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by drdisque
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 34
Views: 5642

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

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.


Sorry, I missed that it became amendable in February.

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by drdisque
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to reposition subsidiary China United as an international LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: China Eastern to reposition subsidiary China United as an international LCC

Are they going to give them larger aircraft? If not I see this as just a branding exercise.

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by drdisque
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 34
Views: 5642

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

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...

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by drdisque
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines determine which specific instance of a type it routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Re: How do airlines determine which specific instance of a type it routes?

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.

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by drdisque
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

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. ...

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by drdisque
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College World Series charters
Replies: 5
Views: 616

College World Series charters

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...

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by drdisque
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines Moscow Airport changes
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Vietnam Airlines Moscow Airport changes

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 ...

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by drdisque
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7115

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

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...

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by drdisque
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines Moscow Airport changes
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Vietnam Airlines Moscow Airport changes

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...

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by drdisque
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7115

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

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.

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by drdisque
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7115

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

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.

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by drdisque
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?
Replies: 28
Views: 3361

Re: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?

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...

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by drdisque
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO-TPA tomorrow (6/8) using lie-flat PS 752
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: UA SFO-TPA tomorrow (6/8) using lie-flat PS 752

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.

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by drdisque
Thu May 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2037

Re: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?

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...

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by drdisque
Wed May 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20177

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

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...

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by drdisque
Sat May 18, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18908

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

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...

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by drdisque
Thu May 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18908

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

RL757PVD wrote:
I assume they wont be able to cater those airplanes in ATL and have to tanker in soda from JFK/BOS/MCO

I don't know if that was a joke but you can certainly buy Pepsi in Atlanta. Pepsi even has a bottling plant there.

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by drdisque
Thu May 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A340?
Replies: 25
Views: 4949

Re: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A3

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...

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by drdisque
Wed May 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares
Replies: 15
Views: 3635

Re: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares

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...

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by drdisque
Wed May 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20177

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

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...

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by drdisque
Tue May 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares
Replies: 15
Views: 3635

Re: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares

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...

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by drdisque
Tue May 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20177

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

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...

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by drdisque
Tue May 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9096

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

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...

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by drdisque
Tue May 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8060

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

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...

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by drdisque
Tue May 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7215

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

Yamal can probably get a better deal on CRJ-900 or -1000's which are honestly a better fit for their network and fit with their large fleet of second hand CRJ-200's.

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by drdisque
Tue May 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11452

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

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?

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by drdisque
Tue May 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6417

Re: California Pacific for sale

ericm2031 wrote:
Seems like this and Contour could merge and create a nice niche airline


Contour is doing very well. They don't want to get mixed up into this mess. They also want to stay Part 135 and have no interest in the former ADI's Part 121 certificate.

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by drdisque
Mon May 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultimate Air Shuttle new adds: Pittsburgh/Manassas/Morristown-Outer Banks
Replies: 29
Views: 3640

Re: Ultimate Air Shuttle new adds: Pittsburgh/Manassas/Morristown-Outer Banks

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 ...

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by drdisque
Mon May 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY
Replies: 61
Views: 12587

Re: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY

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...

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by drdisque
Fri May 03, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTC, PHN and PTK
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: MTC, PHN and PTK

Oakland County who owns PTK has also expressly said that they have no interest in ever building a commercial terminal at PTK, even if an airline wanted to fly there.

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4141

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Another example of a type that comes to mind is the Convair 880 - entered commercial pax service in 1960 and last commercial pax flights were in the mid 70's.

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2570

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

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/...

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4723

Re: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing

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 ...

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by drdisque
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4723

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

Correct the thread title SKW5288 is an E175 flight RIC-DEN. The correct flight number is SKW5228.

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by drdisque
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 62
Views: 12116

Re: Delta 321 neos routes

I suspect routes like ATL-LAX, ATL-SFO, ATL-DEN, ATL-PHX, ATL-SEA, ATL-PDX.

If they get ETOPS on them I can also see them doing LAX-OGG, LAX-KOA, SEA-OGG, SEA-KOA, SEA-HNL.

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by drdisque
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5488

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

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 ...

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

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...

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by drdisque
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6352

Re: United ERJ 145 status

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...

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by drdisque
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6352

Re: United ERJ 145 status

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...

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by drdisque
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8694

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

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...

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6352

Re: United ERJ 145 status

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 ...

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by drdisque
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19355

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Finally EWR sees the B789. I wonder how it will be rotated in and out.


I'm guessing SFO or IAH - both can easily support a 789 departing EWR mid-morning and arriving EWR late-afternoon (morning departure from SFO arriving EWR late afternoon and turning to CPT probably makes the most sense)

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by drdisque
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6352

Re: United ERJ 145 status

Actually most of the E145's at UAX are pretty new. the older ones are operated by Trans States out of ORD and DEN. The Expressjet and Commutair E145's you see on EWR-MEM were mostly delivered 2002-2006. I imagine that EWR-MEM will be one of the routes that gets upgauged to the E-175SC once they (and...

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by drdisque
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 6842

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I imagine it'll be a PSA CR7. That should be a good route. A little easier access to the East Coast than ATL. Also probably has solid O&D and since there's no real additional competition out of DTW, it should capture a lot of the local market at solid fares and in the winter it's a solid connect...

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by drdisque
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Is there any breakdown as to what WN large stations have had the most cancellations?

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery MD88 N158JP
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Re: Mystery MD88 N158JP

My wild guess is that they are going to fly ICE Repatriation flights. My suspicion is that of the two current operators, World Atlantic and Swift, Swift wants out because of the optics since their other large client is college and pro sports teams and they don't want to be associated with a company ...

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by drdisque
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19829

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Seats like this show up in the media about once a year.

They will never be certified as safe.

They will never be ordered by any airline as aircraft are already reaching the limits of their evacuation doors with existing seats.

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18939

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I think they should have just removed it altogether, it looked tacky and dated.

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by drdisque
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 122
Views: 10697

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

Men's Hockey first round Bowling Green: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9616/history/20190328/2000Z/KTOL/KABE Minnesota-Duluth: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ1357/history/20190328/2000Z/KDLH/KABE Minnesota State: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9617/history/20190328/1830Z/KMSP...

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