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by INFINITI329
Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 31
Views: 3161

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

I still have trouble imagining WN flying to Europe on its own metal anytime soon. I've long thought a codeshare or deeper agreement with DY would be a good pairing. I wouldn't hold my breath on DY. As I recall (i may have my facts wrong) any codeshare WN enters has to go through the pilot union. DY...

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 107
Views: 8732

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

It is not necessarily unusual for WN to add CMH-LGA nonstop service since CMH is located in the 2nd largest metropolitan area in the Midwest that has nonstop service to NYC on only the big 3 legacy carriers. CMH is also the largest WN station in the Midwest that doesn't already have nonstop service...

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9428

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

JackMeahoff wrote:
They should open up a smoking lounge as well. I'm sure tobacco companies would pay handsomely to stuff a lounge with leather seats and marble ashtrays.


ATL already has smoking rooms, but not luxurious as your vision

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 107
Views: 8732

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

I'm guessing we'll here what they're doing with the extra LGA and DCA slots they're getting from AS. WN had said last year that it wanted to add CMH-LGA nonstop service it if could acquire extra slots at LGA, and WN will likely be announcing CMH-LGA nonstop service next week. I don't see the allure...

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by INFINITI329
Sat May 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7340

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Also, I really think B6 should consider adding YYZ/YUL at some point considering how much demand there is for FLL/MCO. There are no American carriers on any of those four routes. YYZ-MCO has four carriers flying it ...all Canadian. I definitely think there is room for an American carrier to come in...

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 268
Views: 48779

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

airtran737 wrote:
The mothership


I got a good chuckle when I read this

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8617

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Coast to coast commuting isn't sustainable in my opinion. If I was an east coast based VX/AS pilot I would jump ship to another carrier. This will become a QoL vs seniority issue for those affected VX/AS pilots. With the time changes and distance that it would be at least two days lost per trip. No ...

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by INFINITI329
Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13464

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

c933103 wrote:
Is the JT8D engine still in production? I thought that Boom supersonic aircraft will use a variant of it?


Boom's demonstrator will use GE J85 engines during testing. It remains to be seen if t 3 of them to can power the actual boom aircraft

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17562

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

They should have made the crane gold instead of white, It would have popped a little bit more.

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15669

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

I don't think an airline would do an event just for 319NEOs when they are already an A320 family operator....so if it is in fact for a new aircraft my money is on the C-series

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15669

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

santi319 wrote:
Yes indeed, in fact CS300 is even more economically viable than the A319 and with better range...


Both the 319 & 319neo have better range than either C-Series variant

Book Values

319 3,750 nm
319neo 3,750 nm
CS100 3.100 nm
CS300 3,300nm

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Product on ex-VX planes
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Inflight Product on ex-VX planes

How has the in-flight product changed on routes that are still served with ex VX Airbuses, from what it used to be when VX were on their own?

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4545

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

For those wondering how they can tell if they’re on an older -700, it’s quite simple. The N700-N792 (1998-2001 deliveries) have tan PSUs. N700-N799 - Delivered 1998-2001 N400-N499 - Delivered 2001- 2004 N200-N299 - Delivered 2004-2007 N900-N969 - Delivered 2007-2011 N5** / N78**/ N798, N799, N270,N...

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4545

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

For those wondering how they can tell if they’re on an older -700, it’s quite simple. The N700-N792 (1998-2001 deliveries) have tan PSUs. N700-N799 - Delivered 1998-2001 N400-N499 - Delivered 2001- 2004 N200-N299 - Delivered 2004-2007 N900-N969 - Delivered 2007-2011 N5** / N78**/ N798, N799, N270,N...

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12799

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

avi8 wrote:
What if WN decided to launch 6 daily BOS-LGA, just like B6 did? Now that would be interesting. Probably not happening and it would be suicidal but still.


Hell would have to freeze over...twice. 100 seat (b6) vs 143 seat (Wn) 6x a day not a chance

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 248
Views: 19505

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

ricport wrote:
Sure they can pass a law. If there's a law that caused KU to cease JFK-LHR service


There was no law passed forcing KU to cease JFK-LHR route. The bowed to political pressure in the U.S.

