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by Acey
Fri May 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25332

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

wjcandee wrote:
The interviews with the passengers on the left side of the plane are going to be interesting. Horrifying.


Would you even see anything out the port side windows at 200 mph in the dark? Would have happened pretty quick.

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by Acey
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6693

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

Antaras wrote:
In fact even the A321neo can take-off on the shorter runway than the Max7 (6522 ft | 1988 m).


This statement should have been the big clue that all your numbers are completely bogus. :lol:

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by Acey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4724

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

I can't think of any rational scenario in which scrapping 400+ already built frames is the optimal choice for Boeing, so I think it's a moot question. Well, I can. Think of one scenario in where a model was grounded after two crashes. Later multiple engineering and etical issues would surface, leav...

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by Acey
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3912

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

YYC's new int'l terminal has a complicated maze of automatically configured hallways that allow four gates to be fully tri-sector; domestic, transborder, and international departures, all from separate holdrooms. Other gates can swing between international and transborder only, the result of which i...

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by Acey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112139

Re: The WestJet Thread

If it truly is 50%, I would think that suggests cuts from all three of those sectors.

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by Acey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22089

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

I was commenting on YYC-FRA. For the past two years it's operated as a 77L during the summer. YVR-FRA is up from previous 789/788 to a 77W too. It just seems like a significant amount of capacity increase in a short amount of time, especially when you consider the growth of WS' European operations ...

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by Acey
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS announces YYC-BOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3050

Re: WS announces YYC-BOS

This was guaranteed to be coming anyway, the only thing perhaps retaliatory is waiting till just after AC announced to confirm it. Timing is perfect on the YYC side both ways for this WS run, they'll clean AC's clock on this route.

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by Acey
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112139

Re: The WestJet Thread

The timing of ATL-YYC is a bit awkward though-800p arrival at YYC would tend to limit onward connections a bit, of the 5 regional connections I tried, it only hit 3 (YMM, YYJ, and YLW; it missed YXS and YZF). It's timed to connect to the 16 departures of the 23:00 bank, just like everything else th...

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by Acey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12668

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

DEN-HNL is less than 3,000 nm and Airbus claims 4,700 nm. Despite whatever satantic config F9 does I imagine it would be able to do it, despite DEN conditions. Nope. I have seen the numbers out of DEN. You have seen takeoff performance numbers on the flight deck for an airplane that doesn't exist y...

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12668

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

TWA772LR wrote:
I was thinking more like DEN to DR and the like.


Sounds like child's play for a 189-seat 738, let alone an A321XLR.

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12668

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

How about western US to Caribbean? SEA-POS is 3,768 nm; pretty much the longest route that could be described as "western US to Caribbean", and also one nobody will likely ever fly. Anything else is shorter and subject pretty much only to runway length constraints. These are sectors comin...

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12668

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

DEN-HNL is less than 3,000 nm and Airbus claims 4,700 nm. Despite whatever satantic config F9 does I imagine it would be able to do it, despite DEN conditions.

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12668

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

This order makes no sense to me. Long-haul ULCC has been a failure, and F9 would need to significantly change their onboard model to make a long-haul flight on them passable. It would be like two different Frontiers. I can see them using this extra range for DEN-Hawaii, but I don't see how people c...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51044

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

No aircraft has arrived and no pilots have been hired. Both are lies, just like everything surrounding this airline for the last 5 years.

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by Acey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6882

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA ... /KLAX/CYYZ
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Here's a 77L doing it a couple days ago, just a quick hop over to YYZ, so child's play for those engines no doubt: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA ... /KLAX/CYYZ

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by Acey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6882

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1903/00237ORCKA.PDF
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It's the ORCKA departure, since nobody spelled it right yet: https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1903/00237ORCKA.PDF

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by Acey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

AC has made provisions for the MAX to be grounded by the pertinent authorities until July 1, would be a far more accurate way of saying that.

