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by cha747
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax suddenly burning alcohol wipes on-board postponed VN flight's departure
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

Re: Pax suddenly burning alcohol wipes on-board postponed VN flight's departure

The chap’s logic was flawed and his execution was stupid. One could argue he was trying to burn any potentially remaining ‘Rona on that napkin but what he didn’t know is that the alcohol kills it on contact

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by cha747
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 767-200 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 3318

Re: Delta 767-200 routes?

Many memorable trips in the 762. Most memorable were several trips between ATL-LGA on the Spirit of Delta. I also recall some routes from the early 1990's PHL-ATL and even PHL-MCO (I recall a DL hub there with service also from MCO to the Caribbean). I think that the 762 even flew from PHL-JFK-MAN i...

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by cha747
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 89586

DL 3324 ATL-BOM....How did I miss this?

Hello All,

I live near PHL and when I look into the sky I notice when planes "don't belong." So I fired-up FR24 AR to find this gem soaring over Philly area. Are these one-off flights? Part of the repatriation scheme?

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by cha747
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?

The An-148 is a high-wing monoplane meaning the engines and wing structure are protected against foreign object damage. This configuration allows the An-148 to be used at poorly equipped airfields. Taking into account that 93 airports in India have unpaved runways, it surprises me that the Antonov ...

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by cha747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 980
Views: 101981

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Sorry if this is out of topic, but is there supposed to be a new terminal G to be built? I heard that they were going to expand PHL and construction would be complete by 2025. That article is from 2012! Everytime I heard Philadelphia is supposed to the biggest project in the U.S. it always get shot...

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by cha747
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 6819

Re: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020

According to the most recent Official Airline Guide edition, AA will discontinue CHA-PHL. Maybe the first of many cuts, reductions of frequency at CHA, TYS, etc. due to Coronavirus? Perhaps not great loads? A little of both? Anyway, CHA-PHL only had one daily E145 flight via Piedmont (the current P...

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by cha747
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14493

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

LH flies a daily to FRA - at one time there were 3 daily flights to Germany which was fine when US was part of Star but one flight a day on LH makes more sense

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by cha747
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 166901

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Which “nasty old planes” did Delta previously fly to BOM? 767s from 2009 to 2015 Bingo. The NW A330s were better but didn’t fly the route as DL that much. The only negative of the 77L is that the economy comfort section is very large. There really isn’t a culture on the indian side of buying extra ...

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by cha747
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18293

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Wouldn't it be a good idea for poorer countries to allow cabotage by carriers from more developed nations? Poorer countries tend to have high accident rates and allowing safer airlines to carry their residents would be a benefit. Umm...data to back this claim? Define poorer country. Also, wouldn’t ...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 166901

Re: Inaugural Delta JFK-BOM Tomorrow.

It would be interesting to see how the forward booking looks like after new year season. As travel alert is in place. https://in.usembassy.gov/travel-alert-for-u-s-citizens-protests-in-northeastern-states-121319/ Travel alerts are generally useless. I live in the US. Do you know how many countries ...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18293

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Wouldn't it be a good idea for poorer countries to allow cabotage by carriers from more developed nations? Poorer countries tend to have high accident rates and allowing safer airlines to carry their residents would be a benefit. Umm...data to back this claim? Define poorer country. Also, wouldn’t ...

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by cha747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 5765

Re: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?

On first glance I'd say that it has to do with economics. I'm sure this is what it has to do with. So I'll ask a few questions that I don't know the answer to: - I'd think that a large block of the Taiwanese community is located in/around Flushing and Nassau County. If your target population is a ho...

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by cha747
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 18310

Re: Tower Air

They also served India for a period of time. Their prices always undercut the other carriers at the time. I never flew them but there were plenty of friends and family who did and (obviously) lived to tell about it. Old tattered planes. Delays. Vegetarian food mix-ups with frail uncles and aunties &...

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by cha747
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 19315

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Southwest, while not my favorite airline to fly, has been the most interesting to watch. They have backfilled dehubbed cities (BNA, BWI, PIT as examples) but don't do too well in established hub airports (PHL and more recently EWR). The point is that back when their low fares made the other airlines...

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by cha747
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 84536

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

The two 744's at PHL, courtesy of the PHL twitter account. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3OhENsWsAEn23u.jpg:large That would nice that both queens parked next to each other. Though that BA plane can certainly use a wash. Was about to post this myself... what a beautiful sight. When was the last time...

