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by cathay747
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 22676

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

My understanding is that there is some sort of gentlemen’s agreement between UA and HA that keeps them from starting GUM in exchange for UA staying out of the Hawaiian inter island market. Maybe someone has more insight. 77H Unfortunately that would garner the interest of the U.S. Department of Jus...

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by cathay747
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 22676

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

As far as the government contracts, remember those are rebid every year, so there is a chance for HA to grab GUM contracts from UA should HA decide to start flying to GUM. For fiscal year 2020, for example, SAN-HNL is Southwest. Those only apply to government personnel (including military when flyi...

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by cathay747
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 22676

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm not sure by any means, but at 3,303nm I think HNL-GUM is outside the range of the 321neo, however the XLR may be able to do that. But as said above, HA hasn't ordered any XLR's. All that being said, I don't see HA going up against UA in the GUM market, certainly not with a 330 (or future 789) ma...

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by cathay747
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 22676

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Well, Hawaii is certainly panning out to be a winner for them. Makes you wonder if now they wished they'd started is sooner!

I'll pass though and stick with HA for both PHX-Hawaii and inter-island...with AA as second fiddle for PHX-HI if I'm desperate.

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by cathay747
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5100

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

Polot wrote:
They will likely be sold by his estate. It’s no different than any other asset that someone owns when they die.


Right. Standard process upon death. Who really cares? Nothing to see here. Move along.

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by cathay747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 36
Views: 4279

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

Underwhelmed by the "big announcement" but totally looking forward to my first trip with them PHX/LAS/PHX in Oct. at the amazing fare of only $178 ROUNDTRIP...fully $50 less than the lowest avail. fare on my otherwise pref. airline AA and their fare was only avail. at flight times I didn't...

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by cathay747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder what impact this will have one DE, EW will only provide E & PE, DE at least offers business. Do you think there is room for both? DE has jumped ship at both SAN and AUS when the LH group started up service. I'd expect the same thing to happen at PHX and ANC. Especially with EW offering...

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by cathay747
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4654

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

IIRC, the BN's 707-300s flew the PAC/MAC services. The 707-227 was used in early Sixties to South American route 'cause it performance in hot and high airports. Right...and it's possible the DC-8-62 had better performance out of a couple of the hot/high stations on the Panagra/BN network such as AS...

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by cathay747
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4654

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

IIRC, the BN's 707-300s flew the PAC/MAC services. The 707-227 was used in early Sixties to South American route 'cause it performance in hot and high airports. Right...and it's possible the DC-8-62 had better performance out of a couple of the hot/high stations on the Panagra/BN network such as AS...

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by cathay747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4654

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

IIRC, the BN's 707-300s flew the PAC/MAC services. The 707-227 was used in early Sixties to South American route 'cause it performance in hot and high airports. Right...and it's possible the DC-8-62 had better performance out of a couple of the hot/high stations on the Panagra/BN network such as AS...

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by cathay747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4654

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

It was definitely not a range issue, not with that Panagra/BN network. The DC-8-62 did have greater range IIRC than a 707-300B (especially the higher gross weight version like UA had and used for JFK/BAL-HNL). I think it was simply that BN inherited the DC-8 fleet (and -62 order) from Panagra with t...

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by cathay747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 36
Views: 4279

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

MO11 wrote:
cathay747 wrote:
Maybe a couple of larger aircraft for their busiest routes? Like E170?


It would have to have 30 seats to continue to fly Part 135.


Yeah, stupid of me. I thought of this about 3hrs. after I made the above post. DUH!

(unless it's E170's with lie-flat suites?? LOL)

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by cathay747
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 36
Views: 4279

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

Maybe a couple of larger aircraft for their busiest routes? Like E170?

I'm intending to fly them on their new PHX-LAS in Oct. for an expected trip..can't wait! Sounds like a great experience.

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by cathay747
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19252

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Got a couple very quick shots while exiting the terminal today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48441737702_384ff82451_o_d.jpg Nice pics :) Did anybody else notice that the behind-the-wing exit is deactivated? Just like on most 739ER's. You can faintly see the exit if you zoom in on this pic, b...

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by cathay747
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5884

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

[ South Bend, Indiana Seeks $750,000 to establish revenue guarantee to obtain service to DEN or NYC. Funny to see this one...UA used to fly DEN-SBN (was a DEN/SBN/FWA/SBN/DEN route) with 727-100's...I did it twice roundtrip back in 1981 & 82; don't know when it ended though. I think it was 2x d...

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by cathay747
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here are the schedules for the new service. Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix: Depart 10:35 p.m., arrive 12:17 a.m. Phoenix to Fort Lauderdale: Depart 12:45 a.m., arrive 6:16 a.m. What a crappy schedule for FLL! Of course I'll also never understand why AA doesn't have a flight around 1700 ...

