In related news, Caljet just suspended all flights CLD-LAS, stranding pax. Apparently this is the second time they suspended flights. I hope CPAir could restore enough faith that Carlsbad fliers would want to fly them. All the delays, is not helping! I guess SAN and SNA will continue to get most of ...Jump to post
I'm guessing this might put to rest the "A343 is underpowered" myth. I could see a requirement for it to depart from RWY 9 in, perhaps low visibility/Santa Ana wind conditions. It'll have to make due with 8,400' of usable runway, and then IMMEDIATELY have to clear the obstruction that is ...Jump to post
First time post - I've been following this thread for quite a while and find the information quite interesting. I have a question that I don't think has been asked. What do the SAN experts on this board think will happen if Lorena Gonzalez's assembly bill to move the management of SDIA from the cur...Jump to post
rjsampson wrote:I got my head bitten off in an earlier thread asking about an LH 340 I just saw land an SAN for not “Googling it first”.
lets' not forget that now BA has a worthy competitor to Europe from another great legacy carrier with a huge hub at FRA!) bb I'm still dreaming that the loads will be so good that someday LH will send one their beautiful 744s our way Just like Speedbird ! (I can't help it! I dream big!) :airplane:Jump to post
i can watch them from my home in University Heights, which is just south of the main flight path into Lindbergh at about 6000 ft. Would love to see that gorgeous LH A340 on approach... I live in the North Park / Normal Heights area, (you live just west of me.) I can usually catch the northbound fli...Jump to post
[Yes, I believe when the FIS project is totally done -- summer 2019 -- they could get 4 wide bodies into the 6 gates, but no room for anything else. But the 4 w/b bb I'm wondering why they won't just add those additional gates while they're working on the FIS so they won't have to go back and add t...Jump to post
Seems to me I remember hearing somewhere along the way that BA had expressed interest in changing their skeds at SAN, possibly for earlier arrivals at Lindbergh. I don't remember if it was tied in with possible equipment changes but with what you report Hampton saying, maybe that's the key. (And th...Jump to post
And don't forget, the new FIS facilities in T2W will be opening sometime in June -- probably late in that month! bb Here's a couple of little nuggets for you Bob, Hampton Brown had said the new FIS facilities are scheduled to open on June 30, and he also said that Speedbird wanted to keep the 744 h...Jump to post
I have just heard that they did not do a water-cannon salute, in fact the airport
stopped doing water-cannon salutes because the airport's conserving water, so
instead, they did a "dry-cannon salute" which involved service vehicles flanking
the plane as it taxied to the gate.
I found a few pictures of the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the SDIA page on Facebook.
It doesn't show if there was a water-cannon salute or not, there was a woman who looked
like it might have been Thella Bowen, and the woman who took her place after Bowen retired.
(I forgot her name.)
From the SAN Twitter, Sun Country is serving SAN-SJD from June 29 to August 19. SAN-SJD seems to be sort of saturated, theres AS,WN,and (does NK still serve SJD from SAN?) I love those renderings! It's about time they posted pics. of what the parking plaza looks like! I'd heard that the artwork ins...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:I like the new livery (at least in good weather conditions...) but they really should have tested this before, as they did in the past.
Had an interesting visitor arrive yesterday. An Air China (Beijing Airlines) 737-700 BBJ It's still sitting here as of today... Routing was PVG-ANC-SAN. Anybody have an ideas? I saw it sitting at the North Ramp today, but I couldn't see any writing on it, it was all-white with some sort of logo on ...Jump to post
What carriers, who has the A350-1000 on order could be a potential candidate in the future starting service? Gate 51 now has A350-1000 markings I wonder if it's possible that we may see DL bring in one of their A350s, DL seems to be happy with the A350. Lufthansa may eventually upgrade their A340s ...Jump to post
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/tourism/sd-tourism-china-20180206-story.html That's fine and dandy that the city wants to lure Chinese visitors to town, but it would be more worthwhile if they could get a flight to China to boot, but that's not happening until the Chinese govt.allows m...Jump to post
redrooster3 wrote:T2W FIs project expected to be in service by July 1st, 2018. Suppose to be complete in June 2018. Japan, British, and Westjet will all move to T2W utilizing the new FIs
HU7926 MEX2330 – 0045+1TIJ0345+1 – 0805+2PEK 787 135 Ouch - I didn't notice the 3:45am departure time out of TIJ. That alone will make this a lot less appealing to me (and I suspect many others). I suspect that the reason that the TIJ-NRT flight went away is because of departure times (2am?), and J...Jump to post
Another thing, some of us felt that since HU announced TIJ, that eliminated our chances
of landing HU at SAN in the future, maybe not, when the govt. of China opens up new flights
to the U.S., HU could still expand to SAN, while serving TIJ, BA serves SJC, OAK, and SFO,
in 2017, AM's MEX-TIJ-PVG flight transported close to 80,000 passengers representing a 76% load factor for the year. Overall, Asian business trade and tourism with Mexico is booming. All of its three routes to Asia are performing extremely well. I was mentioning in another thread, TIJ is listed as ...Jump to post
I remain consoled by the fact that apparently no more flights between China and the U.S. are permitted due to Chinese aviation regs. As long as that remains in force, then I am certainly fine with HU flying to TIJ (and MEX) and it is in fact a clever way for HU to serve So Cal. And to those San Die...Jump to post
Let me start off by saying I am the biggest San Diego booster there is. I might challenge that statement, gollum' , but it's Super Bowl weekend so that's enough fighting! bb I think I might challenge that statement too! ;) I'd much rather do spotting at Lindbergh Field than watch the Super Bowl! A ...Jump to post
I've been thinking about the int'l flights between TIJ and SAN. TIJ is listed in Wikipedia as serving both Tijuana and San Diego (I guess the CBX made that possible), TIJ is technically SAN/TIJ. and there is room for two int'l airports in the region, similar to SJC and OAK is to SFO. All three have ...Jump to post
Looks like Gate 48 will be re striped to allow longer aircraft's into the gate. Im guessing A340-600 for LH encase of a unexpected Sub and A35J parking. I'm not too sure with gate 50 at this time. I'm hoping we see more 787s (788s or 789s in the mix). Also, did anyone hear about WOW air subbing an ...Jump to post
Well I guess we aren't going to see Hainan at SAN anytime soon. If they are expecting their TIJ service to draw lots of China-bound travelers from North of the border, I think they will be disappointed. IMHO, if an airline wants to tap into the San Diego market, they will simply need to fly in and ...Jump to post
That'd be a good way to effectively give San Diego a nonstop to PEK. I disagree. I don't know what the immigration/visa/passport implications are - a U.S. citizen flying to China out of Mexico? - but I bet that HU will get very few of the San Diego-area travelers heading for China on their flights ...Jump to post
WN still has opportunities to further expand from SAN to destinations within the contiguous U.S. that it does not currently serve nonstop from SAN. Destinations that WN could add nonstop service to from SAN include BOS, CVG, CLE, CMH, FLL, MSP, OKC, OMA, PHL, PIT, RDU, and IAD. On the domestic side...Jump to post
Hainan Airlines has held a press conference for the new service connecting Beijing to Mexico City via. Tijuana. The thrice-weekly services will be launched March 21 with the Boeing 787. The CBX facility at TIJ was specifically mentioned; Hainan Airlines will be tackling the San Diego market with th...Jump to post
I saw on a youtube video, taken around November of last year where the BA 744 took off on RWY-9 due to fog in the area. I didn't know a 747 could do a RWY-9 takeoff due to the terrain? I guess it's another myth busted! I thought the BA 744 had to wait until the fog cleared, or the wind changed so it...Jump to post