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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1849
Views: 295336

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Who is "our?" Who did you think? Neither of your profiles nor signature lines say you're United employees... I can guess, but I don't really know who either of you are speaking on behalf of when you say "our." Is "our" United? An airplane services company? A purchaser?...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26369

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Fresh updates. Saint Maarten is finally receiving a steady diet of cruise ships. The first one docked on Dec 4th; The Viking of the Seas. A total of 12 cruise ships plan on visiting Saint Maarten in December. I've recent pictures of Phillipsburg and you can tell there has been significant headway i...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF75 SYD-YVR Landing in Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 2995

Re: QF75 YVR-SYD Landing in Seattle

I wonder if it was a technical reason, for example due to some reason in YVR they couldn't take a full load of fuel for takeoff so had to go to SEA to get their fuel?

Or maybe they had a super time critical AOG part that Boeing got to SEA in time to load on the flight?

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY
Replies: 85
Views: 13336

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

Shame to see LAX-OKC go. United has served that route for close to 10 years, I believe this route started in July 2008. Ultimately AA entered the market in 2010 with 1 daily flight and has slowly pushed them out. At one time AA and UA had a combined 5 round trips a day. I believe that was summer 201...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8934

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

If capacity maxes out, then price will rise before aircraft size. The US3 efficiently utilizes their widebody fleet to meet their international needs, and won't order more due to domestic growth. There are a few domestic widebody flights due to fleet repositions, but that's the most we'll ever see....

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 72
Views: 10285

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Amazing how a thread about UA turns into a DL measuring contest. Back to the topic on hand - I do think that UA dropped the ball bigtime on the rollout. The 789s should have been delivered with the new seats - ripping the current ones out in a year makes no sense. Seats and interior fittings, while...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 43
Views: 6077

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

AWACSooner wrote:
msycajun wrote:
OKC, TUL at about 40

Waaaaaaaaaaaay too much time/distance for anyone to bear in a prop. Still, I wish we could get someone to start OKC-MCO.


Frontier started OKC-MCO....

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 7727

Re: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?

I have a tractor I use at work (I try and beat others to check it out) because the governor is broken. Occasionally the airport will put up the feedback speed limit signs that tell you how fast you are going and it tops out at 21 mph without a load. Pulling a cart and 30 checked bags it runs about 1...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 72
Views: 10285

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

"Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?" Because UA struggles with everything, despite having been in the airline business for 90 years. Not to beat a dead horse, but the fact that they're rolling out new lounges and new Polaris class onboard seems like a pretty good indicati...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 7727

Re: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?

A hangar is one thing, but I doubt you are going to tow cargo back and forth over a great distance. That seems far too inefficient. I agree the location of the hangar means nothing but towing cargo to the old terminal ramp doesn't look any further than towing cargo to the farthest reaches of the FX...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1849
Views: 295336

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

320: N1902U entered LCQ Induction 2685/2Dec - former CZ 320 763: N657UA entered MCO 2781/3Dec - I don't recall 763s going into MCO before 772: N210UA entered XMN 2787/3Dec UAX CR2: N437AW (2003 build) entered UAX service with Air Wisconsin E145XR: N14162 now flying with CommutAir Wow, new reg numbe...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 7897

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

Really they should have stopped in DTW. How could DL ignore their best station, DTW would have been the wiser diversion choice.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine

Airlines do pretty good advertising with their magazines. 1 you have a captive audience who out of boredom may have no choice but to thumb through, and 2 you have several very specific demographics you can reach. Vacationers and businessmen and businesswomen are the primary audiences. Notice how man...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

The WSJ is now reporting massive UPS slowdown due to being overwhelmed with online orders. Looks like, once again, they worried too much about what the beancounters would say if they overprepared. Ooops. Of course, you heard it here on A.net days ago!!! https://www.wsj.com/articles/ups-overwhelmed-...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 27877

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

Is there a legal loophole to doing the final assembly in the USA? For example ferry the aircraft to Mobile from Canada in a mostly complete state, but installing the final part in Mobile? Say the installation of the exit signs?

How does that work and what constitues a complete product?

