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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 2629

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022

You’re probably the one to ask: Why the “W” in Portland’s three-letter code? Is there a local reason for it? As somebody else mentioed, the “W” stands for Westbrook, which is the next town over from Portland. When the airport was originally built back in the 1920s or 30s it was known as the Portlan...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 2629

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022

This far ahead, I would.presume carriers have the opportunity to adjust their equipment choices for that period or plan on reduced weight. SNA and EYW weather is a bit different than coastal Maine at that time of year to their benefit. It’s not about equipment. Even FedEx A300s have used 18/36. If ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 2629

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022

PWM’s primary runway will be closed for two months this spring. Should be interesting watching all commercial flights use the secondary runway. The secondary is occasionally used when the winds are strong north /south, but it’s not particularly often. There is no ILs for the secondary. Only RNAV app...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3750

Re: 20 years of the Euro

I started traveling to Europe in 1998 and got use to the old currencies. Bought with US dollars. I remember when the Euro started being actively used in 2002 prices went up in countries that use to be cheaper. (Especially when using US dollars to buy Euros) Countries like Spain and Germany became mo...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

When UA began flying to BTV, MHT and BGR, they did the flights with a stop in SYR. I recall seeing signs at the SYR UA counter and gate promoting special fares SYR-BGR. I like to think of myself an expert on PWM history 1980-present and, I’ve never heard of the ORD-SYR-PWM flight. Only ORD-BTV-PWM ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

When UA began flying to BTV, MHT and BGR, they did the flights with a stop in SYR. I recall seeing signs at the SYR UA counter and gate promoting special fares SYR-BGR. I like to think of myself an expert on PWM history 1980-present and, I’ve never heard of the ORD-SYR-PWM flight. Only ORD-BTV-PWM ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England he (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

USair also flew numerous daily DC-9, MD-80, 737-200/300/400, Fokker 100 on PWM to PIT, PHL, and even BOS and DCA for a short time. Northwest arrived in 1999 with service to DTW on DC-9. TW also arrived that year with one flight a day on MD-80. PWM-BDL-STL in morning. Reverse late at night. United al...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

People probably dont recall but UA was flying 757s on MHT-ORD through 2007. I flew a DL 73G on ATL-BTV in July 2019 and it was packed. It was such a crazy landing on that plane, so happy I did it. Ok, you got us interested: What was crazy about the landing? I think you’ll find that a lot of posters...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

Is AA still flying MIA-PWM? Last winter it was seasonal, Saturday only. Then It was announced last March it was going year round starting last June. However, I haven’t seen any MIA-PWM flights recently and don’t see them on AA website doing flight searches. Frontier meanwhile is asking $120-200 one-...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 228629

Re: DL Adds JFK-ARN

I have lost track of the number of times DL has jumped on JFK-ARN the last 30 years only to drop it in time. Yes, I flew JFK-ARN on the 767-300ER, to connect with SAS to OSL, in July 2000. I have a giant wall sized route network map published by Delta in 1993 and it also shows JFK-ARN. It might hav...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14
Replies: 170
Views: 23834

Re: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14

Congrats to STL and LH....it’s not a congested airport, people will be able to make easy connections from Southwest coming from the west and Texas. DAL-STL-FRA and beyond....I flew dBritish Caledonian once DFW-STL-LGW....It was the only time I got to see Air 1 727-100&200’s If any pax connect W...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 228629

Re: DL Adds JFK-ARN

I have lost track of the number of times DL has jumped on JFK-ARN the last 30 years only to drop it in time. Yes, I flew JFK-ARN on the 767-300ER, to connect with SAS to OSL in July 2000. I have a giant wall sized route network map published by Delta in 1993 and it also shows JFK-ARN. It might have...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 228629

Re: DL Adds JFK-ARN

I have lost track of the number of times DL has jumped on JFK-ARN the last 30 years only to drop it in time. Yes, I flew JFK-ARN on the 767-300ER, to connect with SAS to OSL, in July 2000. I have a giant wall sized route network map published by Delta in 1993 and it also shows JFK-ARN. It might hav...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14
Replies: 170
Views: 23834

Re: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14

Off the top of my head I can think of Boeing and Anheuser-Busch/InBev SA/NV with operations in St. Louis. Anheuser was purchased by InBeV, ( which is based in Leuven, Belgium) maybe ten years ago. InBev also has regional headquarters in Bremen, Germany and London among other places. Cut and pasted, ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 17811

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Never got to fly them, as they weren’t too big in New England when I was growing up. One of the few major American legacy airlines I never flew on. However, one of my earliest memories goes back to around 1983 or 1984. My uncle was traveling to Paris on business from TUL and he took several of my ol...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4467

Re: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

Since the diversion wasn't a "land immediately at the nearest suitable airport" situation, I'm guessing it had to do with something ETOPS related. Some equipment probably failed that wouldn't allow for a legal ETOP flight, so off to BOS. There were so far north, they could have just flown...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4467

