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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6578

Re: HA Operations/Network

Does anyone know if the 321NEO's will be deployed to PPG and PPT, freeing up some widebodies? Separately, I know that this is highly unlikely , but I also wonder if the 321NEO's would be used for more South Pacific (islands) expansion, like to RAR (which Aloha and NZ operated previously), SUV or NO...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 3397

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Everyone seems to overlook one rather important piece of the puzzle: MRU is located 550 nautical miles off a suitable diversion airport, and that bring all kind of operational issues - particularly if you intend to operate that airport as a high frequency hub. Have a look at every single major hub ...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6121

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? The fact that you'd need two one ways an...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10738

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

As was stated in an earlier post. You want to see bag abuse? Check out the bag sorting systems underneath the airport. When you hand your luggage to the check in agent and they place the bag behind them on the belt, that bag is in for a ride before it gets to whatever pier is building carts or cans...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11607

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Any settlement that enabled a UA megahub at ORD could - and for regulatory purposes should - require a substantial gate allocation to LCC's. That'd ensure price competition on most routes. On UA-only routes to smaller cities, the ability to upgauge from CR2's to large RJ'd and/or small mainline sho...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32673

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

If United wants to get back in then they should divest slots elsewhere. They tried to stick it to B6 with the DL EWR/LGA swap. Other airlines shouldn't have to give up slots because of there short sighted decision. Who ever said UA is forcing others to give up slots ? They would be purchased as slo...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32673

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Delta Nor American could stop United were they to return to JFK. Whether it was a mistake to Leave? Is up for debate. But! Are they flying like Hell out of EWR? You betcha! Could they make money in JFK? You betcha! Prove it. Lets see you state facts that they will make money. Can you prove, or even...

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by 77H
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32673

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

[Lol Delta Nor American could stop United were they to return to JFK. Whether it was a mistake to Leave? Is up for debate. But! Are they flying like Hell out of EWR? You betcha! Could they make money in JFK? You betcha! Prove it. Lets see you state facts that they will make money.[/quote] Can you p...

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by 77H
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11607

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

As a born and raised suburban Chicagoan now living in Nashville, it is pretty pathetic that Chicago has such low % of mainline flights. One of UA's biggest problems is they don't have a ATL or DFW style hub as their flagship megahub. CHI traffic is split across UA/AA/MDW. Do you think Chicagoans wa...

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by 77H
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac
Replies: 657
Views: 81792

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Man mental illness is a serious problem in this country. And there is nothing we can do about it. Not with that attitude we won't, which I guess brings the problem full-circle, doesn't it... I'm a realist. Just like I believe gun violence cannot be stopped, racism cannot be stopped, corporate greed...

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by 77H
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac
Replies: 657
Views: 81792

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I imagine big changes are coming in terms of mechanics doing repo taxiing solo if it isn’t already. Or was this right from the hangar? If so, was he the only person in the hangar?

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by 77H
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

I am not trying to sound insensitive as I do feel for this Flight Attendant but how could an employer "prevent" an employee from doing something like publishing photos in his possession? I suppose they could "threaten termination" or contact law enforcement but neither of those ...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3085

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

My original flight was a 5:45p LAX departure operated by a 738 that got axed two weeks ago. I was moved to UA454 which is now operated by a 7M9 along with UA417 LAXOGG I've flown 417 three times in the past year and half, two 738s and one 752. It will be interesting to fly it on the MAX going forwa...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

I am not trying to sound insensitive as I do feel for this Flight Attendant but how could an employer "prevent" an employee from doing something like publishing photos in his possession? I suppose they could "threaten termination" or contact law enforcement but neither of those t...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11753

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

. The SYD-MEL lane has double digit frequencies daily most days and gauge ranges from 738-332 from what I've seen. SYD is just as airspace and gate constrained, if not more so that many of the major US airports. Using your logic, instead of 10 digit frequencies on that route, QF and VA should just ...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11753

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I'm dreaming on an industry where there is a reasonable amount of regulation over the number of flights that can fly into busy airports so that airlines are forced to up the size (and comfort, often) and not the frequency. I'm SO tired of ORD/SFO/JFK/LGA/EWR turning into basketcases every damn time...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 175 strobe lights
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Embraer 175 strobe lights

4: Do the strobe lights serve as an annoyance to passengers on night flights when people leave window shades open? (I’ve been guilty of this on a couple of CP flights) I can't answer the others, but I have been on several E-Jet night flights and I have never been annoyed by the strobes (or even not...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United, Avianca and Copa consider joint business agreemen
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: United, Avianca and Copa consider joint business agreemen

Chicago-based United Airlines, Colombia’s Avianca and Panamanian flag carrier Copa Airlines may form a three-way joint business agreement, according to statements released by the two Latin American airlines’ holding companies Aug. 8. Both Copa Holdings and Avianca Holdings said their respective com...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11753

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I'm dreaming on an industry where there is a reasonable amount of regulation over the number of flights that can fly into busy airports so that airlines are forced to up the size (and comfort, often) and not the frequency. I'm SO tired of ORD/SFO/JFK/LGA/EWR turning into basketcases every damn time...

