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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41065

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

BOEING777EK wrote:
What will happen to the retired UA 744s which are stored at Victorville?


They'll get sold or scrapped(probably scrapped).

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most senior employee in industry celebrates 75 years
Replies: 28
Views: 5106

Re: Most senior employee in industry celebrates 75 years

HOLY SHIT. first, I commend anyone who works into their 90's (out of love of profession); that's just great. but, the best part of that article is the list of aircraft the guy has wrenched on . Just amazing. and humbling, right? he's The Man ! Just for a reference point, WW2 had just began for the ...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Curious, for what year are these statistics? 2016---GDP https://www.statista.com/statistics/183808/gmp-of-the-20-biggest-metro-areas/ 2016---Metro population https://www.thoughtco.com/largest-metropolitan-areas-1435135, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas IND has fi...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Not exactly. If MSY can support premium traffic on a legacy carrier (BA in this case), than BNA, STL and IND can as well. All three of those cities have far better cases than MSY for direct European service. No they don't, and I Don't exactly want to rehash this when it comes to MSY, but they did h...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Wondering if STL-BRU makes sense on SN because of the Inbev Bud acquisition? No. The North American Inbev execs all operate out of NYC for exactly this reason - it's too damn hard to get to STL. Inbev may technically be a Belgian company, but it's run by a bunch of Brazilian bankers. If you were go...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

The fact you think the business climate is better in IND and STL than BNA is laughable. Research and most media says you are wrong. Nashville is consistently in the top among corporate relocations, startups, and quality. If your two little cities were so special, you'd see more traffic at your airp...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Funny. I don't recall pointing a finger at anyone. But whatever you say son. It's ok, sweetheart, I don't expect you to be self aware of the shit posts you create given who you are. Now run along back to the kitchen, and let the adults talk. (See, I can be just as patronizing as you can.....lol) Ju...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Yes, there's an anti-BNA bias on here along with a TON of misinformed poster who only think they know BNA. Come spend a week on the ramp at BNA and you'll change your anti-BNA tune really fast. Yeah, ok. If we're going to start pointing fingers here, you're just about the worst when it comes to shi...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13623

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Answer hasn't changed since last week when this was last discussed.

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by 777PHX
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 11874

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

VC10er wrote:
As for replacing the 772's, it seems like a 772 is a "just right' for certain missions, I've wondered about a 777-7 (772 sized 77X) would ever work? Essentially a new 772 with all new tech.


It already exists, it's known as the 787-9.

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1850

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

Any 121 carrier in the US that you start out at, certainly you could. Meaning regionals. People don't start at DL/UA/AA. the previous poster said 4-6 yrs so obviously no one "starts out" at the big boys and since you didn't mention regionals and I didn't think about regionals I guess ther...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15365

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

[photoid][/photoid] On veterans day our place of employment had a surprise cake celebration during our am meeting of about 50 people. The vets were asked to stand in which about 6 or 7 stood and everyone clapped. Not one left this country and all worked as support personnel at a local Naval Air Stat...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15365

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Hero must be the most abused word in the English language, at least in the US, anyway. This guy was an aircraft mechanic out of Luke AFB that died in an unrelated car accident. That doesn't make him a hero nor does it require people to fall over themselves to "honor him".

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by 777PHX
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15365

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

If the escorting military members/family members had already deplaned, I don't see why the other passengers should have to remain seated because of something taking place on the ramp.

This country is way too wrapped up in its "hero worship" sometimes.

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by 777PHX
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US carrier A330 crew rest area
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

Re: US carrier A330 crew rest area

RL777 wrote:
I believe the AA crew rests are located directly behind the flight deck.


The flight crew rest is, yes. Not sure about cabin crew.

