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by mcg
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 302
Views: 55438

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

I guess if they end up with too much capacity they could retire some of the older 73 -900s (401-412) and 800s UA would become more competitive in many markets if they could offer mainline service, or at least "non-CR2/E145" options to customers when other carriers are offering 100% mainli...

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by mcg
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

I'm just curious as to how tight the air freight market is. in spring and summer 2020 airlines were operating passenger aircraft as freighters. Sometimes freight was carried in the passenger compartment, sometimes not. Clearly then air freight rates must have been very high. Fast forward to now, and...

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by mcg
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10467

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

In every case so far in regards to employees suing their employer over the mandate the Judge has ruled in favor of the company. The Supreme Court ruled in 1905 the mandatory vaccines are legal. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/197/11/ And the EEOC has also ruled and made guidelines https...

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by mcg
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10467

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

But all you needed to do was "apply for a religious exemption" suggests to me that these individuals are very much making a point, as there's going to still be lots of unvaccinated staff around. There is no federal mandate. Nothing has been formally proposed, nor has anything gone through...

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by mcg
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 16147

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY ... /KSBP/KMSO
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Here's Cal Poly traveling to MSO to face the Griz: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY ... /KSBP/KMSO

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by mcg
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 16147

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

rspenmoll wrote:
Anyone have any idea why Wyoming's flight to BDL (to play UConn) is making a stop in MSP?https://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=KLAR&destination=KBDL



LAR is over 7,000 in altitude, 738 might not be able to take off with enough fuel to get to BDL, thus fuel stop required.

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by mcg
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 23419

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

I've been able to get some information on this incident, the aircraft involved was tail number N78448, it is still grounded at LWS and from the pictures seen internally the external damage is pretty severe. As others have already pointed out this was a charter flight, there was nothing loaded in th...

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by mcg
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10414

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

MohawkWeekend wrote:
SeaDoo wrote:
I would like to see some more regulations such as minimum seat pitch, bathrooms per passenger, etc



Two really good places to start.


Neither of those two items will address some airlines operational issues.

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by mcg
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 19885

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Contracts are great, but there are times when they aren’t worth the paper they are written on. Does not matter what it says, when you just can’t schit out four, or seven, or ten QUALIFYING hotel rooms within 100 miles. It does happen at times, whether you want it to or not. Yes - but that still doe...

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by mcg
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 19885

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Does anyone have an actual list of some of the referenced failures since the one FCA example was a bad one? That won’t be revealed till a grievance hearing FCA is always bad in summer when an IROP happens, I would think that this year even more so. Very limited options, no transportation, hotels no...

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by mcg
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 19885

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Is it the airline's responsibility if all the hotel rooms in a "reasonable" radius are all occupied and none available? Yes, in fact, per the contracts the airlines agree to with their work groups, it IS the airlines responsibility to find hotel accommodations for overnight stays. So, the...

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by mcg
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Aircraft in Storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Re: How Many Aircraft in Storage?

DL In-storage, not retired/removed from service A221: 5 A319: 13 A320: 1 (being reactivated this week) A332: 3 A333: 3 B738: 2 B752: 12 B763: 3-5 (that may not yet be permanently retired) B764: 2 Total: 44-46 All A223, A321, A339, A359, B739, B753 have been reactivated / in active service. All of t...

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by mcg
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Aircraft in Storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

How Many Aircraft in Storage?

I'm curious as to how many aircraft the 'big 4' North American carriers (UA, DL, AA, WN) still have in storage. Given the upturn in travel I'd guess it would be a pretty small number, but I suspect there still may be a few airplanes remaining in storage.

Thanks in advance for any info.

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by mcg
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18429

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Just for reference, here are the UA destinations that are served from DEN but nowhere else, at least in the current schedule (some of the ski stuff might have additional flights next winter but are not currently loaded): Flagstaff, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Eagle/Vail, Pueblo, Alamosa, Durango, Gra...

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by mcg
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Are Small Airports Managing Their Post-COVID Boom?
Replies: 28
Views: 3747

Re: How Are Small Airports Managing Their Post-COVID Boom?

Departed MSO pn June 5. Six airplanes on the ground was pretty stunning, I've been using MSO for many years and have never seen more than (very rarely) 4 on the ground. All seemed to be under control till airplane 7 turned up, it had to wait 15-ish minutes for the gate. The terminal seemed to be wel...

