Swift mainly handles flights west of the Mississippi and World Atlantic East of that. Both Swift and World Atlantic previously used the callsign RPN "Repatriation" for their ICE flights but are now using their own callsigns. Along with IWA in the west, the eastern "hub" is AEX. F...Jump to post
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion. Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320. Yuma isn't really an "off line" airport for AA. SkyWest operates to PHX and DFW for Amer...Jump to post
Yes, I imagine that AA will eventually order it as they don't have any A350 orders on the books and will need something to replace the 777's. However, I don't anticipate them requiring them until 2025 at the earliest, probably closer to 2030. I imagine at that point they will competitively evaluate ...Jump to post
Runway is only 75 ft. wide Airport has no terminal or ARFF Runway has 30,000 lb single wheel weight limit (enough for an E-120 but not much bigger) Runway lacks a precision approach or even precision runway markings I agree, that if there was to be another commercial airport in Southern California m...Jump to post
sdh9 wrote:drdisque wrote:This cannot end in a strike because the United contract is not past its amendable date.
Incorrect, the amendable date has passed.
But I agree with you that a scope grievance will not end in a strike. That’s not the way the system works.
Are they going to give them larger aircraft? If not I see this as just a branding exercise.Jump to post
This cannot end in a strike because the United contract is not past its amendable date. Anyone who says otherwise simply doesn't understand how airline collective bargaining works in the US. The NMB will arbitrate the grievance and will either deem that United does not control Avianca or if United d...Jump to post
Sometimes a plane just gets stuck on a particular routing because that "line of flying" does not cross with any other lines of flying of the same a/c type.Jump to post
PeoplExpress II was operated by Vision Airlines, not by Eastern. PEOPLExpress II basically was the nail in the coffin for Vision Airlines, after their myriad of misadventures over the last decade, including flying a scheduled 767 from Niagara Falls to Miami, flying a fleet of Dornier 328's from Ft. ...Jump to post
All the teams are flying into Omaha this afternoon. Arkansas: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9645/history/20190612/1815Z/KXNA/KOMA XNA-OMA Ameristar Jet Charter B732 Auburn: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI77/history/20190612/1800Z/KCSG/KOMA CSG-OMA Kaiser Air B73G Florida State: http...Jump to post
I don't see how SVO is a rational transfer point for many popular SGN-originating or SGN-bound O&D pairs. I imagine most SkyTeam loyal passengers would rather connect at CDG or ICN. SVO is a more rational transit point to many middle-east destinations than CDG or ICN, but I'm not sure how much ...Jump to post
also regarding your mention of cost of AVGAS vs. JET-A. I believe the Tecnam P2012 is supposed to run on Mogas, which is one of the purported benefits. Although that may have changed as the design has become more finalized. I don’t think this is true. I don’t think the engines can run on mogas. Can...Jump to post
I don't see how SVO is a rational transfer point for many popular SGN-originating or SGN-bound O&D pairs. I imagine most SkyTeam loyal passengers would rather connect at CDG or ICN. SVO is a more rational transit point to many middle-east destinations than CDG or ICN, but I'm not sure how much O...Jump to post
I think the idea was that Cape Air would have its own Mogas supply at BOS, STL, and BIL and fuel the flights from that.Jump to post
also regarding your mention of cost of AVGAS vs. JET-A.
I believe the Tecnam P2012 is supposed to run on Mogas, which is one of the purported benefits. Although that may have changed as the design has become more finalized.
Remember that every airline doesn't have to have the same strategy. In fact the best solution is for some airlines to focus on Hub & Spoke to effectively serve small market pairs that don't have sufficient O&D to support a nonstop while other airlines focus more on PTP to serve routes with e...Jump to post
It's scheduled for the same aircraft next Saturday as well. It's a SFO-TPA-SFO turn.
I'm guessing that it's just utilization flying due to the reduced PS schedule on Saturdays.
