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by SANMAN66
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

SANFan wrote:
HA is instead subbing 767s for some of our Maui flights. (At least that's better than some of the alternatives!)

bb


I'll take a 767 over an A321 any day!!

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by SANMAN66
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 67
Views: 11170

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13930

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

gwrudolph wrote:
These new lavs on the 737s are terrible. The sink is so small it is difficult to properly wash your hands and the floor footprint is so small


I heard that porta potties are bigger than those new 737 lavs!

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by SANMAN66
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

It looks as if LH#466 is not coming today. According to another thread, Lufthansa has
cancelled nearly 800 flights due to a strike, I'm guessing our flight was one of the 800.
Flightaware says "Cancelled".

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by SANMAN66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7875

Re: BA 747 AUS

I think that's the same BA 744 we have flying to SAN during the winter months.
BA recently switched over to the summer schedule in SAN which is usually the
77W.

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by SANMAN66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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”.


As SANFan said, we won't bite your head off here, this is usually the thread where we keep you up to date
about San Diego Int'l Airport, (aka. Lindbergh Field.) :smile:

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by SANMAN66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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:

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by SANMAN66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

I've seen BA fly this route a couple of times, it flew the same
route that all the flights out of the North fly, including JAL

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

SANFan wrote:
The stripping for A359/1000s is certainly intriguing. Do you suppose someone knows something that we don't?! Or is just wishful thinking...
bb


Perhaps DL may send an A350 our way, or LH may start using them here when they phase out the A343?

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

mikeyp224 wrote:
The current international gates are actually 20, 21 and 22.


Oops! My bad!

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

[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...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

flyingdoc787 wrote:
Impressive! Perhaps a long haul LCC such as Cebu Pacific or Air Asia X can come next!


I was also thinking Norweigan,or WOW-air as possible LCCs?

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

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.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

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.)

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
is this year round or seasonal? and City Line?


This flight is year-round, and it's mainline.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

I'd like to see videos or pics. of the festivities such as the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the
water-cannon salute.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

Lufthansa's inaugural flight to SAN started yesterday on Mar.22.Regular service starts on the 25th.
I didn't see a whole lot of A-netters there, but I was thinking that most people thought the inaugural was
on Mar,25.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

I was there. I forgot my camera, but she made a perfect landing.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Just in case anyone's interested, our Lufthansa flight#466 is out over the Atlantic,
scheduled to touchdown at SAN at 2:55pm.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

According to Flightaware, Lufthansa's arrival has been changed to 2:10pm (flight#466),
It will be departing back to Frankfurt at 5:00pm (flight#467)

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by SANMAN66
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Just a quick reminder: our new Lufty flight number is #466

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by SANMAN66
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Lufthansa's Inaugural flight is tomorrow is anyone going?. According to Flightaware, she will be scheduled to land
at SAN at 1:32pm.

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by SANMAN66
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

tmiw wrote:
Another interesting thing I found in that link is that the new parking structure will supposedly support mobile payment options (Apple Pay, etc.), FasTrak and some sort of "membership" thing.


I wonder if they'll accept cash?

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by SANMAN66
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

amadorE175 wrote:
Looking at NK's route map, they no longer serve SJD from SAN.


NK probably was competing against Alaska on the route, until Southwest showed up.
I also remember just a couple of years ago, when DL was doing SAN-SJD on a seasonal basis.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9373

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

My guess is that PHX will go to a 773. Here at SAN, BA uses a 773 part of the year,
and the 744 for the second part of the year, right now it's the 744 they're using.

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by SANMAN66
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 35912

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

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.



The yellow test livery looks like the old Condor livery they had during the 80s.

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by SANMAN66
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Proving flights?

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by SANMAN66
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Proving flights?

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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


Wouldn't that also include Edelweiss, Lufthansa,and Air Canada moving to T2W also? Or will the Old FIs stay in operation
too?

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by SANMAN66
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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,
why not?

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by SANMAN66
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4422

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4422

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

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 ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18373

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

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...

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