlanta to Nashville flight
Replies: 16
Views: 5653

Re: Citation missing on Atlanta to Nashville flight

Flight control issues. It was a training flight. Told 2 SOB, jet fuel not avail at FFC as of right now. Was talking to the A80 satellite controller and was having tough time maintaining altitude. Do they have adequate deicing available there? Weather looks like it had some very significant icing po...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO

Up until late the end of 2001, SU operated KHV-ANC-SEA-LAX-SEA-ANC-KHV and VVO-ANC-SEA-SFO-SEA-ANC-VVO 3-4x a week. 99% of the time, they were operated with IL-62M. Once in a great while, a Tu-154b would come thru. Not usually full. SU people were a pain in the ass to work with. I believe the main r...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 222060

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

A little concerned with the Chinese response and the slow trickle of info. Not sure if repatriation flights are such a great idea at the moment unless extreme containment/quarantine measures can be deployed. Coronavirus has already spread to multiple countries because of the inactions of China. Do ...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

On the ground at JFK now. Might be a medical emergency. Kind of a distance to fly with a medical emergency. More likely something inop precluding an ETOPS trip. But we won't know until we know, if we ever know. Apologies, it was supposed to say "Might not". Late night, extremely long shift.

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 222060

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

A little concerned with the Chinese response and the slow trickle of info. Not sure if repatriation flights are such a great idea at the moment unless extreme containment/quarantine measures can be deployed. Coronavirus has already spread to multiple countries because of the inactions of China. Do w...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

On the ground at JFK now. Might be a medical emergency.

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by Sancho99504
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 11524

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

They had at one point decided to convert the last lot of 6-7 788 orders to the larger 789 one. As the last lot of deliveries happened after a long gap due to the MX issues they had on 787's on early build frames. However, that proposal was quickly shot down. Silly them. Had they got the few 789's, ...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA
Replies: 18
Views: 5256

Re: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA

Do we now say the largest US carrier is Delta? You can slice it however you like. American Airlines is still the world's largest airline by total passengers flown, passenger-miles, fleet size, and US's largest by number of routes. Delta is the world's largest airline by revenue and profit. United i...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 12873

Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

Who the he** cares for a Porsche service when you just lost a child tho. Sounds tacky to me. You make it sound like a red coat dropped off some free tickets to the Delta Lounge once the jetbridge was reconnected. The point here is “the thought”. DL not only took care of accommodations but also swif...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 12873

Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

In a great gesture, Delta provided the family grief counselors, accommodations, food and Porsche service to their hotel at LAX. Who the he** cares for a Porsche service when you just lost a child tho. Sounds tacky to me. Would you rather DL just send them to the front curb at LAX to fend for a publ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 21776

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

I didn't put words into your mouth. I responded to your postings. Yes you did put words in my mouth. You accused me of not caring about how the ground handling employees are poorly treated by AAG/AS. When I made no such comment anywhere in this thread, about the treatment of ground handling employe...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 17307

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

Certainly in Europe, the 321 sold in smaller batches with 320 operators upgauging flights as required, with the same crew rostered (with Euro business, flights frequently weren't allocated a particular fleet/layout until a day or two before departure). The CEO was very under engined compared with t...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 21776

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

BA - This whole debacle can be traced back to 2005 when AS unilaterally fired longtime permanent workers. Ask those employees if they feel this is "semantics". Menzies, McGee, whatever - are all a direct result of Alaska's decision back in 2005, and they can own it. Which is why, even the...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 21776

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

From the internet: Flight benifits started after 30 days of employement. You can use them as much as you want when you are not working. Keep in mind you only get on the plane if there are opens seats and McGee people are at the very bottom of the standby list. That being said I got to go everywhere...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 21776

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

You want to argue ownership and perceived technicalities but have no problem that AAG and AS treats them like shit. They didn't have mass sick calls, they had a mass "we quit" movement. How rude of you to put words in my mouth... Nowhere in this thread have I stated that I have no problem...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 21776

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

No they do not. The article and occurrence you are referring to happened in 2005. We are in the year 2019, not 2005. AS does not currently outsource any ground handling operations at SEA. All ground handling is done by their own subsidiary, McGee Air Services, which also is the exclusive ground han...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 21776

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

No, they have their own ground handling subsidiary. https://www.mcgeeairservices.com/ Yes, they did - May 13, 2005, 7:20am PDT Updated May 13, 2005, 2:35pm PDT Alaska Airlines Inc. has released 472 baggage handlers and other unionized ramp-service employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport a...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9976