The issue with a bailout is generally the party doing the bailing out wants to be out of their "investment" in 2-3 years. MD didn't have any designs in serious pre-production other than the MD-95 in 1997. Sure they had concepts for an MD-12 widebody but they couldn't decide what it would b...Jump to post
E145 flying AUS-DEN-ISN. This is a routing this flight number has flown in the past and is presumably an oil charter. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SRY841/history/20190522/1430Z/KAUS/KDEN I suspect given their financial situation that the company who hired them for the charter is paying the fu...Jump to post
Years ago AA had both Coke and Pepsi. No one was drinking the Pepsi so they took it off. I'm glad. I guess since AA is DFW based we'll always have Dr. Pepper (YEAH!), but it doesn't look like B6 will have Mr. Pibb which I think is the Pepsi version of it. The most popular things are Coke, Diet Coke...Jump to post
My guess is that the D-18T was designed for thrust at all cost and had poor fuel economy by modern standards. Progress was also possibly not interested in building many more of them. They've only built 188 to date. End result, economy may not have been better than the IL-96M. Also, there may have be...Jump to post
There are lots of media who fly NYC-NCE for Cannes. Most of them work for large companies who have contracts with one of the big 3 US international airlines and therefore they will be flying one of those 3 (or their JV partners) regardless of the fare. Their TMC may not even allow them to book La C...Jump to post
Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days He isn't referencing regionals which are not small airlines anymore. He is referencing Part 135 carriers that pay 12 bucks an hour still an...Jump to post
There are lots of media who fly NYC-NCE for Cannes. Most of them work for large companies who have contracts with one of the big 3 US international airlines and therefore they will be flying one of those 3 (or their JV partners) regardless of the fare. Their TMC may not even allow them to book La Co...Jump to post
No aircraft in the air right now. They've done this once before and came back (although not reliable). The BHM focus city was such a stupid idea. They were making AUS/SFB work operationally (who knows if they were actually making money on any of it). BHM/PIT/RDU spread their crew out so thin. They h...Jump to post
No I didn't, because I fly on one a couple times a month and didn't need to. MCE is extra legroom Y (also now has free drinks). That's it. It is NOT a separate class of service and never has been. MCE is a fare class, the hard product is physically different too (since it has more legroom); that cl...Jump to post
Also, remember that at the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union, SU had hundreds of older TU-134's, TU-154's, and YAK-40's that almost never flew, yet they were still listed as part of the active fleet. As soon as the TU-154M was developed all the older TU-154's were almost immediately parked sin...Jump to post
Odd that the aircraft is on the American register yet the history shows it almost exclusively flying in Mexico and it seemingly was operated exclusively for a Mexican Oil & Gas group.
Is there a likely insurance or tax reason why the aircraft would be on the American register?
ericm2031 wrote:Seems like this and Contour could merge and create a nice niche airline
A319 can already do it (needing only a 4600 foot runway). I didn't think I needed to preface my comment with "safely" and "profitably". https://jetadvisors.com/airbus-a319-performance/ https://www.aircraftcompare.com/helicopter-airplane/airbus-industrie-a319/66 Hmm... I thought ...Jump to post
United downsized in SEA after many years and had a big North Gate operation at one time. • Does anyone recall who was bigger in Seattle? United or Northwes? Operationally if United could not see the merit of continuing and operating a Pacific focus city hub out of SEA even just to supplement its ot...Jump to post
DFW-BKG 2x weekly This one is really weird, is it supposed to be year round? Also, no "focus city" on each end, so I wonder how it will work. AA could eat their lunch if they wanted. But F9 is selling RT for $39 so I don't know how this is profitable. Remember that Branson pays about $20/...Jump to post
It looks like a diversion to PIA was planned then it was determined to be too much of a backtrack. Then the aircraft looked like it was headed to CMI but instead diverted to BMI. CMI appears to have been IMC at the time while BMI was VMC, I wonder if that played a part. Also perhaps everyone at CMI ...Jump to post
Probably the remainder of the CRJ550 fleet that United wants. Skywest could be getting 1 for 1 ERJ-175SC's as they provide United the additional 29 required frames to convert to CRJ550's. I am not sure they are all going to go to GoJet, I would imagine United will want to split with other carriers ...Jump to post
So as I write this, the Red Sox are playing the Rays in St. Petersburg. DL 8884 has just repositioned from TPA to PIE to be in position to ferry the Sox back to BOS. The B757 was the MSP to TPA regular flight 2096. Every other day, DL 2096 operates from MSP with an A320. The repositioning flight la...Jump to post
It will be on routes between 1-2 hours block time from ORD and EWR to start. I believe the operating carrier will be GoJet but I'm not 100% sure on that (and I believe that means GoJet would have to open a NYC base if that's the case unless they bridge a ton of planes between ORD and EWR through pla...Jump to post
Can someone splain what a CRJ-550 is ? It's a CRJ-700 that's been modified to have F, Y+, and Y in a 50 seat configuration along with a paper re-rate to fit under United's 50 seater scope. It will also have on-board luggage closets to largely eliminate the need to gate-check regular carry-ons. http...Jump to post
Last time I checked Iceland isn’t part of Europe. the place to look is the Iceland/US bilateral or EU/US open skies documentation which either includes or ignores Iceland as part of the agreement, rather than an Atlas where you are quite right of course geographically. ps Australia and Israel are i...Jump to post
I can’t speak to the plans on refurb vs retirement but I hope it’s the former because from a comfort perspective I find the ER4 far superior to the CR2 that UA has been adding back into the the fleet. I suppose UA finds the economics of the CR2 superior to the ER4 ? Interesting side note regarding ...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:Finally EWR sees the B789. I wonder how it will be rotated in and out.