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Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:08 pm

Does anyone have any predictions/rumors such as livery re-designs, mergers, which airlines will finally pull the trigger and join
or form a new alliance/interline agreements.

Not the standard Spirit will cleanup their act and actually win a JD power award, or Air France will hire a whole team of people to wash their planes etc....
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:19 pm

United finally decides to commission a new livery :)
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:16 am

Emirates decides on a combination of 787-10 and A350-900 for their new smaller aircraft. The 787-10 for regional routes and A350-900 for thiner long haul routes.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:26 am

Delta downsizes their regional SEA base. Based on multiple previous threads, it looks like they are stuggling on the regional PNW routes such as SEA-PSC/BIL/BZN/MSO. Also, they almost completely pull out of the Alaska market cutting SIT, KTN, JNU, and FAI. I think ANC will stay.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:35 am

Airbus discontinues the Airbus A380
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:44 am

In less than 2 weeks we will have the following threads:
How long will DL keep their MD80s
Will AA paint 1 MD80 in the new livery
When will UA get a new livery
When will the 748 be cancelled
When will the 380 be cancelled
When will B6 be acquired by AS
When will Spirit / Frontier / Alegient merge
Why doesn't an ME3 fly to DTW
Will a 737-10 be a 757 Max
How Trump will f--- up aviation
Brexit is why TATL capacity is shrinking
When will AA close ORD and PHX
When will UA close IAD
Norweagin will take over the world
AA shocked they can't good China slots for LAX
Etc.

Realistacilly, there will be changes.

The new US admin will push for privatization of ATC.

UA will announce a new livery and branding with a bizarre focus on business travel at EWR, IAH, ORD, and SFO,

AA will announce DFW-ORD will be the final MD80 route, 330s will fly HA to DFW & relaunch to ORD from HNL.

DL will continue to frustrate DTW and MSP a'netters while UA and AA do the same to ORD.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:07 am

Jokes
Why isn't XXX (complete any small airport code) a hub for AA/DL/UA
Should B6 just stop flying because they are not the US4 and AS are just going to buy them anyway?
Why doesn't every airline in the world fly to DTW?
Ryanair announce additional fees for:
Seat Cushions, tray tables and armrests
Spirit issue an RFQ to see if the 787 and a330 can work 11 across and 28 inch pitch in an all economy layout

More Realistic
What is going to happen to the 2 VX gates at DAL?
US Tatl capacity will continue to be trimmed on US3, but DY will plan to pick up the slack in 2018 with their max routes.
EK will finally announce ATL and will bring the whale to BOS for a 2018 start.
Air Berlin will cease to exist and be merged into Eurowings (if legally feasible)
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:17 am

American Airlines admits the present livery was done by the six year old nephew of a major stock holder, and decides to commission an adult to design a new one.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:30 am

Air Canada will release a new livery on their 737MAXes.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:35 am

AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.).
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:38 am

The 2 gates at DAL will be an issue. Not sure how I predict that.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:44 am

Air China will reveal a new livery.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:59 am

Philippine Airlines Launches new Livery. Philippine Airlines goes bankrupt after loss of passengers as some new airline comes to market.
Cebu Pacific fucks over the rest of the Philippine Aviaiton Market.
Duterte launches Public Airline and names it Duterte Shooty Bang Bang airlines.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:54 am

Cuba will end up being a bust for American carriers.

US passenger airlines will still not purchase and A380 and 747-8.

AS will do their next round of post Virgin expansion out of SFO.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:30 am

globalcabotage wrote:
AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.).


Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:40 am

tysmith95 wrote:
globalcabotage wrote:
AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.).


Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?


Yes.


Ok maybe not the only one but I gotta say I'm in the hate club as well.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:43 am

tysmith95 wrote:
globalcabotage wrote:
AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.).


Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?



You're not the only one. The mother of the kid who designed it really loves it. Really.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:49 am

This may be an unpopular opinion but I would love to see BA unveil a new livery, it seems to have been around for a long time (or feels like it).
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:50 am

Alaska Airlines is going to rename the lower 48 and call it Alaska. Then they will take over the entire Country. So all you will be flying is Alaska Airlines.
Why endure the nightmare and congestion of LAX when BUR, LGB, ONT & SNA is so much easier to fly in and out of. Same with OAK & SJC when it comes to SFO.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:01 am

tysmith95 wrote:
Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?


No, a lot of people do. I'd say it's here to stay. -ir
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:09 am

I'm gonna predict ME3 start reversing just a little, Condor continues adding US markets (2-3), UA draws IAD down a little more, and RDU gets SAN and 2-3 regional flights..
Aiming High and going far..
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:23 am

Oil stays lower than $60 and many more ULH flights are announced.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:35 am

Fort Lauderdale gets more cities and new routes (maybe Alaska FLL-SAN?).
New Air Canada livery on 737 MAX

Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo
Maybe JetBlue announces going A321neoLR
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:50 am

QF will top up their 787 order
VA will cancel plans to fly to China and Hainan will fly the routes instead
NZ will take over SAAs PER service so SAA can focus on their financial troubles and other routes instead
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:52 am

AUS gets a flight to Asia.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:23 am

tysmith95 wrote:
Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?


No. As said, there are plenty of us who love it - I'm one of them. I think AA's new branding, including the livery, is awesome.