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by mcg
Sun May 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 10719

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

No predicted delays or backlogs at FX, but a note that volume is going to be *significantly* above average the next few weeks in MEM. Everyone is having problems somewhere at some point in time. Two weeks ago I had several packages with FedEx coming out of China to Victoria, Canada. Was stalled in ...

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by mcg
Wed May 26, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces six new long-haul destinations for W21
Replies: 41
Views: 10753

Re: KLM announces six new long-haul destinations for W21

Cubsrule wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
CUN was completely unexpected. Whats with the suprised drive towards Cancun by Europeans?


Mexico has essentially no COVID rules/restrictions.


I saw an article that said that the easy way for Europeans to fly to and enter the US is by connecting in MEX.

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by mcg
Fri May 21, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

It seems to me that Sun Country had a real advantage compared to Southern in that were a long time experienced 738 operator. Sun Country may have had a real disadvantage that their cost structure had to be higher than Southerns cost structure (I assume one impact of those years of experience is gene...

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by mcg
Tue May 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

I don't think I ever recall 6 AN124's plying the skies at the same time.. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A124 Theres actually 7 airborne right now 82007-8-47-72-74-77-78 Amazing.. One can't help but wonder what large, heavy, freight needs to be moved by air from Gostomel Ukraine to Detro...

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by mcg
Sun May 09, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBnivHhH4iY
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Here is a well produced video of ATC 744 operating at GRZ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBnivHhH4iY

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by mcg
Thu May 06, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

The brochure says "ready for conversion". Conversion to what? A BBJ? That's what it was going to be "converted" to. I still don't understand why any knowledgeable broker could think that you could just "convert" an aircraft to a cargo model without an extraordinary amo...

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by mcg
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

So she's either a paxargo or this was a C/D check and she's gonna fly pax charter for Longtail? She was at TLV for 4 months. Would have to agree on the paxargo mods and C check for the latest grand lady to enter Longtail's fleet. Overall, she sat around for about a year since last operating for VS....

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by mcg
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Well, I initially said that UP had their vaunted Global III intermodal terminal just 30 minutes due south in Rochelle. But I now realize that they closed it in 2Q 2020 as part of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Oy. Still, Chicago is a major rail hub, where the eastern and western railroads all int...

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by mcg
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

This morning I made a stop at Whole Foods. I noticed that there was a UPS delivery truck parked in front of the store. I watched the driver exit the truck with 5 or so small packages, go to the Amazon delivery lockers in the lobby of the store and place each package in a locker. What's interesting a...

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by mcg
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 28603

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

Just a teeny-bit off topic, but do I understand correctly that DL retired about 300 MD80's and MD90's last year?

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by mcg
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14798

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Denver's remarkable rise continues. Ski trips for Europeans, plus, Denver itself has big money like never before. Similar to Austin. Burgeoning ultra affluent segment. That is a weird statement, please explain to me why Europeans would go to Denver for skiing? My wife and I were at the baggage clai...

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by mcg
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3089

Re: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

So, MSP - ORD on a 747 with NW. Pretty sure the airplane was repositioning for an international leg. I recall 20 or so passengers. DEN - COS on a UA 757, nice fast flight, the airplane took off and landed to the south, it didn't really turn.

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by mcg
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113636

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

There are things humans do better than automation and things automation does better than humans. Just give each party the tasks it does best and make sure each party can do them well. A 100% human flown/no automation airplane cannot operate in modern high capacity airspace. Throw the automation bab...

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by mcg
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 24022

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

As a passenger I totally reject the notion that 767's are ever a 'problem', they are always the best solution.

And I find it remarkable that Northwest Orient Airlines had a 787 order.

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by mcg
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Thanks for the info! What's interesting about the TLV - AMM leg is that on the AMM - BGR leg they clearly went out of their way to avoid Israeli air space. Which begs the question as to why a trip that began in TLV avoided Israeli air space on it's continuation.

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by mcg
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

N503AZ, the first (ex-Westjet) Amazon-owned 767-300 to go through conversion, is on its way home. Following a different route than the ATSG ones do, this one is flying TLV-BGR. It will be fun to see where it goes from there. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N503AZ/history/20210222/0935Z/OJAI/KBG...

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by mcg
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Question with regard to gdavis's post above; many of the airplanes referenced have spent a long time in storage, I'm wondering why these long time idle planes are selected rather than aircraft that have only recently been retired from their initial 'careers'? Would a relatively 'fresh' MD 80 or CRJ-...

