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by Wingtips56
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 26
Views: 4506

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

I have a postcard showing 767-200ER at DUS. They were used to many points in Europe, and I rode on a number of those flights. Many long-closed destinations like DUS, MUC (old airport), STR, LYS, GVA, ARN, BHX, GLA, EDI plus PAR (ORY, then CDG), BRU, FRA, ZRH. Replaced with the -300ER as more came in...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 78592

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Is Eurowhite any different today than all those airlines that had white tops, cheat lines and grey/silver bellys?? Well in my case, it is a personal preference that goes way back. I built my first airliner model ..ugh 52 years ago. (It was an AA 707, with the lightning bolt and orange tail.) Model ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 78592

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

There are only so many options available for a Eurowhite base and a tail-only design. Then do something else...? Eurowhite is not an ICAO regulation. Easyjet had the balls to do something slightly different despite remaining primarily white and it paid-off, it's quick to ID one of their aircraft he...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 78592

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

There are only so many options available for a Eurowhite base and a tail-only design.

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 starting BLI-ANC
Replies: 24
Views: 1399

Re: G4 starting BLI-ANC

But those are seasonal migrations aren't they, rather than daily/weekly commuters? Granted, I do see some one-way market for NW Washington/SW B.C. residents using BLI (like SEA) going to or returning from an ANC (Seward/Whittier) cruise, filling seats in the middle of the season. Otherwise, does thi...

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by Wingtips56
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?
Replies: 53
Views: 9880

Re: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?

Well according the news reports and FlightAware, the final scheduled HA 767 flight is in the air. HAL 19, SMF-HNL. I read that the passengers would be given leis and there would be a blessing of the plane, #594. I was on the SMF-HNL inaugural flight, 7 June 2002, so this makes me a little sad. For t...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Re: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27

OK, I didn't know that. One can guess upgauging to the F-27 wasn't a good move. Wasn't that around the same time Golden Late (sorry, old habit: Golden Gate), Golden West, SwiftAire, several upstarts including FarWest and Pacific Express also failed? Time has blurred by now, so I could be very wrong ...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Re: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27

Must be a different Inland Empire than the one that flew Metros SFO to Fresno about 1980? That Inland Empire (CC) only flew Metros to my knowledge, listing their home office location at POC/Pomona. They pretty much replaced the old SwiftAire milk run routes in the Central Valley: SMF-FAT-VIS-BFL......

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by Wingtips56
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU
Replies: 46
Views: 8382

Re: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU

LewisNEO wrote:
They resemble the Boeing 717 a lot, don't they? ;)


More like a DC-9-14.

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by Wingtips56
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 28717

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Nothing really needs to change for WN to feed Hawai'i over SMF, other than loading flight schedules, and possibly re-timing some if they want to strengthen a feed. There are plenty of flights to/from the East , North and South that could feed over any of the West Coast-Hawai'i gateways which are out...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?
Replies: 53
Views: 6756

Re: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?

Born and raised in Stockton and flew in and out via United way back when..... Can't imagine spending the night there, at least anywhere near the airport. Fifty or sixty years ago it was a good town. It had its "rough" side, but a good town. Since it has, sadly, become one of the top ten w...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18432

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

I don't know how much CLD is known outside the area. Had I not been in the airline business in California, I probably wouldn't have known it, and I grew up in Northern California. If people want to go to San Diego, they will go to SAN. My thought is that CLD's strength is limited to residents origin...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 105
Views: 13360

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

I'm surprised we're not talking more about the 787-8 to ANC. That's a lot of seats up north, and DFW is located pretty far south, in the contiguous US. What I mean is, if one were traveling from IND to ANC, would one rather go IND-DFW-ANC on AA or IND-MSP-ANC on Delta (or a similar itinerary throug...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18432

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

Just looked at FlightAware, and it does appear they are flying today..at least some Carlsbad routes. It shows one planned to come in from SGF (though now delayed); I wonder if that is reinforcements coming in to cover.

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by Wingtips56
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 12866

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

Dang! I'm booked ZRH-PHL in June on a 763. I was hoping it would be replaced by a 787 by then. Why dang? I would be very happy if I were you. Personally I would rather choose to fly on an old 767 instead of a newer 777 or 787. The 767s are disappearing and will be gone in three years from now. The ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 12866

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

Dang! I'm booked ZRH-PHL in June on a 763. I was hoping it would be replaced by a 787 by then.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6108

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

Probably because many companies won't fly their employees in First, but they will in Business. It's why AA flights on a two-cabin airplane are marketed F/Y domestically, but J/Y south of the border.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 28717

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Just came across this on a thread in Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sacramento/comments/a0c52o/nonstop_flights_to_china/ Looks like someone had edited the SMF wiki page to show that China Southern is to start service to Guangzhou but was then later removed. According to the threat the Guangzhou a...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34170

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

I think CZ (China Southern) could join one world some day, but probably not now. I assume that Star has some sort of non-compete/alliance jump clause that might have a contract waiting period to join another alliance, as Mexicana faced. MX left Star but had to wait at least a year before joining OW.