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

No other aircraft in service that smells of hydraulic fluid and oil. It's literally like stepping into yesteryear. The AA MD80s still had cloth seats in coach, which in my opinion were softer and provided more cushion(I have no cushion of my own and my tailbone hurts after 40 minutes) than the leath...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 17462

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Please stop with the 757. The program was shut down and it would be far from simple or relatively inexpensive to produce it again. It would also be too heavy. Why 'too heavy'? The 757's fuselage is the same as the 737. Converting the 737 line in Renton to 757, and stuffing 737 electronics into the ...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 20927

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

So it seems like the flight lasted 30 minutes and it doesn’t appear that fuel dump was performed at all based on the videos I’ve seen all over the internet. With 15 hours of fuel onboard and with landing weight close to MTOW, I’m assuming would be very dangerous (I’m aware that margins are incorpor...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 179640

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone know what the plan in SEA is? They've essentially cut nearly 50% of flying to PHX, PHL, CLT, ORD and MIA while DFW has lost one frequency and LAX is left untouched. JFK unsurprisingly was cut.

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by Sancho99504
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 46633

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

I thought the A380 would have been a game changer at places like JFK, LHR, HKG, NRT/HND, PEK, PVG, maybe even LAX and SFO. Daxing really killed the idea of having a lot of A380s in Asia.
Is CDG slot constrained because it doesn't have enough capacity or because of outside interests?

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by Sancho99504
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 161854

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Who is putting 160 seats the Max 8? AA has 172 seats. FlyDubai has 172, 10 of them lie-flats. Westjet has 174. Air Canada has 169. Icelandair is the only Max 8 operator with 160 seats. 180 seats on the low side might be a little high, but with technology improvements, probably can fly with 170-175 s...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 75891

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

There were several SWA pilots present for extended periods at the Boeing facilities prior to the first flight. One can't help but wonder how they were briefed on the functionality of MCAS, or were they simply left out of the information loop? Didn't SWAPA sue Boeing for not notifying or making pilo...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 75891

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

There were several SWA pilots present for extended periods at the Boeing facilities prior to the first flight. One can't help but wonder how they were briefed on the functionality of MCAS, or were they simply left out of the information loop? Didn't SWAPA sue Boeing for not notifying or making pilo...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 50638

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

A320NEO's are supposed to arrive in 2020, no? I personally think AS should switch the Max 9s to 8s and A320NEO to A321NEO. Sadly, neither Max 7 or A319NEO have the CASM to be highly profitable in AS's fleet, although I'm sure Boeing or Airbus could package a good deal on E190/5-E2 or A220-100/300. I...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension
Replies: 75
Views: 16961

Re: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension

AA DFW-SEA JAN 7>6[6] Really surprised that AA is cutting so much from SEA. No more JFK, which during the busy season was 2-3 daily, PHX is going down to 2 daily, which was 6-7 not too long ago. PHL, has 3-4 daily during busy season. The only AA hub that doesn't see a reduction is CLT and LAX. Wond...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension
Replies: 75
Views: 16961

Re: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension

Really surprised that AA is cutting so much from SEA. No more JFK, which during the busy season was 2-3 daily, PHX is going down to 2 daily, which was 6-7 not too long ago. PHL, has 3-4 daily during busy season. The only AA hub that doesn't see a reduction is CLT and LAX. Wonder if DL and AS will ba...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 23297

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?

I find it ridiculous when I pay $7,000 for a seat on an airplane and can't get a good look out of the window because the cabin crew keeps dimming my 2 windows to the darkest setting. I personally find the 787's "higher humidity and lower altitude pressure" to be highly overrated. I haven't...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 21606

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

Does anyone know who is going to get the two Jet Airways 737 Maxes sitting at BFI? It's kind of hard to see the titles from the freeway, but they're definitely in Jet's livery.

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by Sancho99504
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do freighters fly with max payload?
Replies: 30
Views: 4495

Re: How often do freighters fly with max payload?

