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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does Shortened Mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 6705

What Does Shortened Mean?

I have been listening to a few youtube JFK ground conversations, and they often say runway 13right shortened. What does the shortened mean?

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?
Replies: 49
Views: 13410

RE: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?

I think the title makes sense, it is just that we are stuck obsessing over one factor - aerodynamic efficiency. Yes the smaller diameter fuselage is more efficient due to lower frontal area. But inherent in that argument is how that space is being used. Because almost all planes are single deck, the...

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by cloudboy
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Interiors Expo - Any Reports?
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Aircraft Interiors Expo - Any Reports?

Anyone have a chance to attend the Aircraft Interiors Expo this year? I haven't seen any news on it, hoping there was a least one or two interesting things there.

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?
Replies: 49
Views: 13410

RE: Do Long Haul Narrow Body Economics Work?

It is also a matter of the airline's customers. Widebody aircraft are capable of handling containers that narrow body aircraft are not. If your airline model is based on some cargo revenue, then likely a widebody aircraft would be more efficient. On the other hand, if you don't think you can fill th...

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Cabin Improvements
Replies: 41
Views: 11086

RE: A380 Cabin Improvements

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/r2rho" class="quote" target="_blank">r2rho</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Airbus needs to do more out of the box thinking...

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by cloudboy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger
Replies: 36
Views: 9795

RE: Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger

The only strong reason I see <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> really interested in acquiring Virgin is for quick access to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue And Alaska Reportedly Make Offer For VX
Replies: 236
Views: 34961

RE: Jet Blue And Alaska Reportedly Make Offer For VX

But they don't really have many competitive routes, do they? If eliminating competition is their primary goal, I would think it would have more to do with preventing <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> from getting a stronger foothold on the west coast. I know right now <acronym titl...

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by cloudboy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 9
Replies: 202
Views: 21681

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 9

The Boston area has a huge Indian population especially in the Metro West area. However, from my own experience with friends who are Indian, it seems most of them are pretty Americanized. Yes they still have family in India, and still occasionally travel back there, but I don't think there is as muc...

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by cloudboy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Uncomfortable Embraer Jets
Replies: 33
Views: 6316

RE: Uncomfortable Embraer Jets

?I think the window placement fore and aft to the seat is more a function of the airline than the jet. I travel quite a bit on them - in fact my preferred economy class aircraft. Some seats in some airlines the windows are misaligned, but this happens on any aircraft. I find the higher windows far m...

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by cloudboy
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Boarding - Stairs And Luggage
Replies: 2
Views: 3054

A380 Boarding - Stairs And Luggage

In most cases, the A380 boards on both decks. But in some cases, and sometimes with economy on both decks, passengers board on the lower level and have to ascend to the upper level with their carryons. I would imaging this must slow down boarding considerably. Do the airlines have a solution to this...

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by cloudboy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For SST?
Replies: 60
Views: 10325

RE: Is There A Market For SST?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>More speed = more energy required = more...

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by cloudboy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Pre-clearance At YTZ, YQB Announced..
Replies: 26
Views: 6931

RE: US Pre-clearance At YTZ, YQB Announced..

It will also be interesting to see if the preclearance for Montreal's Train Station has an effect as well - this would make train travel between Montreal and New York and Montreal much easier, and for train travel it is a perfect distance for HSR.

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by cloudboy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For SST?
Replies: 60
Views: 10325

RE: Is There A Market For SST?

Unanswerable question until we know what kind of range, economics, and load it has. The Concorde really wasn't terribly inefficient at cruise - the higher fuel burn was offset by shorter flight time. But the need to use afterburners to get off the ground and the jump to hyperspace, er supersonic aff...

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by cloudboy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Mint Comes To Boston
Replies: 14
Views: 7465

B6 Mint Comes To Boston

Just got an email - JetBlue is announcing Mint service between Boston and San Francisco (starts 3/24/16), Barbados (seasonal, starts 3/26/16) and Los Angeles (starts 10/20/16). Glad to see it come to Boston! <a href="http://www2.jetblue.com/flying-on-jetblue/mint/?source=EM030416" target="_blank">ht...

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by cloudboy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

I'll agree it will never happen - the airlines simply refuse to think about potential markets, only carving up smaller and smaller pieces of existing markets. You are not going to get the big spenders at ORH. Shouldn't even try. I am not looking at this from how an Airline maximizes it's current pas...

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by cloudboy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

It's not that it is hard to find, it is that it is hard to get to. Goddard drive from the north requires going down Chandler st (which is all rough traffic) or Mill Street, which is not only in absolutely poor shape, but also a battleground between residents and motorists. From the south side, to ge...