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by mcg
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2266
Views: 331126

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

We can most certainly not forget 4L-GEN!!! I have always loved the way the RB-211s looked. BA's 747 Classics were stunners in the Landor Livery to my eyes. I love the classic black underneath the cockpit for anti-glare. They are definitely in the groove with this jet. Like clock work between Tblisi...

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by mcg
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 104880

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/22/d ... y-project/
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Here's Denver Post article on seventh runway. Personally I'd settle for carpet that's not entirely worn and a latch on the bathroom stall that works, but I suppose the runway is a long lead time project that needs to be started.

https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/22/d ... y-project/

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by mcg
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

mcg: Yes. Discussed here a while back. Most important thing in the press release is that CMI carriers will fly them. Second most important thing is that the DL 7 are for 2022, but I suspect some will be brought aboard earlier if there's demand for them and IAI has available slots to convert some in...

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by mcg
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Are these 7 in addition to the 7 purchased by Amazon right at year end? Thanks in advance. It's almost certainly the same four. The news are the four from WestJet. No, these reports are both old news. The 4 from Westjet are already in conversion at TLV and MEX. These 7 from DL are the same ones rep...

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by mcg
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1106
Views: 158811

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

KarlB737 wrote:
Courtesy: Airways Magazine

Amazon Air Buys Seven Retired Delta Boeing 767s

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/amazon-retired-delta-767s/


Are these 7 in addition to the 7 purchased by Amazon right at year end? Thanks in advance.

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by mcg
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237352

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Thanks everybody for the info. In effect Amazon has figured out fulfillment is a product it can sell. which is pretty logical. Thanks again.

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by mcg
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237352

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

(If this is inappropriate for this thread mods may delete, but) Here's my really odd peak delivery story: On December 20 I bought a small item in ebay, it could easily fit in an 81/2 by 11 inch envelope. It arrived yesterday, having obviously been shipped and delivered in two days time by Amazon. Th...

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by mcg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 108
Views: 12531

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Some airports have a footpath leading to them, you can literally walk from the city or anywhere else to the airport. It might sometimes be quite a distance, but it's possible. Other airports don't, you need to use other methods of transportation such as a train or a car to get to the airport. In an...

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by mcg
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71549

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Truly hats off to all the contributors. This has been an excellent thread and really brought some Christmas cheer into watching everything. Merry Christmas Everyone. So, as Santa and his reindeer continue to deliver their packages, where do we find Aerotranscargo's roudy 747s for the final few hour...

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by mcg
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237352

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Imagine how happy the 'Director of Aircraft Disposal' (or some such title) at Delta was when his or her phone beeped and the caller ID was "Amazon".

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by mcg
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237352

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Where did these three 767 come from? Thanks.

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by mcg
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71549

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

You of course know better than I. Then it's on the pilots, as that pole is apparently about 150 feet to the right of the yellow line. So they should have cleared it with 40-50 feet to spare. I bet that volume coulda come in handy. On Marketplace this afternoon they reported truck brokers saying the...

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by mcg
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237352

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I'ven't completely tracked the ownership status of the 717s at Delta, but AFAIK a fair number of them are ultimately owned by Amazon I had no idea that Amazon owned 717s. That, too, seems strange to me. I thought that most were owned by Boeing Capital Corp. Yeah, but they are both in Seattle (offer...

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by mcg
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland places Christmas order for an A330neo
Replies: 72
Views: 11481

Re: Air Greenland places Christmas order for an A330neo

Who owns Air Greenland? The Greenland government owns the company 100%. Until a couple of years ago the official ownership was split between the Greenland and Danish governments, with SAS also somehow involved on the sideline. But during the later years more and more services have been transfered t...

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by mcg
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland places Christmas order for an A330neo
Replies: 72
Views: 11481

Re: Air Greenland places Christmas order for an A330neo

Who owns Air Greenland?

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by mcg
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71549

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Here's my quick glossary for CX747's excellent post, as always. I really love the international dimension, and his wit. EBMB = Melsbroek Air Base, Brussels, Belgium NQZ = A central player in this tale: Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport near Kazakstan's capital of Nur-Sultan. This is where ...

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by mcg
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71549

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

This thread makes me wish a.net still had the float your cursor over the airport code to learn what the name of the airport is feature.

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by mcg
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71549

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

So that leaves me with the question on how they are getting distributed? I'm under the assumption they're in RKNs. For example if FedEx takes care of California, is FedEx going to ship RKN's to their LAX hub and ground it throughout? Or are they going to split that RKN and take it to LAX and OAK? W...

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