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by airbazar
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 14478

Re: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR

Moving from FRA to MUC is a very different scenario. MUC and FRA are the main airports in Germany and MUC is a high yield high volume end destination. It is just shifting available seats by increasing and decreasing aircraft sizes in both places. On top of that, FRA and MUC are relatively close and...

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Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 14478

Re: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR

Moving some connecting traffic to a cheaper/better airport is not completely out of the realm of possibility. LH has been doing exactly that by moving some of their connecting traffic from FRA to MUC because of their beef with FRA. The issue here is that BA is not likely to find a better airport to ...

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Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50795

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Why is BA is odd customer when their hub is a slot constraint airport, if not one of the most slot restricted one in the world…. Yet they didn't find a need to order more A380's or the 748i, and were very late to the 77W. BA also already has the A380 and the A35K. The 777X seems like an odd fit bec...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50795

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I cannot find a reason either as to why anyone would order a 77X. And in multiple threads now I have asked for people to tell me where only the 77X makes sense. But so far, zero. No one can actually say why an airline would order it. Perhaps you should ask the airlines that have ordered it, or even...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 22423

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

11C wrote:

Blah, blah, blah….
I get it, unions bad. Management good. The end.


Not always but in this case, definitely. Because when the airline files for BK it's not the guys making well into the six figures that will be hurting.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50795

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

The 777X has more orders than the A350-1000. It's not a reasonable comparison because the A350-1000 is a niche aircraft in a large family that is selling while the 777X is the entire family given that no one is buying 772's and 773's anymore. Unless I'm reading the data wrong, Boeing as zero unfill...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50795

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Really not an interesting discussion as the 777X is still two years away from EIS. Until real world performance numbers come out comments made are pure speculation. As the OP is already calling the 777X "the Boeing A380" we clearly know where his bias lies. Personally, I will wait for the...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 51536

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

The whole XLR thing just blows my mind, it seems like just yesterday that EVERYONE was calling this a "niche" aircraft. [...] The only thing more impressive than the overall A321NEO orders to me is the XLR orders. That reminds me, what happened to the LR? Many people predicted that the LR...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ unveils new business class for its Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 31
Views: 5603

Re: SQ unveils new business class for its Boeing 737 Max

I always wonder why airlines choose the Vantage for small J cabins on NBs. Seems like too much inconsistency across the cabin and too tight in the dual rows. Throne seats = bliss. Dual seats = nightmare. Wow you must be one spoiled passenger to please. If a lie flat window seat is that bad maybe yo...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I can say with a certain degree of certainty that it is happening. Some Delta flights will be leaving from E. Seemingly no one likes it, but it is what it is. VS lounge is also still closed. Alleged to not be reopening, at the very least any time soon. Lounges are super expensive to operate and are...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ unveils new business class for its Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 31
Views: 5603

Re: SQ unveils new business class for its Boeing 737 Max

Does anyone else think it's weird that the seats have different widths in rows 11 and 14? Is it due to the fuselage tapering? The 737 has a bit of a tapering at the front. On an all Y config, it is apparent from row 5 and forwards. That's not the reason. The throne seats are 22" because there'...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

E in its original form, was not really big enough, nor had the service to warrant Lounges in any major form of number. With the expansion(s), that maybe more feasible, if/when more service shows up. For example. DL, what do they do? Right now they've renovated the Skyclub in A, but IF (and it's sti...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Well the whale is back...but not with restored service. I looked up in the parking lot of the North Shore Mall and was shocked to see an Emirates A380. Quickly checked flightradar24 and looks like it's EK201 to JFK diverting. I find it alittle humorous just on Friday the Globe had an article talkin...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I think this coming Summer we are going to see in the TATL market the same sort of crazy demand that we saw domestically last Summer. Just look at DL scheduling a 767 to LIS where it used to be a 752. It's gonna be that kind of crazy, I think. I'm not convinced of this yet. Summer demand IMO will d...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13922

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

On the topic of Amtrak vs. plane, another thing to look at going forward is the exodus of people from the inner cities to the suburbs over the last 18 months. I'm not familiar with the situation in NYC and DC, but in Boston for passengers originating north of the city, the airport is actually easier...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

For both UA and SW the biggest difference is the amount of space both carriers have, neither airline is using their full allotment of ticket counters yet and this should hopefully allow them to expand into the future. Ticket counter space is becoming mostly useless as more people use electronic boa...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 7950

Re: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?