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN concourse train failure 11/22
Replies: 20
Views: 6811

Re: DEN concourse train failure 11/22

One limitation that cannot be fixed is the time it takes to get people on and off the trains. This time is worse during peak times as there are simply more people. So it's a compounding factor... trains are slowed down because it may take several attempts to get all doors closed, and that increased ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delay Coding
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Delay Coding

WPvsMW wrote:
I remember having a HNL/ATL nonstop on a DL Tristar held at the gate in HNL while the FE's seat was replaced (the seat controls were broken). Who would have been responsible for that delay?


At United that would be a Makntenance Delay.. code TA. Doesn't mean maintenance was responsible though.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

It finally arrived yesterday. This week UPS has handled 3 of my packages. 1 Ground package arrived a day early, 1 Ground arrived on time. 2nd day air arrived 2 days late and was eventually trucked in. I would bet that the air system is overloaded.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I have had that same situation happen to me in Phoenix. Amazon has always been good about refunding shipping or giving you a credit. Call them and complain a little bit. Offered me a $5 account credit, yet I will need to spend about $140 more than I paid Amazon to have the item custom made on the f...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Now it says Expected delivery date unknown. One good thing about UPS is that it has multiple ways of recovering time-sensitive packages. As you point out, it's a 4-hour drive. Two days behind schedule would be a surprise. But I would count on delivery by tomorrow rather than today. Amazon support i...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

You'd be surprised how UPS stuff sometimes pops up and gets delivered when it seems all hope has been lost. You unfortunately have ordered at a time where everybody is filling Cyber Monday packages, and Cyber Monday was a blowout. Just for curiosity's sake, let us know if it indeed arrives today. B...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Well my first Prime experience has been frustrating. Ordered an item I need urgently (by tomorrow) on Saturday night with Wednesday delivery if I got Prime. It shipped with UPS, tag was generated first thing in the morning on Monday. Assuming it just sat around, finally on Tuesday night (!) it was l...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC
Replies: 105
Views: 16874

Re: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC

OKC is pretty much the same distance from PHX as SAT and AUS, and those two appear to perform fine. I think the bigger problem may have been that US was never a major player in OKC. AA, on the other hand, has longstanding strength in that market, and should do better with OKC point of sale. In that...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN concourse train failure 11/22
Replies: 20
Views: 6811

Re: DEN concourse train failure 11/22

Malware? Haven't heard any explanation. Sensor malfunction on a section of track. They had to route the trains around that section. FWIW, the system didn't completely go down. The trains were running at 4 minute intervals instead of 2 minute intervals because of the detour. They supplemented by bus...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN concourse train failure 11/22
Replies: 20
Views: 6811

Re: DEN concourse train failure 11/22

Wasn't there a train failure in DEN just a few weeks ago? Either way, today was decidedly not the day to have something like that go wrong. At least ATL has a walkway, although ATL seems to have a contingency for just about everything. Airports that rely on APMs need to have some sort of contingenc...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline gift cards.....where can I get them & how do they work?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Airline gift cards.....where can I get them & how do they work?

I don't believe you can keep adding money to them. You'd be better off taking the money out of your account in cash and putting it in a special envelope for saving for plane tickets. Then when you have enough, either go buy the gift cards or make a deposit at your bank and purchase via your debit ca...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11258

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

mcg wrote:
Just slightly off topic, what's the construction on the ramp in front of gate B50. Lots of concrete getting smashed.


Replacing the concrete ramp areas for most of the B gates. 2-3 gates at a time over the next couple of years. B38-46 were just completed.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8178

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

UA2555 is a positioning flight. Interesting, how do you know this? Because UA positioning/charter flights are all 2xxx. In addition, on UA website, it listed the flight scheduled to depart at 3.10AM, good luck finding passengers to pay and fly at that hour. Revenue flight numbers are creeping into ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it right to take saftey cards?
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Re: Is it right to take saftey cards?

Cards are normally restocked every flight during cleaning (the cleaners will organize the magazine, safety card, info material, and barf bag), and if not that flight, every night when the aircraft is detailed they will usually get restocked. Better to just ask, but don't feel guilty if you take one....

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Omit position report this frequency
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Omit position report this frequency

Without knowing the full context, it seems like the ATC is telling the pilot to report on the frequency he is currently on, but to leave out his position (possibly a security reason for a VIP flight). I am presuming this was instructions at the end of a clearance, and this was how the pilot should r...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 15791

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state

ElroyJetson wrote:
No way UA is # 1 in Virginia. It would have to be DL by a mile.


