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by bw50505
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3619

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Unless something has changed, Hainan is starting service to TIJ at the start of 2018 which to take advantage of the CBX to get San Diego pax who want to fly direct to China. Since when has Hainan announced a route to TIJ...? I said unless something has changed for a reason. Hainan did apply to serv...

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by bw50505
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3619

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Unless something has changed, Hainan is starting service to TIJ at the start of 2018 which to take advantage of the CBX to get San Diego pax who want to fly direct to China.

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by bw50505
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

XAM2175 wrote:
Wasn't CP Air Canadian Pacific?
In the article California Pacific Airlines is referred to as CP Air (more specifically CPAir).

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by bw50505
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Southwest 737 MAX Routes

Based on what I've seen in and out of SAN and SJC, they seem to be used on any route a WN 738 operates.

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by bw50505
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 fleet. Will it ever reach 400 at its maximum peak?
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: AA 737 fleet. Will it ever reach 400 at its maximum peak?

I was under the impression they were going to start retiring some of the 738 soon because of corrosion issues. I think I read that in a previous thread about the AA Retrojet livery being applied to a newer 738 and taken off the original 738 it was applied on.

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by bw50505
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 64783

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Here's a render of a EK 787-10 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DObBod9X4AAvyBk.jpg https://twitter.com/emirates/status/929643289766191104 Boeing Press release http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-11-12-Boeing-Emirates-Announce-Commitment-for-40-787-10-Dreamliners Deliveries to begin 2022 It's missing the r...

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by bw50505
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson
Replies: 21
Views: 5430

Re: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson

Sounds like a spill that was really blown out of proportion. A 1000 gallons? I really doubt it was even close to that much. The lake of fuel would have covered about an acre. 1 Gallon is about 3,78 litres so 1000 gallons is 3785 litres which is 3.785 m3 -> one cube where the sides are 3,785 m. Or i...

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by bw50505
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ 787s - Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: CZ 787s - Livery

CanadaFair wrote:
bw50505 wrote:
For their 788’s the normal livery was applied on some of them prior to delivery, but they ended up being delivered in the special CZ Dreamliner livery.

No pics anywhere..


:/

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by bw50505
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ 787s - Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: CZ 787s - Livery

For their 788’s the normal livery was applied on some of them prior to delivery, but they ended up being delivered in the special CZ Dreamliner livery.

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by bw50505
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining Classic 747 thread
Replies: 16
Views: 2862

Re: Classic 747 list

N4522V is 'stored' in Tijuana. 99.9% chance it'll never fly again. Been there almost 12 years. I agree, I saw it about a year and a half ago from across the border and it appeared derelict. IIRC, it wasn’t even safe to fly on before it was grounded at TIJ (the very reason for its grounding). Also o...

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by bw50505
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6311

Re: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?

Don’t you only need a certain amount of exit doors depending on capacity rather than aircraft type? For example Alaska blocks the exits directly aft of the wings on its 737-900ER’s, as they have the same capacity as the -900 “A” models that don’t have those exit doors at all.

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by bw50505
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6137

Re: AA orders additional E175s

Well, regarding the E2-175, there is this thing called the rest of the entire world to sell the E2-175 into. Of course Mitsibushi wil be trying to do the same thing wit their 'slightly to heavy for US regional scope' bird. They do have the rest of the world to sell them to, but the rest of the worl...

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by bw50505
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 631
Views: 82701

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

JL65heavy wrote:
It appears I have answered my own question from earlier... BA 744 service will continue till March 29, 2018 then resume back to 777 service. Enjoy it all for the time being!


Will it be a 772 or 77W after that date?

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by bw50505
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All White B744 ID needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: All White B744 ID needed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38998307@N05/37310654274/
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For 28OCT I think it might be EC-MQK, a Wamos Air bird that was doing an Air Berlin recovery flight. Photo by cv880m: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38998307@N05/37310654274/

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by bw50505
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 631
Views: 82701

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Saw a 747 land at SAN today around noon local. No markings and I couldn't get a pic due to the fact I was driving at the time. It was a UAE registered 747-400F that is used for transporting horses (don’t recall the exact reg). Looks like they’re having a big horse racing event at Del Mar, given the...

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by bw50505
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 631
Views: 82701

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Saw a 747 land at SAN today around noon local. No markings and I couldn't get a pic due to the fact I was driving at the time. It was a UAE registered 747-400F that is used for transporting horses (don’t recall the exact reg). Looks like they’re having a big horse racing event at Del Mar, given the...

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by bw50505
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 631
Views: 82701

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

That might be Air Horse One, it fuel stops in MSY every now and then on way from west coast to FLL. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk SDIA made a post about it on Facebook, it is indeed Air Horse One. Looking forward to seeing the return of the BA 744 to our airport! Who wouldve thought in this ...

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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: 2884

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: 2884

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: 1382

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: 6185

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: 6185

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: 4912

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: 631
Views: 82701

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: 3094

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: 65322

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: 65322

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: 65322

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: 2454

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: 631
Views: 82701

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: 1241

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: 631
Views: 82701

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: 631
Views: 82701

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: 20517

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: 18586

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: 18586

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: 3580

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: 631
Views: 82701

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: 909

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: 6136

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: 631
Views: 82701

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: 29183

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: 6136

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: 6136

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: 6136

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: 6136

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: 876

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: 10704

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: 2252

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: 4747

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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