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by bw50505
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX late August spotting.
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: LAX late August spotting.

Imperial Hill is a well known, popular, and dedicated spotting location, so you shouldn't have any problems with police (and you will most likely be amongst at least a dozen other spotters at any given time). As for the lighting, I know stuff started to get slightly backlit later in the afternoon fr...

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon P900 vs Kodak AZ901
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Nikon P900 vs Kodak AZ901

I've seen plenty of aviation photos taken with the P900 that are pretty good throughout my Flickr feed. I, however, would recommend the Lumix FZ300 if you're looking for a bridge camera because it supports RAW (the P900 does not), which will let you maximize image quality via post processing. If you...

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by bw50505
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

Those fires are pretty bad - its hazy and smells a bit smokey down in San Jose, no sun tint though. AFAIK these fires are a result of the Santa Ana winds blowing hot air east to west and are a yearly occurrence in most of California that are happening now. Hopefully they contain these fires soon (t...

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by bw50505
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

Those fires are pretty bad - its hazy and smells a bit smokey down in San Jose, no sun tint though. AFAIK these fires are a result of the Santa Ana winds blowing hot air east to west and are a yearly occurrence in most of California that are happening now. Hopefully they contain these fires soon (th...

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by bw50505
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 MD80 on RFD-SAN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: G4 MD80 on RFD-SAN?

San Diego State is hosting Northern Illinois in college football on Saturday so this was probably the charter for it. There’s no G4 scheduled service between RFD and SAN.

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by bw50505
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6469

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

Does it now look identical to an A320-100 (for the most part) because all of the wingtip devices are gone? A320 MSN 0001 is an A320-100. It was originally a-110, modified to a -130 to test the IAE 4500, then a -131 with the IAE 4500-A5. Being a test bed, a lot of small modifications were made over ...

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by bw50505
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6469

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

Does it now look identical to an A320-100 (for the most part) because all of the wingtip devices are gone?

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by bw50505
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5082

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

What does the SC literally stand for (besides meaning the seat count is 70)?

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by bw50505
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Just flew out of SAN. Saw a couple United birds on the north ramp. Are those planes that should have been flying to IAH over the last couple days but are stranded for lack of a better word? Most likely, given Jetblue has done the same thing at SAN before when one of their hubs was getting hammered ...

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by bw50505
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3233

Re: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!

Yahnih wrote:
ATL doesn't see 777s or 767s?


They do, but most of those movements are by DL.

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66951

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods? https://scontent.fe...

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66951

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods? Well why not share ...

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by bw50505
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66951

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods?

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by bw50505
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects: Any Info?

Saw these all the time flying into DTW when I was a kid but never got a chance to ride on one. I never thought that the JS31 would outlive the Metro in US service, but alas it has. Are you talking in terms of pax, pax and cargo, or commercial service? Berry Aviation still uses Metros in the US, but...

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by bw50505
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

blacksoviet wrote:
One more mishap like this and JAL will threaten to reduce service to 3x weekly. This GPU is unacceptable.


Do you have a source or is that an opinion?

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by bw50505
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?

They're real and they operate cargo flights around Mexico. I've seen them at Tijuana before (actually flying) so I can assure you they are not another Baltia. It's also interesting to note that despite being relatively obscure (at least outside of Mexico), they are one of the very few operators of t...

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by bw50505
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Do you have a link to the flight? I couldn't find anything on Flightaware or FR24. UPDATE: There was no JL charter SAN-HKG today. JL65 got cancelled today (Wednesday) and the 788 operating it got parked on the charter tarmac. I'm curious to know where you got that info though. Thanks for the correc...

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by bw50505
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

This afternoon there was a JAL 787 parked on the charter ramp waiting to operate a flight to Hong Kong. Saw it while my flight to Dallas was taxiing... JAL seems to do quite a lot of charters from SAN these days. Do you have a link to the flight? I couldn't find anything on Flightaware or FR24. UPD...

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by bw50505
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did KLM Retire Their 747-300s So Young?
Replies: 37
Views: 20877

Re: Why Did KLM Retire Their 747-300s So Young?

Corsair must have done some pretty good maintenance. Maybe she will be sold to Las Vegas Sands. Wishful thinking, but it's probably just chance or special circumstances that it's still there. The last Delta L-1011 at VCV, the 2 C-133 Cargomasters and the TWA Convair CV-880 at MHV all come to mind a...

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by bw50505
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18856

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

They are lighter and therefore cheaper to operate than wide bodies but with up to 220 seats, carry a decent payload. Also they have the perfect range for trans-cons and West Coast to Hawaii. Current max seating is 230 (F9 has Y230 and NK has W8Y220), but it increases to 240 with the up and coming n...