If you look back at the last 50 years seemingly every aircraft family has gotten larger. This trend was more obvious in the WB space but it's happening in the NB space too. A310/300 -> A330/340 -> A350. More people flying = more butts per trip = more efficiency. Once could argue that both the A320 a...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

For both UA and SW the biggest difference is the amount of space both carriers have, neither airline is using their full allotment of ticket counters yet and this should hopefully allow them to expand into the future. Ticket counter space is becoming mostly useless as more people use electronic boa...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13922

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

Humm, correct me if I'm wrong but they are only retiring the product, not the actual flights, correct? The shuttle product makes no sense today when getting to the airport 30 mins before the flight is no longer feasible most of the times. You're missing the key factor in the decline of the shuttle -...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

BA in Boston is all about frequency. They’re going back to 3x daily. The a380 fit Boston because there was huge demand for capacity as well as frequency. Now it’s one or the other. I’d expect to see the 35k or 78x back in the rotation before an a380 I don't see it as being one or the other. I see i...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm hoping for a xmas surprise and that BA makes the decision to bring back the A380 :D It would be nice, but I see no sign of it from either Emirates or BA as far into the future as I can see (the only two airlines that could conceivably do so). But both airlines are in the midst of reactivating t...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm hoping for a xmas surprise and that BA makes the decision to bring back the A380 :D

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US
Replies: 38
Views: 9430

Re: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US

Personally I thought the A380 movements were much more newsworthy than the simultaneous flights to the U.S.

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I've sometimes wondered whether something like this would make sense for A to E post-security connections. They could likely build on top of existing walkways / parking garage structures. Would be an interesting definition of airside..haha A while ago I have actually suggested that here in the foru...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

And yet there is a major road tunnel right next to terminal A. Indeed there is. You might also recall how expensive it was and how long it took to build. Not sure Massport is willing to spend that much. A better comparison is the tunnel that connects the main terminal A to the satellite. It's doabl...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 125437

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

Slow season Start-ups in new markets often start slowly Lack of local name recognition and what there is was not great in recent press People need time to change habits Other airlines at MHT are running over 90% loads so I agree with the reply saying to give it some time. I'm sure the upcoming wint...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 125437

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

I have some concern regarding NK at MHT. I know a few reliable sources at the airport, and they have informed me the flights are only carrying 50 people on average. This is worrisome, as that is obviously not profitable. I know it is not the busy season, but I don't feel the flights should be that ...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Any insight into the loads for flights to London since travel restrictions were eased in the UK? I can tell you that my late departure from LHR on BA (BA0239), for Dec 31st was cancelled. Most likely because there wasn't enough demand for the morning flight out of Boston on January 1st. Understanda...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 125437

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

I agree 100%. Southwest not only is paying more to serve Logan (higher landing fees, longer taxi times means more fuel usage) but they have to knock their fares way down in order to compete. In the end it’s not the City of Boston, it’s the whole Boston market…a not inconsequential slice of which wo...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10369

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

Where exactly is the fiction of UA and SQ being cold/enemies coming from? It's never been true in the 21st century, at least. Three examples off the top of my head which refute the fiction: It's a.net where old myths die hard. A codeshare agreement is a financial transaction not a date. If UA and S...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10369

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

Were they not already codesharing as Star Alliance partners? They were codesharing on a very limited number of routes but customers could also buy combined itineraries when connecting between the 2. Code-sharing allows for a more seamless experience from the customer point of view. I would hope tha...

