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by m404
Tue May 10, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?
Replies: 99
Views: 18560

RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Todays mention of a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and WestJet possibility for a closer alliance and/or equity purchase it would mean tuning the schedules to match for connections. It was mentioned that Westjet's US routes are to leisure destinations so those as well may need ad...

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by m404
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

RE: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963

WOW. Never saw that before. I'm going to dive into those files myself to see if I can find more on the old and new areas. I enjoy comparing the older photos with current Google Earth shots. Thanks for sharing all this for us history buffs. I was hoping to find anything <acronym title="Air Fiji and C...

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by m404
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

RE: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963

Thats the <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> hangers ect but memory says at least one hanger had space above the floor for offices for certain departments. Long time ago but these don't seem to fit that. Awesome view when enlarged. Great quality. Than...

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by m404
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

RE: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963

Have you seen any photos of what I thought might be the north side, particularly the area that Pacific Airlines had their hanger in. I thought someone had told me that it was the "old" PA facility. I was there in '65 but I think they had been in it quite awhile by then. Late, say 66 they started on ...

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by m404
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

RE: Old SFO Pics Part 5: 1963

Good show. That's about the time I got on the scene. Fun watching the west complex going up amid all the gate changes made necessary.

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by m404
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Contract Employee Arrested W/ $282K In Backpack
Replies: 53
Views: 10865

RE: DL Contract Employee Arrested W/ $282K In Backpack

How does the poster know he was a "contract" employee versus a full line employee? I did not see that mentioned in the story. I know full employees at least used to be able to point out that much of the greed was from much lower paid third party contractors. Sadly this may not be the case much longe...

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by m404
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX
Replies: 139
Views: 35635

RE: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX

Earlier stories said Terminal four which is mostly <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> last time through. Later articles said she flashed a Jet Blue I.D. but was in plain clothes. Is it normal for non-uniformed personel to go through employee checkpoints? I'd like to hold out hope ...

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by m404
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pictures Of World's Longest Aircraft.
Replies: 34
Views: 29956

RE: New Pictures Of World's Longest Aircraft.

With Lockheed's work finally getting past the scale prototype stage as announced in this weeks AWST the near same term was used to describe it with one big difference. Theirs "Might be the future of heavy lift -"

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by m404
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Or More Flights With Same Flight Number?
Replies: 17
Views: 4164

RE: Two Or More Flights With Same Flight Number?

I think we are missing something here. The thread opener is talking about returns on Flight Radar24 and I believe this has nothing to do with FAA or such but glitches in the newest release of the program. I've seen it many times since it's release where the inbound flight has not landed yet but the ...

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by m404
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backing Out Of A Gate Onto A Tarmac
Replies: 32
Views: 5946

RE: Backing Out Of A Gate Onto A Tarmac

For the longest time at the old Rotunda gates that are now baggage area at <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> we knew what the blue smudge was on the blast wall behind the ticket counters. A reminder that Herman's butt on the <acronym title="...

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by m404
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heard Of This 1932 Ford Airliner?
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

RE: Heard Of This 1932 Ford Airliner?

Thanks folks. Now I feel better for the designers. It's my eyes I now worry about.

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by m404
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heard Of This 1932 Ford Airliner?
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

RE: Heard Of This 1932 Ford Airliner?

Do you think it was actually supposed to fly with a single engine or have the rest just not been attached. Perhaps that's why we never heard of it flying. It didn't. Intriguing.

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by m404
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BN In 1979 At OAK Why The Focus City Style Flying?
Replies: 42
Views: 5579

RE: BN In 1979 At OAK Why The Focus City Style Flying?

I just had a friend say he remembered <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acronym> flying <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="Da...

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by m404
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BN In 1979 At OAK Why The Focus City Style Flying?
Replies: 42
Views: 5579

RE: BN In 1979 At OAK Why The Focus City Style Flying?

