Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6441 posts, RR: 33 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
A few other salient tidbits from the article:
1. The city is raising parking rates at LGB significantly - from 20-50% for most of the close-in parking areas. While parking at LGB will still be cheaper than at LAX, it will be more expensive than at BUR.
2. "The noise studies, both done by the city and Mestre Greve, can fluctuate because of late night flights those landing or taking off after 10 p.m. that will automatically add multiple units of noise as a penalty, said Airport Manager Chris Kunze."
"But Kunze refused to project what either study would show if airlines found a way to eliminate those violations. JetBlue Airways in particular has consistently logged penalties under the ordinance for landing or taking off after 10 p.m."
That's not entirely surprising given that they have four flights scheduled to depart between 9:20 PM and 9:50 PM; if the 9:50 flight to ATL is delayed by more than a couple of minutes (baggage, security screening delays, traffic delays on the inbound flight, etc.), it's going to be taking off after 10:00 PM given the time needed to complete pre-flight checklists and taxi to the end of the runway. Having two flights scheduled to arrive at 9:45 PM and 9:50 PM doesn't exactly help matters either.
It's pretty clear, though, that the tight scheduling between 9 and 10 PM required for operating red-eye transcons (i.e. an 8:30 PM departure from LGB to JFK puts you in before 5 AM, which isn't terribly desirable) was going to pose some operational challenges; it will continue to do so if B6 tries to add more red-eyes from LGB.
ONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 576 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
HP has has been down to 4 daily flights for a while now. All flights are either CR7s or CR9s. However I'm pretty sure both types are to heavy for the commuter slots. The upcoming EMB 190 is too large as well. Rumor at the airport are that Horizon is going to come in with the props and take up some of the regional slots.
The observation deck is now considered a restricted area.
LGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
Actually, if you are 74,999 lbs, you can use the commuter slots, 75,001 and you need a slot. From what i have heard, HP has been using both of those numbers on the crj700 depending on what slot they want to use. the 900 is too heavy and uses a regular slot. Isn't the RON a A319? I have heard that Horizon wants to use the Dash 8-400 but I don't think that will happen until AS comes in and then those will be used to Portland. Horizon has had a lot of mechanical problems with the crj700 and wants to keep them closer to home, from what I hear.