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by drdisque
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 3784

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

With aircraft like A220, they could use it to fly to destinations like Hawaii, Fiji, Easter Islands? HA already flies to Hawaii and I doubt their cost structure would be competitive with HA. Also, I believe you would still need some sort of ETOPS to operate this and I don't know if there is an ETOP...

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces Newark
Replies: 13
Views: 4032

Re: Eurowings announces Newark

Since Eurowings is 100% controlled by Lufthansa I believe it is already included in A++ for TATL itineraries.

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 3784

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

I'd be more concerned about the weight bearing capabilities of the runway at BOB than the field length. I be curious the routes they deploy it on (other than peak PPT-BOB frequencies). Their longer flights tend to be pretty thin and probably don't need the capacity and they also have no competition ...

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by drdisque
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8388

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying MSL-CVG in 2019

Yeah, I don't think that they'll get many passengers on Muscle Shoals-Cincinnati, considering Muscle Shoals is currently exceeding the $200 per passenger EAS Subsidy cap with Boutique Air flying to Atlanta and Nashville.

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by drdisque
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93281

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Sadly, Ned Homfeld fully supported the new terminal, but Indigo Partners did not, joining up with WN behind the scenes in attempt to kill the project. NK gutted service in preparation of North’s opening, although they weren’t alone — UA went from 7x mainline to ORD and 3x mainline to DEN to just a ...

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by drdisque
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 104807

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

They couldn't without putting the Global Terminal & concourse on hold. UA needs S2 for UAX in order to close T2.

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by drdisque
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 104807

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

The "common use" counters in T2 are just the vacant former US, CO, and B6 counters - AFAIK DL uses the same counterspace that NW had always used and AC's counterspace hasn't changed in decades either. What other airlines operated out of T2 in the past 20 years? HP? TW?

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by drdisque
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93281

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

To elaborate, NK should be sending flowers and gift baskets to WN for purchasing and decimating FL (AirTran). FL was capturing a good portion of the traffic flows and passenger segment from Michigan through DTW & FNT that are now being captured by NK at DTW. NK was the 20-25 flights/day range t...

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by drdisque
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern Airlines seeking to keep Shanghai services at PEK, not at Daxing
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: China Eastern Airlines seeking to keep Shanghai services at PEK, not at Daxing

This could be the other side to the Beijing Airlines at Daxing puzzle. Beijing Airlines gets to fly from Daxing and MU and CZ each get one or two routes of their choosing from PEK.

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4149

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

This decision was made because in the US, the "operated by" partners for regional flights changed so frequently it was impossible to keep up with the changes. The fact that there was no citable source for future schedule operating carriers (other than looking up flights in a booking engine...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find market data?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Where can I find market data?

Is there BTS data? BTS data just tracks how many flights operate how many seats they had, how many were full, and when the flight departed and arrived (and if it was delayed, how much). It's also provided in a raw "data dump" and is only domestic. It notably, is missing O&D data and f...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find market data?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Where can I find market data?

Here's another way you can look at the market for the aircraft: The total number of 757's flying transatlantic and from the US to Hawaii and from the US to South America+767's flying transatlantic, North to South America, inter-asia, and short transpacific. That's the market that the NMA is going fo...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3141

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

The end result: By 2025 there will be about a dozen of abandoned ARJ21's littering the corners of various African airports.

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 104807

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

There's just too many different airlines needing the space and the wall decorations made the space less flexible. Also, with Delta moving in it will all have to be reshuffled and will be in a consistent state of shuffle as Star and OneWorld carriers move out as the new central FIS opens, and subsequ...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 6786

Re: BN's "Tomorrowland" livery

Yeah, the title had me going "Wait, Braniff had a livery featuring the section of Disney parks about the future? I thought that was sponsored by TWA!"

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

If the CRJ-900's have the NextGen Interior (which I imagine they would) then the cabin experience isn't really that different from the E-Jet.

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 149
Views: 23945

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

I imagine they'll be bringing a spare online. Several of the aircraft they operated in 2014-2015 are still in storage (owned by Republic Holdings). I imagine they could get a pretty good price from RAH to bring them back to the fleet.

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11307

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

Looks like GRR will be getting a mainline A319, and MSN a YV CR9 on the route. Cool, another AA mainline flight to complement the Mad-Dogs to DFW PHX-MSN is a lengthy flight for the CR9. I agree. I bet this gets upgraded to mainline eventually. With these adds I’m surprised they still haven’t added...