Does anyone have the dates and destinations for any <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acronym> <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> service? The only mention here was in the thread start but I just don't remember that or it was for a very ...

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by m404
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Christie To UA: No Cuba From EWR
Replies: 64
Views: 16867

RE: Gov Christie To UA: No Cuba From EWR

I'm thinking Cuban politicos don't care if they get service from Newark anyway. No, that's not a hit on <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan) (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> at all but it's just that they will get so many offers of service from elsewhere once th...

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by m404
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Find Vomit In Seatback Pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 5986

RE: UA Pax Find Vomit In Seatback Pouch

Skydrol That's just what I was saying. Sorry if misunderstood. And that's what happens when collectors take the V-bags (?). Quick turns without cleaners that can restock hurts. Then of course their is the poor pax coming from, lets say a less hygienic destination, that simply one bag wasn't enough a...

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by m404
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Find Vomit In Seatback Pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 5986

RE: UA Pax Find Vomit In Seatback Pouch

I can tell you that without a doubt finding that in the seatback pouch is NOT unusual. Ask most F/As and certainly cleaners.

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by m404
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple Of MEM Bits
Replies: 13
Views: 2821

RE: Couple Of MEM Bits

Those new stats are really nice to see after such a long decline. I had heard lately that more of the very few full time employees of Delta that are left will now be part-time. I only know the numbers for below the wing workers. Some have been with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acron...

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by m404
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Damaged Greatly At ICN
Replies: 44
Views: 57119

RE: DL 744 Damaged Greatly At ICN

Once we find out some more on the damage I would like to see an assesment of how a newer aircraft with a much higher composite material content withstand the same impacts. Any ideas?

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by m404
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea For PHX Terminal 2 - Airport Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 2925

RE: Idea For PHX Terminal 2 - Airport Museum

Having worked for a couple carriers that made <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> home I would like to see the mural saved and displays added in a place all passengers would have access to. History however simply isn't something o...

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by m404
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/26/2015: DL SEA-MSO+CUN/US/UA/AA
Replies: 116
Views: 14984

RE: OAG Changes 6/26/2015: DL SEA-MSO+CUN/US/UA/AA

Any idea what day those <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Cancun - International (CUN / MMUN), Mexico">CUN</acronym> <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flts will operate. I was curious what acft would be us...

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by m404
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone see a future for the DL 788 order?
Replies: 90
Views: 26534

Does anyone see a future for the DL 788 order?

Do you think the economics of the 787 would improve the SEA-HND balance sheet?

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by m404
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awst 1950-2015 US A/l Merger Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Awst 1950-2015 US A/l Merger Chart

This weeks AWST eBulletin included a great graphic of US airline merger history for us fans.

http://aviationweek.com/blog/timelin...-airline-merger-activity-1950-2015

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by m404
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL Red, Orange, Or Georgia Red Clay?
Replies: 29
Views: 5333

RE: Is ATL Red, Orange, Or Georgia Red Clay?

Now you've got me curious. I haven't seen <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> for a decade. How about taking a recent picture and finding an old one. As long as the photo hasn't gone "Old K...

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by m404
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Flight With 2 Pax
Replies: 75
Views: 19667

RE: DL Flight With 2 Pax

WAY back sometime in the last 60s maybe A friend and I got the only two seats in First on a Western 720 from Hilo to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> or <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK ...

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by m404
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact Of Declining Oil Prices On DL Strategy
Replies: 21
Views: 5569

RE: Impact Of Declining Oil Prices On DL Strategy

Possibly unrelated questions but... Is <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> still looking into purchasing new tank cars for the Baaken field to suppliment their tankers from the Intercoastel waterway? Did I understand correctly that the refinery purchase was based on the then normally...

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by m404
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elvis's Two Private Jets To Be Sold
Replies: 43
Views: 16596

RE: Elvis's Two Private Jets To Be Sold

Who owns the land they are on? What is the relationship with the owner of Graceland? What are the plans for that property in relationship to the new hotel Graceland is building to the north of the mansion? I must assume that they would rather keep the planes in that area to keep the Graceland "exper...