When I worked at ORD from 06-08, Cargolux took the cake. The flight that went IND-ORD-PIK-LUX, came in with 2 stacks of empty pallets on the main deck, maybe 3 or 4 on the lower deck and maybe a pallet or two of freight on the main deck. The empty pallets stayed in ORD and went to the warehouse, whi...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6949

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Is it me or are legacy carriers pulling out of stadium name rights deals left and right? Only one I can think of left is American Airlines Center in Dallas. It used to be everywhere. Continental Airlines Arena, US Airways Center etc. Remember 2006 NBA Finals? American Airlines Series. United re-upp...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6
Replies: 27
Views: 7245

WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6

USA TODAY: Southwest dropping nearly 20 nonstop routes https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/08/19/southwest-airlines-cutting-nearly-20-nonstop-routes-los-angeles-boston-orlando-dallas/2049341001/ First they axe EWR, now they're cutting other routes. Some don't seem too surprising ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 22055

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

It's not just the airport that LGB has a problem with. It's with any business that doesn't keep banker's hours. A rather large company that makes steel tubing and conduit is in the process of finding a site out near Fontana or San Bernadino, to build a new facility to get away from the stupidity of ...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 69
Views: 19174

Re: A320neo vs B737max

Price being equal, I would order Max 8 and a combination of A321NEO and A321XLR. The Max 8 burns about 1.4% more fuel, which is negligible in the grand scheme of things but the hige difference is revenue potential. Due to the longer fuselage, I can fit 16F at 40" pitch and 144Y at roughly 33&qu...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 13280

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

Where exactly does the MAX fit in at DL? I'm not sure they need it, as long as Airbus keeps giving them good prices on 321NEOs. The Max 8 slots in between A220-300 and A321/NEO/739. A321: 192 seats 737-900ER: 180 737-800: 160 A320: 157-160 A319: 132 A220-300: 132(?) A220-100: 109 I seriously doubt ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?
Replies: 37
Views: 6527

Re: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?

Man, if the UltraFan were to be produced in the 35-50k thrust category..... just imagine how much more A321XLR could do with 38-40k lbs of thrust? From the rumblings about potential SFC, it would seem to be slightly more efficient than the GTF, allowing for a higher payload at max range, allowing fo...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 7497

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Pretty much dead on middle of the pack for UA. Likely sums up where they've been over the last decade and what future goals they want to attain. For all of the *bad* times within the last 10 years, they came out pretty good all things considered. I'm not a financial analyst or anything, but if I'm ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 10003

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Could we see them switch to A321NEO, order more and change the Max 9 to Max 8? The A320 burns less fuel, but the 737-800/Max 8 make that irrelevant by having at least 16 more pax while the A321 outperforms the 900/Max 9 every step of the way. MAX 10s are likely to be the future, not more 321s. If y...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 13280

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

Absolutely. The 737MAX7 only has 60 orders right now, probably making it a failure (it is about the same size as the A220-300). Meanwhile, the A220-300 has 461 orders, but that’s not to say that it is all because of the grounding (actually, it’s only received ten orders since the beginning of the g...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 10003

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Does anyone have an idea how the A320 and A319 are performing for AS now that they're being taken care of? I know they have a high lease cost, but beyond that, I would imagine that they perform relatively well compared to the 737s. I did a Google search for the future plan, but keep coming up with ...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 10003

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Sadly, the A319NEO has almost identical trip costs compared to A320NEO. Unless AS were to start TGU, UIO, GYE or some other places where the hot rod performance is needed, the A320NEO is a better replacement with 150 seats See this is getting intriguing then! For fleet commonalities sake with Horiz...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 10003

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Would Alaska consider replacing the 737-700’s and the A319’s with a single fleet type? What has better operating costs for Alaska’s fleet needs at the smaller end of mainline? Boeing is not building the MAX 7.... but the MAX 7.5. A320 is kind of approaching the MAX 8 in size, so why bother compared...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 7497

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Thanks. This is very exhaustive and fascinating. United seems to have taken its place in the middle of most of the metrics. Which is may not be the worst place to be, but obviously not the best. They are doing well but definitely have room for improvement. It seems AA needs to buck up. WN numbers a...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 10003

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Does anyone have an idea how the A320 and A319 are performing for AS now that they're being taken care of? I know they have a high lease cost, but beyond that, I would imagine that they perform relatively well compared to the 737s. I did a Google search for the future plan, but keep coming up with a...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 8986

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

The MAX grounding is certainly a negative factor dragging down earnings, but so is the AA leadership team. Simply put, AA made the wrong choice and now they are paying for it. They should have shown DUI Dougie the door and promoted Kirby. AA's earnings are now in part reflecting the results of that...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 4591

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

We would see an instant reduction in fuel consumption if the bureaucratic bs was eliminated. Take NextGen for example; Years behind schedule, billions over budget, no real idea when it will be fully implemented. NextGen opens up the ability to have more movements during inclement weather, especially...

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