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Today, 12:04 pm
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Posted By fly18725

Airplanes have finite lives and, as they age, ...

Airplanes have finite lives and, as they age, the cost to operate and maintain increases. Airlines can work with OEMs to defer deliveries. However, if every airline refused to take delivery of their...
Today, 9:15 am
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Views: 391,202
Posted By fly18725

Questioning IATA, A4A, and other experts is...

Questioning IATA, A4A, and other experts is probably best done in another discussion.

Boeing and nearly all of itís customers believe there is and will be a need for MAX deliveries.


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Today, 9:03 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By fly18725

In the absence of government policy, businesses...

In the absence of government policy, businesses are left to self help. Do you really expect airlines to say, ďdonít flyĒ and effectively kill their future?
Yesterday, 6:30 am
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Views: 391,202
Posted By fly18725

To the contrary, everyone expects travel to...

To the contrary, everyone expects travel to return to prepandemic levels. The question is when.

Aircraft have long lives and airlines are trying to think 10-15 years down the road. Thatís why...
Aug 5, 20, 6:25 am
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Views: 391,202
Posted By fly18725

If you read Boeing and the FAA’s prior comments,...

If you read Boeing and the FAA’s prior comments, you’d understand that software is required before the certification flight. Since the certification flight is complete, the software is also complete...
Aug 4, 20, 5:57 am
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Views: 391,202
Posted By fly18725

The money is already spent and the software...

The money is already spent and the software update is complete - why do you think the FAA is proceeding with certification?
Jul 23, 20, 6:08 am
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Views: 17,101
Posted By fly18725

AA cargo revenue down significantly compared to...

AA cargo revenue down significantly compared to last year.
Jul 22, 20, 9:22 pm
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Views: 391,202
Posted By fly18725

A plane will be in service with that operator for...

A plane will be in service with that operator for 12-25 years. Youíre buying for future fuel prices, not based on todayís. Thatís why airlines still want new technology airplanes like the MAX.
Jul 22, 20, 2:39 pm
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Views: 391,202
Posted By fly18725

There are substantial commonality benefits, in...

There are substantial commonality benefits, in the range of $5M+ per airplane, of using the same ground equipment and pilot pool. To justify a new airplane, it needs to have economic gains that...
Jul 22, 20, 8:21 am
Replies: 141
Views: 17,101
Posted By fly18725

The 777-300ER and 787-9/10 have superior cargo...

The 777-300ER and 787-9/10 have superior cargo capabilities, which really helps. You canít get the same type of payload in most other widebody pax aircraft.
Jul 21, 20, 3:53 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,757
Posted By fly18725

PRASM was also quite a bit higher than Delta ;) ...

PRASM was also quite a bit higher than Delta ;)

P.S. both were horrible and no one should legitimately promote being less bad.
Jul 21, 20, 11:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By fly18725

I think the CUN flights reflect an anticipation...

I think the CUN flights reflect an anticipation of shifting travel patterns. Thereís probably a greater likelihood that Mexico welcomes tourists ahead of Hawaii.
Jul 21, 20, 11:39 am
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Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

Lots of aspirational plans with soft words. Letís...

Lots of aspirational plans with soft words. Letís return to this topic after leases are signed and schedules are published.
Jul 21, 20, 6:17 am
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

Conservative does not mean unwilling to take...

Conservative does not mean unwilling to take measured risks, but means responding prudently and quickly cutting routes that doesnít make money. Neither AS and B6 are growing, just redeploying...
Jul 20, 20, 12:23 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

How does an airline know why each passenger...

How does an airline know why each passenger booked with them? Does Ed call everyone thatís traveling?
Jul 17, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,820
Posted By fly18725

I doubt that any carrier will be relinquishing...

I doubt that any carrier will be relinquishing slots at DCA, LGA, or JFK, either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Jul 17, 20, 9:28 am
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By fly18725

Thereís nothing wrong with flying routes...

Thereís nothing wrong with flying routes seasonally when thereís strong demand. Thatís a model that has driven the industryís best profit margins at Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit.

On the other...
Jul 17, 20, 6:37 am
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

AA is gaining relevancy on the west coast without...

AA is gaining relevancy on the west coast without giving or selling any assets to AS.

It sounds like B6 needs to be gifted AA slots to be relevant.
Jul 16, 20, 9:13 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

There are not currently a lot usage requirements...

There are not currently a lot usage requirements at any US airport. No slots are transferring due to dormancy.

If you think that AA will give LGA or JFK slots away...
Jul 16, 20, 4:48 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

There is nothing that says AA will be giving...

There is nothing that says AA will be giving slots or gates, but supposition that they may.

Also, B6ís pilot agreement is for involuntary furloughs. There will still be voluntary reduction...
Jul 16, 20, 10:44 am
Replies: 685
Views: 107,548
Posted By fly18725

I think reasonable people can distinguish between...

I think reasonable people can distinguish between promotional language on a website and an evolving response to a fluid situation in the middle of a pandemic.
Jul 16, 20, 8:49 am
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

There is no defined plan for B6 to get more slots...

There is no defined plan for B6 to get more slots at JFK or LGA, or that gates at LAX to support anything more than the announced schedule.

There is still room, albeit less than before, for AS in...
Jul 15, 20, 7:54 pm
Replies: 685
Views: 107,548
Posted By fly18725

I think youíve hit the nail on the head: United...

I think youíve hit the nail on the head: United has the data. At this point, they could probably call each international traveler individually and survey them on purchase motivations.



I donít...
Jul 15, 20, 12:16 pm
Replies: 685
Views: 107,548
Posted By fly18725

Are you saying that offering better food and...

Are you saying that offering better food and beverage in premium cabins would provide a meaningful return right now by attracting more or higher paying passengers?
Jul 14, 20, 3:05 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 11,431
Posted By fly18725

A lot of supposition here. B6 publicly said...

A lot of supposition here.

B6 publicly said they got one gate and hope to get more when MSC opens. Slot usage is not being enforced so we can pretend some are being returned. Oh, and B6 (along...
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