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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy Model Airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Where to buy Model Airliners

I want to get a scale model airliner or two. Id rather get an assembled, or at least mostly assembled one rather than one I have ot build myself. What is the best surce?" I look online but there seems to be so many vendors and so many types and sizes - where do I start? What should I look for?

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by cloudboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying

Caught only a glimpse of it at night, so I am not sure. I am pretty sure it was an airplane, it moved like one. I was wondering if the Eviation was test flying - it would make sense for them to test flying it into ORH.

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by cloudboy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying

A small bizjet would definitely be the right size.

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by cloudboy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

What Electric Aircraft are currently flying

What electric twin aircraft are currently flying? Wednesday night, somewhere between about 7:30pm and 8:30pm (unfortunately I did not have a watch and could not look at a clock) an aircraft flew pretty low over downtown Worcester, ma, I am presuming flying out of and into ORH. It sounded a lot more ...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 3194

6000ft and no chimes

Was on a domestic US wide body flight today into New York. I was watching the flight map and noticed that we were well below 10,000 ft and the chime had not gone off - the flight attends were idly chatting, still lots of glasses and such in the cabin, no note about seatbacks and such. I decided I wa...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24571

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

The other factor people are forgetting is that overhead costs were lower. In some cases this was due to fewer requirements, both technical and safety related. Turn around times were longer, so you needed less ground crew. Companies did not spend so much on back office functions, and in particular tr...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 14967

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Is anyone else questioning why a 14-year old was unable to manage their own travel without UM assistance or at the very least realize they were not going to Germany on Eurowings? Perhaps I'm an exception but I was fully capable of identifying what airline/flight I was going to be on by that age. We...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 14967

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

The problem here is that the airline took his passport and boarding pass, at United's insistence. They very well may have handed the kid off to Swissport or EW, and it may have been they who made the ultimate screw up by not verifying the boarding pass, but United ultimately assumed that responsibil...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8750

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

I could sort of maybe understand this if there were an appreciable tourist market from the U.S. but there are a lot of closer beach destinations which also don't require entry visas (or pre-approval letters). I can see a potential connection with selling resort packages since that's the business of...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

AA hasn't given up on Boston completely, but I think they are letting B6 and DL be the larger carriers. I think they realized there is just too much competition for the high-rolling business travelers, and not enough people are willing to pay that dear a price for the first class product on the 321...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Clear sign that AA has lost BOS which is shocking considering how huge OW is at Logan. Sorry it may sound like an exaggeration but that's my gut feeling and BOS belongs to DL and B6 now. I feel there is another viewpoint here airbazar. In terms of the number of flights, BOS is > JFK for AA at this ...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 10737

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I don't think Cape Air really thinks they will be flying this in 2 years. I think the P2012 is their near-term future, and this is their long term future. I think they are looking at some of the advantages of the design and technology, and realizing many of them will be advantageous to a small airli...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13824

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

The Eviation Alice all electric commuter aircraft prototype is finally unveiled. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-16/eviation-completes-prototype-alice-electric-aircraft https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2019/06/361_eviationaliceelectricaircraft.jpg ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 128389

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Latest Regional adjustments from the OAG thread (copyright to Enilria of course for doing all the work). As he points out, the ORH-PHL reduction is curious down to less than daily, especially in June. But all cuts here sadly, unless up-gauges have taken place to balance them out. AA BDL-LAX JUN 1.0...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7267

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

Space is wasted if it doesn't contribute. That has been a problem historically for some airlines - they measure efficiency purely on seating space. Unfortunately passengers are live people and so have preferences and choice. Just because a space is not being used for seating does not mean it is not ...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

So we have tons of domestic capacity additions leading to trashy fares, while TATL premium fares are still sky high. What gives?? Why are airlines not adding TATL premium capacity instead of trashing it out domestically? Case in point: Next Monday BOS-LAX, cheapest B6 Mint = $619. Cheapest J BOS-LH...

