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by 777PHX
Wed May 24, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 4873

Re: Airlines like Janet

BravoOne wrote:
I assume you mean the Nellis Range and not the AFB. The AFB traffic is easily spotted.


Clearly, that's why I said "complex" and not "Nellis AFB". The complex encompasses a lot more than just Nellis.

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by 777PHX
Wed May 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 151
Views: 13214

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I see little additional orders for new A380s in the next 20 years apart from EK, QR, BA, AF, LH, QF, DL, UA, SQ, CX, AA, AC and similar Hub based airlines operating international networks growing 10-15% every 3 years and oil catching up again. Was that a joke? I would shorten that list considerably...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 4873

Re: Airlines like Janet

I don't know if this is supposed to be strictly government. But Shared Services BP/Connoco run their own airline up in the state of Alaska moving employees around on 737s. Which in my opinion is very similar to what Janet does. That's not terribly uncommon. A lot of companies run shuttle services b...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 24, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12453

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Boeing778X wrote:
That's a pretty impressive fantasy you got going there. Somebody's a hater!


Those A380 flavored tears are delicious though, aren't they?

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by 777PHX
Mon May 22, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7573

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

"24 months" sounds pretty non-commital to me.

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by 777PHX
Mon May 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7573

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

JAL or AA with a 787-9 to Tokyo would be the more viable option but JAL is conservative and AA doesn't seem interested. Sad really that the best thing in Maimi since the Nina, the Pinta and Santa Maria has an Atlantic state of mind but not a Pacific vision too. Probably because it's easier to funne...

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by 777PHX
Sun May 21, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6630

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Adipocere wrote:
Phoenix has Skyharbor, Mesa Gateway and Deer Valley airports.


Deer Valley is a GA airport and PHX is hardly a small metro area.

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by 777PHX
Sat May 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 42
Views: 2982

Re: Cities with alternate airports

KIWA/KPHX. Has service from G4 and seasonal service from Westjet.
KBLV/KSTL. Originally designed to be a reliever for KSTL, has G4 service currently.

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by 777PHX
Fri May 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 174
Views: 16664

Re: More UA Woes; National Guard Soldier forced to pay bag fees

He sounds like he just wants to get his picture in the paper.

Buddy, the service reimburses you for this. Stop acting like you're this poor, persecuted soul because you don't understand the standard procedures.

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by 777PHX
Fri May 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6630

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

The big island of Hawaii. Hilo and Kona. Only 186,000 people on the entire island.

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by 777PHX
Fri May 19, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN expanding in STL
Replies: 44
Views: 7084

Re: WN expanding in STL

The question is, how much does WN plan on growing in an already mature market? I just don't see WN adding a significant number of flights to warrant a hypothetical switch over to C. STL won't see much over 110 flights with WN in the forseeable future, unless WN acquires another airline. Generally a...

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by 777PHX
Fri May 19, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN expanding in STL
Replies: 44
Views: 7084

Re: WN expanding in STL

If they ever get to the point of renumbering gates up to around E60, they should probably consider having WN swap T2 for AA's T1/Concourse C. That will never happen considering Southwest has invested a significant sum of money(and owns it?) into Terminal 2 and it's superior to anything else in the ...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Qantas ever serve ORD
Replies: 41
Views: 6387

Re: Will Quantas ever serve ORD

What would be the benefit compared the existing nonstop service to DFW? DFW has a clear benefit vs. LAX in terms of connections, but ORD doesn't offer connections that aren't already available. None, other than O&D. However, QF has said in the past that direct service to ORD is on their wish li...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 44
Views: 3886

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

Depending on whether you're taking into account MSA population or city population, MCO has to be up there. 40M passengers on 270k inhabitants.

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by 777PHX
Tue May 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

I have no idea about the statistics that would support, or not, the expansion of direct international services from PHX. What I do know is that BA has steadily increased the number of seats on the service to LHR and I can't get anything but an economy reward ticket next Sunday - when there are two ...

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by 777PHX
Tue May 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

PHX is certainly a big US without any transoceanic international flights (save BA) - but that is because of the poor quality of its population base. The city has relied on retirees and snowbirds far too much for economic expansion; as opposed to building a vibrant economy that can fill seats up fro...

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by 777PHX
Mon May 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

What is the probability of these becoming real. I was thinking Buffalo will have a Quick Shuttle code share. In current political scenario code share shuttles to Canada are not big winners. and PHX is a good destination for VCV positioning. Phoenix, I could see happening at some point. As much as s...

