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by alasizon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 336
Views: 62392

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

cheapgreek wrote:
I believe the 700's now have 63 seats, so this is a gain of 2 seats. Good news for non-revs.


Some of the 700s already had 65 seats so its not a gain on every aircraft. It'll standardize the config as the OO 700s are going to 65 as well.

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 621 LAX-FCO Divert to SLC 9/13
Replies: 10
Views: 3440

Re: Alitalia 621 LAX-FCO Divert to SLC 9/13

lavalampluva wrote:
Are passengers becoming more unruly? Or are we just hearing about it more often? :roll:

Both.

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15697

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

They better serve complimentary meals on such a long flight. If AA or UA does it, it will be Buy on Board. AA actually offers complimentary meals in Y on their DFW-Hawaii routings so no reason to think that an even longer flight wouldn't be complimentary.... If you are staying anywhere other than W...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverted or stranded planes needing help
Replies: 22
Views: 4098

Re: Diverted or stranded planes needing help

That certainly isn't the case. Mechanics will typically fly in on the rescue aircraft or make a road-trip out to the problem airport. If an engine needs to be brought in, it will either be flown in by a 3rd party (or using belly space on WB if available) or it will be trucked in from the closest sui...

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Mboyle1988 wrote:
I mean BOS bypasses the same cities? BDL is a sizable market—the largest metro area without service to PHX. JAX and ORF are the next two.


The BOS metro is also far larger, hence why it can sustain much more service.

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2583

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

The other thing to consider with ATC initiatives is that closer in flights are always hit first. Well by definition, regional carriers operate closer in than Mainline does in most circumstances so they will be more delayed by ATC. Well, if the initiative is EDCT, then this is not true. The program ...

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Not to be argumentative but with the exception of PHL it doesn't over fly any AA hubs I presume you're referring to BDL...I don't believe he meant it literally...and you wouldn't directly overfly PHL either...I believe he meant it would bypass (for lack of a better term) two hubs (ORD & DFW) on...

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2583

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

The other thing to consider with ATC initiatives is that closer in flights are always hit first. Well by definition, regional carriers operate closer in than Mainline does in most circumstances so they will be more delayed by ATC. Regionals are mostly hurt by the fact that they are the contract carr...

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by alasizon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Would be nice to have MSN and especially GRR year round. I am personally waiting for JAX, BDL, ALB, and either ORF or RIC. Not sure if any will happen but I’m hopeful. BDL could probably support a flight but its long and thing and overflies a lot of AA hubs & WN focus cities along the way. I'm ...

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by alasizon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

PHX MSN was announced yesterday as well (internally as at least), opb by Mesa. Vasu Rajah had indeed stated PHX HNL last year experienced operational issues and they were evaluating alternatives to the 330. Because loads are were high they were certain a WB would return but possibly a 777, I guess ...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

cathay747 wrote:
Well, not an EXCITING addition, but ANOTHER addition! Pretty good for a hub destined for the ash heap!


Just curious, what is your criteria for an "exciting" addition given PHX-LHR has already been announced and PHX-Asia is nothing but a pipe dream at this point?

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 44149

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

With American Eagle adding gates at DFW, I wonder what additional new Eagle flights make sense to add to the DFW mega-hub. ALB-DFW comes to mind as a perfect E75 market (and an E75 ALB-MIA flight makes sense too). ROC, SYR and PVD could be new E75 markets from DFW as well. Other Eagle expansion mar...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHF ever grow?
Replies: 29
Views: 2304

Re: Will PHF ever grow?

PHF can handle a 757 the runway is long enough, they should be able to fill a 757 like they do from ORF which they do use the 757 why is that? Just because the runway is long enough and there is a gate that can handle it, that doesn't mean the service warrants it. ORF benefits from all the military...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Huh? Schedule above, which I just confirmed in Amadeus, shows PHL...what do you mean about CLT? <confused> And what's this about additional widebodies at PHX??? DO TELL!! <eager minds want to know!! LOL> PHL is how the 1st plane gets to PHX but the actual routing from the 19th on is HNL-PHX-CLT and...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Widebody Flight Schedules: 11/17/18 & 11/24/18 (Both Saturday only) PHL-PHX 332 AA531 8:00AM-11:15AM PHX-HNL 332 AA694 2:59PM- 6:46PM HNL-PHX 332 AA693 10:05PM- 7:00AM (+1) 11/18/18 & 11/25/18 (Both Sunday only) PHX-PHL 332 AA2168 8:51AM- 3:13PM 12/18/18 (Tuesday only) PHL-PHX 333 AA1667 9:...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29735

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

If AA really wants to, it has a solution to the lack of a hub in the PAC-NW. AA has three hubs in the American Southwest - DFW, PHX and LAX. DFW and LAX aren’t going anywhere, so it would make sense to dehub PHX and build up a hub in the interior NW like DL at SLC - somewhere like GEG, PDX or SMF c...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the new concourse for Terminal 4 still slotted for 2022? Would be great to get WN flights to Mexico before then. As of now, yes. However the timeline may change as we get closer. Even if WN wanted to add flights to Mexico, it would have to be at less than stellar times as the INTL gates are gett...