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by cloudboy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

I don't see ORH having any significant growth until there is better airport access. Having said that, I do think there would be enough demand for a once or twice daily service to one of the NYC airports on a CRJ or Q400, and could probably do a once or twice daily <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfiel...

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by cloudboy
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

Worcester Magazine ran an article today about ORH. <a href="http://worcestermag.com/2016/02/18/clear-skies-or-turbulence-ahead-on-the-wings-of-its-past-worcester-regional-airport-looks-to-the-future/40529." target="_blank">http://worcestermag.com/2016/02/18/c...airport-looks-to-the-future/40529.</a>...

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by cloudboy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL + VS Flirting On Facebook
Replies: 33
Views: 16398

RE: KL + VS Flirting On Facebook

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>With 45+% of VA shares owned by <acronym t...

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by cloudboy
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK CEO: New Inflight Innovation Coming Soon.
Replies: 29
Views: 16352

RE: EK CEO: New Inflight Innovation Coming Soon.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirlineCritic" class="quote" target="_blank">AirlineCritic</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Please let it be an onboard saun...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Cabotage Right EU Carriers In US
Replies: 71
Views: 10571

RE: Why No Cabotage Right EU Carriers In US

For an airline like <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, for instance, Cabotage would enable them to concentrate their large aircraft on a few transatlantic flights, say <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kenn...

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by cloudboy
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was So Wrong With Tower Air?
Replies: 57
Views: 18676

RE: What Was So Wrong With Tower Air?

In some ways it is wrong to say they were unsuccessful. Much of their trouble came from the fact that they were at the time very successful - they were simply ill-equipped to handle the passenger loads they managed, resulting in things such as poor safety, lack of adequate staff, and poor maintenanc...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 US 747 Flight Q's
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

RE: 2016 US 747 Flight Q's

Check between ORD and SFO. They will occasionally show up there.

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by cloudboy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iyerhari" class="quote" target="_blank">iyerhari</a> (<a href="#140" class="quote">Reply 140</a>):<br/><i>Which other airport exists where this ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

I know A was designed to be able to handle at least a few widebodies for international departures. Was it ever constructed to be able to accommodate international arrivals? Another words, is there space set aside for <acronym title="Coimbra (- Bissaia Barreto / Cernache) (CBP / LPCO), Portugal">CBP<...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Shows New Cabin Interior
Replies: 48
Views: 18751

RE: JetBlue Shows New Cabin Interior

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/richierich" class="quote" target="_blank">richierich</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Apparently so in today's climate. Th...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAA Domestic Wide Bodies S16
Replies: 29
Views: 6003

RE: LAA Domestic Wide Bodies S16

Has AA started using Legacy US widebodies on domestic routes? I am asking because we specified Legacy AA, so I am assuming th OP originally meant to distinguish from Legacy US domestic widebodies.

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Shows New Cabin Interior
Replies: 48
Views: 18751

RE: JetBlue Shows New Cabin Interior

I don't know, though. Right now they have 150. They will be adding two rows. I know they gain some from the removal of the aft lavs, but is it 2 rows worth? The old configuration had more seats, but that was before they had the even more space seats.

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by cloudboy
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Super Fan" Experience
Replies: 14
Views: 4620

RE: Delta "Super Fan" Experience

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> Come now. Just because this one kid...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant
Replies: 75
Views: 18536

RE: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tjh8402" class="quote" target="_blank">tjh8402</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>According to seat guru, all <acronym title...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Super Fan" Experience
Replies: 14
Views: 4620

RE: Delta "Super Fan" Experience

I think this is great. But you know what, there are thousands and thousands of other kids out there who have this level of passion about all kinds of things. This shouldn't be one of those things that happens once and a big media campaign is made of it and it is forgotten about a year down the road....

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by cloudboy
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant
Replies: 75
Views: 18536

RE: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/neutrino" class="quote" target="_blank">neutrino</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>You have all the prerogative and the rig...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant
Replies: 75
Views: 18536

RE: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant

Pundits love to complain that people won't pay for wider seats. It's not that they won't pay, it's that people won't pay a high premium. Premium Economy is a great example. Some carrier <acronym title="Air Europe Italy">PE</acronym> do quite well. When you look at the actual comparative price (not a...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ
Replies: 68
Views: 13498

RE: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ

Is Ottawa really big enough to make a hub? I don't think there would be enough O/D traffic there from what I have seen.

