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by wn676
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 5689

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

The clearance issue with the A321 is more of the jetbridge itself than any attached equipment. Some models, like most of JBT’s apron drives, will actually slightly overhang or contact the engine when positioned at the L2 door. It is just too close for comfort for most airlines to accept the risk, be...

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by wn676
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 5689

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS) Many manufacturers include the option to have the stairs on the left, but it limits the rotation angle of the cab. Since most jetbridge rotundas in the U.S. ar...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10270

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

By the way, does anyone know the exact history of BA on the PHX-LHR route ? When did it start, what equipment was initially used and when did they start deploying the 744 ??? It started on July 1, 1996 with the DC10 and it was originally LHR-PHX-SAN. At some point when the economy bottomed out in 2...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10270

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Maybe one day it might attract a Far East flight like Tokyo but that would be heavily reliant on OW connections itself as the local demand is barely 30 pax/day. Ironically as I was reading this quote, I noted that this flight is currently in the air...NH9409. It is PHX-NRT on ANA 787-9. Baseball ch...

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by wn676
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

MO11 wrote:
alasizon wrote:
Does anyone have any info on what happened with the citation that had the landing incident this morning on 7R?


Cessna 182, regular customer out of Yuma.......


Heard that an Airbus had previously departed and that jet blast may have been a factor. That was second-hand though.

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by wn676
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The MAX’s are NOT coming ETOPS. New plan is the NEO’s will be and they will continue doing the LAX and PHX Hawaii flying. Well, that’s the latest plan we have received that is accurate as of today. Most of the MAX planes are going to MIA at first to add more seats to the Caribbean. Are the NEO airb...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Sure that many of you saw that AS will add PAE from PHX. I think this is a pretty awesome route. Yeah, I saw that. Their plans are to used Horizon E175s. Although Idk where they will park it, as the E175 gates in T2 are set up for UA, which their boarding setup is a lot different from AS. My guess ...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Last night while I was leaving the airport westbound there were probably 10 AA airbus parked on the North ramp at the west end of 8-26.... Are they sending a bunch to the desert or are all of these spares? These are probably all the RONs. Although we keep hearing the number of AA planes are decreas...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I think another aspect we may be overlooking is that the city may make these gates common-use, which has the potential to increase gate capacity and utilization without increasing the actual gate count, on the north concourse at least. They are specifying podiums and gate readers as well as a RIDS s...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If Rouge comes over, that'll add a few more flights, but there could even be room for WestJet as well. There's no need for either of them to be in T4 since all flights are precleared, so they can basically go where there's room. Not all of WestJet’s flights are precleared. YLW, YQR, and YXE lack th...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm pretty sure both sides of T3 have allocated space for clubs, no? I seem to recall some sort of official confirmation a while back that the United Club would indeed transfer over with the new club design, which is why they hadn't planned any further updates to the current club. The Delta side al...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

UA currently has six gate in Terminal 2, gates 3,5,7,6a,6b and 8 and sometimes gate 1 which is shared with Sun Country. Gate 6A is used for overnight maintenence C checks. Usually they tow off between 4 and 6 aircraft that sit on the pad overnight for morning departures. I believe the minimum numbe...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 13790

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

Flight schedule as per routesonline HA070 HNL1230 – 2100LGB 321 D HA069 LGB0830 – 1140HNL 321 D eff 01JUN18 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276561/hawaiian-airlins-plans-long-beach-late-may-2018-launch/ Much better times that rumored. But his doesn't really feed anything for a Jet...

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by wn676
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 40092

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

2) There was an even longer discussion that UA would order new 763's. Is that dead? UA is indeed interested in adding a few 763s to its fleet but those will come in the form of HA's 763s which are due for retirement this year. They are young frames, in good shape and satisfy UA's requirements. I be...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Happy New Year all! A couple of items regarding T3 that I came across recently: - An RFQ went out for the reconstruction of the T3N apron. This will replace all of the panels between the building face and roughly the tail limit line on he north concourse. I believe the contract was awarded to Dibbl...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Since UA has a lounge in T2, which will be demolished, what do you all think will happen to it My understanding was that there was only 1 lounge space in the new T3S so if DL & UA both cohabitate in T3S, I'd see DL as being the one that wants the lounge more. I thought DL would stay in T3N, and...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8940

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Happy New Year all! A couple of items regarding T3 that I came across recently: - An RFQ went out for the reconstruction of the T3N apron. This will replace all of the panels between the building face and roughly the tail limit line on he north concourse. I believe the contract was awarded to Dibble...