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10369

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

Never thought I'd see this: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/sia-signs-mou-with-united-airlines-in-move-that-could-lead-to-more-arrivals-at I guess it took a global pandemic for these two enemies to partner. Makes sense. SQ doesn't have a proper partner in the US (AS only cover West...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24195

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

The fact that they chose to start BOS rather than a 2nd LAX should say something. LAWA data show UA is a weak #3 at LAX ytd. This just confirms the objective fact. And they are an even weaker #4 in BOS with zero international presence from this market. The only thing it confirms is that they think ...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Well the schedule seems to have enough slack in it for FGITD to be closer to the mark Flight arrives 7.40PM from LHR and departs 10.25PM from BOS, that’s a perfect amount of time to disembark in E. Tow to B and be ready and prepped for boarding around 9.40PM for a 10.25PM departure Massport don’t l...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Agreed on that…no way UA is going to inconvenience every connecting passenger and confuse every local passenger by going to E, just so some of the business class folk can go to the LH lounge for a quick drink. You're probably right but I don't see UA doing a lot of connections at BOS. Maybe some di...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24195

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

As a leisure traveler to Europe, I would definitely use the daytime flight as well and the night time flight westbound! Both sound amazing! Leisure or business. I'm doing exactly that on a trip I'm booked for in December. Daytime flights are the best. I'm booked BOS-LHR with BA. And London is not e...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like UA's LHR route for next year is confirmed: https://www.united.com/en/us/newsroom/announcements/2021-10-28-United-Adds-Five-New-Flights-from-the-U-S-to-London https://onemileatatime.com/news/united-airlines-london-heathrow-expansion/ It will be interesting - it's a relatively high seat co...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24195

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

I have some serious doubts about the Boston flight sticking around that long. That’s a high J class 767. That needs a lot of corporate demand which they have very little point of sale from Boston. And they had to start competing with new American and JetBlue launch that are both going to fly it as ...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24195

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

This is United’s largest London Heathrow schedule since they purchased the rights from Pan Am in 1990. These flights are why they have their high J class 767-300s. I would love to see a companion of United’s S22 LHR schedule vs. Delta and American. Star Alliance might not have a UK partner but thei...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Lol where is this "if AC ever suspends BOS" chatter coming from? Did I miss something? Not quite what he said. He said if AC ever vacates B1-B3, I.e goes somewhere else on site (albeit where they would go is a whole separate discussion). But never said anything about suspending BOS. That’...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

As CALMSP pointed out, the job fair was held at the old Mile High Stadium now called Empower Field at Mile High. They were expecting upwards of 5,000 people to show up for the recent job fair and had about 100 people that actually showed up. https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/its-just...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Anybody hoping these problems will be corrected soon, will have to be more patient: https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-shortage-denver-airport-job-fair-colorado-staff-work-employment-2021-10 No matter what the solutions will be, they will have to include new staffing, which looks a long way off....

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I think there are more people that walk than you think, and every person who walks is one less on the train, lowering pressure. And this is Colorado we're talking about. There is no more athletic state in the country, so if a pedestrian tunnel would have an effect anywhere, it's more in DEN. Enough...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

"I think we have to understand and do a cost-benefit analysis to say, do you spend $200 or $300 million to do a walkway or a tunnel or something like that? You have to do a cost-benefit analysis to say, you've had this happen once in 26 years. Do you spend that money to solve something that is...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Can someone compare ATL layout to DEN ? ATL has a train connecting all terminals, why don't they have the issues DEN has been having ? My travels via ATL have always been a breeze. My travels thru DEN have always been a breeze too from the train point of view so I don't quite understand all the tal...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 11020

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

Does AI have any cash cow routes? Isn't being profitable kind of a prerequisite to having a cash cow route?

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

The is already a color coded system in addition to the numbering scheme. The east is blue the west is red. At the end of the day a lot of it boils down to the signs being terrible in the terminal, combined with the construction walls changing monthly. Before the Great Hall project the issue was the...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 166053

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Clearly you have never given directions to a lost passenger inside of the Denver airport on how to exit or one of the million ways they can get lost. It’s a terrible design. The mirror concept is confusing and creates an infinite number of opportunities for someone to go the wrong way thinking they...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123512

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Terminal A needs customs. Maybe convert part of the satellite or the underground connector to make that happen. Never gonna happen. Too much money for too little benefit. And where do you put baggage claim? The problem with A is lack of gate space. Adding customs and having widebody aircraft arrive...

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