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by 777PHX
Mon May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

I work in the airline industry, I know all the secrets!

Makes $12/hr tossing bags.

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by 777PHX
Mon May 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

I don't think he was...

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by 777PHX
Mon May 15, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Here's some interesting info. The city of Phoenix is offering $2m for JAL to send a 773 everyday, here in the next months AA will be retiring the 75s and replacing them with the 78-9s, and the A350s when they get them, gates A30,B13,B25,B23 will be dual jetways. I heard this last night from a frien...

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by 777PHX
Sat May 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX To Build Celebrities Only Terminal
Replies: 98
Views: 24311

Re: RE: LAX To Build Celebrities Only Terminal

Actually, I still expect the celebrities to use the regular terminals. For example, I was flying EK to DXB and onwards to BLR, back in June. Lo and Behold, I say Kayne West walking through, as I was standing in line for security at TBIT. He was being mobbed by some fans and paparazzi. Apparently he...

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by 777PHX
Sat May 13, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 30
Views: 5093

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

Well, I don't think a passenger variant has been delivered in 3-4 years now. Boeing is still producing them, but only in a military variant. There's still 68 outstanding orders for freighters as well. At the current production rate, Boeing has enough unfilled orders to keep the line open through 20...

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by 777PHX
Thu May 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disciplinary Action For F/As Shown In Recent Events?
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: Disciplinary Action For F/As Shown In Recent Events?

Ahh, airliners.net. Where the children know how to best run an airline and the airline employees are always wrong.

Please don't change.

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by 777PHX
Tue May 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN expanding in STL
Replies: 44
Views: 7084

Re: WN expanding in STL

BNA says hi! Faster growing city and cheaper to live in. Already 300+ daily commuters. That's your next base. BNA can't even dream of having the business community that STL does as well as having a million less people than the STL area does. Feel free to go create your own thread if you want to che...

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by 777PHX
Sun May 07, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26468

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

PHX, maybe, since it seems to be the biggest US MSA without a ME3 flight. BUF? Ehh, I'd be shocked.

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by 777PHX
Sat May 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guam to the Mainland?
Replies: 47
Views: 8049

Re: Guam to the Mainland?

Where is the demand? U.S. military: There are enlisted and service personnel at both ends. Cargo: Those Asians tourist on Guam craving for fresh seafood and other fresh produce from Alaska. I disagree on both accounts. Any military traffic would be better served through Hawaii or San Diego consider...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 03, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 5099

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

[ I arrived on a 12AM flight PHX-MKE last year and the airport was indeed dead at that time. It was weird walking through a dark airport. Just pointing out, you will never see a 12am departure or arrival time in any schedule. Before 2008 the HP/US side of T4 at PHX was dead after 2030hrs, as the hu...

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by 777PHX
Tue May 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 5099

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

Perhaps a good definition for pax operations would be if there are time blocks when security check points are closed. In case of multiple security check points at an airport whichever one is closed the least. For example the main MKE security checkpoint is not manned by TSA after about 11pm most ni...

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by 777PHX
Tue May 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 5099

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

PHX operates pretty much 24/7 in terms of arrivals and departures. Last pax arrival is 1:30AM or so and the first one out is 5AM. Several cargo airlines operate in and out between those times as well.

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 15085

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

Also, typical a.net bashing the pilot who did absolutely nothing wrong. So a man slapping a woman is OK where you come from? :eyepopping: I'm all for equal rights........and lefts. Seriously though, anyone with half a brain realizes what that captain was trying to do. That wasn't a, "I'm tryin...

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 15085

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

Varsity1 wrote:
Just wait till you're stuck with them for 12 hours. You can thank Norwegian for that.


They don't seem to have any trouble affording the legacy carriers as it is....

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have been all-747
Replies: 59
Views: 6993

Re: Airlines that have been all-747

Qantas was for a moment before purchasing the 767. Wasn't Corsair all 747 a while back?

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3578

Re: HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l ?

b747400erf wrote:
FlyUSAir wrote:
Well I'm just extremely happy it won't be "Barack Obama International Airport".

You are happy? Naming an airport after Obama hurts your life? That is embarrassing to admit on a forum, at least you can stay anonymous.


Someone clearly got their feelings hurt....

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 15630

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit

bigb wrote:
Saw the A350 deferral coming miles away.....


It didn't exactly take a psychic to figure it out considering it's the second time they've been deferred and AA has a glut of widebodies that don't appear to be going anywhere, anytime soon.

