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by catiii
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 80
Views: 8456

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

So, ADrum, other than literally trying to lose money and lower profits, you have a real reason why Delta should do things more like American and LOL United? "Hey lets take the most profitable hub in the world, cut flights from it because FEELS!" makes absolutely zero sense. As far as I'm ...

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by catiii
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4043

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

From the 9/11 Commission report, page 245: "Atta told Binalshibh he wanted to select planes departing on long flights because they would be full of fuel, and that he wanted to hijack Boeing aircraft because he believed them easier to fly than Airbus aircraft, which he understood had an autopilo...

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by catiii
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 75
Views: 8151

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Access is a real issue. BOS, PVD, MHT, all have spent billions over he last decade improving airport access. You may not mind city streets and GPS but most people do. Well said. I would also note this is the same issue HVN also faces. Not really the same. HVN lacks direct access to a major highway,...

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by catiii
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 75
Views: 8151

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

airbazar wrote:

Access is a real issue. BOS, PVD, MHT, all have spent billions over he last decade improving airport access. You may not mind city streets and GPS but most people do.


Well said. I would also note this is the same issue HVN also faces.

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by catiii
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW

Are the US3 going to implement a decent equipment maintenance (and customer skills for employees now that is mentioned) or will they just keep flying as they are in favour of dollars until a catastrophe happens? Are the ME3 going to implement decent training, or will they keep taking subsidies and ...

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by catiii
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

And you're right, it's not Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. It's better, and they all wish they had Atlanta's economic growth. Dallas? Maybe. But none of the others. I believe Atlanta was second in economic growth to the San Francisco MSA for 2017. So you're contention is that no...

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by catiii
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

neomax wrote:
EvanWSFO wrote:
Delta would kill any international ULCC that came into ATL.


Ever heard of Norwegian? They have a thing for disrupting legacies.


And how's that working out for them?

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by catiii
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 75
Views: 8151

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Looks like AA is planning to ask MassPort for something in BOS. MassPort loves to make whatever plans a carrier has at BOS contingent on launching service at ORH.

Can't wait for the DL ORH announcements to DTW and ATL.

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by catiii
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

Everybody needs to stop acting like ATL is some kind of metropolis that everybody is trying to get too. Sure it's the world's busiest airport but that is not due to the city of Atlanta itself it is due to an airline that like throwing that moniker around so it makes it that way. If there wasn't a D...

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by catiii
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

Everybody needs to quit acting like Atlanta is some backwoods podunk town which just happens to have an airline hub. While the city of Atlanta is itself quite small, the metro area is 9th largest in the nation with nearly 6 million population, and the airport catchment area extends far beyond that....

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by catiii
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

You left out B6, who now flies to FLL, MCO, JFK, and BOS from ATL. Kinda, the OP was about ULCCs. Without being too pedantic about definitions, I don't think B6 would be a ULCC, at least they wouldn't want to be seen as one. Your post to which I was responding to referenced DL and WN serving MCO, T...

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by catiii
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

Wondering what the thoughts are about ATL getting new international service? Delta has quite the grip here, and the airport could use more competition on routes. I'd assumed we'd get more if Amazon chose here, but why no ULCCs? ATL is woefully lacking in direct flights to Asia. The worlds busiest a...

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by catiii
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5015

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

Wondering what the thoughts are about ATL getting new international service? Delta has quite the grip here, and the airport could use more competition on routes. I'd assumed we'd get more if Amazon chose here, but why no ULCCs? Both Frontier and Spirit have substantial operations in Atlanta. Which ...

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by catiii
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7785

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

Seabear wrote:
Seriously? Was the brute squad taking a coffee break?


You mean the Chicago airport police? And if UA didn't pay her you would probably complain.

They are damned if they do and damned if they don't on these boards.

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by catiii
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 16931

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

Still interesting news. One can hope!! Very doubtful for c-series though, why introduce another type when the E190 is already in operation. Because Robin said at the JP Morgan conference last week that B6 is "deep in conversations" with OEMs on possibly switching from the E190 to the E2 o...

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by catiii
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 16931

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

jfklganyc wrote:
Supposedly not going with the E2...take that rumor for what it is worth.


I think you're on to something...