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by 777PHX
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9161

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

With so many conflicting and overlapping weapons laws across the world, I don't approve of anyone being detained or charged for an an honest oversight, if they immediately declare the mistake. Seriously? You think there are 'many conflicting and overlapping' laws regarding weapons in this world? We...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9161

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

This leads me to believe that Haneda must have some pretty good high definition closed circuit TV cameras in operation. If she didn't notice the weight, it must have been 22 rimfire. That's why I never use my range bags for traveling or vice versa. I'm curious how they caught her, I would think it ...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 8823

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

FlyerTalk has a mix of posters, not ALL are low yielding, status-by-credit card types. That is like saying everyone on a.net is a 16 year old arm chair CEO. Surely, not ALL, but I've been over there for over a decade now and I've seen a distinct shift from the high mileage road warrior types to peo...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6771

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

This thread is full of people willing to hang others for crimes that didn't involve malicious intent, intent to profit, or intention of violance. I get that this was a serious incident, but lets have some perspective. Let's be honest here, you have no freaking clue what his intent was here. You're ...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Darenriley wrote:
With AA and Alaska scaling back their partnership hopefully this means more non-stop flights from PHX to the northwest. For example, AA has no flights from PHX to Montana.


G4 pretty heavily serves the PNW out of KIWA, including four cities in Montana.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9161

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

I'm kind of surprised 100 bullets made it through security leaving the US. Anyway, she's 60+ so I'd imagine that she'll probably just get a slap on the wrist... http://www.newsweek.com/us-woman-dumps-100-live-bullets-japan-airport-trash-can-633130 Article quote: "For one U.S. citizen in her 60...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I don't know why DY wouldn't utilize a normal red eye east bound and a day flight westbound.

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by 777PHX
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13874

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

DY services the main airport in every major US city they serve. JFK, ORD, AUS, SEA, LAX, BOS, BWI, DEN, EWR, LAS, etc. ...except when they don't, as is the case with OAK, FLL, and BWI. Arguably BWI is the main airport for the region given that it is the busiest in the region and served over three m...

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by 777PHX
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 15261

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Cunard wrote:
Pullmantur even!

To the OP it's REVEALED not REVILED!

I should imagine EL AL will initially use the 787 to LHR and JFK.


He's a fan of El Al so he's probably an Israeli and English probably isn't his first language. Relax.

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by 777PHX
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

The problem is, there's really no reason not to use Sky Harbor. KIWA doesn't offer much unless you live close to it. Which 2.5 million people do. WestJet seems to think it's worth it. Obviously that traffic isn't valuable enough to justify fragmenting the market. I doubt the BIg 4 gives two squats ...

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by 777PHX
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

The problem is, there's really no reason not to use Sky Harbor. KIWA doesn't offer much unless you live close to it.

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

I've heard it all now....

Who would backtrack three hours to PHX to catch an even longer transatlantic flight?

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13874

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

What Chicago airport is Norwegian going to use? You think 787 can land at MDW? There are other Chicago airports. Norwegian loves using the 3rd and 4th airports of a city. I don't know where you guys on this website get this from but it isn't remotely true. DY services the main airport in every majo...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6771

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

Is this just posturing by the DA? Isn't this going to get pled down to some soup kitchen work at the end of the day?? Not if they're federal charges. What the guy did was monumentally stupid and its all over the news out here not to interfere with these firefighters that are just doing their jobs. ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I don't see why Norweigian would fly to PIE. Norweigian flies to smaller airports with their 737s because those are smaller cities. Not because they think they're G4 and flying to secondary airports in large metro area is a good idea. There's no convincing reason to fly to PIE over TPA, so why would...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

I wouldn't count on it.

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by 777PHX
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

I would think that in theory, this route can handle at least BA and AA with the connectivity on either end. The difficulty is that on the PHX it can get quite late for the mass of connections given the times of landing int'l heavies apparently need to operate at... You mean for performance reasons?...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

KanaHawaii wrote:

I would guess that AA is experimenting on whether a 333 will be enough to take care of the market without getting into a food fight with Hawaiian and their 332.


HA only flies the 763 to PHX as PHX is a mx base for the 767.

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by 777PHX
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

Ramp rats are the last to know anything about anything. This same rumor was going around a couple years ago because they painted 777 parking lines at several gates.