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by bw50505
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18856

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

[*] They are lighter and therefore cheaper to operate than wide bodies but with up to 220 seats, carry a decent payload. Also they have the perfect range for trans-cons and West Coast to Hawaii. Current max seating is 230 (F9 has Y230 and NK has W8Y220), but it increases to 240 with the up and comin...

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by bw50505
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current 767-400 routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 4104

Re: Current 767-400 routes?

DL ATL-SAN That's a 76W route. Only time it may be a 764 is for an Atlanta Falcons charter The Chargers moved to Los Angeles so that won't be happening for the foreseeable future. Sometimes during the winter and into spring DL will schedule (not sub in) the 764 to SAN. Around Christmas and New Year...

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by bw50505
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

So much is happening at SAN, it's awesome to read up on it and I'm very happy to see that SAN has good things coming. I wanted to ask, what's this curfew thing that I hear about with SAN? Someone please elaborate. No takeoffs between 2330 and 0630. Many morning flights are scheduled to depart earli...

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by bw50505
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN BA Plane Change; Permanent?
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: SAN BA PLANE CHANGE; PERMANENT?

Flightaware is incorrect, it's a 77W as usual. If BA needs to make a change to their type due to those flights, it probably wouldn't happen this soon.

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by bw50505
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June
Replies: 45
Views: 6274

Re: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June

So what's going to happen to this route, when LH takes it over next year? LH is going to fly FRA-SAN, not ZRH-SAN like EDW. LH is not "taking over" this route from Condor; Condor is part of the Thomas Cook Group and not LH (although each of those entities are former LH Group subsidiaries).

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by bw50505
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Congrats Lufthansa! Will they continue Edelweiss and Condor flights as well? So I was watching tv tonight and the subject came up that SAN only has one runway. I had no clue, as I have never been to SAN before and have not really looked into SAN much. I also know they have limitations on when they ...

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by bw50505
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 30370

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Looks like Condor will get a run for their money at SAN. They only started seasonal flights from FRA to SAN this summer and it will be interesting to see if they return next summer when Lufthansa starts. Anyone know/have an idea what the aircraft might be that LH uses? My best guess is a Lufthansa C...

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by bw50505
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June
Replies: 45
Views: 6274

Re: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June

FriscoHeavy wrote:
I'd love for some people to get some video of some take offs from SAN.

C'mon SAN spotters


At this rate it will be a night video, it has yet to pushback from the gate at sunset.

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by bw50505
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June
Replies: 45
Views: 6274

Re: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June

EDW18 appears to be en route but not visible on Flightaware. However, FR24 shows an on time departure from ZRH of EDW18P, operated by HB-JMF.

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by bw50505
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June
Replies: 45
Views: 6274

Re: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June

Does Edelweiss make money? Seems like a strange airline. Any outfit trotting out A340s anywhere is a red flag to me They get their A340s second-hand from Swiss International Airlines. I don't know if they are profitable but, being part of the LH Group, I bet they would've been canned by now if they...

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by bw50505
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June
Replies: 45
Views: 6274

Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June

Edelweiss Air will begin flights from Zurich (Kloten) to San Diego on Friday, 9 June. They will be operated by the A340-300 on Monday and Friday, and end in late October/early November. EDW18 from ZRH is scheduled to make its first landing at SAN on 9 June at 1730L. http://flightaware.com/live/fligh...

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by bw50505
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Aircraft parked by the tower at SAN 6/4
Replies: 1
Views: 895

White Aircraft parked by the tower at SAN 6/4

I saw a white aircraft parked by the tower where charters usually park at SAN from the highway today, does anyone else who saw it know the type and reg?

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by bw50505
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Your Favorite Airline Have Too Many Planes On Order?
Replies: 82
Views: 10905

Re: Does Your Favorite Airline Have Too Many Planes On Order?

AM has a lot of 737MAX coming. Mostly -8s I think, but I am crossing my fingers that they will also get -9s. A few more 789s should also arrive soon. Seems this will allow them to get rid of their 737NG fleet and the last 2 77Es (these 2 may have already left, not sure). Regional-wise, their ERJ-14...

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by bw50505
Tue May 30, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN to see BA's 744 Speedbird back this winter!
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: SAN to see BA's 744 Speedbird back this winter!

Does the 747 still have to stop in PHX for fuel. IIRC way back late 90's early 2000's the 747 couldn't take on full fuel because if the length of the runway at SAN. I was stationed in San Diego in 2001-3003, and had USO duty and a BA employee told me that. (That was when BA had a LGW flight). No, i...