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 60
Views: 14068

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

The only mis-step I think WOW has made was the A330's too early so that they could access the "big (west coast) markets that FI couldn't reach". The strategy wasn't bad. Just taking on a small fleet of widebodies for such a niche mission probably wasn't financially prudent for an airline t...

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?

JFK (on Eagle), ORD, DFW, MIA, LAX mainline. LAX was a perimeter exception acquired in 2012.

I don't know the exact number of slots but I estimate that it was something like 4x JFK, 10x ORD, 8x DFW, 4x MIA, 1x LAX = 27 slot pairs, so probably between 25 and 30 slot pairs.

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by drdisque
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 104807

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Yes, and also remember that in contaminated runway or reduced visibility you can't do LAHSO, so in those situations, traffic coming off of 28L will have to Hold Short 28C and wait for clearance.

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by drdisque
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 104807

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Are the LAHSO on 28/10Cs so that 10R and 28L traffic can taxi around the ends of them? Does traffic landing on 28L go to the end of the runway or take the high speed taxi, cross over 28C and taxi up P to GG and cross 28R? Yes, the LAHSO near the end of 28C is so that traffic taxiing from 10R/28L ca...

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by drdisque
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 104807

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Yes, I believe the plan for 27R arrivals will be to use Zulu to Kilo or Lima, where you will merge with 28C arrivals and head into the concentric rings as one line of arriving aircraft. Zulu has no intesections or sharp turns, which will result in faster taxiing and no brake burnout (the major probl...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

However, it must be mentioned that CAAC has made it abundantly clear via a policy in 2016 from the very outset that Beijing’s two hub airports will operate by splitting airlines along alliance division: PEK for Star Alliance carriers, Daxing for SkyTeam airlines Thus allowing CA to operate BJN at D...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12
Replies: 82
Views: 6463

Re: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12

I don't see Silver announcing ANY new flights until they get their aircraft situation sorted out.

I personally think it will be a ULCC or Elite.

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

However, it must be mentioned that CAAC has made it abundantly clear via a policy in 2016 from the very outset that Beijing’s two hub airports will operate by splitting airlines along alliance division: PEK for Star Alliance carriers, Daxing for SkyTeam airlines Thus allowing CA to operate BJN at D...

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by drdisque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93281

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

ORD is building a Consolidated Rental Car Facility that will be connected by people mover. I really like BOS's Consolidated Rental Car Facility - I know that it's a somewhat space-restricted airport but considering it is just connected by shuttle bus it still works well (part of why it works I think...

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by drdisque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5866

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Would they have enough crew current on the applicable aircraft to ferry them all out? I guess you could deadhead them back to CHS on a private aircraft if absolutely necessary so each crew could fly out multiple frames if given enough lead time.

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by drdisque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11307

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

F9 retaliation? *AA GRR-PHX JAN 0>0.8[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *AA MSN-PHX JAN 0>0.8[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *F9 AUS-CLT NOV 0.5>0.2[0] DEC 0.6>0[0] JAN 0.5>0[0] FEB 0.3>0[0] *F9 CLT-SAT NOV 0.4>0.1[0] DEC 0.4>0[0] JAN 0.5>0[0] Taking a page out of the NW playbook..... B6 JFK-TPA JAN 3>2[3...

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by drdisque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE-MCO on DL- Seasonal?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: MKE-MCO on DL- Seasonal?

Also, are you talking this September (the month we're currently in) or September 2019? September 2019 isn't for sale yet.

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by drdisque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4539

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

There are several factors: 1. BA had the wrong aircraft for the route. They needed something small but relatively premium. They were flying the 777-200 which was too big. 2. Auto industry traffic HAD significantly decreased between the UK and Detroit. With Ford representing the bulk of the traffic, ...

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by drdisque
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance

LGA or DCA would require acquiring slots. JFK would need require slots for most times of the day. ATL would be a very long trip on the Q400 against frequent AC and DL flights on jets. I don't know if the PHL-Toronto O&D market is big enough to support PD.

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

The flight has been around for over 10 years. It didn't survive on incentives. It was a long thin CRJ route, which UA has been trying to reduce. DL capacity growth into YYJ through SEA hurt the beyond market connectivity and the market was lousy in the off-season and always had been, usually operati...