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by Acey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement
Replies: 43
Views: 3988

Re: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement

I think there's a bit of an underestimation of the performance of newer 738's in here. I don't have numbers to prove it but I suspect that only on the worst of days would one have a significant issue.

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73875

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

DylanHarvey wrote:
What aircraft will be used on SFO-YYZ? I’m guessing a 738 or 739ER?

If they're counting on tatl JV to boost this, they better bring a product to rival the pods AC already has on the route with their 788/789...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73875

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

jagraham wrote:
JNB is only about 100 ft higher than DIA. So UA should be quite familiar with that type of terrain for 789s.

UA is also not trying to fly 7,800 nm westbound from DEN in the summer, so there's that.

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73875

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

B737900ER wrote:
Acey wrote:

I have no idea but I'd bet a dollar there'd be potentially heavily revenue-impacting restrictions westbound...

IAH-SYD went from a block of 50 seats down to 0. The -9 is proving very capable.

Yeah but IAH's not at 5,500 feet. My bet's only for a dollar...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73875

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Still air, mach .84

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LAXdude1023 wrote:
Could the -9 do JNB-IAH though?


I have no idea but I'd bet a dollar there'd be potentially heavily revenue-impacting restrictions westbound...

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by Acey
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 14005

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Well now watch it come out in Star Alliance colors or something just to annoy us and keep an AC A319 from ever being painted in the raccoon scheme :rotfl: Anecdotally, a couple Star Alliance scheme planes have left and not been replaced. I'm beginning to wonder if AC does not intend to do any more ...

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by Acey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 46535

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I know there are some MAX customers that have yet to take delivery of their new jets , Alaska for instance..... Might AS decide to cancel their MAX orders , especially since they now have A321NEOS on property. I would also guess Lion Air might be reconsidering their Max order book as well. It's sad...

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by Acey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12466

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

Actually Winter may pose a bigger problem if there is a need to de-ice. One reason the A380 can't fly to Boston in the Winter is because BOS doesn't have de-icing equipment for an A380. I'd be surprised if DEN has it. How is de-icing a A380 so much different than de-icing a 747-8i? Tail is 5 meters...

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by Acey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7880

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

Let's be very clear. It is illegal and would be a federal breach of antitrust law for Delta and WestJet to coordinate in any way shape or form towards WS launching YYC-ATL. Is it also illegal for them to talk about launching a joint venture which they're trying to do? Or antitrust comes bowling ove...

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by Acey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7880

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

winginit wrote:
Did WestJet really screw up the Airlines vs. Air Lines in the press release? Ouch.

I still think DL spelling our capital city wrong is worse. Air Lines, airlines... meh. Semantics. Washingten, DC seems worse.

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by Acey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7880

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

It's a fool errand to think Delta plays no role whatsoever in this.

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by Acey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7880

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

YYC-ATL surprised me a little as I doubted there was enough passengers between the USA Southeast and Alberta to warrant this. Does anyone know what the PDEW between YYC and ATL is? There probably isn't enough O&D to support this, but that doesn't necessarily matter given that the success of thi...

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by Acey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7880

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

ATL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-to-offer-non-stop-Atlanta-service-from-Calgary BCN: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-Buenos-dias-Barcelona FLL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-warms-up-winter-for-St-Johns?fbclid=IwAR2_92S4jWD-10jqkooiMCCxok1BYjZtAbc1OUPR5...

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by Acey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7880

WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

ATL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-to-offer-non-stop-Atlanta-service-from-Calgary BCN: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-Buenos-dias-Barcelona FLL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-warms-up-winter-for-St-Johns?fbclid=IwAR2_92S4jWD-10jqkooiMCCxok1BYjZtAbc1OUPR5Y...

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by Acey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611287

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

TTailedTiger wrote:
Which do think is more likely. Boeing is incompetent and built a bad aircraft or Lion Air is a dumpster fire of an operation and this the result.

We have no idea at this point... I don't know how anybody could say either way.

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by Acey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Some of the Q400's are looking absolutely horrific after only 3-4 years, I was hoping paint for those would be accelerated it but that appears to not be the case.

