Re: Fracturing the Pacific

Date:         27 Aug 97 03:57:54 
From:         m@bang.org
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Thomas Holland <innot@frankfurt.netsurf.de> wrote:
> jimcam@arctic.ca wrote:
>
> > With 3 hours ETOPS you can take a 767 anywhere
> > through the Arctic.
>
> Unless some airports are unavailable due to weather (not unlikely).

Exactly. The questions are: 1) how many days each year will enough suitable
airports be available to permit crossing the Arctic without unacceptable
detours, and 2) given however many days per year that is, can a carrier make
money on the route, given the cost of an added stop on the days when bad
weather requires it. This is quite speculative, and there is plenty of room
for disagreement.

M Carling
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