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by CALMSP
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 66237

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

3 more operations are coming this year as well as ANC.

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by CALMSP
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 17801

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

if its not a new route (or new terminal), would it really be a "big announcement"?

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by CALMSP
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3832

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

no way he took it over there..............we have TSA here in the US!! (insert so many emojis)

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by CALMSP
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11718

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

well, it gives SkyTEAM fliers an option at least to continue.

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by CALMSP
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11510

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

UA in ASE was a mess saturday evening and sunday morning with cancellations due to GPS problems.

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by CALMSP
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA flights operated on A3 aircraft - what is the relationship?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: OA flights operated on A3 aircraft - what is the relationship?

Without fully knowing, I've always viewed it as a way for A3 to separate OA so that STAR Alliance members do not get any benefits. I was on an OA flight that was 100% operated, staffed, etc. by A3, but with STAR Gold I received no benefits as it was an "OA" flight. Even OA's website lists ...

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by CALMSP
Wed May 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14936

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

Don’t forget the cabin maybe empty but the cargo is full. That is where the money is. They import everything from around the world. I was at JFK one evening and I could not believe the amount of cargo being place on a EK A380. A common misconception that cargo is full / makes all the money. Simply ...

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by CALMSP
Fri May 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 66237

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. and soon to rotate into RFD-IAH...

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by CALMSP
Thu May 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Air Cargo Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Re: Aloha Air Cargo Logo

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
IDK but they got one of the aloha 737s flying in Alaska right now for NAC


I believe northern air cargo in Alaska is the same company as Aloha Air Cargo. They keep separate brands for the different local markets as far as I can tell


and the same as Strat Air out of MIA.

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by CALMSP
Thu May 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15403

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Edelweiss will re-start seasonal DEN flights this month with the A340-300 instead of the A333 per CAPA. I'm not sure why they've switched the aircraft but it will be nice to see the A343 again. https://centreforaviation.com/news/edelweiss-air-files-adjustment-on-zurich-denver-service-from-summer-20...

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by CALMSP
Wed May 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15403

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

WN to build a 100 million dollar 3 aircraft bay hanger in DEN. DEN will soon be come its Largest station with Flights and Gates. Flyguy Huge win for the Airport. It's been a open secret that both UA and WN are planning extremely aggressive expansions at the Airport, with Denver slated to easily be ...

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by CALMSP
Tue May 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15975

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

Bricktop wrote:
marcogr12 wrote:
Also if cargo is so important to QR,aren't the A333s better cargowise than the 789s?

QR also has a pretty good sized dedicated cargo operation of 748, 777 and 330s.


330s are on the way out, to be replaced with 77F's.

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by CALMSP
Fri May 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16443

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

wasn't there just an article about QR subleasing a 787 to Royal Air Maroc?

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by CALMSP
Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9262

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

I also thought it was a bit strange for complete withdraw. Obviously LHR was such the prize for CO years back, I figured it could have kept a 75B on the route to LGW.

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by CALMSP
Tue May 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5335

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

love the GUM hub, really wish it could position itself to a SE Asia hub with a connection to LAX/SFO. When UA recently pulled GUM-PVG, the network planning VP stated a new route from GUM would replace it, however, appears that has backtracked and there has been nothing. Really would like to see a LA...

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by CALMSP
Thu May 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)
Replies: 17
Views: 3785

Re: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)

this flight isnt a surprise to anyone at LH. The trans-atlantic flights are discussed between the airlines before they announce them.

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19148

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

This also might be posturing by Tim Clark about the new rumored JFK-HAM nonstops Really? I mean United couldn’t even run the route with a 757 and LH does everything to bring you through FRA or MUC. Now, they also seem to try to push ZRH as a (mini) hub. HAM is well connected to all of the three. Ed...

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by CALMSP
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 77W flying for AT on CMN-YUL Summer 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: QR 77W flying for AT on CMN-YUL Summer 2019

so much for AAB claiming "we dont have enough airplanes"........rolls eyes

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by CALMSP
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8000

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

PDEW doesn't matter in this case if they go into a market where fares are sky high they can carve out their own niche . Places like ATL come to mind where they can come in and sell seats at half what the Delta fare is because there is zero low fare competition to Europe there. Nah. DL has brand rec...

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8000

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

Air Italy will be bankrupt and out of business soon enough with a poor business plan. QR is a nice airline, but thats what one should expect from QR when you operate slave labor and have endless amounts of money to simply throw around. I always thought their business model didn't make a lot of sens...

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8000

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

But this is Qatar Airways who's behind Air Italy.... same curse, different airline? I totally meant to say QR and failed. What was even their strategy from the start? Did they have one? I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3. It’s like they have a bottomless money pit...

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14338

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Last I checked, anyone can go to a CFA and partake in the consumption. Actually that is not true. Trying going to a Chick-fil-A on Sunday and see if you can partake in consumption. And that day is selected for religious reasons alone. There are no business reasons for that. I would say "blue l...

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14338

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

quite pathetic that airports, which are generally part of city government are deliberately discriminating against a company/people. Hopefully CFA takes them to court on this, but guessing they'll take the high road and stay out of it. Hang on minute?Is not perhaps this company the one who is expres...

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14338

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

quite pathetic that airports, which are generally part of city government are deliberately discriminating against a company/people. Hopefully CFA takes them to court on this, but guessing they'll take the high road and stay out of it.

