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by cathay747
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 19275

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: 5155

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: 21911

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: 21911

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 2262

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: 2262

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: 2262

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: 10062

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 2376

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: 2376

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 6881

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: 6881

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: 6881

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: 6881

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: 476
Views: 58029

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..

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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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 136
Views: 18452

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 2153

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: 476
Views: 58029

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: 136
Views: 18452

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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by cathay747
Thu May 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

With regard to above posts, which I'm only seeing early this morning, and about which I'm stunned, it's also officially on Routes Online this morning... British Airways in this week’s schedule update moved forward planned Boeing 747-400 aircraft replacement on London Heathrow – Phoenix route. At th...

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by cathay747
Thu May 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

This one, along with seven others, were sold to AFO Airwork (NZ). They will all be freighters. The first two went to Aviastar Tu. Ah, OK then! Thanks. Wonder what work will be done at GYR? I'm not aware of GYR being capable of performing a pax-to-freighter conversion. Looks like N659AA, another Air...

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by cathay747
Thu May 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

The downgrade to the 789 (as opposed to the 77W) was likely made possible by extending AA to year-round. I'm still not sold on it being the right Winter capacity if bookings were truly as strong as they were quoted. Looking at the seats the only significant decrease is Y, otherwise other classes ar...

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by cathay747
Wed May 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

With regard to above posts, which I'm only seeing early this morning, and about which I'm stunned, it's also officially on Routes Online this morning... British Airways in this week’s schedule update moved forward planned Boeing 747-400 aircraft replacement on London Heathrow – Phoenix route. At the...

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by cathay747
Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Retired AA 757 N603AA came in to GYR yesterday a bit past 1600 (flew right over our house in Avondale on downwind leg)...curiously it came from ROW. Maybe this indicates the old bird will be getting a new lease on life with somebody? This one, along with seven others, were sold to AFO Airwork (NZ)....

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by cathay747
Tue May 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Retired AA 757 N603AA came in to GYR yesterday a bit past 1600 (flew right over our house in Avondale on downwind leg)...curiously it came from ROW. Maybe this indicates the old bird will be getting a new lease on life with somebody?

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by cathay747
Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 59 years of Lufthansa operations in California
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: 59 years of Lufthansa operations at SFO

Noshow wrote:
What happened to the paint in the cockpit roof section?


I was wondering the same thing! VERY odd...along with the gray surrounding the lower area of the 1R door.

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by cathay747
Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 59 years of Lufthansa operations in California
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: 59 years of Lufthansa operations at SFO

The AMS stop on LH’s FRA-LAX route lasted well into the late 70s, even after the route transitioned to a 747. Why was this, out of curiosity? Anybody know? FRA-LAX is 5806 statue miles per Great Circle Mapper...certainly a 747 could do that, couldn't the preceding 707-330B's? (maybe the 430's could...

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by cathay747
Wed May 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13714

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Western flew LAX-ITO also. I though PA dropped ITO in 1969. Did it last longer than that? Western dropped out around the same time as I recall. WA lasted until the mid-1970. PA added ITO in 1967 and dropped it in 1969, AFAIK. PA was the first to drop ITO. I was looking at departedflights.com yester...

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by cathay747
Sun May 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13714

Re: WN announces service to ITO

ITO was always a poor performer from the mainland. To much rain and few significant resorts compared to other areas of the islands. Predict this won't last long. ITO also only has one flight to the mainland on UA. Hilo is also the second largest city in Hawaii. I dont think ITO will be getting 2 wi...

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by cathay747
Wed May 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22055

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Every time I am on AA it is on time and everyone is friendly and helpful. I see little difference in my AA experience and my DL experience. Agreed, I've never had a bad experience with AA...I would have to consistently rate them as at least "meets expectations". I don't know if I've just ...

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by cathay747
Wed May 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Found this in the "American Airlines Network 2019" thread...mind it does say "estimated" but still nice to see that we're more profitable than MIA by a healthy margin! Hope this finally puts the last nail in the coffin of the talk about PHX being de-hubbed! tphuang wrote: interes...

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by cathay747
Wed May 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5402

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

Many of those Air Mike widebodies routing between HNL and the west coast were rotating through for scheduled maintenance Right! That was the reason I couldn't remember when I posted above yesterday. In fact, I think it was about the only reason, other than maybe mainline-CO borrowing-back an Air Mi...

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by cathay747
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5402

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

I had always thought Continental Micronesia flew the island hopper between HNL-GUM. It never occurred to me they would fly beyond that route. This pic was posted 5516833 and blew me away. How often did they fly outside the "Island Hopper" route? Has anyone here ever flown CO Micronesia 72...

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by cathay747
Tue May 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5402

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

Wikipedia states that Air Micronesia has previously served ITO. I don’t believe that is correct. CO served ITO from the mainland in the early-1970s though. Anyone know for sure if Air Mike ever served ITO? Hi...no, they did not, only HNL. You are quite correct however in that CO did serve ITO from ...

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by cathay747
Sat May 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 476
Views: 58029

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice sub today. American operated a 77W in place of a 757 this morning for flight #812 from DFW at B25..returned to DFW as #9240 at 1051 hrs MST. Especially nice for any avgeek's onboard! Wow. But what catches my eye is the return flight #...9240? I thought AA only used the 9000-range of numbers fo...

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