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by Acey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse thrust practice
Replies: 19
Views: 3936

Re: Reverse thrust practice

Funny to watch 737 land on the 14,000 foot runway at YYC. WS lands and uses and absolute ton of reverse no matter the conditions, and Air Canada 737 or Airbus will land in behind and use hardly any. Definitely varies by company...

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by Acey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2653

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

No flaps, gear doors hanging open, no slats. Fire trucks meet the plane and it's "sensationalizing". <3 the internet.

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by Acey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2653

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

Have a friend in YYC at the moment and they said there are still several fire trucks around the 787. Hopefully as a precautionary measure It just landed a short time ago. No surprise the trucks are still there. Please don't sensationalize it. The fire trucks are probably there to handle the medical...

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by Acey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14250

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Just a side note... Westjet's recent 787 announcement hasn't impacted the LGW, CDG and GLA out of Halifax... for summer season 2019 atleast. Also of note is that the summer schedule is never finalized this early. We'll let WS recover from their website crashing every 5 minutes today then see what c...

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by Acey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14250

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder? YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter. This seems to indicate all 3 are seasona...

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by Acey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14250

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Jayce wrote:
Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder?

YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter.

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by Acey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14250

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

neomax wrote:
So much for Asia. Guess we all got hyped for nothing.

Speak for yourself. Anybody following this remotely closely knew Asia would likely not be announced initially.

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by Acey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't WestJet updated its logo on its website yet
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Why hasn't WestJet updated its logo on its website yet

The logo didn't change when the new livery came out this year, it's still that same revised logo from the original with the green/blue maple leaf.

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by Acey
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21777

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

WS is operating YYC-OGG this winter with a mix of 763 and 7M8 equipment. The 7M8 is blocked at 7:20, and the 763 at 7:26.

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by Acey
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21777

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. 737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 ho...

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by Acey
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A month in, how are UA’s summer E-175 “ULR” routes doing?
Replies: 39
Views: 11079

Re: A month in, how are UA’s summer E-175 “ULR” routes doing?

This is a good time to post this again. These are United's 10 current longest regional jet routes. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SFO-MSN/STL/MSP/XNA/AUS,c:%23cd0505,IAH-YYC/BDL,ORD-FAT,DEN-ACA,EWR-AUS&PM=*&PC=%23006699&PW=2&MS=wls2 Are you including Jazz as part of United for some re...

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by Acey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4802

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

https://jetlines.ca/strategy/planned-ro ... ac335-6c5a


Except for the part where it will actually fly next week, when many still think Jetlines never will.
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nname wrote:


Except for the part where it will actually fly next week, when many still think Jetlines never will.

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by Acey
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10490

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

What does the new terminal have to do with demand? For years and years during construction, YYC perpetuated the notion that the new terminal will attract (and maintain) international airlines and elevate YYC to the world stage. People that don't know any better believed it, so for the foreseeable f...

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by Acey
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 25455

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Given the logistical nightmare of not being able to park at a code E gate, a question to also be asked is if said weight penalty for the folding mechanism is a bigger detriment than the reduced efficiency of a mere 65 meter span; the answer is obviously no else they wouldn't have done it... at which...

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by Acey
Tue May 29, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Imo inconsistently screening
Replies: 12
Views: 2167

Re: Imo inconsistently screening

Let's see your rejected photos, then we'll talk. If not, go troll somewhere else. Consider me among the many wondering how on earth that is an acceptable level of quality. And also the non-notable iPhone shot in poor light through a dirty window at the top of the site right now? Why has this site d...

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by Acey
Mon May 28, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Opinions on image (not mine)
Replies: 46
Views: 4758

Re: Opinions on image (not mine)

5013847,5002299 Is there any kind of explanation as to how photos of this quality were accepted? On one hand, the bar for night shots now being at the cell phone quality level is motivation to shoot more, but on the other hand I know full well that if I were to submit work of this quality it would ...

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