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by CALMSP
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'
Replies: 32
Views: 5377

Re: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'

would love to see it increase, but dang, the airport needs to be bulldozed and start over, it is such a piece of crap. Transferred through there on the way to MLE a few years ago.

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 66237

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A colleague of mine shared a new station opening up in June. Anyone know? It’s not the new ILN hub. Should be ANC. ATI will be operating the route and at this point it isn’t known what the city pairs will be, but rumors are that it will probably be SEA. Also, I heard that when ILN opens up, ATI wil...

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by CALMSP
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 66237

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A colleague of mine shared a new station opening up in June. Anyone know? It’s not the new ILN hub.

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by CALMSP
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14617

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

agreed, i dont see anything where it says the routes are all out of Houston.

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by CALMSP
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways doesn’t fly to TPE?
Replies: 6
Views: 2062

Re: Why Qatar Airways doesn’t fly to TPE?

solely due to the Chinese government.

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by CALMSP
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15403

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

today is showing a 767-300 GCM-DEN. Who would this be? or an error?

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by CALMSP
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15403

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Is Cayman still operating to DEN. Since the grounding of the MAX 8, was the service canceled? Or are they operating a 737 with a stop? KX is heavily advertising still in our market. I was flying through DEN on the way to EGE recently and saw an Eastern 737-800. I would imagine that was operating as...

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by CALMSP
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 66237

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

isnt the 734F always in CVG? I saw it operate SLC-CVG the other day.

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by CALMSP
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15403

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Any updates on concourse expansion progress. Also any rumors of new international flights being added, seems the airport was on a roll and now it’s been a bit quiet. plenty of dirt being moved on the west side of A right now. I think DEN is still a good airport. It's still a fairly consistent and r...

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by CALMSP
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 66237

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

aren't these planned for the new ILN hub?

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by CALMSP
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 17957

Re: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies

The issue is that QR already flies to every major European City and many secondary ones. I simply don't see where else they would want to go. They might end up taking pax from the cities they already fly to rather than adding new capacity. The only real benefit would be adding capacity to the major...

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by CALMSP
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6985

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

By O&D, the markets that have the highest O&D with no service are: SGN BOM LOS PVG MNL ICN ABZ DEL KHI MOW But this alone doesnt tell the story. SGN, MNL, DEL, and KHI wouldnt make one dime because the fares are so low and its all ethnic. LOS, ICN, and MOW have been tried recently and faile...

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by CALMSP
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6985

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you guys think are the most underserved markets from IAH? By O&D, the markets that have the highest O&D with no service are: SGN BOM LOS PVG MNL ICN ABZ DEL KHI MOW But this alone doesnt tell the story. SGN, MNL, DEL, and KHI wouldnt make one dime because the fares are so low and it...

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by CALMSP
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31217

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

can see it down the road............DY announces profit due to ground and cancelling of trans-atlantic flights! .........hahah

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by CALMSP
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710210

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

we went through a worldwide grounding of the 787, i would say something is coming soon for the MAX.

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by CALMSP
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13713

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

Breathe wrote:
They have announced more new routes, yet a destination like TLL, which they announced last year still hasn't been launched (if ever?).


the importance of launching a route is the important piece, its the flashy press conferences that are of importance!!

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by CALMSP
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12184

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD

Kind of surprised to see that Air Italy is struggling hard when there was quite a bit of optimism for them when they first launched, and when you consider the fact that Alitalita isn't doing so well itself. At the rate things are going, I wonder if they'd still exist in its current form in two to t...

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by CALMSP
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next customers for the 748F
Replies: 25
Views: 5780

Re: Next customers for the 748F

Tn55337 wrote:
Does anyone know why FedEx won't operate 747's? Most other large cargo operators seem to find value in them.


FX does not get into the oversize cargo business. Even their own internal FedEx Trade utilizes air carriers, not their own planes.

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by CALMSP
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service
Replies: 28
Views: 2486

Re: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service

I wonder how their seating would be configured? I don't think 350 pound offensive linemen are going to be happy sitting in standard 17" six abreast seating on a 737. No matter what airline teams flies, they all face the same seating issues...For instance Ohio State uses a UA 738, and before th...

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by CALMSP
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15689

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

well, I'd say UA would be willing only b/c they probably do not see EY as a threat. They've never expanded to the likes of QR/EK and can offer just a little piece of what UA may be looking for.

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by CALMSP
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir plans Washington DC
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: EgyptAir plans Washington DC

nice to see MS expand to IAD. Would really like to see UA get back into the game with EWR-CAI. So close years ago with CO!

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by CALMSP
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14654

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

yes, pharmaceuticals are in the area, but that doesn't mean that an entire plane is full of them on AA to LHR every day, as they would be moving over a multitude of airlines.

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by CALMSP
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14654

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

PHL market area which included lower central and southern NJ, eastern/southeastern PA, DE and portions of MD is a significant hub of banking, financial services, corporate HQ's (like Dow/DuPont in Wilmington,DE), pharmaceutical and other industries. With connecting flights, it can also include PIT,...

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by CALMSP
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 4338

Re: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline

not something completely new, CO ran some 737's EWR-YHZ before.

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by CALMSP
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QR138 BCN to DOH 26th September...
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: QR138 BCN to DOH 26th September...

this is a LATAM A350.

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