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4202

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

Looks like the flight is underway now. Anybody on the ground at ATL hear what caused the diversion?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL78/history/20190401/0215Z/KLAX/EHAM

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18883

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Northpole wrote:
cha747 wrote:
Is Boeing still having that problem of people shooting at and hitting the airframes enroute from Wichita to Renton?


Shooting at railwaycars ?


The fuselages are attached to flat bed railroad cars and transported in the open:

https://youtu.be/ErnScsC2lyw

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18883

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Is Boeing still having that problem of people shooting at and hitting the airframes enroute from Wichita to Renton?

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4202

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

ATL is there largest hub. Of course - sorry. My specific question is what type of issue (generally or in this specific case) would warrant such an out of the way diversion from over South Dakota to ATL rather than divert to DTW or JFK. I'm assuming it's more aircraft maintenance related rather than...

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4202

March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

Looks like DL 78 an A330 from LAX-AMS got from LAX as far as SD and then, per FlightRadar24, got diverted to ATL. This seems like a strange diversion to me. The flight is scheduled to continue on to AMS later in the morning. Appreciate the insight

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by cha747
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Real or not? Flight returns because parent left child at gate.
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Real or not? Flight returns because parent left child at gate.

https://people.com/travel/plan-returns- ... ind-child/

The article seems fishy. Did the flight take off or just taxi and return to gate? I’m sure somebody here is in the know.
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https://people.com/travel/plan-returns- ... ind-child/

The article seems fishy. Did the flight take off or just taxi and return to gate? I’m sure somebody here is in the know.

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by cha747
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 206
Views: 48670

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I must be old. I remember flying the 767 in the 1980's when Luxury Liner was proudly painted on the front side of the plane. They were luxurious at the time. This was before the rise of the regional jet and jam-packed flight. Ahh...the golden days of flying.

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by cha747
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 84536

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

My predictions for PHL are: Lufthansa is obviously going to launch MUC-PHL American Airlines is going to move Milan (MXP) from JFK to PHL A new daily flight to London Heathrow between American and British A new Asian destination JAL with NRT-PHL or American / China Southern with PHL-PEK New routes ...

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by cha747
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 8113

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

How did Mumbai come into all of this? Lots of O&D between Mumbai and Malta? I don't get it.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 11781

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

If we're going to play "let's redo NYC airports" then what about just expanding JFK into Jamaica Bay a la KIX and routing Cross Bay Blvd around or through it? The NIMBYs around Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan won't allow it.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 11781

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

What we currently have is what we will have for the foreseeable future. It ain't perfect by any means, but it works....kinda. You're 100% correct. What we have is what we need. EWR serves as a wonderful hub and gateway that is easily accessible to Manhattan and Northern/Central New Jersey. JFK is u...

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 11781

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

Umm...you're obviously not from New York....I don't mean to be rude but April 1st is a long way off. May as well put parallel runways down the Avenues of Manhattan.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2355

Re: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

https://apple.news/ATkLMfg4oR_KRh4PK1qw7yA So, to be clear, when this goes into effect, gate agents, campers, and even airport servers are going to be making more than first year regional first officers... Agree - but first year regional officers have much more earning potential within a few years....

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

iahcsr wrote:
cha747 wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
Take a look at UA47 FRAIAH 7OCT..



Are the 2 flights related???

Only in the sense UA is just having one of those days..


Got it - hope that doesn't account for too much yelling at the counter when they get there.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

KVH68 wrote:
Is that aircraft N2135U? Is so, it was doing a demo flight for Fleet Week for Saturday and Sunday. There is video of it on YouTube. By the way, N2135U has the new Premium Economy seats.


Think it is N2333U

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

iahcsr wrote:
Take a look at UA47 FRAIAH 7OCT..



Are the 2 flights related???

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

Looks like it's leaving tomorrow morning at 9am pacific time - went tech. Wonder what happened.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL871/1e228767

Looks like it took off late, flew over the Pacific for a bit, then returned to SFO - now seems to be sitting on a taxiway at SFO. Any SFO folks have an inside scoop?
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Hello Airliners Folks - just curious what happened to this flight:

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL871/1e228767

Looks like it took off late, flew over the Pacific for a bit, then returned to SFO - now seems to be sitting on a taxiway at SFO. Any SFO folks have an inside scoop?