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by Wingtips56
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA1395 MFR-MRY
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: UA1395 MFR-MRY

The MFR-MRY trip today used the equipment from canceled UA5279 MFR-SFO. I used to watch OO flights regularly when they served my local CEC. On weather days (and other SFO-issue days), I noticed they did a lot of odd positioning trips, bypassing SFO and going to where the plane was supposed to have g...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3968

Re: Tax on kerosine

One little note: if the cost of transportation goes up, the cost of everything being transported goes up. You might stay home or take a train, but the price of your pineapple is going up.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 15177

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX ... /KFLG/KSMF
Northern Arizona at Sacramento State. NAU made the very same trip last week, with the game at UC Davis.
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Also at SMF:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX ... /KFLG/KSMF
Northern Arizona at Sacramento State. NAU made the very same trip last week, with the game at UC Davis.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cargo Plane Turned Restaurant Catches Fire !
Replies: 17
Views: 3568

Re: Cargo Plane Turned Restaurant Catches Fire !

Do they still call out the NTSB for something like this? ;)

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by Wingtips56
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4085

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

I boarded an AA flight at DFW on a mobile lounge once, in the early-mid 80's. That was the only time I ever saw one there, but then I didn't start commuting (SMF-DFW-SMF) weekly until 1989. I assume one of the concourses was undergoing construction and unavailable, as we were trundled across the all...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 127063

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

OK Medford folks: why is there a replica of The Oval Office upstairs in the MFR terminal, as part of the Administration offices? I had my TSA Pre-Check interview in there yesterday, and thought it a bit odd. While all the fittings, decor, furniture, etc. were all donated, and therefore I assume no a...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air jet clips pole
Replies: 34
Views: 8368

Re: Lion Air jet clips pole

At least is was only a pole and a flesh wound. British Airways drove a 747 into a building in Johannesburg, and stuck it there for some time. With severe wing damage, I think did end up being a write-off. So no, this is not a Lion-exclusive issue. At this point, a light bulb burning out in the loo o...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 10217

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

And there is also the problem that potential second-hand aircraft don't come with the pilots included. If considered by a regional airline for expansion, they'd have a hard time crewing them.

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by Wingtips56
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: How many engines

And of course, both the MD-11 and A-340 have been discontinued. Nobody is buying heaps of either.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 15177

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Northern Arizona at UC Davis https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8642/history/20181102/1930Z/KFLG/KSMF (B738) This one happened yesterday: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ154/history/20181101/1500Z/KADS/KACV https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ9154/history/20181101/2006Z/KACV/KSGF I tho...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports serving more pax than their country's population
Replies: 31
Views: 2731

Re: Airports serving more pax than their country's population

There are a mere 66 million of us here in the UK and in 2017 LHR handled 78 million passengers. And many of you Britons used LHR more than once. Many of the transit passengers can be counted 4 times: first arrival, onward departure. Return arrival, homeward departure. So this thread really doesn't ...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 334
Views: 59592

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

Unless they sent all the crews that would be working the flights to training at an existing station, it seems risky for me to have a live flight be the first time anybody sees an aircraft. Opening doors, operating stairs, cargo doors, loading/unloading, dumping the Biffy, filling potable water, etc....

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by Wingtips56
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit row on very empty flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: Exit row on very empty flights

Back in the early 80's at AirCal, we had to do some serious load planning for the DC9-80s. We were usually overbooked at SMF, but for uncommon mid-capacity loads, we might have to block the last four rows. But for the rare light loads of <30 pax or so, we had to seat everyone in the first 11 rows (o...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34093

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

Let’s see, first, you need 6 crew, possibly 7 if third pilot. Second, substract about 450 nm for international reserves, then subtract about the same or more for westbound headwinds and high temp devs. Realistically, a 3800 nm plane. Plenty for DUB, SNN, LIS, MAD, KEF, OSL, but not BER, MUC, STR, N...