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by alasizon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 81063

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

LAX doesn't see the 788 anymore AFAIK? What drawdown? What are they going to use out of ORD if not the 788 as AA does not have any non-788 widebody a/c based out of ORD and all (or nearly all) the 788 are based there. Correct, LAX is strictly 789 & 777. The 788 is tied to DFW & ORD but DFW ...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SGU to close for four months in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1758

Re: SGU to close for four months in 2019

Interesting... I wonder if AA will dispatch the CR2 on the route to another destination for the summer or use this as an excuse to let that plane go? We'd be happy to have PHX service out of COS next summer! Its not up to AA, the service is ran pro-rate by OO so its OO's decision what they do with ...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 81063

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

xdlx wrote:
Could every sub 50 seats CRJ/ERD/ER4 be converted to 65seats CR7?


I theory the planes could be swapped, sure. But that doesn't mean the markets can support a CR7 on all those frequencies.

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SGU to close for four months in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1758

Re: SGU to close for four months in 2019

Wow. I fly to SGU at least monthly for work. I guess I will be driving next summer -- or maybe using CDC more often. I wonder if OO may move some of their services up to CDC during the closure? CDC is a tiny, but very attractive terminal. It is smaller than the SGU terminal, but has all of the same...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

From the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport Facebook You plus California Pacific Airlines equals the BEACH! Phoenicians now have an easier way to get to Southern California - California Pacific Airlines from Gateway Airport to Carlsbad! Flights will be six days per week and begin November 15th. Wonder ho...

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by alasizon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces HRL
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: Frontier announces HRL

If you want to have a fun time. Take a look at their route map. It's pretty dizzying https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel/my-trips/route-map/ WOW. How many planes do they have? Looks like they must have a huge fleet to operate that many routes. I'm curious how the trips are created for the crews sinc...

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by alasizon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 11942

Re: Unconfirmed: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

Not sure about Aer Lingus, but at my airline the guy/gal on the headset usually walks along with the push right by the nose gear. There are wing walkers, the tug driver and the one on headset clearing us for engine start, etc. It’s not difficult to imagine that this person, if not paying attention,...

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by alasizon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Totally false. Our order of terminal preference was 4, 3, 2. We were told that there were no common use gates in 4, no jetbridge capable of accommodating an ERJ available in 3, and only one gate with limited availability in 2 (where we ended up). The airport originally wanted to put us on a hardsta...

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by alasizon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cancellation question
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Cancellation question

I've been in the business for 14 years (and been an Av Geek) for much longer - and I have never heard of such a thing. I'm just wondering why it's so rarely spoken of - when it is something that most passengers would want to consider when comparing airlines. When airlines report their monthly traff...

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by alasizon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 336
Views: 62392

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

The OO CR2s under contract with Eagle in ORD were removed last week and flown out. That should leave the 35 x PSA CR2 as the only CR2 in the Eagle network. I understand those will be phased out as the new CR9s are delivered to PSA, except for a handful to serve HVN. There may be some random pro-rat...

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by alasizon
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The spring 2019 schedule for PHX-LHR is now available. Eastbound AA will leave PHX at 3pm, and arrive LHR at 920am, compared to BA's 745pm departure and 140pm arrival into LHR. Westbound, there is also substantial separation between flights. The AA flight will leave LHR at 930am, and arrive back in...

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by alasizon
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The spring 2019 schedule for PHX-LHR is now available. Eastbound AA will leave PHX at 3pm, and arrive LHR at 920am, compared to BA's 745pm departure and 140pm arrival into LHR. Westbound, there is also substantial separation between flights. The AA flight will leave LHR at 930am, and arrive back in...

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by alasizon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I wonder if they inquired with AA on renting one of their regional gates on the "birds nest" ? On the east side it seems there is always a gate open or a CR2 thats parked there rather extensively. They inquired about using a Common Use Gate (B28) but that got cut real quick once they real...

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by alasizon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4437

Re: Rename PHX

T3 already is. The branding hasn't been unveiled yet (I presume awaiting his death or the opening of T3S) but it was put up on the side of the building about 2-3 months ago. Where is this located? I'd like to get a look at it. Back on topic, as has already been mentioned, they tried naming the airp...