Are you sure? United has a fairly big hub in Chantilly, VA.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4235

Re: Passengers Clapping

I think it is tacky and a slight bit annoying, but I don't lose any sleep over it. Usually the landing will have woken me up before the clapping. ;)

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3577

Re: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS

While I am no fan of the mass public at large, they are indeed intelligent enough to identify the difference between isolated events of a maniac and actual threats that can be measured. If a terrorist group credibly claimed responsibility for this and issued a warning that this will become every day...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9591

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. You are terribly misinformed. United has invested more in its people and customer experience in the past 2 years than the entire decade before. The company has signed significant pay increases for all work groups, they have invested massive amounts in to...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9591

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Super80Fan wrote:
As much as I love the tulip, no. They need a complete redesign of their livery/logos/brand separate from ex-CO and ex-UA.

I can't wait for the deathstar to go though. It represents everything wrong with UA and it needs to go.


It's not going anywhere.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: please bring back the chat room
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Re: please bring back the chat room

Appears to be dead.

Sad.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9591

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

There is definitely something in the works but it doesn't involve the tulip.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 15789

Re: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline

I'm tired of hearing this false narrative. I fly all 3 - AA, DL, and UA and can assure you that they all virtually offer the same amenities and levels of service. Here is your "false narrative." Got anything constructive to say now? http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/jd-power-2017-nort...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11178

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Thanks as always :) DL ATL-FSM MAR 1.8>1.3 I doubt DL would leave FSM, but I'm sure AA will be happy to see the above. AA already has ~60% of FSM's traffic and UA doesn't fly into FSM. One interesting note is that in March, DL seems to have reversed course on bigger RJs in FSM. It's been normal to ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1811
Views: 281362

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

And it looks like N255CM (the ATI maintenance spare for Amazon Prime) has been pulled off that duty and is now running shuttle flights of supplies from MIA into SJU. Three round-trips in the last 24 hours. Because aircraft can't even contact the SJU tower now until they are 30 miles away (oy.), the...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3740

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

United Express has many different regional partners, and there's a specific flight number range for each partner. Sometimes there really arent enough flight numbers to give different ones to the inbound and outbound at a line station so it's given a round trip flight number.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1849
Views: 295336

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N768UA


I believe this was discussed in a different thread. VCV is doing a paint job, not storage.
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audidudi wrote:
772:
N768UA ferried from SFO>VCV on Sept 23rd for storage. Will this be for temporary or permanent storage?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N768UA


I believe this was discussed in a different thread. VCV is doing a paint job, not storage.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Terminal Standard Operating Procedures
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Airport Terminal Standard Operating Procedures

What is the need for this detailed information?

Most is proprietory and some is security sensitive.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would 5G-NR make composite turboprop desirable?
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Would 5G-NR make composite turboprop desirable?

No, because you are still not allowed to have your cellular receiver/transmitter ON during aircraft operation. Only Bluetooth and wifi. Also, cell signals are very "flat". They only typically reliably reach altitudes of 3,000-5,000 feet above mean ground level. Cell towers have their trans...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17719

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

OKC-SAN is loaded. Question jetmatt' , have you actually seen any OKC-SAN flights loaded? All I'm still seeing is some wacky 4-flight connection via MCO on Oct 31 and in March with nothing at all listed for a return. I find no nonstops listed anywhere. SAN-TUL is definitely there (beginning April 8...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17719

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

OKC-SAN is loaded.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9800 Now Enroute DFW-EYW
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: AA9800 Now Enroute DFW-EYW

I think it should be pretty obvious. There was a little rain storm that went through there recently.... Most relief flights have not been operated by a commercial airline, but rather GA Aircraft, so I was surprised to see it. Is that what it is? EYW is still closed to all but emergency operations, ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 14910

Re: United not looking at C Series

With major corporations they always deny everything up until the point that it is a done deal. I wouldn't put much thought into whatever an exec says in the public domain outside of investor events and official documents.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 8115

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

Going on vacation there in February, obviously some things will be very different. Me next month. I sadly cancelled my hotel reservation this morning. I'm going via cruise, SXM is a long day in Port. I'm sure they will have the port reopened, as it will be the most critical piece of infrastructure ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 8115

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

Wow this is terrible. I hope the people are able to recover. So sad. That much damage on a relatively small island will present many challenges not only for relief efforts but as well as the overall rebuilding.

Going on vacation there in February, obviously some things will be very different.

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