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by drdisque
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wataniya Airways (Kuwait) suspends operations
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Wataniya Airways (Kuwait) suspends operations

Considering they've actually suspended operations due to aircraft shortage and resumed, I wouldn't count them out totally.

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by drdisque
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9377

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Public Charters Inc. is not a Part 135. They are a Part 380 who handles ticket sales for Part 135's.

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by drdisque
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5121

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

The topic of a successor aircraft flor Cape Air has been bantered about on anet. For a few of these longer flights-- the air mileage of JFK to Nantucket is nearly that of LAX to Las Vegas-- why can't Cape Air search around for a Beech 1900 or two? Fuel flow aside and a warm body in the right seat, ...

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by drdisque
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier adds LAS-CUN/SJD and PSP-ORD!
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Frontier adds LAS-CUN/SJD and PSP-ORD!

Is it common for F9 to schedule only 55 minute turns at International outstations? With their high density configuration and international procedures I don't see how that's feasible in reality to consistently hit that.

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by drdisque
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5121

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

Cape Air has zero interest in getting bigger planes. The C402's are being replaced with TECNAM P2012's which still have 9 seats and are unpressurized. Cape Air only works because they operate Part 135. Bigger planes they couldn't fly Part 135 and sell tickets the way they do now (they would have to ...

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by drdisque
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?

I think the question is if such an operation in the Northeast would potentially be viable. I think it's a harder case because the places ARE closer together and there's Acela and the NEC and Cape Air already doing a really good job of connecting major population centers in the region to MVY and ACK...

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by drdisque
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 1692

Re: Airline History @ KISP

Didn't Colgan also fly ISP-BOS on a US code at some point?

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by drdisque
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?

I think the question is if such an operation in the Northeast would potentially be viable. I think it's a harder case because the places ARE closer together and there's Acela and the NEC and Cape Air already doing a really good job of connecting major population centers in the region to MVY and ACK ...

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by drdisque
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sphinx International Airport (SPX)
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Sphinx International Airport (SPX)

http://flightservicebureau.org/what-do- ... w-airport/
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As of June the airport was open, but the terminal wasn't finished yet and the airport also had no airfield lights.

I doubt any airline would contemplate service until the terminal is finished and lighting is in place - http://flightservicebureau.org/what-do- ... w-airport/

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by drdisque
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes

Not en entirely fair comparison as the only other destination with the same cultural and business ties to London that DEL and BOM do is HKG among that group.

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by drdisque
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6618

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

One notable thing is that during the late 90's and 2000's until after the merger, KLM didn't operate a US-Point-of-sale website. If you wanted to book a KLM ticket from the US, even one wholly within the EU, you booked it on nwa.com.

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by drdisque
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5098

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

Speaking of revoked AOC's. How long has it been since XTRA Airways has been operated? They sold their aircraft to Swift but were reportedly looking to sell their AOC - how long will the FAA let that sit inactive?

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by drdisque
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Even NW management was for the most part really cynical and negative, and with a huge chip on their shoulder. They simultaneously thought they were constantly being dealt a terribly hand of luck AND that the management of all the other airlines were morons. They in many ways over-attributed NW's sur...

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by drdisque
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3097

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

You are wrong. Every airport in the US forces non-precleared international arrivals to go to the CBP desks. The jetway forks into two separate doors when you reach the terminal. These corridors are typically not shown on airport maps because they're not publicly accessible except when you arrive on ...

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by drdisque
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3097

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

Pre 9/11 - didn't LAX old TBIT have that odd holding area for transit without visa - I think it was a few select flights only targeted. Ended pretty quick but it supported the few fifth freedom onward flights AFAIK only Air New Zealand used it on AKL-LAX-LHR. I'm not sure if TN or AF used it on PPT...

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by drdisque
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10185

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

It's also worth mentioning that America West found the complexity of US's East Coast network very overwhelming. There WERE good routes that didn't touch PHL, CLT, or DCA, but US' new management decided to focus on those three hubs to simplify the operation. At the time US flew numerous other routes,...

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by drdisque
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream out of Teterboro blows tires on take off
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: LIVE: Jet carrying Post Malone declaring emergency, circling Steward International (blown tires on TO)

SWF has a full airline-quality ARFF, which I'm fairly sure CEF no longer has. That probably led to the choice of SWF.

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