Re: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

Thanks for the info.. Quite impressive they could unload and reload passengers and cargo and be back in the air the in 50 minutes. Especially considering it was midnight. There aren’t a lot of fish shipped from Denver. I’m sure there’s eastbound cargo to points in Europe. Whatever anybody wants to ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4467

Re: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

Thanks for the info.. Quite impressive they could unload and reload passengers and cargo and be back in the air the in 50 minutes. Especially considering it was midnight.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4467

Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

Was curious if anybody knew the reason for the diversion last night, Sunday, of Icelandair 670, DEN-KEF? Diverted to BOS, way up around Hudson Bay Canada around midnight. A long way. Probably 1000 miles from Boston. Was on the ground less than one hour and then departed to KEF. Can’t imagine it was ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6470

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

Great movie. Love the scene at STL when he’s trying to rent a car, swearing and using profanities, primary a rant of F words, and the previously chipper clerk let’s him know he’s “fucked”. And there no car. That seen alone earned the movie an R rating for the string of F bombs. In recent years I’ve ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 35
Views: 2330

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

Oslo Fornebu FBU, weeks before it closed and OSL opened in 1998.

And Berlin TXL many times.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

Actually, LGA is not one of the top destinations out of PWM and failed to make the top ten from July 2020-July 2021. Newark (8) was the only NYC area airport to make the list, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago were the top three with Atlanta coming in at seven which surprised me. Are you counting the C...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

Apparently, iit looks like AA has announced its cutting LGA-PWM and BGR in their announcement they were cutting 27 routes. Was kind of surprised at this as LGA is one of the tops destinations out of PWM. I seem to recall when it was still USairways, they also cut LGA-PWM before brining it back. Why ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was FedEx using for long I ternational Routes prior to introduction of MD-11?
Replies: 18
Views: 5193

Re: What was FedEx using for long I ternational Routes prior to introduction of MD-11?

The DC-10s did a lot of Asia and Atlantic flying. Keep in mind, there was a lot more tech stops and not as big of a network back in the day as there is now. Would like to know when the DC-10’s were essentially limited to Domestic services for the most part? Or at least to short routes within a few ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was FedEx using for long I ternational Routes prior to introduction of MD-11?
Replies: 18
Views: 5193

What was FedEx using for long I ternational Routes prior to introduction of MD-11?

Prior to the introduction of the MD-11 to the fleet, I’d like to know what FedEx was flying on long international routes, say mid-late 1980s and early 1990s? Was the DC-10-30 their primary long range fleet during this time? Or was the A300 also used? (I don’t know when the A300 arrived in their flee...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3118

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

You can reserve “day rooms” at a reduced rate at most hotels. I’ve done so dozens of times in cases just like this one or when having a long day wait. Specify it’s a day room you’re looking for, not a normal overnight stay. Nothing like a shower, light bite to eat and 2-hour nap. I’ve done this in ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3118

Re: How do you handle red eye flights

For those saying get a hotel room, keep in mind most hotels don’t allow you to check-in until 3 or 4pm. So, If you wanted to stay for a 6-7 hour stay and were arriving late morning, you’d probably have to pay for two nights as checkout its usually 11am for the previous night, with no check in for th...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience
Replies: 50
Views: 5836

Re: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience

JetBlue and Spirit (in my recent experience): "Your call is important to us ... Due to high call volume, your estimated wait time is 395 minutes". Classy, right? Not any worse then Southwests, “We’re sorry. Nothing we can do” when you trust them to get you somewhere within a reasonable am...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience
Replies: 50
Views: 5836

Re: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience

Compared to a couple weeks ago when Southwest cancelled on me and said there were no flights for the next four days, even from other airports up to 300 miles away, and then just said “sorry, nothing we can do” five hours doesn’t sound bad! It was an 8-10 hour wait to contact Southwest Reservations r...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 24
Views: 3086

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

Just got home from a trip where I had to buy new tickets last minute on DL for $2000 for two people when our original Southwest tickets were $180 each. We showed up at the airport on Monday 10/11 at 4am only to learn our PWM-BWI flight was cancelled and it was going to be five days before Southwest ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did others fair who were impacted by Southwest meltdown last week?
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: How did others fair who were impacted by Southwest meltdown last week?

U.S. DOT rules allow you to get a refund for any carrier-cancelled flight - for any reason. I don't see 'em paying for your DL tickets under any circumstances. If they had interline agreements maybe they could have booked you over to DL, even with the change of origin. Lack of interlines, and, for ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did others fair who were impacted by Southwest meltdown last week?
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: How did others fair who were impacted by Southwest meltdown last week?

I hope you write a letter of complaint to the DOT. They need to know what we passengers are going through. Sometime I think I’m just wasting my time trying to even to explain my plight to SWA. I know I’m just one of thousands impacted and not ignorant enough to think anybody at Southwest is truly s...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2513

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Based on actual experience, that’s not true. I’ve used Irving branded gas in Maine and it clearly didn’t have the posted octane—lots of knocking under load. Next day, after returning from KPWM, near empty tank, Shell regular performed just fine, no knocking at all. My wife refuses to use Irving “cr...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did others fair who were impacted by Southwest meltdown last week?
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

How did others fair who were impacted by Southwest meltdown last week?

