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by mikegigs
Fri May 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 357
Views: 56133

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

One report I saw said it was a "Cuban airline jet", another said it was "a Boeing 737", neither specified the airline name though... Prayers to those involved

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by mikegigs
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17976

Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

A South Carolina family is suing AA after a woman died following a collapse on a AA102 from HNL to DFW. The family claims that after a doctor on board examined the woman and suggested an immediate diversion to the captain (somewhere over New Mexico), the pilot opted to continue to DFW after conferri...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Looks like BOS is getting another destination courtesy B6. BOS-BUR will begin September 5 No announcement made yet but it was mentioned in another thread and bookable on their website. I did a dummy booking myself and looks like around a 3:30 departure on A320. Clawing their way to 200 flights a day...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8324

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

I think AA pulled out / removed a lot of flights out of the JFK and Boston markets ..... they dont want to compete with the other air carriers. Not much money to be made there. I think thats the simple explanation. Agreed. The reason for anything the airlines do is money. They are both really compe...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30102

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

I agree that due to the reported dissatisfaction in their current E190 fleet, they will go for the C series.

Optimistically speaking, I think routes like BOS-DUB/EDI/MAN/STN/SNN/KEF are likely, as well as JFK-DUB/SNN/BHX. Hope for the best!

Are airport like BRU, AMS, and CDG within A321LR range?

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by mikegigs
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Did anybody happen to notice in the Massport presentation's section talking about new and increased services that they had listed Avianca to San Salvador? Was this a mistake or did they let some news slip that was not released to the public yet? I can;t find anything about it online...

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by mikegigs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9469

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

This reminds me of the initial 747-8 concepts that included sleeping areas for first class passengers on the rear of the upper deck.... which never actually happened. It's a neat idea but I don't think it's very practical. What F passenger wants to shlep downstairs to sleep when other airlines offer...

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by mikegigs
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Will B6 get into any beef with their TATL partners if they start service? For example, will they fly to DUB and SNN and piss off EI? Or avoid those routes all together? Or perhaps make a JV a la DL and VS?

Seems really bad to turn their back on their partners after such a long time together.

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by mikegigs
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12590

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Or maybe Sir Richard will take that opportunity to announce his rebooting of the brand with a new US airline: Second Virgin. Not really a Virgin the second time around, are you? ;) But seriously, I hope they have a nice going away celebration for the airline. it certainly will be missed a lot!

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by mikegigs
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

In terms of BOS departures for this coming spring/summer, where 1 is Monday and 7 is Sunday: BA238 - usually around 7:40 (777, not sure if E or W - 1234567) BA212 - usually around 19:15 (A380 1,5,7 / 744 2,3,4,6) BA202 - usually around 21:40 (777, not sure if E or W - 1234567) BA214 - usually aroun...

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by mikegigs
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most 747 service
Replies: 35
Views: 3233

Re: Airports with most 747 service

BOS sometimes sees 2 744's(today, for example) from BA, as well as the 748 from LH. So I would say it's peak is 3/daily. Great list though!

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by mikegigs
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH-pilot: “welcome on board our new A320 NEO … MAX“
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: LH-pilot: “welcome on board our new A320 NEO … MAX“

I was on a B6 flight last week and seated near the front of the cabin. The FA started making safety announcements and talked for about 30 seconds before she realized she hadn't pressed down the button fully and only the first 4 rows could hear her. She then turned to us and (jokingly) yelled at us f...

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by mikegigs
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As far as gate counts go, I seem to recall seeing in the latest board presentation that, in the section regarding construction and expansion, they were playing with the idea of adding more gates to the old United pier of Terminal C. 6 gates certainly could not fit in there, but by the looks of satel...

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by mikegigs
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I flew in from LGA Sunday night on B6 (great "enhanced" service onboard IMO) and when we arrived saw a B6 plane at gate C27. I thought that this gate was typically used for Cape Air's flights but instead an E190 was parked there and I saw no 402C's around. Today it shows 9K departures are ...

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by mikegigs
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203940

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I agree that I am disappointed - and I'm usually not with new liveries, even Eurowhite ones. I liked AC, WN, AA and IB when many did not - but this is just so boring, and I really think its because of the use of one color. That being said - LH's original livery was pretty boring too. It was stereoty...

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by mikegigs
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Arrivals Lounges
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Arrivals Lounges

I think the LHR one is useful because of the large amount of TATL traffic. These flights typically arrive earlier in the day and if you're flying in for a business meeting the next day, you might be looking to kill some time before your hotel check in. Conversely, much of the traffic at JFK is also ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long to repaint a fleet in new livery?
Replies: 21
Views: 2969

Re: How long to repaint a fleet in new livery?

I saw an NK plan the other day in the livery that's two generations old! The bird was still in the silver blocky colors, but obviously NK isn't going to spend the money to pull planes out of service just for a paint job. Legacies however will do just that. AC has been painting their fleet pretty fas...