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by bw50505
Thu May 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 2nd & 4th Longest Flights: AeroMexico PVG-MEX & ICN-MEX
Replies: 17
Views: 5011

Re: 787 2nd & 4th Longest Flights: AeroMexico PVG-MEX & ICN-MEX

No, PVG-TIJ by Hainan will indirectly compete with JL on SAN-NRT. Hainan would probably serve SAN from PEK but they can't due to frequencies from PEK to the US being maxed out (per what I saw in another thread). The Hainan flight will not continue to MEX from TIJ; the AM flight to PVG only uses TIJ ...

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by bw50505
Wed May 24, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways 777 WPAFB (FFO)-LEX 5-23-2017?
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Kenya Airways 777 WPAFB (FFO)-LEX 5-23-2017?

I don't know why it was there but it was almost certainly an Omni Air 777, since they operate ex-Kenya Airways triples.

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by bw50505
Wed May 24, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4026

Re: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?

edgaren wrote:
I believe many of avianca Airbus family aircraft are N registered, if not all of them, the 787 aircraft in Avianca Fleet Im not sure.


Most, if not all of Avianca-TACA's Airbus narrowbody fleet is N-registered. I cannot remember the last time I saw a non N***** Avianca reg flying to/from California.

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by bw50505
Tue May 23, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?

I fly into SJC at least 4 times a year on WN and have never seen that, but I'll be sure to look for it!

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by bw50505
Fri May 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393849

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Don't know when the last time someone asked this was, but when will N302FR be delivered (if it is even going to be)?

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by bw50505
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service
Replies: 21
Views: 5586

Re: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service

Channex757 wrote:
767 LN 1 is apparently still in storage as Boeing used it for some kind of defence development work. It's been at VCV since 2007


Unless it's in a hangar it was scrapped or flown somewhere else sometime in the early 2010s.

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by bw50505
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the 737 MAX questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: the 737 MAX questions

are there going to be different versions of the Max? Yes. They are as follows: MAX 7 - replaces 737-700 MAX 8 - replaces 737-800 MAX 200 - a MAX 8 with the MAX 9 window arrangement to seat 200 people rather than 189 like the MAX 8 MAX 9 - replaces 737-900ER MAX 10X - being offered but not launched ...

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by bw50505
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am / TWA aircraft still flying
Replies: 14
Views: 7721

Re: Pan Am / TWA aircraft still flying

ninspeed wrote:
747SP, N747A now with NASA.... was a Pan Am plane, American Clipper I believe?


It was but it is only for parts in support of the SOFIA 747SP. It was flown straight from SBD to MHV when NASA acquired it.

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by bw50505
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

What about the BA 747? Is that history after this March? I've become quite addicted to watching it come in every evening. I'd like to say it is history, but the fact that they put it on SAN-LHR in the first place makes me think it could happen again. However, I'm still personally hoping for a 777/7...

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by bw50505
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting A318 in California?
Replies: 17
Views: 3398

Re: Spotting A318 in California?

Slightly related - are there any 737-600s in California? I mean, shrinks don't make it, I know - but what's the most likely 'baby' to find, in CA? Sometimes Westjet sends them to SoCal, but you're better off just going to Las Vegas and seeing the Janet (EG&G) birds operating out of LAS. I saw t...

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by bw50505
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84147

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Will Rouge follow suit and change their colors as well?

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by bw50505
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89272

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

http://www.flyingmag.com/red-bull-relea ... p-schedule

Red Bull Air Races will be held in SAN in middle April. This will most likely mean SAN will see some GTI and/or CKS charters for the events. There were a few GTI charters when this happened in 2009 as well at SAN.
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http://www.flyingmag.com/red-bull-relea ... p-schedule

Red Bull Air Races will be held in SAN in middle April. This will most likely mean SAN will see some GTI and/or CKS charters for the events. There were a few GTI charters when this happened in 2009 as well at SAN.

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by bw50505
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to replace A310 with A321neo LR (rumor)
Replies: 49
Views: 17438

Re: Air Transat to replace A310 with A321neo LR (rumor)

How much smaller in seating capacity would the A321LR be compared to the A310s in their configuration? Looking at Planespotters.net it appears to be C12Y238 for the A310. I have no idea what they'd put on an A321LR, but my best guess would be something like C12Y220 (if that's possible, it's just a ...

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by bw50505
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN adding SAN-SJD from April 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: WN adding SAN-SJD from April 2017

NK canned SAN-SJD after S16 (might bring it back in S17). This looks like a strike solely at AS.

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by bw50505
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris' A320neo N528VL
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Volaris' A320neo N528VL

Hi all, I've noticed that Volaris appears to be using its only (as of now) A320neo, N528VL, on Y4817/818 between MEX and TIJ. Are they waiting to receive more A320neo before they begin international flights with it? They have much longer routes where it would certainly give a fuel savings advantage ...

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