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by m404
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Passenger Tweaks Over "Merry Christmas"
Replies: 97
Views: 17011

RE: LGA Passenger Tweaks Over "Merry Christmas"

Oh Drat
It's pretty obvious he just doens't beleive in Santa because he didn't see what he wanted under the tree. Now everyone has to hear the little brat sound off about it.

In real life that's probably what happened to him in many ways.

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by m404
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL's Sky Suite Makes Debut On 787
Replies: 35
Views: 10298

RE: JAL's Sky Suite Makes Debut On 787

Does anyone have an idea what the design of the economy seat pillow is, if that is what the grey object is on seat cushion. I am not at all trying to bring this thread down but it looks very much like a device for a specific medical condition. I also agree with the hope that the idea of giving us mo...

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by m404
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Delta Cuts In MEM
Replies: 73
Views: 12312

RE: More Delta Cuts In MEM

LPDAL On your question about a 772 ever visiting <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> I do recall that once while working at <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> I saw one taxi by on the way to the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA...

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by m404
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2000 Vs 2013 O+D At Select DeHubbed Airports/Peers
Replies: 27
Views: 4162

RE: 2000 Vs 2013 O+D At Select DeHubbed Airports/Peers

Can you add MEM to the list? That has to be dramatic from about two years before Delta dropped to current levels.

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by m404
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled Viscount At LAS In 1981-84?
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

RE: Scheduled Viscount At LAS In 1981-84?

Electra? No sightings here. I worked at <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> 65-86 and never saw them. I'd heard they were planning the Mammoth service but as mentioned it never happened. As for any later attempts with the Electra I'd never hea...

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by m404
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: History Of Airline Shoulder Bags
Replies: 24
Views: 14115

RE: History Of Airline Shoulder Bags

At one time I had quite a collection. Mostly handed out by travel agents and usually was of the first carrier that did the long hauls segments of your itinerary. It was fun to try and get the miniature versions with the overnight kits. These were not not done for First Class but coach to in the earl...

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by m404
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Making More Cuts At MEM
Replies: 86
Views: 16114

RE: DL Making More Cuts At MEM

In a recent report <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> has again returned to being on the 10 most expensive airports to fly out of list. You have to remember that some politicians and business leaders here gripped about airfares being so high when <ac...

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by m404
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Agent: "District Of Columbia,....Where That?"
Replies: 92
Views: 19212

RE: TSA Agent: "District Of Columbia,....Where That?"

I had one of our fuelers ask me about his travel plans and wanted to know if he needed a visa for New Mexico.

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by m404
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Delhi International Airport-Summer Time
Replies: 12
Views: 3206

RE: Video: Delhi International Airport-Summer Time

Very nice work and thanks. I miss the smell of the ramp and can almost get it back here. You've got a good eye.

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by m404
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Also Reduces CCS To 1x Week (-85%)
Replies: 50
Views: 10213

RE: DL Also Reduces CCS To 1x Week (-85%)

What do all this lost traffic options do for Venenzuelan airlines income? What does the goverment gain other than simply not having to pay their debts?

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by m404
Sat May 03, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prince William Visiting MEM
Replies: 48
Views: 10186

RE: Prince William Visiting MEM

From the shots from the news copter it looked like both arrived at the private Wilson-Air charter/private terminal north of the regular <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> terminal on Bombardier products. So far they have gone to BBQ dinner at the Ren...

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by m404
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Post Scale-back Loads: Oct 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

RE: MEM Post Scale-back Loads: Oct 2013

I wish I could get the figures for current flights. At least I could figure out my best chances to get in and out of Memphis. I agree that at the end of a loosing hub it would seem we are set to fail. Transition form a hub to a spoke is an odd process and I can't really figure why the schedule is wh...