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by 77H
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11753

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I'm dreaming on an industry where there is a reasonable amount of regulation over the number of flights that can fly into busy airports so that airlines are forced to up the size (and comfort, often) and not the frequency. I'm SO tired of ORD/SFO/JFK/LGA/EWR turning into basketcases every damn time...

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by 77H
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 3397

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Not to sound rude but is there any indication that MK is even considering making MRU a hub in the traditional sense or is this just a fictional proposal through and through? It seems like every few months there is a thread about FJ, HA, TN, now MK making their home base a hub for their respective re...

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by 77H
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1627
Views: 208828

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

My understanding is the 77A Fleet (HD Domestic/HI Configuration) will stay 32/332 (364 total) while the 77E Fleet (International Configuration) will be either 50/24/202 (272 total w/ PE) or 50/242 (292 total w/o PE). It’s clear that UA is trying to distinguish itself as the international carrier of...

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by 77H
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1627
Views: 208828

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Is it the same with other airlines with E with added legroom sections? No idea, but probably. Stew on this: it's possible to buy a Basic Economy fare and be assigned into an Economy Plus seat. You don't get to pick your seat or bring a bag but you end up in the extra legroom section. :rotfl: “Stewi...

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by 77H
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

One of the major tech companies in MSN is underwriting the MSN-SFO flight Care to elaborate on which company? To your point, and several other posters, many of the longer range nonstops from MSN serve specific industries or markets. There are numerous one stop options to LAX, PDX and SEA from MSN. ...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

One of the major tech companies in MSN is underwriting the MSN-SFO flight Care to elaborate on which company? To your point, and several other posters, many of the longer range nonstops from MSN serve specific industries or markets. There are numerous one stop options to LAX, PDX and SEA from MSN. ...

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by 77H
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15183

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

This site needs a “social media” forum where junk news such as this can be posted Agreed. You have one group telling the other not to make assumptions on conjecture while the other does just that. The facts are not all out so anyone making comments for/against the airline or for/against the passeng...

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by 77H
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?

Hardly shocking. Easy now, it's his first post. In answer, it's certainly surprising that they took off and then- and very quickly, too- returned to field. But, sometimes that's the best decision to make. And while people (not saying this about you, poster) often like to assume that airlines get so...

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by 77H
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6939

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

I'm shocked there isn't a regularly scheduled nonstop between LAS and TYO. I've seen many Japanese tourists in Vegas. JAL tried. NW tried. At the end of the day its bottom of barrel tourist traffic - similar to Japan-Hawaii which makes it unsustainable especially now without a US3 hubbing in Vegas....

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by 77H
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12431

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

I wonder what airport in Chicago this kid planned to land in. http://txktoday.com/crime/man-accused-trying-steal-commercial-jet-texarkana-airport/ Definitely O'Hare. If you're in the business of Grand Theft Aircraft you're gonna go big... I imagine he's grounded from Flight Simulator once he gets o...

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by 77H
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12431

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

I wonder what airport in Chicago this kid planned to land in. http://txktoday.com/crime/man-accused-trying-steal-commercial-jet-texarkana-airport/ Definitely O'Hare. If you're in the business of Grand Theft Aircraft you're gonna go big... I imagine he's grounded from Flight Simulator once he gets o...

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by 77H
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45776

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Glad everyone made it out okay.

On a side note, do we think this one is a write off? What’s the a.net over/under she gets repaired an returned to service ? :duck:

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by 77H
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26535

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I find it hard to believe AS would bump a person only because they were gay. Minorities in the US always play the victim card and use their status as “the reason”. Unfortunate but going from “premium” to the main cabin is something people should just get over and not feel the need to take to extrem...

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by 77H
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10430

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

[photoid][/photoid] 3 years late, and 50% overbudget ($120 mln for 280K sf)... new hangar at HNL is finally complete. HA is sole lessee. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36621836/hawaiian-air-finishes-new-hangar-after-years-of-delays-and-thousands-of-repairs More evidence that an airport authority...

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by 77H
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366005

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

First 787-10 in Singapore Airlines livery has rolled out of paint, 9V-SCB https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-j-3RU8AA4-N5.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kA-6UMAAh-NG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kC67UQAAwtui.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kEW5VwAAczRF.jpg https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplan...