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by Wingtips56
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 28717

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I thought this was interesting too:

Y4 BJX-SMF APR 0>0.3[0] MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0]

Have they flown to León before? I have a vague memory of MX flying it briefly, as a round-robin with another city, perhaps MLM.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 21480

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

I doubt we will. That's not to say that there won't ever be a demand for an airplane that big, it's just that when that demand does roll around, the airplane to fill that niche probably won't be an A380. The airplane to fill that niche hasn't even been dreamed up yet. As I frequently agree with Doc...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 47375

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

In looking at the weather link in FlightAware, SEA did drop down to .25 mile visibility in fog mid-morning. Expect worse tomorrow, as the same report forecasts .25 miles from 0300 through 11:00.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The economics of used regional jets
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: The economics of used regional jets

Contour (LF) has just extended it's daily CEC-OAK-CEC (ex-CO Express) E135 service, now routing CEC-OAK-SBA-LAS-SBA-OAK-CEC in a 12-hour day. (The SBA-LAS-SBA rotation operates 4x weekly.) So that's six cycles in a day. Each flight segment runs around 45-50 minutes wheels-up. It had been sitting in ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7093

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

After several years of United's Saul bass livery, UA greatly enlarged the font for the "United" titles, so it could actually be read from some distance. . All else stayed the same. This was across the fleet. 1970's-1980's PSA changed the top stripe of the three from pink to orange, and hol...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Exec change at Aer Lingus
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Chief Exec change at Aer Lingus

According to the Irish Times, Stephen Kavanagh will be stepping down as the Chief Executive at Aer Lingus 1 January 2019, with Sean Doyle , current Director of Network, Fleet and Alliances at British Airways assuming the top spot. https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 65238

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Golden West flew into TVL with a Dash-7, though not for a long time. Following the PSA and Air California Electras, AirCal flew DC9-80s and 737-300s into TVL for years, with AA continuing the 733 for a short while. It can be done with the mainline jets, but there were heavy weight restrictions if ta...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACV to DEN - on UA (Skywest)
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: ACV to DEN - on UA (Skywest)

[ With an 8:50pm arrival, what are the chances of not having the issue of fog & cancellations? This time of year is your best bet for clear night weather in the ACV area. Just remember, the airport was built in the location it stands today by the USAAF around WWII to test instrument landing/de-...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LF to Announce New Route from MCN 10/3
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: LF to Announce New Route from MCN 10/3

Is all of the MCN flying going to be on the Jestream, or is LF pulling up more ex-CO E135's from the desert? I thought they only had two 135s in service, and extending the current CEC-OAK onward to SBA and LAS is going to be a stretch on that aircraft. One delay/mx and they day is shot. Granted havi...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8202

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

AA started SJC-NRT service with the DC-10-30, because the MD-11 EIS was late (plus AA declined initial delivery because of performance issues). Due to the length of the runway, the DC-10 could not go non-stop, so it bounced at OAK for the trans-Pac fuel. It was non-stop NRT-SJC. Eventually the MD-11...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Ticket Number
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Air Ticket Number

016 is indeed United's IATA accounting code, as 001 = AA, 006 = DL, 125 = BA, etc. By IATA standards, the next 2-3 digits is a form number assigned to the type of document. 21, 22, 23 would be airline (company)-issued computer-generated passenger tickets. Form 440, for example, is an old airline-iss...

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by Wingtips56
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 127063

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

- Also looks like AA is gonna start competing more with UA on LAX-RDM/MFR... Oh heck yes, this I am excited to see, especially going into the winter months. I'd like to keep seeing more activity at RDM. The Bend area is growing rapidly... It appears, at least for MFR, that this is only a short-term...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 6192

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

But then I have seen pictures of a flooded ramp, with water almost to the top of the tires of a 757. Where? Reno, Nevada, Elevation 4,415ft/1,346 mt. Rivers flood and jump their banks, so the seashore is not the only risk. Coastal cities were founded long before the Wright brothers, and as mentioned...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3781

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

It's a small collection out West, but you can see the 145's of GMJ Air Shuttle flying the Intel nerd-bird routes between HIO (Portland Hillsboro), MHR (Sacramento Mather) and SJC. Contour flies the 135 CEC-OAK, PGA-PHX and will be adding OAK-SBA-LAS. Do the Intel shuttle flights still operate out o...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3781

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

It's a small collection out West, but you can see the 145's of GMJ Air Shuttle flying the Intel nerd-bird routes between HIO (Portland Hillsboro), MHR (Sacramento Mather) and SJC. Contour flies the 135 CEC-OAK, PGA-PHX and will be adding OAK-SBA-LAS.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 127063

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

It appears UA and OO have cancelled almost everything to MFR yesterday and today. I ran into a neighbor who said his wife was on her way home (MFR, rather than very limited CEC) via a connection at DEN, only to be informed that flights were cancelled due to the smoke at MFR. In looking at FlightAwar...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 8304

Re: United A321

Actually, there are multiple pictures in the OP's link. Step through them and the last one does have a 321 model, in the current UA globe livery.

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