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by wn676
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Yes, they will all move to the new concourse at T3 once it is opened. There may be some gate juggling between N and S concourses, but I don't have any details on that. Isn't T3N being demolished and rebuilt once T3S is open? T3N will be reconfigured but not completely demolished. IIRC they’ll have ...

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by wn676
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 53
Views: 10239

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

According to a pretty reliable site: https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/mainline-fleet-tracking UA has 5x 738MAX coming in 2018. True? I didn't think they had any 8's ordered, but they already listed unit #'s. N67501 N37502 N27503 N37504 N47505 N37506 They have 10 -9s coming in 2018. The...

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by wn676
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY
Replies: 85
Views: 15369

Re: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY

enilria wrote:
UA ORD-DLH MAY 4>3


This route is being upgauged beginning on March 9th when UA will begin having an A319 RON in DLH. It’s a pretty big jump from a CR2 so I imagine that’s why the extra frequency will be cut.

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by wn676
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

The departure procedures will stay the same for the next few months. The next mess will be the six week closure of 8/26 beginning on January 8. Is it true this is because they messed up the first time? Replacing 332 concrete panels. There has been bad concrete in projects dating back to the origina...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19062

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Also starting CLT-TUS on an A320, service starts Feb 15 I think this is smart add.. East coast destined passengers can avoid connecting through PHX and head straight to the east coast AA does already offer TUS-east coast connections bypassing PHX via DFW and ORD, although restarting CLT offers addi...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

AA will be discontinuing PHX-IFP next year. Last op date appears to be February 14th.

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by wn676
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12769

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Internal advisory: We have temporarily suspended service from EWR to DEL (Delhi, India) due to concerns over poor air quality in the region. Travel waivers are in effect for customers traveling to, from or connecting through DEL, and we are monitoring the situation closely as the area remains impac...

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by wn676
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

4holer wrote:
Any insiders know the reason for the Terminal 4 evacuation?


Heard it was a bomb threat, but it’s being reported as a suspicious package.

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

It’s good to see AA filling out the west coast schedule again. OAK is back to 4x in February, and it appears that the SFO and SEA baseline schedules will be back up to 5x sometime before then. BOI is up to 4x daily on some days with 3 regional and 1 mainline. Lots of other little treats in the Febru...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13303

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I think UA's LAX hub is most likely. When the recession comes, and they are struggling to keep flights in SFO full, there's no way they will keep another hub just 337 miles away open, especially because (unlike IAD) they will never be #1, or even #2, at LAX. Will have to disagree here. UA will cont...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

alasizon wrote:
Officially open for sale, AA is adding an early morning PHX-PDX flight on a Mesa CR9 effective 15FEB.


Glad they decided to bring back that departure, albeit on a CR9.

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13303

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I am surprised AA has not dehubbed one of their post-merger hubs, like DL did with MEM and UA did with CLE. Because AA didnt have an underperforming hub like CLE and MEM. Isn't PHX not doing great? I mean, they aren't bad at all, but they've starting trimming there a bit. PHX’s performance has actu...

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by wn676
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

So driving through the airport I've noticed they've started tearing up the grass and cutting trees on the west side. I assume this is for the GTC and/or Sky Train Extension. However, from reading the docs that were posted a few months ago, I didn't think any actual work was going to begin until 201...

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by wn676
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 5546

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

A little off topic, but I recently read in the Wall Street Journal that next summer, AA will have nothing but 787s out of ORD to Europe and Asia. The move is designed to improve on-time performance. If one plane is delayed for weather or maintenance problems, having other aircraft of the same type ...

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by wn676
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Hurricane Ophelia on Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Impact of Orphelio on Ireland

Is it not called Ophelia...?

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by wn676
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

I'm not even sure if the A321neo has the legs for HNL-PHX. I thought something was posted here that seemed to indicate AA was hoping to run the A321neo, but had doubts about its ability to make the trip without penalties. I'm sure Hawaiian will replace it with the A332, as they've never had a probl...

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by wn676
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

If I recall correctly, AA is planning on using the A330-300 on the PHX-HNL route, can't recall the starting date off hand now. December 15th. It’s currently loaded to end on April 1st. I can't imagine they won't keep the WB on the schedule past that. My guess is that its just about finding WB capac...

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by wn676
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Can't imagine it won't be the 332. The 321 would be a capacity reduction without adding another flight and its pushing the performance envelope. I was thinking along the same lines..now the question would be, is AA going to stick with their two 757 flights, or find something more competitive in pro...