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by cloudboy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

B6 is all Cat III capable, though, aren't they? I know they don't currently use it there, but they conceivably could.

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by cloudboy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I took a look at T-100 numbers for JFK-ORH in July and August and it's not good. I'm only see load factor of 40%, which is really bad considering these are peak summer month when load factors are normally in the high 80s. I'm sure B6 will keep flying it to get MassPort happy, but this route is prob...

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by cloudboy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 244833

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

July board meeting highlights Slide 12 - scary stats for ORH-FLL particularly with average fares in some quarters hovering close to $100... I've flown the route several times this fall and it usually goes out pretty full, if not completely full. Talking with people from the area, it sounds like Spi...

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by cloudboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 244833

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

One of Boston's problems is that they try to control change by limiting infrastructure. Thus you get all these messes. They were fighting ride share, so they didn't really build enough lots and the roadways are poorly designed for them. They tried to get more people taking transit in, so didn't buil...

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by cloudboy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Incident at JFK 10/1/18?
Replies: 8
Views: 4734

Delta Incident at JFK 10/1/18?

Just landed BA from LHR at JFK. As we landed there was a Delta jet on one of the taxi areas with a ton of fire trucks and cruisers surrounding it. Didnt see slides or anything, I think there were stairs but not sure
Were sitting here because I guess we cant get to T7. Anyone know whats going on?

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by cloudboy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 12791

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

JannEejit wrote:
Tominjsh wrote:
Lot of migrating going on here in last days- cranes, geese, swans, possibly cows from Finland as well


God help the aircraft that colides with a cow at 4000ft ! :lol:


Thank god it was just cows. Who knows what will start happening in the world if it were pigs flying at that altitude!

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 244833

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I don't know the internal layout of the terminals, but there already is a lower level hallway between C and E. Right now I believe it is outside security (I havn't been down there in a while), but I imagine it wouldn't be that difficult to convert to being behind security. It wouldn't be terribly co...

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by cloudboy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I think a lot of people need to understand New England geography. Unlike most other parts of the country, even though the distance is relatively short, getting to Boston from many other parts of New England is pretty difficult. Even just getting to the highway can take you a half hour or more, and e...

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by cloudboy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Perhaps a combination of political angles in the upcoming Gubernatorial race as well as either a few colleges and/or businesses in the 495 area looking to renew flying contracts? I think Worcester has always help some interest to the airlines, they just could never make it work given the infrastruct...

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 104
Views: 12903

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Especially with construction going on everywhere, it is becoming worse to drivce ot logan.

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 104
Views: 12903

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

From a logic standpoint, ORH makes a lot of sense. It is right in the center of a lot of the business centers. Many of the higher level execs of these companies live closer to Worcester than where the company headquarters are located. Fees and costs are low, you don't have ground delays because ther...

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by cloudboy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 104
Views: 12903

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

For JetBlue the JFK flight is an easy add on. Easy to tag on at the end of the day, the jet sits overnight in ORH, the crew goes back and forth to Boston. The plane is then down for JFK early enough in the morning, it really is adding a few more customers to a plane that would otherwise be sitting t...

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by cloudboy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

For JetBlue the JFK flight is an easy add on. Easy to tag on at the end of the day, the jet sits overnight in ORH, the crew goes back and forth to Boston. The plane is then down for JFK early enough in the morning, it really is adding a few more customers to a plane that would otherwise be sitting t...

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by cloudboy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 104
Views: 12903

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Supposedly it is a major carrier, so either DL or WN.

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by cloudboy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 103368

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

No matter how much technology you put in there, someone who is determined and doesn't really care about the consequences is going to find a way in. I am amused by the idea of the threat of the fighter aircraft. Suicidal people aren't terribly threatened by threats to shoot them down. It is a mental ...

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by cloudboy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 244833

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Why does everyone assume that DL and B6 HAVE to be number one? I think is a little too much fanboy excitement over Boston. Fan think in terms of who is going to win. The airlines are more concerned with making money than they are with status, well at least the US based ones are. Delta is expanding b...