But for some reason it keeps getting dragged into entirely unrelated conversations so people can hate on it. [rolls eyes]
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:11 am

jeffh747 wrote:
Fort Lauderdale gets more cities and new routes (maybe Alaska FLL-SAN?).
New Air Canada livery on 737 MAX

Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo
Maybe JetBlue announces going A321neoLR


Ummm...Delta already ordered the A330neo.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:30 am

Arik Air considering A380s pending advice from the A.net forum;
Arik Air finally cancels rouge 747-8 and 787-9 order;
Arik Air finally realises that it always keeps bitting way more than it can chew;
Air Berlin is cut off life support and is absorbed into EW;
Airbus decides on A350-1000 stretch;
Boeing decides on 737-10 MAX;
Emirates re-orders A350-900s;
Fate of the A380 becomes much clearer;
The real reason for Akbar Al Baker's whinning finally comes to light. etc.

It's going to be an interesting year that's for sure.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:46 am

angusjt wrote:
QF will top up their 787 order
VA will cancel plans to fly to China and Hainan will fly the routes instead
NZ will take over SAAs PER service so SAA can focus on their financial troubles and other routes instead


No more one-stops for NZ. Especially this. Would be cool, but highly unlikely. The 789 could do AKL-JNB direct, technically, but would not meet LROPS requirements (ETOPS)
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:51 am

tysmith95 wrote:
Airbus discontinues the Airbus A380

Major order for A380. :)
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:53 am

More MH370 conspiracy theories.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:35 am

jeffh747 wrote:
Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo


DL already ordered the A330NEO.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:22 am

jeffh747 wrote:
Fort Lauderdale gets more cities and new routes (maybe Alaska FLL-SAN?).
New Air Canada livery on 737 MAX

Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo
Maybe JetBlue announces going A321neoLR

It's going to be B6 with FLL-STT, FLL-DEN, and FLL-SXM. I'll call it now.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:48 am

Tatl capacity will shrink due to continued instability in Europe including terrorism and a weak Euro. Expect some great fares early next year. Air Berlin says Auf wiedersehen. Delta announces a new widebody order (more Airbus aircraft?). UA doesn't announce a new livery. More strikes for LH and a less than rosy outlook for the airline. Chinese carriers get more aggressive while the ME3 begin to show cracks.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:04 pm

tysmith95 wrote:
globalcabotage wrote:
AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.).


Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?


Nope, I'm with you! I love it, the old one was too classic, I feel the same about the IB livery, a well needed more modern livery.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:06 pm

I'm going to make a really bold prediction...., FR continue to take over the world!
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:56 pm

Baltia Airlines starts flying
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:52 pm

ericm2031 wrote:
jeffh747 wrote:
Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo


DL already ordered the A330NEO.

Oops! Right you are, it seems. Thanks for the correction! Seems like my prediction is already coming true :lol:

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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:23 pm

Best wishes to everyone for a happy and prosperous 2017.
UA to announce and start service to another Chinese city from SFO
UA to order 6-10 additional 77W'S to be based at EWR
AA exercises options on additional 789'S and speeds up 767 retirements
DL announces intentions to take 787-10'S They will become DL'S primary trans atlantic aircraft
DL to expand international operations from BOS announce BOS-ATH seasonal service, BOS- BCN seasonal service
KE announces ICN-BOS service 4 weekly with 789'S starting Sept of 2017
WN adds 1 daily MHT-MDW and restarts MHT-DEN
AS/VX announce additional new routes and cities. New cities will be PIT from SEA and SFO, CLE from SEA and LAX
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:39 pm

Father Christmas goes non stop Greenland to Perth
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:47 pm

This list is focused on Delta/Midwest:
DL:
- More domestic expansion at BOS for more international connections
- A few business destinations from RDU like ORD/MKE/BNA
- Year-round CVG-SEA, CVG-AUS service like RDU, possibly adding some old routes like CVG-GRR/RIC/PIT/MSN/SAN
- PIT-LAX??? to replace AA's service
WN:
- DAY operations shifted to CVG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
G4:
- CLE to LAS/EWR/BWI
- CVG to LAX/SAN/OAK/PHL
- LCK to BWI/EWR
- PIT to EWR/VPS
F9:
- CVG to SEA/PDX/ORD
- CMH to SFO/LAX
B6:
- Europe from BOS/JFK
- Adding CMH and/or CVG to BOS/FLL
AA:
- PHX to CLE/CVG
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:54 pm

BER was supposed to open in 2017, and it won't.

Lufthansa will shuffle a lot with Eurowings and SN Brussels airlines, possibly leading to strikes in Brussels

Norwegian will buy Air Berlin
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:50 pm

FI and WW will merge and change their name to Cod Air. A.net will ban fish jokes. Serious prediction, actually more a wish, Norwegian will announce more destinations from BWI. Com'on BCN.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:10 pm

BA will close LCY-JFK.
BA will launch an all Club World 787 LHR-JFK from T5 with a dedicated US pre-clearence just for this flight which BA will pay for.
Alitalia will finally be allowed to die.
Within the first year of the Trump a spat with China will result in a ban of US airlines in China airspace.
Rolls Royce announce a break through with a new engine design capable of 50% less fuel burn and can be fitted to any aircraft.
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:20 pm

BA begins a "trial" of unbundling the World Traveller product to compete against Norwegian at LGW.

IAG launches a takeover bid for WizzAir.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:27 pm

1. United converts their A350-1000 order, either a mix of A330s and A350-900s or A321s and A330s or A321s and A350-900s.
2. United becomes the launch customer for the 737-10
3 JetBlue launches EWR-LAX/SFO
4. ANA announces nonstop Tokyo-Orlando
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:29 pm

Delta will cancel the 787-8 order and either apply the deposits to the 737-900ER's already ordered or order 50 737-8 MAX.
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:43 pm

tysmith95 wrote:
globalcabotage wrote:
AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.).


Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery?


Im with you, the old livery was terrifying!
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:57 pm

xms3200 wrote:
Baltia Airlines starts flying


Beat me to it!
 
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Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:50 pm

Trump Airlines is reborn.

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