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7028

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

Since there's a good Indian diaspora in Philadelphia and some business IT traffic too , any chance of a PHL-BOM/DEL happening (if not now after 3 years)? AA can interline with any Indian carrier for India side connections . Binayak - think about that one for a second. There are 3 full service carri...

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7028

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

Charlotte is AA's primary east coast hub, it should be able to find 200 passengers daily to fly to Tokyo and beyond to Asia. They may be able to find 150-200 odd passengers to fly daily but can they find 30-40 PREMIUM passengers daily is the real question. Since again it would be a long and thin ro...

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA-Japan/East Asia) ticket prices plummet? Is there something I'm missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: USA-Japan/East Asia) ticket prices plummet? Is there something I'm missing?

In a few weeks flying SFO-TPE-SFO for $525. 6 days on the ground there. Not bad.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7028

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

1. I will not drive to EWR or JFK when I live 15 min from PHL. People who write that Delaware Valley, Brandywine Valley, and South Jersey residents prefer EWR and JFK really just have no clue. Amtrak, the Turnpike, and the Belt Parkway are nightmares and I'd pay $500-750 more per ticket to even fly ...

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by cha747
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13419

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

At first I was thinking this is a waste of money. Airbus has repeatedly said it will not issue an airworthiness certificate and I doubt EASA/CAA would either. Then it got me to thinking. There are plenty of vintage aircraft flying worldwide that are restored by hobbyists and flown at airshows. How a...

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by cha747
Mon May 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 12150

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Aren't those destinations a bit like Hawaii - all vacation and no/little business? I can't imagine a large business demand hence I can't imagine airlines scrambling to serve these routes. Follow the money....

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by cha747
Mon May 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 166901

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

DTW is not the center of the aviation world. Neither is ATL but NYC is for sure. DTW stands the best chance for success if Delta returns to India. The world's busiest airport for 20 years is not the center of the aviation world? What have you been smoking. It doesn't matter ATL, JFK, DTW, SEA - the...

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by cha747
Fri May 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Engine Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

Re: 787 Engine Swap Possible?

I seem to recall the same - I think somebody on a.net likened it somewhat to taking the flash off of a camera and swapping it out for a new one. But that was when the project was called 7E7. Some people who are now very active on a.net were in diapers then.

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by cha747
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6689

SkyTeam TATL at PHL

Now that DL has quit PHL-CDG and will be quitting PHL-LHR in early May, will that leave room for AF to come back? Or is it over for SkyTeam at PHL? AA/BA's overwhelming presence makes the PHL-Europe market nonviable for DL but somehow LH continues to march on with their daily PHL-FRA.

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by cha747
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lounge Question for CDG
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Lounge Question for CDG

Hello All - I will have the following choices for an upcoming trip while I transit through CDG:

Etihad Lounge vs Admirals Club on the outbound

Admirals Club vs Cathay Lounge on the return

Which should I pick? For the outbound looking for a shower.

Thanks in advance.

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by cha747
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 21177

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I do love how any AA at PHL thread immediately gets hijacked into one about JFK. Agree - PHL has nothing to do with JFK and vice versa. Having lived in the area on and off for almost 20 years, yes there are SOME people that go out of their way to fly in/out of JFK or EWR for specific reasons (direc...

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by cha747
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3885

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

Frontier, Delta, United, Skybus, and Shuttle America have all tried it since I've lived on and off in the area. USAir (at the time) ran contract flights (that were bookable) to various destinations but as the contracts lapsed so did service. Frontier had a go at it. It is a great little airport but ...

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by cha747
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 25
Views: 11515

Re: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats

Anybody have a schedule of which tails will be retrofitted when? Being selfish as I'm flying PHL-CDG-PHL in Nov/Dec.

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by cha747
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 17271

Re: US airline hub closures

AA will probably scale back PHL and either PHX or LAX. And the scale back at PHL will be welcome. Fewer flights means fewer delays and cancellations for this airport that can't grow anymore at all. People always cry about not having enough choices about flight times but honestly, I'd rather schedul...

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by cha747
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 6409

Re: British Airways at PHL

I've used BA to fly internationally from Philly several times (none recently). There has been this flawed concept on a.net that Philadelphians (and those in the surrounding areas) would rather drive to EWR or JFK. I'd rather have my toenails removed without anesthesia. I have lived within 35 minutes...

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by cha747
Fri May 05, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

4 engines. The fuel crisis and eventually ETOPS didn't help the case for the 747. A.net lore is that plans were made for a 2-engined 747 but they trashed those plans and then out popped the 777.

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