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 45
Views: 6705

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

A 5:30AM flight is definitely *not* a red-eye. If you get the benefit of a substantial amount of sleep beforehand, it's definitely not a red-eye.

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by 777PHX
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3751

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

New York has very harsh gun laws. He was arrested because he possessed an unpermitted firearm in the state of NY, which is a misdemeanor, not because he was trying to get through security with it. TSA typically doesn’t detain in jurisdictions where the firearm is otherwise legally possessed. So you...

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by 777PHX
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3751

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

New York has very harsh gun laws. He was arrested because he possessed an unpermitted firearm in the state of NY, which is a misdemeanor, not because he was trying to get through security with it. TSA typically doesn’t detain in jurisdictions where the firearm is otherwise legally possessed. Are yo...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3751

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

New York has very harsh gun laws. He was arrested because he possessed an unpermitted firearm in the state of NY, which is a misdemeanor, not because he was trying to get through security with it. TSA typically doesn’t detain in jurisdictions where the firearm is otherwise legally possessed.

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 174
Views: 16664

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

This couple, moved into an exit row, were asked to move back to their original seats, moved again a short while later after the last pax boarded, thinking the flight crew wouldn't notice....argued with the crew about why it matters since the plane is half full and it's not like they're trying to ta...

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 6156

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

airzona11 wrote:
[
The HA PHX departure is good, but leaving at 2pm, you loose beach or activity time vs the night flight.


It’s advantageous for me because I can get home at 1130PM or so off of the HA flight and still make it to work the next morning. That ain’t happening if I’m coming off a red eye.

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 6156

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

It's a daily flight, there's barely time for it to go anywhere else. AA692 PHX1205 – 1555HNL 333 D AA693 HNL2215 – 0709+1PHX 333 D Sitting on the ground at PHX from 709 to 1205 daily is inefficient use of even a widebody jet, given the low-yield leisure route it would be flying. OP seems to think t...

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17250

Re: AA 757 in scary go-around at Saint Maarten

That's not scary, they did what they were supposed to do.

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines to Hawaii?
Replies: 30
Views: 4724

Re: European Airlines to Hawaii?

Has there ever been a direct flight between Europe and Hawaii? If not, why not? Are any airline looking into it? It'd be low yielding passengers over a very long distance. I doubt there are enough Europeans willing to pay a premium to fly a non-stop when it's way too easy to connect in the US at an...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27714

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

This just about confirms AA is no longer planning to retire the 333s in the beginning of 2018 as originally planned. While it does seem likely that they'll be around for a little while longer, could this also simply mean that they'll be out by the beginning of Q2 instead of Q1? Would be definitely ...

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by 777PHX
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27714

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Well it's official. AA flying daily to HNL with 1x A333 seasonal Dec-Mar, in place of 2x 757. https://media.giphy.com/media/zfYpmAfrcVOAE/giphy.gif Only been waiting about 9 years for this. It's an upgrade in hard product, but it's worth pointing out that's a decrease of 90 daily seats or so. LAX a...

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Allegiant Sacrificing A320 For Parts?
Replies: 21
Views: 9409

Re: RE: Is Allegiant Sacrificing A 320 For Parts?

Joshu wrote:
MO11 wrote:
FlyUSAir wrote:
Also interesting to note that Allegiant has two brand new A320's on order.


Twelve, which were ordered in July. Old news.


Yeah, because you just replied to a 10 month old thread!


The post he was replying to is four minutes old as a I write this.

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24287

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Wait a minute, last minute first class fare from Hawaii to LA only $1,000?!?! That's the real news here lol


That made me wonder too. I bet he was an upgrade and they gave him the seat before a paying customer walked up.

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27714

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I believe there was talk somewhere that the 330 would take over for the 757s on HNL routes throughout the system. Well, most if not all of the LAX HI routes have already been replaced by ETOPS A321s, so I’d be shocked if that turned out to be true. I believe the MAX was slated to replace the 757s o...

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300F Market Booming: 767-200F Market Dead
Replies: 8
Views: 2513

Re: 767-300F Market Booming: 767-200F Market Dead

767-300s..... better economics and better examples available for conversion. The new build pax 762 market was largely dead by 1991, save for a few small orders here and there and CO's order in 2001. DC8s? No. There's too many more economic alternatives and I'd venture to guess most of the parts supp...

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 17127

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

I would think STL would be one of the last to see MD80 service. AFAIK, STL still does RON mx on the MD80s, so I suspect it’ll remain among the last stations.

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