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by m404
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was Hughes Airwest Taken Over By Republic?
Replies: 48
Views: 8860

RE: Why Was Hughes Airwest Taken Over By Republic?

There are two things I have to say about the "useless" merger. First, I absolutly hated it. I was proud of how we had come from a carrier that had about 30 cities (Pacific) to what a merger of real Regionals had made. I hated it for the drastic changes we had to go through but on retireing I realize...

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by m404
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jennifer Aniston Wants New Personal Private Runway
Replies: 50
Views: 29248

RE: Jennifer Aniston Wants New Personal Private Runway

Seriously ??? Where would you put a 3,200 ft strip in Beverly HILLS? The flat area is extremly commerial and the Hill neighbors would never put up with it. What would be usefully flyable from it with any load?

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by m404
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Rumors--Fact Or Legend?
Replies: 26
Views: 15769

RE: Airline Rumors--Fact Or Legend?

In the 70/80s Id heard a story repeated about one carrier that was found to have manyt incidents of nosegear changes on US soil after flights from soujth of the border possibly Jamaica. Somehow authorities found that inside the packs of drugs were found. Any confirmations out there?

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by m404
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airline Presently Losing Money With The A380?
Replies: 23
Views: 22218

RE: Any Airline Presently Losing Money With The A380?

This might be revealing about individual 380 operators. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2013/07/23/with-delta-as-co-owner-virgin-america-wont-take-a380-deliveries-analyst-says/" target="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/...take-a380-deliveries-analyst-says/</a> About ten parag...

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by m404
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's 737-Combi
Replies: 61
Views: 18091

RE: Alaska's 737-Combi

I'd flown several times on Wien's combi on multiple segments. It seemed that every time we came through Fairbanks which was their <acronym title="Harmony Airways (Canada)">HQ</acronym> pax would all deplane. When reboarding it could get confusing because the front bulkhead had been moved either way ...

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by m404
Wed May 22, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tennessee To Iran In 55 Minutes?
Replies: 22
Views: 12816

RE: Tennessee To Iran In 55 Minutes?

I was just grazing the site in my Johnson City Motel and that really caught my eye. Actually not so much for the glitch but simply because you don't here from this "neck o the woods" very often. Hey, we're growing too.

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by m404
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Votes Unanimously To Fix FAA Funds
Replies: 34
Views: 6364

RE: Senate Votes Unanimously To Fix FAA Funds

With so many friends in the industry when this segment of the sequester was partly detailed by Secretary Lahood way back then (despite what one loud mouth senator said) was that the first thing that will be fixed when some Senator was unconvienienced was a cause of his delay.

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by m404
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Airlines Do To Replace Regional Planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 7257

RE: What Will Airlines Do To Replace Regional Planes?

I don't remember the number but you mentioned <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> as having such a large number of CR200. True, but they are dumping them as fast as contracts will allow. Something like 88 to 125 by years end? More 70 seaters without a doubt but I think their contract...

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by m404
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX Starts LAX-LAS
Replies: 37
Views: 8015

RE: VX Starts LAX-LAS

How many airlines fly that market now? The count would include all the contract flying for the majors as well as the mainline themselves. What's the daily seat count and what is the regular fare? Do they still have the equivelent of the old K fare (commuter)? I remember when it was $13.95 each way s...

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by m404
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kingman AZ Airport (IGM)
Replies: 26
Views: 6353

RE: Kingman AZ Airport (IGM)

I used to take <acronym title="RAS Fluggeselischaft mbH">RW</acronym> to Phx from <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> all the time and would take the F-27 <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acro...

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by m404
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Mail Seen On AA Flts,revenue Loss?
Replies: 21
Views: 5906

RE: No Mail Seen On AA Flts,revenue Loss?

Didn't <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> make a considerable investment in <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> to track baggage not long before the merger? I'm pretty sure not all the system could be integrated with the <acronym...

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