How did other affected by Southwest system meltdown last week fair? For me, I showed with GF up at PWM to get to JAN at 4am on 10/11. Dropped off with no ride, 50 miles from home, only to be informed flight to BWI was canceled and we couldn’t get out for five days! No flights out of BOS, MHT, PVD, B...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2513

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Something like 75% of gasoline in New England comes from the Irving refinery in New Brunswick. Doesn’t matter which branded stations you buy it at, it’s likely from the Irving refinery in Canada. It’s then shipped to local termininals such as Portland, Maine Portsmouth, NH, Revere, Mass. by ship an...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.
Replies: 29
Views: 5820

Re: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.

NW flew the DC10 in 2001 and 2002 between MEM and MSP. Got to use it in both my trips from CID-PNS in February of 01 and 02 going and coming home (my routing was CID-MSP-MEM-PNS and reverse). By 2003 that mid morning flight changed to a 753. DTWk also had a DC10 flight to MEM suiting this time as w...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2513

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

‘Generic vs. Brand-Name Gas: Are They Different?’ https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Business/story?id=2978563&page=1 “ When gasoline arrives at regional distribution centers, it's all the same. Different gas station chains then buy the raw fuel and add their own blend of detergents. In the past, there ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2513

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Something like 75% of gasoline in New England comes from the Irving refinery in New Brunswick. Doesn’t matter which branded stations you buy it at, it’s likely from the Irving refinery in Canada. It’s then shipped to local termininals such as Portland, Maine Portsmouth, NH, Revere, Mass. by ship and...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 124704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

A curious route to me is AA’s DFW-BGR on the A319. Is there a particular corporate contract on either end making this viable? Is this a seasonal-only flight? I believe it’s summer only? Lots of tourists paying top dollar to go and a stay Bar Harbor and Arcadia National park in summer. BGR is signif...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.
Replies: 29
Views: 5820

Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.

When did Northwest 747’s fly to MEM, and where did they fly to? Just recently came across this photo of a NW 747 at the gate in Memphis. I know it’s a post 1986 photo because that’s when MEM took over the Republic hub there. Also, I assume it’s not later than 1989, as the new bowling shoe paint sche...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Re: Landing lights question

Sometimes they’ll turn on the landing lights when going through a congested terminal area with lots of traffic. Lots of traffic in and out of CLT, ATL and enroute stuff going up and down the east coast. I’ve seen crewes turn the landing lights on when transiting through NYC airspace at night, and ot...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USPS mail on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: USPS mail on commercial aircraft?

Also note that once your shipment has been put on a flight and arrived in another country, it’s left the possession of USPS and is now in possession of that country’s postal service, which likely isn’t using the same tracking that USPS used before it left their possession. Shipments can also be in a...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USPS mail on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: USPS mail on commercial aircraft?

There are a half dozen or so USPS international mail processing centers throughout the USA that all international mail goes through. Outbound and inbound. Unlike UPS and FedEx tracking, you don’t get as specific location data with USPS tracking. Although, I have seen when it’s cleared an Internation...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5319

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

Who still flies mail on commercial flights? As far passenger carriers go, anyone with a sizeable cargo route network probably moves usps mail along with ups mail innovations. I am sure I read there a shortage of truck drivers. So USPS will be moving more mail on trucks instead of planes. This shoul...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5319

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

While I’m at it with this thread, does anybody in the know, know if FedEx’s USPS contract has them carrying international 1 and 2 Priority mail? Or does that still fly on commercial airlines after it’s sorted at one of the half dozen or so USPS International mail processing facilities across the cou...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5319

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

The change is USPS plans will mostly effect Zones 5/6 mail so I would expect it should only really decease the mail volumes on passenger carriers in places like DTW, PHL, MSP, etc. where there was a lot of 1100-1400 mile first class mail that will instead now take ground transportation- should be n...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5319

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

I believe it’s Priority Mail that provides the volume for those FedEx daylight flights, not first class mail. Yes, it is Priority and Express that is much of FedEx's volume, not First Class. While FedEx did carry some First Class mail, most First Class went on passenger jets or UPS aircraft. Who st...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5319

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

I believe it’s Priority Mail that provides the volume for those FedEx daylight flights, not first class mail. I’ve seen videos from the sort facility’s and you can see the orange USPS mail bags, and the little plastics tote containers of USPS first class Mail, as well as Priority Mail mixed in on t...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5319

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

WS7M8 wrote:
Once upon a time, it was a big deal when FedEx stole the USPS contract from Emery.....



I’m still pretty sure they carry almost all all the One and Two day Priority? I think that’s a lot of what the day sort operations handles?

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
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FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

Just saw that the USPS is restructuring their operations and will be switching to ground transportation on most longer distance first class mail, as opposed to air. Transit times from coast to coast for a first class letter are going to go from three day to five days. (Assume Priority Mail will stil...

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