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by cathay747
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting change of plans...from routesonline: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285151/american-moves-forward-a321neo-phoenix-hawaii-service-to-4q19/ I'm betting due to the continued MAX grounding because there's a separate item about some increased 757 ops to the Caribbean.. Ame...

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by cathay747
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Very odd honestly, Post thanksgiving and pre-Christmas is one of the worst (if not the worst) periods of the year for the airlines - Arizona winter travel doesn’t really pick up until after Christmas anyways. Nothing that crazy here... though I guess it’s unusual for AA to do it. Yep, early to mid ...

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by cathay747
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting change of plans...from routesonline: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285151/american-moves-forward-a321neo-phoenix-hawaii-service-to-4q19/ I'm betting due to the continued MAX grounding because there's a separate item about some increased 757 ops to the Caribbean... Ame...

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by cathay747
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Just returned from a 4 day trip to LGB on Tuesday on AA. When I got to T4 for check-in, I was like "wasn't this all carpeted before?" Then saw all the terrazzo flooring at bag-claim too on return, but there also saw many areas of the old carpeting, so I knew I hadn't gone insane. I had no ...

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Apparently AA has just announced starting PHX-CID/ICT/MSY...finally filling that hole in the map of MSY!

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Well I have to say I always wondered why PHX-LAS was only served by 2 carriers, now after F9's announcement today, starting in September there will be 5 carriers from the current 2. Anyone think someone will pull out? AA, WN, SY, F9 & JetSuiteX Well I am delighted at all of this...FINALLY some ...

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by cathay747
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19446

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

WeatherPilot wrote:
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43% of the new slots, eh? That'll be one beeelion dollars!

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by cathay747
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5191

Re: How much range is too much?

You pose a most interesting question. I would venture to say that trading payload for range from the standpoint of losing CARGO payload but not pax + bags works for these new ultra-long-haul routes because I can't see much if any cargo demand on such routes. So if B & A can design airplanes whic...

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22112

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

A lot of comments about how dumb it was for AF to order just 10 A380's, and now would be even dumber to retain an even smaller sub-fleet of 5...and I totally agree but...um...hello...what about ANA's REALLY DUMB (IMHO) venture of getting just THREE and for one specific route only? Has everybody for...

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by cathay747
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22112

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

A lot of comments about how dumb it was for AF to order just 10 A380's, and now would be even dumber to retain an even smaller sub-fleet of 5...and I totally agree but...um...hello...what about ANA's REALLY DUMB (IMHO) venture of getting just THREE and for one specific route only? Has everybody forg...

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by cathay747
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any mock-ups of what the new T3N will look like? As someone mentioned upthread, I too am surprised at just how much of a full gut the terminal is getting. https://youtu.be/FHdNMiF5byw This is an old video rendering, but it should hopefully give you a good idea of what it may look like. Th...

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by cathay747
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: Will engine choice continue?

And now it's just been said at Paris that GE is working toward a sole-source-engine program for the NMA, and apparently P&W has the same view, with Boeing apparently leaning in that direction. Sounds like from all the comments that nobody thinks the market for the NMA is going to be big enough t...

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by cathay747
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: Will engine choice continue?

When the dust had settled, PW managed to get their engines on just 245 A330s. They must therefore have built more than 500 engines so they probably made a profit but was it ultimately worth it? Would they do it again for less than 20% of the market? GE are on 325. Theoretically, there may still be ...

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by cathay747
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: Will engine choice continue?

An interesting question for which I don't think there's a simple answer. Many good & valid points already made. I personally think we'll see more single-source-engine aircraft in future and even where forecast sales of said aircraft are in the thousands (such as an eventual clean-sheet replaceme...

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by cathay747
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10688

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

It's not bad, but doesn't hold a candle to the current livery, for which there is really no need to touch it. As everyone has said, it's iconic and I would add elegant...thanks to Jackie Kennedy.

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, flight 407. Thanks guys for all the info in the multiple replies. Whatever the deal is, just happy to be on that 757! Interesting the last bit from "alasizon" about possibly remaining thru 2020...we can hope!

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Odd Flight Numbering
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Re: AA Odd Flight Numbering

Presume OP meant 2105 in both cases. 2015 is an MCO-PHX flight. AA and AA regionals have by themselves 6700 flights per day. Then AA has its codeshare on a dozen other airlines on various routes e.g. most of the 6xxx's are BA/IB operated flights. Throw in the limitations for using 9xxx on special o...

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Odd Flight Numbering
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Re: AA Odd Flight Numbering

Isn't that what is referred to as a round robin flight? I think it's fairly common, AA seems to be using it more often these days. Its my understanding that "round robin" flights were a way of serving two destinations with one plane such as STL-SRQ-RSW-STL as an old example from the TWA S...