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by 77H
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD taxi route question
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: ORD taxi route question

In the following video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SvejOgiFIGc At around 9’30” when the UA B772ER starts taxiing from what appears to be gate C22 or C24 to runway 10L, it appears as though the taxi route is clockwise via Alpha, Hotel, Charley and Alpha, over the freeway, to get to what appears t...

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by 77H
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA
Replies: 24
Views: 4458

Re: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA

Being a PHX resident, and with HA being my carrier-of-choice for flying to HI vs. AA for mainland flying, I'm sure hoping that with the retirement of the 763's that we get some love here and are upgauged to the 330 vs. getting the 321. While I presume HA would add a 2nd frequency if they did change...

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by 77H
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57139

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

With Kirby's focus being domestic flying, I would expect them to beef up that first at LAX to give UA a more appealing and pertinent schedule offering. Top 10 O&Ds from LAX are: NYC, SFO, CHI, SEA, DC, DFW, HNL, LAS, BOS, MIA/FLL, there is good room for them to grow frequency and even add new m...

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by 77H
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 5483

Re: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA

I also just remembered the F9 announced PHL-MSN/OMA last Tuesday and already operates SAT-PHL seasonally. AA continues to defend their hubs from the ULCCs. https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/09/26/frontier-airlines-phl-midwestern-flights.html I wonder if this will lead to F9 droppin...

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by 77H
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TR (Scoot) announces SIN-KIX-HNL
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: TR (Scoot) announces SIN-KIX-HNL

Quite impressive many airlines are now operating KIX-HNL. D7, DL, HA, JL, TR Wonder how long the route can sustain this many operators. I wonder if more competition and the continued draw down in JP will see DL yank the route. Does anyone have stats for how many customers on D7's KUL-HNL via KIX are...

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by 77H
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10430

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

T prop wrote:
See that Virgin flew 'Neo Kid on the Block' to HNL today..


Was here today too 10/3. Parked on the North Hardstands. Seemed to be doing an engine run up at one point.

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by 77H
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16299

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

HA or AS, not as unlikely as some think UA is already the largest carrier from the US Mainland to Hawaii, number 2 being HA. As another poster said up thread, it would never pass regulatory approval. The combined AS/VX airline will have far too much overlap with UA in SFO and LAX to pass approval. ...

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by 77H
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 3039

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

Signed with Aloha.

77H

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by 77H
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat configuration Widebody Domestic
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Seat configuration Widebody Domestic

Configuration is not the same. A lot more economy seats and less premium seats. Even the premium seats do not have lie-flat seats. Also in most cases there are less lavatories. That is the case with the Japanese carriers. In the US, I believe the only domestic widebody are the UA 777-222s. DL may s...

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by 77H
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Route Planning as a Career
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Re: Route Planning as a Career

I agree with above posters. RM, Route Planning and Fleet Planning are generally all separate departments that work closely together. I have a former colleague that started in RM and moved to fleet planning. The move involved relocating to HQ and it is as described, a "bankers hours" type j...

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by 77H
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express livery question
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Midwest Express livery question

Grey all the way down -- no polished metal in any of the variations through the years. The top picture seems to show a polished metal underside similar to what UA does on many of its Boeing aircraft. 77H Just what I thought, was this just a variation of the livery? And is this correct? I went throu...

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by 77H
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express livery question
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Midwest Express livery question

Good morning everyone, I have a small question that I'd much appreciate if someone could help to answer. I've looked at a few old Midwest Express pictures of their first livery on the MD-88. I don't know if it's just the shadows on these pictures, but were the underside of the fuselage on these pla...

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by 77H
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12626

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

DocLightning wrote:
And here I thought "Never say never" was standard kindergarten advice.


Well in that case....

I will never win the powerball within the next 6 months!

77H

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by 77H
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 Adds at PHL - JAX, MEM, MSN, & OMA
Replies: 55
Views: 3640

Re: More F9 Adds at PHL - JAX, MEM, MSN, & OMA

I'm surprised it's taken this long to get a PHL-MSN flight and surprised it wasn't AA who offered it. Not sure what that PDEW numbers are but if F9 feels they can make a profit with a 320 than surely there are enough passengers to fill a CRJ/CR7? Especially when accounting for onward connections. Re...

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by 77H
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

Re: Airline Skews

this whole thread makes no sense. It doesn't account for focus cities or p2p flights. It's pretty impossible to garner any information from this. A better metric would be to identify certain O/D and see how far you have to deviate off the direct routing to make the connection on said airline. While...

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