Take it with a massive grain of salt until you hear something more credible....

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by 777PHX
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

WN STL-PHX has been around forever so I doubt this is some new development. I fly that route on AA often and it wasn't too long ago it was 4x daily.

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by 777PHX
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 5596

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

Does Lufthansa really have a diverse, mixed fleet? The only Boeing product they currently have is the 744/748. Their narrow body fleet is exclusively A320 family and much of their longhaul fleet is A330/A340 or A380.

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by 777PHX
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says

Why do we automatically assume these llegations are true?

I grew up in St. Louis and worked for a large company that plays in the same sandbox as Southwest. It wasn't uncommon for people to start screaming racism the moment they felt the least bit slighted.

Color me unimpressed.

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA now flying EWR-ANC?
Replies: 27
Views: 5156

Re: UA now flying EWR-ANC?

Polot wrote:
Rdh3e wrote:
DaufuskieGuy wrote:
I believe this is longest flight in NA? Although it's regularly scheduled qualifications are iffy.

ANC-ATL is further.

As is EWR-HNL and several other East Coast-Hawaii routes.


Hawaii is an island in the middle of the Pacific and not a part of North America.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18918

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

And who in the hell wants to do that which means Delta will lose market share because the GRR passenger can fly GRR-ORD and get a better experience on a BA flight. Delta would be shooting itself in the foot. Or to the untrained eye you can get "lucky" and "win" a flight on AA wi...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18918

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

I wouldn't rule MCO out on this, they posted not too long ago via social media that they wanted input on whether GOAA should pursue it, and towards the end of the survey when I took it, there was a lot of support over not. MCO-LHR on a 76W or VS 333 is very doable. The opportunity cost of operating...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

chrisair wrote:
777PHX wrote:
Seriously though, that's two big wins for the Phoenix area in one week.


Might be missing something but what's the second one?


The G4 additions at IWA.

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by 777PHX
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4738

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

A lot of foreign tourists also combine Sedona and GC into one trip since Sedona is on the way to GC. Sedona is only a bit less than two hours from Phoenix.

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by 777PHX
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Nonsense. Phoenix is a unhospitable, desert wasteland full of tract housing and half dead geriatrics. Who could possibly want to open service between Phoenix and Europe? Signed, The adolescent, armchair experts on airliners.net Seriously though, that's two big wins for the Phoenix area in one week. ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26678

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

The barking dog, lol.

I've flown every member of the A320 family on a number of different airlines and I would never describe a noise you hear for 30 seconds on push back as an annoyance or that it's deafeningly loud.

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by 777PHX
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 8684

Re: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes

Glad to see AZA-BLV with family in the St. Louis area and living 5 minutes away from Gateway. They're also going against AA on this route as well.

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 901
Views: 142069

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I find it absolutely ridiculous how some people are full of doom and gloom, only hours after this new version has been made public, saying it won't sell anything at all. This is the week before Paris Air Show 2017, and the timing is interesting. I don't think they'd reveal the A380plus today withou...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 901
Views: 142069

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

It's basically a cheap A380neo they're doing in an attempt to keep the plane attractive enought to be able to wait out the market picking up until a full-blown A380neo makes sense. Hence their focus on new-builts. . You realize what the "neo" in A320NEO or A380NEO means, right? How is thi...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8119

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

They should forbid them to call it pizza. There is no deep-dish pizza BTW. Call it US-salty-pie but please, not pizza. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_pizza You can call it whatever you want, I'll continue to call it pizza. Thanks. I'm not sure which kind it was, but I had a couple of smal...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern
Replies: 46
Views: 8824

Re: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern

It'll be cool seeing that gorgeous Eastern livery at my home airport, KIWA.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 491
Views: 45667

Re: PHX heat this week between 115-and 120 anad affect on air travel

I lived in then PHX area for several years and we did see 120+ degrees days, including at Sky Harbor. There were times of the day when certain aircraft couldn't operate, just as you mentioned. But that heat didn't last the entire day either, so there weren't entire days where those limited aircraft...

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