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by wn676
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 5546

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

727LOVER wrote:
mikejepp wrote:

Right now, as far as I can tell, it is (roughly)....
JFK: 767, 777
PHL: 767, 330
CLT: 330
MIA: 767, 777
ORD: 767, 777, 787
DFW: 767, 777, 787
LAX: 777, 787


Aren't some of the 330s in MIA? I know I've seen them.


They were sending 330s to MIA on hub turns from PHL/MIA earlier this year.

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by wn676
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 45
Views: 6837

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

commavia wrote:
And, long-term, there's no question that the "strategic relationship" between China Southern and AA has the potential to generate a great deal of value for both carriers.


Yeah, but how much in penalties will CZ be paying to both MU and DL for doing this? :duck:

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by wn676
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remote control wheel tugs in use at LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 2466

Re: BA Using Five Remote Controlled Tugs At LHR

smi0006 wrote:
Perhaps the first airline to use this model, or electric? But remote controlled tugs have been around for years. I know VA use them for their 737, however they lock around the main gear not the nose gear.


I believe AF uses these quite extensively as well.

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by wn676
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop in PHX Today
Replies: 15
Views: 3599

Re: Ground Stop in PHX Today

For AA I'm showing that at least 13 diversions went to TUS, 6 to ABQ, and 1 to LAS.

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by wn676
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 67
Views: 9771

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

AA PHL-DEN JAN 3>1.5 FEB 3>1.0 AA PHL-LAS FEB 4>3 AA PHL-SAN JAN 3>1.3 FEB 3>1.0 AA PHL-SEA JAN 4>1.1 FEB 4>1.0 AA PHL-SFO JAN 5>4 FEB 5>3 I believe most of these just mirror W17 service. But man, AA's PHL-west coast winter service is atrocious. No wonder why PHL bleeds paxs to EWR and BWI. I also ...

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by wn676
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA domestic routes that still see the 757
Replies: 18
Views: 3267

Re: AA domestic routes that still see the 757

The 757s that are scheduled to operate to Hawaii are in the "new" 12/176 75H configuration (the old being 14/176), not the 75E configuration. You may get one from time to time on a swap, or for Saturday-only service, but right now it's rare. Anyway, domestic 757s this month - not all are d...

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by wn676
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

I wish but i doubt any of the three. And I really want CLT :) Charlotte is unnecessary when the huge hub at MIA is just a few hundred miles south, and serves most of the same traffic flows, an de AFAIK, all the ones that matter to Brazil. Philadelphia would end up serving mostly Europe cnnx, which ...

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by wn676
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9853

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during ...

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by wn676
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Is it true they had to use a lift of some sort to remove the passenger? That is what I heard through the grapevine. If true I guess the FAA nor PHX (not sure who makes these decisions) believe this will happen enough to justify airstairs that will fit the WhaleJet. I have no idea if that's true — i...

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by wn676
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71527

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Medical diversion. It's not the first A380 diversion to PHX and it won't be the last. Is it true they had to use a lift of some sort to remove the passenger? That is what I heard through the grapevine. If true I guess the FAA nor PHX (not sure who makes these decisions) believe this will happen eno...

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by wn676
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

Perhaps you guys would like to doublecheck things first before making statements: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa215 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa216 I wonder why AA didn't ask for your permission to change the equipment before... Perhaps you should run a search for th...

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by wn676
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA mainline upgrades from DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Re: AA mainline upgrades from DFW

February is still pretty far out for AA's domestic schedule. As far as equipment goes, the schedule is really only "valid" at this point up to December 14th. They haven't even loaded the peak December equipment changes yet. Give it a couple more months to be finalized; not saying it will c...

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by wn676
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA738 with red tips on winglets
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

Re: AA738 with red tips on winglets

flight152 wrote:
Why do ground handlers need to see the winglets?


I imagine it would help during deicing ops.

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by wn676
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA Reusing Nose Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 2007

Re: AA Reusing Nose Numbers

One of purposes of the nose number was to create a group. This helps ramp personnel quickly identify what model aircraft it is. United went further by grouping into subfleets, so a four numeric nose number is used. When Northwest and Republic merged, the RC aircraft weren't reregistered, so the nos...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12202

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Turkish Airlines serves excellent food even in economy, has a 2 bag limit, and still has excellent prices and comfort to Europe. Flying to Europe, especially Western Europe from the US via IST is quite a detour. Not to mention the instability in Turkey right now would deter a lot of people from usi...

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