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by mikegigs
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Sort of on topic question, but this question doesn't warrant its own thread: what is the B6 BOS-LGA service like? I know that upon launch, they had free beer/wine, free bagels upon boarding, and you could get free coffee in the terminal with your boarding pass, but did these perks survive until toda...

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by mikegigs
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the exception of LHR, all routes to Europe are "monopolies." (LGW is not really a biz airport and AA pulled out CDG). I know they are both SkyTeam, but do AF and DL have a TATL JV like AA and BA do? If not, then that would make CDG still somewhat competitive. Yes they have a JV. It's...

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by mikegigs
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: Virgin America A320 PHL-SFO F
Replies: 6
Views: 4645

Re: Flying Transcon: Virgin America A320 PHL-SFO F

Loved this report! You're so lucky you had a chance to experience all that! Thanks so much for sharing

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by mikegigs
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 68768

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BOS layout stinks for a hub airline. It is made for decent sized operations from many carriers. It is not meant for a hub airline, sadly. Terminal A is already almost at capacity. Every time I am in there the place is a zoo and check-in and security are flooded with people. When WN moves out, ya th...

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by mikegigs
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 15504

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

enilria wrote:

*BA JFK-LCY AUG 0.9>0.2



Surprised nobody commented about this... Is this the end for BA001/002? I know there is a great feeling that the end was coming for the LCY-JFK service, but I didn't think it'd be so soon...

And Merry Christmas everyone!

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by mikegigs
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29

One would think that the pilots have landed at ATL dozens of times given they are with DL. Strange.

Maybe unexpected crosswinds blew them off course? Or they just did not pay attention...

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by mikegigs
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"
Replies: 20
Views: 3187

Re: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"

Gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang! Just kidding... but he does reference flying private jets now in the preceding line, so really I think he means to flip off all commerial travel instead of private jets (like, haha I don't have to fly coach anymore) and, i...

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by mikegigs
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 84101

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

As much as I wanted a Boeing order, I think DL made the right choice with the A321. The 757's are getting old, and while many will say that the A321 isn't a 757 replacement (and I don't disagree), it's the closest plane being produced right now. Boeing should have focused on a MOM much earlier inste...

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by mikegigs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171000

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://www.departedflights.com/BOS95.html (1995) (how times have changed, even in 22 years) These are great! I noticed in the last one Qantas was listed as an airline in Terminal B. I know they would have never served BOS direct, but was there ever a tag on from JFK or something along those lines? ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US
Replies: 12
Views: 10049

Re: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US

JannEejit wrote:
Lol, it's like a scene from one of those Disney Pixar cartoons. I take it this is for the Emirates flight training school ?


Perfect way to describe it. That was simply adorable.... who would think anyone would describe a plane video like that?

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171000

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

AA BOS-PIT MAR 3>1.7 AA BOS-ROC MAR 3>1.5 AA DFW-BOS MAR 8>7 AA LAX-BOS MAR 6>5 AA ORD-BOS MAR 9>8 AA PHL-BOS MAR 11>10 From the OAG Threat (thank you Enilria), AA continuing to cut PIT and ROC flights as well as flights across the board as well. I was expecting more of a response to DL adding DL1 ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8946

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Hi All, I was watching an older movie last night ( Planes, Trains, & Automobiles ) and noticed that in a scene at a Chicago L station, there was an advertisement for "The Sun Run" by America West. I did some Googling to find out what this route was (at least I assume it was the name o...

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by mikegigs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8946

Naming Specific Routes

Hi All, I was watching an older movie last night ( Planes, Trains, & Automobiles ) and noticed that in a scene at a Chicago L station, there was an advertisement for "The Sun Run" by America West. I did some Googling to find out what this route was (at least I assume it was the name of...

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by mikegigs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 5495

Re: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX

Hi Guys so does this mean they are putting the international 757s on the routes or some of the widebodies? All D1 flights out of BOS will be the internationally-configured 757s. I believe most out of JFK are too but I think I heard that some JFK-SEA are scheduled 767s or the flights are often upgag...

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by mikegigs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8736

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Wow.... I had no clue these proceedings were going on but I am shocked that anyone would be so low as to blame UA and AA for monetary losses regarding 9/11. Really, this is an instance of kicking the airlines while they were down (maybe not now, but 13 years ago when this started). Really disgusted ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 11661

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

Actually, all airline tickets are sold in zones, or "fare classes". For economy alone, BA has 12 different classes (Y,B,H,K,L,M,N,S,V,Q,O,G) based on ticket price and upgrade/FF points eligibility. These classes are applied to all tickets so I would imagine it'd actually be quite easy to i...

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by mikegigs
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171000

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

annnndd in quick succession the T-100's for May are out. International Snapshot is linked here for you to review. Detail reports will come out as they are completed on the site. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B61t8CyireX8VzhWbk9nYW1DRGM A few interesting points. BOS-HKG daily and only dropped 0....