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Very excited, for once, about an AA schedule change. For my trip in late Sept. to SBN, my PHX-DFW flight has been switched from a LUS 321 to a LUS 752! Will be my 1st 757 since July, 2011, and for several reasons will likely be my last-ever 757. And just a few months before those birds are retired. ...

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by cathay747
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Great addition, will definitely be using them for PHX-BUR as opposed to fighting the non-rev battle. Yeah, agreed, I'd love to use this to LAS. Poked around on their website and if you're flexible you can get flights at $79 or even $99. Superb. But given their non-recognition so to speak...does any...

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by cathay747
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure if anyone else saw or posted, but it looks like Sun Country is starting 4x weekly PHX-LAS. Always nice to have more options. https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/airlines/2019/06/04/sun-country-airlines-adds-phoenix-las-vegas-flights/1340361001/ Don't understand why they wouldn't make it...

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by cathay747
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6987

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Gee, I like your screen-name! LOL How does retracting slats/flaps on the ground save fuel? You've totally lost me on that comment. :? It's mainly about extra drag requiring more thrust from the engine. The affect of the extra drag might be negligible on short taxis but in larger airports with many ...

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by cathay747
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6987

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Retracting the flaps (and leading edge slats) keeps them from getting damaged by ground equipment at the gate. I have the opposite question from the OP and it's funny this thread came up because I've been wondering about this for some. Your explanation above is of course the correct & obvious a...

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by cathay747
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6987

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Cathay777300ER wrote:
I would also say in some airports with longer taxi time it will save enough fuel to make it reasonable to retract the flaps.


Gee, I like your screen-name! LOL

How does retracting slats/flaps on the ground save fuel? You've totally lost me on that comment. :?

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by cathay747
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6987

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Retracting the flaps (and leading edge slats) keeps them from getting damaged by ground equipment at the gate. I have the opposite question from the OP and it's funny this thread came up because I've been wondering about this for some. Your explanation above is of course the correct & obvious a...

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by cathay747
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

910A wrote:
Here you go..I believe Mesa operated two under Desert Sun. Very comfortable, I remember flying on one PHX-FAT maybe around 1996 or 1997..

Image


Sweet. Looks nice in the HP livery. Thanks for the pic. Where did they fly them to?

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by cathay747
Thu May 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

define "the same". OO went from no presence, to 13 CRJ-200s based in PHX to now a CRJ-700 fleet that flows between LAX & PHX. YV went from Dashes and Beechcraft to CRJs to an all CRJ-900 fleet. Can't forget the fine Fokker 70s. Loved working those. Fokker 70's, here at PHX??? Whose? S...

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by cathay747
Wed May 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

@alasizon what I found most interesting was this article stating ''Right now, Americans make up 65% to 75% of the passengers on the Phoenix-Frankfurt flight, said Henry Sunley, the commercial director of sales for Thomas Cook Airlines, Condor’s parent company.. He would like to get those numbers cl...

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by cathay747
Tue May 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

@alasizon what I found most interesting was this article stating ''Right now, Americans make up 65% to 75% of the passengers on the Phoenix-Frankfurt flight, said Henry Sunley, the commercial director of sales for Thomas Cook Airlines, Condor’s parent company.. He would like to get those numbers cl...

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by cathay747
Tue May 28, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 22676

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

First... the easy question to answer. NH's target market is nihonjin, all of whom are certified operators of bidet toilets... even inakajin (country folk, some of whom went from squat toilets to bidet toilets). The tougher question is the one you raised, cabin configuration on the Honu. My personal...

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by cathay747
Mon May 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Well it appears Condor will start its seasonal 2x weekly FRA-PHX on April 4th for 2020 before going 3x weekly in May. I have a feeling this will be tweaked again before the final schedule is published. This would be an entire new month from its current 2019 schedule of May-October at 3x weekly, may...

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by cathay747
Sun May 26, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?

One simple solution would be to just fly an extra-section the next day with the airplane that's still sitting there which FORK needs to get out and back in their system. I'm presuming here a MX cancel, or a major weather-even-cancel such as a snowstorm where the issue is cleared up by the next day.

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by cathay747
Sun May 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anybody know anything about the Avianca Brazil 320 that just landed at GYR? Registered PR-OBB, coming in from TUS and previously PTY. I know O6 ceased ops yesterday, but does anyone know who this aircraft is going to? Boy, that was fast! Wonder if any more will be coming. Probably too soon to ...

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by cathay747
Sat May 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 22676

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

NH commenced (24 May 2019) regular service, HNL/TYO, on Honu (A380 in sea turtle livery). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/24/breaking-news/ana-launches-superjumbo-jet-service-between-honolulu-and-tokyo/ HNL has NH's only NH-operated overseas lounge (F pax only). The mediocre UA/NH joint loun...

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