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by catiii
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Why dont we just helicopter them? This is not how you upgauge one flight to mainline. Any kind of deadheading incurs duty time. Pilots are already running on thin margins for yearly hours. I believe the poster with a high time duty day followed by 24 hours rest is the most plausible explanation. Ac...

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by catiii
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8575

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

jumbojet wrote:
scbriml wrote:
jetBlue has a point.


B6 should also be focusing on how it can improve its relations with the public.


What on earth are you talking about?

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by catiii
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am at Oslo
Replies: 37
Views: 3882

Re: Pan Am at Oslo

I couldn't remember of DL flew it with the 310 or the L15. Thanks for posting that pic.

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by catiii
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

This happens more than people realize. It is usually economical from the stand point of the rest of the trip the crew is doing. With a double layover the other days of the trip are usually very efficient, high time duty periods. HPN isn’t covered by the NYC domicile so there will be no crews beginn...

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by catiii
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Per Delta.com, DL will have one mainline flight at HPN effective April 2. Info is as follows: DL1108 LV: ATL 8:40 PM AR: HPN 10:55 PM (Eff. April 2, 2018) DL1060 LV: HPN 7:00 AM AR: 9:31 AM (Eff. April 3, 2018) Aircraft is a Boeing 717, and I think this is the first ever arrival of DL Mainline in H...

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by catiii
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

I honestly don't know, but there is a rather wealthy population in Westchester that could command a premium fare. Exactly right which is why the C Series could really shine at a station like HPN if Delta wants to make full use of its capabilities. And they probably will one day once they start basi...

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by catiii
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 37860

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Can the OP point me to where in the linked article it says that pilots (plural) dislike the airplane? Because the story seems to be about one pilot complaining, and not even about anything to do with actually piloting the airplane. Have to agree, how does the cabin configuration impact on the pilot...

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by catiii
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Did Eastern ever take the 757 into HPN? Or was it only ISP?

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by catiii
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Per Delta.com, DL will have one mainline flight at HPN effective April 2. Info is as follows: DL1108 LV: ATL 8:40 PM AR: HPN 10:55 PM (Eff. April 2, 2018) DL1060 LV: HPN 7:00 AM AR: 9:31 AM (Eff. April 3, 2018) Aircraft is a Boeing 717, and I think this is the first ever arrival of DL Mainline in H...

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by catiii
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7814

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Is the big deal that there is mainline service into HPN, or that DL is adding mainline? B6 regularly flies 320s into HPN...

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by catiii
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 37860

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Can the OP point me to where in the linked article it says that pilots (plural) dislike the airplane? Because the story seems to be about one pilot complaining, and not even about anything to do with actually piloting the airplane.

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by catiii
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45918

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

mjoelnir wrote:
That should exclude the possible 797, that leaves 4 options.


And yet United hasn't excluded the new Boeing option on their slide. Hmmm...

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by catiii
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 19
Views: 5969

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires the Boeing 767-300

I thought they were on the property until the end of the year?

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by catiii
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7357

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/22/delta-passengers-endure-nearly-12-hour-delay-before-flight-is-canceled-report.html My heart goes out to the passengers,but its bound to happen. I guess Allegiant is not the only airline has a "communication" problem. "But an airport official told ...

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by catiii
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7357

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/22/delta-passengers-endure-nearly-12-hour-delay-before-flight-is-canceled-report.html My heart goes out to the passengers,but its bound to happen. I guess Allegiant is not the only airline has a "communication" problem. "But an airport official told ...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16677

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Just to check, they are dropping a 380 at JFK for a 777 at EWR? Big loss of seats, no? I know EWR cant handle the 380, but it says that EK has an excess of seats in the NY market (as many of us have long suspected) That's until they increase it to 2x daily. I'd be shocked if this doesn't go to 2 da...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7640

Re: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings

No mention of the low ranking this year for on time arrivals? I know the summer runway maintenance at BOS/JFK were largely to blame, but still could have at least been mentioned. I've seen alot of negative press lately about the on time arrivals for B6 this year. It was mentioned at length. Google ...

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by catiii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8943

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

Let Delta humbly eat some of its peach pie. Hopefully it has learned from its spectacular ops meltdowns that having ability to access other airline networks is helpful. Umm...hate to tell you that internal numbers still show AA sends more passengers to DL than other way around. And for what it's wo...