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by INFINITI329
Wed May 02, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13118

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

As long as the F/A's are operating within rules of their contract, there is really nothing AA can do. They (AA) may walk right into a grievance. Most airline contracts for all work groups specifically address this: no compensation or other personal gain to give or receive shift trades. Mine surely ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed May 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13118

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

As long as the F/A's are operating within rules of their contract, there is really nothing AA can do. They (AA) may walk right into a grievance.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56930

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

HA will be fine, their in-flight service is still leaps and bounds above WN. If they are close in price HA wins. The diehard WN fans are probably the ones HA will not be able to reach WN also has a huge domestic network that can feed traffic to west coast airports to connect to Hawaii. WN passenger...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56930

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Great news!! I doubt we will see WN doing any Island hops anytime soon. I think AS would have already jumped on it by now if they really wanted to. I am sure WN will do great. I feel bad for Hawaiian. I sure hope they will be okay. HA will be fine, their in-flight service is still leaps and bounds ...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5718

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

There is something called the Use of force continuum, which dictates the progressive approach to the use of force. In summary, it would be presence/verbal commands>physical force > non-lethal force (taser,oc spray baton)> deadly force (watered down for easier consumption on aviation site). Every sit...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12799

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

I would like to see WN add 2x FLL at a minimum

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by INFINITI329
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10880

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Would Southwest be obliged to publicly announce the results of their testing? I'd sure be embarrassing to have to say "we found similar issues in X% of our engines" This was my first thought when inspections were announced; glad I am not the only one. My answer: Probably not. However, let...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18099

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Boo hoo! I lied on a customs form and got caught. What part of are you carrying any fruit meat nuts food did she not get? Some agents concider water food by the way. Yeah once I saw a Customs agent harrass a passenger from Spain and ask him if he was bringing any food in. which he answered no. He e...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30138

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Ive read the DUB as a potential destination on here alot....but I don't understand why. Unless their codeshare with EI is in danger they shouldn't bother with DUB as I feel it would be a waste of an airplane. I think the Cseries is the best fit for Jetblue. Higher upfront cost than E2 bu better in t...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 26163

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Then again, neither PHX nor LAS have any international service on WN (which boggles my mind at this point) so maybe I'm wrong. Youre not the only one. I struggle to understand at a minimum WN doesn't operate to the Mexican vacation destinations. (Cabo, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta). Each destination I t...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116958

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Southwest ran afoul of the FAA a few years ago for not complying with proper repairs on the skin lap joints of the classics. They were hit with a hefty 12 million dollar fine back then. If this goes down the same path in the investigation Southwest will have a lot of explaining to do about their ma...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 26163

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

That would indicate to me that PHX isn't as strong of a market for HAL as some might believe. Clearly they want to boost their yields if it truly is going to the A321 and staying x1 daily. I would imagine they'd upgauge seasonally as needed, but that's certainly a downgrade in passenger comfort fro...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 26163

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

As to the 321 replacing the 763 here at PHX, it's now been announced on the Routes Online website, although admittedly they are merely announcing the schedule update, which I described above: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278193/hawaiian-airlines-expands-a321neo-routes-in-1q19/ ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does a gate checked bag ‘go missing’?
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: How does a gate checked bag ‘go missing’?

stlgph wrote:
Because some people are just stupid.

Nothing more. Nothing less.


The are a variety of reasons why, stupid isnt one of them.

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by INFINITI329
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116958

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

Tucker1 wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
stlgph wrote:
No slides. People, for the most part, seem to be coming down the airstairs.

There was no need for an evacuation.

Better safe than sorry, no?


Not every emergency landing requires the slides to be deployed...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 4067

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

cruising at Mach 0.925.. yowzers

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways Expanding
Replies: 8
Views: 2249

Re: Silver Airways Expanding

Does anyone know if their ATRs will have a fwd boarding door? Thier rendering shows cargo hold in front, but I suspect a stock rendering was used. With the announcement of ORD it would be hard to believe that they wouldn't opt for a fwd door. What about the APU option?