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by cloudboy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 165907

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

So outside of JFK-LAX, are there any wide-body flat bed flights operating within the continental US this fall?

Sorry, On DL I mean.

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I know its a bit heretic to say this on this forum. but one easy way to boost MHT flying would be to actually build a useful rail link to the airport. You already have the tracks there. Get a real train (and not some lumbering old MBTA coach) to stop in Nashua, Lowell, Burlington, and Boston. Make a...

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 244833

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I get your point, but I rather maximize my vacation time :) I have a hard enough time sleeping in hotels. Forget about sleeping on a plane, even if it is a flat bed. I don't gain any more vacation time because I am dragging so much the day after a red-eye that it essentially becomes useless. I thin...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Porter
Replies: 33
Views: 6698

Re: Future for Porter

JetBlue links to Canada, perhaps? Certainly the larger Eastern Canadian cities are easily served with the Q400 from BOS and JFK. If they decide to expand westward the A220 would be a great fit.

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting photos of 77Es departing with only MLG retracted.
Replies: 19
Views: 5917

Re: Interesting photos of 77Es departing with only MLG retracted.

I didn't realize you could retract just one set of gear - I thought they all worked in unison.

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by cloudboy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video

I thought this video was interesting because it shows the process of taking out all the existing interior of a large aircraft and putting in a new one.

https://youtu.be/GNQ5uFft4Mw

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3906

Re: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

As these are being purchased by corporations vs individuals, does the name really matter all that much?

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by cloudboy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2831

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

I don't get how this isn't already a thing. They are somewhat runway restricted, but I could see an airline making a deal whit the island to expand the airport, and they make a good economical low cost hub for trans-atlantic flights on fairly small aircraft. A320s and 737s from many smaller US citie...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 5319

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Once you figure on that half of BDL's market lives south of the airport, I thin it is just a little too short a hop for any large airline to do. There is a market for a small operator, like Cape Air. Personally, I would love to see them build a rail line that leads to LGA and JFK. I know that might ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I didn't catch the radio interview, but apparently Rectrix's delay on service from ORH to BWI was because of a pilot shortage. Though from the way he explained it, it sounds to me like they may be cutting it a little too close if one guy with an illness and another quitting managed to delay the whol...

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by cloudboy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films runway excursion
Replies: 20
Views: 7489

Re: Passenger films runway excursion

I was expecting a bunch of elderly tourists in a bus stopping at the end of a runway, with a nice little buffet set up and wicker chairs.

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 9623

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Getting away from the debate over Embraers, and the economics and practicality of such an idea, What, from a legal perspective, would an airline have to do if for any reason at all they decided to buy a couple of business jets and then operate them in scheduled service. I saw something upstream abou...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 16242

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

So how much actual change in Altitude occured?

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Us Airline Load Factors
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Non-Us Airline Load Factors

In the US, airlines are trying to get their planes as full as possible. Outside of B6, I can't tell you the last time there was more than maybe 2 empty seats on the entire plane.

Is this something that has spread throughout non-US airlines now, or do they tend to have smaller load factors these days?

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I just pulled a quick United schedule to ORD and very shocked on the lift from various airports. July 14th to July 21st sat to sat flights. MHT just 2 flights on CRJ 200- 100 seats available for purchase. No AA to ORD, SWA to MDW BTV 5 flights A320, CRJ200(3), 737-700, 426 seats available for purch...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86087

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Another thing to look at, though, is that most of the population in relationship to Manchester is south and east. There is not much north and west of the city. Those areas have other alternatives. For Portland there is a little more around it, and it is farther to an alternative airport. I think if ...

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by cloudboy
Thu May 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 10951

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Everyone is getting caught up in the name game. I don't care what they call the airline. I care about what they offer and how they are going to offer something that their competitors don't and that passengers want. If they try and be another high density, direct routes carrier out of MKE, I don't th...

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by cloudboy
Wed May 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 244833

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

That hike from E15/E16 is going to suck though. especially without moving walkways or something.

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