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by catiii
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 9989

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

Logically and mathematically, if leaving was a mistake and returning is too, than it really wasn't much of a mistake, if it was one at all that is. Any potential "mistake" is minor and a drop in the bucket financially. Kirby was speaking like a corporate leader - deceptive - and many fell...

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by catiii
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 9989

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

I understand the decision but it effectively makes United a difficult proposition for anyone that lives or works east of Manhattan. Personally, I used to switch between EWR and JFK from London depending on whether I was spending most of my trip on Wall Street or in Midtown. And EWR was often easier...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 172
Views: 26575

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

One would imagine JetBlue would do all it can to earn good reputation and win the hearts and minds of citizens and politicians at LGB since they desire to allow international flights and maybe also gain additional slots one day, but instead, now they bring more negative attention to themselves with...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly MTJ-LGA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Re: Why does UA fly MTJ-LGA?

Yep, ski traffic. Take advantage of weekend slots for high yield traffic.

What weekends are they doing it? I know it's not every weekend.

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by catiii
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 172
Views: 26575

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

One would imagine JetBlue would do all it can to earn good reputation and win the hearts and minds of citizens and politicians at LGB since they desire to allow international flights and maybe also gain additional slots one day, but instead, now they bring more negative attention to themselves with...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14450

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

dc10lover wrote:
Just today, I noticed JetBlue has over 2 Million followers on Twitter. That is really good.


No one cares one way or the other about their social media presence.

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by catiii
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14450

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Yup, it is true. Heads should be rolling over there. Especially in light of the fact that they rolled out an on time program a year ago! It is also amazing that an airline that doesnt overbook should have so many denied boardings...but they do! And as you know since you’re so tuned in, on blue sky ...

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by catiii
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14023

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

PSA1978 wrote:
Could they also announce a code share at JFK as well at the same time?


Announced in January of 2016.

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by catiii
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29666

Re: Nice evening at JFK

And will continue to earn their money over the next few days (both in the air and on the ground). It is going to be brutally, bitterly cold in the Northeast, with the wind chill not going above -5F until Monday.

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by catiii
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3342

JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2 ... Tax-Reform

"...we are excited to announce we will be paying every Crewmember employed as of December 31, 2017, a $1,000 bonus by the end of February!"
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So sayeth the wires...

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2 ... Tax-Reform

"...we are excited to announce we will be paying every Crewmember employed as of December 31, 2017, a $1,000 bonus by the end of February!"

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by catiii
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline
Replies: 23
Views: 5447

Re: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline

DiamondFlyer wrote:
Loud? 717? The front of a 717 is the quietest ride in the narrowbody fleet at Delta these days.


Not as quiet as the MD88!

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by catiii
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats
Replies: 23
Views: 6812

Re: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats

DL's B753s are already 234 seats with the same F-Y+-Y that UA wants. I wonder if UA will just copy the DL seat map. Any UA aircraft that isn't getting Polaris (other than the 757 p.s. subfleet) will be 30" in economy with slimline seats. That said, when UA ordered A319s and A320, did the prese...

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by catiii
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29920

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

You had me 100% until you mentioned safety. Let’s be real here, this is Alaska Airlines we’re talking about here, not Cubana. I completely agree that Alaska is making a massive mistake ditching the vibrant Virgin branding for their much less appealing, more boring “blah” brand, but their incompeten...

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by catiii
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29920

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

THis merger has been so painful to watch. VX represented everything great about flying, it was the airline to counter "blah airlines". To see it absorbed by the "blahest" of airlines turns my stomach. To be honest, the incompentence of the AS mgmt. in allowing things like this t...

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by catiii
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10647

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

Delta757MD88 wrote:
At EWR we get one daily LH A346 from EWR, the occasional A343 sub from SK, and sometimes the A346 from VS.


To echo this, I believe Hi-Fly has operated some ACMI flying with the 340 for SAS into and out of EWR.

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by catiii
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 96
Views: 17177

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

jfklganyc wrote:
Believe it or not, no steel on this job. Cement all the way. 10 years ago, you never this type of construction it in NYC...but now you see it all the time!


Is that true? I had heard that as well, but then I read an article which said the construction team had all signed the top out steel...

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