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by INFINITI329
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Naval refueling drones
Replies: 30
Views: 3310

Re: Naval refueling drones

Do you mean pulling existing fleet back for modification, or do you mean fresh air-frames produced for the purpose? Either...which ever would be cheaper for the USN. I wouldn't be surprised if new build would be cheaper. I am not sold on the drone proposition. I think it needs to be a larger airpla...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74061

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Wow. "The reports of the 788's death have been greatly exaggerated." This also looks like AA is betting against the 797. If the bet doesn't work out, and a decade down the road AA is trying to use 788s to compete with Delta 797s on TATL routes, that's going to hurt. I don't believe AA rea...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 146
Views: 11922

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

I wouldn't surprise me one bit if Embraer is involved with the eventual C-17 replacement program.. whenever that happens probably a decade away

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?
Replies: 15
Views: 2013

Re: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?

ODwyerPW wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
They go to a MX base first before going in service. The PAE-PHX is just a repositing flight.


Do they have a specific mx base for placing planes in service? I guess that's really my question.

Peter


Can't say for sure but PHX definitely seems like the primary one to accept new deliveries

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?
Replies: 15
Views: 2013

Re: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?

I love nitpicking: SouthWest?? Payne Field?? I write a lot of C++/C#/HTML code.... TitleCase (<- see what I just did there?) is a bit of an affliction... the desire to distinguish keywords and ideas in a variable or file name without embedding spaces... it creeps its way into my writing all of the ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1552
Views: 109025

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Boeing has little to worry about -- Congress just purchased more KC-46's than the AF asked for. They can keep the B-team on the project...the money will keep flowing, no worries for Boeing...put the A-teamers on the 797. The USAF is not mandated to buy the aircraft. Yes, Congress has appropriated t...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1552
Views: 109025

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

QuarkFly wrote:
I doubt that Congress would have ever funded an Airbus-based tanker...especially now in an "America First' political environment.


That would have been built in the United States

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 63
Views: 10827

Re: Dynamic exists BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

At this point, they might as well merge swift and dynamic to form the new new Eastern.

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by INFINITI329
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Naval refueling drones
Replies: 30
Views: 3310

Re: Naval refueling drones

I always thought bringing old C-2s up to C-2A (R) standards as well as outfitting with applicable refueling gear (to include a fuel bladder in the cargo area) would have been a possible cost-effective solution for the Navy as far as refueling is considered.

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by INFINITI329
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 26163

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Lufthansa started FRA-SAN. Then on their instagram they said "Coming Soon to a desert near you" on the San Diego page. (I think, my friend told me so idk for sure.) Do you guys think that means PHX? I'm just not sure they have the right airplane for it. The 359 is probably too big, and I'...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Namesake trouble: Swiftair asked DOT to deny Swift Air motion to block the former's US expansion, denying name confusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1905

Re: Namesake trouble: Swiftair asked DOT to deny Swift Air motion to block the former's US expansion, denying name confu

Maybe the spanish Swift should operate under "Swift España" in the U.S. market to avoid any confusion.

French Blue should have fought Jetblue's name challenge.

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by INFINITI329
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 26163

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Has WN ever said if they are going to keep S4 when S1 opens? My understanding is the exact gate breakdown has not been finalized yet and won't be until after groundbreaking. My guess is WN will keep C13/17/18/19 while C11/12/14/16 all go CUTE (I think SY would likely find a home in S4 once S1 is co...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17035

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar

How many seats would the CS100 have in a B6 configuration? Probably towards the lower end of the plane's capacity. JB would keep 5 across so my guess would be either 110-120 range meaning 22-24 rows of 5 abreast. My guess would be 100-110 of the CS100. That would revolve around the fact if B6 can f...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule question
Replies: 25
Views: 3049

Re: Southwest schedule question

I believe the latest report was start-up of HI service perhaps early 2019; the upcoming sked releases are still working their way thru this year. I expect we'll hear about PAE's new service long before Hawaii... bb I agree. PAE will come way before Hawaii (at least, the official announcements will)...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17035

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

I believe a CS100/CS300 duo works best vs just the CS300. The CS100 to replace routes that can only be done and are more beneficial financially to be done by 100 seaters. The CS300 to replace lower density routes where 165 seat A320 would be overkill. Both would be able to open newer markets where t...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 6622

Re: AA 997 DFW-EZE DIVERTS DUE TO DRUNK PAX

I wish sometimes spot checks could be done with pax using with hand held alcohol breath testers by cops to screen for DWI's. We are hearing many more of these drunk passengers events, likely in part due to social media and more willing to post such events. Of course, this could have been worse - re...

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