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by mikegigs
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8908

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

Would it be possible at all to swap locations of 19L/1R with Taxiway L? That would separate the runways more but wouldn't require landfilling or losing a taxiway - although I'm not sure that would leave enough clearance on the new taxiway l between both runways.

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by mikegigs
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4849

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

AF086 wrote:
LATAM opened its GRUBOS flights for booking as follows:

EFF 01JUL18

JJ8164 - GRU 23h55 - 09h10 BOS - 763 - _34_6_D
JJ8165 - BOS 18h05 - 05h25 GRU - 763 - 2_45_S_


Nice! Not a bad schedule. Glad it's direct and the frequency seems about right. Got a source for this?

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by mikegigs
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 20417

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I didn't like it on paper but now that i see the image of the actual a/c, I think it looks pretty good! I agree that either the "A" should be lowercase of the "t" should be capitalized though...

Can't wait to see a 738 in it!

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 66991

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

What a week so far! Very excited to see the EK order - they were/are in need of a smaller aircraft for more regional routes following the retirement of all the A330/340's. The Boeing rumor machine seems to be coming true at this airshow so I wouldn't be surprised to see the Saudia 777-9 order. They ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Re: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18

matt wrote:

A few more changes for Summer 2018:

- 789 now slated for YYZ-AMS and YYZ-MUC (333 had been announced)
- 77L now slated for YYZ-FRA (AC876) and YYC-FRA (789 had been announced)

More changes to come, I imagine.


I wonder, is LH downguaging FRA-YYZ during that time? Seems like a large upgauge.

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Question
Replies: 47
Views: 7663

Re: Delta Shuttle Question

Regarding ORD specifically - if Delta is removing its "Shuttle" branding from ORD, that would be interesting given that AA is apparently going to be expanding its "Shuttle" branding to ORD in the near future. Word in Seattle is that it's just a marketing change to cut some costs...

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by mikegigs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

Re: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives

I don't think Avenues is a bad name, but the rest...... thank god they stuck with jetBlue.

Just think of the name Taxi. probably a yellow aircraft with billboard titles across the side, who would that sound like? :scratchchin:

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by mikegigs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comfort + / Premium Economy U.S.?
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Comfort + / Premium Economy U.S.?

As far as I know, in the near future DL's W product will not be seen on domestic hops unless an A350 is subbed in. With so few aircraft currently running the international routes, I doubt they will be redeployed anywhere else anytime soon. That being said, if an aircraft was to be subbed in, i'm gue...

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by mikegigs
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue offers free flights for humanitarian work
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: JetBlue offers free flights for humanitarian work

If anyone looked into the article and website they would see that B6 is only looking for 22 people (and one guest each) to do this charity work - hardly enough people to fill up even half of an E190 and not enough to simply "put butts in seats" on low yielding flights. The flights are to H...

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by mikegigs
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8591

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

I don't feel that DL has ever really embraced its NW past, so I doubt you will see any NW decals on any aircraft or any routes that reflect ones by the old airline. Hell, I'm not sure if you'll see any decals at all on the plane.Bottom line, I really don't think they will come up with any surprises ...

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by mikegigs
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 11341

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

VCEflyboy wrote:
Can someone please post the pic of the air Italy 767? The livery looks real nice! Except the font is a little tacky.


As requested... Not a bad looking jet at all

Image

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by mikegigs
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 11341

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

I find it odd that it will not be named Air Italia (or Aereo Italia). Why name an airline using the country's non-primary language? Sure English is spoken a lot, but it seems less prideful not to use Italian. That's like naming an airline Areo Estados Unidos in the US or calling Lufthansa being call...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 23971

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

LHR/JFK in some form has to be the last flight (on a high J jet). I agree that this will probably be one of the last flights. The high premium demand and passenger volumes on this route coupled with the relatively short tatl journey makes it an ideal candidate for the large but fuel-inefficient jet...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Account possibly compromised?
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Re: Account possibly compromised?

Nothing has been compromised, it's just a glitch of some kind. It's happened with one other user that I'm aware of. It's a known issue, so I believe they're working on it. In the mean time, if it occurs again, just let us know. We can change it manually, as I've done with the thread in question. Ju...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Account possibly compromised?
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Re: Account possibly compromised?

Hi 1337Delta764, I am the one who originally posted this thread under my account. I have no clue how it switched to yours. If you look in some of the replies, I was quoted as the topic author. I too am curious as to how this happened! Glad you noticed too.

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by mikegigs
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 23971

BA 747 Retirement Date Set

CFO Steve Grunning said in an investor event today that the last 744 in BA's fleet will exit in February of 2024. The fleet currently consists of 36 aircraft - half of which are set to be retired by 2021. "Gunning's data indicates that BA expects to maintain a fleet of 63 777s over the period t...

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