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by alasizon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4437

Re: Rename PHX

I believe a major public venue should only be named after a person at least a decade after they have died. This gives time to assess their actual contribution and positive impact they had on society. I'm sure something will be named after Senator McCain but the rush to so is unnecessary. T3 already...

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by alasizon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30642

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Balloonchaser wrote:
What about Alaska Air in the Caribbean?


Via where? Not enough traffic, nor the legs to make it from SEA. LAX is already competitive and thin.

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by alasizon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I know this was discussed back in May, but looking at both google and hawaiianairlines.com it now shows HNL-PHX-HNL is now loaded as an A330! So it looks like outbound HA35 on January 1 will be a 767, but inbound HA36 on the same day will be an A330. I checked today, it looks like now HA 36 on 12/3...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30642

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

PHX-Cali is a huge hole in the network. Arizona is literally right next to California, which is their area of concentration as of late and we haven't seen any new markets. PHX-SFO was operated for 30 days in 2018 but we haven't heard anything about it being resumed either full time or for another m...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Except that AA has already announced that they're going to put 321neo's on PHX-Hawaii to replace the 752's...of course they could change that...and if so I would think only for the HNL route. So is what you're saying that they could rotate 2 ships on a PHX/LHR/PHX/HNL/PHX routing? And that they cou...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 81063

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

aaflyer222 wrote:
is SkyWest crj200 service ending? lots of SkyWest cr2 flights from ord changed to e145 this week


Yes, the contract OO CR2s were pulled out. Pro-rate still remains.

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by alasizon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

On a somewhat related note, I know that there have been ongoing negotiations between LAWA and AA (as well as OALs) over hangar space at LAX. I believe the latest was that AA would still be down a few bays after all is said and done. AA at one point a few years ago was also evaluating a full build-o...

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by alasizon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5737

Re: United To Add Two More Banks at IAD (Could grow by 50%)

Interesting that they are going in that direction; AA in PHL actually benefited from cutting the number of banks (albeit to 7 from 10)

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by alasizon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Well...MX would be a challenge I should think. Unless they bring in some spares to keep here, they'd better hope that bird doesn't go tech here. Never thought of that till reading your post. I think somebody mentioned before that's one reason why AA isn't going to bring the 330's back for HNL any l...

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by alasizon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nigtmare

It seems that for a group of 40 who are only a couple minutes late and had showed up at the airport on time they could hold the flight an extra 5mins? In general the story is vague and doesn't really add up. There have to be some details missing. First if it takes more than 20 minutes to check in a...

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by alasizon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 81063

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Can anyone tell me what is on the 787-9 as far as WiFi and entertainment. I am doing LAX to SYD in OCT. I fly a lot of AA domestic and it is very hit or miss. I just did a DCA to PHX on a 757 and there was no WiFi or streaming. I am hoping the WiFi across the pacific is decent. Also the price for A...

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by alasizon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6914

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

Is it me or does it seem like the vehicle traffic on the adjoining access road was really, really high in comparison to other airports? I don't know that I would qualify it as really high but the service road is level with taxiway Bravo. The angle is partially deceiving because really when going fr...

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by alasizon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 39
Views: 7354

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

litz wrote:
didn't Delta convert some MD-87s into 88's ?


No, those were MD-82s. The 87 and 88 are different fuselage lengths.

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by alasizon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57047

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

MO11 wrote:
Contour starts PGA-PHX on Wednesday.


Any word on what terminal they are using? I'd assume T2 but their logo hasn't been added into the list of airlines over there and I know they were fighting hard to use T4 to allow pax to self-connect to AA and WN easier.

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by alasizon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3660

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

i always thought Mesa was a prime takeover target for Skywest. I can't foresee Skywest Inc wanting to acquire YV as the aircraft MX doesn't stand up to Inc's standards. They would likely be willing to hire the pilots and take over the contracts by replacing them with planes of their own but it woul...

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by alasizon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Unless he was on the clock, how about limit people’s access to restricted areas when they’re off the clock? Have their passes only valid to those areas during their shifts. SIDA badges are not issued by the company so there is no way (and way too much hassle) to turn badges on and off. What happens...

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by alasizon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand this FlightAware entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Help me understand this FlightAware entry

You'll see even though it shows that it left on-time; the actual gate departure time was 29 minutes late and then the taxi-out took another 22 minutes (not that abnormal but who knows what is blocked for). FlightStats and FlightRadar24 both have them arriving just past 08:00 which would make it only...

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by alasizon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

PlanesNTrains wrote:

How much did he make? I hadn’t seen anything reported beyond his comment on the plan.


I don't know how long he had been there but agents at QX start at $13.75.

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