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant
Replies: 75
Views: 18536

RE: Al Baker: Seat Comfort Opinions Are Irrelevant

Why don't you ask that to everyone who complains about the person next to them being too large, and to those larger passengers they are all complaining about.

Lack of accessible information does not mean that people don't care.

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by cloudboy
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ
Replies: 68
Views: 13498

RE: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ

Could they have a reverse hub? In that, I m meaning hubbing at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> (or <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>). T...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Brings Comfort Turkey On DL Flight
Replies: 95
Views: 17254

RE: Passenger Brings Comfort Turkey On DL Flight

Are we maybe assuming the "turkey" in question is a bird and not her husband?

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by cloudboy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ
Replies: 68
Views: 13498

RE: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ

That might just be their game now. They are never going to be able to grow out of <acronym title="Toronto - Billy Bishop City (City Centre / Toronto Island) (YTZ / CYTZ), Canada - Ontario">YTZ</acronym>. Not anything significant, anyways. And sorry, they will be too small an airline at <acronym titl...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Brings Comfort Turkey On DL Flight
Replies: 95
Views: 17254

RE: Passenger Brings Comfort Turkey On DL Flight

Yeah, for all the complaining about comfort animals, what is the motivation in the first part?" I can see someone wanting to bring a dog or cat aboard, or even a piglet (yes, I know that small pigs are actually somewhat common household pets). But when we are starting to talk about ponies and turkey...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...
Replies: 39
Views: 8741

RE: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...

I think I would be more scared of there being an accidental detachment of the cabin than I would be of a crash!

But what about the poor pilot and co-pilot?

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by cloudboy
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

800 people is not, in Boston terms, huge. So I am not sure it will spur anything on it's own. But setting that aside, this might finally be enough of an impetus to drive the conversion of the Silverline tunnel to light rail, which it was designed for. Trains would not be able to run to the airport, ...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 8
Replies: 257
Views: 21768

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 8

I think it is far from a true done deal. In the long run I think they will never fully move, and the honeymoon phase will die quickly, with an associated backlash. The long and short of it is that year, we might see a little more gain in direct flights for a while, but that traffic will fall off, an...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Design, Shift Convention!
Replies: 23
Views: 3546

RE: Aircraft Design, Shift Convention!

What would be the gain? In the end the cockpit is going to have to take up more space no matter where it is located. Putting it up front, where for operational purposes is most beneficial anyways, utilizes what would otherwise be awkward space for seating given the curve of the fuselage. Any other l...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA1104 ANC-DEN Diverted To YVR
Replies: 35
Views: 8027

RE: UA1104 ANC-DEN Diverted To YVR

I am sure they could handle a special case. There's a town in Maine that doesn't even have road access to the rest of the USA. And a town in Vermont that actually straddles the boarder, with public buildings which are in both countries.

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by cloudboy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another One Gone: No More AA Timetable
Replies: 31
Views: 12221

RE: Another One Gone: No More AA Timetable

No, I don't think that is it. I think it has to do with airline operations and pricing policies. Unfortunately the US airlines operate on a model of scarcity, not product. Airline timetables allowed comparison - timetables allowed passengers to search for better aircraft, which affected utilization ...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Do Some Americans Drive Long Distances
Replies: 116
Views: 8693

RE: Why Do Some Americans Drive Long Distances

Wait until you have 3 screaming kids who have to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes, seem to inhale food and juice, and have little interest in going where you need to go. I think for many, driving is a convenience factor, not a price factor (although, it often times is price driven as well). When ...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air- 10 Years
Replies: 41
Views: 8351

RE: Independence Air- 10 Years

They, like everyone else, got too obsessed with the LLC model. That simply does not work with small aircraft. They would have been much better off focusing on great service to a lot of smaller ignored cities and built up a customer base of people who wanted or needed to fly direct. You can't easily ...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's PVD Doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2954

RE: How's PVD Doing?

The walkway (and rental car garage) were built after <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> started flying to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>. I haven't flown through there for several months, but t...

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by cloudboy
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR With 5-across Twin-aisle Economy Layout?
Replies: 80
Views: 28438

RE: A321LR With 5-across Twin-aisle Economy Layout?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i>No economy passenger would pay for m...

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by cloudboy
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR With 5-across Twin-aisle Economy Layout?
Replies: 80
Views: 28438

RE: A321LR With 5-across Twin-aisle Economy Layout?

I don't see any benefits to a double aisle configuration that would not also be achievable with a simply wider aisle. I don't see any reason why an airline would choose to go with two aisles. I do, however, see potential for 5 across seating - 2-3 or 3-2. This wouldn't be the entire aircraft of cour...

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